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Keepers Cottage

Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

A pretty detached period cottage sitting on the tree-lined Tillmouth Park Estate where you can wander for miles along the beautiful River Till Valley, taking in the romantic ruins of Twizel Castle.

Keepers Cottage

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Overview

A pretty detached period cottage sitting on the tree-lined Tillmouth Park Estate where you can wander for miles along the beautiful River Till Valley, taking in the romantic ruins of Twizel Castle, or simply sit-back, relax and enjoy a little of the good life!

Wander for miles along the beautiful River Till valley

Keeper Cottage is part of the Courtyard Cottages which were once the stables and grooms' quarters for the Tillmouth Park Estate. It’s the perfect spot for privacy, yet ideally placed for exploring coast and country, and a short five minute stroll will take you to the nearby hotel for an evening menu of wonderful seasonal produce.

Inside, the cottage combines cheerful fabrics, wooden floors, exposed beams and original doors and decorative fireplaces. There is a gas stove and a 32" flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player in the lounge area extending into an open plan dining area and kitchen.

Two bright good sized bedrooms (one en-suite) each have their own bathroom, and outside is a lovely south-facing patio garden with views across lush rolling farmland and the distant Cheviot Hills.

Property details

Ground floor

Entrance porch.

Small utility with washing machine and dryer.

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

Open-plan sitting room/dining/kitchen comprising:

Sitting room with two double sofas, armchair, gas stove, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD and radio docking station.

Kitchen with dining table with seating for 4, electric cooker, hob, microwave, integrated dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment.

Bedroom one with 4'6" double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe, armchair and decorative fireplace.

En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with two 3’ twin beds, side tables, wardrobe, chair and decorative fireplace.

Outside

Keepers Cottage is one of four very pretty, period cottages which were once the stables and grooms' quarters for the Tillmouth Park Estate. There is small shrubbery/rockery type garden to the front of the property, and a pretty, private garden to the rear which is not overlooked. There is garden furniture available for outside dining. The garden is fully enclosed.

There is a garden shed which can be used for the secure storage of bikes and outdoor kit.

Parking

There is space for one car adjacent to the property. Further parking is available on the open gravelled area which adjoins the courtyard.

Babies & Children

A travel cot is available on request. A highchair is not available.

Dogs

One well-behaved dog is welcome at Keepers Cottage. Another dog may be considered on request. We ask that dogs are kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture.

Guest amenities

A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest toiletries are also provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is reasonable with reception best on the Vodafone network.

Heating

Keepers Cottage is gas central heating in advance to the gas stove in the lounge.

Location

The cottage sits just 3 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed which has an excellent village shop selling a super selection of fresh local produce, including picnic hampers and scrummy home baking.

A more extensive range of shops, pubs and cafes can be found in the quaint market town of Coldstream (5 miles) where the shopping is small and friendly with a good mix of independent outlets running the length of the High Street, including a family butchers, fruit and veg shop, bakery and small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions. The Coldstream Gallery is a lovely spot to browse art, ceramics and jewellery by local designers; or pop into Calico Interiors for lifestyle gifts and accessories or the nearby Hirsel Estate.

For dining-out, the Tillmouth Country House Hotel sits just a short five minute walk from the doorstep, or try the Collingwood Arms which has a pub as well as a superb restaurant for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.

A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (13 miles), or picturesque Kelso (14 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.

Activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Reviews

"A lovely week had by all. Cottage comfortable, clean and cosy. Lots of walks on some beautiful beaches - lots of lovely memories made. Would return to Keepers Cottage. Thank you."

Deakin family

"Beautiful cottage, clean and comfortable. So good we stayed an extra night! Would certainly return to Keepers."

Loudon family

"Thank you for a lovely stay! The cottage is so cute and is in a wonderful location. Thanks!"

Ms Savage

"Thank you for a wonderful stay in such a beautiful cottage. Although we booked in for 4 nights, we enjoyed ourselves so much, we extended our stay to 6 nights! A wonderful little place to watch wildlife and enjoy walks in the grounds with the dog. The deer and hares in the field were an added bonus. Will definitely be back!"

Crompton family

"Had a fab little mini break at Keepers Cottage. What a gorgeous little hideaway place. So homely and comfortable. Our little dog loved going for nice walks. We will definitely be back to stay - had such a lovely couple of relaxing days! Thanks so much."

Livingstone family

"Ideal hideaway with our 11 month old daughter. Recommend Cheswick beach." 

Bletcher family
Location Within the grounds of Tillmouth Park - 3 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome. A second dog may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The lovely south-facing patio garden with views across lush rolling farmland and the distant Cheviot Hills. The little things we love...
"The lovely south-facing patio garden with views across lush rolling farmland and the distant Cheviot Hills."
Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree
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