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Courtyard Cottage

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Duns, Scottish Borders Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Our first visit and what a wonderful cottage it is."

    It is clean and comfortable and very well equipped. Jane and Jamie are very friendly and helpful. The setting is fantastic, you can lay in bed and look right across fields to the Cheviots. What a wonderful stay we had.

    I'm delighted that you had such a lovely holiday in our cottage, and we are so lucky to have such stunning views. Thank you for your positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2024

  • "We stayed at Courtyard Cottage for a week."

    This beautiful cottage in such a peaceful location is ideally placed for exploring both the Scottish Borders and Northumberland and we enjoyed this stunning area. After a warm welcome from Jane, we settled into the cottage which is beautifully furnished and very well equipped and had everything we could need (as we cook quite a bit). We enjoyed a cosy open fire on a couple of evenings whilst watching wildlife from the lounge. Such a relaxing stay. We didn’t get chance to use the games room, hopefully next time. Highly recommend and we would definitely return.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, it was lovely to meet you both. I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Courtyard Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful rural cottage set in gorgeous countryside."

    Perfect for a peaceful break, lots of walks right on the doorstep. Brilliant large garden/paddock for our dog - great that he could have a good run (the owners have 2 labradors who Basil loved!) Good facilities, well equipped kitchen, immaculately clean. Games room was great, we loved being able to have use of these facilities on a regular basis. Suggestions: Although we had a lovely time, a few things could easily be done to just make it that bit more relaxing. Advertised as dog friendly at £15 supplement (we have a 2 year old large golden doodle) - on arrival Jane met us and dropped in the conversation that dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms at all and need to be kept out and kept off all furniture. Although we managed with this, it was not what we expected when booking a dog friendly cottage and paying a £15 supplement for taking dogs? It could cause an issue for some dogs that may be used to sleeping in the owners room. We understand the need to keep furniture clean and in good condition. It would be more relaxing to be fully dog friendly but advertise that owners bring blankets/large throws (if your dog is used to being near you) and these are used instead of trying to keep them out of bedrooms. Secondly, although the owners home is next door, this isn't something that would stop me booking a holiday. However, the fact that there feels like a lack of privacy could easily be rectified. The owners are in and out of the attached garage to the cottage every day (8am on Easter Monday the garage door was opened and woke us up). We then received a text message shortly after to tell us that we left a light on and ensure we don't do it again. Even though the cottage is beautiful and the owners are very welcoming, I felt a sense of being on edge incase we did something wrong, we kept the curtains shut in the kitchen as they would be able to see straight in when walking to and from the garage or using the shared washing line (outside the lounge window).

    Thank you for your positive comments about our cottage. We follow Sykes own policy concerning the "No dogs in bedrooms or on the furniture" for reasons of hygiene, especially as many of our guests do not bring dogs with them. The £15 supplement is for the extra cleaning required.I went in to the Games Room to turn off the 4 strip lights that had been left on all night. We rarely go in to the garage or Games Room when we have guests staying in the cottage, however our garden implements and lawn mower are stored there over winter. They have now been moved to our field shed for the summer months. We totally respect our guests privacy at all times. Jane Andrew Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Mar 2024

  • "2nd visit - we love it here."

    Jane and hubby are lovely and very helpful. Cosy, warm, and great games room. Great secure space outside for our dog to run around. Had a lovely meal at The Cross Inn at Paxton. Thank you we'll be back

    It's always lovely to welcome returning guests to Courtyard Cottage, and we look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property has proven to be a great base to explore from."

    But is also a great place to return to, we would prepare dinner and play pool whilst waiting. Our Dog just loved the paddock area for the 1st thing run before car journeys and then once we returned in the evening. We are looking to return again! X x

    Look forward to seeing you again next year?! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very well presented facilities brilliant Jane & Jamie very ..."

    Lovely cottage very well presented facilities brilliant Jane & Jamie very helpful and friendly the paddock brilliant for Olly the dog We enjoyed using the games room very much Will recommend to friends

    So glad you enjoyed all our facilities Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very clean and comfortable cottage with great views."

    The cottage is very peaceful and private. We had a lovely welcome from Jane. We will certainly be back next year.

    We look forward to your next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a really enjoyable holiday and our stay at the cottage was fantastic."

    The grounds were especially great for our dog Poppy to run around and play ball. We visited some great places and found great places to eat. All in all it was a great experience! Thanks for your help for ensuring that we were able to have a great holiday!! Cath & Pete Manchester

    It was pleasure to have you to stay in our cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really great property in a lovely location."

    Very quiet and peaceful - we were staying at the property as part of our house move and the time we spent there helped relieve a lot of the stress of that. Owners couldn't be more helpful. Would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a quiet location with the added bonus of the games room, etc. Thank you very much.

    Thank you for being our nearest guests! Hope you’ve settled in well to your new home Property Owner

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2023

  • "WOW brilliant holiday cottage."

    So good we've booked to go again! Comfy, clean and well equipped kitchen. Jane and James were really helpful if we needed anything, lovely people. Nice quiet chilled hoilday. We were there with our teenage son and plenty for us to do with in the games room and our dog loved the field. We love this area so location was great for us.

    We look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Courtyard Cottage ,could not fault anything about the property and the owners Jane and James Andrew were so welcoming and so helpful."

    Would love to return at some point.

    Hope to see you again sometime in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent comfortable cottage, well presented, spotlessly clean with good kitchen equipment."

    Welcoming friendly owners. Good areas for dog walking and an excellent base to return to after days out, very peaceful. Plenty of wild life to see.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "The person who left -ve feedback relating to their holiday in March 2023 obviously didn't do any research in terms of the cottage location."

    The map on Sykes website accurately identifies the cottage being close to Fogo. It doesn't take much skill to identify the location of the cottage and its surroundings on Google Maps Satellite view which clearly shows there are four properties at this location. This is our second holiday at Courtyard Cottage (our first being in September 2021). A personal welcome from the owner(s) is much better ( in our opinion) than arriving at a property which uses an impersonal key safe. The owners of Courtyard Cottage are very nice people and we have found their local knowledge to be invaluable. It's inevitable, given the owners live next door, that guests will see them from time to time particularly when the owners are out gardening or carrying out maintenance. We don't see this as being an issue. My only criticism is the property details on Sykes website does not state that guests do not have exclusive use of the games room and tennis court. We haven't gone to Courtyard Cottage twice now because it has these facilities (we're senior citizens). We go because we love the Borders area of Scotland. Most Border towns are within easy driving range of the cottage (as are Holy Island, Keilder Forest). I think the fact that we have spent two holidays at Courtyard Cottage speaks volumes and we have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to others.

    Thank you for your positive feedback and we look forward to your next visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Apr 2023

  • "A great family cottage in the countryside with added bonus of games room & tennis court which we made full use of."

    We also loved seeing the deer, hares & occasional sparrowhawk. Owners were lovely, easy to contact if required but otherwise we had the place to ourselves.

    It was a pleasure to have you and your family to stay in our cottage, and I'm so glad that you enjoyed all our facilities. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Apr 2023

  • "I booked this cottage based on the description of it being isolated, only to find out a week before our holiday started, that in actual fact, the owner lives right next door to the holiday cottage."

    This information is not stated in the description anywhere. Had I known, I wouldn't have booked it at all. I have booked countless holiday cottages with various booking sites in the past. Not once have I had to have a 'Meet & Greet' with the owner. The key code is normally sent via email a few days pre-holiday start date , you simply turn up, put the code in, job done. After all, there is always a handy information book somewhere - should you need it. Having said this, the owner living next door wouldn't normally bother me IF we were left alone. Let's just say that the lengthy 'Meet & Greet' felt uncomfortably awkward... Indeed, having just pulled up outside, the owner seemingly appeared from nowhere, and we were immediately told to move our camper van in case her husband needed to park his car in the garage (adjoining the holiday property.) Then we were asked where our son was, and if he was getting out the van. We'd literally just pulled up! Maybe he was asleep? Maybe he didn't want to get out at that exact moment? Perhaps she thought we were hiding a few other people in there? Back to the farcial 'Meet & Greet, and let me assure you, no stone was left unturned as the owner ascertained we knew EXACTLY what was expected of us. After the owner had completed her award-winning spiel, we cautiously entered the property, feeling slightly miffed, and highly cautious - should we dislodge a fibre on the new beige carpet, or our little dog decided to jump on to the new sofa, or much worse, enter a bedroom! The cottage itself is lovely. Credit where credit is due - it's absolutely spotless. It's definitely the most well equipped cottage we have stayed in. Unfortunately, this doesn't end here. The owner popped up another THREE times during our stay. The first time (to be fair) was to warn us that the local farmers were shooting the birds in the fields as they had planted new crops. Okay, no one wants to be shot on holiday... The second time we had left the radiators on in the games room - the same games room we thought was for our exclusive use during our stay (also adjoining the holiday property, externally.) It didn't say in the holiday description that the owner and her tennis buddies may enter it at will if rain ruins their game. Wonder what would have happened if we had actually been in the games room at the time. Would we have been expected to vacate it? By the third visit, we were feeling very tired of our lack of privacy. We just wanted to be left alone to enjoy our 'isolated' holiday. Oh, and I should also mention there is no curtain hanging behind the glass-paned front door. The owners go back and forth to their garage for various reasons and can see straight in! Indeed, within minutes of our departure (carefully planned and executed escape, not on departure day), we got a text. The owner must have literally been looking through the door/windows to have known we had left! Sorry, but I won't be coming back, and in the future, I will make careful enquiries about the holiday cottages we pay hard-earned money for.

    I am sorry that this guest chose the wrong cottage and sadly this was not the property he was looking for - it certainly does not mention the word “Isolated” on the Sykes cottage website. The main house is approximately 50 metres from the cottage and there is a small wood between the two properties which ensures guests have privacy. The “Meet and Greet” is part of a personal and professional approach to ensures guests are well informed and comfortable for their stay and I have had no complaints before. This is the first time I have had a bad review so understandably I have been taken by surprise. Finally, listed in the reviews below are numerous comments from our many satisfied returning guests as well as first time visitors, which speak for themselves. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean4.1Mar 2023

  • "Jane, the Courtyard Cottage was amazing."

    We loved the little touches you add that made our stay so special. Thank you for everything; very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location, with a helpful and friendly owner."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and in good condition, with a very well-equipped kitchen. When you add in the extras, such as the large enclosed paddock, tennis court and games room, it makes for a great place to spend a quiet week - whatever the weather. Of course, if the weather's good (as it was for us), both Scotland and Northern England are short drive away.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2022

  • "Extremely well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Plenty of room with beautiful views. Peaceful and relaxing place to stay. Perfect for room and tennis court. Very helpful owner and very warm welcome. Will return!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great stay at the cottage and made the most out of the facilities."

    The tennis court and games room are fantastic and were well appreciated after long walks in the local area. Jane is a great host who makes you feel welcome and ensures everything is to your liking. The cottage was immaculately clean and is equipped with everything you need. This is a great base for the Scottish borders; as well as lots of local walks, we had trips to the Berwickshire coast and it was less than an hour's drive to Edinburgh. Great location and we look forward to a future stay!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the grounds of the main house but sufficiently secluded to allow privacy."

    Fantastic views from the living room and bedroom. Everything you need is provided. The owners are friendly but not intrusive. Various seats provided around property to relax in.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent and the facilities provided were first class."

    the games room was a hit with my grandson. The well kept field was a bonus for walking the dog. The owners were on hand to welcome us on arrival and also to say farewell on our departure, which we felt was a nice touch. We would hope to return again.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is our second visit to Courtyard Cottage and it is a lovely place to stay."

    Always a warm welcome from Jane and She is on hand in case You might need anything. The bungalow is a home from home and the location is very relaxing. If You need a break We recommend Courtyard Cottage.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is well thought-out, so easy to move into and well equipped."

    Unfortunately i found the shared drying facilities intrusive. Whilst the owner wax helpful i didn't expect to see her every day. I have rented holiday homes before where the owners live nearby but have been afforded more privacy. Can't recommend if you like your own space.

    Reviewed by Avril Lorinda3.8May 2022

  • "This was my second visit to courtyard cottage."

    I cannot fault this place. The Andrews family are so welcoming helpful, and friendly. The place is spotless and attended by the owner Jane herself. I would recommend the holiday cottage to anyone wanting a quiet home from home,and the games room is a fab bonus. Hope to be back for a third visit. XX

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Courtyard Cottage, even though we sadly had to cut our holiday short due to personal circumstances."

    The cottage and both very clean and well equipped. In a beautiful area and the views out of the back windows are lovely. The paddock and surrounding fields are brilliant for dogs, dogs aren't allowed on furniture or in the bedrooms so if your dog is use to a high level of home comforts or being with you at all times it might not be the most suitable. My only suggestion would be that a curtain could be added to be used over the front door to add privacy when staying. Many thanks for a lovely short stay.

    Reviewed by Theodora5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is a wonderful cottage located in a very peaceful environment."

    There is easy access to local facilities (try the Allanton Inn for a splendid dinner) and the coast is less then 30 minutes away. The cottage is very well equipped and there is access to a family games room (snooker & table tennis). A lot of care and consideration has been made to ensure that guests have an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "We very much felt at home straight away- a very comfortable, cosy and clean cottage which was the perfect place to chill and relax."

    The games room was a massive hit for all of us and our dog especially enjoyed running around in the enclosed field beside the property The owner, Jane was most helpful and friendly. We were so impressed by the cottage that we are hoping to return and would certainly recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Feb 2022

  • "Excellent spot for people looking for time to unwind and get away from city life."

    Owners were helpful and available. Facilities and home were spotless. Our wee Westie loved the the use of the paddock. Weather is weather and there certainly was plenty the week of our stay. Duns the nearest village is just a short drive for any requirement. Lockdown was just being lifted and unfortunately we / I couldn't get to the Jim Clarke museum. Plenty of good walking ,mangaged to get onto the Cheviots during a lull in the storms. No criticism at all. Thank you Jane , all the best.

    Reviewed by George5.0Feb 2022

  • "Second visit to the cottage and not disappointed at all."

    Wonderful place to stay and ever so quiet. Added bonus of fresh vegetables and fruit from the owners garden and orchard. Attention to the facilities for the cottage are evident with items provided not usually found in self catering. Overall, a truly lovely place to take a break from urban life.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Was a very nice peacefull place to stay ."

    Lovely and clean. The hosts were lovely . All In all would go back x

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Sep 2021

  • "Fantastic facilities in the cottage and outside with the large field ideal for our dog Bailey."

    Beautiful views and a relaxing, quiet location

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Facilities were everything they seemed and more than we hoped for (that tennis court - WOW!"

    !!) against the backdrop of stunning scenery.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely clean, comfortable cottage with everything we needed for our stay provided."

    Peaceful with a beautiful outlook. Games room was a fab added bonus and the big field for our dog to run in was great. Owners were warm and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2021

  • "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.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a remote setting, lovely welcome from the host, very dog ..."

    Beautiful cottage in a remote setting, lovely welcome from the host, very dog friendly and well within reach of all the main towns and cities

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Oct 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the solitude and quietness of the cottage in amazing surroundings."

    And not too far from a shop or pub! Great location to travel and explore the Border towns. The cottage was wonderfully furnished and equipped - not to mention the high standard of cleanliness and attention to suitable measures to prevent Covid transmission. No hesitation in recommending Courtyard Cottage as a place to stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very comfortable cottage with everything you'll need for a enjoyable stay."

    Fantastic games room, which all the family enjoyed. Cottage is situated in a beautiful area of the country, comprising of The Borders and Northumberland. Plenty of things to see and do in the locality. Very welcoming and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at courtyard cottage, the boys enjoyed the play room."

    The cottage was a great base for walking and exploring the Scottish borders

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a super holiday cottage for a peaceful getaway with excellent facilities and surroundings."

    The cottage has everything for a comfortable stay and dining-in, while the games room is really top class. Our dog enjoyed the freedom of the enclosed field and the company of the resident labradors ! The hosts, Jane and Jamie, are extremely friendly and happy to help with any queries. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely stay at this amazing cottage in a great location."

    The owners managed to follow all the new COVID rules while still providing us everything we needed and more for our stay here. The tennis court and games room were an amazing bonus and very well maintained. The general location has so many good walks and places to visit. Would highly recommend and will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jul 2020

  • "Yet another good cottage we have been to, clean, quiet and relaxing countryside to enjoy."

    Reviewed by Dennis4.4Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday and couldn't believe how lovely and spacious the cottage was."

    Both inside and outside was just perfect. The views and peaceful setting was perfect too. Will definitely be wanting to return to explore more of Scotland.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2019

  • "Our hosts, Jane and Jamie, made us feel very welcome."

    We saw them around in an unobtrusive way, but when we needed anything, they responded quickly and efficiently to our request of a new light bulb. The games room was great and we made full use of it. The cottage itself was very comfortable, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed (except a pizza wheel!!!) The main bedroom was a good size with stunning views of the Cheviots in the distance. We would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7Mar 2019

  • "Owners very friendly and there if you need them, which we never did."

    Great cottage with everything that you would ever need for a cottage holiday, games room was excellent, you will need a car to get around but for nice quiet days there are walks on your doorstep. We will be returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carolanne5.0Nov 2018

  • "Excellent facilities at Courtyard cottage, very large enclosed field with a tennis court, indoor pool table and table tennis, ideal for families and our Labrador loved the space and freedom."

    Also lovely quiet walks around the country lanes made for a very peaceful and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2018

  • "An amazing relaxing holiday, cottage lovely cosy & clean."

    Was great to have the games room went down well with my twin boys. Lexi the yorkie loved her walks around the massive field she didn't take too well to the owners lovely labs tho.... Just a grumpy female! Weather was fantastic so got in a few games of tennis, the court was another added bonus. Would recommend using or having a Sat Nav for all the back country roads as not very well signed post and ended up in many different places. Felt totally chilled after a week, lazy days, and long lies....beds were extra comfy. Excellent owners there if we needed them and were very good in walking their dogs at different times to avoid our grumpy, yappy Yorkie. Overall a great place to stay lots of places within easy reach to visit, and the cottage had everything we needed. Certainly will return in the near future.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2018

  • "They Used to sing 'Pack up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag', Well a Week's Stay here You can do it with Your Suitcase."

    Pull back the curtains in the morning and relax.The view is fantastic and the Accommodation second to none.With Playroom and Tennis Court You Can Stay and relax or Like Us use it as a base to tour some of the best Countryside in the UK (Call at St. Abbs and find what must be the cleanest Sea Water in the Country) and Jane Andrew is a Brilliant host, There if you need Her and leaves You alone If You don't. Brilliant Week and already looking forward to going back.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jun 2018

  • "Booked a short break for school holidays."

    Wished it could have been longer. The cottage was great, very clean and comfortable. Very well equipped with all you could need. Nice and accommodating owners available for advice and ensure you have everything you need. Lovely open space for children and dog. The games room is well equipped and enjoyed by all. Good base to enjoy trips to local areas. Would certainly return and try in warmer months!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at this peaceful relaxing cottage."

    Owners were friendly, and helpful. Cottage was a delight, with everything you need to make your holiday complete

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Dec 2017

  • "Lovely cottage and very homely."

    Good extra facilities for dogs and families , in addition to the house itself being roomy and comfy. In a geat location, with superb relaxing views all around. Within easy distance of towns, villages etc for days out and shopping, restaurants, but far enough away for peace and quiet. Nearest pub, Blackadder, in Greenlaw, very recommended. Jane & Jaimie nice and friendly, without being intrusive. Nothing to fault, which is always a bonus......... Looking forward to coming back in Summertime ....! Thanks !

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2017

  • "Super cottage with so many facilities."

    Best equipped accommodation I have ever been to. Games room fab and the secure field was fantastic for the dog. Can't wait to go back

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2017

  • "There were more facilities than normal eg games room and tennis court."

    Very comfortable cottage.the owners were very nice and always available for help if needed

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2017

  • "A fantastic cottage in a lovely setting, the view from the lounge and bedroom windows were great."

    Our two Grandsons really enjoyed the games room and the field at the side of the tennis court for playing football. Our dog Kandi enjoyed her walks around the fields and the freedom she had. The cottage was very well equipped and very comfy. The owners made us feel very welcome. We would certainly book another holiday in their cottage, we can't rate it highly enough.

    Reviewed by D5.0Jul 2017

  • "This was a well equipped cottage and had everything to hand for an enjoyable holiday."

    The games room is certainly a bonus for keeping the children occupied on a wet and dreary day. The owners were very obliging and attentive to me. I wanted a relaxing and chilled holiday and that is exactly what I got

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.6Mar 2017

  • "The hosts were very friendly and helpful, the fact that they were just next door was great if you had any queries or problems."

    The property was lovely and clean, had everything that you could need and was very cosy. Ideal location for Kelso, Berwick upon Tweed and Edinburgh and not to far from the coast. It was great we had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Nov 2016

  • "The cottage was very comfortable but it was the other extras that took it to another level - the games room, the tennis court and the on-the-doorstep field for dog walking."

    The other benefit was that it is located in such a great position - Holy Island, Berwick on Tweed, St Abb's Head, Kelso, Jedburgh, and Kirk Yetholm plus a brock, two iron age forts and a variety of castles and ruined abbeys all within a 45 minute trip through pleasant countryside. We strongly expect to return.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.4Oct 2016

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  • 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 May inclusive)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Garden furniture provided
  • Tennis court (shared with owner)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome with a standard supplement of £15
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: The Cottage is situated in the grounds of the owner's home, but is sufficiently secluded to allow for privacy
  • 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
  • Note: This property is happy to accept short breaks with a 4 night minimum stay
  • Please note: During the summer months, the property has a charcoal barbecue available.

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 field 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 and lovely beaches, 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.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: SB-00137-F

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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.

Please inform the owner if you are going to arrive after 6pm.

Please note: This property is happy to accept short breaks with a 4 night minimum stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas