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Gordon Lodge

(Ref. 1060220)

Swinton near Duns, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Really nice house."

    Warm and comfortable with high quality furnishings and bedding etc. The kitchen is very well equipped. The garden is also secure for dogs or children. A great location as Swinton is a quiet and peaceful area and plenty to do within a reasonable drive for days out. This was our third visit to Gordon Lodge and we have another booking for September as we really like the house and the area.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review of our bungalow. We own dogs ourselves, so conscious of having a safe garden and space for them to play. There are so many places to visit if you are looking for days out, some we still haven’t visited ourselves. So pleased that you enjoyed our property and wish you another lovely time in September. Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent all round."

    One wardrobe door had jumped of its runners, but I fixed it for you. Only problem we had was navigating the controls of the cooker. However this is not a criticism, since we are of a generation that are constantly at odds with modern electronic technologies

    Thank you for your feedback. All the kitchen appliance manuals are in the grey unit draws, I still use them occasionally. I hope you enjoyed your stay. Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fabulous cottage, we had everything we needed."

    Very warm and comfortable. The shower was very inviting until you switched it on, there was little flow, I assume due to lower pressure. The grass was very long which with a sausage dog who could hardly be seen outside

    Thank you for your feedback. We were in the bungalow ourselves the week before you arrived. With the amount of rain the area has had, the grass area has been saturated. Our gardener couldn’t get to do it….Sorry! Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2024

  • "The bungalow was perfect you wouldn't change a thing."

    it was so spacious and it felt more like a home. plenty to do in the surrounding areas. the kitchen was well equipped all in all just a stunning place to stay. the owners thought of everything

    Thank you so much for your great feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay in our home. Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really lovely place."

    No complaints. Worked out really well for our family. My youngest wants to go back. Was very impressed with all of the amenities in the home. Most holiday stays you are short on basic kitchen items. Very nice welcome basket and very comfortable beds. Lot of extra effort and quality/costs put into the home instead of buying basic items.

    Thank for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a great time in a modern, clean and comfy Lodge, it is rural, as the listing says, but many attractions are with in a short drive."

    Just take plenty of supplies. The only thing that spoilt it a little was that the lawn had not been cut so the garden was a mess and the black dust bin was full, we ended up bringing our rubbish home. On the last morning we woke up to a power cut, not the Lodges fault, but it meant we had to leave with out our morning coffee or being able to run round with the hoover as we normally would. Are power cuts a regular occurrence? if so a battery hoover may be a good idea. Would stay again in the same place.

    Thank you for your feedback. The grass was cut on the 17th June, as we were there ourselves. It should have been cut, my neighbour did inform me it hadn’t. If it had been a major issue, then our management team should have been contacted. Hopefully we have a new gardener . We kindly ask if guests would present the bins, if they are there on the dates of collection, as per the collection calendar. Bins should have been put out for collection on 3rd July. I am sorry this happened, but we do have to rely on the guests. As for power cuts, only recently there has been an issue, but was assured by Scottish power it had been fixed, again I can only say sorry this happened. Judith/Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful property."

    Extremely well appointed with everything you might need. A large enclosed garden was ideal for our miniature schnauzer. Ideally placed for interesting towns and beauty spots. We spent an extremely happy week at the property and would recommend it as a Borders property to anyone.

    So pleased you had a lovely holiday. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Judith- Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic home from home experience."

    Cottage was immaculate and could not fault anything. Very spacious home and on sunny days you get the sun from morning till night. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. The owners have thought of everything that you may need or use on holiday. Highly recommend a stay here and hope to be back soon xxx The Thomson family

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback on our lodge. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Judith-Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic accommodation in a lovely little village."

    The locals were extremely friendly and I would highly recommend the area. Ten out of ten.

    Thank you for reviewing our property. So pleased you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed your stay. Judith - Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautifully finished attractive new cottage in a very quiet area handy for exploring the Borders."

    Spotlessly clean with excellent attention to details, would highly recommend. Thank you

    A lovely review, thank you very much. Sorry that you missed a few days and that you enjoyed the rest of your week. Judith-Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2023

  • "A charming cottage in a quiet location, beautifully fitted out and spotlessly clean."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our lodge and hope you had a nice holiday. Judith - Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic property had a great week."

    Could not fault anything!

    So pleased you had a lovely holiday staying in our bungalow. Thank you for your feedback. Judith - Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2022

  • "This holiday home has been absolutely perfect for us, very clean, well equipped (it has everything you need, description doesn’t list everything it has) and in such a quiet and peaceful area, at night you can only hear your own heartbeat!"

    In great location for exploring Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Great garden for the dog to run around in as well, we’ve had a lovely weather through the entire 2 weeks so we did a lot of al fresco dining.There’s a BBQ in the shed although we brought our own as we didn’t know one was provided. The only issue was the bins, dates provided were all wrong and when we arrived, the black bin was half full and it hasn’t been emptied despite us following instructions. So this needs to get looked at as I couldn’t find any info online on Scottish Borders council website as this address isn’t on there. Overall we have had a wonderful stay though. Thank you

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. We are so sorry you had an issue with the bin and collection dates. We will definitely try to sort this issue out as we are up at the lodge from 1/10. There is a calendar on the “borders gov” website which we are supposed to follow, this I will print off and place in folder. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We hope you had a lovely holiday. Judith Owner Note... There has been strikes with bin collection in the Borders! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Agata5.0Sep 2022

  • "Sadly the heating and hot water wasn't working until Tuesday afternoon, so we were left chasing Sykes and the Cleaning Company to get help to resolve the matter."

    Numerous phone calls and emails and speaking to the site contractor meant that the heating system was repaired but it was set so low that it only worked when the heating engineer tested it on the Tuesday. As this was so stressful it really took the shine off our holiday, yet it was a beautiful wee house. The area was a little lacking in things to do if the weather was poor, which it was last week. We left the cottage a day early as we were cold and feeling quite depressed by how the heating issue had been handled and the lack if response from Sykes and the cottage owner.

    We are sorry that there was an electrical fault with the Heating/water system. As we were notified on Sunday, obviously nothing could be sorted until Monday morning. Personally, to have everything back to normal by Tuesday morning, was extremely good service by the heating company. However, this problem would have only affected the hot tap water. There is a walk in Electric shower, there is a Dishwasher and kettle! There are two mobile electric thermostatic radiators, one in each bedroom, should you wish to use them. Plus numerous throws & blankets. Our lovely bungalow is in the countryside and we do state that the nearest shops are roughly 6 miles away, with other amenities slightly further. I’m extremely sorrow that we couldn’t foresee the weather for you as well. Thank you for your feedback. Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.1Sep 2022

  • "Very nice bungalow welll appointed clean and tidy with a."

    Nice garden well recommended

    Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We hope you enjoyed your holiday break. Judith - Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very comfortable house in a lovely quiet area."

    The house was very clean and tidy. Everything had been thought of and we loved the stylish furnishings and decoration. Great to have garden furniture to make the most of some good weather. Plenty to do in the area, Kelso, Melrose, Alnwick, North Berwick, St Abbs and Eyemouth were all favourites.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. So pleased to hear you had good weather for your stay and enjoyed the area. Judith - Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful home, very child friendly and the garden nice and spacious- kids ate every meal outside!"

    The owners left a cute little welcome basket with everything we need for breakfast, also lots of information on the area and nearby towns. Nice and clean and very comfortable. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back. Thank you x

    We are so pleased you enjoyed our bungalow. Thank you for your great feedback, we very much appreciate it. Hope you had a lovely holiday and take home some special memories. Judith Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zaynab5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful place, immaculate, great facilities, everything thought of."

    Thank you so much, we really appreciate your feedback. We hope you had a lovely holiday. Judith Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Spacious kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating/ hot water
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden to the front, with enclosed lawned rear garden, patio and furniture
  • One small well behaved dog only
  • Sorry, no smoking or vaping indoors
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed in bedrooms
  • Note: There is an award-winning hotel/restaurant and pub 0.3 miles away
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Please note: No Stag, Hen or Similar Parties, visitors require owner permission
  • Please note: Dogs are not to be left unattended in the property.

The property

Duns 6 miles.

A pretty two-bedroom bungalow resting on the edge of the peaceful village of Swinton, just a few miles away from the border town of Duns, Kelso and nearby Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Coldstream.

Gordon Lodge is a heart-warming retreat for anyone seeking a relaxing break to an area framed by rolling hills, beautiful lochs, historical landmarks and a vast array of attractions to explore.

Upon entering the property, be welcomed into the spacious kitchen/diner area, switch on the kettle, make a brew and relax.

Here you and your loved ones can gather to enjoy a meal prepared within the well-equipped kitchen, which comes with all the essentials you need to cater for yourselves during your stay, including a dishwasher and a washing machine.

Stepping across the hall, you enter into an inviting lounge, where you can unwind for the evening watching TV or plan your itinerary for the next day.

A short walk along the hall will find the two well-presented bedrooms, a king-size and a twin, both with double built-in wardrobes.

Next you will find a good-sized bathroom with a walk-in electric shower, basin with nearby shaver points, WC and large heated towel rail.

During the summer months, you can spend a balmy afternoon within the garden, where a spot of alfresco dining can be enjoyed with a nice barbecue and a glass of wine.

Your canine companion will enjoy frolicking around the spacious garden.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, venture along the road a short distance into the village, where you will find the Wheatsheaf Hotel.

There you will be able to eat in its award-winning restaurant or enjoy less formal dining in the bar area.

Further afield, you will find a selection of pubs serving food, as well as restaurants and takeaways to choose from.

The small town of Duns is only 6-miles away, here you will find a local Co-Op, butcher, bakery, cafes and other small businesses.

It also has a golf course on the outskirts of the town.

Coldstream, just on the England/Scotland border and separated by the beautiful River Tweed, has an array of small shops, cafes and a Co-Op.

Visit the Coldstream Guards Museum and the Hirsel Estate for lovely walks.

The beautiful border town of Kelso, situated right beside the Tweed is within easy reach.

Here you will find many different restaurants, cafes and other food outlets, including Sainsbury’s and Lidl.

Alternatively, head to the larger town of Berwick-Upon-Tweed, where you will find further main food outlets, M&S Simply Food, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, ASDA and an Aldi, plus other amenities and attractions.

Gordon Lodge is an idyllic retreat for spending time within this picturesque location in the Scottish Borders.

EPC Rating: Band B

EPC Rating: Band B

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: SB-00214-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 15 miles.

The small border town of Duns is set in a wide valley known as The Merse and was once the capital of the Scottish Borders, when the current capital, Berwick-upon-Tweed, was under English rule. The town offers a good range of shops, including an award-winning butchers and quality delicatessen, 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. Duns Castle sits within a nature reserve with well-marked woodland lakeside walks through the castle estate. There are many castles and historic houses scattered throughout the surrounding area, including Manderston House (home of Lord Palmer), 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 dog friendly beaches at Coldingham or for the more adventurous why not learn to surf at the local surf school. Widely acclaimed golfing is available at Duns and nearby Dunbar whilst fishing for trout and salmon on the Tweed and Whiteadder River is also available with permits available locally. The nearby walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is well worth a visit with weekly markets, town trails and a cinema. A short hop to Eyemouth to feed the resident harbour seals, enjoy award-winning fish and chips or take a boat trip for some coastal exploration. The sights and excitement of Edinburgh are just 45 miles away and numerous other destinations are within a short driving distance of this fantastic location providing a great base at any time of the year for exploring the beautiful Scottish Border region and the picturesque, exhilarating North Northumberland regions.

Please note: No Stag, Hen or Similar Parties, visitors require owner permission
Please note: Property will accept one small well behaved dog. The dog must not be left unattended in the property.