The house is well laid out, very pretty and bright, comfortable and perfectly supplied. We were four adults, mostly family but no couples and it felt very spacious and private. The backyard is lovely. The village is terrific - fish and chips next door delicious and cook a local amusement. Shout out to the Black Swan for friendly proprietors and nice food. For tourist sights the location is great. But above all Colin and David are so thoughtful and kind that they made us feel at home right away. We are glad that plane fares from New York have gone down because we really can't wait to come back.
Handy location for the sea and hills. Co-op across road and chippy next door made it very convenient. Enjoyed the stay
The house was lovely and had everything we could have needed.
We were shown around on arrival and made to feel welcome and a lovely wine and chocolate gift added an extra touch!
Thanks for a wonderful stay in a beautiful part of the country.
what a fantastic holiday rental stayed for my daughters wedding the cottage was superb everything you could need surrounded by shops pubs and in a lovely little village the cottage was as clean as a new pin thanks for the wine Colin we would not hesitate to stay here again thank you Kevin
we had the most lovely status last weekend at a Bluebell Lodge. Colin and his brother David were lovely and couldn't be more helpful or welcoming. the bottle of wine and fresh flowers were a real treat and they went to every inch possible to make our stay nice. we traveled with our 6 month old daughter and it made it so much easier not having to bring a high chair or a travel cot.
Our son loved the garden, especially the miner birds (in the caravan park) and we loved seeing the ducks and being soooo close to the fish and chip shop!
we will be back! thank you.
We were met by the owner Colin who is a lovely guy and showed us around. Whilst there was only two of us, it would be suitable for either a group of friends or a large family. There are 2 sitting rooms- one with a large TV and open fire and a large modern kitchen with a sofa. We loved sitting there with our morning coffee looking out over the garden listening to the wolf whistling minah birds who live next door. I even tried wold whistling back at them (at this point my partner disowned me and I was banished to the spare sitting room). There is also a small stream running alongside the property which is so pretty. Weather was pretty wet during our stay but would be fab sitting out there in the sun. The library/study area is brimming with enough books to keep you occupied for at least a year and had a plentiful supply of dvds. Bedrooms are cosy with modern ensuite shower rooms.
The cottage is in a great location with a late opening Co-op over the road for emergency supplies of red wine, a fish and chip shop within a 2 minute walk (which I think is only open certain times) and three pubs within a 5 minute walk. What more could you ask for? We preferred the Black Swan, where we watched the 6 Nations rugby - very friendly locals and brilliant atmosphere. Also liked the Bluebell hotel although the bar area is quite small and it got very cosy on a Friday/Saturday night!
If you were feeling energetic, you could don your walking boots and trek across to Bamburgh (not advised after red wine and fish and chips) but we drove in and it took just ten minutes. Gorgeous coastline and beaches. If only we had the weather (sigh).
We hope to return in the summer.
We booked into the lodge with our friends who arrived before we did they told us is was very nice.On our arrival the lodge was a fantastic looking place with lots of room for every one. The old building and the new additions blended in very nicely.The cold weather did not stop us from going into the local pubs who made us very welcome.The firework display at 12 midnight on New Year's Eve last for a full 20 minutes a credit to all who donated to the cause
We would love to return