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In Northumberland National Park close to Kielder and Observatory.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Three bedroomed lodge sleeps six, with Hot Tub pet/family friendly.

Lodge 5 sits within Otterburn Hall Estate in Northumberland National Park. It is a place of outstanding natural beauty boasting the largest dark sky area in Europe accredited with a Gold Tier International Dark Sky Park award. The sky is breath-taking on a clear night. The Lodge is a perfect location to relax, unwind and an excellent base to explore the vast Northumberland countryside, coastlines and surrounding areas. Kielder Forest and observatory, Hadrian’s Wall with its historic Roman Forts and museums, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Bamburgh beach and castle, Lindisfarne Holy Island are all within easy reach of the Lodge. The Scottish border is only a few miles away as is the historic and beautiful Abbey at Jedburgh. The market towns of Rothbury, Morpeth, Alnwick and Hexham are within easy reach and they have plenty of pubs and shops. Outdoor activities are a huge attraction in the area and the County is a favourite for walkers and adventure seekers alike. Lodge 5 is the perfect home from home for day trippers to come back to and then relax in the private sunken hot tub under the stars.

Within the five-hundred-acre estate you are surrounded by nature. There are two lakes and a stream on the estate which is yours to enjoy during your stay. Also, a fantastic network of public footpaths so you don't have go too far to find stunning scenery and see an abundance of wildlife! Enjoy watching deer, an array of birds including buzzards and regular visits from red squirrels to your balcony!

Otterburn village is approximately one mile away which is a few minutes’ drive or a pleasant twenty-minute walk along a footpath through the fields. The village has a castle, mill shop, café & village shop. The nearest restaurants and bars are in Otterburn village and they are Le Petit Chateaux and Otterburn Castle. Both have recently opened after undergoing total refurbishment. These venues are beautiful, offer excellent food and are visitor, family and dog friendly. The lodges are directly behind the old Otterburn Hall Hotel which is undergoing refurbishment following National Lottery funding. The Coach House has also recently opened which is one hundred metres from the Lodge and they offer an excellent menu and lounge bar. Family and pet friendly.

The local shop in Otterburn village stocks most items you would need but for anything else the nearest town is Bellingham only a beautiful twenty-minute drive over the hills from the Lodge.

Major supermarkets deliver direct to the lodges.

Lodge Details:

Situated on an exclusive site with other lodges.

Detached - all on one level. (Two small steps up to the front door).

Lounge area with new 55" 4K smart tv. Free Netflix and fast unlimited broadband. A Bose sound system is connected to the tv which creates a fabulous home cinema feel! Boombar via Bluetooth connectivity for music on the balcony. DVD player with a varied collection of DVD’s. Two large three seater sofas with four reclining seats. A selection of games, artist materials and colouring books. One electric radiator and a wall heater. The lodge is very well insulated and warm.

Door to large enclosed private balcony area which has a spa hot tub and outdoor lounging/eating area. Solar lights.

Dining area with dining table for six people.

Kitchen with kettle, toaster, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, slow cooker and washer/dryer. Very well equipped with cooking utensils and essential pantry items. The water supply is from a natural spring.

Porch, dining, hallway and kitchen areas have wooden floors. Living room and bedroom areas are carpeted.

Bedroom 1 - king size bed, bedside cabinets & large fitted wardrobes. Roberts radio/alarm clock. Electric wall heater.

Bedroom 2 - two single beds, bedside cabinet & fitted wardrobes containing travel cot with basinet and baby bedding. High chair. Electric wall heater.

Bedroom 3 - bunk beds & fitted wardrobe. Pirate themed bedding and stars on the ceiling. Electric wall heater.

Bathroom - with shower over bath, basin and toilet. Mirrored wall cabinet and storage unit.

Each bedroom has electric heating.

All bed linen and towels are supplied.

Decked private balcony with sunken spa hot tub & cushioned rattan seating with coffee table. A squirrel box is mounted to the tree next to the balcony as are bird feeders. The red squirrels love monkey nuts and will visit many times during the day if the box is full!

Retractable washing line. Antlers to hang your bath robes.

Free dogs.

On site car parking for two large cars.

More Details

Gill and Brian Gilligan
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Otterburn in Northumberland

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Noise Rule We ask that noise is kept to a minimum after 11:00pm & before 7:00am especially on balcony areas so neighbours holidays are not spoilt.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • naturist beach
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(44 traveller reviews)

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In Northumberland National Park close to Kielder and Observatory.
average rating of 4.659091 based on 44 reviews

Peacefull relaxing holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the Easter weekend in 2018. The weather wasn't the best with snow and rain all weekend but the facilities in the lodge more than made up for this. There is plenty to do in the lodge with free Netflix and Amazon TV available with my Prime account. the beds are very comfortable and the living area boasts not 1 but 2 reclining sofas for relaxing on whilst watching the 55" 4k TV. The red squirrels kept us entertained during the day and carpet boules, chess, dominoes, card games and family fortunes keeping us amused on a night time. My kids took advantage of the speedy WIFI which meant they were never bored. the hot tub was an absolute delight and with one of the few lodges that had privacy on the balcony we really felt comfortable in it. We had a lovely surprise when we arrived with a complimentary bottle of wine in the fridge upon our arrival. We took our Labrador with us as the lodge was pet friendly. The dog walks nearby are excellent although the paths as expected are quite a bit muddy in the rain. We dined at the local hotel (The Coach House) for our Sunday lunch which we found very reasonable at £14.95 for a 2 coarse meal. The food and staff were excellent and come highly recommended. We will defiantly be looking to book this lodge again next time we want a short break away. We were not lucky enough to have clear skies but can imagine the view on a clear night would be brilliant. Thanks to Gill and Brian for letting us experience your wonderful lodge.


  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. Well equiped kitchen. The smart TV with netflix was a great bonus, such a great place to get away and just relax.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Beautiful lodge, fantastic location, all necessary equipment and then some

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay. Brian and Gill were fantastic for us and couldn't have done any more to help us out. The lodge is very clean and homely and you feel at home as soon as you arrive. Will definately be visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Excellent property. Well equipped.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet and relaxing holiday with all mod cons.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Stunning lodge aurrounded by beautiful woodland

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I go on holiday at least once per year to a cottage, lodge, etc. and this was by far our favourite so far.

Absolutely stunning, sunken hot tub on a lovely little decking area where attention to detail conpletes the entire experience. Fantastic lounge area with massive TV including netflix, the use of high speed WiFi, a selection of DVDs, board games, etc. The list goes on.

Brian and Gill go out their way to ensure customer experience is their focus and provide the little essentials you always seem to forget.

Would highly recommend this lodge and would definitely visit in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
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In a word........Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

From the minute we arrived at the lodge, we realised that we were in for the perfect stay. The more we explored our Christmas retreat, the more obvious it was that we had booked with people who care about their customers.

Brian & Gill had been in touch a number of times, prior to our arrival, asking if there was anything specific that we needed for our stay. As we were booked in for the five nights over Christmas, all we wanted was a Christmas feel - we were not disappointed!!!

From the polar bear in the lounge area, to the Christmas tree in the dining area, we could see the effort that had been made to make it feel like a home from home. There were even a few gifts and Christmas crackers waiting on the table! (Thanks again!!!)

The lodge was spotless from top to bottom, and the facilities were second to none. Throughout the property there was everything that you would need and anything you may have forgotten!

The outside space was as pleasurable as the inside space. The decking area had enough seating for everyone and, although it was too cold for us to sit out there on a night time (we even had late night snow on Christmas Day!), there were cushions available to make it as comfortable as possible.

And then we come to the icing on the cake.... the hot tub!

Even with temperatures down in the single figures, it was perfect for laying back and enjoying the famous Northumberland Dark Sky!

The location was perfect for us, with a short walk (approximately 1.25 miles) into the centre of Otterburn. Although there was an ‘off road’ walk, the weather was such that we stuck with the tarmac route, which involved a short section (400m or so) of road without a path. It is worth adding that this is a very dark, yet very quiet road, with a good line of sight to ensure that approaching vehicles can be seen in plenty of time. Gill & Brian even had this covered, with a number of torches available to borrow to ensure a safe walk in the dark!

For good food, ale and cocktails, we would recommend the William de Percy in Otterburn - we ended up visiting most days!

Summing up our stay at the lodge, and the service that we received, we’ll finish back where we started.......Perfect!!!

Thank you Gill & Brian x

P.S. We have no doubt we’ll be visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Nearest Airport
24 Miles
Newcastle International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Le Petit Chateau & Otterburn Castle
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
North Shields Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Bellingham Golf Course
Nearest Train
28.9 Miles
Hexham Town
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
The Coach House & Le Petit Chateau
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Druridge Bay and Cresswell Beaches
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.