The Old Carriage House
Near Duns, Berwickshire
The Old Carriage House is a delightful small house hidden off a country lane near the hamlet of cottages known as Edrom in Berwickshire.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Just a couple of miles east of Duns and 14 miles west of Berwick-upon-Tweed and the fast A1, the house stands detached in its own large enclosed garden (with furniture), which is a most peaceful place to relax on a sunny afternoon.
It is hard to believe now, given its comfort and charm, that the cottage was originally built in the early 1800s as a barn to house the local Minister's horse and carriage. It has now been completely redesigned and refurbished to create this very attractive, solid stone house.
All the rooms have been furnished to a high standard in terms of both quality and style. The sitting room is furnished in a delightfully cottagey style, with an open fire to keep it cosy. The panelled ceiling, attractive fireplace, beguiling window seat and French doors all add to the charm. The spacious dining kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could need and there is a glazed door from here to the garden.
All on one level, there are two bedrooms. The double room again has large glazed doors to the garden that make the room very light and airy and the twin room is very elegantly presented. A family bathroom with bath and shower over completes the accommodation.
Outside there is a pretty enclosed garden and with access to it from just about every room, The Old Carriage House is an inviting cottage indeed.
At the Old Carriage House you are very well placed for exploring this attractive area of Scotland.
To the west are the Border hills, which offer great walking and mountain biking, as well as a whole list of keeps, castles, stately homes and ruined abbeys to visit. To the east you are within a half hour drive of the coast, the sandy beach at Coldingham and the magnificent cliffs at St Abbs, with their amazing seabird colonies.
To the south, you can drive down into England, visiting Lindisfarne and Holy island, Bamburgh and Alnwick. While to the north, you can explore the coast of Lothian with its superb golf courses, including famous Muirfield, as well as Tantallon Castle and North Berwick, where you can take a boat trip to see more seabirds on the Bass Rock.
Of course a day in Edinburgh is not to be missed. Perhaps the most relaxing way to get there is to leave the car and take the train from Berwick.
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting room with open-fire, TV/DVD/Video.
Kitchen/Dining with electric-cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing-machine etc.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters and open fire (initial supply of logs INCLUDED). A maximum of 3 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 large dogs, 2 medium dogs, 3 small dogs, 2 cats).If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 15% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
- Save 10% - March 2017 From 11/03/2017 to 31/03/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£345.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£405.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£345.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£405.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£505.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£405.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£505.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£405.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£345.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£405.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£295.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£505.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£505.00|
|06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
'A very hospitable cottage and one of the most immediately comfortable and home-like we have stayed in.'
'Lovely country cottage with gorgeous open fire and very helpful owners. Has everything you need for a good stay.'
'Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location. We saw coloured doves (sic) bullfinches and a woodpecker! Thank you for an amazing stay.'
'Lovely cottage and beautiful countryside. Great holiday - one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in here in the UK.'
'We have been to this area a few times but this cottage has been the best so far. Lovely cottage, the photos on the website do not do it justice!'
'Great to be able to escape the city with our little baby boy! Our first visit and we were not disappointed. Beautiful setting, lovely little cottage.'
'Wonderful cottage to bring in the New Year - great artwork and cosy. Spent a week doing nothing and it was bliss.'