This page provides links to information for guests and those considering booking a stay at Warksburn Old Church. All the information linked from this page is downloadable or streamable free of charge. Click the buttons below to explore.

The guidebook button links to the “insiders guide” to the fantastic area around Warksburn Old Church, which we have written specially for our guests. Whether or not you’re planning to bring your bike, The North Tyne Bike Ride Guide provides an in-depth tour to the wonderful country that awaits you during your stay here in our beautiful part of rural Northumberland, and its frankly astonishing history. Including links to Google Maps and Street View in Google Earth, the book presents a selection of bike routes, from two to over eighty miles, in and around the wonderfully scenic North Tyne Valley including:

  • Hadrians Wall;
  • the cycling paradise around Kielder Forest and Kielder Water;
  • Northumberland National Park;
  • the International Dark Skies Park;
  • the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty;
  • the Scottish border.

The North Tyne Bike Ride Guide is available on Apple Books here or as a downloadable PDF here.

The History of the Building link explores how Warksburn Old Church, which now combines comfort and luxury with cutting edge Net Zero technologies, was originally funded by the very first engineer on Earth to articulate the concept of renewable generation and storage of electricity.  That eminent Victorian was Sir George Barclay Bruce, who became President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in the late 1880s. We’ve put together a short article (PDF) on his 1887s vision of a renewable energy future, and how Warksburn Old Church turned it into reality nearly one-and-a-half centuries later. It’s also available here

The TV Documentary link takes you to Discovery+ streaming platform, where you can watch an in-depth documentary film, in the Derelict Rescue series, which was shot during 2023-24. The film shows how of Warksburn Old Church was created – transforming an empty, decaying, draughty and damp Victorian building into the world’s first church-to-home conversion to achieve the ultra-demanding Passivhaus standard for energy efficiency, insulation, and airtightness. LINK WILL GO LIVE