Holiday Properties, Scotland UK – Duns Castle

Duns Castle
Duns Castle

Holiday Properties

Superbly set in the 1,200 - acre Estate surrounding magnificent Duns Castle and just half an hour's drive from sandy beaches, these properties are perfectly positioned to make the most of a holiday in Scotland's Border country.

Renovated to provide heated, well-equipped and comfortable accommodation, they enjoy access to the extensive grounds, which include glorious woodland, hill vistas, a nature reserve and a splendid lake.

At the hub of the Estate, Duns Castle, is the owner's home : a fine Gothic Revival building where visitors can enjoy dinner in the castle dining room by arrangement. Peacefully set on the edge of the historic Berwickshire town of Duns (convenient for sports facilities, good shops, restaurants and bars less than a mile away), the Estate offers the seclusion of wonderful woodland and lakeside walks, and opportunities to observe abundant wildlife.

The sea is about 16 miles away at the ancient fortified town and fishing port of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. The Tweed is one of Scotland's premier salmon rivers. Close by are the old fishing villages of Eyemouth, Cove, and Coldingham. The shore at Berwick is predominantly rocky but north of the pier at Spittal is a sandy beach sheltered from the strong tidal currents by an offshore reef. Inshore, between the reef and the beach, there is safe bathing, if chilly!

An hour's drive to the north-east of Duns Castle lies Edinburgh with its fine shops, magnificent architecture, fascinating museums and many good restaurants and bars. The ancient abbey towns of Kelso, Melrose and Jedburgh are within easy driving distance, and there are several well-known East Coast golf courses in the vicinity - the nearest at Duns itself, which has an 18 hole course as well as tennis, a swimming pool and sports centre.

Parking * Colour TV * Microwave oven * Access to most of the 1,200 acre Estate with lake and nature reserve * Natural spring water supply * Dinner in Castle dining-room by arrangement * Duvets with linen * NO PETS

Sleeps 2 + cot
Pavilion Lodge

This unique, stone-built, two-storey lodge cottage at the base of a high stone arch, has a comfortable interior of great character with semi-round rooms. Peacefully set within the privacy of the Estate, it is only half a mile from the town.

Sitting room with open fire and a sofa bed, kitchen with dining area, bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower. Spiral stairs to first floor:

  • 1 Double bedroom.
Bedroom at the Pavilion Lodge View of the Pavilion Lodge
The kitchen at the Pavilion Lodge The lounge at the Pavilion Lodge
Calor gas CH * Open fire* Shops half a mile * Auto WM * Fridge/Freezer * Private grassed area * Parking area * Towels by arr.

Sleeps 10 + sofabed

St Mary's House

This exceptionally attractive, stone built Georgian house faces south, has diamond-leaded windows and is set in a lovely established landscape above Duns Castle Lake.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 single bedroom
  • 2 twin bedrooms (one with a third single bed)

  • 1 double sofa bed in drawing room
St Mary's House has a period feel and offers spacious and elegant accommodation. Drawing room with living flame gas fire , second sitting room, dining room, bathroom W.C., over-bath shower. Separate W.C. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Double bedroom with King-size bed. Twin-bedded room with extra single bed (for +1). Two bedded room, single bedroom. Bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower. Bathroom with over-bath shower, leading to separate W.C.. Washbasins and shaverpoints in all bedrooms .
Twin bedroom at St Mary's External view of St MAry's
Bedroom at St Mary's Dining room at St MAry's
Kitchen at St Mary's The lounge at St Mary's
Calor gas CH * shops 1 mile Auto WM * Tumble dryer * Dishwasher * Fridge/freezer * High chair * Private garden with furniture * Towels by arr.

Note: This property can be booked in conjunction with the Coach House next door for larger parties.

Sleeps 3 + 1 + cot
The Coach House

This unusual property adjoins St Mary's House, but is completely self-contained with its own entrance and ground at rear. Its interior has been tastefully furnished and decorated to provide cosy accommodation of considerable character.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 single bedroom with pull out extra bed.

Kitchen/dining-area, entrance hallway. Bathroom/W.C with over-bath shower. Steepish stairs to first floor: Sitting room with living flame gas fire. Single bedroom with guest bed leading to a further double bedroom.

Calor gas CH and gas fire * Shops 1 mile * Auto WM * Tumble dryer * Dishwasher * Fridge/freezer * Garden area with furniture * Towels by arr.

Sleeps 6 + cot

The White House

Set in its own large private grounds, this charming, light and airy house is quietly tucked away next to the old walled garden of the Estate.

  • 1 downstairs twin bedroom + bathroom
  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 upstairs bathroom + separate extra bath
Sitting room with living flame gas fire. Spacious open-plan kitchen/dining room with living flame gas fire. Twin-bedded room, bathroom/W.C. First floor: Twin bedded room with extra single bed (for +1. Double bedroom. Two bathrooms, one with W.C and over-bath shower.
Bedroom at the White House
White House Kitchen White House Lounge

Calor gas CH * Shops 1 mile * Auto WM * Tumble dryer * Dishwasher * Fridge/freezer * Private garden with furniture * Towels by arr.

Sleeps 4 no cot
Azalea Cottage

Formerly the gardener's cottage, this delightful secluded, 19th-century, single storey stone built property is set amidst a profusion of azaleas and mature shrubs just a short walk from the lake.

  • 1 double bedroom with ensuite shower/toilet

  • 1 twin bedroom
Spacious, elegant sitting room with gas fire. Dining-room. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast bar. Cloakroom/laundry room. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room/W.C. Twin-bedded room. Bathroom/W.C. with over-bath shower.
Bedroom at Azalea Cottage Azalea Cottage Lounge

Calor gas CH and gas fire * Garage * Shops 1 mile * Auto WM * Tumble dryer * Dishwasher * Fridge/freezer * Garden with furniture * Towels by arr.

The Geans

Detached stone house with Gothic detailing (1883) and fine views.

  • 3 double bedrooms

The Geans is located on the outskirts of Duns in its own grounds off the main road.

Open fires, large kitchen, dining room, sitting room, 3 double bedrooms, 3 toilets, 1 bathroom, 2 shower-rooms (one en-suite)

Geans sitting room
Geans bedroom Geans diningroom

Diesel CH

Carriage Mews
  • 1 double bedroom

  • 1 Twin bedroom

  • 1 Single bedroom

Entrance hall & staircase to upper hall. Passage to sitting room with separate dining/kitchen and separate bathroom with over bath shower.


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