The front rooms have a hill view. Cropped fields, hedges and hills with grazing sheep.Choose from a  range of breakfasts, from continenal to full cooked.

Private room

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Very deep in the countryside, next to the Cheviot Hills National Park, surrounded by farm and hill land
The Station, School and Chapel are now residential and we have just 7 people in this, once busy little hamlet, plus the dogs, cats and chickens.

The space

One of only six dwellings in a scattered group and very far from the madding crowd. You maybe disturbed by the deer crashing away down the garden, and the squeeking sounds made by the baby hedgehogs, or woken by the lambs and calves complaining of hunger!.

The accommodation available is a double room and a single room. Bedding towels and toiletries are provided and there is space for clothes storage and hanging The kitchen is available for preparing lunches .

The area is famous with walkers and cyclists. Wooded valleys, an extensive footpath system, yellow sandy beaches, cliffs and surf, fishing villages.

I have "mains" electricity, most times, but candlelight when it fails! Water, drainage and gas are all on private supply and nearest street lamp is 6 kilometers away.

Next to the National Park and very close to ruined castles, abbeys and fortified manor houses, this area is full of history of the Border warfare.
The coastline is unrivaled for sandy beaches, rocky headlands and quiet fishing villages.
The hills and river valleys are unspoiled and ideal for walking, cycling, kayaking and horse riding. The Pennine way and St Cuthbert's Way are both very close as are National Cycle Routes.

There are many good restaurant, hotels and pub meals available in our scattered Border communities and Edinburgh, just 55 miles to the North or Newcastle 55 miles South are easily reached for day trips with the car.

Or, take the train from the main line railway station, in the historic walled town of Berwick UponTweed, a twenty minute drive.

Breakfast is included. The price for the double is £45 if you also book the single this will be an additional £20.

If you want to book the single separately please see my other listing - the single alone is £30.

Guest access

The living room is available for guests who want to read, use laptops or sit and watch t.v.
If you are going out for dinner, please feel free to come back here to have your coffee and a chat...there might even be some cake on the table....

Interaction with guests

I have a good knowledge of the Borders and beyond, from Edinburgh to Newcastle.
My kids grew up here and having lived here for 60 years, I am almost a local!
I can suggest days out featuring coasts and castles, abbeys and valleys, tours and hikes, stately homes and out of the way walks.
Please do make up your packed lunch in my kitchen if you wish. I can probably house your travel food overnight in my fridge, if needed.

Other things to note

Be aware that in the hills the mobile phones have intermittent service. Get directions to my home before hand if posssible.
Especially note that my cottage is not in Cornhill village, but 4 miles to the South, towards Yetholm......Dont rely entirely on your GPS!
You wll be staying at 2, Mindrum Station Cottages, Mindrum, Cornhill, Northumberland, TD12 4QL

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 8PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Private room


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 8PM

Indoor footwear only please.
Sorry, no pets.
Quiet time after 22.30.
Minimum two nights booking.



Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

37 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
November 2016
Stayed two nights with John in his home, he did everything to make us feel welcome. Sitting round the fire hearing his tales of travels was awe inspiring. It was a perfect base for getting out into the hills for some walking. One of the highlights was being able to see the Milky Way at night with it being a dark sky area.

Beverley User Profile
August 2016
John welcomed us with a cup of tea and a biscuit! He was completely available while we were staying with him and was a fund of fascinating world-wide travel stories and full of useful local knowledge. He drew many simple maps for us, of where we were headed for the day - and how to get back....The cottage is cute and quiet and its location is very rural. The few neighbours are friendly and the nearby village has a shop, pubs and a post office. We really enjoyed our stay with John.

Clémentine User Profile
August 2016
It was great to meet John and stay at his place! The cottage is lovely, surrounded by fields and sheep and the garden is stunning. We stayed there only one night with my husband and my 20 month old toddler. The room could fit our travel cot and we slept very well! We had a nice chat around some tea at night with John who even planned some lego for our son. The location is perfect because you are both feeling in a remote and quiet place and close to so many attractions in the same time! Hope we will stay there again! Thank you John!

We had a very pleasant stay in John's house. He knows how to make his guests feel at home and has a lot of stories to tell ! We recommand !

Danielle User Profile
June 2016
Cute cottage in a remote quiet area close to the Scottish border. John was very welcoming, with a cup of tea on arrival and plenty of recommendations for pubs for dinner.

Claudia User Profile
April 2016
John truly made our stay unforgettable. Not only did he provide us with all we needed for resting well and amazing breakfasts every morning, but he also helped us plan our days with his deep knowledge of the region. We learned a lot about Northumberland's history thanks to him, and had nice chats in the evenings. The facilities were really good and we felt very comfortable all the time. If you ever visit Northumberland, you really should stay at John's! It is much more than a regular Airbnb, you can learn and discover really valuable things there.

Yunhan User Profile
March 2016
John is a great host! He welcomed us with tea and crumpets and prepared lovely breakfast for us everyday. He's very knowledgeable of travelling and have lots of great stories to tell. The room was very clean and cosy and the bed was super comfortable! We highly recommend John and his lovely cottage.

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John User ProfileJohn is a superhost.

Semi retired, professional background, world traveled (with boots and rucksack.!) Here in the U.K. I (volunteer) teach mountaineering skills and dinghy sailing.
Having visited about 40 countries myself, I often host friends from around the world or Brit friends who want to get away from the cities.
I have been involved in Couchsurfing, Scouting and the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme, and actively participate in backpacking and other outdoor activities.
I love history , architecture, mid range music, theatre and play chess and scrabble (both badly).
I live in the very rural Borders, next to the Northumberland National Park in a former railway cottage dated 1885. (The railway has long gone and you need a car or, better still, wellies, hiking boots or a bike to get around here).
For me , its about hosting people who can be regarded more as friends, rather than guests.
There are just seven people in our four dogs , two cats and the chickens. We have a great local neighbourhood, with a formidable Pub Quiz Team (not the animals).
Its warm and dry in the house, but not really a Townie bolt hole,and you might face intermittent electricity, private drainage and water, the rooster next door and the bleating lambs as an alarm clock!

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