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Courtyard Cottage

Duns, Scottish Borders (Ref. 941046)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
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23 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Thornton

    “Lovely cottage in a peaceful location with fantastic views.”

    Large enclosed garden so perfect for our dog. Lovely hosts next door. Great spot for exploring this beautiful area. Would highly recommend.

    Large enclosed garden so perfect for our dog. Lovely hosts next door. Great spot for exploring this beautiful area. Would highly recommend.

    - Mrs Thornton, May 2021

The property

Duns 4 miles.

Ideally situated for touring the Borders, this homely rural cottage nestles amongst rolling countryside just four miles south of Duns.

This lovely cottage has a well-equipped, fitted kitchen and dining area where you can rustle up delicious meals for the family, and a welcoming sitting room with stunning panoramic views, complemented by an open log fire for those chillier winter nights.

Two spacious bedrooms complete the bungalow so you can enjoy a good night's rest before the next day's adventures!

Adjoining the accommodation, is a massive games room with table tennis and a full-size pool table perfect for keeping the children happy and a tennis court is there for you to enjoy a set or two in the fresh countryside air.

Your dog is welcome at this cottage and can be accommodated inside or outside in an insulated kennel.

Outside a large garden gives ample room for children and your pet to play or why not just relax and soak up the tranquil country atmosphere of the beautiful Scottish Borders?

With Duns four miles away and the spectacular Berwickshire coast just fifteen miles to the east for stunning coastal walks, this cottage is ideal for outdoor pursuits.

There are lots of walking and cycling paths in the area, and with local stables available, excellent riding too.

The border county of Northumberland is less than a half hour’s drive, with the historic city of Edinburgh just forty miles away, easily accessible by train or car.

This comfortable cottage has something for everyone and is an ideal base for tranquil holidays or short breaks whatever the time of year.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x family room with 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • External games room with full-size pool table and table tennis
  • Electric night storage heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi, TV with full Sky, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent (starter pack only available October to April inclusive)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front and side lawned gardens with furniture
  • Tennis court
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Z-bed available on request for flexibility
  • Note: Should guests prefer, there is one outside kennel and a run that's able to accommodate 1 dog
  • Note: The property is accessed up three small steps
  • Note: Max 4 guests plus one infant.

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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.

Note: Max 4 guests plus one infant.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas