Old Templars Cottage

Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland.

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Old Templars Cottage is a converted one-bedroom garden flat in a character Victorian building.

It is situated only 50m from the golden sands of Spittal Beach and its iconic promenade.

Enjoy the charm of the old with the convenience & comfort of a sleek modern and luxurious interior. Ideal for walking along the spectacular Northumberland Coastal Path towards the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

The Space

This home from home is well appointed with beautiful furnishings, complimentary WiFi, smart TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc., and guests can enjoy the private garden.

This property comes fully furnished including Egyptian cotton bedding and towels. Guests are provided with a complimentary seasonal ‘Welcome Basket’ of local produce (home-made jam, shortbread from Fords bakery, Berwick ‘Cockles’ – our local sweetie , free range eggs and a bottle of local beer from Hetton Law Brewery ). Our soap is provided by Shona from Purity Soaps of Berwick.

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The open plan living and kitchen area is furnished with leather sofa and armchair as well as a dining table and four chairs. The bedroom is cosy with a super-comfy pillow-top king size bed and ample storage for all your possessions. There is also a second tv for additional viewing. The bathroom has a full size bath and separate shower and we even provide you with some locally made organic soap.

At Old Templars we particularly welcome cyclists as there is a secure cycle shed for two bikes. Maps and  cycle trails, such as Sandstone Way  are provided here and more can be found on Visit Berwick Cycling page. Cycle shed and secure storage available at Tweed Cottage and at Mill Wharf.

Guest Access

Guests enjoy private and exclusive use of the cottage. The property has been furnished with the needs of discerning travelers in mind.

We aim to meet all guests personally; however if we are unable to do so we can leave keys in a coded entry box at the flat so that you can arrive at your convenience.

We live about 20minutes away so in the unlikely event that there are any problems we’re always nearby to assist you.

On street parking in the layby in this quiet street is available. If coming by train we also offer complimentary collection from Berwick station. There is a frequent local bus service into Berwick or it’s a twenty minute walk along the river to the old bridge. Harbour and River trips are available during the Summer months

We’d be thrilled to assist you with booking local activities and providing suggestions for these – please just ask, we’d really love to help you plan your trip!

Please note that accommodation is provided in one king size bed in the bedroom and a travel cot (can be provided).

We are proud that Old Templars Cottage, like Mill Wharf, has been independently rated Gold Four Star by Visit England for 2019/20.

This flat is suitable for the less mobile (one small step to front door, small step into shower, lever taps). An access statement is available,

The apartment sits just one road back from the beautiful beach at Spittal along a pedestrian lane. It’s a wonderful place for a stroll and if you’re feeling very brave a dip in the bracing waters of the North Sea! The apartment is in a largely residential area but there are some great pubs to enjoy only a short walk away.

Spittal / Berwick upon Tweed is an historic border town which has retained its individuality and charm with its age-old street market, theatre and cinema, quaint family run shops and boutiques and authentic pubs and ale-houses. There are many lovely restaurants offering wonderful locally sourced produce including cheeses, game and shellfish. Enjoy exploring the Elizabethan walls or follow in the footsteps of the artist L.S. Lowry and amble along the Lowry Trail.

Conveniently located for exploring both the stunning North Northumbrian coastline of Lindisfarne (Holy Island), Seahouses and the Farne Islands Seal Colony as well as the dramatic cliffs and beaches of St Abb’s Head Nature Reserve and the old fishing port of Eyemouth.

In the immediate area you can also surf at nearby Coldingham beach or dive at Abb’s Head marine reserve. Visit one of the many great country houses nearby (Alwick Gardens and Castle, Paxton House, Manderston House) or perhaps explore the ruined remains of the great border abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh and Melrose.

Whatever your pastime, be it golf, cycling, diving, mountain biking, you’ll find lots to do. Most Saturday evenings you can support Berwick Bandits at the local Speedway.

Getting around

Whilst there is no private parking, on street parking is readily available with no parking charges to pay. Berwick upon Tweed enjoys fantastic direct rail links (London 3.5 hours), Edinburgh (45 mins.) and Newcastle (50 mins.) and a taxi from the train station will cost around £5 . There is also an extensive and affordable network of local buses for exploring the local area. For guests wishing to hire a car we will be happy to assist you in arranging this with a local company.

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