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Oak & Ash Lodge (sleeps 4)
Tranwell Campsite, Morpeth

Oak and Ash Lodge are super cosy, spacious two bedroom, larch clad eco lodges situated in a quiet spot amongst the woodland within walking distance of our small campsite.  The Lodges have been hand crafted and designed using heritage methods from locally sourced timber and clad in untreated Scottish larch.    Fully solar powered with the idea of creating a sustainable eco friendly cabin which blends into its surroundings with minimal carbon footprint. 


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.  

Checklist of what is included:

  • Welcome pack including: some salt and pepper, coffee, tea, milk and biscuits to help you settle in.

  • A starter pack of at least 2 toilet rolls, some kitchen roll & washing up liquid.

  • Wifi

  • Flat screen digital smart TV 

  • radio

  • Range of books 

  • Log burning stove with hotplate and oven

  • basket of logs, sticks and fire lighters

  • Tea towel, reusable kitchen sponge, reusable microfibre cleaning cloths (these as they are designed to be washed and reused) and eco cleaning products.

  • Full range of kitchen utensils, pots and pans

  • Undercounter fridge with ice box

  • 4 ring gas hob.

  • microwave oven.

  • Anti allergy microfibre duvets and pillows with crisp clean bed linen

  • Soft fluffy bath and hand towels

  • 700w hair dryer 

  • Outdoor table and chairs

  • Fire pit with BBQ rack

  • Thermostatically controlled central heating.

 

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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.

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.  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.

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.

Externally

The lodges have a decked fully fenced private 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.

Access to a dog walking field straight from the garden gate and a nature trail around the farm.

35 to 40 minute walk into Morpeth.

Parking

The lodges have a spacious parking area right by the door for up to three cars.

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Cooking 

The kitchen includes a four ring gas hob and a microwave oven, you will also find an amazing Penguin log burning stove with wood fired oven.  Just set the fire away 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. You can use the oven to cook anything you would put in a normal oven from pizza to casseroles, lasagne or mince and dumplings etc. 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 it's 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. :-)

Eco Credentials

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.  They are well equipped with gas central heating, 4 ring hob and a wood fired oven and cooking stove, a fridge, tv, wifi, phone chargers, shaver socket and  a hairdryer.

access

The lodges are all on one level but have a couple of wide steps up to the entrance door. The lodges have large open plan rooms with level access and a shower room. 

PETS

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.  If you absolutely feel you need to allow your dog on the bed please bring your own bedlinen and towels.  * If we find any muddy footprints on the furniture or bedlinen we reserve the right to add an additional cleaning charge.

FAMILY FRIENDLY

In addition we can provide:

  • Plastic plates, bowls, cups and beakers

  • High Chair

  • books 

  • Travel Cot & Mattress

  • Plug in night lights

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