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5 Swinton Mill Farm Cottage

(Ref. 1077722)

Coldstream, Scottish Borders Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage with great facilities that was great to explore the area."

    We had a lovely week.

    Thanks for your kind feedback and for staying with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Sorry that we did not get to meet you in person, but hope to see you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property and location."

    Thank you for staying with us again. It was very good to meet you. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Sep 2023

  • "The kitchen was extremely well equipped and all the information provided, particularly regarding walking, was really good A very comfortable place to stay in a good location providing you don’t mind driving everywhere."

    Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. Thank you also for looking after the cottage during your stay. It was lovely meeting you and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay The cottage is indeed in a great location with many areas easily accessible and catering for a range of activities, walking, cycling, stately homes, the coast and so on or simply relaxing in the cottage or the gardens. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were given a wonderful warm greeting by the property owners on arrival."

    The cottage is a wonderful property to stay in, it had everything we could possibly need. The area is very quiet with lovely quiet roads giving access to the coast and inland to the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. We were never short of places to visit. The garden was a peaceful oasis. We can thoroughly recommend this property and would happily stay there again. Thank you!

    Thank you for your kind feedback and for staying with us. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we are delighted that you had a great week and enjoyed visiting the area. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Zena and john are the perfect hosts helping us and meeting us at the entrance to the cottages ."

    This is the best and most equipped cottage we have ever stayed at . the gardens are lovely we had breakfast most mornings in the garden overlooking the lovely view . Thankyou for the lovely immaculately clean and very comfy stay at your cottage. take care John & Zena x

    Sorry for the lateness of the response. We did respond, but for some reason it never came up. We enjoyed meeting you and are very pleased that you had a good time at the house. Thanks also for leaving the property in excellent condition and would be delighted to have you return ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful home from home."

    Our second stay; we have found our happy place here. The cottage has everything you need and more & is spotlessly clean. It is in a fantastic, relaxing location with so much to do nearby. The owners are lovely and so welcoming, we were pleased to see them again. We had a brilliant week and would definitely return again.

    It was really nice meeting all again. We are delighted that you had another lovely relaxing stay and enjoyed exploring the area. Well done Lewis on catching 4 fish especially the large brown trout! We do hope that we will see again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Aug 2023

  • "A really excellent cottage, one of the best in which we have stayed Very quiet and peaceful."

    Great views from the rear of the house. Two very nice gardens, back and front. Exceptionally well equipped and furnished. Lovely, spacious kitchen. Easy parking, Very good wifi. Smart TV, Very good location for visiting both Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Highly recommended

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying at our cottage and visiting the area. It is indeed in a great location. We're sorry we didn't get to meet you in person and we hope that we may meet in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, friendly owners great location, well equipped with plenty of places to visit, loads of wildlife to watch from the garden of which you have a choice of two."

    Weather was absolutely perfect all the week. would definitely return again.

    Thank you for staying with us. It was a pleasure meeting you all and we are delighted that you enjoyed visiting the area, sitting in the gardens and staying at the cottage. Thank you also for looking after our property, especially watering the pots and for leaving it clean and tidy. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property, Excellent location, really comfortable, great gardens front and rear, one of the best we have stayed at, Would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    Thank you for your kind comments and for looking after our cottage. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we were sorry we couldn't be there when you left. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the Scottish Borders."

    The cottage was so lovely, the huge, light and airy kitchen with the beautiful view was where we spent most of our time when indoors. It is one of the best equipped holiday cottages we have stayed in, very clean and the mattress was so comfortable. We didn’t want to go home! We hope to return in the future. The cottage is also nicely situated so you can easily reach Coldstream or Kelso as well as being close to Northumberland.

    Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and got to explore the lovely region. Thank you also for leaving the house in an immaculate and tidy condition. We really appreciate this. We look forward to meeting you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "Good location, very quiet, near to the towns of Melrose, Kelso and of course Coldstream."

    Also very near to the stunning coast of Northumbria and the numerous amounts of wildlife. Would definitely recommend the cottage for a base to explore the delights of the Scottish Borders.

    Thank you for your feedback. The Northumberland Coast is indeed very beautiful. We are sorry that you could not give the property full marks given that for other guests we score highly especially on cleanliness, comfort, maintenace and equipment. The cottage is cleaned every Saturday to the highest standard. It would have been good to see that it was left in a decent condition. As advertised, it is a very old, traditional stone cottage in a rural location. As such it relies on electricity for heating (which is very costly to run) so you can appreciate that bills are very high when guests don't take care with the heating. So your usage was four times that of normal stays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ron3.8Apr 2023

  • "We have just returned from a great week at Swinton Mill Farm Cottage."

    The owners were lovely and very helpful beforehand. The cottage itself was very clean indeed and had everything which we could have needed. It was cosy and comfortable and we had no issues whatsoever. We particularly enjoyed spending time in the lovely kitchen with great views to the fields and hills. The location of the cottage was great - a lovely place to relax but also to explore the area. Would be very happy to return and highly recommend to others.

    Thank you for staying with us and for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure meeting you all. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and had the opprotunity to visit the area. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, very welcoming and homely."

    We were pleasantly surprised by how well equipped the cottage was, plenty of things for cooking and baking. There was also ample information in the cottage about the local area, walks and points of interest etc. We had a lovely stay

    Thank you for your comments and staying with us. It was a real pleasure meeting you all and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and all that the cottage and the area have to offer. Hope to meet with you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in idyllic setting, extremely comfortably equipped, a real home from home!"

    The owners have gone above and beyond to set the cottage up with everything you could want including delicious goodies on arrival that were very much appreciated. We will definitely come back and stay on our next visit.

    Thank you for your kind feedback, for staying with us and for looking after the property. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you both and the girls. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We look very much forward to welcoming you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely clean and quiet cottage."

    Owners are very nice and couldn’t do enough for you

    Thank you for your comment and for staying with us. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    All the facilities you need for a relaxing holiday.

    Thank you for staying with us and for leaving the cottage in perfect condition. It was a pleasure to meet you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location."

    It was a pleasure to stay here, the cottage is beautifully furnished/decorated and had everything we needed plus more. We had a friendly welcome from the owners, who gave us lots of information, there is also lots of information provided in the property. Lovely views from the back garden which we particularly enjoyed of an evening. Lovely garden area to the front which we enjoyed. Both gardens a safe space for our son to play & explore. We enjoyed relaxing in front of the log burning fire after busy days adventuring. There is so much to do in this area, we didn’t manage to fit everything in. We enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked for next summer

    Thank you for staying wth us and for booking again next year. Also thank you for your lovely feedback and for keeping the cottage in perfect condition. We are delighted that you found everything to your liking, lots to explore in the area and that Lewis had a safe place to play, and both gardens to explore. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you all and we look forward to welcoming you next year. The neighbours are also looking forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lyndsey5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is probably one of the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in, well equipped, spotless, stunning views."

    .the list could go on. The owners were very friendly, met us on arrival & left lots of information for our stay. There are many beautiful places to visit nearby, we definitely plan to return for another visit.

    Thank you for staying at our property and leaving it in an immaculate condition. It was a pleasure meeting you all and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to visit some of the lovely places the area has to offer. We look forward to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Aug 2022

  • "Location - tick."

    View - tick. Comfortable beds - tick. These are our main criteria for a good holiday. This cottage is one of the best, if not THE best, we have stayed in (and we have stayed in a lot). The owners have thought of everything a visitor could possibly need, and provided some of the basics like dishwasher tablets, wash pods, hand wash...things that we have previously had to go out and buy. The kitchen is amazing, with more equipment than my own! 100% recommend.

    Thank you for staying with us. We are delighted that you found the cottage comfortable and enjoyed your stay. We know how frustrating it is to arrive at a destination, finding that you needed something and wished it was there and for this reason we are more than happy to provide them to make your stay hassle free. We couldn't agree more. The cottage is in a lovely location with views from the garden and for exploring an area with so much to offer. We hope that you will return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2022

  • "The welcome from the owners and neighbours, location and views from the cottage were fantastic."

    A great place to see wildlife and enjoy the local area from a clean and comfortable base. The well-maintained gardens, front and back, with a patio made it an ideal stay during the summer.

    Thank you for staying at our cottage and also finding everything to your liking. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and got to walk the last section of the Pennine Way, a truly lovely walk with beautiful views. We loved meeting you and chatting with you and hope to see you again in the future so that you can continue exploring this lovely area which has so much to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "We stayed a wonderful fortnight in this lovely Cottage."

    The owner gave us a very warm welcome. It is very well equipped and clean, we didn‘t miss anything during our stay. Even the beds are very comfortable, so we slept very well. It was beautiful to sit in the kitchen and garden with that nice view and amazing sunsets. The stairs didn‘t cause any problem. We would love to stay there again!

    We are delighted that you had a wonderful holiday and found the house comfortable and enjoyed the views. Thank you for leaving the house in immaculate conditon. It was a real pleasure meeting you and talking with you. We would love to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonja5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful very well equipped cottage."

    Thank you for leaving your feedback and returning the borrowed book. We hope you enjoyed your holiday and found everything to your liking. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marianne4.4Jun 2022

  • "We loved the property!"

    ! Zana and John welcomed us on arrival and it was lovely to meet them. The cottage was spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped. There are fantastic views and lots of wildlife - we saw a barn owl on our first evening and had Partridge in the garden by the end of our stay. There are endless things to do in the surrounding area - we enjoyed walking, fishing and learning about the Borders history. 7 days are not enough to fit everything in. We had a great holiday!

    Thank you for your lovely comments and for leaving the house in immacualate condition. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, found the house comfortable and managed to squeeze in many activities. It was really enjoyable meeting you, especially as you are fellow walkers. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great propertly and location."

    The steep staircase could be a problem if you have mobility issuse ? We would love to there all year!

    Thank you for your positive feedback, for looking after our property and leaving it clean and tidy. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you at a future date. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alec5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful mid terrace cottage, renovated to a high standard."

    With lovely open views across farmland from the kitchen which, having been extended, is a lovely place to dine. Outside a delightful garden with patio area. Two double bedrooms, very comfortable beds. A small upstairs toilet with handbasin. The main bathroom off the kitchen with walk in shower. Fabulous! To the front, apart from parking for two cars, another area of lawned gardens and flower beds. We loved it, it's ideally situated for walks, exploring the Scottish Borders. Our grateful thanks to the lovely owners, who made us welcome.

    It was a real pleasure meeting you all. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the house comfortable and enjoyed relaxing in the gardens. Thank you for leaving the house in a very clean and tidy condition. We hope that you will come back and continue exploring what this part of the Scottish Borders and North Northumberand have to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was extremely comfortable and being able to go out of the back door for a stroll was perfect."

    The location is excellent there was so much we wanted to do there was no way we could complete it all in 1 week. The owners left lots of information about what to do and met us on arrival giving us a quick tour of their lovely cottage, also giving us local advice on what was good. Floors Castle, Hirsel, Berwick Ramparts and the local walks around Coldstream were all highlights. Thank you for sharing this lovely piece of Scotland with us.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. It was lovely meeting you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and discovered some of the lovely places that the area has to offer. Thank you also for leaving the cottage in immaculate condition. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jolyon5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful location and is spacious and very comfortable and well equipped."

    Outlook from both the front and back onto the gardens is lovely. The owners were there to greet us on arrival and very helpful . Would highly recommend this cottage and the Borders are a really interesting and peaceful area to explore .

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying in the cottage and exploring the area. Thank you for leaving the cottage in immaculate condition and looking after it. It was lovely meeting you and hope to see again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "What can I say apart from 10/10."

    Really good communication from owners who made us feel really welcome and gave us lots of good recommendations on places to visit/eat in area. The cottage is extremely well equipped, spotlessly clean,cosy, has exceptionally comfortable beds and is in a fantastic location for exploring surrounding towns and villages. Also enjoyed relaxing in gardens (when weather permitted )watching the wildlife and admiring the views. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others and will look forward to returning again in the future.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you both and we thank you for leaving the house in immaculate condition. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arlene5.0Mar 2022

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and W.C
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with double Sofa Bed.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, set top box with catch-up TV, Super-Fast Wi-Fi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking in front of the property for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden to front and back with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.5 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Fairly Steep Stairwell with handrail and small landing - not suitable for children under the age of 5 or those with limited mobility

The property

The idyllic cottage of 5 Swinton Mill Farm Cottage is nestled in the hamlet of Swinton Mill at the crossroads of the four historic border towns of Coldstream, Duns, Kelso and Berwick upon Tweed, all with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Beautiful scenery, stunning coastline, hills and rivers, history, fishing and golf are all within easy reach.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to four guests, 5 Swinton Mill Farm Cottage is in a charming setting with lawned gardens to the front and rear where you can relax and enjoy the views over the open countryside.

On the ground floor is the cosy sitting room, where you can enjoy watching TV, or your favourite catch-up programmes via the box set or DVD player in front of the cracking wood burning stove.

Next door is the snug where you will find a sofa-bed if needed; There, you will also find information and tips on getting the most from your holiday or just enjoy reading or playing games.

The large dining kitchen is fully equipped, including washing machine and dishwasher.

With seating and a dining table for 4, and patio doors to the garden, you can rustle up meals while friends and family sit and chat.

Completing the ground-floor is a shower room.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, the main bedroom with a king size bed and TV and a second, smaller bedroom with a double bed.

The convenient first-floor cloakroom is ideal for a quick freshen up before setting out for the day.

Super-fast Wi-Fi is available within the property.

The area boasts many stately homes within a short driving distance: The impressive Floors Castle at Kelso, Paxton House, Mellerstain, Thirlstaine, Manderston and also the quaint Smailholme Tower, home of Sir Walter Scott.

Nearby are the grounds of Duns Castle and The Hirsel, both ideal for a morning or afternoon stroll.

Further afield is Abbotsford House near the lovely town of Melrose. Just a short drive away is the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is home to the fascinating ruins of the once impressive Elizabethan Berwick Castle with the town ramparts which can be walked in their entirety.

To the south and north of Berwick is the fantastic coastline, including the glorious beaches of north Northumberland.

Further south, the coastline takes in the many historic Northumberland Castles including Alnwick Castle and Holy Island.

Alternatively, the more energetic can explore the Cheviot or the Lammermuir hills or simply drive around the areas taking in the lovely villages and stunning scenery.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band E

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location

COLDSTREAM

Cornhill-on-Tweed 2 miles.

Home to the famous Coldstream Guards, the pretty borders town of Coldstream sits on the northern bank of the River Tweed, and was once a rival to Gretna Green for runaway marriages. There is a museum dedicated to the Guards, a good selection of shops and pubs, or visitors can try their hand at a variety of activities, including cycling, fishing, golf, riding or walking in the beautiful surrounding countryside. The picturesque seat of The Earls of Hume, including former Conservative Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home, is The Hirsel, an estate to the west of the town with a fine mansion in beautiful grounds through which flow the Leet Waters, famous for a wide range of birds which nest there. With the Scottish borders and North Northumberland easily accessible, this is a fantastic base from which to make the most of the region.

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Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

Note: Fairly steep stairwell with handrail and small landing - not suitable for children under the age of 5 or those with limited mobility.