A Northumberland Blog

Keep up to date with all of the latest news and articles from Acorn Leisure Holidays!

Northumbrian Walks: Craster to Amble

A stunning coastal walk taking in the stunning scenery as we walked from Craster to Amble in Northumberland. Rollo and I completed 15.5 miles with a couple of pit stops at some dog friendly pubs. After our long walk, we tucked into some delicious food at the Wellwood Arms in Amble and headed home so I could chill out and ease the muscles in our hot tub at Stag Lodge. Available to rent all year round, Stag is perfectly central to getting out and exploring Northumberland.

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Dine In: Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Plough Boutique Inn, Alnwick

A delicious afternoon tea for two at the Plough Boutique Inn in Alnwick. They also have a fabulous sister restaurant in Craster Northumberland, best known for it’s fresh sea food. If you are visiting the area, make sure you call into The Plough. Super tasty food, relaxed environment, plenty of gin and it’s dog friendly too.

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Northumberland Walks: Thrunton Woods

We love walking in Northumberland, this is one of my favourite walks. We visited Thrunton Woods and hiked for around 9 miles. Stunning views of the Cheviot. It’s a popular place to visit for families, dog walkers, cyclists and the occasional horse riders. Miles upon miles of different tracks. It is a steep and steady incline to the top, so make sure you take refreshments and a picnic.

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Takeaway Night: Lal Khazana, Shillbottle

A blog review of our favourite Indian Restaurant in Shilbottle, Northumberland. Lal Khazana is 10 minute drive from our lodges on Felmoor Park. Highly recommended by the owners and guests of Acorn Leisure Holidays. Takeaway available, collection only.

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Takeaway Night: Streetzzeria Airstream

It's always good to have a takeaway now and again, especially when you are on your holidays or you simply just can't be bothered to cook. So, I was really excited to find out that the popular Streetzzeria Airstream announced that they would be now serving woodfired...

read more

Northumberland Walks: Simonside & Rothbury

A 5 mile Northumberland hike, taking in the magnificent views of the Cheviot’s and more from Simonside, Rothbury. Plenty of walking trails suitable for hikers, amblers and family friendly. After your walk, pop into the village of Rothbury, there you will local village shops, butchers, pubs, cafes and small independent boutiques and art galleries. Most places are dog friendly too.

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Surfing in Amble with Northside Surf School

Northside Surf School located in Amble is the perfect place for you to sign up and experience the surf on the Northumberland coast line. Jon an experienced instructor runs the company and can cater for groups, birthday parties and individual lessons. As we approach...

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Flying High – With Purple Aviation

Fancy a week away or long weekend at Woodys Lodge or Woodys Retreat, a beautiful place to stay whilst exploring the delights of Northumberland. Both properties have spacious terrace with sunken hot tub and we are pet friendly. Why not treat a loved one and book a trial flight at next doors Purple Aviation.

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Beeswing Race Weekend (Ladies Day, Special Offer)

Planning on going to Newcastle’s famous Ladies Day? Why not make a weekend of it and book you and the girls into a luxury lodge located just outside of Morpeth. Woodys Lodge sleeps 6, has a beautiful deluxe hot tub and is located in a very private area of the park. We can offer you a private chef, drinks on arrival and spa robes for your stay. Woodys lodge can also provide transportation to the race course and back as part of our deluxe package.

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Plate Festival Race Day – Special Offer

Going to the Plate Festival at Gosforth Race Course on the 25th June 2016? Why not stay at Woodys Lodge, pamper yourself on the Friday afternoon with welcome cocktails and your very own private chef, followed by a relaxing hot tub in the spacious terrace area. Perfect for a girlie weekend and we will also take you to the races and collect you so no need to hire any taxis.

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New Hot Tub for Woodys Retreat!

It's finally arrived! We now have an extended terrace with a sunken deluxe hot tub which comfortably can entertain up to 6 adults - spacious, right? Now that we are into spring time, we are focusing on the landscaping near to the Woodys Lodge which we hope to have...

read more

And we are off…our first post!

Welcome to our new website providing you with information on Woody’s Lodge and Woody’s Retreat, luxury lodge and holiday home situated at an award winning country park in the heart of Northumberland. We aim to provide you with quality content on a monthly basis with our own offers, special discounts and keep you abreast of what’s going on in the region.

read more
Northumbrian Walks: Craster to Amble

Northumbrian Walks: Craster to Amble

A stunning coastal walk taking in the stunning scenery as we walked from Craster to Amble in Northumberland. Rollo and I completed 15.5 miles with a couple of pit stops at some dog friendly pubs. After our long walk, we tucked into some delicious food at the Wellwood Arms in Amble and headed home so I could chill out and ease the muscles in our hot tub at Stag Lodge. Available to rent all year round, Stag is perfectly central to getting out and exploring Northumberland.

read more
Dine In: Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Plough Boutique Inn, Alnwick

Dine In: Afternoon Tea for 2 at The Plough Boutique Inn, Alnwick

A delicious afternoon tea for two at the Plough Boutique Inn in Alnwick. They also have a fabulous sister restaurant in Craster Northumberland, best known for it’s fresh sea food. If you are visiting the area, make sure you call into The Plough. Super tasty food, relaxed environment, plenty of gin and it’s dog friendly too.

read more
Northumberland Walks: Thrunton Woods

Northumberland Walks: Thrunton Woods

We love walking in Northumberland, this is one of my favourite walks. We visited Thrunton Woods and hiked for around 9 miles. Stunning views of the Cheviot. It’s a popular place to visit for families, dog walkers, cyclists and the occasional horse riders. Miles upon miles of different tracks. It is a steep and steady incline to the top, so make sure you take refreshments and a picnic.

read more
Takeaway Night: Lal Khazana, Shillbottle

Takeaway Night: Lal Khazana, Shillbottle

A blog review of our favourite Indian Restaurant in Shilbottle, Northumberland. Lal Khazana is 10 minute drive from our lodges on Felmoor Park. Highly recommended by the owners and guests of Acorn Leisure Holidays. Takeaway available, collection only.

read more
Takeaway Night: Streetzzeria Airstream

Takeaway Night: Streetzzeria Airstream

It's always good to have a takeaway now and again, especially when you are on your holidays or you simply just can't be bothered to cook. So, I was really excited to find out that the popular Streetzzeria Airstream announced that they would be now serving woodfired...

read more
Northumberland Walks: Simonside & Rothbury

Northumberland Walks: Simonside & Rothbury

A 5 mile Northumberland hike, taking in the magnificent views of the Cheviot’s and more from Simonside, Rothbury. Plenty of walking trails suitable for hikers, amblers and family friendly. After your walk, pop into the village of Rothbury, there you will local village shops, butchers, pubs, cafes and small independent boutiques and art galleries. Most places are dog friendly too.

read more
Surfing in Amble with Northside Surf School

Surfing in Amble with Northside Surf School

Northside Surf School located in Amble is the perfect place for you to sign up and experience the surf on the Northumberland coast line. Jon an experienced instructor runs the company and can cater for groups, birthday parties and individual lessons. As we approach...

read more
Flying High – With Purple Aviation

Flying High – With Purple Aviation

Fancy a week away or long weekend at Woodys Lodge or Woodys Retreat, a beautiful place to stay whilst exploring the delights of Northumberland. Both properties have spacious terrace with sunken hot tub and we are pet friendly. Why not treat a loved one and book a trial flight at next doors Purple Aviation.

read more
Beeswing Race Weekend (Ladies Day, Special Offer)

Beeswing Race Weekend (Ladies Day, Special Offer)

Planning on going to Newcastle’s famous Ladies Day? Why not make a weekend of it and book you and the girls into a luxury lodge located just outside of Morpeth. Woodys Lodge sleeps 6, has a beautiful deluxe hot tub and is located in a very private area of the park. We can offer you a private chef, drinks on arrival and spa robes for your stay. Woodys lodge can also provide transportation to the race course and back as part of our deluxe package.

read more
Plate Festival Race Day – Special Offer

Plate Festival Race Day – Special Offer

Going to the Plate Festival at Gosforth Race Course on the 25th June 2016? Why not stay at Woodys Lodge, pamper yourself on the Friday afternoon with welcome cocktails and your very own private chef, followed by a relaxing hot tub in the spacious terrace area. Perfect for a girlie weekend and we will also take you to the races and collect you so no need to hire any taxis.

read more
New Hot Tub for Woodys Retreat!

New Hot Tub for Woodys Retreat!

It's finally arrived! We now have an extended terrace with a sunken deluxe hot tub which comfortably can entertain up to 6 adults - spacious, right? Now that we are into spring time, we are focusing on the landscaping near to the Woodys Lodge which we hope to have...

read more
And we are off…our first post!

And we are off…our first post!

Welcome to our new website providing you with information on Woody’s Lodge and Woody’s Retreat, luxury lodge and holiday home situated at an award winning country park in the heart of Northumberland. We aim to provide you with quality content on a monthly basis with our own offers, special discounts and keep you abreast of what’s going on in the region.

read more