Named after the delicate, pretty flower that flourishes at Mahonia Lodge, this Scandinavian-style property is only a couple of miles inland from the picture postcard village of Warkworth, which lies snuggled in the shadow of its majestic castle and is uniquely surrounded by the River Coquet – perfect for an evening riverbank stroll to watch it ebb and flow. There are many facilities available including quaint shops, a post office, charming pubs, several galleries and a couple of good restaurants. A short walk from the village leads to an extensive sweep of golden, sandy beach where visitors enjoy walking barefoot in the sand and listen to the waves gently lap against its shore-line. Amble is 3 miles away; known locally as ‘the friendliest port’ it’s where fishing and boat trips to Coquet Island can be arranged to watch the puffins at play. The historic market town of Alnwick dominated by its own dramatic fortress offers a wide range of amenities, including a theatre/cinema, many restaurants and shops as well as an indoor swimming pool only 5 miles inland. Alnwick Garden is a popular visitor attraction – a spectacular contemporary interpretation of a formal garden includes a Grand Cascade waterfall, a Poison Garden and a restaurant within the largest tree house in Europe! Mahonia Lodge offers a superb relaxing retreat for those seeking immaculately presented accommodation which is well placed for exploring the 20 miles of Heritage coastline this area is renowned for.