Activity & Leisure
2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri
4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.
"A gracious manor and cottages of mellow stone . . . between history-steeped hills and a coast of golden sands . . ."Standing proudly at the foot of the Cheviot Hills, on the edge of the glorious Northumberland National Park and only 15 miles from the alternating sands and rocks of the coastline, Akeld Manor Cottages (refs MDW, MED, MFO, MGG, MGH, MJB, MJC and MJD) offer the perfect setting for a holiday in England’s fascinating and beautiful Border country. The gracious Manor House and its cluster of cottages and mellow stone buildings have been sensitively renovated and converted to create an outstanding collection of holiday properties – all with shared use of a superb choice of facilities.A leisure building houses a wide range of amenities (available daily 10am-5pm, all year round, although these are subject to change) which include an indoor heated swimming pool with changing and shower facilities, a Jacuzzi and sauna (occasionally shared with other properties at Akeld Manor not featured on this website). There is a well-equipped multi-gym, too, and the first floor of the building features a large games room (with pool table, table tennis and football game) and a separate snooker room with full-size antique table. The cottages are set in acres of shared grounds, which offer space for relaxing and for children to play, and they lie within 2 miles of the shops and inns at Wooler.The Northumberland National Park stretches south through Kielder and Wark Forests as far as Hadrian’s Wall, and north to the Scottish border. Long stretches of sand can be found lining the coast south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, 16 miles. At Beal, 13 miles, the road to Holy Island runs gently down to the shore, where it becomes a causeway covered and impassable at high tide.These quaint cottages, some of which have originally been cartsheds and byres are charmingly set in small groups within the spacious and colourful grounds. The large Manor House (which provides accommodation for parties of 15), also has a splendid large walled garden allowing total privacy. The setting of these cosy cottages is intriguing, many with small courtyards and gardens, a truly interesting and imaginative conversion full of detail and character – the individual and tasteful interiors are delightful. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.
Ground Floor:Open plan living space.Living area: With TV and DVD player.Dining area.Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.Bathroom: With bath and toilet.First Floor:Sloping ceilings throughout.Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bed linen included. Towel hire, £4per person. Cot and highchair. Games room with table tennis, 2 coin-operated pool tables and football game (shared). Snooker room (shared, adults only). Multi gym (shared). Small patio with garden furniture. Indoor heated swimming pool (shared, 30ft x 15ft, open 10am-5pm, all year round) with Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilities. Sauna, free of charge (shared). Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a shared facility charge (excl VAT) £27 (July–September), £38 (October–June) per week; pro rata per short break.
English Country Cottages is the trading name of Vacation Rentals (UK) Ltd.
Registered Office: Spring Mill, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancashire, BB94 0AA.
Registered in England and Wales. Company Registration Number: 00965389.
VAT Registered Number: GB 598 22 99 77