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Barn Owl

Otterburn, Northumberland (Ref. 1046578)


(7 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property well serviced."

    Everything you needed was available and owner easy to contact and very obliging, ideal for dog walkers.

    Reviewed by CfJun 2022

  • "A great place to stay will definitely be booking again."

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2021

  • "We paid almost double what the other lodges on site are listed at for the outdoor facilities The Barn Owl offered however after the first night of trying the hot tub there was what I can only describe as a midge epidemic, which left myself and my friend with over 70 bites!"

    We did receive an email after we arrived saying “ Ps..... just a suggestion bring some mozzie spray, i tried to get some to leave in lodge but village shop has sold out. X” We could not use the outdoor facilities or leave the windows or doors open on a particularly hot weekend. My advice to any traveller would be “if you want to use any outdoor facilities make sure you cover every bit of skin and bring jungle mozzie spray!” The pub onsite said this is standard to have this many midges. Which serves lovely food by the way, would highly recommend the pub just not the lodge.

    We appreciate the opportunity to respond to some of your key points you have made in this review. Thankyou for your feedback we welcome it all good or bad. Having said that we are a little disappointed with some of the content, especially after all the positive correspondence we received from you via text message and emails during your stay. Especially the one the day after your arrival when you thank us for the tip on bringing up some spray " how impressive barn owl lodge is" and "it wouldn't be a holiday if you didn't go home with mozzie bites". Firstly the point of paying almost double for your stay compared to other lodges on site, if you compare like for like (lodge size, date of stay, lodge location) on the sykes website, where you booked it, then we are completely comparable, in some cases a little cheaper. I know you provided a listing from a face book advert but this is booked direct through a lodge owner and for dates off peak. We also do not charge any extra for outdoor facility's and it is not promoted or listed this way. Secondly the issue of midges, due to our woodland location we can and do get midges around the lodge, we do inform guests in the summer months of this before arrival as we did you. I notice you mentioned it was after your arrival but it was in fact at 13.30 on the day of your arrival where check in time is 15.00, in the email we inform you the lodge is ready early for you and make the suggestion you bring some spray as the local shop has sold out. We also already have plug in devices in the lodge and two large outdoor electric zapper devices. These are for our guests to use and have been for over a year now. We did receive your email after your stay and prior to you placing this review where you explain the issue you had on your first night and that you had spent £60 on candles on plugs and sprays. Which was surprising after the kind comments we received via messages on your second day. You also mention in the mail that you had not left a negative review as you wanted to reach out to us. We did reply apologising and explaining that although our setting offers some of the best nature has to offer it also comes with the inconveniences that nature has to offer too. Maybe if we had offered to refund your £60 then you may not have posted this review but like we say we are open to any comments be they good or bad as it helps us develop. It also reminds me to mail TUI to ask for a refund on my aftersun I had to buy after I was sunburnt in Spain. We also received further messages where you again reach out about cost and money you had spent, I'm guessing the "mozzie bites" weren't bothering you at this point but the fact that you had seen somewhere cheaper. Again we are saddened that your stay was marred by mother nature and although we are aware that during the summer months there can be mosquitoes we have never had a complaint about it before. Thanks for your comments and in future we will see about keeping a stock of spray at the lodge. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2021

  • "Great accommodation with high spec throughout."

    Lovely quiet location close to a small supermarket and with an excellent on-site pub/restaurant). Plus excellent, highly responsive service from the owner. Book it!

    Reviewed by AntonyMay 2021

  • "The lodge was well situated, equipped and comfortable."

    The hot tub was great as was the covered outdoor seating area/projector screen.

    Reviewed by MariaOct 2020

  • "We had an excellent and very comfortable stay in a really lovely area."

    It wasn't really apparent in the listing that it was in quite a large camp of lodges so that we were overlooked a bit although the fences did afford some privacy. The lodge was clean and prepared very well although a shame that the wine glasses had been put away rather dirty. There are lovely walks in the woods and the red squirrels were a bonus! Bring some monkey nuts - they love them. If it had been a little warmer the outdoor cinema projector would have been amazing! We would certainly stay again. I did speak to the owner with a couple of queries and she was very helpful and pleasant and easy to contact.

    Reviewed by AllanOct 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Freeview Smart TV, Netflix, WiFi, Outside projector with 100 inch screen available on request only
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Private decking with hot tub and seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Barbecues and fireworks are not permitted on-site
  • Note: There are 5 steps up to the decking
  • Note: The property is set within 500-acres of woodland grounds shared with other guests
  • Note: There is an unfenced lake in the grounds
  • Note: Aug 2020 this property has now been fitted with a new kitchen and has its very own outdoor cinema

The property

Offering a stylish and homely abode to relax in when you're not enjoying the delights of the great outdoors in the Northumberland National Park, this all-ground-floor lodge provides the perfect setting for a family holiday.

Barn Owl lies on a private site amidst a wonderful collection of holiday homes on the outskirts of Otterburn, and is suited to either a family or a group of six.

Rich timber tones are spread across the open-plan...

Otterburn Lodges

A collection of truly exquisite holiday lodges, set amidst the Northumberland National Park, with its astounding dark skies and exceptional scenery, this set of spectacular holiday homes make the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of the North of England. All offering their own unique contemporary and stylish interiors, with luscious views surrounding each individual property, you can ensure each property exudes luxury and the ultimate relaxing retreat. Most of the properties benefit from being all-ground-floor, offering access for a variety of individual needs, as well as every property boasting a hot tub, letting you soak in your wondrous settings and gaze at the sky, no matter what time of year you're visiting. Gather together on a group ramble around the established woodland in the area, packing up a picnic in your well-equipped kitchen before sitting beside the beautiful fishing lake; you can even get fishing rights to give you an unforgettable day out with your loved ones. Take a stroll along the scenic beck that runs through the site, listening to the rush of the waters to end a tranquil day perfectly and looking out for deer along the way, before enjoying a celebratory meal at the wonderful nearby Coach House Hotel restaurant . Otterburn, famed for the Battle of Otterburn, a defeat of the English by the Scots, and with its name meaning 'otter stream', with a stream frequented by otters, makes an extremely exciting holiday base from which to explore Northumberland. From ample walking routes to a delicious pub lunch, this village offers all you could need for a self-catered stay, with a local shop being available too for any last-minute amenities. Sitting on the fringes of the National Park, you can find a plethora of outdoor wonders to keep all ages entertained; explore the Roman ruins of Hadrian's Wall, or venture to the National Landscape Discovery Centre of The Sill for all-around family-fun. With ample walking and cycling routes offering rewarding views and plenty of nature to discover, you're sure to indulge in an unforgettable experience here. Alnwick is well-worth visiting for its rich history, a bustling market town home to one of Britain's most iconic castles, a beautiful garden and the Fusiliers Museum Of Northumberland, there's plenty of heritage to uncover here. Be sure to visit Newcastle-upon-Tyne too for its vibrant nightlife, plethora of eateries and even its own beach, you'll delightfully find something here to delight every taste. The Otterburn Lodges make the ultimate stay for an escape to Northumberland.

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About the location


Bellingham 7 miles; Alnwick 29 miles.

The delightful village of Otterburn, once the site of the famous 1388 victory of the Scots over the English, nestles close to the banks of the River Rede, between the hills and moors overlooking the North Tyne Valley. It offers excellent walking opportunities and is on a variety of popular routes for cyclists. Hadrian's Wall and the beautiful Kielder Forest and Waters are close by, providing fantastic fishing, horse riding and nature watching, amidst superb, tranquil countryside. Otterburn is the former home of a busy weaving industry, and the world famous Otterburn Mill marks the village's historic past. Nearby Bellingham, built predominantly from local stone and slate, houses a handful of pubs, shops and tea rooms and a highly regarded 18 hole golf course. Visit the nearby, majestic, stately homes of Wallington Hall and Cragside, or the historic market town of Alnwick, with its stunning castle and gardens, a mere 40 minute drive. Otterburn is a superb location for a relaxing holiday, any time of year.

Region Information

Note: There is an unfenced lake in the grounds

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas