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Romsey Lodge

(Ref. 1025763)

Wark, Northumberland Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely house in a great location."

    We had a really enjoyable week in Romsey Lodge.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Romsey Lodge for a friends birthday weekend."

    We would definitely recommend and will look to return in the future!

    Dear Christian. Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation of Romsey Lodge. I'm happy we were able to make the friends birthday one to remember. 'till next time! Kind regards, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Sep 2023

  • "An excellent property in a beautiful and picturesque location, plenty of room for 7 adults and 1 dog to spread out and sit out on the terrace and admire the wonderful view, the weather was great too."

    The owners have furnished it very tastefully with artifacts from their travels, thank you for sharing it.

    Dear Jackie. Thank you for taking the time to submit your positive review of Romsey Lodge. We're happy to know all the guests and perhaps the dog enjoyed their stay! Thank you also for your comment about the way we have furnished the house. We'll be bringing more travel artefacts back very soon! Kind regards, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property and location."

    We had a lovely time at Romsey Lodge- lovely and secluded without being too far from places of interest. Nice modern home with all of the mod cons, great walks along the river and the sounds of the country. Brilliant time had by all!

    Dear Christopher. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Romsey Lodge. It seems you had a great time. Good to know you liked the property, secluded location and great walks. Best regards, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Romsey Lodge."

    It was the perfect setting that was even better in real life. We loved going on walks and seeing the deer. The house was perfect and had everything that was needed. The views were amazing. Would definitely recommend staying here.

    Dear Mark. Many thanks for the positive review and recommendation. It's great to know you enjoyed the setting and views. I wonder how we can capture the reality in photo's. Also good to know you found the wonderful local walks agreeable. Kind regards, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning, amazing house and setting."

    Didn't want to leave. Thank you.

    Hi Belinda Thank you for the great feedback. We're pleased to know you didn't want to leave. Perhaps you'll be able to visit again soon! Best wishes, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0May 2023

  • "An excellent lodge in an excellent location we had a great time and couldn't fault anything."

    Dear Neil Thank you for the positive feedback. We are confident in the lodge and it's location, but it is great to know you couldn't fault anything. We work hard to achieve a high level for our guests, so it's good for us to know we're getting it right. We will now have to make sure we keep it up! We look forward to you visiting again one day. Kind regards, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2023

  • "Was a fantastic stay at Romsey lodge, the entire family loved it."

    The area was beautiful we had some great walks, thankfully the area is covered in castles and Roman forts which is brilliant for days out, we attended the battle steads in wark and the Gun in Risdale which were both superb. Romsey lodge was beautiful, it was great reading about Bill and Jude and their experiences, Hopefully we will get the chance to go again! Thanks. David

    Dear David. Thank you for the excellent and comprehensive reply! We're pleased to learn that the whole family loved the house and area, and that you made use of the local pubs. The Gun is of additional interest to us as it is community owned and run, and doing fabulously well from all accounts. We hope you are able to visit again one day. Kind regards, Bill & Jude. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "What can I say other than wow wow wow."

    From the minute we arrived we were blown away. Comfort and luxury without a doubt. Super clean and tidy. Gorgeous setting too. Welcome pack of champagne

    Dear Jane. Thank you so much for this review. Three 'Wow's means a lot! What more can I say, as you've said it so succinctly. We hope you can return one day. Kind regards, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Romsey Lodge."

    The house was absoluely immaculate and stocked with everything we could possibly need (and some luxuries - champagne, biscuits, fudge and more). The location was perfect for us too. We were able to walk the dog along the river and saw herons, cormorants, deer and what may have been a mink (definitely not an otter). The wood burner kept us warm and cosy every evening. Lots of places to visit locally and the food at the Battlesteads Hotel (within walking distance) was excellent. We hope to return next year.

    Dear Diana. Thank you for letting us know about the key points of your stay at Romsey Lodge. Linda, our housekeeper, does a fantastic job in getting the house so well prepared for incoming guests. It's so nice for her to be told this by guests too. I'm also pleased you enjoyed the little 'luxuries'. You may well have seen a mink. There are otters in the river here, but mink are occasional unwelcome visitors. We hope you visit again one day. Kind regards, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great lodge in a fantastic location, would love to stay again at Romsey lodge."

    We stayed here for New Year with a family of 5 adults and 1 child, everyone had a great time. Linda was very helpful with helping us arrange taxis for an evening out, also was kind enough to post our daughters Nemo teddy when we left him.

    Hi Andrew. Thank you for the excellent feedback. It's good to know you enjoyed your stay and trips out! We'll be sure to let Linda know of your comments too. We hope you get to visit Romsey Lodge again. Best wishes, Bill & Jude. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property and location are wonderful."

    The photos don't do it justice. It is secluded and peaceful. Set next to the North Tyne River, we had wonderful views from the house and beautiful nights to sit and watch the stars on the bench. Dog walks on the doorstep. Loved watching the fish jump out of the river to catch bugs. Spotted a heron, pheasants and other birds. My husband spotted a deer and lots of squirrels. The house is comfortable and homely, with everything you need. Hexham is close enough to stock up. We also visited Newcastle for some Christmas shopping. Loving the Quentin Blake Fenwick window display. Also visited Kielder Water. We visited out of season but still plenty to do and see. Thank you for the bottle of bubbly, biscuits and fudge. N8ce surprise! Would love to return as ideal spot to visit our son at Uni.

    Hi Diane. Thank you so much for your comprehensive feedback. We are delighted that you had such a good experience when staying at Romsey Lodge. It is also good of you to note the local attractions you visited. Very helpful for future visitors. We very much hope that you'll be able to re-visit! Best wishes, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property and location."

    The property had all you needed and more and we especially like the wood burning stove that made the stay super cosy. The walks we took in the immediate area were great for our dog despite the rain, we would love to return soon.

    Dear Jason. Many thanks for your review of Romsey Lodge. We are pleased you considered the property and it's location excellent. The wood burner is a tremendous asset, quickly warming the whole house without needing to turn on the central heating, and we feel it adds to the wonderful atmosphere here too. We hope you can visit again. Best wishes, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful property."

    Clean and comfortable, well equipped kitchen. Beautiful peaceful location. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Dear Emma Thank you for the great feedback and recommendation. We look forward to a return visit! Best wishes Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing, enjoyable holiday at Romsey Lodge."

    It was a genuine home from home, with all the comforts one would expect. The Welcome pack was an unexpected bonus. The owners provided all the kitchen utensils you would need si ensure you didn't starve. They even provided dog bowls and towels for our 4 legged friend. The property was perfectly located on the North Tyne River, with walks on the doorstep. If you wished to go further afield then there was plenty to do. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to stay in such a wonderful home. We highly recommend Romsey Lodge and would definitely stay there again.

    Hi Andrew. Thank you for the very informative feedback. We're happy you found our home to be relaxing and enjoyable and that the Welcome Pack was...welcome. As dog owners ourselves we know how important it is for people to feel comfortable when taking their four legged friends on holiday with them, so it's good to know you found the dog bowls, towels etc useful. We look forward to your return visit! Best wishes, Bill & Jude. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "F A B U L O U S and so said all of us."

    Thank you & Best wishes.

    Hi Hazel. Thank you for the great feedback! So pleased you all enjoyed your stay. Best wishes, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent location, beautiful surroundings, neighbours really helpful and courteous, rooms and fittings very modern, comfortable and practical would recommend."

    Dear Patrick. Thank you so much for the 100% feedback. We are pleased to know that all went well for you during your stay at Romsey Lodge, that you were happy with the house and surroundings, and that you met our delightful neighbours. It is wonderful for us to know that they are there and chatting to our guests when we are currently so far away. We look forward to your return to Romsey Lodge. Best wishes, Bill & Jude. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Sep 2022

  • "The house and it’s setting is perfect, it’s even better than the pictures!"

    We spent many hours sat on the patio looking out over the river watching fish jump up, herons and ducks and even deer crossing the water each morning. There are lots of nice pubs near by for food and plenty places to visit in beautiful Northumberland. Would definitely recommend 5*

    Dear Pamela. Thank you so much for your 5* feedback. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the house and views so much! We found it difficult to capture and describe the house and views accurately without appearing to 'over-egg the pudding', but when guests tell their stories it builds a wonderfully independent picture for those that haven't seen it. I notice we dropped a point for Comfort, but you didn't state why. We have gone to great effort to ensure the house is as comfortable as possible and would love to know how we can make it even better. Please do let us know, privately if you like, so we can continue to get full marks for Comfort. We look forward to a return visit! Best wishes, Bill & Jude. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location, plenty of room for relaxing and dog friendly."

    The only thing lacking was a barbeque. We couldn't get the dishwasher to work either, which was a nuisance.

    Dear Sharon. Thank you so much for your positive feedback! It's great for us to know that so much went well for you. We agree that it would be nice to have a BBQ, but as the house is built of wood and wooden clad (and now surrounded by very dry countryside) we decided that the fire risk was too great for ourselves when we are at home and for guests too. Instead we throw open the large double bi-fold doors and use the kitchen as if it were outside! Great fun on a sunny day. We are disappointed to learn that you had trouble with the dishwasher. I hope the instructions in the welcome pack were on the table for you when you arrived. I understand that you met our housekeeper as you left the property and told her the machine had worked at the beginning of your stay, but not after. The housekeeper used the machine twice after your departure and could not find a fault. Please do let us know if you reported the issue to Sykes or our very local housekeeper and nothing was done for you. We'd be very disappointed if this was the case! Thank you again. We look forward to your next visit to Romsey Lodge! Best wishes, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jul 2022

  • "Amazing house in a beautiful location."

    Spotlessly clean and lovely arrival gifts. The fizz was definitely appreciated! We will definitely be back.

    Dear Rachel. Thank you so much for your positive feedback! We worked very hard to make the house as nice as possible for our guests before leaving to work abroad and and have the very best local help maintaining it for you. It is therefore so nice to know that the effort is worth it! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again at Romsey Lodge! Best wishes, Bill & Jude Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Three generations of our family stayed and had a fantastic weekend at this super house!"

    The location is amazing, house is gorgeous and a free bottle of champagne, what more could we have asked for! Hope to come back.

    Dear Matthew. Thank you for your 5* feedback. We're pleased to know that such a wide ranging age-group were able to enjoy our house, gardens and views! We look forward to your return. Best wishes, Bill & Jude. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2022

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with en-suite wet room shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x king-size, 1 x ground-floor double with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor Jack-and-Jill shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, integral wine fridge
  • Smart TV with Amazon Fire TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, abundant split 'dry' logs, kindling and starters for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front garden with patio, furniture and large lawn, rear garden with lawn, gravel and furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Post Office and 2 x shops 0.9 miles, 2 x pub/restaurant 1 mile
  • Note: Please be aware that there is a slope from the rear door and an unfenced steep bank down to the river; please ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: There are nine steps up to the front of the property, the steps do not have a handrail, please take care
  • Note: A public bridleway runs along the driveway of the property, guests may encounter occasional horse riders and trekkers
  • Note: No stag,hen or similar parties allowed.

The property

Nestled in the mature woods of Blindburn, close to the village of Wark near Bellingham in Northumberland, is this beautiful, contemporary, four-bedroom chalet-style cottage, Romsey Lodge.

Enjoying a superb location in the heart of the Northumberland countryside, on the banks of the North Tyne River, reportedly the finest salmon river in England, and just a short drive away from the scenic Kielder Forest.

Park-up on the ample driveway, before being greeted by sprawling countryside and river views from a front Indian flagstone terrace with furniture.

Be welcomed into the stylish open-plan living space, where you can look forward to cooking up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy dishwasher, ready to enjoy at the large dining table for eight in front of the large bi-fold doors, ensuring you never miss out on the amazing views.

Alternatively, eat alfresco out in the gardens.

There is also an integral wine fridge for keeping your favourite bottle chilled!

After dinner, retire to the sitting room, where you can relax in front of the flames of the woodburning stove as your chosen film plays out on the Smart TV with Amazon Fire TV.

Just off the kitchen, you will find a utility room housing a freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience.

Completing the ground floor is a well-presented double bedroom with Jack-and-Jill shower room.

Climb the open wood and glass stairs to the first floor, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the bath or wash away the day with a refreshing shower in the gorgeous family bathroom, whilst enjoying more superb river and countryside views!

When sleep calls, you will find three further bedrooms.

The super-king-size has incredible river and countryside views and its own en-suite shower room.

The remaining two bedrooms provide king-size beds, all of which offer plenty of storage and hanging space for your belongings.

After a leisurely wake-up, head out into your private garden where you can enjoy the expansive countryside and river views and perhaps seek out your catch of the day in the North Tyne River, thanks to the owner’s fishing rights!*.

Keep a look out for the local wildlife, with waterbirds in plentiful supply, deer and badgers passing through the property on their daytime and evening perambulations, and if you're really lucky, you may catch a glimpse of our timid otter!

A wildlife telescope is provided within the dining area and can be used through the wide bi-fold doors in any weather.

There are many public footpaths and bridleways in the area, including a very enjoyable and scenic circular walk of approximately 3.5 miles from the property, encompassing a mile or so of river bank, followed by farmland and spectacular views from the top of the local hills; all of this is directly from your front door!

On those evening’s when you don’t feel like cooking, treat your loved ones to a tasty meal and local ales after walking to the popular Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant, or just pop out for a pint in the little Grey Bull pub.

The village is also home to a Gothic church and a sports club offering football and cricket pitches, a tennis and basketball court and a children’s play area.

For a wider selection of amenities, head over to Bellingham, where you can test out your clubs at the excellent golf club, embark on a hike along the Hareshaw Iron Works Trail or indulge in a sweet treat at the Carriages Tea Room.

Next stop is the famous Hadrian’s Wall where you can walk in the footsteps of the Romans, as well as the English Heritage site of Housesteads Roman Fort which can be found nearby.

Continue onto Hexham, where you can explore the wonders of its 12th-century abbey and Old Gaol, or take in the beauty of the Kielder Forest Park, where you can expect spectacular views and wildlife-rich walks.

Add a touch of luxury to your Northumberland getaway with a stay at Romsey Lodge.

*Fishing: The owner of the property has fishing rights, The bank is steep and high and would require significant experience as well as needing to take personal care, Anyone intending to fish must be aware of and meet the need for a fishing licence and the appropriate rules governing fishing seasons and catch limitations on the North Tyne River, Visitors will need to provide their own equipment, The North Tyne River has many available beats throughout its length, use of which must be with prior arrangement with the relevant owner, Wark Fishing Club and the Duke of Northumberland’s estate are on either site of the property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location

WARK

Bellingham 6 miles; Hexham 10 miles; Corbridge 14 miles; Kielder Water 20 miles.

Wark is a delightful village surrounded by beautiful unspoilt Northumbrian countryside, on the edge of the National Park. Wark offers much of interest, including shops, a gothic style church and good quality restaurants. Hadrian’s Wall and Housesteads Fort are nearby, whilst the market town of Hexham is a ten mile drive and is well worth a visit, with its narrow bustling streets, good selection of shops and a fascinating abbey boasting 15th century paintings and a fine Saxon crypt. The Border Country, Northumbrian coast, Kielder Forest with cycling and watersports, Beamish Open Air Museum and Durham Cathedral are all within easy motoring distance, while the Gateshead Metro Centre (one of the largest shopping centres in Europe) can be reached within an hour. Suitable for year-round holidays, this unspoilt area with its fishing, horse riding, abundant wildlife and superb walking country is a nature lover’s dream. Superb golf courses are close by and the area has abundant historical sites, stately homes and famous gardens.

Note: No stag,hen or similar parties allowed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas