Tucked away in a tiny farm hamlet in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside, this idyllic rural cottage offers a treasured escape from it all. From down-time enjoying the simple joy of nature to active beach adventures, this area really has it all.
Just 3 miles from the glorious sands of Cheswick which extend all the way down to Bamburgh
Echoing the soft tones of the surrounding area, this pretty cottage with its red pantile roof has an easy country style, with nudges of contrasting colour and a cosy scattering of cushions and layered throws for homely comfort.
The porch is a lovely spot to catch the morning rays, leading into a large open plan kitchen and dining area with plenty of space for cosy seasonal suppers or family get-togethers. Those in need of a little ‘me time’, will find it hard to resist pulling the rocking chair in front of the large wood burner and settling down in front of the dancing flames of a real fire.
The sitting room and bedrooms are all bright and sunny, enjoying views over the south facing garden, a serene and tranquil spot for sitting back and enjoying a bit of the good life while rustling up a perfect G&T from the garden tiki hut!
If active in the great outdoors is more your thing, the area has a huge amount to offer with everything from stomps across the vast beauty of the National Park, to biking, surfing and watersports on the glorious Northumberland coast.
Access into a porch/sun room which leads into a large open plan kitchen/dining area comprising:
Dining area with seating for six, large wood burning stove.
Kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge. Sitting off the kitchen is a utility room with a large fridge/freezer.
Sitting room with one large sofa and one small, Smart TV with Freesat, DVD player, fireplace with electric fire.
Bedroom one with 5'2" king size bed but with zip and link functionality which can be converted to 2'6" twin beds if required, dressing table, side table, small chest of drawers.
Bedroom two with 3' twin beds, chest of drawers, dressing table.
Family bathroom with bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with 6' super king bed, side tables, dressing table, large in-built wardrobes with storage and hanging space.
En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Large enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ.
A shed is also available for the storage of outdoor gear, surf boards and bikes.
There is parking for 2/3 cars to the side of the cottage.
Babies & children
A travel cot and high chair can be provided on request. The garden is fully enclosed but guests with young children should note that the Berry Burn stream runs through this stretch and children should be closely supervised.
Two dogs are welcome at a charge of £15 per dog. They should be contained to the utility room (there is a separate access door) until clean and dry, and thereafter kept to the open plan kitchen and dining area only. Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms or on the furniture.
The large lawned garden is fully enclosed. Please note that the area surrounding the cottage is farmland and it is extremely important that your dogs are contained in the garden and on leads when walking in the surrounding area.
Wifi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is reasonably good on most networks.
Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided. A hairdryer is supplied.
Central heating throughout. There is a wood burner in the open plan kitchen/dining room and an electric fire in the sitting room.
Berryburn sits approximately 4.5 miles from the village of Lowick where you can buy a range of provisions from the well-stocked village store, including freshly baked bread, cakes and scones as well as lovely local produce. It's also a perfect spot for a pub lunch or relaxed evening supper at the Black Bull Inn.
A more extensive range of amenities can be found in Berwick-upon-Tweed just a short 5.5 mile drive away. Small independent names and quirky shops can be found around the cobbled lanes and closes of the historic old quarter, as well as Hide Hill shops and cafes for a coffee and cake stop.
There is a good Antique Centre and gift/interior shops on Bridge Street including one or two great eating spots - Audela for incredible cakes and Gasparo for hearty Italian fayre. Two large supermarkets including a Marks & Spencers food outlet sit on the edge of town.
The area has a rich food heritage and there is something to cater for all tastes and budgets here from tasty fish and chips on the promenade to cosy pubs, characterful cafes or bistro restaurants such as The Maltings Kitchen serving tempting light-bites or a pre-theatre dinner.
10.5 miles respectively will take you to the charming village of Wooler where you will find a good selection of small town shopping, as well as a selection of eateries, inns and pubs.
With over 30 miles of stunning sandy beaches, guests are spoilt for choice. Cheswick, Goswick, Bamburgh and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne all sit nearby with pristine white sands perfect for sandcastle making, rock pools made for dabbling in, hidden coves and deep sheltered sand dunes ideal for cosy picnics, and stunning sunsets on a balmy summer evening.
The dramatic beauty of the Cheviot Hills can be accessed from Wooler (11 miles) where walkers and mountain bikers can follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.
Follow the legend of St. Cuthbert with a visit to the Cuddy’s Cave a short walk exploring the area around this historic feature, or alternatively join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the way. For coastal hikes, take time out to spot the rich birdlife on the Northumberland Coastal Path.
For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub.
For sightseeing the area is punctuated by iconic castles, stately homes and fortifications which are testament to the area’s rich and dramatic past. Pay a visit to the magnificent castles of Alnwick, Bamburgh or Chillingham where you can discover tales of bloody battles and royal rebellion, or enjoy the stunning stately homes and gardens of Belsay, Cragside, Wallington or Paxton House. Harry Potter was filmed at Alnwick Castle and children will particularly enjoy the wizardly magic of characters inspired by Hagrid and Harry, including a spot of Broomstick Training!
Foodies will enjoy the fine local produce in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area - everything from the freshest fish and chips to fine dining experiences. The very popular Barn at Beal is nearby with amazing views over to Holy Island or perhaps partake in a tipple of infamous Lindisfarne Mead.
For action sports, surfing, kitesurfing and coasteering is available at Bamburgh, Beadnell and St. Abbs Head with teaching from local instructors, while canoeing can be arranged on the nearby coastal waters or river systems.
There are also extensive cycling and mountain biking trails in and around the area, with the Coast and Castles route a firm favourite. For riding, Swinhoe, Kimmerston and Slate Hall riding centres all come recommended, offering lessons, treks and wonderful beach rides.
For fishing, guests can head to the lakes at Chatton which offers fly fishing for trout, or try Coldingham Loch for bank or boat fishing - both helpful and friendly venues.
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
"We were pleased to be the owners first guests. We arrived to a great welcome pack. The outside space gives total peace and quiet, a secure garden (ideal for dogs) and constant birdsong. Five minutes away from a fabulous beach just what we wanted. So many places to visit - let alone holiday. We would have to come again! "Tobin Family
"Had a lovely week in this very comfortable cottage. Great location from which to explore Northumberland and the Borders. Lovely meal at the Black Bull at Lowick."Harrison Family
"We have a lovely, relaxing time here. Garden was lovely and great for the dog. Thank you."O'Neill Family
"We all had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The cottage is ideal for families and there are a selection of superb beaches within a ten minute drive. We would definitely visit again. "Ward Family
- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £15 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The garden is such an idyllic spot - the twitter of bird life and the nearby trickle of the Berry Burn is incredibly relaxing."Georgie, owner of Berryburn Cottage