About Tweed Cottage
This character cottage is ideal for a couple or for a single guest. It has an open plan kitchen lounge area, centred around an old stone fireplace with mock electric wood burner. The cottage has full central heating and double glazing. The kitchen has granite worktop, hob, oven, dishwasher and washing machine and is equipped to four star standard. The dining table is laid for a cosy romantic dinner though there is an excellent pub only 75metres away. The new sofa is very comfortable for watching then wall mounted tv or a dvd. WiFi is available and isfree of course. We provide a lovely Welcome basket on arrival which will include items such as home made jam or chutney, chain Bridge honey, local shortbread, free range eggs and milk, and a bottle of local beer.
The stairs lead to a double bedroom with its own tv and an en suite bathroom with large walk in power shower with both rainhead and conventional head . The cottage is fully equipped with fluffy Egyptian cotton towels, kitchen towels, specially made organic soap and all bedding of course.
The enclosed garden is situated about 20 metres from the cottage and is next to the dedicated parking space. It is not connected to the house which is one of the quirks of this old estate village. There is a lockable cycle shed provided in the parking area. The pub, The Cross has an excellent reputation for food and a warm welcome and dogs are allowed in the bar area if taking a meal.
From the cottage there are several gentle walks to the River Tweed and its tributary the River Whiteadder. The Tweed riverside walk can be taken down to Berwick or upstream to Horncliffe and the Chain Bridge and Honey Farm. Walks around Paxton House garden will take you past the restored water wheel. A visit to the Palladian House of Paxton is essential and can be finished off with excellent tea and home baking in their café. In Summer there are boat trips on the river.
The Border area has many other stately homes so Manderston House, duns and Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth. The new visitor centre in Duns will open in 2019 and showcase the life and achievements of Jim Clark , the world famous racing driver. New for 2019 is an exhibition of Turner paintings from his visits to Norham and around. Prints of the artist are displayed at our holiday cottage, Turner cottage in Norham.
The beaches of Northumberland and Berwickshire are only a short drive away. Coldingham and Bamburgh beaches are highly recommended. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a popular destination with its links to early Christianity. Visits to the ruined Cistercian abbeys of Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh are interesting too.
Berwick upon Tweed