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The Heritage

Whitsome near Duns, Scottish Borders

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The Property

A beautifully presented detached holiday cottage, located in the scattered rural hamlet of Whitsome, just three miles from Swinton and six miles from Duns in the Scottish Borders. Luxurious throughout and offering spacious, tasteful accommodation, this Whitsome cottage provides the perfect hideaway for couples or small families, who are looking to spend time in this beautiful part of Scotland. In this single-storey Borders cottage you will find a lovely open plan living area with a woodburning stove, from where you can admire the uninterrupted countryside views. Completing this Whitsome holiday home are two comfortable bedrooms – a double and twin, and a bathroom. To the side of this Borders cottage is a pretty patio area with furniture, so why not dine alfresco or relax with a refreshing drink? The nearby village of Swinton has a first class pub and restaurant, whilst close by the delights of Duns, Kelso and Berwick await. The area boasts outstanding golf courses, cycle routes galore, fishing on the River Tweed, birdwatching and the glorious Heritage Coast with its endless miles of sandy beaches. This Borders cottage is bound to please, at any time of the year!


All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, selection of books and games. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Patio area to side with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Village shop 10 mins walk, pub 3 miles. Note: Car and VW camper van hire available by prior arrangement with the owner.

This property offers the following short breaks: Help

  • Winter
  • Off Season
  • Last Minute

At a glance


Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

About the location


Swinton 3 miles; Duns 6 miles; Berwick-upon-Tweed 11 miles.

Whitsome is a small village along a single track road with the added bonus of a village shop and a lovely cluster of houses just outside of the village itself. Just three miles from Whitsome is the village of Swinton which dates back to the 11th century. Close by is the small border town of Duns which is set in a wide valley known as The Merse and was once the capital of the Scottish Borders. Duns has a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the Jim Clark Museum is open to the public in honour of the famous racing driver who lived in the area. There are many castles and historic houses scattered throughout the surrounding area, including Floors Castle and Gardens, the largest inhabited house in Scotland, Norham Castle situated on the River Tweed, Mellerstain House and Paxton House and Country Park. A short drive to the east coast offers the opportunity to explore the beaches at Coldingham, and superb golfing at Dunbar, whilst the nearby walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is well worth a visit! With Edinburgh just over an hour away by car and numerous other destinations within the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland just waiting to be discovered, this fantastic location provides a great base at any time of year!

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A fabulous cottage in a wonderful rural area. Many points of interest within a 20 mile radius, particularly stately homes (we visited four). We were particularly impressed with the friendliness of all the providers we met, from pubs, restaurants and staff in the historical sites to the general public and shop keepers. We will definitely be back.

Mr Mcghee, Bridge of Weir, September 2013

Cosy cottage, would certainly recommend.

Mrs Jones, Isle of Lewis, August 2013

The Heritage is a beautiful cottage in a really peaceful location. We were thoroughly pleased with everything about the property. Cannot think of a single bad thing to say about it.

Mrs Rowntree, Goole, August 2013

A cosy, well-equipped cottage in a peaceful location.

Mr Taylor, Wigan, May 2013