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Dye Water Cottage

Longformacus, near Duns

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Dye Water Cottage is set in the picturesque rural borders village of Longformacus that lies in the beautiful valley of the Dye Water, at the foot of the Lammermuir hills.

Quick Info

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

The cottage is just 7 miles from the market town of Duns and is within an hour's drive of Edinburgh. It is a real 'roses-round-the-door' 18th century traditional stone cottage set down a quiet country lane overlooking a meandering river. It is a beautifully peaceful spot where you will be lulled to sleep each night by the song of the river.

The cosy sitting room is warm and inviting with comfortable seating around its wood-burning stove and a handy little dining area by the window. The colourful kitchen is well-equipped and has traditional Belfast sink and wooden beamed ceiling. A luxurious, modern bathroom with a double-ended bath completes the downstairs accommodation.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, that are both light, bright and beautifully presented with views out over the Dye Water to the front of the house. Then there is an additional, charming sitting room with TV and a door that leads out to the spacious enclosed, sloping grassed garden to the rear of the property.

Please note: there are five steps up from the house to the garden.

Map & Local

The Southern Upland Way passes through Longformacus village and there are numerous other walking, hiking and cycling opportunities for all levels that can be accessed locally.

Fishing can be arranged on the local Watch Water reservoir, for which permits are available in the village. Duns golf course welcomes visitors and there are many other golf courses within a short distance.

The cottage lies within half an hour's drive of the coastal village of St Abbs, one of the best scuba diving sites in Europe and home to an RSPB reserve with great clifftop walking. Surfboard hire and lessons can be arranged at the nearby sandy Coldingham beach which is also perfect for swimming. The historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is rich in history and well worth a visit, as are Manderston and Paxton historic stately homes.

Edinburgh and the attractions of the Northumberland coast including Lindesfarne (Holy Island), Bamburgh and Alnwick Castle and Gardens lie within an hour's drive of the cottage.

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/dining room with wood-burning stove and mini-hifi
Kitchen with electric hob, cooker, microwave, washing machine, etc
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Cupboard with small freezer.


Seating area with TV (FreeSat)/DVD
Double bedroom
Twin Bedroom.

What's included

Cot (excluding linen)
Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Stair Gate
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras

Travel Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. Dye Water Cottage is in a BT Hub Zone which can be accessed at cost through BT directly. The village hall, which is about 100m away, also has WiFi that can be used inside or outside the hall. No smoking.



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: Sat

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £595.00 £650.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £750.00 £795.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £795.00 £795.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £750.00 £795.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £595.00 £650.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £595.00 £650.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £450.00 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £795.00 £795.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £795.00 £795.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £450.00 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £495.00 £550.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £595.00 £650.00
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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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Peaceful , a few issues, downstairs sofa is a tad tired now.
Bright comfortable bedding. Good sized towels, I onc...

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We had a fabulous stay, the cottage was spotless clean, well equipped, nicely decorated in a peaceful pretty location.


The cottage is quirky, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It is in a lovely peaceful setting ideal for discovering...

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Good quiet location. Well equipped. Well presented. Lots of good local walks.


Super as always will be back again

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