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Skylark Cottage, Thornton

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Skylark Cottage is a traditional stone built farm cottage with loads of biomass heating, pumped from our farm boilers. If you like to be warm and cosy then look no further! All electricity and heating are included in the holiday price so all you need to do is to focus on having a wonderful holiday.

Skylark is all on ground floor level and has a good-sized sitting room with large comfy sofas and a log burner. The bedrooms are all double sized with lots of storage space. We provide John Lewis bed linen and luxury cotton towels (all included in the rental price). The cottage also benefits from complementary Wi-Fi access, a wonderful enclosed play park beside the cottage and all of stunning Northumberland on your doorstep.

Skylark Cottage has a large garden (all lawn) overlooking open countryside, perfect for barbeques or a glass of wine with a good book, listening to peace perfect peace.

We are incredibly family friendly at Thornton and aim to offer a home from home holiday. We can always set up the travel cot and highchair ready for your arrival. Come and spot a guinea fowl, help collect the eggs and feed the lambs. We have miniature donkeys who are very cheeky but do love some attention.

Thornton is a small organic arable farm which has been worked by the Smales Family since 1948. We work very hard at our organic status and this results in amazing bird life and wildlife, right on our doorstep. Guests are more than welcome to wander around the farm tracks and we love to hear of what they've seen. For wildlife lovers, Thornton boasts hares, deer & RSPB reported 51 species of birds. Pets are more than welcome to stay at Skylark Cottage and we can even provide maps so guests can try to spot Corn Buntings or Tree Sparrows.

Skylark Cottage is 10 minutes from Berwick-upon-Tweed and 5 minutes from Norham where you can find a butcher, baker, grocer and a pub. Attractions in the local area include the world-famous Lindisfarne (a 20 minute drive), Alnwick Gardens, Heatherslaw Light Railway & our family favourite, The Chainbridge Honey Farm.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cheswick 10.7 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 9 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh or Newcastle 100 km, Nearest railway: Berwick-upon-Tweed 9.6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Log burning stove with first basket of logs provided

Further details outdoors

Enclosed garden overlooking open fields.

Fantastic play park with a double swing, see-saw, slide & climbing frame.

Garage houses barbecue & can be used to keep your car undercover.

Parking available for 3 cars.

Guests are always welcome to come and help collect eggs, visit the donkeys or feed a pet lamb or two!

Further details

Biomass Central Heating and Electricity included in rental price

Pets are very welcome and free of charge

John Lewis linen and towels included in rental price

Complementary W-Fi

Large play area (swings, slide, climbing frame and see-saw) next to the Cottage

Miniature donkeys, sheep and hens all on site for some farmtastic fun!

Northern England region

Northumberland is steeped in history, from England/Scotland Invasions (Norham Castle, Flodden Field), coastal invasions (Bamburgh & Dunstanburgh Castles) to Hadrian's Wall in the South.

It is generally warmer May - September, with the chance of snow in the winter, although we have not had any this year.


- Norham Castle

- Heatherslaw Light Railway

- The walled town of Berwick upon Tweed

- The Holy Island of Lindisfarne

- Pub is 2km / 1.4 miles away.

Other nice places to eat include the Barn at Beal and the Black Bull at Etal

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Review 1-4 of 4

15 Jun 2014



We had booked skylark cottage for 3 nights for my sons wedding in norham.we were bowled over by this cottage,very peaceful location,lovely views.the facilities in the cottage were great,all you need f… More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I can appreciate an extra loo or ensuite would have be more than welcome for your party of guests. But so pleased you found the cottage comfortable and you had everything you needed for your special weekend. Wishing you all the best and very much hope to see you again soon. Laura Smales, Thornton Farm Cottages

18 Feb 2013


"The Perfect Holiday Cottage for Exploring the Borders or relaxing in tranquil comfort."

Having experienced the horrors of holiday cottages this has exceeded all expectations. A warm and friendly service from first contact to arriving and beyond. A well equipped holiday rental with everyt… More

10 Nov 2012


"Simply the best weekend retreat I've stayed at"

Countryside location, check! Beaufitul outside and inside, check! Friendly and welcoming host, check!As per the heading. My wife and I love this cottage. We have stayed twice now with our in-laws and … More

4 Nov 2012


"Perfect, relaxing cottage"

Couldn't ask for more - beautiful cottage in peaceful surroundings. Kitchen well equipped, living room cosy, bathroom spotless with lovely soft towels, bedroom had plenty storage, comfy beds with high tog duvets.
Got a lovely warm welcome on arrival with fresh flowers and fresh eggs. Kids were able to help put the horse away and collect eggs which made their day.
The cottage was just perfect, thank you

Review 1-4 of 4

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