Near Duns, BerwickshireGuest Rating
Johnsfield Cottage is a truly enchanting 'roses round the door' sunny, detached stone cottage.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
It stands quietly in a safe and lovely garden (with barbecue, childrens' swing and garden furniture) and orchard extending altogether to two acres, within the private country estate of the great Edwardian house, Manderston (2 miles).
Inside, the cottage is full of charm and character. There is a splendid modern kitchen which is open plan to a large family room/dining room with television, so that the whole family can be together while meals are being prepared. It is likely that most time will be spent here as it really forms the heart of the house. Accessed directly from the garden, with windows all round, it is light and sunny with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and do their own thing.
There is in addition a more formal and very comfortable additional sitting room with open fire, which in former times would have probably been the 'parlour' and would have been kept for special occasions. These days the snug, warmly decorated sitting room really comes into its own as a cosy retreat when darkness falls.
There are three good sized bedrooms, with one on the ground floor which is en suite and two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
The house is furnished with an interesting and eclectic mix of antique furniture, much of it probably devolved from Manderston itself and the result is in total keeping with the cottage’s delightful ambience.
Duns is a very pleasant little market town that is just along the road from the cottage. It has good shops and eating places.
One of its sons was the racing driver Jim Clark and aficionados of the sport can visit the Jim Clark Room in Duns itself, which contains memorabilia of the world champion. The lovely stately home of Manderston (used in the TV series 'The Georgian Country House') is also close by and well worth a visit.
On the way to historic Berwick-upon-Tweed (13m) and the sandy coast, you can also visit the Adam-designed Paxton House, which is an outpost of the National Gallery of Scotland and has the largest picture collection of any country house in Scotland.
The River Whiteadder (fishing permits available) is within easy walking distance and all the interesting Scottish Border country, Edinburgh (one hour's drive) and Northumberland's National Park, coast, spectacular castles and Lindisfarne (Holy Island) can be explored in a day trip. Duns also has a golf course and the great golfing meccas of Muirfield, Archerfield and Luffness are all within an hour's drive.
Local Events and Attractions
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Snug sitting room with log fire
Large open-plan kitchen/dining room with gas-fired Aga cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher etc. This room extends into a large play/sitting room with games, books, TV/DVD, Mini Hi-Fi and piano
Double bedroom with en suite bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Outbuilding with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED from 1 September 2018. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £30 INCLUDED) and open fire (1 basket of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 3 medium or 3 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).
- 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 6|
|27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018||£450.00||£475.00|
|20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£795.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£795.00||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£450.00||£475.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£495.00||£575.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£595.00||£675.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£495.00||£575.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£595.00||£675.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£775.00||£775.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£595.00||£675.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£775.00||£775.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£595.00||£675.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£495.00||£575.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£595.00||£675.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£450.00||£475.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£795.00||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£795.00||£795.00|
|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.
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A real country cottage, the aga was great, every kind of pot and pan you can imagine and lovely sitting areas. My son lo...Read More
Property & location were lovely. However, there was no room in the kitchen for our food - too full of the owners own go...
Thank you for the useful feedback. The owner let us know that they have added additional kitchen cupboards for guests to...Read More
One of the most charming cottages we’ve stayed in !
Great cottage, great location
Very comfortable cottage to stay in. We loved the garden and the children particularly loved the swing. Aga was a bit of...Read More