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The Old Barn, High Letham

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
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High Letham lies to the South and at the foot of Halidon Hill, the site of a decisive battle in 1333 between the English and the Scots for control of Berwick. On 19 July, 1333 Edward III of England defeated Lord Archibald Douglas of Scotland, amid a scene of terrible carnage. ABOUT US Our holiday cottage sleeps up to a maximum of six adults, in comfort. Quiet, countryside location, only 1/2 a mile from the Scottish Border yet only 5 minutes drive from the centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Stunning views of Berwick, the coastline, Holy Island and the River Tweed, with the Cheviot Hills in the distance, as a backdrop. Miles of unspoilt beaches, fabulous countryside, castles, stately homes and famous gardens. Edinburgh and Newcastle City centres only a scenic 40 minutes train journey from Berw...High Letham lies to the South and at the foot of Halidon Hill, the site of a decisive battle in 1333 between the English and the Scots for control of Berwick. On 19 July, 1333 Edward III of England defeated Lord Archibald Douglas of Scotland, amid a scene of terrible carnage. ABOUT US Our holiday cottage sleeps up to a maximum of six adults, in comfort. Quiet, countryside location, only 1/2 a mile from the Scottish Border yet only 5 minutes drive from the centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Stunning views of Berwick, the coastline, Holy Island and the River Tweed, with the Cheviot Hills in the distance, as a backdrop. Miles of unspoilt beaches, fabulous countryside, castles, stately homes and famous gardens. Edinburgh and Newcastle City centres only a scenic 40 minutes train journey from Berwick mainline station, or 70 minutes by car. Imaginatively converted from the traditional, stone built barn adjoining our farmhouse, but with its own separate entrance and complete privacy. The Old Barn faces South - all rooms and the garden face South - with its own private, walled garden, ideal for children. Garden chairs and table are provided. ROOMS AND RATES Weekly or fortnightly lets are from Saturday at 3 p.m. onwards to departure on a Saturday by 10 a.m. Short breaks are sometimes available for a minimum of three nights, out of of high season. Heating is by off – peak night storage heaters, thermostatically controlled electric radiators, also timer controlled and by the wood burning stove in the sitting room, ( logs provided in the cooler months.) Electricity usage: electricity is charged by meter reading, at cost and will be settled at the end of your stay. The first £15.00 of metered electricity is included in the price. All bed linen is provided, also bath towels and hand towels – but not beach towels – plus a hand towel in each bathroom / shower room. Beds are made up before your arrival: each bed has sheets, blanket, duvet and two pillows per person. Tea towels and dish cloths provided. Use of Miele tumble dryer. Cot and high chair provided. Please bring your own cot bedding. Chest freezer. Free Wi-Fi Broadband. Dogs: regret dogs no longer accepted. Ample private car parking. Hard – wired smoke alarms throughout. The Old Barn, High Letham is a no smoking house. Ground Floor KITCHEN / DINING ROOM Spacious kitchen / dining room, with door leading into the cottage walled garden.The kitchen is fully equipped – essential under the annual inspection rules for 4 star holiday cottages: electric cooker, fridge, chest freezer, microwave, dishwasher and automatic washing machine; use of tumble dryer. High chair.Attractive Karndean flooring. Fitted units and extra cupboards for china and glass.Exterior garden light for Summer evenings. BEDROOM 1 A carpeted, twin room, with two single beds. Wardrobe and two bedside tables, with drawers. SHOWER ROOM Karndean flooring. Mira electric power shower, wash basin, W.C., electric wall heater, heated towel rail. Upstairs Carpeted stairs with banister leading to Sitting Room: SITTING ROOM Large sitting room with wonderful views Southwards towards Berwick, the Tweed, the coastline and the Cheviots – safety windows – polished wood floor with Indian rug, beamed ceiling, log burning stove, ( free logs provided in Autumn & Winter.) Free Wi-Fi Broadband. 32” LCD flat screen T.V. and DVD player. Plentiful books and board games. BEDROOM 2 A carpeted, twin room with two single beds. A chest of drawers. A hanging cupboard, combined with a further spacious chest of drawers, the same height. A bedroom chair. BEDROOM 3 Double bed. Chest of drawers. Large, built-in hanging cupboard, with extra blankets on top shelf and further shelves. Two bedside tables. Bedroom chair. Cot. BATHROOM Karndean flooring. Cast iron bath, with rails. Wash basin, W.C., shaver point, electric wall heater, heated towel rail. ALL ROOMS IN THE OLD BARN, FACE SOUTH, WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS LOCAL AREA INFORMATION High Letham lies to the South and at the foot of Halidon Hill, the site of a decisive battle in 1333 between the English and the Scots for control of Berwick. On 19 July, 1333 Edward III of England defeated Lord Archibald Douglas of Scotland, amid a scene of terrible carnage. The English forces were in possession of Halidon Hill, as the Scottish Army advanced boldly up the hill, but the English archers with their longbows proved decisive, the showers of arrows wreaking havoc among the close ranks of the Scots. The English spearmen and men – at – arms followed up their advantage and the Scots had no choice but to flee. The slaughter was dreadful, so much so that thousands of the Scots including their commander, perished on the field of battle. Then venture into Berwick, England's most Northerly town. A town that has changed hands fourteen times, finally ceded to England in 1482. Yet by 1551 it was transformed into an independent burgh, neither English nor Scots, still a matter of some debate even in recent times. More
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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
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Washer
Central Heating
Highchair
Dryer
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
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Freezer
Private Garden
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TV
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Balcony
Linens Provided
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Had a great week - the Old Barn is as advertised, easy to get to from the A1, handy for Berwick and shops/facilities but at the same time felt very remote in a lovely setting with great views - including the sheep in the next...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank FellowTraveler693250
Management response:Responded September 11, 2017

Good morning Jo, Many thanks for taking the trouble to review The Old Barn, High Letham,. So glad your holiday here a success and do come back soon! Best wishes Richard & Susan

Reviewed August 15, 2017

The property offers stunning views in a quiet location but only a short drive to Berwick, the coast and a range of supermarkets for self catering. The owners were very helpful and keen to make sure we had all we needed for our stay. We...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank _j_bailey560
Management response:Responded August 27, 2017

Many thanks for this review and glad that your holiday was a success. Come back soon! Richard & Susan

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Reviewed July 29, 2017

Great holiday from the outset due to the warm welcome from Mr and Mrs Persse. The Old Barn was very comfortable with a good family garden, the sheep over the wall were a real bonus. The views were breath taking, looking over rolling countryside and...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank AnnieBoo2015
Management response:Responded August 27, 2017

Thank you for this review and the beautiful card that you gave us on leaving. We were impressed by your whole family's cycling range - especially by the day when you all went to Lindisfarne, the first from here to cycle there! Delighted that your...More

Reviewed May 1, 2017

Great location, very close to town but far enough out that you feel de-stressed as soon as you arrive. The cottage is a great size, with a lovely view from the upstairs lounge and the back garden is in the sun all day. Richard (owner)...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank dh-preston
Management response:Responded May 2, 2017

Dianne, Most kind of you to respond so warmly and much appreciated by us both. Richard & Susan

Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great place to enjoy all that Northumberland has to offer. Comfortable and well equiped with wonderful views looking accross the fields to Berwick upon Tweed.The best of both worlds for self caterers - peace and quiet and a few minutes from supermarkets and the town...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank awpurchon
Management response:Responded June 29, 2016

Many thanks for your kind note left for us after your dawn departure for the Orkney ferry and now this. Richard & Susan

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Listed Since:May 2013
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