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Beautiful Stone Cottage - A Unique Rural Retreat In The Scottish Borders

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 7. 3 Bedrooms. 1 Bathroom & 1 additional WC.

Blackadder Mains Cottage is a beautiful and unusual substantial detached house situated 10 miles west of the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Built in 1865 of dressed sandstone with a decorative slate roof and arched upper windows, the property enjoys uninterrupted views of the Cheviot Hill. The house has been listed due to its unusual architectural features and the cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished throughout.

GROUND FLOOR

Sitting room large with beamed ceiling, wood burning stove, open fire, TV/DVD, Hi-Fi, doors to garden.

Kitchen with beamed ceiling, Aga cooker, fridge, dishwasher, microwave and large table.

Utility room with washing machine, freezer and WC. Staircase leading to upper landing.

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom 1 with king size bed, iron bedstead and ornamental fireplace.

Bedroom 2 with double bed.

Bedroom 3 with double bed and single.

Bathroom with large cast iron bath, shower cubicle with power shower, WC and washbasin.

Half acre cottage garden with borders, vegetable plot and herbs. Oil central heating. All electricity, coal, logs and bed linen included in rent. Ample private parking.

Only an hour's drive from Scotland's beautiful capital city of Edinburgh.

More Details

Owner
Owner / Brian Crozier
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 October, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

This property was refurbished from 2 derelict farm cottages from 1990 to 1993, and I moved-in in May of that year. The house is still furnished and equipped much as it was when I lived there so you are getting the use of a home, not just a house set-up for holiday rentals. As such, and due to its age and heritage and the fact that it has been sympathetically restored, the house has unique and quirky features which set it apart from some of the bland properties available to rent.

Location

Nearest Train
10 Miles
Berwick upon Tweed
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
A1
Car: necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Duns in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I also own a 5 acre field behind the house which is in grass with a mow path around it and has been planted with native hedges and some trees. Guests are welcome to use this.

Reviews

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Beautiful Stone Cottage - A Unique Rural Retreat In The Scottish Borders
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
5

Great

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely area

  • 3 of 5

Lovely area for walking with the Lammermuirs close by and lots of things to see and do if that takes your fancy. Cottage well equipped and quirky. Aga wonderful but cottage looking very tired and would be impossible for any cleaner to clean it as it needs work. However, even a lick of paint might be a good start.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. Blackadder Mains Cottage is a rustic property as highlighted by the positive feedback of previous guests. We have regular work carried out on the cottage to keep it in good decorative order. Sorry it did not meet your expectations - I note your kind and positive comments in the Visitors' Book.
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Cozy and charming cottage

  • 4 of 5

Loved the quiet location, yet able to travel to many area attractions. The cottage has so much charm, very comfortable and tastefully done. Very roomy, can easily sleep 7 to 8 guests. Loved the very large soaking tub too. The AGA stove was fabulous, keeps the place warm and cozy, especially on chilly rainy days. Cooking was so quick and easy. Several nights I placed porridge in the warmer too cook overnight, perfect. Loved getting fresh eggs from the farm.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Oozing rustic charm, spacious yet warm, cosy and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our 5 daughters and found the accommodation extremely comfortable. There was plenty of space in the cottage yet it was also warm and cosy. We also enjoyed the outside space and found the location great for visiting along the coast and other local places. We also enjoyed a daytime to Edinburgh. The kitchen was extremely well kitted out and we all fell in love with the warmth of the Aga. Cooking on it was a new experience which we liked and made some delicious meals. Thank-you!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Rustic, quaint, and overall lovely

  • 5 of 5

Exactly what we were looking for! Loved that it's an older stone home. The kids loved playing in the back yard, and starting a cozy fire in the living room in the evenings. The AGA stove is just lovely to come back to after a brisk day at the beach. The neighbour up the way also was very kind to sell us some eggs and vegetables. Can't say enough about this cottage, it's so cozy.

Only downside is the Postal Code is off if you are using Garmin GPS, it will take you to the wrong house entirely. Use google maps, comes much closer. We arrived after dark, so it was a bit challenging to find it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Secluded and Charming

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, rustic, like stepping into the past but with many modern twists. Beautiful property set in an idyllic location with easy access to Berwick and the surrounding area. The Aga was amazing to cook with, the rooms oozed charm with each one having its own twist. Loved the giant bath, first bath i've been able to lie in properly since i was a kid (6'4"). Kids loved helping with log duty and kindling and the acreage at the rear of the property was loved by us all. Such a lovely part of the world with so many castles and towers to keep you busy and nothing more welcoming than returning to the prospect of relaxing with a book, a cuppa and a roaring log fire. Loved every minute of it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Duns, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Prem
7 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Peak
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£705
for 7 nights
£705
 
 
Mid
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Premium
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 
 
Mid
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Peak
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Premium
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 
 
High
16 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£580
for 7 nights
£580
 
 
Peak
14 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£725
for 7 nights
£725
 
 
Premium
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 
 
Mid
22 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
High
6 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£515
for 7 nights
£515
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£770
for 7 nights
£770
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£385
for 7 nights
£385
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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