Garden Cottage a stylish self-catering holiday cottage in the Scottish Borders that has recently been rebuilt to create a contemporary interior within a traditional exterior. It is located at the West Gate of the grounds of Wedderburn Castle in Berwickshire. The self-catering rental offers the privacy and quiet of the countryside, along with the convenience of being close to the pretty market town of Duns. Garden Cottage is also situated within easy driving distance of a number of historical towns and sites including Berwick-upon-Tweed, Edinburgh, Holy Island, Alnwick Castle, Floors Castle, Mellerstain, Manderston, Chillingham Castle and many of the Borders abbeys.
Other nearby attractions in the area include stunning beaches such as Coldingham and Bamburgh, fishing on the Tweed and Whiteadder, a choice of marked cycle routes and golf on a selection of local courses. There is also a golf driving range and children's soft play area within easy walking distance.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coldingham 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 60 km, Nearest railway: Berwick-upon-Tweed 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Garden Cottage is a stylish holiday property for two people. The comfortable sitting room has a huge stone fireplace as its focal point, complete with wood-burning stove. Entertainment is provided through a large flat-screen television with digital channels and there is also broadband internet access with wi-fi facility.
The separate dining-kitchen is a bright room with French doors offering views across a spacious private lawn and fully-equipped with a wide variety of culinary essentials. The wooden flooring throughout the ground floor of the cottage provides a warm, atmospheric feel, and all floorboards were cut from a single ancient ash tree that grew beside the castle and fell in a storm.
The bedroom has a king-size bed and a full height window framing views of Wedderburn Castle and across the countryside. The chic limestone bathroom has a generous 1.9m bath with shower.
|Further details outdoors|
The spacious private walled garden at the Garden Cottage allows guests the option of sunbathing, alfresco dining, BBQs and relaxing in the fresh air. It is also ideal for those trying to keep an eye on infants and young toddlers, allowing them to run around freely within a contained space.
The cottage has parking at the door which is for the exclusive use of Garden Cottage.
High chair and travel cot available if requested in advance
Hampers and catering available subject to pre-ordering
All towels, bathrobes and linen and complimentary Gilchrist and Soames toiletries included
The Scottish Borders offer the perfect holiday location to suit a wide range of interests. Local attractions include beaches and areas of spectacular natural beauty including Coldingham, St Abbs Head and Bamburgh, historical houses, priories and abbeys and sporting activities including golf, trail and beach riding, cycling on nearby cycle-routes through the unspoilt Berwickshire countryside, hot-air ballooning, fishing on the rivers Tweed and the Whiteadder and off-road driving.
The Borders has a dramatic history and Duns is an ideal base to explore both the east and west borders. Nearby historic houses and sites include Manderston and Mellerstain, Hume Castle, Floors Castle, Kelso Abbey, Smailholm Tower, Norham Castle, Paxton House, Coldingham Priory and Ladykirk Church.
Duns is a thriving market town in the Scottish Borders offering a selection of high-quality local shops – bakery, delicatessen, greengrocer, chemist, coffee and gift shops – and a small supermarket.
The nearest station is Berwick-upon-Tweed which is serviced by both the East Coast Mainline and Cross Country trains from the west of the country. The cottages are a 20 minute drive or taxi ride from Berwick-upon-Tweed and cars can easily be rented in Berwick.
Edinburgh and Edinburgh airport are also an easy drive from Duns, taking approximately 1hr.