Honeybee Cottage in Warkworth
A Beautifully Restored Village Cottage with a Lavish Twist
Looking to stay in a medieval, historic village in an uber-luxurious cottage? Then look no further, Honeybee Cottage is a beautiful village retreat, perfect to return home to after a day out exploring – or just a stroll along Warkworth beach and dinner in a local restaurant.
Honeybee Cottage has been refurbished and extended to create a characterful and charming village cottage, with all the mod-cons and special touches Coquet Cottages are renowned for. Whilst the lounge is warm and cosy, with the focus of an inglenook fireplace with a warming wood-burning stove, the wow-factor is beyond the lounge; step through to the dining kitchen and you’ll find a gorgeous, open-plan kitchen/living area, which gives a contemporary twist and provides a contrast to the traditional-feel cottage feel. With huge windows, it lets in lots of natural light, providing a comfortable and calm space to read a book or chat over a coffee or a glass of wine, while the well-stocked luxury kitchen is perfect for preparing a delicious meal.
Honeybee Cottage in Warkworth village very comfortably sleeps 4 adults in 2 bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. We also welcome 2 dogs here and there is free Wi-Fi. Photos will be available from early September, bookings being taken now for holidays from 3rd September onwards. If you have any queries, please call or email us.
Honeybee Cottage sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms. The bedroom overlooking the Coquet river has a shower only in the en suite, whereas the rear bedroom has a shower over the bath in the en suite. The kitchen and dining area is large and open plan, with a sunroom built onto the back letting in lots of natural light. There’s a downstairs WC on the ground floor too located just off the kitchen. The lounge has a wood burning stove set in a traditional inglenook fireplace and a huge Smart TV.
2 dogs are very welcome here at Honeybee Cottage. There’s an enclosed rear patio accessed from the kitchen with a table and chairs. Free Wi-Fi throughout the cottage.
Park outside this pretty terraced cottage and arrive to a chocolate-box porch leading to the front door. Once inside, the stairs lead directly from the front door upstairs or you can turn left into the lounge.
This beautifully furnished lounge oozes luxury, comfort and is complimented by romantic, ambient lighting. The huge window looks out to the riverbank of the river Coquet where you may spot the occassional kayak or boat – or if you’re really lucky, a seal!
This gorgeous room has a huge wood burning stove set in a restored stone inglenook fireplace. An initial supply of logs are provided between October and April. There’s a huge Smart TV with access to Netflix and all the catch up shows, as well as a great selection of fun board games.
Leading from the stunning lounge is a most impressive kitchen and not what you’d expect to find in a quaint terraced village cottage. The space has been cleverly designed to make this the ‘hub’ of the house, with light flooding into the room from the sun-room to the rear. This room is for entertaining and relaxing, complete with a corner leather sofa and additional huge Smart TV to watch on chilled-out Sunday mornings with a freshly brewed coffee.
The kitchen is equipped with all of the usual mod-cons, including a fridge/freezer, electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, washer/dryer, toaster, microwave, kettle and Nespresso machine (initial supply of pods provided). A cafetiere and plenty of cooking equipment is included. There’s a portable Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth speaker also.
The dining table very comfortably seats 4.
Walk up the stairs to be greeted with a series of interesting mirrors, allowing borrowed light to bounce of this otherwise shadowed area. The stairs lead to the 2 bedrooms.
Master Bedroom with en suite
The master bedroom with super-king size bed (6ft wide) overlooks the riverbank, which makes a most peaceful view upon waking up in the morning. The duvet is made of New Zealand wool which is breathable and suitable for allergy-sufferers. The pillows are a mix of wool and feather. All luxury linens are provided.
There’s a Smart TV, plenty of storage and a dressing table too.
The en suite has a large, walk-in shower, basin, WC, heated towel rail and illuminated mirrored cabinet. Luxury complimentary toiletries by The White Company, as well as white fluffy towels. Bathrobes are available upon request for adults.
Second Bedroom with en suite
The second bedroom is equally as gorgeous, with a sunny view over the rear patio and other gardens. In this bedroom you can find a king size bed (5ft wide). The duvet is made of New Zealand wool which is breathable and suitable for allergy-sufferers. The pillows are a mix of wool and feather. All luxury linens are provided.
There’s a Smart TV and in-built dressing table area with a mirror, a large set of drawers and a hanging rail rather than a wardrobe.
The en suite has a huge frosted window letting in plenty of sunlight. There’s a bath with a shower over, WC, basin, heated towel rail and illuminated mirror. Luxury complimentary toiletries by The White Company, as well as white fluffy towels. Bathrobes are available upon request for adults.
There are patios to the front and to the rear. At the front you can sit out and enjoy views of the riverbank on the beach seat. At the rear you can get access from the kitchen where you’ll find a small area with a table and 4 chairs.
Whilst there is no guaranteed or private parking for Honeybee Cottage, the road is quiet and residential, so parking isn’t a problem it might just not be right outside the front gates. There are no restrictions nor parking charges anywhere in Warkworth.
A Gorgeous Riverside Cottage with a Luxe Feel
Facts & Features
Up to 4 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Northumbrian Welcome Hamper including luxury White Company Toiletries, bespoke Property and Area Guide. Complimentary bathrobes and slippers available upon request and free Wi-Fi.
One baby welcome. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.
Two well behaved dogs welcome. Booking Conditions apply, see more details on our Dogs page. Dogs are not permitted on any furniture or to be left in the cottage unattended. Dog sitting service available, contact us to request.
Small private, enclosed patio to the rear of the property with seating for 4. At the front of the cottage there is a bench seat overlooking the river.
Although there is no private parking at Honeybee Cottage, parking is on-street directly in front of the cottage, it’s a very quiet, residential road, so parking is always available. There is further off-street parking on the river bank no more than 50 yards from the front door. There are no parking charges in Warkworth.
Care of the Property
Our ‘Coquet’ cottages are much-loved privately-owned holiday homes into which our owners have lavished much care and investment to create beautiful places for their guests to enjoy. We therefore require a cautionary Good Housekeeping Deposit to protect our owners’ property, so that if damage/breakages or exceptional cleaning is required up to the value of the deposit, the owner can be recompensed.
At Honeybee Cottage you have the option of paying either a £150 refundable Good Housekeeping Deposit or a smaller non-refundable £24 Deposit Waiver, which covers you to the value of £150. Please choose which option you prefer when booking. Click HERE for more information.
One double bedroom with a super-kingsize bed (6ft wide) and en-suite bathroom. Smart TV’s in both rooms. 2nd bedroom with a kingsize bed (5ft wide). Hairdryers in both rooms.
All bedding is a mix of New Zealand wool (anti-allergy) with some feather pillows, giving a good mix for those with and without allergies.
En-suite bathrooms to both bedrooms. The front bedroom en-suite bathroom has a walk in shower, WC, heated towel rail, wash handbasin and illuminated mirrored cabinet. The rear bedroom en-suite bathroom has a bath with a mains shower over, WC, wash hand-basin and heated towel rail and illuminated mirror. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by The White Company provided.
Fridge, freezer, electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and Nespresso machine. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryers, books, Netflix, bedside music systems/chargers, Bluetooth music system. Wood burning stove.
Smart, flat screen TV in the lounge and ktichen with Freeview and Netflix. Smart TV in both bedrooms. Radio and music system. Nespresso coffee machine and Aerocchino machine. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Please be Aware
A basket of logs is provided for the fire for holidays taken between October and April. Further supplies can be purchased from the hardware stores or fuel garages in Amble (1 mile south).
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
Accommodation on 2 floors; lounge, kitchen/diner and WC on the ground floor, and the bathrooms and bedrooms on the 1st floor.
Map & Local Area
Honeybee Cottage is in a beautiful location, situated alongside the riverbank of the Coquet River which runs past. Sit out and enjoy the gorgeous view from the pretty bench seat at the front and watch swans, ducks, herons and – at tide – the occasional seal swim past. The main street of the village is just a few hundred hards from the cottage and the huge sandy beach is an approximate 15 minute walk.
Warkworth is a gorgeous village to explore – with tons of history and interesting things to see, include a magnificant castle dating back to the 12th century, a 14th century Norman Church and fortified bridge. There’s also a fascinating Hermitage on the other side of the Coquet River, carved out of rock and only accessible by boat! There are restaurants, a French patisserie, pubs and interesting little independent shops and art galleries. Nearly all the eating places are dog friendly too. Everything is so accessible from Warkworth village, but there is enough to do in walking distance without even getting in the car!
The beach is just approximately 15 minutes away on foot, which is an easy walk from the cottage. You can drive there too if you don’t fancy the walk. It takes approx. 3 minutes to drive and there are no car parking charges.
Alnwick Castle with its world-famous Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Treehouse is just 15 minutes’ drive away, as well as the market town of Alnwick with its farmer’s markets in the town square once a month. Bamburgh and Holy Island are further north and can all be reached by following the pretty coastal route along our stunning coastline. Inland you will find the country town of Rothbury, market town of Morpeth, and further afield the amazing Kielder forest and reservoir, famous for its Dark Skies.
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Honeybee Cottage is delightful – we were the 1st guests to stay in this newly renovated home and it didn’t disappoint. The sun room/kitchen/diner is lovely – this is where we spent most of our time :-). Overall we’ve had a fantastic time exploring the North East coastline and we will definitely be back.
Karen, Steve, James and Freddie the dogread our guest book
Tips from a local
Stroll along Warkworth Beach and Dunes and enjoy the view looking out to Coquet Island.
20 minutes’ walk from Honeybee Cottage, Warkworth beach is vast and peaceful, with gorgeous golden sugar sand and rolling grass dunes to explore. There’s nothing quite like getting up for an early morning walk, and having the beach virtually to yourself!
The beach is completely dog friendly, and there is a car park at the top of the gravel track leading to the dunes if you’d prefer to park up and save your legs for the coastal walk.
Tips from a local
Treat yourself to a delicious breakfast or lunch at The Sand Bar in Amble.
Just 1 1/2 miles from Honeybee Cottage, in Amble Fishing Town, this Breakfast Bar and Bistro Cafe is the perfect spot for enjoying a bite to eat whilst watching the world go by. Situation directly opposite the entrance to the harbour, about a 30 minute stroll along the estuary of the River Coquet from Warkworth, The Sand Bar is a huge hit with locals and holiday makers alike. The food is delicious and made with fresh, local ingredients wherever possible, the staff are very welcoming and accommodating, and the atmosphere is cheery and relaxed.
Whilst in Amble, be sure to have a tootle around the harbour and pier to take in the breath-taking sea views too.
Tips from a local
For a personable and intimate evening meal, The Old Post Office is hard to beat. Situated on the main street of Warkworth Village, just a 5 minute walk from the cottage, this small and cosy restaurant has a fantastic menu. The food is very impressive, fresh and tasty, and the owners are friendly and welcoming. The Old Post Office is only open on Friday and Saturday evenings, so be sure to book well in advance of your stay to avoid disappointment. The restaurant isn’t much bigger than a standard living room, and due to its popularity it does book up very quickly!
Tips from a local
Visit Warkworth Castle, an impressive medieval ruin in the centre of the village which dates back to the 1100’s, and is now looked after by English Heritage. The history of the castle and village is fascinating, and with its spiral staircases, towers and lawned grounds to explore, the castle provides an excellent afternoon out for all the family, less than 5 minutes’ walk from the cottage.
Julie and Mark Ringland
We simply couldn’t resist this gorgeous cottage when it came onto the market after years of being sadly rather neglected. It was a holiday cottage but sorely in need of refurbishment and some TLC!
It’s situated in a fabulous spot – overlooking the beautiful River Coquet, on a very quiet residential road, and just a stroll away from all the wonderful things that the gorgeous village of Warkworth has to offer. From superb historical places of interest, to the 5 mile long sandy beach, to the interesting little shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
We can’t think of many better-placed cottages than Honeybee Cottage, so we decided it was an opportunity too good to miss. We’ve loved renovating it and wanted to create a little slice of luxury in a gorgeous historic village – we hope you love it as much as we do!
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland all of our cottages inside out, so if you have any particular queries, please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re more than happy to help!