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Blue Poppy House (formerly Chesterdene), Waren Mill

Sleeps 82 Dogs Allowed4 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms£1267 - £2911 pw

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Chesterdene House has been completely refurbished offering outstanding holiday accommodation for

eight guests with four fabulous bedrooms, stunning kitchen and living space. Perfect for families with pool table and a barbeque hut and outside there’s a large garden and plenty of parking.  If you can tear yourself away… get out and about and explore this delightful area of Northumberland.

Just two miles away is historical Bamburgh with its impressive castle and the beautiful Northumberland Heritage Coast. Bamburgh has some good shops and pubs, the village is packed with old world charm and regularly features on film and TV. Walk the causeway at low tide to Bamburgh Castle which clings dramatically rocky outcrop. Visit Seahouses where boat trips run daily boat to the Farne Islands to view the sea birds and grey seal colonies. Holy Island is a short drive away and the nature reserve of Budle Bay is within easy reach.


Size: sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms

Beds: 2 x king size bed, 1 x double bed, 1 x twin beds.



Ground floor:

Cloakroom: WC, wash hand basin.

Living room: inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, sofas, coffee table. Freeview TV, DVD, Conservatory: cane sofa and chairs, coffee table double doors to rear garden and patio.

Dining room: large dining room table with seating for 8/10 people, sideboard, inglenook fireplace with electric log effect fire.

Kitchen & utilities: large painted kitchen with extensive bench area and floor cabinets, range style cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, American fridge freezer, dishwasher. Stairs leading from kitchen to mezzanine area.

Utility room: washing machine, ceiling dryer.

Upstairs from Kitchen:

Bedroom 3: king size bed, open hanging area, bedside tables.

shower room: shower, wash hand basin, WC.

First floor:

Master bedroom: king size bed, walk in wardrobe, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, beamed ceiling

Ensuite shower room: shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 2: twin beds, bedside tables, built in wardrobe, drawer unit, bedside tables, tall boy chest of drawers.

Family bathroom: bath with shower over, wash hand basin and WC.

Entertainment: Freeview TV in lounge, DVD, TV on Mezzanine with Games Station, WiFi.

Board games and jigsaws, pool table, Leisure Club Membership, entry fees apply

For families: 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.

Computer room

Outside: enclosed outdoor barbecue hut, extensive garden, (unfenced with running brook).

Parking: parking for 4 cars

General: WiFi, bedding, bed linen and towels provided. Welcome pack : tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a sweet treat. Welcome toiletries. Starter supply of logs, kindling and matches October - March, more can be purchased locally.

Pets: well behaved dogs welcome (up to 2) @ £25.00 each per week or part thereof. Dogs should not be allowed on the furniture or left in the property unattended (unless crated - crates can be hired).

Please note: Low occupancy discount available at certain times of the year: 1/2 person = 1 bedroom option; 3/4 person = 2 bedroom option. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed. There is an unfenced stream running along one of the boundaries, behind the treeline. The  property is not on mains drainage and has a septic tank.

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Top Features

Aga / Range
Beach Nearby
Bed Linen
Central Heating
Cookware & Utensils
Cot / Travel Cot
Countryside Views
Cycling Nearby
Downstairs Bath / Shower Room
Downstairs WC
Ensuite Bath / Shower Room
Games / Play Facilities
Games Room
Garden / Courtyard
Golf Nearby
Hair Dryer
High Chair
Horse Riding Nearby
Ironing Board
King / Superking Size Bed
Open Fire / Woodburner
Stair Gate
Towels Provided
Washing Machine
Watersports Nearby

Guest Comments

"The property was very comfortable and in a great location just 5 mins drive from Bamburgh. My favorite room was the conservatory which was wonderful to sit in and admire the garden…. Great family holiday home!!! "

Mrs Boxall, August 2021

"Fantastic base for a family holiday.. spacious and comfortable.. beautiful garden, great space for outdoor play, barbecue or outdoor dining...well equipped kitchen shops 5 minutes away in Belford."

Mr Pountney, July 2021

"By far the best we have ever stayed in "

Helen Craven, 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, 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. "

, 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. "

, 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. "

, 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."

, 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. "

, 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 "

, 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!!"

, 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"

, 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. "

, 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."

, 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."

, 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."

, 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!)"

, 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."

, 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!!"

, 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"

, 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!"

, 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. "

, 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!!"

, September 2013


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