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The Forge

(Ref. 1036814)

Longhorsley near Felton, Northumberland Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay at this quaint property, Very good location for exploring Northumberland and Scotland, Had all the utilities required to make our stay comfortable."

    Secure off street parking and a lovely welcome gift was received on arrival. Very clean property. 26/05/24. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2024

  • "Very cosy, everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Ideal location for exploring the surrounding area

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "Our second time at The Forge and it was as excellent as the first time."

    Very clean and comfortable cottage with all the facilities you expect from a holiday let. Superb value for money

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "Very clean."

    Everything provided. Ideal situated for seeing the area

    Reviewed by Rodger5.0Apr 2024

  • "The Forge is a good base for exploring around the Northumberland countryside."

    It provides a warm, comfortable place to stay and despite being close to a busy shop and road we did not feel overlooked. Most places we visited in the area were dog friendly and there were excellent walks nearby. The small garden is also secure so there were no worries about our dogs running further than they should. We would definitely recommend The Forge to couples with or without dogs wanting to visit the area.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very clean."

    And ideal spot for getting around

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Forge with our 3 dogs."

    It was clean and all you needed for your holiday, also a nice little welcome pack which we were not expecting :) Initially, we needed to contact the very helpful owner, as we couldn't find the details to connect to the internet...I had inadvertently covered it with coats! Sorry! The cottage itself was also surprisingly larger than it looked in the photos! The first thing we do too is ensure that our dogs cannot get out, and all is secure outside, which is always a relief! A great base for exploring, only 20 minutes or so to the nearest beach and an hour to Kielder Forest. Fabulous village store across the road and a few steps more to the local pub that also offers takeaway meals! We enjoyed our stay here, it was a shame to have to leave a day or so early because of a family emergency, but we recommend this property to anyone who wants to explore the beautiful Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Mar 2024

  • "A well appointed small cottage, situated centrally in Northumberland."

    The national park and coast being only short drives away. The village The cottage is in is quiet, with a cracking deli type shop across the road. Even better that I could take my 4 dogs too. All types of fishing nearby. This is my second stay at the forge, I would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Feb 2024

  • "A lovely, clean, very well maintained and all importantly dog friendly cottage, a perfect base for couples with a 'fur family' to explore beautiful Northumbria."

    A friendly host and secure outdoor space makes for a very comfortable holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely, well equipped holiday cottage ,well equipped including dishwasher tables, washing pods tea,coffee,sugar which was a wonderful surprise, also a marvellous welcome present which was so thoughtful, village shop across the road with everything you need ,will definitely book again next year."

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage with a reasonably sized garden."

    Kitchen has everything you'd need including tea and coffee. Nice welcome pack on arrival. Village shop is opposite but closes at 2.30pm each day. The Shoulder of Mutton pub is a few yards away, does good food and has a nice menu. Friendly and helpful host. Great location for exploring the area, just a few miles from the A1 turning.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was very clean and modern well kept the busy road was a issue with ..."

    The cottage was very clean and modern well kept the busy road was a issue with the windows closed you didn't hear the traffic but very noisy when sitting in the small garden and I was worried about my dogs safety when letting them out of the car back into the cottage garden we had a issue where the bathroom door came off top hinge on day we were leaving let the owner know by text who sent a curt reply making us feel we were accused of damaging the door it just came off and we noticed top screws were missing he replied fed up of checking property after each visit may as well sell up and that doors don't just fall off This soured an enjoyable stay and after this would not stay here again the garden is too small for 3 dogs no privacy also people living in village park outside property and walk past all the time so kept curtains shut the road much busier then I was expecting so much as we loved our stay would not book this property again

    Thank you for your feedback. I found the screw heads from the door - they were sheared through, with the rest of the screws embedded in the door. It takes some real force to shear screws completely through.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Sep 2023

  • "Stayed at The Forge 10-17th Sept 2023, only complaint would be bedside tables need to be sets of drawers nowhere to put socks, T-shirts, pants etc and the bedside lamps, although decorative are no good for reading a book in bed, not bright enough."

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, in a village location, perfectly located for exploring that part of Northumberland."

    The property is well equipped and surprisingly spacious, and very comfortable to stay in. We had a great week there, and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We were delighted with the cottage."

    Beautifully furnished, spotless, a lovely welcome pack, and great village. Possibly need to mention that shop closes at 2? We had to whizz up to Longframlington to get milk when we could have picked it up en route. Would love to revisit.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic little lodge, superb dog walking area."

    The forge was very clean and well equipped to suit our needs. Handy little village shop across the road. Which was nice to see so busy. With the location, it was in easy reach to a lot of other locations close by. Would highly recommend the lodge. Hoping to go back very soon.

    Reviewed by April5.0Jul 2023

  • "Would help with instructions on how to use dishwasher and tv for us who are not technically minded."

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Jun 2023

  • "Clean comfort ,unfortunately the washing machine didn’t work had to find a laundrette something you don’t want to do on holiday ,informed owner but was not fixed during our stay."

    There was no mention of a main road through village you where in which was very noise up until about 6 pm then started again about 7 am because the cottage was on this main road it was a issue for us we would never had booked a busy spot to stay ,it was good links to everywhere and beautiful inside we just felt you couldn’t sit outside to relax because it was to noisy,and people parked in front of the gate and your car making difficult to get car out .

    Hi, I'm sorry that the washing machine wasn't working. The cold water feed to the machine had been turned off at some point in between us testing the washing machine on a short cycle during the changeover and your report of the problem on the subsequent Monday. However, I'm kind of okay with the fact that the washing machine wasn't working, given that you did say that you wanted to wash dog vomit off a dog blanket and I'm not sure that our other guests would want the washing machine used for that purpose. It's easy enough to find information on the internet for the property, and Sykes' listing has a lovely map function that shows that the property is right next to the A697, and that map is right there when any customer makes their booking. Unfortunately I can't do anything about how inconsiderate others are with their parking when they use the lovely village shop opposite; it's one of the prices we pay for having a property in a village with a shop and a pub...other people also use the shop and the pub because those facilities just have this habit of attracting people to come and use them to buy provisions or a refreshing beverage and a meal, and unfortunately people sometimes don't look or think before they park up. Anyhow, when we all have flying cars there should be less noise on the roads...but they'll still have to park somewhere, so we'll never be rid of that problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia3.4Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect although the garden could do with a bit of a tidy as it ..."

    The cottage was perfect although the garden could do with a bit of a tidy as it wasn’t that appealing to sit in, it was good to have a local well stocked shop but this did cause mayhem with traffic & parking, making it noisy, we had to ask several times for vehicles to move so we could get in and out of the drive to the cottage

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property, clean ,well decorated and well equipped."

    Great for travelling around area with easy access to coast and countryside. Lovely village with a couple of local walks, pub and small shop.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7May 2023

  • "Everything was great but unable to find a masher utensil for mashed potato but still enjoyed our stay."

    Hi, thanks for the feedback. We purchased a potato masher for the property, so next time you visit it should be there. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2023

  • "The Forge was a lovely place to stay."

    Would definitely rebook if visiting the area again. Great base for exploring Northumberland and The Scottish Borders. The only issue we had was the inconsiderate parking from the customers using the village shop who park under the windows and block the property gates.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for two adults and two small dogs."

    Presented beautifully and well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a great base for exploring Northumberland."

    The Forge has everything you need for a comfortable week and the property description is correct. Great week. Thank you

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage…."

    Loved welcome pack….close to everything you want in Northumberland….great walks on Druridge bay short drive away…..fab fish & chips for Friday tea…will be back next year…

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Wonderful! The property is beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated."

    Very comfortable and a pefect mix of modern and traditional. Well equipped, smart tv and good wifi. Foid vans on 2 nights were an added bonus. Good commmunication and a generous welcome pack. Would definately stay again.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a fabulous little holiday cottage."

    Spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. Everything is provided and the owners have thought of everything. Location is ideal for exploring Northumberland. Fabulous little village location. We will be visiting again thank you also for the welcome pack very much appreciated

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2023

  • "Great little property in good location for exploring parts of Northumberland."

    Property has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Well appointed. Couldn't get iPlayer on the TV but a minor issue, could be because the remote is s third party remote.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "A little gem."

    Clean, nicely decorated and everything you could want in a holiday cottage. Absolutely fantastic place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property perfectly situated."

    Lovely welcome pack. We only had one issue and that was the shower. Very mouldy in places, even on the hygiene board. The shower itself is a just warm trickle. The low pressure light on the unit is always on, however I’m not sure if this is something that can be addressed. The only other thing is I would re-iterate what others have said that instructions for the hob and dishwasher would have helped. We managed the hob but could only get the dishwasher to rinse. Overall very positive though

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Sep 2022

  • "Loved it"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very lovely cottage we loved it was perfect for our four dogs."

    The owners are a very lovely .

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2022

  • "The Forge is beautifully converted and comfy but very noisy."

    If you are inside with all the windows closed it's fine but with last weeks weather outside and with windows open it is very noisy due to the traffic. It is ideally located for exploring Northumbria. We didn't bring our dogs but we're glad we didn't. The garden as such is far too small for 4 dogs..However our main gripe was the lack of any information pack on eg local dog walks, buses the fish and chip van coming on Friday things to see in the area where the pub is ( we didn't go in that direction for 4 days) and better info on the appliances to name a few. Yes there is the Internet but written information packs are worth their weight in gold especially local dog walks as the garden is so small. Also due to the hot weather a fan would have been useful. We were also amazed that the owners didn't get in touch at all. The welcome gifts were lovely but as we don't drink coffee or wine the information pack would have been of more use!!!! The fish and chips from the Flying Friar were excellent though. Having said that we had a great holiday saw loads and landed on Inner Farne which was amazing.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Jun 2022

  • "The Forge is a perfect base within close proximity to many of the tourist attractions and lovely beaches Northumberland has to offer."

    The cottage is clean , well equipped and tastefully decorated throughout. After busy days we spent our evenings relaxing in the comfort of the cottage enjoying the welcome treats left by the owner. Thankyou !!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely very clean and comfortable cottage."

    Bed very comfortable, shower very good. Lovely interesting village, One thing missing was would have loved information / maps /leaflets on local walks. Oven hob was difficult to fathom out but got there in the end. Would have loved satellite TV but very few cottages provide this so was not expected.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Great location to stay."

    Very clean and not at all cluttered (as some places can be) Lovely welcome gift which was a lovely touch We don’t do much cooking as after all it’s a break but good to know that on Thursdays a pizza van parked outside pm and Fridays a fish and chip van. We didn’t have pizza but the fish and chips were delicious. Would definitely stay again ( May even try owners other holiday let “Rose Cottage”)

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Little that be done about it, but the property is far from private."

    .Coaches parked on the front at 7.45, locals stopping for the paper/food shop opposite, dog walkers and a fish and chip van mean you kept the curtains drawn. Some sort of shed at the rear for storing cleaning equipment would be our thought and at least some basic instructions on operating electrical equipment and a pamphlet on local recommendations for the nearest/best pub restaurant, petrol station, chemists etc etc. We spent time understanding the oven/hob and the owners helped by telephone when we gave up (an induction hob that we had never used before) That all said it was a pleasure to stay here and a base in Longhorsley meant you covered the county comfortably. A pleasant, well equipped and convenient cottage.

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and well equipped."

    The location was ideal for our dogs with lots of walks and beaches. The welcome gift was a lovely surprise. We would definitely return,

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very well equipped, ideal central location, off road parking a bonus."

    Out door space for dogs, although not used by us, we own an escape artist of a dog, ideal for most dogs. Would definitely visit The Forge again. Welcome gift was lovely and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Feb 2022

  • "The Forge is a lovely , clean, well decorated cottage."

    On arrival we were met with lovely and welcome gifts. The cottage is ideally situated for discovering Northumberland and I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, in great position for local amenities and ..."

    Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated, in great position for local amenities and for traveling to places of interest, had a great holiday and would definitely come back again

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation lovely decor even the weather was kind, just 1 little thing was the inconsiderate parking from the locals even though the window is a fire exit clearly signed you needed to close window curtains for privacy as they parked vehicles directly under it."

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Oct 2021

  • "Everything good-nothing negative"

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very clean, everything that you need for a great stay."

    Tea, coffee, wine and chocolates supplied!!! Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, all facilities you could need."

    Cery clean, good enclosed patio area, no problem with wifi The small village of longhorsley is friendly, there is pub and shop across the road from the Forge. Only one niggle the connectivity of tv on some channels dropped. Despite this Would highly definitely recommend and book again

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely property and well designed with layout and fully fitted out with all the essentials making your stay very comfortable."

    Location was perfect for beaches and town visits and in particular for Burgham Horse Trials... a favourite visit for us. Slightly disappointed it was situated on a very busy main junction with lots traffic noise which was intrusive when sitting in the garden.

    Reviewed by Ruth3.8Jul 2021

  • "It's an excellent base for a Northumberland holiday, and seeing the local area."

    Longhorsley village facilities met all our requirements/needs.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jul 2021

  • "Didn't realize it was so near main road, also people parked outside to go to shop opposite."

    Luckily didn't impact too much on our stay but would have preferred a quieter position.

    Reviewed by Vivienne4.7Jul 2021

  • "The forge is lovely place to stay, the interior is very clean and easy to keep that way the decor is easy on the eye and very stylish, being on a cross roads on busy main road it is also very quiet due to the thick walls and trees there are lots of attractions within easy reach we found it a wonderful place to be and found the owners to be friendly and helpful we will hopefully able to go back again in the not to distant future."

    Overall a great place to stay..

    Reviewed by James5.0Jun 2021

  • "Excelent place to stay the forge is modern and well furnished great place for a ..."

    Excelent place to stay the forge is modern and well furnished great place for a base to explore the area it was spotless and clean the garden all enclosed so good for dogs owner is very helpful have already booked for next year great property

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great location, good to have our 4 dogs welcomed, clean and attractive property."

    Various 'take out vans' park close by every week, with the fish and chips on a friday super good! Small convenience shop and sandwich outlet across the road is a distinct bonus. We stayed for 6 wks due to a house move and the owner, Ian, was particularly friendly and accommodating throughout. Would definitely recommend this lovely property for a 'great location' holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Apr 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • One king-size bedroom with a newly refurbished en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed side garden with outdoor seating area
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 40 yards, pub 200 yards.

The property

Nestled in the rural village of Longhorsley you will find The Forge.

Beautifully renovated to a high standard, this delightful ground-floor dwelling is perfect for a couple travelling with their canine companions who seek an escape to the Northumberland countryside.

Step inside this attractive abode and be welcomed into a bright and airy open-plan living space, decorated with hushed pink tones and pretty white furnishings, together creating a calming environment where you can relax and unwind.

Take to the stylish and contemporary kitchen, complete with all the essential appliances and utensils needed to prepare a hearty home-cooked dinner including a sleek electric oven and hob, and a spacious fridge/freezer for storing all of your ingredients.

Indulge with a romantic dinner for two at the white wood dining table, before taking the evening out into the garden and enjoying a refreshing glass of bubbly as the sun sets on another fantastic day in Northumberland.

Settle down for the evening in the inviting king-size bedroom, complete with designer wallpaper and a handy en-suite shower where you can freshen up for the day that lies ahead.

In the local area, there is a pub and a village shop (selling newspapers, general store goods and sandwiches) within a two minutes walk, as well as a fish and chip van and a pizza van that park nearby on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Grab your walking boots and venture deep into the Northumberland National Park for a scenic stroll through Simonside or a hike in Kielder Water & Forest Park.

Explore the well-kept grounds of Brinkburn Priory and Manor House or wander the halls of the imposing mansion of Cragside, once home to Victorian Inventor Lord Armstrong.

Travel to Alnwick to see the iconic castle and gardens used as a backdrop in the world-famous Harry Potter series, or spend the day spotting exotic creatures at the Northumberland Country Zoo.

Head to the coast to admire vast views of the North Sea, stopping off at vibrant seaside towns and peaceful beaches along the way.

Make wonderful memories with your significant other on a romantic retreat to The Forge.

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About the location

FELTON

Alnwick 10 miles.

The delightful village of Felton is set in rural Northumberland, between Morpeth to the south and Alnwick to the north. The village has a shop with a post office, coffee shop, pub and restaurant, and is just 10 miles from Alnwick, with its Castle and now famous Garden, which features Europe's largest cascading water feature, an enormous tree house, a rose garden and an ornamental walled garden. The castle is also famous as the setting for Hogwarts School featured in the "Harry Potter" films! Alnwick offers a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat and there is plenty to see and do, with miles of golden sandy beaches, numerous castles and boat trips to the famous Farne Islands all available nearby. Altogether a superb location for exploring Northumberland and its stunning Heritage Coastline.