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Charlies Cottage

Swinton, Scottish Borders (Ref. 958246)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Thermostatic electric radiators in living room, bedroom 1 and bathroom
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Private driveway for 1 large car or 2 medium cars, along with on-street parking
  • Enclosed rear garden with large lawn and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles

The property

This lovely two-bedroom detached cottage in Swinton, Scottish Borders is the perfect place for families or friends to come and enjoy their time away.

The property has a large garden and a woodburning stove so you can enjoy the wonderful outdoors inside as well as feeling connected to nature.

It is also very dog-friendly so you can bring your four-legged friends along with you while you enjoy your time here!

Step inside to the entrance hallway, where you can kick off your walking boots, ready to explore your rural location.

The living/dining room is perfect for relaxing as well as enjoying mealtimes together with its plush sofa, chair, smart TV, and 4-seater dining table.

After a long day out, you can come back and curl up with a cup of tea while watching your favourite shows.

Moving through the property, locate the kitchen, home to an electric oven, hob, microwave, as well as a washing machine and dishwasher to do the cleaning up for you.

Head outside onto the garden with an enclosed area, a large lawn, and a patio furnished with outdoor seating, so you can kick back with a cold beverage.

As the evening winds to a close, retire inside and find the family bathroom to soothe your muscles in a hot bath or take a quick wash in the shower.

When sleep calls, there is a king-size bedroom that is a pleasant space containing bedside lamps for reading and the second bedroom is a well-kept twin room, perfect for young children.

In the morning, prepare for the day ahead with a home-cooked breakfast, courtesy of the kitchen appliances before getting better acquainted with your location.

Sporting links are well catered for whether its fishing on the Tweed River, the many local golf courses, the stunning walks in the countryside and on the coastal paths, boat trips on the river or out to sea, or horse riding from trekking to trail riding.

Venture a short distance south to Coldstream on the banks of the border River Tweed, with an array of independent shops, a garage, museum of The Coldstream Guards, pubs, and restaurants, as well as a public golf course and the Hirsel estate, with beautiful walks, café, and craft shops.

Easy trips south also include Alnwick Castle and Gardens, Northumberland National Park, the vibrant city life of Newcastle and the excitement of Gateshead Quays and Millennium Bridge.

Jump in the car to explore the Elizabethan walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed where you can visit several attractions including the beaches, Berwick Boat Trips, Berwick Castle and Ramparts, The Lowry Trail, find atmospheric pubs and lively Foxtons Wine bar and Restaurant as well as The Magna Tandoori.

Head north and the local town of Duns provides a range of shops and amenities, while under 50 miles away with easy rail or road links is Edinburgh city with its history, architecture, shopping, and outstanding festival!

Well worth a visit!

Although Swinton is tiny, please remember it is a rural village that has passing traffic and during harvesting will carry farm traffic that is an essential part of the production of food cycle.

For a memorable getaway, whisk your loved ones to Charlies Cottage.

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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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas