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.

This delightful, pet friendly, ground floor apartment is located in a converted, historic building in Spittal, a part of Berwick with lots of fishing history. It is stylishly decorated with the modern traveller in mind. The sandy beach is only 50 metres away and there are lovely walks along the spectacular Northumberland Coastal Path towards the old town of Berwick, or the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

The Space

Old Templars Cottage is comfortably decorated in modern style and amenities – WiFi, Smart TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer, etc. There is full central heating and double glazing throughout the flat. Guests can enjoy the private garden. The courtyard garden can be reached by a private lockable gate from the pedestrian pathway that passes the front door. The courtyard is a real suntrap in the Summer and ideal for a bbq, which is provided. or to enjoy a quiet evening cocktail or coffee.

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This property comes fully furnished and includes all bedding and plenty of towels. Guests are provided with a complimentary seasonal ‘Welcome Basket’ of local produce such as home-made jam or local honey, Tunnock’s tea cakes, free range eggs and a bottle of local beer from Hetton Law Brewery  or some locally pressed apple fruit juice from Laprig Farm. Starter supplies of tea, ground coffee and sugar are also provided.

The open plan living and kitchen areas are furnished with a comfortable leather sofa and armchair, a Smart TV, as well as  dining table and chairs. The kitchen is provided with all cooking equipment and has a full oven and hob, toaster, microwave and dishwasher. There is a washer dryer too. The fridge and freezer are of a good size for all your food. (There are lots of supermarkets and local stores in Berwick so there should be no fear of running out of supplies) There are plenty of restaurants, cafes, wine bars and inns in Berwick and along the coast and inland. There is a useful general shop only two minutes walk away and his home-made pies are highly recommended.

The bedroom has a 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 a useful heated towel rail.

Guest Access

The property has been furnished with the needs of discerning travellers in mind. It is ideal for a romantic break .

In normal times we aim to meet all guests personally; however if we are unable to do so we can leave keys in a coded key safe at the flat so that you can arrive at your convenience. At present we are not able to meet with guests or offer the complimentary collection from Berwick station. If you want any extra information or have any problem then please do call or email.

On street parking in the layby in this quiet street is available. 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.

The cottage is in a great location for visiting the many attractions in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Floors Castle, Manderston Castle,  the smugglers house, Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth or the Jim Clark Museum of Motoring in Duns, are all a short drive away. Visit the new attraction in Galashiels Great Tapestry of Scotland, or find out more about Harry Potter in Alnwick Castle and Garden. Many guests take a boat trip to see the puffins on the Farne Islands from Seahouses.

We recommend a visit to Edinburgh Scotland’s capital city,  and suggest travelling by train as there is a frequent service to the heart of the city.

EV Charging Point – The nearest EV Charger is located at the Swan Centre, just up the road from the Homebase complex. There is also another at Tesco.

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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