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: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|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
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). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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).
- Save 15% w/c 13 Oct 18 From 13/10/2018 to 19/10/2018
- Save 15% w/c 20 Oct 18 From 20/10/2018 to 26/10/2018
- Save 10% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
- Save 10% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£385.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018||£295.00|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£485.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£485.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£295.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£325.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£385.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£325.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£385.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£485.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£385.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£485.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£385.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£325.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£385.00|
|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 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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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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.
Everything you could ask for
If you have a big car parking is tight !
For the price, it was good value. But the storage heater in the living room needs checking as, if turned on, it was boil...
Thanks for the feedback. The owners are sorry about the fault with the storage heater and hob during your stay but they ...Read More
Beautiful, peaceful spot. Cottage simply but adequately furnished, most places these days provide at least tea/ coffee, ...
The owner will review the local information she provides for guests - thanks for the valuable feedback.