Mill Wharf Harbourside apartment is one of three self catering properties owned by Border Holiday Homes, all designed for two people. This property has been awarded four star GOLD by Visit Britain so a high standard is assured. Mill Wharf is a contemporary apartment on the third floor (lift to door) of a historic converted granary,The flat overlooks the harbour, the river Tweed estuary and its famous flock of swans of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The apartment may be suitable for the less mobile as there is a lift access and the rooms are all on one floor.
Guests look across the river to the medieval walls and arched gateways of this old market... town, which is close to the Scottish Border. The Northumberland Coastal footpath passes in front of the building on its way south to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and onwards towards Bamburgh Castle and the Alnwick gardens
The apartment is fully equipped for two people to a high standard and has French oak floors, double glazing and central heating. It is decorated with original art work and antique rugs but also has flat screen tv and blu-ray dvd/cd player. The tariff includes all cotton bed linen, bath and hand towels, kitchen towels and a Welcome Basket with a selection of Border specialities such as local honey, free range eggs, farm fruit juice and home made jam. Free wifi
The Border region of Scotland and Northumberland is an area full of beauty, stately homes and castles and history. Paxton House, Paxton and Manderston House in Duns are a short drive away where you will find also discover the trophies of the world racing driver, Jim Clark. Drive inland and explore the beautiful Cheviot Hills and the abbey towns of Melrose and Kelso. Berwick has a mainline railway station with frequent direct trains to London, York, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh (40 minutes away). Day trips to Perth and Stirling can also be planned.
Our other cottages are located in Paxton and Morebattle near Kelso both conservation villages.Read more
Mill Wharf. Berwick upon Tweed, North East England, England
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Tweedmouth is a quiet area overlooking the harbour and Berwick old bridge but with restaurants, pubs and supermarkets and petrol station close by. Secure under cover parking in a private car park. Five minutes drive or ten minutes walk to railway station. One hours drive to Newcastle airport, one and half to Edinburgh airport and two and half to Leedsor Glasgow. Intercity coaches from London. A1 trunk road passes close to Berwick
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Relaxing environment in elevated position overlooking the town a
Left on 08/28/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Jerry Hill
A bright, modern flat formed in an interesting converted building makes an unusual but very pleasant holiday let. It is comfortably furnished and well equipped. The elevated position is a key feature. An easy walk into town made driving unnecessary and the car could be left in the secure covered parking area. Berwick is a fascinating if somewhat overlooked holiday destination ideal for those who have an interest in history. It's also an ideal base for visiting many places of interest in the surrounding area including Edinburgh.
The owners are keen to ensure you enjoy your stay, endeavour to meet you on arrival and provide comprehensive information on local attractions (researched by themselves, not just leaflets) and a welcome pack of local produce.
We rarely holiday in the same place twice but if returning to Berwick would definitely check for availability again. Read more
We are really sorry if any aspect of the properties we own disappoints a guest. We like to meet all our guests and, at Mill Wharf especially, find it very useful because of the complicated access to the development. This guest states that he came to play golf which, given the dreadful weather he had to endure, would have been difficult. While there are local courses, we don't advertise this as a convenient property for a golf break. Unfortunately, the bedroom was designed by somebody else and has inadequate space round the foot of the bed - we intend to correct this. It does have a wall-mounted tv, DAB radio, IPOD station, range of fitted wardrobes and a great view to the south of town. We offer all guests a special "welcome basket" of high quality local produce. It seems strange that this one guest had "out of date" chocolate from Karen but didn't bother to tell us about it so that it could be replaced. We used to include a bottle of beer from a local micro-brewery in the basket but a number of guests asked that we include a non-alcoholic drink instead so we include organic apple juice from the Flemings farm at Greenlaw. We continue to offer wine as our other proeprties are not so close to shops as Mill Wharf is. We only offer estate or chateau bottled wine at £9 per bottle. We are not clear why this guest "had to move the settee just to open oven door" as the settee is placed to allow adequate room for the oven door to open before guests arrive and the room is nearly 5 metres wide. Mill Wharf is a conversion of a former granary and, as such, there are bound to be compromises when it comes to design but the development has deservedly won many awards for the quality of its design. Our flat enjoys a 4* "gold" award from "Visit Britain" which is an award given to very few self-catering properties. We are very sorry this guest had a disappointing stay but delighted that so many others enjoy their stay as is shown by our other reviews.
Barbara from Australia
We loved our stay!
Left on 08/07/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Barbara from Australia
We can thoroughly recommend this apartment, having stayed for 4 nights recently. The hosts had thought of everything including a delightful welcome pack. They had even gone the extra mile to ensure our holiday was cost efficient by booking train tickets for us at local/cheapest prices. Thank you.
The apartment is delightful: clean, comfortable, safe and perfectly located for walks in to Berwick and also Spitall beach promenade. A great holiday destination. Read more
So pleased that you enjoyed the flat and the beautiful area
Very nice apartment
Left on 07/04/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | The Woodys
It was good to be met at the beginning and given free samples of local fare.
Nice furniture and fittings.
Nice view from the window.
Would be good to have more space at the end of the bed.
Bathroom gets a bit wet when you use the shower.
Recommended for a peaceful stay Read more
Thank you for your kind comments. We are hoping to redesign the bedroom to give more space at the end of the bed
Left on 07/01/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | jean
welcome pack on arrival..very welcome!modern apt with gd views to sea.clean comfortable living space.bedroom modern and very comfortable.not far from asda supermarket if you intend to eat in.good position for touring surrounding areas..farne islands,seahouses,edinborough,cragside,holy island andlots of other places.if you want to eat out there is a pub within easy walking distance that serves lovely reasonablly priced food.owners very helpful and friendly.this was our second visit so recieved a discount.will revisit sometime in the future. Read more
Your comments are much appreciated and I am sure that new guests will appreciate the tips on places to visit
Fontwell, West Sussex
Wonderful vista with ever changing scenes
Left on 06/19/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Cashay
The apartment was ideally situated and the secure parking a huge benefit. We had everything we needed and the 'welcome basket' was a delightful extra. We hardly needed to use the car as Berwick was 'just over the bridge', the station was nearby and walking trails nearby. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week in a wonderful location/county. Read more
Thank you for your review. The apartment is ideal if you arrive by train and wish to explore by foot or public transport. Hope to see you again
Absolutly amazing weekend!
Left on 06/18/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | JamesMowat85
I had an absolutly terrific time at Mill Wharf. I should mention that I'm recently married and my wife and I chose to tour the UK as part of our honeymoon. Our second stop on our tour was at Berwick upon Tweed. I was particularly interested in wondering the old town walls. My wife and I came up by train from London, unfortunatly our train was delayed by several hours during the trip, but thankfully the owners John and Christine Ward had rang me the previous day to make wine arrangements so even though i had their contact details it was nice to know that they take very good care of their customers. They picked an excellent choice as my wife has particular tastes. The owners met us at the train station and drove us to the house, we were very thankful for it as we'd been stuck on a train for 8 hours! As soon as we got to the flat I was very pleased. The flat has a very modern look to it mixed with some old antiquies, there were several intersting poster around the flat which i looked at with great interest. The owners showed my wife and I around the flat and asked what we were going to do on our trip out. If they had not asked I wansn't sure what we'd have done. They came to our aid by suggesting several walks that we could do i beleive it was called Saint Cuthburts Way or something very similar.We also found in the flat all the local bus times and tide times for a place called Holy Island. (A place to visit next time?). Our bed was very comfy that night and i'm glad i opted for the sheets due to the warm weather (The owners ask upon booking whether i wanted duvet or sheets). Overall i could not find a single fault with the property and i would happily stay there again, however i also know that there are two other propeties owned by the owners so we'll have to do some real decision making next time we stay!!! Read more
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