Tweedside is everything a cottage should be, petite and perfectly formed, furnished in classic rustic style with a cosy open fire. The ground floor has been opened up to make best use of the space. Upstairs the bedrooms are compact but comfortable with fitted wardrobes built into the eaves. The ground floor bathroom boasts the best vista of any bathroom we know.
Outside guests can enjoy amazing 180 degree views of the river from the garden. - look out for the odd deer, otter, kingfisher and the occasional leaping salmon.
Tweedside is part of a hamlet of properties comprising Hamilton House, School House and Swan's Nest. These properties can be hired collectively for larger groups wishing to holiday together but maintain a degree of privacy.
With the Tweed on the doorstep, this 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 include Tillmouth, Lennel, Ladykirk and The Lees. If you can tear yourself away from the view, the local area has plenty of other delights in store.
From here you can explore a historic landscape, punctuated by imposing castles like Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Thirlestane and Alnwick, the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh and stately mansions at nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.
Head to the coast for miles of golden sands and secluded rocky coves. Some of our favourite spots are the stunning beach at Bamburgh, the magnificent views from the cliffs at St Abb’s Head and the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
And for foodies the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn, are both noted for their local cuisine.
Just down the road, the attractive village of Norham has a local shop, bakery, butcher, two pubs and a gunsmith. You will find more extensive local shopping at Coldstream, four miles away. Nearby, Kelso offers some intriguing, independent shops - a fabulous deli and butcher, excellent fish monger, woollen shops, country sports shops and an art gallery to name but a few. There’s also a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants often with live music. Edinburgh is only an hour’s drive or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick upon Tweed.
Open Plan Living/Dining/Kitchen - sitting room with a large double sofa and two armchairs, open fire, large flat screen TV with Freeview, dining area with seating for four, fully-equipped kitchen with stainless steel electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, and microwave.
Bathroom - with corner shower, bath with hand held shower mixer, basin and WC. Detachable grab rails are available on request.
Utility / boot room - adjacent to the kitchen with a fridge/freezer.
Bedroom one - which can be configured to 3' twin beds or 6' superking bed, dressing table, storage space.
Bedroom two - with 4'6" double bed, side table, wardrobe.
Cloakroom - with basin and WC.
All bed linen is the highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton. There is a hairdryer provided in each bedroom. Luxurious towels are provided for all guests.
Wi-Fi and mobile reception
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good.
A small complimentary welcome pack awaits guests on arrival.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
One dog is welcome. We would ask that dogs are kept to the downstairs, uncarpeted areas of the house. Cats are unfortunately not permitted.
Garden and grounds
Tweedside is a semi-detached cottage with a large open garden to the front leading down to the River Tweed. To the rear is a lawned garden with a gravelled area with parking for two cars.
Catering and housekeeping
Catering 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. Facilities are available for additional cleaning or linen changes throughout guest's stay at additional cost.
Strictly no smoking.