Newly restored Two Bedroom Stone Cottage with Garden close to Beach and Town
About Jacqui McCoy
Originally from a little bit down the coast in Warkworth, I've lived on the Northumbrian Coast all my life. I came up to Berwick on a lovely summer evening and thought it would be a nice place to live. The Cottage came up for sale and I fell in love with it, a bit dilapidated but my partner is a builder and has done a wonderful job restoring it. We loved it so much we bought the house next door as well.
Jacqui McCoy purchased this House in 2015
Why Jacqui McCoy chose Berwick-upon-Tweed
Mona's Cottage is a traditional Stone Cottage with its many features preserved, a lovely sunny aspect. In a rural location yet not that far from the main A1, the lovely clean beaches at Cocklawburn and all the amenities Berwick has to offer. The area around Berwick upon Tweed is packed full of history, picturesque places to visit and beautiful sandy beaches stretching for miles. An ideal base for exploring Northumberia and the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh is only an hour away by car and 40 minutes by train (a wonderful train journey up the coast), there is also a bus stop 50 yards away if you don't wish to drive, taking you into Berwick or further down the coast. On a double decker bus the views are magnificent. There are many country and coastal walks and cycle tracks, it is ideal for families or a romantic trip away. The garden gets the sun most of the day and is a wonderful sun trap to relax in and dine al fresco.
What makes this House unique
Mona's is cool in summer and warm in winter, we face south so you get the sun most of the day, the garden is quiet, private and surrounded by trees and shrubs. Decorated in throughout in warm whites to give guests a light filled calm interior to give a relaxing atmosphere.
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Nice cottage - but we weren't told about the broken wood burner
We booked the cottage as it had a wood burner and we planned to stay in a lot and just have a cosy time in front of the fire for 2 nights. But on arrival we found a note had been left which just said 'broken glass - don't use' - which scuppered our plans. It was disappointing not to have been informed of this in person by the owner, or before our arrival - especially given that we had been texting re our stay and that this was the feature that made us select the cottage. Not a great approach.
It's a nice comfortable cottage a few miles from Berwick, so good as a base, but we didn't have the weekend we expected/wanted/paid for.
Lovely cottage in a great location
Great cottage with everything we needed and more. The beds were fantastic and the local beaches beautiful! Perfect break.
Really lovely cottage just outside of Berwick
We have had a great stay at Mona’s cottage. The property has everything we needed and the quality of the cottage is great. Very comfortable and cozy, beds were great, we even managed a little time sitting in the garden even though it’s October.
Lovely cottage, with everything you need inside to an high standarf
A good location for visiting the area, good links to Berwick, very good accomodation in a lovely setting.
We loved it!
We spent a great 4 days in this lovely cottage. Spotless, well appointed, good situation on the outskirts of Berwick. Wonderful weather helped! Jacqui was very helpful and friendly.
Hope we can return.
Lovely cottage in a great location.
We received a warm welcome from Jacqui and she told us everything we needed to know about the cottage. The cottage itself was furnished to a high standard with everything you need for a comfortable self catering stay and lovely to come home to after a day out sightseeing. Well positioned to explore the local area, we took the train to Edinburgh from Berwick, visited Royal Yacht Brittania, Alnwick castle and Lindisfarme. We would love to stay at Mona's Cottage again in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I absolutely love reading that guests have enjoyed their stay at Mona's and that they have enjoyed the local area. It was a pleasure to meet you and have you as guests, it would be lovely to see you again.
Historic Market Town/Port nearby with lots of places of interest, restaurants, shops, art galleries, beaches and harbour.