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SADDLER COTTAGE Cornhill-On-Tweed - Period Cottage Oozing Character and Charm

Bedrooms 2
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

Sleeps 4, 2 Bed, 2 Bath - Great Location - Ideal for Fishing, Walking & Cycling

Played out against a beautiful tree-lined backdrop, Saddler Cottage oozes character and charm, offering a perfect base for enjoying the great outdoors or simply an excuse to indulge in a more relaxed pace, waking to the gentle twitter of bird-song and long heavenly lunches.

One of four cottages set in the old stable area within the private grounds of Tillmouth Park Estate, many features have been incorporated into the renovations with original beams, wood-panelling and large coach house windows, ensuring the property is wonderfully warm and light.

The large, convivial, open-plan living area incorporates the sitting room, dining room and kitchen with an appealing combination of rustic, earthy tones, rich fabrics and natural wood and stone finishes designed to compliment the period style.

The property configuration offers good flexibility for couples' or friends, with two good sized double bedrooms and a generous living space with sumptuous sofas, perfect for curling up in front of the warming flicker of the wood burner with a crisp glass of Chablis.

The cottage overlooks a pretty courtyard garden to the front and an additional walled garden to the side of the house, a delightful sunny spot for a morning coffee or an evening barbecue, while a short 5 minute wander will take you to the nearby hotel for an afternoon cream tea or an evening menu of wonderful seasonal produce.

With the rivers Tweed and Till just a short drive away, the cottage is an ideal base for fishing parties. Rod racks, drying facilities and a deep freeze are provided.

Local amenities

The cottage sits just 3 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed which has an excellent village shop selling a super selection of fresh local produce, including picnic hampers and scrummy home baking.

A more extensive range of shops, pubs and cafes can be found in the quaint market town of Coldstream (5 miles) where the shopping is small and friendly with a good mix of independent outlets running the length of the High Street, including a family butchers, fruit and veg shop, bakery and small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions. The Coldstream Gallery is a lovely spot to browse art, ceramics and jewellery by local designers; or pop into Calico Interiors for lifestyle gifts and accessories or the nearby Hirsel Estate.

For dining-out, the Tillmouth Country House Hotel sits just a short five minute walk from the doorstep, or try the Collingwood Arms which has a pub as well as a superb restaurant for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.

A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (13 miles), or picturesque Kelso (14 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.

Activities and attractions

From the cottage you can stroll along the beautiful River Till valley, up to the romantic ruins of Twizel Castle or along the banks of the famous River Tweed. Flodden Field is just down the road, site of the infamous battle of 1513 between the Scots and the English. Ride the miniature steam railway at Heatherslaw, and wonder at Paxton House, a spectacular Adam’s brothers mansion said to be the finest example of an 18th century Palladian country house in Britain.

The cottage is located in the heart of North Northumberland and is exceptionally well placed for exploring the wider area. Fourteen miles will take you to the edge of the Northumberland National Park, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty with over 400 square miles of stunning landscapes, criss-crossed by over 700 miles of walking, biking and riding trails which follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.

Hop into your walking boots and you can join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk from Wooler where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area, or follow sections of St. Cuthbert’s Way and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the route as it winds its way to the dune-fringed sands on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub.

History buffs will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where dramatic castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape here, including imposing Bamburgh perched on its rocky outcrop above Bamburgh Beach; Alnwick, star of the Harry Potter films; or Chillingham, said to be the most haunted castle in Britain and home to the only wild cattle in the world.

A warm welcome awaits you at Ford & Etal Estates (3 miles) which has a super range of family friendly activities with over twenty attractions to explore, including the charming 15” gauge steam railway, fishing, canoeing, cycle hire and riding. For art lovers, a must-visit is the pre-Raphaelite murals at the Lady Waterford Hall, or explore the ruins of Etal Castle or the local heritage sites of nearby Flodden or Duddo Standing Stones, Northumberland’s equivalent of Stonehenge.

The stunning heritage coastline is just a short half-hour drive away with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.

Fishing is available on the River Till said to be one of the area's best kept secrets with an impressive sea trout run each spring, and on nearby River Tweed.


The cottage sits on one level with a couple of internal steps so may be suitable for less mobile guests.

Entrance hall with hanging space, rod racks and shelving for footwear providing an excellent space for storage of outdoor kit.

Bedroom one with 5' king size bed, chest of drawers, built in wardrobe and dressing table.

Family bathroom with WC, basin and bath with shower over.

Open plan living room and dining area with seating for up to 6 guests, wood burning stove (logs provided), TV with Freeview and DVD player and dining table with seating for 6.

Adjoining kitchen area with oven and 4-ring hob, dishwasher, refrigerator, deep freeze, washing machine with dryer.

Bedroom two with two 3’ twin beds, chest of drawers, dressing table and built in wardrobe.

En suite bathroom with WC, basin and walk-in shower.

Guest amenities

Luxurious White Company cotton bed linen and fluffy towels are provided. Guest toiletries are also provided.

Babies and children

A travel cot and high chair can be provided on request.


Two dogs are welcome at Saddler Cottage. We ask that dogs are kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture. There is a fully enclosed garden to the side of the cottage.

Wi-Fi and mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is available. The mobile signal is network dependent with some functioning within the cottage and others outside.

Garden and grounds

Saddler Cottage is one of four very pretty, period cottages which were once the stables and grooms' quarters for the Tillmouth Park Estate. (NB Guests do not have use of the Estate grounds). The cottages are set out in an L shape to make best use of the light and views and have an attractive lawned courtyard to the front which serves as an additional garden area. Saddler Cottage also has a sheltered, fully enclosed walled garden to the side with a table and chairs for four.


There is a gravelled parking area with two guest spaces.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Crabtree
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coldstream in Cornhill-on-Tweed

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bedroom one has a bathroom adjacent with bath with power shower, basin and WC. Bedroom two has an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Towels are provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The sleeping accommodation comprises two bedrooms: bedroom one with kingsize bed and bedroom two with two 3' single beds. Both bedrooms have plenty of storage space with built-in wardrobes and a chest of drawers in each. The White Company bed linen is the highest quality Egyptian cotton. The accommodation is all on the ground floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Wifi. Drying area / boot room. The entrance corridor has been fitted with drying facilities and rod racks and also provides ample space for dogs.


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SADDLER COTTAGE Cornhill-On-Tweed - Period Cottage Oozing Character and Charm
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews

Just what we needed, peace and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

This house is great, very spacious and the garden very peaceful. It was ideal for our two dogs as completely enclosed (although small). The kitchen had everything you should need and had ample start-off provisions ie tea, milk etc.

Very comfortable beds (one double room, one twin) with very good bathrooms. Huge log burner in sitting room and we liked the open plan layout.

We needed to leave a day early (sadly) and got in touch with the housekeeper who was lovely. Therefore we've no doubts if there was a problem, she would be very helpful.

The hotel (which the cottage is in the grounds of) sounds very nice but we didn't actually end up going in. Apparently it only serves dinner (not lunch) but is very good.

Locally we visited Hirsel Estate in Coldstream where the Rhododendrons were out and were quite spectacular. The tea rooms there were also good. Alnwick was a great place to visit, especially the castle which is privately owned and where part of Harry Potter was filmed. We also loved the countryside around the cottage and when travelling inland a bit.

If we ever want to stay in Northumberland again, we would definitely stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for the inside of a week. Very nicely appointed cottage. Once the log fire has been lit on the first night the cottage stays warm all the time. Great layout with bedroom and bathroom at one end and another bedroom and bathroom at other. Kitchen had everything you would need. Lots to see in the area - even in November! Would definitely stay here again, probably will. Oh, the cottage can be found by going down drive to country hotel and then carry on drive to the right past it, cottage on left.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ian, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! I hope we can welcome you back in the future! Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Perfect location and atmosphere.

  • 4 of 5

Totally impressed on arrival with Saddler cottage and still impressed on leaving.

Only down points, not complaints, were the hot water system could not cope with two people bathing after a hot day out, and the dishwasher trays tended to fall apart.

The cooker instructions were difficult for us to sort out but once we did every thing was good.

We had an excellent week and we will no doubt be in contact again.

A.W.& L. Nowell

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr & Mrs Nowell, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Saddler Cottage. We will pass your comments over to the owners so they can check this for you. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cottage really great for couple of friends as the two bedrooms and their own bathroom are at the two ends of the cottage giving you plenty of privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dady, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Saddler Cottage. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Car: necessary

Saddler Cottage is 3 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed. The village shop sells pies and delicious local goodies and the Collingwood Arms specialises in dishes prepared using the finest local produce. Just over the Tweed in Scotland is the historic town of Coldstream with a good selection of local shops, including a butcher, baker and grocer as well as pubs and cafes. The ancient towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso are nearby and Edinburgh is just over an hour away by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick.


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  • Deposit
    20% of total rent
  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent