A stunning period property sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms. Welcomes two dogs. Rural.
Crabtree & Crabtree
Very welcoming, a lovely place to stay
Perfect little gatehouse hideaway
From the moment we arrived we felt like the gate house had given us a warm hug and wrapped us up for our stay in Northumberland. The place was just what we wanted and absolutely lived up to, then exceeded, expectations. Thoughtfully fitted out with everything you needed it just felt like a home from home - everything from firewood stock provided for the open fire to the beds so comfortable they made getting up in the morning almost impossible. We just did not want to tear ourselves away at the end of our week. Perfectly situated for exploring the north-east with our dog it offered comfort, convenience and a hundred different options of things to do and visit and walks to take right from the doorstep. The owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful. If we could give this place more stars then we would....
Wonderful cottage, clean and tidy in a fabulous location.
A wonderful home from home experience, great location and couldn’t have wished for better.
Lovely setting, everything you could need
A five star accomodation, great for both relaxation and walking, our dogs loved it.
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you had a lovely time at The Gate House.
I hope we can welcome you back to the area very soon.
The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
We had two lovely weeks of peace and quiet. The Gate House had everything we needed. Village only a few minutes away. Lovely walks with our dogs on the doorstep and beaches close by. We will be back
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Gate House.
I hope we can welcome you back to the area in the future.
The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
Wonderful period property with everything you could want for a comfortable stay. Open log fire perfect for a cosy winter break, heating on for our arrival so lovely & cosy. Lovely comfortable beds & good kitchen & bathroom facilities with nice toiletries & welcome pack. Selection of DVDs & games nice touch. Safe enclosed garden great for the dogs. Great location with river, lovely beaches & plenty of facilities all within a few minutes drive.
With direct access to one of the world's greatest salmon rivers on the doorstep, The Gate House is a perfect base for fishing parties. The house sits above the Horncliffe beat on the English side and Tweedhill on the Scottish side but is within easy driving distance of a number of prime bottom and lower Tweed beats. Norham Angling Association permits can be purchased for some evening trout fishing.
The pretty village of Norham, a finalist for England's Favourite Village Award and famous for its imposing Norman castle ruins depicted in Turner’s iconic paintings, has a local shop, bakery, two pubs, a gunsmith and the celebrated Foreman's Butcher selling a fantastic selection of meats, pies, local cheeses, wines and even fishing flies. The fish and chip van on a Thursday night is also not to be missed!
More extensive shopping is available in Berwick-upon-Tweed (8 miles) or just over the border in Coldstream (8 miles). The Steward’s House is also close to two of the area’s best eateries; The Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn which specialise in dishes prepared using the wealth of local produce on offer.
The Chainbridge Honey Farm is a few minutes’ walk down the road for a wander around the vintage museum and sample some fabulous honey. Paxton House is also just down the road and offers a lively events programme as well as housing an important collection of late 18th and early 19th century paintings loaned by the National Galleries of Scotland. Also nearby is the Ford and Etal estate where attractions include Northumberland’s only thatched pub, and the delightful Heatherslaw miniature steam railway.
The Gate House is an ideal base for discovering Northumberland's stunning and varied countryside. Explore the Heritage coastline, 25 miles of golden sands and secluded rocky coves. One of our favourites is Cheswick Beach, often deserted even during the summer months and Bamburgh Beach, with miles of pristine sand nestled behind huge sand dunes. At low tide take a trip across the causeway to the mystical Holy Island of Lindisfarne, enjoy amazing views from the cliff top walks at St Abb’s Head or take a boat to the Farne Islands to see the resident colonies of Grey Seals and an impressive array of birdlife including Puffins.
A stone’s throw in the other direction will take you to charming market town of Wooler, gateway to the Cheviot Hills, the rolling blanket of people-free hillsides that slope and swell amidst the 400 square miles of Northumberland’s National Park. Here you will find some fabulous walking and cycling from gentle forays to serious hikes amidst spectacular scenery.
The region’s rich and often bloody history is reflected in the magnificent chain of castles that punctuate the landscape. In addition to Norham Castle, besieged at least 13 times by the Scots, those nearby include dramatic Bamburgh, perched high on its rocky outcrop, the vast, romantic ruins of Dunstanburgh, the palatial splendour of Floors, Chillingham, reputedly one of the most haunted buildings in England and home to the world’s only herd of wild cattle and foreboding Alnwick, made famous as the location for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter films.
The beautiful coastline provides the perfect opportunity to try your hand at kite surfing, sailing or coasteering. The nearby stables at Kimmerston offer tuition and farm hacks as well as beach rides and treks in the Cheviot Hills. There is excellent cycling on quiet country lanes around the village and on dedicated cycle routes including the Tweed Cycle Way and the Coast and Castles cycle route. The area is also a golfer’s paradise with several well-regarded courses nearby including the Championship Qualifying links course at Goswick and the Roxburghe Championship Course outside Kelso. For something a little different, clay pigeon shooting and archery are available locally and beginners are very welcome.
The magnificent city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip either about an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick-upon-Tweed.