Sit back and take inspiration from the changing colours of the seasons in this cosy, country hideaway, yet just 10 miles from the dramatic headland of the heritage coast for invigorating beach walks and wildlife rich estuaries. Two bedroom, private south-facing garden, lovely views.
Tucked away in the heart of the Berwickshire countryside in the hamlet of Edrom, this detached two bedroom stone-built cottage sits in a very pretty south-facing garden with a lovely open aspect across the rich rolling landscape, fringed by leafy woodlands and the meandering River Whiteadder.
Inside, the living space is separated by a central staircase leading into a warm, homely sitting room where the traditional inglenook fireplace with oak mantle, forged ironwork and wood burner is the lovely heart of the space. Technology includes a flat screen TV, DVD player and Wi-Fi to keep all members of the party connected and entertained.
The kitchen is a bright, welcoming space, well equipped with all the essentials for holiday living with dining space for four and a side door leading out to the garden. The two bedrooms sit on the first floor - one double and one twin, featuring crisp linens and views over the garden. The bathroom has a shower with rainforest head while a stone basin with brass finishes adds a little rustic charm.
The charming market town of Duns is just 3 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. Hugo’s bistro is a great choice for eating-out and there is an excellent Thai restaurant in the centre of town.
For more extensive amenities, including larger supermarkets, the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is 12.5 miles away including a Marks & Spencers food outlet, and a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, including the very popular Maltings Kitchen with adjoining arts and theatre venue. Head to the quayside and you can purchase lobster, scallops or wild Scottish salmon fresh from the day’s catches from the Berwick Shellfish Company or order direct to have a perfect seafood platter delivered to your holiday home.
The Allanton Inn (3 miles) and the Wheatsheaf at Swinton (8 miles) are both renowned for serving dishes full of fresh local flavours amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings or alternatively the Cross Inn at Paxton (9 miles) is developing a super reputation for its excellent local menu and friendly atmosphere.
Activities and attractions
For sightseeing, the property is an ideal base for exploring the wider area with its magnificent countryside steeped in a turbulent and romantic history, punctuated by imposing castles and grand stately homes. Manderston House sits nearby and is 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.
Take time to visit the captivating castles of Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, and Thirlestane; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the stunning homes and gardens of nearby Paxton and Mellerstain.
For walking and cycling, there is plenty to offer from easy country rambles and riverside trails, while more serious walkers and cyclists can link into a number of long distance routes in the Lammermuir Hills or Berwickshire Coastal path.
Fishing is available on the River Whiteadder which sits just a stone’s throw from the cottage and permits can be purchased locally in Duns. For golf enthusiasts, Duns Golf Club is a scenic upland course situated just a ten minute drive from the property. A further 16 courses are within a 30 mile radius, including the renowned Roxburghe Championship course near Kelso and the very pretty Hirsel course at Coldstream.
The stunning heritage coastline is just a short twenty minute drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops.
Birdwatchers, walkers and photographers will delight in the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve or cross the causeway at low tide to the very beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne where you will experience nature at its very best.
Finally why not take a drive to Bamburgh where you can walk for miles on stunning sandy beaches or simply enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic watching kite surfers soar across the bay on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.
The cottage sits on two floors separated by a central staircase.
Sitting room - with large sofa, two armchairs, wood burning stove, flatscreen TV, DVD and CD player. Selection of books, games and DVDs.
Kitchen - electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, 3/4 dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker, washing machine (no dryer). Dining space with seating for four. Side door to the garden.
Bedroom one - with 4’6” double bed with Orthopeadic mattress, side tables, chest of drawers, large wardrobe.
Bedroom two - with 3’ twin beds, small chest of drawers, storage area with hanging rail.
Bathroom - with corner shower, heated towel rail, small basin and WC.
High quality linen, hypoallergenic pillows, mattress toppers and duvets are provided. Towels are supplied along with guest toiletries and adult bathrobes. A hairdryer is supplied.
A small welcome pack awaits guests on arrival.
Heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled.
Wood burning stove in the sitting room - initial supply of logs provided.
Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
Wi-Fi will be available in the cottage shortly. Please contact us to check the go-live date if this is critical to your stay. Mobile reception is very intermittent in the property but does improve from the edge of the garden. A landline is available for emergency calls only.
Babies and children
Children over the age of 10 welcome. Babies up to the age of 6 months may be permitted but there is no provision for a travel cot or high chair.
Two dogs are permitted but must be clean before access into the property and thereafter kept to the ground floor only. They are not permitted upstairs or in the bedrooms.
Garden and grounds
There is a spacious enclosed lawned garden with a patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. Storage for bikes and outdoor gear can be provided on request.
There is private parking for two/three cars in the driveway to the side of the property.
The cottage is detached and benefits from a private location and is not overlooked.
The property is strictly no smoking.