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Gardener's Lodging – Home 1697104 Cottage

  • 1 bedroom
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Gardener's Lodging – Home 1697104

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min stay

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Cottage / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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.

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. Vintage 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 - please advise at time of booking) and also has a small 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, Gardener's Lodging is a TV-free zone. There is no TV license associated with the accommodation and therefore it is not possible to watch TV live or on the iPlayer. The living room has a good collection of books (including a large range of Scottish interest) and CDs and also a range of games. There is also a selection of DVDs to watch on your own device. The bedroom is accessed from the living room and has a comfortable king size bed as well as a single (with another pull-out single underneath). Due to the thick walls of the house there is poor or no wifi reception in the kitchen and the bathroom. Two cots and high chairs 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 (there is a small charge for the use of the tumble drier). All bed linen, towels and fuel included. Everything for your first cups of tea/coffee/hot chocolate is supplied on arrival.

***NEW: FREE WELCOME HAMPER FOR STAYS OF ONE WEEK OR MORE***

If you stay the week, a welcome hamper will be waiting for you designed to supply everything you need for dinner and breakfast the next day (and probably beyond!). This will include a bottle of wine, the makings of a simple dinner, bread, nibbles/snacks, croissants and jam/marmalade, fresh juice, Scottish oatcakes, cheese, butter, cereal, fruit and fresh eggs from our own hens (contents may vary slightly due to availability). Fresh eggs are usually available to buy too.

If you can't stay the week, we can still supply a hamper for an extra £40 charge. Alternatively, if you would like your shopping delivered on the day of your arrival, just let us know and we will be there to receive it and put it away for you.

ALLERGY SUFFERERS PLEASE NOTE

Whilst every attempt is made to keep our cat out of the lodging and the area cat free, she has been known to sneak in, so we cannot guarantee the lodging to be totally cat-hair free. Also, most of the pillows and cushions are feather/down filled, if you require man-made fibre filled pillows please let us know when you book. Thank you.

Strictly no pets. Sorry.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We enjoy meeting new people and have been welcoming guests from all around the globe. If you need advice on where to go and what to do we are always happy to advise. Equally well, if you just want to relax and enjoy a quiet break that's fine as well!

Policies

Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Strictly no pets, sorry. Children more than welcome (we have four, aged 7-16), they will enjoy the garden! Smoking allowed in the garden. No parties please.

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About the owner

Kath I.
Average reply time:
1 hour 12 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
23 Jan 2019
Years listed:
4
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Russian

This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 15 Apr 2014. Located in Scottish Borders, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £458 to £779.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Jan 2019.

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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 25 reviews Excellent
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“wunderbare, ruhige Wohnung in fantastischer Umgebung”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2014

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. Wir kommen wieder!

“Erholsam und gute Möglichkeiten zur Erku ndung Borderline und Duns”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2014

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.

Review 1-10 of 25

FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Kath (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Kath (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Kath (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Kath the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Kath (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Kath (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Book your stay form, a booking request is sent to Kath (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this holiday home you need to pay through the Holiday Lettings website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to your holiday home when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Kath (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Kath (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Kath (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Kath (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Kath (the owner) a message.

If Kath (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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