Tower House in Warkworth
Classic Village Home with a Luxurious Twist
We’re delighted to welcome Tower House to our collection in beautiful Warkworth Village. This gorgeous village home sits in a prominent position at the very top of the village with uninterrupted views of historic Warkworth Castle.
This classic village house is a perfect mix of quirky and interesting design, calming colour schemes yet most importantly, it’s a comfortable and luxurious base to return to after a day out exploring. Tower House is perfect for guests who like to relax in front of a roaring fire and enjoy village life right on their doorstep.
Overview of Tower House
Tower House sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms. There’s a king size bedroom with en suite bathroom, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with 2 single beds that can be converted into a super king size bed upon request. There’s a family bathroom and a travel cot and highchair can be provided for our younger guests, along with a pressure-fit stair gate.
The house has a kitchen, dining room and lounge with a traditional wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace. There’s a little courtyard to sit out in which isn’t enclosed, and private, off-road parking comfortably for 2 cars and at a push, 3 smaller cars.
Free Wi-fi. Sorry, but dogs are not permitted at Tower House.
Entrance to the cottage is from the front door on the main street, which leads into the hallway where you will find the stairs leading to the first floor and the entrance to the dining room and to the separate lounge. You can also use the rear door too, which leads directly into the utility room. This is ideal if you have muddy boots or lots of bags, as the parking area is next to the back door.
The lounge is decorated in calm and soothing colours with an inglenook fireplace housing a traditional wood burning stove providing a warming focus. An initial supply of logs are provided from October to April, further supplies can be bought locally. There is a Smart TV and a portable Bluetooth music system.
This lovely room has dining seating for up to 6 guests and has the original brick fireplace still in situ, although there is no longer a fire there. The dining room leads to the kitchen and is a lovely place to gather for a family dinner or hearty breakfast.
The kitchen is small but very well stocked and bright and airy. There’s an gas oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer (utility room), toaster, kettle, filter coffee machine and microwave.
This is a great space for storing boots and extra baggage. This is where the washer/dryer is held and there’s a utility sink here too. From here you can access the courtyard where there is a small seating area and the car parking.
Located under the stairs you will find a WC and hand wash basin.
Stairs from the hallway lead to the spacious landing.
Master Bedroom with En suite Shower Room
The master bedroom looks out to the main street through original sash windows. It has a king size bed (5ft wide), lots of walk-in storage, a dressing table and an en suite shower room. Fluffy towels, luxury bed linen and a hair dryer are provided. All bed linen is hypo-allergenic.
The en suite shower room consists of a large walk-in shower, WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. Towers and complimentary White Company toiletries are provided.
This surprisingly spacious bedroom is very bright and airy, with 2 large windows looking out to the main street. The bed is a double size (4ft 6″ wide) and there’s a dressing table too. Fluffy towels, luxury bed linens and a hair dryer are provided. All bed linen is hypo-allergenic.
This pretty room is also very spacious with amazing views of Warkworth Castle. The twin single beds are 3ft wide but can be converted into a super-king size (6ft wide) upon request (usually minimum 7 days notice). There’s plenty of storage, fluffy towels, luxury bed linen and a hair dryer. All bed linen is hypo-allergenic.
This spacious, light and airy bathroom has a roll-top bath, separate large walk-in shower, WC and basin. There’s a huge window letting in lots of natural light and complimentary White Company toiletries are provided.
Grounds and Parking
Tower House has private parking for 2 cars (3 small cars at a push) on the driveway that wraps around the little next door neighbors cottage, which is also a holiday home. There is a small seating area in this same courtyard that the cars are kept on but the space is not enclosed.
Romantic Village Luxury
Northumbrian village self-catering at it’s finest, located at the foot of a castle. Soft greys, matte velvets and quaint floral touches make this better than home-from-home.
Facts & Features
Up to 6 guests and 1 baby in a travel cot.
One baby welcome. Travel cot, highchair and portable pressure-fit stair gate available upon request.
Sorry, no pets permitted at Tower House.
3 bedrooms; 1 king size bedroom with a 5ft wide bed and an en suite; 1 double bedroom with a 4ft 6″ wide bed; 1 twin bedroom with 3ft single beds that can be converted into a super king size bed (6ft wide) upon request.
All the bedding is hypo-allergenic.
En suite to the master bedroom with a walk-in shower, WC and basin; family bathroom has a roll top bath with attachment, separate shower, WC and basin; downstairs cloakroom with WC and basin.
Small courtyard shared with the driveway with table and chairs for sitting out. Not enclosed.
Private, off-road parking for 2 cars (3 small cars at a push) directly outside the cottage.
Logs for the Fire
An initial supply of wood is provided for the stove between October and April. Further supplies can be purchased from any local garage.
Please be aware
Tower House is located at the top of the main road running through the village. Whilst the traffic noise isn’t 24 hours a day and it’s just a small country village, light sleepers may find it slightly disturbing. If you’re looking an an idyllic, peaceful cottage with no outside noise, then Tower House isn’t for you.
What makes me different?
Not many cottages are at the foot of a medieval castle and tick almost every box; round the corner from 4 great country pubs, 3 restaurants, a French patisserie and 3 cafes; less than 20 minutes walk to the beach; has a wood burning stove and private parking. For guests who don’t always want to ‘get away from it all’ and perhaps want to experience our beautiful country villages with everything on your doorstep, then Tower House is more than perfect.
Northumbrian Welcome Hamper including luxury White Company toiletries and bespoke Property and Local Area guide. Wood burning stove and free Wi-Fi.
Fridge, freezer, gas oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, filter coffee machine and kettle. Washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and vacuum. Hairdryer, books, music and films. Wood burning stove. Travel cot, highchair and portable stair gate available upon request.
Smart TV in the lounge with Freeview and DVD player. Bluetooth music system. Free unlimited Wi-Fi.
Accommodation on 2 floors. Steps from the utility room to the kitchen. Walk-in shower in the family bathroom. Ground floor WC cloakroom.
Arrivals & Departures
Arrival Day: Friday or Monday
Arrival Time: 4pm
Departure Time: 10am
Virtual Tour & Floorplan
Click on our virtual tour to take a virtual walk around Tower House and explore all areas. Click on the floor plan to enlarge it, it may not be entirely to scale nor contain some detail, it’s provided here to give you an idea of the layout of the house. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01665 710700 and we would be happy to help you.
Map & Local Area
Tower House is located right at the foot of the magnificent Warkworth Castle, with brilliant views from all of the windows looking up at the castle – especially the twin bedroom. Warkworth is a gorgeous little village crammed with character (and great pubs!). There’s a choice of 4 pubs, an additional 2 restaurants, a selection of shops and even a French Patisserie.
The beach can be reached in about 20 minutes on foot but you can take your car up there to park for free too. Alternatively, the river Coquet loops around the village as an Oxbow river. You can follow the river all the way around the village until you get to the mysterious ‘Hermitage‘. This historical place – ran by English Heritage – was once the home of a hermit. He banished himself to the cave across the river after losing his long-lost love and made a life for himself in the Hermitage by carving the walls out of stone and using a little boat to get across the river. It’s worth visiting for a little taste of history – just don’t get it confused with The Hermitage Inn on the main street!
As well as there being lots to see and do in the village, other pretty towns and villages aren’t far away at all. 1 mile south you will find the traditional fishing port of Amble, with it’s great selection of restaurants specialising in fresh fish. The Sunday market on the harbour is interesting too and you can walk to Amble very easily. Head south out of the village and it will take you about 20 minutes to reach the harbour from Tower House.
Go north out of Warkworth and the first village you’ll find is Alnmouth, also on the coast. There’s another great selection of pubs, restaurants, art galleries and a delicious deli, as well as the beach being at the end of the village.
Warkworth is a fantastic village to be based as everything is within close reach. Whether it’s hanging up the car keys for a week or packing a picnic to explore each day, Tower House in Warkworth is in the ideal spot.
Click the map to view local facilities and other cottages in the same area and generally explore the location.
We really liked the high specification of the decor, fixture and fittings. The fantastic welcome basket; White company towels and toiletries; Denby kitchen ware; comfortable beds and good quality bathroom fittings. We have been visiting high spec. cottages in the UK for at least ten years and this was the BEST YET!Escape the ordinary read our guest book
Tips from a local
Afternoon tea with a G&T? Yes please!
Bertram’s is one of our personal favorites in the village and a one we all visit on our days off – for breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks!
Their breakfasts are to die for, as well as their cakes and coffees. They also do an afternoon tea with a twist; an Afternoon G&T, with a gin and tonic instead of prosecco.
They have an outside courtyard too which is really pretty, and in the winter they have 2 roaring fires on during the day. All in all it’s definitely worth a visit.
Tips from a local
For a top-notch meal in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, be sure to visit Jasper’s Cafe and Bistro, just 5 minutes’ drive (1.5 miles) from the cottage in charming Amble. The food is exquisite (Jasper’s reached number 1 on Trip Advisor out of 778 eateries in Northumberland!) and the staff go out of their way to ensure you enjoy your whole dining experience.
Tips from a local
Fancy a special walk around the village?
Try the Mill Walk which you reach through the castle grounds (over the road from the cottage). Whether you have a dog or not, this is a very pretty route that only takes about 30-35 minutes. Follow the river and it takes you along a beautiful walk along the Coquet River, eventually ending up at the clearing where The Hermitage is located (see more on our page all about Warkworth). Deer can be spotted here as well as lots of other wildlife along the riverbank.
Not sure where to start?
We know Northumberland and 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!