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Fern Cottage

(Ref. 1070411)

Akeld near Wooler, Northumberland Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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


1 Customer Review

  • "This could be an amazing place to stay if the owners spend a bit of money."

    There is a date stone outside the property from 1992 and there have clearly been no updates since then!!! The interior is old and fusty, and in a big bathroom, no shower! Such a shame as the cottage is based on a complex of old farm houses and barns - there used to be an indoor swimming pool and bistro and gym which are all closed up and have been for some time (so the locals say). The description on the Sykes website made it sound like it was a little cottage on its own. This could be a perfect place for a few family groups to book and go on holiday together. Our cottage had a lovely private courtyard to sit outside in the sun. Other cottages have the same and some have gardens. Based just 2 miles from Wooler it’s in a great location - all the tourist spots were half an hour away in different directions. I just hope the owners read this and realise that they are sat on a goldmine and with a bit of investment and better advertising Akeld Manor and Cottages could be wonderful!!!

    Reviewed by Cara3.1Aug 2021


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Access to shared courtyard and seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: Minimum 3 night 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 authorisation on a debit or credit card

The property

Wooler 2.7 miles.

Resting in the village of Akeld, Northumberland lies Fern Cottage, a delightful two-bedroom cottage perfect for a family holiday exploring this scenic area.

Boasting exposed stone walls and character features, this dwelling is sure to be a magnificent base for your adventures.

Stepping into the property, the Chinese-slated porch invites you to kick off your shoes before retiring to the sitting room to watch the TV.

The sitting room is home to a Chesterfield sofa and chair as well as an additional leather chair you can look forward to cosying up on with a good book in the evenings.

From here you will find a farmhouse-style kitchen fit with all the self-catering requirements you need throughout your stay and a handy washing machine to refresh your clothes.

Guests will benefit from two bedrooms and a bathroom; the first bedroom is a plush double complete with ample storage for you to unpack your belongings, the second is a bunk room ideal for the younger members of the group to get some rest before another fun-filled day out.

The bathroom has a classic décor and is fit with a basin, WC and a bath for you to soak your muscles after a day of discovering your surroundings.

Completing this quirky cottage is a courtyard area with seating for the balmy summer evenings.

Make Fern Cottage your base for a fantastic family holiday to Northumberland.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 986491, 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


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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Note: Minimum 3 night 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 authorisation 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