The enduring symbols of a vibrant rural past, barns have become the heart and bones of a new generation of imaginative country houses that are the home of choice for those wanting to combine rural traditions and natural landscape with new architecture and unconventional layouts. The Old Cart Shed is an imaginatively-converted, spacious two double bedroom, single-storey barn conversion, nestling in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within walking distance to the picturesque, historical village of Warkworth.
Set within the grounds of a former working farm, now a charming, exquisitely converted two bedroom detached stone cottage nestled in a cluster of luxury barn conversions. A great deal of thought and care has gone into the conversion of this former barn. Finished to an extremely high standard, and where possible, many original features are retained. Traditional timber beams and vaulted ceilings, cast iron column style radiators, to the exterior facade, cast iron columns set on hand crafted stone. This delightful cottage has its own charm and character and includes an orangery/sunroom with multi-fuel burning AGA stove
The Old Cart Shed is surrounded by open countryside and is also close to the sea and stunning sandy beaches on the Northumberland Heritage Coastline. Approximately 1.5 to the bustling harbour town of Amble and within walking distance the picturesque, historical village of Warkworth.
What’s inside The Old Cart Shed?
Please refer to the floor plan provided for individual room sizes and layout.
From front door, LED down lighters hallway providing access to the principal accommodation.
Enjoying a southerly aspect to the rear elevation, the many windows and skylight bring natural light into this gorgeous dining kitchen. Fitted with a range of handcrafted wall and base units and includes a number of branded integrated appliances. There is also a ceramic butler style sink with mixer tap. This room has space for a large dining table and offers a fantastic space for entertaining. Oak timber flooring, traditional style cast iron radiators, double height vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams.
Open plan to the kitchen diner, this spacious room enjoys windows to three sides and a skylight, exposed timber beams, free standing Hunter gas stove on marble base, traditional cast iron radiators, solid oak timber flooring.
A lovely south facing room with multi-fuel burning AGA stove, tiled floor, access to the private, block paved enclosed rear garden.
Master Bedroom with en-suite shower room:
Double bedroom, solid pine flooring, exposed timber ceiling beams, column style radiator, access to the loft space, en-suite shower too with a neutral, quality suite, wc, wash hand basin and walk-in shower which is fed off the mains combi boiler. Dual powered gas/electric ladder style radiator.
Double bedroom, solid pine flooring, exposed timber beams to ceiling, column style radiator.
Quality, modern bathroom suite with wc, bath with electric shower over, wash hand basin, column style radiator.
Accessed from the master bedroom, boarded out with good insulation. Very good storage space with potential for additional living space, (subject to the necessary consents, please note there is restricted height in this space).
What’s outside The Old Cart Shed?
The Old Cart Shed retains the original cast iron columns set on hand crafted stone plinths to the front facade, there is a private parking bay enclosed by stone walls. There is off street parking to both the front and side of the property. To the rear there is low maintenance, secluded and enclosed private block paved garden.
What Propology love about The Old Cart Shed and Warkworth
We love the authenticity of this beautiful old barn and the high quality of the renovation and attention to detail resulting in a characterful home with all the modern comforts. The coastal setting is perfect for beach loving folk. This home is an ideal country retreat, second home or great holiday let due to the low maintenance garden. The location is also a winner, being approximately 1 mile from the beach and a short walk into Warkworth Village.
A ten minute walk from the property will get you to the charming 14th century Warkworth Bridge which crosses the River Coquet and to the medieval cave hermitage and chapel of a solitary holy man accessible only by boat. Within walking distance are Warkworth golf course which is a seaside links course designed by Old Tom Morris in 1891 and your local dog friendly beach which is simply spectacular with an expanse of golden sand and beautiful dunes overlooking the RSBP reserve of Coquet Island.
The dune system at Warkworth beach is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and is recommended by the Marine Conservation Society.
For those with sea legs the Coquet Yacht Club is situated at Amble Marina only a 4 minute drive away.
Access to Newcastle via the A1 and A1068 Coast Road is within easy reach and Alnmouth train station is only three miles to the north with frequent daily direct lines to Newcastle (25 mins) London Kings Cross (3 hours 20 mins) and Edinburgh (1 hour). Newcastle International Airport is approximately thirty miles to the south and Edinburgh Airport one hundred miles to the North.