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Pet Friendly Farm Cottages With Gorgeous Views Of Northumbrian Countryside - Skylark Cottage Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Nov-2016
Cottages in Thornton, Nr. Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England - Peaceful Location, 15 Minutes Drive To The Beach

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. Our nearest pub serves great food and real ale. It is a 20 minute walk from Thornton. We have space for securing your bikes so you can head out along some wonderful cycle routes. The beach is 15 minutes by car and offers fabulous walks along some of the most deserted and beautiful coastline in Great Britain. If you would prefer to stay at home, come and see 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 with wooden swings, see-saw, slide, climbing frame and willow playhouse. Perfect for little monkeys and den building.

Details for holiday cottage Skylark Cottage Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms), 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom

A farm 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 fruit trees and unspoilt views of countryside. 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 dishwasher, electric 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 local handmade guest soap. Two double bedrooms with double beds, plenty of hanging space and storage. One twin bedroom with two single beds and loads of storage. The cottage has biomass heating and is warm throughout. WiFi access is provided and available throughout. High quality bedlinen and fluffy towels are provided. We also provide a dog water bowl and pet towels.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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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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6 Reviews

5
based on 6 holidaymaker reviews

5

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: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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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5

Nice cottage in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very friendly welcome. It made us feel at home. The cottage was very clean and comfortabel and had everything you could possibly want. The location is perfect for recovering from a busy year. There is enough to see nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving a review. It's very important to us that Skylark Cottage is home from home and that all guests enjoy a peaceful holiday. With Lindisfarne only 25 minutes away by car, you can explore the best of Northumberland but return to quiet countryside. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes Laura Smales Thornton Farm Cottages
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5

Excellent property, gorgeous views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week, with our dog Truffle, in your lovely cottage. Very well equipped, enclosed garden for Truffle, gorgeous towels and bed linen. The cottage is in a great location for getting around Northumberland and we will be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear you will return in the future. There is so much to see and do around North Northumberland. I hope you found the OS maps in Skylark useful. The coastal path means you can enjoy a walk from Berwick to Holy Island, excellent exercise for the dog! And if you want to continue even further, some guests have spent the week tackling the full 62 miles. Best wishes Laura Laura Smales Thornton Farm Cottages
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Skylark Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean, cosy cottage with fantastic views. Lovely to see the horses and donkeys at the bottom of the garden and listen to the sheep as we went for our walk. Ideally located for easy access to lots of fun days out. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fab family friendly cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic family friendly cottage. Superb rural location. Perfect play area for children right next to the house.

The cottage was immaculate and thought if everything you would need for a home from home.

Loved the log burner, a real treat after a busy day exploring the area. You could be as busy or as relaxed as you want. Would highly recommend to couples and families alike.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it is wonderful to hear positive feedback. I am so pleased the children enjoyed the play area. They are more than welcome to help collect eggs. We now have quail, ducks, guinea fowl and hens; so the children can see all the different sizes and colours of eggs! They are also more than welcome to meet our miniature donkeys or feed the lambs at lambing time. I try to leave guests in peace though so you can have a relaxing holiday and be as private as you wish. If guests would like to get involved we just arrange on the day and keep as fluid as possible. No rushing around necessary! I hope I might welcome your family back to Skylark. Thank you for choosing our cottage as your place to stay in Northumberland. Best wishes Laura Smales Thornton Farm Cottages
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Fantastic Holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is great. We keep returning as the whole family loves it. The kids think the play area is fantastic and they can't get enough of the farm. The owners are so accommodating, allowing you to have shopping delivered and inviting the kids to get involved with the farm animals. The cottage is warm and clean and very welcoming. We love it here and will keep returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for leaving such great feedback. It is greatly appreciated and we very much look forward to welcoming you all back to Thornton in the future. All the very best, Laura Smales
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Location

From the Owner

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. It is off the tourist trail, with no traffic, only gorgeous views and fresh air. Thornton is in a lovely location as we are a distance from a main road, yet within 10 minutes from a shop. We have sheep for neighbours and guinea fowl for guard dogs.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newcastle Airport at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Plough Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Newcastle at 60 Miles Nearest Golf : Magdalene Fields Golf Club at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Berwick-upon-Tweed at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Plough Inn at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Cheswick Beach at 8 Miles Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Cheswick beach is 15 minutes by car.

Bamburgh beach is 30 minutes by car.

Holy Island is 30 minutes by car.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
28 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£219
for 3 nights
From
£73
£330
 
 
Winter a
3 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£360
 
 
February half term
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
Winter b
24 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£360
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
April 2017
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£480
 
 
Summer a
5 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£430
for 7 nights
£430
 
 
May b
12 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£480
for 7 nights
£480
 
 
May bank holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£570
for 7 nights
£570
 
 
summer c
2 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£510
for 7 nights
£510
 
 
Summer e
23 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Summer f
21 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
August bank holiday
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Autumn
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£336
for 3 nights
From
£112
£510
 
 
Autumn b
22 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£375
for 7 nights
£375
 
 
October half term
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£520
for 7 nights
£520
 
 
Winter
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
£355
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£585
for 7 nights
£585
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
£495
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

- 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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Both properties 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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Family
  • Farm Holidays

General

  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure
  • Skylark has a mains fed power shower and lots of hot water.

Bedrooms

  • 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.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • 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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