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Super comfortable pet friendly holiday cottages set in gorgeous Northumberland - Linnet Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), pets welcome

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking



Linnet Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), pets welcome

A cosy cottage furnished to a high standard with a south facing enclosed garden to the front. Private parking for two cars next to the cottage. Linnet is pet friendly.

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

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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:
13 January, 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.

Available Rentals

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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


Accommodation and facilities for Linnet Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), pets welcomein Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • A Mira power shower and a gorgeous green slate floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super King sized bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • 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
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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Linnet Cottage Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom), pets welcome
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews

Quite rural location. Comfortable cottage with open farmland view .

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable cottage in a quiet rural location with views over farm land. Ideal for visiting Berwick on Tweed and the Northumberland coast and Scottish boarder towns. The owner was very friendly and helpful . We will be visiting again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage with all the little extras and a really friendly and helpful owner. Great break.

  • 5 of 5

Friendly and welcoming cottage. All the extras needed and a really helpful owner. We were really comfortable in Linnet Cottage and would strongly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. They are a huge boost to us and your feedback is very important. I hope to welcome you back to Linnet Cottage again. Best wishes Laura Smales Thornton Farm Cottages
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Lovely property . Well kept and clean.

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay. Our only problem was stairs (we are quite elderly) and having the bathroom downstairs was difficult during the night. Other than that we had a very enjoyable stay. Laura was very welcoming and the added touches in the cottage all made to a very pleasant week.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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South Shields

Clean,friendly and donkeys!!!

  • 5 of 5

Owner was great, met us at the gate, gave us directions for food etc

Property was on a working farm in a lovely part of Northumberland.

Had a great weekend in a perfect cottage

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 20-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 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: 07-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.


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.