- Off road parking
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
60 Customer Reviews
"Enjoyed my stay at this cottage, one thing I will say I feel that the cottage needs a little bit of TLC nothing major, main thing would be looking at the window in the kitchen as it seemed like the latch didn't want to open and we didn't want to pull it too hard and break it so didn't use that window."
I would suggest instructions on how to use the radiators this is my own person opinion as I've always lived in a more modern house with number dials on the side of the radiator so was very confused how to use the radiators but that's nothing against the cottage just me not understanding how to use them.
"I stayed in the Grooms cottage for a week over Christmas while visiting my daughter who lives close by."
Very comfortable, well equipped, warm and clean, the welcome package was a nice touch too, thank you Have to be careful cooking in the oven as it would burn things on one side. But turning the food regularly helps with this.
"Great location for family of four and our dog."
Very comfortable with everything we needed provided. Pubs and shops nearby and a 20 minute drive to Berwick. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would definitely stay there again.
"Very good property."
Good outdoor space my dog loved it.Good parking for cars.Ideally suited for Scotland and Northumbria.Good walking area. Thank you Ken .
"This cottage is comfortably set up for four adults and a dog and is set in pretty surroundings close to the border towns and coast."
There are a couple of pubs a co op and a fish and chip shop nearby. My main concern was the cleaning of the property considering the check in and out times. First impressions were a dark courtyard covered in leaves with 2 old wooden chairs and some plant pots with dead plants in them.The front door mat was worn away and the steps were filthy as were the doorways and windows.There was no mat inside the door so we kept walking in leaves and muddy footprints.The house was dusty and had lots of cobwebs,the oven was dirty and the shower needed a good clean.It was also quite cold in the evening as only one heater was working downstairs and didn't give out much heat. Overall the cottage itself is very nice but it needs some care and attention to the little details to make it a more pleasant place to stay.
"Everything was clean and comfortable."
The cottage was well placed for local walks, pubs, shops. We only used the double bed which was very comfortable although the sheets were slightly too small for the very large bed. The kitchen was well equipped and very clean. It was lovely to be provided with coffee, tea, milk and biscuits (my favourite!) on arrival. It was great to have two bathrooms and both shower and bath. Thank you for a lovely holiday although helped by fantastic weather.
"Grooms cottage is a lovely cottage set within well maintained gardens."
It is a quiet setting with amenities only a short drive away. The cottage itself was clean and comfortable and equipped with everything you would need. The welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits was a welcomed gesture after a long journey. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend the cottage if asked.
"We loved our stay at this cottage."
The grounds were beautiful and perfect for our dog. We appreciated the bbq and the fact that there are two bathrooms.
"The Groom's Cottage was a delightful place, very comfortable and totally relaxing in outstanding surroundings."
The owner was very friendly. Thank you also for the welcome pack. It was lovely to wake up in the morning and the continued bird song, a totally enjoyable stay. We would rate it very highly and would stay again definitely.
"The amenities were adequate but the outside space was disappointing."
The trees make the cottage gloomy, with little light. The outside furniture is old, pots with no flowers. On the longest day we couldn’t sit outside as the sunshine could not penetrate the unruly trees and bushes. Unbelievably we had to put the fire on. It was however a good location for us to explore all our favourite places in this beautiful part of the world.
"Lovely cottage in a great location"
"The cottage was in a very pleasant area but the immediate environs needed some attention."
The trees on the site would benefit from lopping and felling, to allow more sunshine into the cottages, and the grounds would benefit from more regular maintenance. The cottage itself was adequate - except for the very creaky floorboards! However, as we usually arrive at a holiday cottage with several days' worth of frozen meals, we do not expect to have to defrost the freezer overnight in order to unpack the freezer bag. I would therefore suggest that the weekly housekeeping checklist includes de-icing the freezer and also checking that all the lights work.
"Absolutely superb property and a lovely host Liz."
We have had an absolutely perfect holiday at Grooms Cottage. The cottage was spotless and very well looked after, there is everything you could ever need, especially in the kitchen. Loads of different pots and pans etc. Even had colour coded chopping boards.. Lounge has 2 nice comfy sofas and a good size TV. Beds were very comfy. Benefits from having both a bath and shower. Enclosed garden outside with a brand new BBQ. Set in further lovely tranquil frounds. We could not find a single fault with the property at all...its fabulous ..and we will certainly return when we can. The location is quite remote and a car is needed to get around the area but we knew that before arriving and was one of the reasons we chose it. It is easy to get to loads of different places such as Edinburgh, North Berwick ( lovely little fishing town), Holy Island, Eyemouth to name a few. Most relaxed holiday we've had in ages... We would highly recommend grooms cottage to anyone. Thank you Liz, we hope to see you again soon.
"No hot water every evening that we stayed except for the evening when, the man came to sort it for that night."
Supplied with hand towels only :(. The toilets had splashes of poop around the bowl. The outer space could have been much tidier and the BBQ was filthy. To be honest a very disapointing stay & will not book again
I am so sorry that you were disappointed with your stay. If we fell below the standards that we expect to keep I apologize, however there are a couple of points I feel I should make. We clearly state in our welcome pack to let us know if you have any issues. My husband came and sorted the hot water at your request and asked that you let him know if there was an ongoing issue, you did not let him know. If you had let me or my husband know that you had an issue with either cleanliness in the bathrooms, or in the outside space we would have dealt with that immediately and replaced the BBQ. It is disappointing for us and our guests when they are not satisfied, however it is extremely disappointing when guests do not inform us of issues that could be easily rectified. Property Owner
"A very clean and comfortable cottage in a great location."
We enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing week with easy access to all the local tourist attractions. We would definitely recommend Groom's Cottage to future visitors.
"I was away on business so not a holiday for me."
Sadly the first day I woke up with RSV illnesss so I spent all week at the cottage until I was well enough to travel home. The cottage itself is quiet and comfortable, I would have preferred a better hob to cook on and a spare blanket in the wardrobe would have been welcome. Apart from that there are a coupl of maintenance points that need attention: One of the storage heaters in the lounge area doesn't work at all. The ensuite toilet continues to tricklle water quietly so it looks like an adjustment is needed to reduce water waste.
"Only things missing was a potato peeler and salt and pepper shackers"
"The cottage was excellent, clean and very comfortable The welcoming pack was a nice surprise after a long journey there."
It’s an ideal spot to explore the Scottish boarder’s .I’d recommend grooms cottage and we can’t wait to go back next year
"Secluded not far from beaches or dunns or west coast if you wish to been there ..."
Secluded not far from beaches or dunns or west coast if you wish to been there twice in the last year and will be back owners and there team very helpful we will be back
"Have been using this cottage for a few years now, Cottage is located in a lovely rural setting."
Always a warm welcome from the owner with a lovely welcome pack. Only disappointment this year was the bed was no where near as comfortable as previous years.
"Creaking floorboards noisy water pipes, cracks in lounge ceiling."
Poor welcome pack.(1 packet of biscuits tea and coffee. Property needs updating and maintenance. Although we had a nice stay, the property could be so much better with tlc. It's in a lovely surroundings and location.
"A lovely break in a delightful quiet setting."
A well equipped comfortable house in a rural estate. The owners were welcoming and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Close to the coast with Berwick on Tweed, Bamburgh and Alnwick all within an hour’s drive and the Scottish Border towns also within easy reach. Our collie dog Joe gave it ten woofs out of ten!!!
"We had a lovely stay at grooms cottage which was in a great location."
We thought an inside door mat would be useful especially when it was wet. Thank you once again
"We enjoyed our stay at Groom's Cottage."
Everything was as listed and comfortable. Our only draw back was that normally living in a bungalow and now being well on in life we did find the stairs rather steep but that was not the fault of the owners as the photos showed upstairs.
"A totally enjoyable stay."
Everything was in good order, the cottage is ideal and the location splendid. There are walks along the rivers Tweed and Teviot along many tracks starting from various villages within 20 minutes drive of the cottage. The coastline is also within easy reach and is stunning. An excellent place to enjoy a break.
"Just what we wanted I very remote cottage with road links to everywhere We ..."
Just what we wanted I very remote cottage with road links to everywhere We enjoyed travelling to local areas and slightly further to Edinburgh and then returning to the absolute cosines of the wonderful cottage with all facilities that you would need We would definitely return
"Very comfortable cottage, clean,quiet and easy to find."
"Excellent holiday the cottage was perfect would definitely recommend and will be back again"
"A warm , well positioned cottage in a nice setting."
Well equipped and convenient for exploring the local area. There is an ongoing problem with the hot water pressure , which we were told about on arrival, this requires fixing as it could be a health and safety issue. Who ever is tinkering with it prior to guests arriving is not solving the fault on a permanent basis.
"Lovely cosy warm cottage every thing you need is there Owners were really nice and helpful Lovely surroundings easy to reach local areas for great beaches would definitely go back dog had a great time to."
It was lovely to have you here! Happy new year and best wishes for 2022 Property Owner
"A really lovely place to stay."
It was warm, comfortable and very clean. The owners were really friendly and helpful. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
It was lovely to meet you, so pleased that you enjoyed your stay Liz Property Owner
"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.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! It would be great to welcome you here again Liz and Mike Property Owner
"We spent a week in Groom’s cottage in Chirnside."
Lovely environment and warm well equipped home. Would book again.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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
"Cottage is Ideal for people that are looking for peace and quiet."
"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.
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
"The images and description reflects the cottage."
Lovely place to stay
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Nice cozy cottage, lovely surroundings, plenty of lovely places to visit fairly close, our 5th time si it can’t be bad."
"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.
"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.
"Only a small criticism, the tv is far too small for the room."
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"It is a lovely little cottage, the host is friendly, approachable and friendly."
A perfect base for exploring Scotland
Good cottage easy to book and find
"Groom Cottage - 2 Adults, 1 Toddler, 1 Dog Extremely friendly and helpful ..."
Groom Cottage - 2 Adults, 1 Toddler, 1 Dog Extremely friendly and helpful host Cottage has great facilities and in very good condition
"It was a great cottage I would love to live there ."
only one thing wrong not enough places to walk my dog x
"A fab little cottage in a lovely setting."
Great base for Borders and the coast.
"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.
- 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!
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.
EPC Rating: Band E
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:
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