Played out against a beautiful tree-lined backdrop, Saddler Cottage oozes character and charm, offering a perfect base for enjoying the great outdoors or simply an excuse to indulge in a more relaxed pace.
Close to middle Tweed with the addition of rod racks which will suit fishing parties perfectly
One of four properties set in the old stable area within the private grounds of Tillmouth Park Estate, many features have been incorporated into the renovations with original beams, wood-panelling and large coach house windows, ensuring the property is both cosy and light.
The large open-plan living area incorporates the sitting room, dining room and kitchen with an appealing combination of rustic, earthy tones, rich fabrics and natural wood and stone finishes designed to compliment the period style.
The property configuration offers good flexibility for couples' or friends, with two good sized double bedrooms and a generous living space, perfect for curling up in front of the warming flicker of the wood burner.
The cottage overlooks a pretty courtyard garden to the front and a pretty walled garden to the side of the house, a delightful sunny spot for a morning coffee listening to the gentle twitter of bird-song or long heavenly lunches in the pretty cottage garden.
With the rivers Tweed and Till just a short drive away, the cottage is an ideal base for fishing parties. Rod racks and drying facilities are an added bonus.
Entrance hall with hanging space, rod racks and shelving for footwear providing an excellent space for storage of outdoor kit.
Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as preferred, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe and dressing table.
Family bathroom with WC, basin and bath with shower over (this is one step up from the inner hall).
Open-plan living room and dining area with large sofas set around a wood burning stove (with initial supply of logs). Smart TV with integrated DVD player. Dining table with seating for 6. Selection of books and DVDs.
Adjoining kitchen area with induction hob, electric oven, 3/4 dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine with dryer, Magimix Nespresso machine (pod type).
Bedroom two with twin beds, chest of drawers, dressing table and built-in wardrobe.
En-suite bathroom with WC, basin and walk-in shower.
Saddler Cottage is one of four very pretty, period cottages which were once the stables and grooms' quarters for the Tillmouth Park Estate.
The cottages are set out in an L shape to make best use of the light and views and have an attractive lawned courtyard to the front which serves as an additional garden area.
Saddler Cottage also has a private, sheltered, fully enclosed walled garden to the side with garden furniture. There is lockable storage available for guest use which is ideal for bicycles.
There is a gravelled parking area to the side of the cottage with two guest spaces.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request, along with a separate foldaway if required.
Two dogs are welcome at Saddler Cottage. We ask that dogs are kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture. There is a fully enclosed garden to the side of the cottage.
Goose down feather duvets and pillows. Hypo-allergenic may be available on request. Guest toiletries are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
BT Superfast Broadband/Wi-Fi is available. The mobile signal is network dependent with some functioning within the cottage and others outside.
There are electric radiators throughout the property, in addition to the log burner in the sitting room (initial supply of logs provided).
Saddler Cottage sits in the grounds of Tillmouth and is just a short 5 minute walk to the Tillmouth Park Hotel. Please contact the hotel directly to check their seasonal opening times on your preferred dates if this is important to your stay.
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 try the nearby Collingwood Arms which has a pub as well as a superb restaurant for lingering lunches or 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.
From the cottage you can stroll along the beautiful River Till valley, up to the romantic ruins of Twizel Castle or along the banks of the famous River Tweed. Flodden Field is just down the road, site of the infamous battle of 1513 between the Scots and the English. Ride the miniature steam railway at Heatherslaw, and wonder at Paxton House, a spectacular Adam’s brothers mansion said to be the finest example of an 18th century Palladian country house in Britain.
The cottage is located in the heart of North Northumberland and is exceptionally well placed for exploring the wider area. Fourteen miles will take you to the edge of the Northumberland National Park, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty with over 400 square miles of stunning landscapes, criss-crossed by over 700 miles of walking, biking and riding trails which follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.
Hop into your walking boots and you can join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk from Wooler where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area, or follow sections of St. Cuthbert’s Way and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the route as it winds its way to the dune-fringed sands on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub.
History buffs will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where dramatic castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape here, including imposing Bamburgh perched on its rocky outcrop above Bamburgh Beach; Alnwick, star of the Harry Potter films; or Chillingham, said to be the most haunted castle in Britain and home to the only wild cattle in the world.
A warm welcome awaits you at Ford & Etal Estates (3 miles) which has a super range of family friendly activities with over twenty attractions to explore, including the charming 15” gauge steam railway, fishing, canoeing, cycle hire and riding. For art lovers, a must-visit is the pre-Raphaelite murals at the Lady Waterford Hall, or explore the ruins of Etal Castle or the local heritage sites of nearby Flodden or Duddo Standing Stones, Northumberland’s equivalent of Stonehenge.
The stunning heritage coastline is just a short half-hour drive away with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.
Fishing is available on the River Till said to be one of the area's best kept secrets with an impressive sea trout run each spring, and on nearby River Tweed.
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.Find Out More
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
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
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
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
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
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.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
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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
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
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.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
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Beauty and spa treatments
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"We had a great time at Saddler Cottage. Everything was there that we needed. The beds were comfy ... and pillows, which is unusual and made a big difference and the bed linen was lovely. Whoever chose the interior colours and decorations has a real flair. We look forward to booking with you again!"Ms Astley
"We had a lovely stay at Saddler Cottage. The cottage is charming and the little private garden was lovely to sit in and enjoy. The layout of the kitchen/dining/sitting area is so easy and welcoming. We made good use of the rod racks, and the entrance hall, is perfect for boots and jackets etc. There was always plenty of hot water, and the cottage was nice and warm. As always, our holiday with Crabtree and Crabtree, was perfect."Mrs Jolly
"Thank you to all concerned for the preparation of Saddler Cottage. We had a truly wonderful restful stay. We hope to stay in another C & C property and will certainly recommend you to our friends."Mr & Mrs Clayton
"We had a lovely stay at Saddler Cottage, found it to be clean, very comfortable and nicely decorated. Also larger than we expected with a lovely garden for sitting in. A lovely break."Strowbridge family
"I am writing to let you know how much we enjoyed our weekend stay at Saddlers Cottage. The cottage is so cosy and welcoming with everything you could need provided, plus a welcome pint of milk and chocolate cake. The housekeeper does a fantastic job. The place was spotless. We took our dog with us who enjoyed long walks around the area, spotting deer, a heron and even a pheasant who walked up to our window to have a nosy. It is in an ideal location to go to the Northumberland coast or across the border at Coldstream into Scotland. I would definitely recommend a stay either in Saddler Cottage or one of the other cottages surrounding it. We will definitely be using Crabtree & Crabtree for our future cottage stays."Bowen family
"Yet another wonderful time at the cottage, our 3rd year and we will be back next year. The standards are so high and that why we come back year after year."Marshall family
"We had a great week at Saddler Cottage, a beautiful property … so comfortable and well kitted out and a lovely spot. Beds and bed linen great! I have booked with you several times in the past so knew we were booking with the best. However it was the first time my friend had experienced a Crabtree and Crabtree property and she was most impressed! Many thanks for arranging sunshine for us every day … will forgive you for the cool winds! I look forward to booking with you again … hopefully in the not too distant future."Dawson family
"We had another great stay, with a number of highlights this time including; the dawn & dusk chorus, wonderfully unseasonal weather giving us warm sunshine each day & also the clear, sparkling night sky - we didn't need to go anywhere, other than the 1km walk around the driveway route - which looks different each day."Martin family
"Lovely, peaceful stay here. Perfect for a base to see Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle. We loved listening to the birds. A perfect restful break"Humpage family
"Cottage surpassed all our expectations - stylish, tasteful, comfortable, well equipped; great! Attention to detail, including fresh flowers and plants - like staying in a County House Hotel."Holland family
"This is only to say what a wonderful time we all had staying at the cottage recently. I think it is our 4th year there now, and we simply love it. So well appointed, comfortable and perfect for all our needs. We lit the fire one night and ended up opening the door and windows, it was so effective. An excellent cottage, thank you very much."Hellyer group
"Another Crabtree & Crabtree triumph! Had a fabulous week with good weather and fantastic walks with the dogs."Deas family
"We had a lovely time at Saddler Cottage and around Northumberland and the Borders. The cottage met our needs very well; we felt relaxed and at home there. The cottage is very well equipped, spacious and comfortable."McGill family
"Fantastic, peaceful, relaxing week. Wonderful cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. Enjoyed the log fire - nice, warm and cosy."Pine family
"Thank you so much for letting us stay in Saddler Cottage over Christmas and New Year, we had an amazing time and we look forward to staying with you again."Mrs Durkin
"Excellent weather and very comfortable cottage again. See you again next year."Mr Nowell
"Great, loved it! - really good location."Mr A Horniman
"We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage. It’s been refreshed very tastefully. Our dog enjoyed the garden."Ms Henderson
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 3pm
- Departure time: 10am
"There is an appealing combination of rustic, earthy tones, rich fabrics and natural wood and stone finishes designed to compliment the period style."Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree