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Steward's Cottage

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Tucked away on a working farm at the end of a no-through road, this cosy coastal cottage is a perfect base for those with a love of nature and the great outdoors.

Steward's Cottage

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Overview

Tucked away on a working farm at the end of a no-through road, this cosy coastal cottage is a perfect base for those with love of nature and the great outdoors.

The dramatic view over the Northumberland coast is the real jewel in the crown

Sleeping four with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this Northumbrian stone cottage has an open plan set-up comprising a sitting room, kitchen and dining space, along with a ground floor shower room.

Particular features include a wood burning stove for those curl-up-with-a-blanket days, while French doors open up onto an enclosed front garden with dream views over lush farmland to the dramatic sands and tumbling waves of Cocklawburn beach.

Upstairs, there are three comfortable bedrooms – one double with king size bed and two singles, along with a separate bathroom with bath.

Outdoors, children will delight in the sights and sounds of the farm, while cycling afficionados will love the dedicated cycle track that runs along the coast down to Cheswick.

Cocklawburn beach sits off the beaten track in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is a popular spot for walking, kite flying or dabbling in the rock pools – easily reached by car……or on foot when wanderlust takes over.

Property details

Ground floor

Access into inner porch with hanging rail.

Open plan living space comprising:

Sitting room with double sofa, two armchairs, Smart TV. Wood burning stove with initial basket of logs. Selection of books.

Kitchen with electric hob, electric oven, full size dishwasher, fridge (no ice-box), microwave. There is a small chest freezer in a cupboard off the hall.

Ground floor bathroom with corner shower, basin and WC. This also has a washer/dryer.

First floor

Bedroom one with 3' single bed, side table, chest of drawers.

Bedroom two with 3' single bed, side table, single wardrobe.

Bedroom three with 5'2" king size bed, side tables, small dressing table, hanging rail with hangers.

Bathroom two with bath, basin and WC.

Outside

There is a gravelled area to the rear of the cottage and a lawned garden to the front which is fully enclosed. Garden furniture will be available. The garden looks over open farmland with far-reaching views to Cocklawburn beach. 

Please note that the cottage sits on a working farm with associated farm traffic. 

The farm sits at the end of a no-through road but there will also be occasional passing traffic to farm cottages approximately 500 yards from Steward's Cottage.

Parking

Access to the cottage is via a farm track. There is parking for two cars in the courtyard area to the rear of the cottage.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and high chair are not provided. Please note the cottage sits on a working farm with associated farm traffic, therefore children should be closely supervised in this area at all times.

Dogs

Sorry, dogs are not permitted at Steward's Cottage.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests, along with hand soaps. One hairdryer is available for guest use.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available with good speeds. Mobile coverage is good on most networks. 

Heating

Oil fired heating which is thermostatically controlled. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs.

Location

The property benefits from excellent amenities in the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (3.5 miles). The town has a mix of high street and independent shopping, as well as two large supermarkets, a Marks & Spencers food outlet and a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, including The Maltings, a vibrant theatre and arts venue for an evening of entertainment.

Other small independent names and quirky shops can be found around the cobbled lanes and closes of the historic old quarter, as well as shops and cafes for a coffee and cake stop. Try Audela for incredible cakes on Bridge Street and Gasparo for hearty Italian fayre.

Alternatively, why not pop the wine in the fridge and arrange for a platter of seafood to be delivered straight to your door by the Berwick Shellfish Company - oysters reared in the clear North Sea beds of Lindisfarne, lightly smoked kippers from traditional local smokehouses, or perhaps some freshly dressed lobster or langoustines - perfect for a romantic evening-in!

The town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is also served by the main East Coast rail line with regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle for a city day out.

Activities

The area has over 26 miles of fantastic beaches just made for lazy picnics and outdoor adventures. The nearest, Cocklawburn Beach (2.5 miles) is an ideal spot for kite flying, searching for fossils, rock pooling or beach roaming leading all the way down to the vast golden sands of Cheswick and Goswick - for perfect escapism away from the crowds.

Walking and cycling in this area is a delight with an abundance of trails and waymarked routes suitable for all ages and abilities from family routes, leisure routes, and mountain biking trails with everything from easy coastal stretches to high energy treks along the course of the Sandstone Way.

Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature lovers, birdwatchers and photographers will also be captivated by the vast variety of wildlife and birdlife right on the doorstep.

Nearby Holy Island is a hot spot for vast numbers of migrant bird species, including the change to see the odd grey seal bobbing inquisitively in the sea or basking on the sand flats, while sightings of minke whales and white-beaked dolphins can also be spotted here in calm sea conditions.

The whole area is bursting with things to do, dotted by a trail of castles and fortifications interspersed with pretty seaside villages all the way up and down the coast. Head to Bamburgh where the dramatic outline of the castle is visible from miles around, or head to Craster to sample their legendary oak smoked kippers.

Visit the beautiful gardens at Howick Hall; or head inland to experience the medieval splendour of Alnwick Castle with its fantastic child-friendly activity programme inspired by the wizardly magic and broomstick antics of Harry Potter.

Walk the outstanding Elizabethan walls of the Old Town in Berwick upon Tweed taking-in ancient bastions, watchtowers and gun batteries - testament to Berwick’s turbulent past defending England from the Scots. Along the way, enjoy stunning views of the coast and Tweed estuary before a visit to the Hawksmoor-designed Berwick Barracks with three separate museums showcasing its military history, as well as part of Sir William Burrell’s art collection.

Next follow Berwick’s Lowry Trail and discover the cobbled streets and seaside scenes depicted in the paintings of the great ‘matchstick men’ painter who was captivated by the town and the area. If that sparks your creative side, why not spend an afternoon out-and-about drawing and painting under the tuition of a renowned local artist.

For something a little different, take a boat trip from Berwick upstream to Paxton House, a superb Adam mansion which is home to the largest private gallery of any country home in Scotland with an extensive collection of paintings dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many of which have been loaned by the National Galleries of Scotland.

For a city day out, Berwick Station offers an easy day trip to the magnificent sights of Edinburgh, just 45 minutes journey by train.

 

Children and families

Children and families

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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Services

Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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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

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Reviews

Location Rural - 1 mile from Scremerston, 3.5 miles to Berwick-upon-Tweed
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed in this property.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Far reaching views over Cocklawburn beach on the Northumberland coast
The little things we love...
"The front facing garden is a perfect spot for soaking up the morning sunrise or a moody evening sunset."
June, owner of Steward's Cottage
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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