Below you will find answers to our most commonly asked questions. Click on the question to display the answer.
What is included in the tariff?
Everything. We provide all bed linen, bath sheets and hand towels, kitchen towels, dishwasher tablets and a starter pack of cleaning materials for the kitchen. Our tariffs also include all electric used during your stay. Our properties have controllable, electric, heating in all rooms. Water is all heated by electric. There are no hidden extras!!
Is there a hairdryer in the property?
There are 2 hairdryers, one in each bedroom.
Can we bring pets?
We regret we are unable to accommodate pets.
Is smoking allowed?
A non-smoking policy (including the smoking of E-cigarettes) operates throughout the properties and grounds of ‘Composers at Woodlands’. The use of portable BBQ’s is not permitted.
Where are the nearest shops?
1 mile from ‘Composers’ is an M&S ‘Simply Food’ and just beyond is an Asda. Within 2 miles are Tesco, Aldi and Morrison’s stores. In Berwick centre is a variety of food and non food shops. The Berwick street market takes place on a Wednesday and Saturday.
Are the pillows and quilt hypo-allergenic?
Yes. We can also provide blankets if a guest prefers this option.
How far is the nearest beach?
Cocklawburn beach is 5 minutes away by car. You can walk, but it is quite a steep gradient. OK for the outward journey but a little more difficult on the return.
Do you have WiFi?
Many of our holidaymakers want to keep in touch with their home, business and friends whilst they are way, so we provide a free Wi-Fi connection for all guests. It operates 24/7 and is designed for general internet access, to check emails and browse – we are governed by the speeds our BT provider offers.
What is provided in the holiday accommodation?
We hope we have incorporated everything anyone could need for their comfort and convenience. The kitchen is filled with crockery, glassware, tableware and utensils to enable guests to enjoy everything from a quick snack to a gourmet meal. Alongside the microwave, hob, full oven, ‘fridge and separate freeze and dishwasher, the cupboards also hold a variety of additional ‘goodies’ such as George Forman Grill, baking trays and tins,wine chiller, storage containers and (of course) bottle opener.
Throughout the property we have added many features to help guests feel at home from the moment they arrive.
If there is something a guests requires, and we don’t have it, we will do out best to find or source it for them!
Can we bring our own bikes?
We have on site storage for bikes and golf bags/carts. Please contact us in advance, to let us know, so we can provide the space you require.
There are many golf courses within 10 miles of ‘Composers’ and they all welcome visitors.(book in advance)
‘Composers’ is in the north sector of the regional ‘Sustrans’ cycle network. Guests who would like to cycle whilst on holiday can also rent from two suppliers; one is located in Berwick, the other is at the nearby Ford and Etal Estate.
(prior booking is advisable).
Is it possible to see the area on foot?
Our holiday properties are close by the Coastal Path, a recognised part of the National Circuit.
We are within easy reach of a variety of walks along coastal routes, hills and fells, and (of course) the walk around the famous ‘Berwick Walls’.
How can we organise a visit to the Farne Islands?
Seahouses Harbour (about 25mins from ‘Composers’) is the base for a number of companies who all arrange 2, 3, or 4 hr trips out from the mainland to the various islands which comprise the ‘Farnes’. It is always dependent on the weather and each day our Office Reception can provide up to date Met. News to help you pick the best time and day for such a visit.
What public transport is available?
There is a bus stop 500 yds from ‘Composers’.
The local buses operate both to Newcastle and Edinburgh from the same stop as well as
providing links to other regional towns and villages.
The train station is located at the north end of Berwick with intercity services,
hourly, to Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Taxis operate from the train station and the town centre.
We have timetables in the Office Reception for most routes.
How do we find out about local tourism in the area?
In each property the ‘Guest Welcome Book’ gives details of attractions, events and sites which are within easy reach of ‘Composers’. There is also an extensive Regional Tourism Pack which offers more information about the region, the National Park, Coast and Country Beauty spots, the English Heritage and National Trust properties and locations plus individual brochures of over 50 attractions and tourism locations in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
Of course, the internet provides a wealth of information which many people use as their information source prior to a visit. As a part of our tourism initiative we have a quantity of discount vouchers/tickets for some tourism attractions which we are pleased to offer guests during their stay.
Please ask for details at the Office Reception.
We want to invite friends to visit us at Composers – can we?
With pleasure. We are delighted for ‘Composers’ guests to invite family and friends to visit. A maximum of 4 guests, at any one time, is allowed, to comply with our own Health, Safety & Insurance policy. Day guests may not remain on site overnight.
Arrival & departure times – can you alter them?
If guests cannot arrive during our normal access time (16.00-18.00hrs) we can, by prior arrangement, arrange alternatives. Please note that our normal departure time is by 10.00hrs. A later departure is possible by prior arrangement – subject to the property not being required by incoming guests the same day. (a small charge may be made for later departures)
We have other questions – how can you answer them?
Contact us and we will do our best to help you
Composers at Woodlands
Berwick Upon Tweed,