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Stables House in Duns, Scottish Borders

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Stables House description

Holiday home
Stables House is a detached cottage near the village of Duns in the Scottish Borders. The cottage sleeps six people in three king-size doubles (zip/link, can be twins on request), together with a family bathroom and separate shower room. Also in the cottage is an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area, along with a separate sitting room. Outside is ample off road parking and a walled garden with furniture and BBQ. Situated near to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Stables House is an ideal base to tour this lovely part of the country.

The small border town of Duns is set in a wide valley known as The Merse and was once the capital of the Scottish Borders, when the current capital, Berwick-upon-Tweed, was under English rule. The town offers a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the Jim Clark Museum is open to the public in honour of the famous racing driver who lived in the area.

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.

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, Bluetooth speakers, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Hypoallergenic bedding available on request. Cot and highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Bike storage. Enclosed walled garden with furniture, BBQ on request. Shared use of owners' lawned garden. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 3 miles. Note: Stabling available at additional cost and by prior arrangement with owner. Note: Mobile reception can be variable throughout property. Note: There is a fenced pond in one of the fields behind the property, children to be supervised.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Rural location

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Mrs Mason
July 2016
My family and I had an absolutely lovely stay at Stables House. The house was incredibly spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The owners were so welcoming as was the gentleman who cares for the garden and grounds. My family has been to many holiday homes but we agreed this was the best of all. We will most definitely be back.
Mrs Eglinton
June 2016
Stables House lived up to the description on the website. The house is stunning and beautifully situated. It is decorated to a high standard and very well equipped. The gardens are superb and the fields provided plenty of space for my German Shepherd dog to run. The owner is a charming, welcoming lady.
Mrs Holmes
June 2016
A most stunning property and the walled garden was amazing. We have stopped in many cottages, but this was the best stocked with everything that we have stayed in. All more than excellent.
Mrs Thomas
July 2016
Best self catering property we have visited. Superb.
Mr Dekker
March 2016
Stunning house and grounds which were very clean and well kept. Perfect!
Mrs Murphy
May 2016
Stables House was a lovely well equipped house, in a beautiful setting.
Mrs Roy
May 2016
Everything about this holiday home was fantastic; from location to decoration to gardens, it was all a delight. The property is beautiful and the description doesn't do it justice. We were more than ecstatic with our choice and the value for money.
Mrs Cronin
April 2016
Stables House is a beautiful house, in spectacular grounds.
Mr Coates
February 2016
The location is very peaceful and provided a great opportunity to unwind. Stables House is very well equipped yet very spacious. This means that it works well for families / friends that want to spend time together while enjoying their own space. Stables House is immaculately presented and it is obvious that all involved take a great deal of pride in making your stay perfect. The night skies were particularly fantastic with virtually no light pollution.
Mr Robison
March 2016
Total peace and quiet in the area. Probably one of the best equipped cottage rentals I have ever been in. Lovely grounds for dogs to run around in. Cosy log fire to enjoy in the evenings.
Mr Ackerman
February 2016
This was an amazing house to stay in. The owners were all really friendly, there was plenty of wood for the fire and it was situated perfectly for neighbouring towns and villages. Truly a great relaxing house to holiday in.
Mr Hollywood
November 2015
Everything about the property was excellent and almost understated.
Mr Brake
December 2015
Stables House was beautifully built with lots of character and in a lovely location. The inside was furnished well and had everything we needed. The owner was very helpful. We will definitely be back to this one.
Mrs Andrew
October 2015
The accommodation was first class, it was really beautiful! It was as described on the website but even better! The owner was lovely and the grounds of the Stables House were so beautifully kept. We would certainly go back and would recommend it to friends and family.
Mrs Houghton-burnett
September 2015
What a beautifully and tastefully transformed building. It had a real feel of luxury to it and the use of the shared and private walled gardens were ideal for our two boisterous dogs to safely run off energy. The owner lives in the manor house next door and was wonderfully pleasant and gracious, as were her staff. They even asked us to use whatever we could from the fruit and vegetable plots within the walled garden.
Mrs Jackson
November 2015
Very spacious property, plenty of room for everyone. Property was well equipped, the beds were very comfortable, also very quiet and peaceful, beautiful garden grounds to walk round.
Mrs Clyburn
September 2015
On our arrival the owner gave good directions and met us at the house to check everything was O.k. The walled garden was magnificent and the house itself was wonderful; the best we have stayed at in many years. We particularly liked the fact that there were two bathrooms at each end of the property for added privacy. We found all the staff to be lovely and would recommend the house to family and friends alike.
Mrs Belk
August 2015
Stunning property in stunning grounds. Cottage owner was very helpful and the property is a credit to her.
Mr Hazlehurst
July 2015
The entrance definitely had the wow factor. The property was beautifully decorated, clean, fully equipped and spacious with wonderful views of the garden and land. We were shown great hospitality from the owner. I would definitely stay there again when visiting the area.
Mr Winning
August 2015
The house is very impressive from the outside and the inside is spacious, warm and comfortable. The grounds are equally impressive with a mapped walk around. It is 27 acres and with a walled garden that would not look out of place within the grounds of a stately home. There is room inside and out to socialise or just chill out.
Mrs Thomas
July 2015
The house was very spacious, clean and bright. The gardens were beautifully kept. It was a perfect place to relax; the best self catering property we have been to!
Miss Hammill
June 2015
The house was absolutely beautiful. So cosy! I would recommend this house to anyone thinking about staying there! We were made very welcome and had everything we needed and more! The surroundings were equally as beautiful and we spent many hours enjoying the garden!
Mr Baron
April 2015
Excellent comfortable property set in beautiful surroundings. Provides a good base for a holiday in the Borders with Duns just three miles away. Thank you for a very enjoyable stay.
Mrs Skinner
April 2015
The house was fabulous. We found it immaculate, spacious and furnished and decorated to a very high standard. It was lovely to be able to step out of the front door to take the dog for a walk around the well maintained gardens and grounds. It's well located, just a short drive to the nearest town, beach and coastal path and we particularly enjoyed returning from a long walk to enjoy the real fire and endless supply of logs. Thank you for a most enjoyable break.
Mr Felipes
June 2015
Having stayed in many cottages twice a year for 10yrs, this was by far the best we have ever stayed in. The owners were very friendly and the house and grounds were perfect. An ideal base to explore the borders.
Mrs Gibb
May 2015
The house is warm and very comfortable, the grounds are delightful and very well kept. We loved the planned walks round the estate and the freedom to wander, a great place for dogs and children! The owners are extremely helpful and welcoming. We will definitely return!
Miss McKenzie
March 2015
Lovely cottage, very friendly owner and would thoroughly recommended it to friends. Great having somewhere that is dog friendly and the lovely wood burning fire was really nice in the chilly evenings. Had nice big walled gardens with manicured lawns, had a couple of nice breakfasts in the morning with the dog running about. A very spacious cottage in general.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
August 2017
What a fantastic house, drove up the long driveway to be greeted by the owner. Superb house with huge amounts of room and tons of space for bikes etc in the stables block. Rooms all a very good size. Loved the fact you could leave the doors open and the dog could wander in and out and not have to worry about cars driving past.
John G
November 2017
Could not be faulted. I would hope every property was as good as this one but that would be very difficult.
Mrs Clifton
July 2016
Very peaceful and good location. The House and gardens were stunning.
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