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.
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 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.
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 are not permitted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
"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
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Friday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Retreat to a crackling fire, relax and enjoy the intimacy of this small but nostalgic period home."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree