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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.
John and I have had many years involved in tourism and now own a small group of high quality self catering properties. John is an active composer and musical conductor. and has founded a local choir. Christine is a national committee member of the professional body for Self Catering in Scotland, ASSC, representing South of Scotland and is a committee member of the Tourism Business Partnership
We love music, holidays walking, our dog Tess, and visiting our four grandchildren and son and daughter.
We also enjoy eating out and sampling real ales and good wine.
Christine Ward purchased this cottage in 2009
This little cottage is well designed and equipped for two people. Its location, near to the Tweed is great for dog walking or site seeing and yet it is only a very short drive to the coastline The village is quiet yet has a thriving inn and restaurant. Ideal for cycling(secure shed provide)
The cottage has free WiFi and has the benefit of two tvs. The Welcome Basket is a lovely surprise for our guests
The excellent pub means that there is no need to drive
Quality graded and hosted by owners who understand tourism and the needs of the guests
Many guests return time and again to this lovely area and charming cottage
There are many stately homes and gardens within a short drive,Manderston and Paxton House and gardens are open to the public. a visit to the area should include a trip to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne which is access via a tidal causeway. The racing driver Jim Clark originated in the area and there is an excellent dislpay of trophies in Duns , 8 miles away. Stroll along the sandy beaches of Coldingham and Spittal or watch the birds at St Abbs head. As there is a Marine conservation area near Coldingham there is plenty of diving and equipment hire.
Cycling is now very popular in the Scottish Borders and there are plenty of cycle routes such as The Sandstone Way .The roads are quiet and relatively car free.
A trip to Edinburgh is easy and travelling by train from berwick is recommended. There is a frequent service and the journey to Waverley station in Edinburgh is only 45 minutes away.
For the golfer there are numerous courses of varying standards. East Lothian can be reached in 35 minutes giving access to Championship courses such as Gullane, Muirfield, Dunbar, and North Berwick. Good links and parkland courses are within ten miles
Many people also visit the Borders in order to research their ancestry or to find out about the Border Reivers and the |Border Clans.
Please ask if you want information on any aspect of our varied area.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
In the unlikely event of damage or additional cleaning required as a result of a pet Guests are responsible for costs of replacement or repair. Out of consideration for future guests we have a No smoking policy throughout the cottage. A second pet may be accepted and the charge is a one off payment of £25. There is no charge for the first pet.
Cats must be kept in a cat cage if the guest go out