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Bracken Barn Cottage

(Ref. 921383)

Widdrington near Amble, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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This property is highly rated by our customers!

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  • cottage (87)
  • sue (58)
  • lovely (54)
  • john (54)
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123 Customer Reviews

  • "Sue and John were great hosts."

    Will definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Barbara3.8Jul 2024

  • "My second visit to Bracken Barn Cottage and once again I had a great holiday in very comfortable and well equipped accommodation."

    A big thank you to Sue and John for making me feel so welcome. This cottage is in a good location for visiting the beautiful Northumberland coast and I highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2024

  • "This cottage is ideal for a couple equipped with everything you need."

    Sue and john are a lovely couple who are there for you if Needed . The pub next door serves fabulous food we ate there every night and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We would highly recommend this cottage and will be back its 5 stars from us .

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Jun 2024

  • "Great holiday as usual beautiful cottage in beautiful gardens."

    Sue and John lovely owners. Widdrington Inn very close for great pub food. In a great area for exploring Northumberland.

    lovely to see you guys again, and I see you have booked for next June. fingers crossed for better weather. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jun 2024

  • "Lovely location, nearby pub with good food, the cottage was exactly what we expected."

    The hosts were very welcoming and friendly.

    so pleased you enjoyed your holiday with us, your9 feedback is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely property, peaceful and well set up , sue and John very helpful,had left plenty of local information in the cottage also some bird feed to feed the birds ."

    .. delightful. Would highly recommend as we had a very good stay there , geographic location is excellent for local attractions from Julie and pete

    thank you for your positive feedback, it is reassuring to know that you would recommend Bracken Barn Cottage . Perhaps you could return when the weather is kinder. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2024

  • "John and Sue were very welcoming hosts."

    The property itself was lovely, having a modern feel and was very comfortable and had everything we needed. It is positioned within easy reach of some lovely places to visit, and the local pub has fantastic food. Will definitely be back some time.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a delightful cottage in a quiet, traffic free location."

    Perfect for the two of us and an ideal location for walking, birdwatching and cycling. It was our second stay here and we found it cosy and comfortable with an excellent pub just two minutes walk down the road. There is a handy Park Run nearby at the Druridge Bay Country Park!

    thank you for your positive feedback even though you weren't feeling well. Hopefully you will be fully recovered for your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really comfortable holiday cottage."

    It has everything you need and the bed is really comfy too. Close to the beach and bird life, extremely quiet at night, very peaceful. Lovely setting.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Mar 2024

  • "We loved everything about the stay."

    The very comfortable cottage with it's nautical theme, which was easy to keep cosy in the cool weather. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The pub just out the gate and a minute down the road served great food. It was lovely and relaxing to sit in the window and watch the sheep, lambs, ponies in the adjacent field. We could not fault our stay and will be booking again in the future.

    thank you for this lovely feedback it is very much appreciated. hopefully the weather will be kinder to you when you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "Where can I start."

    This property is perfect for a romantic get away. This is the perfect location, right next to a pub that serves great beer, great food, but for those not into that kind of stuff, it is near a bus stop. Where you can explore the wonderful areas of Northumberland, Sue & John are the perfect hosts, they catered to our needs, offered helpful advice on exploring and were very helpful for when we needed to talk to them. They both are very down to earth and treated us with respect. The cottage itself, upon arrival, it was very clean, not any dust in sight, and it smelled very fresh! It was kitted out with everything we needed, but I also liked the extras, the bird feeder, where you can see all the birds eat out, throughout the day. Seeing all the beautiful pheasants and horses run around in the field! The bed, was very comfy, and we had good night sleeps on it. The exterior, it had an amazing patio where you can just sit and chill, which would be perfect in the summer! We had the best holiday here, and I honestly would stay here again. The price is very reasonable, I am very surprised I managed to book this holiday for the price I did, because this cottage was a absolute gem. We will definitely be returning in the future.

    wow, what wonderful feedback. thank you so much for taking the time to tell everyone about your stay, it does help other potential guests and certainly is much appreciated by myself and John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Feb 2024

  • "An ideal location to explore Northumberland and its stunning scenery."

    Although just off the tourist route it is very accessible. The owners ( who live on site) are very friendly and welcoming. The Xmas welcome hamper and festive decorations were a complete surprise. We would thoroughly recommend this cottage and will certainly try to return again.

    So pleased you appreciated the festive theme for your Christmas break. Your recommendation is also appreciated. Perhaps your next visit could be during the summer months when the weather is kinder. Best wishes for 2024. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Bracken Barn Cottage."

    Sue and John were on hand if anything was needed but not intrusive. The cottage was nice and cozy and spotlessly clean with some lovely touches. I'm missing sitting in the window whilst having my breakfast and watching the pheasants running around in the field. Great pub literally two minutes walk away that does lovely food... would highly recommend the fish and chips. All in all couldn't fault it but make sure you take your slippers because the tile floors in the bathroom and lounge, although there are rugs in the lounge, can be a bit cold on bare feet, especially when it's as cold as it was when we were there. We hope to go back soon.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback . I may look at disposable slippers ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely, clean, well equipped, cosy cottage ideally situated for touring Northumberland with friendly, helpful hosts looking forward to returning."

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you are able to make a return visit to continue your tour of Northumberland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great base for discovering Northumberland!"

    Comfy cottage, good communication with owners. Wifi was a bit iffy but no complaints otherwise. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to visit the area

    Thank you Shelly for your positive feedback despite being caught up in storm Cieran and your recommendation is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Oct 2023

  • "Sue and John are the perfect hosts."

    Nothing is too much trouble. Looking forward to going back for my 8th time (I think) Love the fab new wallpaper on the one wall and that bed is so comfy x

    Thank you Anne. It is always a pleasure to see you and we are thrilled that you enjoy your stay so much that you return so often. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2023

  • "A cosy well equipped cottage for two."

    Very helpful owners on site. Convenient location. Pub next door excellent meals together with The Drift Cafe at Cresswell with the added bonus of a Greek restaurant in the evening.

    So pleased you enjoyed our local Inn and newly opened Greek restaurant we must try it ourselves. Best wishes to you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Oct 2023

  • "Quietly tucked away in the corner of the owner’s lovely garden, we enjoyed a peaceful week’s stay at this comfortable, well equipped and cosy property."

    Its location gives easy access to many beautiful coastal villages with walks along the coastal paths. Thank you Sue and John for your welcome and the much appreciated basket of goodies. We would love to return one day.

    Thank you Chris for this lovely feedback we are so pleased you and Julie enjoyed your stay and would certainly welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a gem of a cottage!"

    So many things make it a special place, the setting and beautiful views, the comfy bed and great shower, the well equipped kitchen and great outside space: but above it it was the warm welcome by Sue, and the special touches that make it a truly lovely cottage. Thank you for a wonderful week!

    Thank you so much for this lovely feedback Debbie. It is very much appreciated when our guests have enjoyed their stay and take the time to let us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Bracken Farm Cottage is beautiful, very cosy, you feel like you are in the middle of the country side, but everything is near by, lovely pub 1 minutes walk."

    The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The owners couldn't do anymore, lovely people. Lots of very interesting places to visit, beautiful beaches, wildlife very close by. The cottage was very reasonably priced, we couldn't ask for anymore, a great holiday.

    Thank you for a lovely positive feedback which is much appreciated. Sorry for the late response due to IT breakdown at my end. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Met all our needs."

    Was a really comfortable cottage to return to after busy days. Sue and John were both welcoming and friendly. We are more than happy to recommend to friends. Great centrepoint for exploring Northumberland.

    Thank you it is always appreciated when guests are happy to recommend us to their friends and family. Sorry for the late response due to IT breakdown at our end. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2023

  • "Clean, cosy and comfortable."

    A lovely and peaceful cottage, perfect for exploring the Northumbrian coastline . We had everything we needed with the bonus of a powerful shower, a really comfy bed and friendly cows in the field outside. The wifi connection was intermittent but that wouldn’t be an issue for many. The pub next door is good for food and for sampling the local ales. We would definitely stay here again .

    Thank you for taking the time to give such positive feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and were able to sample the village pub. I must apologise for the late response this is due to major IT problems at our end but now resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bracken Barn ."

    A very relaxed, comfortable week in great accommodation. Sue and John, the hosts were so welcoming and friendly and the added little touches i.e home made jam, wine, chocolates were a lovely bonus . A good base to explore the local area, with great walks and fabulous beaches , would definitely recommend !

    so pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the weather. hats off to you for not using your car the entire week. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2023

  • "A big thank you to Sue and John for making my holiday at Bracken Barn Cottage so enjoyable and comfortable."

    The cottage is highly recommended, is very well equipped and is in an ideal location for visiting the beautiful Northumberland coast. I plan to revisit next year which speaks for itself.

    Thank you Christine it was a pleasure to host you and look forward to you returning. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have been to this property a number of times and we love it."

    Its location is ideal for seeing Northumberland. The property has everything you will need and is set in beautiful gardens.

    Always nice to see you guys. Say hi to poppy from us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage well stocked, what wasn't provided she was happy to supply."

    Ideal position to explore local area. Very comfortable and quiet.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our second visit A great little getaway in a quiet corner of the owners large garden."

    It is equiped to to high level. We found everything we needed was there......and more beside Attractive garden to front and open field at the rear with small patios each having chairs and tables. John and Sue are perfect, helpful and friendly hosts who are just unobtrusively 'there's should you need help.

    Thank you we were pleased to welcome you and Rosemary back, your lovely feedback is very encouraging and much appreciated . Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had an absolutely lovely stay at Bracken Barn Cottage and would recommend without hesitation."

    Sue and John were a warm and friendly couple who were there if needed and left us a lovely welcome pack. Local pub just around the corner with good meals and friendly staff. Look forwards to returning as Northumberland is a very special place with lovely scenery everywhere.

    Thank you we are pleased that you enjoyed our cottage and the village pub. It us always good to know that our guests would recommend us to others. We hope that you are able to make a return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Bracken Barn Cottage."

    The property is clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for an enjoyable week exploring the Northumberland coast. The owners were friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome.

    Thank you. You certainly made the most of you stay so pleased you enjoyed our beautiful coastline. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Bracken Barn Cottage."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely recommend this to friends and family.

    Thank you Jean we hope to see you and Pete again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2023

  • "A warm welcome awaits you at Bracken Barn Cottage, which is set in beautiful countryside and has everything to make your stay perfect."

    Great location for exploring Northumberland and at the end of the day it's only two minutes walk to the pub which serves great food. Thank you Sue and John for making us feel so welcome. We highly recommend this cottage.

    Thank you it was our pleasure to host you both and we were pleased you enjoyed our village pub. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Comfortable accommodation in rural surroundings, adjacent to decent pub/meals and with friendly considerate on-site owners."

    Ideal centre for exploring Northumberland coast. Hope to return soon.

    Thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is a wonderful place to stay."

    It is comfortable and clean with all facilities you could wish for. Sue and John made us feel very welcome. The cottage seems to be out in the country but is actually close to good roads and the inn with an excellent restaurant just round the corner. We were sorry to leave and cannot praise it enough.

    Thank you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and it is as you say in a great location for days out to appreciate Northumberland. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage for 2."

    Sue and John, the owners, are just super, friendly, helpful and feel like old friends. The cottage is immaculate with lovely little touches around. The pub next door does good food and has a nice atmosphere. It is a good base for exploring the area with lots of lovely quiet beaches, little towns and gentle countryside.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in a lovely tranquil, rural setting."

    Spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable. Good off road parking and secure storage for our bicycles. Charming, helpful hosts. A great location for doing the Northumberland Coastal Run and excellent cycle routes both from the door and from Morpeth. Good pub one minute’s walk away!

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, very comfortable and everything we could possibly need had been provided."

    Lovely views over the farmers fields, Lots of places to visit within easy reach, we are members of English Heritage and visited somewhere different every day. The beach is close by too. Sue and John were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "A friendly welcome from the owners and thank you for our welcome treat."

    Accommodation very comfortable and well equipped. Good location for visiting everywhere in beautiful Northumberland!! The Widdrington Arms just a short walk away and good for food or just a drink. Had a lovely restful holiday and the weather was brilliant too. Would highly recommend and hope to stay again. Thank you to Sue & John

    Reviewed by Anton5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable stay in a friendly safe environment."

    Made to feel very welcome. Have booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jun 2022

  • "Holiday cottage is in an excellent location for both beach and countryside."

    The owners are welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, would certainly recommend this property for exploring the Northumberland area.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was very clean and lovely and very well equipped."

    The local pub was just a minute walk away and served good food. Nice walk to Durridge Bay from the property but good boots needed. So many places to visit from there. Thanks to the owners Sue and John who made us feel very welcome indeed.

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Bracken Barn Cottage was perfect for our week’s stay in Northumberland."

    Ideally situated and easy to find, it proved a great base to explore from, whether that be a walk through the fields and bird sanctuary to the beach, or short trips out to Newbiggin, Morpeth, Rothbury, Amble, Alnwick or Seahouses. The cottage contained everything you would require and was in pristine condition. It was especially nice to see the various birds feeding outside the window. The Widdrington Arms, just a minute’s stroll away was a lovely venue for an early evening drink or a meal ……. very handy !! Sue and John were perfect hosts …. never intrusive, but always available to answer any questions or queries. Overall, a great cottage in a great location - therefore we highly recommend it. Dave & Sue - March 2022

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, a great place to explore Northumberland."

    Clean and comfortable. Owners Sue and John, are friendly and very helpful, thank you. Will definitely recommend, and would love to stay again. Colin & Christine xx

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lots of thoughtful touches that made for a very nice holiday."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2022

  • "It was like home from home and the owners were very welcoming."

    The cottage is brilliant and it is a good location for exploring the Northumberland coast. Durridge Bay is great for a lovely walk along the beach as just 5 minutes away and great cafe.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage we stayed in was so nice and Sue was very helpful."

    Very clean and well thought out. The only negative is against Sykes itself as I booked 2 nights (this was in the drop down option) and only found out later that whether you stay for 2 or 3 nights you are charged the same. But it still requested you could not check in till 3 which I feel is very unfair. Not sure I would book with this company again

    Reviewed by Lisa3.8Feb 2022

  • "Have just recently came back after spending 5 nights here."

    The property had a great view outside, and the facilities inside were also very good. A comfortable atmosphere and very clean and well looked after. Only a short drive to get to some scenic areas and shopping locations. Would happily recommend this property to others looking to go away.

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with some nice treats thrown in from the owners, sue and John a lovely couple with interesting info on the area."

    Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Lavinia5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage!"

    Exceptionally clean, very well decorated and had everything we needed for a quiet week away. Sue and John were there to meet us and explain the cottage "workings" and the local area. Such a lovely couple, nothing was too much trouble and there was a complimentary basket of goodies for us to enjoy too. The Widdrington Inn was only steps away from the cottage and we had some lovely meals there. The cottage is well placed for Alnwick, Seaham, Amble (lovely Sunday market) and Morpeth, to name a few "hotspots". We spent a day in Edinburgh - train from Morpeth only took an hour and a half. I understand that from December one can get to Edinburgh from the local Widdrington Station (about a mile and a half from the cottage). There is also a co-op store at Widdrington Station which was handy for the few bits that we needed, next door to which is a Fish and Chip Shop which I believe opens about 4.30 in the afternoon. Definitely would go back to this cottage and have already recommended it to some of our friends. Lovely area, people very friendly. Ooh, nearly forgot, try visiting Walkworth - small village lovely gift shop at reasonable prices.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very well placed for the coastal path walks and Amble."

    Druridge Country Park, a few minutes away, backs on to the Bay, miles of golden sands. Beautifully decorated cottage with luxury bathroom, bath and shower. Rural views of fields with sheep from the dining room table and plenty of activity on the bird feeders. Very comfortable and warm, loads of very hot water. All you could need for self catering but there is a pub within a short walk! Owners were very helpful but unobtrusive, the property is totally self contained at the rear of their garden, quite private. The garden and furniture are available if required and there are also washing facilities and a shared drying room if you need it. Very enjoyable stay, thank you Sue.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had an amazing time staying at Bracken Barn Cottage."

    From the moment we stepped inside it was like a home from home. Sue and John had thought of everything and were on hand if we needed anything.So peaceful and tranquil and a joy to sit and watch the comings and going’s of the birds from the window. Lovely garden to enjoy in warmer weather, and perfectly situated for Druridge beach. Perfect base for seeing all that Northumberland and the North East has to offer. We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place in a nice peaceful setting."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2021

  • "The hosts have thought of everything."

    Very helpful but leave you alone. Always there for advice. Helped me set my wifi connection up. This is my 7th visit.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Owners were friendly and helpful."

    Good base to explore Northumberland coast.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Aug 2021

  • "Bracken Barn Cottage is well laid out, comfortable and well equipped."

    The hosts are very helpful and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Aug 2021

  • "It says. There was a cd player which there was not we took are CD we ask the owner."

    She said that there not one

    Reviewed by John3.8Jul 2021

  • "Real home from home."

    Tastefully decorated. All facilities within the cottage more than adequate. Next door to the only proper restaurant between Morpeth & Amble. Every day we were greeted by the dawn chorus plus visits from sheep, horses & cattle, all safely behind a barbed wire topped fence. Lovely.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2021

  • "The owners were very helpful and gave us some suggestions of places to visit while we were there."

    Also we had permission to use their garden whwn it was sunny . We could also use their laundry room and have the use of sun loungers if required. Overall we were very pleased with the accommodation

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Sue & John where the most helpful hosts ,made us feel extremely welcome And where always there if you needed anything Definitely recommend staying at Bracken Cottage."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "So relaxing and Sue and John ate great hosts."

    We will back

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely modern and clean bungalow in a really well placed area for sightseeing."

    Two glorious beaches on the doorstep with a nice cafe near by. Pub round the corner (no dogs) with a few more a 5min drive away in the car. Sue & John were excellent and knowledgeable hosts. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped."

    The owners were very pleasant and helpful, even to telling us about places of interest to see. we had lovely views over the farm land and was visited by various animals and were kept amused by the many birds that came to use the feeder just outside the window.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "We found the owners delightful, ever willing to chat about anything that would be helpful."

    The cottage was really cosy and comfortable with great attention to detail and pride in its appearance. The location of Widdrington was most central giving access to many towns and beaches. The village has an impressive looking pub - a great shame it was closed due to Covid! We enjoy walking, and there were so many that we were spoilt for choice. Bracken Barn Cottage is an ideal holiday choice for two people, and we can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Lionel5.0Apr 2021

  • "Bracken Barn Cottage is a very comfortable, well equipped, serene place."

    It overlooks a field with a few sheep and a couple of horses on one side and the owner's large garden on the other. Nice to sit out in the evening, feeling close to nature. The front area with patio furniture gets the morning sun, so good for al fresco breakfast. The wifi is very good. The dining table overlooked the bird feeders, which were well visited. Parking is just outside the cottage. The owners were brilliant and showed great hospitality. It's an easy 1.5 mile walk via a footpath down to the beach and nature reserve, where we had great sightings of avocets, and yellow wagtails. Cycle route 1 gives easy access to Amble and Warkworth. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2021

  • "Good location."

    Cottage very nicely done and owners were very friendly and helpful. Wouldn't hesitant on returning.

    Reviewed by Bronwyn4.1Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and it was in an excellent location."

    The owners, John and Sue were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.7Oct 2020

  • "Every thing met expectations lovely clean accomidation ."

    Owners of the property who lived next door very helpful if needed nothing to much trouble . Many areas of interest close by and beautiful local beaches which our dog enjoyed immensely . Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Bracken Barn in a beautiful garden with outside seating the cottage is very comfortable top quality fixtures and fittings lovely comfortable king sized bed."

    Owners are very friendly and informative hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2020

  • "The property is accessed via a fairly steep but short slope which maybe difficult for some people to access."

    Our hostess was very welcoming notwithstanding the current health situation and we were greeted with a lovely box of chocolates and a bottle of wine, which was lovely. The bed was spacious and comfortable; the living area and kitchen was light and airy with a seaside theme which added to the holiday feel. We can recommend the pub 100 yards around the corner, the food is good and well priced. The horses and cows in thee adjoining field are very friendly and if you stand by the fence they will come over and say 'hello' . All in all a great location for exploring Northumberland and would thoroughly recommend this as a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2020

  • "Sue & John very friendly throughout stay and full of useful information."

    Great location and cottage very comfortable.One of the best I've rented. Will book again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage and Sue and John very welcoming and helpful."

    Good location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was well equipped, very clean with the best bed we have slept in for a long while."

    The cottage despite being next door to the pub was tranquil and restful. John our host booked a meal in the pub for us the food was excellent . John and Sue were on hand if needed but they had thought of everything . Including tea, coffee, sugar and a welcome bottle of wine. Superb hosts and would not hesitate to stay at Bracken Barn cottage again and recommend to friends. It is ideally located to visit many of the attractions and towns in the area. Despite storm ' Ciara' arriving during our break nothing dampened our spirits, in fact it was brilliant to watch the stormy seas on the nearby beach. We just Loved it, Loved it, Loved it. - Carol and David Gray

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Feb 2020

  • "Sue and John were excellent hosts, the cottage is modern, clean and well maintained."

    We had a thoroughly enjoyable quiet and relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Nov 2019

  • "We were looking for a comfortable quiet retreat in a secluded situation yet close to shops and places to eat and not far from places of interest, the cottage ticked all the boxes."

    We had a homely welcome from Sue and John who assured us that they were on hand if any problems occurred,we settled down to a relaxing week enjoying some great meals at the local pub and touring the area. All rounded off with a bottle of wine from Sue and John

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had such a lovely welcome, our hosts did everything to ensure we enjoyed our holiday and nothing was too much trouble."

    Druridge Bay is just a few minutes away in the car and is stunning, as were all the beaches we visited in the area. We would not hesitate in recommending the cottage or the area, superb!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2019

  • "The best holiday cottage we have stayed in lovely and clean everything you needed , the bed was really comfortable, fabulous view of horses in the field."

    Sue and John were great really friendly but never intrusive we didn’t want to come home we enjoyed it so much

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly as advertised."

    Although in the grounds of the owners they were there, but were unobtrusive if you like your privacy. I was ideally situated for easy access to the Northumberland coast and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It was comfortable and I had everything I needed including a bottle of wine to welcome me and a plate full of Quality Street. Both nice touches. Was there any drawback. Yes there was. As from next year they will not be accepting bookings from people who want to bring dogs, which is a great shame, as I am a dog owner and it will stop me from going again. However as it probably smelt doggy after I left you cannot blame them as they have to think of other non-doggy people.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent let having had many over a long period of time."

    Very welcoming owners Sue & John and considerable thought with regard to fitting out and items for use while staying. Excellent furnishings, one of the best lets we have had.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is the 6th visit and we will be back, Sue and John are perfect caring hosts They go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need."

    Not telling anyone else about it though too many people want to be there. I 'll be back very soon hopefully, if I can get booked Anne x

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly. Excellent base from which to explore this wonderful part of the country. Pub next door sells excellent food at a reasonable price.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely area to tour."

    Nice helpful owners. Comfortable cottage. Fed horses in the next field!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2019

  • "A quiet cottage tucked away in the corner of the owner's property."

    John and Sue were most welcoming and determined to make it home from home. The property is very private, quiet and secluded within the lovely, well kept garden. Location is a few miles off the A1 and within a couple of miles of the coast and Druridge Bay. (National Trust - freely accessible to all.) We found the cottage tbe be very coveniently placed for all the placed fo all the areas we wished to visit. Should you be put off by the proximity of the pub, firstly it offers excellent meals at great quality and there absolutely Zero noise. Food supplies (small but well stocked Coop) and petrol are easy to obtain in the next village or Amble (5 miles).. If we return to Northumberland this is where we will stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely relaxing holiday, wonderful beaches"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2019

  • "A really beautiful cottage."

    Well equipped and beautifully decorated. The owners are lovely and very helpful. They even left bowls, throws and a chew for the dog! The beach is close and wonderfully quiet, great for dog walking. An added bonus is the proximity of a pub that serves good food!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very clean, comfortable and well-equipped accommodation in great location."

    Lovely hosts. Welcome goodies in cupboard and fridge much appreciated. Our second visit here every bit as good as the first. Beautiful weather yet again. Excellent staycation.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time at the cottage Sue and John are very friendly and ..."

    We had a fabulous time at the cottage Sue and John are very friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble We will return again with our puppy next time, although no garden with the cottage, shared use with owners (not for dogs though)

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Apr 2019

  • "The hosts were very kind and hospitable."

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Apr 2019

  • "Excellent cottage in a great location, Sue and John were lovely hosts"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2019

  • "The property was very clean and tidy with good amenities."

    Sue and John made us feel at home straight away. The cottage is in a great location with quick access to the local beach (very handy for dog walks). I would certainly recommend this cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Feb 2019

  • "Wonderful little cottage- perfect for two."

    Sue and John were lovely and very helpful. The cottage had everything we needed. The horses next to us came for their breakfast- very gentle. Great location- close to gorgeous beach and near to Amble and Warkworth. Pub next door- sadly not dog friendly but plenty of dog friendly pubs nearby. We will be returning- loved it

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Feb 2019

  • "A lot of care and attention to detail has clearly gone into the renovation and furnishing of this cottage, which is superbly located for exploring the Northumberland coast and Tyneside."

    There are wonderful sandy beaches and nature reserves within walking distance, an excellent pub-restaurant next door, and the owners were very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2019

  • "The cottage was exactly what we were looking for which was a quite rural location close to a main road."

    There is an excellent dog walking area which was important to us and most tourist attractions were within a thirty minute drive.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Nov 2018

  • "It was everything we could have wanted and more besides."

    As our first experience of Sykes Cottages it ticked all the boxes for us from standard of accommodation to availability of suitable facilities. We had a very enjoyable break and will be certainly be looking toward to future holidays with your company.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Nov 2018

  • "We’ve just got home after a fantastic week at Bracken Barn Cottage & can’t rate the place highly enough."

    What John & Sue have done with the place is outstanding & truly is an home from home, their knowledge of the surrounding areas & their very helpful recommendations was really welcome. We would have no hesitation in staying here again when we’re next in the area, (if it’s available). Tremendous, thanks again guys..

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Nov 2018

  • "Although the property is in the grounds close to the owners own home this was never an issue."

    The hosts, john and Sue, were warm, helpful and friendly. The property has been a well thoughtout development and fitted to high standards. An excellent pub next door provides good food at sensible prices. A comfortable property in an ideal location to explore the coast.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very welcoming people and cottage."

    Much to be reccomended

    Reviewed by Kennneth5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage looking out over fields."

    Convenient location for visiting places of interest and beautiful coastline. Two minutes walk from pub, which served excellent quality food at very reasonable prices. Very warm welcome from owners, who were nearby to help with any queries. If we visit this area another time we would definitely stay at this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Jocelyn5.0Aug 2018

  • "The owners of the cottage are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area."

    They make you very welcome and explain everything about the cottage and are always there if you need extra help. We have already booked for next year 2019 to make sure we can visit again. The cottage is dog friendly and the owners welcome them too.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Aug 2018

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Bracken Barn the owners Sue and John were very helpful and friendly."

    We also liked the the free parking in Northumberland which was a bonus

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was in beautiful area and the owners were very nice people,very helpful and friendly."

    It is situated in a good central area for getting around to places of interest but in a quiet little spot of Widdrington. The Pub Restaurant is a very short walk away and is excellent, the food is very good with a wide range of dishes on the . menu. I would recommend both the cottage and the Pub to anyone who wishes to holiday in that area.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2018

  • "The peace and quiet and the friendliness of the owners"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2018

  • "A lovely cottage for 2."

    Pleasantly decorated in a seaside theme. Owners John and sue were very friendly and helpful. Conveniently situated only a mile from the coast and nature parks. Very good pub next to cottage for meals and only 100 yards from bus stop where there is a twice hourly service between Newcastle and Alnwick (and hourly to Berwick) so if you have a bus pass you do not need to drive every day to visit the many attrative towns and parks.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage, well equipped and furnished to a high standard."

    A perfect base to enjoy and explore Northumberland. Many places, walks and beaches within a short distance and easy access. Excellent variety of places to eat. A dogs paradise for walks, runs and swims. The owners of Bracken Cottage live in the grounds and greet guests with a genuine welcome and are happy to offer advice on places and travel to make a holiday special.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2018

  • "Our hosts, Sue and John made us very welcome immediately and we had a lovely time and look forward to seeing them (and the horses) next year!"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2018

  • "This is a lovely renovated cottage and we enjoyed our stay."

    The owners were pleasant and helpful. It is ideally located for exploring the fantastic Northumberland coast. It should be noted that there is a steep slope from the driveway down to the cottage and this should be stated in the main details so that the elderly, infirm or disabled are informed before they book. A number of things would have improved our and any other guests stay: it definitely needs a full sized bread board/glass workshop protector as the small plastic boards provided are unless when preparing food, the selection of knives is poor, it would have been nice to have some kitchen foil for cooking purposes, the bath is lovely but it’s a shame such small towels are provided, take your own bath sheets. The shower is very basic and hard to maintain a constant temperature. The seating is very uncomfortable and it was only on the last day that the owners told us that it was actually a fold out bed which helped a little. I’m sure that if the room was rearranged, a better, more comfortable sofa could be provided as it was disappointing to come back after a great day out to being uncomfortable in the evening. The cottage only gets sun in the morning in the area provided and as you are not allowed to use any of the owners grass, there is nowhere to sit outside and enjoy the sun. We would recommend the area for fantastic dog friendly beaches and great coastline. We would not however return to this cottage. ********** Owner Response: ********** I would like to thank Mrs Hardy for taking the time to notify Sykes of her feedback and I would like to respond to this in order to reassure her and our future guests that we have taken these comments on board. The slope to the cottage can be seen on image 1 of the Sykes website, I'm not sure if it could be classed as steep. Our previous guests have included an elderly gentleman in a wheelchair and a person who depended on a portable oxygen machine to get around and the various knee and hip replacement guests which did not pose a problem. The small chopping boards have been replaced with a large glass one, a new set of kitchen knives added. As for the request for tin foil, our guests receive tea, coffee, milk, sugar, biscuits and wine which is usually appreciated. Bath sheets as well as bath towels have now been provided. The shower works directly from the new Combi boiler and the water pressure is excellent so not sure how the temperature was not maintained, it was working fine when tested as confirmed by our new guests. The seating in the lounge is a modern L shaped sofa from Ikea, whilst I do appreciate these modern furnishing are not as comfortable as a traditional feather stuffed, they are very practicable for a holiday home. The fact that it converts to a bed did not seem relevant to mention to Clare as they were a couple using the super king size bed in the bedroom. Sorry. The cottage does indeed get the sun in the morning as it faces east and there is lovely comfortable seating in place on the patio with outdoor cushions provided. We have our own private garden well away from the cottage. Our guests are welcome to use the large lawn which is directly in front of the cottage and we categorically did not state that they were not allowed to use it. At present there is a bench seat and in the summer months there are loungers for the sole use of our guests. Mrs Hardy did make use of this area to dry washing so I am at a loss as to why it was deemed out of bounds. I have responded to this feedback not because I want to prove a point but to reassure our guests that we do value their input which is why I make a point to meet with our guest within the first 24 hours to ask if they need anything, which I did with customers who only asked about the washing machine. I have been asked for a variety of things such as a slow cooker and even a freezer, which I have happily provided. If Mrs Hardy had simply asked for the above items I would have provided them.

    Reviewed by Clare2.2May 2018

  • "The owners were very welcoming and on hand if needed for information about the area, places to visit or eating places."

    The cottage was cosy and well decorated with all you needed for your stay,little welcoming touches were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Mar 2018

  • "The weather was bad for first three days but improved."

    Loved the cottage and the area.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2018

  • "This was our first visit to both Northumbria and a cottage holiday."

    I have to say we were not disappointed with either. John & Sue Danskin the owners of the cottage were the perfect hosts. Nothing was too much to do. They gave us a full tour of the cottage and gave a full brief on all the local attractions etc. The only negative was that although the cottage was dog friendly not many of the venues around were which was disappointing but not Sykes fault.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2018

  • "Everything!"

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2018

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage."

    My dog Pixie and I had such a super time as I did not realize how close it was to the beach at Druridge Bay. The cottage was so warm and cosy and had everything we needed. Sue and John made us very welcome and so did the horses over the fence! A perfect holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Feb 2018

  • "Gorgeous and well equipped cottage in ideal location for walks on the coast and to explore nearby villages and towns."

    The hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming. We will back.

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Nov 2017

  • "Fab little cottage in a nice quiet location with a lovely pub next door - what more could you ask for?"

    We will definitely return

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2017

  • "Great cottage with good food pub a short walk away."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2017

  • "Absolutely wonderful hosts!"

    Sue and John went over and above what you would expect of holiday property owners. They couldn't do enough for us.

    Reviewed by Mark4.8Aug 2017

  • "Excellent stay at Bracken Barn, great location and very friendly helpful owners, couldn't have asked for more !"

    Will definitely be re-booking Regards Tony & Heather Izzard

    Reviewed by Anthony4.8May 2017

  • "No, we had a really pleasant time in an immaculate property, lovely surroundings, friendly owners."

    A really good break

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Apr 2017

  • "Ideal location in a home from home cottage decorated to a very high standard."

    Reviewed by Esme4.8Mar 2017

  • "We have been twice to this lovely little cottage."

    We would go back. Sue and John are very helpful even helped us unload the car. Perfect quiet holiday. Everything we needed. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2016

  • "We were very pleased with our accommodation."

    The Danskins are a lovely couple and made us feel very welcome. In fact, Sue had provided milk and nibbles for us which was really nice. The cottage provided everything that we needed and was very comfortable. The location is also excellent as it has good road links to all the local amenities and attractions. The only slight problem we encountered was entirely my fault. There is quite a hill from the drive down to the cottage and I am in a wheelchair. However, I didn't put this down when I was booking but it didn't really matter in the long run, as between my wife and my grandson, we soon worked out a technique for the chair and ended up having a most enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Oct 2016

  • "The owners are very personable and most helpful, and the cottage is very well equipped, comfortable and excellent value."

    The location was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped and warm and cosy!"

    Sue and John, the owners are great! They were so welcoming and made you feel more like a friend than just a holidaymaker. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. Anyone hiring this cottage will be sure of a warm welcome.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Sep 2016

  • "The owners John and Sue made us most welcome and suggested places to go that were dog friendly."

    Therefore not only was it a holiday for us but our dog Susie also. She really liked the beaches and the sea itself. Its a thumbs up to John and Sue. Thank you both.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2016

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in good location for visiting local area especially the beautiful sandy beaches."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. The local Inn next door is also excellent for food and hospitality.

    Reviewed by Valerie A4.8Sep 2016

  • "Our experience of Bracken Barn Cottage was very good and the owners very kind, helpful, and courteous."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jul 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One bedroom with King Size bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and electric woodburner-effect fire
  • Shared external utility.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • TV with Freeview, radio, DVD and CD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub/restaurant 2 mins walk
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Please note, this property is a Friday check in only.

The property

Amble 6 miles.

A single-storey cottage situated in the grounds of the owner’s home on the edge of the village of Widdrington in Northumberland.

This lovely cottage is ideal for a couple or friends seeking a holiday near the Northumberland coastline.

All on the ground floor, the bedroom has a king-size bed, and a luxurious bathroom, perfect for that long awaited soak.

The cottage also has an open plan, well-equipped kitchen with a dining area and a sitting area decorated with a nautical touch.

To the front of the cottage there is a patio area with furniture, perfect for relaxing and sipping your early morning tea whilst watching the sun coming up from the east.

A two-minute stroll from this cosy cottage will take you to The Widdrington Inn, which serves excellent food.

Two miles to the east lies Druridge Bay, a long crescent of golden sands, perfect for walking with your dog, or to relax, unwind and let the Northumberland coastline take your breath away.

Six miles to the north lies the busy fishing port of Amble with an array of shops, pubs, restaurants and takeaways.

A little further afield takes you to the charming coastal villages of Warkworth and Alnmouth together with Morpeth, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and Cragside, which are all within easy reach.

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About the location


Morpeth 8.4 miles; Amble 6 miles;

Widdrington is a village located around eight miles north east of Morpeth, an ideal place for exploring the county of Northumberland in an area wonderful for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers. The local parish church is Grade I listed and dates to the Norman era, commanded by elevated ruins of the 18th century Widdrington Castle. The country park at Druridge Bay is less than two miles away and the bustling little seaport of Amble, situated at the mouth of the River Coquet, can also be reached easily. Historically a centre for boatbuilding, Amble offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches and coastal walks to the bird sanctuary at Hauxley. Large fishing boats moor along the harbour wall and land a variety of fish, prawns, crabs and lobsters - the daily catch can be bought at a fish shop in the harbour. A mile south of Amble is Coquet Island, an RSPB reserve with a large population of terns, puffins and eider ducks, which boat trips can be arranged around. The pretty coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster, as well as numerous superb beaches, are only a short drive away, whilst the National Trust’s Wallington Hall and Cragside are also within easy reach. Be sure to visit picturesque Warkworth and its castle, plus the charming town of Alnwick with its castle and award-winning gardens too.

Please note, this property has a check-in day of Friday only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas