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Iona 10 Palace Street East

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (Ref. 935216)


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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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22 Customer Review(s)

  • “Plenty space for everyone.”

    Slight issue getting clothes dry. Perhaps a pulley in the back door corridor ?

    Slight issue getting clothes dry. Perhaps a pulley in the back door corridor ?

    - Rosie, August 2021

The property

Iona is a stunning three-storey period townhouse located in the quiet, old historic part of Berwick within the Elizabethan Walled Defences.

It boasts many original features and has been furnished to a high standard with a mix of antique and contemporary furniture.

The property is an ideal base for families, friends, ramblers, golfers and cyclists to explore the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Beauty with many places of interest including Bamburgh, Alnwick and Lindisfarne.

Off the entrance hall there is a large dining room with a dual-aspect bay window giving the room a light and airy feel.

There is also a comfortable sofa and armchair to watch TV or sit and chat.

The large, beautiful kitchen is extremely well-equipped and features sleek granite worktops and a solid oak central island with Butler sink and breakfast bar with stools.

The modern shower room off the hallway features a walk-in shower cubicle.

The striking staircase leads you to the bathroom which includes a shower over the bath.

The sitting room boasts a stunning bay window looking over a small green and the old historic Governor’s house.

The room itself has the original exposed polished floor boards as well as beautiful roman blinds and curtains made by a local interior designer.

There is also a large master bedroom with a king-sized bed and a double bedroom, both with original sash windows.

Both bedrooms, and the double bedroom on the second floor, are fitted with luxury pillow top mattresses for extra comfort.

The staircase leads you to the second floor, here you will find a large double bedroom with an antique hexagonal table and stools set into the bay window.

There is also a delightful twin room with two bay windows giving views over the small green opposite and the surrounding historic buildings.

Iona is close to the magnificent Elizabethan walls over which you look onto the river estuary and sea.

A further stroll around the Walls will take you onto the quayside of the River Tweed where you can sit at the Lowry café and enjoy the views.

There is a myriad of charming shops, restaurants and art galleries dotted throughout the little streets of Berwick.

A characterful cottage in an ideal location for exploring this astounding Northumberland location. Importantly, Iona is within easy walking distance of the railway station.

A brisk walk to the station will be around 10 to 15 mins however if one is carrying suitcases it would be advisable to get a taxi.

The cities of Edinburgh and Newcastle are around 40mins travelling time by train. There are 4 local beaches around Berwick, 2 of which are in walking distance in Berwick and 2 are in Spittal which is best accessed by car (3-4 mins) or local bus.

There is a lovely promenade at Spittal and seaside features for children. Safety: Mains operated smoke/fire detectors are installed in property.


  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double (one accessed from one side only), 1 x second floor double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, electric shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC, ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Utility room which leads into a passageway with its own door leading out into the street and at the opposite end, a door leading into a small enclosed yard with a large, lockable shed
  • Dining room
  • First floor sitting room.
  • • Gas central heating • Range with double gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, second TV, DVD and radio. • Fuel and power inc. in rent • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent • Roadside parking with permit provided on a first come, first served basis • Alternative parking in nearby free car park (2 mins walk – timer clock supplied in house) • Enclosed small rear yard with secure storage for bicycles • Sorry, no pets and no smoking • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk • Coast 2 mins walk • Note: The bathroom is on a half landing between the ground and first floor • Note: Children over the age of 8 only.

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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.

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Note: Children over the age of 8 only.