1 Bridge Street, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HT
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Enjoy the calming effect of this charismatic Victorian gate lodge on the edge of the superb Milne Graden Estate, with idyllic riverside trails on the doorstep and just ten miles from the wide sweeping sands of the exceptional Northumberland coast.
Newly refurbished throughout, the sitting room is a celebration of the flora and fauna of the area with colours inspired by the featured work of renowned painter/print maker Angie Lewin through her Saltmarsh Storm II piece and the intricate wallpaper illustrations by Mark Hearld.
Alongside this, limewashed wood and soft sage green is paired carefully with the warmth of natural wool and sisal, while an open fire will bring about some cosy contentment when those lazy days beckon.
The bedroom features a large king size bed, and the artisan feel continues with an oversized headboard in Royal Oak fabric by artist Andrew Davidson and the contemporary work of award winning print maker Emma Lawrenson.
Contrast this with the deep graphite grey of the kitchen, perfectly equipped for two, with exceptional south facing views of The Cheviots, leading directly onto a deck and south facing garden.
North Lodge is surrounded by garden on three sides and a five minute walk will take you down to the River Tweed, from which there is a super network of riverside walks.
The river holds a special place here, and the property joins a collection of seven other luxury cottages on the Milne Graden Estate with the Tweed at its very heart. It is ideal for larger groups and families wishing to holiday together, and fishing is also available on the estate subject to availability.
Head to Norham (4 miles) for a fantastic selection of quality local produce, including meats, pies, and cheeses from Foreman’s, or the Cornhill Village Shop (5 miles) for coffee, cake and scrummy picnic lunches. It is also home to the highly regarded Collingwood Arms for elegant evening dining, or a short drive will take you to the Allanton Inn (6 miles) which has a superb reputation for serving excellent locally sourced food amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings.
Alternatively, Coldstream is a quaint but bustling little town with a rich history sitting on the north side of the River Tweed right on the Scottish/English Border. The shopping here 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 essentials, as well as a super art gallery and interiors shop for lifestyle gifts and accessories.
More extensive shopping, restaurants and amenities can be found in the picturesque town of Kelso (12 miles) which is also home to the 12th Century Abbey, Floors Castle, the Roxburghe Championship Golf Course, National Hunt Racing as well as the outstanding Roux restaurant at the Roxburghe Hotel.
Activities and attractions
The local area is packed with interest. Hike through the Cheviot Hills or stroll across stunning beaches. Go kite-surfing or coastal kayaking. Marvel at the silver staircase at Manderston House. Take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, home to thousands of seabirds and a grey seal colony. Or treat yourself to lunch at the Terrace Café at Floors Castle, nominated as one of the top ten cafés in Scotland.
With the Tweed on the doorstep, this is an ideal base for fishing parties. 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. Other prime beats include Tillmouth, Lennel, Ladykirk and The Lees. If you can tear yourself away from the view, the local area has plenty of other delights in store.
From here you can explore a historic landscape, punctuated by imposing castles like Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Thirlestane and Alnwick, the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh and stately mansions at nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain. Head to the coast for miles of golden sands and secluded rocky coves. Some of our favourite spots are the stunning beach at Bamburgh, the magnificent views from the cliffs at St Abb’s Head and the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne.?
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 glass of something nice and relax.
Edinburgh is only an hour’s drive or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick upon Tweed.
This is a one bedroom gate lodge with the accommodation on the ground floor.
Sitting room with double sofa, armchair, drop leaf table for dining with two chairs, open fire (logs provided), flat screen television with DVD player.
Kitchen with electric oven and ceramic hob, washing machine with dryer, microwave, small fridge with separate ice box,
Bedroom - ground floor with 5' king size bed, built-in cupboard with hanging space and storage, dressing table.
Bathroom with bath (shower over), basin and WC. Detachable grab rails are available on request.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
One dog is welcome at North Lodge but is not permitted in the bedroom. Cats are unfortunately not permitted.
All bed linen is the highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton. A hairdryer is provided in the bedroom. Luxurious towels are provided for all guests.
Wi-Fi and mobile reception
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good.
A small complimentary welcome pack awaits guests on arrival.
Garden and grounds
North Lodge has a garden area on three sides of the cottage. Please note that it 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.
"We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday and would recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a quiet break. The provision of tea bags, cake and milk was a lovely touch. The cottage was spotless, everything worked and the location and description was spot on - which is not always the case. We certainly hope to return to the area again would definitely consider yourselves and North Lodge again in the future." - Dolman, August 2017
"North Lodge was of a very good standard and nicely furnished. There was a lovely cake on arrival and tea/coffee/milk. We really enjoyed our stay. We are regular Crabtree & Crabtree customers and always feel secure in booking a property with you that we will stay at a high end property." - Dickins, June 2017
"We thoroughly enjoyed my stay at North Lodge. The setting and property was just perfect and peaceful as we had expected. The welcome lemon drizzle cake and doggie goodie bag were very well received. Our stay was made even more special by a surprise proposal while visiting floors castle. We enjoyed celebrating with some champagne at our little lodge. Our short break is one we will cherish forever! Many thanks and be sure we will book another stay soon." - Dickson, April 2017
"Just a note to say how much my husband and I enjoyed our stay at North Lodge at the weekend, it really was lovely and relaxing and the cottage was just beautiful." - Mcqueen, April 2017
"We really enjoyed our stay at North Lodge, it was well equipped and the bed was first class. All in all a good holiday, thank you." - Geraghty, April 2016
"Many thanks for an enjoyable week at North Lodge. The extras of doggy bag, shopping bag, coffee etc. were very welcome and added that thoughtful touch to the comfortable accommodation. The weather was very kind too." - Sunderland, October 2015
"We would just like to say how much we enjoyed our holiday at North Lodge the location was perfect, good views from the rear decking area, very quiet and private away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The weather was quite good. The Lodge was very comfortable, clean and warm and the welcome pack was much appreciated." - Howard, September 2015