Perfect for one or two, this pretty period cottage is an ideal base for exploring the rolling Borders countryside or the stunning heritage coast. Village pub nearby with craft ales and hearty home cooked food.
Perfect for one or two, this pretty period cottage is an ideal base for exploring the rolling Borders countryside or the stunning heritage coast. The combination of period and contemporary finishes give the cottage a fresh inviting feel enlivened with soft furnishing accents which add a lively pop of colour.
The sitting room has all the right warming touches for rest and relaxation leading to a ground floor bedroom with a roomy superking bed. The dining area adds a touch of retro styling to the space, leading to a well equipped kitchen with lovely moresque tiling for an artisan feel.
There is a small patio tucked to the rear of the property where you can enjoy a little time-out listening to the gentle sounds of nature, or a two minute wander will take you to the village pub where you savour the rich malty flavour of a craft real ale with some good home cooking and a friendly chat.
In addition to lunches and evening meals, the village pub serves coffee and cake as well as freshly made takeaway pizzas, or the fish and chip van comes to the village on a Wednesday night and comes highly recommended.
The quaint market town of Coldstream sits just 6 miles from Leitholm 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 before coffee and cake at the charmingly named ‘Mad Hatter’ nearby.
A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (15 miles),or picturesque Kelso (9 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a flemish-style market square.
For eating out, the Wheatsheaf at Swinton (3.5 miles) or the Inn at Allanton (9 miles) are both renowned for serving dishes full of fresh local flavours amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings. Alternatively the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill (7 miles) is an elegant setting for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.
Activities and attractions
For general recreation and walking, The Hirsel Estate and Country Park at Coldstream is a gem of a spot sitting just on the edge of the town with artisan workshops, a small museum, cosy tearoom and lovely waymarked walks around the lake and through estate parkland. In springtime, acres of snowdrops and daffodils blanket the grounds, and The Dundock Path is particularly stunning in late May or early June when the rhododendrons and azaleas burst into glorious colour. The woodland and riverside trails are wonderful in all seasons with an abundance of bird-watching and wildlife spotting opportunities including otters, kingfisher and over 170 different bird species.
For sightseeing, the property is an ideal base for exploring the wider area with its magnificent countryside steeped in a turbulent and romantic history, punctuated by imposing castles, including Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Thirlestane and Alnwick; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.
The stunning heritage coastline is just a short twenty minute drive 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.
Birdwatchers, walkers and photographers will delight in the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve or cross the causeway at low tide to the very beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne. 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.
The property sits on one floor.
Inner porch from the main access with hanging space/storage for outdoor gear.
Sitting room with beamed ceiling, large double sofa, armchair, wood burning stove (initial supply of logs), TV with Freeview and DVD player, Sonos Play 1 blue tooth sound system, selection of books, games and DVDs.
Dining area with table and seating for two.
Bedroom - ground floor with 6’ superking bed,
Kitchen with gas hob, single oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher. Small round table with seating for two.
Bathroom - bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail, WC.
Woodburning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs. Additional logs can be supplied at a small charge.
Mains gas heating.
Wifi and mobile coverage
Free wifi is available. Mobile reception is reasonable dependent on the network.
Towels are provided for guests along with toiletries from the Highland Soap Company. A hairdryer is supplied. Beds are made up with duck and down duvets and pillows but a hypoallergenic option can be supplied on request.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are provided.
Dogs are not permitted.
There is a small patio area to the rear of the cottage with garden furniture and charcoal barbecue. The owner property adjoins Newton Cottage and guests are welcome to help themselves to fruit and vegetables from their garden when in season. See below relating to guest privacy.
This is a semi-detached cottage which sits on the Main Street in the small village of Leitholm. The patio area is tucked in a corner to the rear of the cottage offering guest privacy but it should be noted that this overlooks the large garden of the owner property which sits next door. While the owners are on-hand and would be pleased to assist guests with any aspect of their stay, they are absolutely respectful of guest privacy.
There is on-street parking outside the cottage or at the village hall nearby.
The property is strictly no smoking.
|Newton Cottage||£375 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.