Picturesque Riverside Cottage
Whitecroft Cottage is situated in the delightful salmon fishing village of Horncliffe on the River Tweed, which crosses the border between England and Scotland.
Whitecroft is a very special place, situated on the outskirts of the village, it is just how you would imagine a home in the country to be. There is no traffic, only access for residents.
Whitecroft is the perfect location for touring the beautiful Northumbrian coastline, the Scottish borderlands and market towns. The garden is the ideal place to relax at home.
You will discover activities and places to suit all tastes and age groups, or just relax and unwind in this tranquil setting.
We look forward to helping make your stay at Whitecroft a happy and memorable one, and can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful, unspoilt and undiscovered region.
Whitecroft Cottage is a lovely place to be. The cottage has beams throughout, leaded windows and a calm and relaxing atmosphere. The cottage is extremely spacious and has been furnished using a collection of antique and modern furnishings. All rooms are South facing and overlook the private and enclosed country style garden.
The Ground Floor
The sitting room is exceptionally spacious and contains the dining area. There is an open fire, but the addition of central heating ensures a snuggly stay whatever the season. Original artwork, lots of books and magazines, DVD’s and games to suit adults and children.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the utensils, crockery and cookware you will need. It has an electric cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
A large utility room contains extra storage and washing facilities, a washing machine and tumble drier. A seperate door opens onto the garden if you wish.
The downstairs bathroom has a sink, WC and large bath.
The master bedroom has beams to the roof, a large window overlooking the garden, a wash basin and ample storage. There is an additional sofa if you need to grab a peaceful moment. There are tea and coffee making facilities. This room has a king sized bed. There is also a childs cott.
The upstairs also has two twin bedrooms, both well lit and spacious. The bathroom has a wash hand basin, WC and a large shower. All towels and bedding is included for your stay.
A lovely wild cottage garden, enclosed within a beech hedge. It is a haven for wild birds including woodpeckers. There is a lawn large enough for children to play on and two patios to sit and read or have a barbecue.
Here are our 2020 weekly prices for Whitecroft Cottage. Please contact us with any queries or to make a booking.
Horncliffe has no through traffic which adds to the tranquillity, the village used to be based on Salmon Fishing and poaching!
A short walk from the cottage takes you to the Fisher’s Arms pub providing a congenial atmosphere, cask ales, bar meals and the warmest of welcome from the proprietors Dave, Kay and Chef Amanda. To book call 01289 382227.
On Tuesday mornings a travelling shop comes to the village selling fruit, vegetables, farm eggs and the freshest fish from the quay at Eyemouth.
A walk along the river bank takes you to Norham with it’s shops selling local produce pubs and castle dating from 1121 and frequently painted by Turner. The other direction takes you to The Chain Bridge built in 1819 it was the longest suspension bridge of it’s day walk across and you are in Scotland. Don’t miss The Honey Farm with shop, bus café, murals, rag rug and vintage machinery displays.
The historic town of Berwick upon Tweed has the only intact Elizabethan walls in Europe, the main shopping town in the area Berwick also has a vibrant theatre and street markets on a Wednesday and Saturday. The main line railway station allows visits to Newcastle or Edinburgh in a journey time of less than one hour.
The Local Area
A short drive takes you to The Holy Island Lindisfarne only accessible by a tidal causeway. Bamburgh village with it’s imposing castle and with the Grace Darling museum near by. Or take a boat trip to the Farne Islands from Seahouses.
Travel North and there are further delights Coldingham bay is a superb beach or St. Abbs walk provides magnificent scenery and excellent bird watching opportunities. Don’t forget the wonderful countryside inland Wooler. The Gateway to the Cheviot Hills provides some fantastic walking and cycling and there are many fascinating market towns on both sides of the border.
For the best coffee in town visit Pier Red Art Gallery.
Much less crowded than many other regions, we are proud to welcome visitors with the charm and originality that we feel only our area has to offer.