Tweedside, Milne Graden
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
There is a gravelled parking area to the rear.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
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.
All bed linen is the highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton. There is a hairdryer provided in each bedroom. 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.
Tweedside has electric radiators in addition to the log fire in the lounge. Logs are provided.
Fishing on site
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.
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.
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.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
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.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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
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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
"Lovely cottage, very comfortable. Extremely dog friendly - excellent fenced garden, helps provide a relaxed stay not having to be with the dog every minute. Thanks for the voucher and dog treats."Mrs Scott, October 2020
"We had a beautiful, comfortable and cosy weekend here celebrating 30 years of being together.”Mrs Forester-Melville, September 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
"Excellent - house very comfortable and beautifully situated. New fencing is a great idea for kids/pups."Mrs Harrison Family, July 2020
"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
"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
- One dog is welcome with a charge of £15. A second dog may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Friday, with the additional option of Monday out of high season.
- Arrival time: 5pm
- Departure time: 10am
"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