The cottages are 2½ miles from the nearest local Post Office and shops at East Ord. Berwick-upon-Tweed is nearby and has a good selection of supermarkets, shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as a sports centre with swimming pool and arts centre. The long, sandy, Northumbrian beaches, such as Cocklawburn and Bamburgh, are only a few miles away. We are 1.9 miles from A1, 3.5 miles to Berwick, Alnwick is 30 miles, Newcastle and Edinburgh are both an hour away. Please note that miles relate to minutes in this part of the world!
There are a large number of country houses nearby, which are open to the public including Paxton House and Manderston. Floors Castle at Kelso, andAlnwick Castle (the location for the ‘Harry Potter’ movie) both make interesting day-trips. Children will enjoy Heatherslaw Mill with it’s narrow gauge railway or feeding the animals at Conundrum Farm Trail.
Berwick is situated in the Borders of Scotland and England and is famous for it’s unique Elizabethan walls and the splendid views of the town from ‘Megs Mount’ and ‘Brass Bastion’.
Within easy reach are the Cheviots, which offer exceptional hill walking, theFarne Islands where seals and large numbers of seabirds are resident plus some excellent SCUBA diving. Lindisfarne of course is famous for it’s part in early Christianity in England (Check safe crossing times here.). The Tweed valley offers some of the best fishing in the UK and bird watching in the unspoiled countryside is a pleasure.
How to find us:
When travelling north on the A1, turn left at the East Ord roundabout onto the A698 signposted for Coldstream. The farm is signposted to the left after about two miles on this road.
When coming south on the A1, after crossing the River Tweed, turn right at the roundabout onto the Coldstream road as above.