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Harbottle Lodge

(Ref. 938817)

Longframlington near Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cabin on a lovely little site."

    Really cosy with modern facilities, fully furnished with everything you might need away from home. We had a lovely time. Only negative was, despite following the instructions, we couldn't get the shower hot. Would highly recommend the site and the cabin to others.

    Thank you for your lovely review and I’m sorry if you had problems with the shower, the water pressure does drop sometimes unfortunately. We are fitting a new shower and enclosure in May so hopefully that will improve things. Hope you will visit again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Mar 2024

  • "Hi. Omg what a cosy little quaint log cabin"

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Dec 2023

  • "Didn't realise this chalet was on a complex - from the picture thought we would be fairly isolated."

    On directions there is no signpost to Swarland - but there is a sign to Log Cabins. Lovely kitchen and great bed but struggled with the combi boiler water heating system. Front door & handle is a problem but I guess the owner knows this. Lots of thoughtful touches but we think this chalet needs a bit of a makeover. The one next door looked better. Hope these comments help.

    Reviewed by Janifer3.4Sep 2023

  • "Harbottle lodge is in a fantastic location for local attractions."

    Situated on a lovely peaceful setting , kitchen is fully equipped . Kitchen was lovely and clean l feel sitting area and bathroom could be better. Very relaxing

    Thanks for your review, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay. We’ve been improving things gradually as we go along and will continue to do so. Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8Sep 2023

  • "The pull out bed for the child could do with changing, not really comfortable to sleep on"

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Aug 2023

  • "What a beautiful wee holiday cabin!"

    We had a fabulous time, staying at Harbottle Lodge for three nights. Our daughter Beatrice says it is the best holiday she has been on so far. The cabin is very comfortable, cosy, and easily sleeps 3. The kitchen looks brand new and had everything we needed. Great shower! Nice little patio furniture set out the front. You wouldn’t even know there were other cabins nearby, it is such a quiet location. There’s a laundrette behind the cabin if needed, although we didn’t go to find it. And a small play area for the kids. There’s also a bigger play ground in the village, which our daughter loved. There is a lovely little farm shop down the road, which stocks cheese, meat and a few other provisions. They also serve tea and coffee. We would also recommend The Running Fox tearoom in the village - superb breakfast! (book ahead, though). Mrs Gabb, the owner of the cabin, was excellent and we spoke on the phone ahead of arrival. We knew all we needed to know in advance of staying. I could sit here all day and write this review. Honestly, give the place a try. It’s 10/10 from us. Thank you. Definitely coming back!

    Thank you so much for your kind words, I’m so glad you love it as much as we do! We’ll take that as a big compliment if it’s Beatrice’s best holiday! We look forward to welcoming you back soon, all the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nice well equiped cabin ."

    No issues whatsoever and helpful owner available to help if needed. Great location close to village with 2 pubs serving food and next to farm shop selling organic produce. Terrific location with coastal villages nearby as well as Cragside NT property and many scenic walks in area. Recommended for couples .

    Thank you so much for your kind review. Hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2023

  • "Comfortable stay in a well-equipped cabin with plenty of local walks and within a short drive of the coast."

    Thanks for your feedback, it's very much appreciated. Hope you stay with us again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jun 2023

  • "Hot water system problematic at times."

    I think the system needs topping up as the pressure gauge was showing a below normal pressure.

    Hi, sorry to hear you had problems with the hot water, we’d have been more than happy to get someone to take a look at it if you’d have called us. It may well be the water pressure, as you say. Hope it didn’t spoil your stay and that you’ll stay with us again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2023

  • "Nice quiet location, warm, comfortable, clean and dog friendly."

    We really enjoyed our stay and would like to come back again. Thank you

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful property close to all the major tourist attractions but hidden away enough to feel really secluded."

    Lovely play area for children and amazing views of the hills. The lodge is so comfortable and clean. We would definitely stay again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we’d love to see you back again at Harbottle one day soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2022

  • "We holidayed at Harbottle Lodge for two weeks from 6 July 2022."

    I’ve given it 2 stars because the shower was excellent and the bed was comfortable. Unfortunately, apart from that, the standard of this property was very low: When we arrived we could get no hot water from the taps, only from the shower. We phoned the owner about this and found out that the hot tap had to be turned on full, splashing everything around the sink including us and eventually hot water would appear but you couldn’t turn down the volume or it went cold again. The owner arranged for a plumber to call and he fiddled with the very ancient boiler but the problem didn’t improve. There was very little storage space for clothes and we had to bring a lot because we were staying for 2 weeks and we knew there was no washing machine and previous reviews had stated that the on-site laundry was not very effective. There was no wardrobe but just a short rail in the hall above all the cleaning materials and bucket and all the drawers on one of the bedside tables stuck and were unusable. The settee was uncomfortable and gave us both back-ache, although we shifted cushions around many times in an attempt to improve it. However, the bed was very comfortable. We had to open the windows because we had some hot weather but they’re such a peculiar design that the slightest breeze made them move about or slam shut. Their frames were also very dirty and bits of dirt and cobwebs fell from them. The carpets were very stained and were sticky to the touch, especially the rug in the main room. The bathroom was fine apart from the lack of hot water from the taps and a heated towel rack would have been nice. However, the shower was excellent. The photos give the impression of a light and airy interior. This was not the case; it was gloomy and we needed a light on all the time. I’ve seen a response from the owner to a review in June, where the owner stated that they had resolved the hot water, cleaning and carpet problems but this was not the case when we arrived on 6 July. We did not phone them about the issues we had, apart from the hot water issue, because there was nothing they could have done about the furniture, the cleaning or the lack of storage space for our clothes. We’ve stayed in many self-catering cottages and I’ve never given a bad review before. I suppose the cheap price of the property should have made us wary when we booked it but even so, we were very disappointed. However cheap, we expected a certain level of comfort, cleanliness and facilities.

    We spoke to you initially about the problem with the hot water and arranged for a plumber to call as soon as possible, but despite calling and texting numerous times, you did not reply to us and so we had to assume that the boiler had been fixed, especially as the plumber told us it was fixed. We would happily have got the plumber out again if it was still a problem and unfortunately we are 250 miles away so we are very reliant on communication from guests and tradespeople. We have been to the cabin ourselves this week and a different plumber came out and fixed the hot water, so we apologise that it was not actually fixed properly whilst you were there. We are genuinely disappointed at your comments concerning the cleanliness and comfort of the property. We have an excellent local cleaner who does a very thorough job and always reports any issues to us. We have bought high quality furniture and the vast majority of our guests say how comfortable the cabin is, but its not possible to cater for every taste. It is a small cabin, so its difficult to provide more storage facilities for clothes, but we've found the walk in wardrobe area is adequate for most guests, including ourselves when we stay there. It is sad for us to hear that you did not enjoy your stay and we wish that we had been able to address some of your issues whilst you were there. This is our only property and we try our best to maintain a high standard for our guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline1.9Jul 2022

  • "I have already sent a complaint to yourself and the owner alas a complete waste of time."

    Lodge was not as advertised in your pictures hence we were very disappointed as I had booked the holiday as a surprise present for my partner. The lodge was not cleaned to an acceptable standard, left over opened packets of food left in an uncleaned cupboard, heavily stained carpets and furniture in desperate need of replacement.Hot water was very temperamental and the bathroom sink leaked water out before we could wash. All in all a very disappointing lodge, expected better for the price paid especially as I booked it through yourselves.

    Thank you for your feedback The cleaning protocols have now been changed with our new cleaner We can confirm the water temperature has been checked by a plumber and has been resolved and we have checked the carpet and have had it cleaned and we can confirm that the plug in the basin is a standard size. The furniture in the property is of good standard, although we do have to allow for some minor wear and tear as the season goes on, with having a booking every week due to the property being so popular as can be seen by ou recent fabulous reviews. We do give out our contact number pre arrival and offer two contact numbers in our welcome pack. Sykes Cottages also have a dedicated helpline for guests. We would of course have assisted immediately if we had known during your stay of any concerns and we are sorry you did not give us chance to do so. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen1.3Jun 2022

  • "Great cabin, clean well looked after site, everything that is needed for a short stay, comfortable, great location and good communication with the owners."

    We would thoroughly recommend this holiday let

    Thank you so much for your lovely review! We very much appreciate the top scores you gave including cleanliness and comfort and we hope to see you again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely homely cabin offering comfortable stay."

    Thoughtful extra goodies where lovely touch. Access road a bit bumpy but didn't spoil stay. Would stay again.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we’re so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We wish we could do something about the access road, but unfortunately it’s not within our power, however we will raise it with the park owners. See you again soon hopefully and thank you for the top scores including for cleanliness and comfort, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2021

  • "A perfect rural retreat on a quiet complex of wood cabin lodges providing an excellent base from which to explore the wonderful Northumbrian coastline."

    The cabin is well equipped and provided an ideal comfortable base to return to after long days walking the Northumbrian coast. Nowhere is too far away (the furthest I travelled was 45 minutes to visit Holy Island) and there are superb quiet sandy beaches 25 minutes away at Alnwick and Warkworth. The welcome pack on arrival (Tea, Milk, Bread, Butter, OJ and biscuits) was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Jul 2021

  • "Our stay at Harbottle cabin was lovely."

    The cabin is located in a small cabin park called Fram park. There are only 14 cabins on site, so it’s very cosy. The atmosphere is relaxed and family and dog friendly. It’s not a party place. If you would like to stay here, you need to understand it’s a cabin in the countryside. Although the modern comforts are there, they are more basic than for example in a cottage. The only thing we really missed was a washing machine in the cabin, as the one in the park is quite expensive and doesn’t do the job properly. I would also request the cleaner to do a spring/deep clean, with attention to detail (inside of the double windows/outside of windows/corners of cabin/deep clean oven). All in all it was an amazing stay, the owners were helpful when we had a rubbish/flytip issue. We left the cabin totally relaxed. If you truly want to switch off for a few days, this is the place to be.

    Reviewed by Deborah3.1May 2021

  • "Loved our stay just when we first arrived the cabin smelt a bit foisty but once ..."

    Loved our stay just when we first arrived the cabin smelt a bit foisty but once we are it it was okay had everything you needed for your stay and would defo stay again

    Reviewed by Julie3.8May 2021

  • "This property was Not upto standard we expected."

    Issues with cleanliness of bed linen, stained carpet trouble turning on and off taps on sink and trouble with front door sticking. Would not go back or recommend this place.

    We are so sorry that you were unhappy with the lodge and felt the need to depart earlier than planned. The property owner would have gladly addressed any issues you had during your stay, although they were not made aware of any of the issues until you had checked out of the lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline1.9Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely 3 nights stay in this lodge."

    It had everything you needed. Bed was very comfortable. We also went to the local pub called the Village Inn which had a lovely food.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2021

  • "Fantastic week in Northumberland, Harbottle Lodge was perfect clean, cosy, comfy ..."

    Fantastic week in Northumberland, Harbottle Lodge was perfect clean, cosy, comfy bed and in a great location to explore the amazing coastline

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "A comfortable, well equipped cabin."

    Lovely and warm too. Good location to visit the sights of Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2020

  • "A fantastic, comfortable base for exploring beautiful Northumberland."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely lodge with everything you could need."

    Great location. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely, cosy well appointed lodge on a quiet site in a nice village which is pretty much central to most sightseeing places, beaches etc."

    , and you could even pop to Edinburgh on the train from Morpeth. We took the park and ride into Newcastle at Great Park which was reasonably priced and took us into the centre. The return bus is stand R in the bus station. There is a play area and laundry facilities on site and bin day is on a Friday (which we hadn’t realised until too late!)

    Reviewed by Kenny3.8Jul 2019

  • "The lodge owner was very responsive and helpful."

    All instructions about the lodge were very clear and the facilities were good.

    Reviewed by Manuel5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cosy comfortable chalet with all amenities to hand,excellent location for visiting the countryside & coast."

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a fabulous cabin with all the home comforts."

    Cannot say enough about the place it was just great. We wanted a quiet week away with the dogs and that's what we got. All the villages nearby are friendly and love dogs. It was just heaven not having to worry about them. Not detracting from the cabin it had everything and more. Would love to visit again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Harbottle Lodge and managed to see everything we had planned to and more."

    The accommodation was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was in a great location and very private."

    Good facilities and good communication with the owners when required. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very comfortable accommodation and ideal location for visiting the beautiful Northumberland coast & countryside"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Sep 2018

  • "The lodge was perfect in every way, peaceful, near to all areas, an ideal base for seeing Northumberland, We would definitely recommend the lodge, it has everything you need for a wonderful holiday."

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Sep 2018

  • "Yes. I was unable to lock the cabin door due to a very strange lock so was having to leave it unlocked whenever I went out."

    A male holiday maker over from Ireland came to help me on the THURSDAY but also gave up. I finally managed to lock it when leaving but have no idea how I did it. Everything was satisfactory.

    Reviewed by Marina4.7Sep 2018

  • "We have never taken our dog with us on holiday before so this was a new experience for all three of us!"

    ! We loved the area and will probably return in the future, The cottage was ideal for what we wanted and offered all that we needed.

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Sep 2018

  • "Very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Rob4.4Aug 2018

  • "Lovely relaxing lodge, in beautiful surroundings ."

    Well equipped with everything you could ever need . Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2018

  • "We visited last year and were disappointed with the condition of the property."

    The kitchen sink needed replacing, one of the kitchen draws was broken and in general it needed bringing up to an acceptable standard for letting. On arrival the dustbin was not only full but overflowing and I’m not sure there was a dustbin per Lodge. The setting was good but this Lodge was not as nicely presented as the one next door which had obviously been refurbished. I’m sorry but would not recommend unless the owners have refurbished.

    Reviewed by Brian1.9Jul 2018

  • "I needed a break and some peace and quiet."

    I found all three here!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

  • "No internet in property, so if you want that you'll have to use your phone's data."

    BUT: poor coverage in the area where the cabin is. Using our devices we found the signal to be as follows: EE: 3G, 1 bar O2: 3g, 2 bars (south side of cabin, 1 bar elsewhere or EDGE) Three: 4g, 3 bars Vodafone: unknown. So if you're planning on tethering or accessing the internet in the cabin at all, I'd strongly recommend a Three sim with all-you-can-eat data, in a phone or ipad you can tether from. Failing that, O2 is a good backup. The annoying thing is, just a few more metres south (i.e. still in Fram Park) I was getting 4G with O2! Of course if you want to disconnect from the web completely then this is the cabin for you. It was truly lovely inside.

    Reviewed by Jame4.4Jan 2018

  • "Great cabin,good location,nice and peacfull overall brilliant"

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2017

  • "Very good property - with everything thought about and considered."

    First shower we had encountered on holiday which was safe enough for my elderly mother to use without assistance with easy taps and a non slippy floor, and doors which are easily operated. Variety of pans and cooking utensils - we cooked happily in the knowledge that everything was there. Minor point - the kitchen taps were a bit stiff! Sofa bed 'not suitable for adults' apparently - so I did not use it..not sure why. There is a green bin so I put recycling in there and had to ask about other waste. It transpires that it all goes in the green bin! - a note to this effect might be useful. There is a local mini spa which might worth advertising Both local pubs had excellent and well priced food. Gem of a local village store as well. Longframlington was an ace 'shot in the dark' for us looking for somewhere well positioned for things to do. I feel the property could be 'pushed' a bit more in terms of singing its location praises - as well as its own facilities.

    Reviewed by M5.0Jul 2017

  • "Very well equipped holiday lodge, clean & comfy."

    Reviewed by Karen4.8Jul 2017

  • "More up to date leaflets please, and as we had dogs could have done with local dog walks We did not really find them until later in the week, such as a lovely walk along the river coquet at rothbury."

    however we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Linda4.8Jul 2017

  • "Very quiet and relaxing, lots of things to see and do but a bit spread out"

    Reviewed by Renee4.8May 2017

  • "Very comfortable cabin."

    The owners had thought of everything in our opinion. There was even seed to put in the bird feeder on the window! Great holiday.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Mar 2017

  • "Reported leaking roof end of first week, still waiting on someone coming to look at it."

    Apart from general update of furniture and kitchen equipment, which is in the progress of being done we enjoyed the relaxation.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa.
  • LPG central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared on-site laundry facilities, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private decked veranda with furniture, plus communal grounds with covered BBQ area
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 15 mins walk
  • Note: No barbecues are allowed near the property, but there is a shared area on-site where you can use your own barbecue
  • The owner will make an extra charge for electric car charging

The property

Longframlington 1 mile.

A detached, Scandinavian log cabin on a small complex, near the village of Longframlington, close to the beautiful Heritage Coastline.

This cosy chalet is a romantic base in a peaceful location, ideally located for exploring this lovely part of the country.

There is compact accommodation, comprising an open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area, a double bedroom and a shower room.

Through the entrance door is a decked veranda where you can sit and relax in the sunshine, or just sit and enjoy being in the Northumbrian countryside.

This chalet is ideal for walkers and cyclists, as there is an excellent network of public footpaths and cycle paths from the front door, as well as local pubs where you can pause to enjoy a refreshing drink or a pub meal.

The village of Longframlington has an award-winning grocery store, a first rate butcher’s shop and an excellent pub/restaurant.

Just a short drive will take you to Brinkburn Priory, Cragside House in Rothbury, and the historic market town of Alnwick with its historic castle and stunning gardens.

Discover the delights of the Heritage Coast with its endless, golden beaches, and the rolling Cheviot Hills, all within a 30 minute drive.

Harbottle Lodge is perfectly located for discovering Northumberland all through the year.

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About the location


Rothbury 5 miles; Alnwick 11 miles.

The village of Longframlington sits at the heart of rural Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the coast and provides great access to a range of great walking opportunities. Brinkburn Priory is a pleasant, short drive away - a restored Augustinian priory in a most lovely setting beside the River Coquet. Just 10 minutes’ drive to the west is the National Trust’s Cragside House and Gardens, whilst the Heritage Coast is just a 15-minute drive to the east, offering miles of clean sandy beaches. The historic town of Alnwick, with its impressive Castle and Garden, lies just 11 miles to the north and is well worth a visit. With the spectacular National Park also within easy reach, this superb base is ideal for exploring Northumberland or taking a relaxing break!