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Pet Friendly Cottage ideal for cyclists, walkers or families - Skylark Cottage Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Skylark Cottage Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

A cosy pet friendly cottage comfortably furnished throughout and set in peaceful surroundings. All on groundfloor level it is accessible and has parking for two cars. There is a large garden with unspoilt views of countryside.

Skylark has a large sitting-room with two large sofas, 32" TV and DVD, log burner (two baskets of logs included with rental price) and dining-area seating six people. Kitchen with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, cooker, microwave and high quality cutlery, crockery and utensils. Utility room with washing machine, tumbledryer and boot drying area. Bathroom with over head power shower, large bath and complimentary toiletries. Two double bedrooms with double beds, plenty of hanging space and storage. One twin bedroom with two single beds and loads of storage.

All heating and electricity is included in the rental price. Unlimited WiFi access is provided. High quality bedlinen and fluffy towels are provided. We also provide a dog water bowl and pet towels.

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About the property

Thornton Farm Cottages

Thornton Farm Cottages are perfect for a get-away-from-it-all holiday! There will always be fresh flowers, our own eggs and a pint of milk in the fridge ready for your arrival.

Everything is to a high standard, for example we believe in good quality beds and John Lewis bedlinen. All the bedrooms are comfortably furnished and tastefully decorated. We have fitted the kitchens with everything you need during your holiday, from coffee plungers to Alessi cutlery. Our cottages have a home from home feel and all our furnishings are to a high standard.

Thornton Farm is 5 miles south west from Berwick-upon-Tweed. It is an organic arable farm run by the Smales Family. Thornton is 50 miles from Edinburgh and 50 miles from Newcastle. It is a short drive from Norham Village with Norham Castle, a great pub and local shops.

We have space for securing your bikes so you can head out along some wonderful cycle routes. Cheswick Sands is 15 minutes by car and offers fabulous walks along some of the most deserted and beautiful coastline in Great Britain. We can offer guest passes to Paxton House where you can picnic by the River Tweed, visit the art gallery or walk along to the Chainbridge.

Guests are welcome to meet our miniature donkeys or help collect eggs. We like to leave you in peace and so everything is on offer, but never put upon guests. There are wonderful walks around the farm and guests love to bring their cameras for wildlife watching. For those with children we have a wonderful play park next to Skylark Cottage with wooden swings, see-saw, slide, climbing frame and willow playhouse. Perfect for little monkeys and den building.

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Property Manager
Laura Smales
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Laura Smales

My name is Laura and I work at Thornton Farm alongside my family. We are a small organic farm 5 miles outside Berwick-upon-Tweed. It is very much a family-run business, having lived here since 1948. I have 3 small children; a gorgeous greyhound; a chatty cocker spaniel; 3 miniature donkeys; 1 horse; 1 pony; herdwick sheep; ducks; hens and guinea fowl! We love walks along the beach, riding around the farm and making pancakes with Granny's eggs.

Why Laura Smales chose Berwick-upon-Tweed

We are so lucky to live in such a peaceful place. You can see the stars at night, listen to birdsong and even catch a glimpse of deer grazing in the fields. Thornton is thriving with wildlife and it is so special for us to listen to the skylarks.

Berwick is perfect for visiting Edinburgh, beach walks, hill climbing and castle spotting. The roads are quiet and you don't have to worry about queuing anywhere. The landscape is open so from one side you can view the Cheviots and another the Berwickshire hills. We can offer guest passes to Paxton House grounds so you can picnic by the River Tweed and walk along to the Chainbridge. Guests always comment Thornton is in a lovely location as we are a distance from a main road, yet within 10 minutes from amenities.

What makes this cottage unique

Our holiday cottages are private with lovely gardens looking out to fields. All our guests remark on the peace and feeling of getting away from it all. You can lean over the fence and watch the herdwick sheep, feed lambs in summer or help collect eggs at tea time.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Laura!

Just a line or two to say what a fabulous time we had in Skylark Cottage. I knew it was going to be a nice cottage, situated in beautiful countryside, but when we arrived it exceeded all of my expectations! We could not have asked for anything better. Your attention to detail is a huge credit to you and the staff who look after the property and the little ''home comforts'' make all the difference. I have given a top class review on Tripadvisor, but to be honest, I could not have said anything other! ... it was fantastic!

We hope one day we can return and spend another few days relaxing in what for us was a truly wonderful experience.
Feb 2015
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- Number of days before start date of your holiday that notification of cancellation is received by us
- Cancellation Charge (plus all booking fees, insurance premiums, credit card charges or administration fees payable by you)
A cancellation more than 29 days before the holiday start date: Full Deposit (including any Balance of Deposit due)
A cancellation 15 – 28 days before the holiday start date: 75% of Accommodation Cost
A cancellation 14 days or less before the holiday start date: Full Accommodation Cost

Changeover Day:
Friday is our preferred changeover day.
We accept a minimum of a 3 night stay for Skylark Cottage and a minimum of a 2 night stay for Linnet Cottage.
Skylark Cottage:- arrival at 3pm/departure at 10am
Linnet Cottage:- arrival at 4pm/departure at 11am


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Skylark has a mains fed power shower and lots of hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • The bedrooms have ample hanging space and storage. We use high tog duvets and John Lewis bed linen & towels.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
For those who love the idea of a farm holiday, we can show guests our miniature donkeys, ducks and hens. Guests can help collect eggs or walk around our farm tracks.


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Skylark Cottage Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Lovely relaxing break in pleasant surroundings.j

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant stay in cosy cottage away from fireworks, which was the main reason for our stay. Warm welcome on arrival, well equipped cottage.

Excellent walks nearby. Would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your short break. It is indeed very peaceful at Thornton. I enjoyed a walk yesterday and spotted 8 deer sleeping in the Wood. It was a lovely sight. If you enjoy walking we have OS maps in Skylark. There are also great walks along the Coastal Path, the River Tweed or even around Berwick Walls. A good choice for different abilities and interests. A list of which can be found in the cottage. We very much hope to welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Laura Laura Smales Thornton Farm Cottages
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Thoughtfully equipped, lovely cottage in a good location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, extremely well equipped ~ loved not having to take towels! Very cosy despite being a good size. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay. Laura was very friendly and the cottage was well equipped. The area it is located is absolutely beautiful and there is plenty to do in the area. Thanks Smales family for a happy holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. A "happy holiday" is all that matters for quality family time. I am so pleased you enjoyed exploring Northumberland. I very much hope we might welcome you all back again. Thank you for choosing Skylark Cottage. It was a pleasure having your family to stay. Wishing you all the best, Laura Smales Thornton Farm Cottages
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Fantastic accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Great host, great accommodation. The animals were a hit, location of accommodation suited us perfectly - near holy Island + bamburgh castle and the fantastic nearby beaches

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased your children enjoyed meeting our lambs and ducklings. There are some fantastic family friendly beaches near us, and you are allowed to take your dog. They are brilliant for walking and some days you can be the only soul for miles on end. The Honey Farm might be a great place to visit next time you visit. The café bus is great fun and the countryside is simply gorgeous. All the very best and we look forward to seeing you all again some time, Laura Smales Thornton Farm Cottages
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  • 5 of 5

Booked a long weekend for my partners birthday. Beautiful location with easy access to local attractions and easy train route to Edinburgh handy for the Christmas markets. The cottage itself was extremely well maintained, lovely and clean with everything catered for even the dog!

Laura was extremely helpful and went the extra mile to organise and add extra touches to make this surprise birthday weekend extra special.

Will definitely come back again.

Thanks Laura :)

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely property well equipped in a beautiful part of Northumberland

  • 5 of 5

A great welcome. Nothing was too much to make our stay relaxed and enjoyable

  • Review Submitted: 14-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving a review. It was lovely to welcome your family to Skylark Cottage. We hope to welcome you all back some time. Best wishes, Laura Smales (Thornton Farm Cottages)
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newcastle Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Plough Inn
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Magdalene Fields Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Plough Inn
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Cheswick Beach
Car: necessary


Cheswick beach is 15 minutes by car.

Bamburgh beach is 30 minutes by car.

Holy Island is 30 minutes by car.

Excellent cycle ways around North Northumberland and Scottish Borders.

Northumberland Coastal Path 15 minutes from Thornton


Berwick-upon-Tweed train station is 5 miles from Thornton.

Use of a car is preferable but we have a local bus service, can collect from the train station and taxis cost approximately £15 from Berwick.


Norham 2 miles

Berwick-upon-Tweed 5 miles

Etal and Ford 7.5 miles

Alnwick Castle and Gardens 31 miles

The Plough Inn 1.9 miles

Holy Island 16 miles

Further Details:

Berwick-upon-Tweed has a leisure centre with gym facilities and swimming pool. There are 4 supermarkets in Berwick and we can accept an online delivery to either cottage the morning of your arrival.

The Plough Inn at West Allerdean is our local pub, this serves good food, real ale all in front of a log fire.