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Gardener's Cottage

Chirnside near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders (Ref. 4276)

4.6

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners are lovely."

    The cottage could do with a good clean sweet packaging found under sofa pop bottle and paper in singles room, face wipes under our bed, toilet seat was being replaced when we got there but toilet roll holders in both toilets needed replacing and oven and hob needed cleaning plus some kitchen lights not working, don't be put off by my comments as it's in a beautiful place, nice dog walks, close to some fantastic beaches about 30 minutes drive. Grounds are lovely. Just needs a little loving care. Would love to go back, really enjoyed our stay.

    Thanks for your feedback. I’m so sorry that the cottage wasn’t up to standard when you arrived. I wish you had let me know and I could have spoken to the team and have it dealt with immediately. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay however. It would be lovely to welcome you back Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2022

  • "Cottage was very clean and location was great, our three mutts loved the big field across the road for a run."

    Nice touch having netfix and prime ready to use after a long day's walking. Will def be staying there again.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2022

  • "Could do with more pots and the amount of towels supplied was insufficient 1 bath towel per person, just as well we brought some of our own."

    I’m so sorry you didn’t feel you had enough pots or towels, if you had let s know we would have sorted it straight away. I hope that you enjoyed your stay nonetheless Kind regards Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Very welcoming and friendly hosts lovely and quiet with plenty of wildlife and lovely walks thank you"

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2022

  • "It was lovely weekend break."

    You could not have asked for a nicer, very well maintained cottage. The owners welcomed us upon arrival and were very accommodating. HUGE field 2 minutes away for our dog to run around in. Very peaceful surroundings. Plenty of kitchen utensils etc and a fully equipped kitchen. I would defo recommend the cottage and will be going back again. Thanks for a lovely weekend!!!!

    We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! We would love to welcome you back Liz and Mike Hardy Property Owner

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2022

  • "Oh l and my family really enjoyed this place was really like home from home in everything and comfort of the beds ,the cottage the environment where absolutely excellent, it really made our holiday nothing to complain at all , We did not expect the standard we saw the cottage from the advert ."

    Reviewed by HonourisApr 2022

  • "Thanks Liz & Mike for another fantastic week in Gardeners Cottage."

    Lovely grounds for our labrador to explore. Cottage is lovely and cosy for a quiet getaway. Nicely situated for exploring the Scottish Borders or Northumbria. The milk, coffee and biscuits were a welcome surprise on our arrival. See you next March {:>)) Steve & Janice (and Treacle!)

    It was lovely to have you here! Have a lovely summer and see you next year! Kind regards Liz and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2022

  • "This is a really nice little semi-detached cottage with an open-plan downstairs and two good sized bedrooms upstairs."

    It's very comfortable and clean, and my only niggles were that given that we were there in early March, the bedroom heaters no longer work and the bathroom heater comes on for about a minute then overheats, cuts out, and won't come on again (or at least not in the time it takes to have a shower). If you are there in the summer months that probably isn't something you'd worry about, but we had a few frosty nights when it would have been good to take the chill off the bedroom a bit, though it wasn't actually cold up there. But the biggest put-off to returning for us was the insistence on leaving by 9am. Everywhere else we've been (even during Covid) has had the more reasonable exit of 10am, and while it might be little difference to some, for me trying to get my 80-year-old husband out that much earlier was enough to have us leaving the day before the end of our week, just to have that bit more time to sort ourselves out in. In terms of location the cottage is well-placed to both get up to places like Edinburgh and down to the lovely Northumberland coast, which was ideal for what we wanted.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry to hear that the heating in the bedroom and the bathroom were unsatisfactory for you. They are both on timers that perhaps needed adjustment? I’m sorry you didn’t let us know about this or your difficulties with our check out time, we would have certainly have dealt with both issues. We would love to welcome you back another time and do our best to iron out any difficulties Kind regards Liz Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2022

  • "This is a gem of a find!"

    I wish I could give it more stars because it deserves it. We can’t wait to go back in the summer. Better than good

    Thank you for your feedback, we’ll be delighted to welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by GavinJan 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage overall Clean and comfortable but there were large cobwebs high up the walls Wi-Fi signal was great ."

    . always a bonus 9am checkout was a bit too early

    Reviewed by TheresaJan 2022

  • "Lovely lovely stay"

    Reviewed by AnneDec 2021

  • "Had a great time at Gardeners Cottage."

    Excellent in every way. Spotless, comfortable, ideal for all our needs including our three dogs. 9 am check out was a bit of a hurray, but understand the reason behind that. All in all , we had a great holiday and will definitely be back again. Thanks to all concerned .

    It was lovely to meet you! We would be delighted to welcome you back, Liz and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2021

  • "Holiday was great only problem was leaving before 0900 and booking in after 1700 ..."

    Holiday was great only problem was leaving before 0900 and booking in after 1700 it does not take that long to clean and your losing nearly a day please don't say COVID because it's dead within 3 hours please move back to 1000 and book in at 1500 thank you

    Reviewed by MickOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful peaceful area the owner Liz was lovely and very welcoming to us and our dogs ."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2021

  • "We had a great week."

    The cottage was clean and very comfortable, with everything thought of such as extra cleaning products, towels and a nice welcome teabags, coffee and biscuits. Good set up if you have young children and a dog, with a secure fence to the front. Only a short trip to lovely beaches. Our kids loved it!

    Reviewed by SamanthaJul 2021

  • "Would have loved to stay longer"

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2021

  • "The house was clean."

    The WiFi worked well. The owners were on hand if needed but not at all intrusive. The grounds were perfect for the dogs. We also had fantastic weather which made the whole holiday so enjoyable. Would definitely book again. Thanks.

    Reviewed by TeresaJun 2021

  • "Great cottage, sheer bliss if you want peace and quiet only two things to improve on."

    1 there are no hooks to hang dressing gowns on whilst having a shower 2 it’s a pity that the patio area is always in the shade, needs some pruning of the tree. Chairs and table great but no sunbathing!

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Excellent location, cottage layout really good , great for dogs and walking."

    It was a good base to visit St Abbas, Coldingham bay, Berwick and many others would give this holiday a 5 star rating.

    Reviewed by DereckJun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a very peaceful setting and within walking distance of a lovely pub."

    We loved watching the bats flying around at dusk! The owners were very welcoming.

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "Lovely, quite stay."

    Cottage well equipped. Would do with a better clean, very dusty with some spider webs here and there. But that didn't bother us that much. Helpful hosts. Plenty of places to sightsee. Definitely worth recommending.

    Reviewed by MagdalenaApr 2021

  • "Excellent location for exploring the Scottish Borders."

    Home from home. Loved the fact WiFi was hit and miss. Nice to have a break away from phones etc. My 12 year old actually had to talk to us.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2020

  • "Wonderful greeting and lovely owners."

    House was wonderfully equipped and easy acc to great beaches. So quiet and calm atmosphere. Will definitely recommend and hopefully stay again.

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2020

  • "Just loved this cottage, perfect base for me and my friend and our dogs to explore Berwick and surrounding areas."

    ... really comfy in beautiful grounds.... I would definitely recommend and give 5 stars to the host.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2020

  • "This was a lovely cottage that allowed dogs."

    Was very clean on arrival, excellent facilities and very comfortable. The owner was very helpful when I contacted her to say we were lost and went out of her way to help. The cottage was great with the patio at the front, but also lovely grounds to walk in. Would highly recommend it and will hopefully be back again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2020

  • "Really comfortable cottage in nice surroundings unfortunately we had to leave 3 ..."

    Really comfortable cottage in nice surroundings unfortunately we had to leave 3 days early due to illness but would recommend this accommodation to anyone and we will hopefully be booking to return soon

    Reviewed by TonyFeb 2020

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a lovely quiet area."

    Owners were really helpful and friendly. One very slight recommendation would be to invest in new mattresses in main bedroom as they were not very comfortable. Other than that highly recommended xx

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, but for future guests might I suggest a welcome book with instructions for all the devices and heating system."

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2020

  • "We arrived and was surprised with some scones and jam and cream waiting for us ."

    A lovely touch . The cottage had everything we could possibly needed. Its situated in a quiet village. Beds were comfy . Towels available. A nice cottage will return

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2020

  • "It was everything that we hoped for at this time of the year."

    With having two small dogs with no fireworks going off like they have been doing at home since September we only heard one all week the owners were very friendly and approachable for anything

    Reviewed by NormanNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage great area land lady very helpful."

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in the peaceful setting we wanted, Warm welcome going the extra mile providing tea bags, sugar milk and biscuits."

    Only downside we found was the bed, although a good size, where the beds were put together it did put an uncomfortable ridge in the middle. However, we would return as it was so lovely!

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2019

  • "We enjoyed our holiday and the cottage is in a lovely quiet location amongst woodland, it is spacious and reasonably well equipped although missing some basic items such as cleaning cloths and oven gloves."

    As others have reported the cottage needs a refurb and a good cleaning also some maintenance is needed. Someone reported in another review from July that the vacuum cleaner needed repair, it still does in September also things like batteries and light bulbs need replacing. Could be perfect with a little more effort.

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2019

  • "Whilst owner was lovely as was surroundings, cottage was not as clean as it should have been."

    Generally in need of considerable refurbishment with lots of things either broken, shabby or simply not there. This applies to all rooms including outside patio which needed new furniture, weeding and some light- pitch black at night. There was a torch which needed new batteries and that summed the place up- new batteries! The last review said the place needs a deep clean and some TLC which we agree with. I could not recommend this cottage which is a huge pity. We have booked to go away with Sykes at Christmas and may cancel this now. So disappointing.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2019

  • "We found the cottage clean and well equipped."

    It is rural but well located for day trips to the coast, Scottish Border towns and the Northumberland coast. I would definitely recommend it as a place to spend a relaxing week in.

    Reviewed by PhilippaAug 2019

  • "Cottage really tired needs intense clean and a paint, linen on beds had hairs and some marks!"

    owners son greeted us on arrival to let us know that the freezer had a problem and the Hoover also was not working due to fan belt !! Apart from that this cottage is in a great location and could be so much better.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2019

  • "Our second visit to this accommodation,super location in beautiful grounds,warm and cosy cottage,the only issue was the freezer is ready for renewal."

    Overall a super holiday,which is dog friendly with plenty of space for them to run round.

    Reviewed by David JJun 2019

  • "Wonderful time, beautiful setting and fantastic area."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MarleneJun 2019

  • "The cottage was very relaxing and the surrounding environment is very attractive."

    The location is excellent for visiting the local towns and the coastline. Highly recommended for a relaxing holiday - the dogs loved it too.

    Reviewed by SheenaJun 2019

  • "Overall the holiday was what we were looking for, a nice peaceful relaxing holiday."

    Internet was a bit of a let down only working one day out of six. The cottage was in a beautiful area and the garden and shrubbery was delightful.

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottages in a rural location , not far to explore Kelso , Berwick , Coldstream , Paxton house ."

    .. Art studios on surrounding property , art classes held in another part also , enjoyed seeing the friendly horses, ponies & sheep ... my dog enjoyed his walks .. the cottage had everything we needed & more ... had a great time with my husband , mum & friend & our jack Russell in March 2019 .

    Reviewed by LaraMar 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay at gardeners cottage amazing surroundings very comfy warm cozy cottage!"

    The owner was very helpful Lovely art studio Would love to stay again :)

    Reviewed by KimFeb 2019

  • "It was great, enjoyed every minute"

    Reviewed by JulianNov 2018

  • "The Gardeners cottage is perfectly located as a base to everything from beaches ..."

    The Gardeners cottage is perfectly located as a base to everything from beaches to mountains and set in beautiful grounds we will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2018

  • "We have been there before."

    Came back for a second stay. Very relaxing. Chocolates were lovely. Compared to last time, the cottage was not quite as clean. But still loved it. We would highly recommend, to anyone, to stay at The Gardeners Cottage.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting ,clean and tidy , it had everything we needed and a good base to go exploring from ."

    Reviewed by MarySep 2018

  • "A good basic base to explore other coastal towns."

    Not that child friendly especially if into gadgets as WiFi quite poor and a very small tv in the sitting room but overall the cottage is set in lovely surroundings and pet friendly.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2018

  • "This cottage was in beautiful surroundings."

    The owner was very pleasant and welcomed us as soon as we arrived. It was located quite near the border so were able to visit places in England easily too. Would definitely recommend Gardiners cottage especially if you have dogs too as plenty of grounds for them to run about.

    Reviewed by BrendaJun 2018

  • "Comfortable, friendly people, beautiful location."

    Reviewed by KatyMay 2018

  • "Liz was very helpful and hospitable"

    Reviewed by IsobelApr 2018

  • "The cottage was in an excellent location and the landlady made us most welcome"

    Reviewed by MarcusMar 2018

  • "Lovely quiet place, plenty good walks for the dogs, plenty of good places close by, can’t wait to go back."

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    Lights and heating already on when we arrived - perfect start!! Very comfortable cottage with excellent facilities and great for exploring Scottish Borders and the Northumberland coastline. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by SteveJan 2018

  • "Cottage was really cosy, had everything you needed very peaceful quiet location."

    Good location would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by GaynorNov 2017

  • "Excellent value for money."

    Very clean and cozy. Friendly host and beautiful surroundings

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2017

  • "The photos & description didn't do this cottage justice."

    It is so cosy and well-equipped, with tasteful decor, and situated in lovely woodland grounds. It's brilliant having 2 bathrooms. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday, wouldn't hesitate to go again

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2017

  • "A very pleasant and comfortable cottage in a beautiful area."

    It has an enclosed front area safe for children and pets. Very obliging caretakers who are close by should you need them. We had no problems with the phone signal but the wifi was rather slow but usable. There are plenty of supermarkets in the area if you need a large choice of items, we found Berwick-upon-Tweed was the nearest with a choice of different supermarkets, there are of course shops in Chirnside too. Nice and quiet but perfectly situated for touring around the area.

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2017

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    So refreshing. Very good for dogs. Signs on the country roads were not the best, but the directions we had been given and Google Maps were invaluable. A wonderful time was had by all.

    Reviewed by HayleyMay 2017

  • "Lovely greeting from the owner when we arrived"

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2017

  • "Home from home, lovely cottage in lovely surroundings, quiet and peaceful."

    A good base to explore from.

    Reviewed by DawnMar 2017

  • "The cottage was very central for a great deal of attractions."

    It had everything we needed for our holiday. The beds were very comfortable. It was very warm and cosy. Even though it was semi-detached we did not hear anything from the people next door. It was so peaceful when we came back from our trips out. Just what we needed. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2016

  • "It was a very nice week, we loved the area and will certainly go back again."

    Easy to get about to East Lothian or back to Northumberland coast. Cottage very comfortable particularly the upstairs. For dog walking couldn't be better. Good eating roundabout, our favourite was Allanton Inn.

    Reviewed by FrankSep 2016

  • "Quiet location, property suitable for dogs as well as people."

    Owners friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double by prior arrangement) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with small kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Night storage heaters with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Small, enclosed patio with furniture, access to shared grounds
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: WiFi can be intermittent
  • Christmas is quickly approaching and Gardener’s Cottage is a wonderful, warm and welcoming cosy space in which to plan your Christmas Shopping
  • Edinburgh and Newcastle are easily accessible by car and train and both host wonderful Christmas shopping experiences
  • Local towns such as Duns, Kelso, Newton St Boswells, also have hidden gems of boutiques and galleries, perfect for unique gifts
  • You can have the best of both worlds, venture out into the bright lights for the day, and then return to the tranquil peace of the cottage for a relaxing evening
  • Shopping not your thing? Then escape to Gardener’s Cottage for a quiet retreat before the Christmas madness begins!

The property

Chirnside 1 mile. A charming semi-detached property in a courtyard location, in the rural hamlet of Allanton, one mile from Chirnside.

This delightful Chirnside cottage offers very comfortable accommodation, with modern facilities, attractive décor and some appealing views over the woodland outside.

Standing in beautiful grounds, this Chirnside cottage offers peace and tranquillity, and guests are welcome to explore the surrounding grounds - an ideal spot to relax and unwind.

Chirnside offers local inns, whilst nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed provides a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants.

This area is a golfer's dream, with outstanding courses such as Goswick, Bamburgh and Roxburgh all within easy reach.

This Chirnside cottage offers a great base to explore exceptional countryside such as the rolling Lammermuir Hills, as well as the stunning coastline with miles of sandy beaches, including Holy Island.

This Chirnside cottage adjoins Ref 4278, with Ref 4277 across the courtyard, together they accommodate 10.

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About the location

CHIRNSIDE

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
  • Last minute
  • Christmas