Our competition winner's magical stay at Milne Graden

This year sees the Milne Graden Cottages celebrate their 10th Birthday! In celebration we offered you the chance to win a stay to kick start a year of Milne Graden Magic. Our competition winner Sue, along with her cockapoo Hamish, elected to enjoy 4 nights at West Lodge in May. Read on to hear about Sue's magical stay in her own words...



"I was absolutely over the moon to have been the very lucky winner of a stay at the Milne Graden Estate - courtesy of Crabtree & Crabtree in celebration of 10 years of Milne Graden Cottages. I chose the wonderful West Lodge for a four night stay with my Cockapoo, Hamish."

"I could not have made a better choice! West Lodge is stunning and very dog friendly. Hamish loved the garden and the river walk through the estate grounds.

This was a perfect location for tranquil walks on the River Tweed. We enjoyed walks from the pretty village of Norham, along the River Till at beautiful Etal in Northumberland and a bracing dip in the sea at Spittal beach (Hamish - not me!!).

We were also delighted to meet the fantastic Crabtree & Crabtree team at their office in Kelso.  We were made very welcome and Hamish was spoiled to bits!"

Hamish playing on the River Tweed
Hamish playing with his ball on Spittal Beach
A field of bluebells
Hamish enjoying the bluebells

Our thanks to Sue (and Hamish!) for sharing some lovely comments on their magical May stay at West Lodge. We're delighted that the sun shone for a multitude of adventures on Milne Graden Estate and in the wider Northumberland and Scottish Borders area!


West Lodge, Milne Graden Estate
Newly renovated, this delightful gate lodge on the magnificent Milne Graden Estate provides the perfect excuse to put a busy week behind you and discover a gentler pace. Finished to a high standard throughout using soft earthy colours, furnishings from Chelsea Textiles, along with fresh ginghams and linens, West Lodge is beautifully presented in a contemporary country cottage style, peppered with quirky touches which will appeal to doggy lovers everywhere!


Milne Graden Cottages
Tucked away on the border of Scotland and Northumberland, the Milne Graden Estate sits in a spectacular location with sweeping river views, bluebell-studded woodland and unpolluted dark skies for impressive star shows. There’s fishing on the internationally-renowned River Tweed that flows through the estate on its way to meet the sea at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Just a few miles from the estate, the magnificent heritage coast offers mile upon mile of unspoilt sandy beaches to explore.

Milne Graden Cottages from above