A delightful self-catering holiday cottage, with wood burner and well equipped kitchen, in a convenient yet secluded location close to the centre of the small town of Duns. Ideally situated for outdoor pursuits, local wedding venues or exploring the Scottish Borders towns, abbeys and beaches.
Gardener’s Lodging, part of a category B listed Georgian Villa, 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. The lodging can accommodate up to two additional guests for an extra charge.
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. Traditional 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 woodburning stove (free wood available), making this a cosy place to stay at any time of year. There is plenty of seating (which includes a double sofa bed if required – please advise at time of booking) and a small table for those wishing to eat away from the kitchen. Please note that while there is a DAB stereo system 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 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, plus an extra single bed which pulls out from underneath if required. Due to the thick walls of the house there is no wifi reception in the bathroom. Two cots and Tripp Trapp high chairs can be supplied free of charge (please book these in advance). Washing machine and tumble dryer are available in a shared utility room accessed from the entrance hallway. All bed linen, towels and fuel included. Everything is supplied for your first cup of tea or coffee on arrival.
Please note that unfortunately we cannot accept any pets.
We have cats and although they are not allowed in the gust accommodation we cannot guarantee the areas to be 100% free of cat hair.
Since the start of the pandemic we have had a succession of longer term lets. For long term bookings please contact us for the relevant rates.
Please note that we have made a few changes due to the ongoing pandemic. Guests are asked to use their separate entrance, rather than use the shared corridor. The shared utility room has a washing machine solely dedicated to guests. Homemade cake on arrival has been replaced by packaged biscuits. Arrival time is now 5pm in order to allow us to clean to the standards currently required. Thank you for your understanding.