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THE BOTHY at Swinton Hill - A Perfect Couples Retreat in a Peaceful Location



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Sleeps 2, 1 Bedroom - Light Spacious Cottage, Walking & Cycling From The Door

A pretty stone cottage set in a peaceful location with far-reaching views over farmland to the hills beyond.

Following a complete top to toe renovation, The Bothy is available to let for the first time. The perfect couples' retreat, the cottage offers well-presented, spacious accommodation in a peaceful location at the end of a private road on the Swinton Hill Estate.

Inside, the light, bright open-plan living space is the convivial heart of the house. On warm days, French doors let the fresh Borders air in and there is a wood burner and central heating for cosy winter evenings. The outside seating area is a lovely spot for an evening drink watching the sun set over the distant hills.

There is excellent walking and cycling from the cottage and a riding stables nearby. With easy access to the River Tweed, The Bothy is an ideal base for fishing parties. Golfers are also well provided for with 16 courses within a 30 mile radius, ranging from challenging PGA Championship courses, to picturesque links and parkland courses to suit all standards.

The Bothy is ideally-positioned for exploring the Borders and North Northumberland including the Northumberland National Park and the stunning coastline. Edinburgh is an easy day trip; just over an hour by car or 45 minutes on the train from nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Local amenities are provided by the villages of Norham and Cornhill-on-Tweed and the historic town of Coldstream. The charming towns of Duns and Kelso are both within a 15 minute drive and provide excellent local amenities in addition to a good selection of pubs and restaurants.

For guests who enjoy eating out, The Bothy is just a few miles from several good restaurants including The Collingwood Arms at Cornhill-on-Tweed and the Allanton Inn.

The accommodation at The Bothy is all on one level and comprises:

Well-equipped kitchen with oven and four ring hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine. (NB There is no dishwasher). Glass doors lead to the open-plan living area.

Spacious sitting / dining room with French doors to the garden. Cosy seating area with log burner for the cooler months (logs are provided), two double sofas, TV with Freeview, books and games. Dining table for 6 guests.

Bedroom with 4'6 bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Excellent quality bed linen and luxurious White Company towels are provided for all guests.

Central heating throughout.


To the front of the property is a small seating area (part lawn and part terrace) with lovely views across open farmland to the hills beyond.


There is private parking for two cars to the side of the house.

Catering and housekeeping

Homemade meal delivery, local produce delivery and cooks are available. Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys will also deliver. Daily housekeeping is available. Please contact us for further details.


Two dogs are welcome at The Bothy. Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Fabulous Cottage

  • 5 of 5

First class accommodation and spotlessly clean.Arrived to a wee gift of butter, jam,marmalade and bread.Also a small supply of tea-bags and coffee and milk.Quiet location in the country with open views across the fields.Helpfull hosts who live nearby should any advice be needed.One of the best dog friendly cottages we have stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alexander, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Bothy at Swinton Hill. We will pass your kind comments over to the owners. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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Loved it. nice an clean and the views from lounge were excellent

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. There was a cake tea coffee milk and some bread and butter.

Could not have asked for more well done and thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christopher, Thank you for taking the time to post a review, it is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Bothy at Swinton Hill. I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Best wishes, The Crabtree & Crabtree Team
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage is in excellent condition and very comfortable. We were made to feel very welcome. A great place to stay to explore the unspoilt Berwickshire (and beyond) countryside. If you are looking for a comfortable quiet spotless cottage to stay in you are going to be hard pushed to find anything better.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Car: necessary



  • Deposit
    20% of total rent

    The following dates are available for short break bookings:
    30 Aug 2014 to 24 Oct 2014 minimum 2 nights
    01 Nov 2014 to 19 Dec 2014 minimum 2 nights
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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • MP3 Dock
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

Floor Area

  • 0 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, with wardrobe and chest of drawers.


  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering

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