15th June 2020
Your chance to own an award-winning B&B by the sea
An elegant Northumberland guest house which won the first series of Channel 4’s Three in a Bed is on the market – giving the new owner the chance to enjoy a new life by the sea.
After featuring in the TV series in 2010 and winning multiple awards over the years, its owners have decided to move on and Roxbro House, 5 Castle Terrace in Warkworth is now for sale by unconditional online auction with a guide price of £440,000. It is being sold by SDL Auctions in partnership with AMRP Durham.
Sitting directly opposite Warkworth’s medieval castle, the elegant stone-built property dates back to 1887 and is packed with period and character features, including exposed stonework, ceiling mouldings and open fireplaces.
Roxbro House provides generous and flexible living space, whether maintained as a guest house – furniture and contents are available by separate negotiation – or as a family home.
Andrew Parker, managing director and auctioneer at SDL Auctions, said: “What a stunning property this is. Beautifully preserved and decorated, it’s little surprise to learn that it is extremely popular as a B&B. This is a fabulous opportunity to take on an established and thriving business – or simply enjoy the property as an outstanding family home.”
The entrance vestibule leads to the warm and welcoming reception hall, which has an open fire with wood surround and cast iron insert, decorative ceiling rose and views out to the castle.
Fitted with bespoke cabinets and granite worktops, the impressive kitchen/sitting room also has views to the castle and down to the River Coquet. It features a gas-fired Aga, double Belfast-style sink, integrated dishwasher and an integrated Aga fridge. The central island with solid wood worktop provides an informal everyday dining space, while the sitting area – with its cast iron wood burner – offers a relaxing space which has ample space for dining.
A large scullery/utility room acts as the kitchen and preparation room for guests, and features a five-ring gas hob, double sink, integrated microwave, plate warmer and fridge/freezer. At the rear of the property is a light and bright breakfast room with exposed stonework, wood panelling and French doors.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is a WC.
On the first floor are three double bedrooms, all with stylish en-suite facilities, lovely character touches and views to the castle or river.
The second floor is taken up with a luxurious suite incorporating a bedroom, sitting area, en-suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. It features a striking free-standing roll-top bath, original cast iron fireplace and recessed shelving.
The sitting area – which has a dormer window and views of St Lawrence Church – could easily be reconfigured as a fifth double bedroom and the large shower room, which was once a small single room, could be turned back into a bedroom, making it a six-bedroom property, if required.
Medieval Warkworth and its castle sit on a loop of the River Coquet, giving it a secluded feel. The village and surrounding areas are steeped in history, with impressive castles and churches dotted across the landscape, including Alnwick’s famous castle just a 10-minute drive away.
Warkworth beach is just a 20-minute walk from the property, and there are countryside walks from the doorstep.
Andrew added: “Warkworth is a beautiful village which is a favourite with both holidaymakers and residents. Beaches, countryside, history, restaurants and shops… Warkworth has it all.”
Roxbro House, 5 Castle Terrace in Warkworth is for sale by SDL Auctions in partnership with AMPR Durham by unconditional online auction with a guide price of £440,000 and ending at 2pm on Thursday 25th June. To find out more about the property, please call AMRP on 0191 640 4604.