Riverstone at Warkworth
A Period Stone Cottage overlooking the Tranquil River Coquet
Riverstone at Warkworth is a beautiful period stone cottage in a peaceful location overlooking the lovely 14th century St Lawrence Church and the tranquil River Coquet. Central to the yet tucked into a peaceful spot, Riverstone is the perfect holiday cottage for a family or couples holidaying together.
All of the amenities of Warkworth village are within a few minute’s walk; restaurants and bistro’s, great Northumbrian pubs, independent little shops and art galleries and even a French Patisserie.
Perfect for up to 5 guests and up to 2 dogs are welcome, this is a versatile luxury holiday cottage in the perfect location.
Located on the riverbank overlooking the River Coquet in Warkworth village, Riverstone is perfectly situated for a quiet, country break in Northumberland, with all the village amenities at your fingertips.
Riverstone has a large, open plan dining kitchen and sun room lounge, in addition to a cosy main lounge with a large bay window and an open fire (only needed for extra ambience as the house has full central heating). On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms – one with a superking bed (6ft wide), one with a kingsize bed (5ft wide) and a twin room with two single (3ft wide) beds. There is one large, spacious bathroom with a large walk-in shower and separate bath. There’s a small, attractive lawned garden to the front of the cottage, facing the beautiful 14th Century church and with a lovely view of the river. It’s furnished with a table and chairs and has direct access straight out onto the peaceful riverbank – perfect for a morning or evening stroll after a day out exploring Northumberland.
Initial entrance into Riverstone is from the rear door, which leads into a tidy laundry room then onto the large, open plan kitchen. You can also access the house from the front door too, if you are coming in from a walk around the village. The front door opens into a small, entrance hallway leading to a larger hall with access upstairs and through to the lounge and kitchen.
Open Plan Dining Kitchen with Sun Room
The kitchen is a good size with plenty of work surface space and a small window overlooking the river. The kitchen has all the usual appliances such as an electric double oven, microwave, fridge freezer (freezer located in the laundry room), microwave, kettle and dishwasher.
Open plan to the kitchen is the spacious dining area with a solid wooden table seating up to six. The sun room has seating for up to five with two arm chairs and a three-seater sofa, with a TV and full length windows overlooking the entrance. There’s a glazed door out to the small gravelled entrance area to the rear.
The cosy lounge has a large bay window overlooking the pretty front garden, beautiful 14th century Church and the river beyond. There is an open fire for extra ambiance (there’s full central heating so it’s not needed as the main source of heat), for which there is an initial basket of logs provided for holidays taken between October and April. Further supplies can be purchased locally.
This comfortable room has a large flat screen TV with digital Freeview channels, a DVD player and library of films, as well as a Nintendo Wii with games. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the cottage.
Utility Room and Cloak Room
The utility room has a separate cloakroom with WC, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. This is a great room for dogs to sleep in overnight or to dry off after a walk on the beach!
The original, restored staircase leads to the first floor with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The first floor landing is spacious and feels like a room in itself, with a pretty window seat occupying a large Oriel window overlooking the beautiful River Coquet, perfect for reading a book with a morning coffee and watching the heron and kingfishers fishing, the swans gliding by and spotting the occasional seal!
A spacious double room with a super-kingsize (6ft wide) bed and plenty of drawer and hanging storage. Luxury quality bed linen and fluffy towels are provided as well as a hair dryer and clock radio.
A spacious double room with a kingsize (5ft wide) bed and plenty of drawer and hanging space. The original windows overlook St. Lawrence Church and the beautiful River Coquet beyond. Luxury quality bed linen and fluffy towels are provided as well as a hair dryer and clock radio.
A pretty room with full size (3ft wide) twin single beds. Plenty of storage and a window overlooking St. Lawrence Church and the beautiful river beyond. Luxury quality bed linen and towels provided, as well as a hair dryer and clock radio.
The family bathroom – warmed by underfloor heating – is spacious and bright with Travertine marble tiling. There’s a large, walk-in shower and a separate roll-top bath and complimentary toiletries by The White Company are provided.
To the rear of the cottage, there is a gravelled courtyard area with entrances into the cottage via the rear door and through the sun room. The front garden is very pretty and quiet, part lawned and part paved, with seating outside for up to 6. You have a beautiful view of the 14th century St Lawrence Church and the peaceful river, which is teeming withe wildlife, from swans and ducks, to herons, kingfishers and the occasional otter and seal. You have direct access onto the riverbank from the garden, which is perfect for taking a short stroll or exercising the dog. From the front garden you have access directly to the riverside path that runs along the River Coquet with easy access to the main street, 14th century bridge and on to the beach.
The garden to the front and gravelled courtyard area to the rear are enclosed, ideal for dogs and small children with the gates closed. To the front the fence and gate are approximately 4ft high.
Outside and Parking
Riverstone is located in a quiet and narrow residential street in Warkworth Village, within very easy reach of all the local amenities. Riverstone is accessed via an old archway down a path about 30 yards long which is partly gravelled. Although there is no reserved parking for Riverstone, there is space for one car on the residential road, where with care taken not to block the narrow road. There is plenty of parking in the village with no parking charges, so if there isn’t much space you can unload outside of the cottage and take your bags down to Riverstone, then park your car nearby.
Riverstone in Warkworth
Traditional Village Home
This gorgeous priod cottage has an original open fire, tall ceilings and a fabulous old bay window overlooking the pretty, well-maintained garden. The Oriel window by the reading corner upstairs has a beautiful view with lots of interesting wildlife to watch (binoculars provided!).
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby welcome.
Welcome hamper including luxury White Company toiletries and bespoke property and area guide. Open fire in the lounge. Free Wi-fi.
Two double bedrooms; 1 with a super king bed (6ft wide) and 1 with a king size bed (5ft wide). One twin bedroom with two single beds (3ft wide). Luxury mattresses and bed linen.
Feather duvets are provided on each bed. Pillows are a mix of feather and synthetic provided on each bed. If you require the entire bed to be made up fully with synthetic bedding, please inform us at the time of booking or a minimum of 7 days before your holiday.
One family bathroom with a roll-top bath, separate large walk-in shower, WC and wash basin. Towels and luxury complimentary toiletries by The White Company.
Riverstone is located at the end of a quiet and narrow residential street in Warkworth Village overlooking the River Coquet and the 14th C St. Lawrence Church, within very easy reach of all the local amenities. There is no designated parking for Riverstone as the cottage itself is accessed via an old archway down a path about 30 yards long which is partly gravelled, but there is ample free parking in the street and nearby village square.
There is no BBQ provided at Riverstone. Due to the surroundings and setting, it is not suitable to bring your own.
Accommodation over 2 floors; on the ground floor there is an open plan kitchen, dining room and sun room lounge area, the lounge with open fire and the utility room with WC. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
One baby welcome. Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available upon request.
Fridge/freezer, electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and kettle. Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Open fire in the lounge. Free Wi-fi.
Smart TV in the lounge with Freeview. TV also in the sun room. Music System, free unlimited Wi-Fi. Nintendo Wii with games.
Although there is no reserved parking for Riverstone, there is space for one car on the residential road where Riverstone is located, where with care taken not to block the narrow road. There is plenty of parking in the village with no parking charges, so if there isn’t much space you can unload outside of the cottage and take your bags down to Riverstone, then park your car nearby.
Map & Local Area
Riverstone is located in a gorgeous part of Warkworth – overlooking the magnificent River Coquet and the beautiful 14th century St Lawrence Church.
As well as a wealth of interesting wildlife along the river – including spotting seals at high tide, herons and kingfishers – the cottage is only a couple of hundred yards from the main street of Warkworth, which has a great selection of good traditional Northumbrian pubs (all of which are dog-friendly), a handful of good restaurants, cafe’s – including an artisan French patisserie – a fabulous art gallery and some quaint independent gift shops too.
Warkworth Castle rises majestically above the village and is fascinating to explore. The river walks straight from your doorstep are lovely at any time of the day but particularly in the mornings and in the evenings after returning from a day out exploring Northumberland. Warkworth beach is huge, golden sandy and a 15 minute walk from Riverstone.
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Riverstone has been one of our favourite holiday homes since Rachel first started to let it. It’s a true home from home for us. Riverstone always has a wonderful welcome pack – terribly generous and always flowers, which I love to arrive to. The dogs have a welcome pack too. Everything is thought of to make your holiday just perfect!Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Take a walk along the estuary to Amble Fishing port. Just over a mile easy stroll from Warkworth village, Amble offers stunning coastal scenery around the marina, harbour and pier. A browse around the little shopping pods in the Harbour Village are a great way to spend an afternoon, visiting local artists and independent shops, with a stop off at The Fish Shack for some local seafood in the authentic dining hut.
Tips from a local
Visit Bertram’s in Warkworth. This cosy, welcoming and dog-friendly Bistro Cafe in the centre of the village is perfect for a hot chocolate by the fire through the winter months, or for a glass of wine out in the sun-trap patio garden. The menu is fantastic with all dishes made on site, or sourced locally. Breakfast is always a treat at Bertram’s, with dishes such as crushed avocado on granary toast and Eggs Benedict.
Tips from a local
Visit Warkworth Castle. The impressive and incredibly well preserved medieval ruin in the centre of the village dates back to the 1100’s, and is now in the care of 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, just a 5 minute walk from the cottage.
Reservations Team Leader at Coquet Cottages
We asked Poppy for her 3 favourite things about Riverstone in Warkworth…
“My most favourite thing about Riverstone is the location. Riverstone is just perfectly situated on the banks of the tranquil River Coquet on a quiet residential path in the medieval village of Warkworth, what more could you want to create a relaxing holiday atmosphere?
The Mill Walk brushes past Riverstone and loops all the way around the river, which is the perfect way to spend taking a light evening stroll in the summer sunset. Keep a look out for deer near the Hermitage and seals in the river!
Once you’re in the cottage, the first feature you should check out is the pretty window seat set into an original Oriel window overlooking the peaceful River Coquet. Stunning views of the river which is home to some of the most amazing wildlife including sights of herons, kingfishers and the occasional seal at a high tide – all whilst enjoying a morning coffee and reading the daily paper.
The large open plan kitchen, dining room and airy sun room is a delight to spend time together as a family or with groups of friends. With a TV and floor to ceiling windows, this creates such a light and airy ‘home-from-home’ feel, so put your feet up and enjoy each other’s company.”
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