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Detached Stone Cottage With Panoramic Views Of The River Tweed

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

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

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.

Property Manager
Julie Riley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

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 Coldstream

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


Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for an amazing break, you have thought of everything in the lovely cottage, loved the birds. Mrs P

I love coming back here, so quiet and peaceful. Wildlife is great and I can recharge my batteries. I have everything I need and the bed's to die for! You have made some great changes since taking over-thanks Mrs W

We really hope to come back soon, what a super cottage and well designed. Just what we need and plenty room-it's so deceiving. Thanks for being so helpful and welcoming. Duke loved it and this holiday was just what we needed, great area to explore and comfortable cottage to come back to. Mr & Mrs S
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coldstream in Carham

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The shower room has a shower, sink and toilet, a razor socket with light and extractor fan. The towel rail is above the radiator. There is plenty of shelving space for your toiletries.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bed is a 'hideaway' bed so the bedroom doubles with the living room and eating area. It is a good size and there is plenty of room. our visitors love it. Sofa Bed is in conservatory which has blackout blinds and is heated.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Travel cot available on request, if your car is large then parking is 50yards away, if small-medium parking right outside cottage if able driver. TV is freeview and has a DVD facility. Oil central heating included in price. Outhouse suitable for bikes. Please note there is a £10 charge for pets with max of 2. Outside: Small enclosed gardens and secluded patio to rear. Seat at front and back of property. Dogs must be kept on leads within open areas. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Towels are not provided although if you would like this there could be a charge. Linen is changed on a weekly basis (if you are there for a fortnight linen will be changed). The cottage is clean on your arrival and is only cleaned on your departure. Other: There is a conservatory, which is south facing. It consists of a comfortable one-seater bed settee. There is a standard lamp, rocker chair, bench with storage for extra bedding, coffee table, and a radiator


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Detached Stone Cottage With Panoramic Views Of The River Tweed
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews
Newark, Notts

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What is not to like?

Spotlessly clean, everything to make it feel a home from home, scenery we can only dream of, peace and quiet, total relaxation.

Why didn't we find you before? So many wasted years!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this lovely review. Also thank you for leaving the cottage spotless too, not often this happens. We really hope to welcome you back. Thanks again so much appreciated.
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very relaxing and cosy

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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detatched, quiet peaceful cottage ideally placed to explore northumberland and borders via car

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rainbow Cottage

  • 4 of 5

A lovely cosy little cottage fantastically equipped and beautifully presented!

It was very quiet and peaceful and the location was amazing with a lovely view over the Tweed.

Saw loads of wildlife and lots of water fowl flying over the highlight being a black swan!

Thank you Martin, Sheila andJulie for everything.

Bob and Barbara Eggo

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Quaint little cottage, nice scenery on the River Tweed, peaceful place, it is a shame that we could not walk down to the river side, not to worry the scenery was good. every morning while eating breakfast we could watch the blue tits, great tits, green finch's eating the nuts and if we where very still there was a couple of woodpeckers that would come and feed. The car park was a bit tight for our car ( VAUXHALL ZAFIRA ) but my husband managed to park the car on the slabbed area.

We did quiet a bit of touring around Northumberland ( what a place for scenery )

Within ten minutes from cottage if you go towards Coldstream go over the River Tweed and drive round the bend you enter Scotland ( NICE ) again perfect scenery. We enjoyed staying at the cottage, would recomend to anybody.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great little cottage, well equipped good location with nice local walks,

  • 5 of 5

Great places to visit locally, loved the variety of birds locally, visiting the feeders, cottage very clean and warm

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Cornhill on Tweed
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Berwick upon Tweed
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cornhill on Tweed
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Berwick upon Tweed
Car: necessary

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

Further Details:

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Coldstream, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Autumn 1 2018
8 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/New Year 2018/19
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

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).

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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