The Old Barn, High Letham
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
High Letham lies to the South and at the foot of Halidon Hill, the site of a decisive battle in 1333 between the English and the Scots for control of Berwick. On 19 July, 1333 Edward III of England defeated Lord Archibald Douglas of Scotland, amid a scene of terrible carnage.
Our holiday cottage sleeps up to a maximum of six adults, in comfort. Quiet, countryside location, only 1/2 a mile from the Scottish Border yet only 5 minutes drive from the centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Stunning views of Berwick, the coastline, Holy Island and the River Tweed, with the Cheviot Hills in the distance, as a backdrop.
Miles of unspoilt beaches, fabulous countryside, castles, stately homes and famous gardens.
Edinburgh and Newcastle City centres only a scenic 40 minutes train journey from Berwick mainline station, or 70 minutes by car.
Imaginatively converted from the traditional, stone built barn adjoining our farmhouse, but with its own separate entrance and complete privacy. The Old Barn faces South - all rooms and the garden face South - with its own private, walled garden, ideal for children. Garden chairs and table are provided.
ROOMS AND RATES
Weekly or fortnightly lets are from Saturday at 3 p.m. onwards to departure on a Saturday by 10 a.m.
Short breaks are sometimes available for a minimum of three nights, out of of high season.
Heating is by off – peak night storage heaters, thermostatically controlled electric radiators, also timer controlled and by the wood burning stove in the sitting room, ( logs provided in the cooler months.)
Electricity usage: electricity is charged by meter reading, at cost and will be settled at the end of your stay.
The first £15.00 of metered electricity is included in the price.
All bed linen is provided, also bath towels and hand towels – but not beach towels – plus a hand towel in each bathroom / shower room.
Beds are made up before your arrival: each bed has sheets, blanket, duvet and two pillows per person. Tea towels and dish cloths provided.
Use of Miele tumble dryer.
Cot and high chair provided. Please bring your own cot bedding.
Free Wi-Fi Broadband.
Dogs accepted by special advance arrangement, must be kept on a lead in the vicinity and must never be left alone in the property.
Ample private car parking.
Hard – wired smoke alarms throughout.
The Old Barn, High Letham is a no smoking house.
KITCHEN / DINING ROOM
Spacious kitchen / dining room, with door leading into the cottage walled garden.The kitchen is fully equipped – essential under the annual inspection rules for 4 star holiday cottages: electric cooker, fridge, chest freezer, microwave, dishwasher and automatic washing machine; use of tumble dryer. High chair.Attractive Karndean flooring. Fitted units and extra cupboards for china and glass.Exterior garden light for Summer evenings.
A carpeted, twin room, with two single beds. Wardrobe and two bedside tables, with drawers.
Mira electric power shower, wash basin, W.C., electric wall heater, heated towel rail.
Carpeted stairs with banister leading to Sitting Room:
Large sitting room with wonderful views Southwards towards Berwick, the Tweed, the coastline and the Cheviots – safety windows – polished wood floor with Indian rug, beamed ceiling, log burning stove, ( free logs provided in Autumn & Winter.)
Free Wi-Fi Broadband. 32” LCD flat screen T.V. and DVD player. Plentiful books and board games.
A carpeted, twin room with two single beds.
A chest of drawers. A hanging cupboard, combined with a further spacious chest of drawers, the same height.
A bedroom chair.
Double bed. Chest of drawers. Large, built-in hanging cupboard, with extra blankets on top shelf and further shelves.
Two bedside tables. Bedroom chair. Cot.
Cast iron bath, with rails. Wash basin, W.C., shaver point, electric wall heater, heated towel rail.
ALL ROOMS IN THE OLD BARN, FACE SOUTH, WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS
LOCAL AREA INFORMATION
High Letham lies to the South and at the foot of Halidon Hill, the site of a decisive battle in 1333 between the English and the Scots for control of Berwick.
On 19 July, 1333 Edward III of England defeated Lord Archibald Douglas of Scotland, amid a scene of terrible carnage.
The English forces were in possession of Halidon Hill, as the Scottish Army advanced boldly up the hill, but the English archers with their longbows proved decisive, the showers of arrows wreaking havoc among the close ranks of the Scots.
The English spearmen and men – at – arms followed up their advantage and the Scots had no choice but to flee.
The slaughter was dreadful, so much so that thousands of the Scots including their commander, perished on the field of battle.
In this more peaceful era take time to visit Conundrum Farm just 2 miles North of High Letham up the A1, on the left www.conundrumfarm.com to walk the Halidon Hill Battle Trail – open from Easter to October.
Then venture into Berwick, England's most Northerly town. A town that has changed hands fourteen times, finally ceded to England in 1482. Yet by 1551 it was transformed into an independent burgh, neither English nor Scots, still a matter of some debate even in recent times.
Alnwick Castle www.alnwickcastle.com
The Alnwick Garden www.alnwickgarden.com
The Alnwick Treehouse www.alnwickgarden.com/explore/whats-here/the-treehouse/restaurant
Bamburgh Castle www.bamburghcastle.com
Chain Bridge Honey Farm www.chainbridgehoney.co.uk
Chillingham Castle www.chillinghamcastle.co.uk
Flodden 1513 Ecomuseum www.flodden1513.com
Floors Castle www.floorscastle.com
Heatherslaw Light Railway www.heatherslawlightrailway.co.uk
Lindisfarne Castle www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema www.maltingsberwick.co.uk
Manderston House www.manderston.co.uk
Paxton House www.paxtonhouse.co.uk
Holy Island www.lindisfarne.org.uk
FISHING – River Tweed www.fishpal.com
Foxton's Wine Bar - Berwick www.foxtonswinebar.com
Oblo Bar & Bistro - Eyemouth www.oblobar.com
The Wheatsheaf - Swinton www.wheatsheaf-swinton.co.uk
Richard & Susan Persse
Mr. & Mrs R.H. Persse
High Letham Farmhouse
Berwick upon Tweed
Tel: 01289 306585
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
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20 Jul 2014
"fabulous cottage, outstanding views, relaxing with sheep as neighbours."
wonderful stay, quiet location but close to A1. Many interesting places to visit in northumberland and scotland. Close to Berwick upon Tweed. Will visit again, soon we hope. Richard and Susan extremel… More
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