Find out everything you need about Barn Owl in Otterburn, Northumberland and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
This purpose built lodge is one of many on a private site in woodland, and ideal for a larger group of family or friends with one well behaved dog to explore Northumberland National Park.
Its secluded position on a private site gives the chance to really get away from it all, and there is a raised decking area with a big hot tub to soak in the priceless peace and quiet in the evenings.
Explore historic Otterburn, scene of a famous Anglo-Scottish battle and a world famous weaving tradition, head in any direction for natural wonders including Kielder, and enjoy the many unique market towns and historic sites in central Northumberland.
Sleeping six in three ground floor bedrooms, one king size double with en-suite shower and basin, one other double and a roomy twin, family size bathroom with shower over bath, basin and wc.
Stylish and comfortable furnishing throughout this purpose built lodge, open plan layout, wooden and tiled flooring throughout living and dining area and kitchen, perfect for muddy wellies and paws at any time of the day.
Off road parking for two cars, a fishing lake in the grounds, a 500 acre wood shared with other guests on the site (which is not accessible to the public), your own outdoor cinema and six seater hot tub.
This purpose built family cabin is part of a large private site which has an historic gate house lodge, now a converted hotel with restaurant for pre booked evening meals. In the mornings, there are 500 acres of woodland for your guests and dog to explore, plus a tranquil lake teaming with fish if there are any anglers in your party. Follow the Otter Burn or take a very short drive south to the village of Otterburn, with its pub and shops to stock up on essentials and plan the day ahead. Visit Percy’s Cross, site of the Battle of Otterburn, and follow the burn to the river Rede for some more superb countryside and healthy fresh air.
Take the A696, which runs past the village, to the north west or south east. Westwards lies the heart of Northumberland National Park up to the border with Scotland, and the dark skies of Kielder forest, plus Whitelee Moor National Nature Reserve. The Park offers a huge range of activities, from fishing to horse riding and woodland based wild sports. For the less energetic, enjoy the landscape from Kielder Water into the North Tyne valley and Redesdale, with its heart in the bustling local centre of Bellingham.
To the east of Otterburn lies central Northumberland, including the thriving, historic town of Alnwick, home to the Duke of Northumberland (recognizable the world over as Hogwarts school for wizards), sculpted gardens and a huge range of local independent shops, boutiques, eateries and watering holes. Follow the river and you’ll find the lovely town of Alnmouth, right on the North Sea coast with plenty of sandy beaches to stretch peoples and dogs legs.
A group of six family and/or friends, or colleagues from work, will find a lot to love about Barn Owl and its location. Once through the private gates, the site offers a literal getaway, and you’ll feel the difference at once. Mostly level access, people of all ages and abilities, not to mention pooch, have the space and comfort to really relax and unwind in what is a purpose built holiday lodge.
The site is surrounded by established woodland, which cuts out external noise and is also a great place for four legged friends to explore. The onsite lake is great for a morning walk around, and can also be fished with a licence from the site owners.
Nature lovers will want to follow the burn down to Otterburn village and the River Rede, which dominates the local area. Stay in the village for some local food and drink in the dog friendly establishments, and choose which way to go. Whether that’s the huge national park to the north and west, with Kielder forest and reservoir, or eastwards and south into central Northumberland, there are historic sites, natural wonders, superb food, drink, shopping and much more to be had from Alnwick to Newcastle upon Tyne.