Blue Poppy House, is ideal for groups of people, particularly families looking to holiday together. Situated in the hamlet of Waren Mill on the northern edge of Bamburgh village, the house is only a few hundred yards from the sea at Budle Bay, an easy walk to beautiful stretches of sand, and the mudflats ideal for birdwatching, and of course less than a 5 minute drive into the village of Bamburgh dominated by its Castle.
A fantastic holiday cottage that has been tastefully furnished throughout and painted in subtle nautical shades of blue. Painted wooden beams, drift-wood Karndean and sumptuous light grey carpets along with accents of colour, bring a light and modern feel to this prime holiday property. Crisp white bed linen and luxurious fluffy towels in all the bedrooms.
This is a great family and friends property for get togethers, dogs and children are also very welcome with plenty of space for all to enjoy.
Large log burner in the lounge, wi-fi throughout the property & separate room with pool table. Fantastic BBQ hut, paved patio area for super alfresco dining with table and chairs. Large garden (not fully enclosed) and plenty of parking on the driveway.
Utility room, ideal space to kick off your shoes, dry the dog and get sand out of your hair. 2 well behaved dogs are very welcome.
If you are looking for a cosy retreat anytime of the year or a well equipped base to explore beautiful Northumberland, then Blue Poppy House is for you. A holiday cottage that is big on space, character and ideally situated - enjoy!
Entrance / Cloak Room
- Entrance porch to main hallway and staircase and other rooms off.
- Separate cloakroom (WC & basin) off main hall
Kitchen / Utility
- Large painted kitchen with extensive bench area and floor cabinets
- Range style cooker with ceramic hob
- Built in microwave
- American fridge freezer with ice and filter water
- Crockery, cutlery, glasses, etc for up to 12 persons
- Good range of quality cookware, pans and utensils
- Lots of catering and dining equipment
- Stairs leading from kitchen to mezzanine area
- Utility room
- Washing Machine
- Ceiling drier ideal to dry outdoor gear
- Oil boiler providing central heating and hot water
- Large dining room with ample seating for 8/10 people
- Inglenook fireplace with electric log effect fire
Lounge / Conservatory
- Large lounge with inglenook fireplace
- Log burning stove
- Freeview TV
- Ample sofa seating
- Coffee tables
- Sunny Conservatory off pool room, with double doors to rear garden and patio
- Cane sofa and chairs
- Coffee table
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Upstairs from main hall:
- Spacious Master bedroom with king size bed,
- Walk in wardrobe,
- bedside cabinets
- chest of drawers
- beamed ceiling
- Ensuite shower room with wc and wash hand basin
- 1 double bedroom
- built in wardrobe
- drawer unit
- bedside tables
- 1 twin bedroom
- open walled hanging area
- bedside tables
- tall boy chest of drawers
Family bathroom, bath with shower over, wash hand basin and wc
Upstairs from Kitchen:
- Double bedroom with king size bed
- Open hanging area
- bedside tables
- with use of downstairs shower room
Ground floor shower room with wc & whb
Games room & other areas
- Games room with pool table
- Study with wi-fi internet
- Large Mezzanine area providing comfy seating, reading area, tv and games station
- Freeview TV in lounge
- TV on Mezzanine with Games Station
- Boardgames and jigsaws
- Pool table
- Enclosed outdoor barbecue hut
- Leisure Club Membership, entry fees apply
- Extensive garden, not enclosed (has an unfenced running brook)
- Enclosed barbecue hut
- Parking for 4 cars
What's Included at Chesterdene
- All bedding, bed linen and towels
- Travel cot (please note, we do not supply a mattress or bed linen for the cot)
- High Chair
- Welcome pack : tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a sweet treat
- Welcome toiletries - loo rolls (2 per bathroom), shampoo, shower gel - eco friendly products
- Cleaning pack - washing up liquid, multi-surface cleaner & cleaning cloths (all cleaning products eco-friendly)
- Starter supply of logs, kindling and matches October - March, more can be purchased locally
What can be arranged at Chesterdene
- Well behaved dogs welcome (up to 2) £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof
- Dog duvet
- Dog crate medium
- Dog crate large
- Additional travel cot (please note, we do not supply a mattress or bed linen for the cot)
- Additional high chair
- Beach towels
- Leisure Club Membership, entry fees apply
Facilities for Children @ Chesterdene
- Travel Cot (please note, we do not supply a mattress or bed linen for the cot)
- High Chair
- Games centre on Mezzanine level - X-box with loads of games
- Pool Room
Bringing Your Dog on Holiday
Chesterdene welcomes well behaved dogs (up to 3) @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof. When you book you will be asked to provide some information about your pet which will aide the owner in ensuring that the property is set up to welcome them.
A bit of K9 etiquette should be observed during your stay:-
- Your pet should not be left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired)
- Your pet should not be allowed in the bedrooms or on furniture
- On booking for your pet, you are confirming that it is fully up to date on its flea treatment.
The following items are available to hire if you are bringing your K9 friend
- Dog duvet
- Plastic dog bed
- Dog crate medium
- Dog crate large
Special Notes & Conditions
• Dogs are welcome @ £25.00 per dog per week or part thereof.
• Low occupancy discount available at certain times of the year: A discount of 10% will automatically be applied for those parties with 4 or fewer guests.
• Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed
• There is an unfenced stream running along one of the boundaries, behind the treeline.
• This property is not on mains drainage and has a septic tank.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 8
- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 2 pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- Highchair available
- Stairgate available
- Travel cot available
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
- Private parking available
- 0.5 mile from a beach
- 3 miles from a pub
- 3 miles from a shop
- No smoking
By far the best we have ever stayed in Helen Craven - 29th September 2019
I couldn't fault Blue Poppy Cottage, perfect for our family get together. Good location, yet close to the A1 for visiting other areas of Northumberland. Mr R Fell - 29th August 2019
This is a lovely house. Plenty of room for 6 adults a toddler and 3 dogs without feeling cramped. We particularly enjoyed the use of the pool table and the conservatory. Well situated for Bamburgh and Holy Island etc. Plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. A lovely family holiday. - 29th August 2017
We enjoyed a wonderful time as an extended family in this spacious and comfortable house, well situated near some of the most beautiful parts of Northumberland. - 15th August 2017
We visited Chesterdene for our family holiday. The house is furnished to a high standard with everything you need supplied. The pool table provided hours of entertainment. We spent time sat chatting and relaxing in the conservatory, we didn't even switch the TV on most days as it's just such a lovely place to be. - 8th August 2017
We had a good holiday.the weather was excellent. The accommodation was well appointed but probably needs updating. The furniture and bed was a little uncomfortable for me. Although the accommodation was well appointed I felt that the patio and garden could have been tidier with the leaves and the the conservatory roof being particularly dirty and in need of a good clean. - 28th June 2017
I admit to being quite surprised at the quality and fittings within this property. While I expected it to be good - it really is a top notch place. I wouldn't describe the decor as cutting edge but it is totally appropriate for the style of house and area - it is modern, immaculately appointed, extremely thoughtfully put together and every requirement is met. It is a large house but feel every cosy and it is clear that the owners have approached the house with thought and care. The location is excellent - I originally came from this part of the world and it still thrills me as you take the approach into Bamburgh - the house is a great base for Northumberland exploration and travels. Though without a car you may find your experience a bit limited as shops and pubs / restaurants are a fair hike/ The garden is large and perhaps the only area for improvement - if you have young kids it is hard to see them from within the house and the windows don't look out on to the main part of the land (even from the conservatory).If to be really harsh - it could do with a little bit more landscaping to get the best from the space. The BBQ hut though - is great fun. All in all , great house and we had a great stay there. Thanks to the owners for allowing us in their home and to Stay Northumbria for the efficient and professional service. If you are thinking of going - gather up some family and friends and make the trip - no need to hesitate. - 26th April 2017
This was probably our sixth or seventh stay in Northumberland in October and we know the area very well. The location of the house was perfect, the closest to Bamburgh that we have stayed in all our visits. The house was great with bedrooms a good size for our needs as were the kitchen/dining - 27th October 2016
This is the third time staying here. The house is big enough for everyone to find space. It is well equipped and welcomes dogs It is an ideal situation for the coast and the moors and the cheviots. Stay Northumbria are easy to deal with and very helpful. I never put excellent which is why everything is Good!! - 20th September 2016
This was a gathering of the family from various parts and with two small children. Chesterdene House was easy to find and the instructions were accurate and easy to follow. There was amble parking for us all. The garden was great with the children although we did ha he to watch the little one because of the stream. He would have had to be watched anyway! The property was very spacious and we soon felt at home. It was tidy when we arrived but the floor in the kitchen could ave done with a mop as we found when we had to wipe up a spill. The paper towel was black. A better potatoe peeler and maybe steamers in the kitchen would have been helpful. The beds were all made up but not all had protective covers, maybe a shortage that week. However, there was lots of room and it was very comfortable and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The BBQ hut was great. Some people had complained about the cobwebs but it is out side and surrounded by trees and this is the country. We found it great on a cool evening and enjoyed the food. We were sorry that it was not easy to walk to the beach as there were no footpaths and the roads were narrow and busier than might have been expected. It was only a short drive to Bamburgh and we always found somewhere to park close to the beach even though it was busy and in August. The weather was so good that we did little except relax on the beaches, although some of the family made the trip to Farne Isalnds and this is to be recommended. The booking and follow up by Stay Northumberland was very good and we had no problems. Any questions were always answered promptly - 23rd August 2016
We had 2 weeks stay at Chesterdene House, Waren Mill and the location is excellent pet friendly and the house was very comfortable , a bonus to have a pool table and all you need for your pet .Lovely garden and very well furnished overall. Ideal location for all ie sightseeing and all the Islands also not far from a good restaurant. - 8th September 2015
Quite a large family group, ranging in age from 11 years old to eighty-plus, thoroughly appreciated the property and its nearness to attractive beeches and tourist spots like Alnwick and Bamburgh. Choice of spaces within the property and the pool table were ideal, and the setting for the barbecue proved appealing when weather conditions were not invariably good. - 21st August 2015
Chesterdene is a beautifully presented and tastefully decorated holiday home. It was equipped with everything a family could need and more, even having a dog bowl and towel and use of buckets and spades for the trips to the beach. The garden was well maintained and the barbeque hut we used to have kippers from the smoke house at Seahouses was delightful. We all thoroughly enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing holiday. - 28th July 2015
Beautiful spacious well equipped house set in lovely private grounds. Well situated for the delights of Bamburgh and the spectacular beaches nearby. Highly recommend. - 22nd July 2015
The barbecue hut had obviously not been used this year so we had to give it a good dust and brush out before it was fit to sit in. A sink in the utility room would be useful A couple of torches by front and back doors would have been helpful ( we all forgot to take one!) - 26th May 2015
The house is very clean and spacious. The rooms are large and well equipped. Particularly the pool room, conservatory and large outdoor space offers lots of fun. The location is excellent with many fantastic places nearby. We found that the kitchen was not particularly well stocked for such a large house. The number of pots and pans and amount of crockery was a bit tight to cater for 7 people. This is now being very picky but putting in a few more drinking glasses (and remove the cracked ones) is not a big deal and a couple of large bin liners would also be great to find in the house and not having to buy them. Overall, we greatly enjoyed our stay and found everything we needed. The only downside was the price. While I acknowledge that the house is top quality, has many additional features and is in a great location, it was almost twice the price of similar sized properties nearby. This is why I scored the value for money quite low. I would book it again, but only off-season. - 22nd April 2015
We enjoyed a lovely week at Chesterdene House to celebrate a family birthday. Location is excellent to enjoy all of the local attractions particularly the fabulous beaches and the house was large enough to accommodate us all and our two dogs who thoroughly enjoyed themselves and now need a very long rest!! - 15th October 2014
A short drive from most places, good quality well presented accommodation, good size of living rooms, bathrooms well equipped, large kitchen with everything you would need - 2nd October 2014
We have stayed here twice before and would have no hesitation in staying again. A lovely ,well appointed house in a lovely area and so good to be able to bring the dogs! - 27th September 2014
When we arrived the property it was better then the photographs portrayed. There was plenty of space for all of us including the 2 dogs and everything was clean. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. The log burning fire once we had mastered how to keep it alight gave out a tremendous amount of heat and made the room warm and cosy. We thought the towels and dog biscuits provided for our pets was a nice touch. The location could not have been better, Banburgh and Seahouses jus a short drive away. Budle bay although picturesque is not the ideal place to walk dogs but it was ok. All in all we had a great stay at Chesterdene and should we come back in the Summer then we would stay there again. - 9th January 2014
This is the second time we have stayed at Chesterdene House and we would definitely recommend it to anyone especially if they have dogs. There is plenty of room and it is well equipped. A perfect location for your holiday. We will be back!! - 27th September 2013
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• The nearest bus stop is on the main street in Bamburgh approx 2.50km away
• Chathill Railway Station is 8 miles away
• Taxis can be booked by telephone 01665 720400 / 01665 720542
• This access statement is available on our website and in the 'Welcome File' in the house.
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities
• Car parking is available in the grounds of the house , no parking is available on the road outside.
• The grounds are gravelled and flagged and are flat.
• There is a single step to the front door.
Main Entrances & Doorways
• The main entrance is the front door up one 17cm step and a 8cm thresh. The key for this door is located in the key safe to the right of the door which is hinged on the left with a 74cm opening. You will receive the key safe code with your directions.
• Operating key safe. slide down the front cover, enter the 4 digit code, press the lever on the left of the dials dial while pulling toward you. Retrieve key. Close safe door,scramble code and close siding flap.
• There are two key holes open the 5 lever mortice lock at the bottom first, then the “yale” type lock above it.
• The front door opens into the porch area which is carpeted. Through the porch door into the hall. All rooms run off this hall: Lounge to the right, staircase and downstairs toilet straight ahead, Pool room and conservatory to the left and to the left and rear the dining room through to the kitchen with the utility and mezzanine off it.
General house layout
Up the main staircase are 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 double ensuite and 1 twin and a family bathroom.
Staircase: 18cm risers, 83cm wide, tread depth of straight stairs 25cm, consisting of 10 straight steps to a half landing 10 more steps to main upstairs hall Hand rail to left hand side of stairs, right hand side enclosed.
From the hallway is the House Bathroom to the left, with 1750 long bath, wc and basin,
To the right is an ensuite bedroom which is ensuite shower, access door is 80cm wide, shower room door is 61cm wide and shower cubicle is 1m wide. 15cm thresh.
To the left of the stairs is a twin bedroom and a double bedroom, both with sloping ceilings.
Lounge with 3 large sofas, TV, small “office” of with single sofa bed, desk and Wi-fi internet access.
Pool Room, through to conservatory, double doors, with double doors out to rear garden, thresh 10cm
Dining table for 10 with bench seat and 8 chairs, sideboard, through to kitchen, down small 5cm step in double doorway.
Tiled floor. with centre breakfast bar with minimum 105cm access all the way round. Two runs of units, one incorporating sink with lever operated tap. the other run incorporating 1100 gas hob, double oven range (electric). Storage cupboards both wall and floor, extractor hood over oven, Micro wave incorporated into tall kitchen unit;, dishwasher next to sink.
American style fridge freezer.
To the right, door way to rear exit,
Doorway to downstairs shower room, over a 10cm high and 10cm wide thresh to utility area, oil boiler and further back door.
To the left of the breakfast bar, stair case with quarter turn at bottom leads to mezzanine area, double sofa bed and TV/games console and through to double bedroom. This room is in the eaves with some restricted head height.
The rear garden has a pond and a stream running through it. There is a fully enclosed barbecue hut enabling alfresco dining whatever the weather. Patio area is flagged.
The front garden/drive is gravelled and most of the garden is to grass.