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THE GATE HOUSE, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Period property sleeping 4, dogs welcome.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Berwick-upon-Tweed - THE GATE HOUSE, Berwick

A stunning period property sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms. Welcomes two dogs. Rural.

A charming, Grade II listed period cottage with a pretty, fully-enclosed garden with the River Tweed and the stunning beaches of the Northumberland coast on the doorstep and distant views of the Cheviot Hills.

Inside, the pretty interior is presented in contemporary cottage style with interesting antique items and original artworks alongside Farrow and Ball paint colours, designer linen fabrics and a contemporary kitchen and bathroom. There’s a log fire (logs are provided), wi fi, TV with Freeview, DVD player and selection of DVDs and an impressive selection of games and interesting books for relaxing in the cooler months. The kitchen is compact but well equipped and includes ample cookware and cookery books for keen cooks! The boiler room and large shed are useful for the storage of outdoor kit.

Guests have use of the superb original wood-panelled billiard room in the owner’s house complete with full size billiard table. This is shared with another holiday cottage in the grounds on a first come, first served basis.

The two individually-styled bedrooms are beautifully presented with muted paint colours, superb bespoke linen curtains and fabulous cashmere and wool throws. To ensure a restful night’s sleep, good quality beds with pocket sprung memory foam mattresses are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows and Arran Aromatics toiletries are provided.

The Gate House sits in a pretty, fully-enclosed garden overlooking paddocks. Guests are welcome to explore the wider grounds which run down to the river and a network of excellent walks. A particular highlight is the short walk to Scotland over the superb Union Bridge, the first of its type in the UK and the oldest of its type still in use, which links England and Scotland. From here one can explore the grounds of Paxton House or walk downstream all the way to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Upstream there’s a fabulous walk to the pretty village of Norham with some superb views along the way.

Accommodation

The accommodation is all on one floor and is suitable for less mobile guests. For larger parties, The Gate House can be booked in conjunction with Steward's House which also sits within the grounds. The two properties are a few minutes' walk from one another.

Sitting room with dining area with open fire (logs are provided), TV with Freeview, DVD player and a selection of DVD's, local area books and good selection of board games. Dining table (seats 4).

Compact but well-equipped kitchen with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped with good quality china and glasses, cookware and cookery books. Door to garden.

Bedroom one with 5’ bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom two with 3’ zip and link beds which can be twin or zipped together to form a superking bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table.

Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hair dryer is provided in both bedrooms. Arran Arromatics toiletries are provided along with luxurious bath sheets and hand towels.

Wi fi and mobile coverage

Wi fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.

Babies

A travel cot and high chair are available on request.

Billiard room

Guests have use of the superb original wood-panelled billiard room in the owner’s house complete with full size billiard table. This is shared with another holiday cottage in the grounds on a first come, first served basis.

Garden and grounds

The Gate House has a pretty, fully-enclosed garden to the rear with outside seating area. Guests are welcome to explore the wider grounds which run down to the river and a network of excellent walks. There is private parking for two / three cars adjacent to the cottage.

A large secure shed adjacent to the cottage is ideal for the storage of outdoor kit.

Welcome pack

A welcome pack of local goodies awaits guests on arrival.

Catering

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.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at the The Gate House. Owners are requested to dry their dogs before allowing them into the sitting room. Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms.

Guests’ privacy

The Gate House is a standalone property which sits at the end of the drive to the main house.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Emma Crabtree
Speaks English, French
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
2 December, 2016
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Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

THE GATE HOUSE, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Period property sleeping 4, dogs welcome.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

Great property in a great area

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay, as described, well looked after ( although the toilet seat could do with securing,) bit of a shock when it slid to one side :(

A great welcome pack.

This is a fantastic place to stay everything you need for a wonderful holiday

We would certainly recommend to anyone.

The dark skies are super for stargazers!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Gate House. We can confirm that the toilet seat has now been secured. I hope we can welcome you back in the future! Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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5

A haven of rest in perfect peace!

  • 5 of 5

The Gate House is ideally situated for exploring the Tweed valley and the north of Northumberland as well as the Scottish Borders.

We found it very well appointed with all the 'mod cons' you could possibly ask for but still retaining an 'away from it all' atmosphere.

The weather was very kind to us and we enjoyed breakfast in the garden every morning and even a couple of evening meals! On our last night after a cooler day, we enjoyed the open log fire!

The beds were wonderfully comfortable and the water instantly hot (how do they do that?).

There is a very comprehensive collection of books and brochures giving information about the area, what to see, where to eat, etc.

We recommend the Gate House unreservedly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. It is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Gate House. We will pass your kind comments over to the owners. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Location

Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Train
5.5 Miles
Berwick upon Tweed
Car: recommended

With direct access to one of the world's greatest salmon rivers on the doorstep, The Gate House is a perfect base for fishing parties. The house sits above the Horncliffe beat on the English side and Tweedhill on the Scottish side but is within easy driving distance of a number of prime bottom and lower Tweed beats. Norham Angling Association permits can be purchased for some evening trout fishing.

The pretty village of Norham, a finalist for England's Favourite Village Award and famous for its imposing Norman castle ruins depicted in Turner’s iconic paintings, has a local shop, bakery, two pubs, a gunsmith and the celebrated Foreman's Butcher selling a fantastic selection of meats, pies, local cheeses, wines and even fishing flies. The fish and chip van on a Thursday night is also not to be missed!

More extensive shopping is available in Berwick-upon-Tweed (8 miles) or just over the border in Coldstream (8 miles). The Steward’s House is also close to two of the area’s best eateries; The Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn which specialise in dishes prepared using the wealth of local produce on offer.

The Chainbridge Honey Farm is a few minutes’ walk down the road for a wander around the vintage museum and sample some fabulous honey. Paxton House is also just down the road and offers a lively events programme as well as housing an important collection of late 18th and early 19th century paintings loaned by the National Galleries of Scotland. Also nearby is the Ford and Etal estate where attractions include Northumberland’s only thatched pub, and the delightful Heatherslaw miniature steam railway.

The Gate House is an ideal base for discovering Northumberland's stunning and varied countryside. Explore the Heritage coastline, 25 miles of golden sands and secluded rocky coves. One of our favourites is Cheswick Beach, often deserted even during the summer months and Bamburgh Beach, with miles of pristine sand nestled behind huge sand dunes. At low tide take a trip across the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne, enjoy amazing views from the cliff top walks at St Abb’s Head or take a boat to the Farne Islands to see the resident colonies of Grey Seals and an impressive array of birdlife including Puffins.

A stone’s throw in the other direction will take you to charming market town of Wooler, gateway to the Cheviot Hills, the rolling blanket of people-free hillsides that slope and swell amidst the 400 square miles of Northumberland’s National Park. Here you will find some fabulous walking and cycling from gentle forays to serious hikes amidst spectacular scenery.

The region’s rich and often bloody history is reflected in the magnificent chain of castles that punctuate the landscape. In addition to Norham Castle, besieged at least 13 times by the Scots, those nearby include dramatic Bamburgh, perched high on its rocky outcrop, the vast, romantic ruins of Dunstanburgh, the palatial splendour of Floors, Chillingham, reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in England and home to the world’s only herd of wild cattle and foreboding Alnwick, made famous as the location for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter films.

The beautiful coastline provides the perfect opportunity to try your hand at kite surfing, sailing or coasteering. The nearby stables at Kimmerston offer tuition and farm hacks as well as beach rides and treks in the Cheviot Hills. There is excellent cycling on quiet country lanes around the village and on dedicated cycle routes including the Tweed Cycle Way and the Coast and Castles cycle route. The area is also a golfer’s paradise with several well-regarded courses nearby including the Championship Qualifying links course at Goswick and the Roxburghe Championship Course outside Kelso. For something a little different, clay pigeon shooting and archery are available locally and beginners are very welcome.

The magnificent city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip either about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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Prices & Availability

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:
    02 Apr 2016 to 27 May 2016
    04 Jun 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
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Berwick-upon-Tweed in North East England

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Zip and link bed which can be double or twin.
  • Bedroom one with 5’ bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom two with 3’ zip and link beds which can be twin or zipped together to form a superking bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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