A glorious setting, with one of the world's greatest salmon rivers just a roll-cast away. The Boathouse is a stunning, newly-renovated, period house in an idyllic position on the banks of the Tweed. Bring friends, family, children & dogs!
Nestled in an idyllic position at the end of a no-through lane on the banks of the River Tweed, the five bedroom Boathouse boasts magnificent views over the river to the hills beyond with not a road in sight. With fabulously cosy accommodation, huge open fires and constant entertainment from the every-changing vista of the river and its inhabitants - ducks, geese, moorhens, herons and a family of otters to name but a few - this property is the perfect luxury rural retreat.
The house has been completely renovated and refurbished to a very high standard using earthy paint colours, traditional stone fireplaces, slate floors, pure wool carpets, luxurious fabrics and an interesting mixture of contemporary furnishings alongside some classic antique items. One of the highlights of the renovations is the 26' dining room with a fabulous open fire at one end and stunning views over the river - perfect for atmospheric dinner parties. The annexe adjacent to the house provides a large rod, boot and drying room below and en suite accommodation overhead for a cook, nanny or additional guests.
Catherine Eade from the Daily Mail was recently a guest at The Boathouse in Norham. Read her full review here.
Activities & Attractions
With fishing on one of the world's greatest salmon rivers a decent roll cast from the bedroom window, The Boathouse is an ideal base for fishing parties. The Boathouse beat which is available to guests at additional cost (subject to availability) extends to about 1,000 yards of single bank fishing and is primarily a salmon beat but has good runs of grilse and sea trout through the summer months. The Boathouse is within easy driving distance of other prime beats including Tillmouth, Lennel, Ladykirk and The Lees. A trout rod, reel and line are provided at the house and with local trout fishing permits costing just £5 a day it’s well worth a try to catch supper!
Northumberland is officially England's quietest county and it is the perfect place to unwind, relax, enjoy the countryside. The house is situated half a mile from the pretty village of Norham, a finalist for England's Favourite Village Award and famous for its imposing Norman castle ruins. The village has a local shop, bakery, two pubs, gunsmith and the celebrated Foreman's Butcher.
Food fans will be delighted by the wealth of local goodies on offer including Doddington Dairy ice cream, Northumberland cheeses, Lindisfarne Oysters, Chainbridge Honey, and Craster Kippers to name but a few. Some of the best local produce is served up at two local favourites – the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the nationally-acclaimed Wheatsheaf restaurant at Swinton.
The Boathouse is an ideal base for exploring Northumberland's Heritage coastline. Particular favourites include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, with miles of pristine sand, popular for walking, riding and surfing, and the outstanding views from the cliff top walks at St Abb's Head and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The elegant Georgian town of Berwick-upon-Tweed with its magnificent Elizabethan fortifications is eight miles away, while the charming, ancient towns of Duns and Kelso are an easy drive. Edinburgh is a relaxing day trip either about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick upon Tweed.
Ground floor: Large, fully-equipped kitchen with breakfast table. Spacious dining room with open fire. Drawing room with open fire. Snug / office with wifi. Double bedroom (5' bed) with en-suite bathroom (bath with shower over, basin and WC).
First floor: Double bedroom (5' bed) with en-suite bathroom (bath with shower over, basin and WC). Twin bedroom (two 3' beds) with bathroom opposite (bath with shower over, basin and WC). Double bedroom (5' bed) with en-suite bathroom (bath with shower over, basin and WC).
Ground floor: Garage parking for two cars. Boot / rod room and drying area.
First floor: Double bedroom with zip and link beds to form one 6' bed or two 3' singles. En-suite bathroom (bath with shower over, basin and WC).
Garden and grounds
Large garden with fabulous views over river, garden furniture and barbecue. Fishing hut. Private parking. Pubs and shops fifteen minute walk.
Telephone and wireless broadband internet connection. Two electric ovens and 4 ring hob, microwave, refrigerator, deepfreeze, additional fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, video player, radio/CD player, stereo system, highchair, travel cot, board games, books, DVDs and videos. Oil central heating throughout and open fires in sitting room and dining room. Bed linen, towels and L'Occitane toiletries provided. Pets welcome. Fishing available by prior arrangement at extra cost (subject to availability).
Catering & housekeeper
The house can be booked on a self-catered, part catered or fully catered basis. A homemade meal and wine delivery service is also available. The housekeeper is available for additional cleaning or linen changes throughout guest's stay at additional cost.
Low occupancy discounts of 35%, 25% and 15% are available for groups of 2, 4 and 6 guests respectively during the winter and low seasons using 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Please enter the number of guests in the party when booking and the discount will be displayed automatically.
|The Boathouse||£1,000 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.