Property of The Month – The Butts, Warkworth, Alnwick, Northumberland


The Alnwick Pattinson Branch is proud to present, The Old School which is a Grade ll listed stone semi detached property dating back to 1825, and was the original Warkworth village school.
This stunning private freehold character property is located in the idyllic coastal village of Warkworth, and is perfectly positioned by the River Coquet. It is a rare find that comes with ownership of between 6-7000 sq ft of the river, and has its very own private jetty, with fishing and mineral rights over a section of the river making it the only stretch of the river that is privately owned.

This beautiful property is steeped in history and boasts a plethora of unique features including the original bell tower, a double height school hall with a suspended walkway, floor-to-ceiling double aspect panoramic windows overlooking the River Coquet from the master bedroom and living room. The two handmade wooden staircases are both hogg quality. There are two kitchens, two living rooms, bespoke iron gates made by 'Blacksmith Of The Year' Stephen Lunn who made the Duchess of Northumberland's gates at the Alnwick Garden. The gas combi boiler is brand new, with Hive “zoning” brand new system.

Warkworth is a historic and picturesque village which attracts thousands of visitors each year who come to visit its Norman castle which occupies a prominent position high above the coquet river. With famous Hermitage and surrounding country side, it has the beauty of being rural whilst also being just 1 mile from the sea.

It is perfectly positioned just over 7 miles from Alnwick, and 4 miles to the main line station at Hipsburn near Alnmouth, which has direct trains from London Kings cross (3 hours by train) to Edinburgh (1 hour by train). It is approximately 30 miles north of Newcastle and about 40 miles South of the Scottish borders.

The village itself has lots to offer, with award winning cafes, and little boutiques including the popular Greys accessories shop. The Greenhouse is the perfect shop if you are looking for something a little different for your home. There are two lovely village pubs The Hermitage and The Masons Arms. Cabosse is a renowned French trained chocolatier. There is a post office/village shop, an art gallery, Bertram’s cafe and Topsy Turvey Cafe, among other gorgeous gems.

Nearby, the town of Amble is located just over 1.5 miles away, which has an excellent range of facilities to cater for residents, and year-round tourists who visit Warkworth. There are supermarkets, butchers, bakers, cafes, pubs, a hotel, restaurants, antique shops, a Post Office and more. In addition there is Amble Links health club and swimming pool, plus a boat marina.

It's not difficult to see why Warkworth is listed as the "Poshest in Britain & best place to live in Northumberland " by The Telegraph.

The layout of this unique property on offer, briefly comprises; Entrance porch, entrance hallway, Family room/ dining room, two kitchens, utility/wc, living room, family bathroom, three bedrooms one being positioned downstairs, another with ensuite.

This outstanding home also comes with externally a kitchen garden, stone seating areas created for the outstanding river views, lawn, patio area, parking for three vehicles. Successful Airbnb set up allowing owners to live in the property and make an income. Size of property approximately 3000 sq ft.

Viewing highly recommended to appreciate all this truly unique home has to offer.


Listed for £1.1M

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