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Blackadder Lodge

Chirnside, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1003210)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location for both Eyemouth and Berwick upon Tweed."

    We found loads of walks in Eyemouth for us and the dog, coastal walks from both directions leaving from the harbour. The cabin was well equipped except the small two slice toaster, difficult to make toast in the morning for a family. Showers were very good, en-suite shower needs filter cleaned as the tray quickly fills up with water as the pressure is great and the water can’t run away. Overall a lovely location and cabin.

    Reviewed by AndyOct 2021

  • "Fab place to stay."

    Very large accommodation. Very well equipped. Highly recommended and our little Bichon Frise loved the garden. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "The only problem I found was getting the oven to work."

    Since my own oven is completely different, I was unfamiliar with the icons and a short guide would have been helpful. Otherwise, I found the Lodge very comfortable, clean and warm, There are no complaints at all.

    Reviewed by FSep 2021

  • "Very good and peacefully holiday and we all had our batteries 're charged."

    The dogs loved the large garden area. Where they could play and let off steam.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "Great location and a nice lodge."

    The stay was overall good value for money, especially during the August holidays. Overall, the lodge was very clean and well maintained. From the guest book, it was clear that the owners had responded to feedback from guests and made changes to improve the experience. Minor gripes: Don't' advertise a property as having wifi when the wifi barely works. Yes, there is a pub (actually two) 1.2 miles away, but it's a walk down a country lane with no path. The oil heating leaves an unpleasant odour. Overall, they're minor gripes for what is a well presented property in a lovely area of the country. It's ideal for visits to the borders and the Northumberland coast.

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2021

  • "Beautiful lodge in an outstanding location."

    The garden was fenced off and huge, which was perfect for our two dogs. There was everything that we needed within the lodge which was very clean and beautifully presented. It is perfectly situated for lovely beaches and countryside. Our favourite beach was Coldingham beach near St. Abbs where the waves were large enough to body board (there are lifeguards on the beach). The rock pools were a great hit and there is a lovely walk to the next bay. It has a cafe and toilets. What more could you ask for? We also visited Eyemouth Beach where we watched the sealions being fed within the harbour. Other beaches are Spittal at Berwick-upon-Tweed, Pease Bay on the way to Dunbar (access to this beach is through the caravan park (park in the visitors car park), and Belhaven beach, where you can also body board, with is over sand dunes (also on the way to Dunbar). We parked at the John Muir country park where there is a beautiful walk and also toilets. There is also a fabulous walk from the National Trust Centre, near St Abbs, which takes you along the cliffs to the St Abbs lighthouse. The views are fantastic!. There are toilets and a cafe at the Centre, where you can also purchase a map of the walk. All in all we had a fabulous holiday at Blackadder Lodge and will be returning.

    Reviewed by PamelaJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful week in Blackadder Lodge."

    The lodge was furnished and equipped to a very high standard and the outdoor space was a joy - lovely to wake up to the sound of birdsong and the river running close to the property. We also enjoyed watching the deer having their evening meal on the far side of the fence, plus a little family of stoats who used it as an adventure playground! As others (and indeed the owners) have said, wifi and phone signal are not great though that provided an excellent excuse to go low-tech for the week. The local area is beautiful with lots of beaches, interesting towns and villages plus stately homes to visit. We had more than enough to do for a week and would not have been bored had we stayed for a fortnight. Directions and signage to the property could certainly be improved.

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2021

  • "Directions need improving."

    Fantastic cottage, one main drawback , not enough cooking utensils, pans etc. We managed cause there were just 2 of us, but I feel sorry for any families of 6 people when trying to cook a meal. We would have considered rebooking with the family, but cooking would be a nightmare. We had to go out and buy a potato peeler

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2021

  • "We found the lodge In clean condition which was great during these difficult times, views were beautiful and seeing the wildlife so close just made it magical , the big garden is good for children to run around and same for dogs , highly recommended."

    Reviewed by QueenieMay 2021

  • "Directions - Need to improve."

    So many landmarks that could be used to simplify directions. Even harder to find in the dark. Lots of cobwebs in the house. Not pleasant to see hanging in the kitchen. More kitchen equipment required. No big pots which is required when catering for 6 people. On a positive note, great location (once you find it!). Perfect for dog who hates fireworks. Lots of walks for him and there is a large enclosed garden. Good sized bedrooms and bathrooms.

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2020

  • "The lodge is lovely."

    It is clean, light, spacious and airy. The shower in the ensuite was lovely and refreshing and we were never short of hot water. The travel directions are sparse and really need to be more comprehensive. There were some niggles, there was no bread knife or indeed any sharp knife. The toilet seat in the family bathroom is very insecure. There are no grab rails in either bathroom so even being all on one level it difficult for a person with mobility problems. There are no towel rails in either bathroom and nowhere to put your soap etc when in the ensuite shower. WiFi was not intermittent as it says in the lodge description, it was inaccessible because the password we were left was incorrect. We purchased a mobile WIFI device and sim card which after set up, worked perfectly and constantly throughout our stay. We enjoyed watching the squirrel and the bats in and around the garden. The location is great for visiting North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.

    Thank you for your feedback he toilet seat was replaced and and we are looking in to grab rails and shelving in the showers. There is selection on sharp knives and another bread knife has been purchased. I appreciate the wifi is not great and this is mentioned on the advertisement. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "Summary: A well positioned cottage, ideally located for exploring the local area - with Berwick, Eyemouth, Kelos, Holy Island and beamish all within easy driving."

    Visitors should be aware that, with the current COVID restrictions, many of the tourist attractions require you to book in advance. The cottage is lovely and well equipped with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The showers always have a high pressure and hot water is always available. Much of the local area is dog friendly, with many places having things for human visitors and K9s alike. Detail Location: The cottage is located at the end of a driveway snuggled in amongst a few other houses. All of them are far enough away to ensure privacy. The main access road is via the B6437, however if you do not mind a bumpy road or have an SUV you can also access from the A6105, which is the main road to Berwick. Facilities The cottage is finished to an excellent quality with comfortable sofas and beds, plenty of pillows were available. We didn't use the supplied towels but they seemed soft to the touch. We did buy a jug and left that at the cottage for the next guests but the owners have clearly been listening to feedback as there is now a coffee table and a microwave. If I was being super critical then I think the only other things that would be nice would be a towel rail (looks like there may have been one in the en-suite bathroom at some point) and some more mirrors would have been helpful. I will definitely look to come back in the future and would highly recommend this or the neighbouring cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by AllenAug 2020

  • "Beautiful sunrises guaranteed."

    Quirky setting close to St. Abbs (puffins), Coldingham beach (best beach in UK), Eyemouth (fish 'n' chips to die for in a working harbour), Berwick-upon-Tweed (historical marvel), Union (Chain) Bridge, Langleeford and the Cheviots, Holy Island, Bamburgh Castle and little gems like Etal, the Sutra (backroad to Edinburgh via a run to Coldstream) and Norham (and all the roads inbetween). The lodge itself is perfectly prepared for a relaxing break, whether you're after a romantic weekend, short stay with close friends or a family holiday where you need to cater for everyone....toddlers, teenagers and little ones with special needs. Genuinely fantastic, will be the first self catering place I've ever returned to....5 stars.

    Reviewed by PhilDec 2019

  • "The cottage was superb although there were a few things that would improve it ie coffee table long mirror and some more kitchen utensils both bathrooms needed some finishing paintwork."

    Directions to the cottage were at best sparse especially in the dark.

    Reviewed by TimothyNov 2019

  • "This is a modern lodge with quality fixtures and fittings and a nice welcome pack 9n arrival."

    Warm and comfortable with good size fridge freezer and nice big plasma tv. Large enclosed garden and set in beautiful woodland. The shower in the en suite is fantastic! Powerful and plenty of hot water always. Highly recommended and we look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2019

  • "Lodge was very difficult to find."

    Had to call to get better instructions. Other than that the lodge was excellent. They could do with a coffee table in front of the settee because you have to put your drinks on the floor and quite easily knock them over which would be awful to spoil a lovely carpet . Grace Reid

    Reviewed by GraceSep 2019

  • "The place was nice and peaceful quite remote the only down side was lack of internet."

    Reviewed by JacquelneSep 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our rather-too-short stay at Blackadder Lodge in early September."

    The situation and general facilities in the Lodge were ideal for our purposes, although we felt it could benefit from handrails in the bathrooms, and some form of low lighting from the car parking area to the Lodge to make it perfect for less able visitors. The beautiful rural setting makes it a great spot to appreciate the benefits of the countryside including the amazing view, watching the Pine Martens in the garden, and appreciating Woodpeckers and a multitude of other birdsong in the woodland. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blackadder Lodge."

    Idyllic setting with lovely views. Very peaceful. The lodge was very comfortable and spacious and had everything we needed. Good for dog walking. The directions to the lodge need some attention as we found it difficult to find. Directions need to say turn in at the DG Pryde sign through the stone wall entrance. Drive past the White House on the right and then turn right just before the three white houses.

    Reviewed by EAug 2019

  • "Beautiful modern spacious lodge - clean and comfortable -perfect location with lovely views ."

    Postcode given to locate appears incorrect and directions were minimal which lead to us having problems locating lodge - surprised no microwave iron or airer but otherwise perfectly equipped and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LiciaAug 2019

  • "Beautiful peaceful setting."

    Secure large garden was perfect for the dogs. Deck was ideal for sitting out watching the dogs and relaxed meals and drinks. It was great to see good quality furniture, crockery, glasses, white goods etc. Had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by MargaretJun 2019

  • "Location of the lodge was superb, set in the heart of the Scottish borders and surrounded by wildlife from hares to deer."

    The standard of the lodge was very well done indeed . A couple of short walks to either the river or the allanton inn which itself others fine dining and a beer garden looking out on the country side .

    Reviewed by LeeJun 2019

  • "An idyllic rural retreat, away from the strains of modern living."

    Lovely views, and sounds of the river below. Easy access to Edinburgh but also on the doorstep of some lovely towns and countryside of the Borders. The Lodge is very spacious and light with decking from which to enjoy the ambiance. Deer visited the garden in the morning and cormorants perched on the trees. My 17 and 14 year old daughters also wound down and we ended up playing board games and actually agreeing for once on what to all watch on TV. I have kept the details of the Lodge so that we may all visit again soon. Also, would like to thank Sykes for making booking, letting the owners know of our arrival date easy and the accuracy of the description of the Lodge.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2019

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The property

Tucked away within the rolling countryside of Chirnside village is this endearing cottage, Blackadder Lodge.

This elegant retreat can be found resting within an enchanting woodland spot offering a relaxing break for a family or even an action-packed adventure to be enjoyed throughout the year.

Upon entering the property, be welcomed by the contemporary interior, housing everything you will need for a week-long break with your loved ones.

Spend your evenings relaxing within the brightly decorated living room, boasting an inviting sitting area and a stylish kitchen which covers all the necessities to rustle up a home-cooked meal.

Gather the group around the formal dining table to tuck into your delicious evening meal, take in the surrounding views and plan the exciting days ahead.

As the evening draws to a close, look forward to drifting off to sleep within one of the well-presented bedrooms, comprising of two twin bedrooms and a double with its own en-suite shower room.

Spend a moment or two within the rear garden which offers a space for you to enjoy your morning coffee whilst your canine companions stretch their legs upon the spacious lawn area.

If you fancy a special treat one evening, stroll to the local pub, The Waterloo Arms, to enjoy a superb dining menu and a lively atmosphere.

Within this small village you will also find a local shop for picking up any necessities you may require.

If you can tear yourself away from this wonderful property, visit the market town of Duns which plays host to an 1820s castle and Manderston House which is a fine example of Edwardian Scotland.

Alternatively, head to the smaller town of Eyemouth where you will find a sandy beach, a golf course and a number of other activities including boat trips, the Gunsgreen House and the Eyemouth Harbour Trust.

Make Blackadder Lodge your next family holiday base for a refreshing trip to Scotland.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1037154 and 1003209, together sleeping 18 people.


  • All ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms; 1 x double with en-suite, with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with sitting area, dining area and kitchen area
  • Oil central heating
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine, electric oven and hob, selection of books and games, Smart TV and WiFi (Can be very poor/intermittent)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden area with lawn area and decked area with seating
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 1.2 miles and shop within 1.6 miles
  • Please note: due to the poor WiFi connection, guests may want to arrange for their own data package for their stay
  • Note: This property accepts a minimum of 4 night bookings

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About the location


Duns 6 miles; Berwick-upon-Tweed 9 miles.

The village of Chirnside occupies an elevated position overlooking the River Whiteadder and offers stunning views across the magnificent Cheviot and Lammermuir Hills. A number of interesting landmarks depict the village's long history, including a 16th Century dovecot and a beautiful parish church, believed to date back to the 12th Century. Each summer, the Jim Clark Rally, the only 'closed roads' race on mainland Britain, takes place in and around the Borders as a memorial to the village’s home born champion. Just 9 miles away lies the charming, coastal town of Berwick, boasting quaint, narrow streets enclosed within Elizabethan walls, excellent shopping and dining facilities and an interesting arts centre. The local area affords fantastic fishing, golf, walking and riding opportunities and the nearby resorts of Eyemouth, Coldingham and Spittal offer soft, sandy beaches, ideal for a relaxing afternoon. A brilliant location for exploring historic Edinburgh, the stunning Northumberland coastline, and the attractions of Holy Island, Paxton House, Manderson, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castle. Chirnside is a great holiday location all year round.

Please note, due to the property's location Wi-Fi can be intermittent.
Note: This property accepts a minimum of 4 night bookings

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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