Lightpipe is a secluded hideaway nestled in the midst of the rolling Northumberland countryside, with a beautiful outlook towards the Cheviot Hills. Just over a mile from the River Tweed and one and a half miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed, Lightpipe was originally a humble shepherd's cottage built of the local stone around 1835.
In 2005 it was lovingly restored and extended. It now offers extremely comfortable and modern accommodation whilst retaining its original charm and features. Incorporated into the walls under the eaves are roosts for the local pipistrelle bats, while a barn owl nesting box has been built into the roof space.
In the village of Cornhill-on-Tweed you will find the local pub, The Collingwood Arms and the Cornhill village shop and café which provides fresh, local produce and delicious baked goods.
This holiday cottage at a glance
Sleeps six guests.
The accommodation is on the ground floor.
Family bathroom and en-suite shower room.
Wood burning stove.
Lawned area surrounding cottage, completely fenced.
Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome at the property (small additional charge per dog).
Parking for three vehicles.
Minimum of a two night stay.
The original part of the house has vaulted ceilings with green oak beams.
Solid oak flooring in all rooms except the bathrooms.
West-facing patio with outdoor dining area.
Guests are welcome to walk around the farm and further afield.
Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
TV, DVD player, CD/radio. Mobile phone.
Cot and highchair available on request.
Outdoor dining furniture and barbecue.
Attractions and nearby amenities
The cottage is in the perfect location for an outdoor break in Northumberland. A short walk across the field there is a trout reservoir which guests are welcome to use and in the evening you may even catch sight of an otter.
There's an all-weather tennis court close by, as well as walks around the farm and further afield. Roads running through West Learmouth are quiet with little traffic, making it an excellent place for cycling and horse riding.
Fishing on the River Tweed can be arranged
Places to visit in this part of Northumberland include Holy Island, 20 miles away on the breath-taking north Northumberland coast.
There are spectacular walks in the Cheviot Hills, located in the Northumberland National Park 15 miles to the south.
Other attractions in Northumberland within easy reach are one of the largest inhabited castles, Bamburgh Castle, Warkworth, Linsdisfarne, Dunstanburgh, Alnwick, Chillingham, Etal, Norham, Ayton and Floors Castle.
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