North Lodge is a charming gate lodge on the edge of the superb Milne Graden Estate suitable for two guests. This cosy property has superb views across the Estate's parkland to the Cheviot Hills beyond.
North Lodge provides deceptively spacious accommodation with a pretty garden area on three sides of the property. There is a good sized double bedroom on the ground floor or an equally large first floor twin bedroom. Please note, however, that the house is only available for a maximum of two guests. The property is about a five minute walk to the River Tweed, from which there is a super network of riverside walks.
Activities & Attractions
A short drive or bracing walk from the cottage takes you to the picturesque village of Norham, a finalist for England's Favourite Village Award. Famous for its imposing Norman castle ruins, the village also has two pubs, a shop, baker and butcher selling an impressive selection of local meats, pies, cheeses, chutneys and even fishing flies. More extensive local amenities can be found in the historic town of Coldstream, 3 miles away. The charming, ancient towns of Duns and Kelso are also nearby and the magnificent city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip. For food fans, the property is close to two of the area's best restaurants; the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn, both renowned for sourcing the best local produce.
With the world famous Tweed nearby, North Lodge is an ideal base for fishing fanatics. 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. The property is within easy driving distance of other prime beats including Tillmouth, Lennel, Ladykirk and The Lees. A trout rod, reel and line are available on request.
North Lodge is also ideally situated for exploring Northumberland's outstanding Heritage coastline. Our favourite spots include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, and the magnificent views from the cliff top walks at St Abbs Head. 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 wee dram and.... relax!
Please note that the maximum occupancy is strictly two guests.
North Lodge has two bedrooms, a ground floor double bedroom and a first floor twin bedroom. Please be aware that the first floor bedroom is not usually used because of the steep, narrow stairs to access it. The house is therefore designed to accommodate only two guests in the ground floor double room. The twin bedroom can be made up on request with prior notice however to comply with insurance regulations the maximum occupancy is two guests.
Bedroom 1 (ground floor) with 4'6" bed, large, built-in wardrobe, dressing table and hairdryer. All bed linen is the highest quality 100% Egyptian cotton.
Bathroom with bath (with shower over), basin and WC. Luxurious towels are provided for all guests. Detachable grab rails are available on request.
Sitting room with sofa, desk, fold-out dining table, open fire (logs are provided), HD television with Sky+, DVD player, Wifi and ipod docking station.
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, refrigerator with ice box and washing machine with dryer and microwave.
Garden and grounds
North Lodge has a garden area on three sides of the cottage. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed. The rear garden area has a table and chairs and superb views across parkland to the Cheviot Hills beyond. There is off-road parking to the side of the cottage. There is an unfurnished conservatory at the rear of the cottage and during the cooler months, the garden table and chairs are left in the conservatory for guest's use.
Guests receive a complimentary welcome pack on arrival which includes tea, coffee, milk, orange juice, homemade cake, cereal, fresh farmhouse loaf, butter, conserve, dy cured bacon, free range eggs, baked beans and fresh tomatoes.
Catering and housekeeping
North Lodge can be let on a self-catered basis or treat yourself to a little luxury and book a catering package - part or fully catered options can be arranged including a homemade meals delivery service. Daily housekeeping is also available.
Facilities for babies
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
One dog is welcome at North Lodge.