Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The West Lodge is a recently-renovated self-catering holiday cottage in the Scottish Borders. Thought to originally date from around 1820 the lodge combines historic charm with modern comforts and stylish decoration. The West Lodge holiday rental offers the privacy and quiet of the countryside, along with the convenience of being close to the pretty market town of Duns.
The West Lodge 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 6, 3 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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The West Lodge has a stunning double-height kitchen and sitting area, located in the oldest part of the building and complete with original wooden beams and an oversized dressed stone fireplace with wood-burning stove.
The kitchen offers a spacious cooking area and is prefect for family meals around the pine dining table. The seating area has a number of comfortable sofas and chairs positioned around the fireplace. There is also a flat-screen television with digital channels and a DVD player.
The adjacent glazed sunroom looks across the surrounding lawns and woodland. This space is perfect for reading and relaxing and leads to the newly-created bedroom wing of the West Lodge. In the bedroom wing there are two double bedrooms – both with king-sized beds – and one bedroom with twin beds. All of the bedrooms and the three bathrooms are decorated in a contemporary style and appointed to the highest standard.
|Further details outdoors|
The West Lodge is situated at the West Gate of the grounds of Wedderburn Castle. It is surrounded by formal parkland, private driveways and woodland offering attractive walks and views of the Cheviot hills.
The lodge has a private lawn with garden furniture, making it the perfect spot to relax in the sunshine or have a BBQ in summer.
There is parking for the lodge directly outside which is suitable for several cars.
A high chair and travel cot are available by prior arrangement.
Hampers and catering are available subject to pre-ordering
Linen change and cleaning service provided on a weekly basis or by arrangement
West Lodge can be booked with a number of other properties on the Wedderburn Estate including Keeper's Cottage and Garden Cottage (please see listings)
Pets welcome by arrangement.
The Scottish Borders region
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.