This cosy cottage is in the heart of the village of Paxton, known as the village of peace. It is a short walk to the great Palladian House, Paxton House and the riverside walks along the Tweed and the river Whiteadder.
The cottage is well equipped for two people. The open plan kitchen lounge has all modern amenities. Dishwasher, full cooker and hob, fridge with icebox and washing machine are arranged under granite worktops. Naturally there is a microwave, toastyter hob and all the necessary pots and pans. The living area with its beamed ceiling, has two comfortable armchairs so that you can wash the wall mounted tv with free view. There is a DVD/CD player with a small DVD library and free WiFi. You will find a range of maps and information on local walks and attractions. The large old fireplace with the original stone mantlepiece houses an electric 'wood burning stove which The dining table will be laid in readiness for your evening Dinner. However should you want to eat out then the village inn is only 75 metres away and offers wholesome Scottish food with fresh ingredients and cask conditioned ales.
Our guests will find a Welcome Basket waiting for them. This typically include local Chain Bridge honey, home made jam using Tweed Cottage garden fruit, shortbread made by our local baker, organic eggs, Berwick Cockles , a local sweetie, and local porage oats and a bottle of cask conditioned beer from a Border brewery. We also provide tea, ground coffee, milk,sugar and cleaning items to start your holiday as there is no shop in the village now.
Up the narrow staircase you will find the bedroom with a queen size bed. You have the choice of duvet or pure cotton sheets and blankets. There is a second flat screen tv with freeview, a dab radio and tea making facilities supplied with hot chocolate. White cotton Egyptian bed linen is provided in the tariff together with central heating and hot water.The windows are double glazed to make it more cosy.
The parking for the cottage is located about 25 metres from the building next to the small enclosed garden with table and chairs. A new secure cycle storage shed is also provided. From Paxton there are gentle walks to both the rivers Tweed and Whiteadder In the Summer months boat trips are available on the Tweed by Paxton House. Dont forget to buy there own home smoked Tweed Salmon.It is only five miles to the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Here you will see Elizabethan walls and gates like York and thriving harbour. There are supermarkets, banks hospital and theatre and a twice weekly small market. It will tak 15 minutes to drive to the causway across to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
The coastlines of Berwickshire and Northumberland are readily accesible so visit Coldingham Bay or St. Abbs or drive down to Seahouses. There you can take a boat to see the marvellous birds on the Farne Islands and find out about the story of the heroine, Grace Darling.
With its mainline station it is easy to travel from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Edinburgh, Stirling Glasgow and south to Newcastle,Durham and York. The airports of Newcastle and Edinburgh are only just over the hour away.
The bathroom has a designer vanity unit and mirror with shaver point. You will find a large walk in shower (up one small step) which has a modern 'rainhead' and a traditional flexible shower head. White Egyptian cotton towels are provided and organic soap made specially for Border Holiday Homes.