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.
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.
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% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
- Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018||POA||£295.00|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA||£505.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA||£505.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£295.00||£325.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£345.00||£365.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£405.00||£425.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£345.00||£365.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£405.00||£425.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£525.00||£525.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£405.00||£425.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£525.00||£525.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£405.00||£425.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£345.00||£365.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£405.00||£425.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£295.00||£325.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£505.00||£505.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£525.00||£525.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||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.
'Great to be back for our second visit - the house is so comfortable and inviting. Loved watching the birds while washing the dishes in the morning!'
'We have had a very relaxing stay in this lovely cottage. It has proved to be a wonderful base to explore the area. We appreciated all the homely touches in the cottage including the legendary lemon cake - thank you!'
'A lovely cottage in a lovely quiet setting, so peaceful. We have had a lovely week of exploration on bike and foot, the lanes and hills are so quiet, just perfect. For us, this is Shangrila. Thank you. '
'After a long drive it was a real treat to find such a lovely cottage. The garden was perfect for all, including the dog, to relax in. Thank you also for the delicious cake!'
'This is a wonderful cottage, very well furnished and equipped. The large enclosed garden is so sheltered and ideal for relaxing in. Thanks for the delicious lemon cake, and also for finding walking sticks when we discovered ours had been left at home!'