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The Guards Van

Akeld, Northumberland, England
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A renovated carriage for 2 with hot tub. Located in Akeld, near Wooler and the Scottish borders.

This former Guard's Van carriage has been transformed into a stylish and quirky accommodation that sleeps 2 - with hot tub!

The carriage is finished to a high standard with comfy armchairs and a kitchenette. The double bedroom can also be configured as a twin room with two single beds. It has its own private hot tub and there is a delicious breakfast hamper included for the duration of your stay. The Guards Van is located in Akeld, Northumberland, close to the Scottish Borders and the Heritage Coastline.

Choose to just relax or explore some of the many local attractions such as Holy Island, Fenton Centre, Wooler Walks, Linhope Spout Waterfall and Chillingham Wilk Cattle Park.

The Guards Van comes fully equipped with linen, towels, robes, slippers, toiletries, fridge with ice box, microwave/oven, WiFi, DVD, TV, radio, Bluetooth speakers, and BBQ. There is also parking and bike storage available.

No pets allowed.

There is a minimum stay of 2 night with a 2 day mid-week stay starting at just £225 with a £50 charge for each additional night. A 2-night weekend stay (Fri&Sat) is £245 and a full weekend (Fri&Sat&Sun) costs just £295. Longer stays are available on request. A breakfast hamper with locally sourced produce and pastries is included in the price.

There is also a former Goods Store converted to a stunning detached holiday home with hot tub and outdoor seating on the decking overlooking the lawn. Known as The Warehouse (also listed on, it accepts weekly rentals (off peak short breaks may be available too) in 2 bedrooms - a double and twin room and an impressive living space.

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