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Newton Cottage

Leitholm, Scottish Borders

Perfect for one or two, this pretty period cottage is an ideal base for exploring the rolling Borders countryside or the stunning heritage coast. 

Newton Cottage

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Overview

Perfect for one or two, this pretty period cottage is an ideal base for exploring the rolling Borders countryside or the stunning heritage coast.

A combination of period and contemporary

The combination of period and contemporary finishes give the cottage a fresh inviting feel enlivened with soft furnishing accents which add a lively pop of colour. The sitting room has all the right warming touches for rest and relaxation leading to a ground floor bedroom with a roomy superking bed. The dining area adds a touch of retro styling to the space, leading to a well equipped kitchen with lovely moresque tiling for an artisan feel.

There is a small patio tucked to the rear of the property where you can enjoy a little time-out listening to the gentle sounds of nature, or a two minute wander will take you to the village pub where you savour the rich malty flavour of a craft real ale with some good home cooking and a friendly chat.

Property details

Ground floor

Inner porch from the main access with hanging space/storage for outdoor gear.

Sitting room with beamed ceiling, large double sofa, armchair, wood burning stove with initial supply of logs, TV with Freeview and DVD player, Sonos Play 1 Bluetooth sound system, selection of books, games and DVDs.

Dining area with table and seating for two.

Bedroom with 6’ super king bed.

Kitchen with gas hob, single oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher. Small round table with seating for two.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail, WC.

Outside

There is a small patio area to the rear of the cottage with garden furniture and charcoal barbecue. The owner property adjoins Newton Cottage and guests are welcome to help themselves to fruit and vegetables from their garden when in season.

Parking

There is on-street parking outside the cottage or at the village hall nearby.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are provided.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted.

Guest amenities

Towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is supplied. Beds are made up with duck and down duvets and pillows but a hypoallergenic option can be supplied on request.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is reasonable dependent on the network.

Heating

The property has mains gas heating. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs. Additional logs can be supplied at a small charge. 

Guest privacy

This is a semi-detached cottage which sits on the Main Street in the small village of Leitholm. The patio area is tucked in a corner to the rear of the cottage offering guest privacy but it should be noted that this overlooks the large garden of the owner property which sits next door. While the owners are on hand and would be pleased to assist guests with any aspect of their stay, they are absolutely respectful of guest privacy.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside Leitholm Cottage, sleeping 6. The properties are both in Leitholm village and are a very short distance apart.

Location

In addition to lunches and evening meals, the village pub serves coffee and cake as well as freshly made takeaway pizzas, or the fish and chip van comes to the village on a Wednesday night and comes highly recommended.

The quaint market town of Coldstream sits just 6 miles from Leitholm 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, 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 before coffee and cake at the charmingly named ‘Mad Hatter’ nearby.

A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles),or picturesque Kelso (9 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.

For eating out, the Wheatsheaf at Swinton (3.5 miles) or the Inn at Allanton (9 miles) are both renowned for serving dishes full of fresh local flavours amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings. Alternatively the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill (7 miles) is an elegant setting for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.

Activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Reviews

"One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. From start to finish it was brilliant. The owner had left a welcome basket including a homemade cake which was to die for. Immaculate cottage and everything you would need in it. Dealing with Crabtree & Crabtree was also so easy and helped us enormously when at the last minute we had a personal crisis. Will definitely use them again and will return to the cottage again. Highly recommend."

Mcrobie family

"Lovely cottage. Excellent base for touring this area. Have had a relaxing time in very comfortable surroundings. Everyone very friendly and will stop and chat when you are out and about. Would recommend visiting St. Abb’s Head, spectacular views and gorgeous gallery with some fabulous items to buy! Thanks for the lovely welcome basket and the cake was a fantastic treat."

Robson family

"Lovely cottage. Really enjoyed watching the birds from the kitchen window. Hidden gem – go to Hume Castle for an amazing panoramic view of the Borders."

Watson family

"Such a charming, cosy and comfortable cottage – so tastefully furnished with great attention to detail. Perfect location for exploring the Borders and Northumbrian coastline. Thank you so much to the owner for the thoughtful welcome treats – all greatly appreciated and enjoyed!"

Duncan family

"Probably the best cottage we’ve stayed in! You’ve thought of everything and all the attention to detail was very much appreciated. We got the impression that you furnished and dressed the cottage as if you would be staying here, using your own high standards and expectations as a measuring stick. The bed was so comfy and we loved sitting out in the evenings with a wee dram. Loved the art work too, especially the birds above the fireplace painted onto pieces of map. You have I share very similar tastes! The welcome basket was amazing – thank you so much and your lemon drizzle cake was sensational, such a nice touch. Thanks again for a lovely week!"

Bowler family

"We felt very much at home and appreciated the planning and work that went into making this cottage a delight for travellers. We are rested and refreshed and ready for the next leg of our journey. Loved that lemon cake and the other thoughtful treats!" 

Hudspith family

"A perfect base in which to explore this lovely part of the country. The cottage was spotless and very well-equipped and the welcome basket a lovely surprise. Just one problem: the lemon drizzle cake was better than mine! Many thanks for a great stay."

Bray family

"Fabulously comfortable cottage and in a great location for exploring the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. 5*."

Green family

"What a lovely surprise! We knew the cottage looked nice from the photographs but everything was so lovely and really clean. You have thought of everything and your personal touches like the fresh flowers and welcome basket make it very special. Thank you. We can’t wait to come back. We have stayed in a range of accommodation (from caravans to hotels) and this has been one of the best for us. You truly respected our privacy. We loved it. Thanks."

Robinson family

"Thank you for a wonderful stay in Newton Cottage. Your furnishings, bed and ambience are all fabulously comforting. A lovely holiday home that we will be recommending to anyone who will listen! We will be back."

Leitch family
Location In the village of Leitholm - 6 miles from Coldstream.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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As if a break in the Borders wasn’t restorative enough, I’m a qualified massage therapist and can provide guests with relaxing massage treatments in the comfort of their cottage. The little things we love...
"As if a break in the Borders wasn’t restorative enough, I’m a qualified massage therapist and can provide guests with relaxing massage treatments in the comfort of their cottage."
Katie, owner of Newton Cottage
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