|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
Apartment, in the historic Elizabethan walled Town of Berwick upon Tweed, famous for the River Tweed Salmon & Trout fishing, and Royal Border Bridge, also close are the Famous Holy Island/ Farne Islands, lots of Northumbria Coast along with Bamburgh & Alnwick Railway Station a few mins walk gives easy access to major city's in Scotland or London to the south. Edinburgh or Newcastle is 45 mins train journey. A car is not essential, we can arrange car hire or taxis if requested, the Apartment is fully equipped with hob, oven, dishwasher Washing machine, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, hair dryer, bath towels, and a welcome pack with essentials, please note the apartment is TOWN CENTRE, it is in a ground floor apartment in a block of four the others apartments being privately owned and situated next to the library, a number of modern offices are opposite the building. but these do not cause any hindrance and are closed at night.a cafe & restaraunts are within 100 metres distance. A garden area is to the rear of the garden has pleasant seating and lots of sun when it's shining.a second bedroom is available at a charge of £50 per stay.
My husband and I are true Borderers our family stems back more than four generations of us have lived in this Town. we are very proud of our SCOTTISH/ENGLISH roots. being born in this town leads to many an Argument with the family as to wonder if they are Scottish or English. it is a subject many Berwickers hold dear to them. we grew up in this Town and raised our Children here, our football team is unique as Berwick Rangers plays in the SCOTTISH division although Berwick is actually in England only just!. Also leading to many a heated discussion.
THIS PROPERTY., IS surrounded by the Famous ELIZABETHAN WALLS , on a clear day on the area known as Megs Mount, off the SCOTSGATE, you can get a clear view of the town with its distinctive pantile roofs, along with a View of HOLY ISLAND and BAMBURGH CASTLE. Bamburgh being some 20 miles away.
VISIT THE a short stroll to the riverside. looking up from the QUAYSIDE you can get an impresive view of our three ionic BRIDGES
THE OLD BRIDGE also known as Berwick bridge dates from 611. it was built by JAMES 1 ( VI of Scotland,) it is said that he was not to impressed with the Bridge when on his way to collect his crown in 1603.
THE ROYAL TWEED BRIDGE, a more recent bridge built in 1928 it carries the old AI through road, and just maybe we can claim a little bit of this bridges glory as it was built by the HOLLOWAY bros company, and a plaque is placed on the bridge to commemorate the work done. my husband is still to get around to finding out if any of his ancestors were involved with the build.
THE ROYAL BORDER BRIDGE, a stunning 19TH CENTUARY viaduct bridge designed by Robert Stephenson and opened by Queen Victoria in 1850, creating an important link between London and Edinburgh,
In the evenings a Spectacular light display can be seen on the Viaduct Arches of this bridge,
ON YOUR VISIT TO THE RIVERSIDE, you will no doubt see the swans on the river, Berwick is home to the second largest mute swan colony in BRITIAN, it is a " moulting herd " meaning numbers can fluctuate throughout the year from around 200 permanent residents up to eight hundred at peak time,
A RIVER TRIP UP THE TWEED, from the quayside during summer months boat trips are available on the Tweed.
The apartment is situated in a lovey part of the Town close to many Walks along the Beach, riverside or. Golf Course.
UNIQUE BUILDINGS, dominating Marygate is the spired TOWN HALL, built by the guild in the 1750s, A guided tour will take you around the Guild Hall and the old Gaol Cells, The Curfew Bell rings every night at 8pm.
BERWICK was once a Garrison town home of the famous Kings Own Scottish Border Regiment. although it ended in the 1960s the Curfew bell is a reminder of this.
THE BARRACKS, they now house the BOROUGH MUSEUM and Art gallery, they are two minutes walk from the Apartment so lots to do close by.
DEWERS LANE GRANERY, immortalised by the artist L.S.LOWRY, has more " Lean " than the Leaning tower of Pisa. it was refurbished in 2010 and is now run by the YHA housing a café , gallery and a five star youth hostel accommodation.
BERWICK UPON TWEED has a number of Churches dating back to the 1600s, well worth a look at the architecture if not interested in religion, at the area know as the PARADE in the town the HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, ( 1652) is a typical Puritan in the fact that it has no Steeple, tower or Church Bell.
VISIT THE MAIN GAURD, to find out more about life in Berwick throughout the ages, this building dates from the 18th century and was moved from Marygate to Palace Green in 1815.
THINKS TO DO IN THE TOWN. Berwick has a number of independent shops and Restaurants, although Marygate is considered the High Street of Berwick this wasn't always the case as much commercial trade took place near the riverside.
it is worth strolling along Bridge Street, Hide Hill, Bank Hill, Castlegate, 7 west Street for some lovely quirky shops.
LOOK for the Berwick coat of arms.
FOLLOW the Lowry Trail.
VISIT the seaside.
Walk around the Castlevale park.
THE MOST PLEASANT MUST DO. the walk around the Elizabethan Walls, this walk can be easily done in less than an hour, they are just over a mile long, you can join the WALLS at many different points in the TOWN, also guided tours free of charge around the town area.
was booked through the Staynorthumbria, website,
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We stayed in this beautiful apartment for one week in July, Lovely place, spotless and with all mod cons,
Perfect location to enjoy Berwick( thoroughly recommend the guilded walk via the tourist information centre,
Owners were really welcoming & informative.
Would definitely stay there again and absolutely recommend! This is five star rating
The locale for this accommodation is absolutely perfect if you are visiting Berwick and the surrounding area. Warm cozy and kitted out with everything you could need. Immaculately clean and very comfortable for a couple or a family with one child. It is located within easy walking distance to everything in Berwick and there is parking about a block away. Lots of wonderful restaurants within walking distance as well. I recommend shopping at a grocery store across the river called M&S in Tweedmouth as it has wonderfully fresh ready made meals to that can be heated up or picked up for a picnic.
The flat is street level but after 6 pm noise is non existent. There is an upstairs tenant that I heard as background noise on rare occasion and never after 9 pm. Bedding is high quality and very comfortable. Great shower and bath.
The property has the sweetest private garden that is just lovely to use for morning coffee or just sitting out in good weather. The owner was lovely and bent over backwards to accommodate our needs and gave helpful information for our stay of 2 weeks.
I would not hesitate to rent this flat again and highly recommend it for its locale. Excellent value.
Thank you to Brenda the owner for a fabulous stay
Excellent accommodation and facilities in beautiful, historic town. A must visit.
The property is exactly as described in the listing. It is tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. It's town centre location is good as within two minutes you are on the main high street in Berwick. It can be a little noisy if you're not used to pedestrians walking past your front window, however it didn't bother us too much, and would certainly not prevent us from staying here in the future. There are lots of things to see and do in the area. We visited Holy Island , Banburgh Castle, Alnwick and a working Flour Mill at Heatherslaw, all within easy reach by car. Brenda the owner was very obliging and helpful with regard to our needs as customers and I would certainly recommend this property to a friend or relative.
Look carefully at the pictures, but you won’t see one of the exterior of the apartment as it sits on a road opposite a boarded up supermarket earmarked for demolition. Had I known this we wouldn’t have booked the place. When we asked Brenda about this her response was “well it’s not my fault, there are seagulls nesting on the site, it's protected and anyway the address is on the website” – it isn’t.
Note also that parking is the free carpark approx. 200metres away. I would think getting a space during the day would be difficult. There was supposed to be a token for off street parking, but I didn’t find it /use it as I found space each evening.
Our nights were interrupted by the people walking around in the upstairs flat in the early hours of the morning after their dog had woken up – not the best sound insulation. When we told Brenda about this her response was “well it’s not my fault, they shouldn’t have a dog”
There was only one toilet roll. Brenda said we only get one as we are self catering. Considering the amount that we were paying per night, we both thought this was a very stingy attitude. The justification being that had we gone to a Travelodge we wouldn’t even get a kettle!
Instead of the “not my fault, not my problem” type of response, a tone of reconciliation would have been appreciated. Brenda later said she was sorry about our disappointment, but that is as far as it went.
The negatives aside, the accommodation was immaculate, comfortable and well equipped. Would we stay here again? No.
Arriving late on a Saturday afternoon, our first impressions of Berwick were somewhat desperate: derelict, empty and closed shops. But first impressions are deceptive – walk around Berwick for a few minutes and you discover beautiful old buildings, some great restaurants and bars (recommended – dinner at “Audela” and beer at “The Curfew” micropub) and friendly and welcoming people. The apartment itself was clean and comfortably equipped. Berwick also makes a good centre for visiting Northumberland and the Borders – we had a lovely week.
My husband & I stayed here during the Easter holidays, I booked on line as liked the look,
We were treated so well by the owners, they helped organise sightseeing and gave us so much local information, would have taken us days to have done it all ourselves, a fantastic location too.
Walk around the Elizabethan Ramparts known by locals as "The Walls" which take are the most intact defensive Walls in BRITAIN!
The Walls are just over a mile long and can be walked easily in less than an hour. guided tours are available most days, there are lots of interesting features in the Town of BERWICK UPON TWEED, such as THE Scotsgate Arch & "MEGS MOUNT where a great view of the town can be seen, with the distinctive pantile roofs of the town, and on a clear day Holy Island can be seen along with Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle being over 20 miles to the south.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$64.68|
Late Key pick up arrangement can be made by telephone to the owner at least 48 hours prior to arrival .an extra charge may be incurred for late arrival, Please note the property has a shower over the bath so may not be suitable for some people.
The property is strictly no smoking inside the apartment a garden to the rear has out door seats if needed,any evidence of smoking in the property will result in a forfeit of the deposit, as will any damage caused to the property or furnishings.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.