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Tastefully renovated, ideally located cottage for a peaceful or active break.

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom stone cottage with a large walled garden and views of open countryside

An ideal base for exploring Northumberland or just relaxing, this tastefully renovated stone built cottage sits on a peaceful site with open views of the beautiful countryside of the Till valley. Whether you want to walk, cycle, explore the border towns, castles or beaches or simply slow down and soak up the atmosphere, you will find that our cottage is centrally located, allowing you as much variety as you wish.

The cottage has been in the family for some time but has undergone a total renovation (June 2015), giving it modern comforts whist keeping the period feel of the property. Each of the three bedrooms features an original cast iron fireplace, and the open fire in the large sitting room provides a wonderful focus for marshmallow toasting in the evenings. Our dining area is in front of a double sash window overlooking the large, south facing, walled garden featuring mature trees. From this vantage point you can enjoy the many different bird species which are regular visitors to the garden and surrounding fields and deer are regularly spotted. You may be lucky enough to see a badger, fox or weasel and in the evenings an owl or bats.

We are equipped to accommodate five guests. There is one double bedroom, a second large bedroom with zip and link beds which can be configured as two singles or one super king size bed, and a downstairs single room. We can also provide a travel cot for a sixth, younger guest and have a stone outhouse which can take up to five bicycles.

Local amenities

The cottage lies roughly three and a half miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed to the north or Milfield to the south, both of which have small village shops and pubs. The popular Blue Bell Inn serves lunchtime and evening meals and can be reached on foot in about 10 to 15 minutes: perhaps a little longer on the way back.

Coldstream, a pleasant border town with great views over the River Tweed, is five miles away. It has a larger range of independent shops, pubs and cafes as well as a small supermarket.

Kelso and Berwick-on-Tweed, both of which are well worth visiting, have large supermarkets and most things you would need.

Accommodation

Our large sitting room has two sofas and a reclining chair with footstool arranged around the open fire and a dining table with five chairs in front of the window, overlooking the garden. There is a Flatscreen TV with integrated DVD player, a music system and a selection of DVDs, CDs, games and books.

The kitchen contains an electric cooker and hob, a washing machine, a slimline dishwasher and a microwave, as well as a good range of cooking and baking equipment. The adjoining pantry contains a fridge freezer and has ample storage space.

Bedroom one – a large room overlooking the garden with zip and link beds which can be configured as a superking size or twin beds as required. It has two bedside tables, dressing table, linen closet and a large wardrobe.

Bedroom two – a double bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet.

Bedroom three – a downstairs bedroom with single bed, chest of drawers and bedside table.

Bathroom with cast iron bath, shower over the bath, original basin and wc.

All bedrooms overlook the garden.

Other Guest Amenities

Bed linen and towels included.

Hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Heating

Electric heating throughout controlled by digital thermostats. An unlimited supply of coal is provided for the open fire in the sitting room.

Mobile Network

The mobile signal is intermittent but generally good, although networks may vary.

Babies and Children

A travel cot and high chair are available, as well as a higher wooden chair for younger children.

Garden

There is an open, walled garden in front of the property which is mainly set to lawn and a pleasant sitting area with garden furniture.

Dogs

At present we do not accept dogs.

More Details

Owner
Joanne Iceton
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 December, 2017

About Joanne Iceton

I have been married to my husband, Neil for over 20 years and we have three children who are still at school. Neil is a teacher and I look after the home and our small property business. We have lived in Gateshead for most of our lives but love getting up to Northumberland as often as we can.

Joanne Iceton purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Joanne Iceton chose Berwick-upon-Tweed

When we bought this cottage, it was for our own use and this is the first time that we have marketed it to the pubic (June 2015). We looked at over a hundred properties at the time but when we drove up the drive at Crookham Eastfield and saw the garden and views, we quickly decided that this could be the one. We then spent time driving around the local area and doing some specific research, which confirmed that this cottage would make an ideal, central base. And this is what it has been. Our children have grown up here and have always loved visiting. We find that it is the ideal place to wind down and soon after arriving, moods change. We still intend to use it for our own purposes but have now significantly updated the property so that others can enjoy it, too.

What makes this cottage unique

The renovation, which was completed in June 2015, has brought the cottage up to date in terms of modern comforts but has been done tastefully, keeping the original features such as the cast iron fireplaces, open fire and sash windows. The garden is an important feature, particularly the views over it from most rooms of the house. Sitting with a glass of wine, watching the birds or spotting other wildlife whilst the sun goes down makes for the perfect end to the day.

Location

Nearest Airport
56 Miles
Newcastle-on-Tyne
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Blue Bell Inn
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
North Shields
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Wooler Golf Club, Doddington
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Berwick-on-Tweed
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
A1(M)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Blue Bell Inn
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Midlothian Snowsports Centre
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Cocklawburn
Car: recommended

North Northumberland has attractions to suit all tastes. Its quiet roads make driving a pleasure and cycling even better. The Wooler Wheel Hub has developed an extensive network of cycle trails or borrow one of our maps and plan your own route. In the Cheviots, it is possible to walk all day without seeing another soul and there are ancient hillforts to explore. Descendants of Neolithic goats have also inhabited these hills for more than five thousand years and if you are fortunate you may spot them whilst out walking. Failing that, a visit to Chillingham will ensure that you see one of the rarest animals on the planet as only around 100 survivors of the wild cattle which one roamed Britain still exist, isolated in the park for 800 years.

The coast is a short journey away and whilst everyone knows about the beauty of the beach at Bamburgh and the history surrounding Lindisfarne (Holy Island), consider Cocklawburn for a quieter visit, the stunning St Abb’s Head or a walk to Dunstanburgh Castle. Nature lovers can take a boat trip out to the Farne Islands from Seahouses where you will see seals and, in summer, puffins and arctic terns at very close quarters!

Closer to home, the Ford and Etal Estate has a range of attractions including the narrow gauge railway, the murals of Lady Waterford Hall, Heatherslaw Corn Mill, Etal Castle and the Black Bull, the only thatched pub in Northumberland. History lovers may also enjoy the nearby Flodden battlefield, Maelmin at Milfield or the Duddo Standing Stones. The local castles and country houses tell many a tale and a visit to Alnwick is a must for Harry Potter fans.

Fishing for trout on the River Till or Tweed can be arranged for as little as £5 per day or visitors to Hethpool Linn in the stunning College Valley can see salmon leaping as they return to their spawning grounds in Autumn.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , This features an original hand basin and cast iron bath.
  • There is an electric shower over the bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The room has either a super king size or two singles
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms have views over the garden and original cast iron feature fireplaces. Bedroom 1 A large room with zip and link beds which can be configured as a superking size or twin beds as required. It has two bedside tables, dressing table, linen closet and a large wardrobe. Bedroom two A double bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet. Bedroom three A downstairs bedroom with single bed, chest of drawers and bedside table.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Tastefully renovated, ideally located cottage for a peaceful or active break.
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
5

Spacious rooms. Ideal location

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do the house justice. The lounge/ diner is spacious but cosy with a roaring fire that is easy to set. The bedrooms are all excellent. Autumn walks from the door take in Ford and Etal and Flodden Field. The College Valley is very close, with a remarkable solitude for somewhere so beautiful. You can walk high or stay low, there is a huge choice of unspoilt countryside. An evening walk to the pub, across the field and through the woods became a regular for us.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Rural retreat

  • 4 of 5

A great base for exploring Northumberland and the Borders, and getting away from the bustle down south. The cottage is comfortable, with spacious rooms and most mod cons (no wifi...). Excellent collection of OS maps for exploring. We avoided the tight parking by the cottage and parked instead ~20 yards up the lane with no problems. Pub within walking distance!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Very pleasant cottage in a rural location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very pleasant with some good walks and historical places to visit nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in this charming cottage. It was so homely to come back to after our days out and sit by the open fire.

The location is very peaceful. We were able to cycle with the children on the very quiet roads straight from the door. It is also well located for exploring North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

We especially enjoyed going to the Bluebell Inn for great food and real ale, just a short walk over the fields behind the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage in beautiful and quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our winter stay over New Year. The cottage was clean and tidy, with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable rooms. We all loved the location, easy to get to our favourite Northumberland haunts and also the chance to explore the Cheviots inland. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely cottage. Very clean and well equipped. Rooms are large and airy and there is car parking too. So quiet and peaceful. Would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Christmas
18 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£595
 
 
Easter
29 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£140
Fri,Sat
£550
 
 
May holiday
25 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£145
Fri,Sat
£595
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
From
£140
Fri,Sat
£550
 
 
High Summer
20 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£650
for 7 nights
£650
£1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
From
£85
Fri,Sat
£375
£1,100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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