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Thomas Sword Good House

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (Ref. 935549)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

Features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A magnificent Grade II listed 18th century Georgian townhouse, overlooking the River Tweed estuary and bridges, and built on Berwick-upon-Tweed's historic Quay Walls.

This townhouse is an ideal base for family and friends interested in the history of this lovely town and surrounding areas.

Formerly the home of the 19th century artist Thomas Sword Good, this charming property retains many original features including Venetian windows and shutters, all in excellent working order.

Set over three floors, the house is decorated and furnished with great attention to comfort and historical context and boasts a well-equipped kitchen leading to a breakfast/dining room with open fire.

There are two delightful sitting rooms, one on the ground floor and the other on the first floor, which also has an open fire and fabulous views of the River Tweed estuary.

There are three comfortable bedrooms, one on the first floor and two on the second floor, together with a first floor bathroom and second floor shower room.

Outside this delightful townhouse is an enclosed courtyard with furniture and barbecue, where you can relax with a refreshing drink and dine alfresco whilst discussing your busy day.

Berwick-upon-Tweed with its town walls, border bridges, shops, pubs and restaurants provides plenty to see and do, whilst the glorious Heritage Coast is within easy driving distance.

An excellent base for exploring Northumberland and the Scottish Borders!

Accommodation

Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x second floor twin. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen leading to dining room with open fire. First floor sitting room with open fire. Second sitting room.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with open fires
  • Gas AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with Sky Sports), DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • One resident's parking permit provided, additional parking available in nearby car park free of charge
  • Enclosed courtyard with 18th century coach house furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to external stairs to garden this property only accepts children aged 8 years and over.

About the location

BERWICK-UPON-TWEED

Alnwick 35 miles; Holy Island 10 miles; Edinburgh 56 miles.

Berwick is England’s most northerly town and changed hands 13 times whilst the English and the Scots fought for around 400 years for control of the Borders! The history is delightfully shown in the town’s museum. Nowadays this small coastal town retains much of its charm, with quaint narrow streets enclosed within great Elizabethan walls, fortified with bastions, built against attacks in the 1500s and walks along these offer spectacular views over the coast and river estuary to Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island. The town even boasts some medieval parts and the most Georgian architecture in any English town and offers excellent amenities including shops/supermarkets, cafés, organic food shops, restaurants and pubs, a weekly market and a quirky micro-pub and brewery whilst the Maltings Arts Centre provides an extensive programme of cultural events including music, theatre and cinema. Berwick is an ideal base to explore Northumberland’s many fabulous castles dotted along the coast and up into the Scottish Borders where there are many stately homes to visit. Regular tours of the town are conducted by a local historian and river boat cruises are also available. The River Tweed has always been famous for its salmon and is still regarded today as one of the best salmon fishing rivers in the country, with Berwick still having a very small fishing fleet. Fishing, golf and riding are all available locally and there is a leisure centre in Tweedmouth offering a pool with waves and flume. One mile away is the seaside resort of Spittal, with its sandy beaches. Berwick has excellent public transport and there is a frequent train service to both Newcastle, Edinburgh and Durham.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter