Welcome to our Blog

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


Sunny days at West Ord

This fabulous image was captured when l was cleaning South Bells Shiel on Saturday morning…who wouldn’t want to be staying here and looking out on this […]

Sandy hits the spot!

This lovely fish was caught and returned to the Tweed at West Ord in the middle of June, conditions for the lower part of the Tweed […]

Flaming June….

June a special month and a great time to visit our beautiful Northumberland countryside. Take advantage of our special offer of 20% off all remaining June […]

Discounted offer for remaining June weeks

We are pleased to offer a 20% discount on any remaining weeks this June, please go to our availability and prices section to view the cottages […]

Simple pleasures of wildlife spotting near West Ord…..

The Winter months of January and February were what a normal winter should be, cold and sunny conditions with spells of rain, sleet and snow. March was a […]

Spring is in the air at West Ord

 Snowdrops are flowering and daffodils about to grace us with their sunny faces, and best of all the weather has picked up and we have turned […]

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 […]

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!