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School Master's Retreat, SPECIAL OFFER... AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 7 nights £695

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Close to Sandy Beaches, Lindisfarne & Berwick Restaurant/Shops, cyclist Friendly

SPECIAL OFFER August/September 7 nights £695 or 3 nights £395 rental rate. Please email Rosalind via, "Ask owner a question" to apply this rate. Further information maybe viewed at our cottage website: Scremerston Cottages

School Master's Retreat, Scremerston, Northumberland is a charming stone and slate cottage set in walled cottage gardens with it's own private courtyard and parking. The cottage is fully self contained and attached to the owner's house- the School Master's House built in 1843.

Situated in the North Northumbrian village of Scremerston one mile from the golden, sandy Cocklawburn beach and the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve and Heritage Coast. There are numerous country and coastal walks nearby as well as the Coast and Castle cycle route and Goswick golf course. 2 miles to the north is the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick upon Tweed with supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Holy Island is just a 10 minute drive to the south. Just a little further is Bamburgh- the ancient capital of Northumberland, Seahouses with boat trips to the Farne Islands and Alnwick Castle and Garden.

The property comprises newly fitted kitchen, bathroom and furnishings. The open plan ground floor is 30ft in length and has a sitting room with 2 leather sofas WiFi box and flat screen TV with DVD player, over feature fireplace. The kitchen has a vaulted ceiling with flagstone floor and integrated appliances to include with washing machine with dryer, dishwasher, fridge with ice box, fan oven, 4 ring hob and microwave. Solid oak worktops and quality dining table and chairs.

The staircase leads up to a light and airy balcony dressing area and off to the bedroom with quality pocket sprung king size bed with Egyptian cotton bed linen. An oak door leads into the en suite with rain shower over full length bath, basin and WC.

The property is attached to the owner's home but remains self contained with independent utilities including combi boiler and full central heating, WiFi. Egyptian cotton bed linen and superior towels are included in the rental rate.

Externally there is a BBQ, private gated parking for one car and private rear courtyard/garden with outdoor table and chairs and sun loungers. The cottage is cyclist friendly with a lockable bike store.

More Details

Rosalind Dryden
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Rosalind Dryden

We personally look after and the manage the property to a high standard to ensure the best experience for our guests.

We live in the School Master's House that is attached to the cottage so are near enough to be on hand if required during your stay- but also happy for you to enjoy your holiday in peace. We are open, friendly people and nothing is too much trouble for us. We are happy to give local knowledge on Northumberland as we know and love our beautiful county.

Rosalind Dryden purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Rosalind Dryden chose Berwick-upon-Tweed

The property is located in the oldest part of a quiet village that is close to Cocklawburn beach where there are miles of glorious golden sand for walking. There is a wonderful walk to Cheswick sands and the Coast and Castle cycle path is within easy reach.There are two cafes within walking distance open 7 days a week for breakfasts, lunches, coffees and cake- the one at Borewell Farm and one with an an outdoor shop selling lots of items for holiday makers. It is possible to walk into Berwick upon Tweed. There is good access to the A1 and Berwick upon Tweed is a 2 minute drive or bus ride away.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with the property as it is a tranquil setting with the architecture of the Early English style church nearby and the Old School. The east/west orientation that makes for a perfect breakfast terrace to the rear to enjoy the sun rise. The house that the cottage is attached to is the old School Master's House that was constructed in 1843 and lived in by generations of headmistresses/masters up until the school relocated to the other side of the village in the 1960's.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A stunning holiday home, would definitely visit again! Love the interior design and build- would rate 5 stars. Owners are absolutely lovely and the whole place is amazing!
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Berwick-upon-Tweed in Ancroft

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is en suite to the bedroom and has a white bathroom suite comprising full length bath with rain shower and adjustable hand held shower over the bath and screen, WC and hand wash basin. There are 2 velux windows in the bathroom both with blinds and an extraction fan and shaver socket. Bath and hand towels and bath mats are included in the rental rate.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Pocket sprung king size bed
  • The bedroom is located on the first floor. There is dressing area which has a balcony that looks onto the double height vaulted ceiling above the ground floor. There is plenty of storage in this area and a comfy chair. The bedroom is open plan to the dressing area with a quality king size pocket sprung bed with Egyptian cotton linen and hotel quality anti allergy bedding. There are reading lights either side of the bed with bedside tables and a Roberts digital radio. There are 2 velux window in the bedroom, both if which have black out and light filter blinds fitted.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • swimming


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School Master's Retreat, SPECIAL OFFER... AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 7 nights £695
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Perfect for couples

  • 5 of 5

Lovely time here, such a beautiful part of the world. Highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, very high standard of accommodation and in great lengths cation

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous week with great weather - lots of walking from scaling St.Abb's Head to the lighthouse, Bamburgh beach down to Seahouses and Lindisfarne. great choices for food and then back to the cottage to relax in comfort.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay in

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage finished to high standards!! We really felt at home and had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

Ideally situated for travelling to various tourists areas.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We have thoroughly enjoyed our break at the School Masters Retreat. The accommodation is beautiful, stylish and immaculate. There is everything you could possibly need for a really comfortable stay. The location was perfect for us, it was quiet but there were plenty of shops within easy reach and perfectly situated for exploring the beautiful surrounding areas...a real treat !

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extremely comfortable and inviting.

  • 5 of 5

A very easy to run and comfortable Cottage. Very clean and organised providing an ideal base to travel around all of the recommended places of interest. After a full day sight seeing a real pleasure to return to this lovely tasteful and quiet retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Edinburgh and Newcastle
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Goswick Links
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Berwick Upon Tweed
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pot a Doodle Do
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cocklawburn and Cheswick sands
Car: recommended

The location is just perfect for holidays! The property is not far from the A1 but beautifully quiet and situated in the old part of the village attached to the owner's home. Direct access south to Holy Island (10 mins) Bamburgh (15 mins) and all the other delights the Northumberland Coast and inland offers. The property is also well located to explore west into the Scottish Borders, (the market town of Kelso with Floors Castle is 20 minute drive) and north to Scotland's capital city Edinburgh (60 minute drive).Cocklawburn Beach is signposted from the property and Cheswick Sands, (part of the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve) are 5 minute drive or 20 minute walk. The walled town of Berwick upon Tweed is also a 5 minute drive north offering an excellent selection of supermarkets, shops bars, pubs and restaurants


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
August 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September long weekend
1 Sep 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October hoildays
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018
3 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £40

Prices quoted include Owner's Direct 6% booking/service fee, VAT thereon and refundable damage deposit. We do take bookings privately for the rental rate amount and refundable damage deposit only - please call Ros to enquire 07515 286 201. Our standard changeover day is Saturday but we will always consider special requests. 3 night short breaks are available subject to other bookings and availability. Sorry no pets or smoking.Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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