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Detached Stone Cottage With Panoramic Views Of The River Tweed

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Julie Riley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

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 and usually meets people on site when they arrive to show them round, he is also retired.

Mother in 60's and daughter in 30'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 toddler 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 Scottish Borders

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

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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Guestbook comments from the owner

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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7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Newark, Notts
5

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: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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5

Intimate, cosy, well- appointed spotlessly clean cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome and everything you would need for a stay away. The cottage lacked nothing in amenities, was warm and very comfortable. Bird-watching whilst eating breakfast was a delight as was the view down across the Tweed valley. Be aware that your car needs to be a small one if you hope to fit it on the driveway 'permitted' by the next door neighbour - who by reputation in the cottage visitors book can be a bit funny about the issue. We had no trouble but parked down the hill (50m) in the ample public village park. A perfect getaway for us and the two dogs, whose legs are considerably shorter having walked for many miles along the wondrous coast. It's a super base for lots of other things too - we would return at the drop of a hat to carry on exploring this area of unspoiled beauty, as well as heading north across the border. Four days was not enough for us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

excellent

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location central for lots of places lovely clean cottage with spectacular views over the river tweed. Also lots of wildlife I will recommend this cottage to all family and friends well worth a stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for a lovely review, apologies for delay I hadn't seen it until now! Very much appreciated and we hope to welcome you again.
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5

Just Right!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time here, it's location is perfect! It was just the two of us and our little dog so the cottage was just the right size along with being spotlessly clean. Julie and her parents are the nicest people and it was a pleasure dealing with them and hope to visit again someday!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Little Gem of a Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Excellent all round rental. Highly recommended. Every thing you can need is there except Internet but I managed without a week as it was so relaxed! Ultimate get away from it all retreat. Wonderful views of the River Tweed and loads of birds on the feeders in the back garden. The pull down bed is far too comfortable!! We hope to return. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norfolk
5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful holiday. Rainbow cottage was idyllic for my husband and I and our 2 dogs. It was so clean and comfortable and to sit in the garden overlooking the River Tweed and watch the salmon jumping was truly remarkable. The people in the village were very friendly and there were so many different places to visit. The dogs loved the beaches at Bamburgh, Berwick and Spittal. Wow!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Cornhill on Tweed at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Coldstream at 4 Miles Nearest Train : Berwick upon Tweed at 12 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cornhill on Tweed at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Berwick upon Tweed at 12 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Great area for walking, cycling and bird watching.

Coast/Beach:

13 miles to Berwick-upon-Tweed which has lovely beaches and approx 20miles from the famous Bamburgh beach.

Travel:

Nearest airpost Newcastle upon Tyne. Car hire available here. You would need a car in Wark, public transport is scarce.

Distances:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Easter 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£141
for 3 nights
From
£47
£225
 
 
Spring 2017
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£260
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£300
 
 
Autumn 1 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£50
£260
 
 
Autumn 2 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£135
for 3 nights
From
£45
£190
 
 
Xmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£300
 

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).

Owner'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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

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Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • river
  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Travel cot available on request, if your car is medium/large then parking is 50yards away, if small 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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