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The Dairy

(Ref. 1099169)

Ancroft near Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lesley (11)
  • lawson (11)
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  • dairy (9)
  • comfortable (7)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "We found this property exceeded every expectation, it is superbly equipped, comfortable and spacious, there’s also a well equipped private outdoor area as well."

    Lesley and Lawson are fantastic hosts, nothing is too much trouble as they want to ensure your stay is perfect. Great location for days out. Easy access to A1, but far enough away (approx 2-3 miles) to enjoy the tranquility of this beautiful part of the country. We hope to return.

    Thank you so much for your review Jenny. It was a pleasure hosting you both and thank you so much for leaving The Dairy so clean and tidy. Lesley and Lawson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is stunning, has everything you require, The owners are lovely people nothing is too much trouble, The cottage is central to a variety of places to visit this is our second visit in 2 years and will be coming back again, Cannot recommend this place enough."

    As before Colette, thank you so much for leaving The Dairy so clean and tidy. You are the perfect guests! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Sep 2023

  • "We received a very warm & friendly welcome from Lawson & Lesley, the cottage was immaculate in every way and it contained everything you could possibly need for your holiday."

    All rooms within the property were very tastefully decorated & furnished and we would highly recommend it .

    Roger (Michael) and Irene, thank you very much for your lovely review. So pleased that you had everything that you needed and we really enjoyed our time with you. You left The Dairy so very clean and tidy, we thought that you may have slept in your car for the whole week! Best wishes Lesley and Lawson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Best holiday accommodation we have stayed in to date."

    Extremely quiet, clean and well equipped.Super nights sleep on an extremely comfortable bed.No hesitation in recommending this place at all.The owners are top notch

    Roger and Michelle were great guests, they left the accomodation spotlessly clean and tidy. So good to see our guests enjoying The Dairy and the local area, packing in lots of sightseeing Many thanks for your lovely review. Lesley and Lawson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2023

  • "We received a warm welcome from Lesley and Lawson."

    They have done a great job on the conversion of The Dairy from an agricultural building to a comfortable holiday home. It is comfortable and well equipped, especilally the kitchen. If you are looking for a quiet getaway for two people I can thoroughly reccommend The Dairy.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful conversion ."

    Clean spotless comfortable - remarkable attention to detail . Parking on site. No request too much trouble .A rare find . Just Go ! Paul/Valerie

    Like most holiday let owners, we are never sure what condition we will find our property in when guests depart. However, we have been incredibly fortunate to have some of the most respectful guests stay with us and leave our property immaculate. Valerie and Paul, you deserve 11/10!! You went above and beyond what we could have hoped for, so thank you very much. Thank you to all our guests who treat The Dairy with respect and appreciation. Lesley and Lawson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property which has been renovated to a very high standard"

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0May 2023

  • "A very well equipped comfortable & cosy place to stay."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dairy, many thanks to Lesley & Lawson

    Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review, you both left The Dairy absolutely spotless, you can come again! Many thanks for choosing The Dairy to spend your holiday. Lesley and Lawson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent short stay here."

    The Dairy is a fantastic destination spotlessly clean, and warm add the log burner and fantastic for autumnal nights. Our hosts Lesley and Lawson are exceptional going above and beyond to ensure that everything is good for you. Thanks Lesley and Lawson for our stay.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Dairy is a very well equipped, spacious, generously proportioned property."

    The open plan kitchen, dining and living area provide a bright and airy feel. It is an ideally situated base from which to explore the local area, Scottish borders and beyond. The property owners Lesley and Lawson are perfect hosts who are genuinely concerned that guests have a thoroughly enjoyable stay. We are already looking forward to our next stay in the Dairy.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lesley and Lawson are fabulous hosts."

    There if you need them and genuinely interested in your holiday experiences. The Dairy is kitted out to the highest spec very tastefully and everything you could need. We loved the cosy atmosphere when we lit the log burner and again everything we needed for that was provided. A great accommodation to come back to after the days out exploring this gorgeous part of the country.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Dairy is the best cottage we have stayed in."

    Everything you could need is provided and all good quality. Spotlessly clean and cosy. We will recommend this property to friends, and look forward to our next visit. Many thanks to Lesley and Lawson.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Cottage was wonderful, had everything you needed, very clean."

    The owners are very welcoming and happy to oblige. The cottage is set in countryside central for visiting places of interest. Highly recommend and will return again

    Many thanks for taking the time to write your lovely review. A big thank you also for leaving The Dairy spotlessly clean and tidy and a special thanks to Berni for watering the plants! Hope to see you again. Lesley and Lawson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colette5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Dairy is beautifully designed house with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay."

    There are lots of lovely places to visit nearby. The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful.

    We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay Janet, thank you for choosing The Dairy for your holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "Helpful instructions prior to our fortnight's holiday."

    Very warm welcome from Lesley and Lawson and couldn't have done more to make our holiday a truly exceptional one in a beautiful part of England.

    You were the perfect guests and left The Dairy absolutely immaculate which makes our job so much easier, so a massive thank you for that. It was a pleasure having you stay and we hope to see you again. Many thanks once again Lesley and Lawson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ivor5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Dairy is a beautiful property."

    It is comfortable with a well-equipped kitchen. Located some distance from the nearest main road, the location is very quiet and peaceful with an enclosed outdoor area at the rear of the property for relaxing. Lesley and Lawson are on hand to provide any help and advice. They are lovely people with many entertaining stories to tell! Sadly the nearest pub was closed during our stay, so this meant a car trip if we wanted to eat out. All in all, though, we enjoyed our stay in a most lovely part of the country.

    Many thanks for your kind review, it was a pleasure having you stay in The Dairy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is the best holiday rental we’ve had in 50 years experience."

    It gave us everything we needed and the owners are charming. I think we might have intruded on them rather than the other way round, they made us so welcome.

    Thank you Marion and Neville for your review and we feel very humbled by your kind words. You were the perfect guests. Hope to see you again Best wishes Lesley and Lawson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neville5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a delightful stay at The Dairy."

    Both inside and outside, the property exudes quality. A perfect size for a couple, the rooms are very tastefully furnished with an obvious attention to detail and thought for guests. The owners Lawson and Lesley could not be more helpful and welcoming. An ideal base to explore and enjoy the diverse locations this wonderful area has to offer. We plan to be back!

    Thank you both for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to meet and we hope to see you again Best wishes Lesley and Lawson Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2022

  • "An impressive barn convertion, recently completed."

    Helpful friendly owners next door who have endeavoured to think of everything that could be needed.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent property Really welcoming hosts"

    Many thanks for your great review, hopefully see you both again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

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  • Single storey
  • One king-sized bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Open-plan living space with a kitchen, dining area, sitting area and wood-burner stove
  • LPG Combi-boiler central heating and wood-burner stove
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of wood-burner inc. in your stay
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, washing machine, dishwasher, wine chiller and Tassimo ‘pod’ coffee maker
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in your stay
  • Off-road parking, lock-box available if required
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with patio, furniture and LPG BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking and no children under 16
  • Note: the owners live on site
  • Note: No charging Electric Vehicles from extension cable from property, insurance company does not allow this as fire risk is high

The property

Situated just 4.5 miles from the historic town Berwick upon Tweed.

This lovingly restored former dairy is a perfect rural getaway for a discerning couple, featuring original beams throughout and a contemporary open plan living space.

Ample off-road parking is available in front of this cottage and should the owners not be available, there is a lock-box for keys.

Entering into the Dairy, the modern kitchen is to your right with the latest appliances including a wine chiller and Tassimo ‘pod’ coffee machine, the centre island has the sink, dishwasher and breakfast bar.

Ahead and to your left the main living area is accessed and has a granite-topped dining table and two chairs, the living space has two-seater and three-seater sofas opposite the log-burning stove and television, side tables and antique quirky coffee table are perfect for your evening drink after a great day exploring the natural wonders nearby, [Logs are stored in an old ballot box beside the fire], the outlook from this room is to the private rear courtyard.

Through to the left you will find the well-appointed shower room and opposite is a cupboard for the vacuum cleaner, brushes and ironing board, the access to the rear courtyard is also here.

Continuing left you will enter the stylish king-size bedroom with small vanity area, large wardrobe and ample storage, the ceiling windows have electronic black-out blinds.

Berwick upon Tweed is only four miles away and has a varied selection of eateries and when not exploring the amazing Elizabethan protective walls follow the LS Lowry Trail around old Berwick and the pier.

The other main attractions nearby are Eyemouth to the north with its famous Smuggler’s House and a fast boat trip around the St.Abbs Head National Nature Reserve, home to the oldest Marine Reserve in the British Isles and co-founded by your host Lawson Wood, the marine life found here is spectacular, the links clifftop golf course is one of the most challenging in the area.

Travelling to the south of Berwick on the A1 there is Cheswick Sands and Goswick Golf Club, another esteemed golf course.

Just 25 minutes away from the Dairy is the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, with its iconic castle and famous causeway, cut off at high tide: make sure that you get the tide times correct before venturing there, Bamburgh Castle is next on your coastal trail and like nearby Alnwick Castle has been featured in many high-profile films, Seahouses harbour is your gateway to the Farne Islands with its tens of thousands of sea birds and seals.

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About the location


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

Berwick-upon-Tweed is a coastal town positioned at the most northerly tip of Northumberland, offering four sandy beaches, riverside walks and abundant cycling trails for visitors to enjoy. Stroll the circular walk atop the town's Elizabethan walls, and capture the spectacular views across the River Tweed estuary and Berwick's three bridges, including the famous Royal Border Bridge. Brush up on your history by visiting the local museums, enjoy sun-filled days at the beach and be inspired by the exhibitions in the town's superb galleries. The nearby town of Duns offers an award-winning butchers and a quality delicatessen, as well as pubs and restaurants, whilst the Jim Clark Museum and the Jim Clark Rally draw racing enthusiasts from all over the world. Duns Castle is well worth a visit, a romantic castle in a beautiful, natural setting, with well-marked woodland and lakeside walks through the estate.
Venture on a short trip up to Eyemouth to feed the resident harbour seals and enjoy the award-winning fish and chips, or take a boat trip for some coastal exploration. This is a great base for exploring the beautiful Scottish Border region together with the picturesque coast and countryside of Northumberland.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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