Local Guide

AMBLE

The harbour town of Amble is situated on the Northumberland coast, on the mouth of the River Coquet, one mile from the medieval village of Warkworth. Amble was built on a point of land that sticks out from the main run of the coast, so offers excellent views of the coast. Amble is known as “The friendliest Port”, this nickname originated from the 1930’s when Amble council sent the RMS Mauretania a message on its last voyage to the wreckers yard “Still the finest ship on the seas” and they replied with greetings “to the last and friendliest port in England”. Amble is now an up and coming coastal town, popular for holidays with it’s marina, harbour and beautiful beaches. The nearby Coquet Island is visible from its beaches and harbour and it is close to Cresswell, Druridge and Hauxley nature reserves.Amble is situated approximately 15 miles from Morpeth and 9 miles from Alnwick.Properties in Amble are in great demand whether they are for sale or rental. Rental properties are few and far between showing that Amble is a lovely place to live.

HADSTON

Hadston is a small village situated in Northumberland, it offers a selection of shops including a chemist, post office and newsagents, Just a short walk away and there is Druridge Bay Country Park, with miles of golden sandy beaches and a lake which is perfect for walks and picnics, also many outdoor activities such as biking, surfing and other water sports which are ran by a local charitable organisation called Coquet Shorebase.There are good road links to the harbour town of Amble which is approx 3 miles North of Hadston, Alnwick which is approximately 13 miles North and the market town of Morpeth which is approximately  11 miles South of Hadston, and good access to the A1 for both North and South bound.

WARKWORTH

Warkworth is an ancient village located on a bend of the River Coquet about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the Northumberland coast and lies on the main A1068 road. It is 30 miles north of Newcastle, and about 40 miles south of the Scottish border. Standing at the head of the village street, the ruins of Warkworth Castle create a dramatic view. There are local shops, public houses, hotels, restaurants and a village school. The beautiful unspoilt beach is also within walking distance. Warkworth forms part of the Northumberland Heritage coastline, a picturesque historic village with miles of unspoilt sandy beaches, as well as a popular links Golf Course - there are lovely walks along the Mill Walk and River Coquet to the Hermitage and to Warkworth Castle.

Warkworth Property Ownership & Rental Statistics

TENURE

NORTHUMBERLAND

ENGLAND

Owned

33.3%

30.6%

Mortgage

32.6%

32.8%

Shared

0.4%

0.8%

Social Rented (Council)

10.7%

9.4%

Social Rented (Housing Assoc)

8%

8.3%

Private Rented

11.7%

15.4%

Other

1.6%

1.4%

Rent Free

1.8%

1.3%

 

WIDDRINGTON

Widdrington is a small village with a population of roughly 3000. The village is located approximately 6 miles north east of Morpeth in the county of Northumberland. The local parish church is Grade I listed and dates to the Norman era commanded by elevated ruins of the 18th-century Widdrington Castle.  Widdrington has two local pubs providing a varied menu, medical centre, library and mini supermarket. The local train station provides quick and easy access to Newcastle in around 20 minutes, there are also local bus services providing routes to the nearby towns of Amble, Ashington and Morpeth. 

ACKLINGTON

Acklington is a small village in Northumberland which won the title of Northumberland Village of the Year in 2007. The village has a parish church, St John the Divine, and a Church of England primary school. Situated only two miles  from the historic village of Warkworth and approximately four miles away from the buoyant coastal town of Amble.The pretty village of Acklington is ideally positioned from which to explore both North Northumberland's coastline, as well as inland to the stunning North Northumberland's countryside. Amenities close by in the coastal town of Amble as well as little further North to the market town of Alnwick and Morpeth to the South.Alnmouth approximately eight miles has a railway station with direct links north to Edinburgh and south to Newcastle and London. The property is within easy access of the main A1 road.