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Thistle Cottage

Allanton near Chirnside, Scottish Borders, TD11 3LA (Ref. 1011499)



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  • “Well appointed cottage in a lovely part of the world”

    - Mr Edwards, September 2021

The property

Chirnside 1.7 miles, St Abbs 10.3 miles.

Sat within the charm of the village of Allanton, this wonderful cottage combines contemporary with tradition to bring you an enchanting holiday base in Scotland.

Sleeping four people, this accommodation is ideally suited to a family getaway or a retreat with friends to explore the beauty of the Scottish Borders.

Step into this stone-front cottage to be greeted by a homely open-plan living space, holding everything you could need to enjoy a self-catered stay, this area is perfect for a holiday filled with family time.

Sit on the two tasteful sofas, holding grey hues to fit in with the neutral aura of the room.

When you’re not snuggled up on the window seat with a good book in hand, sit together at the dining table and dive into an evening of fun in the form of a board game while the dinner simmers on the hob ahead.

The kitchen area offers an enticing monochrome colour scheme home to a range of wonderful appliances including an electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and even a washing machine, sure to make your holiday a breeze.

At the end of a fun-filled day, take comfort in one of the two stylish bedrooms, comprised of a king-size a twin room, it offers an ideal layout for a family of four to catch up on their rest, with ample storage space to accompany.

The local village of Allanton is an idyllic base, with a pub within walking distance of the property, it's perfect for a countryside walk followed by a rewarding beverage.

Nearby you can find the hillside village of Chirnside, offering all of the simplicities of shops and eateries, whereas the town of Eyemouth can be found settled on the coast with its own enticing museum, golf club and wide range of coastal attractions as well as Trout and Salmon fishing in the river Whiteadder just a 3 minute walk away.

Offering easy access to the wonder of Northumberland National Park and many delights of the Highlands, Thistle Cottage makes a fantastic base for a trip to Scotland.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared courtyard area with garden furniture
  • Electric radiator heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack included
  • Highchair available
  • On-street parking
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 1.8 miles, pub within 0.2 miles
  • Please note: The owners have made efforts to make this an environmentally friendly cottage
  • Please note: Each booking will get a £10 voucher for the local pub Allanton Inn
  • Please note: There is outside seating in a shared courtyard but it is advised whist in the shared courtyard that all children and dogs are supervised due to the unfenced drop off
  • Please note: Allanton is in a rural area and there may be increased farm traffic during August as this is harvest month.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Duns 6 miles; Berwick-upon-Tweed 9 miles.

The village of Chirnside occupies an elevated position overlooking the River Whiteadder and offers stunning views across the magnificent Cheviot and Lammermuir Hills. A number of interesting landmarks depict the village's long history, including a 16th Century dovecot and a beautiful parish church, believed to date back to the 12th Century. Each summer, the Jim Clark Rally, the only 'closed roads' race on mainland Britain, takes place in and around the Borders as a memorial to the village’s home born champion. Just 9 miles away lies the charming, coastal town of Berwick, boasting quaint, narrow streets enclosed within Elizabethan walls, excellent shopping and dining facilities and an interesting arts centre. The local area affords fantastic fishing, golf, walking and riding opportunities and the nearby resorts of Eyemouth, Coldingham and Spittal offer soft, sandy beaches, ideal for a relaxing afternoon. A brilliant location for exploring historic Edinburgh, the stunning Northumberland coastline, and the attractions of Holy Island, Paxton House, Manderson, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castle. Chirnside is a great holiday location all year round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season