A pretty detached period cottage sitting on the tree-lined Tillmouth Park Estate where you can wander for miles along the beautiful River Till Valley, taking in the romantic ruins of Twizel Castle, or simply sit-back, relax and enjoy a little of the good life!
Wander for miles along the beautiful River Till valley
Keeper Cottage is part of the Courtyard Cottages which were once the stables and grooms' quarters for the Tillmouth Park Estate. It’s the perfect spot for privacy, yet ideally placed for exploring coast and country, and a short five minute stroll will take you to the nearby hotel for an evening menu of wonderful seasonal produce.
Inside, the cottage combines cheerful fabrics, wooden floors, exposed beams and original doors and decorative fireplaces. There is a gas stove and a 32" flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player in the lounge area extending into an open plan dining area and kitchen.
Two bright good sized bedrooms (one en-suite) each have their own bathroom, and outside is a lovely south-facing patio garden with views across lush rolling farmland and the distant Cheviot Hills.
Small utility with washing machine and dryer.
Family bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Storage cupboard.
Open-plan sitting room/dining/kitchen comprising:
Sitting room with two double sofas, armchair, gas stove, flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD and radio docking station.
Kitchen with dining table with seating for 4, electric cooker, hob, microwave, integrated dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment.
Bedroom one with 4'6" double bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe, armchair and decorative fireplace.
En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with two 3’ twin beds, side tables, wardrobe, chair and decorative fireplace.
Keepers Cottage is one of four very pretty, period cottages which were once the stables and grooms' quarters for the Tillmouth Park Estate. There is small shrubbery/rockery type garden to the front of the property, and a pretty, private garden to the rear which is not overlooked. There is garden furniture available for outside dining. The garden is fully enclosed.
There is a garden shed which can be used for the secure storage of bikes and outdoor kit.
Parking is available in the the open gravelled area which adjoins the courtyard. Guests are welcome to park adjacent to the cottage to unload only.
Babies & Children
A travel cot is available on request. A highchair is not available.
One well-behaved dog is welcome at Keepers Cottage. A second dog may be considered on request with a fee of £20. We ask that dogs are kept out of the bedrooms and off the furniture.
A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Hand wash is provided in the bathrooms.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is reasonable with reception best on the Vodafone network.
Keepers Cottage is gas central heating in advance to the gas stove in the lounge.
The cottage sits just 3 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed which has an excellent village shop selling a super selection of fresh local produce, including picnic hampers and scrummy home baking.
A more extensive range of shops, pubs and cafes can be found in the quaint market town of Coldstream (5 miles) where the shopping is small and friendly with a good mix of independent outlets running the length of the High Street, including a family butchers, fruit and veg shop, bakery and small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions. The Coldstream Gallery is a lovely spot to browse art, ceramics and jewellery by local designers; or pop into Calico Interiors for lifestyle gifts and accessories or the nearby Hirsel Estate.
For dining-out, the Tillmouth Country House Hotel sits just a short five minute walk from the doorstep, or try the Collingwood Arms which has a pub as well as a superb restaurant for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.
A number of larger supermarkets, including a Marks & Spencers food outlet can be found in the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (13 miles), or picturesque Kelso (14 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.
From the cottage you can stroll along the beautiful River Till valley, up to the romantic ruins of Twizel Castle or along the banks of the famous River Tweed. Flodden Field is just down the road, site of the infamous battle of 1513 between the Scots and the English. Ride the miniature steam railway at Heatherslaw, and wonder at Paxton House, a spectacular Adam’s brothers mansion said to be the finest example of an 18th century Palladian country house in Britain.
The cottage is located in the heart of North Northumberland and is exceptionally well placed for exploring the wider area. Fourteen miles will take you to the edge of the Northumberland National Park, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty with over 400 square miles of stunning landscapes, criss-crossed by over 700 miles of walking, biking and riding trails which follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.
Hop into your walking boots and you can join Northumberland Park Rangers for a guided walk from Wooler where you will learn much about the heritage and wildlife of the area, or follow sections of St. Cuthbert’s Way and enjoy some outstanding vistas along the route as it winds its way to the dune-fringed sands on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. For cycling, you will find everything from gentle low-level meanders to big hill country treks, including long-distance routes such as the Pennine Cycleway or the cycle challenges of the Wooler Wheel Hub.
History buffs will be enchanted by the rich heritage of the area, where dramatic castles and grand stately homes punctuate the landscape here, including imposing Bamburgh perched on its rocky outcrop above Bamburgh Beach; Alnwick, star of the Harry Potter films; or Chillingham, said to be the most haunted castle in Britain and home to the only wild cattle in the world.
A warm welcome awaits you at Ford & Etal Estates (3 miles) which has a super range of family friendly activities with over twenty attractions to explore, including the charming 15” gauge steam railway, fishing, canoeing, cycle hire and riding. For art lovers, a must-visit is the pre-Raphaelite murals at the Lady Waterford Hall, or explore the ruins of Etal Castle or the local heritage sites of nearby Flodden or Duddo Standing Stones, Northumberland’s equivalent of Stonehenge.
The stunning heritage coastline is just a short half-hour drive away with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.
Fishing is available on the River Till said to be one of the area's best kept secrets with an impressive sea trout run each spring, and on nearby River Tweed.
Children and families
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Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Local food and drink
Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
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If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
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Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
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"Keepers Cottage was picture perfect and the garden and grounds of the Tillmouth Estate were fabulous for our two dogs."Green family
"Thank you we had a wonderful time the cottage was great, a marvellous cottage and area."Mr & Mrs Marshall
"Beautiful warm cottage and great layout for our two couples trip. Absolutely everything provided and thought of. Lovely gardens and setting-saw deer daily. Many thanks"Dell Family
The location is wonderful. The facilities were very good.Mr West
"We enjoyed our stay at Keepers Cottage very much and the standard of fixtures and fittings and cleanliness was the usual high C&C standard."Mr & Mrs Dadda
"Ideal hideaway with our 11 month old daughter. Recommend Cheswick beach."Bletcher family
"Had a fab little mini break at Keepers Cottage. What a gorgeous little hideaway place. So homely and comfortable. Our little dog loved going for nice walks. We will definitely be back to stay - had such a lovely couple of relaxing days! Thanks so much."Livingstone family
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in such a beautiful cottage. Although we booked in for 4 nights, we enjoyed ourselves so much, we extended our stay to 6 nights! A wonderful little place to watch wildlife and enjoy walks in the grounds with the dog. The deer and hares in the field were an added bonus. Will definitely be back!"Crompton family
"Thank you for a lovely stay! The cottage is so cute and is in a wonderful location. Thanks!"Ms Savage
"Beautiful cottage, clean and comfortable. So good we stayed an extra night! Would certainly return to Keepers."Loudon family
"A lovely week had by all. Cottage comfortable, clean and cosy. Lots of walks on some beautiful beaches - lots of lovely memories made. Would return to Keepers Cottage. Thank you."Deakin family
"A lovely cottage; well appointed. Thank you"Cann Family
"We had a very lovely time at the cottage. The cottage was very well equipped and had everything we needed. The garden was good for the dogs, who also had a very energetic time. We enjoyed beaches, castles and wide open country and would recommend this venue for anyone who loves the great outdoors!"Ms Smith
"We did have a lovely time at Keepers Cottage. Everything was just as we expected (I have stayed in properties let via C&C before, so I know you have high standards.) The cottage was well equipped and everything worked. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms spacious with plenty of hot water."Ms Mcgill
"We have had a lovely stay at Keepers Cottage, the cottage was very clean and well equipped and we would recommend it."Mr & Mrs Maxwell
- One dog is welcome. A second dog may be considered on request.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The lovely south-facing patio garden with views across lush rolling farmland and the distant Cheviot Hills."Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree