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Betony

Bamburgh, Northumberland (Ref. 1012252)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "The site is tucked away approximately 2."

    25 miles west of Bamburgh Village, and is easy to find. I would suggest to help those who do not have sat-Nav that a sign is positioned either end of the lane to which Brada Lodges sit giving a direction as does the other holiday parks along the lane. The lodge itself is lovely, but would recommend the use of washable paint in areas in heavy use such as the bin area, down the side of hand basins/toilets. Also, the outside of the en-suite shower needs a little attention with a bit of water damage. However, we loved the lodge and its situation in the open countryside, and is an ideal spot as a base to investigate the area further. It’s located close to the historic Bamburgh Castle, it’s beautiful beach and sand dunes, and close to the Farne Islands famous for their wildlife habitats. We loved the place so much we have booked Betony Lodge for August 2023.

    Reviewed by VanessaApr 2022

  • "Amazing break."

    Very close to beach and Zoo. On site park was great for kids. Very clean lodge and had everything we needed. Just perfect!

    Reviewed by GraceMar 2022

  • "Good afternoon Today I returned from a 4 night stay in Betony Bamburgh Although the location of the property was amazing I was totally appalled at the standard of cleanliness Despite asking for an early check in which was refused due to Covid cleaning we arrived in the dark … no lighting outside to find key when entering the property it was freezing cold no heating on and I had 2 young children The floor was not cleaned properly furniture has obviously not been moved rubbish behind units … the cobwebs on ceilings in both rooms huge !"

    !! The bedding was stained as were the duvets The mattress on the en-suite room was extremely uncomfortable as the springs had gone The crockery in the kitchen was all chipped …we cleaned the floor and washed the bedding the next day as we were unsure it was actually clean Considering the amount we paid to stay it was not acceptable ewe should have had a five star experience

    Dear Mrs M . I am very sorry to hear you have had a disappointing experience staying in our lodge and i can also see the standard has not been high enough for some weeks now . please accept my apologies . I have had a meeting this morning with the cleaning company who service the lodge and have been assured of a better standard going forward . To address your concerns in order: I have no idea why you were not allowed an early check in as the lodge was ready two days earlier and I gave permission over the phone for the next door guests to arrive in the day light so no reason for you not to be offered the same .The outside lighting is an issue I agree and I have a meeting with the electrician to install some PIR units ,the cobwebs I m afraid are 24 feet up and beyond the remit of the cleaners but I will organize someone to remove them .I have ordered a new mattress for the en suite bed ,and had a conversation with the cleaning company about the stains you mentioned, the chipped crockery has been replaced , we have a large amount of it but Im afraid it does chip rather easily when clattered in and out of the dishwasher,it looks good as a service but has not met the demands of its remit !!!! but should have been checked prior to your stay . Over all, I would have preferred if you had contacted me at the beginning of your stay and made me aware of your concerns so that i could have done something about it at the time and you would not have left with a bad feeling . once again please accept my apologies for your concerns , ready 2 days you arrived to deliver the christmas tree and i set the heating to 22 degress so i am not sure why you were cold on arrival Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the lodge."

    However, the cleanliness of the lodge was not up to the standard we expected. Its needs a through deep clean. The dining seat covers were stained and grubby, the cushion covers grubby. Dinning table sticky all over. On moving the coffee machine there were stains on the bench. Corner of shower showed black mildew (needed re-sealing). Cobwebs around the window needed cleaning. Greasy oven trays.

    Reviewed by JeanNov 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay, loved the location but were not happy with the cleanliness of the soft furnishings or bedding or table."

    . The duvets were stained, cushions were pretty dirty and when we arrived the second bedroom had pubic hair on the sheets and one of the pillows was stained with what we thought was makeup. The vacuum cleaner base was so full of dirt and hair we had to spend time picking it clean.. The dining table was sticky and despite trying to clean it many times it remained sticky to the touch, not a good table to eat at!.All in all the overall cleanliness was not what we are used to at home so we could not class the lodge as a home from home due to the cleanliness issues I have described.. Other than these points we enjoyed our break.

    Reviewed by HenryOct 2021

  • "Yes, Betony was a fabulous place to stay."

    The only downside was the king mattress in the ensuite room was very uncomfortable and noisy springs. We consider a super comfortable bed to be key to a relaxing holiday, not the case here I'm afraid.

    Reviewed by Sandra BOct 2021

  • "What an amazing weekend we have all had at Betony, beautiful stunning views and lovely location."

    Lodge was equipped with everything we needed for our stay and all beds were extremely comfy. Very good use of living space and kitchen table was perfect for us all to get together. Definitely going to re-book for another stay.

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2021

  • "Lovely lodge in a brilliant location."

    Clean and modern with all facilities for self catering. Will definitely be staying again :)

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "Nice lodge."

    Taps and toilet seat need attention. Kids bedroom was lovely. Very expensive for a weekend stay

    Reviewed by RebeccaSep 2021

  • "Hi the lodges were in a lovely setting and betony was a perfect location on the site."

    With views looking towards Bamburgh castle and over farmland. The lodge was very clean and everything was at hand to enjoy our stay. We will certainly be back .

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2021

  • "Amazing views"

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Bathroom bin hadn't been emptied before arrival of women's sanitary products - clear plastic bag didn't help."

    Dining room table surface was sticky which no amount of cleaning resolved. Bedding, cushions and placemats were stained making use very uncomfortable. Whilst it appreciated that pets were allowed, the fact the cottage smelled of wet fur for those who do not have pets is unacceptable. Perhaps the condition of the bedding etc is partly to blame? The cottage needs blinds on its south side, first for privacy and secondly due to sun streaming in onto the TV not allowing the children to see what's on and heat reduction. The aerial didn't work as couldn't even get BBC channels. More care needs to be supplied to ALL guests using their online TV accounts on the smart TV as numerous account were open for potential exploitation!!! Given that COVID allowed the owner to rectify all those sorts of issues before making the cottage available again, makes the whole experience disappointing. Even financially, the cottage was fully booked weeks before our arrival and months thereafter, thus the cost of cleaning and/or replacements, given the cottage price bracket, is unacceptable. Overall, given its potential, a very disappointing experience.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Betony and really enjoyed the location, around 2 miles from Bamburgh."

    The lodge is really light and airy with a nice decking area where we were able to enjoy sun and views of Bamburgh Castle when it wasn’t too windy and cold. It is part of a number of luxury lodges built in a previous quarry location but it doesn’t feel crowded and we weren’t disturbed by neighbours. The lodge was warm Some of the mugs in the cupboard were stained but fine once I cleaned them in the dishwasher. The washing machine had the remains of a washing pod in the rubber seal area I needed to remove prior to using and I ensured it was clean after I used it. The lodge was well equipped with towels, tea towels, oven gloves (I didn’t use the oven gloves as I brought my own)dishwashing tablets, rubber gloves and cleaning cloths but no washing up liquid. We recommend this lodge for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by SueApr 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay, the property is well equipped and has a great outlook over the fields and bamburgh castle."

    The only thing that let it down is the cleanliness there was quite a lot of dust, and also crumbs in between the sofa cushions, in the cutlery tray etc which wouldn’t be ideal normally but given the pandemic made us question how clean everything else was.

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2020

  • "Lovely well decorated lodge."

    Very peaceful and lovely outlook across to castle. Minor criticism needs wardrobe in main bedroom instead of two chest drawers. Needs coasters to use with cups/glasses.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "The only minor issue was the check in time had changed."

    Our check in details received the week before the holiday stated 3.00pm check in time. When we arrived at 3.00, the cleaning of the property had not started. The cleaner stated check in time was now 5.00pm due to covid. We eventually got into the property at around 5.30

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2020

  • "It was a lovely peaceful break in a beautiful and well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2020

  • "The key safe did not work."

    Couldn't open it. Had to use brute force to get in. Couldn't then reopen it to put it back on departure. Also top bunks were not really usable given proximity to ceiling. Nor were bunks fastened to wall so really unstable when climbing up. Both guests resorted to sofa.

    Reviewed by WendyFeb 2020

  • "We loved the cabin and location , it had everything we could have needed and more."

    .. apart from the fact it advertised an open fire and photos indicated an open fire which is one of the factors we always look for when booking a lodge, when we arrived we were dossapojnred to see the log burner had been taken out with a replacement of an electric fire . The cabin was beautiful aswell as location and that partly made up for it however we couldn’t help But be dissapointed as like I say that is something we purposely looked for when booking .

    Reviewed by CharlotteDec 2019

  • "The accommodation was first class."

    Comfortable with everything you needed. Please just review the postcode that you give out because on Google maps and on the sat nav in the car it would't locate the property.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2019

  • "We flew from the Bahamas to celebrate our friend’s birthday."

    The facility was the perfect size for 6 persons and one dog. It was very clean and contained the necessary furniture and outdoor facilities. The location is perfect to visit Bamburgh castle, Seahouses and our favorite the beach at Beadnell ( my husband’s family name). WIFI system was high speed and worked fantastic without dropping, smart TV fantastic!! We will definitely like another vacation there!

    Reviewed by ASep 2019

  • "This place is absolutely beautiful and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to chill, it overlooks the cow fields and there’s a lovely view of Bamburgh Castle, at night the stars are really clear if you get the weather."

    when we arrived we was greeted with a lovely basket of goodies inc a nice bottle of wine, the lodge is spacious and has everything you need, the decor is beautiful and the furniture is very good quality, the owner called me to see if we could think of anything that was needed in the place the only thing I said was a bigger pan

    Reviewed by Cl AreAug 2019

  • "Our lodge was perfect :) Very spacious and beautifully furnished."

    The location was fantastic with lovely views of Bamburgh Castle. Have already recommended to friends and family & will definitely return very soon. Thank you for such a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2019

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x family room with two bunk beds
  • Bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with real flame effect, electric log burner
  • Utility.
  • Electric heaters, real flame effect electric log burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV a selection of books, games and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and Highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Decking area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.4 miles.

The property

Bamburgh 2.4 miles.

Situated near the picturesque Northumberland AONB, on the outskirts of the thriving village of Bamburgh, is this superb lodge.

Boasting a tasteful decor, quality furnishings and spacious rooms, this property has everything you could need for a rural break.

Spend you evenings in the sitting room which has plenty of seating so you can relax and indulge in the provided TV for your entertainment.

The kitchen has all the appliances you could need, including a dishwasher so you barely have to lift a finger during your stay, whilst the dining area is the perfect spot for planning the day's events.

Choose one of the three well-presented bedrooms, consisting of two king-size, one with an en-suite shower room and a family room with two bunk beds and supported by a delightful family bathroom.

The outside decking area is the perfect spot for simply enjoying the country views with a refreshing beverage, the property is in an amazing location that allows the guests to take advantage of the truly amazing views.

A wonderful base for exploring all this coastal region has to offer.

Note: The property can be booked with Ref. 1012236, together they can sleep 16 people.

Lodge No.1 And No.2

Situated on the outskirts of the village of Bamburgh, boasting far-reaching country views out towards the historic Bamburgh Castle, is this group of modern lodges. Internally, these lodges provide a light and airy interior with high-quality furnishings and a tasteful decor, giving you the impression of a real home-away-from-home vibe the moment you walk through the door. Entering the property, you will be greeted by a convenient utility, leading into the spacious open-plan living area, with plenty of seating for you to enjoy a relaxing evening with your loved ones, whilst the warming woodburning stove keeps you warm. The kitchen has been fitted to the highest standard, housing all the appliances you could possibly need to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole family, whilst the dining area provides ample space for you to enjoy your meals over a well-deserved glass of wine. With all rooms resting on the ground floor, you can easily access the three well-presented bedrooms, consisting of a master king-size with an en-suite shower room, a king-size and a family room hosting two bunk beds, the perfect setup for larger families looking to explore this delightful rural region. The family bathroom also provides an elegant bath and shower over, where you can have a relaxing soak in the tub after a tiring day. Outside has a decking area, where you can take a refreshing drink and simply enjoy the stunning rolling country views out towards the centre of Bamburgh and its historic castle. While you're in the area, take a drive towards the famous Bamburgh Castle, a Grade I listed building with audio tours of the state rooms, showcasing a wealth of history. Due to your close proximity to the coast, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to spend your afternoons on the lovely sandy beaches sunbathing, swimming in the clear waters, or getting involved with a variety of watersports, including surfing. These group of cottages are a delightful choice for a family-based holiday to the coast of Northumberland.

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About the location

BAMBURGH

Seahouses 3 miles; Alnwick 12 miles.

The village’s sweeping sandy beaches and dramatic fortress - Bamburgh Castle - make Bamburgh one of Northumberland’s major visitor attractions. The castle can be seen for miles and dominates this part of the county’s coastline. Today it remains home to the family of the great Victorian industrialist Lord Armstrong, and is open to the public on a daily basis. Although overshadowed by the great castle, Bamburgh village is picturesque with neat grey stone cottages facing a manicured village green. There are excellent pubs, hotels with restaurants and a small selection of village shops. There are golf courses in Bamburgh and nearby Seahouses, and within easy reach are more wide sandy beaches, lovely fishing villages, stunning castles and coastal islands to explore along the dramatic Heritage Coast. There are numerous other attractions also a short drive away, including the famous Alnwick Castle and Gardens and the historic walled border town, Berwick-upon-Tweed. A superb base for exploring Northumberland.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas