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Delightful Pet Friendly Cottage In The Scottish Borders

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
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).

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 July, 2017

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 Scottish Borders

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.

Bluestone Fishing cater for both the experienced fisher or the novice and are able to supply all equipment necessary if required, as well as offering angling lessons in order to make salmon fishing available to everyone.

Please refer to their website http://bluestonefishing.com or call Andrew on 07787 505051, email: andrew@bluestonefishing.co.uk

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
House Rules:
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Delightful Pet Friendly Cottage In The Scottish Borders
average rating of 4.923077 based on 40 reviews

Beautiful, peaceful home from home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Lowrie for providing us with such a cosy home from home for our short break. The attention to detail was wonderful. The little homely touches, like the flowers and the really wonderful welcome pack with organic free range eggs, dry cured back bacon, local honey and biscuits show a lot of thought has gone into presenting your home. The cottage was so clean and well-equipped it was a delight. The quality crockery and glasswear was brilliant and there was everything we could wish for in the kitchen. Looking out of the kitchen window over the garden with an abundance of daffodils and spring flowers and nesting birds singing their hearts out was just such a wonderful experience. We even sat out in the garden and had tea as it was so warm. We didn't use the wood-burning stove as it was unseasonally warm but it would have made the lounge really warm and relaxing on a cold evening

It was ideally placed for us as we wanted to be within easy striking distance of Berwick and Coldingham. But for people wanting to go further afield such as Northumberland coast and Edinburgh it would still be an ideal touring base. And the Allanton Inn is on the doorstep too!

We just loved it! It was one of the nicest self-catering places we have ever stayed in. Thank you so much! A lot of effort has gone into it and whoever does the cleaning is doing an excellent job!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Christine. Thank you for your fabulous review of Greenloaning. It was lovely to read and great to know we are achieving what we aim to. The garden is lovely at this time of year and how wonderful you had the weather to really enjoy it. Hopefully we shall get to welcome you back one day in the future and, once again, thank you for taking the time to review us. Best wishes. Lowri
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Lovely cosy cottage in a good location for exploring the Borders. Good sized garden for the dog.

  • 4 of 5

Spent 4 nights exploring the area, good walking area for those with dogs. Lots of country pubs to discover with a good standard of food.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage, very comfortable. Everything we could have wanted was supplied...and more. The garden was a dream for our dogs, the weather was too hot for walks but they were happy playing outside. We were able to have our meals under the shady trees. So glad we went and will go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage, very welcoming. Log burner added to comfort. Welcome package was indeed very welcome. Plenty to do in the locale. Allanton Inn serves excellent food. Would certainly recommend Greenloaning for a peaceful getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An excellent stay,handy for the pub and dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the cottage as we were between houses, having bought a house in Coldstream. The dog enjoyed exploring the garden and we enjoyed the pub which is only a short stride away. An excellent welcome pack and a nice stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy, great quality furnishings and well equipped. Quiet and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

Visited several coastal harbours , Berwick and locally.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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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

Prices for this holiday cottage in Duns, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

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

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