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Belvedere

Norham, Northumberland

With two reception rooms, a real fire and a delightful fully enclosed lawned garden, Belvedere offers gentle country comfort with all the charm of village life.

Belvedere

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Overview

With two reception rooms, a real fire and a delightful fully enclosed lawned garden, Belvedere offers gentle country comfort with all the charm of village life.

Relax with good company and enjoy village life

With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this generously proportioned period property has plenty of space to relax and enjoy good company with family or friends, while its location just a stone’s throw from the River Tweed is sure to appeal to the fishing members of your party or those seeking miles of scenic walking trails.

A drawing room to the front of the property benefits from lovely period detailing, an open fire and quality furnishings presented in a traditional style, offering a grown-up space for some after-dinner chat with a cheeky wee dram or a crisp G&T perhaps!

The property benefits from a separate sitting room to the rear of the property leading into a spacious new kitchen with superb roof lantern which floods the overall space with warmth and light. There's a dining space with seating for six leading out to a private patio and large lawned garden where you can bring the outside in, or make the most of lazy afternoons soaking up those heavenly sunshine moments.

10% discount available on all remaining dates in May and June 2019.

Property details

Ground Floor

Entrance hallway leading to;

Drawing room with two double sofas, large armchair, and an open fire. Smart TV along with a selection of books and games.

Sitting room with double sofa, armchairs, electric stove, Smart TV.

Kitchen with dishwasher, electric double oven with grill, ceramic hob, integrated microwave, fridge/freezer, four-slice toaster, blender and Roberts DAB radio. Small rear porch with washing machine, dryer and hanging space.

Dining area with table and seating for 8 guests. French doors lead out to the patio and a large lawned garden.

Guest cloakroom with hanging space and WC.

First Floor

Bedroom one is rear facing with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6’ super king or 3’ twin as preferred, side tables, dressing table, chest of drawers, cupboard with hanging space.

En-suite bathroom with large shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, large basin and WC.

Bedroom two is front facing with 4’6 double bed, side tables, dressing table and extensive wardrobe space.

Family bathroom with bath and shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Second Floor

Bedroom three is rear facing with 3’ twin beds, chest of drawers, large beanbag.

En-suite bathroom with corner shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

There is an attractive lawned garden to the rear of the house which is fully enclosed for the safety of children and dogs. This can be accessed from the kitchen and dining area. There is a small patio area with garden furniture, and a lockable shed provides secure storage for fishing rods, bikes, golf clubs and outdoor gear.

Parking

There is on-street parking to the front of the property, or private parking which can be accessed via a side lane and a gated courtyard to the rear.

Children & Babies

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be clean and dry before access into the property and must then be kept to the kitchen and adjoining sitting room only.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with high quality bed linen, and a hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. There is no mobile reception in the property but this improves outdoors. A landline is provided for emergency calls and incoming calls only.

Heating

There is heating throughout the property, with an electric stove in the sitting room and an open fire in the drawing room. A generous supply of logs is provided.

Guest Privacy

Belvedere sits in a row of period properties which sits beyond the main village green. The garden to the rear offers good levels of privacy with very limited overlooking from the properties which sit at either side.

Location

The property sits in the pretty village of Norham just a stone’s throw from the River Tweed and the border with Scotland. It has good local amenities including a village store, bakery and gunsmith as well as the celebrated Foreman’s Butchers where you will find a fantastic selection of quality produce including locally-sourced meats, pies, cheeses, fine wines and even fishing tackle! There are two pubs in the village, including the dog-friendly and cycle-friendly Mason’s Arms serving real ales and pub grub, and for those who love the traditional British take-away, the fish and chip van on a Thursday night is not to be missed. A short drive (6 miles) will take you to two of the best restaurants in the area - The Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed or The Allanton Inn serving some of the finest local produce amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings.

More extensive amenities can be found in the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (6.5 miles) which has a mix of high street and independent shopping, as well as two large supermarkets, a Marks & Spencers food outlet and a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, includingThe Maltings, a vibrant theatre and arts venue for an evening of entertainment. The town is also served by the main East Coast rail line with regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle, with regular buses running through the village connecting to Berwick upon Tweed or Galashiels to make train connections.

Activities

Guests can enjoy some wonderful walks directly from the house on peaceful riverside trails along the Anglo-Scottish border, taking in the ruins of Norham Castle famously depicted in the iconic paintings of J M W Turner as early as 1797. Upstream the Norham Bridge and Milne Graden Walk is a scenic loop of 6.5 miles, or a leisurely walk downstream will take you to the superb Union Chain Bridge which spans the Tweed, once the longest wrought-iron suspension bridge in the world and now the oldest of its type still in use today.

From here you can explore the beautiful house and gardens of Paxton House with its child-friendly activity programme, or visit the attractions of the nearby Chain Bridge Honey Farm. You can take a fun boat trip from the jetty at Paxton House to Berwick with stunning views across the estuary, or walk and wander the perfectly preserved fortifications of the historic old town before exploring the rich architecture and seascapes which inspired the paintings of the great artist L S Lowry on his many visits to the area.

For sightseeing, the property is an ideal base for exploring the wider area with its magnificent countryside steeped in a turbulent and romantic history, punctuated by imposing castles, including Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, and Thirlestane; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.

The stunning heritage coastline is just a short fifteen minute drive 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. Birdwatchers, walkers and photographers will delight in the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve or cross the causeway at low tide to the very beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne where you will experience nature at its very best. Further down the coast, the stunning beach at Bamburgh is a perfect place to take a picnic where you can walk for mile upon mile on white sandy beaches or watch soaring wind surfers and kite surfers across the bay.

The property is an ideal base for exploring with an abundance of family-friendly activities to keep all ages entertained. Pack a picnic and head to the outstanding heritage coastline which offers mile upon mile of golden sands where you can relax and dabble in the rock pools or try your hand at surfing, bodyboarding, kitesurfing, coasteering or kayaking on the many gentle bays and coves with qualified accredited instructors.

Bike or hike on the coastal paths or through the pretty fishing villages, watch soaring windsurfers on the stunning beach at Bamburgh, voted Britain’s top picnic spot in 2013, before heading further down the coast for a little broomstick training at Alnwick Castle! Further inland, Ford & Etal Estates offers a great day out with over 20 family attractions including riding, canoeing, cycling, climbing, and a charming 15” gauge steam railway.

Serious walkers and cyclists can link into a number of long distance routes including St. Cuthbert’s Way, the Berwickshire Coastal Path or the Sandstone Way where you will experience breathtaking scenery, exceptional nature reserves, spectacular castles and grand stately homes as you pass on through. Alternatively the vast open spaces and heather-clad hillsides of the Northumberland National Park provides endless trails, iconic landmarks and big sky views, giving way to forests and rolling Parklands with plenty of cosy pubs and picturesque villages for a much deserved rest stop at the end of a busy day.

The proximity of the property to the River Tweed means that some of the finest salmon fishing can be found right on the doorstep. The Pedwell Beat lies immediately above and below Norham Bridge with the outstanding ruins of Norham Castle forming the historic backdrop of the lower pools on this productive 1.5 mile stretch. The Ladykirk, Canny and Gliddeyhaugh beats all sit nearby with other prime bottom and lower Tweed beats within easy driving distance. The lower Tweed also has good stocks of wild brown trout and grayling with fly fishing on approximately 2 miles of both banks at Ladykirk and Norham from £10 per day.

Finally, for music lovers, visit during July and enjoy ten days of classical music in the stunning setting of Paxton House or alternatively the Northumberland Music Festival on Tour offers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some concert favourites during weekends which span October through to March.

 

Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Local food and drink

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

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.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We've had a superb time. A beautiful house, really well furnished and equipped. Garden superb. Welcome pack great too, as were the toiletries."

Macphail family

"My family and I had a lovely stay at Belvedere at the weekend. The cottages that we have stayed in with Crabtree & Crabtree have been to a very high standard and we will definitely be booking with you again."

Bennett family

"Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home. We had a wonderful time in the Borders. The house was definitely a highlight for us and we were all excited with our rooms. Until next time..."

Martinez family

"We had a wonderful holiday at Belvedere and I found the process of booking through Crabtree & Crabtree very easy and efficient. Our thanks goes to the owners and housekeeper for a very enjoyable break." 

Dawson family

"We have had a wonderful time staying here in this beautiful house. We look forward to coming back again. The property is very well equipped, making our stay stress free!"

Harvey family

"We stayed in Belvedere for our honeymoon, the property is amazing, such a home from home beautifully decorated and furnished house. The garden is a real gardeners paradise with every named plant you could wish to find. We were thoroughly spoilt on arrival as the owners had very kindly left us with champagne and chocolates along with a lovely card to welcome us. Thank you for a wonderful stay."

Brown family

"The house had been well prepared and was beautifully clean. It was one of the best equipped places that we have stayed in. We had a lovely family weekend and everyone commented on how lovely the house was. Norham is a great location for visiting the area and we found plenty to do. We would recommend Belvedere to anyone."

Grecian family

"Really enjoyed our stay. It all worked really well for us dog-wise and the layout of the house worked perfectly."

Jackson family

"Just a brief email to confirm that we had a wonderful stay at Belvedere and thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in Northumberland. The property was a brilliant size for our family (and perfect for a game of hide and seek on a rainy afternoon!) as well as being lovely and clean and tidy, with a very well-stocked kitchen for self-catering, which we ended up doing far more than we had anticipated due to it being such a relaxing space to stay in. It was a treat to be able to have a real log fire every evening too, and such spacious bedrooms and numerous bathrooms - just brilliant!"

Mrs Steele

"We had a lovely time and the accommodation was great."

Mrs Lyall

"We had a wonderful time at Belvedere, the house was perfect, warm and cosy and extremely well equipped. As before the booking service was simple and efficient."

Mickel family

"Thank you for letting us share your lovely home, we have really enjoyed ourselves."

Fox family

"What a wonderful home! Thank you. We have had a fantastic week exploring beaches and castles as a family of 5. Your house is beautiful and has been absolutely perfect for our family. The weather has just been the best we could have expected. We definitely hope to return!"

Tuckett family

"We had a lovely stay at Belvedere last week. The house was comfortable and the sitting room off the dining kitchen was very light. We spent most of our time in that room."

Dickie family
Location In the village of Norham.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday
  • Arrival time: 16:00
  • Departure time: 10:00
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"Make the most of lazy afternoons soaking up those heavenly sunshine moments in the large rear garden."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree