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Calm Skies

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Scremerston near Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Property gorgeous."

    Couple of minor issues. Shower in master bedroom did not work. Contacted owner who asked us to reset fuse in fusebox - this worked. However, the same problem recurred the following day. We were only there for three days therefore not really inconvenienced, but it requires a permanent fux otherwise customers on a longer stay may get cracked off. Other minor issue - toaster only toasts two slices of bread at a time - insufficient for eight people - suggest a four ‘slice’ toaster would be more useful. Other than that great time was had by one and all. Oh! Sorry one more whinge - only one small glass for drinking spirits from. Could do with a few more. Regards Brian Holcroft

    Reviewed by Brian4.4May 2024

  • "One TV for 8 people with different tastes in viewing should be reconsidered."

    No pizza dish. 2 slice toaster. No strainer for rice and pasta. Sitting room very dark needs light colours on walls. Overall though a beautiful house.

    Reviewed by Vivienne3.8May 2024

  • "This is our second visit to Calm Skies we came last November with friends and was so impressed we booked for our family, we are returning again in November again with our friends."

    That’s how highly we rate the property. We as a family will book again for next year. It’s a beautiful house, in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2024

  • "Wonderful !"

    We had a lovely stay .. the house had everything to make it a very comfortable .. there was not one thing any of us could say needed improvement. A credit to the owner . Looking forward to our next stay in Northumberland in Calm Skies

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Apr 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Calm Skies."

    It was a perfect size for two families of four. A spacious house decorated beautifully all throughout to a high end level. We had everything we needed. Any issue or query we could contact the owner direct. The area is quiet and peaceful. Whilst the house is situated on a courtyard with other houses, we felt like we were the only ones there. The house head in the countryside but it was close enough to amenities in Berwick-upon-tweed and other places of interest. It was a great base for exploring Northumberland and the Borders. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is excellent accommodation."

    Spacious, well-equipped and clean. The extra effort of making the cottage a "home from home" really stands out. The attention to detail in all of the rooms is so evident and really adds to the overall comfort.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    Everything here we needed for a few luxury days away. Have booked again as we were so impressed with the property.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2023

  • "Super accommodation, spacious, well maintained and ideal for a family treat."

    Everyone loved it.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great sized property and done out to a very high standard."

    Great location for days out. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend..

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great place."

    Wonderful location. We loved the big warm kitchen with the ever hot cooker. We liked the layout. We think that the drawers in the kitchen may need a bit of attention. Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Aug 2023

  • "This is a very spacious property, which was great for our party of 7 which included children."

    There were secure garden areas where the children could play safely. It was well decorated but we would have preferred a lighter colour scheme in the lounge, which was a little dark. The layout of the kitchen provided plenty of workspace for preparing and serving food. The kitchen was also well equipped though we could have done without some of the unnecessary 'clutter' in the cupboards. We enjoyed our week at Calm Skies and would choose it again if holidaying in the area.

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Aug 2023

  • "The pillows and bedding in general was not great."

    Not a big fan of the cooker. Having said that it is a lovely house and perfect for our family of 8. Plenty of room.

    Reviewed by Kay4.1Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful house with lots of room for everyone to move around in."

    Loved the large kitchen/diner, only downside was the cooker. We couldn’t quite get the hang of the cooker and on occasions used the microwave instead. This wouldn’t put us off though. The house is in a great location, great for exploring and visiting Bamburgh, Holy Island and Berwick too. We also had brilliant weather which made sitting in the garden a joy. The neighbours are also very friendly. A welcome pack would be an ideal addition, something to think about maybe! We had a great time at Calm Skies and would love to come back.

    For those staying a week we always supply a welcome pack . Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely house, plenty of room for everyone, great having as many bathrooms, kitchen is a great size."

    Ideal location for travelling to different places, and a lovely enclosed garden to sit out in, great for the dog too. We would of giving this holiday home 5 stars, but a wee bit tweaking would make it perfect. Cleaning could be better, skirting boards were needing a dust, long hair stuck in plug hole in one of the en-suite’s, bannister on the stairs was needing a wipe, and kitchen units were needing a wipe out. A lot of the dishes were either chipped or cracked, and garden furniture could do with being stained again. Hope you don’t think we are being picky, as we all throughly enjoyed our stay, and hope you take our comments, to make this accommodation the 5 star it deserves.

    Have past comments to our cleaner to check. Only a couple of chips in plates etc and will replace. Garden furniture is a matter of taste. We like the look the of the furniture so have not stained it again. But everyone has a preference. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely spacious property."

    Decorated beautifully! Loved the huge kitchen diner which we spent majority of our time in! Feel like the study room could be put to better use, maybe a games room with a pool table as was just used as a storage room while we were there! Could do with a mirror in twin room also. Lots of games which kept us entertained! Maybe a small welcome pack would of been nice also. Good communication with owner. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4May 2023

  • "The place is gorgeous, lovely location and easy to find."

    Facilities are fab, there's so much space. Theres a lot of thuoght been put into everything and you dont feel like you are living on top of each other. There's lots of storage space too. Great, comfy beds and good quality furniture make it really comfy. Garden is fab and great if you have a dog as its enclosed properly at the back. We're hoping to be back again.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Mar 2023

  • "Amazing property, spacious and very homely."

    Great location as close to everything you need. Would definitely stay again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7Dec 2022

  • "Owner aware bath tap needs repaired."

    Some plates chipped and need replaced. Overall a very beautiful place to stay. Have recommended to friends and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Nov 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable well equipped cottage with ample space."

    . We will certainly come again.

    Reviewed by Rena4.7Nov 2022

  • "Calm Skies provided an excellent location to enjoy Berwick, we had breakfast most days at Marshall's and certainly made the most of the eating venues in Berwick."

    All 6 of our party enjoyed the peaceful surroundings of Calm Skies and would absolutely consider returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property, exactly as described, peaceful and great location with plenty of beaches and walking in close proximity."

    Would happily return or recommend to others.

    Reviewed by F and G5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely house, that has everything you need for your stay."

    Extra goodies left were a nice touch. Photos don’t do it justice, rooms are spacious,clean and well decorated. Location ideal for exploring the surrounding area, 5 mins to Berwick. Would recommend & return if holidaying in Northumberland again. Loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Oct 2022

  • "A stunning, high end decor property, beautiful furnishings and fittings."

    .could live there .its extremely spacious, Garden self contained for dogs , property in a quiet area , 5 mins to Berwick approx 10-15 to holy island. 25 mins Bamburgh, 20 Alnwick.. so its ideal for sight seeing. Warm property , if cold heats quickly, great showers and soft towels.. If you think your missing wardrobes in middle two rooms, there's huge wardrobe storage cupboards on the landing too. In general well equipped, would benefit from more pans / frying pans,there was not one , and needs clean good condition baking trays ,they weren't really good to use.. Also take washing up liquid and hand soap, there was none. Also a dressing table or two in a few rooms would make it perfect, Thanks for the welcome goodies, will definitely return.

    Thankyou for the positive feedback. Our changeover team should have replaced the liquid soap and hand soap so we will contact them to double check. We will add some additional baking trays and a frying pan. There are multiple pans already , but we will endeavour to expand the range. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linsey3.8Sep 2022

  • "Excellent stay in beautifully appointed accommodation."

    Pure quality throughout and owners there to help, nothing too much trouble. Thank you Simon. We will definitely see you again today

    Great to see that you enjoyed the cottage Jeff. We love it too. Let us know if there is anything else we can help with the next time you book. Lovely feedback thankyou. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Aug 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Sun room
  • Oil central heating
  • Everhot cooker with AGA top and oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Multilevel garden with patio, gravelled area and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.9 miles, beach 1.7 miles

The property

Berwick-Upon-Tweed 2.5 miles.

Calm Skies, rests on the outskirts of the historic town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed in Northumberland, this captivating cottage is located in the village of Scremerston and only 5 miles from Holy Island and its famous causeway, this unique holiday home is peaceful, spacious and beautifully presented.

With sea glimpses, a contemporary décor and just a short drive or long, pleasant walk to local amenities and the beach, this pet-friendly home is the ideal retreat for a family or group of friends to enjoy the Northeast coast of England, it is a great spot to come for long, windswept walks, to admire the big open sky and beautiful landscapes, or even to venture over the border to visit 'New Asgard' (located in St Abbs and the site of the recent Marvel blockbuster film), Both the Northumberland Coast Path and the National Cycle Route pass nearby.

As well as walkers, and families who come to enjoy the sand and rockpools exposed at low tide, the area is also popular for birdwatching, fossil hunting, surfing and body boarding, The Lindisfarne Nature Reserve and Heritage coast is close by, with miles of golden sandy beaches.

On arrival, off-road parking greets you, before stepping into a spacious open plan kitchen and dining room, this large entertaining area offers all the essentials needed to cook up a storm for your group, including a dining table (that can seat 8) where you can plan your holiday adventures as a group over dinner.

From here, make your way to the sitting room to relax, or break off from the group and spend time with a good book in the sunroom.

Upstairs, four neat bedrooms invite you to rest; two king-size with en-suite shower rooms, perfect for extra privacy, along with another king-size and a twin, which are served by a family bathroom housing both a freestanding bath and a walk-in shower.

Make the most of the outdoor space with dinner alfresco in the warmer evenings; the multilevel garden has space to dine and for your four-legged friend to stretch their legs.

Venture into the local town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed for your amenities and a day at the beach, and you can also find a leisure centre to keep you entertained, for shopping, you can choose between M&S food Hall, Morrisons or Asda.

Conveniently located close to the A1 and surrounded by countryside, the property is ideal for exploring Northumberland and even southern Scotland.

Calm Skies creates luxurious and relaxed living, with easy access to Northumberland, the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh, make your way to Holy Island and marvel at the grand, crag top Lindisfarne Castle and the picturesque Lindisfarne Nature Reserve.

Further afield you can visit plenty of surrounding towns and villages including Bamburgh, Warkworth and Seahouses, or you can even get to Scotland and the border county for a day out filled with vast and varied scenery.

If you like to stay active on your holiday, take advantage of the abundance of walking and cycling routes within the Northumberland National Park and the nearby beaches and coastal paths.

Whatever the weather, Calm Skies is a fabulous holiday home for your next family break.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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