BUSINESSES


It is somewhat surprising that there are over forty businesses in our small parish.  The businesses are
listed below in alphabetical order.  If you have a business that you would like included in the directory,
or if you know of a business that has been omitted, please contact us with the necessary details. 

 


Name of Business Address & Contact Details Brief Description

ACKLINGTON AUCTION MART



 
Address:
North East Livestock Sales
Acklington Auction Mart
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9BU

T: 01670 760 331
F: 01670 760 278
W: www.acklingtonmart.co.uk

 
A cattle market has been at Acklington for almost 160 years and is one of only three remaining auction marts in Northumberland. For the past 50 years it has been owned by a company of Alnwick Farmers (North East Livestock Ltd) and the present turnover is over 17 million pounds per year. We have two sales weekly. Monday is a Store Sale with a turnover of approximately 200 sheep and cattle. Thursday is a Fat Sale where cattle and sheep are sold for slaughter. In the busy season this can be as many as up to 5,000 sheep and lambs.
Twice a year we hold a machinery sale. Our employees consist of:
• 2 full-time outside assistants
• 1 full-time secretary
• 1 auctioneer
• 1 fieldsman (whose job it is to travel around the farms
   collecting stock)
• Up to 20 part-time helpers on sale days

ACKLINGTON PARK FARM

Address:
R. Howie
Acklington Park Farm
Acklington
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9AA

T: 01670 760360
F: 01670 761261
E: r.a.howie@btinternet.com
 
At Acklington Park Farm we have 350 head of cattle. 180 of these are dairy cows (a mixture of Holstein and Ayrshire breeds) producing 1½ million litres of milk a year.

We also have 750 acres of cereal land growing wheat, barley, oilseed rape and beans.

We employ 3 full-time workers, use contractors for some of our land work, and have a part-time book keeper.

 

AFFINIS


 
 

Address:
Cavil Head
Acklington
Northumberland
NE65 9DF

T: 01670 761966
W: www.affinislbd.com
E: info@affinislbd.com

We work with a range of clients from Blue Chips to SMEs, satisfying a wide range of business demands.
Our expertise covers all areas associated with personal and organisational change: learning design and delivery; continuous improvement; team recruitment, selection, development and communication.
Our company is particularly interested in the positive management of corporate cultures. Our approach is flexible; we offer mentoring and coaching to support managers through conflicts; we sample morale and culture; we can help with retraining or redeployment of individuals.
We always deliver practical workable approaches, supported by best practice research. We partner with academic organisations to develop our practice and to deliver programmes for local Universities.


BARKING MAD

 

Address:
Tina Young
Barnhill Farmhouse
Guyzance
Northumberland
NE65 9AG


T: 01665 575981
W: www.barkingmad.uk.com
 

Since 2005, I’ve been arranging ‘home from home’ holidays for Northumberland dogs and their owners. When you book a Barking Mad holiday, you can be confident your dog is going to have as good a time as you. Before your holiday, I’ll come to you and over a cup of coffee you can tell me all about your day-to-day routines so we can replicate this for your dog. By the end of our meeting, which usually takes around an hour, I will fully understand your dogs’ individual needs and lifestyle. This helps me match your dog with one of my hosts. My hosts are retired or stay at home mums, they have lots of doggie experience and they love to welcome dog guests into their home. When it comes to holiday time, we take care of transporting your pooch, and getting them settled into their holiday home, leaving you time to get yourselves organised for your holiday!
So, when you are planning your holiday. Don’t forget “dogs deserve a holiday too”

BIRDSHOME B&B LIMITED

     
Address:
Mrs Nicholson
5A Guyzance Village


T: 01665 513029

E:
ea.nicholson@tesco.net

 
We sell attractive, exclusive bird houses ideal for blue-tits and other hole nesting species.

The houses have unique features including:
• Roughened surface around entrance opening to facilitate
   landing and departing
• Easy to attach to a tree or side of a house
• Made of special material which provides insulation against
   heat or cold
• Weather and frost proof
• Optimum protection against nest robbery and brood
   parasites
• Hygienic surface easy to clean

CAVIL HEAD FARM

Address:
Cavil Head Farm
Acklington Village
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9DF

T: 01670 761961
M. 07771 783302
Our farm is an arable farm situated on the Northern side of Acklington Village. We specialize in growing wheat, oil seed rape and potatoes.

CHERRY TREE COTTAGE HOLIDAYS
Address:
Cherry Tree Cottage
28 Acklington Village
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9BW

T: Ray:     07710 178807
    Nicola:  07450 124439
Email: info@cherrytreecottageholidays.com
W:www.cherrytreecottageholidays.com
This charming detached stone built cottage built in 1850 is in the picturesque village of Acklington and close to the beautiful Northumberland coastline with its breathtaking
beaches and magnificent castles.

Cherry Tree Cottage which sleeps up to four guests is tastefully furnished and has two wood burning stoves for those cosy cuddle ups evenings.  Enclosed patio area with open views to the country side for alfresco dining will make for a complete, enjoyable and memorable holiday.

COAL HOUSES FARM CARAVAN PARK
Address:
Mr C. Shanks
Coal Houses Farm
Acklington Road
North Broomhill
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9XE

T: 01670 760323
Coal Houses Farm is a Caravan Club Certificated Location.

Caravans can also be stored on site – by arrangement

COASTAL HOLIDAY COTTAGES

Address:
Mr & Mrs T S Ledger
The Calves Byre

Fieldhouse Farm
Acklington Village
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9BY

T: 01670 761500
W: www.english-country-cottages.co.uk
As proud Northumbrians, Maureen and Trevor Ledger and family have an extensive interest in coastal holiday cottages in Northumberland and currently have 38 beds available 365 days a year.  All are four or five star rated and marketed worldwide through the brand leading English Country Cottages Group.

The business is run from the Old Post Office in Acklington Village and is proud of the fact that their staff, suppliers and tradesmen who are involved with the business are all employed locally.

To view the cottages, visit the English Country Cottages website or contact Maureen or Trevor on 01670 761500.

DAVISON'S GARDEN SERVICES

Address:
Michael & Richard Davison
East House Farm
Guyzance
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9AH

T: Michael 01665 581166
M:            07946533564
T: Richard 01665 5811155
M:            07966573322
 
Paths - Patios - Decking - Ponds - Water Features - Turfing - Grass Cutting - Fencing - Garden Walls - Hedge Cutting.

Conservatory bases and other small building work undertaken.

Free estimates and portfolio of work available.

EAST HOUSE B&B

Address:
Mrs Carol Megson and
Richard Davison
East House Farm
Guyzance
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9AH

T: 01665 513022
E: easthousebandb@tesco.net
W: www.tiscover.co.uk/east-house-farm
East House is ideally situated with spectacular views of the coastline, between Alnwick, Alnmouth and Warkworth with easy access to the coastal route and A1. A warm welcome and tasty breakfast awaits all guests who wish to stay in our traditional family farmhouse. East House is an ideal base for anyone enjoying a holiday in Northumberland.  Guests can relax in the comfortable armchairs overlooking the garden and plan their break.  There are numerous nearby attractions such as golf, walking, cycling, beaches, bird-watching, museums, galleries, halls, gardens and castles.

EAST HOUSE CARAVANS

Address:
J.L. Davison & Co.
East House Farm
Guyzance
NE65 9AH
Morpeth
Northumberland

T: 01665 513037

East House Caravan Site is one of the Caravan Club's 2,500 Certified Locations in the United Kingdom.  It is ideally situated with spectacular views of the Northumberland coastline.
 

EAST HOUSE FARM

Address:
J.L. Davison & Co.
East House Farm
Guyzance
NE65 9AH
Morpeth
Northumberland

T: 01665 513037
 
East House has been the Davison family farm for over 100 years.  It is situated north-east of Guyzance Village and it includes 7 houses.  East House is an arable farm which also specialises in bull beef.

CHARLES EVANS ART

Address:
Charles Evans Art Studio
24 Acklington Village
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9BW

T: 01670 760 030
E: charles@charlesevansart.com
W: www.charlesevansart.com

 
Charles Evans is a celebrity TV artist, author, demonstrator and teacher. He has made, in total, 96 programmes for Tyne Tees TV which are now aired on Discovery Real Time. He is also featured regularly on the Painting and Drawing Channel on Sky TV. There are two businesses run from his Art Studio in Acklington: 
• Demonstrations and Mail Order Art Materials
• Workshops & Painting Holidays Around Europe

Around 1000 people per year receive tuition from Charlie here in Acklington and the Village Hall (as well as the Art Studio) is now regularly used for workshops.
 

FORSYTH'S AGRICULTURAL MERCHANT & COUNTRY STORE


 
Address:
Mr David Forsyth
Acklington Auction Mart
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9BU

T: 07702113954
 
We supply the farming communities of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders with the very best for the very least, and all with a friendly and professional service.  As well as our main depot in Wooler, we have a store in Acklington Mart and do business every Thursday and every other Monday.  We are specialists in the field of animal nutrition and are a UFAS approved supplier of animal feeds, mineral supplements and protein balances and are also registered with AMTRA for the supply of PML veterinary medicines through one of the suitably qualified professionals on our team.

GUYZANCE COTTAGE HOLIDAYS
Address:
Guyzance
Northumberland
 

T: 08700 781 100
W: www.english-country-cottages.co.uk

"...a fine, rural location where wildlife and woodland are waiting to be discovered."

These six charming cottages are set in a beautiful small development of traditional farmhouse and barn conversions.  The cottages offer fittings of a very good standard and the decor tasteful throughout each one.  Each cottage is different yet each has its own private sitting-out area with a barbecue to relax in after a day exploring the beautiful unspoilt coastline and areas surrounding this skilfully designed and tasteful setting. 

GUYZANCE HALL ESTATE

Address:
Guyzance Hall
Guyzance
Acklington
Northumberland
NE65 9AG

T: 01691 611011
W: www.guyzancehall.co.uk
From Easter 2009 Guyzance Hall will be available as a luxurious venue to rent.  This exclusive 800 acre country estate set in magnificent and breathtaking scenery is the perfect location for a relaxing break, reunion with family or old friends, special celebration, romantic wedding or unique corporate event.  Take a look at the pages on the website and we think you will agree that this is one of the most impressive venues in the North East.

HANDYMAN NORTHEAST

Address:
Kenton Duffield
Acklington
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9DB

T: 01670 760869
M. 07908 222627
W: www.handymannortheast.com
Started in 2005 , Handyman Northeast offers professional affordable home and commercial services to Northumberland and Northeast England.

The well documented shortage of tradespeople such as electricians and plumbers means that getting someone in to do some of those smaller jobs is sometimes a frustrating experience.  HandyMan Northeast aims to address that problem offering a 'no job too small' policy and fast response call out.

HIGH PARK FARM

Address:
Mr John Moore
High Park Farm

Felton

Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9EY

T: 01670 787205
 
High Park Farm is an arable farm.  We specialise in growing wheat, barley and oilseed rape.

INDIGO CROW

Address:
Jenny Volkers
1 The Dye House

Guyzance Bridge
Acklington
Northumberland
NE65 9AB


T: 01670 761841
E: info@indigocrow.co.uk
W: www.indigocrow.co.uk
We do marketing strategy and creative design and we do it well. We could spin you a load of marketing drivel about being media neutral, results driven, commercially savvy, strategic thinkers, creative implementers yada, yada, yada. But all you need to know is that we're experienced, we've done it before for the public, private and voluntary sectors, for large companies and start-ups. Oh, and you need to know that we are pretty good and reasonably priced to boot.

Indigo Crow - weird name, clever people.

CHRIS LINDSAY
CARPENTER & JOINER
 

Address:
Mr Chris Lindsay
13 Churchhill Way
Acklington
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9DB


T:  01670 760636
M:  07740100507

A wide range of Carpentry, Joinery and Building Work undertaken:-
Repairs and Renovations
Kitchens, Bathrooms and Bedrooms fitted
Tiling – walls and floors
Fencing
Laminate and Wooden flooring
Timber and UPVc windows and doors
Staircase Re-fits etc

Estimates provided on request – please ring to discuss your requirements
 

MILL HOUSE B&B
Address:
Mill House
Guyzance
Acklington
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9AF

T: 01665 575160
M. 07785 263946
W:
www.escapetomillhouse.com
Mill House is a beautiful 16th century cottage, nestled by the river Coquet, providing a tranquil and stunning place to escape. Formerly part of The Guyzance Hall Estate, it was home to the mill manager and his family until the mid 1900’s. A superior B&B providing a warm welcome with homemade cake and a breakfast described by a recent guest as;

“A real poachers breakfast….Out of this world.”
Doug – North Yorkshire

MILLFIELD MEDIA PRINT MANAGEMENT
Address:
Cherry Tree Cottage
28 Acklington Village
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9BW

T: 01670 827506
M. 07710 178807
E: millfieldmedia@hotmail.com
W:
www.millfieldmedia.com
At Millfield Media we provide you with a management service for all your printing and graphic requirements.

We use a network of trade printers to guarantee you the best deal available whatever the type of printing you need.  This could include: • Sales brochures • Technical literature & spec sheets • Leaflets, flyers and mailers • Folders • Manuals & Binders • Exhibition banners and posters • Vehicle Graphics • Signage • Packaging and point of sale material • Business stationery • Envelope printing • NCR pads • Corporate gifts • Health & safety products & signage • Promotional game cards, scratch cards and much more.

MORWICK DAIRY ICE CREAM PARLOUR
Address:
Morwick Dairy
Acklington
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9DG

T: 01665 711210
M. 07740 794465
F: 01665 711210
E: info@morwickdairy.co.uk
W:
www.royaldouble.com
The business was developed to provide the finest quality traditional farmhouse dairy ice cream direct to the general public. Morwick Dairy Ice Cream Parlour is a "must" for the ice cream lover visiting the region. Made from the milk of our award winning dairy herd, our traditional farmhouse dairy ice cream, Royal Double is a product created with a commitment to one thing - Quality.

We hope you will be inspired to come and visit us in the very near future.
 

NORTHUMBRIAN FINANCIAL LIMITED
Address:
Trevor Ledger
The Old Post Office
30 Acklington Village
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9BW


T: 01670 761500
F: 01670 761502
E: trevorledger@
    northumbrianfinancial.com
Northumberland Financial Ltd is a firm of Independent Financial Advisors, authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. The firm is based in the centre of Acklington


 

OSCAR PET FOODS

       
Address:
Adrian and Bernard
Oscar Pet Foods
Shunting House
Acklington
Northumberland
NE65 9BT

T: 01670 763020
F: 0800 195 8000
Oscar Pet Foods is a UK wide manufacturer and retailer of quality range of nutritious premium complete pet foods and we have an outlet here in Acklington.

We are a home delivery complete pet food service, specializing in 100% wholesome, nutritious, quality pet foods with n artificial preservatives or derivatives.

We are nutritional advisors and offer food and nutrition consultations.

 

I & M PEARSON LTD.  AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS
Address:
I & M Pearson Ltd
Agricultural Engineers
9 Station Road
Acklington
Northumberland
NE65 9BY

T: 01670 760256
F: 01670 761528
The Agricultural Garage started life as a Builders Yard – specialising is sand (from Alnmouth) and gravel.  Then it became Acklington Motor Company – with buses for hire.
Since 1980 it has been Pearson’s Agricultural Garage – serving not just local farms but farms throughout Northumberland.  Most of our business (80%) is about repairing tractors and farm machinery, but we also sell new and second hand machinery including: ironmongery, domestic hardware, hand & power tools and garden machinery.  We also repair and rent equipment.  We employ 5-8 members of staff and Harvest time is usually our busiest period.  We are members of the British Hardware Federation (No.46825) and BAGMA (Agricultural).

POST PRODUCTION PAPERWORK
Address:
The Bungalow
Morwick Farm
Acklington
Northumberland
NE65 9DG

T: 01665 712090
M. 07808 177330
E:
sarahowie@btconnect.com
W:
www.postproduction
paperwork.co.uk
Sara Howie is a researcher dealing with post production paperwork for television programmes. She specializes in:
• Post production scripts
• Transcriptions
• Music negotiation & clearance
• Music cue sheets
• Tx & billings
• World Wide Scripts/Paperwork
Production Companies worked for include: BBC in House, Little Brother Productions, Great Meadow Productions, TX:TV, Shine Ltd, Ecosse Films, Box TV, Coolabi Plc, Zenith Entertainment, Zenith
 

THE RAILWAY INN
Address:
Susan and Stuart Collingwood
The Railway Inn
Acklington
Northumberland
NE65 9BP

T: 01670 760320
E: susancollingwood@fsmail.net
The Railway Inn is a small rural pub on the outskirts of Acklington Village and just four miles from the beautiful Northumberland coast. It has a cosy bar and a restaurant serving meals throughout the week.  Sunday lunches are served 12-4pm and food weekdays 12-2pm and 6-9pm.
We have 3 self-catering holiday cottages adjacent to the inn, as well as a Certified Location with the Caravan Club where we can accommodate 5 caravans.  We are in the process of refurbishment and can guarantee that our customers can always be sure of a very warm welcome.

DAVE WEDDELL PLASTERER

Address:
Dave Weddell
21 Field House Close
Acklington
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE65 9PE


T: 01670 763064
 
Dave Weddell - Plastering Contractor


All types of plaster work undertaken.

 

WISHING WELL COTTAGES

Address:
Susan and Stuart Collingwood
The Railway Inn
Acklington
Northumberland
NE65 9BP

T: 01670 760320
E: susancollingwood@fsmail.net

W: www.wishingwellcottages.co.uk
Peaceful, welcoming, a home from home, are the most frequent comments from guests to our three self-catering cottages. Situated adjacent to our 19th century rural inn, our cottages are ideally placed to enable guests to explore beautiful Northumberland, with its many castles, country houses and miles of sandy beaches.
• All cottages on ground floor level
• All bedrooms with en suite shower room
• Rose Cottage - One double bedroom
• Stable Cottage - One bedroom with king size four-poster bed.
• Dove Cottage - Two bedrooms, one twin, one double.
 

WROUGHT IRONWORK

Address:
John Hallowell
1 High Park Farm Cottages
Felton
Northumberland
NE65 9EY

T: 01670 783716
 
Enhance the entrance to your property with traditional wrought iron gates made by a local craftsman.

Telephone “John The Blacksmith” on 01670 783716 for more information.
 

 

 


BRIAN YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY

        
Address:
Brian Young LBIPP
Brian Young Photography
Commercial Imaging
Barnhill Farmhouse
Guyzance
Northumberland
NE65 9AG
T: 0843 2895822
E: info@brianyoungphotography.com
W: www.brianyoungphotography.com

Brian Young is a commercial, location photographer based in Guyzance, Northumberland. He provides imagery for design & PR consultancies, registered charities, and companies throughout the North East. His clients include Barbour UK, NHS Innovations, Dogs Trust, and Northumberland Tourism. A qualified licentiate of the British Institute of Professional Photography, his specialisms are PR & corporate work, canine imagery, product photography, & eye catching property work for estate agents, including virtual tours. All commissions are welcomed, no matter how brief, & all work is guaranteed.