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Backhill Bothy

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Bothy wing before conversion, the other 3 wings and courtyard form the owner's house
the Bothy with its raised sun deck
Lounge area in daylight
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
7 nights minimum
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With stunning panoramic views across rural Northumberland to the sea, the raised deck at the Bothy is the perfect spot for a relaxing sundowner after a busy day exploring this beautiful area. The Bothy is a conversion of the East Wing of a country house, originally a Reiver farm dating from the 17th century. Designed by the owners to provide a very comfortable and spacious home for up to 2 guests, the Bothy is contemporary, stylish and very private - the perfect getaway for a relaxing holiday or short break. Within 15 minutes' drive: historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, miles of unspoilt sandy beach, the causeway to Holy Island, the Cheviot Hills and the river Tweed. Pub and village shop in Lowick (3 miles) with main shopping in Berwick-upon-Tweed (7 miles). The Bothy sleeps 2 in one deligh...With stunning panoramic views across rural Northumberland to the sea, the raised deck at the Bothy is the perfect spot for a relaxing sundowner after a busy day exploring this beautiful area. The Bothy is a conversion of the East Wing of a country house, originally a Reiver farm dating from the 17th century. Designed by the owners to provide a very comfortable and spacious home for up to 2 guests, the Bothy is contemporary, stylish and very private - the perfect getaway for a relaxing holiday or short break. Within 15 minutes' drive: historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, miles of unspoilt sandy beach, the causeway to Holy Island, the Cheviot Hills and the river Tweed. Pub and village shop in Lowick (3 miles) with main shopping in Berwick-upon-Tweed (7 miles). The Bothy sleeps 2 in one delightful bedroom with quality superking double (can be twin on request) and adjacent shower room. The large open plan living room has very comfortable seating, a wood-burning stove, 47' Freeview television, dining table and beautiful well-equipped kitchen. A few steps lead up to the garden room which opens onto a large deck with seating/dining space. Private off road parking, lockable shed for bikes or sports equipment. Quality bed linen and towels are provided. Ample central heating and hot water by our eco-friendly biomass boiler. Logs provided for the stove. Electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, television, DVD player, CD player/radio with Bluetooth, free W-Fi, charcoal BBQ, picnic rug and picnic set/cool bag. Good mobile signal. Dogs are welcome in the house (but not the bedroom or shower room) and can be walked direct from the Bothy through farmland, or enjoy a run on the beach after a 5 minute car trip. By prior arrangement we can provide exclusive use of an adjacent comfortable double kennel if you want to go and play golf or go out in the evening. Please note that the courtyard is the owner's private garden and the grass area round the Bothy is not enclosed. In our description of the area we have given a flavour of what is on offer but we recommend any potential visitors look at the North Northumberland Tourism website for inspiration for your visit. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Maximum of 2 dogs which we must insist are absolutely NOT allowed in the bedroom or bathroom.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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Meet the host
John and Patricia B
Hosting since June 2014
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe hope to be available to meet you an arrival but if not, keys can be found in the key safe. Our house is behind the Bothy (although not visible) and we are happy to provide any assistance guests may require during their stay.
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Reviews (24)
Jet57024843905
Jet57024843905
1 contribution
We had a lovely stay at John and Tricia’s property. The location was perfect with views to die for. It was very quiet and peaceful. The accommodation was spotless and we greatly appreciated all the extras that were there (wine, biscuits, sanitary items, tissues, cotton buds, etc). The house was very well equipped. We particularly enjoyed the sun/garden room which we used everyday. The bed was very comfortable and we slept soundly each night. Both John and Tricia were very welcoming and were on hand should we need them. I would highly recommend this property. We will certainly be back for a second visit.
Visited April 2022
Written April 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Davannda
Davannda
28 contributions
Thank you John and Patricia for letting us share your beautiful home. You have thought of everything for a self catering break. Very clean and tidy. Lovely views from conservatory. Could sit for hours and not get fed up with that view. Very peaceful. Easy access to many lovely towns. Thanks again for your hospitality. You should be proud of making such a beautiful home to share with others. Anne and David McNeill
Visited August 2021
Written August 21, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PJY_89
PJY_89
8 contributions
This is one of the most spacious and well-equipped properties we have stayed in as a couple. Trish and John were around if we needed anything and had thought of everything (including well-placed sockets for charging our gadgets and even a hand towel in the kitchen!). We were reassured by how clean everything was as Covid restrictions were being removed. There was plenty of seating around the living room and the icing on the cake was the garden room overlooking the fields with views to the coast. We were lucky with the weather and had most meals on the verandah. Guests are requested not to stream over the internet - this wasn't a problem as we spent most of our time outdoors. The location is ideal for exploring the Northumberland coast and Scottish borders (Lindisfarne, Ford and Etal, Floors Castle, St Abbs and Coldingham beach are well worth a visit). There are the usual supermarkets within 15 minutes of the property. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we hope to return soon.
Visited July 2021
Written August 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Explore623998
Explore623998
9 contributions
The bothy where we stayed had everything you could want and more lots of little touches to enhance our break. It was so clean and spacious the sunroom was a great area to sit and look at the views. John and Trish were great hosts and on hand if needed. Thanks Julie, Colin and Laika
Visited April 2021
Written April 18, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John G
John G
3 contributions
We stayed for a week in Backhill Bothy and loved everyday of it. The views from the raised terrace having breakfast in the morning was brilliant. We had 2 dogs with us and they loved it loads of room for them to run round. You need a car to get around but lots of the beaches and towns aren't that far away and only take a few minutes to get there. John and Patricia are very helpful and only came round to welcome us and give any advise we asked them they left us alone to enjoy our holiday. One of our dogs needed a vet while we was there and Patricia sorted the local vet to see her and we where seen within an hour of phoning. This home is really special and we would love to go back again in the near future. Thank you John and Patricia for a really great holiday. PS sorry for the late review John.
Visited June 2019
Written September 3, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
johnbJ7601ON
johnbJ7601ON
Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you and your lovely dogs enjoyed your visit and hope that we may be able to welcome you back in the future- hopefully without another dash to the vets!
Written September 3, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Curiosity280974
Curiosity280974
1 contribution
We have just spent a very relaxing week in the Bothy which is up there with the best holiday accommodation we have ever stayed in and we have stayed in a lot. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped, quality fittings, comfy bed and a great shower with lovely thick towels. A really nice touch were the fresh flowers in both the lounge and bedroom along with the wine and biscuits which disappeared very quickly. The Sun room has far reaching views over lovely countryside to the sea and we ate all our meals in there. We were very lucky to have great weather and the sun shone every day which also allowed us to enjoy the southwest facing deck. Northumberland was a new holiday destination for us and we will definitely come back. Quiet roads, pretty villages, castles galore and the heritage coast with miles of lovely beaches, all within easy reach. Last but not least Trish and John are very friendly, extremely welcoming and make you that nothings too much trouble. We would love to come back one day. .
Visited May 2019
Written May 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
johnbJ7601ON
johnbJ7601ON
We know how lucky we are to live in such a lovely part of the country and we do appreciate it when our guests enjoy it so much too! Thank you for such a positive review and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future
Written May 27, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BritsinCA
BritsinCA
York, United Kingdom2 contributions
We have recently had a week in the beautifully equipped place. The Bothy is very spacious for 2 people, really clean, warm and comfortable, with wonderful views from the garden room. Easy access to the A1, Bamburghand the castle, Berwick upon Tweed, and Holy Island.
Visited October 2018
Written November 5, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
johnbJ7601ON
johnbJ7601ON
Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for the excellent review.
Written November 6, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Seaside822661
Seaside822661
Recently stayed here and all I can say is amazing. The attention to detail with everything you could need and more ! Really lovely place to stay cannot recommend it highly enough.
Visited October 2018
Written October 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
johnbJ7601ON
johnbJ7601ON
Thanks for the great review and hope we see you again.
Written October 10, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Malone1958
Malone1958
Doncaster, United Kingdom58 contributions
Backhill Bothy is the perfect place to chill out and relax, we've stayed in many Holiday Cottages and Backhill is the most comfortable and well equipped we've ever been to, an added bonus for us was the kennels for our 2 Labradors who live outside at home and were very happy with their accommodation. Not only is Backhill a fantastic place to stay the location is perfect for visiting the best of Northumberland, Berwick upon Tweed, Holy Island and Cragside to name a few, added to which the great expanse of beaches. John and Trisha are excellent hosts and nothing is to much trouble for them . We highly recommend a visit to Backhill Bothy to anyone looking for accommodation in Northumberland.
Visited September 2018
Written September 18, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
johnbJ7601ON
johnbJ7601ON
So pleased both you and the dogs enjoyed your stay and hope we can look forward to welcoming you again. All the very best John and Trish
Written September 20, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Terry S
Terry S
2 contributions
Booked this for my parents and their dog Ellie. They had a lovely time. Very well appointed accommodation with great beaches and walks only a short drive away.
Visited August 2018
Written August 28, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
johnbJ7601ON
johnbJ7601ON
Great that your folks so enjoyed the Bothy and hope we can welcome them again (and perhaps you!). All the best John and Trish
Written August 29, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Grill
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Walkers are spoilt for choice here with beach, riverside and forest walks as well as long distance paths to join - St Cuthbert's Way, Southern Upland Way and the Berwick Coastal Path. Cyclists will enjoy the quiet country roads and can follow the coastal section of the NCN1 or the NCN68 (Pennine Cycleway). Golf - the nearest is the Open Championship qualifier course at Goswick (10 minutes) and a wide choice of other courses within half an hour's drive include Bamburgh, the Hirsel at Coldstream, Duns, and the clifftop course at Eyemouth. Up to an hour's drive takes you to Muirfield, North Berwick, Dunbar and many others. Fishing - world famous salmon fishing on the River Tweed as well as the Rivers Till, Teviot and Whiteadder. Trout fishing at Chatton, Coldingham Loch and the Whinney Loch. Sea fishing available from several local harbours. Wildlife abounds here and bird-watching is renowned. Water sports and horse-riding can also be enjoyed locally. The owners live adjacent and are both keen golfers/fishers and happy to help plan your activities. Places of interest to visit nearby include the famous Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed with its Elizabethan walls, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, country houses including Manderston and Paxton, Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle, Chillingham, Cragside Estate at Rothbury, Seahouses and boat trips to the Farne Islands. Head for Ford and Etal (10 minutes) to visit a restored corn mill and maybe take a trip on the seasonal steam light railway or to visit Flodden Battlefield. An hour's drive will take you to Hadrian's Wall or the Scottish Border towns and you can easily visit Edinburgh or Newcastle by train from Berwick.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding Nearby
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Backhill Bothy

Backhill Bothy is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Backhill Bothy has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Backhill Bothy has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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