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An immaculately presented detached period cottage with beautifully landscaped gardens and stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Built in 1882 within the grounds of Tillmouth Park, a fine country house, the cottage enjoys very peaceful and secluded surroundings. The cottage would make a wonderful home or holiday let. The nearby village of Cornhill-on-Tweed has a shop and a hotel and restaurant and the town of Coldstream over the border in Scotland is only a ten-minute drive away and has many more amenities available. The property is also close to the coast with Berwick-upon-Tweed just a fifteen minute drive away.

930 SQFT
86 SQM
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Property Details & Description




Vestibule, open-plan kitchen-living-dining room, utility room, master bedroom with en-suite, second double bedroom, family bathroom.


Four private parking spaces, landscaped gardens, two timber sheds.


Berwick upon Tweed 10 miles, Kelso 13 miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 60 miles, Edinburgh miles (all distances approx.)



Keepers Cottage is tucked away on the periphery of the former Tillmouth Park estate, surrounded by mature woodland and open countryside. One of four cottages, Keepers Cottage is the only detached property and is set away from its neighbours. Access to the cottage is through the impressive stone entrance to Tillmouth Park and along a sweeping tree-lined driveway, past the manor house and along to the small hamlet. The village of Cornhill on Tweed lies three miles west where there is an excellent village shop and a well-regarded restaurant and hotel, The Collingwood Arms. Just over the River Tweed in Scotland is the historic town of Coldstream with a good selection of local shops, including a butcher, bakers and grocer as well as pubs and cafes. The ancient towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso are nearby and Edinburgh is just over an hour away by car or forty-five minutes on the train from Berwick. Beyond the local area are a range of popular attractions including historic castles and villages dotted along the stunningly beautiful Northumberland coastline including the renowned Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle. There are also the Cheviot Hills and a number of market towns.  Country and sporting pursuits are widely available including hill walks, salmon and trout fishing, hunting and shooting.  Golf is available locally at The Hirsel, Goswick and Magdalene Fields, with swimming, gym, squash, indoor bowling and all weather facilities at the Swan Centre.  

The A1 trunk road provides easy commutable access to both Newcastle and Edinburgh with Berwick’s mainline train station offering quick and effective transport up and down the east coast of the country.  Edinburgh and Newcastle international airports are both just over an hour’s drive from the property.

General Description


Keepers Cottage is part of the Courtyard Cottages, which were once the stables and grooms' quarters for the Tillmouth Park Estate. Keepers Cottage is the only detached cottage and is set apart slightly from the other properties and enjoys delightful views over the surrounding countryside. The cottage is accessed through a gate and over a path leading up to the front door. The door opens into the hall giving access to a utility room and bathroom, The utility room has a window to the side of the property and has space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. The bathroom also has a window to the side with a ceramic tiled floor and is fitted with a bath with mixer shower, WC, basin and chrome wall-mounted towel radiator. Off the hall is the open-plan kitchen-living-dining area with exposed timber flooring, a lovely bright space with three south-facing windows affording fine country views and a door leading out into the garden. The living space has two distinct areas, with the fitted kitchen at one end with a dining space and the living room with a cosy fireplace. The kitchen is fitted with country-style floor and wall-mounted units with counters over and integral appliances include a double electric oven with hob and extractor over, fridge and freezer. The living space has a multi-fuel stove, perfect for cosy winter evenings and a door leading out into the garden. There are two spacious double bedrooms in the cottage, both with exposed timber flooring. The master has a window to the rear and a charming fireplace on a stone hearth. The en-suite bathroom comprises a bath with mixer shower, WC, basin and wall-mounted towel radiator. The second double bedroom has three windows, one to the rear and two to the side with lovely open views and an ornate fireplace with a ceramic tiled surround and hearth.


The current owners have created a beautifully landscaped, fully enclosed wrap around garden with areas of well-manicured lawn, colourful borders and patio and seating areas in which to relax and entertain. The majority of the garden is south-facing and enjoys uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. There are two timber sheds and private parking for four vehicles.


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General Remarks & Information

Satellite Navigation


For the benefit of those with satellite navigation the property’s postcode is TD12 4UT



Mains water, mains electric, private drainage, LPG central heating.






Grade II listed.




Local Authority


Northumberland County Council
Telephone: 01289 330044.

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Offers should be submitted to the selling agents Rettie Berwick LLP, 50 Hide Hill, Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1AB.  A closing date by which offers must be submitted may be fixed later. Please note that interested parties are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order that they may be advised should a closing date be set. The seller reserves the right to accept any offer at any time.

Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above. 

Particulars and Plans


These particulars and plan are believed to be correct but they are in no way guaranteed.  Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

Important Notice


Rettie Berwick LLP, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth.  Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers.  These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.


2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or mis-statement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Rettie Berwick LLP have not tested any services, equipment or facilities.  Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.


3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties   which have been sold or withdrawn.


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