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Akeld Cottage

Akeld near Wooler, Northumberland (Ref. 904419)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely spacious cosy cottage within a fantastic rural location, but not very far from local amenities."

    Excellent well maintained garden perfect for relaxing in while taking in the surrounding views. Highly recommended!

    So pleased you enjoyed it Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryApr 2022

  • "Cottage met all expectations thankyou!"

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2022

  • "Very nice cottage in a lovely location with fantastic walks within easy reach."

    We visited with our recuse dog Poppy who loved the gardens and walks in the hills behind the cottage. The property is clean and spacious with lovely quiet gardens. We will certainly be hoping to book again soon x

    Thank you so much for your feed back I really appreciate it Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Akeld Cottage is a lovely well equipped holiday cottage in a superb location."

    Reviewed by JuliaMar 2022

  • "Bewtiful, comfy, cosy cottage in stunning surroundings, wonderful garden, very large, well equipped cottage with everything ya need & more, ideal location to see all of Northumberland coast which is again stunning."

    10 out of 10

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a superb location."

    Nice welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by JuliaNov 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Akeld Cottage, our first visit but certainly will return when possible."

    The cottage is warm and welcoming, very homely and comfortable. More like staying in a home than a holiday let. Rooms are very well equipped, and many thoughtful touches added by the owners to make for an enjoyable and comfortable stay. Any small problem was dealt with immediately by the very friendly and helpful owners. The only slight discomfort we experienced was the hardness of the two double mattresses, but many people prefer firm beds, so that’s just an observation, not a complaint. The setting is gorgeous with stunning countryside all around, views from the windows and gardens are inspirational, especially as I’m an artist. Staying there in autumn was perfect for me with all the beautiful colours of nature, the wildlife and many varieties of birds around the cottage and the whole area. Would return to this cottage without question. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by KathleenNov 2021

  • "The cottage is very comfortable."

    Both bathrooms clean and modern. The only thing I couldn't find was an airing horse for indoors drying of clothes. That's all though, everything else was provided. And the owner was very accommodating of our request to leave a little later on last day.

    Reviewed by LizOct 2021

  • "This the third time we've stayed at this property and we love it."

    The improvements made with the woodburner, the larger fridge and the extra shower room were much appreciated. The freezer could definitely do with defrosting and supplying a washing up bowl big enough to take the dinner plates (because they definitely don't fit in the tiny dishwasher) would be very welcome! We'll be back!

    Hallo Thank you for your feed back A new freezer and washing up bowl is sorted I went to check again about the plates going in the dishwasher They do go in but not like a normal dishwasher They fit in upside down I am sorry that that is not very clear I shall put a photo in the kitchen Glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely few days at Akeld Cottage."

    It felt like home from home and we will definitely be retuning. Such a quiet and peaceful area, totally relaxed when we left.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Just it's a lovely cottage to use as a bass to visit surrounding area"

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The couple of issues that arose during our stay were dealt with promptly by the owners and they could not have been more helpful. Just wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2021

  • "Really needed to get away and this place was exactly what we wanted."

    Skies were wonderful, cottage was cosy and a great layout of rooms for a family of five.

    Reviewed by DanielApr 2021

  • "Nice cottage in a very quiet location (just what we needed)."

    Cottage very nicely located to things that we wanted to see and do in the area. Garden and views really nice. The only little thing that we would say and it is possibly being a little picky that some of the pots and pans had seen better days, but there was a wide selection in the cupboards. Certainly good value and a nice little welcome pack for us when we arrived. We would certainly go back and stay there again, possibly different time of year to see other places in that area.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2020

  • "We felt very safe, both at the cottage and in shops and cafes, despite Covid 19."

    Reviewed by GordonSep 2020

  • "Location amazing."

    The view from the garden is mesmerising. The only negative is the decor is a little "grandma friendly", but that doesn't mean it wasnt comfortable, just not our taste.

    Reviewed by RickyAug 2020

  • "Really enjoyed staying in this cottage."

    Very comfortable, great views from the house and quiet. Our dog loved the garden. Good location for hill walking - there's a nice walking loop behind the house that is good for an evening stroll. The lanes are good for cycling too - so quiet and not too hilly most of the time, but if you go up Wooler Common or take Sustrans route 68 out of Wooler you're in for some serious hill climbing.

    Reviewed by BruceJul 2020

  • "Great cottage in lovely Northumberland."

    Fantastic garden for the dog. Loads of beaches and places to visit nearby.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2020

  • "Amazing little cottage ."

    Reviewed by LisaDec 2019

  • "Booked Akeld Cottage last minute as a 'firework free' zone for our two dogs and couldn't have picked a better cottage/location."

    Warm and welcoming with fresh flowers and welcome pack. The garden was particularly great, very dog friendly, completely secure. The views from the cottage are amazing, would love to visit in summer.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2019

  • "Excellent location and all rooms well equipped and comfortable."

    Walking directly from the door onto the Cheviot hills is an outstanding feature of this cottage, and yet easy 30 min drive to the coast too. Had great complimentary horse ride at the owners riding centre. Great welcome pack. Local Italian restaurant "Milan" in Wooler is excellent and very popular so booking advised.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2019

  • "Lovely, clean cottage with good facilities and a great garden, in a quiet location but only a couple of miles from shops & pubs."

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2019

  • "Akeld Cottage is very comfortable and well equipped."

    The garden is delightful with lovely views of the hills. Akeld is a good base for exploring north Northumberland and the Borders. We had no hesitation in booking the cottage again twice for 2020.

    Reviewed by GordonJul 2019

  • "Really pleased with cottage - location was a gem of a find comfortable home from home"

    Reviewed by LesleyDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Very peaceful. Thoughtful owners.

    Reviewed by DanOct 2018

  • "Lovely location a couple of miles outside Wooler, great garden and views and place to set off walking from."

    The cottage was very cosy and everything worked well. Everything you might need in the kitchen. We would go again.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2018

  • "If you have dogs, this is the place for you, loads of space, excellent secure garden, wonderful views."

    We are going back next year.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2018

  • "A pleasant cottage in beautiful countryside"

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2018

  • "Found the booking experience simple and all the necessary information was provided It was booked last minute and I felt relieved that the holiday was booked and could look forward to it."

    The cottage itself was just as nice if not better than the listing Many thanks

    Reviewed by Anne-ShireenJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting ."

    Fantastic welcome gift . Home from home. What more can I say apart from my other half would like to live there permanently. Also it’s our second year we have been and are thinking about returning next year. The owners Mr and Mrs Jeffreys are very accommodating. I couldn’t wish for more .

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "This cottage has beautiful views and great garden."

    The rooms and beds are comfortable and the owner's welcome pack was appreciated. If 6 people are staying here then 1 toilet in the bathroom can be tricky and the kitchen is on the small side. It would also be nice to have more local information available with maybe a few games and books for the children. Considering the weather was cold we were always warm and cosy, so thank you for a welcome break in this beautiful part of the North.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2018

  • "Very helpful owner who sorted a minor issue with hot water."

    Free horse ride was great. Cottage had good garden and lovely views but at the front where the entrance and car space was is influenced by other cottage owners. Thus, as the snow melted various large broken plastic plant pots marking lawn plots were unattractive and made driving in and out of a parking place an issue as it meant avoiding these unattractive 'scrap yard' pots. Maybe without the snow they look less of a mess. Ariel view would show the picture as does looking down from the hills.

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2018

  • "Lovely well presented cottage, the owner left us several lovely items in the welcome pack."

    The property was excellent for our dogs with a lovely fenced garden with panoramic views down the valley. In a lovely location close to all the amenities in Wooler, yet on the edge of the beautiful Cheviot hills. We had a delightful drive over to Bamburgh with some magnificent scenery, and hardly another car on the road.

    Reviewed by StuartFeb 2018

  • "This was a lovely find, lots of personal touches that made it feel more like home than a holiday let."

    Reviewed by KatherineOct 2017

  • "A perfect location in a wonder cottage."

    Lovely views of the Cheviot Hills from a large garden. Will return in the future!

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2017

  • "Lovely, unexpected welcome pack, clean comfy beds, lovely views, close to attractions, peaceful, fabulous horse ride, everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2017

  • "The countryside is beautiful enjoyed the peace and quiet ."

    The cottage was lovely will very much like to return soon.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2016

  • "Akeld Cottage has long been our favourite holiday cottage destination."

    A comfortable cottage in a beautiful, quiet location, but with easy access to many of the popular Northumberland tourist spots. The cottage has a secure, good size garden which is perfect for dogs, and has a marvellous outlook down the valley. All-in-all perfect and a great refuge from the busy south.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x small double with en-suite with shower, basin and WC, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • There is a starter pack provided for the wood burner - The local garage at Wooler sells wood burning logs in the court yard as does Farm to Freeze on the other side of the road
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Additional roadside parking is available a short walk away
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, however, this property does not accept puppies
  • Dogs to be kept out of the bedrooms
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Two small steps up to small double bedroom from sitting room
  • Note: A free horse ride is available, for weekly bookings only by prior arrangement with owner
  • Please note: charging of electric vehicles is only allowed on prior agreement with the property owner.

The property

Wooler 2.7 miles.

This delightful corner cottage, a former reading room, sits in a courtyard setting, and is ideally located in the heart of the Cheviot Hills, nestling at the foot of Akeld Hill and surrounded by beautiful countryside, on the very edge of the Northumberland National Park.

Boasting romantic rural views, this Wooler cottage offers spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation, ideal for families and friends to get together and enjoy a memorable holiday in an idyllic location.

Set over the ground floor level, this Wooler cottage has three charming bedrooms, each thoughtfully decorated to offer a soothing night’s sleep, while the cosy sitting room has French doors to the rear garden, and the dining area provides the perfect setting for a celebratory dinner or leisurely lunch.

Outside this Wooler cottage is a large lawned garden complete with patio, furniture and barbecue, ideal for family entertaining, alfresco meals in the sun or enjoying a refreshing drink at the close of an activity-filled day.

A short drive from this Wooler cottage will take you to a very good family-run pub and restaurant, serving locally-sourced cuisine, and from the doorstep, the whole of the Northumberland National Park is just waiting to be discovered.

A little further afield are the delights of the Heritage Coast, where castles and golden beaches are plentiful, or why not take advantage of a complimentary horse ride at the owner’s nearby stables?

This is a perfect Wooler cottage for a rural break in Northumberland.

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 16 miles; Bamburgh 15 miles; Alnwick 18 miles.

Wooler is a delightful, historic market town on the banks of the River Till, one of the tributaries of the Tweed, nestling in the foothills of the Cheviots which form part of the Pennine Way. Known locally as 'The Gateway to The Cheviots', Wooler has a selection of hotels and eating places and offers a magnificent location for exploring the whole of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, Wooler is just a short drive away from the historic town of Alnwick with its famous Castle and Gardens, and the well preserved Garrison town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Chillingham Castle with its ancient herd of wild white cattle and Coldstream, just over the Scottish border, are also a short drive away.

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Please note: charging of electric vehicles is only allowed on prior agreement with the property owner.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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