reviews

Monday, 16th November 2015

Had a lovely relaxing weekend for my husbands birthday. This is the nicest cosiest cottage we've stayed in. We will be back. Next time it'll be earlier in the year when everywhere is open. Thank you for the cake, scones and prosecco!! None of us want to go home. The Cheneys

Had a lovely relaxing weekend for my husbands birthday. This is the nicest cosiest cottage we've stayed in. We will be back. Next time it'll be earlier in the year when everywhere is open. Thank you for the cake, scones and prosecco!! None of us want to go home. The Cheneys

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Monday, 09th November 2015

Our stay at Lake Cottage was brilliant, as a family of 5 adults and two children there was more than enough space to relax and play with the kids. Lake cottage is the best of the rest beautiful accommodation and surroundings, magical! Thank you very much for the cake and scones very nice and to top it off with a bottle of bubbly what else can we say, yes we will be back. The Burnopfields!

Our stay at Lake Cottage was brilliant, as a family of 5 adults and two children there was more than enough space to relax and play with the kids. Lake cottage is the best of the rest beautiful accommodation and surroundings, magical! Thank you very much for the cake and scones very nice and to top it off with a bottle of bubbly what else can we say, yes we will be back. The Burnopfields!

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Tuesday, 27th September 2011

Special feature: Lake Cottage, Middleton Hall, Belford, UK - Paul Johnson

Last weekend we stayed at a lovely self-catering cottage in the north-east of England. Lake Cottage at Middleton Hall in Northumberland provides the ideal retreat for families looking for a little peace and quiet. We arrived in the darkness of night, after a rather difficult journey through driving rain but were quickly able to feel at home. The fire had been lit in anticipation of our arrival, the cottage was warm and cosy, and we were generously supplied with a bottle of Champagne, a local newspaper and provisions such as milk, orange juice, bread, bacon, eggs, biscuits and chocolates. The property can sleep up to 6 people in three bedrooms: two doubles and one twin with a nautical theme, ideal for children. An open plan living area, dining room and kitchen serves as a sociable space for families to relax in. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need, as well as oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and even an electric wine cooler. The next day we expected more of the same weather we'd experienced at the end of our journey the night before, but were pleasantly surprised by a glorious morning as we ambled around the grounds. Owned by Brian and June Morton for three years now, this secluded part of Northumbria is clearly a peaceful retreat whatever the season and has also been the film set for a number of Catherine Cookson novels. The hall, which dates back to 1871, serves as a venue for family gatherings, birthday parties, weddings or corporate events.  Also on site is a private fishing lake as well as another self-catering property, The Boathouse, which sleeps 2 people on the shore of the lake. The grounds are also a haven for wildlife, with otters, kingfishers and red squirrels for those lucky enough to spot them. Returning to Lake Cottage, we found it to be very well suited to families, and particularly to young families. It comes with its own enclosed garden with swings, slide and a Wendy house. Inside, there are plenty of children's games, DVDs and even a wardrobe full of costumes for little ones to dress up in. Next door is Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre for those who enjoy horse riding. We opted instead for a short trip to nearby Holy Island , a tidal island also known as Lindisfarne, and home to Lindisfarne Castle . On the next day we visited Alnwick Castle - the residence of the Duke of Northumberland - which was thoroughly enjoyable, and complete with broomstick flying lessons. (Alnwick Castle was used as Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films.) It's worth getting a combined ticket that gives you access also to the equally impressive Alnwick Gardens . It is hard to believe that this site was derelict just 10 years ago (it opened in October 2001), but today it is home to beautifully landscaped gardens, a poison garden, bamboo labyrinth, multiple water sculptures and the Grand Cascade water display pictured below. So, Lake Cottage is not only a wonderful hideaway, but it is also within easy reach of some superb attractions and places of interest, including the likes of Bamburgh Castle , Chillingham Castle , Dunstanburgh Castle and Howick Gardens . For golfers there are courses at Alnwick, Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Berwick and Seahouses, and for anyone just wanting to enjoy the beaches, there's Holy Island, Cheswick Sands, Lowmoor Point, Budle Bay, Bamburgh and Beadnell.

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Special feature: Lake Cottage, Middleton Hall, Belford, UK - Paul Johnson

Last weekend we stayed at a lovely self-catering cottage in the north-east of England. Lake Cottage at Middleton Hall in Northumberland provides the ideal retreat for families looking for a little peace and quiet. We arrived in the darkness of night, after a rather difficult journey through driving rain but were quickly able to feel at home. The fire had been lit in anticipation of our arrival, the cottage was warm and cosy, and we were generously supplied with a bottle of Champagne, a local newspaper and provisions such as milk, orange juice, bread, bacon, eggs, biscuits and chocolates. The property can sleep up to 6 people in three bedrooms: two doubles and one twin with a nautical theme, ideal for children. An open plan living area, dining room and kitchen serves as a sociable space for families to relax in. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need, as well as oven, hob, microwave, toaster, kettle and even an electric wine cooler. The next day we expected more of the same weather we'd experienced at the end of our journey the night before, but were pleasantly surprised by a glorious morning as we ambled around the grounds. Owned by Brian and June Morton for three years now, this secluded part of Northumbria is clearly a peaceful retreat whatever the season and has also been the film set for a number of Catherine Cookson novels. The hall, which dates back to 1871, serves as a venue for family gatherings, birthday parties, weddings or corporate events.  Also on site is a private fishing lake as well as another self-catering property, The Boathouse, which sleeps 2 people on the shore of the lake. The grounds are also a haven for wildlife, with otters, kingfishers and red squirrels for those lucky enough to spot them. Returning to Lake Cottage, we found it to be very well suited to families, and particularly to young families. It comes with its own enclosed garden with swings, slide and a Wendy house. Inside, there are plenty of children's games, DVDs and even a wardrobe full of costumes for little ones to dress up in. Next door is Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre for those who enjoy horse riding. We opted instead for a short trip to nearby Holy Island , a tidal island also known as Lindisfarne, and home to Lindisfarne Castle . On the next day we visited Alnwick Castle - the residence of the Duke of Northumberland - which was thoroughly enjoyable, and complete with broomstick flying lessons. (Alnwick Castle was used as Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films.) It's worth getting a combined ticket that gives you access also to the equally impressive Alnwick Gardens . It is hard to believe that this site was derelict just 10 years ago (it opened in October 2001), but today it is home to beautifully landscaped gardens, a poison garden, bamboo labyrinth, multiple water sculptures and the Grand Cascade water display pictured below. So, Lake Cottage is not only a wonderful hideaway, but it is also within easy reach of some superb attractions and places of interest, including the likes of Bamburgh Castle , Chillingham Castle , Dunstanburgh Castle and Howick Gardens . For golfers there are courses at Alnwick, Alnmouth, Bamburgh, Berwick and Seahouses, and for anyone just wanting to enjoy the beaches, there's Holy Island, Cheswick Sands, Lowmoor Point, Budle Bay, Bamburgh and Beadnell.

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Friday, 13th August 2010

13th August 2010 Dear June and Brian this was by far the most comfortable, well planned and beautiful holiday cottage we've ever stayed in. Most holidays youre ready to get home to your creature comforts but we could quite easily have stayed for the whole summer! The kids thought christmas had come early when they saw the huge array of brand new toys and dress up clothes. You thought of everything. Thank you so much! Rich, Rachel, Isobel, Rory, Max + William - London

13th August 2010 Dear June and Brian this was by far the most comfortable, well planned and beautiful holiday cottage we've ever stayed in. Most holidays youre ready to get home to your creature comforts but we could quite easily have stayed for the whole summer! The kids thought christmas had come early when they saw the huge array of brand new toys and dress up clothes. You thought of everything. Thank you so much! Rich, Rachel, Isobel, Rory, Max + William - London

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Friday, 06th August 2010

Thanks for a lovely holiday in Northumberland. The cottage was great and the kids felt lilke it was a home from home which is a high accolade indeed! Also helped that the weather was kind. The Hylands

Thanks for a lovely holiday in Northumberland. The cottage was great and the kids felt lilke it was a home from home which is a high accolade indeed! Also helped that the weather was kind. The Hylands

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Friday, 30th July 2010

Thank you Brian and June for a wonderful holiday. Lake cottage is just perfect for a family hol the kids had a fantastic time in the garden. We'll be back for a break in the boat house very soon! Zoe, Brian and Co

Thank you Brian and June for a wonderful holiday. Lake cottage is just perfect for a family hol the kids had a fantastic time in the garden. We'll be back for a break in the boat house very soon! Zoe, Brian and Co

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