Views towards the house
Lounge with cosy wood burner
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with shower over the bath
Lovely sunny garden
Walks on the estate
Fascinating Scottish Borders history
1 / 9  Views towards the house
2 / 9  Lounge with cosy wood burner
3 / 9  Kitchen/diner
4 / 9  Double bedroom
5 / 9  Twin bedroom
6 / 9  Bathroom with shower over the bath
7 / 9  Lovely sunny garden
8 / 9  Walks on the estate
9 / 9  Fascinating Scottish Borders history

Robbers Cottage

Duns (5.5mls NE), Scottish Borders
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovely traditional cottage located on the 3000 acre Ellemford Country Estate
  • Wood burner perfect for cosy nights in
  • Wonderful rural setting with beautiful countryside and river views
  • Located close to Scotland's Coast to Coast walk the Southern Upland Way
  • Fishing available on the Whiteadder River, a tributary of the River Tweed
  • Within easy reach of the pretty town of Duns
Property code: 48811

A charming, traditional cottage overlooking the river Whiteadder, on the Ellemford country estate, set amidst 3,000 acres of spectacular countryside, on the edge of the Lammermuir Hills near Duns.

Escape to this enticing stone holiday home on the Scottish borders, close to the historic market town of Duns. Set within approximately 3,000 scenic acres of the Ellemford Country Estate, this beautifully finished cottage sleeps up to four guests. Enjoy glorious walks – including along the Southern Upland Way, which runs close by – excellent fishing on the Whiteadder Water river as well as proximity to golf courses and a nature reserve, where you can spot a plethora of birds, as well as seals.

Your traditional cottage feels bright and inviting from the moment you step through its front door. Tasteful décor and soft, natural shades enhance rooms already filled with natural light. Internal comfort and a characterful space are complemented by beautiful countryside views.

Pass relaxing evenings in your welcoming lounge where you can light your wood burner to bring a cosy glow to the space. Settle down to watch TV or a DVD in here or simply gaze out towards the river. Spread out into your snug/games room, where guests can watch TV or perhaps set up the PlayStation 3. Your kitchen/diner is another great place to congregate: prepare home-cooked meals in here then enjoy them together at the table. Your kitchen also has a useful washing machine while a dryer and freezer can be found in the utility room.

Follow the cottage-style stairs up to the first floor and your two charming and spacious bedrooms, both of which are light and bright. Find your family bathroom also conveniently on this level.

Outside, you’ll be delighted to discover a generous, enclosed garden with plenty of sunshine. Light the BBQ, enjoy a chilled glass of something delicious and watch the children as they play on the grass. Your Scottish cottage also has space for up to two cars to park off the road.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer
  • Utility room - with freezer and tumble dryer
  • Wood burner - logs included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no smoking
  • 2 dogs welcome, not permitted upstairs in the bedrooms and must be kept on a lead within the estate from July to February
  • Please be aware fields which have animals in should not be walked through.
  • Beach 8 miles, shops and pubs 5 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge, TV/DVD and PlayStation 3 in snug
  • Trout and Salmon fishing on the Whiteadder river available

Pull on your walking boots and head straight out from your holiday home for a long walk in the countryside. You could perhaps even attempt a stretch of the 214-mile long South Upland Way, which passes close to the estate. It is Britain's first official coast-to-coast long-distance footpath, and it runs from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath and offers a great variety for both experienced hikers as well as some gentler stretches for families.

Lovers of the great outdoors can also drive 18 miles to the sea to take in the dramatic rocky coastline and clear waters, and perhaps visit St Abb's Head Nature Reserve. Enjoy the stark beauty of nature at its best and spend an hour or two wildlife watching. Travel just over 6.5 miles to delightful Duns, with its handsome architecture and range of colourful independent shops, cafés and restaurants. Visit Edwardian Manderston House while you are here and stroll in its 56 acres of formal and informal gardens. Racing enthusiasts might also like to spend an hour or two at the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns, which is dedicated to the life and motor racing career of Scotland's first Formula One World Champion.

Otherwise, pack your clubs and drive 28.5 miles to play a round of golf on the course at North Berwick, which has been located here since the 17th century. It's also worth visiting the seaside town while you are here and marvelling at its awe-inspiring views over the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock, the world's largest northern gannet colony. The town is also home to the Scottish Seabird Centre.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Katrina 7th February 2020

This is a wonderful cottage which I will always remember as my now fiance proposed the weekend we were staying here. The cottage itself is lovely, spacious, warm and very clean!! The welcome pack of biscuits, wine and milk was a lovely gesture. Our dog, Fergus, loved running about the huge enclosed garden.

Reviewed by Kate 25th January 2020

Lovely comfortable cottage, lots to do nearby. Excellent welcome pack, tea suger milk and the chocolate biscuits were delicious.

Reviewed by Alison 21st December 2019

This was our 2nd visit to Robbers Cottage . Once again we had a great time , the cottage is of a high standard, both in cleanliness and facilities and equipment . Everything you need is there. It is an extremely cosy cottage and we were never cold . Our dogs love it too, the back garden is fantastic for them and plenty of local walks. Louise is a fRead moreantastic host and the wine and biscuits were a lovely welcome. Would easily reccommend this cottage to anyone looking for a peaceful break. Hide

Reviewed by Dianne 18th November 2019

The only issue we encountered, and would like to recommend to others who plan on visiting the cottage, is that the garden is fully fenced and great for small dogs, but if anyone plans on visiting with a larger dog ( such as ourselves) we have an American Akita...is that a very small portion of the fence behind the garage and gate only ( is easily aRead moreccessible for larger dogs to jump) ..and should not be left unattended. Hide

Reviewed by Janis 12th October 2019

Lovely cottage in rural location. Very peaceful with walks on the doorstep. Garden great for the dog as it is enclosed. Very warm and comfortable cottage only drawback was steep stairs. Duvets and pillows filled with feathers so not good for allergy sufferers. Wood burning stove a lovely benefit in the evening with supply of kindling wood and lightRead moreers. Everything supplied including milk tea coffee biscuits wine and butter along with a cupboard full of condiments. Hide

Reviewed by Lachlan 5th October 2019

Enjoyed a lovely holiday in a picturesque peaceful location, would recommend.

Reviewed by Pamela 28th September 2019

Everything was excellent. We had a wonderful holiday and the property was absolutely beautiful. Also, importantly, dog friendly.

Reviewed by Jackie 21st September 2019

Wonderful peaceful area. It is near a working farm. There are about 5 houses so not totally isolated. The cottage is decorated to a high standard. High standard of cleanliness through out. When you enter there is a we welcome gift which is a lovely touch. There is wifi but no phone coverage but I see that as a bonus . The garden is big and secure fRead moreor your 4legged friend. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 14th September 2019

Robbers Cottage is amazing . The location is rural and so peaceful. The cottage itself is so well equipped and there is nothing lacking . The cottage us furnished to a high standard. The fact that the cottage is dog friendly is brilliant. Our two large dogs had a great time a d the garden is large and safe for them to run about In . Louise is a lovRead moreely lady and made us feel very welcome Hide

Reviewed by Diane 2nd September 2019

Pleasant property. Nice touches with flowers, biscuits and milk on arrival.

Reviewed by David 18th August 2019

Great little cottage in a fantastic spot.

Reviewed by Richard 20th July 2019

For a quiet rural place this is it. Easy enough to get through to Edinburgh and surrounding locations. Peaceful escape for sure ...

Reviewed by John 22nd June 2019

Pristine well equipped dog friendly cottage, would have no hesitation in recommending it to others, thank you for wine milk biscuits and flowers, much appreciated, also thanks to Billy for his help.

Reviewed by liz 14th June 2019

This is a very comfortable and homely cottage in a beautiful tranquil setting. The large garden is super dog friendly and our two dogs loved playing in it. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in such a lovely place which lacked for nothing. ps- very comfortable beds!

Reviewed by Christopher 18th May 2019

There was a bottle of bubbly, milk, and fresh flowers left by the owners on our arrival, and other useful household cleaners etc were provided, which was a lovely touch. The scenery was stunning, and the back garden was huge, and enclosed, making it totally safe for our dog. The cottage was clean and the facilities were excellent.

Reviewed by Ian 11th May 2019

Excellent location and brilliant garden for entertaining a dog or young children. Good value for money. Peace and quite, and wonderful bird life. Otherwise excellent overall!ion

Reviewed by Amanda 4th May 2019

Cosy, comfortable well equipped cottage. The enclosed garden was ideal for our dog as were the many walks from the door, although dogs do need to be kept on a lead on the estate. Quiet, peaceful location but within easy reach of beautiful coastal walks and the Southern Upland Way.

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