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Newton Cottage Leitholm, Coldstream

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Perfect for one or two, this pretty period cottage is an ideal base for exploring the rolling Borders countryside or the stunning heritage coast. The combination of period and contemporary finishes give the cottage a fresh inviting feel enlivened with soft furnishing accents which add a lively pop of colour.

The sitting room has all the right warming touches for rest and relaxation leading to a ground floor bedroom with a roomy superking bed. The dining area adds a touch of retro styling to the space, leading to a well equipped kitchen with lovely moresque tiling for an artisan feel.

There is a small patio tucked to the rear of the property where you can enjoy a little time-out listening to the gentle sounds of nature, or a two minute wander will take you to the village pub where you savour the rich malty flavour of a craft real ale with some good home cooking and a friendly chat.

Local amenities

In addition to lunches and evening meals, the village pub serves coffee and cake as well as freshly made takeaway pizzas, or the fish and chip van comes to the village on a Wednesday night and comes highly recommended.

The quaint market town of Coldstream sits just 6 miles from Leitholm where the shopping is small and friendly with a good mix of independent outlets running the length of the High Street, including a family butchers, bakery and small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions. The Coldstream Gallery is a lovely spot to browse art, ceramics and jewellery by local designers; or pop into Calico Interiors for lifestyle gifts and accessories before coffee and cake at the charmingly named ‘Mad Hatter’ nearby.

A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles),or picturesque Kelso (9 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.

For eating out, the Wheatsheaf at Swinton (3.5 miles) or the Inn at Allanton (9 miles) are both renowned for serving dishes full of fresh local flavours amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings. Alternatively the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill (7 miles) is an elegant setting for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.

Activities and attractions

For general recreation and walking, The Hirsel Estate and Country Park at Coldstream is a gem of a spot sitting just on the edge of the town with artisan workshops, a small museum, cosy tearoom and lovely waymarked walks around the lake and through estate parkland. In springtime, acres of snowdrops and daffodils blanket the grounds, and The Dundock Path is particularly stunning in late May or early June when the rhododendrons and azaleas burst into glorious colour. The woodland and riverside trails are wonderful in all seasons with an abundance of bird-watching and wildlife spotting opportunities including otters, kingfisher and over 170 different bird species.

For sightseeing, the property is an ideal base for exploring the wider area with its magnificent countryside steeped in a turbulent and romantic history, punctuated by imposing castles, including Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Thirlestane and Alnwick; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.

The stunning heritage coastline is just a short twenty minute drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops.

Birdwatchers, walkers and photographers will delight in the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve or cross the causeway at low tide to the very beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.

Accommodation

The property sits on one floor.

Inner porch from the main access with hanging space/storage for outdoor gear.

Sitting room with beamed ceiling, large double sofa, armchair, wood burning stove (initial supply of logs), TV with Freeview and DVD player, Sonos Play 1 blue tooth sound system, selection of books, games and DVDs.

Dining area with table and seating for two.

Bedroom - ground floor with 6’ superking bed,

Kitchen with gas hob, single oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher. Small round table with seating for two.

Bathroom - bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail, WC.

Heating
Woodburning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs. Additional logs can be supplied at a small charge.
Mains gas heating.

Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Free Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is reasonable dependent on the network.

Guest amenities
Towels are provided for guests along with toiletries from the Highland Soap Company. A hairdryer is supplied. Beds are made up with duck and down duvets and pillows but a hypoallergenic option can be supplied on request.

Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are provided.

Dogs
Dogs are not permitted.

Garden
There is a small patio area to the rear of the cottage with garden furniture and charcoal barbecue. The owner property adjoins Newton Cottage and guests are welcome to help themselves to fruit and vegetables from their garden when in season. See below relating to guest privacy.

Guest privacy
This is a semi-detached cottage which sits on the Main Street in the small village of Leitholm. The patio area is tucked in a corner to the rear of the cottage offering guest privacy but it should be noted that this overlooks the large garden of the owner property which sits next door. While the owners are on-hand and would be pleased to assist guests with any aspect of their stay, they are absolutely respectful of guest privacy.

Parking
There is on-street parking outside the cottage or at the village hall nearby.

No smoking
The property is strictly no smoking.
at a glance
Bedrooms
1
Bath/Shower Rooms
1
Max No. of Guests
2
Child Friendly
yes
Pet Friendly
no
Price Per Week
From £375.00
Nearest Town
Leitholm, Coldstream
Availability Calendar
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in Newton Cottage. Your furnishings, bed and ambience are all fabulously comforting. A lovely holiday home that we will be recommending to anyone who will listen! We will be back." - Leitch

"What a lovely cottage: great welcome from the owner, lots of goodies and a relaxed, welcome respite." - Murowinski

"Fabulously comfortable cottage and in a great location for exploring the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. 5*." - Green

"Fantastic cottage in a wonderful location. Many thanks for the map and walking suggestions. P.S. Lemon drizzle cake was amazing!" - Browne

"Super base to explore the local coastline, castles and area. Well-appointed and spotless. Thank you!" - Falcon

"Beautiful cottage. 5*." - Kirton

"What a lovely surprise! We knew the cottage looked nice from the photographs but everything was so lovely and really clean. You have thought of everything and your personal touches like the fresh flowers and welcome basket make it very special. Thank you. We can’t wait to come back. We have stayed in a range of accommodation (from caravans to hotels) and this has been one of the best for us. You truly respected our privacy. We loved it. Thanks." - Robinson

"A perfect base in which to explore this lovely part of the country. The cottage was spotless and very well-equipped and the welcome basket a lovely surprise. Just one problem: the lemon drizzle cake was better than mine! Many thanks for a great stay." - Bray

"We felt very much at home and appreciated the planning and work that went into making this cottage a delight for travellers. We are rested and refreshed and ready for the next leg of our journey. Loved that lemon cake and the other thoughtful treats!" - Hudspith

"A comfortable base to explore the Borders. Thank you for the extra goodies – much enjoyed!" - Thomas

"Probably the best cottage we’ve stayed in! You’ve thought of everything and all the attention to detail was very much appreciated. We got the impression that you furnished and dressed the cottage as if you would be staying here, using your own high standards and expectations as a measuring stick. The bed was so comfy and we loved sitting out in the evenings with a wee dram. Loved the art work too, especially the birds above the fireplace painted onto pieces of map. You have I share very similar tastes! The welcome basket was amazing – thank you so much and your lemon drizzle cake was sensational, such a nice touch. Thanks again for a lovely week!" - Bowler

"Such a charming, cosy and comfortable cottage – so tastefully furnished with great attention to detail. Perfect location for exploring the Borders and Northumbrian coastline. Thank you so much to the owner for the thoughtful welcome treats – all greatly appreciated and enjoyed!" - Duncan

"Lovely cottage. Really enjoyed watching the birds from the kitchen window. Hidden gem – go to Hume Castle for an amazing panoramic view of the Borders." - Watson

"Lovely cottage. Excellent base for touring this area. Have had a relaxing time in very comfortable surroundings. Everyone very friendly and will stop and chat when you are out and about. Would recommend visiting St. Abb’s Head, spectacular views and gorgeous gallery with some fabulous items to buy! Thanks for the lovely welcome basket and the cake was a fantastic treat." - Robson

"One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. From start to finish it was brilliant. The owner had left a welcome basket including a homemade cake which was to die for. Immaculate cottage and everything you would need in it. Dealing with Crabtree & Crabtree was also so easy and helped us enormously when at the last minute we had a personal crisis. Will definitely use them again and will return to the cottage again. Highly recommend." - Mcrobie