1 Bridge Street, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HT
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There is a 20% discount available for 4 guests making use of two bedrooms only during low season.
A charming cottage nestled in rolling farmland close to the Northumberland National Park offering spacious accommodation for up to eight guests. Inside the comfortable accommodation includes a convivial open plan living area with log burning stove, a utility room, boot room and four en suite bedrooms; two doubles, one twin and one zip and link. Outside a terrace garden offers superb views over the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park.
Superb walks nearby range from leisurely rambles along the Bowmont Water and surrounding farmland to more challenging hill and moorland treks in the Cheviot Hills. With more than 600 miles of footpaths and bridleways to choose from in the National Park alone, walkers are spoilt for choice. Cyclists are equally well provided for with miles of marked routes and quiet country lanes to explore offering everything from meandering river valley saunters to wild open moorland blasts. Popular routes include the Pennine Cycleway and the Reivers Cycle Route, both of which run through the National Park.
The stables at Kimmerston just down the road offer riding in the Cheviot Hills as well as rides on the spectacular sandy beaches on nearby Holy Island.
There is fishing by arrangement for grayling, sea trout and brown trout on the pretty Bowmont Water which runs through the estate. The cottage is only a ten minute drive from the River Till one of the area's best kept secrets with an impressive sea trout run each spring. The lower and bottom beats of the legendary River Tweed are also within easy driving distance. Other field sporting opportunities are available at Mindrum or in the immediate area subject to availability and at additional charge. Please contact us for further details.
The cottage is 5 miles from Cornhill on Tweed which offers an excellent village shop selling pies and delicious local goodies and the Collingwood Arms which has a lively bar and restaurant specialising in dishes prepared using the wealth of local produce on offer. More extensive shopping including a good range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants are available at Kelso and Wooler which are 10 and 12 miles respectively.
Some of the cleanest and emptiest beaches in England can be found on Northumberland's spectacular Heritage Coastline, half an hour’s drive from the cottage. One of our favourite spots is Bamburgh Beach, with miles of pristine sand nestled behind huge sand dunes. At low tide take a trip across the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne or take a boat to the Farne Islands to see the resident colonies of Grey Seals and an impressive array of birdlife including Puffins.
The stunning coastline provides the perfect opportunity to try your hand at kite surfing, sailing or coasteering. For something a little different, gliding is available at nearby Millfield. Clay pigeon shooting and archery are also available locally and beginners are very welcome.
The region’s rich and often bloody history is reflected in the magnificent chain of castles that punctuate the landscape. Those nearby the cottage include dramatic Bamburgh, perched high on its rocky outcrop, the vast, romantic ruins of Dunstanburgh, the palatial splendour of Floors, Chillingham, reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in England and home to the world’s only herd of wild cattle and foreboding Alnwick, made famous as the location for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter films.
Mindrum is also close to Flodden Field, site of the infamous battle of 1513 between the Scots and the English the 500th Anniversary of which is commemorated this year with Britain’s first cross-border ecomuseum. Another favourite local attraction, popular with old and young alike, is the delightful miniature steam railway which runs from Heatherslaw to Etal.
Further afield, the magnificent city of Edinburgh is only about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed. The stunning city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne is just over an hour by car, or 40 minutes by train from Berwick-upon-Tweed.
The accommodation is all on one floor and suitable for elderly or mobility impaired guests.
Open plan kitchen, dining area and seating area
Fully-equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Dining area with seating for 8 guests.
Cosy seating area with log burner for the cooler months (an initial supply of logs is provided) and door to the garden for the summer. Television with Freeview and DVD player and a selection of books and magazines.
Utility room with washing machine.
Hall ideal for storing outdoor kit.
Bedroom one with 5’ double bed.
En suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 4’6” double bed.
En suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can form a superking double or twin beds.
En suite wet room with shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom four with two 3’ twin beds.
En suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
To the front of the property is a fully-enclosed, gravelled patio garden with outside seating area boasting lovely views across farmland to the Cheviot Hills.
Wi-Fi and mobile reception
There is Wi-Fi available at Teddy's Cottage. Please note that speed is determined by its rural location. Mobile reception can be limited depending on the network. Vodafone offers the best signal in this area.
There are two parking areas to the front and rear of the property.
Catering and housekeeping
Teddy’s Cottage can be let on a purely self-catering basis or treat yourself to a proper rest and book a cook (either full time or for the occasional, special meal) or homemade meals delivered to the house. Alternatively, we offer a food-shopping and wine delivery service. Daily housekeeping is also available. Please contact us for further details.
Two dogs are welcome at Teddy’s Cottage. Dogs must be kept to the uncarpeted areas of the house and must be kept on leads when walking around the farm.
Teddy’s Cottage is part of a hamlet of farm cottages but the accommodation is laid out to maximise privacy with the main accommodation facing away from the other cottages and offering uninterrupted views over farmland to the hills.
"We enjoyed our holiday very much. The cottage was fantastic and couldn't be improved." - Martin
"We had a great time at Teddy's. The lay-out of the cottage was perfect for us and the views were lovely. Great to have so many bathrooms!" - Somers Heslam
"We LOVED it! Especially the gorgeous eggs, flowers and bottle of wine that we were left. It was superbly stocked with everything you could think of. We loved the place, the owners and everything." - Doughty
"We really enjoyed our stay at Teddy's Cottage. It was set up to our meet our needs. We have stayed in different parts of the country for over twenty years and we have never visited Northumberland before, so we enjoyed exploring." - Jaggs