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. Sorry but we do not do short breaks during the Summer months.
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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|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||Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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.
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