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).
Top Traveller Review
Very nice cottage, well located
About the Owner
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.
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.
5 based on 27 holidaymaker reviews
Very nice cottage, well located
This is a very comfortably furnished and well equipped cottage with a lovely back garden. It is well located for exploring the Borders and Northumbria. We found several very good restaurants in the area. Having a telephone in the cottage was a nice touch. The welcome package (eggs, bacon, milk, juice, bread) was greatly appreciated.
Gorgeous, homely cottage.
My husband and I stayed in this lovely cottage of Lowri's for a week in June. We were over from New Zealand visiting family and were very unlucky with the weather during our stay, but felt very fortunate to be staying at this gorgeous warm cottage. As soon as we walked through the door it felt like home away from home, such a lovely welcoming feel. The cottage has a fantastic kitchen, with everything you could need for a couple or a family staying with simple things like plenty dishwashing liquid and washing powder, so we did not have to dash out and buy these basic provisions. The sitting room area is so homely, comfortable furniture to relax in by the warmth of the woodburner. The bed in the master bedroom was so comfortable and it was very handy having a toilet and washbasin linked to this room - again with the basic provisions provided of soap and toilet rolls. The cottage has a lovely big garden, so would be perfect for a family. We enjoyed the pub in Allanton within walking distance of the cottage - a great selection of gins! Allanton is well located in the Borders for driving to places such as Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed and Kelso. We will certainly be recommending your cottage Lowri to any friends that may be visiting the Borders from New Zealand and we would love to return sometime. Thank you!
Lovely cottage in a peaceful yet central location
Just returned from a wonderful holiday at Greenloaning. It is a lovely cottage that is full of character and very homely with everything you could possibly need. The garden is brilliant, very spacious, private and incredibly relaxing. There are lots of interesting places to visit locally such as the beautiful Coldingham Bay, St Abbs ( which had great crabbing!), Paxton House, Chain Bridge Honey Farm which has a great little cafe in an old double decker bus. Edinburgh is less than an hour away and the lovely seaside town of North Berwick is also worth a visit and of course Bamburgh and Holy Island are stunning. It was always a pleasure to return to the peacefulness of Greenloaning at the end of the day. Lowri was very helpful and the welcome hamper was much appreciated. Look forward to returning again.
Ideal for families. Big garden. Great local pub.
Sadly just returned home from a week at Greenloaning with our 6 and 9 year old kids. This place ticked all the boxes for us. The house has everything you might want plus those extra things that make the stay so much better such as a welcome hamper, loads of games, DVD's, and games to keep the kids entertained. The garden is plenty big enough and well enclosed. There is a small play park that at the end of the drive, that we seemed to have exclusive use of. The Allanton Inn (2 minute walk) serves superb food (make sure you book) and we had two great meals there. Beaches are just 20 mins drive - Coldingham Bay was our favourite - the fish and chips at the pub there were great. We will definitely consider returning if (or when) we come up this way again.
We had a lovely time in this quiet cottage. It was decorated to give a cosy cottage feel with warm welcoming colours, and equipped with pretty much all we needed.
There were toys and games for the kids as well as maps and a good range of books for adults to enjoy.
Thanks for making us feel so welcome.
From the Owner
“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).”
Activity and Interests
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.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
10 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
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.
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.
Deposit of £100 required to confirm booking and balance four weeks before arrival
Payment can be made by BACS or cheque
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“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.”
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- Hair Dryer
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- Iron & Board
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- Washing Machine
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- Child's Highchair
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- Dining Area
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- DVD Player
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- children welcome ...
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- fly fishing
- freshwater fishing
- 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
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- 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