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Detatched cottage, south facing in it's own private garden, Hall
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35 reviews
Wark Castle
Detatched cottage, south facing in it's own private garden,
Hall
Private cottage garden,with BBQ and garden furniture + small safe paddock for games
Sittingroom
Double bedroom
View from garden
Garden from Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Garden
Attic bedroom
Winter comes to Wark
Spring at the Hirsel
Highland cattle at the Hirsel
Flodden ride
Poppy field near Wark
Bamburgh Castle
River Tweed
New woodburning stove
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Cornhill-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England

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Rachel K
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Rather visit”
Reviewed 1 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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Having spent a lovely week at this beautiful spot last year, we decided to try an early autumn break. Once again we were not disappointed. The cottage is such a quiet and cosy retreat, well equipped, and beautifully cared for. Sadly Pamela was away but daughter Sue made sure we were managing, and the eggs, wine and plums were well appreciated.
We enjoyed day trips around the area, cosy nights by the fire, and dark starry skies, the like of which is city dwellers never see.
It would be true to say we are both planning a return to the cottage next year please...

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Management Response
12 Oct 2016
Thank you for your kind words Rachel. I am pleased you enjoyed your return visit and are planning another visit in the future.
I'm sorry we were not at home that week but glad our daughter was there to help.
I look forward to seeing you both again at Loanview.
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Anne P
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Disappointed”
Reviewed 1 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Having read the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor about this holiday home we were really looking forward to our stay. We were very disappointed. The cottage has, at one time, been very lovely but is now in need of updating and at least a really good clean. We were greated by flying ants on the bedroon window net. The owner quickly got some spray and made sure they were cleaned away. We were not bothered by them again during our stay. However, we were bothered by many other creepy crawlies. Black beetles, spiders, earwigs and numerous woodlice. Cobwebs were in abundance. We were assured by the owner the whole place had been cleared of them the morning of our arrival but our findings of cobwebs did not back that up. They said it was a characteristic of the countryside. We agree with this to an extent but there were so many it made us uncomfortable. We spent our first night hoovering the place. The next day we went out to buy some ant and fly killer.
There was a damp smell in the bedroom and all our clothes had a foisty smell when we got home.
The area was beautiful and we were blessed with lovely weather. The owners were nice and tried to make us welcome. The wood burning stove was lovely and the cottage is well equipped.
It has to be said we are not in the habit of complaining but in this case we feel it necessary to say something.

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Liked best: Location and wood burning stove
Liked least: Creepy crawlies and lack of house keeping
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
3 Sep 2016
I am sorry your stay at Loanview was not up to your expectations.
The family before you left the cottage in emmaculate condition. The lady had been a housekeeper for a number of years and I am sure would have mentioned if she had had any of your problems.
I cleaned the bedroom window that morning and left the window ajar and on hearing of your distress I promptly went for the relevant spray. There was no reason to buy more as after spraying and killing all the flying ants I removing the curtain for cleaning. I left the spray can and a container of powder. The ants were In-between the window and the voile curtain and not in the room.
All walls and ceilings are brushed down and cobwebs are removed before the next visitor but spiders just spin another web, as you noticed on your car. You said you cleaned them off every morning. Earwigs and wood lice live in logs and vegetation they do not harm people, they are just a nuisance. There are insects and spiders in the countryside and many are brought into the home by pets.
The weather was lovely but it is always better to have windows open a little to let the air circulate. I did note that you never had a window open even though it was very humid.
I'm glad you enjoyed the woodburning stove.
Everyone that has stayed at Loanview has mentioned how clean it is and no one has had any of the issues you mention.
Obviously we did not try hard enough to make you welcome and I apologise for that but a country holiday is not for everyone.
It would be curtious if visitors informed us of any further problems before leaving.
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bop789
england
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Welcoming”
Reviewed 28 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Lovely, cosy, character cottage. Very clean and excellent supply of kitchen equipment, towels and blankets. Welcoming open fire which the children enjoyed toasting marshmallows on. Fantastic, large enclosed grass paddock for ball games and the dog to run free in. Pamela & Jim the owners are so lovely and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble, even providing fresh eggs from their chickens. This cottage is a little gem in a beautiful part of Northumberland. Lots of places and beautiful beaches to visit within easy driving distance, and would highly recommend staying there.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Aug 2016
Thanks Mel. Sorry I missed you though Jim managed to say goodbye to Lola.
Glad yo enjoyed your stay in Northumberland and hope you will come again.
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mm3pts
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed 13 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Well where do I start .We traveled down from Inverness an the journey took about 5 1/2 to 6 hours .My satnav took us into Cornhill-On-Tweed and up a hill .If you are using a satnav DO NOT go up the hill , the cottage is across the road from the hill , stupid satnav ha ha .When we found the cottage we were warmly greeted by Pamela and her husband Jim , I had a nice chat to Jim whilst Pamela showed the rest of my family around .The rooms are very spacious and all towels are supplied .The cottage is well equipped with washing machine , cooker ect and there is a dining table in the living room which sits 6 people .Each day we were out exploring and each evening it was so so lovely to light the wood burning fire/stove and was told upon arrival to burn as much wood as we needed .Jim and Pamela have a small allotment and we were given some lovely potatoes and beetroots , yum yum and thank you and also on arriving back on Thursday from a day out even a lovely bottle of wine .Jim and Pamela were more like friends than owners .Would I stay here again , the answer is a BIG yes , we all loved it .Thank you Jim and Pamela for a lovely stay in your beautiful cottage .

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Liked best: Log fire
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
14 Aug 2016
I am so glad you enjoyed your visit o Loanview and managed to see a bit of Northumberland.
You were perfect guests, leaving the cottage in immaculate condition.
Jim and I were sad not to see you before you left but maybe you will visit again.
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Karen M
2 reviews
“Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We've just returned from a wonderful week at Loanview. The cottage was clean and had all we needed for a very comfortable stay for 6 adults. We really enjoyed the log burner in the evening as it was a little chilly. Pamela and Jim we're welcoming, friendly and helpful. A good location for visiting Berwick upon Tweed, Bamburgh, Holy Island and small towns on the Scottish boarder with easy access to Edinburgh. We had a lovely day at Cragside House and on our way home visited Hadrians wall.

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Liked best: Plenty of space inside and out for 6 adults.
Liked least: The sofa was very comfortable but as there were 6 Of us the chairs could have been more comfortable for sitting in the evening.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Management Response
9 Aug 2016
Thank you Karen
I am glad you enjoyed your stay at LOANVIEW.
It was nice to meet your family and hope to see you again,
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