Love and care have been lavished on this bolthole with plenty of attention given to the little details: homemade bread and other breakfast goodies, games, cookery books, an iPod full of tunes. Cook a delicious meal in the neat kitchen, throw some logs on the fire, and take a long soak in the bedroom roll top tub.
You’re in a small, thriving village with a community shop and a twice-weekly pop up café in the village hall – perfect for a slice of homemade cake after a long ramble. The walking all around is fantastic: hop on the Pennine Way; hike the craggy hillsides, forests and heather-strewn fields of St Cuthbert’s Way and the Cheviots that pass through Northumberland National Park; visit the market town of Kelso on the banks of the river Tweed.
With your own entrance, up a small lane, you’ll feel nicely private. Sip your coffee in the outdoor seating spot to plan your day: perhaps a trip to Holy Island then back for a pint in one of two pubs.