A charming and beautifully presented two bedroom period cottage set in a pretty garden with fabulous far reaching views to the Cheviot Hills. Cosy sitting room with open fire, Sky TV and Wifi. Riverside walks. Excellent local attractions.
The accommodation, which is presented to an extremely high standard, comprises a cosy sitting room with open fire (logs are provided), TV with Sky and DVD, idock and fabulous views. The quirky country-style kitchen is well equipped and includes a central dining area for four. The two immaculately presented bedrooms (one twin and one with zip and link beds which can be superking or twin) each have their own bathroom.
Activities & Attractions
Melkington is 2 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed where the village shop sells pies and delicious local goodies, and the Collingwood Arms specialises in dishes prepared using the finest local produce. Just over the Tweed in Scotland is the historic town of Coldstream with a good selection of local shops, pubs and cafes. The ancient towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso are nearby and Edinburgh is just over an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick.
From the cottage you can stroll along the beautiful River Till valley, up to the romantic ruins of Twizel Castle or along the banks of the famous River Tweed. Flodden Field is just down the road, site of the infamous battle of 1513 between the Scots and the English. Ride the miniature steam railway at Heatherslaw, and wonder at Paxton House, a spectacular Adam’s brothers mansion said to be the finest example of an 18th century Palladian country house in Britain.
Melkington Lodge is also well placed for discovering Northumberland’s natural hidden gems. Walk, kite-surf, ride and dune surf on the magnificent Heritage coastline, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One of our favourite spots is Bamburgh Beach, with miles of pristine sand overlooked by the imposing Bamburgh Castle. A stone’s throw in the other direction takes you to the market town of Wooler, gateway to the Cheviot Hills, and 400 square miles of Northumberland’s National Park - perfect for walking, cycling and riding.
Once you’ve blown away the cobwebs, pop in for a pint of local ale at The Black Bull at Etal, Northumberland’s only thatched pub. Treat yourself at the Terrace Café at Floors Castle, nominated as one of the top ten cafés in Scotland. Or head home, put your feet up and let us arrange for dinner to be delivered to you.
The accommodation is all one floor and therefore suitable for the less mobile, comprises:
Sitting room with open fire (logs are provided), view of garden and hills beyond, TV with Sky, DVD and video player, idock, books and board games.
Well-equipped kitchen with dining table (seats 4), double electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility room with washing machine.
Bedroom one with superking or two 3’ beds as required, wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with two 3’ twin beds, chest of drawer and dressing table.
En suite shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC.
Wifi and mobile coverage
Wifi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.
Garden and grounds
Melkington Lodge is set in a pretty, private garden with fabulous far reaching views to the Cheviot Hills. There is outside furniture and a gas barbecue for al fresco dining during the warmer months. There is private parking adjacent to the house.
A welcome pack of local goodies awaits guests on arrival.
Catering at the Melkington Lodge is entirely flexible. The house can be taken on a self-catering basis, or treat yourself to a little luxury and book a catering package - part or fully catered options can be arranged, including a homemade meal and wine delivery service.
Regrettably Melkington Lodge is not suitable for dogs.
The owners are close by to help guests get the best from their stay but equally the accommodation is arranged with guests’ privacy in mind. Melkington Lodge is entirely private and not overlooked by the owner’s property.
|Melkington Lodge||£663 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.