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Country Cottages With Views Over Open Farmland To Holy Island - Thelma's House Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Thelma's House Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms)

All on one level except two steps into house. View over the fields of Holy Island Castle.Large, very comfortable, carpeted living room with Freeview TV & DVD player. Large bright & modern, fitted dining kitchen with fridge/freezer,elect cooker, microwave & dishwasher. Small room with washing machine & tumble dryer. Bedroom 1- Super king size bed & en-suite shower room(suitable for Mob.1) Bedroom 2 - Twin room (2x3ft beds) & en-suite bathroom with shower over bath Bedroom 3 - Twin room (2x3ft beds) sharing a shower room with Bedroom 4. Bedroom 4 - Single room (1x3ft bed) Plus guest bed by arrangement for child. Also separate toilet. Garden/storage room leading to large, lawn garden with summerhouse, garden furniture & BBQ The house is heated by Night Storage heaters & Electricity. Parking for two cars at house with more by arrangement. No dogs accepted in this property.

About the property


The properties are all four star, spacious & modern cottages, fitted and equipped to a high standard. SEE OUR OWN WEBSITE. They are situated on a working farm on the peaceful & beautiful North Northumberland Coast. All have secure gardens. Sandy beaches and rock pools to the north & the south of the farm. There is some water sport to the south. Easily reached from the A1. Car essential. Railway stations are at Berwick-upon-Tweed, 14 miles & at Alnmouth, 19 miles. Free Wifi.

Mrs Ros Reay
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Mrs Ros Reay

My husband was born & has lived at Elwick all of his life & when we got married in 1970 we set up home here. We have three daughters, all married now, but the oldest one, her husband & their two boys now run the farm. They moved into our house but we still live on the farm. We have been involved with holiday cottages for thirty years now & thoroughly enjoy meeting visitors who have now become friends & new ones who we hope will. As we live 'on the spot' we are available to answer questions or sort any problems that anyone may have.

Mrs Ros Reay purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Mrs Ros Reay chose Berwick-upon-Tweed

Our cottages were all used as farm workers homes & have gradually been changed over the years as they have been vacated. We live in a beautiful peaceful part of the world & consider ourselves very lucky. When we return from a holiday we always say 'well, our coastline is beautiful here too'. The population here is small & the roads not nearly as busy as further south, so getting around is not a problem.

What makes this cottage unique

We are very convenient for the A1, the coast, the hills & the Scottish Borders. In half an hour one can be some distance away.The train can have you into Edinburgh from Berwick-upon-Tweed in 40 mins.

Newcastle is an hour's drive away & has many museums, multiplex cinemas, shops & restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved the warm welcome of music, cake & flowers after a long journey"

" We found the cottage so handy for getting around the area"

"This is our sixth visit to Elwick, that must say it all"
Feb 2013
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Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephone or email & will be confirmed by either letter or email. Payment can be made by cheque or bank transfer. We charge a deposit & ask for the balance to be paid four weeks before the holiday date.
Dogs only accepted in Shepherd's Cottage, The Martins, Bill's House & Gardener's Cottage by prior arrangement.

Changeover Day:
Thelma's House & Gardener's Cottage are Friday changeovers
The Martins, Shepherd's Cottage, Six The Square & Bill's House are Saturday changeovers.
Arrival is not before 3.00pm & we ask that departure is by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Prices can vary a little, please ask.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: All house are heated by Night Storage Heaters, electric panel heaters in bedrooms & electric fire in living rooms. Extra heater is supplied. All houses have at least two toilets. All bed linen,tea towels, bath towels & hand towels (one of each per person), but not beach towels are provided. Bedding is in the form of duvets & all beds are made up for arrival. The houses are situated away from the farm buildings & are all within 50 metres of each other making them suitable for more than one family holidaying together. The properties are situated two miles away from the A1 road. Outside: All houses have large, safe & secure gardens.Two other properties aviailable. Thelma's House has a summerhouse. All have outdoor furniture & a BBQ. There is also a 'ball play area' beside the houses. There is open farmland next to all the houses and there is a footpath(10/15 mins walk) over our land to a bird 'hide' at the shoreline, part of Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve - perfect isolation.


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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Ross & Bamburgh


There are miles of white, sandy beaches on our North Northumberland coastline. Ross Back Sands, a mostly deserted beach is the nearest (next door farm) but demands a half hour walk from where you park the car- but well worth the walk. Bamburgh is a 10 minute drive away to the south and there are lots of parking spaces. From there you find beaches all the way down the coast. Also to the north, you will find Goswick beach,25 mins. & Cocklawburn a little further on.


Nearest airport is Newcastle (50miles) and Edinburgh is 75 miles away.

The nearest railway stations are Berwick-upon-Tweed (14 miles away)to the north & to the south, Alnmouth(20 miles) these are both on the main London to Edinburgh East Coast Line. A car is totally essential here and car hire can be arranged in Berwick.


Belford is the nearest village & is two and a half miles, Bamburgh village is five miles away, Wooler is twelve miles away, Berwick-upon-Tweed is 14 miles away(15-20 mins) and Alnwick is 17 miles away(25 mins).

Further Details:

The Doctor is found at Belford Health Centre. There are Infirmaries with A&E at Berwick & Alnwick. Belford has a supermarket, post office, newsagent, beautician, a farm shop, a coffee shop, a fish & chip shop and three pubs. For larger supermarkets you find Tesco, Morrison, Asda, Aldi & M&S Simply Food in Berwick, then in Alnwick there are Sainsbury, Morrison & Lidl. There is no bank in Belford but there is a cash machine in the supermarket(open 8am 'til 10pm). Banks are at Wooler, Seahouses, Berwick & Alnwick. There are many pubs, restaurants & cafes in the area. Alnwick Castle, of Harry Potter fame, also has a wonderful garden with lots of water features(take spare clothes for children!) and a huge Tree House with rope walkways - great fun. Alnwick Town is only a short walk away & has shops & restaurants. Berwick-upon-Tweed, an old walled town has lovely walks on the historic Elizabethan walls by the River Tweed. Beautiful Bamburgh is a must with the Castle towering over the unspoilt village, then just along the road is Seahouses with it's lovely harbour. It is from here that you take a trip to the Farne Islands to see all manner of seabirds & seals. Booking offices are on the harbour. Beadnell is where you will find some water sports. You can walk from Craster (famous for it's kippers) to Dunstanburgh Castle, a little further south.