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The Cottage

Branxton, Northumberland

A perfect escape from it all, this quintessential country cottage with south-facing garden and pretty summerhouse is a welcoming home from home.

 

The Cottage

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Overview

A perfect escape from it all, this quintessential country cottage with south-facing garden and pretty summerhouse is a welcoming home from home.

Perfect for country pursuits or coastal exploring

Set in the pretty village of Branxton surrounded by wonderfully scenic countryside, relaxation will come easily here, yet ideally placed for exploring coast and country or more active outdoor adventures.

With its white picket fence, pretty cottage garden and charming period exterior, guests can expect a lovely first impression. Step inside and the sitting room exudes character and warmth with a predominance of warm, earthy tones and Harris Tweed furnishings contrasted with buttery soft leather and a cosy wood burner.

The kitchen captures the essence of cottage living with bespoke hand built cabinetry balanced beautifully with an iconic wallpaper pattern from Victorian designer William Morris and hand-made artisan tiles. Soft grey tones in Pigeon and Cromarty from Farrow & Ball respect the integrity of the property yet offer a fresh, modern feel.

The main bedroom sits to the rear of the property with fresh cottage-style florals, while a small second bedroom with characterful book panelled wall sits off the sitting room and means there’s flexibility for friends and families too.

The cottage has a pretty, sheltered, south-facing garden and the summerhouse will be a joy for those lovely balmy evenings with a glass of wine or simply hiding away with a good book. 

Head over the doorstep, and a short wander will take you down to Flodden Field, site of the infamous battle of 1513 between the Scots and the English.

15% discount on remaining dates in March 2019.

 

Property details

Ground floor

Kitchen with slimline dishwasher, cooker with grill, oven and 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with icebox. Small dining space with seating for four. Washing machine and dryer in an outside utility room.

Sitting room with double sofa, two armchairs and a wood burning stove. Small TV with Freeview, DVD player, Wii, CD/digital radio, Bluetooth docking station and a selection of DVDs, CDs, and books.

Bedroom one with 5' king size bed, built-in wardrobes and dressing table. Sits to the rear of the cottage towards the garden.

Bedroom two - small double room with 3' twin beds with zip and link system which can be converted to super king if required, side table, hanging space neatly hidden behind part of the panelled book lined wall. Front facing.

Bathroom with bath and electric shower over, basin and WC.

Outside

To the rear of the property is a south facing garden. At the end of the garden is a patio area with table, chairs, barbecue and charming summerhouse with patio doors, table and chairs.

Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed at the moment.

There is an outside utility room to the rear of the cottage which has a washing machine and a separate dryer.

Parking

There is parking on the street in front of the property.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome at The Cottage. There is a charge of £20 per pet. We ask that dogs are kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests. A hairdryer is also supplied.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available at The Cottage. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Heating

The Cottage has oil central heating. Wood burning stove in the sitting room - with initial supply of logs.

Location

Branxton itself is a quiet spot, perfect for a rural idyll with hardly any passing traffic. The newly-opened Blue Bell Inn which offers excellent food is about 1.5 miles outside of the village, and The Red Lion at Milfield just down the road is also well worth a visit. Nearby Cornhill-on-Tweed offers a superb village store and coffee shop in addition to the popular Collingwood Arms bar and restaurant. Just over the River Tweed in Scotland is the historic town of Coldstream which has a good selection of pubs, cafes and local shops, including a butcher, baker and grocer. The charming, ancient towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso are also nearby.

There are excellent walks leading from the cottage, including routes across Flodden field and the Cheviot Hills. Just a few minute's drive from the cottage, the beautiful Tweed river valley also offers a network of beautiful walks and dedicated cycle paths. Or take a short trip to the coast and enjoy an invigorating walk or exhilarating horse ride along the 25 miles of stunning sandy beaches.

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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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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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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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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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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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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 enjoyed our stay at The Cottage so much. Everything was made with love. The interior, the little welcome basket, the very good information, the very good tasting sherry :-) and so much more. Thank you very much for all this. When we come to the Scottish Borders again we will book with Crabtree & Crabtee again. Your service is excellent and the team are very, very friendly."

Bachstein family

"Thank you, we had a fantastic holiday. The Cottage was nice and the weather great, what more could we ask for? You might see us back looking for next year."

Moore family

"We had a fabulous holiday - The Cottage was just perfect. Can't recommend Crabtree & Crabtree highly enough. We have stayed in Northumberland many times, but this was by far the best holiday, accommodation and service we have encountered."

Calladene family

"I just wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful stay at The Cottage. It was the perfect place for a relaxing, quiet and cosy getaway. I loved everything about the cottage and the location. I had been wanting to stay at this particular cottage ever since I read about it in CN Traveller magazine but didn't have the opportunity until now. I was delighted see that it was a C&C property having previously rented with yourselves and knowing what high standard properties you have. Please pass on my thanks and compliments to the owners. The Cottage was lacking for nothing and the welcome basket was extremely thoughtful right down to the doggy treats! Please let them know that I thought the garden looked wonderful, even at this time of year! It was great having access to a drying room for muddy boots and dog. The log burner was marvellous to use at this chilly time of year. It worked so efficiently I didn't need to have the central heating on out with the timed settings. The only downside was that I found it very hard to leave the cosy comforts of the living room to venture further afield! All in all, a perfect stay. 10 out of 10 from me. Whenever the opportunity arises I always recommend C&C to family and friends. Apart from the outstanding quality of the accommodations on offer and their locations, I particularly love the fact that, apart from peak holiday times, there is generally no specific arrival day so for short breaks you can more or less choose what day you arrive and leave. That is quite rare for rental properties. It just makes planning a break so much easier. It is also marvellous that if you want to bring your dog you have a good choice of dog friendly properties which is another good reason for recommending your company. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity I get to take a break - and trying out another C&C property!"

Silver family

"We had a very enjoyable few days at the cottage. We found that it had everything we needed and was just as it looked on the website. Ted (the dog) enjoyed his treats and the garden!" 

Houghton-Tallamy

"We had a lovely holiday at The Cottage which is very well fitted out with a really secluded and attractive garden."

Nicholson family

"Just to let you know we had a wonderful time and the cottage was delightful. Please thank the owners again for their kindness in allowing us to holiday Sunday to Sunday. There was so much to do and nowhere near enough time so I'm sure we'll be back and will definitely use Crabtree & Crabtree!"

McCarthy family

"The Cottage is a lovely small but perfectly formed place to stay. It is extremely well equipped, warm and very comfortable. The garden is a pleasant spot to sit in and the summer house really does enable guests to get the most out of the outside space in cooler weather and the evening. The wood burner is easy to use and there is a plentiful supply of wood. The village is extremely quiet and we only saw a few dog walkers (very friendly) and children( also friendly). The proximity to Flodden is wonderful and we really enjoyed a walk around the whole site learning about the fateful battle. The whole area is just brimming with history, one day we did a spectacular walk around ‘Hotspurs’ Humbleton Hill in the National Park, one of hundreds of fought over sites. We walked some of the coast and enjoyed walking over in Holy Island and loved our visit to Cragside. So The Cottage is perfectly located for both countryside and coast and a great place to kick off our boots and rest our weary feet at the end of every day."

Mr & Mrs Benjamin

"Beautiful cottage & location. Will definitely book again in future. Also booking with your good selves was problem free and much appreciated."

Mr Millar

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Cottage. It was very comfortable, quiet, cosy and welcoming. It is situated in a lovely little village which was ideal for walking with the dog and for visits to local attractions. We met some lovely people from the village when out walking the dog who were happy to chat and advise us on things to see and do. The cottage catered for all our needs and we really appreciated the welcome pack, even a couple of doggie cakes for Dylan our dog."

Mr David Webb

"I loved the cottage.  It was just perfect for me, the things I dread in a holiday property were totally absent. 

It was bliss and even the fire worked properly with a fabulous supply of kindling and logs. I prefer to a fire to central heating so really appreciated this. 

This was a new area to me and will be back to explore more.

And Crabtree service 5 star as always, rarely book with any other holiday company now."

Mrs Mackay
Location Within the village of Branxton - less than 3 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome. There is a charge of £20 per dog.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible outwith high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Enjoying a glass of wine and relaxing in the charming summerhouse on a warm summer evening. The little things we love...
"Enjoying a glass of wine and relaxing in the charming summerhouse on a warm summer evening."
Avril, Crabtree & Crabtree