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Gardener's Lodging


Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

View from the southwest showing the bathroom and kitchen windows

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Situated a short walk from the Market Square of the delightful little town of Duns in the Scottish Borders, this bright and spacious holiday home is part of a category B listed Georgian villa which is set in 1.5 acres of gardens rich in wildlife. With local walks from the door around Duns Castle Nature Reserve, golf at the local golf course, or the direct bus services to Eyemouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Melrose, as well as offering access to Borders cycle routes, you may not want to use the car at all. Alternatively, the beach at Coldingham Bay and St Abbs are 20 minutes away by car, with many Border towns, abbeys and stately homes also within the vicinity. The attractions of the North Northumberland coast and the Cheviot hills are within easy reach as well, such as the Holy Island of Lindesfarne.

Duns itself can cater for all your daily shopping needs (including a prize-winning butcher), as well as offering gift shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. It has a thriving community with events happening throughout the year. The nearest railway station is at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Duns golf course is just outside the town beyond the local swimming pool. Edinburgh is about one hour by car.

Gardener's Lodging is full of character, decorated with hand-made soft furnishings using quality fabrics. Whilst it is attached to the owner's house it has its own entrance and a private sheltered garden.

Occupants of Gardener's Lodging are offered the use of the owner's large south facing sewing room with worktable for free. This room has underfloor heating and is the perfect place to get the creative juices flowing. If you would like to take advantage of this, please mention this at time of booking. Please note that this room is visited by cats.

Parking in the courtyard. Entrance into a hallway and then up a broad-shallow staircase to the apartment. Lobby with coat hooks and access to dining kitchen and bathroom. Traditional bathroom with hand held shower over the bath. The kitchen has a dishwasher, Belfast sink, fridge with ice box, coffee and espresso maker, induction hob (not suitable for people with certain types of pacemaker), oven and microwave. The table comfortably seats six. Access from the kitchen into the private garden with its outside seating area. Access from the kitchen to the living room (two steps). The living room is provided with plenty of seating (which includes a double sofa bed if required) and also has a table for those wishing to eat away from the kitchen. Please note that while there are a DAB/FM Radio, CD player and wifi available in here there is no television. The living room has a good collection of books and CDs and also a range of games. The bedroom is accessed from the living room and has a comfortable king size bed as well as a single. Due to the thick walls of the house there is no wifi reception in the kitchen and the bathroom. A cot and high chair can be supplied free of charge (please book these in advance). Washing machine and tumble drier are available in a shared utility room accessed from the entrance hallway. All bed linen, towels and fuel included.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Coldingham 21 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 85 km, Nearest railway: Berwick-upon-Tweed 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Scottish Borders region

Duns is ideally located to explore the famous Scottish Borders Abbeys, as well as the beautiful coastline of Southeast Scotland and North Northumberland, including the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. There are numerous stately homes in the area and the surrounding countryside offers good walking territories as well as quiet country lanes for cycling. The Borders towns are all worth a visit as is Berwick-upon-Tweed just over the border into England.

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2 Nov 2014


"Comfortable, well-equipped and convenient location"

The accommodation was cosy, comfortable and very well equipped, including lots of information about places to visit in the area. It's location was ideal for touring the Scottish Borders and north… More

2 Oct 2014


"Great place for visiting the (Eastern) Borders"

This property was really well situated for visiting both South Eastern Scotland and northern Northumberland. It was pleasantly quiet and secluded yet within easy reach of all the facilities in Duns. W… More

27 Aug 2014


"wunderbare, ruhige Wohnung in fantastischer Umgebung"

Die Wohung ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet, eine wunderbare Atmosphäre! Duns liegt im reizenden Südschottland, jede Menge Ausflugsmöglichkeiten in angenehmer Nähe. Die Gastgeber sind sehr freundlich und lassen keinen Wunsch unerfüllt.
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19 Aug 2014


"Exceptionally well appointed accommodation and most considerate hosts"

We recommend this beautifully situated and well equipped suite, without reservation. It is comfortably furnished, by friendly hosts, who are most attentive to guests needs. Situated in a rear extens… More

17 Aug 2014


"A peaceful, cosy haven with a welcoming atmosphere."

Gardener's Lodging was just as described and more - fully equipped! Kath and Eric very welcoming and their children kindly shared their play areas in the garden with our children. The beds and … More

28 Apr 2014


"Erholsam und gute Möglichkeiten zur Erku ndung Borderline und Duns"

Es war sehr schön und interessant....nette Gastgeber.Die Ferienwohnung ist komplett ausgestattet, auch mit Wifi versorgt. Gastgeber sprechen deutsch und englisch und sind exellente Kenner der Historie.

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Calendar last updated:24 Nov 2014

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • German

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