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Twizel Mill House

Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland

Retreat to the blissful charm of riverside living in this fine country home sitting on a prime spot on the banks of the River Till.

Twizel Mill House

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Overview

Retreat to the blissful charm of riverside living in this country home sitting on a prime spot on the banks of the River Till.

Take life at a slower pace with uplifting riverside views and peace-perfect-peace

With the tumbling waters of the nearby cauld breaking the silence, this private riverside abode will be a perfect retreat for some relaxation time in the company of family and friends. 

This is a multi-level property with four bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across two wings. The main access leads down to the lower ground floor which opens out to a large open plan kitchen, dining area and snug. Key features here include the large bi-folding doors which open out to enjoy those idyllic riverside views, while the large Severn woodburner is a perfect spot to hunker down and get warm when the temperature starts to drop.

This leads up to the main hall and into the elegant drawing room with classic furnishings and deep sofas offering an ideal space for relaxation, entertaining or an evening sing-song around the piano perhaps!

Two bedrooms and two separate bathrooms are accessed off the main staircase, each benefitting from the south facing aspect and river views. Two further bedrooms and a bathroom sit off the immediate access hallway, one with twin beds which can be configured to a super king for added flexibility, while a sweet wood-clad double room deftly oozes that cosy cabin feel.

The garden and grounds benefit from a southerly aspect and offer extensive outdoor space for rest or play, extending up or down river with an abundance of picturesque walking trails for those looking for something a bit more energetic. 

Fishing can be arranged separately at additional cost, and it may be possible to provide a ghillie where required. Providing approximately two miles of double bank fishing on the River Till for two rods, the beat comprises a number of pools including the famous Mill Pool beside the Mill House and the Wheel Pool below Twizel Bridge. Please contact us for further details.

Property details

Access

Access to entrance hall is via an external staircase with handrail. From the entrance hall, there are 8 steps down to the ground floor.

Ground floor

Open-plan kitchen with large fridge, microwave, integrated electric oven, electric AGA with 2 hot plates, integrated dishwasher, small integrated freezer with 3 drawers, DAB radio.

Dining area with seating for 8 guests, large double sofa, 2 armchairs, large Severn wood burner and Smart TV with DVD player.

Four steps up lead to a large hallway with side door to garden and staircase to first floor.

Cloakroom with WC and basin. 

Drawing room with 2 sofas, 2 armchairs, library wall, piano, Smart TV with integrated DVD player, feature fireplace and writing desk. 

First Floor

Bedrooms one and two are accessed via the large hallway from the open plan dining area. 

Family bathroom - bath with shower over and handheld mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom one with twin beds, feature fireplace, chest of drawers, large built-in wardrobe. River views.

Bedroom two with super king bed, large wardrobe, feature fireplace, dressing table. River views.

Family bathroom with corner shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedrooms three and four are accessed via the entrance hallway on the other side of the kitchen (5 steps up).

Family bathroom with bath with handheld mixer, separate walk-in shower, WC, basin and heated towel rail.

Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be configured as a super king double or twin beds, side tables, hanging rail and small chest of drawers.

Bedroom four with king size bed, wood panelling, side tables, built-in wardrobe, dressing table. River views.

Outside

The property is detached and sits on the banks of the River Till with direct views and access to the riverside. There are no adjacent buildings in the immediate vicinity and the property is accessed via a private road.

Important - it is important to note that the wider garden area is not enclosed and leads directly down to the river and the old mill building with original mill workings. Children and dogs will require full and close supervision in this area.

A public footpath runs along the private road and rises outside and around the back of the property.  There is no public vehicular access.

Parking

There is ample private parking available on the gravelled area to the front property.

Children & Babies

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Important - please read the 'outside' section above relating to the wider garden and grounds. Close supervision will be necessary in this area.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome but should be kept to the open plan kitchen and dining area of the property. Dogs are not permitted on the furniture, in the drawing room or upstairs in the property.

Please note the section relating to the wider garden and grounds above.

Guest Amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Satellite Wi-Fi is available achieving speeds of 30Mbps. However, reception is limited in two of the bedrooms due to the thickness of the walls.

Mobile signal is variable. Vodafone offers the best signal but EE is very limited. This can improve outside.

Heating & Water Supply

There is oil-fired thermostatically-controlled central heating throughout with heated towel rails in each bathroom. There is a large wood burning stove in the kitchen dining area.

The property has a private water supply. The water is treated and the system is checked annually. To be safe, the water should be boiled before consumed by small children, pregnant women or elderly guests.

Fishing

Fishing can be arranged separately at additional cost, and it may be possible to provide a ghillie where required. Providing approximately two miles of double bank fishing on the River Till for two rods, the beat comprises a number of pools including the famous Mill Pool beside the Mill House and the Wheel Pool below Twizel Bridge. Fishing can only be let in conjunction with the letting of Twizel Mill House. Please contact us for further details.

There is a fishing hut by the river for the storage of outdoor gear and fishing kit.

Fishing is strictly only let as part of the property. There will be no other parties fishing the river independently during bookings.

Location

Twizel Mill House sits just 3.5 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed which has an excellent village shop selling a super selection of fresh local produce, including picnic hampers and scrummy home baking.

The picturesque village of Norham is 4.5 miles and has good local amenities including a village store, bakery and gunsmith as well as the celebrated Foreman’s Butchers where you will find a fantastic selection of quality produce including locally-sourced meats, pies, cheeses, fine wines and even fishing tackle!

A more extensive range of shops, pubs and cafes can be found in the quaint market town of Coldstream (5.5 miles) where the shopping is small and friendly with a good mix of independent outlets running the length of the High Street, including a family butchers, fruit and veg shop, bakery and small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions. The Coldstream Gallery is a lovely spot to browse art, ceramics and jewellery by local designers; or pop into Calico Interiors for lifestyle gifts and accessories or the nearby Hirsel Estate.

For dining-out, the Tillmouth Country House Hotel sits just a short distance away (please contact the hotel direct to check seasonal opening times), or try the nearby Collingwood Arms which has a pub and restaurant for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.

A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (13 miles), or picturesque Kelso (14 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.

Activities

From the property you can stroll along the beautiful River Till valley on public footpaths and up to the romantic ruins of Twizel Castle, or a 5K hike will take you to the quaint village of Etal and the popular Heatherslaw Mill which has a super range of family friendly activities with over twenty attractions to explore, including the charming 15” gauge steam railway, as well as fishing, canoeing, cycle hire and horse riding.

For art lovers, a must-visit is the pre-Raphaelite murals at the Lady Waterford Hall, or explore the ruins of Etal Castle or the local heritage sites of nearby Flodden or Duddo Standing Stones, Northumberland’s equivalent of Stonehenge.

Longer walks downstream to the Tweed lead on to the picturesque village of Norham and the ruins of Norham Castle, first built in the 12th century and one of the great English strongholds defending the eastern border.

A little further afield will take you to Paxton House, a spectacular Adam’s brothers mansion said to be the finest example of an 18th century Palladian country house in Britain with extensive grounds and family friendly activities.

The property is located in the heart of North Northumberland and is exceptionally well placed for exploring the wider area. Fourteen miles will take you to the edge of the Northumberland National Park, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty with over 400 square miles of stunning landscapes, criss-crossed by over 700 miles of walking, biking and riding trails which follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.

Hop into your walking boots and you can join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk from Wooler where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area, or follow sections of St. Cuthbert’s Way and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the route as it winds its way to the dune-fringed sands on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub.

History buffs will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where dramatic castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape here, including imposing Bamburgh perched on its rocky outcrop above Bamburgh Beach; Alnwick, star of the Harry Potter films; or Chillingham, said to be the most haunted castle in Britain and home to the only wild cattle in the world.

The stunning heritage coastline is just a short half-hour drive away with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.

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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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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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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Art classes & workshops

Art classes & workshops

The rich landscape and seascape of the Borders and Northumberland is a wonderful source of inspiration for art lovers and a peaceful haven for those seeking to explore their creative side.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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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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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Reviews

"We had an amazing break at Twizel Mill House, thank you.  The house was beautifully furnished and well-stocked with everything we needed, plus the added bonus of a river in the back garden was lots of fun!  We spent quite a lot of time just watching the salmon try (unsuccessfully!) to leap upstream.  It was a lovely, peaceful holiday; the Mill is in such a quiet spot, yet handy for everything we wanted to see in the region, so it was perfect for us.  We've just booked again for Easter, that's how much we loved it. "

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Location Rural - 3.5 miles from both Cornhill-on-Tweed and Norham.
Dogs
  • Two dogs welcome.
Important
  • Please refer to property details relating to outdoor space and children.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible during low season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The wood-clad bedroom has the feel of a cosy cabin in the forest - tranquil inside and out. The little things we love....
"The wood-clad bedroom has the feel of a cosy cabin in the forest - tranquil inside and out."
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