The Indigo House

Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland (Ref. 949407)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

  • Miss Morgan
    October 2017
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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Indigo House is a charming 18th century townhouse quietly located on a small European-style square in the heart of Berwick's historic quarter.

It is on the Lowry trail, opposite to the small museum now housed in the former guard house, and just across one of the wheelchair-friendly access points to the Town Walls walk.

The entrance to the house is via a covered alleyway.

A narrow but well-thought out hallway, with a small cloakroom, and lots of hanging space for coats, bags and shoes, leads to a living/dining room with a feature fireplace and flexible seating.

It is designed to comfortably fit up to eight, but the table can be reduced to suit a smaller group.

The TV does not overwhelm the room, but is strategically placed to be seen from almost anywhere within it.

Just across the landing is the small and well-stocked kitchen.

A small bistro table will seat 2-4 people who want a quick snack or drink or just to keep the chef company.

The kitchen leads through to the courtyard, which has seating for eight and a large luxury hot tub under a canopy.

The courtyard has direct access to the street, so that bikes or strollers can be brought in easily and safely parked outside.

Leading down from the landing is the basement, which is set up with a large TV and an Xbox as a haven for avid gamers or film aficionados.

The daybed will seat three or four side by side, and there is also a low level futon chair, perfect for gaming.

This room also holds a large fridge/freezer to accommodate extra food and drink, and the washing machine and dryer.

For younger guests, a small room on the first floor has been laid out as a snug, with books, games, and puzzles, as well as a TV.

The long narrow desk can be used by children wanting to draw side by side, but will equally well accommodate two or three laptops and their users..

A sofabed completes the furnishings.

Finally, the bedrooms.

Two on the first floor with king-size beds share a modern shower room, with basin and toilet and a small armchair for comfort while undressing or pampering oneself.

The second floor, which holds the two twin rooms, has a small bathroom with a reduced size tub which kids will love.

All of the beds have pocket sprung mattresses, mattress toppers, and 100% cotton bedding with a minimum of 200 count sheets.

All of the rooms have brick feature fireplaces and oriental rugs.

With its central location, a gentle stroll will take in the Maltings live arts centre and being on the Lowry trail, walks are easy to plan.

Further on from the trail, Berwick is England’s most northerly town so a few miles further North takes you across the border into Scotland, or 14 miles South finds the beautiful Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.

The Indigo House is a wonderfully characterful terrace, a perfect place for a large family or group to explore historic Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Accommodation

Over four floors. Four Bedrooms: 2 x first floor king-size double, 2 x second floor twin. Second floor bathroom with small bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC. First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area. First floor snug with sofa bed. Lower ground floor TV/laundry room.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV with Freeview, Xbox 360, WiFi, , selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking available for 1 car with permit supplied
  • Additional free all day parking nearby
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Check in is from 4pm.

About the location

BERWICK-UPON-TWEED

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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