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Detached Stone Cottage With Panoramic Views Of The River Tweed

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • 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.

Julie Riley
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 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


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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coldstream in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 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 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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Detached Stone Cottage With Panoramic Views Of The River Tweed
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 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: 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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Lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well appointed cottage. Stunning view of River Tweed from the rear terrace. No problem at all parking our Mazda3, but a very much larger car could be difficult. But if necessary the village parking area is just a short distance away - the village is so quiet it looks a very safe place to park.

A very quiet, peaceful location, but with so many places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little pot of gold

  • 5 of 5

We feel we found a little pot of gold when staying at Rainbow Cottage, everything far exceeded our expectations, we loved the peace and tranquillity.

The entertainment was endless watching all the birds from the window, I filmed more than 10 minutes of 2 Greater Spotted Woodpeckers feeding on the peanut bird feeders....who needs tv?

We have a Mondeo Estate and managed to park in the parking space, the neighbours were lovely so all I can advise is that visitors give them the consideration that they deserve.

Looking forward to a 2nd visit sometime in the future, thank you for a wonderful 3 nights.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Everything we needed in cottage.

View is fantastic overlooks the River Tweed to Scotland!!

Can watch the Birds on the bird feeders right outside window.

Baby (bigger than dad) and dad Woodpeckers feed regularly also many many other birds!!!

Bird books on shelf to identify them

Husband calls me Bill now!!

Can highly recommend Beadnell bay beach.

Thanks for a wonderful holiday!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Break

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was excellent view of the tweed fantastic weather was brilliant so what was not to like

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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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
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 1 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn 2 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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).

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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