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The Cottage

Branxton, Northumberland

Set in the pretty village of Branxton, this enchanting cottage is the epitome of a romantic, rural retreat, complete with white picket fence and cosy sitting room with fire.

The Cottage

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Overview

Set in the pretty village of Branxton, this enchanting cottage is the epitome of a romantic, rural retreat, complete with white picket fence, pretty cottage garden, cosy sitting room with open fire and a charming summer house.

A romantic, rural retreat

The cottage exudes character, with a predominance of warm, earthy tones, plaids and tweeds in the sitting room and fresh, cottage-style florals in the bedroom.

The dining room is reminiscent of a scaled-down version of what you might find in a country house with ‘book-lined' walls, elegant lighting and attractive, panelled doors.

The pretty, sheltered, south-facing garden is nicely private, and the summerhouse is ideal for those lovely balmy evenings with a glass of wine or for simply hiding away with a good book. 

To the rear of the garden is a secluded patio area with table and chairs and a barbecue. There is an additional garden area to the front of the house which is a perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Cheviot Hills.

Head over the doorstep, and a short wander will take you down to Flodden Field, site of the infamous battle of 1513 between the Scots and the English.

Property details

Ground floor

The fully equipped kitchen is decorated in traditional Shaker style and is equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, double oven with 4 ring hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. 

The charming sitting room has a double sofa, two armchairs and a wood burning stove with logs supplied. There is a TV with Freeview and integrated DVD player, CD/digital radio, Bluetooth docking station and a selection of DVDs, CDs, books and magazines.

Dining room with book lined wall seating 4.

Bedroom with 5' king size bed, built-in wardrobes and dressing table.

Bathroom with bath with electric shower over, WC and basin.

Outside

To the rear of the property is a delightful, sheltered, south facing garden with superb, uninterrupted views across Flodden Field to the hills beyond. At the end of the garden is a patio area with table, chairs, barbecue and charming summerhouse with patio doors, table and chairs.

There is a drying room to the rear of the property which also houses the tumble dryer.

Parking

There is ample parking on the street in front of the property.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome at The Cottage. There is a charge of £20 per pet. We ask that dogs are kept off the furniture and out of the bedroom.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests. A hairdryer is also supplied.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available at The Cottage. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Heating

The Cottage has oil central heating in addition to the wood burning stove in the lounge. Logs are provided.

Location

Branxton itself is a quiet spot, perfect for a rural idyll with hardly any passing traffic. The newly-opened Blue Bell Inn which offers excellent food is about 1.5 miles outside of the village, and The Red Lion at Milfield just down the road is also well worth a visit. Nearby Cornhill-on-Tweed offers a superb village store and coffee shop in addition to the popular Collingwood Arms bar and restaurant. Just over the River Tweed in Scotland is the historic town of Coldstream which has a good selection of pubs, cafes and local shops, including a butcher, baker and grocer. The charming, ancient towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso are also nearby.

There are excellent walks leading from the cottage, including routes across Flodden field and the Cheviot Hills. Just a few minute's drive from the cottage, the beautiful Tweed river valley also offers a network of beautiful walks and dedicated cycle paths. Or take a short trip to the coast and enjoy an invigorating walk or exhilarating horse ride along the 25 miles of stunning sandy beaches.

Activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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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 enjoyed our stay at The Cottage so much. Everything was made with love. The interior, the little welcome basket, the very good information, the very good tasting sherry :-) and so much more. Thank you very much for all this. When we come to the Scottish Borders again we will book with Crabtree & Crabtee again. Your service is excellent and the team are very, very friendly."

Bachstein family

"Thank you, we had a fantastic holiday. The Cottage was nice and the weather great, what more could we ask for? You might see us back looking for next year."

Moore family

"We had a fabulous holiday - The Cottage was just perfect. Can't recommend Crabtree & Crabtree highly enough. We have stayed in Northumberland many times, but this was by far the best holiday, accommodation and service we have encountered."

Calladene family

"I just wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful stay at The Cottage. It was the perfect place for a relaxing, quiet and cosy getaway. I loved everything about the cottage and the location. I had been wanting to stay at this particular cottage ever since I read about it in CN Traveller magazine but didn't have the opportunity until now. I was delighted see that it was a C&C property having previously rented with yourselves and knowing what high standard properties you have. Please pass on my thanks and compliments to the owners. The Cottage was lacking for nothing and the welcome basket was extremely thoughtful right down to the doggy treats! Please let them know that I thought the garden looked wonderful, even at this time of year! It was great having access to a drying room for muddy boots and dog. The log burner was marvellous to use at this chilly time of year. It worked so efficiently I didn't need to have the central heating on out with the timed settings. The only downside was that I found it very hard to leave the cosy comforts of the living room to venture further afield! All in all, a perfect stay. 10 out of 10 from me. Whenever the opportunity arises I always recommend C&C to family and friends. Apart from the outstanding quality of the accommodations on offer and their locations, I particularly love the fact that, apart from peak holiday times, there is generally no specific arrival day so for short breaks you can more or less choose what day you arrive and leave. That is quite rare for rental properties. It just makes planning a break so much easier. It is also marvellous that if you want to bring your dog you have a good choice of dog friendly properties which is another good reason for recommending your company. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity I get to take a break - and trying out another C&C property!"

Silver family

"We had a very enjoyable few days at the cottage. We found that it had everything we needed and was just as it looked on the website. Ted (the dog) enjoyed his treats and the garden!" 

Houghton-Tallamy

"We had a lovely holiday at The Cottage which is very well fitted out with a really secluded and attractive garden."

Nicholson family

"Just to let you know we had a wonderful time and the cottage was delightful. Please thank the owners again for their kindness in allowing us to holiday Sunday to Sunday. There was so much to do and nowhere near enough time so I'm sure we'll be back and will definitely use Crabtree & Crabtree!"

McCarthy family
Location Within the village of Branxton - less than 3 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome. There is a charge of £20 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 3pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Enjoying a glass of wine and relaxing in the charming summerhouse on a warm summer evening. The little things we love...
"Enjoying a glass of wine and relaxing in the charming summerhouse on a warm summer evening."
Avril, Crabtree & Crabtree
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