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LOANVIEW, WARK

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Wark Castle

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This lovely cottage has been recently renovated to an excellent standard, benefits from a wonderful countryside views, a delightful cottage garden with a large paddock for children to play safely.

The front porch has plenty of room for coats and boots.

It has 2 large bedrooms one with a double bed and fitted wardrobes, the other has twin beds and plenty of storage. Steep stairs lead from the hall to a small twin room in the attic, this is a great room, ideal for children and adults.

All bedrooms have garden views.

There are 2 steps to the bathroom where the bath has a shower over, a w.c. and basin. Towels are supplied.

The kitchen is well equipped with a fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and electric cooker. Plenty of crockery and cooking utensils.Tea towels supplied

The cosy sitting room has ample seating,with tv and dvd player. There is a dinning area with table and 6 chairs, a dresser for storage. Wood is supplied for the fire which runs the central heating.",

There is a small shed opposite for wood and bikes.

The front garden has garden furniture and a BBQ

As there are ponies and chickens in the field near the cottage and I would ask that dogs are kept on the lead around the property.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bamburgh
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcatle upon Tyne, Edinburgh 60 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed 14 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking

Northern England region

'Loanview 'sits below Wark Castle, the 'alleged ' location of the origin of the 'Knights of the Garter,' on the banks of the River Tweed

2 miles to the village of Cornhill on Tweed where there is a very good village shop that sells a wonderful array of food, gifts and wine ,it includes the Post Office and a great cafe where all the food is made fresh. There is free Wi-Fi in the cafe.

Coldstream is just over the River Tweed and is the home of the Coldstream Guards and the park lands of The Hirsel, home of Lord Hume are open to the public.

Near bye is the site of the Battle of Flodden where the English fought and beat the Scots in 1513. There is a very good information room near the monument.

7 miles north to the lovely historic town of Kelso with it's cobbles streets, French looking square and 'Floors Castle.'

Berwick upon Tweed with its Elizabethan Walls is 14 miles away on the spectacular Northumberland coast, on your drive you will see Holy Island or as it was called Lindisfarne built in 1550. then to the village of Bamburgh, home of the famous Grace Darling, the magnificent Castle that towers over the beautiful village and beach, them on to Seahouses for the famous 'Kippers' and a boat trip to the Farne Islands home to thousands of seabirds and grey seals.

Alnwick Castle is only a short drive and is the second largest inhabited castle in England and was one of the locations for the 'Harry Potter' films, you can look around the castle and then visit the wonderful gardens with it's amazing water features and the 6000 sq ft.tree house.A must for the child in us all.

There are many castles and stately homes in the area and quite unspoilt beaches along the coast.

Northumberland is an Hidden Gem.

There are several very good local golf courses. The Hirsel is in Coldstream and is only 4 miles away it's a beautiful parkland course with a few surprises. Trout and salmon fishing is available on the Tweed,

The cottage is a good central point for walkers interested in longer walks. St. Cuthberts Way, The Pennine Way and The Southern Upland are all in the area.

Wooler, a small market town sits below Cheviot. This area is ideal for a gentle ramble in the surrounding valleys or a more strenuous walk up Cheviot and neighbouring hills.

A 60 minute journey south will take you to Newcastle upon Tyne, across the famous Tyne Bridge and the former Baltic Flour Mill that has been turned into an International Centre for Contemporary Arts,The spectacular Sage Music Centre and Gateshead Millennium Bridge. There is plenty to keep the shoppers happy with Eldon Square in Newcastle or the Metro Centre in Gateshead.

You cannot fail to notice the Angel of the North high on the hill off the A1. south of Gateshead if you are travelling to Durham City to see the 11th century Cathedral where pilgrims have visited for over 900 years.

Travel along the beautiful Tyne valley to Hexham with its Great Abbey, then Hadrians Wall and on to Keilder Forest over the Carter Bar and back to the cottage.

60 minutes north from the cottage will take you to Edinburgh, the busy shopping areas and the majestic Edinburgh Castle and Botanical Gardens are only a few of the many things to do in this amazing city.

There are many small interesting villages and towns on both sides of the border.

Two Bikes are available for a trip around the quiet lanes leading from the cottage. Please bring your own helmets.

Cornhill on Tweed

There are many festivals in the Borders,. Riding of the bounds is celebrated in most border towns during the summer.

Across the Tweed from the cottage, Coldstream has it's festival or civic week at the beginning of August . a week of rides to local villages to mark the boundaries. Concerts, football. fancy dress, races and fun for all.

On the Thursday the famous Flodden Ride takes place. A cavalcade of 200 horses and riders leave Coldstream and ride over the Bridge into England led by the Coldstreamer,( a chosen young man from the town) They follow a route South and end up at the Flodden monument in Braxton.The piper leads the Coldstreamer and civic party to a service at the monument to commemorate those killed on both sides of the Border in 1513. Then the Coldstreamer with flag gallops to the top of Flodden Hill followed by the rest of the cavalcade.

This is quite a spectacle and it is viewed by hundreds of people. After a picnic the riders follow a route North back to Coldstream and finishing the day with a grand ball.

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Review 1-6 of 6

24 Aug 2014

4/5

"Cottage with everything"

The location beautiful cottage set in countryside with spectacular views of surrounding area . Lots of places to visit within a short distance . Pam and family/friends helpful and friendly with bottl… More

22 Aug 2014

5/5

"So glad I found this little gem!"

I'm a little loathe to rave on about Loanview as it might generate more interest and make it more difficult for me to book the property next time! Having said that, it's only fair that I le… More

11 Aug 2014

4/5

"Picturesque cottage - very comfortable and clean."

We really enjoyed our stay - the cottage is beamed and pretty with swallows swooping around and rabbits in the vegetable patch. It was very clean and in good condition and the owner was very friendly … More

13 Jul 2014

5/5

"Superb place to relax in!"

We had an amazing time here in Northumberland, with the cottage being ideally situated for the coast, fishing and soem fabulous visitor attractions.The cottage was very ccomfortable, and perfect for t… More

1 Jun 2014

4/5

"Good sized comfortable cottage in peaceful location"

A comfortable cottage in a rural location, plenty of room for our kids aged 14 and 7. They enjoyed the swooping swallows and ponies. The owners were very helpful and provided wine and eggs on arrival,… More

18 May 2014

5/5

"Brilliant"

This cottage was first class , in an area of great beauty . The hosts were top notch , friendly and informative of their area . A car is a must , but then the area is best explored that way . Lots of … More

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Calendar last updated:19 Sep 2014

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