A charming and beautifully presented period cottage set in a pretty garden with fabulous far reaching views to the Cheviot Hills.
The accommodation, which is presented to an extremely high standard, comprises a cosy sitting room with open fire (logs are provided), TV with Sky and DVD, iDock and fabulous views. The quirky country-style kitchen is well equipped and includes a central dining area for four. The two immaculately presented bedrooms (one twin and one with zip and link beds which can be superking or twin) each have their own bathroom.
Melkington Lodge is also well placed for discovering Northumberland’s natural hidden gems. Walk, kite-surf, ride and dune surf on Northumberland’s magnificent coastline, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. One of our favourite spots is Bamburgh Beach, with miles of pristine sand overlooked by the imposing Bamburgh Castle.
A stone’s throw in the other direction takes you to the market town of Wooler, gateway to the Cheviot Hills, the rolling blanket of hillsides that slope and swell amidst the 400 square miles of Northumberland’s National Park.
Once you’ve blown away the cobwebs, pop in for a pint of local ale at The Black Bull at Etal, Northumberland’s only thatched pub. Treat yourself at the Terrace Café at Floors Castle, nominated as one of the top ten cafés in Scotland. Or head home, put your feet up and let us arrange for dinner to be delivered to you.
Sitting room with open fire (logs are provided), view of garden and hills beyond, TV with Sky, DVD and video player, iDock, books and board games.
Well-equipped kitchen with dining table (seats 4), double electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
Utility room with washing machine.
Bedroom one with super king or two 3’ beds as required, wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with two 3’ twin beds, chest of drawer and dressing table.
En-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Melkington Lodge is set in a pretty, private garden with fabulous far reaching views to the Cheviot Hills. There is outside furniture and a gas barbecue for al fresco dining during the warmer months.
There is private parking adjacent to the house.
Children & babies
Children & babies are very welcome but a travel cot and highchair are not provided.
Regrettably Melkington Lodge is not suitable for dogs.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.
There is central heating throughout.
The owners are close by to help guests get the best from their stay but equally the accommodation is arranged with guests’ privacy in mind. Melkington Lodge is entirely private and not overlooked by the owner’s property.
Melkington is 2 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed where the village shop sells pies and delicious local goodies and the Collingwood Arms specialises in dishes prepared using the finest local produce. Just over the Tweed in Scotland is the historic town of Coldstream with a good selection of local shops, including a butcher, baker and grocer as well as pubs and cafes. The ancient towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso are nearby and Edinburgh is just over an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.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
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.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...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
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
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
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.Find Out More
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
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.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
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.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
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible during low season.
- Arrival time: 3pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The little touches such as fresh flowers added by the owner."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree