2This beautifully-restored, Georgian village pad makes for a great winter hideaway, perfectly positioned in the heart of Warkworth village, near cosy pubs, quirky shops, French patisseries and cool restaurants and within walking distance of Warkworth beach, great for sandy strolling.

1No. 31 sleeps up to four people, offering two snug bedrooms (one with a king-size bed and the other with twin beds) and enough room for two well-behaved pooches, who can scamper around the cottage’s large, enclosed garden and decking area. There’s also access to the Ember Path, a medieval path which runs around the back of Warkworth’s main street, for their morning walks. Bring salty pups in from the beach via here and hose them down on the decking.

4Highlights include roaring log fires, large Georgian windows with original wooden shutters, and comfy, stylishly-designed rooms filled with tech to keep you entertained. While the guys kick-back and watch BT Sport channels on the large, flatscreen TVs, the girls can indulge in a chick-flick or two (the cottage is stocked with a library of feel-good DVDs) or dance about with a glass of champers with the help of a BOSE docking station, with speakers. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, too.

From the lounge, head down the oak steps to the open-plan kitchen. We love the French windows that lead out to the outdoor decking and garden area. Venture upstairs and you’ll find all bedrooms stocked with fresh, luxury bed linen, pillows, throws and fluffy towels and robes. Luxury toiletries from The White Company are also provided if you fancy a spot of pampering.

Parking is available in the village’s main square, opposite the house, or anywhere on the main street of Warkworth.