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Carriage House, Aberdeenshire
Sleeps 8

Carriage House, Aberdeenshire

The grand stone walls rise from the expansive grounds of Hirsel Estate and reveal a castle-like stable block conversion in the Scottish Borders town of Coldstream. Carriage House was built in the late 1700s, and the four-bedroom, rural holiday cottage has retained much of its regal character.

The four spacious, contemporary bedrooms are split over four floors. On the ground floor is a king-size double bedroom with a sitting area and an en-suite with a double shower. There is a twin bedroom on the first and second floors and a king-size double on the third floor. The second bathroom contains a roll-top bath and a separate double shower.

Carriage House spoils groups with two sitting rooms, each of which leads to a balcony with splendid views overlooking the courtyard. A spacious kitchen includes newly-fitted appliances, a large dining table, and a blend of modern chic and rural character.

The two ample sitting rooms are located on the first floor and can be designated as quiet and games rooms. Between them, they offer TVs, DVD players, PlayStation, CD/cassette/radio and a large selection of books and DVDs. Guests can also count on WiFi, off-road parking, central heating with Hive control, laundry facilities and amenities for young children. There is also a small patio, a shared lawn, and a large, enclosed rear courtyard.

Beyond the grandiose Carriage House lies the famous River Tweed, which is ideal for fishing, plus Coldstream's 18-hole golf course and the attractions of the Scottish Borders region.

To check availability, make an enquiry or book Carriage House in Coldstream on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.



Great location, great property

We had a lovely stay here - enjoyed the roof garden, loved the friendly village and we were so convenient for lots of interesting holiday musts. Would come again for sure.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Great place, shame about the rain

We had a great week in Coldstream, the week of Flodden Field celebrations including torchlit procession and fireworks, lots of pipers, etc.

Walks in the Hirsel Estate very calming and great trips around local towns and to the coast. A relatively easy drive to Edinburgh on our one sunny day.

Facilities and layout very handy, especially for us - family of four with single friend who didn't need to be involved in all the squalor of family life.

Rain among the most torrential we've ever seen and the river flooded at the end of the drive - all good fun as long as you don't get too hung up about it.

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We had a superb time in this stunning property. My family and i had a wonderful Christmas stay here. The massive welcome pack, the chocolate santas in every room, the fully christmas decorated living room, It was just stunning.

The rooms were all individual and beautifully decorated. We had to turn the heat down, throughout the house, even though it was freezing outside.

The grounds and walks right outside our door, were incredible. Strolling down to the banks of the Tweed on Christmas morning, covered in snow was just breathtaking.

We will be booking up again soon. Thankyou so much Vicky for allowing us to have a wonderful Christmas at your gorgeous house, the memories will stay with us forever.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

The worst stay ever

Black mould in kitchen / bathroom ants running around all over cobwebs everywhere bottom half of shower missing bathroom mat full of other peoples hairs , other people hairs between quilt and cover after walking around your socks were covered in hair dust everywhere rust on radiators .
The in house booklet advices us we had to strip the beds sweep all floors and mop all floors and Hoover .
All the furniture was all different from the 1960-1980 just cheap like a hostel
We left after 3 days
It was booked through the other couple we went with and because we are not the lead name on the booking paperwork we are not. Allowed to make a complaint
Mr & Mrs Craig , Lincolnshire


Fantastic property and a great week in Coldstream!

Brilliant stay last week. Clean, tidy, comfortable beds, property large enough for 7 of us not to be on top of us all the time. The play room was a great addition for people with children!

They left us a welcome basket with essentials in which was a lovely surprise!

We sat on the balcony on the first night drinking prosecco in the evening sun.

Location perfect both in terms of nearby walkable facilities and for visiting Scotland and Northumberland.

The local Indian is highly recommended!
Highly recommended!


Excellent Accomodation

Just spent a week at the carriage House in Coldstream and it was superb! Very generous accommodation laid out over four floors but even those with restricted mobility can stay in the ground floor en suite bedroom. A real home from home! Everything we needed and more and the beds were super comfy. Good location, we managed to visit Alnwick Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Seahouses, East Links Farm Park and even a local leisure centre on the one rainy day we had. Gorgeous walks around coldstream too, property is right across the road from the Hirsel Estate. Owner is on hand if needed and generous welcome basket was much appreciated! Would definitely recommend a visit to the Carriage House, loved every minute and we were sad to leave our little castle!

Thomas F

Great cottage on the borders of
Scotland, only 50 miles to Edinburgh, had a lovely time, would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone out there. Had ample room to cater to 9 people and was very clean.

Mr Sharma

Carriage House is lovely. The accommodation itself was of an excellent condition, decor was lovely and the bedrooms were spotless and the bedding was clean and fresh. It is an excellent location for a family break. We hope to come back again.

Mrs Weldon

Location was within easy traveling distance of many tourist locations which made it a great base for a holiday! Also Coldstream Civic Week made our stay extra special.

Mrs Gallagher

Owners have succeeded in creating a house full of character in a wonderful setting.

Rev Bond

A very spacious property but still cosy and inviting. Would love to re-visit. Very helpful owners.

Mrs Sheehan

Lots of space, well equipped and good location. Lots of useful extras and a very nice welcome basket.

Mr Croft

Friendly owners, neighbours and caretaker. The Carriage House has a lot of character.

Mr Hansen

The standard of the Carriage House was good. Its size was a bonus. The welcome pack was a nice touch, as was the vast amount of local interest leaflets.

Mr Stoker

The area is very beautiful and the people are very friendly, and helpful, that why we come back to the area. Lots to do, great cafe's and great prices...

Mr & Mrs Ayres

Very quirky delightful property, peaceful plenty of space.

Mrs Young

We enjoyed staying in Scotland, as always. The Carriage House is well maintained and clean.

Mr Hildebrandt

The house was quirky and well equipped. The owner was very helpful with instructions on everything. The character of the house made it more interesting, especially the stairs! Good base for touring the area.

Ms Bailey

The house was a very good base for exploring the area and there was plenty of room for both our families to hang out.
The large kitchen was something we all liked and there was plenty of room for cooking big family meals.

Mrs Clarke

Unusual property. Very good central heating. Bedrooms and beds were really warm and comfortable. Excellent walks from the property and its proximity to shops, pubs etc were much appreciated.

Mrs Barber

Location to the town centre was great. Lots of lovely walks in the area. The kitchen of the property was very well equipped. Main bathroom recently refurbished to good standard. Welcome basket on arrival was a pleasant surprise.

Mrs Drewett

The property was stunning as well as the views and wonderful walks. The Christmas tree and gifts that were left for us, were all fantastic.

Mr Waters

The house was fabulous. Everything was like a first class hotel and we have never had such a well stocked kitchen. This property deserves a five star rating. The owners were so helpful and friendly, as was the cleaner, who happened to originate from our part of the country. We cannot recommend this property highly enough.

Mrs Bews

Unique property, well kept and presented. Kids loved their 'castle'.

Mr Cottrell

An excellent base to explore the attractions of the Scottish Borders.

Mr Ryder

Very unusual accommodation and nicely presented.

Mr Richardson

The property was very unique and interesting. There was plenty to do in the area. We had a very good week and would recommend the property.

Miss Mason

The setting was excellent a good base for sightseeing. We loved Coldstream and the surrounding countryside.

Mrs Carroll

Spacious accommodation on a lovely property.

Mr Simpson

Such a lovely place to come back to after a day out exploring.

Dr Mclelland

The character of the property was very appealing and very quirky, the flag on the top of the property was great to see on the drive up to the property and on our walks! The kitchen was great for 8 guests and the large table was well used. The main bathroom had a lovely large freestanding bath and separate shower. The welcome pack was a lovely touch and gratefully received as well as the chocolates in each bedroom.

Mrs Kennedy

A fabulous location and different style property, plenty of space for the family, close to local shops and main road access to tourist spots. The games room was used a lot and loved by the kids, having the two rooms gave space for people to take some quiet time if they wanted. The kitchen table was a great size and lent itself as a games table in the evenings.

Mrs Andrew

An impressive, characterful and unusual property in a good location, close to beautiful countryside and plenty of interesting places to visit. Plenty of space for everyone to spread out and well equipped for families.

Mrs Mcmanus

One of our best family holidays in years! The house was absolutely ideal with a fantastic kitchen and beautiful bedrooms. Even though the centre of Coldstream is less than a five minute walk away, the house is peaceful and relaxing. The welcome basket is a wonderful touch and the information folder is extremely detailed and helpful. We hope to stay here again in the not too distant future!

Miss Robinson

The property is large enough and interesting enough to spend the entire day indoors when it is wet and windy out.

Mrs Keppie

We loved Carriage House! It was a very unique property in a perfect location! The property was very clean and well equipped. We would love to stay here again on our next trip to Europe.


The owner provided helpful information about the property and surrounding area. We had a fantastic time in a really quirky, delightful home. Thanks.

Mrs Campbell