Charmingly named after Runglee Rungliot meaning ‘thus far and no further’, this journey’s end promises comfort and contentment amidst the gentle quiet of the country.
Presented in a classic traditional style, this immaculate cottage sits in a peaceful farm hamlet with open views across rolling Borders countryside where you can hop into walking boots or wellies and enjoy lovely country rambles directly from the doorstep.
Set out over one floor, the property offers well proportioned space for two or four with comfortable furnishings set against a calming colour scheme. The sitting room and sunny conservatory offer plenty of space for a little leisure time, while the dining kitchen with separate dining room offer complete flexibility for relaxed brunches or more formal dining.
There is a spacious king-size bedroom with walk-in dressing room and en-suite facilities as well as a pretty twin room, each featuring high quality mattresses and crisp linens with views over the garden to open fields beyond.
The charming market town of Duns is just 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 town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is 14 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.
For eating out, the Wheatsheaf at Swinton (2 miles) or the Inn at Allanton (5 miles) are both renowned for serving dishes full of fresh local flavours amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings. Alternatively for a perfect pint and lovely ambient surroundings, the newly refurbished Cross Inn at Paxton is developing a super reputation for its excellent local menu and friendly atmosphere. A little further afield, the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill (10 miles) is an elegant setting for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.
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, including Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, and Thirlestane; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.
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.
There are some wonderful walks around the area, and more serious walkers and cyclists can link into a number of long distance routes including the Berwickshire Coastal Path, or St.Cuthberts Way which take in the spectacular scenery and rich wildlife of the area but which all have easier stretches and shorter routes for those seeking a more leisurely pace.
Walk for miles on the stunning sandy beaches around Bamburgh 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 accommodation is all on the ground floor and is therefore suitable for less mobile guests.
Entrance hall providing useful space for outdoor clothing.
Sitting room with three seater sofa and armchair, electric ‘real flame effect’ stove, TV with Freeview and DVD player.
Dining room with seating for four guests.
Conservatory with TV with Freeview, two seater sofa and two armchairs and door to the terrace.
Kitchen with double oven, 4 ring electric hob, microwave, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, CD player with radio. The kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of good quality china, glasses, cookware and cookery books. There is a dining table (seats four) for informal breakfast dining.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer, bread maker and access to the garden.
Bedroom one with 5’ bed, chest of drawers and walk-in dressing room.
En-suite bathroom with corner bath with handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 3’ single beds, fitted wardrobe and dressing table.
Family bathroom with walk in shower, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries.
Wifi and mobile coverage
Wifi is available in the propperty. Mobile reception is generally good but tends to be limited on the EE network.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Garden and grounds
The cottage sits in a pretty, mature garden which is fully-enclosed once the gate is shut. There is a terrace to the rear of the cottage with outside dining space and a gas barbecue. An outside shed provides storage for outdoor kit and bikes. There is ample parking for two cars.
As can be seen from the images, the owner’s property is visible from the cottage. They are on-hand to assist guests get the best from their stay but are very respectful of guests’ privacy.
A welcome pack awaits guests on arrival.
A homemade meal delivery is available which is popular for guest’s first night and wine delivery is available in conjunction with renowned wine merchants Corney & Barrow.
Dogs are not permitted at this property.
|Runglee||£395 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.