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A short drive or bracing walk from the cottage takes you to the picturesque village of Norham, a finalist for England's Favourite Village Award. Famous for its imposing Norman castle ruins, the village also has two pubs, a shop, baker and butcher selling an impressive selection of local meats, pies, cheeses, chutneys and even fishing flies. More extensive local amenities can be found in the historic town of Coldstream, 3 miles from Park End. The charming, ancient towns of Duns and Kelso are also nearby and Edinburgh is an easy day trip either about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick upon Tweed.
Food fans will be delighted that North Lodge is close to two of the area's best restaurants; the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn, both renowned for sourcing the best local produce.
With fishing on one of the world's greatest salmon so close, North Lodge is an ideal base for fishing fanatics. The estate's own beat which is available to guests at additional cost (subject to availability) extends to about 1.4 miles of single bank fishing. Milne Graden is primarily a salmon beat but has good runs of grilse and sea trout through the summer months. North Lodge is within easy driving distance of other prime beats including Tillmouth, Lennel, Ladykirk and The Lees. A trout rod, reel and line are available on request.
North Lodge is also ideally situated for exploring Northumberland's stunning Heritage coastline, 25 miles of secluded rocky coves and protected golden sands that remain almost deserted even in the summer months. Some of our favourite spots include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, miles of pristine sand, protected by sand dunes and overlooked by the impressive Bamburgh Castle. The beach is very popular for walking, riding and surfing. The magnificent views from the cliff top walks at St Abb's Head are also well worth a visit. This National Nature Reserve is home to thousands of birds including guillemots, kittiwakes, shags and puffins.
On the way home, pop in for a pint of local ale at The Black Bull at Etal, Northumberland's only thatched pub, or let us arrange for dinner to be delivered to you, light the fire, pour yourself a wee dram and.... relax!
Accommodation - Please note that the maximum occupancy is strictly two guests.
North Lodge has two bedrooms, a ground floor double bedroom and a first floor twin bedroom. Please be aware that the first floor bedroom is not usually used because of the steep, narrow stairs to access it. The house is therefore designed to accommodate only two guests in the ground floor double room. The twin bedroom can be made up on request with prior notice however to comply with insurance regulations the maximum occupancy is two guests.
Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with 4'6" bed, large, built-in wardrobe, dressing table and hairdryer. All bed linen is the highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton.
Bathroom with bath (with shower over), basin and WC. Luxurious towels are provided for all guests. Detachable grab rails are available on request.
Sitting room with sofa, desk, fold-out dining table, open fire (logs are provided), HD television with DVD player, WiFi and iPod docking station.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, refrigerator with ice box and washing machine with dryer and microwave.
Garden and grounds
North Lodge has a garden area on three sides of the cottage. NB The garden is not fully enclosed. The rear garden has a raised decked area with a table and chairs and superb views across parkland to the Cheviot Hills beyond. There is off-road parking to the side of the cottage.
A complimentary welcome pack awaits guests on arrival and includes homemade lemon drizzle cake, homemade granola, organic milk, dry cured bacon, free range eggs, vine tomatoes, fresh bread, Tetley tea and Nescafé coffee presented in your own jute shopping bag.
Catering and housekeeping
North Lodge can be let on a purely self-catering basis or treat yourselves to a proper rest and book a cook (either full time or for the occasional, special meal) or homemade meals delivered daily to the house. Alternatively, we offer a food-shopping and wine delivery service. Daily housekeeping is also available. Please contact us for further details.
Facilities for babies
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
One dog is welcome at North Lodge.
Morgan, Oct 14 -"Enjoyed our stay once again. Very cosy - thank you so much for the welcome pack - and wine! Perfect - loved the new decking, can't actually thing of any required improvements!"
Mead, Oct 14 -"We had a lovely time with glorious weather for most of the week. To be honest, I’ve been trying to think of something constructive to offer rather than endless superlatives but I’m stuck! North Lodge is a beautiful property, comfortable, well-presented and spotlessly clean, and it’s in a wonderfully peaceful location. The ‘welcome’ basket was extremely thoughtful and much appreciated after travelling for eight hours. The service I’ve received from Crabtree & Crabtree has been first class and I’ll be recommending you to anyone who’ll listen! Hopefully my husband and I will be returning to The Borders in the next couple of years, and I know whose website will be the first stop when it comes to finding a property."
Wallace, Sept 14 -"As this was our second visit to North Lodge, I think that in itself, says much! We will definitely be going back: it is perfect for our holiday needs. I loved the inclusion of the doggy pack! The attention to detail at Milne Graden is spot on."
Thomson, Sept 14 -"We enjoyed our visit very much. It was a lovely house, all the mod cons along with the peace and quiet. We had a great walk down to the River Tweed and through the estate (the map that is provided is very helpful). We especially enjoyed the welcome pack that was left - the Lemon Drizzle Cake was mmmmmm!! Lots of places we didn't manage to visit so will definitely visit the area again."
Parkinson, Sept 14 -"We had a lovely holiday at North Lodge. We were incredibly lucky with the weather - wall to wall sunshine all week!"
Tait, Sept 14 -"The cottage was lovely - nice situation so wonderfully clean, fabulous welcome pack - perfect."
Lewis-Lavender, Sept 14 -"Our stay at North Lodge was excellent. The property was clean, comfortable and very well equipped, and the welcome pack very tasty. The location was superb and the roads in the Borders are a delight to drive on, all in all a very enjoyable stay. We hope to return for another visit in the not to distant future."
Fitzgerald, July 14 -"We have had a lovely stay - Thanks. All truly excellent and very grateful for the welcome pack."
Buckley, July 14 -"We have just returned from one of our best and most memorable holidays for quite a few years. We liked very much the peacefulness of North Lodge - its comfort, convenience and good furnishings. We think this property is superb. We are contemplating returning to the area. We have been very impressed by the quality of care and support given us by the Milne Graden team and by Crabtree & Crabtree."
Parkinson, July 14 -"We had an absolutely wonderful stay – thank you! I think we’ll be back again, we enjoyed it so much. We loved sitting out on the decking. It was a perfect stay!"