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Hilltop Cottage

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Wark-On-Tweed, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • garden (8)
  • cottage (7)
  • comfortable (6)
  • well (6)
  • equipped (6)
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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The photographs are not a true representation because there is no hilltop view due to garden trees being so overgrown."

    There is no starter pack for the log burner which the owners blame on Sykes for incorrect marketing. The heating is knackered. The place is dirty and uncared for. The owner’s attitude towards paying guests is less than appalling. It’s a shame for Sykes because their accommodation that I have previously booked has been wonderful. The cottages is being neglected and needs serious maintenance undertaken. I have lots of photographs as evidence of the disrepair and lack of care and cleanliness.

    The house is called Hilltop as it is on a hilltop in the village, not because there are hilltop views, except in the far distance from the main bedroom over the top of the trees. We inherited the name of the cottage. It's a shame that you found fault with the cottage. You are right we are due some maintenance, unfortunately it's not been possible to book this in until October. I tried to help as much as I could at a distance with your issues with the heating both on the phone and by text message - which when checked since appears to be working as expected. I'm sorry that you felt my attitude was incorrect or uncaring. I would appreciate seeing the photos you took that showed a lack of cleanliness, as I have previously checked on the cleaner's work and not found it lacking. Perhaps you could forward them using What'sApp to the phone number you already have for me? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula1.3Sep 2023

  • "The bathroom let's this property down poor tiles and shower didn't work think ..."

    The bathroom let's this property down poor tiles and shower didn't work think wfi is needed there to I know it said when booking there's no wfi but for price of staying there really poor that wfi not supplied

    Thanks for your feedback. We are having the bathroom tiles and shower fitting replaced in the autumn - unfortunately the damage was caused by a previous guest this summer and we didn't want to cancel existing bookings as everything still functions. We have not previously had a report of the shower not working - my cleaner tested it on Friday and found it to be working - so I am not sure what the problem was that you experienced. It is made very clear that there is no wifi available at the property. Many of our guests enjoy the offline time. This is a rural property with no phone line connected and no cable currently in the village. There is good mobile reception and a hotspot can easily be set up using your own data. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Aug 2023

  • "The windows and frames were dirty, dead flies and spiders."

    Bathroom tiles loose and shower falling apart. Porch, dining area was dirty. Garden overgrown, no patio furniture to sit out on as described in listing. Bench in garden had thorns growing over it. With these issues rectified it would be lovely. Kitchen well equipped and beds comfortable. A thorough deep clean is needed and garden tidied.

    It's a shame the cottage was not as clean as you expected - my cleaner will see these comments, and I will ask her to address your concerns. We are due to have the bathroom refitted this autumn - unfortunately a previous guest this summer caused some damage to the tiles and fittings - we are aware, but save cancelling holidays we have not had any time to address this yet. There is patio furniture (two different sized tables and chairs) in the shed in the garden. Someone must have moved the bench as it used to be sited well away from the rose. The garden is regularly tended - but this has been a prodigious growing year, and I fear our gardener may not be keeping up - thanks for the feedback which I can pass to him. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela3.1Aug 2023

  • "This cottage was more than adequate."

    Everything you need for a short stay.

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely cottage, nice garden, good location. We enjoyed the borders. Lots to see. Good cycling. Good walking. Lots of history.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2023

  • "Comfort not perfect."

    Steep stairs. Everything else super. Facilities excellent but strange, garden overgrown, steep and dark. Well thought out throughout. Only met one neighbour. Area very quiet.

    Reviewed by William4.4Jun 2023

  • "Hilltop is a lovely comfortable cottage."

    The garden is great and you get to bird watch from the sun room. It was very clean and felt Covid safe.

    Sep 2020

  • "A very comfortable stay."

    Very clean cottage and well equipped. Such a quiet, friendly location yet well situated to visit local places. Owners were very accommodating. Great garden, my children loved picking and eating the fruit. We will definitely return.

    Jul 2018

  • "Ideal location and well equipped"

    Jul 2018

  • "Bed is really comfortable."

    Kitchen well equipped. Parking for one small car. Very peaceful.

    Jun 2018

  • "A warm, comfortable, cottage that the owners have fully equipped with great care."

    Because of new pavement building the drive isn't accessible now for large cars but there is a safe car park opposite. This, however, involves walking up a short,steep hill which may be awkward for some. The secure garden is lovely and a haven for birds which entertained us as we ate and read in the sun room. We found Wark an ideal position for exploring the area, within easy distance to coast, towns and moorland. We will return!

    Sep 2017

  • "The cottage was well equipped, cosy and comfortable."

    Jun 2017

  • "Lovely little cottage, beautiful garden, good location for exploring Northumberland and Scotland."

    Apr 2017

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This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Dining room
  • Oil heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear enclosed split-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 3.8 miles
  • Electrical charging point in car park 100 metres away from property
  • Note: Split level garden is not suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: This property has no WiFi

The property

Coldstream 4 miles.

With beautiful countryside views and easy access to walks through the scenery, Hilltop Cottage rests within Wark, near Coldstream, Northumberland, and is ideal for a family looking to explore the Scottish Borders.

Be welcomed into a kitchen/sitting room where roof beams spread throughout the space and, combined with a traditional fireplace housing a welcoming woodburning stove, add a sense of history to this property.

Relax in one of the stylish sofas with one of the many books provided and when mealtimes call, an amply fitted kitchen will cater to your culinary needs, and you can enjoy your meal in the dining room with a view across the countryside.

Two bedrooms nestle within this property, as well as a ground-floor bathroom, including a double with a floral feature wall and storage and a twin with blue décor.

Outside, enjoy breakfast in the sunshine with a view across the countryside from the sitting area, and the split-level garden is ideal for picnics and for your four-legged family members to relax in.

Wark is a hamlet resting on the Scottish Boarders and overlooking The River Tweed, where you can enjoy a scenic walk and see what wildlife you can spot.

The next town, offering eateries and a convenience store, is Coldstream, and here you can enjoy the scenery at Tweed Green, Henderson Park and The Hirsel Estate, and there is also the option of a golf course and Coldstream Museum.

Wark has the ancient remains of a castle, and there are many more within easy reach including Ford Castle, Twizel Castle and Etal Castle.

If you wish to explore Northumberland National Park, head over to Yeavering where there are many walks including Yeavering Bell Hill Fort, Hambleton Hill and there is the village of Wooler with its selection of shops, eateries and a castle.

Explore the beauty of the Scottish Borders with Hilltop Cottage.

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About the location


Cornhill-on-Tweed 2 miles; Coldstream 3 miles; Kelso 8 miles.

The rural village of Wark-on-Tweed lies along the northern border of Northumberland, which itself is the border between England and Scotland. It enjoys a peaceful aspect of the county in a beautiful area and walking country abounds. Just 3 miles north east is Coldstream, home to the famous Coldstream Guards, with its interesting museum and a good selection of shops and pubs, while Alnwick, with its impressive Norman Castle and Garden, is just a short drive away. Visit the popular market town of Berwick with its well preserved 15th Century walls and good range of shops or take a gentle 15 mile drive to Northumberland's breathtaking Heritage Coast with its castles, miles of sandy beaches, wildlife and dunes. With the delights of Scotland lying just over the border, this is a superb base from which to explore all that this delightful area of Northumberland has to offer.

Note: This property has no WiFi
There is an electrical charge point in the Northumberland County Council car park 100 metres from the house

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter