Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10
St Cuthberts Farmhouse is a traditional Victorian farmhouse situated amid 600 acres of farmland right on the border above the River Tweed, commanding a fabulous view of the surrounding countryside and the river.
The main draw is the superb fishing available on the River Tweed (pre-booking required), which has a deserved reputation as one of the world’s great salmon fisheries. While The Tweed is internationally famous for salmon, the river also has an excellent run of sea trout both in the summer and the autumn with some large specimens being taken.
Though St Cuthberts' location makes it an obvious choice for the fisherman, the surrounding area offers much aside, including beautiful walks, the beaches of Berwick, a huge choice of golf courses, riding at stables nearby and renowned landmarks such as Lindesfarne, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castles all in close proximity, making it an ideal location for a holiday with family or friends.
St Cuthberts has been entirely refurbished to the highest standards throughout, with classical interiors complemented by modern amenities. There is ample storage space for fishing and outdoor gear, including a separate box freezer in which to store the catch of the day.
Catering at St Cuthberts is entirely flexible; the services of a chef can be organised if required, meals can be pre-ordered on request or else the property can be taken on a self-catered basis.
St Cuthberts Farmhouse is just 3 miles from historic Coldstream, 50 minutes south of Edinburgh and 10 minutes from Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
Dogs are welcome at St Cuthberts Farmhouse by prior agreement with the Owners, and we would ask that they are kept to the downstairs of the property.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Northumberland Coast 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 90 km, Nearest railway: Berwick-upon-Tweed 18 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
ST CUTHBERTS FARMHOUSE RENTAL AGREEMENT
For the purposes of these Terms and Conditions, St Cuthberts Farmhouse means Nick and Caroline
1.1 These terms and conditions form the basis of the agreement between you and St Cuthberts
Farmhouse for the holiday rental of St Cuthberts Farmhouse together with all other conditions set
1.2 By signing the Booking Form you agree that you are over 18 years of age and that you accept full
responsibility for all payments due and for the consequences of any actions of all persons who will
use the Property during your holiday. Once payment has been made by cheque, you will have
deemed to have read all the Booking Conditions and agreed to be bound by them.
2.1 St Cuthberts Farmhouse will confirm the booking on receipt of the Booking Form and a deposit
of one third of the holiday rental fee (“the Deposit”).
2.2 Once St Cuthberts Farmhouse has confirmed the booking from you and has received the
Deposit then an agreement exists between us on these terms and conditions.
2.3 St Cuthberts Farmhouse will accept a provisional booking and reserve the Property for your
holiday provided that we receive the Deposit from you within 7 working days.
2.4 If the holiday is due to start within 8 weeks of the date of booking the total of the holiday rental
fee is payable at the time of booking.
2.5 No subsequent changes may be made to any part of the Booking Form without St Cuthberts
Farmhouse’s express written approval.
3. Final Payment
3.1 The balance of the holiday rental fee less any Deposit will become due 8 weeks before the start
of the holiday. St Cuthberts Farmhouse will not send you a reminder or a receipt unless you have
requested one and sent us a stamped addressed envelope at the time of booking. If the balance is
not received on time St Cuthberts Farmhouse reserves the right to cancel your booking and retain
3.2 St Cuthberts Farmhouse’s prices contain VAT where appropriate. If VAT rates change we
reserve the right to amend our prices accordingly.
4.1 You may cancel your booking at any time provided you do so in writing to St Cuthberts
Farmhouse but you will remain liable for the full balance of the holiday rental fee. St Cuthberts
Farmhouse will seek to re-let the Property for all or part of the booking period and, if successfully,
will refund the money paid by you less an administrative charge of £40.
4.2 St Cuthberts Farmhouse reserves the right to re-let at a discount or for a shorter period in
which case we will pay the refund or a proportion of it if the Property is re-let for a shorter period,
less the discount and administration charge.
4.3 St Cuthberts Farmhouse does not operate any scheme of cancellation or travel insurance and
you should obtain your own insurance cover for the holiday.
4.4 St Cuthberts Farmhouse reserves the right to cancel the booking any time in the event of
circumstances beyond the reasonable control of St Cuthberts Farmhouse or if in the reasonable
opinion of St Cuthberts Farmhouse it is necessary to undertake essential works at the Property. In
these unlikely circumstances will refund in full all money received by us for the booking. St
Cuthberts Farmhouse will not otherwise be liable for any loss incurred by you as a result of the
5. Change of Booking
5.1 St Cuthberts Farmhouse will endeavour to assist you in a transfer of a booking to an alternative
date at your request, subject to availability.
5.2 Changes cannot be accepted within one month of the start date of the holiday. If a change results
in a reduction in the length of the holiday it will be regarded as a cancellation.
6. Occupation of the Property
6.1 You must not use the Property for any purpose other than that of a holiday.
6.2 The number of people staying in the Property must not exceed 10 and the use of tents or
sleeping in motor vehicles adjacent to the Property is not permitted.
6.3 You must not use the Property for any activity or in such a way as to cause nuisance or
annoyance to neighbours.
6.4 You and your guests must comply with any reasonable regulations relating to the Property, or
the site within which the Property is situated, which will be communicated to you on your arrival at
7. Your Obligations
7.1 You agree to keep the Property and its contents in the same condition and repair as on your
arrival at the Property and to pay to St Cuthberts Farmhouse upon written demand any costs
incurred in making good any loss or damage to the Property or its contents caused by your action
or omission or that of any guest or animal accompanying you.
7.2 Dogs are permitted in St Cuthberts Farmhouse by prior agreement with the Owners, and we
would ask that they are kept to the downstairs of the property. You must keep dogs off furniture
and under proper control at all times.
7.3 You must allow anyone authorised by St Cuthberts Farmhouse to enter the Property during the
holiday. St Cuthberts Farmhouse will endeavour to give you reasonable notice of such a visit except
in an emergency when immediate access must be allowed.
7.4 You must ensure that the Property is left in a clean and tidy condition on your departure at the
end of your holiday. St Cuthberts Farmhouse may make a charge for any additional cleaning if this is
8. St Cuthberts Farmhouse’s Right to Refuse/Terminate
8.1 St Cuthberts Farmhouse reserves the right to refuse any booking.
8.2 St Cuthberts Farmhouse reserves the right to terminate this Agreement and ask you and your
guests to leave immediately if this is deemed necessary by us as a result of your behaviour or that of
your guests or any other material breach by you of the terms of this Agreement.
9. Arrival and Departure
9.1 The holiday rental period begins at 3.00pm on the first day of the booking period and ends at
10.00am on the day of the departure. If your stay extends beyond this period you may be subject to
a charge for the additional days.
10. Description and facilities
10.1 St Cuthberts Farmhouse will endeavour to inform you at the time of booking of any changes to
the web site description of the Property or of any events which may be taking place at its site near
the Property during your holiday. St Cuthberts Farmhouse does not accept any liability for any
works or activity of any sort occurring on its premises adjoining or neighbouring the Property.
11.1 This Agreement is for the purposes of a holiday rental only and does not create the relationship
of Landlord and Tenant between you and St Cuthberts Farmhouse. You will not be entitled to a
tenancy or to any other form of statutory security of tenure as a result of this Agreement.
12.1 If you have any cause for complaint during your holiday at the Property please notify the
Owners who will make all reasonable efforts to assist and resolve the issue. St Cuthberts Farmhouse
will not normally make any refund or recompense in respect of a complaint made after departure if
the complaint was not made known to the Owners during the holiday rental period.
13 Lost Property
13.1 St Cuthberts Farmhouse shall not be responsible for loss or damage to any of your belongings
or for any injuries sustained by you or any of your guests unless caused by the negligence or default
of St Cuthberts Farmhouse.
14. Data Protection
All personal data provided to St Cuthberts Farmhouse will be held and processed in accordance
with the requirements of the 1998 Data Protection Act. We will keep your personal data safe and
We will not share it with other organisations without your knowledge and consent, unless required
by law to do so.
The Scottish Borders region
Covering about eighteen hundred square miles, the Scottish Borders stretches from the rolling hills and moorland in the west, through gentler valleys to the rich agricultural plains of the east, and on to the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages.
Through the centre, tracing a silvery course from the hills to the sea, runs the River Tweed, fed by its many tributaries and providing some of the best fishing in Scotland. As well as fishing, you can try your hand at golf, riding, walking or cycling, and make use of our modern sports centres and swimming pools. You'll discover friendly towns and charming villages, while our castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums illustrate the exciting and often bloody history of the area. It's that history which is commemorated in the Common Ridings and other local festivals, creating a colourful pageant much enjoyed by visitors and native Borderers alike. As the Borders is a region famed for its textiles we think you'll want to browse and buy beautiful tweeds and tartans and the highest quality knitwear from our mills and shops.
Eating out is a pleasure too - with a choice of hotels, inns, restaurants and cafes offering prices to suit your pocket and flavours to tempt your tastebuds. The region draws on the best of the land and sea and serve it up in their inimitable style. Ales brewed to an ancient recipe, sugary confections boasting local town names, hearty fish soups with Gaelic seasoning, salmon and game smoked to a distinctive Borders cure - it can make you hungry just thinking about them! And the chefs of the Borders have this all at hand. Many of the towns of the region still boast a local butchers shop and bakery, so you too can create fine dishes from the best of the Borders too.
There are plenty of outdoor activities in the area around St Cuthberts as follows:
There is direct access to the River Tweed from the house which is 10 minutes or a couple of minutes by car. All fishing is pre-bookable via the Fish Tweed website: www.fishtweed.co.uk. Please refer to this site for Tweed specific information including the booking conditions.
Coarse fishing – www.conundrumfarm.co.uk/fishery
St Cuthberts is located amid 600 acres of farmland which guests are invited to enjoy. Visitors are asked to respect the fact that fishermen will be along the river throughout the day and be aware when walking alongside the river. There are endless walks to be enjoyed in the area around St Cuthberts, from the beaches of Bamburgh and Cocklawburn at Scremerston to the Cheviot Hills, the Penine Way, St Cuthberts Way and so on. There is a mounted Ordinance Survey map of the direct surroundings in the house, but guests are advised to obtain their own maps prior to visiting.
This area is a golfer’s paradise, whatever your level. The courses in close proximity include;
The Hirsel often called “The Augusta of the Borders” – Coldstream, 3 miles
The Roxburghe - Kelso, 12 miles
Goswick - south of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, 13 miles
Eyemouth - north of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, 14 miles
Further afield, up to approximately one hour’s drive away, are the courses of East Lothian, notably North Berwick, Gullane, Muirfield and Luffness.
If you are planning a serious golfing break, you would do well to purchase a Freedom of the Fairways pass, which allows you to play nearly all courses in the Borders, at a reduced price
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