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Straker Lodges

North of England » Northumberland » Hexham » Kielder Water
  • Bradbury
  • Bradbury
  • Bradbury
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  • McArdle
  • McArdle
  • McArdle
  • McArdle
  • The setting of Straker Lodge
  • The setting of Straker Lodge
  • Straker
  • Straker
  • Straker
  • Straker
Adults 18+
Children 2 - 17
Infants under 2

These luxurious lodges are contemporary, beautifully designed and have stunning views across Kielder Water and Forest Park. To complete your rural retreat, you can relax in your own private eco-friendly hot tub and take advantage of the spa treatments available. Kielder Water is renowned for all kinds of water sports, including windsurfing and waterskiing.

Straker Lodges has an indoor hydrotherapy pool and sensory room with a sauna and on-site aromatherapist, as well as lounges, bars and a restaurant with a takeaway service. Go horse riding, walking and try your hand at clay pigeon shooting under the watchful eye of qualified instructors at Otterburn Sporting Clays.

Straker Lodge offers outstanding accommodation for up to six people. It has underfloor heating, a wood burning stove, flat screen TV and Blu-Ray player, as well as a whirlpool bath, separate deluge shower and utility room. Bi-fold patio doors lead to a large terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. It really is the height of luxury.

The Northumberland coastline is stunning, perfect for clifftop and beachfront walks - and the National Park and Cheviot Hills are a nature lover's paradise.

Our Top Tip
"Alnwick Castle is beautifully preserved and open to the public while Greenchesters Restaurant at nearby Otterburn Hall has a wide menu of seasonal, local produce."
Park Facilities
  • Indoor hydrotherapy pool
  • Sensory room *
  • Sauna *
  • Aromatherapist *
  • Lounges and bar Wi-Fi access
  • Dining room, takeaway meals
  • Accessible walks and activities *
  • All facilities – Mar 1-Nov 29
  • * Charges apply.
  • Please note: Facilities may be available outside of these dates – please check when booking
  • Please note: Lodges are located on a hill away from the main centre
Accommodation features
  • 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.

Straker Lodges Reviews

We stayed in the McArdle, with 2 kids and a dog. It was an absolutely beautiful lodge, the nicest we've stayed in. Beautiful views and overall a stunning place to stay!
Dawn, Hull
Date of stay: 25th May 2018
Accommodation type: McArdle
Fantastic lodge. Did not want for anything.
Hot tub amazing.
Clean spotless and homely mot to mention very spacious.
Anne, Hull
Date of stay: 2nd March 2018
Accommodation type: Straker
As stated above we loved the Straker lodge.
We didnt book any meals or activities so are unable to comment on them.
Claire, Hartlepool
Date of stay: 30th December 2017
Accommodation type: Bradbury
Would highly recommend this lodge
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.
Fantastic lodge, fantastic place and fantastic staff
The Straker Lodge is the only one of its kind on the site. It is hugely comfortable, impressively equipped and has uninterrupted and panoramic views over the valley, awesome when it snows. There is good walking right from your door, you couldn’t ask for a better location. The hot tub is wood fired and takes several hours to heat, I would recommend paying for it to be pre-heated, especially if you are there for a short stay. We made the mistake of banking it up to stop it going out overnight and it was too hot the next day, be warned! The staff at the Calvert Trust were first class, excellent customer service. There are numerous activities which can be booked and meals can be taken in the centre if required. All in all we had a wonderful time and would love to return in the future. One small negative, the broadband is very slow and there is no phone signal, you may of course consider that a bonus.
Amazing lodge! Everything was fantastic and we loved every minute of our stay. Only minor complaint would be the hot tub was told would take 4-8hours to heat up but took a day and half and was cold again by the next morning.
Excellent lodge with fabulous facilities, hot tub was great in the snow. Staff couldn't have been more helpful and were a credit to the Calvert Trust.
Fantastic lodge, the best one we've ever stayed in. A really relaxing break.
We had a brilliant time - just relaxing and enjoying the stars from our hot tub!
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.
Absolutely fabulous lodge and surrounding area. The lodge was emaculate and to a very high standard.
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
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Fun Days Out near Straker Lodges

Housing the most fascinating collection of Birds of Prey in the North East this centre is definitely worth a visit if you are staying in the Kielder Water area. Located in Falstone it's easy to get to and makes a great day out for both families and couples.  As well as seeing the amazing birds you can learn all about the captive breeding programme and the excellent work being done there.  Some of the highlights of the day might include watching a Falcon stoop down from the skies at over 100mph and admiring the grace of the Eagles, Kites and Hawks.