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Otterburn Hall Lodges - Squirrel Cottage

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Otterburn, near Bellingham, Northumberland
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms1
Pets 1
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Description

With its own private hot tub, this two-storey, unusual lodge is perfect for exploring the whole of this friendly and unspoilt county.

These four lodges, each with a hot tub on the decking, offer differently styled accommodation for groups of six or eight. Ideal for holidays or visiting the two large wedding venues nearby in Otterburn. Leafy Run (ref W44043) is a contemporary style lodge with a hot tub, and has a peaceful decked area. Decorated to a very good standard, and slightly smaller than its sister lodge, Squirrel Lodge (ref W44044) is the first lodge on the edge of this small exclusive park. Set over two levels, this quirky and unusual lodge is a lovely retreat for relaxing in, whether you are indulging in the private hot tub or sitting on either of the two verandahs. Leafy Retreat (ref UKC2663) has high spec granite worktops in the kitchen, built-in bedroom furniture and lovely bathrooms. Reiver’s Rest (ref UKC3402) has been completely renovated in 2018, with a private hot tub on the raised south-facing decking and backs onto the woodland in the top corner of the park, with walks from the door. With a fully renovated restaurant on site, the lodges are less than a mile from the centre of the village of Otterburn, on the very edge of the Northumberland National Park. The park is just inside the Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park, the largest in Europe, ideal for stargazers and astronomers. The village has a mill shop, and the shop/café sells local produce. A highly acclaimed wedding venue, Le Petit Château is easily accessed only a mile away and guests can enjoy staying in the lodges and having some down time after the wedding. The long wooded drive up to the park sets the scene for your break away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

A perfect base for couples or families to explore the Northumberland National Park, Kielder Forest and observatory, and the Scottish Borders. Situated 16 miles from the border counties, outdoor enthusiasts will love this location which is a favourite with walkers and adventure seekers. Bellingham is close by and has a choice of tea rooms, pubs and village shops. A day trip to Alnwick, with its famous castle, and the Northumberland Heritage Coast, which is peppered with castles and beaches, make for fine days out. Hadrians Wall is only a few miles away and is steeped in history, with Roman forts and museums along the way. Hexham and Rothbury are easily accessible, and have plenty of pubs and shops. Beach 35 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub ¾ mile and restaurant on-site.
These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 28 guests.

Ground Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 55" Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors leading to decking.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With single bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over P-bath, and toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4:
With ¾ double bed.

Electric heaters. Private parking for 3 cars.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Large decking with sitting-out area and garden furniture. 500-acre woodland grounds (shared with other properties on-site). Hot tub (private). No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring, and there is an unfenced lake in the grounds.

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Features

  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Hot Tubs - Private
    Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    06/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2018
    It was a quirky little lodge, alot smaller than it looks in pics, therefore it was very snug. The lodge is basic, but equipped very well with all your needs for cooking etc. It provided tea towels, washing up liquid, tea,coffee,sugar, dish washer tablets etc. Lots of crockery and glasses etc. Cleanliness wise it could have been better, we dropped a little food on floor so used some towel to wipe and the floor was filthy as though it had not been cleaned before we went in and there was dirt round edge of shower. Beds were comfortable and clean, back bedroom upstairs was very very cramped, hard to get round bottom of bed due to lack of space and the pitched roof did not help, they did make most of space to accommodate for storage, draws etc. Really could do with some fans in summer time as it was stifling hot upstairs, and we could not open windows due to mosquitoes, we were all bitten badly so please take some spray. Hot tub was great, cleaned every morning and the guy that came to do it was helpful and friendly. Overall a canny stay, but would not stay again in that particular one, would look to maybe rent one of the larger lodges. Oh and please please clean outside the lodge as the decking was is desperate need of a clean and maintenance. Little box of chocolates were a nice gesture too.


  • 7

    08/06/2018
    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    What a beautiful location. Had a great cycling weekend with friends up here. The hot tub was cleaned everyday and was a welcome place to relax in the evenings. Shame there wasn't any wifi or cafetiere. Apart from that we loved the accommodation. Quirky shape and great outside space.


  • 9

    29/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2018
    As guests at Woodhill Hall we needed a place to stay that was easily accessible to the venue, comfortable and a great place to enjoy the weekend away with friends, it was absolutely perfect for that. Due to the pointed roof it is on the small side upstairs, but that is to be expected, for us just needing a place to stay it was perfect but a family of 6 may benefit from booking a larger lodge. I also hired the Leafy Run as there was a large group of us and that is a lot more spacious and modern, however, we thoroughly enjoyed the weekend from start to finish and are definitely looking to return! No complaints from any of our group, except I couldn’t work out how to turn on the outdoor lights... didn’t even think to ring the contact number provided! Would definitely ring to find out if we returned. Apart from that it was fab.


  • 6

    15/05/2018
    Confirmed guest, 14/05/2018
    Disappointed to arrive to see a building site. Nice little lodge not really big enough for 6 people. Hot tub was fab but definitely not private! Location will be lovely when it’s finished. A welcome pack would have been nice with info on the area.


  • 8

    03/04/2018
    Confirmed guest, 29/03/2018
    The Cottage was a beautiful and idyllic place to stay with plenty of time to relax and unwind. All amenities were modern and well equipped - we did find the induction hob difficult to use without any instructions however and the cottage would have really benefitted from having access to wifi as it limited entertainment. Overall we had a great stay, comfy beds, spacious lodge, lovely being dog friendly, this was certainly value for money and the Hot Tub was a huge plus.


  • 7

    08/03/2018
    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2018
    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. One criticism would be the cleanliness of the floor in the bathroom and the cottage had a unpleasant smell upon arrival. However, overall it was good value for money and would stay again.


  • 8

    24/02/2018
    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    We are a family of 5 with a dog and we really enjoyed our stay at squirrel cottage. It was in a good location & very clean however the toilet with the septic tank was a little smelly. On the whole though very enjoyable.


  • 9

    27/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 22/01/2018
    Had the best time the lodge was amazing


  • 10

    05/01/2018
    Confirmed guest, 03/01/2018
    Such a good place, had everything we needed. Lovely and warm. Beds were so comfortable, would definitely return!


  • 8

    16/12/2017
    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017
    Lovely lodge couldn't fault it only problem we had was the site wasent finished there was building work going on from 8 in morn till 8 at night dumpers coming in n out no proper road it was just a mud bath might be really nice when site is finished but i wouldnt book it again till all the work is done


  • 7

    18/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 09/10/2017
    Lovely lodge however very disappointed with how much building work was going on whilst at the lodge very late workers everyday past 5pm


  • 8

    08/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 02/10/2017
    Very nicely furnished and well looked after. Would definitely stay again


  • 4

    01/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Looked really nice on the pictures on the internet and it was. Unfortunatly the shower head fell off I had to fix it once I had put it back on hardly any water came through so I đe scaled the head. I put the shower head back on and the water came out good but there was no cold water to the shower to cool the water down. So the shower was dangerously hot and you couldn't stand under it. The hot tub was good but the water was cloudy from the start and in the tub floating about were numerous bits of plastic that looked like had broken off things. In front of the cottage was what sounded like and looked like a building site. Came home a day earlier nothing much to do and miles to drive to get anywhere. Bit poor set up if im going to be honest.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; I am at a loss as to understand why these guests did not contact me as my number is inside the cabin and on their booking details. The next guests that went in notified me of the problem and this was rectified within 30 minutes off them ringing. I am very disappointed to have received this rating.

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7.9 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo
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