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The Coach House

(Ref. 2994)

Chirnside, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet-friendly

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Just right to explore the borders Lovely bed Good communication"

    Reviewed by Deborah3.8Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable and well apportioned cottage."

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our biggest problem with the coach house was the lack of artificial light."

    We found the kitchen/ dinning area very dark ( almost unusable after sunset) with insufficient lighting as a result,we had to go out a buy some portable lighting to help compensate. We found the coach house overall was a little smaller than we expected. We also found the traffic noise that started about 0500hrs Dailey fairly annoying. Finally, we thought the seating in the lounge very tired and not too comfortable. However. We did enjoy our holiday especially Spittal beach.

    Dear Bryan, thank you for your comments, which took me by surprise. You spent 2 weeks in our cottage during which period we met and chatted amicably on numerous occasions, and not once did you mention that there was any problems with lighting. This could have so easily been sorted, especially since the spot lights in the kitchen are dimmable-you obviously did not manage to work that out? In addition, there are numerous lamps dotted around the property-so why you felt the need to buy further lamps is a mystery. Sorry that you found the property smaller than expected- I’m afraid there’s not much I can do about that. Chirnside is à quiet village, and whilst some traffic noise is to be expected, the property being located in the Main Street, it certainly does not wake people up at 5am. Our living room cream leather settee is of the highest quality and I refute that it is tired. The arm chair has been recently professionally upholstered and people comment on how comfortable it is. However, this clearly is subjective and I’m sorry it was not to your liking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bryan3.4Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was as described and was a perfect base for exploring the surrounding area."

    Plenty of amenities in the village and the owners were friendly and very helpful. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really lovely and cosy property ideal for a relaxed single/couple getaway."

    Really handy for exploring the beautiful Scottish Borders.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Aug 2023

  • "We found The Coach House at Chirnside very comfortable, the property was extremely clean and warm with plenty of hot water for showers."

    We will definitely try and book this property again when re-visiting the area. Although there is no official parking, we never had any issue with roadside parking outside the property.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable."

    Everything you needed was supplied from a fully equipped kitchen to vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. The only thing that would have enhanced my stay would have been the possibility to let my dog have the run of the garden, or at least a little corner. I fully understand that due to cleanliness issues this is not an option for the proprietors. The owners were extremely nice and helpful. I would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Sitting room chair wasn't the greatest."

    Toilet was a bit small and door wasn't as nice as the rest but all together it was a lovely little cottage.

    Reviewed by Glenn4.4May 2022

  • "Warm & comfy cottage 'cosy' best describes it."

    Be aware of ceiling in bedroom! Agnes did warn us. Cottage lovely & warm, bed v comfy for us. No cafetiere, plastic utensils for non stick pan. Bigger towels would be nice. If you're walkers & need to wash/dry off items there isn't a washing machine or any facility to dry things. No problem for us parking on street v close to cottage. Agnes & Bob were v pleasant and to be fair we didn't ask for any of above.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments about our holiday cottage The Coach House. We are very please that you found it cosy, warm and comfortable. The cafetiere had been accidentally broken by our housekeeper the week before, but she has very kindly replaced it and the property has got it's cafetiere once more. Coach House is not advertised as being equipped with a washing machine, but a launderette can be found in the nearby town of Berwick. However, on your advice, we have now put a clothes airing rack into the property, to facilitate drying of wet or damp clothes. The towels we provide are standard sized hand towels (50cmx85cm) and bath towels (70cm x 130cm) which is industry standard for holiday accommodation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely comfy accommodation it was our 46th wedding Anniversary when the owner ..."

    Lovely comfy accommodation it was our 46th wedding Anniversary when the owner Agnes heard this she gave us two bottles of wine to celebrate thank you for a lovely break

    Reviewed by Gweneth5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Coach House in Chirnside."

    Accommodation was totally satisfactory. Cosy little cottage with everything we needed. Our hosts were so nice and helpful. We would certainly recommend others to visit the cottage. Perfect place to chill and wind down. would go again!!!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Too expensive for what it was."

    Apparently pet friendly, but the dog was not allowed in the garden or court yard. Parking was on the street on a first come, first serve basis, battling with local residents. Welcome pack was a pint of milk and 1 dog chew. Facilities were limited and in poor condition. Will not recommend or return. Would not even give a 1star rating.

    Dear Mr Paterson, Thank you for your recent review, we always welcome feedback. Guests are welcome to bring a pet dog entirely free of charge to the Coach House, enabling them to enjoy the companionship of their pet whilst on holiday, and making substantial savings on kennel fees. The Coach House is not offered with a garden and it is clearly stated in the property particulars, which no doubt you saw prior to booking, that pets are required to be kept on a lead and to be exercised and toileted off site at the adjacent park. Your Welcome Pack included milk, tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits, and your Pet Welcome Pack included a water bowl, pet waste bags, a treat, and a towel. The Guest Information Book included information about pubs and other amenities which will accept pets, and local walks. The Coach House is offered with 'on-street' parking only, which is both amply available and free of charge throughout the village. Chirnside is a small, peaceful and friendly place, and I have never seen anyone 'battling' with anyone, let alone over parking. I recall that most days I saw your car parked directly outside our cottage.. The Coach House facilities were exactly as advertised both in text and photos and you did not request any assistance during your stay. If you had, we would have done our best to quickly repair or replace any non-working items. Your frustrations appear to be a general dissatisfaction with what you had booked. Given both your level of frustration with the property, and taking into account it was offered as advertised, I am left intrigued as to what you were expecting to find? Kind Regards Bob and Agnes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin1.9Jun 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, owners advertise precisely the details of the cottage, cleaned and fogged to high standard for COVID."

    Great area for local walks and open countryside. So glad we booked and our Westie dog had a very chilled stay.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved our stay at the Coach House."

    It was helped by some fantastic weather. It was a great base to explore the top of Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. The village of Churnside is a fabulous location with stunning views. The cottage was perfect for two and the courtyard is bathed in sunshine from early morning until about 4.30pm in the summer, so we had breakfast outside every morning. The cottage had everything we needed, albeit the kitchen was a little dark. As described, the on street parking was absolutely fine and not a problem. The mini co-op was a few doors down, and the village chip shop was no more than 50 yards away. All very convenient. Our hosts were lovely and very welcoming. We would also recommend Berwick Cycles for cycle hire if you are interested! A delightful stay in a delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2021

  • "The coach house is a beautiful, cosy cottage and was exactly as described."

    It was very well equipped and met all our needs. It is very pet friendly and our dog had a great time. The directions given on the email were perfect making it easy to find. There are plenty of excellent walks on the doorstep.The village has great amenities and is a perfect location for exploring the local area. The owners are lovely and welcoming. I would highly recommend the coach house, we had a great stay and hope to return in September.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and cosy and met with basic requirements The bathroom was ..."

    The cottage was clean and cosy and met with basic requirements The bathroom was small but had plenty of hot water agood shower and a lovely deep bath It was situated within easy access to local places of interest and a pub,chip shop and co-op We did have a bit of problem finding it as was not signed in any way but locals were able to help There is no parking inside grounds of cottage but we always managed to get a space just outside We did not find the cottage dog friendly as dog wasn't allowed up on furniture and there was no outside area for dog to go Local to the cottage there is plenty of places to walk the dog but would have been good just to let dog out first thing in morning and last thing at night It clearly shows in photos and informs you in description of the slanted roof in bedroom This however did not stop us banging our heads After a few bumps you start to pay more attention

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Apr 2021

  • "Owners were really nice, and it was a pleasure to walk into a nice cosy house."

    . It was perfect for what we needed it for would highly recommend, and will hopefully be back

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Nov 2020

  • "Had a very relaxed holiday in a super cottage with everything i needed."

    very friendly small town with excellent amenities. owners a really lovely couple

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely place , great owners, nice touches like milk in fridge, and a goody bag for the dog."

    ..very clean and comfortable, set in the grounds of the owners house in a quiet village with coop 1 min walk away

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "We loved the property and the location and the owners were very welcoming and helpful."

    The coach house is charming and cosy and was very clean and tidy. We would highly recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Rachell4.7Jul 2020

  • "Enjoyed the cottage, very comfortable and in a good location we will return, however, there is a parking problem, being able to park on site would help."

    Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you found our cottage comfortable and welcoming. With reference to parking, the Coach House is advertised with parking 'on-street' and this is reflected in the price. There is free parking throughout the village, which is frequently available right outside the Coach House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bridgitte5.0Nov 2019

  • "Visitors should be made aware of the sloping roof in the bedroom meaning you cannot stand at the side of the bed, not the best for oldies."

    Such a shame that with all the vast space of the courtyard there is no off road parking and that there is a lovely garden leading this courtyard that is "out of bounds". A comfortable , clean property but we would not return.

    We appreciate your feedback on your holiday at the Coach House and are glad you found it to be comfortable and clean, however we regret you did not enjoy some aspects of the property. The Coach House is a tasteful conversion of an old building and the bedroom eaves can be clearly seen in the photos. The large courtyard and garden belong to the adjacent property and are therefore not available to Coach House guests. The photos and description summary give a very clear indication of what comes with the property. Thanks once again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.8Jul 2019

  • "Sadly this accommodation is poorly laid out, the bathroom very small."

    The carpets and furniture tired and grubby. We have stayed in much better from Sykes. However the owner was very pleasant and the location ideal for what we wanted.

    Thank you for your comments, we always appreciate feedback from our guests. We are sorry that you did not find the Coach House to your liking. As clearly shown in the photos it comes with a small bedroom in the eaves of the attic, and a small designer bathroom which includes a full bath with a shower over. The Coach House has bags of character, a great location, and is competitively priced.In addition the carpets have recently been cleaned and the furniture has been upgraded. We appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie2.8Jun 2019

  • "The views and the comfort of the cottage to come back too after a day out"

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2019

  • "The Coach House is a very nice cottage in a very nice village it is clean and tidy and very comfortable."

    With it being set on the owners land and the courtyard having double gates makes it a bit more private, saying that, it is said to be pet friendly but the info book has very strict rules about where and what your pet can do, no toileting your dog in the grounds etc I found this a bit off putting and we were supposed to get a doggy welcome pack which wasn’t there.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2019

  • "Only to where the key should be left on leaving the cottage."

    Reviewed by Ray4.7Sep 2018

  • "Such a cosy, comfortable cottage so near excellent facilities in the village."

    Co-op open every day to 10pm, lovely fish & chip shop, paper shop, coffee shop & pub. Brilliant to have everything on door step. Amazing views from village, great walks and so many places to visit in easy drive. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2018

  • "We loved The Coach House."

    It was cosy, comfortable and homely, very well equipped and in the perfect place for exploring the beautiful area. We were given a little bit of the properties history from the cottage owner who was very welcoming. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to family and friends. Your Company made the booking procedure so easy so will definitely be using you again.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2018

  • "If u want a feel good break with friendly people this is the cottage for you"

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2018

  • "Spent six nights at the Coach house."

    Very pleasant and relaxing, blessed with great weather. Very comfy and clean every thing you need.Good area for touring East Coast and surrounding areas. Very welcoming owners and lovely court yard, well kept gardens. This was first time cottage hire for us and will definitely be back. Margaret and Bob.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage is nice and cosy ideal for two and has every thing you would need ..."

    The cottage is nice and cosy ideal for two and has every thing you would need and is in easy reach of the coastal towns

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2018

  • "Stunning and remarkable views, welcoming locals and a cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by Halima4.8Apr 2017

  • "The only difficulty I experienced during my short break was the availability of suitable car parking."

    Only available was limited roadside parking on a narrow main road, and had to be taken on a first come first served basis. Otherwise, first class.

    Reviewed by John4.6Mar 2017

  • "Perfect location for exploring the border countryside and fantastic dog friendly beaches of Northumberland."

    Relaxing holiday in clean and cosy cottage - would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Mark4.6Oct 2016

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage for two, very comfortable, and perfectly located for the areas we wished to visit."

    The owner and local residents are very friendly and welcoming. Dave & Annie (Sheffield)

    Reviewed by J M5.0Oct 2016

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  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Eco-friendly wood pellet central heating
  • Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, TV, DVD, CD/radio, broadband WiFi access available
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Small front patio area with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Shop & pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Guests are requested to take their dogs out of the property grounds for toilet duties and to be kept on a lead and supervised in the courtyard area as the location is not secure
  • Note: Open tread staircase to the bedroom in the attic eaves is narrow and twisting and has a sloping ceiling, therefore may not be suitable for the less mobile
  • Note: The large courtyard and garden you see on arrival belongs to the adjacent property
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • Note: The heating is remotely controlled via smart heating valves, owners kindly request guests do not attempt to adjust these or tamper with them. Should guests need any adjustments, please contact the owner who will be happy to help.

The property

A semi-detached, stone-built cottage, converted from a stable block, on the main street of the village of Chirnside, Berwickshire, close to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Set in the grounds of the owner's home, this welcoming Scottish cottage in the Borders offers a charming interior, ideal for a romantic break or for exploring the beaches, cliffs, coastline and history of this peaceful location.

After parking up on the roadside, head into the cottage where you can unwind on the plush sofa in the living room while your partner pampers you with a delicious meal prepared in the well-equipped kitchen/diner.

Savour the meal together at the intimate dining table where you can pop open a bottle of fizz to toast your romantic getaway or step outside to the private patio where you can indulge in an alfresco affair with the help of the barbecue.

When the sky darkens over Chirnside head back inside to enjoy a soothing soak in the bathroom before sloping off for a restful sleep in the sumptuous king-size bed.

Enjoy a romantic retreat at The Coach House.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 3663, together sleeping 9 guests.

EPC Rating: Band D

Newtonlea Holidays

Newtonlea Holidays are nestled near the Scottish Borders in the charming village of Chirnside, Berwickshire. This collection of holiday homes benefits from charming settings in either a detached stone-fronted cottage or a stone-built, detached Victorian Villa, both encompassed by stunning countryside with barbecue and well-appointed bedrooms; perfect for couples, friends or larger families looking to explore the wonders of Scotland. Make the most of Chirnside village with its historic landmarks, shops where you can stock up on your self-catering essentials and pubs like The Waterloo Arms where you can enjoy a well-earned break from the kitchen. Alternatively venture to the nearby coastal town, Berwick-upon-Tweed where you can meander through its quaint, narrow streets, tour the ruins of the riverside castle, roam the golden shores of its beach or take to the open water with a boat trip where you may be able to spot the resident dolphins and seals in the North Sea. While away sunny days on the shores of Spittal Beach where you enjoy tranquil walks in the refreshing sea air while admiring the breath-taking views across to the lighthouse and out to sea. Those looking to head further afield can explore the country’s capital; Edinburgh is easily accessible by car and houses endless attractions that the whole family can enjoy, explore the breath-taking, 11th-century Edinburgh Castle, which is home to the crown jewels, immerse yourself in history at the National Museum of Scotland, or visit some of the many shops and eateries lining the famous Royal Mile. Newtonlea Holidays provides the perfect base for exploring the Scottish Borders and Northumberland.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100

This property offers the following short breaks:

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