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Betty's Lodge

(Ref. 1076988)

Swarland, Northumberland Show on map

4.2

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Lodge was freezing on arrival."

    We thought we would be coming away with flu. Central heating went off. I rang The property's people to come get it started. He gave me instructions on phone. We did nt like that. It was pouring down that day I had to go look at the gas bottles outside. Surely this should have been checked before we came on holiday. Am afraid we won't be coming back again to Betty s Lodge.

    Reviewed by Kelvin1.9Sep 2023

  • "Really nice lodge and good amenities."

    Felt that a welcome pack with more details and information, eg ideas of places to visit locally and recommendations of places to eat would have been more helpful rather than a couple of laminated sheets of instructions for Wi-Fi , map of site and gas supply .

    Reviewed by Jackie4.1Sep 2023

  • "This is a lovely lodge furnished to a high standard and being dog friendly is very much appreciated."

    beds lovely and comfy may need to get an Emma mattress for home now only comment would be change dishwasher for a washing machine and a broom would be great for the decking area as lots of grass being walked in following grass cut but really lovely would recommend 100%

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved Betty's lodge it was really clean and comfortable to come back to after long walks."

    It had everything you needed and the facilities where well maintained. I found the pillows a little hard but that is personal preference, the beds were clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, fridge immaculate as was crockery and glassware we did not use the dishwasher. living area was super comfy great having Wi-Fi and a good sized TV. I did the jigsaw wished there were more. Balcony was a good size and the sun was there all day. We did have a dog escape one of the rungs at the end was slightly wider and he managed to fit through. However we have high prey drive setters and there was lots of wildlife around, been good to have a fenced area at the back of the lodge for the dogs. Nice touch was the bottle of the wine thank you. Overall we would highly recommend the lodge it was really nice situated in a wonderful area for sightseeing and walking.

    Really glad you enjoyed the lodge and had a grand holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely week good location"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "Not enough towels for a weeks stay but other than that it was great."

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Comfortable and well thought out."

    Everything you need is included , apart from a coffee maker and more robust towels.The Cook and Barker pub in nearby Newton on the Moor has fine dishes at reasonable prices. We had regular visits from a hare , and were astonished at the peace and silence of the countryside . Would like a return visit !

    Reviewed by James4.4Jun 2023

  • "Bettys was beautiful it has been revamped but we thought it was lovely in October 2022 when we stayed for a week, we've just come back from another week it was lovely again we've book bettys for October this year and hoping to book March 2024."

    Nothing like being organised we love bettys thats why great TV,

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lodge was comfortable and we enjoyed our stay with our two dogs."

    It wasn’t dirty but not clean either. Extra care to clean windows and buff gloss surfaces would have presented a much better impression. Fire is for decoration only if you are looking for cosy during a winter break. No convenience store on site or nearby is unusual.

    Thanks for your feedback. The Bari Bar at the golf club house site now provides a small shop with very reasonable prices for and ad-hoc items. Our new cleaners took over after the winter refurbishment of the property. Although the fire is ornamental, the property is heated throughout with central heating in each room. Many thanks, The Betty's Lodge Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki3.4Sep 2022

  • "There was only 2 things that I felt needed a bit of attention 1 the ..."

    There was only 2 things that I felt needed a bit of attention 1 the cleanliness of the lodge could have been a lot better 2 the mattress in the master bedroom is desperately needing replaced But the lodge itself and where it is unmeasurable myself and my family hope to return one day

    Thanks for your feedback. Over winter 2022/23, the lodge was completely refurbed including new mattresses (Emma/ Brooke + Wilde) on all 3no. beds at the lodge. Additionally, a new cleaning contractor has been appointed. Many thanks, The Betty's Lodge Team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lilian3.8Aug 2022

  • "Great week shared with friends and their dog."

    Large cooker, fridge . Property was warm and comfortable. Location was brilliant to explore Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Desmond3.8Mar 2022

  • "We celebrated our 50th anniversary at "BETTYS LODGE" which is situated in a very quiet beautiful setting the lodge is so well equipped and the gas central heating a god send on those cold December mornings and evenings the lodge was very dog friendly our two LHASA APSOS had a ball the owners are on hand to assist with any issues all in a very satisfying holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed."

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Dec 2021

  • "2 radiators not working ."

    Shower over bath not working ,small bedroom found liquorice stick at side of single bed ,just small things but could do with attention.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Nov 2021

  • "The double bed (advertised as a king) was very uncomfortable."

    The vacuum cleaner was full of other people’s dogs hair. The guest book stated ‘thank you for the Prosecco, dog treats, milk’ nothing was left for us! We won’t be returning. We were asked to leave the property as we found it but I don’t think we should have to do a cleaning job when we are paying to stay there. However, I did vac and clean the toilets.

    Reviewed by Ann2.5Nov 2021

  • "One of the twin beds had a sock left in it which begs the questions had the linen been changed."

    The double bed was so soft you felt as if you were sleeping on the floor making it difficult to get out of. The Key safe was not user friendly and we only gained entry with the help of two holiday makers next door who also found it difficult. When we left at 4am in the morning in the pouring rain we could not put the key back in the safe again because of difficulties gaining access therefore we had to put the key in a plastic bag tying this safely near to the key safe. Not ideal as we were not able to leave this as we found it due to no fault of our own.

    Reviewed by Melonie2.8Oct 2021

  • "It said there was a smart tv and there wasn’t, a lot of other lodges had big smart tv’s which would have been better as there wasn’t nothing really to watch on the channels we had."

    When the weather was poor we could have used the apps on a smart tv to keep our little one and ourselves entertained. It was also listed that we had a king size bed but it most definitely wasn’t

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2021

  • "Betty's Lodge was lovely."

    We chose it because it allows dogs (we took 3 with us)- this was a huge selling point to have the dogs included in our holiday and we wouldn't have booked it if it didn't allow this. The lodge was more spacious than the pictures show. The site was quiet and well maintained with lots of walks locally. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jun 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • The property for 2023 has been redecorated and also had new carpets, new decking, new curtains and a new bathroom fitted
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Range style electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed decking area with furniture
  • 6 Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Though the property is all on the ground floor, there are steps leading up to the front door and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Please note: this property takes up to 6 dogs
  • Please note: that the fireplace is for decorative purposes only.

The property

Betty's Lodge is a delightful, detached lodge located in Swarland, Northumberland with excellent views across the holiday park.

Set over a single-storey and sleeping up to four guests, Betty's Lodge offers a stylish home away from home feel for your next Northumberland adventure, within easy reach of Northumberland National Park and the east coast.

The open-plan living space offers plenty of seating including 2 sets of recliners and a TV so you can unwind whilst catching up with your favourite shows, it also offers a modern kitchen which is certain to entice any budding chefs as well as a dining table to enjoy an evening meal with your loved ones.

The property also offers two spacious bedrooms: a double with an en-suite shower room and a twin, so you don't have to fight over the bathroom in the morning, which has an elegant fitted bath and shower over so you can take a relaxing soak.

Outside, the property benefits from two off-road parking spaces and a wrap-around decking area, with seating so you can take a refreshing beverage outside and enjoy the lovely views across the park, whilst watching the sunrise.

The village of Swarland itself has a shop for any essentials, a pub, a café serving excellent coffee and meals, a children’s play area and tennis courts, and is also within easy reach of Northumberland County Zoo, a variety of local lakes, ideal for those who enjoy watersports, such as fishing and boating, whilst the nearby east coastline offers plenty of sandy beaches for family day trips.

Just 8 miles away is Alnwick, with it's castle, which is famous as the setting for Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films, and gardens, Europe's largest cascading water feature, an enormous tree house, a rose garden and an ornamental walled garden, as well as a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat.

Also in the area are optional boat trips to the famous Farne Islands, National Trust’s Cragside House and if you're interested in some history, then take a drive towards the restored medieval church of Brinkburn Priory, a Grade I listed building.

There is something for all the family to enjoy, so choose Betty's Lodge as your base.

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

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About the location

SWARLAND

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.

Note: Though the property is all on the ground floor, there are steps leading up to the front door and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. Please note: this property takes up to 6 dogs. Please note: that the fireplace is for decorative purposes only.