The Guards Van

Akeld, Wooler, Northumberland, England

Luxurious renovated carriage for 2 with hot tub. Located in Akeld, near Wooler and the Northumberland National Park.

Key Points

  • Beautifully renovated Guards Van carriage with private hot tub situated on the grounds of a former railway station at the edge of Northumberland National Park.
  • A double bedroom, also possible to use as a twin with two single beds, linen, towels and robes supplied. Bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • Fully equipped kitchenette with fridge, ice box, microwave/oven and BBQ for out door cooking. Private patio / garden and on-site parking at the accommodation.
  • Complimentary welcome hamper upon arrival.
  • WiFi with a TV and Bluetooth speakers available.


Set in the grounds of a beautiful former railway station, this renovated Guards Van carriage sleeps 2 and has a private patio, hot tub and garden - with views of the Cheviot Hills, near the Scottish Border.

Bright and airy, the Guards Van is finished to a high standard throughout, with a comfy living area, a fully equipped kitchenette and separate bathroom with a roomy walk-in shower. The double bedroom can be configured as a twin room with two single beds. It is fully equipped with linen, towels, robes, fridge with ice box, microwave/oven, WiFi, TV, Bluetooth speakers, and BBQ. There is also parking and bike storage available. 

Situated at the edge of Northumberland National Park, near the Heritage Coastline (an Area of Outstanding National Beauty) you are perfectly located to explore all the area has to offer. Set out on one of the many stunning walking or biking trails, stroll the unspoilt sandy beaches, visit some of the numerous historic and wildlife attractions such as Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, the Farne Islands, Alnwick; wander around the pretty local market town of Wooler with its independent stores, or simply... relax.

House Rules:
- Check-in time is 3pm and check-out is 11am.
- Smoking is not allowed.
- There is on-site parking at the property.
- Adults-only accommodation.
- Unfortunately, pets are not allowed at the property.

GV Size: 20 m2.

Amenities: Hot Tub (Private), WiFi, Patio, Hair Dryer, Bluetooth Speaker, TV, cooking hob, oven, toaster, kettle, coffee maker, separate entry, garden, towels, BBQ grill, private parking.

There is a minimum 2 night stay.

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Room Types

Double Ensuite




 Hot water


 Shower room




 Private entrance

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks





 Private Hot Tub

On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

Safety & Security

 First aid kit

 Smoke alarm


 Coffee machine








 Free parking

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 4th January 2023 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Fiona from The Guards Van