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Swarland near Alnwick, Northumberland (Ref. 987378)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Great accommodation."

    Well positioned. Would recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by BarbaraMar 2022

  • "It was the best holidays we have ever had and felt like home ."

    We will be coming back again

    Reviewed by SteffieNov 2021

  • "Bracken was a lovely hideaway in beautiful surroundings."

    I would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday. Spotlessly clean and with everything you need I would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by LynSep 2020

  • "We loved staying in Bracken and Mrs Proctor's friendliness and attention to our needs simply added to the experience."

    Her recommendations for sight-seeing and dining out were spot on. We would definitely recommend Swarland Old Hall pods to others.

    Reviewed by AntonySep 2019

  • "We spent a lovely week in Northumberland."

    Westland is a good base location to explore the county. The pod provided us with very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful tranquil spot. The pod is equipped to a high specification, and we received a warm and friendly welcome from Dianne the host. The welcome basket of goodies is a very nice touch.

    Reviewed by FrancescaSep 2019

  • "The Pod was perfect for the two of us."

    A really good compact place to stay, the owners were lovely, and the welcome gift was fabulous especially with a bottle of wine and fresh milk in the fridge, not to mention the biscuits and Northumberland tea!! The location is ideal for exploring the area, and you can either relax in the evening in the Pod or outside in the relaxing chairs, or as we did quite a lot, went for walks every evening through the quiet and beautiful Northumberland countryside.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2019

  • "Dianne was there to meet us and show us around she was also on the end of the phone if we needed anything."

    The whole place was fantastic, the photos do not do it justice.

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2019

  • "Our first experience of "Glamping" and what a way to start."

    The pod (Bracken) was absolutely wonderful, well designed, spotless and a pleasure to stay in. Located in the beautiful grounds surrounding Old Swarland Hall, very tranquil.The photos do not do it justice. Loved waking, looking out and seeing the sheep with their lambs. Found it an easy drive to any location we wished to visit. Thank you also to Diane for the welcome pack, very much appreciated. Would highly recommend the pods or the 2 lodges which we were fortunate to be shown round. Really top class accommodation.

    Reviewed by PatrickMay 2019

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  • Self-contained pod with double bed, en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchenette, sitting area and small dining area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric hob, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Private decked area with furniture, shared use of grounds, woodland and play area with swings, slides and a climbing frame
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Check in time is 4pm

The property

This fully insulated, luxury pod is set within the tranquil grounds of Swarland Old Hall in beautiful Northumberland, a self-contained holiday let perfect for romantic couples looking to be at one with nature and explore a picturesque region of England.

This exquisite retreat boasts a double bed, en-suite wet room, spacious sitting area and kitchenette with a breakfast bar.

Consider a quality break away on the fringes of a delightful, rural village.

Note: This Swarland cottage is next to Ref 22335, 22336 and 987379, together they sleep 16.

Swarland Old Hall Lodges And Pods

Swarland 1.5 miles. These superb, detached holiday lodges are set within the private grounds of Swarland Old Hall, a Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse in the heart of the Northumberland countryside. These excellent lodges are rated 4* Gold by Visit Britain and have been built to the highest specifications using local Northumberland materials, to provide well-appointed, high-quality accommodation throughout, with all furnishings to a very high standard and quality, in an ideal location for friends or families to get together and explore this vast, unspoilt county. These lodges each have three spacious bedrooms, two with an en-suite. The ground floors of these lodges are open-plan, with well-equipped kitchens, delightful dining and sitting areas and French doors leading to a veranda with sturdy furniture and barbecues. They are pleasantly accompanied by a set of quality pods, stunning, self-contained holiday accommodation for couples looking to get away-from-it-all in the most perfect location. The pods each contain space-saving interiors with a double bed, en-suite shower facilities and kitchenette with dining area. Situated on the banks of the River Coquet, with distant, panoramic views over Warkworth Castle and the North Sea, these holiday homes are surrounded by peaceful grounds, well-tended gardens, woodland and an enclosed play area with swings, slides and a climbing frame. This is a family-run farm, breeding pedigree cattle and Texel sheep, and you may be lucky enough to come upon some of the farm animals in the surrounding fields. The small village of Felton is easily accessible from these properties and here you will find an art gallery and artisan bakery and coffee shop as well as a newsagent. This wonderful set of holiday cottages are ideally situated just minutes from the A1, which will speedily take you to the many attractions Northumberland has to offer, with the castles of Alnwick, Warkworth, Dunstunburgh and Bamburgh just a short drive away and the long golden beaches of Beadnell and Embleton within easy reach.

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About the location


Alnwick 6 miles, Morpeth 12 miles.

The delightful village of Swarland is set in rural Northumberland, between Morpeth to the south and Alnwick to the north. The village has Nelsons, situated in the sports hall, which is open seven days a week, serving excellent coffee and meals, a children’s play area and tennis courts. It is just 8 miles from Alnwick, with its castle and 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. There is plenty to see and do near to Swarland, with miles of golden sandy beaches, numerous castles and boat trips to the famous Farne Islands all available nearby. Brinkburn Priory is a pleasant 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. Altogether a perfect location for exploring Northumberland and its stunning Heritage Coastline.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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