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View towards the property
Comfortable lounge with woodburner
Cosy woodburner
Kitchen overlooking the garden
Dining Room
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath
Bright spacious triple room
Garden area
Alnwick Castle
Nearby Berwick harbour at sundown
Floors Castle
1 / 13  View towards the property
2 / 13  Comfortable lounge with woodburner
3 / 13  Cosy woodburner
4 / 13  Kitchen overlooking the garden
5 / 13  Dining Room
6 / 13  King-size bedroom
7 / 13  King-size bedroom
8 / 13  Bathroom with shower over bath
9 / 13  Bright spacious triple room
10 / 13  Garden area
11 / 13  Alnwick Castle
12 / 13  Nearby Berwick harbour at sundown
13 / 13  Floors Castle

Merse Cottage

Berwick-upon-Tweed (7mls W), Scottish Borders
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Easy access to Edinburgh by car or train
  • Ideal for short breaks and long weekends
  • Only 6 miles to the beautiful Berwickshire coast
  • Lots of history and castles within a short drive to explore and enjoy
  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside to walk or bike
  • Enclosed garden ideal for children and your family pet
Property code: MERSC

This beautiful south-facing, stone built property dates back to the late 1800's. It is set in a lovely rural location easily accessible to all local amenities, they city of Edinburgh and the coast.  Located near to the sleepy village of Hutton, situated off a quiet country lane, this is a fantastic base to explore the unspoilt countryside of the Scottish/English border.

This beautiful south-facing, stone built property dates back to the late 1800's. It is set in a lovely rural location easily accessible to all local amenities, they city of Edinburgh and the coast.  Located near to the sleepy village of Hutton, situated off a quiet country lane, this is a fantastic base to explore the unspoilt countryside of the Scottish/English border. Close by Chirnside, Allanton and the medieval town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and many beautiful sandy beaches including Spittal and Coldingham. There are many local attractions within a short drive away including Floors Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Thirlstaine Castle, Tantallon Castle, Manderston House, Mellerstain House, Abbotsford, Traquair House, Jedburgh Deer Park, Harestanes, Farne Islands and East Links family park are to name a few.  Paxton House is less than 4 miles away and has a lovely tea room and adventure play park, there are activities on at certain times of the year here which are very popular with families, there are some lovely walks around the estate, boat trips and fishing are a few of the activities on offer here.  Edinburgh is easily accessible by car or train, the Berwick upon Tweed railway station is just 8 miles away and there is a regular train service which takes just over an hour. 

Entering the house you will walk through from the lobby into the cosy lounge, enjoy an evening in front of the log burner, the kitchen is accessed from the lounge and is well equipped with access out into the garden.  You will also find a dining room with feature fire place a great place to catch up after a day exploring.  The bathroom is also on the ground floor with a shower over bath and WC.  On the first floor there are two large bright bedrooms.

There is an enclosed private mature garden with furniture and BBQ.  Local free range eggs can be purchased across the road from the house. There is ample parking at the front of the house.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Bedrooms - 1 king-size bedroom and one triple bedroom with 3 x single beds
  • Bathroom - Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - Well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • Wood Burner in the lounge with first basket of logs included
  • TV/DVD/CD, Freeview and board games in the lounge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included although due to location this is not suitable for streaming
  • Parking to the rear of the house
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome
  • Location -beach 6 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Welcome Pack on arrival

Located near to the sleepy village of Hutton, situated off a quiet country lane, this is a fantastic base to explore the unspoilt countryside of the Scottish/English border. Drive 7 miles towards the coast and you'll find the medieval town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and many beautiful sandy beaches including Spittal and Coldingham.

Spittal village stands on the south bank of the Tweed and became a seaside resort because of its lovely sandy beach. The Victorian promenade and 'Venetian' pavilion, built in 1928, give the beach a traditional feel and makes it a popular place for a classic beach day. There is also an exciting play park and an excellent splash park area here.

For a cultural stroll, follow the Lowry Trail through Berwick town, via Spittal Point and along Spittal Prom. You can learn about the close involvement and inspiration that the artist LS Lowry developed with the area. Closer to home, at Paxton house, you can try a boat trip on the River Tweed or even fishing. There is also a lovely tearoom and adventure playground, as well as seasonal family activities.

And 15 miles inland, you'll find the town of Coldstream and nearby Hirsel Country Park which offers some of the best bird watching in the region as well as pleasant lakeside and woodland walks, a tearoom and children's playground. Edinburgh is easily accessible by car or train for a day trip. The Berwick-upon-Tweed railway station is just 8 miles away from the cottage and there is a regular train service which takes just over an hour.

This property is personally managed by Lucy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
4.8
Overall equipment
4.7
Overall comfort
4.7
Overall location
4.7

Reviewed by Fiona 15th October 2019

Merse Cottage is just lovely. It has absolutely everything we needed as a family of 4. We used it as a base to visit the local area and what lovely place to come back to after a busy day of adventuring! Thanks to Helen and Richard who own the cottage and wanted to make sure we were happy.

Reviewed by George 6th September 2019

The cottage was very clean and well looked after with everything that you could wish for when on holiday. We were told that the internet was a little slow in that area as it is out in the country but we never had any problems. Mobile 'phone signal was a bit hit and miss but the property was brilliant.

Reviewed by Ken 30th August 2019

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Reviewed by Geoff 16th August 2019

Nice little cottage very well equipped for its type, everything works! Friendly and approachable owners are very local which is handy as it's a fair distance from any amenities. If you want rural quiet with walking and take your dog it's perfect.

Reviewed by Petra 12th July 2019

Merse Cottage is a lovely, comfortable cottage, very clean and functionally equipped. You absolutely need a car to stay there, but we had one and used our cottage as a base for our trips into Scotland and England: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Holy Island, Alnwick Castle, many other castles and splendid beaches are mostly a oneRead more hour (or less) drive away. The landlady Helen is very nice and gave us a lot of helpful tips for what to do and see or where to do your groceries. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 28th June 2019

I chose this cottage because we like peace and quiet and it was only a 40min drive away from all the homes and castles we wanted to see.

Reviewed by Stella 19th April 2019

Fantastic cottage, spotlessly clean, well equiped and very cosy. Need to be stocked up with supplies as shops/supermarkets are a bit out of the way. But a really good base for exploring the Scottish Borders.

Reviewed by Joanna 21st November 2018

comfortable cottage and great to have a wood burning fire

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View towards the property
Comfortable lounge with woodburner
Cosy woodburner
Kitchen overlooking the garden
Dining Room
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath
Bright spacious triple room
Garden area
Alnwick Castle
Show 1 moreNearby Berwick harbour at sundown

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

If you’re looking for a seaside holiday with a difference, visit Northumberland – a region brimming with beautiful golden, sandy beaches, rolling hills, craggy moorland, bustling market towns and fishing villages, and more castles than in any other county in England.

Situated in the North East of England, this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts no less than 39 miles of unspoilt coastline to explore and a calendar packed with exhilarating water sports options. To indulge in a spot of surfing, kayaking or powerboating, take a trip to one of the many breath-taking Northumberland beaches - where dogs love a good walk and fresh local seafood is never far away.

Home to the awe-inspiring Cheviot Hills and the historical Hadrian’s Wall, the Northumberland National Park is renowned for its open spaces, award-winning Dark Skies and stunning rural backdrops - and is the least populated national park in Britain. Offering access to challenging hikes, horse-riding, rock-climbing and a multitude of other action-packed activities, the park is one of the region’s greatest draws.

There is a huge range of spectacular wildlife and sea life waiting to be sighted, whether you take a boat ride to the Farne Islands to admire the colony of Atlantic grey seals and puffins, or explore the Kielder Water and Forest Park, home to magnificent ospreys. If it’s history you’re looking for, the imposing Bamburgh Castle and the world-famous Alnwick Castle are undoubtedly worth a visit.

Alternatively, if you’re seeking the bright lights of a city adventure, Newcastle upon Tyne is the place to go. Here, you can experience world-class culture, outstanding attractions, superb shopping, impressive live shows, top entertainers and delicious cuisine in abundance.

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