A great Northumberland holiday house on the outskirts of the village, very close to the beach. It has an eclectic feel with a variety of furnishings and accessories, stone floor, log burner, wi-fi. Sleeps up to 4, welcomes children & one well behaved dog.
Byre @ Warkworth welcomes one small to medium sized (not bigger than a Cocker Spaniel) well behaved and socialised dog is welcome @ £25.00 per week or part thereof. Regret no cats. 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. Dog bowl is supplied on request.
A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-
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The Byre is part of Birling North Cottage, Warkworth, home to the Howliston family since 1874. The Byre was the cow shed, dairy and hay loft, now converted to a high standard creating a comfortable and atmospheric holiday retreat.
We are Chris and Elizabeth Howliston, and we moved into the family home fifteen years ago beginning work on the main house immediately but we always dreamt of converting the cow shed into additional accommodation. Peeling back years of Howliston occupation was an emotional experience but we always intended to preserve the exterior character of the building and to use as many original features as practicable.
The Byre has its own personality and retains huge character with its large king post trusses and beams. Our conversion retained the exterior wooden structure however Inside we have tried to combine modern comfort and convenience. We hope we have achieved a respectful appreciation of the past including references to seafaring and farming life.
We were not prepared for how peaceful a character the Byre would retain. There is an amazing sense of calm and cosiness which pleases us and hopefully our visitors. We involved one of our friends and Architect Steena Steward who saw us through the rigors of plan preparation and planning application. We have enjoyed putting together the ideas for the internal design and décor ourselves to ensure the Byre is personal, tasteful and interesting. We have created a patio garden with seating area for alfresco breakfasts and suppers.
We believe we offer something a little bit different. The Byre is romantic; it has its own particular charm. We like to imagine the cows tied to the wall waiting for milking, the ships lights shining in their alcoves, a safe haven for our guests. The artwork we have chosen speaks of a close relationship with land and sea. We like to think of the Byre as a base from which to fall in love with North Northumberland. It is a bolt hole, a place to play, relax and rest. We want our guests to feel completely at home.
So Elizabeth and Chris, what are your favourite things to see and do, and what do you like to recommend to your guests :
Our favourite walk, A stroll along the river which runs to the rear of the Castle and watching the little ferry taking people to The Hermitage.
Our favourite afternoon tea spot We like nothing better than walking down into Warkworth and having a spot of lunch or afternoon tea at Bertram's and make sure our guests are introduced to this amazing café and restaurant.
Our favourite beach - The road to the rear of the property leads directly to Warkworth beach which is also a favourite walk of ours and takes ten minutes to this lovely sandy stretch which is great to walk on or take the children for the typical afternoon on the sand making castles and chasing waves.
Our favourite restaurant - We urge our guests to explore Amble particularly seafood lovers. We always recommend the Fish shack and Old Boat House restaurants with their spectacular views over the harbour.
Our favourite shopping experience - We have some lovely shops right here on our doorstep in Warkworth - so a bit spoilt for choice - Greys, The Greenhouse and the Fenwick Gallery are great places to browse and buy.
Our favourite attraction : The Hermitage at Warkworth and we always make sure our guests know about Alnwick and Howick gardens both with their individual characters.
Our favourite view - Its got to be the view of the Castle looking back up river from Amble - you can see this view in the photo gallery.
Our favourite touristy thing to do - We recommend a castle tour and a visit to Holy Island.
If there was one thing you'd advise a visitor to do whilst staying here what would it be? We make sure our guests know about the lovely walks they can do from the Byre, and further afield, and that they can walk or cycle the spectacular coastline north and south, as we sit directly on the cycle route from Newcastle to Edinburgh.
" Beautiful cosy base in a great location ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The Byre is a fantastic place to stay and explore the Northumberland coastline. You feel at home the moment you walk through the door and the property is beautifully decorated with everything you might need for any type of weather ( we saw it all). The owners too are very friendly and helpful. The beach us a short walk and ideal for dog walking. "
The Coopers - Apr 2018
" The Byre is a lovely property, full of character. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Our short break at The Byre was very enjoyable and the owners Chris and Elizabeth were the perfect hosts. The village is in a beautiful area of Northumberland and everywhere is within easy reach. We would love to return again sometime in the future. "
Sue & Lyndon Cook - Jul 2017
"Thank you for a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage. Warkworth is a very picturesque village and we loved the walk down to the beach from the cottage. Fantastic meal at the Old Boat House in Amble. All n all a very nice place to stay."
Christine & John - Jun 2017
"Lovely and quiet, great location near the beach and town, just 5 mins from pubs. Thank you Chris and Elizabeth"
Jason, Kathryn & Lauren - May 2017
"We came back! our second stay thoroughly enjoyed As ever thank you for exceptional thoughtfulness with welcome basket and goodies in the fridge to get us started. The Byre @ Warkworth is a great place to stay"
Jane & Aileen - Apr 2017
"Dear Elizabeth and Chris, Just to say a big "Thank You" for a lovely holiday at The Byre. We all agreed it was one of our brest holidays ever in one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. Your hospitality and firendliness really added to the whole experience and it felt very "home-from-home". We enjoyed meeting you! And Megan was thrilled to meet George and Emily at the end of the week. We wish you every success in the new(ish) business venture and are sure you will become very popular and busy!! With kind regards and best wishes from Julie, Alistair and Megan "
Julie, Alastair & Megan Harrison-Bell - Apr 2017
"Thank you, we have enjoyed our stay very much. The conversion of The Byre has been beautifully designed and executed. The nautical theme really grabbed our interest. It is all so tasteful. Every creature comfort has been considered. Wev have had a very comfortable stay and the welcome pack was much appreciated. We love the locality."
Cameron - Nov 2016
"Lovely stay in this beautiful cottage "
Credland - Sep 2016
"Had a brilliant week, found the Byre cozy and comfortable. Excellent location with numerous pristine beaches close by. "
Anderson - Sep 2016
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