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The Guards Van

The Guards Van
A renovated carriage for 2 with hot tub. Located in Akeld, near Wooler and the Scottish borders

Northumberland, England

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Fully booked for 2018 - Now taking bookings for 2019

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 it's 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 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 QuirkyAccom.com), 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.

Please click the Booking Enquiry link for availability, prices and to book.

Room Types:

  • Double


  • Medium £85-£220

Nearest Airport: Newcastle


  • Car parking
  • Family friendly
  • Spa facilities
the smart interior
the bedroom
double or single arrangement
modern bathroom
the private hot tub
The Guards Van
Great location

What a surprise
by Les Baker
on March 7, 2017
I booked The Guards Van for a three night break as a surprise for my wife, she had no idea where or what the accommodation would be. As you can imagine she was surprised, pleasantly so when we entered the van. It is Tardis like and adequately spacious for two with three rooms, a modern shower and toilet room, large kitchen sitting room and a double bedroom. Outside is a private patio area with a hot tub which we used even though it was only the beginning of March and it was cold outside.
The hamper of breakfast ingredients was a total surprise on the first morning containing all that was needed for a full English each morning of our stay, including coffee, bread, butter and jams.
This was in addition to the warm continental pastries and orange juice delivered each morning by our friendly hosts, Louise and Jim.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to any couple seeking a break in the North East.
There is just one point of note, this is not a criticism but there is no storage accommodation in the van so you will need to live out of your suitcases which can be hidden away under the double bed.
by Faye Worthington
on August 13, 2015
What a fantastic little gem!
Idyllic location, peace and quiet, beautifully restored to very high specifications, and the hostess really could not have been any more welcoming.
Every little detail has been thought of, right down to handily located hooks on which to hang your complimentary dressing gown when you climb into the private hot tub. And the plastic champagne flutes and wine glasses to use outside (glass ones also available) and even a bbq!
Beautiful breakfast hamper provided, as well as warm fresh pastries each morning.
The interior of the van is to a very high standard, and the outside area is beautiful too. Tastefull decorated with excellent facilities. Can't wait to visit again! Brilliant way to celebrate your 30th birthday with your significant other.
on April 11, 2015
This place is fantastic. The little added touches add up to 5 stars for me. Host are brilliant and the breakfast basket was a feast in itself without the daily delivery of hot fresh pastries. The Guards Van is just as it is in the photographs and with the added benefit of your own secluded hot tub what more could you want for a romantic getaway. Highly recommended ( but do leave a weekend later on for me)