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East House

Cheswick, Northumberland

Set in extensive private grounds, this Grade II Listed Georgian house is the consummate country home, with the added draw of enviable views towards the serene golden sands of Cheswick on the stunning heritage coast.

East House

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Overview

Set in extensive private grounds, this Grade II Listed Georgian house is the consummate country home, with the added draw of enviable views towards the serene golden sands of Cheswick on the stunning heritage coast.

A perfect beach escape for families and friends

Ideal for celebrations, generational get-togethers and sporting parties, it is an idyllic spot for relaxation, or an ideal base for taking advantage of the rich unspoilt beauty of the north Northumbrian landscape.

Bounded by a manicured lawn and wider parkland, it has plenty of space for sophisticated champagne soirées or simply lovely family together time. The scene is quintessentially country, yet the stunning natural playground of nearby Cheswick sands offers exhilarating beach wanderings all the way down to Holy Island.

The house benefits from generous entertaining space with an elegant drawing room and dining room, presented in a classic style with fine period detailing. Rich antiques, sublime artworks and original shuttered windows work beautifully with a timeless Farrow & Ball colour palette.

A feature of the large country-style kitchen is a unique zinc and copper topped refectory table and characterful inglenook fireplace - just made for atmospheric candle-lit suppers in front of a roaring fire.

There’s an adjacent snug with Smart TV for relaxation, which also acts as a perfect hub for teenagers, while an adjoining boot room offers plenty of space for dogs and outdoor kit.

A central staircase leads to five bedrooms, with five bathrooms (3 en-suite) which all benefit from underfloor heating. Accessed by a large central staircase which divides two ways, there are three bedrooms on the front aspect with garden and sea views, including a generously appointed master bedroom, with two further rooms to the side, which includes a bunk room sleeping three which is ideal for children.

Easter: 10% discount on all available dates between 12th April and 3rd May 2019.

 

Property details

Ground floor

Boot room with hanging rail, boot rack and plenty of space for fishing rods, golf clubs and outdoor wear.

Cloakroom with basin and WC.

Utility room with washing machine and condenser dryer.

Snug with large Smart TV and ample sofas and chairs for relaxation, DAB radio and a Bang & Olufsen music system.

Kitchen with Rangemaster cooker with ten burner gas hob, microwave, large fridge with ice maker. A chest freezer can be made available in an adjoining outbuilding. Lazzia coffee machine, dishwasher. Rectory table with seating for ten. Large wood burning stove.

Drawing room with wood burner, two large sofas and two armchairs, views over the garden.

Dining room seating ten guests, large wood burner, views over the garden.

First floor

Bedroom one which is the master bedroom with fixed super king bed, side tables, large chest of drawers, dressing table, cupboard with hanging rail.

En-suite bathroom with bath and shower over with rainforest head, heated towel rail, double vanity unit, WC, underfloor heating.

Bedroom two with king size bed, side table, chest of drawers, cupboard with hanging rail.

En-suite bathroom with shower unit, heated towel rail, basin, WC, underfloor heating.

Bedroom three with zip and link bed which can be configured to king size or twin, side tables, chest of drawers, cupboard with hanging space, feature fireplace.

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

Bedroom four with king size bed, side table, chest of drawers, cupboard with hanging space, feature fireplace.

En-suite bathroom with large shower unit, heated towel rail, basin, WC, underfloor heating.

Bedroom five with full size 3’ bunk beds, and a separate 3’ single bed.

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

Outside

East House sits in a large lawned private garden with access onto wider parkland. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed. Outside seating and a gas barbecue are available.

Parking

There is ample private parking to the rear of the property.

Babies & children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Important - a door to the right of bedroom five leads directly down to the snug on the ground floor. Please note that this stair is very steep but the door can be locked for the safety of children.

Dogs

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Guests are requested to keep their dogs to the boot room, snug and kitchen only. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed. There is an outside tap for cleaning.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with high quality bed linen. A hair dryer is supplied in each double bedroom. Towels and toiletries are provided.

Wi-Fi & mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is available but please note that speeds can slower/variable in this area.

There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

Oil fired heating throughout. Wood burning stove in the kitchen, drawing room and dining room. Initial supply of logs provided. Underfloor heating in each of the bathrooms.

Location

The house sits next to many close visitor attractions with local services nearby, including the wonderful Barn at Beal which sits 5 miles from the property for lingering lunches savouring the catch-of-the-day or informal evening dining.

More extensive amenities can be found in the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed (7 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, including The Maltings, a vibrant theatre and arts venue for an evening of entertainment.

Head a little further down coast to the very picturesque village of Bamburgh where you can enjoy fantastic seafood at The Potted Lobster; the Mizen for a superior eating experience; or the Victoria Hotel if you like great pub food and a cosy chat next to the fire.

The town is also served by the main East Coast rail line with regular services to Edinburgh and Newcastle for a city day out.

Activities

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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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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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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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

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

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Reviews

"We had the most wonderful stay in East House, which is so comfortable, beautifully designed and very homely. We particularly appreciated having enough wood for the weekend. There was plenty of heating and hot water, lovely thick towels and soft linen. The small touches like hair dryers in the rooms and the welcome basket, which was so delicious, really make us want to come back to East House next year. Thank you for arranging such an enjoyable trip for us!!"

Ms Fowler

"Our Christmas was spent at East House, Cheswick, where we enjoyed a truly wonderful time with our family.  The spacious layout of this traditional house is perfect for a large family gathering, and the house is extremely well equipped.  The location was ideal for us: 15 minutes walk to the sea and marvellous expanses of Cheswick Sands yet just 5 miles away from Berwick where all necessary supplies can be found.  The interior of the house is very tastefully decorated and arranged and the Christmas decorations were special.  A very well-appointed kitchen, complete with log burning stove, provided the hub for our entire family.  We shall certainly consider a return visit in the future and shall recommend East House to our friends."

Mrs Horne
Location Near Cheswick Sands - 7 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday or Monday
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The characterful inglenook fireplace - just made for atmospheric candle-lit suppers in front of a roaring fire. The little things we love...
"The characterful inglenook fireplace - just made for atmospheric candle-lit suppers in front of a roaring fire."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree