Welcome to our Blog

Here you can enjoy a selection of articles about our cottages, the local area, things to do and relevant news.


Gannets on the coast..Chiffchaf and Blackcaps at West Ord…

This year has seen some challenging weather conditions, the ground has been sodden since mid summer, but some how even with the Tweed rising and falling […]

Sunset on the tweed…

This lovely image, was kindly sent to us by Kiki (owner of Rufus) and just goes to show that not every day in 2012 was wet […]

Our friend "Rufus" on holiday at West Ord

Rufus has been coming to stay at West Ord for many years, and along with his owners favours Shepherds Cottage for a spot of down time…. […]

Bird life at West Ord over the "summer"

July/August 2012.         During the period it has been very wet and ” unsummer like”.  This has caused the Tweed to be in ‘spate’ on numerous […]

Garden Cottage calls it a day….a nifty discount on the final week or two!

Garden Cottage is offering special late summer deals as it is no longer going to be one of our letting cottages at West Ord. A member […]
Lindisfarne Castle


From the breathtaking landscapes of the Cheviot Hills & Northumberland National Park, to deserted golden beaches and awesome castles, Northumberland has something for everyone.

Scottish Borders

Whatever the season, the Scottish Borders are awake and alive with attractions all year round. Discover a land of turbulent and romantic history, a region famed for its textiles, golf courses, fishing and first class local larder providing inspiration to local chefs.

Things to do around West Ord

All of our cottages have comprehensive tourist information keeping you right up to date with everything that is currently on in the district, opening times and ideas for planning your days out and about along the coast, following the Tweed valley or indeed a day in the hills!

Area Attractions

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Berwick-upon-Tweed has a good selection of supermarkets: Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Co-op, M&S Simply Food. A wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a sports centre and swimming complex, cinema and arts centre. There are also a number of good country pubs serving food within easy reach of the farm.


Wildlife is another speciality of ours - we can number some 70 species of birds spotted and listed recently by an interested guest, along with badgers, deer and otters, which have recently returned to the River Tweed.

Near Berwick-upon-Tweed in Beautiful Northumberland, Uk Catering for up to 31 people

Enjoy activities such as fishing on our own stretch of river, playing tennis on our own court, walking, cycling, swimming, horseriding, or simply relaxing on the wonderful unspoilt beaches

Comfortable Self-catering Cottages by the banks of the River Tweed

Peacefully located in lovely countryside, ideal for families and those taking a break from the stress of modern life.