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Delightful Pet Friendly Cottage In The Scottish Borders

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Allanton, Nr. Duns, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Traditional Cottage On The Edge Of A Pretty Village In The Heart Of The Scottish Borders

Greenloaning is a delightful traditional semi-detached cottage situated on the edge of the peaceful conservation village of Allanton. With a large enclosed garden and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside it has recently been completely renovated and is traditionally furnished to a very high standard. It is very well equipped and offers full central heating as well a log burning stove. The cottage is perfectly located to enjoy all that the area has to offer including walking; golf; fishing; cycling; riding; the local historic houses and castles such as Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter), Bamburgh Castle on the beach, Floors Castle and Manderston with its silver staircase; the stunning coastline with the pretty harbour at St Abbs, and the lovely beach at Coldingham with its surfing facilities, as well as locally based quad biking, sailing, canoeing, and clay pigeon shooting etc. In the village itself, and a very short walk away, is one of the best local pubs/restaurants in the area serving real ales and wonderful food (and recently voted in the Times newspaper as one of the top 50 pubs for alfresco dining).

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Calendar last updated:
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About Lowri

I live locally, just outside of Eccles with my husband Peter and three children. We had a holiday cottage with our last home and I so enjoyed meeting the many guests we had and making the cottage as perfect for them as possible that when we moved house we decided to buy a holiday cottage. I love the fact that many of our guests become friends and visit again and again.

Lowri purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Lowri chose Duns

We loved Greenloaning as soon as we saw it despite the fact that it was pretty run down. We completely refurbished the cottage, new floors, new windows, complete plumbing, Central heating, electrics and we even discovered lovely stone original fireplace behind the moden brick one. It is now lovely and cosy with the log burning stove making it very snug. The garden has almost doubled in size since we cut back the overgrown shrubs. Perfect to relax and enjoy the sun and the many songbirds, as well as well as a perfect place for the children and dogs to let off steam. We even discovered an old well (made safe by a new wall surround and grill).

What makes this cottage unique

Allanton is a lovely village and perfectly located to enjoy all the Borders has to offer, whether it be the beaches, golf courses, or country homes and gardens etc. the village pub is fantastic and offers some of the best food and refreshments in the area. Despite being located off the middle of the village, Greenloaning is very peaceful and is edged by fields on one side. There is a small children's playpark along the lane and the children can go there safely without having to cross a road.

Fishing for salmon or sea trout is available close by on the Whiteadder Water through Bluestone Fishing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

...a very well equipped and tastefully furnished property with clearly no expense spared. We have had a lovely time and will definitely be back ...thanks for the warm welcome.
Mar 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Duns in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ensuite - Toilet
  • Main bathroom is downstairs with bath/shower over, WC and basin, electric shaver socket and heated towel rail En-suite to bedroom 1 has a WC and wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel Cot and bedding available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is a light and spacious double room with a king size bed, ensuite loo and wash basin, and a large window with lovely views over the garden Bedroom 2 is a good size room with twin beds and views over the garden
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • diving
Notes on accommodation: Travel cot, high chair, and child loo seat available. Good selection of DVD's, books and board games plus toys. No additional charge for well behaved pets. Free Wifi and telephone Outside: The cottage is located at the end of a short lane off the middle of the village. Although semi detached it is very peaceful with a very large enclosed garden- safe for children and pets and looks out over the surrounding countryside. The garden is mainly laid over to lawn but has some lovely mature trees, a gravelled patio area from which to enjoy the view and BBQ. There is a good size area for parking and turning. At the top of the lane is a small children's play park (safe for children to reach without any roads to cross). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All heating, logs for the stove, cotton bed linen and towels are included. Welcome pack on arrival. Cottage cleaned weekly with a change of bed linen and towels


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Greenloaning Stay

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage. Excellent welcome pack. Loads of information about the area- places to visit, activities, shopping and eating out. Nicest holiday cottahe we have ever stayed in.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your time at Greenloaning and the Scottish Borders. Maybe we can tempt you back one day in the future. Best wishes. Lowri
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Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely dog friendly cottage. Our second visit and we will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great cottage, everything you would need

  • 4 of 5

great base for touring the area, lots of things to visit nearby.

  • Review Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage

  • 4 of 5

Lovely homely cottage, with a fantastic enclosed garden our little dog loved it. Ideal for exploring the beautiful places around. A fabulous welcome tray too. Thank you Lowri for letting us stay we will definitely be coming back x

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property well equipped and very welcoming with all the essentials. Lovely wood burning stove with lovely enclosed garden for pets.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This place was a little gem. Can't recommend it highly enough. We will be booking again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Edinburgh airport
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Allanton Inn
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Eyemouth Limks Coursel
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
The Allanton Inn
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Coldingham Beach
Car: recommended


There are many beautiful unspoilt beaches from Coldingham Bay with its lifeguard, toilets, shower, cafe and surfing facilities (including wetsuit hire and lessons). Lindesfarne (Holy Island) (30 mins drive), St Abbs harbour with its sea fishing trips (20 mins drive), Goswick beach with its great sand dunes and beautiful Bamburgh beach with its spectacular castle (30 mins drive).


Both Edinburgh and Newcastle airports are just over an hours drive away (approx 50/60 miles). Berwick upon Tweed railway station which is on the London to Edinburgh line runs a great service and can get you to Edinburgh or Newcastle in less than an hour.


Berwick upon Tweed 10 miles, Duns 6 miles, Coldstream 12 miles, Kelso 18 miles and Melrose 28 miles.

Further Details:

The lovely Borders towns of Duns, Kelso and Coldstream are all about 15 minutes drive from Greenloaning. As well as the usual supermarkets, banks and pubs there are many individual shops and places to eat. In Allanton itself is a thriving, cosy and popular pub/restaurant with garden where you can enjoy a drink (from real ale to coffee) or choose from their wonderful restaurant menu using mainly locally sourced products. Or try the Wheatsheaf at Swinton offering excellent food in its award winning restaurant.

In addition to the many golf courses there are a great number of walks from the easy to the more challenging including the Cheviot Hills at the end of the Pennine Way to the stunning walks along the beautiful rugged Northumberland coastline. The Tweed Cycle way offers cycling routes suitable for all ages and abilities. Fly fishing on the infamous River Tweed for salmon or maybe fish for trout at Coldingham Loch. Horse ride through the Cheviots or go for a gallop across the sands on Holy Island. Quad biking and clay pigeon shooting at Abbey St Bathans.


Prices & Availability

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Booking Notes:
Booking by telephone or email. Deposit of 1 weeks rental paid by cheque or by bank transfer at least four weeks in advance. For late bookings full payment required as soon as possible.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover but can be flexible depending on availability. Arrival from 3pm and departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Minimum stay of two nights at £85 per night except in high season.
Well behaved pets at no extra charge.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.