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Swallows Cottage Coastal Cottage in Warkworth, Berkshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Swallows Cottage Coastal Cottage description

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Swallows Cottage is an old farm cottage, situated just 5 miles from Warkworth. With one bedroom and set in picturesque farmland, this cottage is an idyllic retreat for couples looking to spend some quality time together. The accommodation is substantial and welcoming with a large, grassy garden for alfresco dining in the summer months. Winter and autumn provide their own atmosphere and the cottage is fully central-heated. Served by stunning beaches and rolling countryside, Swallows Cottage offers the best of both worlds at any time of year.

The 14th Century bridge that once welcomed travellers through its gates is now for pedestrian use only, but a new bridge takes motorists straight into the town centre. The town itself is made up of terraces of 18th and 19th Century houses built from grey stone and with red roofs. St. Laurence's Church is the only near-complete Norman church in Northumbria and sports a rare 14th Century stone spire. From Warkworth it is also possible to travel upriver by boat to Hermitage, a refuge built by a hermit in the 14th Century. The refuge is hollowed into the face of a cliff and consists of a chapel and two living chambers on separate floors. Warkworth also has its own beach and is within easy reach of further attractions, such as Hadrian's Wall and the Northumberland National Park.

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.

Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, radio. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large, well-established, lawned garden. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 15 mins walk.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Rural location

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Mr Balmer
May 2015
The peaceful and homely location of the cottage was perfect for touring so many historical places and wonderful areas of beautiful scenery. Swallows Cottage was cosy and very clean with many little added extra touches to make us feel very welcome.
Mrs Gwatkin
May 2015
A beautiful peaceful setting, friendly, helpful hosts and a good base for touring the area. There were lots of information leaflets and advice on local places of interest.
Mrs Neve
July 2014
Great welcome and a lovely cottage set in a rural, quiet area, ideally placed to visit places of interest.
Mr Powell
October 2014
This was our third visit to Swallows Cottage, that in itself is a good pointer to how much we like the Cottage. The holiday was very satisfying in many ways, the quiet rural surroundings and the friendliness of the owners were important factors to our enjoyment of the cottage.
Mrs Fletcher
October 2013
The cottage is very spacious and comfortable for two people. It is in a lovely quiet location, yet well placed for access to the A1 for all destinations in Northumberland.
Mr Brown
October 2013
The property is well located for visitor attractions on the coast and inland and for walking. There is plentiful information supplied on this. The accommodation itself was good and we would be happy to recommend it.
Mrs Halliwell
October 2013
The cottage was lovely, and in a very tranquil environment. If you need to be cut off from the world it comes highly recommended.
Mr Skevington
September 2013
Lovely host and hostess, made to feel very welcome. Lovely clean comfortable and well equipped cottage, lots of places of interest. Spectacular beaches.
Mrs Bullas
August 2013
Excellent cottage located near to many excellent beaches and great wildlife. Our hosts were very friendly and accommodating!
Mrs Horsfall
July 2013
First off we had a lovely warm welcome from the owners with wine and milk ready for us in the fridge. Also there were freshly cut flowers in the lounge. The shower was powerful and easy to use and the bed was extremely comfortable. We stayed during a very hot spell but the cottage was cool and it was easy to sleep at night. We loved the rustic decor and the great, peaceful location of the cottage. The garden was good to relax in and the wildlife was amazing. We were within easy reach of a number of nice places to go. The owners had thoughtfully compiled an extensive reference dossier for the area. We visited castles, gardens, villages and beaches. This was our best cottage holiday yet. In fact it was just perfect!
Mr Mrs Mayes
July 2013
Excellent cottage, very spacious and homely hosts. Good central area for what we wanted to see in Northumberland.
Mr Leonard
June 2013
The cottage was bigger than expected. In a quiet location with friendly owners.
Mrs Hunter
July 2012
Made welcome by the owners and shown where everything was in the property. The wildlife in the garden was lovely. A very relaxing place to stay.
Miss Hudson
July 2012
We had a very comfortable and pleasant stay in this cottage - it is ideally sourced for exploring the coastline in the area. The owners were very friendly and helpful, the cottage was quiet and peaceful. We would be very happy to return. The cottage was warm and cosy when the weather outside was not!
Mr Dewar
July 2012
The owners were friendly and helpful. The cottage was very adequate and well situated with a wonderful variety of wildlife in the garden. I know the area well having been brought up in the area and returning after 60 years.
Mrs Crossling
July 2012
The cottage is situated in a stunning location and was a great base for visiting surrounding areas. Had a wonderful chill out week.
Mrs Kerr
July 2012
The owners were a great couple who were helpful and friendly at all times. The cottage was spotless and the garden was a bird watchers delight. A lovely cottage for discovering Northumberland - and there is a lot to discover.
Mr Powell
September 2011
We loved the cottage and its location. It was very cosy, welcoming and above all relaxing. The booking by Sykes Cottages was very efficient and easy.
Mr Leigh
October 2011
The cottage is ideally positioned in a rural setting providing easy access to all the major tourist attractions of this very beautiful area. The colourful garden is east facing enabling us to take full advantage of the lovely weather, we had sunshine every day. The friendliness of our hosts contributed greatly in making this a really memorable holiday.
Mr Dix
September 2011
This cottage is superb, surrounded by lots of flowers and a large lawn. The owners were lovely.
Mr Barrett
September 2011
Great hosts who were very warm and friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The cottage is in a peaceful location with plenty to do in the area and was a smashing place to return and relax after a day of being a tourist.
Mr Edge
August 2011
The location was excellent for touring the Northumbrian coastal area. The cottage and garden were extremely pleasant. The owners were most friendly and made us very welcome. All-in-all we had a superb holiday stay and would thoroughly recommend 'The Swallows' to other couples.
Mrs Lawrance
July 2011
A lovely spacious cottage for two, in a peaceful location with a beautiful garden. The owners were very friendly and helpful and there was plenty of information about the locality.
Mrs Dunton
October 2010
Very quiet location but not too far from amenities.
Mr Sutton
May 2011
A very comfortable property in a good, quiet location with lots of wildlife.
Mrs Bryant
July 2011
The peaceful location of the cottage, the size of the living room and bedroom. Hosts were friendly and helpful but not intrusive. A 'welcome' tea tray and bottle of wine were provided for our arrival. It was good to be close to the lovely beaches, and also to be able to get to the Northumberland National Park very easily.
Mrs Postill
August 2010
Excellently located for numerous attractions e.g castles, beaches, walks, towns of interest. Patio doors old style, all well appointed.
Mrs Conybeare
July 2010
The cottage was excellent. It had a real 'home from home' (without the clutter) feel to it, with ornaments, pictures and books etc. Northumberland is one of the hidden gems of the UK.
Mrs Pegg
November 2009
Warm and cosy. Friendly owners.
Mrs Cullingford
May 2010
Lovely people, beautiful cottage, very peaceful area. Exceptional attention to detail, many thoughtful extras provided. Friendly wildlife and tame chickens entertained us too!
Mr Rollinson
October 2009
Friendly helpful owners - good attention to detail in the cottage.
Mr Lane
September 2015
We could not have wished for a nicer cottage.
Mr Gillespie
April 2016
A wonderful location, and a superb cottage with all that you could wish for. Two charming owners nearby who were always on hand if needed.
Mr Pierpoint
May 2016
The property was warm and cosy in a lovely area. The owners are a lovely couple and made us very welcome it was a very good holiday.
Mr Tallet
August 2009
The owner are very friendly and helpful. Good food and excellent value at the Northumberland Arms.
Mrs Shoebridge
August 2009
The excellent welcome we received from the owners. The quality of the accommodation. The recommendations about local facilities and tourist places to see. Knowledge of the local community.
Mr Fox
September 2009
The warm welcome from the owner on our arrival. The makings of our first cup of tea set out on the kitchen table. Fresh flowers from the garden and a bottle of wine. A truly superb cottage in an amazing area and so handy for getting to the interesting places in that part of England (and even across the Scottish borders). Loads of information about attractions in the area. We will definitely be back and recommend it to friends.
Mr Spencer
July 2009
Friendly welcome from the owners. Quiet location but handy for the attractions which were a short drive away
Mr Wilton
July 2009
Very nice area to visit, plenty to see, Cragside house and gardens is worth a look, especially when the Rhododendrons are out.
Mrs Briggs
July 2009
Very near to lots of places of interest. Peaceful and tranquil area, plenty of wild life to observe. Many hostelries to choose from!
Mr Flack
February 2009
Peaceful and quiet. A great 'get away from it all' cottage.
Mr Wigg
June 2009
The owners gave us a very warm welcome and we enjoyed seeing them from time to time during the week. Both were very helpful in providing additional tips of where to go and also eating places. The cottage was just great in every way. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday so much that we hope to return next year. I would recommend this cottage to anyone for its peacefulness and excellent hosts.
Mrs Grange
November 2008
The cottage was warm, comfortable and peaceful. It was a delight to be able to go outside at night and see just one or two house lights - and lots of stars. The position allowed me to easily visit all the places I intended to.
Mr Clough
October 2008
We had a good week and would go again.
Mrs O'connell
October 2008
The cottage was very comfortable and cosy. The location was quiet, but in reasonable travelling distance to shops, and well placed for beauty spots and tourist amenities.
Mr Annesley
November 2008
We had a great holiday and would love to go back next year.
Mrs Wood
September 2008
What a wonderful place! Peace, open spaces, beautiful scenery and helpful, friendly people. Wonderful sandy beaches. Lovely walks.
Mr Kelly
August 2008
The cottage is in a fantastic location and close to lots of attractions and walks. It is also very quiet.
Mr Clarson
August 2008
This was our second visit to the property/area. Still as comfortable as ever. Home from Home. Our hosts were friendly and helpful and remembered us from last time. We could not ask for more. Even the weather stayed bright and warm (for most of the time!)
Miss Reaney
July 2008
The area, the quiet and the wildlife.
Mrs Gough
July 2008
We had a wonderful holiday. The owners were very helpful and friendly. There was lots of information about places to visit and eat. This area is beautiful, the coastline is magnificent. We are planning on returning and staying at the same place as there is much we did not see.
Mrs Couchman
June 2008
The cottage was in a beautiful, quiet and rural location. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed. Everything in the cottage was spotlessly clean. We want to go back to Swallows Cottage next year.
Mr Clough
October 2007
The cottage was in a nice location and the owners were very helpful and pleasant. We would go again.
Mr Richardson
October 2007
Lovely cottage,fantastic location.
Mrs Peppiatt
August 2007
It was a very lovely place to stay and the owners were very helpful and friendly, they couldn't do enough for you. It was was very peaceful there and so quiet. We would recommend to our friends and family.
Mr Clarson
September 2007
The owner/caretakers are very helpful above and beyond the call of duty. They also know their surroundings well and can recommend good days out.
Mrs Small
May 2007
Loved the peace and quiet! Very rural location. Lots of wildlife to watch and enjoy. Cottage warm, cosy and beautifully clean. Bed very comfortable! Secluded and pretty garden. Parking immediately outside cottage. Ideal location for visiting all the wonderful places that are just waiting to be discovered and explored in the area!
Miss Bradley
December 2006
Quiet situation but with good access to the A1 and the coast.
Mrs James
August 2006
This property was delightful in every way. The owners managed to achieve the balance between respecting our privacy and being friendly helpful. Highly recommended.
Mrs Bell
August 2006
The location of the cottage was ideal for us. Total peace and tranquillity, the only noises were that of the birds. The owners were very welcoming and even left a welcome pack for us in the fridge. No additional charges for fuel and towels and bedlinen included in the rent. A wonderful holiday thank you.
Mr Yapp
July 2006
The owners were very freindly helpful. They made us feel very welcome. The cottage was very clean and comfortable. We loved the unspoilt scenery and found many interesting places to visit.
Mr Mrs Hubbard
May 2006
The best and cleanest cottage we have ever stayed in. The heating was readily available - a big consideration in view of the weather!
Mr Waters
May 2006
Good, comfortable and warm accomodation, nice friendly owners. Weather very good, excellent area for touring.
Mrs Hemsley
September 2005
It was an excellent base for touring a very scenic part of Britian.
Mr Reeves
October 2005
Great location for touring the surrounding area. Cottage was comfortable, well maintained and equipped. The owners were very friendly and made us feel right at home. We had a wonderful time staying there.
Mr Bevan
July 2005
Location and accommodation quiet and very peaceful. Owners very friendly. Area incredibly uncommercialised.
Mr Twyman
August 2005
As my wife and I like 'away from it all holidays', in our view the location was perfect, the owners were so friendly and helpful. The cottage was a perfect retreat, and so handy for the area we wanted to visit. 10 out of 10.
Mr Elder
June 2016
An excellent holiday cottage with very friendly and helpful hosts. In a beautiful scenic area with plenty to see and do.
Mr Shaw
July 2016
The cottage was spacious, comfortable and peaceful.
Mr Firth
July 2016
Swallows Cottage was a lovely cottage that is owned by lovely people, who made us very welcome.
Mrs Wallace
July 2016
The location of the cottage made it easily accessible to many English Heritage properties. The owners were very helpful in giving ideas for places to visit as well as being extremely friendly and inviting. They own a dog that had a very calm and sweet nature; this made our holiday even more enjoyable.
Mr Bradley
July 2005
The cottage was first class - the best we have ever stayed in. The hosts were lovely people, friendly and helpful. It was a nice surprise to find several complimentary items in the fridge including some ice cold beers! We would definitely return to Swallows. The cost was very reasonable.
Miss Collishaw
December 2004
The accessibility of Alnwick and Warkworth. The owners were very friendly and went out of their way to help answer any questions we had. Finally the property was clean, comfortable and well maintained.
Mr Roberts
December 2004
The garden is spacious and a delight for wildlife.
January 2014
We had an autumn holiday in this warm and welcoming cottage. The facilties are as presented in the book description and the host are welcoming and friendly. The cottage is ideally located for country and coast vists. There are good National Trust properties in the area which are well worth making time for. Linidsfarne is worth the day and the coastal paths around here make for good walking. The one thing we failed on was to find Northumberlandia. Locals we asked (inclduing a tour guides) each gave a different location, some very far off the mark! The best (and most accurate) information we got was foiled by road works so that is one place left ot visit and maybe by next time there will be some signage in place to help.
Bill & Margaret
September 2012
The owners of the property were very helpful and friendly. The home was very clean and well presented. The garden setting was terrific with a variety of wild life visiting it. Shops and very good pub food within a five minute drive. The general countryside around the area is lovely with beaches,seaside villages and historic sites that are well worth visiting.
September 2012
The cottage is located in beautiful Northumberland and was a very convenient base for visiting the area. The cottage was spotlessly clean and homely. The kitchen was well equipped and the garden was stunning. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the cottage and would highly recommend to anyone wishing to visit this area.
October 2012
This cottage was well placed to explore the wonderful county of Northumberland - there is plenty to do and great country to explore. You do have to be prepared to get in the car and drive as not so much is within walking distance from the cottage. Our hosts were interesting and informative and concerned that we should be comfortable.
December 2011
Great owners, reception bottle of wine, very comfy & spacious.
July 2012
Just back after staying for a week in Swallows cottage, what a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was really clean & Pauline was very friendly & informative when we arrived. We were well prepared when we arrived but thought the complimentary tea/coffee tray was a great idea & the bottle of wine in the fridge chilling just makes you think they have thought about the little things that make a difference. The kitchen had everything we needed for a self catering holiday, even the knives were sharp ! All in all a very enjoyable stay, cant wait to return.
Raymond and Laurena Leigh
December 2011
The cottage was of very high quality and immaculately maintained.It offered all the amenities one could expect including a nice garden and patio.It is situated within easy driving distance of most of the major tourist attractions,including alnwick castle and gardens,Warkworth castle etc.Within a short distance there is a pub with a first class restaurant.The owners of the property are a delightful couple,very friendly and helpful.They live just a short distance away and are always at hand to answer any queries should any arise.One minor criticism is the TV which would benefit from having a bigger screen.
Ian & Jean
October 2011
Both cottage and owners excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - great position for touring the Northumbrian coast. Watching the swallows flying in and out of the barn next door was most enjoyable. We would recommend this cottage whole heartedly!
December 2009
The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and the welcome given by the owners on arrival, was second to none. Throughout our visit the owners could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The area is very beautiful with many places of interest to visit, including country parks, historic towns and castles and long beautiful beaches. Hadrian's Wall can be easily reached. We hope to visit again and would highly recommend this holiday cottage.
December 2009
very friendly hosts, good welcome,there if you needed them with good local knowledge. 2 of use spent a week in the bungalow, lots of space, comfortable and clean. good kitchen although we did use some good eating places within 20 min drive.Own transport essential as location is a couple of miles out of the nearest village. Friendly chickens on site, location quiet, semi private garden to use. Good for getting to the coast, national trust properties in the area, good gentle walks and the cheviots nearby. nothing we didn't like.
Saffron Crocus
December 2009
The bungalow was brilliant. Peaceful in the middle of fields, just countryside noises. The location is very near to lots of places on interest, including Warkworth Castle, Holy Island, Sunderland, Newcastle. The welcome was great, a tray for tea or coffee laid out including milk, with a bottle of wine in the fridge if required. My only comment would be there was no filled salt and pepper pot (very minor, but annoying just the same). We would certainly go back again if revisitng the area.
December 2009
when we found the cottage (you can miss the entrance if not careful)we found the owners very nice and friendly,(Pauline and Tony)we where shown round the cottage and found it nice and cosy,relaxing,a great aera to tour from we will visit again the furniture was relaxing to sit on.all in all we would go again
December 2009
The property is comfortable, well-equipped and in a pleasant rural setting. The bedroom and lounge are particularly nice though the kitchen is a bit on the small side. The rear garden is very attractive and looks out on to fields. The owners are very friendly and helpful though not at all obtrusive. The only minor negative aspect is the 4 chickens which, having been encouraged by previous occupants, wait at the patio or front door, expecting to be fed. It means that one can't leave the patio door open or else they will come in and one has to be careful where one walks due to their droppings. As a base for exploring Northumberland, it's excellent and it's also possible to do some walks starting at the cottage, providing one doesn't mind initially walking along the main road for a short distance.
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