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Tweedside, Milne Graden

Coldstream , Scottish Borders

Put a spring in your step with some new changes at Tweedside....

With unrestricted views over the gentle curve of the River Tweed, Tweedside is everything a cottage should be, petit and perfectly formed, furnished in a wonderfully fresh country style with a cosy open fire.

Tweedside, Milne Graden

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Overview

Put a spring in your step with some new changes at Tweedside....

With unrestricted views over the gentle curve of the River Tweed, Tweedside is everything a cottage should be, petit and perfectly formed, furnished in a wonderfully fresh country style with a cosy open fire.

A perfect retreat surrounded by nature's best landscape

New changes in 2020 use a soft gentle palette which will ease you into relaxation in no time.

Earthy colours and neutrals feature throughout the open plan ground floor with a stylish sofa upholstered in hydrangea highland tweed and plush velvet cushions, high-backed armchairs in herringbone recycled wool and a lovely casual dining space in soft limed oak.

The ground floor bathroom boasts the best vista of any bathroom we know.

Upstairs, the restful Skimming Stone colour scheme continues into the two compact but comfortable bedrooms - one zip and link, and one double. Headboards have been given a plush new look with carefully selected Royal Oak Lewis & Wood fabrics, matched with shades from Fermoie, Jim Lawrence pendant lighting, and punctuated by textured linen cushions from Oka. 

Outside guests can enjoy amazing 180 degree views of the river from the garden while a private path leads directly down to the banks of the Tweed where you may be lucky enough to spot the odd deer, otter, kingfisher and occasional leaping salmon along the way.

Dog Park

All Milne Graden properties benefit from use of the Tails of the Tweed Dog Park in the estate’s former Victorian kitchen garden. Sitting on the route of the mapped walks which run around the estate, this bright, sunny spot is a perfect space for relaxation while your furry friend can play and run freely within the safety of this enclosed space.  A range of dog agility obstacles and toys are sure to add some extra fun!

Property details

Ground floor

Open-plan living/dining/kitchen:

Sitting room with a large double sofa and two armchairs, open fire, large flat screen TV with Freeview.

Dining area with seating for four.

Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, and microwave.

Bathroom with corner shower, bath with handheld shower mixer, basin and WC.

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

First floor

Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as required, dressing table and storage space.

Bedroom two with 4'6" double bed, side table and wardrobe.

Outside

Tweedside is a semi-detached cottage with a large open garden to the front leading down to the River Tweed with a lawned garden to the rear. The garden is enclosed with a picket fence. Please note, a barbecue is not provided at this cottage and the use of barbecues is not permitted anywhere on the estate.

Parking

There is a gravelled parking area to the rear.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

One dog is welcome with a charge of £15. A second dog may be considered on request. 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.

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

Tweedside 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

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

Additional Accommodation

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

There are also three other properties on the estate - Garden House sleeping 4+2, West Lodge 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 and National Hunt Racing.

Activities

The local area is packed with interest. Hike through the Cheviot Hills or stroll across stunning beaches. Go kite-surfing or coastal kayaking. Marvel at the silver staircase at Manderston House. Take a boat trip to the Farne Islands, home to thousands of seabirds and a grey seal colony. Or treat yourself to lunch at the Terrace Café at Floors Castle, nominated as one of the top ten cafés in Scotland.

With the Tweed on the doorstep, this is an ideal base for fishing parties. The estate’s own beat which is available to guests at additional cost (subject to availability) extends to about 1.4 miles of single bank fishing. Milne Graden is primarily a salmon beat but has good runs of grilse and sea trout through the summer months. Other prime beats include Tillmouth, Lennel, Ladykirk and The Lees. If you can tear yourself away from the view, the local area has plenty of other delights in store.

From here you can explore a historic landscape, punctuated by imposing castles like Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Thirlestane and Alnwick, the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh and stately mansions at nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain. Head to the coast for miles of golden sands and secluded rocky coves. Some of our favourite spots are the stunning beach at Bamburgh, the magnificent views from the cliffs at St Abb’s Head and the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne.​

On the way home, pop in for a pint of local ale at The Black Bull at Etal, Northumberland’s only thatched pub. Or let us arrange for dinner to be delivered to you, light the fire, pour yourself a glass of something nice and relax.

Edinburgh is only an hour’s drive or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick upon Tweed.

 

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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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

Reviews

"Would like to let you know we have had a fabulous stay at Tweedside. We walked the Northumberland coast path from Creswell to Berwick using the cottage as our base. We came back to the cottage to continued peace and tranquility to enjoy a sun-downer looking over the Tweed, wonderful."

Katy & Di

"It was absolutely fantastic. We are very sad t leave but have booked 10 days next October. The peace and tranquility is very healing in many ways."

Ms McEwen, October 2019

“Very pleasant and comfortable cottage. Lovely position, gorgeous countryside. Beautifully done.”

Weterings family, Sept 2019

"A lovely cottage, simply decorated and stylish. Thank you for all your hard work created a cosy comfortable and super dog friendly environment which we could enjoy with our elderly dog."

Forrester family, Sept 2019

“A fantastic cottage in a perfect location. Loved the dog friendly approach and the little things made all the difference especially the fenced in garden and spare water bowl”

Mrs Bradby, June 2019

"The perfect place to escape the stresses of everyday life and find calm. This is our 3rd visits to Tweedside and we are always sorry to leave."

Mrs Moran, September 2019

"As ever we had a fabulous stay at Tweedside, only downside being it ended all too soon. After not understanding why we keep coming back, my son and his girlfriend who lives in London and travels the world, stayed with us for the first weekend. We picked them up and he got out the car, looked around and just said "Now I get it". I thought it summed it up perfectly. Hopefully see you next year."

Mrs Beech, June 2019

"Excellent - house very comfortable and beautifully situated. New fencing is a great idea for kids/pups."

Mrs Harrison Family, July 2020

"As usual we had a wonderful time staying at Tweedside. For me Tweedside and Milne Graden is all about peace and quiet with the opportunity to fish in the mornings and evenings and not surprisingly Tweedside delivered a quality break for us. Top of my list was managing to land a Salmon with my trout rod, never done that before, very exciting a fine fish that we duly returned to the river, ironically after that I barely caught a thing but well worth it for a brilliant experience. Always looking forward to spending time there and many thanks for the excellent service that you provide, whenever we've met any of the maintenance staff we've always had a friendly and interesting chat with them, lovely people up there."

Mr Beech, July 2020
Location On the private Milne Graden Estate - 3.5 miles from Norham, and 5 miles from Coldstream.
Dogs
  • One dog is welcome with a charge of £15. A second dog may be considered on request.
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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Tweedside with a cosy interior and open fire, Milne Graden Estate, Coldstream. The little things we love...
"Tweedside is a popular family choice. The very comfortable Harris Tweed sofa was chosen specifically with families in mind - curl up in front of the fire to watch your favourite film."
Gina, owner of Tweedside
email us or give us a call on 01573 226711 for details.

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