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Melkington Lodge

Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland

A charming and beautifully presented period cottage set in a pretty garden with fabulous far reaching views to the Cheviot Hills.

Melkington Lodge

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Overview

A charming and beautifully presented period cottage set in a pretty garden with fabulous far reaching views to the Cheviot Hills.

Quirky country-style

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.

Property details

Ground floor

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.

Outside

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.

Parking

There is private parking adjacent to the house.

Children & babies

Children & babies are very welcome but a travel cot and highchair are not provided.

Dogs

Regrettably Melkington Lodge is not suitable for dogs.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

There is central heating throughout.

Guest privacy

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.

Location

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.

Activities

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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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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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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Location Rural - 2 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible during low season.
  • Arrival time: 3pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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