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Twincote

(Ref. 1066460)

Wooler, Northumberland Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Twincote is a delightful cottage, conveniently situated on the main road between Wooler and Milfield with great views over the valley."

    The cottage is clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Perfect for a couple. It was nicely warm on arrival and the woodburning stove was an added bonus. The welcome pack was smashing and included an Easter bunny and Easter eggs. Thank you. WiFi would make this the perfect retreat. We came last year too and will certainly come again.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Mar 2024

  • "Had a very relaxing holiday at Twincote."

    House was very clean and homely with nice little touches. Loved the inglenook fireplace which was set for us to use. It was a very cosy place without the fire but was lovely to sit with a roaring fire which we both loved. Big thank you for the wine and chocolate biscuits that were left for us. We thoroughly enjoyed both and would highly recommend this quirky home which was close to all the places to visit Yvonne and George

    Reviewed by George5.0Feb 2024

  • "Despite the weather we enjoyed our visit and as already stated a lovely cosy cottage."

    Clean and well kept. Only problem we could see is that the parking area is tight if you have a big or estate car. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    We can depend on the weather for letting us down but we're pleased you were able to have a lovely holiday in Northumberland. Thank you for your recommendation too, appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely romantic little cottage that met all our needs."

    Loved the decor and and all the little touches and the sofa was so comfy. We really appreciated the gifts left for us thank you. We had a lovely walk up humbleton hill the views were amazing and we walked into humbleton village both from the cottage. We had a wonderful time.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and we're pleased that you had a lovely time :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, everything you need for a good holiday."

    Drive for car only suitable for small cars. Would definitely stay again if in the area. Central for visiting many attractions.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have trimmed back the bushes in the parking bay so that it is back to its full size and can accommodate larger cars again. Pleased you had a lovely holiday Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.4Jul 2023

  • "This is a good base for visiting lots of places."

    Twincote is a nice little place, however if you are a tall person (or even shorter like myself at 5’3”) there are a few bumping head hazards. My husband at 6’3” spent practically the whole 7 days walking stooped over. Getting in and out of the shower was a task in itself. The Cottage had quite an off putting old smell when first walking in. The kitchen sink wasn’t too clean,I felt the need to clean it myself, the dishcloth was quite dirty afterwards. We actually left it cleaner than when we arrived. It was brown from I suspect tea/teabags being left/tipped down it and there was food crumbs stuck to the bottom of the bowl. The upstairs however, was spotlessly clean. The bed & pillows very comfortable. Had no qualms about sleeping on it. Great to have a parking space but very difficult to park in it as quite tight, especially as it’s on a very busy road. Wouldn’t suit a bigger vehicle.

    Hello, I truly apologise for the shortfalls you found in the kitchen. We were on holiday ourselves so had different cleaners do the cottage and obviously didn't do the task in hand to our usual high standard. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the 'quirky' features of Twincote and i hope the bumped heads weren't so bad. We have since trimmed back the foliage around the parking bay which has cleared the parking bay so that it easily accommodates larger cars. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie3.1Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with everything you could need."

    It was clean and comfortable. The view is wonderful and the sun room and binoculars a bonus. Very friendly owners. A very thoughtful welcome pack. Quite a busy road but off road parking a real bonus.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We hope you were able to catch sight of the barn owl hunting over the fields in the evenings? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property in a beautiful part of England."

    Home was spotless and had everything you need for a stay. Nicely decorated and provided a comfortable base to come back to after a busy day visiting all of the local attractions or walking in the beautiful countryside around Wooler.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback it would be lovely to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garry5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, well appointed for visits to interesting villages nearby."

    Wooler was about a mile from Humbleton and well worth investigating. The owner had been very thoughtful, leaving everything you could need. The area, of course, was a walker's paradise. Enjoyed every moment there. Fred and Helen

    Really pleased you had a lovely time, welcome back anytime X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frederick4.7May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful few days at Twincote."

    The cottage was perfect for a couple. It is well equipped, comfortable and beautifully furnished with exquisite taste. Easy off road parking for one car. The woodburner was a bonus but not really needed as the electric heaters were excellent. The sun lounge was delightful with fabulous views across the valley. WiFi would have been an added bonus, but it kept us off the Internet for a few days. Overall, we would definitely book again and recommend the cottage without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cozy cottage, great welcome pack and information leaflets."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage for a couple."

    We used it as a base for exploring and so only really slept in it but it was ideal for that. Wooler is a lovely village and everyone was really friendly. It was well equipped and had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by Katharine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent facilities within this gorgeous cottage."

    Very well equipped kitchen. Towels, tissues, cleaning bits, wood etc. all to hand. We took lots of self catering bits with us but it was all there. Amazing. Gorgeous fireplace, we enjoyed sitting in front of that each evening. Great free view TV. Well situated for visiting Cragside, Bamburgh, Lindisfarne etc. Hoping to go back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a lovely little cottage!"

    This cottage has everything you could possibly need for the perfect getaway. The location is ideal and the village has everything you need. The surroundings are beautiful! On an evening you can put your feet up and gaze out to the beautiful view. You won’t be disappointed

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Twincote and were very comfortable, it is a lovely cottage and in an ideal location for exploring Northumberland."

    Jane was very helpful and communicatons were excellent. We would definitely return and Twincote is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely, comfortable and spotless."

    It had everything you needed also nice views from anywhere in the cottage. Was very spacious, parking was a plus and hoping to return in the future. Jane and Andy were just a phone call away if you needed anything at all and nothing was a problem.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2022

  • "We wrote a resume in the book provided at the cottage,for the owners to read."

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Much care has been taken to provide clean, comfortable accommodation, and the location was ideal for exploring the region."

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Sep 2022

  • "Low ceilings a significant down point in an otherwise lovely cottage."

    Parking access difficult from busy road. Low wall could be removed to widen car park space. A better information pack would help. I.e it’s one thing to tell how to turn hot water on. It’s another to find it when not told where it is! Small thing, but would have been helpful. This cottage had least info and most unclear of any cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a most excellent stay."

    The cottage was everything we expected and more the views were magnificent although the sign on the door said a small cottage we thought it was larger than we expected, a great centre for exploring the area and coast. We would highly recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage is well-equipped and has wonderful views across the fields and hills."

    It is ideally located for visiting the many castles, such as Alnwick, Bamburgh, Chillingham and Dunstanburgh, and the wonderful coastal sites such as Holy Island and the Farne Islands. The only slight negatives [hence, 4 stars, rather than 5] are the lack of wifi, and the need to manoeuvre round the sloping ceilings in the bedroom and ensuite - but we had a lovely holiday at this charming cottage.

    Reviewed by Roger4.4Jul 2022

  • "It was wonderful we had a great holiday and wouldn't think twice about booking this cottage again."

    Ideally situated for visiting a lot of great places. Amazing view and considering it was on a main road very quiet.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Jun 2022

  • "A delightful cottage, beautiful decor and very homely."

    The scenery is amazing from the cottage and all around. The owners were very helpful when I had a small problem that was rectified quickly and hasten to add that it was my mistake. Would certainly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is the best cottage we have stayed in, it catered for our every need."

    We had a wonderful week. The welcome package was very much appreciated, and the scenery is wonderful. Our hosts deserve 10 stars.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very cosy , clean everything thought of."

    Very central for exploring the surrounding areas both Scotland and English borders. Would recommend for couples peace and quiet

    Thank you. Would be lovely to have you stay again, there's so much to explore Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "Cottage is very well laid out for 2 people with a comfortable living area and a very good bed."

    Kitchen is well equipped and the knives were sharp, which is a major plus. It is well placed for visiting the area, which is varied and fascinating. Loads of places to visit including castles, ancient churches, battlefields, mills and, of course, the seaside. The walk round Wooler was particularly interesting.

    Lovely to hear that you love Twincote as much as we do. The area is certainly an interesting one, so pleased you had a nice time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.1May 2022

  • "We had a great holidays at Twincote cottage."

    The place was very clean and has everything you need. Although being a cottage it has a big windows and a lot of light. The big fireplace is a great bonus . The location is great for exploring Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland National Park and Hadrian's Wall.

    Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the cottage and Northumberland. Would be lovely to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria Del Mar5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you, we've just returned from a lovely stay at Twincote."

    A great wee cottage for 2 which is very well equipped and has a lovely living space and kitchen. Cottage has an open fire, and electric heating which meant it was always warm. Nice location just outside Wooler (about 20 min walk over the back road) which has 4 pubs a few shops and a couple of cafes. Cottage was immaculate, and the owners had left a lovely welcome pack, which we really appreciated. Hope to return in the near future.

    We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Twincote and liked the cottage as much as we do. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

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Summary

  • One double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove with fold out bed
  • Sun room
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher TV
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Small front gravelled garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is situated on the A697 therefore some related noise may be heard

The property

Settled on the outskirts of the historic market town of Wooler, at the foot of The Cheviots, rests this characterful one-bedroom cottage, Twincote.

Enjoying close proximity to the rural delights of Northumberland National Park as well as the England/Scotland border, Twincote makes an excellent base for a couple looking to explore the delights of this sought-after area.

A private off-road parking space greets you upon arrival, making unloading your belongings and settling into your new home-from-home an easy task.

Stepping inside, be charmed by the characterful interior of the open-plan living/dining room, where a rustic woodburning stove sits within an inglenook fireplace, enticing you to cosy up on the sumptuous corner sofa with your better half as the flame crackle nearby.

Moving through the ground-floor, discover the well-equipped kitchen, where an elegant breakfast bar invites you to share a bottle of wine with the designate chef as they get to work on preparing a romantic meal for two.

The adjoining sun room provides an idyllic spot to enjoy an evening tipple, whatever the weather, whilst you can make use of the gravelled front garden in the warmer months.

A well-presented double bedroom can be found tucked beneath the sloped ceiling of the first-floor, where an elegant Velux window will flood the room with natural light in the morning, whilst you can get ready for the day ahead with a blissful soak in the en-suite bathroom.

The heart of Wooler rests a short distance from Twincote, where you'll find a bustling high-street home to all of your local amenities, including hearty cafes, traditional pubs and handy takeaways, ideal for those evenings where you fancy a break from doing the cooking, whilst you can stock-up on essentials at the convenience store as well as the new Whiskey distillery in Wooler called Ad Gefrin.

Enjoying a rural position at the foot of The Cheviot Hills, you're in an outdoor adventurers paradise; wrap up warm and enjoy a peaceful stroll through the scenic greenery of Wooler Common, lace up your walking boots and hike to the summit of Humbleton Hill, or take a step back in time and discover the remnants of Hadrian's Wall, running nearby through Northumberland National Park.

The town of Coldstream is easily accessible, resting just over the border in Scotland, home to Coldstream Museum, Hirsel Golf Club and the iconic Coldstream Bridge, whilst Alnwick Castle can be found in the opposite direction, famed as the backdrop behind Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter movies.

A memorable retreat to the country for two awaits at Twincote.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

WOOLER

Berwick-upon-Tweed 16 miles; Bamburgh 15 miles; Alnwick 18 miles.

Wooler is a delightful, historic market town on the banks of the River Till, one of the tributaries of the Tweed, nestling in the foothills of the Cheviots which form part of the Pennine Way. Known locally as 'The Gateway to The Cheviots', Wooler has a selection of hotels and eating places and offers a magnificent location for exploring the whole of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Situated on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, Wooler is just a short drive away from the historic town of Alnwick with its famous Castle and Gardens, and the well preserved Garrison town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Chillingham Castle with its ancient herd of wild white cattle and Coldstream, just over the Scottish border, are also a short drive away.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas