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The Cottage, Polwarth Crofts

Duns, Scottish Borders (Ref. 977225)



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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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Review(s)

  • “The cottage was lovely and Rachel and John very welcoming.”

    It was very comfortable and immaculately clean. We had a great stay, and would happily recommend it.

    It was very comfortable and immaculately clean. We had a great stay, and would happily recommend it.

    - Camilla, August 2021

The property

Duns 4 miles.

This detached B-listed, former shepherd’s cottage is tucked away within the rolling hills and woodlands of the Scottish Borders, between the towns of Greenlaw and Duns.

This superb retreat is perfect for a friends or family gathering for those looking to explore the area steeped with spellbinding castles, a picturesque coastline and a magnitude of activities to suit all ages and tastes.

Rest your muddy boots and rain coats within the spacious hallway before stepping into the wonderfully presented property, boasting a clever blend of traditional charm and contemporary styling.

Find a well-equipped kitchen where you will find all the necessities to cater your own delicious evening meals for you and your loved ones.

Settle down for your meal within the dining area, where you will be delighted by the quirky sitting arrangement to plan the days ahead over a meal or a glass of wine.

After dinner, look forward to sinking into the plush sofas which rest in front of the open fire, or if you are visiting with any budding pianists, they can make the most of the traditional piano that awaits them.

As the evening draws to a close, drift off to sleep within one of the brightly decorated bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom with an en-suite, a double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

Each bedroom has been designed with a refreshing interior to ensure that you wake up each morning within serenity.

From the south-facing double twin bedroom, feast your eyes on the glorious view towards the Cheviot Hills.

Spend a moment or two within the delightful garden area, where you can soak up the sun whilst your canine companions stretch their legs on the spacious lawn.

Venture into the centre of Duns, where you will find a traditional pub, a choice of restaurants as well as shops for picking up any essentials.

Whilst visiting the town, you will also find a grand 14th century castle, a swimming pool and a golf club.

Further afield attractions include the Berwickshire coast where you find the picturesque harbour ports of Eyemouth and St Abb's, or walk along the coastal path to discover some of the highest cliffs in Britain.

The great Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is within easy reach by car as are the delightful towns of the central Borders, Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh, famous for their ancient ruined abbeys, among much else.

The Southern Upland Way passes a few miles away through the Lammermuir Hills, and Edinburgh is only an hour away by car.

Polwarth Crofts Farmhouse is an idyllic base to spending time with your loved ones.


  • Detached Three bedrooms; 1 x super kingsize bed (can be twin on request) with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super kingsize bed (can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Gas central heating and an open fire
  • Washer/dryer, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, TV, selection of books, games and DVDs, piano and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn area and patio area with table and chairs
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub and shop within 3.8 miles
  • Please note: the property is is listed building and the cottage has low doorways, some uneven walls, areas of flooring slopes slightly and the stairwell is not a standard size (not steep or narrow) care must taken on parts when walking of it

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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.