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Groom's Cottage

Chirnside near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders (Ref. 4278)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • 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

Reviews & Ratings

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "We had our first doggy holiday at The Groom's Cottage."

    The cottage is very dog friendly, clean and with all the facilities you need. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Liz and Mike were keen to know we were happy and nothing was too much trouble. They came out in the middle of Storm Arwen to make sure every cottage had found the torches, as the power went off. They came back again in the morning to make sure everyone was ok. If you want a relaxing break with plenty to do if you want it, the Allanbank are perfect.

    Reviewed by TrinaNov 2021

  • "We spent a week in Groom’s cottage in Chirnside."

    Lovely environment and warm well equipped home. Would book again.

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a very quiet place but within easy reach of some great visitor attractions."

    Some people could find the beds a little firm but as long as you don't mind a firm bed it's an excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2021

  • "Loved the tranquility yet again!"

    Hosts are extremely welcoming, lovely to arrive after a long drive to a warm house, with tea and cake waiting. Second visit here…didn’t disappoint in anyway.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2021

  • "This a lovely little cottage in tranquil secluded surroundings, beautifully maintained with all mod cons and two bathrooms, one en suite."

    WiFi worked fine and with a fenced front garden and good walks nearby ideal for our Lurcher as well as for us! Lots of great places to visit. We had only 2 nights but managed two sections of the Southern Upland Way, one from Abbey St Bathans and one from Longformacus, plus we visited St Abbs Head and bought a fine piece of sculpture in the craft shop there, featuring local crafts people. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for long or short breaks, with helpful and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by AlastairSep 2021

  • "On arrival we found some lovely cakes, fresh flowers and a few drink making items that our host Liz had put out for us which was lovely after a long drive."

    When we met her later on she was very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The grounds and cottage suited us great for exploring the borders would come again and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by AlistairAug 2021

  • "Our week at Grooms cottage was everything we we wanted, a friendly greeting and a clean cottage."

    We had everything we needed plus some kind extras. Situated on lovely quiet grounds away from the world but everything you need just a little drive away. Recommended

    Reviewed by DominiqueJul 2021

  • "Cottage is Ideal for people that are looking for peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by YasminOct 2020

  • "My husband our border terrier and myself had a lovely week, plenty of nice walks and drives out and about."

    The cottage was really cosy and warm when we arrived which was lovely as it was pouring with rain, we will be back this was our 7th time.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2020

  • "Excellent time."

    Cottage was great & surrounding area wonderful for walking Only comments would be that wifi was very bad. Most of the time it told me I was connected fine, but there was no internet. It was frustrating knowing the cottage had wifi, but not having it available. Would be easier to actually say there was no wifi which I think would have been easier to cope with. Wanted wifi mainly to check on weather for next day and see opening times of different places to go & visit. Other comment would be that the teapot was in the cupboard and when I went to use it there was a used teabag in. This had obviously not been washed. Info said all crockery would have been washed. In todays climate this is especially important. Overall though an absolutely fabulous holiday & cottage was great

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "The images and description reflects the cottage."

    Lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by LindseyAug 2020

  • "Excellent location for visiting the Scottish Borders and the coast of north northumberland."

    Good quality food and pubs within a few miles. Very pleased with our choice.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "Cottage was in ideal location ,owners lived across road and made us very welcome."

    Eyemouth , Berwick-upon-Tweed , Coldingham bay , St.Abbs head are all within easy driving distance. No hesitation in recommending this property.

    Reviewed by TerryJul 2020

  • "We enjoyed the cottage and area very much."

    It was very quiet and rural, just what we were looking for. Everything was lovely. It was clean and comfortable, exactly as it had been described. The hosts were helpful with the Wifi. We appreciated that so much. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by CherylSep 2019

  • "Nice cozy cottage, lovely surroundings, plenty of lovely places to visit fairly close, our 5th time si it can’t be bad."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Groom's cottage, it was comfortable and very well equipped."

    The grounds the cottage is in are so peaceful and relaxing, and located well for exploring Scotland and the North East. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2019

  • "Excellent stay in beautiful surroundings."

    The cottage was kitted out with all you need. Very clean and comfotable Liz & Mike the owners were very helpful and extremely friendly.We are already planning to go again.

    Reviewed by EddieMay 2019

  • "Only a small criticism, the tv is far too small for the room."

    Reviewed by AlexanderMay 2019

  • "We have stayed in The Grooms Cottage and The Gardeners Cottage on different holidays and found both cottages clean and comfortable."

    Mrs Hardy is friendly and very helpful. We certainly hope to stay there in the future.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2018

  • "Location is ideal for both Scotland and Northumbria."

    The cottage was very warm with electric storage heaters, making for a very cosy November break. Board games were provided which came in handy for the early dark nights. The dog was happy and safe in the small enclosed patio area. Lovely surroundings with the cottage in the middle of a woodland. Autumn leaves with beautiful colours and sheltered from the wind and frost. Lovely place.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at Grooms cottage, very cosy comfy and warm, this is our 4th time there and we will be back, lovely and peaceful."

    Handy for lots of other places, brilliant.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2018

  • "This cottage was lovely in a beautiful rural setting."

    It was in a very good location with easy access to Berwick-Upon-Tweed and generally very quiet and comfortable. However, annoyingly, while there was a dishwasher, there was a very limited range of crockery, glassware and cutlery, quite a lot of which was chipped. At the same time, there was a wide range of cooking pots etc. There was no brush for the floor and the hoover was unusable so while we attempted cleaning, it was very limited. We felt a little tlc would go a long way.

    Reviewed by JenSep 2018

  • "It is a lovely little cottage, the host is friendly, approachable and friendly."

    A perfect base for exploring Scotland

    Reviewed by NikAug 2018

  • "Great area."

    Good cottage easy to book and find

    Reviewed by TAug 2018

  • "Groom Cottage - 2 Adults, 1 Toddler, 1 Dog ..."

    Groom Cottage - 2 Adults, 1 Toddler, 1 Dog Extremely friendly and helpful host Cottage has great facilities and in very good condition

    Reviewed by KevanDec 2017

  • "It was a great cottage I would love to live there ."

    only one thing wrong not enough places to walk my dog x

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2017

  • "Very secluded."


    Reviewed by CarolJun 2017

  • "A fab little cottage in a lovely setting."

    Great base for Borders and the coast.

    Reviewed by FionaFeb 2017

  • "The location of this cottage is lovely, away from all the hassle of every day life and the open weekend at the onsite art gallery was a bonus."

    If you like peace and quiet you will love this place.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2016

  • "The surroundings and cottage were lovely, and the owner was friendly and very helpful."

    Many thanks for our enjoyable stay, we would definitely recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by ThelmaMay 2016

  • "Very cosy cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by VanessaFeb 2016

  • "The location of Grooms cottage was in a lovely quiet area beside a beautiful courtyard."

    The grounds were superb with a Tarzan swing, two beautiful giraffe sculptures and other activities for children. It was very safe for us to let the dogs out without worrying if they would run into a road.

    Reviewed by BrendaMay 2015

  • "The location was superb."

    The silence, and the sky at night contributed to a spectacularly relaxing break. An ideal base for splendid deserted beaches. The dog enjoyed it too!

    Reviewed by SueApr 2015

  • "Groom's Cottage was a warm and cosy cottage perfect for a relaxing and restful family holiday."

    The peaceful woodland setting with carpets of snowdrops was idyllic. There was so much to do and to explore in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by StephFeb 2015

  • "Groooms Cottage is a comfortable, cosy, sympathetically furnished and decorated, well equipped cottage set in idyllic surroundings - it's perfect."

    It is well placed for exploring both sides of the Scottish Border. The owner was very welcoming and then left us to it with details of how to contact her if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by ToniaAug 2014

  • "A great owner who cannot do enough for you ."

    Property is in a quiet location but convenient for what the area has to offer. We like it.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2014

  • "Great location!"

    Heating was working well in the winter weather and cottage was nice and cosy.

    Reviewed by WilmaJan 2014

  • "Nice quiet location, handy for the coast and in particular Berwick."

    The cottage was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2013

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, we could not complain about a thing regarding the cottage."

    Reviewed by GarySep 2013

  • "The cottage is peaceful and small gestures made it much more pleasurable, like the handmade honey, oat soap and wine/homemade bread on arrival."

    Reviewed by SueJun 2013

  • "We needed a quiet, no hassle retreat for a week and this was just the ticket."

    The cottage was homely and comfortable. On arrival there was a vase of flowers, a bottle of red wine and a loaf of home made bread, lovely touch and much enjoyed. Bailey the dog enjoyed his holiday too!

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2013

  • "Location and setting."

    Traffic-free and interesting places to visit.

    Reviewed by StanSep 2012

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, warm with two large bedrooms and two bathrooms."

    Situated in quiet grounds with plenty of walks for the dog. There are lots of places to visit in the area with lovely walks. We will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2012

  • "The cottage was a lovely home from home."

    The biggest bed I've ever slept in and very comfy. Well equipped kitchen and very friendly owner.

    Reviewed by HeatherSep 2012

  • "A well maintained, clean cottage in a good location."

    The owner was friendly, checked that everything was OK and even provided a cake!

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2012

  • "A lovely, courtyard setting and garden."

    Very warm and cosy. Felt 'at home' straight away. Owner left flowers and wine and came over to welcome us and left us alone then. Great shower for main bedroom.

    Reviewed by CaroleOct 2011

  • "Lovely property, lovely location and a really peaceful setting for a relaxing break."

    The children were able to play out with out any worry of traffic in the garden. The cottage was well equipped like home from home and having two bathrooms was brilliant with having the children.

    Mrs SzejnerAug 2011

  • "Good location and quiet."

    Would recommend cottage to a friend.

    Mrs WhiteheadJul 2011

  • "Extremely peaceful location, very relaxing, which is just what we wanted."

    Reviewed by DaphneJun 2011

  • "Great quiet location, perfect for walks with a dog."

    All arranged at very short notice and very smoothly done.

    Mrs AndersonJun 2011

  • "Lovely cottage in splendid surroundings."

    An ideal base for exploring Northumberland and Scotland. Lovely well maintained grounds and friendly owners. The perfect break to re-charge the batteries. Plenty of rabbits, hares and pheasants to keep the dog entertained!

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2011

  • "Excellent roomy cottage."

    Good heating and facilities. Good parking. Would definitely use the cottage again if we are in the area.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2011

  • "The location was lovely, combined with peace and quiet, it was a superb cottage."

    It made for a perfect short break and we will definitely go again!

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2010

  • "Good location for access to Berwick, various villages and Northumberland places of interest."

    Mr WilliamsSep 2010

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The property

Chirnside 1 mile. An attractive semi-detached property in a courtyard setting, in a rural, tranquil location 1 mile from Chirnside.

This Chirnside cottage offers welcoming accommodation with an open plan living area, and two light and airy bedrooms.

A particular feature of this Chirnside cottage are the large, well established and secluded grounds, complete with small private patio, making this an ideal property for simply relaxing.

This location offers some great walking countryside, rolling hills and coastal paths.

Nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed has a good selection of inns, shops and eating places.

There are splendid golf courses in the vicinity of this Chirnside cottage, and wildlife spectacles nearby such as the Farne Islands, and Bass Rock off the Scottish coast.

Holy Island is just over half an hour's drive.

If you are looking for an outdoor adventure or just some rest and relaxation for all the family, this property will fit the bill.

This Chirnside cottage adjoins Ref 4276, with Ref 4277 across the courtyard, together they accommodate 10.


  • 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 2 cars
  • Small, enclosed patio with furniture, access to shared grounds
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: WiFi can be intermittent
  • Christmas is quickly approaching and Groom’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 Groom’s Cottage for a quiet retreat before the Christmas madness begins!

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About the location


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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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