Blue Poppy House (formerly Chesterdene)

Bamburgh & Holy Island Area, Coastal

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £1,242 per week
  • £177 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Games room
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Garden
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Blue Poppy House, is ideal for groups of people, particularly families looking to holiday together. Situated in the hamlet of Waren Mill on the northern edge of Bamburgh village, the house is only a few hundred yards from the sea at Budle Bay, an easy walk to beautiful stretches of sand, and the mudflats ideal for birdwatching, and of course less than a 5 minute drive into the village of Bamburgh dominated by its Castle.

A fantastic holiday cottage that has been tastefully furnished throughout and painted in subtle nautical shades of blue. Painted wooden beams, drift-wood Karndean and sumptuous light grey carpets along with accents of colour, bring a light and modern feel to this prime holiday property. Crisp white bed linen and luxurious fluffy towels in all the bedrooms.

This is a great family and friends property for get togethers, dogs and children are also very welcome with plenty of space for all to enjoy.

Large log burner in the lounge, wi-fi throughout the property & separate room with pool table. Fantastic BBQ hut, paved patio area for super alfresco dining with table and chairs. Large garden (not fully enclosed) and plenty of parking on the driveway.

Utility room, ideal space to kick off your shoes, dry the dog and get sand out of your hair. 2 well behaved dogs are very welcome. Leisure Club Membership, entry fees apply.

If you are looking for a cosy retreat anytime of the year or a well equipped base to explore beautiful Northumberland, then Chesterdene is for you. A holiday cottage that is big on space, character and ideally situated - enjoy!

Entrance / Cloak Room

  • Entrance porch to main hallway and staircase and other rooms off.
  • Separate cloakroom (WC & basin) off main hall

Kitchen / Utility


  • Large painted kitchen with extensive bench area and floor cabinets
  • Range style cooker with ceramic hob
  • Built in microwave
  • American fridge freezer with ice and filter water
  • Dishwasher
  • Crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc for up to 12 persons
  • Good range of quality cookware, pans and utensils
  • Lots of catering and dining equipment
  • Stairs leading from kitchen to mezzanine area


  • Utility room
  • Washing Machine
  • Ceiling drier ideal to dry outdoor gear
  • Oil boiler providing central heating and hot water

Dining Room

  • Large dining room with ample seating for 8/10 people
  • Sideboard
  • Inglenook fireplace with electric log effect fire

Lounge / Conservatory


  • Large lounge with inglenook fireplace
  • Log burning stove
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Ample sofa seating
  • Coffee tables


  • Sunny Conservatory off pool room, with double doors to rear garden and patio
  • Cane sofa and chairs
  • Coffee table

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

Upstairs from main hall:

  • Spacious Master bedroom with king size bed,
    • Walk in wardrobe,
    • bedside cabinets
  • chest of drawers
  • beamed ceiling
    • Ensuite shower room with wc and wash hand basin
  • 1 double bedroom
    • built in wardrobe
    • drawer unit
    • bedside tables
  • 1 twin bedroom
    • open walled hanging area
    • bedside tables
    • tall boy chest of drawers

Family bathroom, bath with shower over, wash hand basin and wc

Upstairs from Kitchen:

  • Double bedroom with king size bed
  • Open hanging area
  • bedside tables
  • with use of downstairs shower room

Ground floor shower room with wc & whb

Games room & other areas

  • Games room with pool table
  • Study with wi-fi internet
  • Large Mezzanine area providing comfy seating, reading area, tv and games station


  • Freeview TV in lounge
  • DVD
  • TV on Mezzanine with Games Station
  • Wi-fi
  • Boardgames and jigsaws
  • Pool table
  • Enclosed outdoor barbecue hut
  • Leisure Club Membership, entry fees apply

Outside facilities

  • Extensive garden, not enclosed (has an unfenced running brook)
  • Enclosed barbecue hut
  • Parking for 4 cars

What's Included at Chesterdene

  • All bedding, bed linen and towels
  • Travel cot (please note, we do not supply a mattress or bed linen for the cot)
  • High Chair
  • Welcome pack : tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a sweet treat
  • Welcome toiletries - loo rolls (2 per bathroom), shampoo, shower gel - eco friendly products
  • Cleaning pack - washing up liquid, multi-surface cleaner & cleaning cloths (all cleaning products eco-friendly)
  • Starter supply of logs, kindling and matches October - March, more can be purchased locally
  • Wi-fi

What can be arranged at Chesterdene

  • Well behaved dogs welcome (up to 2) £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof
  • Dog duvet
  • Dog crate medium
  • Dog crate large
  • Additional travel cot (please note, we do not supply a mattress or bed linen for the cot)
  • Additional high chair
  • Beach towels
  • Leisure Club Membership, entry fees apply

Facilities for Children @ Chesterdene

  • Travel Cot (please note, we do not supply a mattress or bed linen for the cot)
  • High Chair
  • Games centre on Mezzanine level - X-box with loads of games
  • Pool Room
  • Study

Bringing Your Dog on Holiday

Chesterdene welcomes well behaved dogs (up to 3) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof. When you book you will be asked to provide some information about your pet which will aide the owner in ensuring that the property is set up to welcome them.


A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-

  • Your pet should not be left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired)
  • Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
  • On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment.

The following items are available to hire if you are bringing your K9 friend

  • Dog duvet
  • Plastic dog bed
  • Dog crate medium
  • Dog crate large

Special Notes & Conditions

Special Notes/Conditions:
• Dogs are welcome @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof.
• Low occupancy discount available at certain times of the year: A discount of 10% will automatically be applied for those parties with 2 or fewer guests. 
• Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed
• There is an unfenced stream running along one of the boundaries, behind the treeline.
• This property is not on mains drainage and has a septic tank.


Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

• The nearest bus stop is on the main street in Bamburgh approx 2.50km away
• Chathill Railway Station is 8 miles away
• Taxis can be booked by telephone 01665 720400 / 01665 720542
• This access statement is available on our website and in the 'Welcome File' in the house.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
• Car parking is available in the grounds of the house , no parking is available on the road outside.
• The grounds are gravelled and flagged and are flat.
• There is a single step to the front door.

Main Entrances & Doorways
• The main entrance is the front door up one 17cm step and a 8cm thresh. The key for this door is located in the key safe to the right of the door which is hinged on the left with a 74cm opening. You will receive the key safe code with your directions.
• Operating key safe. slide down the front cover, enter the 4 digit code, press the lever on the left of the dials dial while pulling toward you. Retrieve key. Close safe door,scramble code and close siding flap.
• There are two key holes open the 5 lever mortice lock at the bottom first, then the “yale” type lock above it.
• The front door opens into the porch area which is carpeted. Through the porch door into the hall. All rooms run off this hall: Lounge to the right, staircase and downstairs toilet straight ahead, Pool room and conservatory to the left and to the left and rear the dining room through to the kitchen with the utility and mezzanine off it.

General house layout

Up the main staircase are 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 double ensuite and 1 twin and a family bathroom.
Staircase: 18cm risers, 83cm wide, tread depth of straight stairs 25cm, consisting of 10 straight steps to a half landing 10 more steps to main upstairs hall Hand rail to left hand side of stairs, right hand side enclosed.
From the hallway is the House Bathroom to the left, with 1750 long bath, wc and basin,
To the right is an ensuite bedroom which is ensuite shower, access door is 80cm wide, shower room door is 61cm wide and shower cubicle is 1m wide. 15cm thresh.
To the left of the stairs is a twin bedroom and a double bedroom, both with sloping ceilings.

Lounge with 3 large sofas, TV, small “office” of with single sofa bed, desk and Wi-fi internet access.
Pool Room, through to conservatory, double doors, with double doors out to rear garden, thresh 10cm

Dining room
Dining table for 10 with bench seat and 8 chairs, sideboard, through to kitchen, down small 5cm step in double doorway.

Tiled floor. with centre breakfast bar with minimum 105cm access all the way round. Two runs of units, one incorporating sink with lever operated tap. the other run incorporating 1100 gas hob, double oven range (electric). Storage cupboards both wall and floor, extractor hood over oven, Micro wave incorporated into tall kitchen unit;, dishwasher next to sink.
American style fridge freezer.
To the right, door way to rear exit,
Doorway to downstairs shower room, over a 10cm high and 10cm wide thresh to utility area, oil boiler and further back door.
To the left of the breakfast bar, stair case with quarter turn at bottom leads to mezzanine area, double sofa bed and TV/games console and through to double bedroom. This room is in the eaves with some restricted head height.

The rear garden has a pond and a stream running through it. There is a fully enclosed barbecue hut enabling alfresco dining whatever the weather. Patio area is flagged.
The front garden/drive is gravelled and most of the garden is to grass.


By far the best we have ever stayed in

Helen C,

I couldn't fault Blue Poppy Cottage, perfect for our family get together. Good location, yet close to the A1 for visiting other areas of Northumberland.

Mr R F,


Situated in the quiet hamlet of Waren Mill, approx 2 miles north of Bamburgh at Budle Bay.
Walking distance to beach - 5 minutes.
Walking distance to nearest pub/eatery
    • Formal dining @ Waren House under 10 minutes - pre-booking essential
    • Pubs and restaurants in Bamburgh 30 minutes (less than 5 minute drive)
Walking distance to shops - in Bamburgh 35 minutes (less than 5 minute drive)
Driving : within easy reach of Alnwick, inland the Cheviot Hills and northward the border town of Berwick upon Tweed.
Nearest Rail Station - Chathill (very limited service from Newcastle), main line Alnmouth.
Nearest Airport : Newcastle International
Nearest Main Bus Station : Alnwick - however, direct routes to Beadnell available from both Berwick and Newcastle.