Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, open plan living area, inglenook, logburner, country views
Paul and Eileen Lyons
- english, german
About Paul and Eileen Lyons
Paul and Eileen Lyons own and manage the cottage and have lived next door since 2010. We enjoy the outdoors and country life, enjoy travelling and are very fond of Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and of walking in Britain and in the Alps. We enjoy meeting people and look forward to welcoming guests. We love this area and like to see people enjoying all that it has to offer. It's good to see weary people, settle in, unwind and recharge their batteries while they are here . Paul also speaks good German and we hope to introduce European guests to the pleasures of Northumberland.
Paul and Eileen Lyons purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Paul and Eileen Lyons chose Wooler
We love the tranquil, peaceful location of the cottage and yet it is only a mile from all local amenities and within easy reach of city life at Edinburgh or Newcastle upon Tyne. We first saw and photographed the cottage within a full rainbow, and when a few years later it became for sale, decided to go ahead and buy it. During winter 2014/15 we restored the original inglenook and alcove and fitted a new log burner. During winter 2015/16 we have enlarged the garden a little and extended the stone walling.
What makes this Cottage unique
Relaxing, comfy cottage with splendid views, guests often say it is like a 'Home from Home' and consistently give it a high rating. The location in rural, North Northumberland makes it ideal for exploring the National Park, the sandy beaches, castles and fishing ports of The Heritage Coastline, Alnwick with its castle and gardens, the Beautiful Scottish Borders and The Tyne Valley. Walk from the cottage, locally or into the hills. Potter round the shop's on Wooler's independent High Street, visit local attractions, have a day further afield or simply relax at the cottage which has a huge collection / variety of books, plenty of games and lots of 'Craft Materials' for guests to use......try knitting or crochet or simple collage. We debated long about whether to include WiFi, as some people like to escape the digital world for a while, however after a successful trial in 2017 it is now included. People can choose to switch off if they wish. Do try Doddington's award winning cheeses and ice creams, Craster kippers, or fresh fish from Eyemouth via a mobile van, good quality meat from the local butchers, sweets from the old fashioned sweet shop. Wooler also has several Antique Shops. Enjoy lovely sunsets, chill out by the log fire, have a Drink or a Meal in Wooler or one of the nearby villages. We are in the Northumberland Dark Sky Park and benefit from clear skies without light pollution, so stargaze from the cottage to the awesome skies.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
no smoking inside or outside in the garden.
x1 well behaved dog welcome.
Bring own travel cot, high chair, baby equipment.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Everything was just fine except the following points. 1. For future hirers information - please can it be clarified on the pre booking details that the garden is not enclosed and dog owners are asked to keep their animas off the grass. In fact there is a 'No Dogs' notice there. When booking one of our criteria is a safe outside space for our dog which this was not. 2. My husband spent a couple of soul searching nights contemplating what if the kitchen caught on fire whilst we were in bed. There is no means of escape from the upstairs rooms. A rope ladder would suffice if t he end window was smashed. We were surprised that Fire Officers had approved this situation.
Hello Mr and Mrs A.
Thanks very much for your comments which help us to improve our publicity information.
We have lots of bookings from people with pets and some from people with children and try to make the cottage work for everyones' needs. Regards the garden there is no gate but there is a small trolley with tubs which can be pulled across the space. There is no problem with dogs / pets on the lawn. We have this summer for the first time put a no fouling request in the back garden. This is to respond to queries from those with children. I will review the website info regards this.
With reference to fire safety. We fully comply with fire safety law and this is reviewed annually. There are also fire safety instructions available in the guest's folder in the cottage. Braeside has been a holiday cottage for many years . We do appreciate your comments and will take them on board.
Once again thank you and we hope that you all did enjoy exploring the beauty of Northumberland.
All the best
Peace and tranquility at Braeside
Lovely cottage set at feet of Cheviot Hills. Perfect rural location for a peaceful holiday in Northumberland
THANK YOU! Glad you had such a good time.
Excellent accommodation in scenic surroundings.
We found a clean , pretty central base for exploring Northumberland .
Thank you Pauline, glad you had a good time and yes we are really well located for a whole range of places.
Beautiful cottage, highly recommended! The cottage had many fantastic family games and DVDs.
Gorgeous cottage, village, location. Loved it! Thank you!
Thank you Debbie, so pleased you liked Braeside so much.
Lovely quiet location with views over the Cheviot Hills.
Shower room and toilet on ground floor has advantages and disadvantages. For us it was not ideal otherwise we enjoyed our stay at a comfortable cottage.
Thank you Anthony. Glad you enjoyed your week at Braeside. The 18th century cottage does not allow for toilet / washing facilities upstairs but we show this on our property details so people are aware of this.
All the best
Review of Braeside, Wooler
4 of us spent a lovely week at Braeside. Location excellent for accessing numerous and varied places of interest. Had the weather been bad wide selection of books games puzzles are provided. Cottage comfortable, well equipped in very pretty setting. Accurately represented on website.
Many thanks for such a good review. Glad you found Braeside well located and that you all had such a good holiday there. Also good to get feedback that the website entry is accurate. Thanks again. Eileen
Places to see / visit:
Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island.
The Heritage Coastline with miles of sandy beaches. Bamburgh with it's castle and The Grace Darling Museum, Seahouses and boat trips to the Farne Islands.
Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster, Beadnel, Amble.
Alnwick, Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Barter Books, Alnmouth and Warkworth.
Chillingham Castle, Gardens and the Chillingham White Cattle.
Rothbury and Cragside where hydro electricity was first used to provide electricity for a domestic building.
Humbleton Hill with the remnants of an Iron Age Hill Fort and The Hill Fort Trail.
The remote and splendid beauty of College Valley allowing cars only as far as Hethpool.
The Flodden Battlefield.
Walking from the cottage, along the Heritage Coastline, in the rolling Cheviots Hills and along St Cuthberts Way.
Horse riding nearby.
Gliding club at Millfield.
The Border towns of Coldstream, Kelso, Melrose, Berwick upon Tweed.
Further afield, but in day reach are Hadrian's Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Edinburgh.