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Iona 10 Palace Street East

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

  • Iona 10 Palace Street East - (Ref. 935216)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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    Mr Partington

    “A lovely property, spacious and clean.”

    Ideally located - close to Berwick town centre but just far enough away to be quiet. I would certainly consider visiting Berwick again and stay in this property.

    Ideally located - close to Berwick town centre but just far enough away to be quiet. I would certainly consider visiting Berwick again and stay in this property.

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.


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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 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.

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Note: Children over the age of 8 only.

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