Adouble-fronted holiday cottage witha covered porch overlooks a mature front garden.

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Gardener's Cottage
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Gardener's Cottage

Gardener's Cottage is a semi-detached cottage 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 an 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 on the grounds, Gardener's Cottage can sleep ten people in this beautiful region of Southern Scotland.

Accommodation comprises:

* Two bedrooms:

  * 1 x double,

  * 1 x twin (zip/link, can be a double by prior arrangement) with ensuite shower, basin and WC.

* Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC.

* Open plan living area with a small kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.


* Night storage heaters with electric fire

* Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi

* All fuel and power included in the rent

* Bed linen and towels included in the rent

* Cot and highchair

* Off-road parking for three cars

* Small, enclosed patio with furniture, access to shared grounds

* Three well-behaved dogs welcome

* Sorry, no smoking

* Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile



* WiFi can be intermittent

* Accommodation at Gardener's Cottage comprises: *Two bedrooms:

 * 1 x double

 * 1 x twin (zip/link, can be doubled by prior arrangement) with ensuite shower, basin and WC

* Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC.

* Open plan living area with a small kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.

To make an enquiry or book Gardener's Cottage, please use the Visit Website buttons for further information. When enquiring, please tell us you found this Chirnside holiday cottage in Berwickshire on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.




Peaceful position

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.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Value for money

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.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

a relaxing holiday at your own pace

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

A FlipKey verified reviewer

It was a shame to go out for the day!

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.

Chrissy C


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.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Warm welcome and beautiful setting made for a wonderful stay

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.


Poor cleaning standards with mice included.

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!


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!

Mrs Woods

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 Mitchell

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.

Miss Griffiths

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.

Mr Finch

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.

Mrs Nicolson

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.

Mr Marsden

The cottage was in a lovely setting ,not too far from shop. The owner was very helpful and attentive.

Mrs Walker

Peaceful location. Good walks from cottage on quiet farms. Well situated for exploring Berwickshire/North Northumberland countryside and coast, Ideal place to relax.

Miss Ellis

Lovely, peaceful accommodation. Owner friendly and helpful. Very comfortable. We plan to return.

Mrs Croft

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.

Mr Marsden

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.

Mrs Giffin

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.

Mr Booth