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Self Catering

Templars Cottage

Templars Cottage is an award winning garden flat only 75 metres from the golden sands of Spittal.
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This home from home is well appointed with beautiful furnishings (free WiFi, web-enabled Smart TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer etc) and guests can enjoy the private garden and BBQ.

This property comes fully furnished including all bedding and towels.Guests are provided with a complimentary seasonal Welcome Basket of local produce (home-made jam, shortbread made by local artisan baker, Fords, Chain Bridge Honey, farm fruit juice and 'tablet' etc).The open plan living and kitchen area is furnished with a brand new leather sofa-bed and armchair as well as a dining table and four chairs. Enjoy the super-fast broadband and you don't even need to bring your own laptop because the Smart TV is web-enabled.

The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to cook up a gourmet treat (or you can always order in if you don't fancy cooking!) There are a number of 'take away' in Tweedmouth nearby who also deleiverThe bedroom is spacious with a super-comfy pillow-top double-bed and ample storage for all your possessions. There is also a LED TV with free view, fitted wardrobe dressing table and armchair.The bathroom has separate bath and large walk in shower (one step) as well as sink and WC and we even provide you with some locally made organic soap. There is a heated towel rail so the room is always perfectly warm. There's even a funky high-tech "hands-free" illuminated mirror too. Pure cotton towels are provided of course.There's a lovely private garden to enjoy too which faces south-east. This has a BBQ as well as dining chairs and table should you fancy eating al-fresco.I can't guarantee that the sun will always shine but I can guarantee that the cottage will always be well-heated: there is gas central heating and radiators in every room and all windows are double-glazed.

Guests can enjoy private and exclusive use of the cottage. The property is operated as a self catering holiday cottage and has been furnished with the needs of discerning travellers in mind.

Interaction with Guests
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 15 minutes away so in the unlikely event that there are any problems we're usually nearby to assist you.

The Neighbourhood
The apartment sits just one street back from the beautiful beach at Spittal along a pedestrian lane. Its a wonderful place for a stroll and if you're feeling very brave a dip in the bracing waters of the North Sea! The Northumberland Coastal path passes by towards the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. 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 a historic border town which has retained its individuality and charm with its age-old street market, quaint family run shops and boutiques and authentic pubs and ale-houses. The Curfew Bar and The Barrels are recommended. 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 catch some surf at nearby Coldingham beach or don your scuba (email hidden) Abb's Head marine reserve.

Try your hand at salmon and trout fly-fishing on the world famous waters of the River Tweed. Visit one of the many great country houses nearby (Paxton House, Manderston House) or perhaps explore the ruined remains of the great border Abbeys at Kelso and Jedburgh. Whatever your pastime be it golf, cycling, off-roading, mountain biking you'll find lots to do.

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 £6. 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.

T: 01890 817186
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W: www.borderholidayhomes.co.uk