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Kirkgate Cottage

Chirnside near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders (Ref. 950825)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Best holiday cottage we have been in."

    It had everything you needed. Helen the owner kept in touch and was very helpful. Welcome tray was very nice especially the bottle of red wine. It’s such a lovely cottage. The pub across the road unfortunately doesn’t do meals anymore and is up for sale. Bit of a downer as the other pub in the village was closed. Good take away with wide variety of different meals. We enjoyed our stay in the lovely cottage though.

    Thank you for your lovely comments, it is very much appreciated and I am delighted you enjoyed your holiday. Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by DerryJul 2022

  • "Great location to see the sights around Northumberland Lovely cottage Really helpful owner"

    Sarah, thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving it so clean and tidy! Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2022

  • "Comfortable and spacious cottage,dog friendly safe outdoor space,would recommend to couples or families."

    Thanks for a lovely break.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and very thoughtfully kitted out to cater for holidaymakers’ (adults, children, dogs) needs."

    Note for tall people, a couple of the doorways are low. We particularly appreciated early contact from Helen, the owner, who provided information on the local public transport (we don’t drive) and kind offer to collect the basics from the local shop to save us carrying along with our luggage / the walk back up the hill. Chirnside is a good location to reach Duns or Berwick via direct bus route and Eyemouth via Pingo bus, if not driving. There are also plenty of local walks. We had a great week and would highly recommend this holiday property.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    The owner could not have done more to make our stay so good. There was plenty of information about local facilities and places to visit. Even though we know the area well, all this was additional help and support.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage lots to do nearby and local pub was very welcoming."

    Dogs had a great time esp on nearby beach at Spittal. Will hopefully return at some point. Host couldn't do anymore for us even left some welcome treats. Cottage is super clean.

    Thank youJanine- so good to hear you were comfortable and enjoyed your time at the cottage and exploring the local area. Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanineMar 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Home from home.

    Delighted you were comfortable and enjoyed the cottage. Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2022

  • "This cottage has everything you need, the kitchen is really well equipped."

    All the rooms are warm, comfortable and cosy. There is lots of coal and wood provided for the fire .The welcome pack is very generous and we felt at home as soon as we arrived,there is a very homely atmosphere.You could not improve on the cottage, it is a perfect place to stay

    Thank you for your very kind comments. Delighted you were comfortable and relaxed. Helen and Peter Property Owner

    Reviewed by RosemaryMar 2022

  • "This is a really lovely, comfortable, clean cottage."

    The owner is so helpful and I can highly recommend this cottage.

    Hi Andrea, Thank you for your lovely comments- very much appreciated. Happy Christmas Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndreaNov 2021

  • "Our second time at Kirkgate Cottage."

    We really can't fault it. Fully equipped, clean and comfortable, it provides the perfect bolt hole for us to get the dogs away from the tiresome fireworks. And the location is perfect. Top marks all round.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "The cottage is so comfortable and well appointed, and the open fire was a wonderful treat on a chilly autumn evening."

    Helen left us a very generous welcome basket, and was on the end of the phone to answer any queries we had. The location is ideal for exploring the local area, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage for a family stay.

    Reviewed by CharlotteOct 2021

  • "Nothing.Everything was as described."

    ,Only thing was no garden for dogs to run around in.Small patio was very pleasant for sitting.in .Lovely welcome pack with a variety of goodies.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in quiet village with dog friendly pub at end of road."

    Everything in cottage you would need for comfortable stay. Welcome tray of goodies a nice surprise. Would stay again

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2021

  • "The cottage was welcoming and cosy, and positioned well to explore the surrounding area."


    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Helen, the owner, was very helpful in suggesting places and things we may like to do. The cottage was spotless clean and a very good base for exploring the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone abd hopefully we will make a return visit

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The cottage was lovely and welcoming. The welcome basket a nice touch. For once the weather was hot all week and while my husband walked the Berwickshire Coastal Path, my daughter and I spent time on Coldingham Beach, picnicking by the Blackadder and exploring Berwick.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay, but it was a bit noisy with traffic."

    We did find it quite a cold cottage, and we had to put fire on to try and heat up the living room. It is an ideal location for getting about to many places to walk and sightseeing. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the welcome package was lovely. We had a problem with hot water, but Helen & Peter were very quick to sort and seem a really lovely couple. Everything we needed was there. This would be ideal for a couple who like walking & sightseeing.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2021

  • "We booked the cottage primarily to get away from Edinburgh during the fireworks season."

    My dog cannot stand them. It turned out to be an inspired choice. The location is superb and so is the cottage. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable. A great place to return to after a day's walking. I cannot praise it highly enough. We really enjoyed our stay and hopefully will return.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Excellent centre for exploring Borders and Berwickshire coast. Great for dog owners.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2020

  • "Excellent very well equipped cottage in an ideal location for exploring the Borders and Northumbria."

    Helen & Peter contacted us to find out our interests in order to suggest places we may like to visit. Lots of good up to date information in the cottage in relation to exploring the surrounding area and there is plenty to see and do. Would visit again and have no hesitation in recommending Kirkgate Cottage.

    Reviewed by Margaret AnnSep 2020

  • "The cottage was clean and comfy , plenty of room for the 4 of us ."

    Close to the local pub 50mtrs, however due to covid 19 was not serving food at the present time we were there except curry night on the Wednesday which was very enjoyable and great price. The location of the cottage was pretty good only 20 -30 mins to the main attractions ie eyemouth verwick kelso etc . Overall would recommend this cottage for people who want to relax and tour the borders .

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "A really homely cottage, with easy access to many different locations."

    The cottage was comfortable, clean and contained everything we needed. The cottage was lovely and cool in the warmer weather which made sleeping much more comfortable. I’d recommend to anyone visiting the area. The fish & chip was a treat.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "A beautiful and comfortable cottage with all the home comforts you would need."

    There was a welcome pack of provisions on arrival which was a nice touch. With many places to visit on the doorstep I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2020

  • "This accommodation has been the best so far everything you need and more nothing skimped on would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2019

  • "My sister lives in Chirnside so it was nice to meet up with her family."

    We had a very pleasant stay at cottage. Lovely to have a coal fire especially as the weather was terrible. We had a very relaxing time.

    Reviewed by RonaldNov 2019

  • "The cottage was just perfect in everyway ."

    Everything you would need even the coal fire .ideal for the dogs as enclosed garden .locals all freindly and helpful .a lovely area and central .i would return to this cottage .x sandea

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2019

  • "The cottage is clean, cosy, close to all local amenities and in a central position to explore Northumberland and the Scottish Borders ."

    Helen, the owner, has thought of everything to make the cottage a home from home, including having plenty of coal and kindle to make a roaring fire when the weather gets a little chilly. We were lucky we didn't need them but there's also plenty in the cottage to keep you and the kids amused if the weather isn't great with a good selection of DVD's, books and board games to work through. Beds are lovely and comfortable and the kitchen is fully equipped with anything you may need. Helen, herself was very helpful. As we were staying for 2 weeks she contacted us before the start of the holiday to ask if we would like the freezer turning on and if we would like extra bedding leaving so we could do a change, she also left a lovely welcome pack for our arrival. Its little things like this that make a big difference We can fully recommend the local pub, The Waterloo Arms which is literally just over the road, very friendly staff and customers who make you feel really welcome too. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by LesleySep 2019

  • "While the cottage itself was clean and comfortable, the road noise was severly understated."

    My wife has difficulty sleeping anyway, but the lorries up and down the road 24 hours a day, 7 days a week made it almost impossible to sleep. This put a severe strain on our holiday and unfortunately we will not be booking this cottage again. This is a shame as otherwise this would have been a perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2019

  • "Great customer service from sykes."

    cottage excellent would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by StephAug 2019

  • "Was a lovely cottage and we had an enjoyable week."

    Super comfy beds and we all slept well.The extra touches from Helen were great,welcome basket a delight.Lots of extras which we weren't expecting and really pleased we chose this cottage.

    Reviewed by KimJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a little very part of the world"

    Reviewed by LesJun 2019

  • "A 5 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ property in a fantastic location."

    We had a wonderful long weekend here. The cottage is equipped with everything you could wish for. Parking was easy, just outside the front door. The local pub was fantastic, dog friendly & very welcoming. Such a friendly place. Loved walking around the local area & we would definitely return here to this property.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "I've never used Sykes before, and will always use them now."

    Despite booking last minute - literally - the Sykes customer services' advisors, Jamie and Charlie, couldn't have been more helpful. Brilliant service and everything was taken care of by them; Jamie kept me up to speed with the progress of the booking. Can't think why I didn't use Sykes before. Brilliant. The cottage was lovely; everything and more that was required. The owner was friendly and communicative. All in all, great service and great holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJan 2019

  • "Really nice property."

    Well appointed and maintained. Hassle free and nice touches including the welcome pack

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "We had a lovely week in Kirkgate cottage, it was so warm and comfortable and felt very homely."

    The extras left for us was a real treat, and all the information available made picking our outings easy, so much to do and such lovely walks, we were spoilt for choice and wish we had stayed longer. Recommend the walk at Duns around Hen Poo lake, our little dog loved it.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2018

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2018

  • "Well maintained property."

    Good facilities. Very clean. Very helpful owner. A very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2018

  • "The fridge was freezing some of the food, even on the lowest setting."

    It would also have been helpful for the freezer to have been switched on for our arrival.

    Reviewed by LorraineJul 2018

  • "The cottage was really cosy lovely and clean with all the things we needed for a great stay in this stunning area of the country."

    Helen the owner was really attentive, giving us suggestions for days out and there was lots of information in the cottage along with a great selection of games and she's. The open fire was lovely and the rooms really spacious. The pub next door was really dog friendly and the food was great. We'll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2018

  • "Lovely family cottage with plenty of space."

    All rooms are large and airy. Very comfortable beds and sofas in lounge. Cottage was spotless when we arrived. Heating was great, there is even an open fire (with coal and wood provided). Lots of DVDs to watch, music CDs to listen to and board games to play. Everything that we needed for the week was in the cottage. The cottage is situated in a smallish borders village with local shop, chip shop, pharmacy and local pubs. The pub (just a couple of doors away) allowed dogs and children in. Food from pub was great. Village was very close to places of interest like Berwick upon Tweed, Eyemouth, Holy Island and Alnwick.

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2018

  • "The cottage was five star."

    So comfortable. It's a lovely house; cottage at the front with a lovely and beautifully proportioned Georgian? Sitting room with open fire. Perfect for exploring the borders and Edinburgh. Just perfect.

    Reviewed by UrsillaMar 2018

  • "Relaxed, homely, comfortable."

    ....will definitely visit again

    Reviewed by LucyMar 2018

  • "Good base to explore surrounding areas, friendly people nice area, lovely ..."

    Good base to explore surrounding areas, friendly people nice area, lovely country pub 2 doors away, would definitely recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by KateJul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage which was very well equipped and very clean."

    Reviewed by ShonaJul 2017

  • "Kirkgate cottage gets 5 ⭐️ in our family's holiday rating ."

    Lovely location, well equipped and comfortable. Superb would love to go again

    Reviewed by Janice-oliviaJun 2017

  • "Perfect house for the 2 of us and the dog."

    Everything we needed for a week break, and the dog friendly pub practically next door was a definite bonus.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed yard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in first floor rooms
  • Note: Steps down to yard and the yard itself can be slippery when wet
  • Note: Property is next to a road, some associated noise can be heard when outside.

The property

This lovely, semi-detached stone cottage is situated in the village of Chirnside near Duns and Berwick-upon-Tweed in the Scottish Borders.

This charming cottage is ideal for a couple or small family with a pub just down the road and many places to visit nearby.

Once inside you will find a charming sitting room with an open fire, where cosy nights in can be enjoyed after a day out and about exploring the area.

The kitchen/diner has a door leading out to the small rear patio garden, an ideal place to relax on a summer's evening.

The ground floor also includes a twin bedroom which has a feature fireplace.

Upstairs, there is a double bedroom, along with a bathroom with a bath and shower over.

Chirnside overlooks the River Whiteadder and has views across the magnificent Cheviot and Lammermuir Hills and offers shops, pubs, a pharmacy and a church.

The coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is only nine miles away and has quaint, narrow streets within Elizabethan walls, and further shops and pubs.

There are a number of activities that are available in the area, including golf, fishing and walks, and there’s many other attractions both in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland.

A delightful holiday home to stay in at any time of the year.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas