Thomas Sword Good House

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumbria (Ref. 1713)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

Cottage 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 Georgian townhouse built on Berwick-upon-Tweed's historic Quay Walls in the 18th century, overlooking the River Tweed estuary.

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, two delightful sitting rooms and scenic views of the River Tweed estuary.

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!


Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor king-size double, 2 x second floor twin. First floor bathroom with bath with hand-held shower over, basin and WC. Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen leading to breakfast/dining room with open fire. First floor sitting room with open fire. Ground floor sitting room.


  • Gas central heating with open fires in sitting and dining rooms
  • Gas AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, one with Sky Sports channels, DVD, CD player/cassette/radio, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • One resident's parking permit provided, additional parking available in nearby car park FOC
  • Enclosed courtyard area with 18th century coach house, garden 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


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 control of the Borders! Nowadays this small coastal town retains much of its charm, with quaint narrow streets enclosed within great Elizabethan walls - walks along these offer spectacular views over the coast and river estuary. The town offers excellent amenities including shops/supermarkets, restaurants and pubs, whilst the Maltings Arts Centre provides an extensive programme of cultural events including music, theatre and cinema. Fishing, golf and riding are all available locally and there is a leisure centre in the town offering a pool with waves and flume. Two miles 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
  • Off-season
  • Christmas