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40 Ravensdowne, a Georgian grade two listed family town house, Berwick upon Tweed,a stroll to beach.
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40 Ravensdowne, a Georgian grade two listed family town house, Berwick upon Tweed,a stroll to beach.
Walk along Berwick's pier
Rear of Ravensdowne, leading to golf course, tennis courts, the beach, the ramparts.
Berwick ramparts
Walk the town walls
A short stroll to the beach
Walk the Elizabethan ramparts
One of Berwick's three bridges. Riverside walks. Seals can often be spotted in estuary.
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Townhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England

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heckmondw...
North Texas
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful residence for a large group to explore the Scottish Borders”
Reviewed 31 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Two years ago, we started planning a family reunion in Berwick for a week. So, 15 months ago, we found the only rental property in Berwick that sleeps 10 and we made the reservation. The owner, Chris Allen, although he lives 140 miles away from Berwick, was most responsive. We were concerned that there was only one hairdryer for 5 females in the group, so he added a couple more. One night when a circuit breaker tripped, within minutes Chris replied to my text and I was able to locate and reset the breaker (in an old house -there are several well-hidden breakers!!).
 The bedrooms were ideal, especially the attic bedroom which was immediately claimed by our two granddaughters who loved the private staircase to their room. The huge dining room table was also a hit seating 10.
One of our party is a professional chef who was easily able to cater a 3-course meal for 6, including wine finding plenty of cooking pots and pans and an abundance of glassware, plates and cutlery.  
The location is superb and the athletic members of the group would run around the historic walls and out along the pier for their pre-breakfast exercise. Fords, the local bakery, is just a few yards away and opens at 7am so you can purchase traditional Scottish bread rolls. There is a good old-fashioned butcher nearby where we bought excellent lamb.
Berwick is an ideal center for exploring the many stately mansions in the Borders, Alnwick Castle of Harry Potter fame is 40 mins drive away, Edinburgh is 58 miles away with high speed train service available if you want to avoid the parking hassle! The grandkids enjoyed the simple pleasures of building sandcastles at Spittal beach or catching crabs at Cocklawburn beach. The Berwickshire Coastal path goes through Berwick and the pretty Scottish towns of Eyemouth and St Abbs are only 8 miles away.
There is a comprehensive folder of local attractions and restaurant recommendations and we found the Queen's Head pub within easy walking distance to be an excellent choice for evening meals.
This is a beautifully kept property and ideal for a large group visiting the Borders.

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Management Response
2 Sep 2017
Thank you very much. Greatly appreciated.
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JessAckro...
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic house for a large group”
Reviewed 13 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This lovely property is in a perfect location. The road is very quiet at night and the town, beach and train station are all a short walk away. Berwick itself has some great restaurants. We were also able to visit both Edinburgh and Newcastle by train as they were about 45 minutes away (book in advance if you go).

There is free parking in all car parks in Berwick as well as on street parking with the provided permit for one car. Be aware that the street is very narrow particularly at the top when it's only wide enough for one car.

There was plenty of room for everyone to sit in the living and dining rooms (there were 8 adults) and all of the bedrooms were lovely, although a couple were missing wardrobes and the back room couldn't get a WiFi signal. En-suite bathrooms were great for such a large group of us.

The kitchen was really well equipped so we were able to cook large group meals on several nights.

There was a great selection of board games in one of the bedrooms and DVDs in the living room that we took advantage of.

The house was very homely and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2017
That's very kind. Thank you.
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Hya2cynth
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Location location location!”
Reviewed 8 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Beautiful period property, in a street full of diverse period properties, in a town brimming over with history, a short walk from the beach, the shops and the said history. If its necessary to leave then a short drive will lead you to several other activities. It really is in a perfect location. This property ticked all our boxes, the only downside really being lack of outside space, but again a short walk leads you to the ample grassed walls of Berwick and then the rockpools, so not a problem really.
We all would like to return as a week was not really long enough, and in 24yrs we have never returned anywhere.

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Management Response
11 Apr 2017
That is a very kind review thank you. It was a pleasure having you to stay
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TabithaPe...
Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
“What a Gem!”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

A fabulous spacious house in a great location. The five en-suite bathrooms were just the ticket for a large group. We brought two families together for a wedding and the large dining room was fantastic as everyone could get round the table together to eat. The décor is very high standard and is homely and relaxing. The house is very well equipped, especially the kitchen. We enjoyed the games that were there, and flew the kite from the shed on the beach. Our dog loved the beach and led us there every day! The beach, restaurants and shops are just on the doorstep. I would thoroughly recommend this lovely property to anyone.

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Liked best: 5 en-suites and the big dining table, and we could bring our dog.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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khepher
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“All rooms en-suite makes this the best house we've stayed in.”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

What a wonderful find this house was. So spacious, comfortable and well equipped for all our needs. Beds were so comfy with lovely soft linen and towels, en-suite showers fab and the street was very peaceful at night. We had a very enjoyable time in Berwick itself, walking the walls, the river and beaches, sampling the beers in the Barrel Ale House and a free open wkend allowed us to see some of the heritage sites which would normally not be open to the public, very interesting. Had a day trip to Edinburgh on the train (booked tickets in advance only cost £5.60 return in Virgin sale) most enjoyable. We had good weather but in any weather we would have had just as good a holiday as there was so much to do and see. Couldn't do all we wanted so a return visit is definitely on the cards. Thanks so much to Chris the owner for letting us stay in his beautiful house (it is a credit to you), his help with booking direct (saving agents fees) and his advice on things to do and see in area. Also many thanks for the welcome gifts, very kind and thoughtful of you and much appreciated by our party. Will recommend to family & friends without a doubt and return ourselves in the future. We all had an Ace holiday at 40 Ravensdowne and in Berwick on Tweed, it was a 5*+ stay !! Try it for yourself - you won't be disappointed

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Liked best: All bedrooms were en-suite.
Liked least: Nothing at all - it was faultless.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
20 Oct 2016
Well, thanks Keith, absolute pleasure to have you stay. What a nice review, really cheered up my day. Thank you
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