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Tastefully renovated, ideally located cottage for a peaceful or active break.

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of Tastefully renovated, ideally located cottage for a peaceful or active break.

Entire homePrivate host

Tastefully renovated, ideally located cottage for a peaceful or active break.

4.6/5 Wonderful

Entire home

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace
Cornhill on Tweed, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFlodden Battlefield4 min drive
  • Popular LocationLady Waterford Hall5 min drive
  • Popular LocationEtal Castle9 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
861 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
    2 single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Tastefully renovated, ideally located cottage for a peaceful or active break.

Family-friendly cottage in Cornhill on Tweed
An ideal base for exploring Northumberland or just relaxing, this tastefully renovated stone built cottage sits on a peaceful site with open views of the beautiful countryside of the Till valley. Whether you want to walk, cycle, explore the border towns, castles or beaches or simply slow down and soak up the atmosphere, you will find that our cottage is centrally located, allowing you as much variety as you wish.

The cottage has been in the family for some time but has undergone a total renovation (June 2015), giving it modern comforts whist keeping the period feel of the property. Each of the three bedrooms features an original cast iron fireplace, and the open fire in the large sitting room provides a wonderful focus for marshmallow toasting in the evenings. Our dining area is in front of a double sash window overlooking the large, south facing, walled garden featuring mature trees. From this vantage point you can enjoy the many different bird species which are regular visitors to the garden and surrounding fields and deer are regularly spotted. You may be lucky enough to see a badger, fox or weasel and in the evenings an owl or bats.

We are equipped to accommodate five guests. There is one double bedroom, a second large bedroom with zip and link beds which can be configured as two singles or one super king size bed, and a downstairs single room. We can also provide a travel cot for a sixth, younger guest and have a stone outhouse which can take up to five bicycles.

Local amenities

The cottage lies roughly three and a half miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed to the north or Milfield to the south, both of which have small village shops and pubs. The popular Blue Bell Inn serves lunchtime and evening meals and can be reached on foot in about 10 to 15 minutes: perhaps a little longer on the way back.

Coldstream, a pleasant border town with great views over the River Tweed, is five miles away. It has a larger range of independent shops, pubs and cafes as well as a small supermarket.

Kelso and Berwick-on-Tweed, both of which are well worth visiting, have large supermarkets and most things you would need.


Our large sitting room has two sofas and a reclining chair with footstool arranged around the open fire and a dining table with five chairs in front of the window, overlooking the garden. There is a Flatscreen TV with integrated DVD player, a music system and a selection of DVDs, CDs, games and books.

The kitchen contains an electric cooker and hob, a washing machine, a slimline dishwasher and a microwave, as well as a good range of cooking and baking equipment. The adjoining pantry contains a fridge freezer and has ample storage space.

Bedroom one – a large room overlooking the garden with zip and link beds which can be configured as a superking size or twin beds as required. It has two bedside tables, dressing table, linen closet and a large wardrobe.
Bedroom two – a double bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside cabinet.

Bedroom three – a downstairs bedroom with single bed, chest of drawers and bedside table.

Bathroom with cast iron bath, shower over the bath, original basin and wc.

All bedrooms overlook the garden.

Other Guest Amenities
Bed linen and towels included.
Hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

Electric heating throughout controlled by digital thermostats. An unlimited supply of coal is provided for the open fire in the sitting room.

Mobile Network
The mobile signal is intermittent but generally good, although networks may vary.

Babies and Children
A travel cot and high chair are available, as well as a higher wooden chair for younger children.

There is an open, walled garden in front of the property which is mainly set to lawn and a pleasant sitting area with garden furniture.

At present we do not accept dogs.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Joanne Iceton
Speaks English, French

Property amenities

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Cycling on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Golf nearby


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 861 sq ft (80 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Tastefully Renovated Ideally Located Peaceful or Active Break

About this area

Cornhill on Tweed

Located in Cornhill on Tweed, this cottage is in a rural area. Flodden Battlefield and Lady Waterford Hall are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Pennine Way and Borders Abbeys Way. Travelling with kids? Consider Chain Bridge Honey Farm, or check out an event or a game at Shielfield Park. Fishing and swimming offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hunting and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Flodden Battlefield - 4 min drive
  • Lady Waterford Hall - 5 min drive
  • Etal Castle - 9 min drive
  • St Cuthbert's Church - 14 min drive
  • Norham Castle - 15 min drive


  • Blue Bell Inn - 15 min walk
  • Collingwood Arms - 6 min drive
  • Red Lion Inn - 6 min drive
  • Maelmin Restaurant and Cafe - 6 min drive
  • Lavender Tea Rooms - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Berwick-Upon-Tweed Station - 20 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 15 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 15 reviews
4 - Good 27%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 15 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 15 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 15 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Roomy, comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting
A great place for a family holiday. The cottage is equipped with everything you could need, the beds are comfortable, and the setting is amazing. Lots of places nearby to visit/discover. Would love to come back again. A wonderful holiday!
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Great holiday
We had a lovely time in this cottage. It was very cosy but also spacious enough for our family of 4. The garden isn't really accessible and WiFi would have been useful for checking places etc but on the other hand it was a bit of a wake up for our teenager! I would definitely recommended this property and the area. Just lovely.

5/5 Excellent

Great location for active holiday
Property was very clean and tidy seemingly recently decorated with all the facilities we required. It is situated within a working farm, but was very peaceful and the wildlife in the surrounding countryside wonderful.

4/5 Good

Rustic charms in a lovely rural location
Not recommended for someone looking for 5 star luxury but we liked its simple rustic charms and the location. Despite it being August we got good use of the fire and even spent a rainy day in playing the games and watching one of the DVDs. Double mattress needs changing but Joanne says she’ll get a new one. Lots of things to do near(ish) by like Bamburgh beach, Holy Island, Berwick, walked into Etal over a ford, St Cuthbert’s cave. If you’re looking for a simple but well-equipped (especially the kitchen) cottage in a very rural spot, this might well be the one for you

5/5 Excellent

Lovely place!
We had a lovely stay at the cottage, and the communication with the owners was great all the way through! Very comfortable and spacious with everything we needed, which made our stay with our two young children a real pleasure. We loved the quiet location, and the kids enjoyed the farm setting and all it had to offer. A short drive away to some lovely villages, and a good base for exploring Northumberland in general. Highly recommended!