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The Turkey House

(Ref. 968827)

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and tidy location great every thing you need home from home"

    Reviewed by Jeanette5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Turkey House is one of the best cottages we have used."

    Beautiful setting. Every facility you could need, cosy, warm, and very clean. Thankyou for the use of your little gem.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a lovely little cottage in beautiful surroundings , Scenery and wild life ."

    For sky watchers too , with no light pollution . Really well equipped , everything you would need . Ideal for a couple , and pet friendly too . Far enough away to be in the country but only about fifteen minutes to the coast for shopping , beach and cliff top walks . Top marks .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second stay at the Turkey house and we had an enjoyable week."

    It is in a quiet and peaceful location but convenient for travel and the main attractions. Our only two gripes were firstly very poor state of the baking trays and frying pan which were unusable - we mentioned this to the owner who immediately said she would replace them. And secondly, the extremely creaky bed which creaks whenever you make the slightest movement.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Sep 2023

  • "Highly recommend this lovely property in a beautiful, peaceful setting."

    Great base for exploring the surrounding area. Owners were very friendly and helpful, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Relaxing and quiet."

    The best cottage we have ever stayed in. Great views of the countryside and excellent for walking the dog. A really good spot to explore the coast and the surrounding towns. Kelso was a real gem. Pretty well everything you could want if you like to walk and relax.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is an excellent property, very well equipped and comfortable."

    Ideally located to visit many local places of interest. The owners were helpful during our stay. One criticism, not aimed at the owners, is the allotted entry and exit times. I cannot understand why Sykes insist on a 5pm entry and 9am leave time? Before Covid this was at least 4pm to arrive and 10am to leave. Reverting back to these times would be much better and take pressure off the guests.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful wee cottage in a lovely wee village the cottage it's self was very well equipped and very cosy our dog Rosie had a a great time."

    Will hopefully come back sometime soon.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2023

  • "A very pleasant cottage in a tranquil situation with excellent views over the fields to the distant hill to the west and south."

    Reviewed by D4.7May 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage ."

    Beautifully located . Quiet peaceful surrounding . Ideal for relaxing and as a base for trips out

    Thank you for your comments. They mean a great deal. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    It had everything we needed. The only downside was the listing saying it had a fridge/freezer. We took 7 packs of frozen food for our dog and frozen meat, chicken, steaks etc. Even bread to freeze so the fridge with ice box was very disappointing. That aside it was a great cottage.

    Hi Elizabeth Thank you.Will change the description to Freezer box. If you ever return, We have a freezer in our Garage that can be used to store larger quantities of food. Kind regards Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Dec 2022

  • "Excellent cottage with everything needed you require."

    Ideally situated easy to get to the coast and nearby main towns and cities. Eyemouth is a must for seeing seals. The cottage is all on one level which I found very easy to get round being disabled. A warm welcome from the owner who also left a lovely welcome pack. Would definitely love to return again ! Many thanks for a fantastic stay

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very nice cottage,just as discribed,clean, comfy and very peacfull,excellent ..."

    Very nice cottage,just as discribed,clean, comfy and very peacfull,excellent location,mixture of places to visit,inland or the coast all within decent driving range,hosts were very pleasent and helpfull and nice welcome pack on arrival,will visit again if in the area,terry

    Reviewed by Terence4.7Sep 2022

  • "Superb cottage in beautiful countryside."

    Cottage was exactly as described and extremely clean. Owners live on site and are very helpful and friendly. Cottage is next to open fields so ideal for privacy and dog walking. If you are looking for a week of peace with your dog then this is the place.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was good to have a break in the rural countryside with just the birds and bees for company!"

    We were especially fortunate inasmuch as the heatwave was with us for our week's stay. We found The Turkey House the perfect bolthole for our needs. With walks, drives and amenities nearby, we had a great time. Many thanks. Ben and Karen Thomas

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2022

  • "For us it was absolutely lovely , cottage was beautiful inside with all the facilities (and we lcome pack) you could require Also outside , with stunning views ."

    Peaceful and relaxing break In the countryside but only a short drive from Berwick Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jun 2022

  • "A cosy cottage for two in a lovely setting"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0May 2022

  • "This is an amazing gem of a holiday retreat."

    Appreciated the privacy that was afforded by my very friendly host. Cottage is immaculately clean and equipped really well. It was warm and cosy on the days it snowed, and the garden a real sun trap when I was out there slapping factor 50 sun lotion on... all in the same week. Lovely wee touches like fresh eggs, milk, ground coffee and tea and biscuits on arrival. Great base for day trips or just chilling out. Will definitely be back!

    Hi Sabine, thank you for your lovely feedback. Wondering what I could do to make the listing more accurate? Cheers Jane Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sabine4.7Mar 2022

  • "A very peaceful setting and a beautifully appointed haven."

    We are returning for sure!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "The accommodation is beautiful and in a peaceful area surrounded by farm land, sheep, birds and a hare."

    It has everything plus more that is needed for those nights in. Its also ideally located for both Berwick and Edinburgh. Cheswick beach is a must ! Bamburgh Castle is lovely. I did speak with the owner about a problem but they are looking into it now so excellent holiday and cant wait to go back. Oh I should mention the walk to the pub for Sunday lunch yummmmmm ! The Turkey House your a stunning place !

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Mar 2022

  • "Nice quiet location to relax in with only sheep for company, although early March it was sunny all week with no rain."

    Every thing we needed was in the cottage so if rest is on your agenda, you’ll not need to go out u lees it’s milk you want. The garden is dog friendly but we needed to keep ours on a long lead as he could just walk over the fence, with sheep in the field this was our most concern. We enjoyed the peace and the rest away from the hubbub of daily life and our first holiday since lockdown, would we go back again the answer is yes

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Mar 2022

  • "My stay at turkey house was very comfortable and clean with everything that I need plus more I wanted to take the bed home with me it was so good luxurious."

    Plus the welcome pack that was left for me was just what I didn’t know I needed I loved it .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just lovely, location great, every little detail top standards."

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "A little gem tucked away in the quiet countryside."

    The quality of the cottage furnishings were if a high standard, very clean and comfortable. Everything you would want for self catering. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location with an amazing amount of wildlife on the doorstep."

    Great welcome pack, friendly hosts who were not intrusive. So much to see within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic place."

    Quiet, tranquil and beautiful surroundings . The beaches are close by . Definitely recommend .

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful spacious cottage."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you need. Fab garden area with a great sun trap patio area too. Our little dog loved it. The hosts were lovely snd friendly. Berwick is a gorgeous area with great walks and amazing beaches. Cannot wait to return to this charming cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage with plenty of room for a couple and dog."

    The cottage is very comfortable and very well equipped with all you need for a relaxing break. The garden has lovely views across open countryside. The village pub, the Cross Inn, is excellent. The Riverside cafe in Tweedmouth is great for breakfast and lunch - very friendly, delicious home cooked food, large portions. Both dog friendly. We particularly enjoyed visits to Kelso, Dunbar, Eyemouth and Spittal beach. Our second stay and will be back again.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed and so many places to visit within easy reach. Lovely quiet location - delighted to see a hare in the garden. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Turkey House is beautiful."

    It is located in a peaceful location. The owners were contactable and so helpful arranging passes to a local attraction, for us. When we arrived there was a 'Welcome Pack' containing luxury biscuits, bread, eggs , milk etc and my favourite Scottish Fine Soaps toiletries in the bathroom. We were so fortunate to have sunshine all week, which added to the enjoyment. Lovely, helpful owners, an immaculate property. Thank you so much for letting us stay. Tracy and Kenn

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0May 2021

  • "Extremely great property, views to die for and great location for coastal villages."

    The owners very welcoming and a welcome pack to help kick start a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7May 2021

  • "Great location for the Borders and Northumberland."

    The owners were nearby and very helpful

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2021

  • "Very comfortable and cosy cottage in a peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Turkey House is a fantastic spot for exploring the Scottish Borders and Northumberland."

    It's a well equipped, clean, cosy cottage perfect for a couple and their dog; we had everything we could need and were well looked after. We are looking forward to visting again!

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Oct 2020

  • "THe cottage was very comfortable with everything needed for a great holiday ."

    Plenty of places near to visit near by . WE really enjoyed our stay at the Turkey House .

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Oct 2020

  • "We stayed back at the end of September."

    I couldn't of wished for a better experience, the cottage was absolutely incredible. The views were fantastic, facilities incredible and so cosey! Watching the sunset at night whilst having tea and a very comfy bed. We would highly recommend anyone staying here, the owners were really helpful and on hand for anything you needed. Thanks for the stay, we will definitely be back ❤️

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a great week here."

    ..very clean house..they even supplied face masks, hand sanitizer,and disposable gloves. The house is close to the owners but very private a great patio which catches the sunshine. Very cosy and a great downie..the kitchen has everything you need could do with a new frying pan. There were no dishwasher tablets so remember to take some. Tim and Jane the owners were very kind and there if you need them. Thanks for the welcome pack eggs milk bread butter much appreciated.

    Reviewed by George3.8Sep 2020

  • "Lovely pristine and comfortable cottage in a peaceful idyllic setting."

    Jane has thought of everything to make your stay just perfect. Great location for both beaches and countryside attractions. Great views and sunsets from the garden, plus the most amazing starry skies if its a clear night. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a pleasant week in the Turkey House, which is peacefully set in lovely countryside."

    The owners live next door, so at hand if you need anything but the cottage is very private, with views over the fields. We mostly eat in on holiday, and the kitchen is very well equipped indeed. We had to have the heating on a couple of times (Scotland in August, not unexpected!) and the place heated up very quickly. Excellent hot water too. There are seats and a table outside should you be fortunate with the weather. One pouring wet day we went to Berwick upon Tweed, which is only about six miles away and has supermarkets, cafes etc, and is also very much worth a visit anyway, as it is a very interesting place. We had our bikes with us and were able to cycle straight out the door into the quiet lanes - two pubs in villages a mile or two away are easy to visit. There are also details of local walks in a folder in the cottage. It was wonderful to get a holiday after everything that has been going on, and we had a lovely week here.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Turkey House."

    It was our first break since lockdown and we were slightly apprehensive, but we needn’t have worried. The cottage is in a lovely, quiet, setting overlooking fields and we enjoyed sitting in the sun on the patio and then, after dark, stargazing. The owners were nearby, very friendly, but not intrusive and we appreciated the welcome pack of fresh eggs, milk, bread and butter. The cottage was spotlessly clean and well-appointed. A good base for exploring the Scottish Borders and over into Northumberland. So many fantastic places to visit.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Turkey House is a definite must for those staying in or around the area."

    . A beautiful cottage in a stunning location .

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Accomodation first class, everything we needed and more, a real home from home."

    Welcome pack was most appreciated. Great location for exploring the area. Would go back again.

    Reviewed by Anthony C5.0Jan 2020

  • "Our stay at the Turkey house was excellent from start to finish."

    Finding the property was easy, it was nicely secluded even though it is on the owners land and for being a cottage there was plenty of space for us to relax in the cottage with a very warmly feeling. During our stay we explored as much as we could but did not have time to fully explore and we look forward to returning in the near future to continue exploring. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful property.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Dec 2019

  • "The booking experience and the property were just right."

    Nobody wants stress at Christmas. We had a short break, with slick dealings with Sykes and a wee property that felt like a miniature home from home!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2019

  • "The peacefulness and beautiful surroundings were fantastic"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Turkey House is a brilliant place to stay if you are looking for peace and quiet in the Scottish Borders."

    The cottage is very comfortable and has everything that a couple might need. The hosts, Jane and Tim, are very accommodating and will go out of their way to be helpful. There is a good local pub 5 minutes drive away and it is easy to explore the local area. We felt very rested and did not want to leave at the end of our holiday.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fabulous wee holiday house."

    Very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Although next to owner’s house it was very private. Lovely garden with chairs and wee footstools. Was a good wee suntrap. Stunning views in every direction. Great walks right from the door. Jane and Tim were lovely and left us a very generous welcome pack. Would highly recommend The Turkey House.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Turkey House was ideally located for visiting the area and seeing the sites we wanted to see."

    The accomodation had everything we needed with lots of plug sockets for phone charging etc. Great welcome pack on arrival too. One of the best self catering accomodations we have stayed in. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2019

  • "Whilst the cottage outwardly looked wonderful and the hosts left us provisions we were not expecting there were some things we were not comfortable with ."

    The first was that there was no lock on the porch in which coats, shoes and other out door equipment was left .The main door into the house was difficult to open and there was some evidence of forced entry/entries being made. We did ask the hosts about the lock on the porch which they said had never had a key but it was a solid double glazed door with a multi point lock similar to our home front door and this certainly has a workable lock. The new electric fire could not be controlled remotely as the batteries had failed and although we told the hosts on our first day there, they did not provide any new batteries but did say we could use the manual override. There were other small things which needed attention and we left a list of these so they could be rectified.

    Thank you for your feedback. In regards to your concerns raised, the lock on the porch door has been fixed by a locksmith and we can assure you there has never been any attempts at forced entry by persons unknown to us. The remote to the Electric Fire now has new batteries and is fully operational. Once again many thanks for your valuable feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4May 2019

  • "We were worried about using Sykes again after our first experience at Waters Edge Camelford in April 2018 where the first thing we had to do was clean what looked like a years dust on the blinds,bathroom and towels needed much tlc."

    What a fabulous place The Turkey House turned out to be,beautifully presented throughout,home from home,wonderful location and the welcome pack was incredible.We would recommend this delightful cottage 100%.A definite return is on the cards,well done Sykes with this one.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely welcome pack from Jane went beyond the norm ."

    Beautifull scenery and great walks from this cottage

    Reviewed by Roy4.1Mar 2019

  • "This is an extremely comfortable house and so lovely and quiet."

    Far from the madding Crowd comes to mind! although not true of the "Far" as Berwick upon Tweed is really so close and full of lovely independent artisan shops -a great wee town. A good stepping off point for touring. The owner Jane was very helpful in directing us to the house after the Sat Nav led us on a wild goose chase - don't follow Sat Nav but, be guided by the directions attached to the details of the house on the Sykes website. Jane had so kindly left us a number of goodies to consume which was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2019



    Reviewed by Tony4.7Sep 2018

  • "The cottage has Wi-Fi but it did not work for the whole two weeks."

    The wood burner stated in cottage description is incorrect it is not a wood burner but a electric fire with artificial logs. Apart from that we had a great holiday and the cottage was spotless and well equipped and the views across the fields beautiful.

    Thank you for your comments, I am sorry to hear you had disruption to Wifi during your stay, this has now been checked and is working fine. We have updated the description to show the wood burner is electric. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the rest of your holiday and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth4.1Aug 2018

  • "The accomadation was of avery high standard and a credit to the owner who ..."

    The accomadation was of avery high standard and a credit to the owner who also provided a large welcome pack consisting of butter milk bacon eggs fresh orange rolls biscuits tea and coffee we were presented with half a dozen eggs shortbread and border biscuits on our second week to take home

    Reviewed by Gwynyth5.0Jun 2018

  • "Perfect cottage for 2."

    Beautiful quiet location with views from all windows. Excellent access for coast and country

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2018

  • "Welcoming and very helpful people, Views exceptional, Quiet and relaxing."

    With numerous places to visit in the vicinity,

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2018

  • "The accommodation was delightful."

    An amazing conversion of a house originally intended for turkeys! Fully equipped and the perfect place to stay for two people. Very light and airy and with views of the farming area around. Very quiet and peaceful but not far from the A1 to travel in any direction.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Apr 2018

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely location, ideal location ,not far from the A1 for getting to and from Scotland or everything Northumberland as to offer."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2018

  • "It was perfect for a long weekend."

    The weather let us down a little, however we had a fab time and our dog loved the open fields. A very adequate starter pack was waiting for us on arrival, which was a lovley touch and the cottage was always very warm and welcoming. We were disappointed we did not get to meet the owners as they were on their holidays, however we may meet in the future as we very much would like to return. We will certainly recommend to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by Agnes4.7Mar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with electric woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with electric woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Off road parking
  • Lawned garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles.Note: Property sleeps a maximum of 2 people for parties with an infant please enquire before booking

The property

The Turkey House Hutton, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders Situated 5 miles from Allanton, 1.5 miles from Paxton and 6 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed Situated in the grounds of a former farmhouse, this Charming and secluded cottage offers a cosy getaway, boasting magnificent countryside views. Perfect for walkers, golfers, cyclists, or birdwatchers and those just wanting a quiet 'get away from it all' holiday. As you arrive at the cottage, you can leave your belongings in the hallway, before entering into the open plan living area. The sitting space has a selection of comfy arm chairs where you can rest in front of the electric wood burner and watch TV, feeling right at home. A nearby dining table is ideal for enjoying breakfast in the morning amongst the heart-warming features, and the contemporary kitchen is a perfect base for preparing meals throughout the day. The king-size bed is where you will want to be come night time, with its neutral décor and set of bedside tables. Complementing the room well, an ensuite shower room has a luxury feel, so you can get ready in style during your time away. Outside, the garden boasts views south to the Cheviot Hills and west to Hutton and the Lammermuirs. Located in true Scottish Borders countryside between the villages of Hutton and Paxton, this retreat promises a lovely stay all round. A few miles away are the beaches of Coldingham, Berwick/Spittal plus the gorgeous and extensive Goswick and Cheswick sands with fabulous views of Holy Island and Bamburgh Castle. There is a hopper bus that goes from the end of the drive to and from Berwick.

In addition, Berwick has excellent public transport and there is a frequent train service to south to Newcastle, Durham and York as well as north to Edinburgh and beyond. A romantic retreat in a charming location.

EPC Rating: Band D

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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.

Property sleeps a maximum of 2 people for parties with an infant please enquire before booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas