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The Lodge (Elsdon)

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Elsdon, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful, very comfortable cottage ideally situated to explore the area."

    Our third stay and we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2024

  • "As described Perfect holiday home in a most beautiful setting Close to many interesting holiday venues and places of interest Peace and happiness."

    Very dog friendly

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2024

  • "Superb cottage in a beautiful village location overlooking the Northumberland countryside."

    ...Great facilities and host John was helpful and knowledgeable with any concerns during our stay I would not hesitate in recommending this cottage to anyone wanting a base to explore what Northumberland has to offer also safe and secure for dogs too would definitely come back

    Reviewed by Wayne4.7Sep 2023

  • "The Lodge was very comfortable, clean and well-equipped (maybe some serving spoons would be useful and we coudn't find any extra bin bags for the rubbish)."

    It was well situated to get to local tourist sites and loads of lovely walks. The views from the house were stunning, in all directions. And I loved finding out about the history of the pele tower. As we were staying for 2 weeks, we did expect to find arrangements for a change of bed linen and towels but this didn't happen - we found some "not such good quality" towels in a cupboard and washed the bed linen ourselves. Apart from that minor inconvenience, we had an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation in a beautiful location."

    All the facilities are top drawer. Most unexpected bottle of fizz in the fridge awaiting our arrival. Would not hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay, clean and well equipped very comfortable and relaxing a home from home."

    The views of the surrounding country side are stunning. Perfect location to explore Northumbria and south east Scotland.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage with fabulous views."

    Great location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great cottage in great location."

    Especially the kitchen is very well equipped. Very attentive host.

    Reviewed by Janna5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Lodge was lovely."

    Could not fault the cleanliness. Spotlessly clean. Probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Elsdon is the perfect base for exploring the area with easy access to places of interest. The village has a pub which serves lunches and evening meals at a very reasonable price. Close by there is a coffee shop run by a lovely couple who are very welcoming and a font of knowledge of the local area. Will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2023

  • "This was an exceptional holiday cottage and we have already recommended The Lodge to friends."

    John gave us a great welcome and the extra touches when we arrived were much appreciated. There are so many interesting places to visit within a short distance and Elsdon is a gem of a village. The Tower, a beautiful church, a friendly pub and even a fabulous Motte and Bailey. We will definitely return. Graham.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Lodge is a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    The interior is fitted throughout to a very high standard and is very comfortable. John (the owner) is always welcoming and is happy to share recommendations for places to visit and eat out. The cottage is in an excellent location for exploring Northumberland. This was the third year we have stayed here - it is the only cottage we have ever returned to.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in superb location."

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful well equipped cottage in a lovely village with beautiful views back and front."

    We were made very welcome, and found it very comfortable, and an excellent setting off point for days out - beautiful wild moors, and plenty of castles and gardens, and runs to a beautiful coastline. The enclosed garden provided a safe and welcome place for visiting dogs, and an easy to light wood burner provided cosy evenings in. Certainly we can recommend this Lodge.

    Reviewed by A5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Lodge is a very spacious, immaculate detached cottage."

    For two people, it is one of the largest we have stayed in, plenty of room, utility, parking space etc. Everything you think you will need, is there!! It is warm, cosy and very very pleasant, with wonderful views from both the rear orangery and the front conservatory! A wonderful, wonderful holiday cottage, ideal for just getting away from it all. The stunning Northumberland is an added bonus! Great walking country. John is a brilliant host and am sure nothing would be too much trouble for him to ensure you had a lovely holiday in his lovely property.

    Oct 2021

  • "Possibly the best equiped cottage we have stayed in."

    Lovely views front and back. The owner was very friendly and informative, We have already booked for next year.

    Jul 2021

  • "Most comfortable cottage I have ever stayed in."

    I have just booked it again!!

    Jun 2021

  • "This cottage was the best cottage we have stayed in."

    It was very tasteful, well equipped and extremely comfortable. The location and setting was amazing.

    Jun 2021

  • "Should have been our third visit to The Lodge, only 2020 stopping our 2nd visit!"

    It is a wonderful, spacious, extremely comfortable cottage - the best equipped we have come across in 40 years of self-catering. Every comfort / guidance and information is provided in the cottage; John is the most gracious, kind and thoughtful host. We are booking our fourth stay soon! Can't wait to get back to this lovely property.

    May 2021

  • "Great place to unwind, owner very helpful and furnished to a high standard."

    Everything you need is provided

    May 2021

  • "Beautiful house with amazing views."

    House had everything we could need. Kitchen was wonderfully kitted out for cooking- best cottage by far. Owners have done a great job making it feel like a home and not a ‘holiday cottage’.

    Oct 2019

  • "Very comfortable quiet retreat for a couple, with everything we needed, fabulous views and good secure garden for our pet."

    Friendly welcome from the owners. Ideal location for country and coastal days out. We use holiday cottages regularly and this is one of the best we have been in.

    Sep 2019

  • "The Lodge is a gem of a find!"

    In wonderful, stunning location. The Lodge is beautifully furnished / decorated with lovely finishing touches, very tasteful and attention to detail excellent. Everything you could wish for in a holiday cottage! We were hoping in fact to keep this a secret!! We have already re-booked for next year - it is a lovely place to stay - stunning views from every window! The owners could not possibly have been more helpful, welcoming or pleasant. Lovely people.

    Aug 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, warm welcome, very well equipped."

    Jul 2019

  • "Extremely comfortable immaculate accommodation with great attention to detail."

    It is probably the best and most well appointed cottage we have every stayed in! We will definitely return in the near future...........

    Jun 2019

  • "The Lodge has a wonderful position in the lovely village of Elsdon with amazing 360 degree long range views."

    The Lodge is beautifully furnished - a real treat to stay there. Perfect peace and quiet. Easy to get to many locations coastal and inland..

    May 2019

  • "We have enjoyed staying at The Lodge very much." really is super accommodation. The Lodge is in a good central point to explore the Northumbrian area.........a wonderful week and a special place to spend our anniversary!

    May 2019

  • "It's been a privilege and a pleasure to stay in The Lodge - we will love to return!"

    Apr 2019

  • "This accommodation is truly excellent."

    A brilliant location and a warm and friendly welcome from the owners. The views are outstanding and the actual standard of the accommodation of The Lodge is possibly the best I have seen for a holiday let.

    Nov 2018

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  • One king-size bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request), Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sunroom
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with FreeView, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front and rear gardens, patio furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 28.6 miles
  • Note: Starter pack for woodburning stove provided with additional fuel available to purchase directly from the owners
  • Note: If you wish the king-size to be made up as a twin please let us know

The property

Resting in a beautiful village setting in the picturesque village of Elsdon on the fringes of stunning Northumberland National Park, The Lodge is the ultimate romantic hideaway for a couple on holiday together.

Guests are invited into the warm and welcoming sitting room, where the focal point of the room is a wonderful inglenook fireplace complete with a woodburning stove, where you can imagine spending many happy hours together.

If the sun is shining, then the sunroom offers a warming sanctuary, the perfect spot for soaking up the captivating countryside views.

If you want to whip up a romantic meal for your other half, then you’ve come to the right place.

The spacious kitchen is fully fitted with all that’s needed to create fantastic food for your significant other and the intimate dining area enjoys superb views overlooking the surrounding countryside.

Come bedtime and you can make your way to the opulent master bedroom with a stylish king-size bed just asking for you to sink into and relax after a hard day of exploring.

Talking of exploring, The Lodge is in the ideal spot for getting out and about with the mesmerising Northumberland National Park literally on the doorstep with a fantastic collection of walks and hikes, all rewarded with simply sublime views along the way.

The village of Elsdon is delightful with impressive castle remains worth seeing and a number of traditional pubs are within a short drive.

The attractive market town of Rothbury is nearby with a good selection of shops and eateries as well as a golf course and cycle hire to give you the opportunity for further exploring on two wheels.

Attractions worth visiting include Hadrian’s Wall, Alnwick Castle, Wallington Hall and the coast is ideal for a day out so pack a picnic and a bucket and spade and head to Warkworth, Amble and Cresswell.

The Lodge is the perfect romantic getaway with stylish accommodation presented to a high standard ideal for a couple looking to enjoy a rural retreat.

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About the location


Otterburn 2 miles; Rothbury 10 miles.

Set in the heart of the Cheviots, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, the unspoilt village of Elsdon lies in a sheltered hollow amidst beautiful fells, rolling moorland and woodlands. The area is steeped in history, and has numerous listed sites within the Parish, dominated by the fortified Pele Tower. The village of Elsdon has been described as the perfect Northumbrian village, with an ancient parish church, an extensive village green and the remains of a Motte and Bailey Castle, as well as the famous gibbet at the summit of Gallow Hill, with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. There are several pubs within a 15-minutes drive of the cottage, including The Redesdale Arms, a 16th century coaching inn known locally as the 'First and Last' Inn on the way to Scotland. There is a good range of shops in the small but attractive market town of Rothbury within easy driving distance, and with the National Cycle Route (No 68) running close by, this is spectacular walking and cycling country. A peaceful area full of interest to explore!

Note: Starter pack for woodburning stove provided with additional fuel available to purchase directly from the owners. Note: If you wish the king-size to be made up as a twin please let us know
Please note: Arrival day is only on a Friday and this property does not accept short breaks.