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Flodden Edge Farm Cottage

(Ref. 1076668)

Flodden near Milfield, Northumberland Show on map

4.3

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfortable the new central heating kept Mum and I nicely warm."

    The owner’s were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for a few days, peace and quiet"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Feb 2024

  • "If you are looking for a quiet and cosy retreat, then this is just the cottage for you."

    Very quiet indeed, with around 3 vehicles a day driving past, 4 on Tuesdays when the bin lorry visits. The solid fuel central heating does take a little while to master, but it does make the whole place feel very warm and snug. Our stay coincided with Storm Babet and the cottage remained cosy and comfortable whilst the storm was raging outside. Tom, the owner came round to check that we were OK and that we had enough food. We were, and we did. But that was a very considerate gesture. Thank you Tom. Apart from just enjoying the tranquil surroundings, there's plenty of places to visit all within an easy drive. A walk along the beach from Low Newton to Dunstanburgh Castle was one of the highlights for us. Berwick-upon-Tweed is a lovely place, as is dog friendly Melrose with its Abbey and the fantastic Trimontium Museum. If you don't want to travel that far, then there are some stunning walks around Ford and Etal, just a few minutes away. We would recommend the delicious cheese scones at Boes cafe. All in all, a wonderful relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage great views and walks lots of wildlife to see ."

    Friendly helpful owner we enjoyed it that much we have already booked it for next year.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our stay here,very quiet location with good WiFi and large secure garden for the dog although the grass hasn’t been cut for a long time."

    Personally think the cottage is due for a bit of TLC but if you want quiet and relaxed and don’t mind lighting the fire for the radiators it’s ideal if you want bright and airy and instant heat probably not.

    Reviewed by Martin3.1Sep 2023

  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our week."

    Apart from the kitchen being a little cramped, the cottage is very comfortable, well equipped, very tastefully furnished, and the dog could be safely left to run around outside. Lots of bird life, and very quiet and peaceful. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage surrounded by great views and wildlife, great location ."

    Owner really helpful and informative.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2023

  • "Well presented, nice and clean lovely setting with views."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very much what we wanted,very rural but not far from a good pub that let dogs ..."

    Very much what we wanted,very rural but not far from a good pub that let dogs in,cottage owner very friendly,explained about the coal fire heating but I couldn't get a good fire on the go, wasn't a problem as there is storage radiators but the cottage was surprisingly quite warm, everything we expected was there and it is in a beautiful part of the country,have no complaints at all, don't expect a palace ,it is a nice cosy cottage on a working farm

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderful peaceful and restorative break surrounded by beautiful countryside."

    Well equipped cosy cottage with pleasant outdoor space to sit and enjoy a cup of tea following a day of walking.

    Reviewed by Nina5.0May 2023

  • "Situation and views excellent."

    Tom the owner very welcoming. The kitchen is very small. The grass needs cutting .

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Apr 2023

  • "We really loved the beautiful cottage."

    It was so cosy and cute and had everything we needed. The scenery was amazing and it was so peaceful and beautiful. I found it magical and it reminded me of childhood carefree days. I’m definitely going back.

    Reviewed by Tanja5.0Apr 2023

  • "Back to basics but we really enjoyed it!"

    Peace and tranquility, friendly owner.

    Reviewed by Alice3.4Mar 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Surprise on Monday with snow, lovely and warm"

    Reviewed by Bruce4.1Jan 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely!"

    Warm and well equipped. So dog friendly, I would love to return to the cottage because it was secluded while only being a 25 minute drive from larger towns. Only a few points regarding cleanliness, oven trays need replaced and under beds were very dusty but having said this I know the owner had recently had surgery and had to use a cleaning company. I would recommend this cottage, I stayed a week and could have happily stayed for two!

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Oct 2022

  • "We used the cottage as a base for walking on the coast and in the Cheviots and was a great location for both."

    The cottage was in a lovely quiet rural area, surrounded by fields and open countryside. It was clean, comfortable and equipped with everything that we needed for our stay. There was a good sized, secure garden where we were able to let out our dog without fear of him escaping. Our hosts were friendly and welcoming, leaving us to enjoy our stay but on hand if there was anything that we needed to ask about.

    Reviewed by Sian4.1May 2022

  • "Cottage was OK, as described."

    Had everything you needed. If visiting in winter you need to keep open fire going. Owner left Plenty of coal. Plenty to do in area, nice pub a mile away for food. Peaceful, no traffic Plenty of wildlife. Note owners retired from horse riding and carriage driving but 10 minutes driving Kimmerston Stables

    Hi David, we're glad you enjoyed your stay and got home safe and well. Thank you very much also for your kind gift of wine. I'm sorry you felt the listing was not accurate but Sykes website merely says that the cottage is located on a farm specialising in Horse Riding and Carriage Driving and it is. As explained prior to your arrival though and as shown on our own web site we have had no option but to close to visiting customers because of the Pandemic due to the fact that Tom is immunocompromised due to having leukaemia and Susan is having chemotherapy for cancer treatment and which necessitates frequently attending hospital in Newcastle. We're delighted that you enjoyed riding at our recommended neighbours at Kimmerston. I've asked Sykes to clarify that cottage visitors are unable to book these facilities to remove any confustion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Apr 2022

  • "Excellent hospitality very friendly welcoming to the cottage giving helpful recommendations to pubs, restaurants and local attractions."

    Shared openly their horse riding experience and allowed the kids to help feed the horses. Willingly return for another visit.

    Thank you for your feedback and we're delighted you enjoyed your holiday and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Apr 2022

  • "My son and I arrived at Flodden edge farm cottage on the 27th of November 2021."

    The owner showed us inside, It was freezing with an antiquated system for heating and hot water involving getting buckets of coal every 2 hours from outside and building a big fire. It was like something from the 1970s. The place was not clean and the bathroom was a joke with a very old shower and a disabled seat on the wall. It is so BAD we have left after 2 nights. Worst place I've ever stayed in.

    What a shame we had to discover you'd left only by reading this. You left without even locking the door and returning the key, nor did you inform Sykes. We met you a couple of miles away, because you didn't have directions and took you straight to the cottage. When we tried to talk through what you may need to know about the property, you said you didn't need to know anything and your son would figure things out. Your attention was then drawn to the laminate welcome pack. The next morning your son asked about the central heating and it turned out he'd not read the welcome pack with instructions and hadn't switched the heating pump or the hot water on. We offered to show him but yet again you were insistent he would figure it put. We said he'd not used the night grate nor filled it up with fuel and if he had any problem I'd come and show him. There are also 2 large night storage heaters that are permanently on. Our cottage is advertised as suitable for those with mobility issues and it has a purpose designed accessible shower and approved fold up seat for those may need it. the property was all cleaned and ready for your arrival. If you'd read our visitor's book you would have seen all comments are very positive. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark1.6Nov 2021

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in wheel chair accessible shower including a seat, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with solid fuel fire and sofa bed
  • Solid fuel central heating with electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, CD player, Radio and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with lawn, patio, bike storage, barbecue and furniture
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: There is a ramp that can be added to access the front door for those with limited mobility
  • Please Note: This property only accepts Saturay changeovers.

The property

Etal 5.2 miles.

Located on a quiet country lane amongst the Cheviot foothills is this stone-built detached bungalow, Flodden Edge Farm Cottage.

Highly recommended if you are looking for a rural retreat, with ample countryside walks from your doorstep.

The property rests on a farm specialising in Horse Riding and Carriage Driving and is a charming setting for your holiday and the perfect base for outdoor-loving people.

This traditional 18th century dwelling can be found via a quiet country lane.

Once at the property park up in the ample off-road parking at the side of the property, before marvelling at your peaceful surroundings in the Cheviot foothills.

The property boasts cheery yellow colours throughout to make you feel at home during your stay.

The light, well equipped south facing cottage is suitable for all guests including those with limited mobility, wheelchair ramps are available on request.

Make your way into the living/dining room to cosy up on its plush seating as you light the toasty solid fuel fire and pop your favourite DVD on for everyone to watch together.

After an evening of entertainment in the living/dining room, continue through to the country kitchen to begin preparing dinner; the lovely space boasts all the appliances you need, including a dishwasher and washing machine!

When the designated chef has made a tasty meal, enjoy it at the close-by dining table as you discuss your plans for your Northumberland escapades.

As the day comes to an end, rest your head in two well-presented bedrooms.

One is an appealing king-size room and the other is a twin; both rooms provide ample storage and hairdryers.

Get ready for the day in the shower room and freshen up in the convenient walk-in cubicle.

The enclosed garden is perfect for dogs with a lawn for your furry friends to stretch their legs and there’s a barbecue where you can have grilled delights and reminisce about the fantastic time you're having.

This is an ideal base for exploring Northumberland’s natural landscape and places of historical significance.

The last great battle between the English and Scots took place at Flodden Field on 9th September 1513 and the army of King James IV (the last King to die in battle) set camp on land occupied by Flodden Edge.

Legacy of the border conflicts are the many castles in the area, notably Norham, Etal, Ford, Floors, Berwick, Twizel, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne, Alnwick & others.

The nearest shops and pubs are 3 miles away, and fishing and gliding is available nearby.

Head into Etal to explore the remains of Etal Castle and the glorious Etal Manor, before finishing the day off with a bite to eat from the charming local tearoom or a pint at The Black Bull.

Venture towards its partnering village of Ford and stop at the intriguing Heatherslaw Cornmill and Light Railway along the way; when you have arrived in Ford, either by walking or riding the railway, be sure to explore the historic Lady Waterford Hall with its magnificent artwork, along with the grounds of Ford Castle, before hiking to discover the idyllic Roughtin Linn Waterfall.

Travel north to the coastal town of Berwick-on-Tweed.

A fabulous outing with its extensive Elizabethan bastioned town walls to traverse and the fascinating Barracks and Main Guard army museum to tour; after exploring the attractions, why not embark on a boat trip along the coast or through the estuary where dolphins and seals are commonly seen.

Berwick also plays host to a fantastic beach where you can relish a well-deserved rest, before enjoying a game of putting at the fantastic beachfront golf course!

Make your way into the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for a day out in Bamburgh and visit Bamburgh Castle and its beach, before venturing to Seahouses where you can board a boat to the mystical Farne Islands to see puffins other sea birds and seals.

There are so many more attractions and wonders to see in Northumberland, the vast Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve isn't far, nor is the extensive Northumberland National Park.

For a delightful break with your loved ones, choose Flodden Edge Farm Cottage.

Please Note: This property strictly only accepts Saturday changeovers

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About the location

MILFIELD

Cornhill-on-Tweed 7 miles; Berwick-upon-Tweed 14.5 miles.

The small, peaceful village of Milfield rests at the foot of the Cheviot Hills and amongst the vast, agriculturally rich Milfield plain. The village of Millfield is rich in history, as its plain is not only part of the prehistoric Lake of Glendale, but is also where
one of the battles between English and Scots took place. Visitors of Milfield can enjoy a tasty breakfast in Cafe Maelmin or
a pint in the 18th century Coaching Inn of the Red Lion. Explore Etal Castle or Norham Castle. Resting perfectly between the vast Northumberland National Park, where ample outdoor activities await, and the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; providing holidaymakers with the best of both worlds during their stay. The settlements of Alnwick and Bamburgh
aren't far and both make for fabulous outings for all the family, where intriguing attractions can be found

Please Note: This property strictly only accepts Saturday changeovers