The detached cottage is situated in the lovely hamlet of Wark, within the remains of Wark Castle (Order of the Garter), protected by English Heritage. The nearest shop and pub and public transportation is in Cornhill on Tweed. There is a Co-op, shops and pubs in Coldstream just 4 miles across the river where there is also an exceptional golf course in the grounds of the Hirsal, home of Lord Hume. The cottage, on the bank of the River Tweed, stands high above the river giving panoramic views into Scotland. Enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the scenery while watching the salmon jump and the fisherman spending a lazy day fishing (or if you prefer to fish yourself, a trout fishing permit can be obtained at the Cornhill P.O. and salmon fishing can be arranged in advance through the local agent who represents the owners of the beats of the Tweed). Watch swans flying by at eye level, heron, ducks, pheasants and the numerous varieties of birds that share Wark.
House in Wark, Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland, England - Quiet And Tranquil, A Lot Of Birds, 4 Miles From Coldstream & 13 Miles From Berwick-upon-Tweed
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Jan 2019
About Julie Riley
We are a mother and daughter one retired and one a Housing Manager for a Social Landlord. Daughter also owns a shoe shop in Berwick upon Tweed and is a bit of a workaholic! We are local to the area and felt that the cottage was in a superb location and just so pretty and tranquil. Father (Dad) helps out and maintains the gardens, he is also retired. Mother in 60's and daughter in 40's. We enjoy holidaying ourselves in the UK and know it's important that a house has the little essentials and on top of it all is clean and tidy. Daughter has two dogs and a 4 year old and knows it's difficult to get accommodation which is dog friendly hence allowing pets.
Julie Riley purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Julie Riley chose Carham
We fell in love with the view from the property, the peacefulness of the area and the design of this quirky little cottage. The setting is just breathtaking and very calming. It's not far from the main towns but far enough away to chill out!
What makes this Cottage unique
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Cosy cottage with good views and convenient location
We enjoyed our stay so much at Rainbow Cottage that we wanted to stay longer! We found the accommodation quite spacious even with large quantities of luggage as the conservatory was larger than expected. Excellent central heating and hot water which was useful as it poured all day after our arrival. We very much enjoyed the antics of the birds (including the rather shy woodpecker) on the peanuts (provided). Very convenient for visiting Holy Island and the Cheviot (the sun shone!) and also for travelling to North Berwick and west to Dryburgh and Melrose Abbeys. The autumn colours in the Scottish Borders were stunning. Julie was very helpful and we will go back if we visit that area again.
Very comfortable cottage, in a rural location with lovely views
A small but compact cosy cottage, bed needs to be pulled down from wall at night & put away in the morning. Lovely views and plenty of wildlife & birds visiting the cottage, a small fenced garden for my 2 dogs. Central for the border towns and attractions. A very enjoyable week spent here, we will be back
Stunning location and excellent little cottage.
Wonderful little cottage. Compact and quaint. Clean and cosy. Lovely peaceful area with amazing scenery yet plenty of interesting places to visit fairly nearby. The perfect place to really unwind.
Beautiful little cottage
We had a lovely stay. The cottage was cozy and just the right size for two. The terrace in the back had loads of birds stop by on a daily basis, and the view was to die for! We found the residents of Coldstream (the nearest town) to be very friendly. All in all we had a wonderful time!
very relaxing and cosy
its situated in a lovely area, full of wildlife, ideal for those who like travelling about most days, or those who like to relax and stay in.
detatched, quiet peaceful cottage ideally placed to explore northumberland and borders via car
amazed at how many birds we saw during our stay..the cottage is set in a quiet rural area..its not on a bus route so defo need your own transport to get around and lots of private land so not allowed to walk or take dog for walks, was hoping to get down to the river but sadly no access to it on cottage side of the river
saying that, theres a couple of byways to walk along and the old railway that have no animals so safe to let pooches off lead..
friendly people in the village itself ranging from los angeles, france, essex, newcastle and scotland
theres a post box but no shops pubs etc but coldstream and kelso are fairly close for groceries and a bit of day/ nightlife
the cottage itself was lovely, clean, airy, well equiped and cosy..we stayed during feb so not the weather to sit outside but can imagine ot would be beautiful then...and watching the birds feeding thru the window was fantastic
Special interest holidays:
Great area for walking, cycling and bird watching.
13 miles to Berwick-upon-Tweed which has lovely beaches and approx 20miles from the famous Bamburgh beach.
Nearest airpost Newcastle upon Tyne. Car hire available here. You would need a car in Wark, public transport is scarce.
4 miles from Coldstream
7 miles from Kelso
13 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed
Holy Island, Bamburgh & Seahouses approx 20mile away
Scottish Borders on the doorstep
2 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed which has a super village shop and cafe. 4 miles from small Coop in Coldstream. Supermarkets available in Kelso & Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Additional pricing information
Booking Notes: Booking can be done over phone or internet. £50 a week non refundable deposit and balance must be paid no later than 4 weeks before arrival. Payment by cheque or bank transfer. Card payment can be available via this portal. Please note that there is a £10 charge for pets (max of 2) for cleaning. Changeover Day: Saturday is changeover day although if not booked we will consider other days closer to the time. 2pm arrival and 10am departure. Arrival can be earlier if free week before and by prior arrangement. Notes on prices: Please contact for short break prices. Please note there is a £10 charge for pets (max of two).