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The Sancuary Wildlife Care Centre

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Crowden Hill Farm, Morpeth NE61 3NH, England
+44 1670 791778
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The owls nest

Just came back from a 3 day stay with our 5 and 3 year old grandchildren. Well what can a say... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
christinehind
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Really good family base

We have just returned from a great family week in Goat Barn. The accommodation is great and in a... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Lyndare279
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Crowden Hill Farm, Morpeth NE61 3NH, England
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Just came back from a 3 day stay with our 5 and 3 year old grandchildren. Well what can a say. Brilliant place to stay. Owls nest has everything you need. It's comfortable warm central for visiting other places. The playground was an extra. The...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a great family week in Goat Barn. The accommodation is great and in a wonderfully free environment with animals and fields all around . Bliss!! Thank you to Kim and Allan for being so helpful and for providing this well...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This was a great place to take the kids where they could see wildlife that most people very rarely saw in the wild. A good play area was set to one side for the kids whilst mum and dad could have a cup of tea....More

Thank alan23502016
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Kim O, Owner at The Sancuary Wildlife Care Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Alan thank you for your review although we were most surprised to see a new one as sadly the centre was closed to visitors by Northumberland County Council in August 2014. Although we cannot allow visitors to see the wildlife due to zoo licensing issues,...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2015

We stayed in The Owl's Nest cabin at The Sanctuary and cannot recommend the place highly enough. There is other accommodation on site (The Donkey Barn and The Goat Barn) if you're looking for larger places to rent. What a fabulous place. The animals are...More

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Kim O, Owner at The Sancuary Wildlife Care Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Hi Shirley Thank you for such a great and positive review - it is much appreciated. Just wanted to say to other readers that The Sanctuary cannot at present offer any more guided tours and unfortunately due to licensing issues, the wildlife areas have now...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

I stayed with my family and friends for 2 weeks in August. The venue is not open for public due to zoological licence issue which wad suddenly imposed on them in 2014, but as guests at the onsite barn conversion,we were allowed a guided tour...More

Thank Mari W
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Sadly the sanctuary isn't open to the public but it is well worth booking one of their guided tour. Kim and Alan are fantastic, very welcoming and knowledgeable. For the price you'll get some hands on experience with many of the animals and they even...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Whilst staying close by, we were looking for somewhere to take the children. We saw the sign from the main road and decided to visit. After approx. 10 minutes down a long windy road we arrived to find a sign saying CLOSED!!! Impressed we were...More

2  Thank emmaLancashire_uk
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Kim O, Owner at The Sancuary Wildlife Care Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2015

I am sorry to hear that you travelled here to find The Sanctuary is closed. The Sanctuary has been closed to the public for visits since August 2014. However, there are Closed signs clearly displayed in the village of Ulgham which is 1 mile from...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2015

Due to the zoo license issues at the moment, the sanctuary isn't open to the public but I cannot recommend the guided tours enough! Kim went out of her way to fit us in, we were meant to be part of a larger group but...More

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Kim O, Owner at The Sancuary Wildlife Care Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2015

We are so glad you enjoyed your tour of The Sanctuary and especially meeting some of the animals up so close. We were lucky with the beautiful sunshine too weren't we ?! Thank you for mentioning in your review about the fact The Sanctuary is...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2014

My husband and I loved our stay even though the weather was not so good. Loved waking up in the morning to the cockerals crowing and the donkeys braying. You need plenty of ginger biscuits to keep the donkeys and horses happy. The cottage was...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Amazing place that obviously takes good care of all the animals that it has rescued. It is not a large attraction but we spent a great hour there with our children aged 3 and 5. They really loved feeding the ponies and we were so...More

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ChaosAndClutter
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Response from Kim O | Property representative |
Hello What a lovely idea ! As you guessed due to the zoo licensing issue we cannnot allow visitors but if the children wanted to drop in some food donations for the animals I’m sure they could feed the horses and goats while... More
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