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Strathlea, Thornton, Berwick upon Tweed,
Northumberland, TD15 2LP





Strathlea in the hamlet of Thornton, is an exceptionally attractive stone built set over two principle floors within very private walled garden grounds. Built around 1860, with the last major addition to the property build in the 1990’s, Strathlea offers spacious and comfortable accommodation that is abundant in quirky charm and character. Special features include the upstairs drawing room with barrel ceiling, enjoying views over the lammermuir and cheviot hills; wooden sash and case windows with deep window ledges, a wood burning stove in the study, and an abundance of light from the dual aspect windows in most of the rooms. The property consists of 4/5 reception rooms, 3 spacious double bedrooms with master ensuite, and plenty of outdoor sheds, all set within the most beautiful garden grounds. A large tandem garage is situated outside the property wall. Much of the accommodation within Strathlea enjoys views over the garden and countryside beyond.

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Accommodation Comprises


Ground Floor

Entrance Vestibule, Reception Hallway, Under-stairs Coat Cupboard, Dining Kitchen, Dining Room, Study, Ground Floor Double Bedroom, Conservatory with Separate Shower Room and Boiler Room, Two Sets of Staircases.

First Floor

Drawing Room, Double Bedroom, Master Bedroom with Ensuite Shower-room, Family Bathroom.


Paved Drying Area/Log Store, Utility Room, Workshop, Lean-to Potting Shed, Kitchen Garden leading to Naturalistic Garden Area with Fruit Trees, Lawned Garden with Herbaceous Borders, Greenhouse, Tandem Garage, Parking.


Norham 4 miles, Berwick-upon-Tweed railway station 6 miles,

Cornhill on Tweed 8 miles, Coldstream 10 miles, Edinburgh 61 miles, Newcastle 64 miles. 

(all distances are approximate).


Area Insights

Strathlea in the hamlet of Thornton is a particularly lovely, characterful family home situated on the northern edge of Northumberland.  Positioned equidistant between the popular village of Norham, Cornhill and the market town of Berwick upon Tweed, Strathlea is within easy reach of Berwick’s east coast mainline train station offering services to the south and the north. 

West of Thornton, the village of Norham lies on the banks of the River Tweed and is framed around a pretty village green. Norham is a thriving village with a wholesome community offering a wide range of events and clubs from fishing on the Tweed to a Historical society. A full list of events and clubs can be found on the Norham Life website ( Although nearby Berwick upon Tweed offers an excellent range of nations supermarkets and services, the Village of Norham has a fantastic local shop, regionally renowned butcher, baker, public house and even a gun shop which would all love your support. The village also offers a very well-regarded primary school, a doctor’s surgery on the village green, a daily postal van and a very well attended fish and chip van every Thursday evening.

South west of Thornton is the village of Cornhill which offers an exceptional local shop and post office stocking local produce, and the stylish Collingwood Arms hotel that has informal and formal dining, afternoon teas and accommodation.

Six miles north east of Thornton is the nearby market town of Berwick upon Tweed which has further amenities and services including a wealth of cafes and restaurants, the Maltings Theatre and Cinema, a good choice of doctors and dental surgeries as well as a local hospital. Berwick also has an east coast main line railway station with regular trains to Edinburgh and London and schooling for all ages.

The region offers a range of popular attractions, including historical castles and villages to explore and a particularly stunning coastline to enjoy. For those who enjoy slightly more challenging walking opportunities, the Northumberland National Park and Cheviot Hills are within a short drive. Permits for fly and bait fishing for trout and coarse fish are available on approximately 2 miles of both banks at Ladykirk and Norham.

​The A1 trunk road which is nearby provides easy, commutable access to both Newcastle and Edinburgh. Both cities also offer international airports.


General Remarks


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Useful Links

Norham Life -

Norham Doctors -

The Masons Arms -

Norham Castle -

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Collingwood Arms Hotel:

Norham First School -

Ford and Etal Attractions:

Longridge Towers School -

The Maltings -

Berwick Museum -

Berwick Castle -

Berwick Train Station -

Berwick Food & Beer Festival -

The Swan Sports Centre -

Northumberland Attractions:





Agents Note

Fixtures and Fittings

All integrated white goods (excluding the washing machine), fitted carpets, and blinds form part of the sale.


Listing and Conservation

Strathlea is not listed, nor in a conservation area. 



  • Mains electric & water.

  • Drainage to a septic tank, shared with two other nearby properties.

  • Oil Fired Central Heating

  • Supplementary Wood Burner and Eco Electric Heater in Study

  • High speed broadband services are available.


Council Tax

Band D


Energy Efficiency Rating

Band F (Rating 23)


Local Authority

Northumberland County Council
Telephone: 0345 600 6400


Internet Web Site

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The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Paton & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he/she has not entered into contract in reliance on the said statements, that he/she has satisfied themself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice

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They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Paton & Co have not tested any services, equipment, or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

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The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations, and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

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Particulars prepared in June 2022. Photos taken June 2022.