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Hot tub with countryside views
Enclosed garden with hot tub
Large lounge with dining area
Why not recline and relax
Views from the kitchen
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Farm friends
Beautiful St Abbs
Nearby views
Berwick harbour at sundown
Local history along coastal castle wall
Stunning Killiedraught Bay
1 / 16  Hot tub with countryside views
2 / 16  Enclosed garden with hot tub
3 / 16  Large lounge with dining area
4 / 16  Why not recline and relax
5 / 16  Kitchen
6 / 16  Views from the kitchen
7 / 16  Double bedroom
8 / 16  Relax
9 / 16  Twin bedroom
10 / 16  Downstairs bathroom
11 / 16  Farm friends
12 / 16  Beautiful St Abbs
13 / 16  Nearby views
14 / 16  Berwick harbour at sundown
15 / 16  Local history along coastal castle wall
16 / 16  Stunning Killiedraught Bay

Bumblebee Rest

Berwick upon Tweed (7mls W), Scottish Borders
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • One of two charming cottages sleeping four guests
  • Quiet countryside location on the owner’s farm
  • Jim Clark Rally due to be held 8-9th of November 2019 in Berwickshire
  • Private hot tub, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views over the neighbouring fields. 
  • Located within seven miles of the seaside town of Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Championship golf courses within a short drive
  • Beautiful coastline and diving a short drive away, dolphins often spotted on the Berwick Coast
Property code: 37118

One-of-two delightful cottages sleeping four guests, offering a private hot tub, situated on the owner’s Northumbrian farm, just seven miles from the bustling seaside town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

This cottage is situated on the owner’s farm close to the Scottish borders, in a quiet, rural part of Northumberland. The surrounding area is the perfect destination for those who like nothing better than spending time in nature, exploring the beauty of the local area. The coast is just six miles away, with the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, just a few miles to the south. A visit to Holy Island is a wonderful experience, as it is accessible only by tidal causeway, and, being home to just 160 residents, is an unspoilt natural habitat for an abundance of wildlife, as well as being a site of religious pilgrimage and historic interest.  Beautiful St Abbs is a short drive away and offers some fantastic walks, a nature reserve and excellent diving.  The Berwickshire coast is renowned for its abundance and diversity of marine wildlife.  If you enjoy an adrenalin rush, highly recommended is the Eyemouth Rib boat trip.  Within an hour’s train journey are the cities of Edinburgh and Newcastle with their excellent shopping and leisure facilities. Mountain bikers and walkers are spoilt for choice with numerous country and coastal tracks to explore.  This area is a golfers paradise and boasts numerous golf courses all within a short drive, The Roxburgh course is a real champion test and has hosted several top events.  Both fishing and shooting is available locally and fishermen will be delighted with the famous river Tweed renowned for its excellent trout and salmon fishing.  Kelso race course is a short drive away, it is a national hunt racecourse staging jumps racing from September through to May and hosts other events during the year. For a busier day out, head to Berwick-upon-Tweed, a bustling seaside town with a thriving arts scene, and a good range of shops and places to eat.  

This cottage is one-of-two located on the owner’s farm and is a fantastic place to enjoy a quiet retreat. Stepping inside, guests will find the lounge/diner, a relaxing space which is furnished with two inviting sofas and has a TV/DVD providing entertainment in the evenings. The kitchen area, at the opposite end of the hallway, is a light-filled space equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher, whilst the washing machine is kept in the separate utility room. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, the first of which is a double room, whilst the second is a restful twin room, both of which have sloping cottage ceilings and therefore some reduced head-height. The bathroom, which is also on the first floor, offers a shower-over-bath and WC.  

Outside, there is an enclosed garden to the rear of the property, where guests will find the sumptuous hot tub, which provides the perfect place to unwind whilst enjoying the views across the surrounding countryside. Next to the hot tub, a seating area offers garden furniture and a BBQ area, making it ideal for enjoying alfresco drinks and meals. There is ample off-road parking, as well as outside hose to wash bikes and mucky dogs.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • Lounge with TV/DVD 
  • Private hot tub
  • Wi-Fi included (up to 5GB per week)
  • Kitchen with Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome at additional cost
  • Arrival 4pm
  • Ample private parking

An 8-mile trip to the local town of Berwick-upon-Tweed offers plenty to do for visitors of all ages. Perhaps you'd like to visit the ancient castle ruins or visit one of the museums at the town's 18th-century Barracks. The town is proud of its selection of bridges, running right over the bustling River Tweed, and the most impressive of these is certainly the Royal Border Bridge. Stick around to see it burst into light of an evening, then be sure to enjoy a local restaurant or family-friendly pub before heading home.

In Berwick, you'll find an impressive coastal golf course, plus there are many more in the local area, including an 18-hole championship course in nearby Eyemouth (15 miles). Whilst in this general area, drop by and visit the picturesque village of St Abbs (14.5 miles), with its vast nature reserve and wonderful bird-watching spots.

Those wanting to take home something for supper or simply let an enjoyable afternoon pass you by, fishing is a popular local past time. The famous River Tweed is a mere 3 miles from home and offers the chance to catch brown trout or some salmon. For sea trout head to the nearby Whiteadder Water, just 4 miles.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Barbara 2nd November 2019

Have stayed here twice before in cottage next door and liked it very much so when we booked for the third time but in bumble bee rest we didn't expect to be disappointed. Rang Mrs Fleming 3days before we arrived to be warned the hot tub was not working properly and they were trying to get it fixed. But it wasn't fixed. Then the other problems mentiRead moreoned above I felt the standard was not there for the money I paid could have rented a cottage without hot tub for half the price. So disappointed . Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 28th September 2019

Relaxing cottage with a peaceful atmosphere. Well equipped and a very generous welcome pack.

Reviewed by Melanie 17th August 2019

The cottage was amazing and catered for the adults, children and pooches. It was totally amazing. The cottages are based on a working farm, and if you ask, they provide a tour around at no cost and in their own time - absolutely brilliant. There are 2 bedrooms that will sleep 4 comfortably. The dining area is just off the living room with a separatRead moree big kitchen and bathroom. The hot tub, that comes with dressing gowns, towels and shoes is spot on. Definitely going back as it is ideally located for tourist attractions. We personally want to thank Ron and Sheila for their hospitality. Hide

Reviewed by Andy 10th August 2019

The cottage and the owners were delightful. Immaculately clean and plenty of space. The owner was lovely and there was an assortments of useful goodies waiting on arrival. The kids loved the hot tub and used it every night rain or no rain. The cottage is 15 mins from Berwick so make sure you have all the supplies you need. It is perfectly suited foRead morer exploring the Northumberland Coast line but it is a but of a jump over to the Borders towns of Melrose / Jedburough etc (50 mins) Hide

Reviewed by Cameron 13th July 2019

We had an absolutely fantastic short family break. The cottage was like home from home in a super quiet location with a fantastic view. The cottage has everything you could think of needing for a holiday. There was alot to do in the surrounding area. Like the chain Bridge from Scotland to England in which you will find the honey farm which was a Read moregreat place to visit too. We went to Spittal Beach and also had a great day there too with our kids + hairy bairns (dogs). Hide

Reviewed by Janine 2nd July 2019

Best equipped cottage weve ever been to. Owners leave a delicious welcome pack. Location is idyllic and hot tub is fabulous! Will definitely be back again.

Reviewed by Deborah 13th April 2019

This is a very remote cottage set on a farm of 550 acres , the cottage is attached to a block of 4 with the end 2 cottages being a holiday let, there are also a row of 4 more cottages across the way used for private use. Attached to bumble tree is a lovely side garden, but this is for use for both holiday lets with access gates through both gardensRead more leading to some privacy issues. The hosts were friendly and provided a lovely welcome pack. No local facilities within 4 miles. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 16th February 2019

This was the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. Perfect location for seeing the Scottish Borders and really relaxing. The accommodation was really well set up, clean, washing machine, full kitchen. Great for a family get away.

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Hot tub with countryside views
Enclosed garden with hot tub
Large lounge with dining area
Why not recline and relax
Views from the kitchen
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Farm friends
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