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Hilltop Cottage

Wark-On-Tweed, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1122114)

3.8

Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Paula

    “The photographs are not a true representation because there is no hilltop view due to garden trees being so overgrown.”

    There is no starter pack for the log burner which the owners blame on Sykes for incorrect marketing. The heating is knackered. The place is dirty and uncared for. The owner’s attitude towards paying guests is less than appalling. It’s a shame for Sykes because their accommodation that I have previously booked has been wonderful. The cottages is being neglected and needs serious maintenance undertaken. I have lots of photographs as evidence of the disrepair and lack of care and cleanliness.

    There is no starter pack for the log burner which the owners blame on Sykes for incorrect marketing. The heating is knackered. The place is dirty and uncared for. The owner’s attitude towards paying guests is less than appalling. It’s a shame for Sykes because their accommodation that I have previously booked has been wonderful. The cottages is being neglected and needs serious maintenance undertaken. I have lots of photographs as evidence of the disrepair and lack of care and cleanliness.

    - Paula, September 2023

    The house is called Hilltop as it is on a hilltop in the village, not because there are hilltop views, except in the far distance from the main bedroom over the top of the trees. We inherited the name of the cottage. It's a shame that you found fault with the cottage. You are right we are due some maintenance, unfortunately it's not been possible to book this in until October. I tried to help as much as I could at a distance with your issues with the heating both on the phone and by text message - which when checked since appears to be working as expected. I'm sorry that you felt my attitude was incorrect or uncaring. I would appreciate seeing the photos you took that showed a lack of cleanliness, as I have previously checked on the cleaner's work and not found it lacking. Perhaps you could forward them using What'sApp to the phone number you already have for me? Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Dining room
  • Oil heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear enclosed split-level garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 3.8 miles
  • Electrical charging point in car park 100 metres away from property
  • Note: Split level garden is not suitable for those with mobility issues
  • Note: This property has no WiFi

The property

Hilltop Cottage is an attractive, tastefully furnished cottage and equipped to a high standard. It stands in an elevated position in Wark overlooking the surrounding countryside and Cheviot Hills, and is ideally situated for touring the Scottish Borders, Northumberland and the Heritage Coastline. The River Tweed is 200 yards from the cottage in an excellent walking country. Cornhill has a pub/hotel and shop, Coldstream is just a few minute's drive away and Floors Castle at Kelso is also nearby. GROUND FLOOR Living room with log burning stove and TV/DVD. Dining/sun room south facing and sunny with dining table and chairs. Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. Bathroom with bath, over shower, WC and basin. FIRST FLOOR Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. OTHER FACILITIES Attractive, enclosed lawn garden with seating. Oil central heating. All power, starter fuel for stove, bed linen and towels included in rent. Private parking.

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About the location

WARK-ON-TWEED

Cornhill-on-Tweed 2 miles; Coldstream 3 miles; Kelso 8 miles.

The rural village of Wark-on-Tweed lies along the northern border of Northumberland, which itself is the border between England and Scotland. It enjoys a peaceful aspect of the county in a beautiful area and walking country abounds. Just 3 miles north east is Coldstream, home to the famous Coldstream Guards, with its interesting museum and a good selection of shops and pubs, while Alnwick, with its impressive Norman Castle and Garden, is just a short drive away. Visit the popular market town of Berwick with its well preserved 15th Century walls and good range of shops or take a gentle 15 mile drive to Northumberland's breathtaking Heritage Coast with its castles, miles of sandy beaches, wildlife and dunes. With the delights of Scotland lying just over the border, this is a superb base from which to explore all that this delightful area of Northumberland has to offer.

Note: This property has no WiFi
There is an electrical charge point in the Northumberland County Council car park 100 metres from the house






This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter