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Swan's Nest, Milne Graden

Coldstream , Scottish Borders

A charming, two bedroom cottage decorated in a traditional, cottage style with superb river views along the banks of the River Tweed. 

Swan's Nest, Milne Graden

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Overview

A charming, two bedroom cottage with superb river views along the banks of the River Tweed. Recently renovated and refurbished throughout, with double aspect views the cosy interior is light and airy, decorated in a traditional, cottage style. 

Charming cottage with superb river views

For a little of the good life in the very best of country settings, this two bedroom cottage on the glorious Milne Graden Estate offers the ultimate relaxation.

A perfect fit for four guests or two.....with doggy friend welcome too, Swan’s Nest benefits from magnificent views along the banks of the River Tweed, right on the border of Scotland and Northumberland.

The open plan interior has a fresh country style featuring charming ginghams, wool and tweeds in a soft rococco blue and chateaux grey, including the homely feel of an open fire for one of life's simple pleasures. Two pretty bedrooms on the first floor complete the picture.

A small garden sits to the rear with fabulous views over the river and surrounding countryside and not a road in sight. The garden and river are a rich haven for wildlife including deer, otter and birdlife.

In celebration of Milne Graden's 10th Anniversary, there is an offer available for the remainder of the year.
Milne Graden Magic 400 Offer - The remaining weeks between now and end of October 2018 are priced at £400 per week.
Milne Graden Magic 300 Offer - The remaining weeks in November are now priced at £300 per week.

Property details

Ground floor

The convivial, open-plan ground floor offers a cosy seating area with open fire with television, dining area and fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and microwave.

Utility/boot room adjacent to the kitchen with a fridge/freezer.

Bathroom with large, walk-in shower, basin and WC. 

First floor

Bedroom one with zip and link which can be configured to 3' twin beds or super king as required, side table, dressing table, cupboard space.

Bedroom two with 4'6" double bed with side with built-in storage cupboard.

Cloakroom with basin and WC.

Outside

Swan's Nest is a semi-detached cottage with a large open garden to the front leading down to the River Tweed. There is a lawned garden to the rear.

Parking

There is a gravelled area with parking for two cars.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

One dog is welcome. We would ask that dogs are kept to the downstairs, uncarpeted areas of the house. Cats are not permitted.

Guest amenities

All bed linen is the highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton. There is a hairdryer provided in each bedroom. Luxurious towels are provided for all guests. Detachable grab rails are available on request.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good. There is a landline available which can be used for incoming calls or emergency outgoing calls. 

Heating

Swan's Nest has electric radiators in addition to the log fire in the lounge. Logs are provided.

Fishing on site

Salmon fishing is available on the Milne Graden Beat on the River Tweed. This is organised through Seed & Co.
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Trout fishing is organised through Coldstream & District Angling Association.

Guest privacy

Swan's Nest sits within a hamlet with three other properties - School House sleeping 6, Hamilton House sleeping 6 and Tweedside sleeping 4. Tweedside adjoins Swan's Nest.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together, there are three other properties making up the hamlet of Sunnyside - Hamilton House sleeping 6, School House sleeping 6 and Tweedside sleeping 4.

There are also four other properties on the estate - Garden House sleeping 4+2, West Lodge sleeping 2, Park End sleeping 2 and North Lodge sleeping 2.

Location

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, National Hunt Racing as well as the outstanding Roux restaurant at the Roxburghe Hotel.

Activities

Children and families

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Local food and drink

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.

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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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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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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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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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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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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

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.

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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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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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Reviews

"We had a fantastic week at Swan's Nest. It is a beautifully appointed cottage with everything you would expect for a week away. The quality and finish of furnishing and decor were all to a very high standard and the welcome pack was a love touch on arrival. We would certainly look to book with Crabtree & Crabtree again."

Strang family, July 2015

"We enjoyed our stay at Swan's Nest very much - the accommodation was excellent in all respects, beautifully designed, and intriguing pictures, pottery etc. Being without a car, we walked daily along the river, watching ducklings swimming in line and admiring the lovely wild flowers and countryside. We also walked the 3 miles into Norham, looked round the village, went in the Mason's Arms then back by taxi. A lovely peaceful relaxing holiday, just what we both needed. Many thanks for all your help. We are recommending Milne Graden to friends, and we would love to return."

Stoner family, July 2015

"We had a very good week at Swan's Nest. The cottage is really lovely and it had all we needed for our holiday. The welcome pack was very much appreciated, we really enjoyed the home made lemon cake. The decor in the cottage was very pretty and of a very good standard. The cottage is in a beautiful location, so peaceful and quiet with a fantastic outlook."

McFarlane family, July 2015

"We had a fantastic week, loved the cottage and its position. The cottage was so homely and welcoming, and the beds so comfortable. We would certainly rent from Crabtree & Crabtree again and we would be happy to recommend you to others."

Beech family, September 2015

"Just wanted to say ‘Thank you’ for recommending such an idyllic property at short notice. The Swan’s Nest was a delightful place for our family to spend the week, with all the comforts of home including a very comfortable nights sleep! It was top class, with the addition of the welcome pack and toiletries being a nice touch. Cassie, our Labradoodle, says thank you too for the treat she received on arrival. I have already recommended the property to two friends, and with lots to see and do in the area, hopefully we’ll be visiting again before too long."

Walton family, July 2017

"We absolutely loved Swan's Nest. The house was really comfortable, clean and welcoming. It had everything that we needed and the welcome pack was a lovely touch."

Farrell family, August 2017

"All the personal touches were very much appreciated especially the lemon drizzle cake. Stunning location, cosy cottage & perfect for dog walks. We will definitely be back!"

Fawcett family, April 2018

"We have just had a lovely stay at Swan's Nest and everything in the cottage was perfect, a super find. We certainly plan to come back. Our four legged companion also had a wonderful time."

Hughes family, April 2018
Location On the private Milne Graden Estate - 5 miles from Coldstream.
Dogs
  • Strictly one dog only.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 5pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The river is a haven for wildlife, including swans, and the lawn provides the perfect spot to sit and take in the view. The little things we love...
"The river is a haven for wildlife, including swans, and the lawn provides the perfect spot to sit and take in the view."
Gina, owner of Swan's Nest
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