Flamingos Rest

Percy Woods Country Park, Swarland
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests


Percy Woods is a well established country park within walking distance of a beautiful Northumbrian village, You have beautiful wood side walks and will encounter a variety of wildlife. There is a cafe on site and the owners regularly invite a pop up bar, pizza/take away food van and more to add a bit of variety to your stay.

Percy Wood Country Retreat is a great central location for discovering what Northumberland coast and countryside has to offer, including castles, stately homes, market towns, pretty villages and beaches.

Onsite there’s a fabulous children’s adventure playground area, multipurpose games court, social areas and a coffee shop for refreshments.

Swarland is a lovely little village in Northumberland. Have afternoon refreshments at Nelsons coffee shop and sample their wonderful home cooked cakes and pastries over looking a great park where the kids can play. In the evening relax with a drink or two in the Bari Bari, which is about a 15 minute walk through the woods and across the golf course. In neighbouring villages sample some fabulous Northumbrian hospitality at the local pubs and restaurants.

Don’t forget Flamingo's Rest is dog friendly too, and up to 2 dogs can stay with you for a small fee. The next-door property, Bumble Bee, can also accommodate 4/6 guests, so the 2 together are ideal for a family get-together.




Percy Wood Country Park, is truly stunning. The lodges are situated around a beautiful golf course, there are woodland walks, loads of wildlife (including deer) and it's just a short walk to the nearest village Swarland.

You are not far from the coast with the nearest beach being about 20 mins drive and you have the market towns of Morpeth and Alnwick on your doorstep.

There are quaint Northumbrian villages throughout the area and some amazing historical sights such as Alnwick, Warkworth, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh castles, old forts, the Roman Wall and much more to explore


5 stars
We had a lovely Easter weekend in this very well presented caravan. Everything that you need for your stay is provided, including the things we all forget. (Tin opener, bottle opener, scissors etc). The hot tub was perfect and ready to jump straight in to and the bottle of Proseco and big bag of sweets for the kids made for an awesome welcome gift from the owners. The WiFi is pretty intermittent however due to the remote location of the park it actually performed better than expected. The online booking process via Hemera was straight forward, the only question I had was answered with a quick call to their office. The lady even helped me to complete my booking over the telephone which made the whole process nice and easy. All terms and conditions for the stay are sent via email before you leave, with owners contact details and key code for access etc sent the day before your arrival. Hemera will also send an email explaining the terms for leaving the caravan on the day before you leave. I would recommend you look out for this email as it explains how to prepare the caravan for the next guests, more importantly it explains how you could lose some or all of your security deposit. We didn't check our emails as we were on holiday so only received these important instructions after we arrived back home. Maybe a copy of all terms and conditions for the stay and departure could be kept in a "Welcome" folder left on display in the caravan. The only other recommendation would be to include an instruction sheet to operate the boiler as we had to use trial and error until we got it turned on. It was probably an easier process than we made it but a long drive and the stresses of the day didn't help. We would recommend Flamingos rest to our friends and family and we will be booking again in the near future.
By Lee Catchpole
On 2022-04-20
Really lovely caravan and break away
4.5 stars
After reading some previous reviews I was slightly concerned what to expect but the caravan was lovely and spacious and very clean. A lovely welcome gift was provided on arrival. Hot tub was great. Bedrooms comfy. Only negative would be the lack of utensils in the caravan. We tried to cook a meal and had the choice of a butter knife and a bread knife and nothing in between. Cooking and eating steak was difficult. A roll of foil and some cling film would have been useful. Also only 2 egg cups when we had boiled eggs. Just little things but would have been good. Unfortunately for us the caravan park was not in a good location. The bar that is meant to be onsite is down a very very dark mucky lane which is not easily accessible for an evening drink and this is something we enjoy doing.
By Jenny Molloy
On 2022-01-11
Response from owner
Hi Jenny, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we're pleased to read that you were pleasantly surprised with Flamingo's Rest and delighted that you found the accommodation "lovely, spacious and clean".The owners have taken onboard your feedback and replaced the items that have gone missing such as the additional egg cups and extra knives. Unfortunately at this time of year the path through the woods to the golf clubhouse does get muddy, and is unlit, so we understand how that might not have been comfortable for you at this time of year. Come back and see us in the summertime - it is a lovely stroll to the other side of the site. Thanks again for your review :)
By ^LD Hemera Holidays
On 2022-01-21
Beautiful site
5 stars
This is the 2nd time we have stayed here, same caravan, always spotless, owners are lovely and very professional and friendly, we had a hot tub with ours which is a bonus , always have a gift of wine, biscuits ect which is a lovely touch, we would highly recommend this site and caravan, beautiful place, quiet and very relaxing, love it here
By Gerard Willis
On 2021-07-11
Family break
5 stars
Lovely place to stay, quiet site but central to do allsorts. The caravan was lovely and clean would definetly reccommend and stay again.
By Sarah Howlett
On 2021-05-26
Response from owner
Sarah , we were delighted to hear you had such a lovely stay and we would welcome you back anytime. We will look forward to booking your next Hemera holiday.
By Hemera Holidays Team
On 2021-05-28
Definitely be booking again
5 stars
Flamingos Rest was such a relaxing place to go. The caravan was nice and clean and had everything to make your stay easier eg, washing up materials, bedding and towels. There was a welcome pack when we came which was a lovely touch and thoroughly enjoyable. The Hot tub was amazing, again it was checked daily so you knew it was looked after. We will definitely be booking up again.
By Kelly Collinge
On 2021-05-05
Response from owner
Kelly, it is the little things that make a stay so much easier. I do love how private the hot tub is at Flamingo's Rest and is always looked after by a great team.
By Hemera Holidays Team
On 2021-05-28
Another lovely break
5 stars
Stayed here August bank holiday so rebooked for our Daughters 30th birthday. Lovely welcoming basket left for us with goodies and a bottle of wine. Best hot tub I’ve been in. Could do with a sensor motion light fitted by hot tub for when you are getting out. Will definitely be booking again.
By Linda Lowes
On 2020-10-28
Beautiful retreat
5 stars
When we arrived the caravan was immaculate, very modern , we had a treat left for us what included cheese, crackers, jam biscuits, sweets and Wine, ice was in the freezer, We had a hot tub with ours which was fab, near to surrounding beaches, only problem is no bar , but wasn’t much of an issue , we will definitely return.
By Gerard Willis
On 2020-09-27
Northumberland break
5 stars
Excellent stay at Flamingo’s Rest. We both thoroughly enjoyed the break. Accommodation was excellent and great location for exploring Northumberland.
By Steve Clark
On 2020-09-21
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