The Gate House
A charming, Grade II listed period cottage with a pretty, fully enclosed garden with the River Tweed and the stunning beaches of the Northumberland coast on the doorstep and distant views of the Cheviot Hills.
A charming period cottage with a pretty interior
Inside, the pretty interior is presented in contemporary cottage style with interesting antique items and original artworks alongside Farrow and Ball paint colours, designer linen fabrics and a contemporary kitchen and bathroom. There’s a log fire (logs are provided), Wi-Fi, TV with Freeview, DVD player and selection of DVDs and an impressive selection of games and interesting books for relaxing in the cooler months. The kitchen is compact but well equipped and includes ample cookware and cookery books for keen cooks! The boiler room and large shed are useful for the storage of outdoor kit.
Guests have use of the superb original wood-panelled billiard room in the owner’s house complete with full size billiard table. This is shared with another holiday cottage in the grounds on a first come, first served basis.
The two individually-styled bedrooms are beautifully presented with muted paint colours, superb bespoke linen curtains and fabulous cashmere and wool throws. To ensure a restful night’s sleep, good quality beds with pocket sprung memory foam mattresses are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows and toiletries are provided.
The Gate House sits in a pretty, fully-enclosed garden overlooking paddocks. Guests are welcome to explore the wider grounds which run down to the river and a network of excellent walks. A particular highlight is the short walk to Scotland over the superb Union Bridge, the first of its type in the UK and the oldest of its type still in use, which links England and Scotland. From here one can explore the grounds of Paxton House or walk downstream all the way to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Upstream there’s a fabulous walk to the pretty village of Norham with some superb views along the way.
Sitting room and dining area with open fire with logs provided, TV with Freeview, DVD player and a selection of DVD's, local area books and good selection of board games. Dining table seats 4.
Compact but well-equipped kitchen with electric oven, 4 ring electric hob, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. The kitchen is fully equipped with good quality china and glasses, cookware and cookery books. Door to garden.
Bedroom one with 5’ king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as required, wardrobe, chest of drawers and dressing table.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
The Gate House has a pretty, fully enclosed garden to the rear with outside seating area. Guests are welcome to explore the wider grounds which run down to the river and a network of excellent walks.
A large secure shed adjacent to the cottage is ideal for the storage of outdoor kit.
The original wood-panelled billiard room complete with full size billiard table in the main house is available for guest’s use. Please note this wing of the house is undergoing renovation and the room is not presented to the same standard as the rest of the accommodation. The billiard room is shared with the guests at The Steward's House on a first come, first served basis.
There is private parking for two / three cars adjacent to the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at the The Gate House. Owners are requested to dry their dogs before allowing them into the sitting room. Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms.
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. A hairdryer is provided in both bedrooms. Guest toiletries are provided along with luxurious bath sheets and hand towels.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks.
The property has oil central heating in addition to the open fire in the lounge.
Fishing on site
Trout fishing is included on the stretch of river below the main house. Norham Angling Association permits can be purchased for more extensive trout fishing.
The Gate House is a standalone property which sits at the end of the drive to the main house.
For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside Steward's House, sleeping 8. The properties are a short distance from each other.
The pretty village of Norham, a finalist for England's Favourite Village Award and famous for its imposing Norman castle ruins depicted in Turner’s iconic paintings, has a local shop, bakery, two pubs, a gunsmith and the celebrated Foreman's Butcher selling a fantastic selection of meats, pies, local cheeses, wines and even fishing flies. The fish and chip van on a Thursday night is also not to be missed!
More extensive shopping is available in Berwick-upon-Tweed (8 miles) or just over the border in Coldstream (8 miles). The Steward’s House is also close to two of the area’s best eateries; The Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn which specialise in dishes prepared using the wealth of local produce on offer.
The Chainbridge Honey Farm is a few minutes’ walk down the road for a wander around the vintage museum and sample some fabulous honey. Paxton House is also just down the road and offers a lively events programme as well as housing an important collection of late 18th and early 19th century paintings loaned by the National Galleries of Scotland. Also nearby is the Ford and Etal estate where attractions include Northumberland’s only thatched pub, and the delightful Heatherslaw miniature steam railway.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.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
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.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
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
"Just to say that we very much enjoyed our week at The Gate House. Although the weather was very cold, the log fire really helped to boost the heating system. The ' welcome basket' was simply bursting with goodies and MOST generous and thoughtful. In all, a delightful, traditional cottage in a charming setting."Burn family
"We very much enjoyed our week at The Gate House. The cottage was lovely and beautifully presented. The welcome box of goodies was a real treat. With 2 dogs we particularly enjoyed the freedom to walk through the grounds of the main house and down to the river. Walks long the river banks were lovely. All in all, and excellent holiday, made even better by the excellent documentation and help from Crabtree & Crabtree."Firth family
"On behalf of both my husband and I, I would like to say how much we enjoyed staying at The Gate House at Horncliffe. The lodge was extremely comfortable, well equipped and a charming place to come back to. We will certainly use Crabtree & Crabtree again and thank you for your all assistance and efficient working methods."Lynch family
"We have enjoyed enormously our week in the Gate House. It is beautifully furnished and very well equipped. Although the weather has been quite cold for mid-March, the open wood fire, with an endless supply of logs, offered just the cheery comfort needed after our days out. The position of the Gate House is ideal for exploring the Border Country, and we regularly switched between Berwickshire and Northumberland to find the best weather for our cycling days out. We hope to be back soon, and a huge thank you to all at Crabtree & Crabtree."Clarke family
"We had a very enjoyable stay at The Gate House and can understand why there were so many good reviews. It provided very comfortable accommodation for the week and we would certainly recommend it to our friends."Kelly family
"We had a lovely holiday at The Gate House. The holiday was very relaxed, the cottage was in a wonderful rural setting and was very comfortable and quiet and the walks around the vicinity were stunning. The owner, who we met on one of our walks, was really helpful in terms of places to visit and the fact we could walk anywhere around the grounds. We feel very refreshed and ready to face the world again."Catterill family
"Just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at The Gate House. Everything was perfect! I have to commend the Gate House housekeeper too - the place looked clean, fresh and lovely on arrival and the goodies were very yummy indeed. Everything was provided. Coffee, milk, tea, logs, washing tablets etc and even down to there being a spare M&S hand wash under the sink. So much provided. The cosy quilts and towels all good quality. Honestly, it spoils us for the next cottage! That M&S hand wash was lovely and even had a little bow on it. All just so lovely. There was an enclosed lawned garden for our dog which she enjoyed so much. Apart from the cottage, the area is so nice. So many places to visit - so much to do! The walk from the cottage down by the Tweed is very pretty too. This is our second time at The Gate House and it seemed even better this time than the last! A very special cottage and one we hope we will be able to return to. Please thank the owners for letting us stay and for all that they provide - it was very much appreciated. I think you're the best holiday cottage company - your standards are so reliable. I know if I book a C&C cottage - I won't be disappointed!"Mrs Stephenson
"It is a lovely place to stay and ideal for my dog too! I have never come across such a well equipped kitchen before which was much appreciated. There are a host of travel guides and information books on the area, together with plenty of books and games for those rainy days in! The beds and bedding were superb. Again I have not stayed anywhere where they have been so comfortable. The cottage was spotlessly clean. I appreciated the welcome pack and the flowers on the table and the information pack you provide is excellent and informative, so thank you for that. The setting of The Gate House, in terms of the large garden, the rural tranquility, the access through the grounds to the river and it’s easy access to the Northumbria and Scottish coastline and countryside makes it an ideal place in which to both reside and explore. It is a place that I would recommend to others and would be happy to return to."Ms Howard
"We had a lovely week at The Gate House. My husband says that the ideal basics of a great holiday cottage are 1. a comfortable bed, 2 lots of hot water so a shower or bath is easy and 3 a real fire. The Gate House had all those - though we didn't need the real fire. The bed was one of the best we have slept in and we have stayed in many holiday cottages. We loved being able to walk from the cottage easily with our dog, and the garden being safely enclosed meant we could let her out easily. We were also charmed by the welcome pack. We loved the area and if all your cottages are as good as this we will most certainly be booking with you again."Mr & Mrs Nixon
"The house was lovely, beds as promised comfortable and the estate was great for walking. Perfect."Ms Raven
"We had a lovely time at The Gate House and really enjoyed our time at the property. The garden was perfect for our 3 dogs to have a good play/run around and the local pub was very welcoming with lots of friendly locals. It is the perfect location to explore Northumberland and the Borders and all the beauty this part of the country has got to offer. We also enjoyed a couple of hours at the Honey Bee farm which was very interesting and allowed us to buy some little gifts for friends and family back home. What a wonderful location, cottage and village. Would love to return one day soon."Mr & Mrs Curson
"Wonderful period property with everything you could want for a comfortable stay. Open log fire perfect for a cosy winter break, heating on for our arrival so lovely & cosy. Lovely comfortable beds & good kitchen & bathroom facilities with nice toiletries & welcome pack. Selection of DVDs & games nice touch. Safe enclosed garden great for the dogs. Great location with river, lovely beaches & plenty of facilities all within a few minutes drive."Ms Kirkwood
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 3pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The contemporary cottage style with interesting antique items and original artworks."Robbie, owner of The Gate House