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Gardener's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage in Chirnside, Scottish Borders

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Gardener's Cottage Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Gardener's Cottage is a semi-detached cottage is in a courtyard location with woodland views in the hamlet of Allanton just outside Chirnside in the Scottish Borders. With one double and one twin bedroom (with ensuite facilities) and a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep four people. The cottage also contains an open plan living area with a small fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with electric fire. Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars, a small, enclosed patio with garden furniture and access to shared grounds. With the addition of two further cottages in the grounds, Gardener's Cottage can sleep a total of ten people in this beautiful region of Southern Scotland.

The village of Chirnside occupies an elevated position overlooking the River Tweed and offers stunning views across the magnificent Cheviot Hills. A number of interesting landmarks depict the village's long history, including a 16th Century dovecot and a beautiful parish church, believed to date back to the 12th Century. Each summer, the Jim Clark Rally, the only 'closed roads' race on mainland Britain, takes place in and around Chirnside as a memorial to the village's home born champion. Just 9 miles away lies the charming, coastal town of Berwick, boasting narrow streets enclosed within Elizabethan walls, excellent shopping and dining facilities and an interesting arts centre. The local area affords fantastic fishing, golf and riding opportunities and a fun-packed leisure centre, whilst the nearby resort of Spittal offers soft, sandy beaches, ideal for a relaxing afternoon.

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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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September 2020
Spotless cottage. Everything you need plus extra. Spacious. Dog friendly. Perfect base for exploring Northumberland and Scottish Borders. WiFi/ internet connection hit and miss. But was so nice to take a break from technology. Although my 12 year old didn't think so lol. She had to talk to us. Great family holiday. Will definitely recommend.
Mr Anderson
March 2019
Overall the holiday was what we were looking for, a nice peaceful relaxing holiday.. Internet was a bit of a let down only working one day out of six. The cottage was in a beautiful area and the garden and shrubbery was delightful.
Mr Boyd
March 2019
Lovely cottages in a rural location , not far to explore Kelso , Berwick , Coldstream , Paxton house .. .. Art studios on surrounding property , art classes held in another part also , enjoyed seeing the friendly horses, ponies & sheep ... my dog enjoyed his walks .. the cottage had everything we needed & more ... had a great time with my husband , mum & friend & our jack Russell in March 2019 .
Mrs Scott
February 2019
We had a wonderful stay at gardeners cottage amazing surroundings very comfy warm cozy cottage! The owner was very helpful Lovely art studio Would love to stay again :)
Mr Lowery
October 2018
The Gardeners cottage is perfectly located as a base to everything from beaches .... The Gardeners cottage is perfectly located as a base to everything from beaches to mountains and set in beautiful grounds we will definitely be returning
Mrs Jamieson
September 2018
Lovely cottage in a lovely setting ,clean and tidy , it had everything we needed and a good base to go exploring from ..
Mrs Jamieson
September 2018
We have been there before.. Came back for a second stay. Very relaxing. Chocolates were lovely. Compared to last time, the cottage was not quite as clean. But still loved it. We would highly recommend, to anyone, to stay at The Gardeners Cottage.
Miss Wright
August 2018
A good basic base to explore other coastal towns.. Not that child friendly especially if into gadgets as WiFi quite poor and a very small tv in the sitting room but overall the cottage is set in lovely surroundings and pet friendly.
Mrs Cairns
June 2018
This cottage was in beautiful surroundings.. The owner was very pleasant and welcomed us as soon as we arrived. It was located quite near the border so were able to visit places in England easily too. Would definitely recommend Gardiners cottage especially if you have dogs too as plenty of grounds for them to run about.
Mrs Price
May 2018
Comfortable, friendly people, beautiful location..
Mrs Burns
April 2018
Liz was very helpful and hospitable
Mrs Neary
March 2018
Lovely quiet place, plenty good walks for the dogs, plenty of good places close by, can’t wait to go back..
Mr Zukas
March 2018
The cottage was in an excellent location and the landlady made us most welcome
Mr Page
January 2018
Lovely cottage in a quiet location.. Lights and heating already on when we arrived - perfect start!! Very comfortable cottage with excellent facilities and great for exploring Scottish Borders and the Northumberland coastline. Highly recommended
Mrs Krubally
November 2017
Cottage was really cosy, had everything you needed very peaceful quiet location.. Good location would definitely go again.
Mr Howden
November 2017
Excellent value for money.. Very clean and cozy. Friendly host and beautiful surroundings
Mrs Clowes
October 2017
The photos & description didn't do this cottage justice.. It is so cosy and well-equipped, with tasteful decor, and situated in lovely woodland grounds. It's brilliant having 2 bathrooms. Thoroughly enjoyable holiday, wouldn't hesitate to go again
Mrs Collinge
September 2017
A very pleasant and comfortable cottage in a beautiful area.. It has an enclosed front area safe for children and pets. Very obliging caretakers who are close by should you need them. We had no problems with the phone signal but the wifi was rather slow but usable. There are plenty of supermarkets in the area if you need a large choice of items, we found Berwick-upon-Tweed was the nearest with a choice of different supermarkets, there are of course shops in Chirnside too. Nice and quiet but perfectly situated for touring around the area.
May 2017
Booked to stay for one week. Found mouse droppings under the kitchen sink on our arrival so placed a trap as my wife does not like mice. Caught our first mouse Saturday evening ! Sunday evening a second mouse ran across the living room floor, so we left. Returned on Monday to collect our possessions and discuss the situation with the owner. The owner told me that she thought it was reasonable to have mice in a country cottage and that I should have told her at the time of booking that my wife was afraid of mice and she would have declined my booking. Her husband told me they use electronic devices to repel mice in their own home but not the holiday cottages. Holiday ruined!
Miss Saunders
May 2017
Really enjoyed our stay.. So refreshing. Very good for dogs. Signs on the country roads were not the best, but the directions we had been given and Google Maps were invaluable. A wonderful time was had by all.
Mr Booth
June 2016
We wanted to 'get away from it all' and this cottage was great. It is set in woodland, but with good access to all the major visitor areas. This has been a very relaxed and enjoyable holiday.
Mrs Giffin
June 2014
Convenient for visiting places of interest. The cottage was well presented and we were made welcome. The owner made herself known to us and asked if everything was OK.
June 2014
Exceptional Value for Money. Whilst not the swankiest of pads, the cottage is scrupiously clean and very well equipped, set in beautiful grounds with lots of wildlife. There is also space for two cars for each of the cottages, which is great if you are meeting up with friends or family. We got the warmest of welcomes from our host, Liz, who even left us a chocolate cake - despite this being only a three night booking. We had our jack russell dog with us, so it was also really handy to have a fenced-in patio area so I didn't have to worry about him reducing the abundance of wildlife. Liz sent us great directions and was on-hand to answer any questions we might have. Our first time to Coldingham Bay, which is only a short drive away - recommended by Liz; one very much appreciated as it was amazing with rockpools, a lovely sandy beach, free parking and fab walks. Would highly recommend a stay at this property.
Mr Marsden
October 2013
An ideal base for touring the Scottish border regions. The cottage was very well equipped and very comfortable. It was ideally situated, with excellent parking for vehicles. Would recommend this very nice cottage to anyone who likes a quiet holiday.
October 2013
Loved Gardner's Cottage. Went with husband and Luna the dog. Small enclosed patio with bbq was a great place to sit in the evenings. Little patch of woodland over fence for Luna to run. Nice and roomy cottage which is well equipped. Steps up to front door. There are now two bathrooms. Bit of a drive for shops (Tesco near Berwick). Nice pub with food in village. Owners friendly and helpful. It is on the site of their art studio, which had an open weekend while we were there, so there were people walking around, but only until 4pm. Had to stand in garden for phone reception. Beautiful garden, and situation. Well recommended and would go again.
Ms Croft
August 2013
Lovely, peaceful accommodation. Owner friendly and helpful. Very comfortable. We plan to return.
Chrissy C
August 2013
What a lovely cottage (in the ad photos, its the one in shadow). Spacious and dog friendly. Well equipped kitchen. Comfortable living area (though we mainly sat on the patio). Surrounded by trees. Patio is enclosed by low fence. Over road from property is a footpath suitable for walking the dog in the mornings. Lots of space in the bedrooms and two bathrooms, one with shower one with bath. There is an ajoining cottage but you don't get any disturbance from it. There is also another property visible and the owner runs art courses, none of which is troublesome. Only downside - no shops for miles. But very nice pub - Allanton Arms(?) down the road. Owners very friendly. Mobile phone(text)/tablet reception outside - sometimes in the trees. Mobile phone calls on the road, outside the property. Steps leading upto property and narrow staircase - not suitable for wheelchairs or disabled. Great for visiting Lindisfarne, St. Abbs Head, Southern Upland Way.
Miss Ellis
July 2013
Peaceful location. Good walks from cottage on quiet farms. Well situated for exploring Berwickshire/North Northumberland countryside and coast, Ideal place to relax.
Mrs Walker
May 2013
The cottage was in a lovely setting ,not too far from shop. The owner was very helpful and attentive.
Mr Marsden
September 2012
It was the most relaxing holiday. The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped. It was also nicely situated in the grounds of the big house. Off road parking was very good, with plenty of room.
Mrs Nicolson
August 2012
Gardener's Cottage has a warm welcoming feel to it. It is an ideal base for exploring the Borders area. We liked the welcoming touches - fresh flowers and cake. Particularly liked the woodland setting, the comfy sofas, the two bathrooms and the well equipped kitchen. Also appreciated the high quality crockery and kitchen utensils.
Mr Finch
July 2012
A fabulous hide-away holiday. The place was beautiful and the patio was a real sun catcher. The chocolate cake was a nice gesture to be greeted with. Overall a really lovely haven to explore the area.
Miss Griffiths
February 2012
How warm, cosy and friendly the cottage was. The grounds were nice and the location was nice and quiet. Good walks on your door step for the dog. The lovely bunch of fresh roses on the table to greet us. No notices telling you not to do things was a very positive feature.
January 2012
An excellent very comfortable cottage with all the facilities needed for a quiet get away from it all holiday,great walks and for an evening out for great food you must visit the nearby allanton inn.Our hosts were helpful without being intrusive. It may be off the beaten track but our sat nav found it no problem . All in all a very relaxing time which is what we wanted ,already thinking of going back
October 2011
Potentially this is a good cottage. It's in a tranquil location but handy for touring the local area. It is a warm little cottage when the heaters are on but the hot water system needs reworking because it is lacking.The kitchen is quite well equipped but there aren't many mugs but the cupboards are far too high off the floor. The bed was comfy despite being 2 joined together. Loved the ensuite. Would go there again.
September 2011
Gardeners Cottage is surrounded by country lanes but civilisation if you want it is not far away.The cottage itself is in need of a makeover as its starting to look a bit tired around the edges and if this were done the cost would go up,as prices are reasonable now. The owners who lived in the ground s didnt bother you and just gave you the key on arrival .I feel a bit more effort could have been made with the presentation of the place as I said Id have a word with the cleaner who has nt cleaned in the corners for a few weeks! On the whole if you want somewhere to lay your head for the week near to Holy island its cheap and cheerfull.
Mrs Mitchell
July 2011
Unspoiled beaches. Once in your cottage no one bothered you. There were no notices up in the property saying don't do this or don't do that which was refreshing. The grounds where the cottage stood were lovely.
Mrs Woods
September 2010
Our visit was a spur of the moment decision and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a holiday in this area. The cottage itself was warm, freshly decorated and was fitted out extremely well. The owners were friendly and approachable. A lovely place to stay all round!
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