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The Bothy at Cheswick

Cheswick, Northumberland

A bijou stone cottage that’s a short hop from the golden expanse of Cheswick Sands.

The Bothy at Cheswick

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Overview

A bijou stone cottage that’s a short hop from the golden expanse of Cheswick Sands.

Perfect for two, the Bothy is a charming bolthole by the beach

The Bothy is one of a small cluster of traditional Northumberland stone cottages overlooking the sand dunes that back the celebrated Cheswick Sands. It is the perfect spot for romantics to go for country walks, enjoy sunset strolls on the beach and relax by the wood burner.

Recognised as one of the finest beaches in northern England, Cheswick Sands is under ten minutes’ walk from the Bothy. With postcard-perfect golden sands stretching all the way to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the celebrated beach offers hard-to-beat panoramic views and serves as a playground for families, dog walkers, kite-surfers and sand-yachters.

For active couples, a cobweb of footpaths stretch out from the front door, inviting hikers to explore the surrounding rural landscapes, while the 192-mile-long Coast & Castles Cycles route, just a short pedal from the Bothy, presents bikers with the opportunity to wind their way up and down this stretch of coastline.

After action-packed days exploring the beach and surrounding countryside, guests can rustle up a meal in the compact yet well-appointed kitchen, kick back by the timber-framed wood-burner in the cosy open-plan sitting and dining room and simply enjoy the peace, quiet and good company.

Property details

Ground floor

Access hall leading into an open plan living area comprising:

Sitting room with two small sofas, an armchair, wood burning stove, Smart TV, Roberts DAB radio. Small dining table with seating for two.

Kitchen with fridge/freezer (3 drawer), three-quarter dishwasher, electric oven, four burner ceramic hob, washing machine, microwave.

Bathroom sits just off the hallway with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom with 4'6" double bed, two side tables, large chest of drawers, in built wardrobe with hanging space and storage, dressing table and chair.

Outside

Large enclosed garden to the front of the property looking towards the sand dunes of Cheswick beach. The garden is a combination of gravel, patio and planting, with a lawned garden to the left.

There is a garden shed for the storage of bikes and outdoor kit. For al fresco dining, there is a picnic table with bench type seating.

A barbecue is not provided.

Parking

Parking to the side of the cottage just off the main access road.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

One well behaved dog is welcome. A second dog may be considered on request. 

The garden is enclosed by a wall on either side, with four bar fencing with wire mesh to the front of the cottage.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests, along with guest toiletries. There is a hairdryer in the bedroom. 

Wi-Fi & Mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is provided. Mobile coverage can be patchy on some networks.

Heating

The Bothy has oil heating throughout which is thermostatically controlled. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room (with all logs provided).

Guest privacy

The Bothy sits at the end of a row of cottages on a no-through road leading down to Cheswick Sands. Passing traffic is generally vehicles driving down to the beach.

Location

The cottage sits next to many close visitor attractions with local services nearby, including the wonderful Barn at Beal, which sits 5 miles from the property for lingering lunches savouring the catch-of-the-day or informal evening dining.

More extensive amenities can be found in the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (7 miles) which 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.

Head a little further down the coast to the very picturesque village of Bamburgh where you can enjoy fantastic seafood at The Potted Lobster, or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and a cosy chat next to the fire.

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

Activities

Cheswick beach (0.6 miles) is a wonderful spot for families, walkers and water sports enthusiasts with some amazing conditions for kite surfing and sand yachting when the wind starts to blow. This includes miles upon miles of vast golden sands which leads north to Cocklawburn, and south to Goswick and Holy Island.

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 which sits right on the doorstep.

Sitting in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Lindisfarne Nature Reserve, 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 chance 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.

For country sports, 12,000 acres of shooting ground is available on nearby local Estates through a highly regarded shooting provider. This includes walked up shooting to high quality driven shooting pheasant and partridges. Duck shooting and roebuck stalking is also available. Walked up shooting from 3 guns onwards. Driven shooting from 120 to 300 birds a day. Catering and transport in field included. Fishing is available on the River Till and Lower Tweed, both just a twenty minute drive.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

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

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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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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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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Reviews

Location Near Cheswick Sands - seven miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome. A second dog may be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday to Saturday bookings with short breaks available in low season only.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The bedroom of The Bothy, with its antique and mid-century furniture and vibrant textiles
The little things we love...
"The Bothy’s eclectic blend of antique and mid-century furniture, fused together by vibrant textiles, creates a casual coastal vibe."
Jane, owner of The Bothy
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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