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The Bungalow

(Ref. 1105746)

Ponteland, Northumberland Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • bungalow (10)
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  • quiet (8)
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16 Customer Reviews

  • "The Bungalow was lovely, comfortable, clean & with all the facilities we needed."

    Our big problem was the 1.6 mile track leading to the Bungalow. It is littered with potholes, covered in mud & loose tarmac chippings. The problem became horrendous when, following heavy rain, the track was completely flooded in large parts. It was impossible to avoid potholes because the track was like driving through a lake. I was genuinely concerned about my vehicle tyres & underside. I appreciate the owners are not responsible for the rain nor, perhaps, the upkeep of the track, but we should have been informed from the outset about the length & state of the track & the probability of it flooding after heavy rain. Had we been informed beforehand we would not have booked. Due to this issue we left early on Wednesday.

    Reviewed by Les3.8Apr 2024

  • "Spent an enjoyable 2 weeks at The Bungalow!"

    It’s beautifully decorated with all those extra little touches to make it homely and welcoming. Our lovely host has thought of everything that a guest may need and forgotten to bring. Mornings and evenings the heating came on to take off the chill and it made the bungalow feel very cosy. So easy to relax on the comfortable sofa and outside in your own private garden. Felt so comfortable there that my wife and I didn’t want to return home! If you want to explore Northumberland, The Bungalow and location is the perfect choice.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely fortnight break in The Bungalow."

    Our host Del was very helpful thoughout, keeping us supplied with eggs, coffee and tea. We stayed there with our two very well behaved cats and they enjoyed the garden and surrounds. We would have no hesitation in recommending The Bungalow for a quiet rural escape holiday.

    Thanks for choosing to stay at The Bungalow. Enjoyed meeting you and your cats. All the best and thank you for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Aug 2023

  • "The bungalow is lovely, plenty of room, very well equipped and has a wonderful garden that is dog safe and a sun trap."

    It’s surrounded by fields and trees and so quiet, in all a good place to spend a weeks holiday. I have a complaint about the heating, it’s controlled remotely by the owner and we were told it would be on 6-9 am and pm which was fine, but out of 14 times it should have been on , it only came on 5 times. There is a fire in the lounge, which we used, but it tended to be cool in the bedrooms and bathrooms, so we felt that we had no control given that it says heating is included. We just felt our holiday was spoilt by having to phone up and ask for the heating to be on, in the end we gave up and turned the fire up higher.

    Thank you for the feedback. We like to improve on anyone's future stay at The Bungalow. I appreciate the mention about the heating but feel I need to clarify the situation for anyone who reads this that may like to stay going forward. This week that they stayed was very warm. We have three other properties on our farm and not one had any heating on. The heating is set on a thermostat and timer. Which is set at the same temperature we have it set at in the winter months, the only difference is it is on for longer hours for obvious reasons. As I explained to our holiday maker the heating was set to come on when the Bungalow temperature dropped below 21. It was always 23 plus in the property which I can see from the app on my phone as we have a Smart meter installed. From the Sunday onwards I set the heating to come on when the temperature dropped below 23C in The Bungalow. Which it never did. The gas fire in the lounge is very effective so this maybe why the heating didn't go any higher? Also baring in mind the property is small and does not take much heating up, especially in the winter. This is the first piece of feedback we have received with issues related to the heating (especially in the summer months). Previous customers in the Winter periods have not raised similar concerns. Not only will future holiday makers benefit from the feedback given. We also provide farm fresh eggs, milk and cake your welcome tray when you arrive. If you travel with a dog we provide: a drinking bowl, drying towels, blankets, a travel water bottle and smallish dog bags, Outdoor garden furniture and BBQ. We respect and appreciate any given feedback. Which we strive to better ourselves going forward for all customers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.4Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a very handy place for visiting lots of local attractions."

    The owner is very helpful and approachable if you need anything. Really enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. You left the Bungalow so clean in tidy that it made for a easy turn around. What do you recommend I could do to improve on the comfort side of things? Del Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely well appointed property with lots of thoughtful finishing touches."

    Comfortable and warm. Nice to watch the hens wandering round. Good walk from the Bungalow but didn't manage the whole circuit as parts were very muddy following all the rain. Close to Belsay with it's castle and Bolam Country park.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feed back after you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Mar 2023

  • "Excellent comfortable Cottage located in a quiet rural area not far from Belsay Castle ."

    Lots of wild life in the surrounding area.

    You were a pleasure to have stay at the Bungalow. Thankyou for your feed back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marshall4.7Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Spotlessly clean with lots of added touches from the owner to make our stay even more special. We stayed over Christmas and it felt so warm and cozy and festive. Perfect for our dog with a safe enclosed garden and great walks from the property. Beautiful location. Quiet but owners not far if we needed anything at all. Dark skies and lots of wildlife. Perfect thank you.

    Hi Sally. Thanks for staying and your feed back. Sorry for my detail in replying. Del Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2022

  • "Warm and comfortable home from home."

    Well appointed with everything we needed for our stay. Friendly responsive owner who is on hand to answer any questions you might have. Lovely decor and furnishings made the bungalow feel very cosy. Quiet peaceful location. One of the best Sykes properties we have stayed in.

    Hello and sorry I have not been in touch till now. We are delighted to receive your feed back on The Bungalow and so pleased you found it had everything needed to enjoy your break. Best wishes Del Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2022

  • "First of all, the directions are great, it was so easy to find!"

    Loved the solitude, so peaceful with just fields for miles to see. Great views from the garden! The bungalow has everything you need for a relaxing break, although there are many walks to explore for the more energetic! Del is a lovely, friendly host who is there to make sure everything is perfect for you.

    Hello and thankyou so much for your feedback. This has been our first year of renting The Bungalow. We have your time to give us all feed back. Best wishes. Del Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2022

  • "This bungalow exceeded my expectations in every way."

    It is a beautifully decorated with lots of lovely touches. It is very well equipped and has everything you could possibly want or need for a very comfortable stay. It is about a mile and a half away from the main road in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Total relaxation

    Hello. So lovely to meet you both and have a chat etc. Your feedback helps us a lot to help future guests decide that our property is the right place to stay for their future break at The Bungalow. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our visit to the cottage."

    It was so quiet and peaceful and the sun shone every day. All the fixtures and fittings are first class with lovely extra touches like fresh eggs, the like of which we have not tasted for years!

    Pleasure to have you to stay at The Bungalow in September also for taking the time to give feed back about your stay. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well appointed, comfortable, roomy and very clean cottage and friendly helpful owner."

    Very quiet rural location on a working arable farm. Perfect if you like that sort of holiday.

    Appreciate you taking the time to leave feed back for The Bungalow. As this is all new to us as we are in our first four months of offering the property to rent. We learn from all feed back. Best Wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2022

  • "So happy with this bungalow."

    Beautiful views over fields and so quiet. The kitchen, living/dining area and the main bedroom are large and very comfortable. The facilities are great and I wish we had had a chance to enjoy the large garden, but autumn weather had other plans. We loved our week in Northumberland and really want to visit the North East again soon.

    Thank you very much for your feed back on The Bungalow. This is our first year renting the Bungalow and to date we have had positive feedback which we are delighted to hear about. We have plans to further improve the property next year. Thanks for choosing to stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2022

  • "The bungalow was absolutely perfect for our needs, the best location for our 4 year old daughter who wants to be a farmer when she grows up and perfect for exploring the local area, particularly beaches and national trust/English heritage places."

    It was very well equipped and felt like a home from home with a lovely, welcoming host. We hope to be able to stay again very soon!

    You were all the pleasure to have stay at The Bungalow. We were pleased to get your Feed back about our accommodation as we haven't been open long. Thank you for leaving it so tidy and stripping the beds and popping the washing all together. It makes the change over so much easier and quicker. Best Wishes Del Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful location can’t wait to be back"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x triple bunk room
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with flame-effect gas fire
  • Oil central heating with gas effect log burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn, decking, furniture, and picnic bench
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: The property is located on the grounds of a working farm
  • Note: Dogs should be kept on their leads whilst outside of the cottage except in the garden

The property

Ponteland 4.8 miles.

Resting in Milbourne, near the historic village of Ponteland in Northumberland, lies this single-storey, family-friendly cottage, The Bungalow.

Offering ground-floor living, off-road parking, and a pet-friendly environment, the cottage is perfect for a family break to the countryside, sleeping up to five guests.

Arriving at The Bungalow, take in its stunning exterior, completed with a contemporary cladding to the front, whilst traditionally presented to the rear, which is where you’ll find the private, south facing and peaceful garden; perch up a chair on the decking, where the sun can follow you all day long, gazing towards the nearby woodlands with a coffee in hand.

Entering the kitchen/diner, make use of the breakfast bar whilst preparing brunch, refresh your clothes after a day of exploration, or simply cater to your group’s culinary needs.

To dine as a family, venture into the living/dining room, and be welcomed by stylish furnishings, a wall mounted TV, and a gas effect log burner, completing the inviting feel.

As dusk approaches, retreat to the spacious bedrooms, offering flexible sleeping arrangements across a king-size with en-suite WC, and a triple bunk room; the cottage is complete with a main shower room, finished to a sleek standard with patterned tiles and contemporary fixtures.

Once you’re ready to explore the nearby village, be welcomed by an array of restaurants, cafes, convenience stores, and attractions, including Ponteland golf club, Ristorante Fratelli, and the Blackbird Inn as well as the Tomahawk Steakhouse which is only a 5 minute drive away. There is also Close House Golf Club and Matfen Hall which has three 9 hole golf course and an 18 hole golf course to enjoy.

The county is also home to a wealth of landmarks and must-see hotspots, including Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, the stunning Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens, and Laing Art Gallery, showcasing a range of artistic exhibitions and events.

If hiking is your thing, head to Plessey Woods Country Park and its 100-acres of woodlands, Shafthoe Craggs, Kielder Forest, Northumberlandia and its landscape sculpture, or Path Head Water Mill, for a relaxing stroll.

Go Ape Matfen is also accessible by car, full of family-friendly activities, whilst Newcastle Castle and Weetslade Country Park will offer plenty of space to unwind, take in the surrounding scenery, and appreciate the heritage of Northumberland.

Choose The Bungalow as your abode for a family staycation to the North of England.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

PONTELAND

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.

Please do not charge your electric car in the property, this property does not facilitate electric car charging.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter