Keepers Cottage - Family holiday cottage, Scottish Borders
Keepers Cottage is a luxurious and character-filled country retreat, forming part of the eighteenth century stables at Wedderburn Castle. The cottage has been entirely restored to the highest standard. On the ground floor there is a spacious fully-equipped kitchen with oak fittings and farmhouse style dining table that seats eight. The stylish sitting room has a stone fireplace with log-burning stove, wide-screen television and a beautiful ash floor cut from fallen trees on the estate. The room also has a comfortable sofa-bed that allows up to six to sleep in the property. Upstairs there are two comfortable bedrooms and two luxury bathrooms with L'Occitane toiletries. Sleeps four or six: One double/twin; one double. Double sofa bed in sitting room. The property has Wi-fi.
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
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.
Please contact owner.
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.
The prices for Keepers Cottage are based on four people sharing. It is possible to have six people staying in the cottage for a small supplement.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer ...
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Dishwasher ...
- Kitchen ...
- Microwave ...
- Oven ...
- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Music Library ...
- Stereo ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Library ...
- wheelchair inaccessible ...
- autumn foliage
- recreation centre
- bird watching
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- golf pass optional
- roller blading
- Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- Bathroom 1 is a large, luxurious limestone-tiled bathroom with a large bath with power shower overhead. There is a substantial sink and a dressing table with mirror above. An original fireplace for the cottage is still in place in the bathroom (not in use). Bathroom 2 has a traditional roll-top bath which is perfect for relaxing after walks in the countryside, as well as a large sink.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed, 1 Single Bed
- Bedroom 1 has oak floors, a contemporary wooden double bed, vintage pine wardrobe and the original cottage fireplace (not in use). It has a lovely en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a double and single bed so can be used as a double or a twin. It has a views toward the parkland around Wedderburn Castle from one window and the stables courtyard from another window. Both bedrooms are spacious and comfortable spaces. We can provide a travel cot if requested at time of booking.
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Tennis ...
- 6 bicycles
- Max. occupancy: 6
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- children welcome ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Guests are welcome to wander on the drives and in the parkland and woodland surrounding Wedderburn Castle.