Historic Cottage, newly refurbished, for a couple, with sunny garden
- english, french
About Christine Ward
Turner Cottage has been added to Christine and John's collection of Border Holiday Homes (all for couples) by their son, Martin and his wife, Anthea. Before this, Christine and John had been involved, to considerable aclaim, in tourism for around thirty years.
Christine Ward purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Christine Ward chose Norham
Norham is just a lovely place with loads to see and do. Turner is a lovely cottage with history and adds another great place to Border Holiday Homes. Christine and John have had Border Holiday Homes for ten years and all their properties are of four star quality with the English ones receiving "Gold Awards" from the national tourism authority.
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Norham was site of cross-border battles (1 led to the Scottish king building Ladykirk across the river). The bridge is the oldest Tweed crossing while just downstream is the oldest large suspension bridge in the World (250 years old in 2019!). Norham Castle is very special and, dotted around, are the Cistercian abbeys of the medaeval period but Norham has its own Priory church. Ancestry research is popular here with visitors but, for many, exploring the beautiful Cheviot Hills (a mass of wild flowers) or the exciting (and often sandy) sea beaches with many fossils and eating the great local food is their reason to visit. Norham Castle and the Tweed here got painted by Turner twice and the paintings are now in the National Gallery. Turner Cottage was originally home to two families of mill-workers with each family having just one room. The mills are now at Berwick where much of the World's malted barley (whiskey, beer, bread etc.) is produced. Upstream are Coldstream (famous for its regiment and museum), Kelso (abbey and great shops, plus curling), Melrose with its links to Scott and some more beautiful villages set in exquisite countryside that produces the highest quality food. Just down-river is Horncliffe with great Paxton House (Robert Adam building) on the Scottish side and fascinating Honey Farm on the English side linked by the suspension bridge.