eco lodge set in the trees
eco lodge set in the trees
Luxury Holiday Lodges
Oak and Ash Lodge are spacious two bedroom, larch clad eco lodges situated in a quiet spot amongst the woodland to the side of our campsite. The Lodges have been hand crafted and designed using heritage methods from locally sourced timber and clad in untreated Scottish larch. With the idea of creating a sustainable eco friendly cabin which blends into its surroundings with minimal carbon footprint.
The lodges have all the modern luxuries you would expect from a holiday lodge however they are run by a bank of solar panels and are completely off grid from mains electric. Do not worry though as they are well equipped with gas central heating, 4 ring hob and a wood fired oven and cooking stove. The solar power provides enough power for lights, a fridge, tv, phone chargers, shaver socket and even a specially sourced hairdryer.
The lodges are set within the trees looking out to the east over the surrounding countryside near Morpeth.
The Historic market town of Morpeth is located in the heart of Northumberland and is an ideal base to explore both the coast & countryside. Morpeth is a lovely market town with a beautiful walk through arcade shopping centre and lots of craft/artisan shops and fabulous restaurants and tea rooms. You can take a stroll along the river Wansbeck or Carlisle Park on to the gatehouse and the ruins of the Castle. Try your hand at river boating, tennis or bowls. Marvel at the Turner Garden inspired by the father of English Botany William Turner who was born and educated in Morpeth. Peruse Morpeth’s regular Wednesday market or learn about Northumbrian Bagpipes in the Bagpipe Museum. Then choose something to remember your visit by at The Chantry Northumbrian Arts and Craft Gallery.
Just 15 minutes drive to the South of Morpeth you can take in the arts and culture of Newcastle City Centre. Or step back in time and visit the Roman forts amongst the dramatic windswept countriside of Hadrian’s Wall. Walk the Cheviots and stop off in Rothbury for tea. Explore Cragside the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Have a day out in Alnwick to see Harry Potter’s Castle and the famous Alnwick gardens. Or Discover the heritage of Northumberlands past with a visit to Wallington Hall. Whatever you decide to do we know you will find lots to keep you busy whilst you stay here.
Accessibility: The lodges are all on one level but have a couple of wide steps up to the entrance door with a handrail. The lodges have large open plan rooms with level access and a shower room.
Utility room - From the front door you enter a utility room with space to store your outdoor coats and shoes leading to the kitchen.
Kitchen - fully fitted Kitchen with fridge and 4 ring gas hob.
Cooking - As the lodges are solar powered they do not have conventional electric ovens or microwaves but they do have a four ring gas hob, an amazing Penguin log burning stove just set the fire away every morning about half an hour before you need to cook anything and then pop a grill pan on the top to do toast, or crumpets or saucepan for your porridge. On an evening you can use the little oven to cook casseroles, lasagne or mince and dumplings etc. Of course you may not feel like having the log burner on if its a pleasant warm day so we also provide a slow cooker which is perfect for cooking in when the sun is shining as it will power the slow cooker all day whilst you are out so you can come back to something yummy and warm at the end of the day. If its a lovely sunny evening you can cook on the bbq too so you have plenty of options. Plus if you don't fancy cooking, Morpeth has an fantastic array of restaurants and takeaways to cover most tastes in food from good British pub food, to Italian, Greek, Indian, the list goes on. If you fancy a pleasant stroll out for a pub meal its just a 25 minute walk to St Mary's inn which is really good. :-)
Lounge - Spacious lounge with digital flat screen smart television, comfortable 3 seater sofa and arm chair. log burning stove with oven and cast iron hob for home cooking and cosy winter evenings. Book case with books and leaflets to read about the area and a radio. French door lead you to a decked garden area with picnic table and bbq.
2 large bedrooms -
The first bedroom has a double bed with memory foam mattress and looks out through the trees to the farmland beyond.
The second bedroom has two single beds (these beds can be linked together to form a double bed by prior arrangement).
Both rooms have bedside tables and hanging space for your clothes.
Shower room - Built in vanity unit with basin and toilet and plenty of cupboard space for all your toiletries and thermostatic mixer shower.
The lodges have a decked garden area with table and chairs set within the woodland ideal for eating alfresco and relaxing. French doors open out from the living room providing the perfect place to sit out and enjoy the view. A Fire pit with BBQ rack is included.
Heating and hot water - is provided by a conventional gas combi boiler, however we would love to encourage our guests to use the boiler for background heat only and to use the log burner to make it lovely and warm and cosy on colder days.
There is private parking suitable for up to 2 cars adjacent to the front door.
We have a no smoking policy and the lodges are fitted with heat and smoke detectors.
We are happy to accept well behaved pets, a gate from the lodge leads you straight out into our dog walking field (please keep dogs on a lead at all times when out on the farm and keep them out of the bedrooms and off the furniture). We do ask that you make sure that you take extra care to clean up after your pet and not to leave it alone in the property at any time. We make a small charge per pet to cover extra cleaning costs.
Checklist of what is included:
Welcome pack including: some salt and pepper, coffee, tea, milk, sugar and biscuits to help you settle in.
A starter pack of at least 2 toilet rolls, some kitchen roll & washing up liquid.
Towels and linen: are provided but please bring your own beach towels.
Flat screen digital smart TV
Range of books
Log burning cooking stove, with a starter supply of logs
2 Tea towels, disposable kitchen sponge, microfibre cleaning cloths (please do not dispose of these as they are designed to be washed and reused) and cleaning essentials.
dustpan and brush
Full range of kitchen utensils and accessories
4 ring gas hob.
Anti allergy microfibre duvets and pillows with crisp clean bed linen
Soft fluffy bath and hand towels
low power hair dryer
The cottage is heated by a standard gas combi boiler central heating system.
Cleaning - On Departure we ask you strip the beds, empty the bins and leave the house clean and tidy. A dustpan and brush and a good supply of cleaning materials are supplied. All Breakages must be paid for.