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Sunwick Cottage

Berwick upon Tweed, Scottish Borders

This immaculate three-bedroom cottage is ideal for families and couples, with the added bonus of accepting up to three dogs too.

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Overview

A warm, contemporary cottage that’s ideally placed for both coast and country.

This immaculate three-bedroom cottage is ideal for families and couples, with the added bonus of accepting up to three dogs too

Sunwick Cottage strikes the balance between being smartly contemporary and yet snugly, warmly comfortable. Take its main, open-plan living space: the inky-blue kitchen, pale wood dining table, rattan sofa and charcoal French window doors all catch one’s eye, yet also work seamlessly together.

Virtually every wall in this immaculate home is a bright white hue creating a permanent sense of space and airiness. This is further enhanced by the open- plan living and sitting room where large French doors lead directly out to the south-facing garden.

There are three bedrooms too, all with crisp high-quality linens, and a bathroom on each floor. One bedroom is downstairs, suiting anyone of limited mobility, or night owls watching some late TV. The second bedroom on the first floor contains a charming window-side dressing table, looking out to green-yellow farm fields and hedgerows beyond, while the last has fixed twin beds, a charming rocking horse for toddlers, and a full-size cot for babies.

There’s also a safely enclosed, grassy rear garden complete with more countryside views and comfortable outdoor furniture where you can settle down with a book to enjoy the mid-afternoon sunshine or sip an aperitif before dinner.

Sunwick Cottage is very well placed. Despite its rural peace, you’re less than 15 minutes’ drive from Berwick-upon-Tweed’s castle ruins, art galleries, independent shops and the Maltings Theatre. Even closer is Paxton House, a grand Palladian mansion where visitors can admire paintings from Scotland’s national collection or take a leisurely boat ride past the impressive Union Bridge — crossing the River Tweed into England.

Either side of Berwick you’ll delight at the fantastic sandy beaches, and it’s not far at all to mystical Holy Island, where you might easily spend a heavenly day or two.

Property details

GROUND FLOOR

Access door into the hallway with bench seating and hanging rail.

Open plan kitchen/dining area comprising:

Two seater sofa, wall-mounted Smart TV, dining area with table seating six. Kitchen with electric oven and separate grill, ceramic hob, microwave, full-size dishwasher, 70/30 fridge/freezer, washer/dryer. French doors leading out to the patio and garden.

Sitting room with chaise sofa, large armchair, 65" Smart TV. French doors to the patio and garden.

Off the hallway is a bedroom and separate shower room.

Bedroom one with king size bed, side tables, dressing table, freestanding hanging rail.

Shower room with wet room shower (rainforest head and separate mixer), basin and WC.

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom two with king size bed, side tables, dressing table, wardrobe with hanging rail and storage, chair.

Bedroom three with fixed 3' twin beds, separate full-size cot (bed linen not provided), chest of drawers, wardrobe with hanging rail and storage, rocking horse for toddlers.

Family bathroom with bath, WC and basin.

OUTSIDE

South-facing enclosed garden to the rear of the cottage comprising patio and lawn. Garden furniture. A barbecue is not provided.

PARKING

Private parking to the front and side of the cottage for two cars. A further car may be accommodated at the rear.

ELECTRICAL VEHICLE CHARGING

For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

BABIES & CHILDREN

Babies and children are welcome. A full-size cot is available in bedroom three - please note that bed linen is not provided in the cot. A high chair is available on request.

DOGS

Two dogs are permitted at a charge of £20 per dog. A third will be considered on request.

GUEST AMENITIES

High-quality bed linens and towels are included. Duvets and pillows are microfibre hypoallergenic. Feather can be made available on request. Hand soaps and bath/shower wash are provided. There is a hairdryer in the two main double bedrooms.

GUEST PRIVACY

The cottage is semi-detached and sits in a rural countryside location.

SHORT-TERM LETS LICENSING

Scottish short-term lets licence number: SB00138F

The current EPC rating for this property is band C, a copy of the certificate can be found here

Location

Sunwick Cottage is situated on Sunwick Farm just north of the English-Scottish Border. This rural location is peaceful and quiet and yet Berwick-upon-Tweed’s shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants are just a short fifteen-minute drive away.

Berwick offers a good range of unusual, independent shops including galleries, antique and restored furniture shops and quirky gift shops. Head to Bridge Street, in the town, where a thriving street full of small independent names and quirky shops can be found. From an eco-friendly retail shop and wool studio to a music shop and gallery, there is something for everyone on this community lead street. Popular deli The Mule on Rouge will delight the foodie amongst you, along with Atelier and Mavi Turkish Restaurant, which offer scrumptious evening dining. Enjoy craft beers and fine wines at The Curfew Micropub, a popular spot for the locals, but the small doorway on Bridge Street is easily missed by newcomers.

For further food delights, you will not be short for options. The area has a rich food heritage and there is something to cater for all tastes and budgets here. Enjoy tasty fish and chips on the promenade, cosy pubs, characterful cafes including Northern Edge Coffee and The Corner House, or bistro restaurants such as The Maltings Kitchen and The Queen's Head serving tempting light-bites or a pre-theatre dinner.

Just a six-minute drive away is the village of Paxton and the very popular Cross Inn Pub offering a range of scrumptious pub dinners and exquisite specials. 

The charming, ancient towns of Duns and Kelso are also nearby and Edinburgh is an easy day trip either about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick upon Tweed.

Activities

The countryside setting of Sunwick Cottage is wonderful throughout any season and provides an excellent base to explore the wider area. You can explore Northumberland’s Heritage coastline, 25 miles of golden sands and secluded rocky coves that remain almost deserted even in the summer months. Some of our favourite spots include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, which has miles of pristine sand, popular for walking, riding, surfing, coasteering and kite surfing as well as the magnificent views from the cliff top walks at St Abb’s Head and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

Nearby Berwick has a thriving arts scene at the centre of which is the charming Maltings Theatre which hosts a packed diary of theatre, cinema, dance, comedy and music. There are also a number of galleries in the town, including the Granary Gallery which hosts a diverse number of events and guest artists.

Why not take a wander around the Berwick’s historic Elizabethan Walls, the best preserved in Europe. Walk the The Lowry Trail which follows in the footsteps of the great 'matchstick men' painter and allows visitors to experience some of the hidden gems of the town, which Lowry discovered on his many holidays in Berwick from the mid-1930's to the summer before his death in 1976.

There are an array of fabulous castles and historic houses to visit across the area including majestic Floors Castle in Kelso and Manderston House in Duns, a stunning example of an Edwardian country house set in 56 acres of formal gardens. Just 2.9 miles from the cottage and you will also find Paxton House and Gardens which is one of Britain’s finest Palladian houses and 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. The gardens and grounds that surround the house were designed by Robert Robinson, a follower of Capability Brown.

There are two golf courses close by; Magdalene Fields offers superb views of the famous Elizabethan walls, the cliffs leading into Scotland and the iconic castles at Bamburgh and Holy Island. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty six miles south of Berwick, Goswick Golf Club is a highly regarded links course selected as an Open qualifying course. In total there are 34 courses within a 30-mile radius including, in addition to the above, the well-regarded links courses at Bamburgh and Eyemouth and parkland courses at The Hirsel and Roxburghe.

The area has over 26 miles of fantastic beaches just made for lazy picnics and outdoor adventures. Spittal Beach is popular with families with wide golden sands, an attractive promenade and fun splash park while Cocklawburn, Goswick and Cheswick beaches all sit close by. The stunning beach at Bamburgh is also a must-visit, sitting just a short 20-minute drive from Berwick.

For more action-based activities, windsurfing, kitesurfing and coasteering are available at Budle Bay, Beadnell and Bamburgh, while canoeing can be arranged on the nearby coastal waters or river systems. There are also extensive cycling and mountain biking trails in and around the area, including favourites such as the Coast and Castles route as well as the recently launched Sandstone Way.

C&C experiences

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Children and families

Children and families

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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

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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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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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

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Location Rural - 7.7 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed
DOGS
  • Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £20 per dog. A third dog will be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season with the addition of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Sunwick Cottage sits in a rural position with a sough-facing garden
THE LITTLE THINGS WE LOVE…
"The south-facing garden floods the interior of the cottage with light and is a super spot to enjoy some relaxation time."
David and Sharon, owners of Sunwick Cottage
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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