Oat Grass Lodge
Just two miles from Bamburgh, this exceptionally stylish lodge has a fresh contemporary feel, punctuated by imaginative detailing which celebrates life’s nature and wildlife.
Enjoy leisurely wanders with your four legged friend along glorious golden sands
It will be an instant draw for those looking for a lovely escape in the very heart of this pristine stretch of Northumbrian coastline.
With its clean Scandinavian lines and sunny south facing aspect, it is a striking contrast to its dramatic setting on the site of a former whinstone quarry, just 2 miles from the heavenly sands of Bamburgh.
The open plan living space features a scheme of cool greys and calming blues along with vast contemporary feature windows, divided by a central fireplace with wood burner and a Smart flat-screen TV.
The kitchen is a modern Shaker design, complemented by lime-washed accents evocative of coastal driftwood, while large bi-folding doors allow the outside in, leading onto a sunny south-facing deck with barbecue and outside furniture, as well as some fun outdoor games for children.
The three double bedrooms (one en-suite) have a very on-trend vibe, including a whimsical Flamingo design, and a calming Koi in azure blue.
A short walk through the woodland will take you up to the quarry top with a viewing platform which offers incredible views towards Bamburgh Castle and the Farne Islands beyond, while the never ending sands along this stretch of coastline will keep families, dogs and outdoor adventurers happy and entertained.
Utility/boot room with hanging space for outdoor wear. Washing machine, large fridge/freezer.
Open plan sitting room/dining kitchen comprising:
Sitting room with two large sofas offering, armchairs, wood burning stove. Large wall mounted Smart TV, Bose sound system, selection of indoor games.
Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, dishwasher, Bosch Tassimo coffee machine. Washing machine and large fridge/freezer in the utility room. Dining area with seating for eight - four chairs and bench seat. Large bi-folding doors open out onto the south-facing deck.
Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, side tables, wardrobe with hanging and drawer space.
En-suite bathroom with large shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Underfloor heating.
Bedroom two with 5’ king size bed, side tables, large chest of drawers, hanging hooks.
Family bathroom with large shower unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Underfloor heating.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be configured to 3’ twin or 6’ super king as required, side tables, chest of drawers.
The lodge benefits from a south-facing decked terrace to the rear with garden furniture and barbecue. The decked patio has a south-facing aspect towards the quarry which offers a level of privacy however the wider site is a communal space.
The owner would be pleased to try and accommodate any request for storage for bikes and outdoor gear. There are a selection of games for outdoor use, including a small set of golf clubs which guests are welcome to make use of.
There is designated private parking for two vehicles to the front of the property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
A selection of indoor and outdoor games are provided for the enjoyment of children at the lodge.
Two dogs are very welcome at Oat Grass Lodge at a charge of £20 per dog but should be kept to the utility/boot room until clean and dry and for sleeping. They must be kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture. The outside decked area is unfenced therefore dogs should be supervised and kept on leads in this area.
High quality linen and towels. A hairdryer is provided in each of the bedrooms.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
The lodge benefits from fast fibre broadband. Mobile reception is limited within the property but the signal improves directly outside. EE provides the best signal.
There is heating throughout the property, with a wood burning stove in the sitting room. An initial supply of logs is provided.
The lodge sits in a development of twelve other properties, all in the same style and in private ownership.
Guests should note that a second phase of ten lodges is being developed on an adjoining site which is separated by a bank at the foot of the quarry. All heavy construction work is complete. This can be seen on the access road when entering Brada but is not visible from Oat Grass Lodge.
With friendly local shops, quaint tea-rooms, cosy pubs and restaurants in nearby Bamburgh (2 miles) as well as miles upon miles of stunning white sands, it is part of the reason visitors return to this area year-after-year, and why it remains one of the most popular beach destinations in Northumberland.
For dining-out, you can enjoy fantastic seafood at The Potted Lobster or Mizen Head, or head to the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and convivial chat next to the fire. The Castle Hotel has a pretty beer garden, or for light bites, the Copper Kettle is a characterful little tea-room for lunches or afternoon tea.
For provisions, there is a super deli in Bamburgh selling meats, cheeses, preserves, freshly baked bread and smoked fish as well as lots of naughty puddings which come from renowned local suppliers across the area. There is a long established butchers selling the finest locally produced meat, as well as homemade pies and award winning bacon which is cured and smoked on the premises. The nearest Co-op supermarket can be found in nearby Seahouses.
Alternatively, a short drive will take you to the popular Barn at Beal with amazing views over the causeway to Holy Island, or a little further down coast to the Ship Inn at Low Newton (10.5 miles) which has a reputation for serving fine locally produced food (their crab sandwiches are legendary!) along with ales from their own micro-brewery.
Take a hike to the top of the quarry for amazing views across to Bamburgh castle and the Farne Islands, with a BBQ pit included for those who are looking to settle down and enjoy a little al-fresco dining with a perfect vista. Alternatively a separate BBQ pit and hammock behind the quarry could be an ideal spot for an afternoon snooze!
The beach at Bamburgh is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts. Surfing and windsurfing is highly rated here with waves naturally breaking to the left and right as a result of the numerous sandbars along its length, and while there is no lifeguard cover on this section, it is seen as a safe spot for swimming.
Alternatively, six miles south of Bamburgh, you will find excellent watersports on the golden sands of Beadnell Bay where you can launch boats, rent surfboards, wetsuits and bikes or try your hand at kitesurfing, windsurfing, sea canoeing and waterskiing with accredited instructors.
Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife at nearby Budle Bay.
Holy Island is also a hot spot for vast numbers of migrant species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea or basking on the sand flats while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted here in calm sea conditions.
No visit to this area should go by without a visit to the Farne Islands, and a recent accolade by Sir David Attenborough should leave you in doubt as to its credentials when he declared it his favourite place in the UK to capture nature at its very best.
Charters from the harbour run every day from Seahouses (weather permitting) and you will be enthralled by the thousands of breeding sea-birds and seals taking up every square foot of this incredible rocky outcrop, including over 37,000 pairs of characterful Puffins.
Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Take the four mile circular walk from Bamburgh to Budle Bay with your four-legged friend, where you can experience amazing sunsets over the bay, or for cyclists, there are family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks.
The whole area is bursting with things to do, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. The skyline is dominated by the dramatic outline of Bamburgh Castle from miles around, and a visit will allow you to experience over two thousand years of fascinating history with dark tales of royal rebellion, turbulent battles, and stories of powerful legend and folklore.
Finally, cross the causeway to Holy Island to trace the legend of St. Cuthbert; head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers; visit the beautiful gardens at Howick Hall; or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.
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"A wonderful lodge in a brilliant location, love the décor and the view from the kitchen. We’ll definitely be recommending the lodge to friends & family. We’ve had a brilliant half term exploring the beaches, sand dunes and castles."The Whitehead Family
"Wonderfully comfortable place to stay – really relaxing and cosy."The Fern Family
"Lovely place for a weekend of celebrations! Nice house and great area."Mason & Buckley Families
"2nd visit. Will be booking again. Dogs love the location. Perfect distance for walking."Duckett family
"A lovely lodge in a lovely place. Will be back!"Douglas family
"Northumberland never disappoints!! Our 4th time. Loved the lodge, nice and luxurious, lots of space for teenagers, a dog and grandparents. Great location, would like to book again!"Wade family
- Two dogs are welcome at a charge of £20 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Each of the three bedrooms have been decorated in a unique wallpaper. Bedroom two flaunts a fabulous flamingo design - a perfectly pink and calming sanctuary."Kirsty, Crabtree & Crabtree