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The Garden House

Chirnside near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders (Ref. 934595)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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109 Customer Reviews

  • "This was my first visit to this property and I was VERY impressed with it."

    I was met on arrival by the owners and given a tour of the house and facilities and they’d also been kind enough to leave a welcome hamper with many locally sourced products in it. The house was extremely comfortable with everything I needed. The cottage garden was beautiful-in bloom and many different butterflies dotting about. It’s in a great situation for exploring Berwickshire and Northumberland. Thoroughly recommend a stay here!

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Garden was amazing can't believe there wasn't a photo of it on your site. Owners very helpful

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2022

  • "We love cottage breaks with our two dogs."

    We have been on quite a few trips but none better than the Garden House. Nothing at all lacking in the cottage, perfectly clean and equipped. Sue and Steve are close at hand but in no way at all do you feel under scrutiny. We will definitely make a return visit. Wonderful!!

    Reviewed by JillJun 2022

  • "We had a brilliant stay at The Garden House with our dogs, the photos do not do it justice."

    The owners Susan & Steve were lovely hosts, they welcomed us on arrival and gave us helpful advice on local walks etc then left us to enjoy our holiday. The area is beautiful and the coastal walks are just a short drive away. The property is well equipped, clean and comfortable with a lovely enclosed garden. We will be recommending to family and friends and plan to return ourselves.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2022

  • "A real gem welcome pack a lovely suprise cottage warm clean with beautiful enclosed garden would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect"

    Reviewed by HughMay 2022

  • "Superb week as ever in the Garden House - the best self catering cottage we've been to."

    Thank you Sue and Steve, and for the goodies. We love coming back - always so comfortable and everything we could ever need. The area is beautiful - so much to do and see and the weather was okay, despite the strong wind. Lots of walking, although very sad to see all the trees that were down from Storm Arwen, a real shame, and nice to walk round Berwick walls in the sunshine. A brilliant holiday, thanks.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "Second stay at The Garden House and again very happy with it."

    The place is small - but that means snug rather than cramped, it's only for two people after all, and it's well equipped, modern, clean, warm. The owners live only yards away, they're friendy and nice people, they leave you to it but they'd be easy to contact in case of any problem. It's brilliant if you have a dog, secure fenced garden and miles of walking straight out of the door. It's a working farm, but arable rather than dairy so no worries about animals. Location is great for walking, cycling (it's hilly...), beautiful rural Borders scenery and visiting Berwick, Eyemouth and St Abbs, beach at Coldingham, over the tops to Gifford and North Berwick, etc.

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2022

  • "There are not enough superlatives to describe how wonderful the Garden House was ..."

    There are not enough superlatives to describe how wonderful the Garden House was - it had everything and more that you could possibly need or want down to lovely toiletries, thick soft towels and a super welcome basket The facilities were exceptional - we have stayed at many self catering cottages and never had a full size fridge and freezer, dishwasher and a washer dryer Sue and Steve were wonderful hosts, helpful and always avaialble, ready for a chat A super safe enclosed garden which our dog Molly enjoyed Plenty of walks nearby - just over 2 mile round trip to shops We cannot reccommend highly enough and hope to return one day

    Reviewed by MarieApr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage ."

    Best cottage we have been in very dog friendly, great welcome pack ,everything you need is in cottage will definitely be back .wish we had booked 14 nights instead of 7.

    Reviewed by ColinApr 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit to the garden house, I can strongly recommend it for comfort, cleanliness and hospitality from the owners who stay nearby."

    Its ideal for visiting the borders and surrounding areas, its just a short drive to Cheswick beach and Lindisfarne two place which are well worth a visit. If you go to Lindisfarne remember to check the tidal times for the causeway. Willie & Jayne McInnes

    Reviewed by WilliamMar 2022

  • "A fantastic retreat, somewhat off the beaten track but that was the attraction to us, and well worth it being only a 10 minute drive to Berwick and the big supermarket etc there."

    .. We went out of season, but even in the height of the season this cottage would be an idyllic retreat to escape to :-) Spotlessly clean and well appointed cottage with all the facilities you could wish for, even if you were there longer term than the usual week or so. Lovely welcome from Sue who met us upon arrival, and we would not hesitate to go back again next time we are up in that area.

    Reviewed by NigelMar 2022

  • "Perfect accommodation, great location and warm welcome from the owner."

    The cottage had everything you would need.

    Reviewed by StewartMar 2022

  • "A hidden gem!"

    Been on lots of cottage holidays this has to be one of the best we have stayed in. Sue came to see us on arrival and was really lovely, very informative and friendly. Cottage is so cosy, very well equipped, from the fresh flowers to the thick soft towels all the little extras, it really makes a huge difference and Sue has literally thought of everything! We were left a lovely hamper with biscuits, porridge, honey, coffee, eggs, milk. Lots of lovely walks, last couple of days , weather was terrible, but we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2022

  • "Although we had a power cut for two days the owners sue&steve provided a generator and candles for our use."

    The cottage is top class accommodation and would highly recommend for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by George & RosamundJan 2022

  • "Sue Steve are really lovely ..."

    Sue Steve are really lovely Cottage is ideal for a quiet week away Garden lovely and safe for our dogs Definitely be going again

    Reviewed by MartinJan 2022

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage."

    Lovely greeting from Susan.comfy bed.lovely garden for dogs.tasty welcome pack of food bits.highly recommend to anyone wanting countryside and peace and quiet Mr & Mrs Ross. East Ayrshire Scotland

    Reviewed by JeanetteJan 2022

  • "These people sue and steve are amazing"

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "A really delightful property, excellently appointed."

    Sue and Steve are very welcoming. The property has a wonderful sense of privacy even though the owners are situated within metres. Would certainly consider booking again as we ave visited the area regularly since 2017 and this has definitely been the best property we've stayed in.

    Reviewed by JaniceDec 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and cosy, all the equipment you would need, and set in beautiful scenery,and the owners were fantastic."

    A great place for exploring Scotland, Northumbria and the Borders.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "A warm welcome from Sue was duplicated by the warmth and comfort of the cottage which is first class in every respect."

    A perfect location to explore the Borders area and Northumberland. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "The Garden House is very well placed for peace and tranquility."

    Easy access to major Towns and Villages in a lovely part of Scotland close to the Border. Our Hosts , Sue & Steve are great and unobtrusive, but available at all times if needed. One of the very best Sykes Holiday Cottages we have stayed in and this is well reflected by all the very hard work , both Sue & Steve do for Guests. Fully secure rear garden perfect for our two active dogs. We went into Berwick Town twice and think that was worth the trip alone. We visited Coldsream, Kelso, and Jedborough and liked these places also. Perhaps 2 weeks booking would be better to see more of Scotland, however quite a long and arduous journey for us and our two dogs. All in all a nice break away from it all and the slower pace of life was good.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2021

  • "This is probably the best cottage that we have stayed in, and we have done self-catering, off and on for 40 years."

    The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, giving us a welcome pack on arrival, including flowers. The cottage is more than large enough for two people, including those with a four-legged friend. We were free to walk along the tracks around the farm which was very handy for our labrador. It lacks for nothing by way of equipment, is warm, very tastefully decorated and clean. We intend to return at the first available opportunity. That should say it all, really.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2021

  • "The fact that it was all on one level and had a large walled garden was a bonus."

    It was very thoughtfully fitted out with every possible thing you needed for a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2021

  • "A great cottage which we have stayed in before mainly because of its excellent facilities, comfort and location."

    The owners are friendly, generous and on hand if you need them. Superb!!

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2021

  • "Was the best accommodation we have stayed in."

    Everything you could possibly want for a holiday with your dogs. Sue was really lovely and very helpful. If we were ever holiday in that area again I would definitely book this accommodation

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "Peaceful super clean and quality equipment everything you want and more"

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Garden cottage."

    It is set in a quiet rural location but gives you easy access to a wide area of Berwickshire and Northumberland. The cottage is first class and the hosts, Sue and Steve, provide a lovely welcome hamper and are there to provide any help if needed. Would have hesitation in booking another visit.

    Reviewed by KennethJun 2021

  • "The cottage was fabulous."

    Cosy and comfortable, with everything you need to have a perfect stay. Owners were lovely and friendly...on hand if needed....but unobtrusive. The area is great for exploring the coast of the Scottish Borders as well as the Northumberland coast. We would love to return for another great stay.

    Reviewed by KerrieMay 2021

  • "The Garden House was wonderful - the best Sykes cottage we have stayed in."

    It had everything we needed and much more than expected - cosy, warm, clean, comfortable and in a lovely location. The garden was super, even though we weren't able to make the most of it due to the weather - it would be lovely in summer on warm evenings. Sue and Steve are brilliant hosts and very helpful - the welcome pack of goodies was great. There are some wonderful walks about - try Paxton House grounds and the area round Abbey St Bathans (although we deviated from the main route and went either side of the river). Alnwick Gardens are brilliant and the town is lovely - Barter Books great in the old railway station. Lovely along the coast as well. Despite some restrictions still on we found plenty to do - didn't have enough time to visit everything so we will certainly be back. Thanks Sue and Steve - thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and so nice to have a brilliant base to come back to.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2021

  • "What a super cottage with everything you need for a home from home break away."

    Absolutely spotless and perfect for doggiie holidays too with its doors straight on to a secure garden and track and field walks literally on the door step. Ideal location for exploring the area especially the coastal walks and huge beaches. We were totally spoilt by Sue’s basket of goodies and the extra touches like the fresh flowers. Our first break away after Covid restrictions and it exceeded our expectations. Will definitely recommending and hope to return. Thank- you!

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2021

  • "This place was exquisite."

    ..as you drive up to it it looks ok but once you go in...very very nice. It had EVERYTHING you could need and more. it was clean, warm, we felt safe there (remembering Covid issues) and was close to where we needed to be. We will definitely be going back whenever we have to visit Berwick. Hosts very welcoming and even had a welcome hamper plus milk and butter in fridge. Super super super

    Reviewed by CarolDec 2020

  • "The house was brilliant."

    So well equipped, everything you would need. It's was lovely to return from a days walking to such a cozy place. I visited with my dog and Sue was so kind to let me know where I could take him to walk, which was basically everywhere with cover few caveats. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and intend to return.

    Reviewed by MoragNov 2020

  • "Another week in this fantastic holiday home."

    Everything you need and more. Sue and Stephen great hosts as always, can’t wait till we’re back .

    Reviewed by JeremyOct 2020

  • "Perfect place for a peaceful getaway."

    Well situated for both country and coastal walks. Owners very helpful and available.

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for two (plus dog - optional but recommended)."

    Open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining, plus bedroom and bathroom (shower) - all very nicely done, comfortable. WiFi and BT TV. Owners very pleasant, left us to it once we were in but there in case you needed anything. Excellent 'welcome basket' of provisions. On a working arable farm, lots of walks straight out of the door and across the fields. Really doggy-friendly : fenced rear garden and lots of walking. Very quiet (except for owls in the trees !) Chirnside village has a pub and a Co-Op in walking distance (I'm assuming if you choose to stay here, you want exercise and walking - nothing here if you're after a city break !) Berwick 15/20mins by car for supermarket, restaurants, shopping. Coast and Lindisfarne, St Abbs, etc easily accessible. If you're into cycling, google Duns cycling routes and download the leaflet on the marked cycle routes - roads are really quiet and you can go South (flat) or North (over the Lammermuirs to Gifford - nice cycling cafe) In Sept20 with covid restrictions, you need to plan around a bit more - many attractions either closed or by advance internet booking only, many pubs/restaurants only doing takeaways.

    Reviewed by AndySep 2020

  • "This cottage has everything you need in a holiday and is a great place to take ..."

    This cottage has everything you need in a holiday and is a great place to take you pet it’s pet friendly and safe Outstanding cottage

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2020

  • "A very comfortable well equipped cottage."

    It was cleaned to a very high standard. The bed was so comfortable. Plenty of bath towels and great shower. We loved the basket of goodies. Was so thoughtfull and very much appreciated. The pictures should include the gorgeous garden. Very dog friendly and great for a bit of star gazing and watching shooting stars. I have tried to think of anything they could improve on but cant which is good. Maybe a lower tog quilt as we got very hot. But that is a personal thing as we have light weight wool quilts at home. I usually struggle and bring my own pillow but forgot and have to say I found these very comfy. We would 100% return to the cottage as we love the coast and especially st abbs. Sue met us when we arrived and is a lovely host. Was sad to leave

    Reviewed by StewartAug 2020

  • "Having decided to have a “Staycation” this year we could not have chosen a better place to stay."

    There are comprehensive details regarding COVID-19 - my favourite being “if you show symptoms -GO HOME” The cottage is immaculate ,so clean & airy. Very well equipped not once did we say i could do with a...... even poo bags, dog treats & towels. A welcome pack was left inc bread,milk,porridge, butter,eggs & honey. Enclosed garden perfect for sitting in & dogs to have a mooch. Sue & Steve were 1st class hosts, just next door if needed. Cannot fault the Garden House & would highly recommend. ........ & Yes would come back again

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Extremely comfortable accommodation as the listing suggested ."

    A home from home in a beautiful rural setting .

    Reviewed by EmmaJul 2020

  • "Have booked up again."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "A lovely cottage on a working farm in a lovely location, Susan and Steve are ..."

    A lovely cottage on a working farm in a lovely location, Susan and Steve are great host’s, there’s everything you could possibly want inside to make your stay enjoyable, this is our second visit here and will definitely be returning in the near future, unfortunately had to return early from our stay due to the Coronavirus but really enjoyed our few days there thank you

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2020

  • "This is a lovely comfortable cottage in a quiet rural setting but not far from good places to eat, walk and visit."

    Sue provides a very thoughtful welcome package including porridge, eggs and flowers. There is an abundance of information to hand about the immediate and wider area. All the furnishings were very much to our taste, comfortable, attractive with everything we needed to prepare and eat food. Unfortunately we decided to come home early due to Coronavirus and our vulnerability to it. We enjoy eating out, visiting estates, gardens, woodland, hill and river walks. All an increasing risk because of the reliance on public toilets and food in public places too. We really hope to return again once this virus is no longer a threat. Thank you so much to Sue and her husband for their understanding and kindness as we left.

    Reviewed by HilaryMar 2020

  • "Neither my wife nor myself could quite believe our luck upon our arrival at the GARDEN HOUSE !"

    !! Everything about it screamed absolute luxury , not only was it spotlessly clean but the decor was to a superior standard , and it contained absolutely everything you could have ever wished for in order to enjoy a fully self contained holiday. On arrival we were greeted by the very lovely Susan who was not only warm and welcoming but a mine of useful information, and the welcome basket was worth going back for on its own !!! We would highly recommend this place as a fabulous haven of peace and tranquility and just exactly what we needed and so much more.

    Reviewed by DerekMar 2020

  • "It was a cosy warm cottage that is perfect for a couple with a pooch."

    A great welcome pack was left to ensure our first night and morning was comfortable. It was a lovely touch that we were left with toiletries and plenty of clean fluffy towels. The cleaning products left were good quality brands and included dishwasher tables and washer pods. All fixtures and fittings were excellent quality. The location is on the outskirts of Chirnside and a car/taxi would be required to get to the village in winter. In the summer months it would be around a 15min walk to the village. Its a perfect location for exploring the borders and East Lothian. Around 40mins to North Berwick and about the same to Holy Island. Since the property is on a working farm, Sue was really helpful about where was best to walk with the dog to ensure she and any livestock were safe - there were loads of off lead walks in the immediate vicinity. We had a great time and would love to return in summer.

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2020

  • "Sue and Steve the owners were very nice they have thought of everything the welcome pack was brilliant and the cottage is spotless it has everything you could want."

    The enclosed garden was fantastic for our dog I have absolutely nothing negative that I could say about the cottage and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to go. We will be booking again for later this year thank you Sue and Steve for a brilliant week.

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2020

  • "Very comfortable and all of a very high standard A very large welcome pack with ..."

    Very comfortable and all of a very high standard A very large welcome pack with great goodies A very warm cottage thanks to thick stone walks and additional heating including under floor in bathroom Owners very helpful and welcoming

    Reviewed by PeterDec 2019

  • "Simple and efficient booking process."

    Good directions and information. Second time in the property and all was perfect.

    Reviewed by GrahamNov 2019

  • "Amazing hosts nothing is too much trouble."

    But are left alone to enjoy the peaceful cottage and its beautiful garden. Great for our dog. Ten minutes drive to the beach loved it all.

    Reviewed by WendyNov 2019

  • "This was one of the best equipped cottages I have been to."

    Super hamper left for us and a warm welcome from the owner. Great garden for the dogs and a cosy homely place for us to chill out in. November cold to explore but we did do a bit of exploration and the country side is just amazing, the colours in autumn are spectacular. It was a winner for us.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "2nd time we have stayed here and already booked for next year."

    Love it, ideal location and everything you need is supplied. Hone from home.

    Reviewed by JeremyOct 2019

  • "We have been to The Garden Cottage four times now."

    Friendly, practical & genuine hosts. Great for dogs; part of a working farm in lovely countryside, with panoramic views, & excellent value for money. We were also blessed with bright autumnal weather!

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2019

  • "Owners were very helpful and the cottage was lovely and well equipped, the basket of essentials that they provided was a nice surprise ."

    The cottage is nicely situated to visit lots of places .

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "This is such a lovely place to stay, we have never been so relaxed and out two fur babies absolutely loved the freedom of walking around the nearby fields with such fabulous views."

    The owner (Sue), was an absolute delight and welcomed us when we pulled up to show us around. The facilities available at the cottage really were second to none and every need anticipated. We thoroughly enjoyed the area and being near to a few National Parks and breathtaking scenery was a lovely bonus. We loved it so much we have booked again for next year. We would highly recommend this lovely cottage to everyone and hope they enjoy it as much as we did!!!

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2019

  • "Lovely homely, comfortable, warm well equipped cottage with everything you could need."

    Owner Sue was there to meet us and give us lots of info about the cottage and surrounding area. Loved the fully enclosed rear garden and the hamper of goodies that were left for us. Beautiful area with so much to do and all within an hour of the cottage. Lots of extras left for you furry friends (towels, poo bags, biscuits) and our girls had a blast at the beaches at Eyemouth and John Muir country park. Would def go back

    Reviewed by GailAug 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage perfect for two ,lovely enclosed garden , everything you need is provided, nice welcome and goodbye from Susan ,although we knew before we went ,a car is required even to get to Chirnside and surrounding areas ."

    Perfect position for visiting border towns on both sides , the Jim Clark museum in Duns is well worth a visit . We had a lovely relaxing stay and would definately recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "Very warm welcome to the cottage by Sue the owner."

    A nice basket of goodies on arrival. [Thanks Sue] Had everything we needed. The cottage was in excellent order throughout. The garden was a true gem, great in the early morning/evening to relax with a brew or wine , listening to the birdsong or watching the ever present bats. Really enjoyed our week at "The Garden House"

    Reviewed by GeoffJul 2019

  • "Possibly the best holiday cottage we have stayed in."

    ...excellent facilities...the owners have thought of everything...plus beautiful flowers and welcome pack The garden was so secure and ideal for our two small dachshunds Great base for exploring the area....car is a necessity... Beautiful area of the country....we will certainly be back

    Reviewed by KathrynJul 2019

  • "Photographs of the Garden House do not show how lovely it is."

    The main room is large and the garden is beautiful and well maintained. The location is very quiet and relaxing just what is needed to wind down from a busy life. Great stepping off point to visit, Berwick on Tweed, Spittal Beach, Eyemouth, Burnmouth, St. Abbs, Cove, Coldingham, Duns, Dunbar all great places. We loved Eyemouth, its so interesting. We followed the bronze sculptures by Jill Watson that illustrated those families left when the disaster struck in1881. They can be found at Eyemouth, Cove, Burnmouth and St. Abbs. "The Eyemouth disaster was a severe European windstorm that struck the south-eastern coast of Scotland, United Kingdom, specifically Berwickshire, on 14 October 1881. One hundred and eighty-nine fishermen, most of whom were from the village of Eyemouth, were drowned. Many citizens of Eyemouth call the day Black Friday." The Museum at Eyemouth is well worth a visit to see the wonderful tapestry that depicts this disaster. I bought the book Black Friday written by Peter Aitchison. I thoroughly recommend a stay at The Garden House, Sue and Steve are perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by PatJun 2019

  • "We have stayed in many cottages but this one is buy far the best."

    It has everything you need and the location is fantastic. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by KevinJun 2019

  • "This cottage and the hosts must be at the very top of your one bedroom rentals."

    Sue has thought of every little detail you could ever wish for in a holiday let. I think the kitchen equipment rivals any modern kitchen and definitely mine. There was such a cosy feel to the cottage which was was decorated in what I would describe as modern country and sitting in the living room, with both floor length windows/doors open to the garden, was extremely peaceful. As we had never been to the Scottish Borders before, Sue gave us a helpful list of places to go/see, things to do and suggested places to eat and we managed probably half of the list, so thank you. I think the biggest complement I can give Sue and Steve is, I could happily move in and make it home.

    Reviewed by ShelaghJun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, pictures do not do it justice."

    Extremely well equipped and probably the best cottage we've stayed in. Lovely little extra when we arrived, fresh flowers, bread milk, eggs and bacon meant we didn't have to rush to the shops! Tranquil enclosed garden was so lovely. Walks from the cottage into chirnside and beyond were dog heaven. A fantastic place to relax in and a great base for exploring local area, we did Berwick, Eyemouth, holy island, Bamburgh and lots more! Hopefully return in the near future.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage which is ideally situated for visits to the coast and within easy reach of Edinburgh."

    The cottage is extremely peaceful within it's own walled garden. The cottage is equipped with all 'mod cons' and more we wont hesitate to revisit.

    Reviewed by DMay 2019

  • "This is a fabulous cottage with lovely, friendly hosts."

    Great dog friendly garden & great for walking, We had a fantastic week staying here whilst visiting the surrounding area. The cottage has everything you need and the fresh flowers and hamper were very much appreciated. We would definitely recommend and would stay here again. I don't often write reviews but both the hosts & the cottage deserve it.

    Reviewed by SandyApr 2019

  • "We have not long returned home from our second stay at the Garden House in Chirnside within twelve months."

    It is a cosy and extremely comfortable place to stay equipped with all the modern facilities to make a visit completely enjoyable. The underfloor heating in the bathroom is a particularly welcome facility at Easter time, and easily and effectively controllable unlike some systems. The location is ideal being close to the village itself but in a thoroughly rural and tranquil position. In more general terms, it is conveniently placed for visits to the wide range of historic towns and properties as well as landscaped gardens in the Tweed Valley. Sue is a very welcoming host and is always on hand to help without being intrusive. The Garden House is firmly on our list of holiday cottages to visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2019

  • "Excellent cottage very cosy very hospitable owners lovely place to stay hopefully to return some time soon Thanks"

    Reviewed by AdrianMar 2019

  • "Fabulous converted stable, with gorgeous little touches that really make it."

    Great hosts and a very good amount of welcome gifts. Comfortable, cosy quaint, very clean and well equipped. Nice that we were there during lambing season, seeing all the sheep with their young. Although a working farm, there are plenty of places where dog could be let off and run free when past the livestock, and great enclosed garden for dog too.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "Beautiful accommodation, very clean and perfect for the dogs too ."

    Nearby many sights such as St. Abbs. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2019

  • "Best cottage we've stayed in."

    Hosts couldn't do enough for us. Immaculate and very homely. Every little detail was thought about and a wonderful hamper awaited us on arrival. Lovely enclosed garden which was ideal for our dog. Highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by KathrynDec 2018

  • "Had a very relaxing time, Steve and Sue couldnt have been more welcoming."

    Our dog hates fireworks and she couldn’t hear them when in the cottage.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2018

  • "What a fantastic place, everything we could have asked for ."

    Stephen and Susan catered for everything, even went and bought a us a new duvet as we were a bit warm. Ideal for the dog to with a lovely fenced garden so we knew he was safe. We knew we would love it as soon as we walked in, we booked for next year the following morning.

    Reviewed by JeremyOct 2018

  • "Perfect cottage, couldn't fault anything about it."

    Would highly recommend it to anyone, location was perfect for exploring Berwickshire and the quality of the accommodation was excellent.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2018

  • "A brilliant holiday cottage."

    The owners are very helpful and ensure that your stay is comfortable in this excellent holiday cottage. Everything is provided including a welcome pack on your arrival. The owners are not intrusive but are always there if you need help. It is one of your very best cottages in a most wonderful part of the Scottish Borders.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "Absolutely enjoyed this holiday."

    A great place to stay if you want peace and quiet.,The cottage was perfect in every way and is highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Our hosts were brilliant."

    We were greeted with a box of goodies and flowers on arrival. Shown around the cottage by Susan (hostess) and amazed at the facilities, which were of good quality, from pots and pans to bedding. Over the week everything we needed was available in the cottage. The cottage was central for sightseeing and walking. Taking our dog was no problem as the cottage, set on a farm, had plenty of fields for runarounds. Ideal holiday/break.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2018

  • "We had a fabulous week in the Garden House, it's beautiful spacious and very ..."

    We had a fabulous week in the Garden House, it's beautiful spacious and very welcoming, the owner Sue welcomed us with a meet and greet and left us a lovely basket of goodies the perfect hostess a really lovely lady, the cottage was just perfect we did'nt want for anything, Bella our Old English Sheepdog loved the garden running around in it, there are pet friendly sheep in the field across from the cottage, they love getting patted and fed digestive biscuits they are just adorable and i loved making a fuss of them, To Sue & Steve thank you, we have taken away with us beautiful memories lots of love Shona Dave & Bella

    Reviewed by ShonaAug 2018

  • "Lovely cosy, comfy cottage with everything you need and more!"

    Great enclosed garden for our dog. Helpful, friendly hosts but not intrusive. Lovely walks, coastal villages and unspoilt countryside nearby. All you need for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2018

  • "This cottage is the best anyone could ask for, fantastic job by Susan and Steve."

    Welcome basket of milk, eggs, bread, bacon and butter just the job. Facilities excellent, our jack russell Lexi loved the large garden and the walks up nearby fields. Would recommend this cottage to anyone, best we've stayed in. Thanks Susan and Steve.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2018

  • "We loved everything about our stay at The Garden House as it was the absolutely perfect haven for a couple (with dogs if you have them)."

    The accommodation was of the highest standard throughout with luxury furnishings and had your every need catered for. There was a warm reception on arrival which included a delicious welcome hamper and fresh flowers. The beautiful walled and tranquil garden was a delight to just sit and relax in while watching virtually tame birds come and go. What more could you ask for?

    Reviewed by HeidiJul 2018

  • "Best cottage we have stayed in great welcome pack that we did not expect lovely garden dog loved it the cottage itself was beautifully decorated and well equip owners very nice & helpful all in all a great stay."

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2018

  • "Fabulous Cottage."

    Spacious, beautifully furnished and well equipped. Lovely garden. Gorgeous location. Walks straight from the door. A good central base for exploring the Borders and Coastline too. Sue and Steve are friendly but not intrusive. The fresh flowers and welcome basket of provisions is such a nice gesture. Not surprised this cottage is so popular. Would highly recommend it. We had a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by KimMar 2018

  • "Relaxing well prepared comfortable place to stay even though the snow came it did not spoil the holiday."

    Mar 2018

  • "The fabulous Garden House, peace and quiet."

    I have already booked to go again later in the year. A wonderful and spectacular area. The owners were friendly and on hand if required.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation, and very helpful owner."

    Would stay again.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2018

  • "First class acc0mmodation, every means catered for, even down to spare plug connectors."

    We were greeted by the owner Sue who made us feel at home straight away. During our three week stay we where always made sure by Sue and her husband Steve that we were ok and if we needed anything. I would highly recommend this location for a great relaxing holiday for walks or visiting superb areas of natural beauty. All amenities were close by and easy to find. My thanks to Sue and Steve for everything and for the effort they made to make our stay warm and comfortable, and to Sykes for recommending this cottage. yours well satisfied Jon and Gaynor Richards

    Reviewed by JonJan 2018

  • "Superb facilities everything you need and everything you had forgotten and needed :)."

    .....The pictures do not do the property justice it is beautiful, the hosts ere love;y and very accommodating. Would highly recommend, thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by VanessaDec 2017

  • "What a superb cottage - absolutely every little need was catered for."

    The hosts were very welcoming and had provided a very generous welcome basket.The cottage was immaculately clean and lovely and warm on our arrival. We all enjoyed some fantastic walks along beautiful beaches thanks to the owners advice on places we might like to visit, and the range of maps and books provided in the cottage. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2017

  • "The cottage was superb."

    It was very tatesfully decorated and well equipped. It was perfect in every way we couldn’t fault it . We took our two dogs and it had an enclosed secure garden and lots of nearby walks . The hosts were very lovely and welcoming. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean, tidy, warm & delightful."

    Every need was accommodated, we were made to feel very welcome by the owners, there was a very generous welcome pack set in a basket, fresh flowers, tea, coffee, milk, etc, you simply could not wish for more. Constant hot water was available, the two rooms were of a good size & well furnished, the kitchen & appliances in very good order, the fully enclosed garden was a delight & access was generously available to walk the dogs, we felt very at home. Lovely.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2017

  • "I was so surprised I have booked for next year"

    Sep 2017

  • "The best holiday cottage we have stayed in and we have stayed in some lovely ones but the garden cottage beats them all."

    The owners are fantastic people. I will definitely recommend it to anybody

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2017

  • "Lovely Cottage, Whose photographs on website do not do it justice, A wonderful welcome pack left for us on our arrival."

    We had a very enjoyable relaxing holiday in a beautiful cottage A real home from home

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2017

  • "It was wonderful to be given a warm welcome and shown around the cottage."

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2017

  • "This cottage was excellent,it was a home from home and the owners were extremely welcoming and accommodating."


    Reviewed by MichelleMar 2017

  • "The cottage was very well presented, also the welcome from the owners was superb"

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2017

  • "The cottage was wonderful with good private parking."

    the hosts were very helpful including local information.

    Reviewed by EileenNov 2016

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, the owners have done a fab job of restoring it."

    They have provided absolutely everything you would need to make this a home from home.

    Reviewed by MarieNov 2016

  • "Absolutely charming beautiful stable conversion."

    Photos fail to do it justice it was just stunning. Owner Susan was very welcoming but not overbearing and left us to our own devices. Lovely walks around the farm and the Borders are just gorgeous anyway so we had a lovely drive to the coast.

    Reviewed by WendyNov 2016

  • "The pictures on the website don't do the cottage justice"

    Reviewed by PhilipNov 2016

  • "We had a great time in the Garden House."

    It was very comfortable and relaxing, and we felt we were in the lap of luxury. We both feel we would be happy to return to the Garden House in the future - we spent a great week!

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2016

  • "Great place for a peaceful and relaxing break."

    Cottage had everything required and more! The owners were very welcoming and informative of the local area. Thank you

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2016

  • "We had a lovely holiday at the Garden Cottage, we were made to feel very welcome by the owners and nothing was too much trouble."

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2016

  • "Property far exceeded expectations."

    Warm, comfortable and very well equipped. If anything, the photos on the website do not do it justice *****(*)

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2016

  • "Perfect cottage and very generous welcome pack"

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2016

  • "The cottage was well equipped with everything you need comfort was great ..."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything you need comfort was great location was beautiful you need a car and the hosts Sue and Steve could not do enough for you

    Reviewed by ErnestSep 2016

  • "Absolutely no complaints whatsoever!"

    The cottage was extremely well equipped with a more than sufficient welcome pack. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2016

  • "A lovely cottage and very nice owners living next door."

    Nothing was too much for them, and we certainly intend to go again.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2016

  • "The Garden House is the best self catering holiday accommodation we have ever experienced."

    The owners were extremely welcoming, being very personable and helpful. We would highly recommend the Garden House to anyone.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2016

  • "The Garden House exceeded our expectations."

    It was very thoughtfully equipped and comfortable. The owners were generous and friendly. If you are looking for a "get-away from it all" break in a very beautiful and interesting part of the country, we would thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by NaomiAug 2016

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  • All ground floor: One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric wall heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile.

The property

This beautiful converted stable is located next to the owners’ working arable and livestock farm in rolling countryside, a mile from the Borders village of Chirnside.

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful break for just the two of you, miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then look no further.

Enter the cottage into the spacious, open plan living area which boasts a well-equipped kitchen with all the essentials for rustling up a countryside gourmet dinner, which you can then enjoy at the dining table.

Afterwards simply kick off your shoes and curl up on the two sumptuous sofas to relax and enjoy your evening.

On warmer days, from the living area you can go straight out onto the patio, a lovely spot for breakfast or for alfresco dinners.

The enclosed garden and patio are a sun trap, and what could be nicer than chilling out in your own enclosed garden, relaxed in the knowledge that your doggies can’t stray and are safe within your sight.

When the country air finally gets the better of you and bedtime beckons, your delightful king-size bed awaits and the underfloor heating in the en-suite shower room will ensure your toes don’t get cold.

Walkers and cyclists alike will enjoy the easy access to the surrounding countryside, plus this cottage is ideally located for exploring further afield in the Borders or the beautiful Berwickshire coast.

Beyond Chirnside is the attractive Borders town of Duns and with Edinburgh and Alnwick all within easy reach, The Garden House offers the perfect location for a romantic break in this wonderful part of The Borders.

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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