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Akeld Cottage

(Ref. 904419)

Akeld near Wooler, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect cosy and comfy remote cottage to escape the fireworks with our dog, but within easy drive of Wooler, Kelso and Berwick for adventures."

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything you need."

    Beautiful and convenient location approx thirty to forty minutes from most visited places like Bamburgh, Seahouses, Holy Island, Hay Farm Heavy Horse Centre. Just loved every minute of my holiday there 5⭐️.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very spacious lovely views"

    Thank you so much for your lovely feed back Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "We just had a relaxing week in lovely Akeld Cottage, the cottage is beautiful with the most stunning outlook, it has a lovely french feel to it."

    The garden was secure for our little Rocco and a great space to enjoy with a good book!

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable, well equipped cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, despite the not so great weather which sadly didn’t allow us to make full use of the lovely garden. It’s very peaceful and ideally situated for exploring Wooler and the surrounding Cheviots, or for heading further afield to the coast. The cottage was warm and the beds extremely comfortable. Owner dealt quickly with a minor problem that we had on the first day. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Apr 2023

  • "Clean and comfortable rooms and furnishings, well equipped kitchen and a beautiful garden and surroundings."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Apr 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Northumberland and our stay in the cottage."

    Loved the secure garden which was perfect for our dog and helped us to relax knowing he couldn’t chase the sheep in the surrounding fields. The goodies left for us on arrival was a lovely thought and very much appreciated. I enjoyed beautiful walks in the fields around the cottage which made the start of my day a great one. I would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very comfortable and relaxing cottage to stay in."

    Neighbours very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Akeld Cottage."

    The cottage is very cosy, quiet, well equipped and in a great location for walking and rock art. Have booked again already. Thank you.

    So pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope your journey home was ok with all that snow Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage to use as a base for exploring the area, however as we came into the courtyard it looked quite scruffy, the cottage itself needs an outside light, there's obviously been one as there is wires hanging down above the front door."

    The entrance into the cottage needs attention, dirty skirting boards and a filthy cream rug. The lounge and bedrooms were very comfortable. Kitchen pans needed to be washed before using and the dishwasher is a waste of time or instructions needed if it to fit plates in! Lovely garden though we never got chance to use it, would be great in the summer months. Also needs to mentioned in the listing is that the riding school is closed in the winter months, doesn't even mention this on the riding schools website, this completely spoiled our holiday plans.

    I am sorry didn't enjoy your holiday due to the Riding School being closed.( I did think you would give me bad feedback because you were so cross). Nearly all of Northumberland is closed until April. I will removed the free ride from the listing i just thought it was a nice thing to do in the summer as part of your welcome gift. The dishwasher is very easy to use. You just slide the plates in upside down a quick google search would have explained or a phone call to me . There is an outside light it goes on with movement I apologise if it didn't work. I am also sorry if the rug is dirty where you come in I am afraid its winter time but i will renew it .The Lady who cleans the cottage also apologises for the skirting boards and pans I would also like to say i sent you an email a few days before telling you the Riding School was closed I also sent you a phone number of another Riding School not very far away I also said "please if there where any problems to email or text me" You did neither I would have dealt with the light rug dishwasher immediately to haver helped you enjoy your holiday. I would also say my normal payment to the cleaner was nearly double after your stay again i am sorry you didn't enjoy your holiday but hopefully if it happens again you will contact the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abigail2.8Feb 2023

  • "Lovely location, very warm and cosy."

    Perfect garden. Ideal base for getting around Northumberland. Thank you a perfect stay!

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jan 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage garden lovely and the views,beds and pillows lovely and comfortable would definitely go back"

    I am so pleased you had a lovely time Hopefully you will come again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage and its location more than met our expectations."

    Comfortable and warm, peaceful and quiet ..thankyou!

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was very homely, warm and comfortable with a very well-equipped kitchen."

    The garden was well maintained and very safe for our two dogs. Although the property has several neighbours, they were rarely seen making it a very quiet place to stay. It is a great base to explore Northumberland, particularly its fantastic beaches and the Scottish Borders. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.1Oct 2022

  • "Great little place to stay and we had a wonderful 4 nights."

    Very comfortable and quiet and the countryside location made for some excellent stargazing. Lovely place to have as a base to explore Northumberland & Scottish Borders.

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your break Thank you for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house in a butifull area and loads of fresh air and all so nice neighborhood"

    So pleased you enjoyed our cottage Thank you very much for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "A great week once again - and with great weather too!"

    So pleased you enjoyed it and got the weather !!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was a great stay!"

    Lovely cottage and garden, great location, superb facilities. Very friendly neighbours and a well received welcome pack. Excellent!

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage, very well equipped with everything we could possibly need."

    . We particularly loved the large garden, which was completely dog proof and had plenty of garden furniture. The cottage is in a great location, with walks right from the door and an easy drive to the coast. Wooler was less than 3 miles away, with cafes, pubs and a small supermarket. The views from the cottage were beautiful, and we enjoyed watching the hares and wild goats in the field. Everything in the cottage and garden was in good condition and spotlessly clean. We really couldn't fault it, thank you!

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jul 2022

  • "After our horrendous experience with the Sykes cottage rental at Shooter’s Lodge, Wem, Shropshire last year, we were not looking forward to this rental but it had been transferred from a pre-Covid booking."

    However, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit at Akeld Cottage. Our only concerns were; 1. In the description of the cottage, there was no mention of the garden not being private, as one of the windows from the adjoining cottage was within the boundary of Akeld Cottage garden, which encroached on our privacy. It was a shock to see a face looking out at us. 2. Although the cottage was quaint, comfy and relatively clean, there were some areas that required attention I.e. rugs needed shampooing or replacing, Kitchen Lino was buckled in places. Having said this, the cottage was very well equipped with a brilliant Welcome Pack, comfortable beds, stunning views and beautiful area.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2022

  • "This was our second visit which says it all."

    Lovely cottage and garden with beautiful views of the Cheviots. Ideally located between the Cheviots and the beautiful Nortumberland coast and five minutes drive into the market town of Wooler with all it's facilities.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2022

  • "Spacious, comfortable, homely and well equipped."

    Lovely views and nearby walks. Great place to be and near to amenities.

    I am really pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin5.0May 2022

  • "The property was clean, spacious and warm and it was very well equipped."

    The garden was tidy and well maintained. A lovely herb garden was useful, too. The views from the garden were enchanting in all weathers. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

    So pleased you enjoyed your holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrianne4.7May 2022

  • "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 Gary5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage met all expectations thankyou!"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 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 David5.0Mar 2022

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

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 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 Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a superb location."

    Nice welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 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 Kathleen4.7Nov 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 Liz5.0Oct 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 Heather4.1Oct 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 Mark5.0Sep 2021

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

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 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 Amanda4.4Jul 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 Daniel5.0Apr 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 Linda4.7Oct 2020

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

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Sep 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 Ricky5.0Aug 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 Bruce4.7Jul 2020

  • "Great cottage in lovely Northumberland."

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

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2020

  • "Amazing little cottage ."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 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 Julie4.1Nov 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 Louise4.7Aug 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 David5.0Aug 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 Gordon5.0Jul 2019

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

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    Very peaceful. Thoughtful owners.

    Reviewed by Dan4.7Oct 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 Ruth4.4Oct 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 Ian5.0Sep 2018

  • "A pleasant cottage in beautiful countryside"

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Aug 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-Shireen4.4Jul 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 John5.0Jun 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 Christine3.8Mar 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 Anna4.7Mar 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 Stuart4.6Feb 2018

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

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2017

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

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 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 Mark5.0Aug 2017

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

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

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 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 David5.0Sep 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
  • 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.

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.