Location: Bamborough, NE70 7EE, Northumberland, England
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"Brilliant place to stay…"
We stayed here in December and loved it. The cottage itself has everything you need, and more. The host, Allison, has thought of everything, age appropriate toys, Sky, Wii, DS, games, in fact, everything you need to keep everyone entertained if the weather isn't great. My son loved to collect the eggs from the chickens and feed the pigs everyday.
Northumberland is a beautiful place to go on holiday, great beaches and plenty of castles! We will definitely be back.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Great place for free-range children.…"
We have recently had the most fantastic stay at Budle Falls. The amazing weather didn't harm, but the cottage and surrounds are fabulous and suited our animal-loving 5 and 7 year olds down to the ground. The cottage owners - Alison and Ian were really welcoming and quickly settled us into their small-holding. Their children were equally welcoming and helped to show us around the farm.
The cottage was beautiful and very well equipped, we didn't want for anything but we got the distinct feeling that if we needed to ask - nothing would be too much trouble.
We loved exploring the local area and though we have visited the area regularly over recent years, Alison managed to point us in the direction of the most beautiful 'secret' beach, previously undiscovered by us. We loved spending hours there, but our children were keen to get back to the animals and their new friends at the farm!
This is the most relaxing holiday destination which I would highly recommend to anyone with children who love animals and who want a bit of a safe opportunity to explore and spread their wings. We hope to return in the not too distant future!Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"Everything You Need And More !…"
We have just returned from our holiday at Budle Falls. It is an extremely beautiful place, abundant with wildlife . The cottage ( converted barn ) is next to the owners home on their small holding. There are lambs ( which our children fed ), pigs, ducks, chickens, a pony and cows.
Nothing is too much for the owner , Alyson, and her children are a delight. Our children 4 and 6 loved playing with their children.
Guests have their own enclosed garden but also share the owners garden - there is a trampoline, climbing frame etc etc.
There were an abundance of books, toys and dressing up clothes left in the children's room for their use.
The cottage is compact but everything is so stress free and beautiful that we plan to return next year.Read moreLess
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"It's not often I admit to having a perfect holiday…"
It's not often I admit to having a perfect holiday - it can always be better eh? But we've just come back from 5 nights at Budle Falls in Northumberland, booked through Coastal/Country Retreats and my god it was perfect.
Budle Falls is a small barn conversion (2 bed) situated next to the owners property on a small holding. It's been taking visitors since June 09. The owners were obviously close by - but we did not feel so - except when our 2 year old was running round with delight seeing the chickens, sheep and ducks and riding on the little child size tractors with their 3 year old. The cottage was compact but had everything you needed and we didn't feel cramped. In the cottage there was a wealth of toys for our son - placed in the cottage specifically for his age group and including mega blocks and an incredibly impressive collection of Thomas trains, tracks and associated buildings, books, dvds, dressing up clothes - we took a small bag of favourite toys which he barely opened. We wee even told that if there was anything he'd want and they didn't have they would get it for us to save us bringing ours on the journey - service! Less fun but also essential there was also child size plates, bowls, cups and cutlery, high chair etc etc (anything we wanted really).
For the adults there was a full Sky package (home from home), Wii and huge selection of DVDs, plus board games, a nintendo DS and games .... it goes on...... just in case it rained (we were lucky - it didn't). When we arrived there was a selection of marmalade, honey, cake etc from northumberland, fresh flowers on the table, a bottle of wine waiting, and milk in the fridge.
We spent the 5 days making the most of the beautiful Northumberland coast including visits to Holy Island, The Light railway at Etal, Bamborough beach, Dunstanborough castle, Alnwick Gardens etc.
The cottage is 5* rated and is not at the cheapest end of the scale, but we feel that it provides good value for money to know that everything is catered for and there is literally everything on hand, and everything you're used to having at home, without the need to shoehorn it all into the car.
Last year we stayed at a different Coastal retreats cottage and had a similarly fantastic experience and would thoroughly recommend using them.Read moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.