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Stylish Country Holiday Cottages In The Scottish Borders, Holidays In Scotland - West Lodge - Scottish Borders holiday rental



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
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!

Details for holiday cottage West Lodge - Scottish Borders holiday rental, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 3 Bathrooms

The West Cottage is a luxurious holiday cottage in the Scottish Borders. It is located at the West Gate of the grounds of Wedderburn Castle and was recently re-built to form a spacious self-catering property. The original fabric of the building, which dates from around 1820, has been retained while a contemporary element has now been added. It has been finished to the highest standard of comfort and includes Canadian pitch pine floorboards and locally-quarried flagstones throughout. The oldest part of the building now forms a double-height kitchen and sitting room area with original wooden beams, an oversized stone fireplace and wood-fired stove. A glazed sun-room looks across surrounding lawns and leads to the newly-created bedroom wing. Sleeps six: two king size double rooms; one twin room; three modern, stylishly appointed bathrooms with L'Occitane toiletries. The cottage has Wi-fi.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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About the Owner

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.

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An ideal location for experiencing all the Scottish Borders from a relaxing well equipped lodge.

  • 5 of 5

Well located and easy to find, the lodge had plenty of space to find peace and solitude or join the company of friends. Everything we required was included and clear instructions left which answered any questions. It was a lovely property, clean and well maintained and was ideal for us having en suite bathrooms as we were a mix of family and friends.

I would recommend booking well in advance for the restaurants mentioned in the lodge brochure as we tried several and they were always fully booked, so had to resort to the nearby supermarket, when we would rather have enjoyed a meal out!

It was ideally located being central to both coastal and inland attractions. Due to this many places could be visited each day, you just need to head in one direction, north, south, east or west and there is plenty to do from coastal walks to castles and towns. The headland walk at St. Abbs was breathtaking and a way to burn off a substantial lunch taken in the School Room cafe. Kelso was a fascinating town to visit, with many small individual shops, the castle and abbey, plus riverside walks.

This property was a delight, and I am loath to recommend it in case I am able to return, but find it fully booked! So yes, I fully recommend the property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.


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.

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
September - October
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

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.
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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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


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities


  • 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 ...
  • Toaster


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


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


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • All three bathrooms have been finished to a high standard with limestone tiling and stylish fittings.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, With en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, With en-suite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Comfortable contemporary bedrooms in light bedroom section of lodge which is separated from living area by glass sun room. Bedroom 1 and 2 have king-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms, Bedroom 3 has twin beds.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: Located at the West Gate of Wedderburn Castle the West Lodge has its own private lawn and is set in woodland. The West Lodge has parking for several cars directly outside. Guests are welcome to wander on the drives and in the parkland and woodland surrounding Wedderburn Castle.

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