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Stylish Country Holiday Cottages In The Scottish Borders, Holidays In Scotland

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-May-2017
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Holiday Cottages, Duns, Scotland - Perfect For Exploring Historic Houses, Beaches, Coastal Walks, Relaxing In The Country

The cottages and lodges at Wedderburn Castle are set in the Berwickshire countryside, a mile from Duns. All have recently been renovated and now include chic modern bathrooms and kitchens, stylish decor and comfortable sitting rooms with log-burning stoves. Properties include Garden Cottage, a stylish contemporary property for two; Keepers Cottage, a well-appointed cottage for four to six and West Lodge, a recently-rebuilt historic property for six. All properties have been sympathetically restored and retain many charming period features. Keepers Cottage and West Lodge are particularly suitable for family and group holidays, while Garden Cottage provides a romantic getaway and is also suitable for couples with babies or toddlers. Kitchens feature an extensive range of kitchenware, ceramic hobs, microwaves, washing machines, dishwashers and everything you need for a relaxing holiday. Or there are also some great pubs and restaurants in the area if you would rather not cook!

About the Owner

Cat Macdonald-Home
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Cat Macdonald-Home

Blue Sky Cottages offers a collection of stylish historic holiday cottages and large holiday houses in the Scottish Borders. Properties range from stables cottages and renovated gate lodges to a historic tower house and a castle. Blue Sky Cottages has now been involved in the holiday rentals business for 15 years.

Cat Macdonald-Home purchased this cottage in 1949

Why Cat Macdonald-Home chose Scottish Borders

Berwickshire is an ideal location to explore the best of the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland. It is also just an hour from Edinburgh. Our properties are easily accessed from Berwick-upon-Tweed station which is on the East Coast mainline and around three and a half hours from London and 40 minutes from Edinburgh by train. The closest airports are Edinburgh and Newcastle which are both around 90 minutes drive.

What makes this cottage unique

Our properties combine the traditional features of the buildings with newly-renovated interiors. They are furnished in a contemporary style, but with country-cottage elements such as dressed stone fireplaces, wooden floorboards made from trees on the Wedderburn estate that have fallen in storms and log-burning stoves. Kitchens are fully-equipped to allow for everything you might have at home; bathrooms offer 24-hour hot water, fluffy towels and luxurious L'Occitane toiletries. Wide-screen televisions and comfortable sofas provide relaxing living areas. The properties all have gardens and are surrounded by mature parkland which allows for rural walks. There are a host of attractions around, ranging from golf to children's soft play, swimming pools and beaches.

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Location

From the Owner

Berwickshire is an ideal location to explore the best of the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland. It is also just an hour from Edinburgh. Our properties are easily accessed from Berwick-upon-Tweed station which is on the East Coast mainline and around three and a half hours from London and 40 minutes from Edinburgh by train. The closest airports are Edinburgh and Newcastle which are both around 90 minutes drive.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Black Bull at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Duns Golf Club at 2 Miles Nearest Train : Berwick-upon-Tweed at 13 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1 at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Hugos at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Eyemouth at 13 Miles Car: necessary

Massage and beauty treatments available in our cottages and lodges – please contact us for details in advance of your stay.

Babysitting available by private arrangement – please contact us in advance of your stay.

Private chef/catering may be available by separate arrangement. Please contact us in advance of your stay.

Coast/Beach:

The most popular local beach is Coldingham Bay. This Blue Flag beach and outstanding beauty spot is around 20 minutes drive from Wedderburn and has received numerous awards. While visiting Coldingham it is worth investigating the picturesque walks to Eyemouth and St Abbs Head.

Other beaches closeby include the bay at the small fishing village of Eyemouth - visit Giacopazzis for ice cream and fish and chips.

Spittal beach by Berwick-upon-Tweed also offers big sands and amusements.

Travel:

Plane: Edinburgh Airport is around an hour's drive away. Newcastle Airport is just over an hour away.

Train: The closest station is Berwick-upon-Tweed which is on the East Coast mainline, with regular trains from London. The cottages are a 20 minute taxi ride away or car rental is available in Berwick through East Coast Rentals.

To take advantage of the wealth of activities in the area surrounding our properties we recommend having a car

Distances:

The closest village is one and a half miles away. There are many sites of historical interest, sporting activities etc within easy driving distance of the properties.

Further Details:

The village of Duns is a pretty market town with a good selection of shops including a delicatessen, butcher, baker, gift shops and cafes. There is a bank and post office in the town and a small supermarket which provides a good variety of essentials.

A great location for holidays for children. You are welcome to explore and play in the grounds surrounding Wedderburn Castle and the driveways are quiet and nice for walks and bikes. There is a soft-play area close to the end of the drive at Wedderburn Castle and there is a golf driving range at the same location. Children are welcome to explore the grounds and play in the woodland and parkland at Wedderburn. There is also a swimming pool, play parks and tennis courts in the village of Duns.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£330
for 2 nights
From
£165
£505
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £25 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Flexible. Arrival time 4pm, departures time 10.30am. Flexible timings possible subject to availability

Notes on prices:
Prices include linen and towels, central heating and electricity.

It is possible to use a z-bed in Garden Cottage for an additional person for a small supplement.

Over our busy months of July and August the minimum stay is three nights.

Travel cots, high chairs and other baby items are available on request in advance. There is no charge for this.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our properties combine the traditional features of the buildings with newly-renovated interiors. They are furnished in a contemporary style, but with country-cottage elements such as dressed stone fireplaces, wooden floorboards made from trees on the Wedderburn estate that have fallen in storms and log-burning stoves. Kitchens are fully-equipped to allow for everything you might have at home; bathrooms offer 24-hour hot water, fluffy towels and luxurious L'Occitane toiletries. Wide-screen televisions and comfortable sofas provide relaxing living areas. The properties all have gardens and are surrounded by mature parkland which allows for rural walks. There are a host of attractions around, ranging from golf to children's soft play, swimming pools and beaches.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The luxurious limestone-tiled bathroom has a 1.9 metre bath, providing luxurious soaks in the tub for even tall people. There is a powerful over-bath shower with large shower rose providing lots of hot water. Designer bathroom fittings include a large sink.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1
  • A lovely light studio-style bedroom with king-size futon-style bed and contemporary furniture. The bedroom has been decorated in neutral colours to provide a calm sleeping environment. A floor-to-ceiling window provides views across the surrounding countryside and towards Wedderburn Castle.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 2 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...

Notes:

  • Guests are welcome to wander on the drives and in the parkland and woodland surrounding Wedderburn Castle.