The Orchard Cottage

Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England

4 star cottage with tennis court, games room, onsite fishing and breadmaking courses available! Close to the Scottish border at Coldstream.

Key Points

  • Classic cottage set within an orchard offers a tranquil stay for up to 5 guests near Cornhill-on-Tweed.
  • The cottage has 3 bedrooms - 1 kingsize/twin, 1 double and 1 single so suitable for friends, couples or a family.
  • There is a cosy lounge with woodburner plus a fully equipped kitchen with direct access to the orchard where you can enjoy fruit fresh from the trees.
  • There is a full family bathroom and a separate WC.
  • Outside you can relax on the lawn or enjoy dining al fresco. Alternatively have a game of tennis or visit the games room.


Just shy of the Scottish border you can discover this tranquil property that sits within an orchard and offers panoramic views of the River Till and Cheviot Hills. Sleeping up to 5 it suits couples, friends or a family wishing to enjoy a spot of fishing and the beautiful Northumberland National Park. 

The cottage was totally renovated in 2014, having originally been designed by Sir Basil Spence in the mid 1950's. It now offers a 4 star accommodation with 3 bedrooms - 1 kingsize (can be made into twin), 1 double and 1 single all of which have stunning countryside views. The kitchen diner has direct views into the orchard garden where you can find apple and plum trees, the kitchen offers all mod cons for your self catering stay. This adjoins the living room, where you can relax by the wood burning stove and pop on the TV after a busy day exploring the local area. There is a full family bathroom on the ground floor and a WC on the first floor. 

The Orchard Cottage has been awarded 4* Gold for 2021/2022 by VisitEngland.

Outside you can relax on the lawn enjoying the sounds of the wildlife around you or take a woodland stroll down to the river. Of a daytime you can partake in a game of tennis at the onsite court whilst of an evening you can retreat to the converted barn which now offers a games room wtih pool table, ping pong table plus space for relaxing. 

On site you can enjoy a spot of fishing on the private 1 mile stretch of the River Till or even take a breadmaking course! Locally there is plenty to see and do with many heritage sites in close proximity to the cottage. Duddo stones is only a 2 mile walk, whilst Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a must visit! 

Children and dogs welcome. 

Minimum 3 night stay. 7 nights in Summer.

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Room Types

Whole property for 5 or more



 Not suitable for those with mobility issues







 Clothes rack

 Dining area



Paid Extras

 Cookery course




 Dining area


 Private entrance

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Pub within walking distance



 Family friendly site




On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Welcome pack






 Free parking


 Quiet location

 Small site (2-4 accoms)

Nearest Airport/s

Edinburgh / Newcastle

Content updated on 21st May 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Rosie Carroll from The Orchard Cottage