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NEWTON COTTAGE, Leitholm. Sleeps 2, perfect for couples.

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 2, perfect for couples. Walking distance from village pub. Wifi available

Perfect for one or two, this pretty period cottage is an ideal base for exploring the rolling Borders countryside or the stunning heritage coast. The combination of period and contemporary finishes give the cottage a fresh inviting feel enlivened with soft furnishing accents which add a lively pop of colour.

The sitting room has all the right warming touches for rest and relaxation leading to a ground floor bedroom with a roomy superking bed. The dining area adds a touch of retro styling to the space, leading to a well equipped kitchen with lovely moresque tiling for an artisan feel.

There is a small patio tucked to the rear of the property where you can enjoy a little time-out listening to the gentle sounds of nature, or a two minute wander will take you to the village pub where you savour the rich malty flavour of a craft real ale with some good home cooking and a friendly chat.

Accommodation

The property sits on one floor.

Inner porch from the main access with hanging space/storage for outdoor gear.

Sitting room with beamed ceiling, large double sofa, armchair, wood burning stove (initial supply of logs), TV with Freeview and DVD player, Sonos Play 1 blue tooth sound system, selection of books, games and DVDs.

Dining area with table and seating for two.

Bedroom - ground floor with 6’ superking bed,

Kitchen with gas hob, single oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher. Small round table with seating for two.

Bathroom - bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail, WC.

Heating

Woodburning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs. Additional logs can be supplied at a small charge.

Mains gas heating.

Wifi and mobile coverage

Free wifi is available. Mobile reception is reasonable dependent on the network.

Guest amenities

Towels are provided for guests along with toiletries from the Highland Soap Company. A hairdryer is supplied. Beds are made up with duck and down duvets and pillows but a hypoallergenic option can be supplied on request.

Babies and children

A travel cot and high chair are provided.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted.

Garden

There is a small patio area to the rear of the cottage with garden furniture and charcoal barbecue. The owner property adjoins Newton Cottage and guests are welcome to help themselves to fruit and vegetables from their garden when in season. See below relating to guest privacy.

Guest privacy

This is a semi-detached cottage which sits on the Main Street in the small village of Leitholm. The patio area is tucked in a corner to the rear of the cottage offering guest privacy but it should be noted that this overlooks the large garden of the owner property which sits next door. While the owners are on-hand and would be pleased to assist guests with any aspect of their stay, they are absolutely respectful of guest privacy.

Parking

There is on-street parking outside the cottage or at the village hall nearby.

No smoking

The property is strictly no smoking.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Crabtree
Speaks English, French
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Coldstream around the Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom - bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail, WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom - ground floor with 6’ superking bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Guest privacy This is a semi-detached cottage which sits on the Main Street in the small village of Leitholm. The patio area is tucked in a corner to the rear of the cottage offering guest privacy but it should be noted that this overlooks the large garden of the owner property which sits next door. While the owners are on-hand and would be pleased to assist guests with any aspect of their stay, they are absolutely respectful of guest privacy.

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NEWTON COTTAGE, Leitholm. Sleeps 2, perfect for couples.
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
5

Lovely cottage in quiet village

  • 5 of 5

A charming, very clean cottage whose kitchen looks out over a back garden that abuts a field. We much enjoyed eating meals in the kitchen while watching birds at the feeder outside the window. We were very thankful for the welcome basket that catered to our diets and our reliance on coffee to start the day. Leitholm was a great base for exploring the Borders region and it also offered some pleasant walks from the cottage itself. We had a great time at Newton Cottage and would happily recommend it to others.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. From start to finish it was brilliant. Katie , the owner had left a welcome basket including a home made cake which was to die for. Immaculate cottage and everything you would need in it. Dealing with Crabtree & Crabtree was also so easy and helped us enormously when at the last minute we had a personal crisis. Will definitely use them again and will return to the cottage again. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Margaret, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, despite the circumstances at home. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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5

Comfort, quality, privacy & a lovely generous owner!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful stay at Newton Cottage began with us being greeted with a fantastic Welcome Pack and the most delicious home made lemon drizzle cake EVER! What a lovely touch.

The cottage itself was extremely homely & was furnished with real quality. The super - king size bed was blissfully dressed with beautiful bed linen & throw & was extremely comfortable.

I loved the quirky original artwork here and there & the log burner was delightfully cosy for a couple of cool evenings.

The bathroom was sparklingly new & the kitchen very well stocked.

We enjoyed sitting out at the sheltered and private small patio area in the evenings and for breakfast too.

We had a nice day out in Berwick & walked the city walls where there were plenty of places to have a seat & admire the sea views. Also visited Seahouses, Craster (for a visit to the smoke house & crab lunch at the pub opposite) and Eyemouth. The museum there is worth a visit as it tells the very sad tale of the 161 fishermen who perished in a terrible storm in the 19th century.

Newton Cottage is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet few days, some gorgeous countryside & plenty of history....several castles to visit. The local pub made us welcome. Real ales are served plus there is a pub grub menu. The steak was good.

Definitely one of the very best cottages we've stayed in.....and we're quite picky!

The owner, Katie seemed to have thought of everything.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ros, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Newton Cottage. It sounds like you've had a great time exploring. We have passed your kind comments over to the owners who will be thrilled. I hope we can welcome you back in the future for more lemon drizzle! Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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5

Very welcoming, cheeful, with everything you need. An excellent home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay for a week. Very comfortable and spacious. Great pub down the road. Lots of places to visit in the area. We used it as a home during the Borders Walking Festival.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bob, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at Newton Cottage. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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5

Very nice!!

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy house with everything you need, spacious, nicely decorated, very clean and with a wonderful welcome basket and freshly baked cake from Kathie, the friendly landlord, for the arrival. Definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marika, 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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Location

Nearest Airport
51.5 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Berwick upon Tweed
Car: recommended

Local amenities

In addition to lunches and evening meals, the village pub serves coffee and cake as well as freshly made takeaway pizzas, or the fish and chip van comes to the village on a Wednesday night and comes highly recommended.

The quaint market town of Coldstream sits just 6 miles from Leitholm 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 before coffee and cake at the charmingly named ‘Mad Hatter’ nearby.

A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles),or picturesque Kelso (9 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a flemish-style market square.

For eating out, the Wheatsheaf at Swinton (3.5 miles) or the Inn at Allanton (9 miles) are both renowned for serving dishes full of fresh local flavours amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings. Alternatively the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill (7 miles) is an elegant setting for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.

Activities and attractions

For general recreation and walking, The Hirsel Estate and Country Park at Coldstream is a gem of a spot sitting just on the edge of the town with artisan workshops, a small museum, cosy tearoom and lovely waymarked walks around the lake and through estate parkland. In springtime, acres of snowdrops and daffodils blanket the grounds, and The Dundock Path is particularly stunning in late May or early June when the rhododendrons and azaleas burst into glorious colour. The woodland and riverside trails are wonderful in all seasons with an abundance of bird-watching and wildlife spotting opportunities including otters, kingfisher and over 170 different bird species.

For sightseeing, the property is an ideal base for exploring the wider area with its magnificent countryside steeped in a turbulent and romantic history, punctuated by imposing castles, including Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Thirlestane and Alnwick; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.

The stunning heritage coastline is just a short twenty minute drive 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.

Birdwatchers, walkers and photographers will delight in the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve or cross the causeway at low tide to the very beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne. 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.

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Notes

  • In addition to any short breaks policy throughout the year, short breaks are allowed within 14 days of arrival.

    The following dates are available for short break bookings:
    11 Mar 2016 to 08 Jul 2016
    03 Sep 2016 to 21 Oct 2016
    29 Oct 2016 to 20 Dec 2016
    Short breaks allowed for dates within 14 days
  • Deposit: 20% of total rent
  • Contractual booking deposit: 20.00% rent
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