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Far Point ref: 312020

Paxton near Berwick upon Tweed, Berwick upon Tweed & Area
  • Sleeps 44
ParkingOff road 2 carsGardenenclosed front garden
2 person discountNoFire/WoodburnerYes
SmokingNoInternet accessYes


Nestled at the end of a small terrace within the 300 acres of Gainslawhill Farm, this charming cottage offers a cosy, rural retreat. The accommodation benefits from being all on ground floor level and the wood burning stove in the lounge ensures a warm welcome awaits guests whatever the season. The kitchen has been newly refurbished and is very well equipped. To the front of the property is a spacious fully enclosed garden and over the road there are uninterrupted views across open farmland.
Far Point sits within a working (mainly arable) farm and is snuggled between the salmon rich River Tweed and Whiteadder where complimentary trout fishing is available on the latter. The elegant Georgian market town of Berwick upon Tweed is a mere 3 miles and offers many facilities including a cinema/ theatre, leisure centre with indoor swimming and an array of quaint tea rooms, shops and restaurants. A regular train service from Berwick takes only 40 minutes to reach the heart of the cultural city of Edinburgh, renowned for its festivals, arts and music venues, its superb castle and Medieval buildings and not forgetting the indulgent shopping experience along the royal Mile! Paxton House and Country Park is set in 80 acres of gardens, woodland and park-lands and is well worth a visit close by. The Scottish Border toon of Coldstream, with its wonderful woodlands walks at the Hirsel estate and prestigious golf course is only 13 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property is all on ground floor level, has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Dining Room: With wood burning stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
Bedroom 1: With king size bed
Bedroom 2: With two single beds
Dressing Room/Snug: A useful extra space for relaxation
Bathroom: With shower over bath, WC and wash basin


All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair available. Free Wi-fi available


Enclosed garden. Off road parking for 2 cars. One dog welcome at a charge of £25 per week

Nearest townBerwickShops3 Miles
Distance3 MilesRestaurant1 Mile
Nearest railway stationBerwickPub1 Mile
Distance3 MilesLake

About the local area

This unique location is England's borderland and often described as the 'Secret Kingdom' - to the West is the wild, lonely beauty of the Cheviot Hills and the Northumberland National Park, whilst to the East there is a magnificent stretch of Heritage coastline aptly designated as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ensuring Stack Yard Cottage is well placed to explore the best of North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders alike

Things to do nearby

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What our customers say about Far Point

J Clarke -

Very comfortable and homely.

R James -

a lovely cottage, well placed for touring the Borders

Nicola Needham -

Lovely cottage and extremely comfortable. Fab location to explore such a beautiful area. Enjoyed our stay.

A Wilson -

Very welcoming accommodation

Berwick Barracks and Main Guard

Home to history and the arts, this 18th century barracks houses the By Beat of Drum exhibition, the Kings Own Scottish Borderers Museum, Berwick Borough Museum AND Berwick art gallery! Tel: 01289 304493

Conundrum Farm

Lots of animals to feed at the farm with visitor centre, gift shop and historic battle trail. Tel: 01289 306092

Paxton House Gallery and Country Park

Paxton is one the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain. Explore 80 acres of gardens, woodland and riverside walks. Browse around the gift shop and enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch at the tea rooms.

Chain Bridge Honey Farm

Visitor centre allowing the public to discover first hand the extraordinary tale of the bees and honey. The honey and beeswax comes from 1,800 colonies of bees situated throughout the north Northumberland.

Berwick-upon-Tweed Castle and Ramparts

Explore the remains of a medieval castle crucial to Anglo-Scottish warfare. Surrounding the whole historic town is a circular walk to enjoy.

Coast and Castle Trail

This route begins in Newcastle and winds its way through Berwick and Melrose up to Edinburgh in Scotland. In total it is 200 miles with 39 miles of this being traffic free.

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The Pennine Cycleway

There are two aspects to the Pennine Cycleway. One follows the Southern Pennines and this one, through the Northern Pennines from Berwick on Tweed to Appleby.

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Fishing on the River Tweed

The River Tweed is internationally famous for the quality of its salmon and trout fishing.

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Sea fishing from Berwick

Set on the shore of the Firth of Forth the fishing village of Berwick provides a great base for a keen angler. Take a trip on the Charter Boat ‘On a Promise’. Tel 01289 302749 for more information

Rock climbing on the Kyloe Hills

The Kyloe Hills contain the four most popular crags in the county and also offer a few minor crags ideal for boulderers as well.

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Spittal is a small seaside resort close to the popular town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. The beach is a great area for walkers who want to explore the towering cliffs that overlook the North Sea.

Eyemouth Maritime Centre

With over 400 boats and almost as many model ships the Eyemouth Maritime Museum really is a wealth of naval history.

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The Northumberland Coastal Path

The Northumberland Coastal Path forms part of the international North Sea Trail and is a recently established 64 mile coastal ramble!

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Pennine Cycleway

Forming part of the National Cycle Network route 68, this challenging long distance route takes you from Derby right up to Berwick upon Tweed!

Coldingham Sands

This sheltered, sandy, blue flag beach has been a popular tourist destination for many years.

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Upper Burnmouth Harbour

A small coastal village in the Scottish Borders, Burnmouth has traditionally been a fishing community with the harbour dating back to the 1800’s.

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Peelham Cross Country Course

With great views of the North Sea and a lively course which is suitable for all levels of rider, the Peelam Cross Country Course can be quite tricky in parts but really is entertaining!

Norham Castle

Norham Castle is a partly ruined castle overlooking the river tweed in Northumberland.

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Help & Advice

Call us: 01228 599960

What our customers say

J Clarke - October 2013

Very comfortable and homely.

R James - October 2013

a lovely cottage, well placed for touring the Borders

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