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Gerrick Cottage Family Cottage in Swinton, Scottish Borders

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sleeps 8
4 rooms
3 bathrooms

Gerrick Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
Gerrick Cottage is a large bungalow, set on a hillside next to the owner's working arable farm, one mile above the village of Swinton in the Scottish Borders. The cottage sleeps eight people in four bedrooms - one super king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC and three super king-size doubles which are zip and link, meaning they can be made up as twins if desired. The property also contains a bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, and a wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. The living accommodation consists of a fitted kitchen with dining area, utility room, sitting room and large conservatory with French doors to the rear patio. Outside is ample off road parking, along with a lawned garden to the front and side with furniture and BBQ. With the amenities of Swinton just a mile away, with footpath access, and with a number of Borders towns and villages to discover within easy reach, Gerrick Cottage makes a great Borders cottage for a group of family or friends.

Swinton is a village in the Scottish Borders, 5 miles north of Coldstream and 7 miles from Duns. The area offers stately homes and castles, golf, fishing (including salmon) and walking. Scotland's east coast beaches are within driving distance as is the city of Edinburgh.

From the lush green farmlands of the Borders to the ruggedness of the Highlands, the Scots are proud of their land and identity. Scotland also has some of Britain's best beaches with glorious stretches of clean sand over which to roam.

Biomass central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request (no cot bedding provided). Ample off road parking. Lawned garden to front and side with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile. Note: Biomass heating uses straw from the farm.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mrs Lorimer
July 2016
A real home from home. Gerrick Cottage is spacious, clean and comfortable. It is a credit to the owners hard work. We would highly recommend the property and surrounding area as a holiday destination.
Mr Turner
February 2016
Well designed cottage. Very spacious with excellent views. Warm and comfortable.
Mr Schimmel
May 2016
A lovely house in a perfect location to explore the Scottish Borders. It was spacious enough for our party of seven persons. Had a warm welcome and hospitality from the owner.
Mr Baillie
June 2016
It is centrally located for all the attractions we had planned to visit. A beautiful location and a spacious and well laid out bungalow. It was light and airy throughout. The accommodation is furnished with everything required for a very pleasant and enjoyable stay and the owner was a pleasure to deal with, full of helpful information.
Ms Needham
February 2016
The owners spared no expense when they built and renovated this cottage; beds, bedding and bathrooms were of very high quality and the cottage was well equipped. We have already recommended the house to several family members.
Mrs Keat
January 2016
We liked everything about our holiday - Gerrick Cottage was a home from home. Nothing was too much trouble, the owner was very welcoming .
Mrs Smith
October 2015
The house was in a wonderful position surrounded by fields with amazing views. It was really clean, spacious, well equipped, well furnished and very comfortable. The secure patio and garden were ideal for my 20 month old grandson.
Mr McMaihin
October 2015
This cottage is very spacious and was ideal for our family. The cottage is located perfectly for visiting the border towns and Newcastle. If you wish to stay at home, you have a nice sitting room, conservatory and large patio area to relax in.
June 2015
This was our second visit to Gerrick Cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay again. The property is outstanding and we received a warm welcome from the owner. We would highly recommend this property and location.
Mr Fairlie
September 2015
The facilities of the cottage were excellent and exceeded all of our expectations. Would definitely use the cottage again. 5 Star accommodation.
Mr Baillie
May 2015
A lovely setting for a well thought out and laid out holiday cottage. It was spacious and airy, filled with natural light. There was plenty of space for large families or groups. Had everything that you could possibly need.
Ms Bush
May 2015
The accommodation was fantastic and the service we had from the owner was customer service at its best. The farm setting was ideal and situated within easy reach of many of the tourist sites that we wanted to see. This was a great family holiday for us and if we holiday in the Borders again I will certainly be looking to see if Gerrick Cottage is available.
Mr Mountney
October 2014
The bungalow was brilliant ,really spacious and well decorated, it had everything there that we needed. Mrs Bracken was extremely helpful,with useful tips on where to go and where to eat, a first class host . Will certainly visit again
Mr Sturgeon
December 2014
We have visited 18 different cottages over the past 10 years and this was by far the most superior yet. Excellent facilities in the bungalow with a lot of thought put into what visitors may need and more than adequate room for up to 8 people with beautiful views and places to visit nearby. The owner is very friendly and helpful and the property certainly deserves to be more highly rated.
Mrs Reed
September 2014
The peace and quiet. The high standard of the property and the friendliness of the owner.
Mrs Leslie
October 2014
Wonderful host, couldn't have been more helpful. A lovely spacious house in a gorgeous setting with more than enough room for everyone. It was spotlessly clean. We wished we could have stayed longer, we will definitely return again and we would recommend this house to anyone.
Mr Jakobsen
July 2014
A very friendly welcome. The house was very clean and the landlady very helpful.
Mrs Cordiner
August 2014
This was fantastic accommodation; probably the best I've stayed in. Everything was perfect and so spacious. There was an enormous garage for the children to bike and play ball in, a huge conservatory along the entire side of the house opening onto an equally huge patio with a sensible child friendly garden. The property overlooks cornfields on every side. Everything was well kept and the owners were friendly and helpful. This should be highly recommended.
Mr Lorimer
June 2014
From the moment we arrived we knew this was going to be an outstanding property. High on the hillside overlooking Swinton village with magnificent views of the Cheviot Hills in the distance. The warm welcome we received from the owner and starter pack of essential items was very much appreciated. Gerrick Cottage is stunning- more a villa or ranch than a cottage. Every room was spacious and tastefully decorated and the conservatory with beautiful views over the countryside was breathtaking. We have stayed at some lovely properties over the last 10 years with Sykes and they keep getting better and better. This was by far the best we have ever stayed in and all credit to the owner and family.
Mrs Welton
April 2014
Gerrick Cottage is superbly equipped, with so many thoughtful touches by the owner, she was so welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. We had a fabulous time here, plenty of space for us all (ages ranging from 3 years to 89 years young!)
Mrs Webb
May 2014
The cottage was perfect in every way with plenty of space. It is situated in the right area for so many places. The owners were friendly and extremely helpful.
Mrs Marshall
June 2014
The location was perfect, lots to see just a short drive away.The cottage was excellent, so spacious and clean with everything in it. The owner was lovely, very pleasant and helpful. We had a great week, plenty to do to keep 4 generations happy. We would've loved to stay longer just to fit everything in.
Mr Fowler
February 2014
The owners were lovely and very helpful. The cottage had everything we needed and more, like a home from home. We all left wishing we could stay longer. It was the perfect break!
Mrs Ritchie
March 2014
The cottage was fitted out to a high standard and was a wonderful space for my family to relax and spend quality time together. The owner was particularly welcoming and we appreciated the welcoming extra touches from her. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Kirk
November 2013
Everything about the cottage was excellent. It was so spacious and comfortable. The owner was also very helpful, although as we were only there for the weekend so we did not need to bother her at all.
Mr Zitman
December 2013
The property was a real home from home and I especially liked the conservatory. This place has everything; the bathrooms were fabulous, bedding first class and lovely furniture all on one level. Very helpful hosts. c Could not fault the property.
Mrs Bell
January 2014
Absolutely stunning views, very relaxing and warm, exceeded our expectations. The owners were very welcoming and were close enough if we wanted anything but far enough away to give us privacy. We absolutely loved it and hope to return again.
Dr Williamson
October 2013
The hosts could not have been more accommodating or welcoming! A beautiful property nestled in a very peaceful spot, and a good base to explore the surrounding area. Will definitely be returning!
Miss Robertson
October 2013
A warm welcome from the owner, everything about the house was perfect. It ticked all the boxes for us. Disable friendly for someone with mobility issues.
Mr Lee
September 2013
The holiday home was in a pretty, tranquil setting. The excellent standard of the property ensured that our holiday was comfortable and relaxing. There were good views from the conservatory. The owner was very welcoming and friendly, and she provided us with all the information that we required about the property and the amenities in the surrounding area.
Mrs Jackson
September 2013
A superb property, one of the best we have stayed in.
Mrs Macdonald
June 2013
A beautiful, clean, spacious home. Owners were extremely helpful and friendly.
Mr Bortier
August 2013
This is a very beautiful cottage, and very well furnished. The house was also very clean. One of the best we ever had! It is really an interesting location for visitors who want to visit the borders, from Edinburgh to Hadrian's wall, and all the lovely places between.
Mrs Deegan
April 2013
The cottage was as we had hoped. It was spotless, well-equipped, beautifully furnished and very suitable for those with walking difficulties.
Ms O'Donnell
May 2013
The house was perfect for our group of elderly people, and the scenery was beautiful. It was a very easy holiday to arrange thanks to Sykes and to the owner who was so very kind and welcoming.
Mrs Sturrock
May 2013
We particularly liked the cottage which was without a doubt 5 star and a great base for visiting the attractions in nearby towns and villages and for cycling the various routes in the area.
Mr Aldous
September 2013
The holiday got of with a bang as soon as we walked through the cottage door, we all wished we could transport it back to were we live, it really was 5*. We will recommend it to anyone fancying a trip to that part of Scotland. The view across the fields to the distant hills was brilliant, and the kids were fascinated with the harvesting and taking their own pictures of the combines. There are plenty of attractions to visit within a reasonable distance, Edinburgh is the farthest at 50 miles. Impossible to find one thing we didn't like about our holiday, except that it had to come to an end.
Ms Forrester
October 2012
The cottage was very clean and spacious. The owners were also very accommodating. One of the most comfortable places I have had the pleasure of staying.
Mr Adakhail
August 2012
The owner is very very nice and she cares about small details in order to make guests happy and comfortable. The cottage is very clean and better than a five star hotel, and I mean it.
Mrs Carruthers
October 2012
The cottage was about as perfect as you could get. I took my family there to celebrate my 50th birthday and we were overwhelmed by the quality and size of the cottage and the amazing countryside surrounding it. I wholeheartedly recommend this cottage to anyone. Best ever!
Mrs Hollyhead
January 2013
What a lovely cottage with lots of space,the views were amazing and some lovely personal touches from the owner, we will be back!!
Susan C
January 2017
The Rooms are large and clean with a fantastic view over the Cheviots. We stayed here for new year and found it a handy location for walking on the coast and in the hills. The owner is helpful and we would certainly book this property again.
September 2014
We rented the house in July 2014 The house is large and offers plenty of space to relax. Housekeeping was exemplary and the house had everything you could expect from equipment and more. The hostess was very helpful, and together with the rest of the people on the farm, she contributed greatly to that we had a wonderful stay. The bedding was first class and the mattresses were better than the mattresses on the best hotels. It was wonderful to work in the kitchen. It was big, bright and had everything you could wish for equipment. The bathrooms were large and clean. We had children with us and they got a very thorough tour of the farm, of which they had much pleasure. The house is beautifully situated with an incredible view. This house is highly recommended.
Annette M
August 2014
We wanted a girls getaway to celebrate my sisters 50th birthday.Four generations of us - Mam, my sister & I, her 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters. It was perfect for everyone. The rooms were very large and well equipped and we all had our own space. The location was perfect, lovely views and very peaceful. Only a short drive from some lovely villages, towns and beaches. We had a fun packed week despite the weather and would definitely come back. The owners were very friendly and helpful and now thing was too much trouble.
December 2013
Excellent cottage, one of the best we have stayed in. Fabulously equipped, luxury fittings, very comfortable beds and with five adults having three bathrooms certainly helped when everyone was getting ready in the morning. Very warm, superb views of the changing scenery, couldn't have wanted more.
August 2014
Beautiful cottage. Spacious, very clean, extremely well equipped and comfortable. Room to relax and space for everyone to find a quiet corner if needed. Excellent for a big group of family or friends.Lovely views and handy for visiting the coast at Berwick and the Borders towns too. The owner was very helpful and welcoming.
December 2012
I booked this cottage so I could take my family away to celebrate my 50th birthday in style, and style is exactly what we got. The property is amazing (we thought we were only renting half, it is so large) with absolutely nothing missing. The family who owned it were lovely and gave a a really warm welcome. They showed us around the house making sure we knew where everything was and how everything worked. Every room was huge with luxurious furnishings, an amazing kitchen and a conservatory with a view so lovely we could hardly bear to leave. Sitting on the farm land made it such a peacefull setting but it is only ten miles or so to Berwick, which is lovely, and Duns (lovely too). I would recommend this property to anyone and can't wait to go back with my family again.
June 2013
Spent a week in april at Gerrick Cottage. The cottage was perfect for our needs as we had taken 3 elderly parents, two of whom have some difficulty walking. All areas of the cottage were easily accessible and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was spotlessly clean and the owners were very keen to ensure that we were happy-nothing was a problem for them. The weather wasn't warm enough to use the garden but it would have been beautiful and relaxing to sit outside in the sun, having a BBQ. We found many places to visit within easy driving distance and the owner recommended some fabulous places to eat. We would definitely recommend the property to others and would certain love to return in the future.
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