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, waking to the gentle twitter of bird-song and long heavenly lunches.
Oozing character and charm
One of four cottages 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 wonderfully warm and light.
The large, convivial, 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 with sumptuous sofas, perfect for curling up in front of the warming flicker of the wood burner with a crisp glass of Chablis.
The cottage overlooks a pretty courtyard garden to the front and an additional walled garden to the side of the house, a delightful sunny spot for a morning coffee or an evening barbecue, while a short 5 minute wander will take you to the nearby hotel for an afternoon cream tea or an evening menu of wonderful seasonal produce.
With the rivers Tweed and Till just a short drive away, the cottage is an ideal base for fishing parties. Rod racks, drying facilities and a deep freeze are provided.
Entrance hall with hanging space, rod racks and shelving for footwear providing an excellent space for storage of outdoor kit.
Bedroom one with 5' king size bed, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe and dressing table.
Family bathroom with WC, basin and bath with shower over.
There is one step up to the living area from the hallway.
Open-plan living room and dining area with seating for up to 6 guests, wood burning stove with logs provided, TV with Freeview and DVD player and dining table with seating for 6.
Adjoining kitchen area with oven and 4 ring hob, dishwasher, refrigerator, deep freeze, washing machine with dryer.
Bedroom two with two fixed 3’ 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. Guests do not have use of the Estate grounds.
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 a table and chairs for four.
There is a gravelled parking area with two guest spaces.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
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.
Luxurious bed linen and fluffy towels are provided. Guest toiletries are also provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. The mobile signal is network dependent with some functioning within the cottage and others outside.
Saddler Cottage has storage heaters in addition to the wood burning stove in the lounge. Logs are provided.
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.
Children and families
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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
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
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
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.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
Classes at your holiday home
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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
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
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.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
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.Find 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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"Fantastic, peaceful, relaxing week. Wonderful cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. Enjoyed the log fire - nice, warm and cosy."Pine 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
"Another Crabtree & Crabtree triumph! Had a fabulous week with good weather and fantastic walks with the dogs."Deas 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Sunday 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