Three Acre Cottage
A cosy cottage in a peaceful, rural location with far-reaching views over rolling countryside to the Cheviot Hills beyond.
A place for relaxation or a great base to explore the golden beaches of the East coast
Simply relax or enjoy lovely walks around the farm while just five miles will take you to the Berwickshire coastline with pretty fishing villages just made for exploring.
Downstairs the cottage includes a compact yet fully-equipped kitchen, a sitting room with wood burner, and a contemporary bathroom.
Upstairs the owners have made the best use of the space to create two light-filled bedrooms. The larger double has outstanding views of the hills whilst the cosy second bedroom looks out onto rolling fields behind the cottage.
Outside a sheltered garden provides plenty of space for children and dogs and a peaceful spot to sit and enjoy the fabulous view. There are excellent walks from the doorstep around the owners' 200-acre farm along field margins and through the surrounding woodland.
Sitting room with wood burning stove with logs provided, TV. Dining area with pull-out table for 4.
Well-equipped kitchen with electric oven and 4 ring electric hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Hall leading from the rear garden with hanging space for outdoor kit.
Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed with drawers beneath, built-in wardrobe and shelving, dressing table, superb far reaching views. Please note this bedroom has a coombed ceiling to one side as shown in the images.
Bedroom two with a single bed and a separate pull out 3’ truckle bed, open wardrobe and shelving. Please note this is a small bedroom has with a coombed ceiling to one side.
There is a partially enclosed, lawned garden to the rear of the cottage which looks out onto woodland and open fields. A barbecue is not provided. Guests are welcome to walk around the farm.
There is ample parking in front and to the side of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Owners are requested to keep their dogs downstairs and off the furniture.
The beds are made up with good quality bed linen and hypoallergenic duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Towels, robes and slippers are provided for all guests along with guest toiletries.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available throughout the cottage. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.
The cottage is heated along with the rest of the estate on a very efficient biomass wood chip system and is extremely warm and cosy. Logs are provided for the wood burner.
Three Acre Cottage sits at the end of a row of three cottages. The cottage next door is also a holiday let.
Despite the peaceful, rural location, there are excellent amenities close by. For provisions, you can purchase award-winning organic meat and charcuterie from neighbouring Peelham Farm who can arrange for a fantastic selection of free-range organic pork, lamb or gourmet goodies to be delivered to your holiday home for the start of your stay. There is also a well-stocked village shop at Ayton (3 miles) selling local produce from Heatherslaw Bakery, Chainbridge Honey, quality meats from R G Foreman, and fresh fish from Waddell’s.
More extensive amenities can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (6.5 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 popular Maltings Kitchen with adjoining arts and theatre venue.
Alternatively head to the pretty fishing village of Eyemouth (5.5 miles) where you can purchase lobster, scallops or wild Scottish salmon fresh from the day’s catches, or there are a number of local smoke houses preparing fish, meats and cheeses using traditional oak-cured methods. For dining, watch the comings-and-goings of this busy port over a relaxed lunch at award winning Oblo Bar & Bistro, visit Giacopazzi’s for a delicious homemade ice-cream, or head inland for an evening meal at The Allanton Inn (6 miles) renowned for serving fresh, local, seasonal food and an excellent selection of real ales and fine wines.
As well as gentle walks on the footpaths around the owner’s 200 acre arable farm, there are several established walking routes nearby. You can link into ‘Eddie’s’ Trail from nearby Ayton, a 6 mile circular route which takes in the baronial splendour of Ayton Castle and then threads its way through woodland, grassy lanes and riverside paths all the way down the coast to the pretty fishing port of Eyemouth. Here you can spend a day pottering around the harbour, enjoy a spot of fishing from the quayside, or perhaps pack an easel for an afternoon painting the colourful fishing boats or seascapes of the area with tuition from a renowned local artist.
For something different, why not take a mighty ride on a powerboat with Eyemouth Rib Trips, or for birdwatchers, photographers or naturalists, take a more leisurely cruise touring the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve before returning via the sea caves at Burnmouth - a legendary smugglers haunt! As one of Europe’s top five dive sites, the area offers fantastic scenic diving teeming with rich marine life as well as over 100 technical wrecks to explore including SS Glanmire and HMS Pathfinder.
Serious walkers and cyclists can link into a number of long distance routes including the Berwickshire Coastal Path, St.Cuthberts Way or the Sandstone Way which take in the spectacular scenery and rich wildlife of the area, but which all have easier stretches and shorter routes for those seeking a more leisurely pace. Alternatively the vast open spaces and heather-clad hillsides of the Cheviot Hills and Northumberland National Park provide endless opportunities for horse riding, biking and walking with iconic landmarks, big sky views and plenty of cosy pubs and picturesque villages for a coffee and cake stop.
For families, the area is a wonderful playground with something for all ages. Glorious beaches for sandcastle building, sheltered coves for surfing and bodyboarding, rocky inlets for coasteering and inland waterways for kayaking. Berwick and Eyemouth both have leisure pools for wet-weather days, there’s a cinema at The Maltings, and a craft and paint studio at nearby Pot-a-Doodle-Do. Explore the interactive activities at Gunsgreen House, head inland to the charming 15” gauge steam railway at Ford & Etal, or head further up the coast towards Dunbar (26 miles) where you can try your hand at wake-boarding, tear up and down the lake on large inflatable rings, or test your skill on the ropes course over water.
Finally take time to tour the wider area where castles and fortifications stand as historic reminders of the area’s rich and dramatic past. Wander the medieval town walls and cobbled lanes of Berwick, explore the beautiful grounds and mansion of family-friendly Paxton House, cross the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne or visit the magnificent castles at Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnwick.
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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!Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Nannies and babysitters
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring a fully qualified registered and experienced nanny or babysitter to come to your house.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
"We had a wonderful time staying in this cottage, it was very comfortable, the area was beautiful and cycling around was a pleasure. The owners we really friendly and helpful."Ms Goodwin
"We had a lovely time and the cottage was a little home from home and we would recommend it to everyone looking for a peaceful holiday. I enjoyed my chats with our host. We hope to come visit again. Also thanks to Crabtree and Crabtree for the great service."Mr Ashcroft
"We Highly recommend Three Acre Cottage, it is well equipped with everything you need for your stay. The cottage is very clean and is a great location to visit all the attractions in Northumberland. The owners were friendly and really helpful (great to have the use of their hosepipe when our dog found a swamp to play in!). We had a lovely time and we were very pleased with the cottage."
"Hello, Beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting, well equipped, comfy and cosy. The hosts and family were very friendly and made us welcome. Surrounding area had great walks for the Dog and the beaches were beautiful and so quiet. Berwick upon Tweed is a lovely town, with excellent range of supermarkets for self catering, bars, cafes and great coffee shops. (yummy cakes!) Weather was kind to us so that made it even better. Would highly recommend."Louise, Tony, and Megan the Spaniel
"We had a very good time at Three Acre Cottage, thank you. The cottage was very comfortable and the toiletries a very nice touch. It was also very good that it was equipped with washing up liquid and a few dishwasher tablets which makes life much simpler than having to buy these for a short stay."Nigel Robson
"The cottage was lovely, had good quality equipment (eg pans, dishes, utensils, white goods etc). The owner was very welcoming and helpful. The furniture, fittings and bed linen were of a good quality and the cottage was very clean. The location was excellent for a peaceful break and it was great to be able to walk around the owner's fields and that dogs were allowed. The welcome pack was good - and very tasty!"Parker family
"Lovely base to either just stay and relax and enjoy the lovely views or to explore the surrounding beaches. Walk to St Abb's Head is a must!"Mr Croft
"100% spot on from booking, arriving and the duration. Beautiful cottage, lovely garden and surrounded by nothing but countryside. Nothing more you could want. Will definitely return."Mr Flatt
"We had a wonderful week at 3 Acre Cottage. It is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in, and the surrounding area is beautiful."Wright Family
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Friday.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"We hear the neighbours are very friendly…"Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree