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South Lodge

Belford, Northumberland

Sitting just five miles from one of the finest beaches on the Northumberland coast, South Lodge is a perfect hideaway for two. 

South Lodge

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Sitting just five miles from one of the finest beaches on the Northumberland coast, South Lodge is a perfect hideaway for two. 

Meticulously restored to respect it's Grade II listed status...

This is a place where you can retreat to a crackling fire, relax and enjoy the intimacy of this small but nostalgic period home, or head out and enjoy more active pursuits, see a few sights, enjoy lazy lunches in cosy pubs, or simply wander beaches where yours may be the only footprints in the sand.

Meticulously restored to respect its grade II listed status, this charismatic gate lodge has an abundance of period charm. Dating right back to 1818, the lodge was designed by John Dobson one of the most eminent northern Architects of the period, noted for his architecture in the neoclassical style and responsible for some of the finest Georgian houses of the time.

Here original features have been brought back to life to ensure that the history of the property shines through - restored doors and shutters, stonework and salvaged industrial pieces mixed against a palette of rich heritage colours and carefully selected design accents evocative of its rich past. Furnishings and designs from Villeroy and Boch, Anthropologie, Fired Earth and Designers Guild all add to the feeling of quality and craftsmanship.

The overall look is one of understated elegance from the rich retro feel of the sitting room with its deep vintage leather sofa and fireplace; the calming quiet of the bedroom with its fabulous roll-top bath; or the tiny but perfectly formed kitchen with artisan tiles and quality finishes - ideal for rustling up a cosy romantic dinner for two!

Outside there's a garden with seating area for a spot of star gazing against a pristine night sky.

Property details

Ground Floor

Sitting room with reclaimed wooden floor, restored period shutters, large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, vintage leather sofa, and a small round dining table with seating for two. Furnishings from Designers Guild. A small Smart TV, Roberts DAB radio and Sony Bluetooth sound system.

Kitchen is petite but perfectly formed including a ceramic hob, electric oven, integrated fridge with ice-box, small integrated dishwasher, Dualit kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and toaster.

Bedroom with double bed, quality bed linen, small original built-in storage cupboard with tall hanging space, and 3/4 roll-top freestanding bath from The Albion Bath Company. Selection of books and games. Please note that storage space is very limited due to the size of the property.

En-suite small wet room with high quality finishes from Fired Earth, including a large rose-head shower, basin and WC.

Outside

Outside there is a seating area and barbecue to the left of the property and a lawned garden to the right.

Utility room - external to the lodge, this sits just immediately to the rear of the property has a washing machine and dryer and can be used for the storage of outdoor gear and kit.

Parking

There is private parking to the side of the property.

Babies & Children

The size of the property means that it is unsuitable for children. Babies up to 6 months old are welcome, however please note that no special facilities are provided.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted.

Guest amenities

Bed linen, towels and toiletries are included. Hypoallergenic duvet and pillows are provided. A hairdryer is provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Mobile signal is satisfactory.

Heating

Central heating throughout which is thermostatically controlled and a wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs. Underfloor heating to the kitchen and bathroom.

Guest Privacy

The lodge is tucked just inside the gates of the entrance to a private estate in the village of Belford. The road running into Belford sits just outside the entrance gates.

Location

The village of Belford offers a range of local amenities including the nearby Sunnyhills Farm Shop which sells fabulous local produce as well as serving excellent coffee and tasty food. Food fans will be delighted by the wealth of local goodies on offer here including Doddington Dairy ice cream, Northumberland cheeses, Lindisfarne Oysters, Chainbridge Honey, and Craster Kippers to name but a few.

There are also a number of excellent local pubs around the area, including the delightful Ship Inn at Low Newton famous for its seafood and microbrewery as well as the fantastic Treehouse restaurant at Alnwick Garden (15 miles). Set high in the treetops, it is a magical spot to spend an evening, featuring local fish and seafood, fine produce from Northumberland's farmlands, as well as other regional specialities all set within a lovely ambient setting.

Activities

Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Reviews

"We did indeed enjoy our stay at South Lodge. It is one of the most comfortable self catering cottages we have stayed at. Everything in the lodge was of a faultless standard. We were delighted with the outside area particularly the outside fire! It's so nice to find a property for two. We would, and indeed have recommended this property and your company to friends and family. Looking forward to our next break."

Wallis family

"Thank you for the lovely welcome pack gifts. We've had a wonderful week at the beautiful South Lodge."

Lawley family

"We had the most wonderful stay at South Lodge - absolutely everything was perfect. We loved the lodge, it has been so beautifully renovated and offered everything that we had hoped for. It was perfectly situated and Belford was lovely. We loved Northumberland - this was our first visit - and we shall no doubt return. Many, many thanks for all of your help with booking this break - we will most certainly use Crabtree & Crabtree again and recommend it our friends."

Stubbs family

"We loved it thank you. Cute/quirky, nice quality furnishings, great setting and excellent location."

Hopkins family
Location In the village of Belford.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Friday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Retreat to a crackling fire, relax and enjoy the intimacy of this small but nostalgic period home. The little things we love...
"Retreat to a crackling fire, relax and enjoy the intimacy of this small but nostalgic period home."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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