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Pet Friendly Farm Cottages With Gorgeous Views Of Northumbrian Countryside - Linnet Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)



Updated: 06-Dec-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 Linnet Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

A warm farm cottage furnished to a high standard with a small south facing enclosed garden to the front. Private parking for two cars next to the cottage. The groundfloor is open plan with a sitting-room, dining-area and kitchen. The shower room is located off the sitting room. The first floor has a large master bedroom with superking size bed and fabulous views out to fields. Sitting-Room has a comfy sofa and arm chair with stool, 32" flatscreen TV/DVD and DAB radio. Dining-Area has a table and chairs for two.

Kitchen has a fridge, microwave, cooker/oven, high quality cutlery, crockery and kitchen equipment. Please note there is not a dishwasher and washing machine in Linnet Cottage. Shower room has a large power shower, local handmade guest soap and stunning slate floor. Linnet Cottage has biomass heating (included in the rental price) and is a truly cosy cottage. Bed linen and fluffy towels are provided for your stay. WiFi access is included in the rental price.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • 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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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

What a a lovely weekend wev had. Cottage has everything u need and is ideal for anyone wanting to get away for a quiet break.

Laura was lovely and very helpful also. We will definatley be back :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at Linnet Cottage. It was great to welcome you to Thornton. I am so glad you enjoyed your peaceful weekend away. I hope the dog lead was useful! We very much hope to welcome you back again some time. All the very best, Laura
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Great little find!!!

  • 5 of 5

Laura is such a lovely person and makes you very welcome, the cottage was in a perfect isolated farm in the middle of nowhere so a great retreat to put your feet up. Some great things to do nearby and some lovely walks, the cottage itself had everything we needed and was very clean. Great stuff Laura, we hope to come back again one day. Chris

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, clean, warm,welcoming cottage and excellent owner contact

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed staying in this little cottage for the weekend with my niece and dogs. It ticked all the boxes and will definitely return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed a relaxing short break. All the best, Laura Smales (Thornton Farm Cottages)
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The cottage was lovely and as described when we booked it. Nicely presented with a touch for details

  • 4 of 5

A lovely peaceful place to stay and within easy reach of a large number of other places to visit. Laura was the perfect host, welcoming on our arrival, full of local and useful knowledge to make our stay as good as possible and there if you needed her. We had a great weekend, thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. Holy Island is 20 minutes by car from Linnet Cottage and Alnwick only 40 minutes. You can take a train from Berwick and be in Edinburgh within 45 minutes. There are so many things to see and do. We have lots of guidebooks and tourist leaflets in the cottage for inspiration. Best wishes Laura Smales Thornton Farm Cottages
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Simply a beautiful cottage with beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely relaxing holiday in this beautiful little cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of Linnet cottage. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I hope to welcome you back some time. Best wishes Laura Smales Thornton Farm Cottages
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The Linnet - Fantastic, well equipped cosy cottage overlooking fields.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at The Linnet cottage. It was easy to find from the directions given, with ample parking, situated with easy access to touristy sites (the A1 links most places) and only a few miles from Berwick. The location was a lovely ideal setting to return to after a day out. if you want a place where you can walk to the shops etc then this is not it. There are plenty of walks for the dog but after a days outing we found he just wanted to sleep!

The Cottage is well equipped, clean and is ample for 2 persons. The very large 'double' bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well from the start.

Our dog was made welcome, with a well fenced garden. The heating was left for us to decide whether we wanted it on or not and hot water was readily on tap. There was a welcome pack of milk, eggs and flowers and the owner called in on our second day for a chat. She was very welcoming.

Overall we were very pleased with our choice of stay and would highly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to review your holiday at Linnet Cottage. Your feedback is more than welcome. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday. We are indeed off the tourist trail but in a good spot for exploring the area. Alnwick is 40 minutes by car and Edinburgh only 45 minutes by train. The Scottish Borders are well worth a trip out, the walking around Kirk Yetholm is fantastic. I hope we might welcome you back some time. Thank you for booking Linnet Cottage as your place to stay in Northumberland. Very best wishes, Laura Smales
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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


Cheswick beach is 15 minutes by car.

Bamburgh beach is 30 minutes by car.

Holy Island is 30 minutes by car.


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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Christmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter 2017 a
1 Jan 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Winter
24 Feb 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
21 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
26 May 2017 - 22 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
23 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
14 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To secure the booking we ask for a 25% non-refundable deposit with the remaining 75% of the holiday rental being due six weeks before the holiday start date.
Our cancellation policy is the booking being non-refundable less than two weeks before the arrival date and 75% of the holiday rental being refunded if a cancellation is made in writing more than two weeks before the arrival date.

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

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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


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


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


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


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


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural


  • 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


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A Mira power shower and a gorgeous green slate floor.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Super King sized bed


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles


  • Self-catering

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


  • Outside: Both cottages have gardens with garden tables & chairs, barbecues and ample off road parking. We can provide storage for bikes.

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