Warkworth Old Post Office32 Castle St, Warkworth, Morpeth, NE65 0UL, England
A welcoming haven on the Northumberland coast
This wonderful family-run B&B is set in the beautiful village of Warkworth that follows a medieval streetplan at the foot of a 12th century castle. The Old Post Office is a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse that has been beautifully converted into a warmly welcoming B&B. The village offers a variety of charming restaurants, pubs and tea-rooms and it is just a two-minute walk to the castle and ten to the coastal dunes and sea.
Three comfortable and very well-appointed guest bedrooms all feature little luxuries such as freshly cut flowers, smart TVs and free Wi-Fi. En-suite shower rooms are supplied with ethical toiletries, and every room has a hospitality tray and access to a mini fridge for fresh milk.
Guests may enjoy the large, comfortable sitting room, furnished with coffee table books, magazines, local maps and guides
Breakfasts are served at a Victorian mahogany dining table and are delicious. The focus is on locally sourced ingredients, with Northumberland pork and Craster kippers always on the menu along with homemade granola and sourdough toast.
Warkworth Old Post Office B&B suggests
Carbon offset your stay – as the first hospitality business in the UK to partner with Earthrhize, Warkworth Old Post Office offers guests, should they choose, to carbon offset their stay, helping to prevent ocean-bound plastic from entering the sea.
- Building of Historical Interest
- Free Wifi
- Bird Watching
- Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park/Area
- Places of Historical Interest
- Train Station
- Water Activities
- Wild Swimming
- Opening Times: open year-round
- Tel: +44 (0)1665 711 341
- Mob: +44 (0)7758 253 104
- Price Range: £120
Price per room, per night based on two sharing, including breakfast
Minimum stay two nights
Warkworth Old Post Office is located thirty miles north of Newcastle and at the start of the Northumberland Coast AONB. Explore the castle, Norman church and medieval bridge. Browse in the shops or take a break and enjoy the variety of restaurants and pubs. It's a 15-minute walk to Warkworth beach, the start of several miles of sweeping sandy beach and dunes. It is a popular area for walkers with Warkworth on the Northumberland coastal path and St Oswald's Way. Other local attractions include Alnwick and Howick Hall Gardens, National Trust properties at Cragside, Wallington and Holy Island, and castles at Bamburgh, Alnwick and Dunstanburgh..When the night sky is clear, stargazers can visit enjoy the observatory in Kielder Forest National Park. Hadrian's Wall is within easy reach, as are the museums of Vindolanda and Housesteads Roman Fort. The location makes it a good centre from which to visit Newcastle, Durham and Edinburgh: it's three miles to Alnmouth Station, from where the cities are 40, 50 and 60 minutes away respectively.
"We based ourselves at The Old Post Office for three nights so that we could get to know the area better. It’s perfectly located for a stroll round pretty Warkworth, and equally well placed to get to all the Northumberland favourites like Alnwick, Amble, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Holy Island .Hadrian’s Wall and the excellent museums of Vindolanda are also not far. We couldn’t have wished for a warmer welcome from hosts Anna and Jon. The house is stylish and our room (Sea Folly) at the top of the house, very comfortable. We could park directly outside. Lots of treats on top of an excellent breakfast...you can imagine we sampled lots over our three days and it was all delicious. Home made sourdough, native Northumberland quality meats and kippers , and fruit salad with black currants from the garden. Nothing was too much trouble for Anna who was also a mine of useful tourist tips like needing change for a carpark in Caster......we wholeheartedly recommend a stay here. We will be back! Thank you Anna and Jon"
Kate G, August 2020
Anna and Jon Willey
- Bio : Your hosts at Warkworth Old Post Office are Anna and Jon, who bought the property in 2019 as part of a move closer to family and friends. They have carried out extensive restoration of the building over the past year. Along with their two dogs, Fred and Henry, they welcome guests to their beautiful home.