Set in the heart of the historic Hirsel Estate just 18 miles from the coast at Berwick-upon-Tweed and adjacent to 18-hole golf courese, these two charming holiday cottages (Lakeview, ref SQQH and Ray Bells, ref SUUY) are beautifully furnished and decorated. Close to the Hirsel Lake which is nationally renowned for its otters, swans and wildfowl, there are way marked walks through the estate and especially around Dundock Wood, famous for its rhododendrons and azaleas, full of wonderful colour and scent May to June. In the Homestead courtyard nearby there are fascinating craft workshops, a countryside museum, a tea room serving delicious lunches and home baking and a children’s play area. Edinburgh is just an hour away, while the wide sandy beaches of the Northumbrian coast are only 30 minutes’ drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.
- Wood-burning stove - fuel inc
- Elec, bed linen and towels inc
- Shared sitting-out area with picnic benches
- Shared access to farm and woodland walks
- Parking (for 2 cars)
- No smoking
- NB: Unfenced lake in grounds, 550 yds
Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove/dining room with step down to galley-style kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed (can be twin), TV and en-suite shower room and toilet.
- Full oil CH inc
- Freeview TV
- iPod dock
- Enclosed garden with furniture
- Friday to Friday
Customer Reviews of Ray Bells, Scottish Borders - Sleeps 2
1st comment: The cottage is situated in tranquil and picturesque setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would recommend a day trip to Lindisfarne / Holy Island. March 2012.
2nd comment: A beautiful property in a quiet location. It has everything you could ever need during your holiday plus more. A lovely welcome pack with milk, bread and biscuits. Also plenty of logs for the wood burner to have cosy nights in. The walks around the estate are stunning and if you like wildlife plenty can be spotted. Feb 2012.
3rd comment: A beautiful little cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway. Peace and quiet, with some lovely walks. Jan 2012.
4th comment: Absolutely beautiful property, the decor was stunning! Very quiet but short walk to the main street. Just what we were looking for, cannot wait to go back! Nov 2011.
5th comment: Really lovely cottage in a quiet setting - kitchen has everything you need, the owner even left butter, jam, milk, fresh orange, tea, coffee, biscuits and bread to get you started. Nice touches including complimentary chocolate bars and soap. It was clean and very cosy with lovely decor throughout - gorgeous wood burning fire, logs were left daily. Can’t wait to come back! Oct 2011.
6th comment: We found the cottage very clean and comfortable - met all our needs. We will definitely go back. Oct 2011.
7th comment: One of the most charming, comfortable and well-appointed cottages we have ever stayed in. We genuinely could find fault with nothing. The paths around the park were well maintained and signed, and the cottage garden was immaculately kept - we hope to come again in the summer months to take advantage of the picnic bench! Oct 2011.