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10 Reasons to go Glamping in Northumberland

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We are the area of coasts and castles with more castles in Northumberland than any other county and miles of unspoilt coastline.  The perfect place to sit around a campfire beneath the stars.

  1. We are an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our glamping site is situated on a farm of which a huge area is designated an AONB.  This stretches over a vast area and includes all the islands off the coast too.
  2. We have about thirty miles of beaches on a beautiful coastline. From Cocklawburn near Berwick upon Tweed right down past Druridge Bay and Bamburgh the views are stunning and the beaches are ready for you to bring your buckets and spades. Windswept beaches where you can walk for miles either through the dunes or on the sand- look for the dolphins- they were seen nearly every day last year in our area.
  3. Birds and butterflies are always aplenty on our coastline. Birdwatchers regularly come to this area to walk through the dunes and find lots of different species of birds and butterflies.  Take a trip to the Farne Islands and you will see a great number of guillemots, razorbills and puffins. The Farne Islands are protected by National Trust and there are boats going out there daily.
  4. Castles – which one to visit first- there are so many in Northumberland. Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and Dunstanburgh Castle are just three of many to visit in the County.  Alnwick Castle owned by the Duke of Northumberland was Hogwarts for the famous Harry Potters films and is open to visitors daily during the summer season. Bamburgh Castle has the real wow factor as you drive into the village of Bamburgh and it has tremendous views of unspoilt beaches.
  5. The Island of Lindisfarne is one of the most popular places for tourists in Northumberland. A must visit place when staying in the area. The Lindisfarne Gospels were produced on the island and there is also a Priory and Castle on the island.  The Holy Island of Lindisfarne also known as Holy Island is a tidal island surrounded by water and can only be accessed by the causeway when the tide is out.
  6. You can walk or cycle in Northumberland for miles. The area has so much natural beauty that there is no surprise that so many people want to put on their walking boots and take a stroll along the beautiful coastline. The Northumberland Coastal Path is a well-marked long distance walk for anyone wanting a bit more of a challenge. For cyclists, we are part of the Sustrans Coasts and Castles route and you can cycle along the coast and take in the breathtaking scenery.
  7. Berwick upon Tweed- Northumberland’s most northerly town sits at the mouth of the River Tweed close to the England Scotland Border. Worth a look are the Elizabethan Ramparts, the remains of the castle and the barracks.  You get fantastic views of the river Tweed as you stroll around the walls. There is also the Lowry Trail in Berwick which you can follow over the Old Bridge into Tweedmouth and along the Docks towards Spittal.
  8. A wee bit further away but still worth a visit is Kielder Reservoir. It is an outdoor park and is great fun for families. There is a bird of prey centre, an observatory and a visitor centre and also nature trails and water sports.
  9. Star Gazing in Northumberland. If you love star gazing then come to Northumberland.  If you are staying at a glamping site there is no better way to see the stars than outside around a toasty campfire and look up to the skies. The skies here are so dark that the stars do seem to really shine brighter!
  10. Chillingham offers an outstanding day out in one of the most beautiful parts of Northumberland.  You will see one of the truly unique wild breed of cattle in the world. Then head to the haunted Chillingham Castle for a bite of lunch or coffee.  If you are really brave join the night Ghost Tour.

Flash Autumn Glamping 2 nights Special Deal!

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Wigwams Deal Northumberland Berwick 2018

Flash Autumn Special Deal!

£175 for a 2 NIGHT STAY for Two adults and up to 3 children

Includes: 
– fairy lights and bunting,
– double bedding set (childrens not included),
– breakfast for 2
– campfire
– outdoor lantern

Weekdays only Sunday – Thursday (excludes weekends)
Offer ends Thursday 27 September

Cosy wigwam with heating, lights, sockets, fridge and kettle, picnic bench and parking. Fully equipped communal kitchen and shower block. Onsite cafe, art centre, shop and kids play area.

To book message our page, call (01289) 307107, or visit http://www.northumbrianwigwams.com/contact

Pot-a-doodle-do team xx

Kids stay FREE until 29th March and easter update!

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Easter is very early this year with Good Friday being 30th March.  But don’t let that put you off going glamping with family and friends.

Kids stay FREE until 29th March 2018! It’s March Madness! Between now and 29th March 2018 come and stay at our wigwams for two nights and all kids come free. YES, All kids come free! (Note: Only on bookings taken from 9th March and not with any other offers)

 

The clocks will be changing too with a change of seasons.  So it will be lighter nights- plenty of time to explore and enjoy our beautiful coastline with various flora and fauna beginning to bloom!

It is the time to spend quality time together, sharing lots of memories, learning about and exploring our stunning beaches, searching for shells and fossils.

Why not spend some time in our art studio personalising your own pottery.  Great fun for all ages and abilities!

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When you come to Potadoodle Do and stay in one of our heated wooden wigwams you will find things couldn’t be easier. No tent to put up, heaters to keep you warm and a kettle to make that early morning cuppa!

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There are BBQ huts for cooking your supper then you can spend the rest of the evening in there chilling and chatting with your family and friends.

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Breakfast in the restaurant will certainly save Mum a lot of hassle and set you up for the day but if you want to make your own we have recently revamped the kitchen for you and it is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need.

When your break is over and you are ready to head off home all you have to do is pack the car- get your breakfast in the restaurant and then head off.  Whats not to like about that?

Bookings are coming in thick and fast so if you want an Easter break please give us a ring on 01289 307107 or visit here for bookings

Are you wondering if glamping is for you?

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Can you remember going on holiday as a child and loving the freedom of the great outdoors, making new friends and exchanging address before you leave and promising to keep in touch?

 

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As you grow older the thought of camping is not so appealing but the problem is that you know your children will just love it.

We think that Glamping may be for you.   You have the comfort of coz beds, a fridge, kettle and panel heater in your wigwam and a fully equipped kitchen and shower block on site.

Does this sound right up your street- well visit www.northumbrianwigwams.com and see what we have to offer.  We will make your glamping experience the best it can be.

As far as location is concerned we are three miles from the historic town of Berwick upon Tweed and a five-minute drive from one of Northumberland’s most beautiful beaches.  You can walk for miles along this beach or take the kids and make sandcastles and have a picnic.

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When you come back you may want to cook in our fully equipped kitchen or hire a BBQ hut. The huts are great fun for families and groups of friends alike.

You may have already planned ahead and made a meal for the family which can be heated up in the kitchen- enjoy and then let the kids do the washing up!

Come away with a group of friends- or the parents of your kid’s best friends at school.  Your kids will love this and they will all keep each other entertained in the evening. Parents can relax and enjoy a glass of wine as their steaks are cooking on the BBQ.

If you want a day to chill then you can stay on site and there is still plenty to do.  Have a leisurely breakfast in the Restaurant then let the kids unleash their creativity and paint some pottery or catch a fish for tea. Let Mum have a treat of Afternoon Tea with Prosecco- all of which can be done without you even having to step into the car!

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Visual learning is a fun way to point things out to kids. how them some rock pools, find some fossils on the beach and then watch the tide go in or out.  Kids love to learn the natural way and they can pick up so much information whilst enjoying the Sun Sea and Sand.

When back at the site at night you should take some time to chill and relax- you are on holiday too. A camp fire is a must for everyone and don’t forget about the marshmallows and skewers. A camp fire isn’t the same if you don’t have them. As the night gets darker let the kids look up at the dark skies and see all the stars- the sky will come alive at night!

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A Glamping holiday is a holiday that both you and your children will not forget!

View our range of accommodation here and for bookings visit http://potadoodledo.angelfishbooking.co.uk/

Hope to see you soon,

Potadoodle do team

Farming update – Calving is over and EU visitors

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Pride calfCalving has officially finished and all the mothers and calves are out in the fields. The mothers are supplemented with silage and the calves get extra feeding too as they need more than their mothers milk as they grow.

The Bulls will shortly be introduced to the cows and then the cycle will start again.

Fresh silage and hay has been made for the winter ahead and has all been wrapped and preserved and put in the shed so that we have plenty feeding should the winter be a harsh one

The Royal Highland Show at Ingliston Edinburgh on 22nd June hosted the World Aberdeen Angus Forum and we were delighted to host a visit from a coach of Europeans who had attended the Show and wanted to come to the farm to see our cattle. The weather was kind to us that day and they all enjoyed their visit and left with a souvenir “Borewell Angus” Cap.

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Getting ready for Harvest  –  Theres plenty to do in preparation for one of the busiest times of the year!   All the Harvest Machinery, combine Harvester, tractors, and trailers, loaders and grain driers all have to be thoroughly checked over and any maintenance carried out.  This is a vital job as the last thing we want is break downs in the middle of harvest when the weather is good.

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Once the machinery is sorted the men have to go out to the fields and “rogue” them of wild oats. Roguing a field is when you walk up and down the tram lines and identify and remove wild oats from within the crop and put them, roots and all, in a plastic bag to dispose of. This is done to preserve the quality of the crop being grown, and is very important especially when growing seed crops.

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Aswell as doing all this the men also have to help my team maintain my wigwam site and to carry out any jobs in preparation for the busy summer ahead. Cutting of grass, strimming and hedgecutting all has to be done in addition to their busy lives on the farm.

Watch this space for more of our updates.

Potadoodle do x