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Bracken Lodge

Akeld near Wooler, Northumberland (Ref. 986491)

3.2

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy."

    However, there is no 'over the bath shower' as in the description, only a rubber shower hose that does not fit on the taps. Someone from another cottage was parked outside the sitting room window of our cottage - we felt this intruded into our privacy. As a previous review said, there was only 2 mugs, glasses, etc, which meant you had to wash up a late evening drink in order to be ready for a cuppa in the morning. We felt that the towel radiator in the bathroom was dangerous - although there is a small sign saying that it is hot, I came away with 3 burns on my arms from putting things over the towel rail. The storage heater in the bathroom is impossible to use - it's right next to the toilet, so for any heat you need the towel rail on. For an older person, perhaps unsteady on their feet, there is a real risk of serious injury.

    Thank you for your feedback and the owner has said that it is a shame that you did not contact her during your stay as she would have been more than happy to assist you. She has confirmed that the lodge doesn't have a shower and it is not advertised as such ( Bathroom with bath, basin, and WC). They have checked and the rubber shower hose does fit the taps and they were only a call away to assist you if you had difficulty, as there are contact numbers in the property for guests to call with any problems. There are dedicated areas to park, and you could have parked your car in front of the window as there are plenty of spaces available. There is a sign as you mentioned that the towel rail gets hot, and there is also a storage heater in the bathroom with a sign on how to operate this. Most guests use one or the other. The owner thanks you again for your feedback and wants every guest to have a lovely stay. There are staff available to assist with any issues that you may have during your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CherylSep 2021

  • "The facilities were adequate and met our needs well although some might find the lack of a shower problematic."

    The accommodation is basic but a little dated in presentation, but practical, clean and tidy. The accommodation doesn't have any internet access so sending me leaving instructions to my email address the night before we left was pretty pointless and would have been better sent to me before we went on holiday. As a company Sykes have proved reliable and helpful and I would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "The fact that there is really only a very narrow, short bath and not enough hot water."

    No instructions (other than washing machine) or tips on what to do/where to go in the area. Pretty limited cutlery/glasses - no spare if you wanted a small glass by your bed for example. The single beds have duvets that don’t cover them so nights were chilly, even though it’s summer! No blanket or other covering to help. I’m 5’ 6” and I struggled to fit in the bath or get enough cover from the duvet. My poor husband had a miserable time and he is not even 6 foot!

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2021

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Summary

  • One king-size bedroom (zip/link can be a twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking available
  • Front courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: Minimum 3 nights stay's
  • Note: There is no WiFi at this property
  • Note: Guests must provide their own towels
  • Note:The property has a good housekeeping bond that will be arranged directly with the owner prior to arrival with authorisaiton on a debit or credit card

The property

Wooler 2.7 miles.

Resting in an ideal position on the grounds of Akeld Manor, Bracken Lodge is an arresting stone cottage surrounded by spectacular countryside views.

Exuding character and charm throughout, this homely abode is perfectly suited to couples seeking a romantic retreat to the breath-taking Northumberland National Park.

Leave your mud-splattered boots by the door as you return from a fun-filled adventure exploring the area, retreating to the warm and welcoming ambiance of the pretty living/dining room where you can snuggle up to your significant other on the sumptuous sofa as you watch a captivating movie.

Enjoy quality time together as you cook up a storm in the quaint yet well-equipped kitchen, indulging in your mouth-watering meal at the dining table over a delicious bottle of bubbly, before heading off to the fabulous king-size bedroom to lay your head to rest.

Completing the interior of the cottage is a light and sophisticated bathroom, home to a spacious bathtub.

Discover Northumberland like never before on a getaway to Bracken Lodge.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 986494, 986495, 1070404, 1070408, 1070411, 1070414, 1070417, 1070420, 1070423, 1070427, 1070428, 1070435, 1070439, 1070440, 1070442, 1070445,1070448, together sleeping up to 72 guests.

Akeld Manor Cottages

Eighteen beautiful stone cottages set in the tranquil grounds of Akeld Manor, in the foothills of the Northumberland National Park. Surrounded by the magnificent open fields of the Northumberland countryside whilst resting within easy touring distance of the Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this group of idyllic single-storey cottages offer the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday exploring this spectacular part of the country. Each adorned with wonderfully warm and traditional interiors, the cottages can be found hosting an inviting living/dining room and an attractive country-style kitchen with solid oak cabinets that host a plethora of handy electrical appliances, answering all of your self-catering needs. At the end of the day, guests can retire to the darling bedrooms with oak furnishings and pretty floral patterns. There is a communal courtyard where guests can relax in the summer sun and embrace their stunning countryside setting, as well as ample off-road parking. When ready to leave behind your homely cottage, there is so much adventure awaiting you right on the doorstep. Outdoor enthusiasts will relish in days spent hiking through Wooler Common and Hedgehope Hill, whilst avid historians should be sure to explore Yeavering Bell Hill Fort, Chillingham Castle and Hedgeley Moor Battlefield. There's plenty of fun to be had down by the coast in the town of Bamburgh with attractions such as the Grace Darling Memorial, RNLI Grace Darling Museum and Bamburgh Castle, as well as providing a wonderful setting off point from which to explore the Northumberland Heritage Coast. Closer to home, the village of Wooler is filled with all the essential amenities such as a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops. A fantastic group of cottages from which to discover the incredible Northumberland countryside.

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About the location

WOOLER

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.

Region Information

Note: Minimum 3 nights stay's
Note: There is no WiFi at this property
Note: Guests must provide their own towels
Note: The property has a good housekeeping bond that will be arranged directly with the owner prior to arrival with authorisaiton on a debit or credit card
Note: Prior to guests arrival, all properties have been fully inspected. We ask all guests upon arrival to thoroughly check the property,
any dissatisfaction or noted damage or malfunction should be reported and discussed with the complex management immediately.

Damage and breakages are the total responsibility of the guests and should be reported to the Management of Akeld prior to departure.
The guest will be responsible/liable for the cost of replacement of any breakages or damage on a like for like basis (replacing with new items) on an indemnity basis. NOTIFICATION immediately of all problems to management is imperative

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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