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St. Lawrence Rest

(Ref. 931068)

Warkworth, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic ."

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is stunning and the best I have ever stopped in."

    Everything oozes quality and a welcome hamper was there on day one which is a very nice touch.Everything you could need and more.Such a lovely garden to sit in when the weather is nice to ponder and have coffee.The hosts were very approachable and friendly and have a real gem.I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property as its all the level which is a real bonus for those who may not be able to do stairs.We will be back.

    Reviewed by Laurie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at St Lawrence Rest."

    It is well equipped and ideally located in the centre of Warkworth with pubs, restaurants, cafes and the beach within easy walk, not to mention Warkworth Castle at the top of the hill. Free parking is available close by.

    Reviewed by Carl4.4Sep 2023

  • "A perfect location in the attractive village of Warkworth, with local walks, beaches, sand dunes and nature reserves within easy reach."

    Cycles can be left securely in the private back garden with Warkworth providing a great base camp for cycling the national cycle network route 1, much of which is off road by the coast, or on quiet country lanes. This stylish cottage, in the heart of the village by the church and a few steps from the river, is very well equipped and comfortable to live in. The owners are welcoming and go the extra mile to provide all home comforts and welcome treats to help you settle in. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage full of everything you could possibly want or need for your stay."

    Some lovely personal touches make a comfy, cosy and beautiful location feel. Like home. Would return and recommend without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2023

  • "The holiday home was exceptional from first entering the property greeted by soft lighting and music along with an essential food supply to having all the comforts of being in one's own home."

    The decor is inspirational and in a prime position of the village.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated with everything provided that could be needed."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Also the cottage is very well situated for Warkworth itself and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Nov 2022

  • "The moment we opened the door at St."

    Lawrence Rest we knew we had found a special place. The cottage is beautifully appointed, with so many personal touches and absolutely everything you could possibly need. There were welcome gifts in the kitchen, fresh cut flowers and our hosts couldn't have been more helpful. At the rear of the cottage a stunning private courtyard, filled with flowers, made our stay extra special. If you get the chance to stay in this fabulous cottage in the lovely village of Warkworth you should grab it!

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in, we will definitely be back!"

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jul 2022

  • "Probably the best holiday cottage we have used over the last 10 years."

    Very well appointed, comfortable and quiet.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2022

  • "We had a great week at St Lawrence Rest."

    The cottage was beautiful and exactly as described and the owners couldn’t have been friendlier or more welcoming. Warkworth is a very pretty town and a great base for exploring the area. We arrived to find an excellent welcome pack of goodies and supplies.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything we needed."

    Gorgeous garden to relax in and owners were lovely and really friendly. Would recommend to anyone who is visiting Warkworth.

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have had a wonderful week in this gorgeous cottage."

    Everything has been thought of, with lovely touches everywhere. The furniture is comfortable as are the beds, the shower is fabulous and the kitchen well-equipped. The second bedroom is small, but well thought out, with a chest of drawers and hanging rail. Netflix and reliable Wi-Fi too. Don’t be put off by the thought of the church bells, although audible they did not disturb at all. The village of Warkworth is lovely and we will certainly return, hopefully to St Lawrence Rest.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful place."

    All furnishings and decor outstanding. Welcome pack very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Norman5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week away in this cottage, our last holiday before our little girl arrives."

    The cottage is very well equipped for everything you need and the owners left lots of little touches which were very welcoming. It was very clean and well maintained and we will definitely be recommending to family and hope to come back again in the future. Thank you for a lovely week away

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2022

  • "Second visit to this property as we so enjoyed the first."

    Perfect in every way, ideally situated opposite the church. Parking is in the square on a first come basis. Close to the river for leisurely walks and nearby Amble, Alnmouth, and Alnwick not far away and well worth visiting. There is a bus service from the village if you don’t want to drive. Amble is in walking distance. The owners go above and beyond in making this cottage so welcoming from the beautiful furnishings to all the delicious goodies and wine. Everything you could possibly need and more. Warkworth is a lovely village in view of the castle with several pubs, shops and a small grocery shop/post office. Would certainly recommend in every way.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2021

  • "A comfortable and cosy cottage with friendly and helpful owners."

    Excellent location and lovely view from front windows.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent owners who go over and above expectations."

    Previous renter had apparently commented about a mattress and I was asked my opinion, replying I felt it was perhaps time to think about replacing it. Fifteen minutes later I was told one had been ordered for delivery the following day. Obviously they only make the bed so wouldn’t have realised there was a problem. All the thoughtful little extras they supply too are appreciated and the rear courtyard has been renovated to a very high standard since we were there last year. We shall be back

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have stayed in many holiday cottages in Northumberland, mostly in Walkworth and the surrounding area."

    This was by far the best cottage we've ever stayed in. It was clean, beautifully furnished, well equipped and had a very comfortable bed. I can usually find something to complain about, but i can honestly say, this time I couldn't!. We will be back! We have to come back anyway because I forgot to leave the parking disk that the owners had kindly provided.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful property in an ideal location opposite the church."

    The owners have gone the extra mile to provide everything you need and more including fresh bread, cereals, butter, milk, juice etc and a bottle of wine on arrival. The cottage is clean, comfortable and very tastefully decorated. Lots of books about the area and fiction to read. TV has prime, Netflix etc. Parking outside in the main square is on a first come first served basis but we always managed to find a space. The castle is a short walk up the hill - well worth a visit and Walkworth surrounded by the river offering lovely walks. There is an excellent bus service to the local towns such as Alnwick or Alnworth and further afield you don’t want to use the car. The village shop and post office were useful for food shopping and there’s a good choice of pubs ( when they open) and other lovely shops. N Trust properties Crag Side and Wallington are an easy drive away and well worth a visit. Will definitely return to Warkworth and this property again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2021

  • "Firstly the cottage was immaculate and very clean, so important in the days of Covid."

    The decor is beautiful, very stylish and in keeping with the location. Good quality linens and furnishings. Lovely touch of wine and breakfast items waiting for us, thank you. The courtyard at the rear is a complete sun trap and a great place to enjoy a glass of wine. The town is very pretty and having the river a few hundred yards away with plenty of seats was a real bonus. Lots of places to visit and the countryside is stunning. The owners, Russell and Tracey, are very friendly and it was a pleasure to stay in their home. The church bells were really only noticeable if you are awake during the night, they didn’t wake us up. If awake, the owls hooting was a welcome sound. We highly recommend this property and would hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was wonderfully decorated, cosy and very comfortable."

    We felt at home as soon as we arrived. Lovely views across to the church and a great base to explore beautiful Warkworth and wider Northumberland. We are coming back again next year.

    Reviewed by Harriet5.0Oct 2020

  • "Location was great, accommodation was very well presented and included everything you needed, very homely."

    Great location for local sightseeing

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2020

  • "St Lawrence Rest is one of the best cottages we have ever stayed in."

    The accommodation is warm, spacious, well laid out and well decorated, and the facilities and attention to detail are excellent. The wine and biscuits on arrival were very much appreciated - thanks, Russell and Tracey! The location is very central to the town, with three good restaurant/pubs and the village shop very close by. The village is very quiet at night, and we found the chiming of the church clock quite appealing, and it did not disturb our sleep at all. There is a free car park very close to the cottage which was quite busy (although we managed to park there most days), and further parking by the river, which is very close. There are pleasant walks along the river and down to the beach, and we enjoyed Warkworth Castle, and the nearby town of Alnwick, including the Garden and Castle.

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a fabulous, central location."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. However I would not recommend nor stay again purely due to the noise coming from the upstairs household. There is a young family and the little boy likes to run up and down the length of the upstairs property 50+ times a day. It is impossible to ignore and very loud. It disturbed us when trying to put my young son to bed and also began first thing in the morning so often woke us up. Not what you want when you have gone on holiday to relax. It is such a shame as everything else was fabulous and I will definitely return to Warkworth.

    I am terribly sorry that you had to encounter some disruption caused by the neighbouring property which under normal circumstances is out of our control. However, you may be pleased to know that we have since purchased this property next door and can assure yourself and our future guests that this should no longer be a concern. Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsty3.8Sep 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage, really well appointed and cosy,they've thought of everything you could need,wonderful location, gorgeous area to stay in."

    Great communication from the owners.No bath in the property but we brought along a mini paddling pool which worked a treat as a baby bath in the big shower area.The local people are so friendly and welcoming and we have had the best cakes we've ever tasted in every tea shop/cafe we've visited.Beautiful beaches within easy reach of the cottage.Missing Northumberland already!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2020

  • "We booked this cottage over another one due to the pictures showing a bath in the bathroom, we have an 8 week old daughter and so felt this was better for us."

    Upon arrival we found that there was now a lovely large shower in the bathroom, perfect for me and my husband but not our baby who couldn’t have a proper bath/wash. Photos need to be updated. Apart from that everything was PERFECT and would certainly recommend this cottage!!

    Reviewed by Annie4.7Feb 2020

  • "The place way perfect, beautifully decorated, very homely and lots of attention to detail of what you needed for your stay."

    Fabulous location.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very convenient for shops and pubs lovely walks cottage very warm and comfortable"

    Reviewed by Gina5.0Nov 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely little village."

    Location is great to explore the northumbria coastline. The owners have put a lot of effort in to make you feel comfortable and at home.

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely property, furnished and equipped to a very high standard in a great location."

    Reviewed by Gregory5.0Oct 2019

  • "Our second visit to this cottage-it is really lovely and in an excellent position in the little town of Warkworth."

    Would certainly like to visit again!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped and cosy."

    The location is perfect with beautiful views of the church with the river, castle and pubs a very short walk away. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Aug 2019

  • "Although the property is advertised as ground floor accommodation, it would be helpful if the fact that the top floor is permanently occupied by a family had been mentioned."

    We (and some previous residents) found the noise, mostly first thing in the morning unacceptable. The noise began from around 6.30 am to 7.00 am with what sounded like furniture being moved, the toddler running back and forth and obviously dropping toys. OK, so he was just being a toddler but if we'd been aware of occupation in the upstairs we wouldn't have booked this property as inevitably sounds are going to travel through the upstairs floor/ground floor ceiling. It was a shame that we were disturbed by the noise (we didn't even mind the regular church clock chiming although this had bothered a previous holidaymaker) as the cottage itself is cosy and nicely furnished.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.4May 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday."

    The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. It is in a lovely position for walks and exploring Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2019

  • "This property is fabulous quality throughout."

    It is in a great location for touring the local area, with walks from the door and fantastic beaches. My friend, visiting from Spain, was really impressed, and we had a lovely relaxing weekend.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and centrally situated for everything you ..."

    Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and centrally situated for everything you could possibly need, will be definitely be returning, thank you to Russell and Tracey for the wine and biscuits such a lovely touch

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jan 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, really welcoming and cosy and beautifully dressed for Christmas which was a very nice gesture and pleasant surprise."

    I had a few text messages with Tracy the owner, she was very helpful and pleasant which makes a big difference when your staying away from home. The beds were comfortable with very nice sheets, I know that sounds simple but it makes a massive difference to have good sheets!

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2018

  • "St Lawrence Rest was the best equipped cottage I’ve ever stayed in."

    Attention to detail was second to none.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2018

  • "This is probably the best cottage we have ever rented in England."

    Beautifully decorated and very well equipped. Very helpful owners. Excellent location! We would certainly like to visit again!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely, more like someone's loved home than a rental."

    There was wine and biscuits on arrival which was great! We stay in Northumberland every year but this cottage easily had the most comfortable beds. The only point I have to make is that on the picture gallery there is a picture of a garden, so I booked the cottage thinking there would be ample outside area for the kids. However on arrival there is just a small yard. Still lovely though ♥

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2018

  • "Beautifully presented property - very cosy and homely in a stunning location."

    Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2018

  • "A great place to stay and explore northumberland"

    Reviewed by James4.4Jul 2018

  • "A truly beautiful, comfortable and well equipped property in a beautiful setting."

    Couldn't have asked for more!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2018

  • "Dog friendly, 5* Stay and Location."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2018

  • "We have been self catering for over 40 years."

    This cottage is one of the best. The owners have thought of everything without going over the top. For example, plenty of hangers in the wardrobes.....something that is usually overlooked. The furniture was extremely high standard., as was everything. We will be back and recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Homely feel clean and tidy with mod cons...comfy beds and everything in working order ie. Heating /water pressure to ensure a perfect break.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Oct 2017

  • "We enjoyed being so close to the local amenities and Warkworth is an ideal base from which to explore the local area."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2017

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Very tastefully decorated and lots to do nearby.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2017

  • "The most beautiful cottage in a perfect location."

    The cottage was spotless and had everything in it you could possibly need.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2017

  • "Excellent stay at a well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2017

  • "Thank you to the owners for a wonderful stay."

    This cottage is beautiful and has everything you can possible need for a fabulous stay with great location in the village. Cafes, pubs just around the corner and a handy village store and walks to the beach, castle and along the river from your doorstep. So much to do in the local area my young daughters enjoyed the castles and beaches nothing more than half an hour drive away. Thank you again we will be back.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2017

  • "Amazing location and accommodation for family with toddler."

    Only wish we could have stayed longer. Ideal break.

    Reviewed by Alix5.0Mar 2017

  • "Excellent location, beautiful property."

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Mar 2017

  • "Excellent location."

    Nothing too much trouble with owners of property. Would highly recommend, overall had a brilliant holiday.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Mar 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Free parking in public car park 50 yards away on first come, first served basis
  • Additional parking in further free car park by riverside
  • Enclosed shared rear yard with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shops and pubs 1 mins walk
  • Note: There is one step to access the property and one step into the rear yard
  • Please note: You may hear church bells which sound each hour from the church opposite
  • Please Note: This property now has a stone locked garage for storage of bike, paddle boards etc.

The property

This lovely cottage is set in the heart of the charming village of Warkworth, one of the gems of the Northumberland coastline.

Beautifully-presented, this cottage has been furnished to provide a welcome retreat to return to after a day out exploring.

Tucked away behind the main square, the front door leads you into the comfortably furnished open plan living area.

With cosy sofas and dining area this is a lovely spot to relax, someone can prepare supper in the well-equipped kitchen whilst the rest of the party keep them entertained.

There are two bedrooms, a double and a single both sharing the family bathroom.

Once settled into your cottage, why not take a leisurely stroll around the village, the main street is lined with charming shops, eateries, pubs and galleries and towering above it all is the ever present Warkworth Castle, one of England's finest fortresses dating from the late 14th century.

Perhaps take a walk to the river and discover the Warkworth Hermitage - a medieval cave housing evidence of a chapel, confessional and dormitory.

The coastline is just a twenty minute walk away but can easily be reached by car; here you’ll find a gorgeous stretch of sandy beach, picnic area and a car park.

There's also a challenging 9-hole links course, with magnificent views along the coast and over to Coquet Island, an RSPB Nature Reserve.

Discover the pretty coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster, or take in Alnwick Castle and its impressive garden, just a 15 minute drive along unspoilt, scenic roads.

This is the perfect base for a relaxing break in Northumberland.

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About the location


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.

Please note: You may hear church bells which sound each hour from the church opposite.

Please Note: This property now has a stone locked garage for storage of bike, paddle boards etc.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas