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Whiteadder Bank

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Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful place to stay, had the best time."

    Comfortable, so peaceful and all together fabulous.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Spacious and comfortable property."

    Peace and quiet. Fully equipped with ample crockery, large fridge, separate freezer, dishwasher, washing machine etc.. Two nice showers. Strong internet if you have to work. Ideal location for Berwick and the coast. A few niggles - a baking tray and bottom of fridge were dirty, we'd booked for the twin to be made into a double and it wasn't (one call to Sykes and this was corrected within hours), driveway slightly overgrown setting off car sensors every time you went up or down, garden needed a little tidy. Small niggles, nothing to spoil the holiday,

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jun 2024

  • "Fantastic location — next to the Whiteadder river looking out over sloping fields with lots of birds and other wildlife (and surprisingly entertaining sheep) with public footpaths from the doorstep."

    Yet Berwick-upon-Tweed is just a short drive away — a small mediaeval town with lots of character, yet easy to access by car — with free parking! There are lots of places of interest nearby or within an easy drive — we especially enjoyed a boat trip to see seals, Puffins and other sea birds at Farne Islands. The house is spacious and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen — plenty of pots and pans, cutlery and crockery. We liked the design of the relatively recent renovation, the main access is via a boot room, which makes it easy to keep the rest of the house tidy. There are large windows along the length of the house — ideal for watching the wildlife. All bedrooms and bathrooms are accessed from a long corridor which provides flexibility to accommodate different groups. The house is well insulated with an efficient central heating system which we found had been set to maintain a comfortable temperature. It’s a unique, quality, property in a beautiful location and we highly recommend it to anyone seeking a comfortable rural break in this under-appreciated part of the world.

    Thanks for taking the time to write such a kind review. We’re really pleased you enjoyed you stay so much. Thanks again Andy and Jess Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2024

  • "Had a wonderful stay, we were 4 adults and 2 well behaved dogs."

    We were also lucky with the weather, eating out on the patio most days. The views are amazing, the house is beautiful. Just a 10 minute drive into Berwick town and not much further if going to the beach. The house has all of the amenities you could wish for, washer, dryer, oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher etc.. also tv although the channels took some finding sometimes but we got there in the end. There was a lovely gift basket on our arrival which included a bottle of sparkly and biscuits amongst other items. There are leaflets and brochures in the house with maps showing all places to visit nearby. The heating came on in the mornings for a short time which allowed warm towels in the bathroom and also despite the number of showers each morning, the water was always nice and hot. We did contact the owners on arrival as there was no water in the property, but this was down to Northumbrian Water and not through any fault of the owners. However, Jess could not do enough, and within a short time the waterboard was at the house and they fixed the issue (which apparently was somewhere down the road due to work which has been done earlier in the week). Jess, however, messaged several times to make sure it was fixed and check we were okay. One thing I will never forget are the amazing views, such a wonderful property. Thank you for helping make wonderful memories. xx

    Thank you for such a lovely review. It means a lot when people enjoy the house as much as we do! We hope you are able to come back in the future. All the best, Jess and Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2024

  • "Superb location and cottage."

    Plenty of daylight and well furnished. Wood burner a nice touch particularly as the weather was chilly and being technophobes we were reluctant to fiddle with the central heating controls.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed the house! Jess and Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2024

  • "Hello, excellent house and location."

    please check valve in cystern in large bathroom - tendency to stick and allow water to constantly flow. Perhaps look at mattress in large bedroom - may need replacement. We used additional logs but did not have the central heating switched on at the same time. If we came back to the area we would look no where else. Regards, Gordon Connacher

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are delighted that you liked the house so much! We will look in to the mattress and the cystern - thank you for the heads up. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Jess and Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7May 2024

  • "I booked this property for my colleagues for a few consecutive weeks and they loved it."

    The communication, from my point of view as the booker, was also very good. Will definitely be booking again.

    So pleased it all worked out for them Laura! Thank you for the feedback and we look forward to your next booking. Jess and Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely property."

    It was ideal for us, our three daughters and their partners. Very comfortable and clean with a wonderful view of the river and the sheep on the hillside. So relaxing. The kitchen had everything we needed. Only 10 minutes to Berwick and half an hour to Ford and Etal, both well worth visiting. A couple of suggestions - provide clear instructions for the central heating and have mirrors and waste paper bins in all the bedrooms. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this property. Thank you!

    We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the helpful suggestions. Jess and Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0May 2024

  • "We loved the house and were very warm and comfortable there."

    It’s well appointed, and the big windows make the most of the view.

    Thank you so much, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! Jess and Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2024

  • "Such a great house for us - a group of old friends."

    It was warm, clean, loads of sociable space and helpful owners. Also there is a wonderful bath, fantastic showers, and we saw an otter and loads of interesting birds. Highly recommend this place. Only thing we could think of to improve it is some more chopping boards :) Thank you again.

    Thank you so much - it means a lot to get such good feedback. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again! Jess and Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a few days at Whiteadder bank, we all thoroughly enjoyed it is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in, very well equipped and so peaceful but not far to nip to Berwick if you need anything."

    On arrival we had a lovely welcome pack with refreshments and local honey and jams which we all enjoyed. The beds were very comfortable and we all slept very well. The patio area is great if you get good weather it would be nice to sit out in the summer for a barbeque, we just settled for a cup of tea!. There are some binoculars which were very useful to look at the birds feeding on the river, we were not lucky enough to see a seal or otter but maybe next time. We will come back again to this lovely house with the family in the future

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, we really appreciate it. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hosting you again! Jess and Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved Whiteadder Bank - 5 Stars Ours was a very last minute booking, due to the fact that we had walked away from sub-standard accommodation provided by another company!"

    Sykes Cottages to the rescue and luckily for us, Whiteadder Bank was available. Our intention was to originally stay in Bamburgh, but after finding Whiteadder, the location was perfect. Literally a few mins drive from the main A1 route South & North, but in such a tranquil setting. We loved sitting out on the terrace listening to the sheep talking loudly to each other. Beautiful views. The property itself has been refurbished to a really hi-spec and we couldn’t have asked for more. We will definitely return in the future. Thank you to owner Andrew for hosting our last minute booking and for being in contact with us regarding a few questions we had. Highly recommended.

    Thanks for the kind comments, Stephen. We're really pleased you had a good stay and look forward to seeing you again! Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (ziplink), 2 x doubles
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for wood burner stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Multi-level garden with patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.9 miles, river 30 meters
  • Note: Low wall surrounding property, with steep drop – please ensure children are always supervised
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed

The property

Whiteadder Bank is a superb four-bedroom holiday home.

It is ideally situated beside Whiteadder Water with views of the river and the farmland beyond from every room.

The river is home to heron, salmon, otters and even the occasional seal.

It may feel like a true escape from city-life but the friendly, historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, with its numerous attractions and amenities is just a short drive away. Recently renovated, this former pair of shepherds’ cottages has been turned into an immaculately laid out, luxurious family retreat.

All four bedrooms have an excellent views over the river making them the perfect place to take a pair of binoculars and spot some wildlife!

Downstairs is a large well-equipped kitchen, whilst the spacious living and dining rooms have large French windows that open onto the suntrap terrace and extensive garden so that, in the summer, you can enjoy the best of indoor-outdoor living.

To the side of the house, a patio with a rustic table, seating eight, makes it easy and enticing to eat, drink and relax outside.

In the winter, the thick lined curtains and wood burning stove give the house a homely hideaway feel.

Whiteadder Bank is situated at Canty’s Brig, a quiet hamlet between Berwick-upon- Tweed and Paxton village.

There is a beautiful river walk through the woods to the nearest pub, The Cross Inn, just across the border in Scotland.

Alternatively, take the path along the River Tweed to Paxton House, a Georgian mansion open to the public set in 80 acres of woodland and gardens.

Take a long walk in the other direction along the Tweed to Berwick and visit the impressive Royal Border Bridge. More adventurous guests can head to the Cheviot or Lammermuir hills for more challenging hikes.

Nearby are beautiful beaches, coastal paths and many tourist attractions; the wide expanses of Cocklawburn, Cheswick and Goswick beaches are a short car journey away.

Lindisfarne is 15 miles away, Bamburgh Castle is 22 miles away and Etal Castle with its popular light railway is 12 miles away.

A scenic minute drive north brings you to the stunning coastal paths at Coldingham and St Abbs Head.

Berwick-upon-Tweed only 2.9 miles away offers a variety of independent shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, as well as the Maltings cinema and theatre.

The station is on the main railway line between London and Edinburgh.

Whiteadder Bank is in a great destination perfect for both relaxing and exploring the whole of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas