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The Honey House

Longformacus, near Duns

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It is not often you find a sweet little cottage in an equally picturesque setting, but one such is the Honey House.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 3/4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri, Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (1)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

It stands in a quiet lane of traditional, terraced stone-built cottages just across from the river in the little Borders village of Longformacus at the foot of the Lammermuir hills, 7 miles from the market town of Duns.

Inside, the clever refurbishment of the cottage has added to its character and certainly given it the wow factor. For one thing, conventional layout has been inverted. Downstairs, the spacious hall makes an excellent store for muddy boots and outdoor clothes. Off this are a double and a single bedroom with additional pull-out bed and a shower room.

There are lots of attractive traditional features throughout, such as the natural pine doors with their metal latches. There are also thoughtful touches such as the blackout blinds in the bedrooms, just in case you don’t want to make too much of an early start.

Upstairs is a comfortable open plan living area, with wall-to-wall windows that overlook the garden and keeps the whole place light and bright. The room has been thoughtfully organised into three distinct areas. There is comfortable seating around a charming wood-burning stove at its heart, with a feature sandstone wall that provides plenty of rustic charm. The neat, well-equipped kitchen is separated from the rest of the room by a worktop (which includes the hob) and the dining area has a French window with Juliet balcony overlooking the garden.

Outside there is private parking to the front of the cottage and a pretty grassed garden to the rear.


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Map & Local

For all its rustic peace and rural charm, Longformacus (pronounced Long-for-make-us) is very accessible and also very well placed for exploring this attractive area.

On the edge of the Lammermuir Hills and right on the Southern Upland Way, it is perfect for walking out in all directions. Picturesque Abbey St Bathans (with restaurant) is just a few miles up the road and you can continue from there to the coast at Cockburnspath, the fine sandy beach at Coldingham or the dramatic RSPB reserve on the cliffs at St Abbs.

Historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, which was punted back and forth between Scotland and England for much of its existence, is well worth a visit. You can then go on down the Northumbrian coast to Lindisfarne and Holy Island, Bamburgh and Alnwick (with castle and gardens).

Heading north, the bustling capital Edinburgh is only an hour’s drive away and you can be golfing at Luffness or even Muirfield itself within the hour. There are many other less prestigious but excellent courses in the nearer vicinity as well.

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Double bedroom
Bedroom with single bed with second pull-out single bed below
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Cupboard with washing machine.

Upstairs

Sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV (satellite)/DVD, Hi-Fi, microwave, small hob and oven, fridge, etc.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri, Sat

Booked Available
2019
Price

Weekly Prices

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).

  • Save 10% w/c 29 Jun 19 From 29/06/2019 to 01/07/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 06 Jul 19 From 06/07/2019 to 08/07/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 15 Jun 19 From 15/06/2019 to 17/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 22 Jun 19 From 22/06/2019 to 24/06/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 29 Jun 19 From 29/06/2019 to 01/07/2019
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 03/01/2020
  • October Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 01/11/2019

Changeover Day: Fri, Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £395.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £485.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £395.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £325.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £395.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £295.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £485.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £485.00
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 POA
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 POA
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 POA
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 POA
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 POA
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 POA
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 POA
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 POA
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 POA
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 POA
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 POA
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 POA
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 POA
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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15-Nov-2018

The honey house was very cosy and although it was an older property it was well equipped and had everything we needed.

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13-Jul-2018

Great base from which to explore the beautiful borders. Comfortable home for home, and well set out space with everythin...

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22-Sep-2017

A1 communication. House was lovely and neighbour great. Hope to book again.

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16-Jun-2017

Little Beauty
Everything you could ask for
If you have a big car parking is tight !

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28-Oct-2016

For the price, it was good value. But the storage heater in the living room needs checking as, if turned on, it was boil...

Our response:

Thanks for the feedback. The owners are sorry about the fault with the storage heater and hob during your stay but they ...

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