Property Summary

Guide price £460,000

5 Bedrooms 2 Reception Rooms

Branch Details


01665 603581

6 Market Street, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1TL

Beck’n’Call, Birling West Cottage

5 Bedrooms (two with en-suite facilities) ▪ Family Bathroom ▪ Shower Room ▪ Sitting/Dining Room ▪ Dining Kitchen ▪ 2nd Kitchen ▪ Snug ▪ Office Area ▪ Pretty Cottage Gardens

The Area
Warkworth is a sought after and picturesque village in Northumberland and is well known for its medieval castle and the River Coquet. Facilities in the village include pubs, hotels, Warkworth C of E Aided Primary School and specialist shops including a patisserie and chocolate shop and galleries. The village is host to Warkworth Cricket Club, formed in 1874. A pleasant 15 minute walk from the village takes you to the golf course and superb sandy beach which overlooks the nature reserve of Coquet Island. A short drive takes you to the popular market town of Alnwick which is famous for its castle and gardens. The town has a wider range of amenities, hospital, schools and is close to a variety of stunning beaches on Northumberland’s heritage coast.

The Property
Birling West Cottage hasn’t just been a loved and beautifully maintained family home for more than 40 years; it has also been a very successful bed and breakfast/holiday cottage for almost 35 of those years. Accommodation is hugely versatile and could provide a very comfortable family home with 4 or 5 bedrooms or, alternatively, a bed and breakfast with 2/3 letting rooms or even a self-contained 2 bedroom holiday let. The accommodation and outside space has been developed over the years to embrace both family and business life and, indeed, both aspects have been arranged to work seamlessly together. Accommodation to the ground floor comprises:- Stable door opening to entrance hall which leads to the sitting/dining room and kitchen. The country kitchen, with its beamed ceiling, is welcoming and is very well equipped with fitted cupboards, offering plenty of storage, with integrated appliances including dishwasher, double fridge freezer. There is a breakfasting area and a quality range cooker set in an over mantle. The triple aspect sitting/dining room looks over the pretty front garden with its stream, bridge and cottage-style planting. It has working shutters, a beamed ceiling, inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and exposed stone wall which add character and charm to the room. There is an additional reception room by way of a snug at the side of the property off the kitchen. This is a cosy, comfortable, dual aspect room with its original tiled fireplace and French doors leading onto the sunny terrace. At the rear of the house on the ground floor are 2 double bedrooms, both with fully tiled en-suite facilities. There is an another fully tiled shower room on this floor along with a second well equipped kitchen which is currently used as an extra facility for entertaining and was previously used for the self-contained holiday let which has its own entrance at the rear of the property.
There is a discreet staircase rising from the sitting room to the first floor where the landing area is currently utilised as an office. Off the landing is the master bedroom, family bathroom and 2 further bedrooms. Built-in cupboards provide plenty of landing storage. The property has been very well maintained across the years and character features (including beamed ceilings and oak/latch internal doors) mix with modern conveniences (including underfloor heating and double glazing).

5 Bedrooms (two with en-suite facilities) ▪ Family Bathroom ▪ Shower Room ▪ Sitting/Dining Room ▪ Dining Kitchen ▪ 2nd Kitchen ▪ Snug ▪ Office Area ▪ Pretty Cottage Gardens
Guide price £460,000

Main Kitchen
3.01m x 6.86m (9' 11" x 22' 6")
Sitting Room
4.50m x 7.76m (14' 9" x 25' 6")
Second Kitchen
2.72m x 4.11m (8' 11" x 13' 6")
Snug Room
3.69m x 3.36m (12' 1" x 11')
Bedroom Three
2.98m x 4.32m (9' 9" x 14' 2")
Bedroom Four
3.03m x 3.14m (9' 11" x 10' 4")
Shower Room
Bedroom One
3.96m x 6.27m (13' x 20' 7")
Bedroom Two
4.31m x 3.81m (14' 2" x 12' 6")
Bedroom Five
2.32m x 2.76m (7' 7" x 9' 1")
Family Bathroom
There are currently 2 off road parking spaces and there could be additional parking, if required. The pretty, terraced cottage garden to the front is a beautiful feature of the property and there is additional gardens to each side of the property featuring private, sheltered seating/dining areas for the main property and also the holiday let, as was used.
The Directions
From Alnwick take the A1068 to Warkworth. When you pass the 30pmh signs as you drive into Warkworth, look for the first property on the right hand side which is marked by a George F White board. Turn in at the telegraph pole.

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