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Gardener's Lodging

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View from the west showing the owner's house with Gardener's Lodging to the rear
View from the southwest showing the bathroom and kitchen windows
Swans nesting on the lake in the Nature Reserve.
1 of 25View from the west showing the owner's house with Gardener's Lodging to the rear
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
6 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Situated a short walk from the Market Square of the delightful little town of Duns in the Scottish Borders, this bright and spacious holiday home is part of a category B listed Georgian villa which is set in 1.5 acres of gardens rich in wildlife. With local walks from the door around Duns Castle Nature Reserve, golf at the local golf course, or the direct bus services to Eyemouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Melrose, as well as offering access to Borders cycle routes, you may not want to use the car at all. Alternatively, the beach at Coldingham Bay and St Abbs are 20 minutes away by car, with many Border towns, abbeys and stately homes also within the vicinity. The attractions of the north Northumberland coast and the Cheviot Hills are within easy reach as well, such as the Holy Island of Lind...Situated a short walk from the Market Square of the delightful little town of Duns in the Scottish Borders, this bright and spacious holiday home is part of a category B listed Georgian villa which is set in 1.5 acres of gardens rich in wildlife. With local walks from the door around Duns Castle Nature Reserve, golf at the local golf course, or the direct bus services to Eyemouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Melrose, as well as offering access to Borders cycle routes, you may not want to use the car at all. Alternatively, the beach at Coldingham Bay and St Abbs are 20 minutes away by car, with many Border towns, abbeys and stately homes also within the vicinity. The attractions of the north Northumberland coast and the Cheviot Hills are within easy reach as well, such as the Holy Island of Lindesfarne. Duns itself can cater for all your daily shopping needs (including a prize-winning butcher), as well as offering gift shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. It has a thriving community with events happening throughout the year. The nearest railway station is at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Duns golf course is just outside the town beyond the local swimming pool. Edinburgh is about one hour by car. Gardener's Lodging is full of character, decorated with hand-made soft furnishings using quality fabrics. Whilst it is attached to the owner's house it has its own entrance and a private sheltered garden. Parking in the courtyard. Entrance into a hallway and then up a broad-shallow staircase to the apartment. Lobby with coat hooks and access to dining kitchen and bathroom. Vintage bathroom with hand held shower over the bath. The kitchen has a dishwasher, Belfast sink, fridge with ice box, coffee and espresso maker, induction hob (not suitable for people with certain types of pacemaker), oven and microwave. The table comfortably seats six. Access from the kitchen into the private garden with its outside seating area. Access from the kitchen to the living room (two steps). The living room has a wood burner (free wood available) and is provided with plenty of seating (which includes a double sofa bed if required - please advise at time of booking) and also has a small table for those wishing to eat away from the kitchen. Please note that while there are a DAB/FM Radio, CD player and wifi available in here, Gardener's Lodging is a TV-free zone. There is no TV licence associated with the accommodation and therefore it is not possible to watch TV live or on the iPlayer. The living room has a good collection of books (including a large range of Scottish interest) and CDs and also a range of games. There is also a selection of DVDs to watch on your own device. The bedroom is accessed from the living room and has a comfortable king size bed as well as a single (with another pull-out single underneath). Due to the thick walls of the house there is poor or no wifi reception in the kitchen and the bathroom. Two cots and high chairs can be supplied free of charge (please book these in advance). Washing machine and tumble drier are available in a shared utility room accessed from the entrance hallway (there is a small charge for the use of the tumble drier). All bed linen, towels and fuel included. Everything for your first cups of tea/coffee/hot chocolate is supplied on arrival. ALLERGY SUFFERERS PLEASE NOTE Whilst every attempt is made to keep our cat out of the lodging and the area cat free, she has been known to sneak in, so we cannot guarantee the lodging to be totally cat-hair free. Also, most of the pillows and cushions are feather/down filled, if you require man-made fibre filled pillows please let us know when you book. Thank you. Strictly no pets. Sorry.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Strictly no pets, sorry. Children more than welcome (we have four, aged 7-16), they will enjoy the garden! Smoking allowed in the garden. No parties please.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Kath I
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Russian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 15 August 2019

We have just returned from a fabulous week living in part of a fine old grand house in the Scottish Borders. Eric and Kathi were wonderful hosts with chocolate cake on our arrival and fresh scones on a Sunday -bliss! With 2 young children we...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank peterlM5869GU
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Close to Duns town centre which was j just a short walk away Pleasant environment with lots of space . It was nice to be welcomed with tea and homemade short bread . Only there for a couple of days but highly recommended.

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Alison W
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We liked the old worldly setting of the place but with all the basic amenities we needed. The rambly garden complete with hens which provided us with eggs for breakfast was wonderful. The week was like living in a novel. Kath was great at making...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Curious705297
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We visited the Gardener's Lodging with a two-year-old and a bunch of grown-ups and it was a truly perfect stay. The owners are very kind and understanding people and have obviously made an effort to make their rental cosy and beautiful. The flat was very...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Kristiina T
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This consists of various rooms from different parts of a heritage home and outbuildings that go together to make an intimate yet spacious little home with separate kitchen/dining, living and bedrooms. It is beautifully fitted out, with older furniture, but excellent beds.The location is a...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank Connector89972
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Car advised
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There is a regular bus service between Duns and Berwick-upon-Tweed which stops at the railway station, connecting to the East Coast Main Line.
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