Surrounded on three sides by the River Coquet, the stunning village of Warkworth is situated in mid Northumberland one mile west of the coast and seven miles south west of Alnwick.
Warkworth has a long and interesting history. The parish church of St Lawrence is situated at one end of the village with an impressive 100ft spire. There has been a church on this site for the last 1,200 years and was built as a place of refuge in the dangerous Norman times. At the other end of the village the castle sits majestically on the top of a hill and is visible for miles around.
This picturesque environment and colourful history makes Warkworth a desirable destination for those wishing to rent a cottage in Northumberland, and there is no shortage of things to do.
The village has one main street with a number of pubs, shops and tearooms and a post office. Warkworth Hermitage, owned by English Heritage, is on the river below the castle and is only reachable by boat. This landmark commemorates the deaths of the brother and beloved lady of a knight named Sir Bertram, who is said to have created the chapel and resided there for the rest of his life. The castle is also owned by English Heritage and is open to visitors. Check out the English Heritage website for information about special events throughout the year.
There are many wonderful heritage walks around the village and through the stunning surrounding countryside. The River Coquet is well known among anglers, and there is a long history of salmon fishing in the area. There is a long held tradition that the first salmon to be taken from the river each year is to be presented to the Duke of Northumberland.
Seafield Lodge is a fantastic property located only a short drive from the centre of the village and offers plenty of outdoor space with wonderful views of the castle and the surrounding countryside. We have 3 cosy cottages located in the nearby village of Acklington which are also an ideal base for those who wish to explore the extensive, unspoilt Northumbrian coastline and National Park, and are perfect for walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and anglers.