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Viewlaw Lodge

Duns, Scottish Borders
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious beautiful detached cottage located in a peaceful position in the pretty town of Duns
  • Relax and unwind in the fantastic private hot tub and enjoy al fresco dining in the enclosed garden
  • After a day out exploring the beautiful local area enjoy cosy nights in front of the roaring wood burner
Property code: 83140

Stylish detached cottage perfect for a luxurious romantic getaway. Relax and unwind in the private hot tub, enjoy al fresco dining in the enclosed garden or cosy nights in front of the wood burner.

Settle in for a romantic break at this gorgeous, single-storey cottage at Duns, on the Scottish borders. This exquisite, period home, which was once a gatehouse, has been beautifully renovated to offer stylish, sophisticated accommodation, suitable for a couple and up to two of their four-legged friends. Wander the streets of Duns, with its pretty market square, independent shops and choice of restaurants. Head to the coast 13 miles away to walk along the cliffs and spot a plethora of birdlife. Return to your holiday home to bask by the wood burner or bubble in the hot tub.

Open the front door on to this beautiful cottage and wander down the hall to hang your coats in the utility room. Amble on through into the inviting lounge to recline on the comfortable seating and choose your evening’s viewing on the Smart TV. Lay a fire in the wood burner to create an inviting glow. When mealtimes beckon, head through into the kitchen/diner, where you will find everything you need to prepare delicious dinners for two. Make a cup of coffee in the espresso machine in here to enjoy after your wonderful meal.

At the end of each long day out discovering the beauty of the picturesque area, run yourself a long, hot bath and then head on through to the king-size bedroom to lay your head in comfort for the night.

Take breakfast out on the deck in the enclosed garden on summer mornings. Light the BBQ to cook lunch or supper out in the fresh air and fire up the hot tub in the evening for a luxurious soak under the stars. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the tranquillity. Find parking for one car at the cottage. Additional space is on the road, subject to availability.

  • 1 Bedroom - king-size
  • 1 Bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, expresso machine and washing machine
  • Utility room with tumble dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • On street parking subject to availability
  • Shops, pubs, restaurants within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • As this is a listed building please note that access to the rear garden is via the front door
  • Enclosed artificial grassed garden with hot tub,
  • Outside seating area with gas BBQ
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
     
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

 

Find a wealth of activities and places to visit in Duns itself. Stroll through the nature reserve at Duns Castle or visit spectacular Manderston House, where you can tour the stately home and explore the 56 acres of garden. Motoring enthusiasts might also like to spend time at the Jim Clarke Museum.

Visit Paxton House, 11 miles from the town and widely described as one of Britain’s finest Palladian mansions. Discover the beautiful house here; wander through the picturesque, woodland gardens and take a boat trip on the River Tweed.

Head 11 miles, and just over the border into England, to visit Norham Castle. Set high on a grassy mound, above the River Tweed, this stronghold was besieged at least 13 times by Robert Bruce. Drive 15 miles to spend an afternoon in Berwick-upon-Tweed: see its famous Elizabeth walls, browse in its many independent boutiques and shops and dine out in one of its varied restaurants.

Walk from Berwick along the coast to Burnmouth. The 7-mile route affords fantastic coastal vistas. Alternatively try a 4-mile walk from St Abbs, 14.5 miles from the cottage, to Eyemouth, which gives you views out towards the rock formation known as the Ebb Carrs.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 42 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stuart 22nd January 2024

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Very nice cottage but would benefit from direct access to garden area. Welcome basket was very good

Reviewed by Laura 12th January 2024

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Beautiful cottage with great travel routes to the coast. Immaculately clean and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. A welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and much appreciated. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Rachel 22nd December 2023

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Cottage was lovely very clean and well equipped . Stayed over Christmas and it was really cosy and relaxing .

Reviewed by Chloe 17th November 2023

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Reviewed by Gordon 29th September 2023

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The house is lovely, clean and smart. The hot tub was great (no direct access from the house). Duns is a lovely location with plenty of places to eat and lots of interesting places to visit in the area. We enjoyed the forest and river walks with our dog.

Reviewed by Laura 22nd September 2023

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Just back from an amazing week in this beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean, very welcoming, everything you need for a relaxing holiday! Stayed there with our one year old daughter and everything was catered for. Location is great so close to so many great towns, Duns was lovely itself and had everything you need close by.

Reviewed by Philip 25th August 2023

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Very lovely cottage and we really enjoyed our stay. A great base for discovering the many castles and stately homes as well as the spectacular coastal walks. Although the cottage is billed as dog friendly, there were a lot of rules concerning the dog. The cottage description should say that the garden area is accessible via the back gate only. HoweRead morever, apart from these two minor points, we would have no problem in staying there again or recommending to friends. Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 18th August 2023

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Viewlaw lodge had everything we needed for our stay and was very comfortable. Lots to do in local and surrounding areas. No entrance directly to garden/hot tub. Not being able to let our dog into the garden first thing in a morning to do her business was a pain. Garden/ hot tub area wasnt as well kept as the lodge needs some attention

Reviewed by Clare 28th July 2023

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Tastefully, comfortably and well-equipped renovated cottage. Without direct access and having Astro-turf, the garden isnt suitable for dogs, which should have been mentioned in the cottage companys description.

Reviewed by Christine 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Anne 28th April 2023

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Lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need/want. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and great shower. Enclosed garden & hot tub were great. Within easy walking distance of the village with shops, pubs & cafes. Plenty of places to walk the dog from the cottage. Lovely welcome pack which even included chews for the dog. Super base forRead more touring the borders. Hide

Reviewed by Joan 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Niall 7th April 2023

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Comfortable. Convenient location. Nicely furnished and equipped. Space enough for a couple and a small to medium dog. Close to a main road but you're really not aware of it once inside - I'd take that over two miles of pot holes to some rural secluded place. Thank you.

Reviewed by Tony 31st March 2023

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We had a most enjoyable week. Its a lovely cottage, clean, very comfortable and a great base for exploring the surrounding area. It was our second visit and we would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Alexandra 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Brian 10th March 2023

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Dog tolerant, not dog friendly. Front door opens straight onto a lane that cars fly up and down, so make sure your dog is on a lead! Garden is at side of house with no direct access from house and is astro turf, so not for dogs, and if you want to use the hot tub, again, no direct access from house. Dog not allowed in bedroom at all - only found thRead moreis out AFTER booking. It's a lovely clean and well presented place, but I wouldn't say it was dog friendly! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 5th March 2023

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I would recommend this staycation to couples the location great and the locals warm friendly and helpful. The garden enclosed garden is private and welcoming with a deck, patio set, BBQ and Hot tub. Too many restrictions make this the place not to take your pets. The Allanton Inn just 10 mins drive away is family run, friendly and not uour average Read morepub grub, an added bonus to our experience. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 10th February 2023

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We had a really nice week here.The cottage is well equipped,clean and warm.We accepted on booking that there is no back door but staying for a week and going out the front door along to the garden gate to let the dog out is a pain.Especially when the garden is Astra turfed and the dog is not allowed to biz. The cottage is in A good location for walRead moreking from the doorstep through Duns Square and up into Duns Castle Estate.The cottage is about half an hour away from North Berwick. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 3rd February 2023

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Beautiful cottage, only downside was the hot tub was to the side of the building so you had to go out the front door and round. The other thing that was annoying was the outside light kept going on & off when in the hot tub. Other than that a very beautiful cottage and would definitely recommend to others

Reviewed by Patrick 13th January 2023

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Excellent property

Reviewed by Jane 6th January 2023

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Would highly recommend this cottage. It's in a good location with everything you need. Locals are very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Angela 12th December 2022

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The cottage was decorated lovely and the welcome basket was really very much appreciated. Maybe dont advertise as dog friendly, the access to the garden via the road is an issue. The constant noise during the night, like water heating ( we presumed it was the hot tub?! ) was difficult to get to sleep to, which was a real shame as the bed was so verRead morey comfortable. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 25th November 2022

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Nice place not really dog friendly with not able to have his bed in the bedroom In ability to get into garden without walking down drive and with the rules on dogs on the Astro turf is a little difficult

Reviewed by Maggie 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by Susanne 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Tony 21st October 2022

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Absolutely loved this place. The lodge was spotless, well equipped, comfortable and with the log burner on very cosy. We enjoyed using the hot tub too, very relaxing after a day's walking with our two dogs. The location was great for exploring, lots of lovely local walks, beaches approx 30 mins away and we also visited Loch Lomond which was 2.5 houRead morers away but worth it. We will definitely be back. We had a fabulous time. The lodge, the local people and the surrounding areas were just great! Hide

Reviewed by Ciaran 14th October 2022

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Loved our stay. The perfect getaway. From the fully equipped kitchen to the thoughtful extras, we had a lovely time and recommend to anyone looking to explore the area with their dog.

Reviewed by Charlotte 30th September 2022

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Fabulous week! Me, my husband and our dog visited and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lots to do in and around Duns as well. The cottage has everything you need, very modern and clean, comfy bed, loved the log burner and of course the hot tub!

Reviewed by Steven 23rd September 2022

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Very clean Well equipped and ideally located for exploring the Borders

Reviewed by Ken 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Philip 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Mike 24th June 2022

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From the moment we arrived, we felt extremely comfortable. The cottage was was very well equipped, everything we needed was there and it was so peaceful.

Reviewed by Chris 3rd June 2022

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A really nice cottage in a good location which is ideal to explore the borders

Reviewed by Maria 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Julie 6th May 2022

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Was good location was clean and tidy only let down was no parking outside cottage and no back door to go into garden for hottub and a small wardrobe no clock in lounge

Reviewed by David 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by William 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Tracey 8th April 2022

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We loved the cottage, well equipped and very clean Nice walk into the little town but not all pubs open, only 1 was descent. Plenty of walks from the cottage and not far to drive to a gorgeous pub/restaurant in Allington called The Allington Arms, fantastic food.

Reviewed by Craig 1st April 2022

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Great stay in this beautiful cottage. Very well decorated, cleanliness superb, and the little extras well received. Good location to explore the borders, and a 10 min walk to town centre and pub. Hot tub and garden well done, and only few steps from front door in to enclosed garden.

Reviewed by Claire 27th February 2022

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Reviewed by Sophie 25th February 2022

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Absolutely lovely cottage, very spacious and clean! Loved the stay we had at it

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