Tweedside, Milne Graden
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
The cottage was refurbished in 2017 to the highest standard throughout using a soft gentle palette which will ease you into relaxation in no time.
Soothing blues and neutrals feature throughout the open plan ground floor with a stylish sofa upholstered in hydrangea highland tweed, high-backed armchairs in herringbone recycled wool and a lovely casual dining space in soft limed oak.
Upstairs, the scheme continues into the two compact but comfortable bedrooms (one zip and link, one double) furnished with crisp linens and lovely coastal accents. The ground floor bathroom boasts the best vista of any bathroom we know.
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.
There is a gravelled parking area to the rear.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
One dog is welcome. We would ask that dogs are kept to the downstairs, uncarpeted areas of the house. Cats are not permitted.
The garden is a enclosed with a picket fence.
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.
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
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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
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Local food and drink
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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
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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
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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
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.Find Out More
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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.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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“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
"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
"We had a wonderful holiday at Tweedside – thank you. It’s probably the best cottage we’ve ever stayed in, so beautifully and thoughtfully done and really well equipped. Fantastic location too. We hope to come again. Thanks again."Mrs Billings, May 2019
"6 star stay, thank you so much for making the house, weather and countryside so perfect. Such attention to details - every comfort - great."Mr Cheetham, May 2019
"What can I say but absolutely fabulous, we have been to a lot of places around the country and this is by far the best location and accommodation. Loved the cottage, could easily live there. The location was second to none, to wake up to them views, spectacular. And the cost was fab as well. All in all a fabulous week."Ms Gregg, April 2019
"A lovely house - well equipped and beautifully clean. A home away from home. Intend to come again."Cairns Family, April 2019
"Perfect thank you. So comfortable and equipped with everything I needed. This is my second year on the estate. I was so impressed with North Lodge that I decided to come back again this time with a view of The Tweed. Lemon drizzle cake - delicious!”Roberts, September 2018
"Perfect in everyway! Setting is idyllic and cottage superbly equipped. Felt like home as soon as we stepped through the door. Will definitely be back.”Smith, August 2018
"Wonderful stay as always and love the touch of the cake. Always sad to leave and this time is no exception. We’ll be back!”Moran, August 2018
"We had the most marvelous holiday staying here in this beautiful, well equipped cottage. We will certainly recommend it to all our friends and will definitely come back soon."Philipp family, August 2018
"We have just returned from another superb holiday at Tweedside cottage , this is an excellent cottage situated in a beautiful location. Thank you again for arranging our holiday. We look forward to returning in the future."Mr & Mrs Walters, May 2018
“Total relaxation - peaceful. Beautiful setting. Lovely cottage. Everything we needed. Lovely welcome gifts for us and our dog. Very nice touch! Thank you - we will be back.”Martin family, July 2018
"Lovely cottage in the most beautiful setting."Hollins family, May 2018
"A wonderful stay as always perfect with baby and dog too."Simpson family, March 2018
- One dog is welcome. An additional 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