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A large wing of a Victorian Estate House set in the spectacular Northumberland N

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Kilham House is near Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland, England - An Idyllic Rural Retreat With Flexible Accommodation For Large Or Small Parties Who Want To Escape

For those who would like to escape from the rat race of urban life, The West Wing at Kilham offers a spacious sanctuary surrounded by spectacular views and and access to outstanding countryside. With over 600 miles of footpaths and bridleways to choose from in the National Park alone, guests are spoilt for choice. Cyclists and Runners have miles of amazing marked routes to explore including the Penine Cycleway and the Reivers Cycle Route. Bikes can be hired in nearby Wooler. For those who enjoy riding there are stables close by at Kimmerston where you can trek from or there is a paddock at Kilham which is available to guests by arrangement for their own horses. History buffs will enjoy the area's rich and bloody history close to the Scottish border. There are impressive castles to visit at Alnwick where Harry Potter fans can join in a game of Quidditch, or see Bamburgh Castle right on the beach or Floors Castle in the old french town of Kelso or brace yourself for the ghosts at Chillingham Castle. Just 20 minutes away there is the spectacular Northumberland Heritage Coastline where guests can learn to kite-surf or enjoy virtually empty long sandy beaches all year around. Boat trips to the Farne Islands, home to colonies of Puffins and Grey Seals operate regularly from Seahouses. The Grace Darling Museum at Bamburgh is worth a visit too. There is there is a delightful miniature railway which runs from Heatherslaw mill to Etal where there is the Etal castle ruin to explore and the Black Bull pub for a drink or even a cream tea in the Etal post office Tea room! At Cornhill there is an excellent local shop and the Collingwood Arms offers local hospitality in the bar and restaurant. Wooler is 10 minutes to the south, a charming old world town with antique shops and 2 local butchers. To the north over the river Tweed lies the historic town of Coldstream in Scotland home to the Hirsel Golf club. Guests at the West Wing have a choice of golf clubs in the area including the Roxburgh. There is plenty of private parking space for guests cars.

Kathryn Watson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Kathryn Watson

Hugh and Kathryn have really enjoyed welcoming guests to the West Wing at Kilham House for nearly 5 years, they have 3 teenage children, 4 chickens, 2 guinea pigs and a spaniel called Goose! Hugh has his own Property Business and loves Running and Gardening, Kathryn splits her time between family and a Consultancy business and loves books and walking Goose on the beach.

Kathryn Watson purchased this house in 2007

Why Kathryn Watson chose Northumberland Country & National Park

After searching for 2 years in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland we found Kilham House. We both loved that it was a large generous house where lots of friends and family could come and stay. The West Wing of the House was large enough to accommodate a holiday let which was in striking distance of Edinburgh and Newcastle, within 30 minutes of fantastic coastline and charming market towns like Kelso, Alnwick, Berwick on Tweed and Wooler as well as being in The Northumberland National Park. The location provides peace and access to miles of hills and lanes to explore on bicycles or under your own steam. There is no light pollution here at all so you can see incredible skies at night too.

What makes this house unique

The West Wing has the benefit of real time up to date information about local events and attractions because the owners are available if required.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"So pleased to have finally made it to Kilham and enjoy the peaceful retreat in such comfortable and beautiful surroundings. The West Wing is very spacious with great views, cosy fire and lovely paintings for inspiration. Could do with another week to see more of the coast and countryside. Thank you for all the lovely treats, flowers and logs and all the rest...."

"We've had a fantastic time, thank you! Love the huge bath and bed. Welcoming and peaceful, we'll be back if we can get in."

"We have had a lovely week. We have visited Floors Castle, St. Abbs nature reserve (a must for a visit) and Flodden Field. The children did a beach ride off Holy Island - Fantastic! The West Wing at Kilham is lovely with breathtaking views from every window."
Oct 2014
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Mindrum House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • There are 2 large bathrooms, one with a huge Victorian roll top bath. There are 2 additional toilets, an ensuite shower room with hand basin and wc and a separate shower room.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms have large zip and link super-king beds which can be arranged as twins or doubles. One has an ensuite shower room. The fourth bedroom has a super king, a sofa bed and a private bathroom and the fifth bedroom has two large twin beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: The West Wing is accessed through its own private entrance, there is a lock safe so that guests can arrive at any time. The accommodation is arranged over 2 floors, apart from the utility room which is next to the entrance hall on the ground floor. Outside: There is a large garden and outside space available to guests including a Webber barbecue and picnic table and benches. Utility Room: There is a washer dryer, and a pulley drying rack as well as space for 2 dog baskets and Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The West Wing comes with towels and bed linen and a full log basket. Additional house keeping, bed and breakfast, food shopping or homemade meal service are available on request at a an extra cost. Other: There is wide open hall space on the second floor with a picture window with long window seat ideal for gazing out onto open countryside. It has a round table and chairs for additional seating.


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A large wing of a Victorian Estate House set in the spectacular Northumberland N
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Wonderful Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely 2-floor apartment - one wing oh a huge and wonderful house- overlooking a beautiful garden and fields beyond in the middle of the Northumberland countryide. All the rooms are spacious and furnished with great taste. The apartment is very private and feels more like a whole house. The owners are delightful and left a welcome basket of delicious staples for us. They were on hand to help if asked but otherwise left us to ourselves. it was very much our home for the weekend. A real treat: highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great space, plenty of loos and baths, good location, good lounge and Sky TV

  • 4 of 5

We had terrible weather but managed two fry walks along the coast at St Abbs and from Beadnell down to Embleton. Walk along Tweed to Roxburgh would have been good apart from rain. Walks from Kirk Yetholm also aborted. Pub at Milfield excellent first night.. depends on duty chef and waitress! Drive through Etal to A1 much easier than to SE coast.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely peaceful week at Kilham House

  • 5 of 5

Kilham House is very spacious and comfortable. The rooms are well thought out with nice little touches. We would definely go back there again.

We had a lovely, peaceful week with a variety of interesting local walks and forays to the coast. A beautiful location in which to relax and catch up with friends.

We enjoyed it enormously. Thank you, Hugh and Kathryn for making it all so easy.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house, beautiful surroundings and amazing places to visit!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely hosts. Great house, big bedrooms! A wealth of places to visit. Castles, beaches, towns and countryside! Perfect! X

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The ideal house for a family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 10 adults and 4 babies getting together to relax and to celebrate 'en famille' several wedding anniversaries. We all love Northumberland and the West Wing was the ideal house for us being within easy access of a wide range of castles, beaches, interesting towns and N.T. properties. The rooms are very spacious , beautifully furnished and comfortable. The house is welcoming and has a friendly, family atmosphere. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay ( 4 generations ranging from 8 months old to 91 years !!) and we would definitely recommend Kilham house . An excellent holiday !

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful property for a larger group

  • 5 of 5

Nine of us, across three generations, stayed in Kilham House. It was a wonderful stay.

The bedrooms are comfortably and most tastefully furnished, with good proportions. The quality of the beds and bedding was stand-out. We all slept very well.

Kathryn and Hugh are very hospitable, sharing their home, wider (and beautiful) expanse of garden - complete with trampoline and tire swings for the kids - and knowledge of the area. They have also provided a games room with table tennis and pool, which was a big hit.

It's a lovely area with plenty to see and do within a short drive. If you don't fancy driving there are some lovely walks in the immediate vicinity.

We'd definitely recommend this area and - more importantly - the hospitality and attention to detail of the Watsons. It was a pleasure to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
NewCastle or Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Red Lion Milfield
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
The Hirsel at Coldstream
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Berwick on Tweed mainline station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Collingwood Arms at Cornhill on Tweed
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Holy Island
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

We offer catered guided running and fitness holidays from time to time which are for groups who want to eat healthy meals and improve their fitness in a wonderful setting.


The West Wing is a 25 minute drive to Holy Island and other amazing beaches including Bamburgh.


The West Wing is 16 miles from Berwick on Tweed mainline train station and 45 miles from Edinburgh and Newcastle Airports. Use of a car is recommend for our guests.


There are pubs and shops within 5 miles.

Further Details:

All the big supermarkets deliver to The West Wing so you can arrange for your shopping to arrive when you do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $193.1

Booking Notes:
Guests are asked to pay a 20% deposit on booking and pay the balance two weeks before arrival.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the preferred changeover day although there is flexibility on short stay bookings. Guests are expected to arrive after 4pm and to leave before 11.00am

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are available -
Prices assume the entire 'West Wing' (5 double rooms). Can be let let as second floor only (2 doubles, sitting room, kitchen, shower and bathroom. Please telephone for prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.