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The Annexe, Eastfield Hall

Eastfield Hall near Warkworth, Northumberland (Ref. 2539)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "The Annexe is in a very peaceful beautiful location and has a lovely large garden ideal for children and dogs."

    We were happy with the accommodation which was comfortable and spacious. We were already aware of the ‘no shower’ issue so were prepared for it. Hopefully one will be installed soon. We had two occasions to contact the owner and were impressed that she returned our calls immediately and was very helpful. There was no hair dryer but she ordered one for us straight away. Also during our stay, the washing machine wouldn’t work. This flagged up what we thought was the biggest problem, which was that the owner doesn’t live locally and doesn’t seem to have somebody nearby responsible for such matters. We reported to her that the machine was faulty on a Friday and she tried to contact an engineer but nobody returned her call until the Monday. The engineer was unable sort out the problem over the phone. The problem might have been quite simple to resolve for somebody familiar with the property but no such person was available. Lastly, the milk in the fridge and the two bottles of wine on our arrival were very much appreciated!

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2021

  • "We loved the location, very quiet and great views."

    Only a 5 minute drive to the village and beech. Property is very spacious for a 2 bedroom cottage, with plenty of outdoor space for the dog and kids.

    Reviewed by GraemeAug 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage in a quiet location."

    Well equipped kitchen & fabulous garden for the dog. Comfy beds too! Maybe the addition of a shower would be beneficial but we managed with the hand held one attached to the bath. All in all a lovely relaxing stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "Very nice location."

    House itself is good in terms of space. However, it does feel a bit run down and needs some money spending on it - mainly things like cleaning the windows, have a shower you can actually use (there is a bath, but needs a shower, as mixer tap extension in just unuaseable).

    Many thanks for your feedback which we really appreciate.This feedback has been passed on to the owner which will help with future bookings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "V good location, and lovely neighbours."

    The home was dirty though. Evident that it had not been cleaned properly, spiders webs; dirty ceiling fan in bathroom; marks on curtains. Beds were clean but singles v hard. Kitchen was at first glance ok, but behind taps was black and dirty; items left out greasy. Limited crockery; dining chairs v uncomfortable Carpets were unclean - need shampooed. Condition of the house generally was poor overall and disappointing; broken side gate, overgrown garden. A lot of condensation in windows, and conservatory that needs attention. Shower v poor; as handheld in a bath, and did not work v well. Windows in disrepair, some seriously. Lack of clear instructions to use washing machine. Clothes horse broken and small, for a family v unhelpful when staying for a week. Owner helpful enough when called about hot water etc, but generally not interested when I mentioned cleanliness and suggested it is managed well. Will not return, unless serious investment and improvement.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay in this beautiful part of the country."

    Cottage more than adequate - comfortable, clean and well equipped. One or two minor issues that have been well documented so we were prepared for those. If you feel that these would be an issue then don't book! Otherwise we would recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by LawrenceJun 2021

  • "First Impressions of property-Poor."

    The Conservatory needs at least nine double glazed windows replacing,Conservatory Roff * guttering require a deep clean.The three flower beds are full of weeds,not been attended to for some while.All external windows need a good clean. Inside a number of double glazed windows have failed & need to be replaced.The surrounds of the wooden window frames require a deep clean. KITCHEN-the cooker hood top,surround & underneath require a deep clean to remove the grease. Two pans with an interior coating need to be disposed of.BATHROOM-Bath requires shower curtain/screen to stop water splashing on to the floor.Extractor fan hasnt been cleaned for some time.Bath & Basin plug outlets need replacing-both rusty. No coat hooks for coats etc.,All internal window frame windows need to be opened to allow for full cleaning of areas around the hinges etc. On arrival day no blue bin at property & no bin collection calender available.Last one expired Jan 2020.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021

  • "There seems little point listing faults at this cottage because many people have complained about the same faults for many years I thought feedback was important to Sykes However, I think Sykes have just gone through the motion of gathering feedback and not worked with the owner of the cottage."

    This is a very poor show from both the cottage owner and Sykes. Sykes needs to do something to get the owner to remedy the faults.

    Reviewed by DenisMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely overall."

    However the shower is pretty useless and needs updating urgently. We only used the bath - which was a bit of a chore. The cottage is very difficult to find from the given instructions in the dark.

    Reviewed by JonOct 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful place to have a quiet stress-free break."

    Large garden for dogs to run mad. The cottage was spotlessly clean with everything you needed. More than pleased with the holiday and would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2020

  • "The house was as described but the bathroom needs attention."

    The bath and shower is not satisfactory and difficult to get in and out of. Significant air hammer in the pipe work.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2020

  • "The location is super for exploring the area."

    The beds are exceedingly comfortable. Lots of seating and lovely garden for sunny days. Well equipped kitchen but some casseroles and mixing bowls would be useful. The lack of a shower was our biggest problem. The hot water is very noisy due to air in the pipes. The washer dryer would not dry and kept stopping after 5 minutes. However we appreciated the peace and tranquillity of this area well away from the busy touristy places.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage convenient for every where."

    It just needs a bit of attention, a lot of the double glazing have broken down and needs replacing, a shower curtain would be good, it needs a soft sweeping brush to sweep the kitchen and pouch floors and some basins would be helpful and a bread bin. But all in all it is a very comfortable cottage I would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by AudreyNov 2019

  • "The Annexe has been furnished and fitted to a high standard which is refreshing to see in a dog-friendly property."

    It is probably worth mentioning that the stairs are open and wooden which in combination terrified our dog. There is no shower, just a handheld shower head from the bath mixer tap, again no problem but worth knowing. I can’t remember how long it’s been since I had a bath! The owners have noted previous critiques and the cottage was superbly clean and tea towels are now provided. Nets or other screening would have been welcome to prevent the see and be seen from next door through the windows in the kitchen and landing (views into the bathroom!). And lastly we would have loved even a pint of milk to have been provided on arrival please so we could have had a much needed cuppa after a 7 hour drive before exploring local facilities. The property fulfilled our expectations and was a great base for exploring - the conservatory entrance a much appreciated ante-room for boots and macs and for making sure muttley was house-ready after long walks. Others have criticised superficial things but having run my own self-catering accommodation for 10 years I know just how hard it is to keep everything absolutely perfect. If it was we would be paying twice the price. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JoOct 2019

  • "Enjoyed our stay plenty to do beaches beautiful."

    Was disappointed no complimentary when we arrived, quite a few bulbs was out and the kitchen could of been a lot cleaner

    Reviewed by JillianSep 2019

  • "Had to buy a tea towel, otherwise a very good venue and really enjoyed the holiday."

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2019

  • "Generally - we had a great week, there were only two minor things; the hoover was stink of stale dog when first tried to use it (didn't use it anymore), and when filling the bath, the pipes vibrated like crazy in the floor and walls!"

    However, a nice place for a week's holiday to explore the coastal area. Lots of space both inside and out. We realized that there are pets allowed into the property (we didn't have any) so smells of dog is to be expected of course.

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2019

  • "The cottage was generally very nice , no major problems ."

    The hot water sysyem was rather loud and very hot and the chess set could have done with pieces that were of different colours so you could tell which was your piece. However, having said that these are seriously tiny niggles and about the only negatives I can conjour up. The house was lovely and quite good value compared to others we saw in the area which were smaller and more expensive , So generally a very good experience

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019

  • "As with previous reviews."

    / The location and the general facilities of the cottage were fine. The cottage was let down mainly by the level of cleanliness. We had to contact the owner who arranged for some additional cleaning. The bed was very creaky and due to the fact it was difficult to close doors you had to be very careful with the bathroom/ toilet door as if it was opened the neighbours could see directly into the toilet from a low window in the landing. This clearly requires some form of window covering. The conservatory is a very good feature, but unfortunately you cannot actually see out of the windows due to the condensation within the failed double glazing. In addition with most cottages nowadays it would benefit from Wi-Fi. Minor issues that could easily have been rectified as most have been identified previously. My wife actually works as a domestic within the NHS and spent some time cleaning even after the additional cleaning organised by the owner. Safe to say whoever rents next will find it in a cleaner condition.

    Reviewed by AlexApr 2019

  • "Whilst the cottage was on the surface reasonably clean there were considerable cobwebs etc in various rooms."

    Maintenance would appear to be quite lax - several light bulbs were out and no replacements available - beds were extremely "squeaky" requiring mounting screws tightening - there was even one single bed that had not been assembled properly! Most doors although could be closed and secured by a strong hand however the ladies found them almost impossible to close - this was especially so with the bathroom door and the bedroom doors! I believe this was due to poor "hinge" adjustment and distortion! There was a lovely dishwasher provided however no tablets for use in it - if this had been notified then tablets could have been brought with us! The conservatory smelt extremely damp - needs either a heater to be left on low or a humidifier fitted! There is a lovely tiled area around/above the bath and a shower head provided however no shower curtain or screen fitted - really needs to be addressed. The toilet seat was loose and hanging off - needs to be removed and tightened before refitting - unfortunately we had no tools with us so had to suffer the consequences!! It is without doubt a lovely cottage with lots of potential but let down by the poor maintenance and attention to detail.

    Reviewed by TomDec 2018

  • "Very good for the price for a week."

    Plenty of space and large garden for the dog. Great location and very quiet. Plenty of pots and pans to use. However, we were very disappointed that the toilet seat was broken, no curtains in the kitchen or the little window on the landing. This caused the neighbours to see directly into the bathroom and the kitchen. Also, when running the hot water a horrendous loud sound is made from the boiler for about 2 minutes Would benefit with having WiFi as the 4G signal was very poor. We should have checked prior to booking, however you expect most places to supply WiFi.

    Reviewed by NaomiDec 2018

  • "Lovely and quiet."

    Ideally placed for getting around.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "The cottage we stayed in was nice."

    It needed a clean as there was dead flies on window seal all over the house. You couldn't flush the toilet properly. Also it had a handheld shower over the bath but the water didn't come out if you tried to shower with it. The views was nice but house could of been cleaner

    Reviewed by TraceySep 2018

  • "Double glazing failed in some windows."

    Spacious property with potential to be lovely. Would recommend that a shower be fitted and proper wardrobes supplied. Flimsy hanging rail was broken in twin room. More teaspoons needed. Property manager was very helpful as lived next door.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, well stocked kitchen utensils, nicely furnished and nice very quiet location."

    Main drawback was lack of shower (just a hand held shower head over bath).

    Reviewed by MoniqueJul 2018

  • "The owner needs to improve the glazing in the conservatory it lets down the rest of the property."

    All large glazed units have failed and are misted up.

    Reviewed by GrahamJun 2018

  • "Beautiful building and great location but the house comfort was rather kept to a minimum: economy 7 not enough for showers in the morning."

    Kitchen was lacking essentials we had received in other rented accommodation (dishwasher tablets, cling film, foil, etc.) and there was only 1 tea spoon and 4 little ice cream spoons, only 1 frying pan, etc. All very clean though and as good as described.

    Reviewed by AMay 2018

  • "Essentially a really good place to stay however there a few points of irritation which could be addressed."

    The directions gave a wrong postcode and Station Road was not marked,it would be better to direct people to the road for Shibottle. We found the shower difficult to use and set off what seems to be a very sensitive fire alarm when only toast being made,closing the kitchen door solved this however.So far as kitchen provision is concerned it would be good to have egg cups,a coffee pot,a salad spinner and a bread bin. Otherwise a very comfortable place,well furnished,very comfy beds,good garden,great for the welcome boules! The conservatory was also a welcome feature. Don,t know how some previous people could criticise the quality of the accommodation,unless it has been greatly improved since their stay.Our comments are quite modest really and do not affect our generals satisfaction.

    Reviewed by MalcolmMay 2018

  • "A delightful week spent in this holiday home."

    It was extremely cosy considering the time of year, very clean and comfortable - a home from home. The location was peaceful and ideal for exploring both the Northumberland countryside and coastline.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2018

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    The bed was really comfy. A dinning table has now been added in the main room, which was much better than using the conservatory, as at this time of year it was quite cold in there. Additional electric heaters are provided, so the main rooms were all warm. Very peaceful location. We had a lovely holiday and would book the cottage again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulaMar 2018

  • "Only in cottage until Tuesday because of snow."

    The cottage itself was lovely and clean however compared to other cottages it was lacking in a few things. Don't think its a cottage for the winter because although it may be warm enough during the day when you are out and about it is cold in the evening so anyone going in the winter should take a hot water bottle .

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2018

  • "Cottage perfect location to over all we had A good holiday"

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2016

  • "Very comfortable cottage, great location for exploring the Northumberland coastline."

    Wooden stairs were a little bit of a challenge for my 83 year old Mother. Some difficulty in trying to open conservatory door to get into property - think that the yale lock needs looking at, otherwise an extremely pleasant couple of days away. Thank you

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin & WC
  • Well-equipped fitted kitchen
  • Dining area in sunny conservatory with views towards the sea
  • Spacious living room.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD player, radio, stereo/CD player, selection of books and games available
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair (if requested at booking)
  • Ample off road parking
  • Large front lawn with patio area and garden furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 miles.

The property

Warkworth 2 miles.

A pretty, detached, stone-built cottage, in the grounds of Eastfield Hall, 2 miles inland from Northumberland's Heritage Coast and the pretty town of Warkworth.

Eastfield Hall was formerly a grand Victorian country house circa 1855, and today its grounds are home to a small number of luxury Scandinavian-style lodges, as well as this delightful property.

Finished to a high standard throughout, and providing homely accommodation, The Annexe offers a warm and spacious kitchen, a cosy living room, and a dining area in the sunny conservatory.

With views over open countryside towards the sea from the garden, this property is ideal for simply relaxing and recharging.

Alternatively, make the most of its splendid location by exploring the length of the stunning Heritage Coast, with numerous sandy beaches, fishing villages, castles and gardens to discover.

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About the location

WARKWORTH

Alnwick 5 miles; Alnmouth 3 miles; Amble 1 mile.

Lying in the loop of the River Coquet on the Heritage Coast, Warkworth is a picturesque village, dominated by the dramatic ruins of its 12th century castle. The history of the village and the castle are intertwined with the Percy Family who took over the castle in 1332. The Percys’ other home is nearby Alnwick Castle, most recently associated with Harry Potter as the film location of Hogwarts School. The main street is lined with Georgian and early Victorian houses and there is an exceptional range of galleries, antiques shops, a village shop/Post Office, pubs, restaurants and gift shops to suit all tastes. Warkworth has its own stretch of sandy beach and a 9 hole pay and play golf course. Also within easy touring distance are Hadrian’s Wall, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, the Farne Islands, several wonderful beaches and Alnwick Garden with its remarkable water cascade and Tree House Restaurant.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas
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