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St Agnes

Cranshaws near Duns, Scottish Borders (Ref. 959808)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Duns 11 miles.

A beautifully presented holiday home resting in a remote position in rural Scotland, St Agnes offers families a welcoming base from which to explore this wonderful area.

Hosting a traditional interior amidst all you could need for a self-catered stay, this Cranshaws house is a true delight at any time of the year.

Venture through the front door to find the sitting room to your left, emanating the traditional character of the property with its rustic open fire and quaint decor, it makes a lovely spot to spend quality time with your loved ones when you're not out exploring.

The kitchen/diner also makes for a wonderful social space, where the whole group can gather around the table for an evening of board games, the surrounding kitchen units host all the essential utensils and appliances, as well as a dishwasher and washing machine!

Make your way into the study where you can delve into a good book for a quiet moment to yourself, with the countryside views outside providing a beautiful backdrop, or get together outside on the lawn for a picnic on the grass, with plenty of space for your canine companions to stretch their legs.

Up on the first floor, passing the original Georgian window, you will find the three wonderful bedrooms, made up of two doubles and a child's room with both bunk beds and a single bed, this property offers a flexible sleeping arrangement for a variety of group needs, as well as a family bathroom on this floor where you can prepare for your day amidst bright and airy settings.

Follow the farm road from the rear of the house for a good distance through a lovely valley, to walk along the River Bothwell where you can swim in a deep river pool; or you can follow the farm roads for a round walk of about 7 miles to and from the house, with the Southern Upland Way also easily accessible about 5 miles down the road towards Duns, and a new Cranshaw Community walk which follows the Whiteadder for part of the way.

Explore the natural beauty of the area by foot, the nearby flowing river making the perfect place for a leisurely stroll or a picnic, leading all the way to the Whiteadder Reservoir, the Priestlaw Hill circular walk from here being a firm favourite taking you past the beauty of the Lammermuirs Hills, a lovely way to begin your days of adventure.

For all of your local amenities, spend a day in the nearby border town of Duns, home to a wide range of shops to explore, pubs, restaurants, a delicatessen and an award-winning butchers, it caters to all your cuisine needs, as well as being home to the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in honour of the famous racing driver, Duns Castle Estate with its imposing 14th Century castle 1,900 acres of land to explore, as well as wonderful golfing opportunities.

Spend a day across the border in the charming town of Berwick-upon-Tweed to find a whole host of attractions perfect for the whole family, its Elizabethan walls being the perfect way to begin your exploration of the historic town, with Berwick Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard and the Town Hall with its old courtroom, jail lockups and ‘drunks’ cells' all being well-worth exploring too!

Enjoy a family day at the dog-friendly beach of Coldingham, with opportunities for surfing here too, or visit the bustling city of Edinburgh for an experience like no other.

In an idyllic location in easy reach of the many wonders of Scotland and beyond, St Agnes is a truly exceptional holiday base.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x children's room with child's bunks and a single bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lounge
  • Study
  • Oil-fired central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawned area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (dog bed, bowl and leash available)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 10.9 miles
  • Note: This property can sleep a maximum of five guests
  • Note: Guests do not have access to the second floor
  • Note: Please always remember to shut the gates and keep dogs under control as there are often sheep and cattle roaming

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About the location


Berwick-upon-Tweed 15 miles.

The small border town of Duns is set in a wide valley known as The Merse and was once the capital of the Scottish Borders, when the current capital, Berwick-upon-Tweed, was under English rule. The town offers a good range of shops, including an award-winning butchers and quality delicatessen, pubs and restaurants, whilst the Jim Clark Museum is open to the public in honour of the famous racing driver who lived in the area. Duns Castle sits within a nature reserve with well-marked woodland lakeside walks through the castle estate. There are many castles and historic houses scattered throughout the surrounding area, including Manderston House (home of Lord Palmer), Floors Castle and Gardens, the largest inhabited house in Scotland, Norham Castle situated on the River Tweed, Mellerstain House and Paxton House and Country Park. A short drive to the east coast offers the opportunity to explore the dog friendly beaches at Coldingham or for the more adventurous why not learn to surf at the local surf school. Widely acclaimed golfing is available at Duns and nearby Dunbar whilst fishing for trout and salmon on the Tweed and Whiteadder River is also available with permits available locally. The nearby walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is well worth a visit with weekly markets, town trails and a cinema. A short hop to Eyemouth to feed the resident harbour seals, enjoy award-winning fish and chips or take a boat trip for some coastal exploration. The sights and excitement of Edinburgh are just 45 miles away and numerous other destinations are within a short driving distance of this fantastic location providing a great base at any time of the year for exploring the beautiful Scottish Border region and the picturesque, exhilarating North Northumberland regions.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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