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The Barmoor Retreat in Lowick, Northumberland

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Barmoor Retreat description

Holiday home
The Barmoor Retreat is a cosy family base, set in the small village of Lowick in the Northumberland countryside, close to the town of Wooler. The cottage has two doubles on the first floor, along with a bathroom, while the second floor offers a twin room with en-suite shower room. Downstairs is a kitchen with dining area and doors to the rear decking, and a sitting room with woodburning stove. Outside, the rear garden with decking and furniture is ideal for relaxing, and there is off road parking for two cars. With the sandy beaches of the Heritage coast, and all the castles, walking and market towns of the area easily reached, The Barmoor Retreat makes a great base for a family holiday.

Lowick is a small village in Northumberland, close to Wooler and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Lowick is also close to the sprawling Ford and Etal estate, which has a steam railway, castle, craft shops, cycling and fishing. The lovely sandy beaches of the Heritgae Coast are an easy drive away, making Lowick a great base for a varied family holiday.

Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.

Oil central heating with woodburner. AGA-style oil-fired cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of CDs, DVDs and books. Oil and electricity inc. in rent. Logs for woodburner available to purchase locally. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available. Off road parking for 2 cars. Rear enclosed garden with decking, furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 1 mile. Note: The second floor twin bedroom is accessed via a wooden, open-tread spiral staircase, therefore this room may not be suitable for very young children and those with limited mobility.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Edwards
May 2016
This is a brilliant property to stay in and convenient for all the places we visited. There are so many things to see and do in Northumbria; we will definitely have to visit the area again. Even on the one really wet day we had there were options and the wood burner in the lounge meant a cosy warm evening afterwards.
Mrs Richardson
March 2016
Beautiful cottage which was extremely comfortable with everything we needed. The location was ideal, giving access to beautiful coast and countryside. We received a lovely welcome from the owners.
Mr Gilbert
February 2016
Absolutely fantastic base for our holiday. The cottage was of a lovely standard throughout and the owners incredibly thoughtful. We would recommend without hesitation.
Mrs Hebden-mckenna
October 2015
The cottage was absolutely wonderful and spotlessly clean with everything provided that we could possibly need. The cottage was also very warm which was great to come back to after our walks every day. And overall it's in a great location for visit all the amazing attractions that Northumberland has to offer. I would (and actually already have), recommend this lovely property to friends and colleagues alike.
Mrs Watson
October 2015
This house was beyond excellent, it was warm and cosy, with all the facilities and more that you could require, including free wifi. It's in an excellent central position for exploring this part of Northumbria, and close to amenities. We loved the views across fields from the front and rear of the house.
Mrs Townend
September 2015
This property is of a very high standard. It was extremely clean and comfortable and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.
Mrs Redgwell
August 2015
A wonderful cottage in an excellent location. We really enjoyed our stay, it was everything we hoped for. We would definitely recommend this cottage.
Mrs Sercombe
September 2015
Everything about the property was fantastic - it was possibly the best holiday let we have ever stayed in.
Ms Mclean
June 2015
The cottage was lovely, well equipped and spotless. The garden is great to sit out in - if the sun comes out!
Mrs Swan
August 2015
The cottage was lovely, a real home from home. Great care has been taken to make this a wonderful, comfortable holiday home. We've been staying in holiday cottages for over 15 years and this has to be one of the best we've rented. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.
Mr Mchale
May 2015
The cottage was perfect for our week long stay in Northumberland. We loved the cottage, it was exceptionally clean, well thought out and very comfortable. Had absolutely stunning views. We will be recommending the cottage to our family and friends.
Mr Mchale
May 2015
The cottage was perfect for our week long stay in Northumberland. We had a fantastic family holiday and we will recommend this property to our family and friends. Thank you.
Mrs Kay
March 2015
Had easy access to the coast and was handy for Berwick. A cosy and comfortable cottage, decorated to a high standard. Loved the log burning stove and the welcome pack. A perfect getaway for us to unwind and relax.
Mrs Hendry
September 2014
We were very surprised about the quality of the Barmoor Retreat, it was faultless; very comfortable, homely, spotlessly clean and with added touches such as the log burner being already laid for us to light. The owners are very friendly and had also left us a welcome snack for our first night which was a lovely touch. The area is beautiful with loads of things to see and do, highly recommend the area and accommodation.
Mr Payton
August 2014
The accommodation was extremely comfortable and equipped to the highest standard. Towels were included and a bottle of wine with cheese and biscuits was waiting for us! The area was peaceful and quiet but within easy reach of the coast and the Cheviot hills with all their attractions.
Mrs Bullas
May 2014
We loved the area the cottage was in. The area is an excellent place for touring.
Miss Basquill
June 2014
Lovely location and comfortable well equipped cottage.
Mr Richardson
June 2014
The peaceful location close to all historic villages. Should be rated 5 star.
Ms Nowak
June 2014
It was one of my best holidays, the house was very good. The location was also good, from here you can start to see all the beautiful places of the area. I'd like to come back. For sure, a very good destination for your holidays!
Mr Woodhouse
June 2014
On arrival, the travel cot was laid out beautifully with a teddy, which welcomed our baby to the house. The cottage had large, comfortable rooms and we really felt at home there. The cottage was spotlessly clean, with excellent bedding. The garden was pleasant to sit in. In terms of location it was a nice 15 minute walk to the centre of the village, and the route was accessible with a pram. It was also nice that the owner checked that we were ok after a few days. There was plenty of hot water and the shower and water pressure were excellent. The cottage is in a super location for the many attractions of Northumberland, which we loved visiting.
September 2016
If I had one wish it would be that we could have moved this cottage just a couple of miles nearer the coast. Despite looking at maps before we booked, we misjudged it and it is about 5 miles inland. That said, it's only about 15/20mins to Bamburgh and Holy Island, so still a nice base point. A lot of the attractions feel a bit far away - Alnwick, Dunstanburgh etc - but I think that given how Northumberland is, where ever you stay there will be something that feels like it's a bit of a drive :) That's probably the only thing I could even remotely class as a downside to this cottage, and that is clutching at straws. It was lovely and clean. The Aga heating meant it was cosy and warm (which you would hope you wouldn't need in August, but we did!). The rooms were great sizes, and our youngest (10) loved having the loft room to himself. Plenty of crockery and cutlery in the well-equipped kitchen/diner, and the little shelf of tipples was a lovely touch, even though we didn't have any (A great range of spirits, and a little honesty box to put a bit of cash in if you have any - fab idea!). I was on standby for a few work related things while we were staying there, so the WiFi/Broadband was a welcome addition. Ever so slightly slower than at home, but perfect for being able to check email and book tickets for castles! It's a terraced property, and we did hear the odd noise (dog barking etc) from one side, but never enough to be a disturbance. Would definitely recommend this cottage if you're heading up that way.
Mr Winship
June 2016
We were astounded at how good the property was and the extremely friendly welcome. It was our first time of exploring Northumberland and we were amazed at how much there was to see within a 20-30 mile radius. We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone wishing to holiday in the area.
Mrs Saw
July 2016
Very well equipped and done to a high standard. A great location too.
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