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The Barmoor Retreat

The Barmoor Retreat, Lowick, Northumberland

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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £248.00 - 652.00

Sleeping six people over three bedrooms, this three storey terraced cottage is in the village of Lowick near Wooler.

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 three 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.


A real treat
This is a great place, to take a break, relax, sight see, chill out, go motoring, walking, cycling or golfing. It is accessible to all of Northumberland delights, and just off the A1, well equipped with all home comforts, (actually, even better), with use of a log fire, with a lovely modern kitchen with all the essential appliances. Spacious bathroom and bedrooms were delightfully decorated. Both owners were fantastic, so friendly and helpful on our first visit to this part of Northumberland. Nearby we enjoyed visits to Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick, Holy Island, Coldstream, Berwick on Tweed, and sampled great food, all reasonably priced, in many pubs and restaurants and cafes close by, suggested by the owners. A real retreat in the countryside, yet near to Northumberland historic sites, beaches and market towns. Even when the weather really not too kind we enjoyed time inside, reading, relaxing in the comforts of this lovely place.
Diane W

Lovely cottage in a lovely area
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.

Very well equipped and done to a high standard. A great location too.
Mrs Saw

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.
Mr Winship

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.
Mr Edwards



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Oil central heating with woodburner
AGA-style oil-fired cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, radio/CD, selection of CDs, DVDs and books
Oil and electricity included in rent
Logs for woodburner available to purchase locally
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Cot and highchair available
Off road parking for 3 cars
Rear enclosed garden with decking, furniture and BBQ
Sorry, no pets and no smoking
Shops and pubs 1 mile

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Lady Waterford Hall - 3.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Ford, St Michael & All Angels Church - 3.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Heatherslaw Mill - 4.4 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Heatherslaw Light Railway - 4.5 miles (Family Attraction) Heritage Rating

Etal, St Mary's Chapel - 4.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

St Cuthbert's Cave - 4.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Etal Castle - 4.8 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Flodden Battlefield Site - 6.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Norham Castle - 7.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Lindisfarne Priory - 7.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

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