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Apple Tree Lodge

(Ref. 22335)

Swarland near Alnwick, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lodge exceeded our expectations, excellent in every respect!"

    Extra welcome package was delicious. Lovely owners and accommodation and great location for exploring Northumberland. The coast is a hidden gem and we particularly enjoyed Northumberland Zoo, Nelson’s in the Park, Alnwick Gardens, Northumberland Arms etc etc! We will be back. Thank you to our hosts!

    Thankyou so much for your great review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your week in Apple Tree and would love to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dot5.0Mar 2024

  • "Apple Tree Lodge, such a beautiful place to stay in."

    The owners are so friendly, really nice people, nothing is too much trouble, they go out of their way for you. The lodge, wow, stunning. So clean, decorated to the highest standards and the furnishings are of the same quality. Views are beautiful with lovely garden area. Patio with outside table and chairs plus a BBQ. Book yourselves in, you will not be disappointed. Andrew Scott

    Thankyou so much for your amazing feedback. So glad you enjoyed your stay in Apple Tree Lodge and hope you will return. Please give my best wishes to your parents! Kind Regards Dianne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable lodge."

    Nice welcome pack. Lovely and quiet with good countryside views.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wonderful! Lovely and peaceful surroundings."

    Luxurious property, very well equipped and very clean. For those who can't cope with stairs, the downstairs bedroom & ensuite are perfect and with a wonderful shower. The owners are very warm, friendly & approachable and extremely helpful. If we ever holiday in that area again we would have no hesitation in booking again.

    Thankyou so much for your excellent feedback and your kind words and would love you to return to Apple Tree lodge. Regards Diane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful Lodge in beautiful surroundings."

    Owners very generous, answered any questions made them selves available if needed and left a lovely welcome pack. The lodge is a good point to explore Northumberland , so quiet and beautiful night sky's. The lodge itself is very well equipped we didn't want for anything. Will definatley return to Appletree Lodge .

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable lodge which is perfectly located for seeing Northumberland’s many attractions."

    Welcoming and friendly hosts. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Elizebeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "Extremely clean and comfortable."

    Great location to easily get about by car to local attractions and the local shop. Slept amazing! Very comfortable beds and fantastic water pressure in the shower. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karina5.0Jul 2023

  • "We booked this cottage as my older Uncle and Aunt wanted to see Northumberland and it is ideally placed to visit many locations."

    What a great find. The lodge was perfect. Can easily sleep 6 adults and has 2 shower rooms and a bathroom. So comfortable and well equipped. Dianne is an absolute darling and ensures everything is as she would want it. Unlike many self catered properties she supplied us with milk, bacon, orange juice, fruit bread, tea and coffee along with the more practical tea towels, cloths, dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid. Wifi was good too so no worries if your phone signal isn't great in that area. To top it off we had the most gorgeous pair of twin lambs to entertain us each day. The 4 of them escaped their Mum's a few times and played in front of the lodge. Dianne also sent her husband over to dig me some wild garlic for my garden. They honestly couldn't do enough for us. Would highly recommend and hope to go back.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0May 2023

  • "Apple Tree Lodge was very comfortable in all ways and excellently fitted out with everything that you would need for an enjoyable stay, particularly in the kitchen where there is ample cutlery, crockery and utensils."

    Nothing is worse than having to run the dishwasher every day. There is more than enough outdoor space for pets to run free, especially, I imagine in the summer months, are stay was over Christmas. All in all a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful stay in a well-positioned lodge."

    Clean, modern, quiet and stress-free stay well within reach of the coastal towns nearby. Welcome pack on arrival with plenty of goodies. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wow what a place!"

    ! We have just returned from the best week at Apple Tree Lodge. The lodge is in a perfect, central location to visit the beaches and castles northumberland has to offer. The lodge has a huge garden, fabulous for the kids to play on! Inside it is spacious, clean and homely. We arrived to bacon, sausage, eggs, bread, milk and wine which was a lovely, thoughtful touch. We were lucky to stay next to a family who had been visiting the lodges for 9 years in a row who gave us some great recommendations to visit in the area. A great place to visit with the family.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful setting."

    Loads of space for the children to run around. The removal of the play area a few weeks before arrival was a disappointment for the grandchildren and one reason for booking. Noise was a bit of a surprise due to the hard floors and presumably lack of sound insulation in the floors. You could hear every footstep and snoring from above. The shower sounded like a monsoon. One bin bag for a group of 6 for a week obviously not adequate. Other than that it was a really nice break, the lodges lovely and setting wonderful.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.7Jul 2022

  • "The property is in a beautiful location away from any hustle and bustle but is in a great location for exploring Northumberland."

    We had a fantastic family holiday. The facilities are simply perfect.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful location, very well equipped."

    The owners are nearby and nothing is too much trouble. Definitely highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Apple Tree Lodge."

    Wonderful surroundings and a great base for exploring Northumberland. The lodge was spotless and the owners were very friendly. The farmer let our children feed the lambs with milk which they loved! If you’re looking for a beautiful and peaceful stay not too far from amenities then Apple Tree Lodge is perfect!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2022

  • "An outstanding property in a relaxing and immaculate farm setting and a wonderful area with so much to see and do."

    Lovely welcoming friendly owners. We would highly recommend this property to anyone thinking about getaway in this area.

    Thankyou so much for your wonderfull feedback. I hope you will return to Apple Tree Lodge. Dianne Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexis5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful location and totally relaxed week."

    Reviewed by Sally5.0May 2021

  • "We booked this lodge last minute for a few days break."

    The lodge was perfect. The owner, Mrs Proctor had done everything to make our stay comfortable and safe with the added touch of milk, tinned biscuits, wine and cake. The lodge is close to places to visit and a lovely pub in Felton. Lots of walks to go on. We will certainly be going back. Thank you

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage and location were excellent,very clean and tidy and everything worked as it should do."

    (Apart from the lock in the main bathroom which had to have a good slam to make it shut).l know l should have mentioned it to Mrs Proctor but we didn't get the opportunity. Other than that everything else was great and we look forward to going back next year.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2020

  • "There are so many things to love about this property."

    Spotlessly clean with crisp white bed linen, fluffy towels, top quality furnishings and every home comfort thought of such as fresh milk, wine and a fruit cake awaiting when we arrived. Friendly helpful owners, and what a setting - the really well kept grounds perfect for sitting out on the decking and peacefully enjoying the Northumberland countryside.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2020

  • "Our arrival at Apple Tree Lodge couldn't have been nicer."

    The Procters were very friendly and the welcome pack was lovely. The accommodation and grounds were immaculate and stunning. Absolutley all our needs and more were catered for, you truly have thought of everything. Thank you so much for our stay there we would highly recommend it!!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely lodge with better than expected furnishings etc."

    My grandchildren really enjoyed the small play area.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2019

  • "Apple tree cottage is a luxurious lodge with loads of space, great finishings and a super garden to enjoy."

    It is peaceful and the very thoughtful extras which were included, such as homemade bread, wine and biscuits on arrival were a lovely touch. We had a very relaxing stay with everything we could have hoped for in a self- catering lodge and much more! We would definitely recommend it and would very happily stay there again if we are back in that area.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Apple Tree Lodge is a very clean and well appointed pine lodge in the grounds of Old Swarland Hall."

    We were warmly welcomed by the owner, Mrs Proctor, who had left us wine, biscuits and freshly made bread. All in all a well a beautiful place to enjoy what the area has to offer. We had originally booked different accommodation but was told by Sykes, in November, that it was not available due to scheduled maintenance issues. This seemed odd as you would think any issues would be sorted through the winter months rather than in mid to high season. When we visited the site of the original accommodation, there were no signs of maintenance anywhere. What actually happened I do not know but we were very happy with our second choice and would certainly book it again.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was really well presented, very clean and comprehensively equipped."

    The weather during the first full week of May was cold and wet - just as well then that the cottage was so good. Mr and Mrs Proctor were really friendly and helpful - we would recommend this property without a second thought. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2019

  • "Ideal situation for the sites of Northumberland."

    In lovely countryside but close to the coast. Very helpful and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Olwyn5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Lodge was exactly as described and included a lovely welcome pack."

    The owners were extreemly welcoming ,friendly and helpful. Very quiet and peaceful. Several gastro pubs nearby and all but one welcomed our dog. Fantastic beaches nearby and lots to do.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2019

  • "This is a lovely, spacious family holiday house."

    We were there for Christmas and the welcome pack and Christmas decorations were much appreciated. The only criticisms would be the excessive number of scatter cushions in every room and the artificial plants - all of which had to be moved out of the way during our stay. The other thing that caused us some discomfort was the very small television high up on the wall in the corner of the room - not good!

    Reviewed by Diana4.7Dec 2018

  • "Apart from our visits to Alnwick Castle and gardens, seeing the Puffins on the Inner Farne, and visiting the best pound for pound attraction I have been to in many years at Beamish, the apart but was Mrs Proctor the owner."

    She was the icing on the cake for us. Always a smile and nothing too much trouble for her. The property was spotlessly clean, well furnished and with all facilities. The property is ideally situated as a base to visit the many attractions in Northumberland. Staying at Apple Lodge is a pleasure, you could do a lot worse but it would be very difficult to do any better.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely lodge, clean, excellent facilities."

    Great location to visit the area. Friendly and welcoming hosts. Thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2017

  • "Very nice welcoming owner who was there if needed but not intrusive in any way."

    Reviewed by Julie4.8Sep 2017

  • "IDDYLIC location convenient for beaches and ALNWICK CASTLE and CRAGSIDE"

    Reviewed by Raymond4.8Jul 2017

  • "The cottage worked brilliantly for my elderly mother with limited movement"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2017

  • "Really enjoyable stay at the lodge over new year."

    Christmas decorations and welcome treats a really nice touch. Very quiet and peaceful location close to the coast and woodland walks with the dog. Kids loved the outside play area.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.8Dec 2016

  • "Mr & Mrs Proctor are very approachable, they had thought about the essentials on arrival, wine, cake and bread, very thoughtful."

    The lodges are extremely comfortable, very warm and very clean. All facilities are modern and efficient, hot water is plentiful and the heating can be set to just how you like it. The location is just about right, it is a very rural position but only 10mins away from shops, public house etc. The lodges are within a working farm environment so you will get the sounds and smells that go with farming, so don't be surprised when they are feeding the cattle at 7.30 in the morning, although we never heard anything once inside the lodge. Overall a great weeks holiday in a nice location with friendly hosts who try to think of everything.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Nov 2016

  • "Owners were most helpful, and the accommodation was excellent in every way."

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire.
  • Biomass central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, iPod dock, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Private decked area with furniture and BBQ
  • Large shared lawned garden
  • Shared use of grounds and woodland
  • One well-behaved pet welcome with a £50 supplement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The ground floor rooms may be suitable for wheelchair users, contact the owner for more details
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Please note: bookings must fall between a Saturday and Saturday due to cleaning availability Please note: No EV charging unless with prior arrangement with the owner
  • Fee payable
  • Please note: A cot is available upon request only.

The property

Welcoming detached wooden lodge in the grounds of Swarland Old Hall.

Countryside location with distant sea views, shared grounds, play area, woodland.

Ideal family retreat or base for walking, cycling or just relaxing.

Note: This Swarland cottage is next to Ref 22336, 987378 and 987379 together they sleep 16.

5% discount off all bookings between 23/04/22 - 20/05/22

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.

One well-behaved pet welcome with a £20 supplement.

Please note: No EV charging unless with prior arrangement with the owner. Fee payable.
Please note: A cot is available upon request only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas