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Cheswick House Gate Lodge

Cheswick, Northumberland

A Gothic Revival gatehouse set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

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Overview

A Gothic Revival gatehouse set within 30 acres of secluded gardens, beside one of the most beautiful hidden beaches in Northumberland.

Woodlands and gardens enfold this hideaway where Northumbrian heritage meets modern comforts

Once the guardian of the former manor house to the Cheswick, Goswick and Lindisfarne Estate, this historic lodge combines enviable proximity to some of the finest beaches in Northumberland with all the rural quietude of walled parkland. Built in the Victorian Gothic Revival, its symmetrical stone front gives way to a bright and inviting cottage interior with ample spots to rest after a refreshing walk in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Open the door beneath the hanging lantern into the entrance hallway, through which you’ll discover the spacious sitting and dining room. Cosy sofas gather around a wood burning stove while the bay window ensconces the circular dining table, creating a welcoming spot to enjoy meals together. The kitchen continues the airy sense of connection to the outdoors, complete with sleek granite countertops and sash windows looking out to the courtyard and countryside with views to the coastline beyond. Outside, the patio seating and charcoal barbecue are sure to tempt you to dine al fresco on balmier summer evenings. 

The bedrooms lie on the same floor – one boasting a king size bed and the other twins – and are served by a contemporary family bathroom with a rainforest shower. Both rooms are inspired by the stunning coastal setting and decorated in calming pastel tones, with romantic arched lancet windows framing the parkland scenery. 

Set within easy reach of the Scottish Borders and the best of Northumberland’s coast and country, the lodge is an ideal base for a holiday spent exploring the area. Guests are welcome to wander the 30 acres of grounds on the estate which is a haven for wildlife and birdlife, including deer, hares and buzzards. Just a mile away you’ll find Cheswick beach, where sweeping golden sands lead north to Cocklawburn and south to Goswick and Holy Island, with beautiful views of Lindisfarne Castle and Bamburgh Castle on the horizon.

Property details

GROUND FLOOR

Front access door leads into an inner porch with bench seat and coat hooks.

Sitting room to the left with two sofas, dining space seating four, desk with chair, wall-mounted Smart TV with DVD player, wood burning stove.

Bedroom one with 3' twin beds, chest of drawers, single wardrobe, dressing table and chair. Double aspect windows with views over the wider estate parklands.

Off the sitting room, this leads to an inner hall to the rear.

Bedroom two with king size bed, side tables, wardrobe, dressing table with chair, windows with views over wider estate parklands.

Bathroom with corner shower (rainforest head and separate mixer), heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Kitchen (two steps down) with electric oven, four burner electric hob, fridge, freezer (3 drawer), slimline dishwasher, microwave, Lavazza Modo Mio coffee maker (modo mio capsules). Door with access to the rear gravelled courtyard and seating area. There is a washing machine and dryer in the outside laundry/drying room where boots can also be stored.  

OUTSIDE

There is an enclosed gravelled courtyard to the rear with outdoor seating for six guests. A charcoal barbecue is available for guest use.

There are two small attached outbuildings to the rear of the property for guest use. One is a laundry/drying room which has a washing machine and dryer and can be used to store outdoor wear and boots. The other is a secure store for bikes, golf clubs and other outdoor kit.

Cheswick House Gate Lodge sits in 30 acres of private grounds. This comprises picturesque parklands and woodland, paddocks, and formal gardens. This is a haven for wildlife, including deer and birdlife. Guests are welcome to walk and explore the wider grounds, and guests are asked to keep a respectful distance of the main house and areas marked 'private'. A map will be provided within the property.

TENNIS COURT

Guests are welcome to use the owner's tennis court. Racquets and balls are available.

In the summer months croquet may be set up on the side lawn and is available to play by prior arrangement.

Guests are welcome to use the bottom paddock in the main grounds for ball games.

PARKING

Private parking for two cars to the side of the lodge. Additional guest parking is available at the end of the driveway by the main house.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

BABIES & CHILDREN

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Please be aware that there a number of ponds within the grounds, and children must be closely supervised at all times.

DOGS

One well behaved dog is welcome, and a second may be considered on request at a charge of £25 per dog. They should be clean and dry before access into the wider property, and must be kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms.

To the rear of the property is an enclosed gravelled courtyard with hot and cold running water for cleaning dogs. A fence and gates have been added since the images were taken.

Dogs should be closely supervised, and kept on leads when walking through the wider estate.

GUEST AMENITIES

Bed linen and towels are provided. Duvets and pillows are feather and down. Please contact us should you require hypoallergenic options and the owner will try to accommodate. Hand soap, body wash and shampoo is provided. There is a hairdryer in each bedroom. 

WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE

Wi-Fi is provided with good connectivity and speeds. Mobile reception quality is good for Vodafone and O2; weaker for EE.

HEATING

Oil fired central heating throughout. Wood burning stove in the sitting room - logs provided. Electric towel rail in the bathroom. Underfloor heating in the kitchen.

GUEST PRIVACY

The lodge is detached and sits at the main entrance to Cheswick House.

There is a private enclosed courtyard to the rear of the property for use solely by Gate Lodge guests, which is not overlooked. Guests also have use of the adjoining paddock and access to the wider estate.

Location

Perfectly located to offer the best of both worlds - being easily accessible from the A1 and east coast main line, yet secluded within the Cheswick House Estate, and next to one of the quietest beaches on the Northumberland coast. The Scottish Borders and North Northumberland are on the doorstep, and Edinburgh is just 40 minutes on the train.

The lodge sits next to many close visitor attractions with local services nearby, including The Barn at Beal, which sits 4.5 miles from the property, for lingering lunches savouring the catch-of-the-day or informal evening dining while enjoying panoramic views of Holy Island.

A 10 minute drive will take you to The Black Bull Inn at Lowick (5.2 miles), a warm and welcoming pub with restaurant, including a delicious Sunday lunch. 

The charming Ford & Etal Estate is 10 miles away and has a range of delightful tearooms and small independent shops, as well as The Black Bull pub where you can enjoy a filling pub lunch with a refreshing ale, brewed just 2 minutes up the road on the estate.

More extensive amenities can be found in the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (6 miles). Head to Bridge Street in the town, where a thriving street of small independent names and quirky shops can be found. From an eco-friendly retail shop and wool studio, to a music shop and gallery, there is something for everyone on this community led street. Popular restaurants Atelier and Mavi Turkish will delight the foodie amongst you, offering scrumptious evening dining. Enjoy craft beers and fine wines at The Curfew Micropub, a popular spot for the locals, but the small doorway on Bridge Street is easily missed by newcomers.

For further food delights, you will not be short of options. The area has a rich food heritage and there is something to cater for all tastes and budgets here. Enjoy tasty fish and chips at Coull's, cosy pubs, characterful cafes including Northern Edge Coffee, or bistro restaurants such as The Maltings Kitchen. 

Three large supermarkets including a Marks & Spencers food outlet sit on the edge of town. Alternatively, why not pop the wine in the fridge and arrange for a platter of seafood to be delivered straight to your door by the Berwick Shellfish Company - oysters reared in the clear North Sea beds of Lindisfarne, lightly smoked kippers from traditional local smokehouses, or perhaps some freshly dressed lobster or langoustines - perfect for a romantic evening in!

Activities

Cheswick beach (1 mile) is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts with some amazing conditions for kite surfing and sand yachting when the wind starts to blow. This includes miles upon miles of vast golden sands which leads north to Cocklawburn, and south to Goswick and Holy Island.

Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities from family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks along the course of the Sandstone Way.

Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will also be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep.

Nearby Holy Island is a hot spot for vast numbers of migrant bird species, including the chance to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea or basking on the sand flats, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted here in calm sea conditions.

The whole area is bursting with things to do, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. Head to Bamburgh where the dramatic outline of the castle is visible from Cheswick beach, or head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers.

Visit the beautiful gardens at Howick Hall; or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.

Golfers will be pleased to hear that Goswick Golf Links is just a short drive from the property where you can experience one of the world’s few pure fescue golf links courses.  

Head to the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and walk the outstanding Elizabethan walls of the Old Town taking in ancient bastions, watchtowers and gun batteries - a testament to Berwick’s turbulent past defending England from the Scots. Along the way, enjoy stunning views of the coast and Tweed estuary before a visit to the Hawksmoor-designed Berwick Barracks with three separate museums showcasing its military history, as well as part of Sir William Burrell’s art collection.

Next, follow Berwick’s Lowry Trail and discover the cobbled streets and seaside scenes depicted in the paintings of the great ‘matchstick men’ painter who was captivated by the town and the area. If that sparks your creative side, why not spend an afternoon out-and-about drawing and painting under the tuition of a renowned local artist.

Berwick has a thriving arts scene at the centre of which is the charming Maltings Theatre which hosts a packed diary of theatre, cinema, dance, comedy and music. There are also a number of galleries in the town, including the Granary Gallery with a focus on modern British artists who have been inspired by Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.  

For something a litte different, take a boat trip from Berwick upstream to Paxton House, a superb Adam mansion which is home to the largest private gallery of any country home in Scotland with an extensive collection of paintings dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many of which have been loaned by the National Galleries of Scotland.

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Location Rural - 6 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed, 1 mile from Cheswick Sands
DOGS
  • One well behaved dog is welcome at a charge of £25. A further dog may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Cheswick House Gate Lodge - enjoy early morning strolls through the adjoining parkland and grounds of Cheswick House
THE LITTLE THINGS WE LOVE…
"Setting out on a morning stroll through acres of parklands, spotting deer and listening to the sounds of birdsong."
Simon and Sarah, owners of Cheswick House Gate Lodge
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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