|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Complimentary breakfast welcome pack with all bookings.
The former Head Gardener's residence on the magnificent Milne Graden Estate, Garden House is situated in the most idyllic position on the banks of the River Tweed. This really is a place to get away from it all. No road or building in sight other than the romantic ruins of Twizel Castle with only the occasional deer, heron and otter for neighbours. The rooms are simple but beautifully furnished, with all mod-cons such as wifi. The large garden is totally secluded, surrounded by mature trees with a private pathway leading down to the river and a network of wonderful walks.
The local area is packed with interest. Hike through the Cheviot Hills or stroll across stunning beaches. Go kite-surfing or coastal kayaking. Marvel at the silver staircase at Manderston House. Take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, home to thousands of seabirds and a grey seal colony. Or treat yourself to lunch at the Terrace Café at Floors Castle, nominated as one of the top ten cafés in Scotland.
With the Tweed on your doorstep Garden House is an ideal base for fishing parties. The estate’s own beat which is available to guests at additional cost (subject to availability) extends to about 1.4 miles of single bank fishing. Milne Graden is primarily a salmon beat but has good runs of grilse and sea trout through the summer months. Other prime beats nearby include Tillmouth, Lennel, Ladykirk and The Lees. With local trout fishing permits costing just £5 a day it is well worth a try to catch your own supper. A trout rod and tackle are available on request.
Garden House is only a few miles from two of the area’s best eateries; the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn, both known for fine local cuisine. The whole region is foodie heaven with fresh fish from the boats at Eyemouth, fabulous meat, pies and cheese from Foreman��s butchers in Norham, and Doddington Dairy ice cream, Lindisfarne Oysters, Chainbridge Honey and Craster Kippers all just down the road.
Garden House is three miles from the attractive village of Norham, a finalist for England's Favourite Village Award and famous for its imposing Norman castle ruins. The village has a local shop, bakery, butcher, two pubs and a gunsmith. More extensive local shopping is available at nearby Coldstream four miles away. Or visit Kelso with its fabulous deli and butcher, excellent fishmonger, woollen shops, country sports shops and art gallery, not to mention a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants often with live music. Edinburgh is about an hour’s drive or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick upon Tweed.
Garden House sleeps 6 comprising a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children. Due to the size of the house, we would not recommend the property for 6 adults.
The accommodation comprises three bedrooms; two doubles (both with 4' 6' beds) and one twin (with two 3' beds). All have fabulous views of the river or the surrounding Estate. The bedrooms are decorated in neutral tones to the highest standard and comfort throughout. All have plenty of storage space with a wardrobe or chest of drawers. All bed linen is the highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton. There is a hairdryer provided in each bedroom.
Bath and shower rooms
There is a family bathroom on the first floor with a bath with handheld shower, basin and WC in addition to a ground floor shower room with large walk-in power shower, basin and WC. Luxurious towels are provided for all guests. Detachable bath and shower grab rails are available on request.
The sitting room has an open log fire, TV and DVD player with a good selection of DVDs. Wi Fi is also available at the property.
The kitchen has dining space for six guests and has direct views of the Tweed. It is decorated in traditional Shaker style with neutral tones throughout, natural tiled floor and oak work surfaces. It is fully equipped with a stainless steel electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave and plenty of storage space. There is a refrigerator, deep-freeze, washing machine with dryer and Belfast sink in the adjoining utility room. Guests receive a complimentary welcome pack on arrival to include tea, coffee, milk, bacon, eggs, baked beans, butter and a loaf of bread.
Utility / rod and boot room
Accessed directly from the back door, this warm, tiled room is ideal for dogs and storing and drying fishing kit and outdoor clothing.
Garden and grounds
Garden House is accessed via a track (unsuitable for low slung vehicles) leading to a gravelled area with parking for at least three cars. The house sits within a large lawned area leading down to the river and is surrounded by mature woodland with extensive spring planting.
Catering and housekeeping
Catering at Garden House is entirely flexible. The house can either be taken on a self-catered, partly catered or fully catered basis. A homemade meal and wine delivery service is also available. A picnic hamper delivery service is available for fishing parties. Daily housekeeping is available at additional cost.
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
A complimentary welcome pack awaits guests on arrival and includes home-made lemon drizzle cake, granola, organic milk, dry cured bacon, free range eggs, vine tomatoes, fresh bread, Tetley tea and Nescafé coffee presented in your own jute shopping bag.
A maximum of two dogs (two small or one large) are welcome at Garden House and we would ask that they are kept to the downstairs, uncarpeted areas of the house.
Clean, modern and comfortable. Very well equipped and maintained. Beautiful view of river tweed with peaceful riverside walks. Good base for exploring historical sites and Coast. Lots to do within 30 minutes driving. Would definitely recommend.
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