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Carriage House

Coldstream near Cornhill-on-Tweed, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1826)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quirky property situated in a friendly town amidst rolling Borders countryside."

    Plenty to see and do within range of a short drive. A 5 minute walk from the shops and pubs in Coldstream. We had a couple of very minor issues early in our stay which were rapidly sorted out. Excellent communication with the very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "Overall our holiday was enjoyable."

    The property was interesting and the location was charming. However we must feedback on cleanliness and maintenance which did not meet the standard we usually find in Sykes properties. The preparation and basic cleaning was adequate ( beds made, towels folded, welcome basket ready and bathrooms were clean). However the property urgently needs a deep clean. On arrival after a long journey we had to clean some kitchen cupboards and remove food debris before our shopping delivery arrived. Many of the pans and dishes had to be washed before use, and small tables, windowsills etc had not been dusted for a very long time. We fully appreciate this property’s age and quirkiness, but felt that it needs maintenance. Some rooms e.g. bathrooms had been refurbished but the remainder seems neglected e.g. a cracked window, a shelf too wobbly to use, powder door broken in the dishwasher.

    Thank you for your feedback, the window is double glazed, the outer window has a slight crack in it and is being replaced at the end of the season in September 2022, the shelf has now been removed and the powder door is continually being broken/replaced due to guests using capsules which are too large, our repair man has now advised us to tell guests to throw the capsules into the bottom of dishwasher, this will have no detrimental effect to the cleaning. We are now explaining this on arrival. Our cleaners have carried out a deep clean on the property as a result of this feedback as we had a 2 week break in the bookings in July to allow them to do this. Thank you for your feedback it is always helpful so that we can ensure future guests enjoy staying at our property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2022

  • "Would recommend this house we had an amazing holiday."

    Reviewed by AmyMay 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the Carriage House."

    Property has loads of character. Was spotlessly clean. Plenty of places to go to nearby. Thanks.

    Reviewed by KathleenApr 2022

  • "A great holiday home, very unique layout with owners who really care."

    Set over multiple floors you can get some amazing views from the tower. Unfortunately we went early in the year and some local attractions were closed but found some beautiful walks and sights.

    Reviewed by KertrinaMar 2022

  • "The Carriage House was the perfect place for our two families to celebrate New Year."

    Plenty space to relax in, lovely big kitchen to share meals together and lots of nice local walks to enjoy. Having the Christmas decorations still up made it feel more like being at home. It was exactly what we had wanted.

    Reviewed by AlisonDec 2021

  • "Quirky cottage in an ideal location."

    Very family friendly kitchen and plenty of space between the two sitting rooms for the two grandkids and four adults to move around. Not recommended if you can't manage stairs too well. Cleanliness was not up to the standard expected, but that's down to the cleaners. The owners were extremely helpful and pleasant and easy to contact when needed. Carriage House is the most unusual property we have stayed in so far. The grandkids, age 11 and 6, absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "A fantastic place."

    Huge kitchen and living room with everything you could need. The owners were extremely helpful. The property is over 4 levels, so you will be fit by the end of your stay!

    Reviewed by GavinOct 2020

  • "Great location for New Year."

    .... very convenient for shops and bars in Coldstream. The kitchen was very well equipped and the house spacious enough for six adults to relax. Top Marks.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2019

  • "Fantastic, very comfortable and spacious with good amenities."

    Warm even in the middle of winter. The gift basket we recieved was very welcome too. Hosts were easily contactable by phone and very friendly. Thanks for the great week.

    Reviewed by RobynDec 2019

  • "We have used sykes cottages for various holudays."

    The cottages are always what we are expecting and we have stayed in some fabulous places.

    Reviewed by KathryneAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed a fantastic week at the Carriage House, a very quirky building in a great location."

    The kids enjoyed the adventure of staying a "castle" with access to lots of great walks on the door step. Coldstream is also well located for getting around the area, we went to Alnwick, Lindisfarne and even to Edinburgh on the new railway from Tweedbank. The house was very well equipped, the only thing we couldn't find was a dustpan to sweep up in the kitchen! Definitely recommended if you're looking for an experience a little out of the ordinary.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "Great neighbors, access to train in Berwick upon Tweed, good food in local pubs,and the owners were responsive to our questions."

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2019

  • "Carriage House was the perfect way to unwind after a busy half term at school."

    The house had everything we needed, was clean, comfy and allowed us to make lots of memories as it was the perfect base to visit and sightsee. Thank you for a super holiday Sykes and The Carriage House ~ hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by MeganFeb 2019

  • "Quircky property, great fun as long as you are OK with lots of stairs."

    Property was warm and clean if a little spidery, but hey live and let live, its in the countryside. Lots to do locally if you enjoy being outdoors and sufficent shop / pub / cafe facilites in the village. Good short mountain bike practice track nearby in Kelso (free) and swimming pool in Kelso with "inflatable fun" on Saturdays.

    Reviewed by MartinFeb 2019

  • "Very unusual property and worth the experience of staying there."

    I would recommend it. plenty to do in the area.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2018

  • "Great family getaway but would be concerned if traveling with older people due to many stairways."

    For our young family this was perfect with well equipped games room, large kitchen to have family meals and an ideal spot for morning walks along the river tweed. The only negative comment is that the sofas in the living area were uncomfortable but apart from that the rest of the house exceeded all of our expectations. It was really well equipped and we really enjoyed this unique property.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2018

  • "Location and cottage were great."

    Felt rural and there were many walks from the cottage, but with the convenience of Coldstream shops just minutes away. The Welcome Hamper was very nice but I'd rather have had dishwasher tablets and enough toilet roll!

    Reviewed by KateOct 2018

  • "Loved this place!"

    !! We all had a fabulous holiday for the Coldstream Civic Week. The property is very quirky and was well maintained. Lots of stairs but good fun! Only downside...not owners fault...we had a few visitors in the kitchen from slugs and flys despite keeping doors and windows closed as much as we could. Dealt with bleach etc...just had to be prepared as we had kids with us running around. This is a lovely place to visit, bespoke property and great place to share memories with family and friends.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2018

  • "The Carriage House would benefit from wifi, and some of the guides to local attractions are very out of date."

    However, the Carriage House has an excellent combination of character, comfort and location which makes it a terrific base for holidays in the Borders or Northumberland

    Reviewed by HughSep 2016

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  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double with sitting area & en-suite double shower, basin & WC, on far side of arch
  • 1 x 1st floor twin, 1 x 2nd floor twin, 1 x 3rd floor king-size double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, separate double shower, basin & WC
  • Spacious kitchen with large dining table, leading upstairs to the 1st floor main sitting room
  • 2nd sitting room/games room on 1st floor
  • Each sitting room has a balcony overlooking courtyard.
  • New gas central heating with Hive control, New gas oven/grill & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, DVD player, PlayStation 2, CD/cassette/radio, Broadband Wifi, large selection of books/DVDs
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Large, enclosed rear courtyard with open arch
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shops & pubs 2 mins walk
  • For week of 19/2/22, please enquire re shorter break prices if less than 7 nights

The property

A fabulous, former stable block conversion, built using two coach houses and a four-storey central tower, situated around a sympathetically renovated courtyard, in the sleepy Borders town of Coldstream.

Built in the late 1700s on the rural outskirts of the Hirsel Estate, this spacious conversion beautifully combines modern living with original character to offer four bedrooms, and two sitting rooms, each with a balcony offering lovely views over the courtyard.

Take a riverside walk, fish on the famous River Tweed or visit Coldstream's great 18-hole golf course.

With Alnwick and Berwick-upon-Tweed close by, this is an ideal property, any time of year.

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About the location


Cornhill-on-Tweed 2 miles.

Home to the famous Coldstream Guards, the pretty borders town of Coldstream sits on the northern bank of the River Tweed, and was once a rival to Gretna Green for runaway marriages. There is a museum dedicated to the Guards, a good selection of shops and pubs, or visitors can try their hand at a variety of activities, including cycling, fishing, golf, riding or walking in the beautiful surrounding countryside. The picturesque seat of The Earls of Hume, including former Conservative Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home, is The Hirsel, an estate to the west of the town with a fine mansion in beautiful grounds through which flow the Leet Waters, famous for a wide range of birds which nest there. With the Scottish borders and North Northumberland easily accessible, this is a fantastic base from which to make the most of the region.

For week of 19/2/22, please enquire re shorter break prices if less than 7 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas