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The Annexe in Warkworth, Northumberland

263
  • £
  • $
per week
sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Annexe description

Holiday home
Situated in the grounds of Eastfield Hall, lies this lovely detached stone-built cottage, just two miles inland from Northumberland's Heritage Coast and the pretty town of Warkworth. Formerly a grand Victorian country house from around 1855, the grounds at Eastfield Hall are now home to a handful of luxury Scandinavian-style lodges, in additionto this delightful property. Views from the property are of open countryside, rolling hills and the sea. With a great deal to see and do in the area, this will make a great base for anyone looking to explore Northumberland.

Area
Situated on a bend at the banks of the looping River Coquet, the picturesque village of Warkworth is dominated by the ruins of its twelfth century castle. A great location from which to enjoy Northumberland's Heritage Coast, this wonderful village is full of historical intrigue as the ancestral home to the Percy family - Henry Percy being the lover of a young Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife. Another Percy residence can be seen nearby in the form of Alnwick Castle, most famous now for its part as Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films. Full of Georgian and early Victorian houses, Alnwick boasts a host of architecturally interesting buildings and is home to an exceptional range of galleries, antique shops, a village shop-cum-post office, pubs, restaurants and gift shops.

Region
Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Amenities
Electric storage heaters. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, radio, stereo/CD player, selection of books and games available. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair (if requested at booking). Ample off road parking. Large front lawn with patio area and garden furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Reviews

Enujen
October 2010
The Annexe at Eastfield Hall is a delight, but not without its drawbacks- at first we wondered whether we had made a mistake as, having left two or three messages on theowners ( two)n mobile phone numbers provided by the booking agency, which appeared to be ignored, we eventually managed to contact the owners after a few days. However they were extremely polite if a little vague about the cottage's faciliites - (eg not sure if there was a shaver point in the bathroom!) This is 2 bedroom stone built cottage with walls a foot thick, so the night store heating keeps it toasty warm. So warm in fact that we had to turn the bedroom heater off! First impressions are a spacious lounge with a couple of comfy sofas and chair, tv/dvd player, cd player etc. Lots of books,fiction and otherwise, and useful information/maps about the area and even a chess set! Childrens games are also available so all ages are catered for. The carpets throughout the cottage looked a little tired but I suppose as this property accepts animals, this is to be expected. However the rest of the place was spotless. The conservatory doubles as a dining area easily seating four people and on a cold October morning, we found that by opening the lounge door and turning on the electric heater whilst preparing breakfast, it soon became a bearable temperature. The Kitchen is also spacious and well equipped - cooker, fridger (small freezer compartment only), microwave, espresso/filter coffee maker, loads of crockery and utensils - only thing missing (according to the visitor book) which some people would miss is a washing machine but this isnt really necessary for a short break - there is also a launderette in nearby Amble if needed. The bedrooms were accessed by wooden stairs - beware if wearing socks instead of slippers these can be extremely slippery. One double and one twinroom - both a good size although the double bed was not the most comfortable and extremely squeaky - could be embarrassing but had a beautiful snuggley duvet! A reasonable amount of storage space in drawers and cupboards and hanging space in some wardrobes made out of cloth. Bathroom - again spacious, lots of hot water but comments continually in the visitors book seem to go unheeded. Wonky loo seat and no shower were the ongoing theme - we couldn't understand this as both are easily fixed - even a rubber push on mixer/shower head would solve this, but at least a jug was provided for hair washing; My only reservations about this cottage were - lots of light bulbs not working - particularly dangerous one over the stairs. We managed to find a couple and change them but not all. Also slightly annoying was the haphazard way things seemed to be stored. In the bathroom the bathroom cabinet held kiddies bathtime toys and old/empty hand soap dispensers so we had to leave all out stuff out on the top, not able to put it away. We found an iron the bedside cabinet upstairs(?) but the hairdryer downstairs in a lounge drawer unit. Instruction booklets, instead of being stored in one place altogether (I was looking for the expresso machine instructions) were found in various places around the kitchen/lounge. Also bits and pieced thrown into drawer units that you may need - it was all a bit hit and miss. An ongoing theme in the visitor book was the situation with the bins - generaly not being put out when they should have been, and a bit more info as to what goes into which bin (there were two to choose from, we have three in our county!) might have helped. The cottage was a bit of a way from the main town and not, in our opinion, a particularly safe walk at night as it was about 2 dark miles but you could see the sea from the bedroom window (just) and conservatory. Garden was tidy and a free standing dryer for washing was available which would be used in or out. All in all we enjoyed out stay here, and it was lovely to come back in the evenings after a busy day out - there is LOTS to do within a 2mile/easy drive radius - to this warm, cosy, comfortable nest. A box of local toffees left for our enjoyment was appreciated. The town of Warkworth has a little village shop which was good for the basics (milk, bread and wine!) and there are several good eateries in the town. We would recommend the Masons Arms which did a very good steak night and also take away fish and chips which were scrummy We would definitely come back to this part of the world again, and we wouldn't rule out staying at the Annexe, thank you owners.
Mrs Turner
February 2015
Very homely with everything we needed and in the perfect location for us. Would stay again.
Mr Bird
February 2013
An excellent base to tour the area.
Ms De Campos
April 2013
Great location and lovely cottage with lots of equipment in the kitchen.
Mr Coates
September 2013
A beautiful property in a lovely part of the North East, in good striking distance to so many nearby places of interest to go and see. It was lovely and quiet and out of the way where the cottage was, a very relaxing time indeed. Wish I was back there now!
Mr Gladwin
October 2013
The accommodation was comfortable, warm and cosy. Good location for visiting different towns and areas.
Miss Bridgett
March 2014
Cottage nice, cosy and warm. Would recommend to family and friends.
Mrs Durrant
September 2014
The situation was peaceful and quiet. The living room was cosy and the settees comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and a pleasure to work in. There was plenty of reading matter, maps and guide books. A large ordnance survey map for that particular area would have been useful as there were others for further afield. The conservatory was a useful place to dry wet coats and shoes.
Mrs Boyce
July 2012
Charming cottage in a lovely location, very well equipped and nicely decorated.
Mr Stanley
August 2013
Location, beautiful view and garden, cottage very comfortable, easy access on arrival we loved it, would definitely go back.
Mrs Williamson
June 2011
The cottage was perfect, it was so pretty and a lot larger than we were expecting. The location was wonderful. The view from the conservatory and garden was fantastic. The location was excellent for travelling to all beaches and castles. It was lovely to have had such a nice holiday with our wee dog.
Mr Jackson
September 2012
It was a great location and there was plenty of things to see and do!
Mr Moulson
July 2012
We liked being close to the beach, and despite the rain there was loads to do and it was very relaxing.
Mr Bowler
July 2012
We love the location and the Eastfield Hall site is really nice! The cottage was quiet and gave easy access to a wide variety of great locations. The gardens are great for kids.
Mr Mochar
August 2012
A very good property at a good price. Location ideal for our holiday. Central for a large number of tourist attractions.
Ms Wright
July 2011
Such a beautiful location, the property had everything I needed and more. Absolutely loved it and have already recommended it to friends. It was wonderful.
Mrs Smith
October 2010
The property was decorated and furnished to a very high standard. I stay in holiday rentals several times a year - both with and without my dogs. Dog owners frequently have to put up with sub-standard accommodation but not in this case. For once we enjoyed really comfortable surroundings AND the pleasure of our dogs' company - a true home from home.
Mr English
April 2011
Very quiet, restful and relaxing holiday.
Mr Cairns
April 2009
The property was very nice.
Ms Polkinghorne
November 2009
Great location - handy to all the castles and beaches. Very nice to come back to.
Mrs Donaldson
February 2010
The cottage was a great base for the attractions in the area, very comfortable and brilliantly equipped.
Mrs Reid
October 2010
Good location for visiting all the places of interest.
Ms Barker
May 2009
Very warm, comfortable and quiet. Good standard of food in local pubs.
Ms Baah
April 2009
Good location. Excellent selection of maps books and guides. The heating in the property was excellent. Overall comfortable and cosy.
Mr Lake
August 2009
Lovely cottage in fantastic location to visit all the sights.
Mrs Barnett
August 2009
Attractive well equipped cottage in attractive surroundings.
Mr Mrs Croft
May 2009
The cottage was in an ideal location - very close to many different local attractions. There was a good selection of maps and up to date pamphlets in the cottage which was very useful. The lay out of the cottage made it easy for my 85 year old mother to easily get around- she especially liked the comfort of the sofas! Very good selection of lighting in the lounge too.
Mr Mrs Munday
March 2009
The weather, the beaches, the local food, friendliness of local people, the countryside. We like it in Northumberland and have been before and will go again.
Guest
December 2009
Lovely property and location with the sea over the fields and town in the distance. All the things you could need in a holiday home and more. The property needed a good hoover when we arrived so we telephoned and this was done while we were out. It wasn't spotless but it was better. The conservatory was also not used by us as it seemed a bit damp. However the positives definitely outweighed the negatives. If you have kids plenty of toys and a great big garden to kick a ball around in too. Loads of books and brochures when we got there including walks. Neighbours nearby but we didn't really see or hear anybody.
Mr Tanner
September 2008
The views are outstanding! The location, the beautiful setting, the lodge itself.
Mr Watson
October 2008
It was well furnished and in an excellent situation.
Mrs Bentley
February 2009
Good location for tourist attractions. Town interesting ie castle, beach. Location quiet with good view to sea and castle.
Mrs Brydon
June 2009
The situation of the cottage was beautiful and the size of the garden at the front was great especially as we had a child with us. The whole of the coast and the beaches were the best part of the holiday as there were plenty to choose from and all were lovely. We would definitely consider returning to The Annexe in future and have already recommended it to some friends.
Mr Tordoff
February 2009
A comfortable cottage in a quiet rural area, close to all amenities.
Guest
January 2011
very clean cottage with all the comforts of home and alison was most helpfull
Guest
September 2011
The accommodation was better than anticipated and the location was perfect for getting to local attractions yet set in aquiet and safe location. i truly enjoyed the stay and would recommend to friends and family.
YorkieGlow
November 2014
Although classed as high quality, I was disappointed with The Annexe for various reasons. The oven was filthy, the fridge door was broken, the mugs were all dirty & had to be washed before we could use them. The smoke alarm just outside the kitchen door was so sensitive, if I boiled the kettle it went off. I had to keep the kitchen door shut & dash in & out! The toilet roll holder in the bathroom was broken & had to be held whilst taking off paper to prevent it coming off the wall! The inside of The Annexe looked tired & in need of a bit of TLC! This opinion was not just mine but the previous occupant who had left a note! Obviously no one had read the note! The location of The Annexe is brilliant but I will not be staying there again. I sent an email to the owners...surprisingly, no reply!
Totty1307
May 2016
After our recent visit to The Annexe, my husband and I were left feeling very disappointed for numerous reasons. Although in the photographs the building and its surroundings look very well presented, we found this was not the case at all. There were lots of failed window units, causing condensation and consequently limiting our view. The grass at the front had not been cut and was probably about 8-12 inches long. To say it was a 'pet friendly' rental, there were numerous gaps around the hedging and the gate was propped open with a brick. We discovered there was an air lock in the hot water system which created very loud banging noises, causing distress to the dog - not very pet friendly! We didn't feel there was enough bedding, there was only one pillow per person and the spare pillows were stained. The oven was filthy dirty which caused the smoke alarm to go off. We found the stairs to be rather dangerous, wooden stairs which were very slippery. Lastly, we were disappointed with the 'shower'. It wasn't attached to the wall, only a shower which comes from the bath taps - as an elderly couple we found this very difficult to shower. Overall we were very disappointed with the cottage as a whole, which could have had so much potential.
Mrs Edwards
November 2015
A very comfortable cottage. The kitchen was well equipped and included a washing machine and dishwasher. It was dog friendly with a large front garden. In a quiet location in the countryside outside Warkworth.
Mr Cooper
April 2016
The quality of the items within kitchen were excellent and the location was ideal. Also having a conservatory was very useful!
Guest
December 2009
Pleasantly furnished and convenient cottage but cluttered with objects which may be useful to a family but were not for us - including what we assumed was food left over by previous tenants eg tins, coffee, tea etc. Breakfasting in the conservatory was enjoyable but to repeat myself, we felt rather "om show". There was no shower which was a bit of a loss but, to be fair, none was shown on the advertisement. We knew the area and found the cottage very convenient to the attractions of the coast and Morpeth (a town we particularly like).
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