The Honey House
Longformacus, near DunsGuest Rating
It is not often you find a sweet little cottage in an equally picturesque setting, but one such is the Honey House.
|Sleeps: 3/4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Fri, Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Bedroom with single bed with second pull-out single bed below
Shower room with WC and wash basin
Cupboard with washing machine.
Sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV (satellite)/DVD, Hi-Fi, microwave, small hob and oven, fridge, etc.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
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.
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).
Changeover Day: Fri, Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£580.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£450.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£395.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£450.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£345.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£525.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£525.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£345.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£395.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£450.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£395.00|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£450.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£525.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£450.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£525.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£575.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£450.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£395.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£450.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£345.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£525.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£525.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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.
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lovely clean spacious cottage in a lovely tranquil area
Lovely area, weather ****.
The honey house was very cosy and although it was an older property it was well equipped and had everything we needed.
Great base from which to explore the beautiful borders. Comfortable home for home, and well set out space with everythin...Read More
A1 communication. House was lovely and neighbour great. Hope to book again.