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Kidcleugh Hide

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Duns, Scottish Borders Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent a magical Christmas in the Hide, despite the wind, rain and storms of the season - it was still absolutely stunning."

    Cosy, warm, comfortable, and so cool to listen to the rain while lying next to a wood stove. The Hide itself is gorgeous, has everything you need for a short or long stay, and is conveniently located near Duns, which has all the ammeneties you need for a cosy stay. There is plenty to see in the area, we visited Eyemouth, Berwick, Duns, Kelso and did some short walks in the local area. We have visited the borders many times but this is our first time staying in the Hide, we would absolutely stay there again. Scott and Aitor are wonderful hosts, making sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable Christmas stay. Thank you to both of them for their kind hostpitality, and we hope to be back soon!

    Thank you so much for your review Garryck, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the hide. Also thank you for your kindness in leaving us a Christmas decoration that you crafted during you stay. It will be on display at Christmas time for years to come for others to continue to enjoy. All the best Scott Property Owner

    Reviewed by Garryck5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is the most beautiful cozy cottage and we loved staying there."

    It is rather remote and takes about 30-50 minutes to visit the coast. Duns town centre is very quiet and when we went on Saturday afternoon about 3pm, it was like a ghost town and most of the shops were closed. Not many pubs or restaurants in the area to visit but we did find the Craw inn about a 20 minute drive away which was highly recommended, so we were very secluded but it is a lovely place to stay if you just want to walk around the forest and chill. Perfect place for relaxing. Cottage has all the general facilities that you would need, the kitchen sink is not in a great positioned for someone small like me but I understand this due to the tiny layout. Just needs some usable kitchen scissors and bin bags lol. My hubby was a bit perturbed that we needed to buy extra logs for the fire as the last time we stayed they were all provided, but overall I would definitely recommend for 3-4 days for a quietly cosy restful time and be prepared to drive a lot if you want to visit the coast, Edinburgh or Northumberland.

    Thank you for your feedback Yvonne. We will certainly make sure we change those scissors if they are no longer up to the job! Regards Scott Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Nov 2023

  • "Kidcleugh is a unique property offering tranquility, amazing views & every luxury you could want for the perfect holiday."

    The area it is in allows ample opportunity for exploration of the Northumberland, the Scottish borderlands,Mid & East Lothian & the beautiful East coast line of Scotland. The host was both welcoming & supportive to you having the perfect stay whilst giving you freedom & privacy to enjoy your holiday.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Oct 2023

  • "Peaceful place to be and as described in the brochure."

    Close to a variety of interesting places to visit - beaches, castles, historic houses, museums and good pubs too. Well maintained and friendly and helpful owners. Good for the dog too.

    Reviewed by Carol Anne4.4Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely place for a remote stay ."

    We had good weather . Good facilities and lots of local places to eat . We spent a lot of time in Berwick and St Abbs as we’d stayed in the area 2 years ago . Having just had knee replacement surgery the holiday certainly gave me some physio as stairs were a test for my new knee . A delightful place in beautiful countryside . Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Tina4.1Sep 2023

  • "An absolutely wonderful stay in a beautiful property."

    Scott was a fantastic host. The property was perfect and we would highly recommend it. A brilliant location, within proximity to so many places and lovely walks. Very dog friendly. Our dog loved her holiday just as much as we did.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved Kidcleuch Hide - it’s a wonderful peaceful spot with beautiful cycling and walking straight from the door."

    The upstairs room has two very comfortable sofas and also plenty of space for dining and sleeping. Plus amazing views! Downstairs the kitchen is small and washing up is awkward but this is more than compensated for by the wonderful upstairs! Look forward to a return visit.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, i do hope you are able to come and stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2023

  • "Had a great stay in this excellent cottage."

    ..It's quite rare for something to live up to expectations and's simply delightful and has everything you need for a comfortable stay...I loved the bespoke furniture...Bed was large and comfortable on the firmer side which I prefer.. We went in April and had lovely weather ..The cottage was a little warm at times, so in the hot summer months, I would recommend a fan of some sort as I think it would be too hot in there. For winter there were two hot water bottles that could be used as well as extra blankets... Loved the shower with plenty of hot water and complimentary hotel type toiletries were left and a shower cap... Kitchen was very compact and wouldn't want to cook a big meal in there ..but it was fully equipped with cooker, microwave, fridge and a freezer in the carport plus all sorts of utensils, toaster, kettle etc so perfectly adequate and everything you need really ...Complimentary tea and coffee were left, plus the most delicious dark chocolate biscuits I have ever tasted! Also there is two dog bowls and some doggy treats left for your furry friend, plus a dog washing area in the carport too...The decking area leading from the living area was delightful and we enjoyed having our breakfast looking out to the wonderful countryside listening to the morning chatter of the birds singing....Even though this cottage is very's in an ideal location to go exploring to such places as st Abbs, Eyemouth The village of Duns has a lovely feel to it and is very close by for your local amenities... Northumberland border is not too far away , Edinburgh is only about an hour's drive all the lovely walks on your doorstep...All in all this place is perfect for a peaceful gateway in comfortable, beautiful surroundings and would highly recommend anyone to stay here ...Thank you so much!

    We really do appreciate you taking the time to leave such comprehensive feedback. We do have a large floor standing fan for guest use which is usually kept inside the property, but i suspect we may have forgotten to bring it back after the winter (it was taken away to reduce clutter when not needed). Its is back there now, but sorry if you did not have the benefit of it for your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Toika5.0Apr 2023

  • "This property was exactly what we were looking for!"

    It was perfect, and the views were breathtaking! It was remote enough to relax, remove ourselves from the everyday hussle and bussle of life, while also being close enough to town (Duns) for necessities. The property was clean and had everything we needed! The host (Scott) was so accommodating and responsive! He was so sweet and a great host! We definitely recommend this property and would absolutely stay again!

    Thank you Amanda! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautifully quiet location."

    Host was very helpful in fixing the lack of electricity due to a blown fuse despite being in London.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2022

  • "Amazing nice comfy, cozy wee place, amazingly quiet :) Just what we needed :)"

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "Quite remote, but beautiful accomodation."

    Beautifully furnished and had everything we needed. Main village of Dunns not too far away & is in easy reach of places to visit for a day out. Would highly recommend this property and will hopefully re-visit at some time in the future.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2022

  • "Only 1 downside."

    Couldn't swing a cat in kitchen area. Tiny. Also still awaiting my £100 bond back

    Once we have your bank details we will be able to transfer the bond back to you. Kind regards Scott. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely weeks stay at the Hide, the views are amazing and the whole set up is relaxing."

    The owner made us feel right at home.

    Thank you so much for you lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautifully furnished property, dog friendly and well equipped."

    The Hide is set in a peaceful location with plenty of walks from the doorstep or nearby. We had a lovely relaxing holiday, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2022

  • "An excellent cottage, beautifully furnished and in a lovely tranquil setting."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2021

  • "The hide was very cosy."

    It was perfect for me, my partner and the dog. There was a great enclosed garden and a 2 acre paddock to walk the dog. Very relaxing, chilled out holiday.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Whilst the property was clean and tidy, there was no washing machine on site which is not really satisfactory for a self catering let."

    More concerning is the £100 good housekeeping bond which was transferred to the owners bank account as requested however 14 days have now passed and we have been unable to contact the owners to arrange return of this money and we have had no feedback from them regarding how satisfied they were with our stay

    Reviewed by Mark2.5Sep 2021

  • "Lovely stay at Kidcleugh Hide."

    The best holiday let we've ever stayed in. Fantastic location. Will definitely return. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Liza5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic accomodation and location."

    Very dog friendly

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Everything you could wish for. Scott was so helpful and made us feel very welcome . A perfect get away . Thank you so much Tommy and Debbie

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Apr 2021

  • "Incredible cottage in secluded lands."

    Stunning scenery from all angles and near to lots of great walks and beaches. The place was absolutely spotless with loads of special little touches. Scott and Aitor were very friendly and responded quickly to questions. Check in super easy. I really can't recommend this place highly enough! Can't wait to come back

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Oct 2020

  • "Kidcleugh Hide is a fabulous property: cosy and peaceful with beautiful views- loved it!"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a wonderful place to stay!"

    The hide is beautiful with the open plan living space creating a light, airy daytime atmosphere and a cosy evening setting to watch the glorious sunsets and enjoy the fabulous log burner. The hide is located in a relatively remote position, surrounded by lovely countryside and is right on the Southern Upland Way, so it's perfect for walking. The small town of Duns is only 6 miles away and is convenient for food shopping. One of the highlights of our stay was the trip to nearby St Abb's Head with its stunning coastal scenery.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic get away from it all place to stay."

    Superb location and the property was beautiful, I would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2020

  • "Comfort and cleanliness."

    Quietest place we've stayed. Peaceful view from the deck. Feeling of remoteness. BBQ. No mobile signal was a plus. Internet a little slow but not problematic. We were on holiday so not a big deal. Bedding clean and comfortable. Covered carparking bay. Great for loading and unloading our stuff. Definitely a plus in the rain. Also when making enquiries about equipment and facilities in the property, the owners were super fast in responding.

    Reviewed by Evonne5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great holiday."

    Reviewed by James3.4Mar 2020

  • "Loved our stay here, beautiful lodge and perfect surroundings to walk our dog without taking the car."

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jan 2020

  • "This is a real little Gem of a place."

    Extremely comfortable and well equipped and very cosy. With undfloor heating in the bathroom and kitchen. Beautiful garden. Very quiet and tranquil. We spent a wonderful week at this property. The only couple of things I would bring to anyone’s attention is the kitchen sink is right in a corner and does make washing up quite difficult!!!!. The other is the parking of the car as very narrow lane. There is parking under the hide for two cars but quite a difficult manoeuvre because of the narrowness of the path and the main wooden pillar of the hide. The owner Scott was very helpful and accommodating . A great location for anyone who wishes to go into Northumberland as we did . Visited Cragside and Bamburgh castle. Lots of up to date information on places to visit which are up to date.

    Reviewed by Charmaine5.0Sep 2019

  • "An absolute gem!"

    , the Hide is ideally located in a lovely tranquil setting but still close enough to all amenities. The accommodation is imaginative and quirky with many fascinating features both inside and outside. Pop Larkin would describe it as "Purfik".

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the cottage."

    The room which consists of Living, Dining and Bedroom was so bright with beautiful views. There was plenty of room to move about and all the furniture was comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "The accommodation is delightful and the host friendly."

    Many interesting places are accessible from this venue.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2019

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  • First floor open plan studio accommodation with a king-size bed, dining area and sitting area with woodburner and decked balcony
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchenette
  • Electric underfloor heating on ground floor with woodburner on first floor
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, Smart TV with freesat, Bluetooth speakers, CD/radio, WiFi, landline phone (for emergency use only), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car in covered car port
  • Bike storage
  • Decked balcony with furniture
  • Lawned garden
  • Access to 2 acres of grounds including paddock, woods and stream
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 6 miles
  • Note: There are steps down to the lawned area and there is a pond in the garden, pets to be supervised
  • Note: Adults only, no infants
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: No mobile signal at this property Please note: This property have a Good House Keeping bond of £100.

The property

WINNER of the Sykes Gems award Gold Best in Scotland 2017 & 2018.

Duns 6 miles.

Set in an idyllic rural location offering total relaxation, this studio-style apartment is in the Lammermuir Hills, right on the final section of the Southern Upland Way, 6 miles north of Duns in the Scottish Borders.

Driving along the country lanes between streams and woodland you will soon feel the stress seeping away from your shoulders and as you pass through the estate's Victorian lodge gates, you can’t fail to be impressed by their grandeur.

Kidcleugh Hide is the perfect destination for a romantic break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The first floor is all open plan, a bright and airy studio room filled with bespoke handcrafted wooden furniture, fur throws, cushions and mood lighting.

There is a bedroom, sitting and dining area with exposed timber beams, large windows and a woodburner to add to the luxury that exudes throughout.

French doors lead from the living area to the decking, a perfect spot to relax at any time of day looking over the fields and woods below spotting deer, pheasants, and hares.

On the ground floor there is a shower room and a compact kitchenette.

The dark skies around Kidcleugh Hide come alive at night so wrap up in a blanket, sit back and marvel at the sky above peppered with thousands of stars while listening to the owls hooting from the nearby owl and lodge woods as well as the estate's own RSPB owl house.

If you can bear to leave this romantic retreat there is plenty of walking and cycling from the doorstep, the Northumberland coastline and Edinburgh are an easy drive away and with Duns just six miles south.

Kidcleugh Hide is a perfect base for touring the Borders and North Northumberland.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Please note: This property have a Good House Keeping bond of £100.