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Stable Cottage

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Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The reason Angus is mentioned in so many previous reviews is because he is a naturally friendly and helpful person."

    No matter how pushed for time he is he stops to show you how to operate the induction hob and switch on the various lights. He is never intrusive but you know he would be there to help if you ever needed it. The property itself is warm, draught free, clean and comfortable. The spiral stairs and low ceiling were not a problem for 70somethings but the tall sided bath could be for a person shorter than 5 foot. We appreciated being able to sit out in the very naturalistic garden/grounds having a coffee admiring the huge crops of apples! The only downside is the sound of fast moving traffic at rush hour on the nearest road but you may not notice this if you are from a busier place. Otherwise this is a very quiet location.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, the host was brilliant, he was there to greet us."

    Showing how to Operate the cooker and hob. There was a welcome pack for us comprising of cheese, grapes,eggs and two individual cakes. There was also tea, coffee, sugar and milk enabling us to have a hot drink after a long drive. We didn't need to purchase any cleaning materials as these were all there for us to use which is not always the case. The host also provided some ideas of some attractions we we want to visit. He also said if we needed any information of recommendation on places to eat. Will be returning for another visit. Angus and Claire thank you for being such lovely host. Paul & Benita

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely, well equipped property in a central location for exploring surrounding areas."

    Property owner very welcoming and helpful, with a great knowledge of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay here would recommend to anyone wanting to stay within the area."

    Ideal location for exploring Northumberland. Very friendly and helpful host for any needs.

    Reviewed by Billy4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Stable Cottage - the cottage and grounds are stunning and Angus was a perfect host, with lots of tips and advice on places to visit and eat!"

    Low Newton - a beautiful little cove/village being one example that we wouldn’t have found without Angus! The cottage is in a perfect location for both exploring and as a beautiful retreat - we will definitely be repeat visitors. Thank you Angus

    It was a pleasure having you stay at Stable cottage folks . So glad you had a lovely time... Many thanks indeed looking forward to seeing you both again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely location."

    Perfect to explore Northumberland and the Boarders. Angus was the perfect host offering great ideas on where to go and when. The one for visiting Lindersfarm was perfect hardly any tourist there so much better to explore and enjoy. The welcome pack was perfect after the long drive. We will be back to carry on exploring Northumberland

    Many thanks indeed folks it was lovely to meet you both. All the very best Angus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gervais5.0Jun 2023

  • "Perfect location for accessing the Northumberland coast ."

    Cottage very clean, comfortable and well equipped . Angus, the host is very helpful for recommendations of tourist attractions , pubs .

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Angus was a brilliant host.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "Stable Cottage is a charming cottage just outside Berwick that is near to all of the main attractions."

    The cottage itself is warm, well equipped and immaculate inside. There is everything you need for your stay and Angus made sure if we needed anything extra it was there. Angus and Claire are really welcoming and super helpful about local places to visit. We went on several coastal walks recommended by Angus and they were stunning. A really lovely stay in a beautiful area. We will certainly be returning in the future.

    Thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed at Stables Cottage for a week from 24 September 2022."

    The location was perfect for visiting the North East coast and the Scottish Border region. The accommodation was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owner Angus, was welcoming and very helpful with a wealth of local knowledge. Would whole heartedly recommend and we hope to go back next year.

    You were the perfect guests... And it was really nice to meet and chat with you both... We really hope that we will see you again to explore our secret kingdom. All the very best Angus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2022

  • "What An Amazing Cottage And lovelyHoliday."

    We received a lovely warm friendly welcome from Angus upon our arrival to the cottage and a full tour of the facilities which was nice and set us up for the week. Lovely to find milk and cheese a bottle of wine cakes and grapes tea coffee and sugar a really thoughtful touch. The cottage is amazing absolutely spotlessly clean and spacious and furnished to a very high standard there is everything provided. The bed is super comfy and the bath is lovely with plenty of hot water. The cottage is warm and even has a log burner if you want a cosy night infront of the fire. The grounds are stunning with a table and chairs for a glass of wine while watching the sun go down. I really enjoyed the peace and quiet the property provided it was so relaxing and a perfect place to unwind. The location is superb and very close to Berwick and Holy Island etc. Angus provided us with lots of hints and tips on the local area for our bird and nature watching and it paid off we saw some lovely new birds we hadn't seen before and seals dolphins and otters. Nothing was too much trouble for Angus he was always on hand to answer any questions etc a fantastic host. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday we will definitely be returning to you in the future. Kindest regards Stu and Rach

    It was so lovely to meet you both. Thanks so much for choosing Stable cottage for your stay. We are glad that you managed to spot some birdlife to add to your list... Thanks so very much for leaving the cottage spotlessly clean... Have a great Atumn, really hope to see you both again. All the very best Angus Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a comfortable, relaxing week staying at The Stables."

    Perfect for discovering this stunning county for the first time. Angus was a welcoming host with many useful local tips. Highly recommended, hope to be back sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stable Cottage is quirky, charming, spotlessly clean and comfortable."

    Everything we needed was provided to make our stay pleasant and enjoyable, from the welcome pack on arrival and the wealth of information about local places of interest, to the use of table and chairs in the beautiful garden. Angus, our host, couldn't have done more to help us and to make us feel at home.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous well appointed cottage."

    Use of the very large garden was an unexpected bonus but the very best thing was the owners, we immediately felt like we had known them years, so friendly and accommodating, can't speak highly enough of them. Would love to see them again. Kate and Sid Harvey

    Reviewed by Sid5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage and the hosts were brilliant."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at the stables."

    It was in a good location for us to explore this lovely county. Angus was the perfect host whose knowledge of the area was invaluable.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, quirky, well equipped cottage."

    Managed not to knock ourselves out getting into and out of the amazing Gothic bed! Loved the garden and the setting. Well located for access to any places of interest. Angus was a knowledgeable and engaging host. Hope to be back sometime.

    Reviewed by Danusia5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time at Stable Cottage."

    The host, Angus, was very helpful and full of local knowledge about places to visit and the best places to eat. Very clean and comfortable, with access to a large, lovely garden. Very quiet and peaceful. Would not hesitate to recommend. Plenty of lovely towns, villages and beaches to visit in the area, all not too far to drive.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, in a wonderful location."

    Angus our host was brilliant, he was so attentive and offered some great advice about the area. I can't recommend this place more highly.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2022

  • "Stable Cottage really is a haven from home."

    We used it as a base from which to explore the local area and returning to the cottage in the evenings gave us a feeling of peace and serenity. It's pretty unique in that sense. The owner must take credit for the care and attention to detail that he has put into designing the cottage; it has everything you need on holiday plus so much more. There are so many nice things that could could be said about the owner too from being warm, friendly and welcoming through to helpful and considerate. Who could ask for more? We enjoyed a lovely and memorable stay, we will definitely go back and we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8May 2022

  • "Stable cottage was superb."

    Ideally situated to explore the Northumberland coastal line. We suggest putting All Saints church, Duddo into google maps as Stable cottage is right next door to it and the postcode on the website takes you to a different place. Angus, the owner was very accommodating giving us lots of useful information, places to eat etc. He also supplied us with a lovely welcome pack of milk, eggs, cheese, wine and grapes. We made use of his beautiful garden to soak up the evening sun and listen to the birds singing. We took our bikes to explore the area which were stored safely in his shed. Thank you Angus this was all very much appreciated.

    Thanks so much folks it was lovely to meet you both. I'm so glad the sun shone for you and your fabulous bikes Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage is a beautifully converted stable block attached to the main house but fully self contained."

    An open plan living room, kitchen and dining area. Bedroom is on a mezzanine level accessed via a cast iron spiral staircase with the most impressive king size bed! Everything you need is provided by the most accommodating host my husband and I have ever met: nothing was a bother for Angus and he was able to provide good local information about places to visit and where to eat, and crucially, where not to! We would definitely return to Stable Cottage, we left feeling restored and relaxed and ready to face work again. Go, you won’t regret it!

    It was so lovely to meet you both. Thank you so very much for you kind feedback, it is very much appreciated. Hope you have a lovely spring and that we will see you at Stable cottage again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2022

  • "Continuing on, Angus was exemplary in a very trying situation,I was most impressed."

    As I had to leave early the following day,I didn't get to thank him.The property was perfect in all ways,and had everything I required and needed including storage for my bicycle.Would have no hesitation in recommending it as a place to stay,and may well return in the future.

    Many thanks Tony you were the perfect guest. I think you may have mistakenly taken the keys any chance you can post em back Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, bijou but feels bigger than it is."

    Fantastic host in Angus who went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and gave advice on places to see and places to eat.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Stable cottage was excellent, presentation, cleanliness, well equipped, perfect in ever way the garden was lovely to sit in after a day of exploring."

    Situated ideally for exploring of the local area and beyond. Angus the host is a wonderful man always has helpful information on places to visit and places to eat and drink nothing is a problem to him. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2021

  • "Just returned from the Gables ( the cottage stable ) august 2021 what a wonderful peaceful, holiday the hosts are amazing !"

    ! Angus was on hand if we needed , gave us all the information we needed for sightseeing, would highly recommend for a total detox relaxing holiday, in the most beautiful part of England this is a little gem would return in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful setting and an ideal location to explore Northumbria and the Borders."

    Very well equipped accommodation which was spotlessly clean. We were made to feel very welcome by Angus, our host. He added the little extras to get our holiday started e.g. cheese, wine, milk and bread already for us when we arrived. Angus offered lots of ideas for places to visit and things to see. Stable Cottage is a wonderful place to stay and Angus is an outstanding host. We shall definitely return!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "First and foremost I’d like to thank Angus the host for making our stay he was fantastic from recommendations of places to go and restaurants to visit to just a good chat in the back garden he really was the host with the most!"

    The property it’s self is beautiful inside and out the mezzanine and open plan living are delightful not to mention the stable door which you can open to allow the morning bird song in, in the morning (I enjoyed many morning coffees stood at the door listening) on top of this the location just adds to the already lovely experience. I really could not recommend this place enough. Harry and Daisy Stayed May 29th to the 5th of June

    Reviewed by Harry5.0May 2021

  • "Extremely friendly & helpful owner/host on hand if any problems arise or information required re the local area."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "Angus is a very good host, kept us informed as to where to go and chatty."

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2021

  • "This is in a lovely location & Angus really helps with information to ensure you can make the best of whatever you want to do."

    Everything is as shown on the website - small but perfectly formed with everything you need for a great week away from it all. You can enjoy lovely walks from the door or a short drive away that are not busy. We will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Apr 2021

  • "We had an unexpected surprise when we entered stable cottage it was even better ..."

    We had an unexpected surprise when we entered stable cottage it was even better immaculate and the lamps were on which made us feel welcome Angus and claire our hosts were lovely Angus couldnt do enough for us reccomended restaurants places to visit we had an amazing week worth every penny we will definitely go back once the madness has abated would highly reccomend

    Reviewed by Carol & Andrew5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a beautiful spot."

    The owner imparted lots of tips about where to visit which helped us plan our week.... and he even managed to arrange perfect weather

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week & Stables Cottage was brilliant."

    Great location, comfortable, friendly owner - a perfect base for a great week in Northumberland!

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is gorgeous and a perfect little hideaway."

    In a beautiful area with loads on the doorstep and bike rides and local walks are gorgeous. Angus is great host, he has some fantastic locals only recommendations and tells a good story if you have time for chat. We had such a lovely week, the fire is great and really cosy and there isn't anything missing you might want... other than a record player and some good records (we took our own!) If its sunny, breakfast on the lawn is lovely and as the bathroom is so relaxing I dont think I have had that many baths in years! The bedroom does require a little bit of wrangling to get used to on the first night but after that is like sleeping in a tent with beams, cosy and hidden away and so much fun. I am pregnant and my husband is 6ft3 and neither of us struggled with the ceiling at all, just remember to bend! Thanks again to Angus for a such a lovely welcome

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Angus was a fantastic and extremely helpful host and the cottage was equipped and furnished to the highest standard."

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2020

  • "This romantic, characterful property was clean and comfortable, and there was a very generous welcome pack on arrival."

    It is in a peaceful location, not far away from Berwick-upon-Tweed and the Holy Island. The host Angus was very welcoming and helpful. We hope to return!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage was delightful, and Angus was a welcoming and helpful host, it made for a brilliant retreat."

    The mezzanine bedroom and spiral staircase have a very romantic feel, too.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2020

  • "Stable cottage is absolutely beautiful, set in beautiful surroundings."

    There is everything you need for a fantastic relaxing stay. Angus, the owner just can't do enough for you. His knowledge of the area really help when planning days out. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Feb 2020

  • "Angus and his family were very helpful and charming."

    Always there if you needed help. A quaint Stable cottage which was Immaculately clean, tidy and Very comforting. A very peaceful stay. I can’t recommend this place enough for a tranquil getaway. My partner and I would will be staying again

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2019

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  • Single storey with mezzanine bedroom
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Central heating and woodburning stove
  • Fridge, induction hob, electric oven
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • TV and WiFi
  • Starter pack of logs provided, additional wood available at an extra cost
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Extensive lawned gardens
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 1.9 miles, shop within 5.6 miles
  • Note: Limited head room in bedroom, height restrictions may apply
  • Note: Spiral staircase to the bedroom, care to be taken
  • There is external shed storage for bikes and outdoor equipment Please note this property only accepts adults

The property

Nearest town Berwick-Upon-Tweed 6.6 miles. Situated between the glorious coastline and the majestic countryside setting of the Northumberland National Park AONB is the characterful, recently converted from a former Victorian stable block; Stable Cottage.

This idyllic hideaway has been completed to an outstanding finish, and promises to be a wonderful base for a couple seeking to immerse themselves in everything that this corner of Northumberland has to offer.

After soaking up the picturesque surroundings, step into the property and be charmed by the seamless blend of character and contemporary feel of the open-plan living space, where the exposed beams frame the stylish furnishings and the quality features.

Look forward to catering your own delicious meals within the compact, yet well-equipped kitchen before settling down at the dining table with your loved one to plan the days ahead.

After dinner, retreat to the spacious living area where a woodburning stove takes centre stage, accompanied by enough plush furnishings for you to sink into during a winter’s evening.

Follow the ornate spiral staircase up to the mezzanine-style bedroom, unpack your belongings and take a rest on the stunning king-size gothic bed.

During the summer months, you and your partner can take delight in using the extensive lawned two acre gardens and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining during a balmy evening.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful base, head into the historic Berwick-upon-Tweed which rests at the most northerly tip of Northumberland and boasts three sandy beaches and opportunities to walk and cycle along the river.

Explore the town's Elizabethan walls built to keep invading Scots from entering, and walk the complete picturesque circuit of this ancient town.

A local attraction, famous for its medieval religious heritage, you cannot miss an opportunity to visit Lindisfarne or the 'Holy Island' as it is more locally known.

A tidal island, it is truly unique with the first monastery built by Saint Aidan in 635AD, people visit this spot from all over the world, whether you are religious or not, a birdwatcher, a photographer, or a natural historian, you can enjoy learning about this little corner of the UK steeped in history.

Within the Northumberland Coast AONB is the village of Beadnell, with Beadnell Bay providing another beautiful beach which is known as being one of the best equipped places for watersports in the county, so try out something new like surfing or even scuba diving for some awesome holiday memories.

The chocolate box village of Bamborough is also easily accessible with its world famous castle and miles of deserted golden beaches.

The town of Alnwick is just a short 35 minute drive away, boasting a host of historic features, not least the famous Alnwick Castle of Harry Potter fame, and the stunning Alnwick Garden attraction.

Stable Cottage is a superb base for exploring the coast and countryside of Northumberland with your loved one.

For a virtual tour of the property, please visit: http://360-photos.co.uk/thestables

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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