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The Apartment

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Beautifully presented, this ground floor two bedroom apartment will capture the imagination of those seeking a charming coastal retreat yet perfectly positioned right in the heart of this bustling historic town.

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Overview

Beautifully presented, this ground floor two bedroom apartment will capture the imagination of those seeking a charming coastal retreat yet perfectly positioned right in the heart of this bustling historic town.

Understated elegance

Originally built as a Quaker meeting house in 1749, the interior has been skillfully designed to create a pure, pared-back style which is the epitome of understated elegance. Using a colour scheme of gentle whites and tranquil neutrals, there is a sense of flow and harmony throughout this apartment which will quickly ease you into a holiday mindset.

The open plan layout has a sophisticated feel with sofas and chairs in natural tickings and linens along with lovely touches and ambient lighting, while the sleek, monochrome scheme of the kitchen and dining space effortlessly blends together the overall look.

The two bedrooms (one double, one single) continue the theme with high quality finishes and super comfortable mattresses where rest will come easily after a day of fresh salty sea air and relaxed days wandering the characterful streets and closes of Berwick upon Tweed.

Property details

Accommodation

Access is via a secure entry system and the apartment sits on the ground floor.

Open-plan living/dining kitchen featuring:-

Sitting room with double sofa and two armchairs, flat screen TV with integrated DVD, small selection of DVDs and books.

Kitchen with high quality units and white granite finishes, single electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, large fridge freezer, integrated dishwasher, integrated washer/dryer. A selection of cookery books are provided. Dining space with seating for three.

Bedroom one with 4’6” double bed with double mattress and luxurious memory foam topper for extra height and comfort, chest of drawers, side tables, armchair. There is a built-in cupboard with hanging space in the hallway directly off the bedroom.

Bedroom two with 3’ single bed, side tables, chest of drawers.

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

Outside

Please note the property does not have any private outside space, however there are plenty of lovely spots for relaxation within easy walking distance including the Elizabethan walls with panoramic views of the Tweed estuary, the beaches, the river walks and the town’s recently renovated parks.

Parking

There is no private parking provision but ample on-street parking nearby or two local car parks are free to use with a resident's parking permit which will be left in the property for guests’ use.

Babies & Children

The property is not suitable for babies and young children. Children permitted over the age of 12 only.

Dogs

Dogs are not permitted.

Guest amenities

The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, and luxurious mattresses and toppers. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest toiletries are also provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is provided. Unfortunately due to the thickness of the walls, mobile reception is poor in the apartment but good reception can be found at the front access door of the apartment.

Heating

Electric central heating throughout the property.

Guest privacy

This is a double glazed ground floor apartment within a newly renovated building comprising ten other apartments over three floors. It sits in a central location with excellent amenities on the doorstep.

Longer lets

The owners are very happy to consider longer lets. 

Location

Sitting just off the A1, the Apartment is perfectly located for short breaks or longer stays throughout any season and provides an excellent base to explore the wider Northumberland and Borders area. With the main East Coast Rail Line running through Berwick it is also an ideal car-free destination served by good local services.

Sitting just a five minute walk from the town centre, the property benefits from excellent amenities right on the doorstep. In one direction, you will find a selection of characterful shops on Castlegate including a book shop, an antique centre, a deli and a fantastic vintage shop, as well as ‘Pier Red’ where you can sip a rich espresso whilst browsing art works and collectibles by popular Northern artists. Also look out for their regular jazz evenings where you can unwind to the smooth, mellow sounds of talented local musicians.

A walk in the other direction will take you to Marygate, the town’s main street where you will find a mix of high street names along with local traders. Other small independent names and quirky shops can be found around the cobbled lanes and closes of the historic old quarter, as well as Hide Hill shops and cafes for a coffee and cake stop. There is a good Antique Centre and gift/interior shops on Bridge Street including one or two great eating spots - Audela for incredible cakes and Gasparo for hearty Italian fayre. Two large supermarkets including a Marks & Spencers food outlet sit on the edge of town.

The area has a rich food heritage and there is something to cater for all tastes and budgets here from tasty fish and chips on the promenade to cosy pubs, characterful cafes or bistro restaurants such as The Maltings Kitchen serving tempting light-bites or a pre-theatre dinner.

Alternatively, why not pop the wine in the fridge and arrange for a platter of seafood to be delivered straight to your door by the Berwick Shellfish Company - oysters reared in the clear North Sea beds of Lindisfarne, lightly smoked kippers from traditional local smokehouses, or perhaps some freshly dressed lobster or langoustines - perfect for a romantic evening-in!

Activities

With its rich history, charming Georgian architecture, vibrant cultural and arts scene, golden beaches, superb wildlife, extensive leisure opportunities, as well as links to long distance walking and cycling routes, the whole area is quite simply packed with interest.

Walk the outstanding Elizabethan walls of the Old Town taking-in ancient bastions, watchtowers and gun batteries - testament to Berwick’s turbulent past defending England from the Scots. Along the way, enjoy stunning views of the coast and Tweed estuary before a visit to the Hawksmoor-designed Berwick Barracks with three separate museums showcasing its military history, as well as part of Sir William Burrell’s art collection.

Next follow Berwick’s Lowry Trail and discover the cobbled streets and seaside scenes depicted in the paintings of the great ‘matchstick men’ painter who was captivated by the town and the area. If that sparks your creative side, why not spend an afternoon out-and-about drawing and painting under the tuition of a renowned local artist.

Berwick has a thriving arts scene at the centre of which is the charming Maltings Theatre which hosts a packed diary of theatre, cinema, dance, comedy and music. There are also a number of galleries in the town, including the Watchtower which hosts a diverse number of events, guest artists and musicians. For something a bit different, take a boat trip from Berwick upstream to Paxton House, a superb Adam mansion which is home to the largest private gallery of any country home in Scotland with an extensive collection of paintings dating from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, many of which have been loaned by the National Galleries of Scotland.

The town hosts a number of events throughout the year including the Riding of the Bounds in May which follows the ancient tradition of riding the town’s boundaries to guard against thieving Reivers; the Seaside Festival in August which includes street entertainers, Punch and Judy, live music, and sandcastle competitions; the Food and Beer Festival in September which is a mouthwatering opportunity to sample all the region’s superb produce; and the Film and Media Arts Festival, the largest of its type in the region.

The area has over 26 miles of fantastic beaches just made for lazy picnics and outdoor adventures. Spittal beach is popular with families with wide golden sands, an attractive promenade and fun splash park, while Cocklawburn, Goswick and Cheswick beaches all sit close by. The stunning beach at Bamburgh is a also a must-visit, sitting just a short 20 minute drive from Berwick.

The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is about a 20 minute drive from Berwick, only accessible by a causeway at low tide. A designated National Nature Reserve, this tiny, picturesque island is often described as ‘The Jewel of the Northumberland Coast’. It is an overwhelmingly mystical place, home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead.

There is excellent bird watching on the Tweed estuary around the town and also further afield at St Abb’s Head and the Farne Islands - home to a resident colony of grey seals in addition to an impressive array of birdlife including puffins, guillemots, razorbills and terns.

There are two golf courses close by; Magdalene Fields five minutes from the town offers superb views of the famous Elizabethan walls, the cliffs leading into Scotland and the iconic castles at Bamburgh and Holy Island. Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty six miles south of Berwick, Goswick is a highly-regarded links course selected as an Open qualifying course.

For a city day out, Berwick Station is about a 10 minute walk from the apartment offering an easy day trip to the magnificent sights of Edinburgh, just 45 minutes journey by train.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

"Had a great stay in this lovely apartment. Pictures don’t do justice for how amazing this place is. Super clean with thoughtful touches of a welcome basket on arrival. Would highly recommend to anyone travelling to Berwick"

Jenna Gladman

"Excellent base for exploring and appreciating Berwick-upon-Tweed and we are originally from the town so know the area well. Stylish, accommodation and thoughtful touches."

The Reay Family

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Apartment, thank you. This is a lovely property, extremely comfortable, very stylish and conveniently located. The owners are to be commended for the tasteful and stylish décor throughout the property. I only wish we could have stayed longer."

Ms Blenkharn

"We had a lovely stay. The Apartment was so lovely and we will be coming back to Berwick soon"

Mrs Burdekin

"We had a lovely vacation at the apartment. Its the second time we have stayed. Its just perfect for a couple like us. You can pass on our thanks to the owner/s that the attention to detail is first class. It is really comfortable and welcoming. I'm sure we will be going back."

Mr & Mrs Curran

"We had a very pleasant stay at The Apartment. It was perfect for us. It was beautifully presented, comfortable, well-equipped and very clean. It is also very peaceful and quiet there. I would definitely recommend this accommodation and would not hesitate to re-book."

Ms Weston

"We had a fantastic stay at The Apartment. It was a beautiful flat - we arrived in to a lovely welcome hamper but also to a tray with tea/coffee etc and beautiful biscuits - they seemed homemade and tasted fab :) We were really comfortable in the flat - great to cook in and eat in - great bath - lovely lighting - just a lovely, lovely place :) All the properties on the Crabtree & Crabtree website look great and we can’t wait to book another break away with you."

Frew family

"The Apartment was excellent as was the ease of the full booking process via the Crabtree & Crabtree website. Many thanks for a first class service."

Marshall family

"Fabulous apartment in a very convenient location. Excellent base to explore the area."

James family

"We had a wonderful stay in the lovely apartment. Welcome pack was appreciated. Very clean and comfortable."

Austin family

"Just wanted to say thank you for everything, we had a great weekend in Berwick and The Apartment is fabulous!"

Currer family

"We so enjoyed our weekend in The Apartment in Berwick Upon Tweed. The Apartment was exceptional with an extremely kind and generous welcome pack. Would certainly visit again."

Jackson family

"We had a lovely time. The Apartment was excellent, exactly as described, fresh, clean and comfortable and really well presented. It's a great base for the borders and we would highly recommend it." 

Hopkins family

"The apartment was very well equipped and in a great location with all amenities within easy walking distance.”

Mrs and Mr Titley

"We had a fabulous break and weather was pretty good too, The Apartment was perfect and in a very central location."

Ms Hobson

"We had a lovely time at The Apartment, it's beautifully furnished and decorated to a high standard."

"Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful apartment. You have wonderful taste in decor. There was everything that we could possibly need to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable and the apartment was immaculately clean. We will certainly pass on your details to friends visiting Northumberland. Crabtree & Crabtree were also extremely efficient and helpful. Although our son could only join us for the weekend he also had a wonderful time and it was so easy for him to catch the train back to London from Berwick station which is in easy walking distance. Thank you too for allowing us to get in a little early on Saturday, it made such a difference to allowing us to make the most of the afternoon once we had left our luggage. Also for the lovely touch of the wine and cheese straws. Much appreciated. We would certainly love to stay again when we visit the area in the future."

Burrow family
Location In the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed
Dogs
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  • Typical arrival day: Flexible
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The statement wallpaper in the bathroom was chosen by the owners. It adds such charm to the room. The little things we love...
"The statement wallpaper in the bathroom was chosen by the owners. It adds such charm to the room."
Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree