|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
North Lodge is a charming gate lodge on the edge of the superb Milne Graden Estate. This cosy lodge has superb views across the Estate's parkland to the Cheviot Hills beyond and is a perfect spot to unwind and relax. The accommodation is deceptively spacious with a good sized double bedroom on the ground floor and just a five minute walk to the River Tweed, from which there is a super network of riverside walks.
A short drive or bracing walk from the cottage takes you to the picturesque village of Norham, a finalist for England's Favourite Village Award. Famous for its imposing Norman castle ruins, the village also has two pubs, a shop, baker and butcher selling an impressive selection of local meats, pies, cheeses, chutneys and even fishing flies. More extensive local amenities can be found in the historic town of Coldstream, 3 miles from Park End. The charming, ancient towns of Duns and Kelso are also nearby and Edinburgh is an easy day trip either about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick upon Tweed.
Food fans will be delighted that North Lodge is close to two of the area's best restaurants; the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn, both renowned for sourcing the best local produce.
With fishing on one of the world's greatest salmon so close, North Lodge is an ideal base for fishing fanatics. 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. North Lodge is within easy driving distance of other prime beats including Tillmouth, Lennel, Ladykirk and The Lees. A trout rod, reel and line are available on request.
North Lodge is also ideally situated for exploring Northumberland's stunning Heritage coastline, 25 miles of secluded rocky coves and protected golden sands that remain almost deserted even in the summer months. Some of our favourite spots include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, miles of pristine sand, protected by sand dunes and overlooked by the impressive Bamburgh Castle. The beach is very popular for walking, riding and surfing. The magnificent views from the cliff top walks at St Abb's Head are also well worth a visit. This National Nature Reserve is home to thousands of birds including guillemots, kittiwakes, shags and puffins.
On the way home, pop in for a pint of local ale at The Black Bull at Etal, Northumberland's only thatched pub, or let us arrange for dinner to be delivered to you, light the fire, pour yourself a wee dram and.... relax!
Sitting room with sofa, desk, fold-out dining table, open fire (logs are provided), HD television with DVD player and WiFi. i-Pod docking station.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, refrigerator with ice box and washing machine with dryer and microwave
Bedroom - ground floor with 4'6' bed, large, built-in wardrobe, dressing table and hairdryer. All bed linen is the highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton.
Bathroom with bath (with shower over), basin and WC. Luxurious towels are provided for all guests. Detachable grab rails are available on request.
Garden and grounds
North Lodge has a garden area on three sides of the cottage. NB The garden is not fully enclosed. The rear garden area has a table and chairs and superb views across parkland to the Cheviot Hills beyond. There is off-road parking to the side of the cottage.
A complimentary welcome pack awaits guests on arrival and includes homemade lemon drizzle cake, homemade 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.
Catering and housekeeping
North Lodge can be let on a purely self-catering basis or treat yourselves to a proper rest and book a cook (either full time or for the occasional, special meal) or homemade meals delivered daily to the house. Alternatively, we offer a food-shopping and wine delivery service. Daily housekeeping is also available. Please contact us for further details.
Facilities for babies
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
One dog is welcome at North Lodge.
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