Tucked away on the edge of the Lammermuirs amidst rolling hills and pastures with the Southern Upland Way on the doorstep, this two bedroom cottage will appeal to families and friends seeking the cosy comfort of home in an unspoilt country setting.
Offering spacious living accommodation, the warm-toned hues of the sitting room enhanced by a fresh scheme of pretty country ginghams, is an inviting space to unwind and relax in front of the large wood-burning stove enjoying the views and calming twitter of birdlife from the pretty rear garden.
The large kitchen is well equipped for holiday living with plenty of space to accommodate the four-legged members of your party, while the two well presented bedrooms can sleep up to five guests comfortably with two double beds and one single bed. Additional sleeping accommodation can be provided for two guests on a sofa bed in the sitting room if required.
Sitting just 13 miles from the heritage coastline, the cottage is ideally placed for exploring both coast and country.
The charming market town of Duns is just 4.5 miles from the property offering a good range of small town shopping including a butchers, bakery, country and fishing store, a small co-op supermarket as well as a small selection of local gift and coffee shops. For a greater choice, including larger supermarkets, the historic towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso sit 17 miles and 20 miles respectively from the property where you can relax and watch the world go by in one of the many cafes, delicatessens or tea rooms. Alternatively head to the popular market town of Haddington (17 miles) where you will find an excellent selection of grocers, wine shops, florists and butchers sitting alongside charming gift, clothes shops and craft galleries.
Activities & attractions
There is excellent walking from the house from gentle ambles in the hills or along the river to serious hikes following Scotland's Coast to Coast walk, the Southern Upland Way which sits right on the doorstep. Keen cyclists can enjoy exploring quiet lanes and miles of forest tracks and there are a number of designated routes from low level meanders to high energy treks.
There is internationally-renowned fishing on the Tweed while productive fishing can be found on the River Whiteadder. For trout fishing and sailing, head to the nearby Whiteadder Reservoir nestled in an idyllic spot at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills. Alternatively you will find some good sport and a friendly welcome at Coldingham Loch (15 miles). For shooting, a number of local estates offer high quality walked-up and driven shooting for grouse, pheasant and partridge over a wide range of habitats taking in the picturesque valleys and heather clad hillsides of the area.
For golfing, there is plenty of choice with a fantastic selection of eleven courses to choose from within a 22 mile radius, including the highly regarded 9 hole course at Duns, the sublime Roxburghe Championship Course in Kelso and the 18 hole cliff top links course at Eyemouth.
For the ultimate off-road experience, the Ronnie Dale Driving Centre in nearby Abbey St. Bathans (3.5 miles) offers 4x4 driving adventures for adults under the watchful eye of a personal instructor in 2000 acres of hill and forest terrain, as well as quad bike treks for adults and children around the 500 acre farm estate.
The stunning sandy beaches of the Berwickshire and North Northumberland coastline are just a stone’s throw away. Some of our favourite spots include the stunning beach at Bamburgh, miles of pristine sands popular for walking, beach rides or surfing, the magnificent views from the cliff tops at St Abbs Head, a designated Nature Reserve and the breeding ground for thousands of seabirds and seals; and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, an overwhelmingly mystical place cut off from the mainland during high tide.
There’s an array of fabulous castles and historic houses to visit across the area. including majestic Floors Castle in Kelso and nearby Manderston a stunning example of an Edwardian country house set in 56 acres of formal gardens. Built with no expense spared, it features every modern convenience of that era, including sumptuous staterooms, opulent detailing, and an incredible silver staircase - the only one in the world. As the film location for a Channel 4 six-part series on life below stairs, its elaborate domestic quarters give a captivating insight into daily life in the Edwardian period.
The property sits on two levels and comprises:-
Spacious dining kitchen with electric hob and cooker, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. There is a dining table with seating for six.
Sitting room with generous seating set around a large wood-burning stove. A sofa bed can provide additional sleeping accommodation if required. This must be specified at the time of booking. French doors lead-out the the rear patio and garden area.
Bathroom with large shower unit, double basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Bedroom 1 - double bedroom with fixed king bed, single bed, double wardrobe, chest of drawers and side tables. Velux window with blackout blind.
Bedroom 2 - double bedroom with fixed king bed, double wardrobe, chest of drawers, side tables. Velux window with blackout blind.
Additional - a sofa bed in the sitting room can provide additional sleeping accommodation for two guests if required. This must be specified at the time of booking.
TV with Freeview - sitting room.
Wifi and mobile coverage
Free wifi is available at the cottage. Please note that there are speed limitations due to the rural location of the cottage. Mobile reception is generally good.
Bed linen and towels supplied.
Hair driers supplied.
Guest toiletries provided.
The property is centrally heated throughout the ground floor.
Convection heating in the bedrooms.
Large wood-burning stove stove to the sitting room - generous initial supply of logs provided.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
The property can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or part or fully catered options are available including a homemade meal and wine delivery service. Gourmet ready meals, fresh produce and award winning exotic meats from nearby Kezie Farm can be accommodated on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept to the downstairs, uncarpeted areas of the property and are not permitted on the furniture. An outside tap is provided to clean dogs before access to the property.
Ample private parking is available directly to the side of the cottage.
Garden and grounds
There is a patio area and terraced garden to the rear of the property. This can be accessed via french doors from both the sitting room and kitchen area. The property enjoys open views across open fields and woodland. A gas barbecue for guest use can be supplied on request. There is a double garage to the rear of the property but please note that this is not available for use by guests. This houses the bio-mass boiler and the owner will require side access to the garage space during the period of any guest stay.
The property sits nearby the owner's property set within a large adjoining private garden but is not overlooked. While the owners are on-hand and would be pleased to assist guests with any aspect of their stay, they are equally respectful of guest privacy.
The cottage is strictly no-smoking.
|Brambles||£395 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.