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The Barmoor Retreat

The Barmoor Retreat, Lowick, Northumberland

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £293.00

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.


Lovely place with wonderful hosts
My husband, my 3 children inc a baby and I stayed here for a few days and loved it. The house was well located near the amenities in Berwick and the sights of Bamburgh and Lindisfarne. The house was clean, nicely furnished and comfortable. It was cold when we arrived and took some time to figure out the heating but once we did it was cosy. The log fire was nice to have too. We arranged for a grocery delivery to be ready for when we arrived and found that the host had very generously unpacked them and put the chilled and frozen items away. The bedrooms were comfortable and we enjoyed good nights sleep. A travel cot was made up with bedding for our baby. The bathroom was spacious with enough towels and toiletries. However we felt the shower pressure was quite weak and overall could have done with a more thorough scrub, especially the bathroom on the second floor. We didn't use the bedroom on the second floor but it was a nice space for the kids to place hide and seek in and views were lovely from up there (sunset photo below). The views were lovely from all windows, you can even see the sea from the back bedroom window. The kitchen was clean and well equipped for our needs. On the second morning we did notice some slug trails between the kitchen table and window; we cleaned it up and that night scattered some salt under the window that night and didn't see any more. It was very convenient to have use of a dishwasher and washing machine including detergents. Highly recommend the cottage.

Beautiful house
Barmoor retreat is a beautiful house, hard work and thought has gone into making this house a perfect holiday home, Dave and Sue are very nice, Dave checked in on us to make sure we were okay, Sue emailed my husband to make sure we were safe after she heard someone had an accident in Lowick. The house is warm and has a friendly feel. It is clean and comfortable, I would recommend This house to anyone who wants a lovely holiday in Northumberland.
Claire H

Superb accommodation for holiday.
My wife, grandfather, kids and I had the pleasure of staying at the Barmoor Retreat for a weeks break in Northumberland. We found house online and was swift and easy to book. Very reasonable price for a house of this standard. Spottless throughout, comfortable, homely, warm and very peaceful. Loved sitting round table at night after dinner feeling warmth from the aga and the wood burner in the living room was very relaxing. Had the best night's sleep I have had in ages in lovely double room on first floor and kids disappeared to top floor bedroom with ensuite shower and toilet which gave us all peace. Northumberland is stunning and we made most of each day looking forward to coming back to this house. You can hear a pin drop at night and the stars on a clear night were breathtaking. Sue and Dave are perfect hosts and have no doubt we will visit again in future. Thanks for a lovely holiday home for the week as we absolutely loved it.

This is a home from home, warm and cozy, lovely welcome pack on arrival was well received. Water is piping hot and plenty of it if you fancy a soak in a decent sized bath. Everything is here you could possibly want, the beds are super comfy( I would quite like to take one home) or perhaps we could just move in! Ideal location for coast and Berwick. Take a trip to the Farne Islands while you're here.

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.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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, 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

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Nearest Attractions

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

Ancroft, St Anne's Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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

Duddo Stone Circle - 5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Maelmin Heritage Trail - 5.4 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

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