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Orchard Cottage

Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

With its elevated position just over the Border on the south bank of the River Tweed, this pretty three bedroom cottage is ideally positioned for country pursuits or simply indulging in a little relaxation time.

Orchard Cottage

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Overview

With its elevated position just over the Border on the south bank of the River Tweed, this pretty three bedroom cottage is ideally positioned for country pursuits or simply indulging in a little relaxation time.

Ideally positioned for country pursuits

Lower Tweed fishing beats sit just minutes from the door for those looking to cast their line amidst the scenic heartland, yet perfectly placed for taking in all the sightseeing attractions both north and south of the Border.

On the ground floor, the kitchen has a relaxed country vibe with nature inspired accents from Lewis and Wood giving a nod to the rich fly fishing history of the area. The country theme continues into the three guest bedrooms, accessorised by warming tweeds and beautifully rich wool throws and cushions from the design house of Anta.

On the first floor, the sitting room enjoys views over the garden to the river beyond and features a large sofa and two wing back chairs using finest Moon wools from the mills of Yorkshire accented by sumptuous Mulberry velvets and plaids. Add the blissful beauty of a real fire for a perfect end to the day, along with a wee dram perhaps!

The cottage benefits from a large sun-trapped lawned garden to the rear, ideal for dogs and children and for taking advantage of those golden alfresco moments with friends and family.

Property details

Ground floor

Kitchen with electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, selection of cookbooks. Dining table with seating for six.

Small utility room with small Belfast sink, washer/dryer, space for outdoor shoes and boots.

Bedroom one with fixed 5‘ king size bed, side tables, small dressing table, hanging space, French doors to the rear garden.

En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over with rainforest head and separate handheld unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with zip and link system which can be configured to twin beds or super king as required, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging rail.

Bedroom three with zip and link system which can be configured to twin beds or super king as required, side tables, small chest of drawers, hanging rail.

Family bathroom with bath, large unit with rainforest head and separate handheld unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

First floor

Sitting room with large sofa, two high backed armchairs, wood burning stove. Technology includes a flat screen TV with DVD player, and an iDock. Views over the rear garden.

Outside

There is a gravelled area to the front of the property extending into a large lawned garden to the rear which is fully enclosed. The rear garden is multi-level with both steps and a ramped section with handrail to the lawned area. There is limited overlooking of the garden. Garden furniture with seating for eight.

There is a small store for outdoor gear to the rear.

Parking

There is designated private parking for three to four vehicles directly to the front of the cottage.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome but must be kept to the ground floor, uncarpeted area of the property. They are not permitted in the bedrooms.

Guest amenities

High quality linen along with towels. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Guest toiletries are supplied.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good.

Heating

Central heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with logs supplied.

Location

The cottage sits just 1.5 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed which has an excellent village shop selling a super selection of fresh local produce, including picnic hampers and home baking. It is also home to the highly regarded Collingwood Arms which has a pub as well as a super restaurant for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.

A more extensive range of shops, pubs and cafes can be found in the quaint market town of Coldstream (4.5 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, a bakery and a small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions.

For more extensive amenities, a number of larger supermarkets can be found in the very picturesque town of Kelso (7.5 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.

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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Location In the village of Wark - 1.5 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible in low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Snuggling up under the beautifully rich wool throws and cushions from the design house of Anta after a day of wandering along the banks of the River Tweed. The little things we love...
"Snuggling up under the beautifully rich wool throws and cushions from the design house of Anta after a day of wandering along the banks of the River Tweed."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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