A charming, stylishly refurbished stone cottage that’s a short stroll from one of the North’s finest beaches, Cheswick Sands.
Stylish interiors, a rural setting and sea views – Farm Cottage ticks all the boxes.
Farm Cottage’s name goes a long way to painting a picture of it: one of a clutch of traditional Northumberland stone cottages set amidst rural land outside the village of Cheswick, it’s every inch a welcoming refuge from the rugged landscape that envelops it.
A wood-burner warms the cosy open-plan sitting and dining room, the original fireplace topped by a section of an ancient pew salvaged from nearby Scremerston Church, while the lush front and rear gardens offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding fields.
Footpaths criss-cross the fields, encouraging walkers to set off directly from the cottage, which also sits a few paces off the Coast & Castles Cycle route, inviting cyclists to tackle all, or just sections of, the scenic 192-mile stretch between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Golfers will meanwhile discover Goswick Golf Club a mere five minutes’ drive away.
However, Farm Cottage’s greatest draw is arguably the fact that it’s located less than ten minutes’ walk from one of the finest beaches in northern England, Cheswick Sands. This acclaimed beach, a seemingly endless expanse of white sand dotted with black basalt rock-pools and backed by dunes, offers hard-to-beat panoramic views and serves as a playground for families, dog walkers, kite-surfers and sand-yachters. Take a stroll along the sands on a clear day and you’ll be able to look north, past the spires and lighthouse of Berwick-upon-Tweed, all the way to the Border before turning to glimpse the Holy Island of Lindisfarne to the south.
Best of all, you don’t even have to amble down to the beach from Farm Cottage to soak up the views: you can gaze upon the ocean as you sip sundowners on the terrace and contemplate the Holy Island over breakfast in bed in the master bedroom.
Farm Cottage’s owners have styled the cottage immaculately, achieving contemporary yet welcoming interiors that echo (rather than shout) its seaside setting with timber panelled bathrooms, framed seascapes in the bedrooms and local scenes by landscape artist Scott Robertson in the sitting room.
Kitchen with electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, and washing machine.
Open-plan living area with wood burning stove (unlimited supply of logs), seating for four guests and dining area with seating for four guests, wine fridge, door to enclosed rear garden, Smart TV and wall charging ports.
Hallway - multi-level (five steps down to lower level) with hanging rail.
Bedroom one - master bedroom - with king size bed, side tables, fitted wardrobe and concealed dressing table.
En-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower (with rainforest head), basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be configured to super king or twin beds and fitted wardrobe.
Family bathroom with large shower (with rainforest head), heated towel rail, basin and WC.
To the front of the cottage is an enclosed garden comprising gravel with outdoor seating and a small lawned area, which sits on a lower level.
There is a lawned garden to rear with outside dining for four guests which is also fully enclosed.
There is a log store with unlimited supply of logs and secure store for bicycles, golf clubs, etc.
The walk to the beach takes approximately 8-10 minutes from Farm Cottage. This is via a single-track road leading to a small car parking area that bounds onto the sand dunes.
There is parking for two cars at the front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
One dog is welcome. Guests are requested to clean up after dogs and keep them off the furniture and out of the bedrooms.
Bed linen, towels and guest toiletries are provided. Hairdryers are provided in each bedroom.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage can be patchy on some networks.
Farm Cottage has oil heating throughout which is thermostatically controlled. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room (logs provided).
Farm Cottage sits in a row of cottages on the track leading down to Cheswick Sands. The rear garden is enclosed and fenced offering a good level of privacy.
For guests looking to holiday together, East House sleeping 8+4 sits a short distance away.
The cottage sits next to many close visitor attractions with local services nearby, including the wonderful Barn at Beal which sits 5 miles from the property for lingering lunches savouring the catch-of-the-day or informal evening dining.
More extensive amenities can be found in the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (7 miles) which has a mix of high street and independent shopping, as well as two large supermarkets, a Marks & Spencers food outlet and a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, including The Maltings, a vibrant theatre and arts venue for an evening of entertainment.
Head a little further down the coast to the very picturesque village of Bamburgh where you can enjoy fantastic seafood at The Potted Lobster for a superior eating experience, or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and a cosy chat next to the fire.
The town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is also served by the main East Coast rail line with regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle for a city day out.
Cheswick beach (0.6 miles) 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 which sits right on the doorstep.
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 miles around, 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.
For country sports, 12,000 acres of shooting ground is available on nearby local Estates through a highly regarded shooting provider. This includes walked up shooting to high quality driven shooting pheasant and partridges. Duck shooting and roebuck stalking is also available. Walked up shooting from 3 guns onwards. Driven shooting from 120 to 300 birds a day. Catering and transport in field included. Fishing is available on the River Till and Lower Tweed, both just a twenty minute drive.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.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
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
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Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Nannies and babysitters
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring a fully qualified registered and experienced nanny or babysitter to come to your house.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.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
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
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"We stayed at Farm Cottage last month and it was delightful.
Our Labrador's also had an amazing time.
We would definitely recommend the cottage and the area and we will be returning again."Bishop Party
"We very much enjoyed our stay at Farm Cottage. It was a really well-appointed, spacious and inviting cottage to stay in. The kitchen had all the equipment that I needed to cook proper meals each evening. We LOVED the Smart TV offering us Netflix etc etc - that is a real boon on a holiday. The master bedroom was big with lovely views of the sheep-filled field on the other side of the lane. The house was very dog-friendly having completely enclosed gardens at the back and front. We were lucky enough to have sunny weather and there was sun in the gardens all day. The walk to the sand dunes and beautiful beach took about ten minutes and there were other fantastic walks without having to get in the car. We loved Berwick on Tweed which was a short drive away and we also visited most of the famous beaches and castles. The housekeeper was very responsive and helpful - the one issue we had with wi-fi was going to be sorted on the day we left. We would go back to this cottage again for its comfort, space and location."Ms Leonard
"A week at Farm Cottage was one of the most comfortable weeks we’ve ever had in a holiday cottage. To say it was a home from home would do it an injustice - as it’s better than our home. Sumptuous beds, the softest of bed linen, the most comfortable of sofa - and that’s when you get inside after staying outside admiring the views long into dusk. A perfect cottage with best expansive beach in the UK literally on your doorstep. It’ll be hard to beat - but with the Scottish Borders in our sights for 2022 we’ll try hard to indulge ourselves again. Thanks C&C you’ve done it again 10/10."Mr & Mrs Mellor-clark
"The cottage is beautifully decorated, well equipped and within a 10 minute walk away from the most stunning beach which is as lovely as any beach in Barbados but a few degrees cooler! It is a very peaceful spot and we much enjoyed sitting out in the front garden drinking our coffee admiring the far reaching views which include Holy Island.”Mrs Fitzpatrick
"We’ve just had a superb week at Farm Cottage. It’s situated very close to huge and very quiet beaches. The cottage was extremely comfortable and stylishly furnished but still suitable for 2 dogs especially as both front and back gardens were secure. We enjoyed exploring the coast within walking distance and did venture further afield to Eyemouth a working fishing port and St Abbs which is very scenic. There are plenty of places to buy food in Berwick. We would certainly recommend the Berwick Shellfish Company. We look forward to returning."Mrs & Mrs Barnard
- One dog is welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Making an early morning cuppa and strolling down to the beach to take in the morning sunrise."Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree