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Spring Cottage

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Chirnside, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location Owners have thought of everything for their guests comfort and convenience"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2024

  • "Was disappointed there were no treats for the dog,felt like it wasn`t dog friendly as too many rules for the dog."

    The kelvinator leaked water,twice? and there was a bad small in the bathroom,one toilet roll to used for one week for two adults ?? .This property needs alot of T.L.C inside and out.

    Reviewed by Serge3.4May 2024

  • "Exceptional property with everything you require."

    Comfy bed and very easy to get around the area from it. We would certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2024

  • "Very comfortable cottage, feeling like a home with the personalised kids stuff."

    Had all we needed. Only slight annoyance was the toilet seat moving ever time you sat on it, but I made a comment in the suggestion book. Good base for a few days away with decent,secure garden for the dog and lots of fields out the back. Just a shame it was too windy to sit out.

    Reviewed by Britt3.8Apr 2024

  • "Great property!"

    So well equipped and well maintained one of the best we have rented.The bed was very comfortable and every aspect of the cottage was superb.The dogs loved the enclosed garden.Lovely welcome pack too!5* from us and many thanks.Jim and Jan

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jan 2024

  • "What a wonderful stay we had at spring cottage!"

    We ended up staying for an extra five nights because we felt so at home and comfortable! The dog loved the garden. The kids loved their rooms as did I. We all loved the big telly in the living room, but most of all we loved the quality of the mattresses. It's not often a mattress is up to my needs, I usually leave a holiday let early and in pain because I need a good quality mattress to sleep on, but not at spring cottage! Every room had a great mattress so we all slept like babies and had such a wonderful and restful holiday. The dining table in the kitchen allowed us to have sit down meals and we all really enjoyed that. A big thanks to our host Vicky who was so very kind and accommodating. We had a great holiday and we look forward to returning some day. I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely stay at Spring cottage, really enjoyable"

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Spring Cottage."

    It was cosy, tastefully furnished and decorated beautifully for Christmas, which was a delight to see when we opened the cottage door on arrival. Beds were very comfortable, with lovely festive bedding. The welcome basket was a delightful surprise too! Everything we could wish for for a comfortable stay was provided. The few 'niggles' we had were: Bulbs not working in some of the main lights, and lamps; Heater didn't work in the double bedroom; Outside drain kept blocking. However these issues in no way affected the enjoyment of our stay at the cottage, and we would be happy to return. We used to live in the Scottish Borders, about 20 miles from Whitsome, and it was so nice to be back in the area. Going forward into Spring, I think the garden would benefit from some attention, and a tidy up. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you so much.

    That’s a shame, bulbs heater and drains could have been fixed within the hour if you had let me know I only live 10 mins away and often pop up if something breaks immediately Garden definitely looks better from March onwards! Hope you return to enjoy the cottage again Vicky xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Dec 2023

  • "Very well equipped cosy cottage ."

    It felt very homely and to have it decorated for Christmas was an added bonus.We loved the location and the peace and quiet .Excellent stay .

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Extremely well equipped, probably best we have ever had. Very comfortable and cozy. Lovely hamper, thoroughly enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Nov 2023

  • "Loved our stay lovely quiet area with loads to see around within 10-15 miles, lovely big garden which would be great to eat in in warmer weather."

    Cottage was warm on arrival and throughout, would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Nov 2023

  • "Easy to find and lots of parking."

    Lovely comfy cottage with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Oct 2023

  • "A perfect getaway."

    Very comfortable.Garden very good and dog friendly.Sadly had to leave early because of storm Babet.

    Reviewed by Rosalyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay for the following reasons: 1."

    The cottage was so well equipped with everything you needed for a comfortable stay 2. We felt welcomed by the quality and variety of the welcome pack 3. The location combined the tranquillity of village life and walks with the close proximity of Berwick and Eyemouth just a short car ride away 4. The reassurance that Vicky, the owner lived local and if you needed anything she was at the other end of the phone. This was our first stay and I hope that the above review illustrates why we will be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an absolutely lovely week at Spring Cottage."

    We were lucky with the weather so got to sit out in the beautiful garden (watch out for the wasps tho!). And the bed was the comfiest I’ve ever slept it! The kitchen had everything you could possibly need and the welcome pack of goodies was a lovely touch - thank you! The house was clean and comfy and felt like a real home from home. It’s only a 15 minute drive to the supermarket to do a big shop. Gorgeous beach at Eyemouth close by, and all the gorgeous Northumberland coast not too much further away - we went to Bamburgh castle which is well worth a visit, and went on a boat trip from Seahouses and saw lots of grey seals! We had a day trip to Edinburgh too - gorgeous city - it was the fringe and tattoo that day so really busy and lots of street entertainment. I’d save your money and do Bamburgh rather than Edinburgh castle though. Would definitely recommend Spring cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Such a beautiful comfortable cottage."

    Couldn't fault it was what we expected and more .We came home and re booked for next year

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a really relaxing holiday"

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely gorgeous and was in a stunning location."

    Everything was immaculate and so comfortable. The owner was on hand for any information during the week but left us with privacy in the cottage. I would recommend the cottage to all. If i was pushed to find a negativeould of been lovely if the garden furniture had been cleaned.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great view from spacious garden."

    Well appointed and equipped cottage, very comfy beds, homely and welcoming. Welcome pack a nice surprise. A fabulous base to explore Northumberland and Scottish Borders.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    The Garden was wonderful and Spring Cottage is a great place to stay to explore the Borders and Northumberland.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2023

  • "A great cottage."

    A real credit to the owners. We all slept so well, as the bedrooms were quiet & comfortable. There was nothing we needed, as it had everything and more! The garden was also spacious, and really safe for our little dogs.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property with everything you could possibly need."

    Great peaceful location but close enough to larger towns to have whatever type of holiday you want.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, everything you could possibly need."

    Very spacious and comfortable. The welcome pack was a very welcome surprise. I would definitely love to visit again!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Would like to stop longer"

    Reviewed by George5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was one of the best we've had."

    Very warm and comfortable. Amazing equipment in the kitchen. We were particularly impressed with the extra large bath towels (very few cottages provide these), the large airer and the spacious kitchen. The on street parking was fine, no problems getting a space outside the cottage. As a base it was excellent to visit many places on the coast and we also enjoyed the local villages. We enjoyed the quietness of the roads around the the rolling countryside. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really nice comfortable and welcoming property."

    Everything there that is needed. Other than the shower having less water pressure than we are used to we could not fault this cottage. We were at the property in February so did not get a chance to use the garden but it looks like it would be great to enjoy some warm weather in.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage tastefully furnished and fitted to a high standard."

    It was perfect for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2022

  • "We have had a fabulous holiday until being falsely accused of dog urine marks on the through carpet which we noticed upon arrival and assumed that these marks had already been dealt with by the cleaners after the last occupants We have stayed six times in cottages within a year and once in spring cottage with both our border collies with no issues whatsoever We are both extremely upset by this false accusation and are more than happy to provide urine samples from both our dogs."

    Yours sincerely Mr and Mrs J F Hasnip

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Nov 2022

  • "The property was in Whitsome rather than Duns where we thought we were going."

    The cottage itself was lovely and had everything we needed but was more remote than we expected. Location is not an issue if you know you are not near any amenities and take that into account when booking

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Oct 2022

  • "Very cosy cottage everything you want for a perfect stay."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very clean cottage, bathroom just needs a reverb."

    Plenty of toys to keep children occupied when staying(even though I didn’t take any). An extremely well catered kitchen with everything that you possibly need for cooking. Books and games to keep everyone happy.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Some lighting in the garden would be useful and instructions for heater under gazebo canopy would be good, other than a lovely property with friendly neighbours."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, Photos do not do it justice."

    Great base to explore the area. Well equipped, everything we needed provided.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very Comfortable cottage with every amenity."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved our stay at spring cottage, we had loads of room and wanted for nothing, it had to be one of the best equipped properties we’ve stayed in, everything was thought of."

    The welcome pack was a smashing touch as well . The bed was so comfy and huge

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Spring Cottage very clean and everything you need was ..."

    We had a lovely week at Spring Cottage very clean and everything you need was there a great welcome pack was left for our arrival

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "A really good week, Vicki is a wonderful landlady who responded to a very minor problem within an hour and fixed the minor inconvenience."

    We will definitely stay in Spring Cottage if we go back. Thank you for the welcome pack it was very much appreciated. Both Mo and I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Delighted with Spring Cottage - brilliantly well equipped, lovely quality linen and towels."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "We have stayed in many cottages over the years and im delighted to say spring cottage has to rate as one of the very best."

    Well equipped, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The garden is well maintained and extremely private. We had a lovely break and would highly recommend this cottage for visiting the borders and the Northumberland coast. Thankyou for the lovely welcome pack ,and the use of your cottage.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7May 2022

  • "I honestly cannot think of anything that was not provided."

    The house was beautifully fitted out and superbly clean.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Spring Cottage the week leading up to Christmas."

    The cottage is immaculate and has everything you need for a comfortable holiday. The welcome pack was a very nice surprise too. We have 3 children and they loved it, we also had the joys of a teething toddler so due to this all three beds were used at separate times by everyone & we are pleased to report they are all lovely and comfy. We are familiar with the area as we have family in Duns and Burnmouth, the cottage is the perfect base to explore both Northumberland and the Boarders. We can’t wait to return. Vicky is a great host, thank you for our wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Very well appointed and extremely clean. A lot of effort has been made to make this a home from home.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "An extremely well equipped, comfortable and clean cottage with pretty much all essential items provided."

    The cottage owner is a lovely lady and very attentive. The only thing I would have liked was a more plentiful supply of really hot water for baths.

    Reviewed by Alistair4.7Oct 2021

  • "Large garden, Fully well equipped cottage, Cosy, Extremely comfortable beds, Lovely welcoming pack."

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Sep 2021

  • "My husband and I and our dog Jett had a great week at Spring Cottage."

    Situated in a small village with fields to the back we just loved it especially the walks around the fields first thing in the morning, beautiful sunrises and wildlife. The cottage is a great base for travelling to beaches and other villages around the borders. The cottage had everything we needed like a home from home, we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2021

  • "Superb 'Tardis' of a cottage."

    Much bigger than even the description and pictures give it credit for. Immediately felt like a home rather than a rental. Very well cleaned and great facilities. The only item I would have liked (given the regular weather in that part of the world) was a tumble dryer for clothes, but that's a nice to have, not an essential. Having said that, I would happily sacrifice a dishwasher for a tumble dryer! Location is perfect for those wanting to be a in quite rural spot, yet only 10 miles from Berwick, which has all facilities. Great location also for coastal spots such as Seahouse, Bamburgh, Eyemouth and St Abbs. Even in reasonable distance of Edinburgh for a day trip. We would be delighted to return at some point in the future and would have no hesitation in recommending the property.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2021

  • "What a fabulous cottage to stay in."

    We were contacted early on the Saturday and invited to go to the cottage early, which we did. On entering the Cottage we were more than pleasantly surprised, The children were so impressed with all the games that were there and the adults were more than pleased with the cleanliness and the equipment that was on site, Even down to small torches in every bedroom, The layout of the cottage was perfect and every use has been made with all the rooms. The children had their own bedrooms and were over the moon with them. The welcome pack was the icing on the cake and contained very thing needed for the first day, including a very pleasant bottle of Pinot white wine, As the week progressed we became more and more impressed and by the end of the week no one in the family wanted to leave. This cottage is a credit to the owner and I would recommend anyone to go there if they can, we will try and book again, A huge thank you to the owner for providing such beautiful accommodation.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Super clean cottage, smelled beautiful as we opened the door, which for a dog friendly cottage was unexpected."

    The enclosed garden was perfect, dog walks from the back gate. Super comfortable beds and literally everything you could ever need was provided, including a lovely welcome basket. Really cannot fault it at all, well done!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage- beautiful decor throughout (though bathroom could do with a little updating."

    ) Very well equipped home from home- super views out back from gazebo. Great base to explore the area. The Allen family :)

    Reviewed by Jodie4.7Jul 2021

  • "The holiday house and garden totally exceeded our expectations."

    The photos didn't do it justice and it was like home from home with facilities.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely Property would really recommend for people wanting to explore the Scottish Boarders"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2021

  • "The start to our holiday was made much better by the kind complimentary treats left out for us on arrival."

    The cottage was very spacious, clean and homely. The location was nice and quiet but close enough for journeys to be made to places of interest. Overall, a nice, relaxing week with the family.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2020

  • "Immaculate well equipped cottage great base to explore the Scottish Borders would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by C.5.0Sep 2020

  • "Spring cottage went above and beyond what we expected."

    Although a little quiet the area is amazing. Views from the garden are fantastic. The cottage was absolutely spotless and the kids loved the massive TV we would definitely recommend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2020

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  • All ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x queen, 1 x single
  • Family bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, DVD player and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot & high chair available
  • Steps up to enclosed lawned garden with patio furniture
  • Off-road parking for one car to the rear of the property with on-road parking available at the front
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 1.7 miles, shop 3.3 miles
  • Note: Steep stairs up to the garden area
  • Note: Check-in is from 5pm
  • Scottish Licence Number: SB-00031-F

The property

Chirnside 3.2 miles.

Spring Cottage is a pretty ground-floor cottage sitting in the rural village of Whitsome, hidden within the Scottish Borders.

A delightful abode that welcomes pets, this property is the perfect base for families of four travelling with their canine companions.

As you step inside the dwelling, place down your bags and hang your coats in the welcoming hallway, quench your thirst with a brew as you rest on the sofas and surf the channels on the TV, or snuggle into one of the armchairs with a captivating book, following an exciting journey to your holiday home.

Spend quality time with the children in the country-style kitchen, as you work together to bake some tasty treats to take with you on your next adventure.

Gather up board games and set the dining table in preparation for a feast, ahead of an entertaining night indoors with the family.

As the evening draws to a close, tuck the little ones into their beds and send them off to sleep with a bed time story; this home away from home has a roomy single bedroom and a queen-size bedroom, as well as a gorgeous master bedroom boasting a super king-size bed and ample storage.

In the morning, freshen up with a warming shower in the family bathroom, or soak yourself in the bath as you indulge in some peace and quiet.

When the whole family are ready to get out and about, head into the town of Eyemouth to explore the beautiful Scottish Borders coastline and see the stunning seals with a Eyemouth Rib Trip.

Visit the Eyemouth Museum to learn of the towns fishing heritage, before discovering the hidden rooms of Gunsgreen house and wandering along the smugglers trail.

Gather groceries in Chirnside and grab a pint at the local before returning to the cottage.

Venture across the boarder to the Northumberland town of Berwick-upon-Tweed to see the magnificent castle ruins and the Royal Border Bridge.

If you're an avid golfer, why not squeeze in a round at the Duns Golf Club.

If you're seeking a relaxing stay in the Scottish Borders, stop at Spring Cottage.

EPC Rating: Band D

Please note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £100

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

Please note: This property has a good house keeping bond of £100.
Please note: there is only a walk-in shower.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas