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The Lookout

(Ref. 931252)

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful stay in this amazing house."

    Truly unique with lots of thoughtful touches such as binoculars provided. The view is incredible and captivating. High tide, low tide or in between, there is always something to look at. The neighbours are incredibly friendly, happy and helpful. Parking is easy, which is always a bonus after an 8 hour drive. There is a lovely garden to sit in with a cuppa early morning just listening to the bird song. This place deserves 10 stars.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2024

  • "The Lookout is a very beautiful, comfortable & well equipped cottage, with absolutely stunning views."

    The cottage is perfectly located, within easy access of both the wonderful Northumberland coast & Scotland by car & just a short walk across the bridge from Berwick Upon Tweed, with great views of the old town across the river from the cottage. We had a fantastic, relaxing week visiting Northumberland coastal towns, enjoying lovely beach & coastal walks, eating out in some great pubs, cafes & restaurants along the way & getting to know Berwick Upon Tweed itself; its history & the local shops & eateries. Pamela is a kind, helpful & responsive owner who has taken great care to ensure a lovely, relaxing stay. I would thoroughly recommend The Lookout as a perfect holiday cottage destination.

    Dear Babs Thank you so much for your very kind review of the Lookout. Much appreciated. Take care Pamela from the Lookout Property Owner

    Reviewed by Babs5.0Nov 2023

  • "The Lookout was perfect for us as a party of four/two couples."

    It is well equipped and importantly, other than your food, you don’t need to worry about anything else (I mean that sometimes, rentals have only just enough soap, dishwasher tabs, bags, kitchen roll, you know what I mean). It was a cool, windy but dry week and the house was always cosy enough and we didn’t need to light the open fire, as tempting as it was! The views from the Lookout are “Simply the Best” - I couldn’t stop looking whether I was outside or inside. Views of the estuary out to sea and towards Berwick are available from all of the front windows and obviously from the garden. Finally, you can easily walk from the Lookout into Berwick and beyond which has lots to offer and to Spittall Sands and beyond. Only limited by your capability and driven by your desire to see and enjoy nature at its best! I love “The Lookout” and Pam, its owner (a lovely lady) was only a short distance away if needed. Thank you Pamela!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a wonderful location to enjoy the sea views."


    Reviewed by Paul4.4Oct 2023

  • "If you like rustic, quaint cottages with coastal views then visit The Lookout."

    The views over the harbour change with the tides, at night twinkling lights are mesmerizing. Sit in the lounge with binoculars and watch the swans, or wind surfers and kite flyers. Lovely walks along the coast. A short Stroll into Berwick has every shop and restaurant you can imagine. The train to Edinburgh in 40 minutes for sightseeing, monuments and castles, or just shop. We didn't use the car once during our weeks stay as public transport good. Pam the owner has thought of everything you might need to enjoy your stay and a welcome bottle of wine as well. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Oct 2023

  • "Gorgeous cottage with amazing views."

    Pamela was extremely helpful. Would not hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in the Lookout."

    Spacious and comfortable with outstanding views over the estuary from each room, and the cottage is really well equipped with all you’ll need while there. Pamela was always available and easy to contact. Looking forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Aug 2023

  • "It’s rare to find a property so well equipped."

    Homely, welcoming and quaint, with stunning views. Spotlessly clean and positioned perfectly for all amenities. We loved our stay at the cottage and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great cottage in in fab location."

    It had everything we needed. Pamela was extremely welcoming and helpful. We’d definitely stay again if in the area. The only negative was that we lost wifi but apparently this was due to a change in service provider which occurred during our stay.

    Reviewed by Katrina4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with everything provided you could need - great views, a ..."

    A lovely cottage with everything provided you could need - great views, a comfortable bedroom and sitting room and a good kitchen with lots of accessories

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Outstanding views from all rooms. Can walk to beach or town within 15 mins. Lots of leaflets/information. Would recommend the walk around the town walls, telling the history of Berwick. No problems with parking. There is one allocated space in a set of three. Nice to be able to use the wood burning stoves in the evening. Shame we had to leave early due to snow. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Mar 2023

  • "We were made to feel most welcome by the owner."

    The cottage was comfortable, ideally situated and had all the facilities we required. I would highly recommend it as a base to discover this beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2023

  • "This is an absolutely amazing place and we had a wonderful week."

    The rooms are huge but so cosy. Bed was divine and we had the best week's sleep in an age. The accessible garden is so pretty. We watched a hen pheasant for ages strutting about at the back of the property through the window. The wildlife is incredible too. Thanks to one of the neighbours, we saw a big dog otter by the railway bridge. A huge thank you to Pamela for being thoughtful enough to provide things like binoculars. We simply cannot recommend this place enough and can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything you could think off was provided and the view was stunning"

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Sep 2022

  • "Unfortunately the back garden is not in use, otherwise excellent, easy parking, all needs catered for, clean and well maintained, lovely welcome basket, prompt response to request for a BBQ."

    Outstanding location and views, peaceful location, easy walk to beach and town(couple of steepish inclines), food shops, cafes, restaurants and takeaway just a short walk away. Nice neighbours.

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Jul 2022

  • "The look out is in the most peaceful setting with fantastic views of the estuary."

    It is a well equipped cottage with every comfort you need. We just love it there.

    Reviewed by Irena5.0Jul 2022

  • "A “quirky” but extremely quaint cottage in an excellent elevated position overlooking the River Tweed estuary."

    Not a level floor or square wall to be found but it all added to the absolute charm of the place. Cosy Inglenook fireplaces with wood burning stoves in both rooms, what’s not to like? Charming, informative, non - intrusive and helpful owner (Pamela). Absolutely recommend this place.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "An amazing cottage with fantastic views."

    The cottage is spacious and comes fully equipped with everything you need. The host provided a generous welcome pack and it really felt like a home from home

    Reviewed by Louise5.0May 2022

  • "A comfortable, clean and very well equipped cottage in a lovely location with beautiful views."

    The owner had thought of everything to make it a real home from home. So peaceful at night too for sleeping. Would thoroughly recommend and would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely quaint quirky cottage."

    Absolutely everything you could need in a home from home. Lovely views, well located for touring around. Fascinating watching the tides, the odd ship being piloted out to sea, the swans in the water and the sun rise. Binoculars provided!

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with outstanding views."

    We absolutely loved it! Great walks around Berwick. We loved walking to the lighthouse and along the river bank. Very spacious inside and beautifully clean. Pamela kept in touch and although we didn't meet was very attentive but respected our privacy. Would highly recommend it for a great stay.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is a fabulous cottage."

    Essentially 2 up 2 down but the rooms are so large that it feels very spacious. The sea views are panoramic and the harbour edge is just a 5 min stroll. The Spital beach is extensive and close enough to walk. Our favourite shellfish wholesaler has a little shop on the harbour edge and would prepare us a platter of local lobster, crab and prawns in request. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Rowena5.0Feb 2022

  • "Home from home cottage , everything provided for our stay ."

    Amazing veiws and great location , Pamela is great owner , nothing to much trouble x

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Lookout despite arriving during Storm Arwen."

    Pamela was an excellent host and took the time to check everything was ok following the storm. Parking is not allocated but there are 3 marked spaces to share with the other cottages. Both bedrooms are very generous in size and the bed was huge and comfortable. Seating in the lounge was also very comfortable and the fire stove was easy to light and hot.There is also plenty of on street parking and we never had a problem. Berwick is just a short walk away with a selection of independent shops although some are closed as in a lot of towns today. The Brewers Arms provided good home cooked food at a very reasonable price and there were a couple of nice pubs/bars on Bridge End. Plenty of walking opportunities without having to use a car.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Nov 2021

  • "The Lookout is in an excellent position with fantastic views over the river and the sea."

    The cottage is very comfortable, very well presented and extremely well equipped. Small touches like binoculars to look at the sea birds and the boats show that the owner really wants to make the visit special

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fab holiday cottage."

    Owner provided all the little details that make a holiday perfect.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a wonderful property in a great location."

    Our host was lovely and gave us lots of good advice about getting out and about. I would thoroughly recommend this property for great stay in Berwick

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Oct 2021

  • "The wood fires."

    Watching the wild weather in comfort.

    Reviewed by David4.4Oct 2021

  • "The Lookout is a wonderful place to stay because of the views across the estuary, from sunrise to the moon rising at night."

    Every room in the house has the view. It's well located for visiting places but it's also a lovely place if you want to curl up with a good book and stay indoors. The kitchen is well supplied with equipment if you fancy cooking/baking. Ideal for getting away from it all whilst still benefitting from being in walking distance of shops.

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Sep 2021

  • "The Lookout is beautifully situated."

    Right on the estuary with fantastic views and you can watch from the house the birds on the estuary all day with binoculars. You can hear the regular cry of the curlews. The large skies and sunsets are fantastic. It's a short walk into Berwick which is enjoyable at any time of day. We can park your car and walk from the house, which we did everyday. Exploring the beaches, pier, riverside and Berwick itself. Excellent places to eat in Berwick too. Loved every minute of our stay. The house has everything you need and is comfortable well equipped.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Sep 2021

  • "An excellent cottage with fantastic sea views Pamela ,the owner, was really nice too ."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2021

  • "The 'Lookout' has a fantastic view from all the windows and that alone makes it a great place to stay."

    The cottage has a nice traditional feel to it, and the bed in the main bedroom gave us the best week's sleep we've had in a few year's! Plus, to see a large group of swans on the estuary at most times of the day and herons fishing ( well camouflaged ). We can't say anything about Berwick that hasn't already been said, but we'll be going back.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were fortunate to enjoy a week of fantastic weather at The Lookout and we shall miss the stunning views of the estuary and Berwick from this property."

    The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable, nice and clean with a very friendly owner who popped round to make sure we had everything we needed. We walked across to the walled town of Berwick upon Tweed quite often and also walked to the beaches at Spittal point. There is a shop selling fresh seafood down on Dock Road within walking distance which is worth visiting. We would love to return to this property so would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2021

  • "Will seek to go again."

    ...that says everything...

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "After nearly 15 months of covid restrictions it was a welcome change to see another location further than 5 miles away."

    The Lookout cottage has wonderful views of the Tweed estuary and the views change almost hourly. Berwick is a 20 minute walk away due to lower level bridge closed whilst we were there but it is worth it. The walk along the battlements and out to the light on the breakwater were very pleasant. The promenade at Spittal is well worth the effort especially when the tide is high and the wind onshore. This produces marvellous breakers. Whilst there we visited Bamburgh (great beach), St. Abbs Head ( strenuous walk not for youngsters unless tethered) and Eyemouth.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "The Lookout is a lovely cottage situated in a place where you have wonderful views from all windows."

    The short walk down is very handy to take the dog onto the Green morning and evening. The cottage is spacious, comfortable and warm and cozy. Berwick upon Tweed is a lovely town and we didn’t have to use the car for most of the week. Plenty of walks in the area, and the towns history is lovely. The connection with Lowry is nice and , we didn’t follow the trail so unsure if we found all the pictures, but this will be another holiday to come!. We will definitely be returning to Berwick as there is so much we will need to do that we didn’t due to COVID, and The Lookout is where we will stay.

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful location with breathtaking views that change every minute and so peaceful and quiet."

    The house is comfortable and quaint - we loved the sloping floors and log burners in both downstairs rooms. The cottage was spotlessly clean and loved the basket of treats for us - nice touch. If you’re tall though watch your head in the hallway. My husband clunked his head everyday on the glass lampshade. Parking not far away and the garden is well kept and pretty. We had a lovely stay, thank you

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2020

  • "A delightful, comfortable, cosy cottage with the most amazing views."

    A real home from home with everything you could want or need provided by the owner. Great location to explore the coastline of Northumbria and over the border into Scotland. Fantastic dog friendly beaches and plenty of great walks. We returned for a second year and it didn’t disappoint, we had a wonderful week. Thank you Pamela.

    Reviewed by Sarah-louise5.0Sep 2020

  • "Holiday accomodation was excellent, however not impressed with your policies regarding refunds and cancellations reating to Coronavirus."

    Sykes has sadly gone way down in my estimations.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with amazing views."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2020

  • "We loved every minute of our holiday at The Lookout & would have happily stopped another week."

    The views from the cottage are brilliant looking across the estuary to Berwick & also out to sea past the pier & lighthouse which make brilliant photo opportunities due to the changing light & weather conditions. We took our dog Wilf & we basically walked his legs off as there are numerous great walks from the doorstep, Spittle Beach is well worth the short walk too. We hardly used the car as there was so much to enjoy locally just across the bridge into Berwick old town. But if you want to travel then there are plenty of other beaches & harbours to visit. Pamela the owner is very friendly & helpful, she called in with her dog Marley to make sure everything was ok for us & said we could contact her if we had any issues which we didn't need to. So if you like walking & sightseeing with plenty to do without having to use the car & also the peace & quiet too then I recommend The Lookout, we certainly intend to return...Mark, Jill & Wilf the dog...North Lincs.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful and very well presented."

    We especially loved the two log burners where we could have a real fire during dinner and then one in the lounge when relaxing. It is really close to the beach which is fabulous for a morning walk to watch the sunrise. Well placed for visiting the attractions and the coastal walks are stunning. It is a short walk into the town with lots of lovely shops and places to eat. The views from the cottage are great and it was nice to sit and watch the world go by in such comfort. Would definitely recommend, thanks Pamela for keeping such a lovely place!

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great cottage with lots of character, sloping floors and wooden beams."

    Very cosy, exceptionally clean and we'll stocked with all the little extras you might need around the kitchen. The owner had thought of everything. Great to have a bath to soak in after a good walk and the bed was extremely comfy. Fabulous views from the cottage looking accross to the walls of Berwick and out to sea. Lots of history to explore plus great walks around the walls, the town, the beach and along the river meant we didn't need to use the car for the entire week which was an added bonus. Really enjoyed our holiday. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely, cosy, comfortable cottage set in a wonderful location, within walking distance of the town of Berwick Upon Tweed, with great views from all windows."

    Plenty of room, comfy sofas, & bed with exceptional quality of linens etc. Couldn’t fault it. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2019

  • "What a fabulous week we have had in this wonderfully cosy cottage."

    A real home from home. The attention to detail is faultless, there’s nothing you could possibly need that hasn’t been made available. Thank you so much for a wonderful week away Miss Speirs. We have loved it so much we’ve rebooked for next year. We look forward to seeing you again then.

    Reviewed by Sarah-louise5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great cottage, very clean, fantastic views, everything you need is thought of by the owner."

    the perfect place to explore northumberland, pubs shops and restaurants within a short walking distance i would go back again,

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Sep 2019

  • "We loved it at the lookout."

    On arrival you have to leave your car next to the adjoining cottage which was a bit tiresome carrying everything inside. But we had a surprise welcome pack of wine, shortbread, strawberries, cream and milk which was really lovely, And we quickly forgot about the car parking. The cottage is really cozy, very well equipped, the bedrooms are huge, the beds very comfortable and the view is beautiful. There are even supplies of washing up liquid, loo rolls, and hand soap so you don’t need to take your own, as we had. We met the neighbours in the next door cottage and a guy next to the car parking area, who were really nice and very helpful. And we met the owner who is a lovely lady. It is a 15-20 minute walk into Berwick town. A couple of times we got a taxi and it was £4 each way. We would definitely book again if we returned to Northumberland and would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2019

  • "A charming holiday cottage in a superb location."

    The cottage was well equipped, very comfortable with splendid views. The small, enclosed garden was just right for our small dog. The parking was off road but it was not a problem. The neighbours are nearby and we found them to be delightful. The owner was very helpful and on hand if needed. We loved it and intend to re-book.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2019

  • "This was a very spacious cottage and the view was wonderful."

    Far more spacious than we envisaged. very comfortable too,

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "Very relaxing holiday in this cottage - excellent views over the estuary and very safe enclosed garden for our dog - she loved it, nice walks near to the cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic location."

    Lovely house. This beautiful cottage met all of our expectations and more. Could not wish for a more cosy place to stay.

    Reviewed by A5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely house, great welcome treats, very nice owner."

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2018

  • "The most wonderful cottage prepared with such love and care ."

    Exceptional cleanliness. Very kind and thoughtful owner We have already re booked . Thank you .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2018

  • "The property was absolutely fantastic."

    Loads of character, very comfortable, cosy and relaxing and in an excellent situation with ever changing views over the estuary. All this resulted in a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2018

  • "This cottage ticked every box."

    Beautiful views as well. The best cottage we have stayed in

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2018

  • "Such a find lovely cosy cottage with views across the Tweed ."

    Perfect location for exploring the be coast

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2018

  • "Inside the cottage it was so quiet."

    the view was brilliant, the sun rise and sun sets where fantastic. the cottage inside was very old world and we loved it and very comfortable

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Sep 2018

  • "The Lookout has the most fantastic views from every window."

    It's like looking at a different picture on each wall. The cottage is well equipped and extremely comfortable. The bedrooms are enormous. The setting is so peaceful and tranquil and is within easy walking distance to the town and the beach. The supermarket is just at the end of the road. There are so many wonderful places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by Irena5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped with stunning views."

    Worth mentioning that parking can be tricky and there are a couple of steep roads to walk out if mobility is a problem. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Aug 2018

  • "Location views comfort facilities and everything you could possibly need was there."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2018

  • "Perfect cottage ,ideal location was a home from home will defo be going back and the dog enjoyed it too"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2018

  • "What a great cottage."

    Fantastic location with wonderfull views of river mouth, sea and Berwick-upon-Tweed old town.Would recommend to anyone.The Cottage is handy for both town, shops, supermarkets ,beaches and local attractions.A very comfortable and good size accommodation and a very nice welcome pack provided to start the holiday off, Well done to both Sykes and the owner for presentation. Will definitely use Sykes again. CJH

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jul 2018

  • "Very comfortable beds."

    Very well appointed kitchen. Generous welcome gifts at start: wine, biscuits, fruit. Lovely location, with a pleasant garden overlooking Tweed estuary. c. 30 minute walk into Berwick or 5 minutes by car. Provision of a free car park permit was very helpful. Good garden furniture. Cosy lounge with comfortable sofas. Quiet location. Needed central heating at times in the evening, as weather was a mixture of warm sunshine and chilly sea fog, and the system worked very efficiently. Easy train ride to Edinburgh from Berwick station.

    Reviewed by A5.0May 2018

  • "We stayed at this cottage in August 2016."

    The views are fantastic from all rooms. It is in easy reach to both Berwick town centre and the beach. Would definitely recommend. Thank you again Pamela.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2018

  • "Sykes did everything they needed and more."

    The phone call checking in to see if everything was okay really did impress us.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Nov 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and garden with great views across the Estuary."

    The owner Pamela was very helpful, we will definitely recommend to family/friends and may return in the future.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was a dream, very clean, everything there that you needed, ideal location for walking, beautiful views."

    Nothing to much trouble for the owner. Would use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.8May 2017

  • "Home from home, fabulous views, great walks for dogs, everything you need, Pamela very helpful."

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2017

  • "The spectacular view and the comfort of the cottage also the cleanliness of everything"

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2016

  • "My holiday was amazing and great cottage."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Dec 2016

  • "We booked this short break and then did not want to leave."

    Pamela the owner was fantastic. The cottage had everything you could ever want in a fantastic location. We will be returning and recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Nov 2016

  • "What a wonderful clean and tidy cottage with fantastic views across the harbour ..."

    What a wonderful clean and tidy cottage with fantastic views across the harbour plenty to do out and about great walled town of Berkwick upon Tweed with walks around the old castle walls and lovely walks across to Spittall with a sandy beach also castles just a set drive away Bamborough, alnwich and also Holy island will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Deborah M5.0Nov 2016

  • "We were delighted with the cottage, its location, and attendant views."

    It combined the privacy of an out-of-the way cottage and the convenience of a more centrally located property.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2016

  • "This was a most comfortable cottage with beautiful views from every window."

    An interesting and very dog friendly beach is an easy walk just 10mins from the cottage. We enjoyed a wonderful holiday in this most historic and scenic area.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2016

  • "There are not many places I would consider returning to, but this is definitely one of them."

    The Lookout was immaculately clean with comfortable beds, fluffy towels, a wide range of 'necessities' and a wonderful location. I also liked the non-fitted French feel of the kitchen. In fact I have no complaints about anything at all. Wonderful!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2016



    Reviewed by M5.0Aug 2016

  • "Excellent location, fabulous views from all windows, well equipped accommodation, easy walk into Berwick and beaches, Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island very easy to get too."

    Would definitely recommend this cottage. Thank you Pamela.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2016

  • "This was a quirkily furnished cottage in a peaceful location."

    The cottage owner had really considered a holidaymakers needs when equipping it. We loved it and it led to a very relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, power shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area, walk-in pantry and multi-fuel stove
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Gas central heating with multi-fuel stoves
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 1 x TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car on a first come first served basis
  • Front patio with furniture and BBQ on request
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no smoking or Pets
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk (0.5 miles)
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: No children under 10 for insurance purposes
  • Note: Access to the property is via a shared access pathway
  • There are a series of gradual low steps (11 in all) going past the front of the neighbour's house with a continuous hand rail to the gate of The Lookout
  • Please note: this property has a good house keeping bond of £100.

The property

This outstanding spacious cottage, built around the 1740-50s by the Admiralty as a lookout point to view the sea traffic before the pier and lighthouse were built in the 1800s, boasts stunning views over the estuary, the town of Berwick and out to the North Sea, and is set on the other side of the River Tweed to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

As well as offering historical maritime interest, The Lookout is a lovely two bedroom cottage that is ideal for couples and families who love a sea view thanks to its elevated position, giving clear and unfettered views out across the River Tweed estuary and out to the open sea.

A large flock of mute swans live on the estuary and otters have made a comeback to the river, while from the cottage it is possible to watch the varied water birds.

Offering superb, comfortably rustic accommodation, with all rooms pleasingly and well-proportioned and fabulous views from all rooms, The Lookout has a charming sitting room with large sofas, antique maps and prints and a flat screen TV and a large well-equipped kitchen/diner, both rooms benefiting from a multi-fuel stove, both set in large inglenook fireplaces.

The kitchen is the heart of the cottage, with a Belfast sink, a quarry tiled floor and colourful rugs, an ideal place for you to gather round and enjoy some tasty family meals.

Old iron ship nails are still embedded in the beams and both rooms downstairs have exposed wooden beams which add to the character of the cottage.

Upstairs the larger double bedroom, with two windows, has a super king-size bed, that can be turned into a twin room has a fitted wardrobe with shelves.

The second bedroom has a double bed and an antique carved double-size wardrobe with plenty of room for clothing.

The family bathroom is in the centre of the two bedrooms and has a full-length bath with a power shower over it.

The garden to the front of the cottage has attractive garden furniture and is an ideal place to sit out on the lawn and take in the glorious views of the sea and the town of Berwick.

There is a lawn, a colourful flower bed and a small terrace in front of the house, allowing guests to take their breakfast in the morning and watch the rise of the sun over the sea's horizon.

A small barbecue is at the end of the cottage.

Bicycles can be stored in a shed at the end of the cottage.

The views at night with the twinkling lights of the town and moonlight reflected on the water are truly lovely.

A 10 minute walk brings you to Spittal Beach, at just under a mile in length, with glorious golden sands and an Art Deco amusement pavilion that is open for snacks for many months of the year.

Golden, unspoilt beaches, for which Northumberland is famous for, are only a 15 minute car journey away.

A short 15 minute walk will take you to the centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed, across the medieval bridge, with its Elizabethan fortified walls, where you will find magnificent coastal views and easy access to the town beach.

Why not take some time to soak up the atmosphere of Berwick’s turbulent history, or take a walk to discover the magnificent border bridge, bustling shops, restaurants, pubs and cafés?

Steeped in history, the battlefields of Flodden and Halidon Hill are just a short drive away, as are the many castles and golden beaches of the Heritage Coast.

Lindisfarne and Holy Island are just 10 miles down the coast and quickly reached by car.

If you fancy leaving the car behind, the East Coast mainline trains run a fast, frequent service, 50 minutes up to Edinburgh, the world-class culturally rich city and a slightly shorter journey down to bustling Newcastle upon Tyne.

An ideal cottage for that long awaited coastal break.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Note: No children under 10 for insurance purposes.
Note: This property no longer accepts pets, but pets will be within the property till May 2021
Please note: this property have good house keeping bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas