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Gorgeous surroundings

Whitesand Shiel sits in a fully-enclosed garden with views to the river and bridge to the front and to open pasture behind.


Plenty of fishing

With the legendary Tweed on the doorstep, Whitesand Shiel is an ideal base for lovers of fishing.

Cosy atmosphere

Relax in front of the wood burner with a glass of wine or with your favourite book.

Ground Floor

Open plan living area comprising: Fully-equipped kitchen with electric cooker with 2 ovens and 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher, plenty of utensils and good quality china and glasses. Dining area for four guests. Cosy seating area with log burner and TV, DVD player and Sky, i-phone docking station. Utility room with washing machine, pulley and additional storage space. Shower room with walk-in shower with drench shower head, basin and WC

First Floor

Fabulous sitting room with glass wall offering superb view across the river to the Berwick Bridge, books and games. The bedroom is spacious with a king-size bed featuring a quirky headboard, dressing table and chest of drawers. Hanging space is provided by a door hooks and hangers.

What Our Guests Are Saying

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We had a wonderful time at Whitesand Shiel, what a beautiful cottage and setting. It was everything it said it was on the website and more, we would definitely recommend it to anyone, we also got to meet the owners on Sunday too! Thank you for your help , the whole experience has been wonderful. Thorley - Sept 2015

We were very pleased with everything from the booking process to the accomodation. Whitesand Shiel is a beautifully renovated and well appointed cottage. Everything was of very good quality, be it towels or crockery, and the owners had clearly tried to anticipate every need. The first floor sitting area with the floor to ceiling windows is an amazing space and we left feeling relaxed and rested. We would happily recommend it! Sharp - Sept 15

What can I say!?  What a place! Amazing. I was chilled, happy, and I came home and missed that little place. It was fab. One thing – I didn’t see if there was wifi but then why would you want to be on your phone or tablet with that view?? And then there was the surprise light display in the arches of the viaduct in the eve. Amazing. Macdougall - Aug 15

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the mobile coverage like?

3G phone coverage – good mobile signal

What guest amenities do you have?

The beds are made up with good quality bed linen, hypoallergenic duvet and pillows. A hair dryer is provided.  Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests.

Is the cottage child safe?

Regretfully Whitesand Shiel is not suitable for children and babies.

What are the garden and grounds like?

Whitesand Shiel is set within a fully-enclosed garden with an outside seating area and charcoal gas barbecue with superb views across the estuary. A former wooden netting boat has been converted to provide a quirky bench. There is a garden tap and hose. A lockable shed is available for storage of bicycles and outdoor kit. There is ample parking outside the house.

Is there a welcome pack?

A welcome pack is provided. This consists of homemade bread, local honey, local cheese, eggs, milk, butter and biscuits. There is a small store cupboard of dry essentials just in case you forget something for you to use and replace.

Do you provide catering?

The owner of Whitesand Shiel is a professional cook and offers a homemade meal delivery service to guests. She also runs cookery classes at her B&B in Berwick-upon-Tweed about a 15 minute walk from the house. Please enquire for further details. Wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow or Majestic in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Tesco, Asda and Sainsburys will also deliver to the house.

Are dogs allowed?

One well-behaved dog is welcome at Whitesand Shiel without charge, a second dog is accepted with a £20 charge. Owners are requested to keep their dogs downstairs and of the furniture.

Do we need to bring our own logs for the fireplace?

Logs are provided.

How is the cottage heated?

Heating is provided by electric panel heaters and the wood burning stove.

How do we gain access to the cottage?

Access to Whitesand Shiel is via a concrete track which is usable by all vehicles other than in severe weather conditions. The access road is steep in parts and does involve exiting the vehicle to open the access gate on a steep section. This may be difficult for guests with restricted mobility. Please do not hesitate to give us a ring if you have any concerns.

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