|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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A charming, period house offering spacious accommodation for 6 guests in the delightful village of Norham with a pub and excellent village amenities in easy walking distance and superb walks from the doorstep.
Downstairs the spacious, light-filled sitting room has an open fire and sumptuous sofas. A cosy snug with wood burner adjoins the eat-in kitchen and offers a more informal space for spending convivial time with family and friends as well as providing an ideal play room for younger guests.
French doors lead from the kitchen to a terrace which provides a sheltered spot for outside dining. The fabulous walled garden is a particular highlight. South facing and with extensive planting, it is a delightful spot to relax and is fully enclosed providing privacy as well as a safe environment for children and dogs. At the rear of the garden is a gravelled parking area accessed via a track with open fields behind.
There are excellent walks from the doorstep both from the rear of the property into a network of walks around fields behind the house and from the front of the house there are riverside walks which run for miles both up and down stream.
Sitting room with open fire, large TV with Freeview and Blu-Ray DVD player, DVDs, books and games.
Dining kitchen with range cooker with 2 ovens and 6 ring gas hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and radio. Dining table for 6 guests.
Adjoining the kitchen is a cosy snug with log burner.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Bedroom one with 5’ double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom two with 5’ double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom three with 5’ double bed and chest of drawers.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Wi fi and mobile coverage
Free wi fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.
Garden and grounds
41 West Street is set in a very pretty, mature, fully-enclosed garden providing privacy as well as space for children and dogs. There is a terrace accessed from the kitchen with outside dining area and BBQ. There is private, off road parking for two cars at the top of the garden.
Catering at 41 West Street is entirely flexible. The house can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or a cook is available throughout guest’s stay, for breakfasts or dinners only or to provide one-off celebratory meals for a special occasion. A homemade meal delivery is available which is popular for guest’s first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Owners are requested to keep their dogs downstairs to the kitchen and snug. .
A generous initial supply of logs is provided.
We spent 4 nights in No 9 and found it very clean, cosy and it had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and we slept soundly undisturbed by any noise. There were 4 of us which was comfortable but not sure how sleeping 6 would fare. Corinne provided us with a fantastic welcome basket of bread, milk, biscuits and locally made muesli. We also purchased some home made meals and delicious fruit crumbles from her for the evening we didn't venture out.
The Lavender tea rooms near Etal Castle are definitely worth a visit, the staff are friendly and it sold delicious cakes and locally made produce.
Cosy, comfortable country cottage/house in quiet village. House has excellent facilities and is well equipped with all mod cons and still maintained its character and lots of traditional features.
All three bedrooms are warm and cosy with comfortable beds.
Lounge is cosy and has comfortable seating with modern large television and DVD player. Beautiful open fire which was more than welcoming on the autumn evenings.
Kitchen was well equipped with all modern appliances and an amazing range cooker which was easy to cook on.
Beautiful large private garden with lovely seating area which would be lovely in the summer months. Parking for up to 3 cars which was easy to find behind the house.
Located in lovely peaceful and tranquil village, corner shop which was 5 minutes away, lovely walks and sites around the village, locals very friendly and the local pub was only across the road. Village situated in driving distances of lots of Northumberland's attraction which we visited such as Alnwick castle and town and the famous Barter Books which is well worth a visit. Bamburgh castle and village lovely and full of history and also Holy Island and Seahouese. Berwick upon Tweed short drive away and has a railway station which we got the train from to Edinburgh which only toke 50 minutes and was a lovely day out.
Excellent communication from Crabtree Cottages throughout the booking process and on first day following arrival the owner contacted us to ensure we were happy with everything.
The house caters for all age ranges, we travelled with older parents and teenagers and the free wifi was much appreciated by the teenagers!!!!!!
Would definitely recommend this house for location and facilities, we had a wonderful holiday and hope to return again in the future.
Activities and attractions
The proximity of the property to the River Tweed means that some of the finest salmon fishing can be found right on the doorstep. The Pedwell Beat lies immediately above and below Norham Bridge with the outstanding ruins of Norham Castle forming the historic backdrop of the lower pools on this productive 1.5 mile stretch. The Ladykirk, Canny and Gliddeyhaugh beats all sit nearby with other prime bottom and lower Tweed beats within easy driving distance. The lower Tweed also has good stocks of wild brown trout and grayling with fly fishing on approximately 2 miles of both banks at Ladykirk and Norham from £10 per day. Fishing on the Whiteadder and Till can also yield some excellent results in the right river conditions.
Guests can enjoy some wonderful walks directly from the house on peaceful riverside trails along the Anglo-Scottish border, taking in the ruins of Norham Castle famously depicted in the iconic paintings of J M W Turner as early as 1797. Upstream the Norham Bridge and Milne Graden Walk is a scenic loop of 6.5 miles, or a leisurely walk downstream will take you to the superb Union Chain Bridge which spans the Tweed, once the longest wrought-iron suspension bridge in the world and now the oldest of its type still in use today. From here you can explore the beautiful house and gardens of Paxton House with its child-friendly activity programme, or visit the attractions of the nearby Chain Bridge Honey Farm. You can take a fun boat trip from the jetty at Paxton House to Berwick with stunning views across the estuary, or walk and wander the perfectly preserved fortifications of the historic old town before exploring the rich architecture and seascapes which inspired the paintings of the great artist L S Lowry on his many visits to the area.
The property is an ideal base for exploring coast and country with an abundance of family-friendly activities to keep all ages entertained. Pack a picnic and head to the outstanding heritage coastline which offers mile upon mile of golden sands where you can relax and dabble in the rock pools or try your hand at surfing, bodyboarding, kitesurfing, coasteering or kayaking on the many gentle bays and coves with qualified accredited instructors. Bike or hike on the coastal paths or through the pretty fishing villages of the area, watch soaring windsurfers on the stunning beach at Bamburgh, voted Britain’s top picnic spot in 2013, before heading further down the coast for a little broomstick training at Alnwick Castle! Further inland, Ford & Etal Estates offers a great day out with over 20 family attractions including riding, canoeing, cycling, climbing, and a charming 15” gauge steam railway.
Serious walkers and cyclists can link into a number of long distance routes including St. Cuthbert’s Way, the Berwickshire Coastal Path or the Sandstone Way where you will experience breathtaking scenery, exceptional nature reserves, spectacular castles and grand stately homes as you pass on through. Alternatively the vast open spaces and heather-clad hillsides of the Northumberland National Park provides endless trails, iconic landmarks and big sky views, giving way to forests and rolling parklands with plenty of cosy pubs and picturesque villages for a much deserved rest stop at the end of a busy day.
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