2 Swinton Hill Farm Cottage

Swinton near Coldstream, Scottish Borders (Ref. 15302)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • SteveDalton78
    February 2015
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    “Needs a bit of TLC”
    The cottage is situated in a very quiet, rural row of cottages in the middle of nowhere, the quiet is amazing ...
    The cottage is situated in a very quiet, rural row of cottages in the middle of nowhere, the quiet is amazing. When you first enter the property the size and grandness of the place is stunning. Every room is huge and nicely laid out and you can't fail to be impressed.... But, on closer examination the place is starting to show signs of wear and tear. There isn't a room that doesn't have at least one light bulb not working, in some I counted five or six. There are also a few odd stains on the ceilings that a simple quick run round with the painter pot could easily solve. The cleanliness of the place also needs addressing. Large cobwebs could be found in every room, old chocolate wrappers were found behind the settee, and my son found a couple of pieces of pop corn in the beef he was going to sleep in. In summary this place could be excellent with a bit more care and a splash of paint


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

Swinton 2 miles. This is a beautifully presented semi-detached former farm cottage, near the village of Swinton in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

Delightfully refurbished, decorated to a high standard throughout and providing spacious accommodation, this Swinton cottage is ideal for families or friends seeking a stylish base to explore this beautiful part of Scotland.

With open views across the Borders countryside from the upper floor, this Swinton cottage has four bedrooms, with flexible accommodation to suit families, friends, walkers and more.

The large kitchen in this Swinton cottage has a dining area and French doors opening onto the rear patio area.

A spacious sitting room with a woodburning stove set in a fireplace fashioned from traditional cottage steps completes the accommodation.

At the front of the cottage is a lawned garden with a pleasant arbour, an ideal place to relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere.

There is plenty of golf and walking in the area, along with fishing in the River Tweed nearby, and the coast is only 12 miles away.

With Edinburgh less than an hour away and the delightful Borders towns of Peebles and Galashiels even closer, this Swinton cottage promises an ideal break.

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Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x adult bunks. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area and doors to patio. Sitting room with woodburning stove.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking for 3 cars outside property
  • Lawned garden across quiet road at front of cottage, additional enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

About the location


Coldstream 5 miles; Duns 7 miles; Berwick-upon-Tweed 12 miles; Kelso 13 miles.

The village of Swinton has been a centre for rural activities since the 11th century, but was laid out as it is seen now in the 18th century. It is just 5 miles north of the town of Coldstream, which lies on the banks of one of the best salmon rivers in the country. 7 miles away, Duns was once the main town in the area, and has much history to offer. There are castles and stately homes throughout the Scottish Borders, and much to see and do including golf, fishing and walking. Just a short drive away is the east coast of Scotland with its beautiful beaches, while vibrant Edinburgh can be reached in one hour’s drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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