‘Composers’ is located on the edge of Scremerston, once a small yet vibrant village. When the local colliery closed in the 1950’s the village declined in importance and many residents moved away to seek new employment.
The A1 which had passed through Scremerston, was re-routed in 1983, and the busy road through the village became quiet again, only giving access to the local Cocklawburn Beach and returning the area to peace and tranquility. It’s a peaceful way of life we still enjoy today, 35 years on.
Old colliery outbuildings on the site, called ‘Woodlands’ were used as store rooms and then later as a garage, servicing local cars and farm vehicles.
In September 2004 we purchased ‘Woodlands’, and spent the next year obtaining the required planning permission to build our holiday properties.
In November 2005, the old outbuildings were removed, new foundations were laid and the build of the new properties, office and reception started. With the work completed on schedule we opened ‘Composers at Woodlands’ on 15th April 2006.
Our 5 star accreditation and Gold award status, from ‘Visit England’ guarantees a superior standard, offering quality and style at competitive rates, any time of year, making it a prime location for self catering in Berwick upon Tweed.
Now, in our 12th year, we continue to offer high quality accommodation. ‘Composers’ is maintained and refurbished, on a regular basis. The pictures on our web site really do reflect what guests see the moment they enter a selected property.
How did we choose the name ‘Composers at Woodlands’?
With our background in the music and entertainment industry we soon found a way to give our holiday properties a unique identity. The musical theme gave us the opportunity to use colours, designs and styles which reflected our English, American, Italian and Russian composers – Elgar, Bernstein, Vivaldi and Chopin, in each property.
At the heart of ‘Composers’ is our continuing wish to create something unique and very special for guests. We offer self catering cottages in Northumberland in a holiday destination where visitors quickly feel at ease be it for a short break or longer holiday.