Once the home of nineteenth century artist, Thomas Sword Good, this beautiful property maintains many of its original features such as working Venetian windows and shutters. This grade II listed Georgian town house, overlooking the River Tweed Estuary, was built in the eighteenth century on Berwick-upon-Tweed's historic quay walls. With accommodation spread over three floors, this property has been furnished with great attention to detail, and the visitor's comfort in mind. With a well-equipped kitchen, two cosy sitting rooms with open fires and wonderful views, this historic property is ideal for a quiet getaway with friends or a trip with... the whole family.
Amenities: Gas central heating with open fires in sitting and dining rooms. Gas AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, one with Sky Sports channels, DVD, CD player/cassette/radio, iPod dock, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for fires inc. in rent. Bed linen inc. in rent. One resident's parking permit provided, additional parking available in nearby car park FOC. Enclosed courtyard area with 18th century coach house, garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Note: Due to external stairs to garden this property only accepts children aged 8 years and over.
Region: Northumberland is a heady combination of fishing villages, market towns, sandy beaches, magnificent castles and historic Hadrian's Wall, tied together by beautiful countryside and abundant wildlife.
Town: As England's most northerly town, Berwick-Upon-Tweed changed hands fourteen times during the Scottish attempt at gaining control of the border territories. Since then, Berwick left its violent past behind and is now a lovely, peaceful little settlement, with its great Elizabethan walls enclosing a labyrinth of cobbled streets, shops, pubs, restaurants and picturesque buildings. Walks along the city walls provide spectacular views over the nearby coast and river estuary. The Maltings Arts Centre hosts a wide array of cultural events, including theatre, cinema and music whilst fishing, golf and riding facilities are plentiful and close. The local leisure centre also boasts a great swimming pool with waves and flumes - the prefect activity for when the weather isn't as good as it should be (though if you prefer the real thing, the sandy beaches of Spittal are only two miles away.) With excellent public transport, day trips to Newcastle and Edinburgh are easy, making Berwick a wonderful location for those wishing to explore a little further afield.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 03/20/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | Sue B
Very special New Year house for us all --aged between 66years and 93 years. Many stairs but managed. Fantastic views, very warm, open fires, an aga we managed. Well appointed kitched and a day room as well as a huge upstairs sitting room. Shops very close and as it is on the walls of the town it only took me 25mins to walk round them before breakfast. Many lovely walks up the Tweed and over to Spittal. Great theatre and pantomime just the best, art galleries, fish and chip shop and markets.Tourist information excellent But please note bring your own towels. Not recommended for anyone with difficulties with stairs as it is on four floors. but just the loveliest home.
A great house in a great location
Left on 03/20/2014 for a stay in January 2014 | John G
A beautiful old house in the gem of a town which is Berwick. House is beautifully maintained and equipped.
A beautifl home where every comfort is supplied.
Left on 04/09/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Fraserese
The house was warm and welcoming on arrival, which was perfect for cold February days. We loved all the tasteful furnishings and felt it was real taste of luxury. Berwick on Tweed is a great location for a day's rail trip to Edinburgh, there is good walking locally, drives into the Borders, and has a number relaxing pleasant eating places. The walk around the walls where the house is situated is a lovely way to start the day. We were very lucky with a dry week. We enjoyed relaxing in the drawing room overlooking the water.
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | L,Weatherill
Very good service from sykes cottages .would use again.Owner also very helpful.Beautiful old house loved the arga enjoyed leisurely evening meals around the long dining table. Fantastic views from the lounge and bedrooms.Close to the town center lovely walks along the river.The walks around the ramparts are really nice especially in the evening.
Skipton, North Yorkshire
One of the best holiday houses that we have ever used.
Left on 12/04/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Lynne Jackson
See my review currently being used on the Sykes Holidays web site that advertises this property!!
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Irish_wisdom
Home from home with bells and whistles. Very well decorated, lots of space and very comfortable.
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