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Fenwick Retreat at Fenwick Lodge

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Fenwick near Ponteland, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage , Very well equipped and comfortable."

    Ideally situated to get around the area and lots to do. Host's were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fenwick Retreat is in a beautiful setting."

    Yes, it is remote but on a main (but very quiet) road. We brought some small binoculars with us and watched a plethora of birds just outside the window. The cottage is extremely comfortable and we appreciated an email from the owners mid stay, just to check that all was OK. Fenwick Retreat is well placed for visiting a variety of places of interest, but lots of places were shut for the season. We found lots to do and we were lucky to enjoy some November sunshine.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic base for exploring Northumberland"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, spotless and equipped to a high standard, although an airer with a few pegs would have been handy."

    A small welcome pack was very well received thank you. Central location giving access to many interesting sights. Definitely on our holiday list to return to..

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "We return year after year"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Only criticism is aggressive dogs adjacent to entrance path and constant barking"

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage, with helpful and friendly owners next door"

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    Loved our stay here. Great welcome. Accommodation clean, tidy and well equipped. Friendly, helpful owners. Really well located with plenty to do locally. Weather wasn’t great so we didn’tget to enjoy sitting outside and enjoying the views. Would recommend the Serenity boat trips to the Farne Islands.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage, we had all we needed for our week's stay."

    Lots to do locally in the area, but we loved coming back to the cottage in the evening to relax, all so comfortable. Amazing log burner, which we had hoped not to use in July, but on a couple of damp nights it really warmed up the room. Kitchen really well equipped. More cyclists than cars seem to use the road, so nice and quiet. Did manage to sit out in the garden a few times, very peaceful with sheep for neighbours. Absolutely loved our week at Fenwick.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved staying at Fenwick Retreat."

    The cottage is lovely, cosy, and peaceful. The owners were friendly and helpful, though we didn't actually need to call on their services as everything was great. Would definitely like to stay again some time.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, clean,well equipped cottage."

    Welcoming, friendly and helpful owners.Peaceful location but within a short drive of lots of places to visit.Would love to stay at Fenwick Retreat again when we are next in the area.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect little cottage."

    Presented to an extremely high standard. Owner friendly, helpful and could not do enough for our comfort. Cottage in a great location for walking and places of interest.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "A comfortable, well-equipped and clean cottage"

    Reviewed by Terri5.0Feb 2023

  • "A really perfect cottage for 2 in a lovely setting."

    It was very cosy in the evenings with the log burner and very well equipped generally. The position was good to visit lots of the sights of Northumberland but also there were good walks directly from the cottage. We had a great stay and beautiful weather most of the time which we weren't expecting in February!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2023

  • "Was a very cosy and comfortable cottage, couldn’t have wanted better."

    Reviewed by Archie5.0Nov 2022

  • "This cottage is a little gem, very comfortable and beautifully clean."

    We had a wonderful week enjoying this area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "Second visit and will return,perfect visit"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous property in an idyllic location, perfect for exploring the area."

    The cottage is very cosy, comfortable & has everything that you could possibly need for the perfect holiday getaway.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Totally felt at home from the minute we walked through the door."

    Immaculately clean. Everything carefully thought out. Felt so cozy, and a beautiful relaxing place to chill out. Nice to get away from the rat race for a while.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely and comfortable cottage with friendly and helpful hosts."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful place to stay with lovely surroundings."

    The owners were very helpful. I would recommend this cottage for a very restful and peaceful break.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Once again we really enjoyed our stay at Fenwick retreat."

    We find that this is in a great position for exploring both the Northumberland Coast and the many national trust and English Heritage properties, and once your day is done you can relax in a wonderful setting in a wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great stay and run by lovely people"

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage set in stunning surroundings."

    The cottage has everything you need and more.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Apr 2022

  • "A very nice holiday."

    Very remote but just as we like it. Make sure you take as many provisions as possible because the local 'shop' has very limited opening times.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Apr 2022

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage with all the facilities you need beautiful ..."

    Lovely clean comfortable cottage with all the facilities you need beautiful location remote enough for a full get away from it all but is located centrally enough to get to other attractions plenty of walks right on the door step Would recommend

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a superb place to stay."

    Highly recommend!! Extremely clean, comfortable and a great location from which to explore Northumberland. We couldn’t have asked for more, the property has everything you need.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fenwick Retreat was comfortable and absolutely clean everywhere."

    If you like wood burners there is one in the house. We were able to visit so many places from there such has Cragside, Bamburgh Castle, Hadrians Wall and Housesteads Roman Fort, Vandolanda Roman Fort and others. The owners live next door so any problems we could have called them if necessary. Plenty of car parking close to the house with a lovely view. Definitely recommend Fenwick Retreat.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay very relaxing and Graham and Claire the hosts made sure everything met our needs ."

    Everything was very well thought off for a comfortable stay a very well equipped cottage of high standard we would definitely stay again when in the Northumberland area

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great hosts and great property, just right for our quiet break away."

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is absolutely superb and finished to a very high standard and is perfect for exploring beautiful Northumberland."

    Because of the peace and quiet and one of the most comfortable beds we were able to relax completely. We were also incredibly blessed with blue sky every day which for January was a real added bonus. Can't recommend this property highly enough - Superb.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2022

  • "What a find."

    Fenwick Retreat is absolutely amazing. Very high spec throughout. A beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. We had an amazing stay and will look forward to a return. We bumped into the owner, Graham a couple of times who was lovely and nothing was too Much trouble for him. Book Fenwick Retreat. You won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Dec 2021

  • "This was our 3rd visit and won't be the last!"

    We love this cosy cottage, perfect for any couple, warm welcome, fabulous welcome pack and really clean, what more do you need, Thank you to Graham and Claire ☺

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely well equipped and clean property."

    A great base for exploring Northumberland. Graham and Claire were friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Oct 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a remote & peaceful area."

    An ideal location for visiting a wide range of historic sights and the beauty of the Northumbrian country side.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2021

  • "Graham and Claire were lovely and welcoming."

    The cottage is perfect and it is in a beautiful setting. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our stay at Fenwick Retreat was delightful, it was exceptionally clean and both relaxing and very comfortable with open views over adjacent fields."

    Close to many places of interest we had no difficulty in finding somewhere to visit each day. Both Graham and Claire were very welcoming offering us any advice we might need regarding the area. We would not hesitate to recommend this little gem of a cottage.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The weather was not the best, but the cottage was the best, top quality cooker , microwave ,shower ,bed, and all utensils, wonderful countryside with not very busy roads."

    Good walks right on the doorstep and a lovely cafe in matfin.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0May 2021

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage, very well equipped and surrounded by lovely countryside."

    Very convenient for all the attractions of Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Vernon5.0May 2021

  • "Fenwick Retreat is ideal for couples seeking home comforts and using it as a base to explore the beautiful Northumberland National Park."

    The cottage itself is maintained to a very high standard with the added bonus of luxury fittings and appliances. We made use of the log fire to warm us up on the cold spring nights and mostly ate in as the facilities were excellent. Graham and Clare are brilliant hosts, nothing was too much trouble and they were available for handy tips without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely mini break at Fenwick Retreat."

    The cottage is cosy, comfortable and well equipped and in a really peaceful location. The owners are warm and friendly and nothing was too much bother for them. It was a great base for us to explore all Northumberland has to offer - Castles, Coasts and Hadrian’s Wall. Highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is excellently presented and has everything to make your holiday perfect."

    The location is ideal for exploring Hadrians Wall and the surrounding area. The hosts make sure you have every thing you need to make your enjoyment special.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2020

  • "Super place, spotlessly clean, and owners very friendly."

    If your looking for a peaceful place to stay this is for you. We would certainly stay here again and recommend it .

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is a beautiful and well equipped cottage in a quiet rural location, perfect for a couple."

    The owners are very welcoming. As regards the accuracy of your listing my only criticism is that it is not as near to Ponteland as you suggest in your description, Stamfordham is the nearest place.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.7Aug 2020

  • "This is an excellent facility."

    It is in a very quiet area with lots of wild life outside your window. In a location which enables you to visit many interesting places.

    Reviewed by Maurice5.0Aug 2020

  • "I stayed at this property in July 2020."

    Lovely little cottage with lovely views and facilities. very clean and comfortable inside. Owners were very nice, helpful and warming. They let us use their own bikes so that we could go on a bike ride as we hadn’t brought our own. Overall, very satisfied and pleased with this cottage. would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Jul 2020

  • "We enjoyed a lovely, peaceful stay at this beautiful cottage."

    The owners had gone to alot of trouble to make us welcome. It was spotlessly clean, with a lovely welcome package. Nothing was too much trouble. We would definitely recommend Fenwick Retreat to our friends.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2020

  • "Delightful cottage with everything you could want and furnished to a very high standard."

    The setting is gorgeous with lovely views across open countryside from the windows. The owners were very welcoming and I would highly recommend this cottage for a stay in Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Dec 2019

  • "This was our 2nd visit this year to this absolutely delightful cottage, a very ..."

    This was our 2nd visit this year to this absolutely delightful cottage, a very warm welcome, amazing welcome pack, warm and cosy, so peaceful, just perfect, we will definitely be back next spring, Thank you

    Reviewed by June5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing."

    We have never stayed in such a beautiful place before. Graham and Claire were brilliant and nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definitely be booking again next year

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay in this lovely, very clean, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    The owners, Graham and Claire, live next door and were very welcoming and friendly. The cottage is in an excellent location for exploring the Hadrians Wall area.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Oct 2019

  • "The owners Graham & Claire were exceptional, very welcoming and extremely helpful in every way."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a very peaceful holiday at Fenwick Lodge the cottage is very tastefully done everything is off good quality ."

    It was very pleasing to get up to lambs in the fields and chicken scratching in the yard. The welcoming package was very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by V5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fenwick Retreat was an absolute delight."

    Far exceeded our expectations of a holiday cottage (and we have been to many over the years). The cottage was comfortable, clean, well presented and everything you could possibly need was provided. Graham and Claire had also provided a 'welcome' pack that was much appreciated, including fresh eggs from their chickens which went down a treat. The setting of Fenwick Retreat was in very picturesque countryside and well situated for much sight-seeing. We especially enjoyed Vindolanda and the Roman Soldiers Museum. Bamburgh Castle was also well worth a trip out to see. Overall a very enjoyable and comfortable weeks break. Thankyou Graham and Claire.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2019

  • "A really comfortable cottage with great cooking facilities."

    The location was good for visiting sites around Northumbria and we had great weather. The welcome pack was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was awesome!"

    We could quite easily live there. Everything was brand new and everything was thought of. Great owners. Superb location. Fantastic break. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2019

  • "What a gem!"

    Peaceful, cosy with every mod con, awesome shower, comfy sk bed,this cottage is a ‘must go’ and we will book again.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very enjoyable stay, pity about the weather, excellent cottage that is very well ..."

    Very enjoyable stay, pity about the weather, excellent cottage that is very well equipped with good outdoor space The hosts Graham and Claire very helpful without being overbearing

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

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  • Recently refurbished with high end fixtures and fittings
  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size (can be made into singles upon request) with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi, Bose Wireless Wi-Fi Bluetooth Music System
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawned area and outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is limited head height in the bedroom on the first floor

The property

Ponteland 6 miles.

Enveloped by open countryside, near the village of Ponteland in a superb region of Northumberland, is Fenwick Lodge, a Grade ll Listed Building, the former gatehouse to Matfen Hall.

Located next to the owner's home and with easy access of the historical landmark Hadrian's Wall, and the cultural cities of Newcastle and Durham, this chocolate-box cottage is perfect for well-earned break in the country.

The house boasts some beautiful aspects, such as the stone gatepiers at the entrance, the coat of arms above the front door and a ha-ha wall, which preserves uninterrupted views of the landscape beyond.

Head through the church-style entrance hall, which has an exquisite tiled floor, arched windows and the original front door welcoming you inside.

You can fully relax within the cosy sitting area on return from one of your many adventures, the open-plan living room is rather spacious with everything you could possibly need in a self-catering holiday let.

Cook up a romantic meal in the well-equipped kitchen and enjoy a candlelit dinner at the dining table before climbing up to bed later in the evening.

When you have finished dining, why not take the opportunity to gaze up to the stars?

Fenwick Lodge is located so close to the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, which will take your breath away.

The super king size bed rests under the eaves, with a lovely feature fireplace and an en-suite shower room, allowing you to get ready in style each morning and evening.

A warm summer's day will invite you out to share a moment on the front lawn, you can sit on the garden chairs, crack open a refreshing bottle of wine and soak up the country atmosphere.

You have plenty to do in the surrounding area, the nearest pub is at the village of Stamfordham, whilst a variety of shops, restaurants and golf club are located just over 6 miles away, in Ponteland.

On your doorstep you are situated on the Reivers cycle route which is part of the national cycle network.

Matfen Hall Hotel Golf and Spa only 2 miles away and The Northumberland Coast is only a short drive away, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Also being close to the North Pennines and Northumberland National Park, while a thriving nightlife and superb shopping experiences can be enjoyed in the city of Newcastle.

Bring your loved one to this rural retreat for a romantic break in Northumberland.

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About the location


Newcastle 6 miles; Morpeth 11 miles; Hexham 20 miles; Newcastle airport 2 miles.

Ponteland is a historic village set on the river Pont with much modern development providing shops and restaurants, and a traditional village pub. There is also a great leisure centre to enjoy with plenty of activities for the family to enjoy. The Metro centre is only 7 miles away, Hadrians Wall can be accessed from various places nearby, and the historic towns of Morpeth, Hexham and Corbridge are all just a short drive away. No matter what your interests there should be something to satisfy your needs in the surrounding area. The city of Newcastle can be accessed either by car or by public transport, and with a history dating back over 200 years, there is much to see and do in this vibrant, lively location. Excellent shopping, top-class restaurants and amazing night life are all to be enjoyed, along with a variety of museums and galleries.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas