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Heritage Cottage

Whitsome, Scottish Borders

Combine cosy country with the fresh shades of summer in this peaceful rural hideaway set amidst the rich rolling landscape of the Berwickshire countryside.

Heritage Cottage

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Overview

Combine cosy country with the fresh shades of summer in this peaceful rural hideaway set amidst the rich rolling landscape of the Berwickshire countryside. For some, the tranquil setting will be the real draw, while its location will be equally suited to those looking to take advantage of more active exploring across the Scottish Borders and the Northumberland coast.

Set in peaceful, rural surroundings

Ideal for two guests or four, this is a real home-from-home with plenty of lovely touches which are sure to strike a chord, including a warm welcome and a hamper of local produce to ease you into holiday mode.

First impression is one of lovely period charm with views across open farmland towards the Cheviot Hills and an abundance of wildlife spotting opportunities right from the cottage garden. French doors lead into an inviting open plan living space with two bedrooms positioned on either side. The overall feel is warm and inviting combining a scheme of duck egg blue along with sunny yellows and pretty florals.

A cosy wood burner is perfect for relaxation, while artworks of Lindisfarne Castle and bird life celebrate the works of local artists and their close connection with the nearby heritage coastline. Indoor entertainment includes a flat screen TV with complimentary Netflix, use of an i-pad, Google smart speaker as well as a super selection of books. The kitchen is compact but ideal for holiday living and a Nespresso machine is certain to give any coffee lovers out there that all important start to the day!

The cottage is ideally-positioned for exploring the Borders and North Northumberland including the National Park and the stunning coastline which is only a 20 minute drive from the cottage. Edinburgh is an easy day trip; just over an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed.

10% discount on remaining dates in July 2018.

Property details

Ground floor

Open-plan living area comprising:

Sitting room with multi-fuel stove with logs provided, Digital TV, DVD player, selection of books and games and French doors to garden.

Kitchen with electric oven and ceramic hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge with ice compartment, microwave.

Bedroom one with 5’ bed and fitted wardrobe.

Bedroom two with twin 3’ beds.

Family bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

Heritage Cottage has its own small, gravelled garden with patio, barbecue and furniture for outside dining. The garden looks out onto open fields - please note that it is not fully enclosed.

Storage for bicycles and other outdoor kit is available on request.

Parking

There is parking for two cars adjacent to the cottage.

Babies & Children

A highchair and travel cot can be made available on request.

Dogs

One well-behaved dog is welcome at Heritage Cottage. Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms and must be kept off the furniture.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with good quality bed linen, feather duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest hand soaps are provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

Heritage Cottage has gas central heating in additional to the multi-fuel stove.

Guest privacy

Heritage Cottage sits to the rear of the owner’s house and the two properties share a drive. The main accommodation of the cottage faces away from the owner’s property and there are open fields to three sides of the cottage. The owners are on hand to help guests to get the best from their stay but equally are respectful of guests’ privacy.

Location

The cottage is ideally-positioned for exploring the Borders and North Northumberland including the Northumberland National Park and the stunning coastline which is only a 30 minute drive from the cottage. Edinburgh is an easy day trip; just over an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Local amenities are provided by the historic towns of Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed. For guests who enjoy eating out, Heritage Cottage is just a few miles from several good restaurants including The Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn.

Activities

Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Children and families

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.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Ancestral history research

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.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

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.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We adored the cottage and thought the layout, style and location were excellent. The views were breathtaking and we had a most peaceful and relaxing stay. We would highly recommend the cottage and wished we could have stayed longer."

Hume family

"We had a lovely stay at Heritage Cottage. The cottage itself was superb and very clean, the welcome basket was also a nice touch. We are from a large town and are unable to see many stars on a night, but the area where the cottage was situated was amazing, as there was very little light pollution we saw and photographed the amazing skies. This would be a selling point for any astronomy enthusiasts, like ourselves. I have already recommended Crabtree & Crabtree to my friends and we will hopefully be booking again some time in the future!"

Hanson family

"Enjoyed the cottage very much. Owners were pleasant and helpful. The wood burner was extremely efficient and easy to light, we had it on 4 nights out of our 5!"

Macdonald family

"We enjoyed our stay thanks very much, it's a beautiful area. Thanks very much to Crabtree & Crabtree for their expert services, I'm sure we'll book again." 

Player family

"I thought the cottage was super actually. Probably the nicest I have stayed in yet with Crabtree & Crabtree. You should make more of the fact it is so close to the Ladykirk beat on the Tweed which is where I was fishing."

Davies family

"We loved the cottage, it was quite cosy for the 4 of us but it was great. The cottage was lovely and warm and the stove was great in the evenings. The welcome tray was a nice touch also."

Macdonald family

"We had a fantastic time at Heritage Cottage which was everything we hoped for and more. Everything else was perfect. All in all a fantastic cottage in a lovely area."

Housby family

"It was an excellent property. All the finishing touches like the welcome basket, whiskey, coffee machine, extra fire wood etc were very much appreciated. The owners were lovely and very welcoming. We would definitely book return."

Munday family

"We've enjoyed the peace and tranquility of this cottage. It's so well equipped and so comfortable. Welcoem was lovely and we appreciated the fabulous homemade brownies and flapjack."

Hayes family

"We've had a fabulous stay in this beautiful cottage - what a gem! The owners have made us feel so welcome - gorgeous welcome hamper, the most delicious homemade flapjacks! Back to reality tomorrow, but feeling refreshed and recharged."

Watt family

"We've all been warm and comfortable, thanks to the owners regular supply of logs. Thank you both for the generous welcome pack, with tasty flapjacks. For those who like views and soltitude, we had a great run over the Lammermuirs in snow covered conditions but sunny weather - the views of the Cheviots were fantastic! Thank you for making us feel welcome!"

Thompson family

"A lovely cottage and fabulous beach days. A very cosy holiday, we loved the brownies, flapjack. Many thanks to the owners."

Roberts family
Location Close to the small, rural village of Whitsome - 3 miles from Swinton or Allanton.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome at Heritage Cottage.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 3pm
  • Departure time: 10.30am
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The very pretty garden offers super uninterrupted views across open farmland towards the Cheviot Hills. The little things we love...
"The very pretty garden offers super uninterrupted views across open farmland towards the Cheviot Hills."
Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree
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