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Straker Lodges

Northumberland » Kielder Water and Forest Park
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Kielder Water & Forest Park is home to the largest man-made lake in Northern Europe. With over 250 square miles to explore, a host of wildlife and all kinds of outdoor activities to get involved in, it's a fabulous place to take a holiday. In the heart of the park, you'll stay at Straker Lodges, a group of luxurious two-storey holiday homes with whirlpool baths and eco-friendly hot tubs.

Go hiking, horse riding, devote whole days to walking nature trails, hop on your mountain bike and take part in a range of adventure sports. When you've finished, there's a relaxing indoor hydrotherapy pool, a sauna and sensory room and an on-site aromatherapist. For snacks try the Kielder Castle Café at the Visitors' Centre and for a fine Sunday lunch, visit The Anglers' Arms in Kielder Village.

These fabulous lodges are stunningly laid out over two floors and boast a super king sized double room with en-suite shower, a king sized double room and one twin bedroom. The bathroom has a whirlpool bath and deluge shower, and there's also a cosy log burner, a mezzanine seating area and a large terrace with an eco-friendly, wood burning hot tub.

Northumberland is famed for its dark nights - the skies are darker here than anywhere else in the country - so you can sit back and really enjoy star gazing. The Park is a haven for wildlife so try and spot one or more of the Kielder 'Super Six' - ospreys, red squirrels, pipstrelle bats, roe deer, salmon and otters.

Our Top Tip
"You can also sail Kielder Water on The Osprey Ferry, a 60 seater motor cruiser."
Park Facilities
Accommodation features
  • Indoor hydrotherapy pool
  • Sensory room *
  • Sauna *
  • Aromatherapist *
  • Lounges and bar Wi-Fi access
  • Dining room, takeaway meals
  • Please note: Lodges are located on a hill away from the main centre
  • A choice of two bedroom woodland lodges or an outstanding three bedroom lodge.
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Flat screen TV/Blu-Ray
  • Music system
  • Additional TV in bedrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen including microwave, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer and washing machine
  • Bath and shower
  • Bed linen, duvets and towels
  • Beds made up for your arrival
  • Double glazed and centrally heated
  • Underfloor heating
  • Gas and electricity included
  • Cots, highchairs and stairgates free of charge
  • Pets £50pw each (max 1)
  • (in Mc
  • Ardle only)
  • All non smoking accommodation

Accommodation at Straker Lodges



Luxury lodge. One double with overhead hoist, flat screen TV and ensuite bathroom with spa bath and separate shower/steam room and one twin (can be linked to form double). Shower. Open plan living area with bi-fold patio doors leading to terrace with barbecue and garden furniture. Outdoor hot tub. No pets.



Luxury lodge with one double with overhead hoist and one twin, both with access to ensuite Jack and Jill bathroom with bath and level entry shower. Shower. Open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area with bi-fold patio doors leading to terrace with garden furniture. Outdoor hot tub.



Ground floor: One super king size double with overhead hoist and ensuite shower, one king size double and one twin. Bathroom with whirlpool bath and separate deluge shower. Utility room. Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with woodburning stove and bi-fold patio doors leading to large terrrace with barbecue, garden furniture and eco friendly woodburning outdoor hot tub. First floor: Spiral staircase to mezzanine seating area. No pets.

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With easy access from the A1 this lovely farm just north of Berwick makes a fantastic family day out.  Follow the farm trail and meet an array of friendly farm animals.  Kids will also enjoy the indoor and outdoor play areas, pet barn and tractor circuit.  The admission fee is excellent value and you will get a free bag of food for the animals and a bag of fish food for the trouts in the fish pond. When you want a bite to eat, the licensed restaurant is the place to go with quality home cooking and a charming location in some of the converted farm buildings.

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Straker Lodges Reviews

Adele, Sunderland
Date of stay: 30th October 2017
Accommodation type: McArdle
Loved it & would definitely return
Elizabeth, North Yorkshire
Date of stay: 27th October 2017
Accommodation type: Bradbury
This is an amazing lodge with lots of features and gadgets. The views are lovely during the day and even better at night with clear skies.
The lodge is extremely spacious and has everything you need and more.
Lodges were well spread out and very private, we didn't hear a thing .
The only reason we haven't given 10 is there was a smell of drains in the main bedroom and the bedroom lights flickered on and off randomly during the night.
The booking form does warn you the hot tub may not be ready for use on the first night and it wasn't. This is the first time we've experienced this.
We had a take away one night and the food was lovely, plenty of it and reasonable price.
The odd negative we have put were reported so hopefully they'll be put right.
There is an activity centre a few minutes drive away that has a pub which serves lovely food and a small shop that sells essentials.
We would definitely recommend this lodge and hopefully will return in the future.
Anita, Gloucester
Date of stay: 9th October 2017
Accommodation type: Straker
Fantastic retreat in the middle of nowhere. Log fired hot tub for aching legs at the end of a 20 mile hike. Local pub The Pheasant for Sunday roast, fantastic break away in the countryside.
Janet, West Yorkshire
Date of stay: 25th September 2017
Accommodation type: Bradbury
Excellent lodge and facilities
Nicola, Leeds
Date of stay: 4th September 2017
Accommodation type: Straker
Amazing holiday, loved every minute.
Trudy, Co Durham
Date of stay: 21st July 2017
Accommodation type: Bradbury
Did not use restaurant but food smells were lovely.
Jema, Walsall
Date of stay: 12th May 2017
Accommodation type: Bradbury
The best stay ever! Will be returning as soon as possible. The Perfect Mini Moon break for us Newlyweds :)
David, Durham
Date of stay: 10th April 2017
Accommodation type: Bradbury
Amazing lodge. Would definitely stay here again!
Date of stay: 10th March 2017
Accommodation type: McArdle
Great lodge, great location. Lodge was immaculate in great condition with every gadget and utensil I could want. Cant wait to visit again.
Date of stay: 30th January 2017
Accommodation type: Bradbury
A fantastic place to spend a weekend . Beautiful area ,lovely scenery . The lodge itself ( we stayed in the Bradbury) was amazing boasting a jacuzzi bath ,private hot tub and its own steam roam . The lodge was tastefully decorated to a high standard with every thing we needed even a telescope to do a bit of star gazing ,which we were able to do on the Sunday night . Will definitely return
Fabulous holiday and a great location. Would defiantly visit here again.
Amazing stay! Wonderful staff! Couldn't of asked for more. Thank you Calvert trust kielder.
Fantastic stay only problem was the hot tub member of staff came on the Friday night and said it would be ready for 8 o’clock Friday night which wasn’t phoned up and whoever we spoke to said we would have to wait till the next day said goodnight and hung up very rude but apart from that we really enjoyed our weekend
Absolutely fabulous lodge and surrounding area. The lodge was emaculate and to a very high standard.
Beautiful lodge with everything you need
Fantastic break and countryside in abundance. The lodge had everything you could ask for and more. Very well laid out and secluded, walking through the forest which is right on the doorstep. Lovely furnishings, a complete rest and enjoyed every moment. Tranquil and serene.
Beautiful lodge, setting and area. The pool facilities are great to use all to yourself. The lodge has everything you will need.
Amazing accommodation everything was just great. Will be back next year.
WOW, what a fantastic chalet in a wonderfully relaxing location. The beds are really comfy, you have everything you need to to make your self catering holiday perfect. Can't fault a thing. We found the wood fired hot tub easy to start and maintain the temperature of each day, but then my husband has the nick name "fire starter" for a reason!! Sitting in the hot tub under the stars with a glass of fizz in that location is an amazing experience. Have already booked again for next year. Don't expect too much from the wifi though, this is an off the grid kind of holiday, the wifi in the chalet, and indeed all around keilder where you can get it, is just about good enough to check in on facebook, but then with all the scenery, it's easy to forget the outside world exists.
Very relaxing holiday lodges had everything you could want or need for a holiday .
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Name Month of stay Year of stay
24th January 2018