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“Not wet in the wigwam” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pot-a-Doodle-Do

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Pot-a-Doodle-Do
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Faringdon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not wet in the wigwam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Following a two day drive in almost continuous rain we couldn't fault the welcome from Pot-a-doodle. We'd booked a yurt but it was gently suggested that considering the weather (good old North Sea gales as well as rain) we might prefer a wigwam. We didn't take much persuading! Crazy Horse was just the right spot, sheltered and close to the kitchen/washroom block, & not that far from the restaurant as well. It quickly warmed up and soon felt like home. We'd brought our own breakfast cereal but the wonderful stotties, eggs & sausages in the restaurant soon made that our first morning stop. Christine & the staff on the whole site were really friendly & helpful, & kept the place spick & span. Would recommend it to anyone, though as a couple of pensioners we didn't make much use of the children's playground.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We have just returned from Pot a Doodle Do after a 2 day break in a Wig Wam. We had planned on a short camping trip, but had limited time between time off from work and were cautious about camping in Northumberland in September weather. We just wanted something a little more convenient and easy this time!

Pot a Doodle Do was excellent. The Wig Wams are really comfortable and really roomy for couples. The heating was very efficient and we were so cosy and warm at night as the wind and rain howled and battered at the windows. I can't remember having such a comfortable nights sleep in a long time. The seating area has boards and matresses so you can convert the single beds into a huge king size bed.

The staff were friendly and helpful, only too happy to recommend walks, sites and attractions nearby. There are loads and loads of interlinking footpaths from the doorstep and you didn't need to walk far to find really pretty unspoilt beaches.

There is a shared kitchen with everything you need- ovens, toaster, microwave, clean cutlery and crockery. Make sure you take your own dishcloths, washing up liquid etc to make sure you do your bit and keep it as spotless as you found it. The cafe/ restaurant did a great breakfast- good quality using local produce. The shower facilities are great- again spotlessly clean, warm and plenty of room so you are not spraying your dry clothes as you shower!

I would highly recommend the BBQ huts- they may seem a little expensive at £25 but you can VERY comfortably fit 6 in there..... I reckon it wouldn't be a squeeze with 10 people in there either. A really special way to spend your evening, especially if there is a chance of rain. Plus you can buy really good quality meat from the shop on site.... you're only 5 minutes drive from Berwick where there is an Asda and an M&S for other bits you may need.

The site is really easy to locate- minutes from the A1 and well signposted. Even though you are close to the A1 you wouldn't know it- it feels quite remote.

Highly recommended and would definately return. I do enjoy camping but this is a nice alternative for when convenience and ease is required. Perfect and just what we needed.

Thanks!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank helensuz
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have just enjoyed a 2 night stay in a wigwam for the 1st time and loved it! We were 2 families with kids who loved it too! Wigwams were very clean and spacious with a good sized fridge. All amenities on the site are nipping clean all the time, everyone we met was friendly and it all added upto a great weekend, thankyou pot-a-doodle-do!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank nichola w
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Potadoodledo W, Owner at Pot-a-Doodle-Do, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are all delighted that you had a good time when you stayed with us and very much look forward to seeing you all again.
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Darlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

I have stayed here before so I knew the staff are great and the site has everything but unlike last time where I stayed in a wigwam this time was a Yurt! It was fantastic a birthday treat for lady Julie!. It had a lovely log fire ! Lovely and warm , spacious hard wood floor ! And a skylight to watch the stars! A bottle of champagne and birthday cake under the stars in a lovely Yurt ! You have to try it !!! 5 stars Thankyou to all the staff a great birthday .

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Barry_Jenkins
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Potadoodledo W, Owner at Pot-a-Doodle-Do, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you both had a great time. Now that you have tried both wigwams and yurts I wonder what you will choose next time. We all look forward to seeing you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

We visited after seeing a brochure when we were checking in to a nearby caravan park. We spent the morning painting a trinket box with our 3 year old, she was able to choose as many colours of paint as she wanted and we were able to take our time. We then had lunch in the restaurant, the portions were huge and good value for money, the gift shop was well stocked with a range of products and our wee one ran off excess energy in the park.

Would recommend and would love to return to stay in one of the wigwams if I can convince my other half.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kwells_27
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Potadoodledo W, Owner at Pot-a-Doodle-Do, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to us. I hope that you can persuade your other half to come and stay in a cosy wooden wigwam. Look forward to seeing you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

We have just arrived home having had a 2 night stay in a Yurt. We have had such a lovely time with our boys aged 8 and 11 and can't wait ot go back. There are so many things to do on the doorstep including a wonderful deserted beach half a mile down the road. I'd recommend it completely and this is coming from someone who doesn't camp at all!
Thank you to Pot-a-Doodle-Do and see you again soon!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank emma s
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

I stumbled upon the wigwams by accident whilst checking out Northumberland campsites... I was initially put off by the price, especially as they are charged per person, rather than per unit. I'm so glad I went against instinct and booked! It was an experience that we'll treasure for years.

My 3 y/o thought the Wigwam was great and was reluctant to leave to go out for the day. It's located great for trips to the many surrounding towns and villages. Closest being Berwick, which takes 4-5minutes by car or 10-15 on foot and has supermarkets, shops, pubs and restaurants... but if you love the great outdoors nd wants something a little different there are loads of walking routes and park and picnic areas nearby.

After checking in (early with no grumbles!!) at 3.15pm on Tuesday, we set down our stuff in the Wigwam and headed to the restaurant for beautiful Aberdeen Angus burgers. We then followed the winding 'Beal' road to a lovely little beach. We ate ice-creams above the beach (a little too windy to go down that day) and headed back to the site for some rest.

After breakfast in nearby Berwick and wander around we spent early Wednesday afternoon painting pottery on site. As per previous reviews, you do have to wait to be provide paint, but to be honest as the site encourages recycling (including the disposable aprons) I see this as them preventing waste rather than being frugal or treating me like a child... At 29 and with an Art degree I was n no way offended by this.

Later in the afternoon, we headed down to Etal village. We paid the £3.90 each to visit the 'castle'... My advice is unless you are REALLY interested in that sort of thing... Don't!... However the £6.50 per adult and £2.00 per child for the light railway was worth every penny... My little one loved the experience.

Thursday, we journeyed the whole 10 minute drive down to Spittal beach. It's well worth a visit if you are on a budget holiday. It has a small arcade with many 20p and 50p attraction.. but the beach is beautiful and almost deserted. There's also a little cafe and the staff were very polite and friendly...
We drove up to Eyemouth in the late afternoon for Fish n Chips and icecream. As we saw the first spot of sun the North East has seen in August we dropped into Bar Oblo opposite the Maritime Museum for a pint... Again friendly staff!!

As this was our last night we hired the fire pit a toasted Marshmallows outside out Wigwam and drank soup round the campfire... Now this is something every child (an adult for the matter) should be exposed too! Sheer indulgence of your inner child and highly recommended.

My final comments relate to the staff at Pot-a-Doodle-do! I'd like to say they were polite and friendly. And took every opportunity to sit a chat with my daughter. They asked how she was enjoying her stay every time we visited the shop/restaurant/pottery and on the last day came and sat with her at breakfast.

I cant wait to visit again and take friends and family along so we can play cowboys and indians around our wigwams!

Room Tip: Wigwams 13-19, right by the extra toilets and less of a walk for that late night pee ;-)
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Fluffish33p
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Potadoodledo W, Owner at Pot-a-Doodle-Do, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We do feel that the campsite is safe for children and we also want parents to know that they can relax too knowing their children can come to no harm. Yes you are right about the paints and the aprons. We pride ourselves in trying to recycle as much as we can.
It is great to see that you managed to explore alot of the area as there is so much to do and see in North Northumberland.
Hopefully we will see you again soon.
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Additional Information about Pot-a-Doodle-Do

Property: Pot-a-Doodle-Do
Address: Borewell Farm | Scremerston, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 2RJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Berwick upon Tweed
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Berwick upon Tweed
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Staying in a purpose built wigwam is a fun, different and comfortable alternative to a traditional camping holiday. Situated on a working farm just two miles from Berwick upon Tweed our wigwam village is ideal for families and groups. There are many facilities on site as well as being accessible to some of the regions top tourist attractions. There is access to many wonderful walks from the wigwam village in some lovely countryside and beaches.We have 26 wooden wigwams, two of which have ensuite facilities, and we also have three canvas yurts. Onsite facilities include Shower and toilet block, fully equipped kitchen, bbq huts to hire,Licensed cafe Bistro, Licensed Country shop, Country and Coastal Walks,Interactive Art Centre,Fishing and Childrens Play Area. ... more   less 
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