Park End, Milne Graden
A quintessential romantic hideaway beautifully finished in a contemporary country style nestled on the edge of the magnificent Milne Graden Estate.
A cosy hideaway offering a perfect rural escape from it all
This charming gate lodge on the edge of the Milne Graden Estate sits on the border of Scotland and Northumberland, and is a captivating spot for getting back to nature and savouring the relaxed pace of country life.
During the summer, guests can enjoy the large, sunny garden with sunsets over the hills. In the cooler months, with the wood burner lit, a good film and a wee dram, you may find it difficult to leave!
Designed to reflect its countryside and woodland setting, the artwork above the fireplace - Ramsons and Campion by Scottish artist Angie Lewin - was the inspiration for the calming interior. Soft blues and pinks along with the warming touches of sisal rugs and linen contrast with the natural slate floor which has the added benefit of underfloor heating when the temperature starts to drop.
A comfortable super king bed will bring a little luxury to those weekend lie-ins, while premium products from Neom Organics will start you on your wellbeing journey.
The river holds a special place here, and picturesque riverside walks watching the morning wildlife gently come to life, or wandering flower-filled woodlands in Spring will bring simple pleasures and lasting memories.
All Milne Graden properties benefit from the use of the Tails of the Tweed Dog Park in the estate’s former Victorian kitchen garden. Sitting on the route of the mapped walks which run around the estate, this bright, sunny spot is a perfect space for relaxation while your furry friend can play and run freely within the safety of this enclosed space. A range of dog agility obstacles and toys are sure to add some extra fun!
Sitting room with two-seater sofa, wood burner (ample supply of provided), TV with DVD player. Small table with dining space for two.
Kitchen with stainless steel electric oven and ceramic hob, integrated 3/4 dishwasher, refrigerator with small freezer box (no additional freezer facility is provided), and microwave. There is an external utility room with a sink and washing machine/dryer.
Bedroom with 6' super king bed, wardrobe, dressing table, chest of drawers and in-built wardrobe.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Park End is set in a mature garden with an outside seating area.
Please note - a barbecue is not provided at this cottage and the use of barbecues is not permitted anywhere on the estate.
The garden is not fully enclosed, however there is an enclosed space within it for dogs.
There is a private parking area to the rear of the cottage.
Babies & Children
Park End is not suitable for babies or children.
Dogs & other pets
One dog is welcome with a charge of £25 per dog. A second dog may be considered on request. Dogs must be kept out of the bedroom and off the furniture. Part of the garden contains a self-contained space especially for dogs. Cats are not permitted.
The bed is made up with high quality bed linen, hypoallergenic duvet and feather pillows. A hairdryer is supplied. Toiletries and towels are provided for all guests.
Any requests for additional mid-week housekeeping and linen changes require at least 14 days notification and are subject to additional cost.
Wood burning stove in the sitting room with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor, supported by electric heating. An ample supply of logs is provided. Additional logs can be purchased from local service stations in Coldstream or Berwick-upon-Tweed.
A small complimentary welcome pack awaits guests on arrival.
Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage
Wi-Fi is available at the property but please note this can be slow and intermittent due to the rural location. Mobile reception is generally good.
Fishing on site
Head to Norham (4 miles) for a fantastic selection of quality local produce, including meats, pies, and cheeses from Foreman’s, or the Cornhill Village Shop (5 miles) for coffee, cake and scrummy picnic lunches. It is also home to the highly regarded Collingwood Arms for elegant evening dining, or a short drive will take you to the Allanton Inn (6 miles) which has a superb reputation for serving excellent locally sourced food amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings.
Alternatively, Coldstream is a quaint but bustling little town with a rich history sitting on the north side of the River Tweed right on the Scottish/English Border. The shopping here 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 essentials, as well as a super art gallery and interiors shop for lifestyle gifts and accessories.
More extensive shopping, restaurants and amenities can be found in the picturesque town of Kelso (12 miles) which is also home to the 12th Century Abbey, Floors Castle, the Roxburghe Championship Golf Course and National Hunt Racing.
The local area is packed with interest. Hike through the Cheviot Hills or stroll across stunning beaches. Go kite-surfing or coastal kayaking. Marvel at the silver staircase at Manderston House. Take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, home to thousands of seabirds and a grey seal colony. Or treat yourself to lunch at the Terrace Café at Floors Castle, nominated as one of the top ten cafés in Scotland.
With the Tweed on the doorstep, this is an ideal base for fishing parties. The estate’s own beat which is available to guests at an additional cost (subject to availability) extends to about 1.4 miles of single bank fishing. Milne Graden is primarily a salmon beat but has good runs of grilse and sea trout through the summer months. Other prime beats include Tillmouth, Lennel, Ladykirk and The Lees. If you can tear yourself away from the view, the local area has plenty of other delights in store.
From here you can explore a historic landscape, punctuated by imposing castles like Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Thirlestane and Alnwick, the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh and stately mansions at nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain. Head to the coast for miles of golden sands and secluded rocky coves. Some of our favourite spots are the stunning beach at Bamburgh, the magnificent views from the cliffs at St Abb’s Head and the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Edinburgh is only an hour’s drive or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick upon Tweed.
Children and families
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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
Classes at your holiday home
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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
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
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
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
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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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“Thank you for the tea, coffee and delicious cake. We had a lovely walk down by the river - beautiful!”Mr Fisher, September 2022
"A very enjoyable stay. The cottage was comfy and well equipped."Mr Christer, July 2022
"A lovely cottage with superb location and tastefully decorated."Mr Barratt, June 2022
“Cottage was beautiful and spotless, a real home from home. Loved sitting in the garden listening to the birdsong. I've had a lovely relaxing holiday and batteries are re-charged!. Thank you for the goodies left - very kind!”Ms McWhinnie, June 2022
“After a dreadful year of family loss, this was just what we needed. We will be back.”Parkes Party, February 2022
"We’ve had a lovely relaxing time in this gorgeous cottage over Christmas and New Year. Enjoyed walking around the estate, seeing deer and squirrels. The cottage is beautifully furnished and well-equipped. Made extra special with the festive decorations. Thank you so much for the super hamper, Christmas presents and New Year gifts - we really appreciate your kindness.
A wonderful holiday - we look forward to returning in the future"Henderson Family, December 2021
"Lovely cottage, very clean, beautiful location."Mrs Richardson, September 2021
"We are regular visitors to Milne Graden and always have a magnificent week. Well-rested for our return to work! Only two more cottages at Milne Graden to visit - we will, without doubt, be back!"Mr Gwatkin, September 2021
"Fantastic - very comfortable stay."Mrs Guest, August 2021
"Lovely cottage - beautiful area."Mrs Nash, August 2021
"A wonderful stay - just the tonic after the past 18 months. Park End excellent in every respect. Estate fantastic - otter and osprey - a first for us."Noble Family, July 2021
"A super little cottage with everything we could have needed. A lovely break away, we shall definitely return."Mellin Family, May 2021
- One dog is welcome and a second dog may be considered on request with a charge of £25 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The headboard in Deer Park Rouge by Lewis & Wood reflects the tranquil simplicity of country life here at Milne Graden."Gina, owner of Park End