Oil Mill Lane Apartments
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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The apartment has a new fully fitted & equipped kitchen with electric cooking, microwave, slow cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer health grill,coffee percolator, sandwich maker and toaster. There is also a top of the range fully equiped wicker picnic hamper including a cool box, flask, ground sheet and tartan rug for your trips to one of the many golden sandy beaches of the castles and counrty houses that are in abundance within an hours easy drive from the apartment.There is a fully tiled bathroom with separate shower & heated ladder towel rail. The apartment has been completely refurnished and decorated to a high standard. The quality of the decor, soft-furnishings and furniture throughout is superb.
The combined lounge and dining room has a smart television, Blu ray DVD,a selection of CD' and DVD's. Books, indoor board games, maps, brochures on local attractions and an up to date tidetable for visiting The Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
The spacious master bedroom is brightly decorated and consists of a double bed, mirrored wardrobe, hand made bedside cabinets and a mirrored dressing table with hair drier. There are two bedrooms, the second bedroom is equipped with a bunk style 4' 6" double bed base and a 'rest assured' sprung mattress with a single bunk bed above. All bed linen is provided. Available at an extra cost. Charges are per booking. TOWELS are NOT provided free at this property but can be hired ( per person £5.00. Digital safe £7.00.
Double glazing and gas central heating throughout. The heating is inclusive in the price but the electricity is metered. I fill the up when you arrive you top it back up when you leave, only pay for what you have used.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||There are 4 beaches within one mile 700 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh and Newcastle. 75 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is all ground floor and ideal for those with walking difficulties being both close to the town center and the Elizabethan Walls. It sleeps 4 persons comfortably but as the second bedroom has a bed with a double bed base and a single bed above where another person can be accommodated. The kitchen also has a small breakfast bar with two bar stool style seats. You tell us, and we can arrange that anniversary/birthday bouquet of flowers here on your arrival, sea angling trips, Cycle hire, local theatre tickets and best seats in local shows see the ( Entertainment in Berwick ) link on our website, " Location page". Pony treks from hourly to full day, local food hampers, taxis, and upto date best local restaurant menus sent to you. We also have a stack of DVD's and more than a few books for your quiet, relaxing time. The owner lives in the apartment above.
|Further details outdoors|
The private walled courtyard garden has a barbecue and patio furniture with stairs leading up to your very own sun deck that can receive the sun all day long "weather permitting", the perfect place to enjoy your breakfast, lunch, dinner or a quiet read with a glass or two of whatever takes your fancy.
Residential parking is available and guests usually park outside their bedroom window or in Oil Mill Lane outside their kitchen window, I have two " Residential parking permits " for guests
The heating is inclusive in the price but the electricity is metered.
The apartment has lots of lamps and lights for you to set the right lighting arrangment you like.
Unfortunately in the past there have been times when all the lamps and lights have being left on even when the guests have not been in the apartment. A £1.00. coin opperated electric meter has been installed and is topped up to full . All you have to do its top it back up before you leave ,then you only pay for what you have used. The apartment is really not suitable for young children under 12 years due to glass cabinets and glass topped coffee tables, which could be eye leavel to some toddlers .Safety first.
Northern England region
Berwick is ideally situated for exploring both this special corner of Northumbria and the Scottish Borders. Designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty “with many magnificent castles, historic houses and sweeping golden sandy beaches that can go on for miles. Follow the River Tweed dipping into England then Scotland and back again not knowing where you really are visiting quaint unique villages as you go. From the historic town of Alnwick with its medieval Castle and Garden, Wooler's Cheviot Hills and National Park to the fishing village of Eyemouth and the Abby towns of Kelso and Melrose, all within and ¾ hour sightseeing drive and having little traffic on our roads means no traffic jams.
A short drive takes you to England's cradle of Christianity, The Holy island of Lindisfarne, where in AD635 the monk St. Adain, reintroduced Christianity to the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. The mission was so successfull that Lindisfarne was known throughout Europe as a centre of religious learning and craftsmanship, and it is here around AD700 the monks created the magnificent Lindisfarne gospels, now considered to be a masterpiece of early Anglo-Saxon/Celtic art.
Situated within the historic Elizabethan wall and only three minutes walk from the town centre makes shopping and site seeing in Berwick easy. There are several pubs and hotels that provide a good menu and a good selection of shops including some that provide fresh local produce. The twice-weekly market is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the shadow of the town hall where there is always a bargain to be had. Visit the riverside where you can often watch traditional salmon net fishing at low tide in the summer from "gardi's batt" the mid-stream sand bar below the Old Bridge 1603.. Watch a spectacular light display on the viaduct arches on The Royal Border Bridge 1850 every night
Berwick has four golden sandy beaches two that have rock pools and one with a prominade and splash park, one town golf course, and, just to the South, a links course. The River Tweed, famed for its salmon has regular boat trips that stop at Paxton House and Country Park with the largest collection of Chippendale furniture in Scotland and the perfect place for your picnic or you can even get married there and sail back to visit Berwick's unique buildings. Dominating Marygate is the spired Town Hall, built by The Guild of Berwick in 1750's A guided tour will take you around the Guild Hall and goal cells. The curfew bell rings every night just before 8pm.
Bicycles can be hired in the area. There is a huge number of castles and country-houses that can be visited in the area including
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30 Jul 2014
"The Best Equipped Self-Catering Cottage I have encountered. Perfect!"
I have been using self-catering accommodation for my holidays in England for the past 25 years, and I can say without a work of exaggeration that this is the best equipped cottage I have come across. … More
19 Jun 2014
"Superb accommodation, very well-equiped, comfortable and relaxing."
Glad we found this one! An excellent apartment, extremely well equiped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. A warm friendly welcome from John who met us at the station. The flowers, fruit, coffee a… More
Dear Margaret and Les,
it was a pleasure to have you both stay at the apartment for your holiday, the pumpkins have both started to fruit, toms are growing taller and cucumber has several fruits the largest almost ready to pick, hanging baskets and pots ready to burst with flowers, as soon as they do I will send photo's, best wishes and thanks you,
25 May 2014
"Brilliant a home from home that was very welcoming and warm."
When we arrived we were met by John the owner who took us around the apartment and made us feel very welcome.The small thoughtful touches of fresh fruit and flowers were really nice. The apartment was… More
Dear Ray and Jackie, many thanks for your lovely review, its really nice to know that you have enjoyed your stay at the apartment and I would love to see you both again, you are a lovely couple. Thank you for leaving the apartment so clean and tidy too. The garden's doing great with the recent rain we have had, hanging baskets are bursting with blooms, tomatoes, cucumber, courgettes, pumpkins are all doing well and the bamboo has shot up to make the Sun deck that little bit more private, very best wishes, John.
13 Aug 2013
"Luxurious and at the same time cosy!"
We stayed in Oil Mill Lane with our family (from the Netherlands) during the summer. My parents have always been a fan of England, the nature and the culture. We enjoyed the walks and pubs in Berwick,… More
Thank you for your super review, you were my first family from Holland and were just what I had expected, polite,
clean, tidy and adventurous. The bicycle's have been sitting in the garage for years it was so good to see you put them to a good use and enjoyed listening to your off road adventure's,
Best wishes, John
12 Aug 2013
"An excellent apartment"
This apartment is well situated just a few minutes walk away from the sights and sounds of Berwick and just a 10 minute walk from the train station. It is also within easy access to tourist attractio… More
Thank you so much for your review it really matters that the little things I can help with can make more of your holiday,
6 Aug 2013
"Great Owner, Great Apt. Great Town, Great Area"
Our stay could not have been better. The apt and garden were the best. John took great care of us. He took us to grocery as we had no car. Then he helped us rent a car and even lent us his Sat/Nav … More
Hi folks, many thanks for your great review, checking out the sat nav your realy managed to cover a few miles, Well done,
24 May 2013
"great location and very comfortable accommodation"
We wanted a self catering apartment, close to the town and it's facilites, without having to use the car all the time. Oil mill apartment was ideal. The walks on the wall and by the river, were v… More
Many thanks for your nice review I'm realy pleased you enjoyed your stay,
11 Sep 2012
"Comfortable and welcoming with a beautiful garden"
The apartment was finished to a high standard, clean and comfortable - and central!The bathroom had both bath and shower (which was excellent) and was nice and roomy.The 3 piece suite was comfortable … More
Many thanks for your lovely review, I would be very happy to meet you again and weather permitting have that BBQ, Kind regards,
12 Aug 2012
"Ideal base for the north east of England / Berwick"
Excellent position within the old Elizabethan town wall ramparts, which are about 2 minutes walk away and lovely to walk around. The town centre is also only a few minutes walk away, which is ideal fo… More
Dear Rene', Barbara, Charles and Lena, many thanks for your lovely review. It was so nice to meet you all and know that you enjoyed your holiday,
Kind regards, John.
11 Aug 2012
"Fantastic apartment and location"
Our stay at the Oil Mill Lane Apartements was fantastic. John, the owner, made us feel very welcome and cooked us an amazing BBQ (in his amazing garden). John gave us great advice on which places to v… More
Hellloooo Mick, Wendy and Amy,
thank you very much, thats a great review and I must say you were really good company too.
Mick I have also bought 4 stainless steel lanterns which are waiting for the sparky to install in the garden so no more waving of arms to keep the lights from going off.
Cheers and thank you, will keep in touch, John.
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