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Property Details

Groom'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 woodland grounds. With the addition of two further cottages in the grounds, Groom's Cottage can sleep a total of ten people in this beautiful region of Southern Scotland.

Accommodation comprises: * Two bedrooms:

  • 1 x double

  • 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double by prior arrangement) with en-suite shower, basin and WC.

    • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC.
    • Open plan living area with small kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.

Amenities * 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 inc. in rent * Bed linen and towels inc. in rent * Cot and highchair * Off road parking for 2 cars * Small, enclosed patio with furniture, access to shared grounds * One well-behaved dog welcome * Sorry, no smoking * Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile * Note: WiFi can be intermittent

The village of Chirnside occupies an elevated position overlooking the River Whiteadder and offers stunning views across the magnificent Cheviot and Lammermuir 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 the Borders as a memorial to the village’s home born champion. Just 9 miles away lies the charming, coastal town of Berwick, boasting quaint, narrow streets enclosed within Elizabethan walls, excellent shopping and dining facilities and an interesting arts centre. The local area affords fantastic fishing, golf, walking and riding opportunities and the nearby resorts of Eyemouth, Coldingham and Spittal offer soft, sandy beaches, ideal for a relaxing afternoon. A brilliant location for exploring historic Edinburgh, the stunning Northumberland coastline, and the attractions of Holy Island, Paxton House, Manderson, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castle. Chirnside is a great holiday location all year round.

by Mrs Latuskie on June 7th 2016

The surroundings and cottage were lovely, and the owner was friendly and very helpful. Many thanks for our enjoyable stay, we would definitely recommend this cottage to others.

by Mrs Lough on February 25th 2016

Very cosy cottage in a lovely location.

by Mrs Cairns on June 7th 2015

The location of Grooms cottage was in a lovely quiet area beside a beautiful courtyard. The grounds were superb with a Tarzan swing, two beautiful giraffe sculptures and other activities for children. It was very safe for us to let the dogs out without worrying if they would run into a road.

by Mrs Sanderson on February 22nd 2015

Groom's Cottage was a warm and cosy cottage perfect for a relaxing and restful family holiday. The peaceful woodland setting with carpets of snowdrops was idyllic. There was so much to do and to explore in the surrounding area.

by Mrs Underwood on September 8th 2014

Groooms Cottage is a comfortable, cosy, sympathetically furnished and decorated, well equipped cottage set in idyllic surroundings - it's perfect. It is well placed for exploring both sides of the Scottish Border. The owner was very welcoming and then left us to it with details of how to contact her if we needed anything.

by Mr Newlove on June 11th 2014

A great owner who cannot do enough for you . Property is in a quiet location but convenient for what the area has to offer. We like it.

by Mrs De Klerk on January 27th 2014

Great location! Heating was working well in the winter weather and cottage was nice and cosy.

Isolated, peaceful and comfortable by A FlipKey verified reviewer on October 16th 2013

Friendly welcome by the owner on our arrival. Complimentary bottle of wine provided. Not intrusive during our stay but we were advised who best to contact if there were any problems, location of doctors etc and good pubs and restaurants. The property itself was very clean and provided everything necessary to make our stay comfortable. Somewhat isolated but that suited us as we wanted a peaceful location and there was a long quiet lane across the main road which was perfect for walking the dog off its lead. Surrounding towns were easily accessed by car and we took the opportunity to tour about. We liked the peace and quiet best.

by Mr Newlove on October 14th 2013

Nice quiet location, handy for the coast and in particular Berwick. The cottage was very comfortable.

by Mr Fallows on September 24th 2013

Really enjoyed our stay, we could not complain about a thing regarding the cottage.

Great quiet location - with noisy floorboards! by A FlipKey verified reviewer on August 29th 2013

This is a lovely cottage situated in the grounds of an old courtyard. It's really lovely and quiet, and it provides easy access to the coast both in Scotland and England. There's some lovely quiet roads around, and an amazing pub in nearby Paxton. The only slight issue I had with the place was the noisy floorboards. If you needed to get up to the loo in the night it was impossible not to awaken the other half ;-)

very nice break by A FlipKey verified reviewer on July 25th 2013

the cottage was perfect for our break in the borders. the home made bread and wine which was left for us was very welcome and much enjoyed. the area was better than we anticipated and would certainly come back here. it was ideal for our dog as well. really enjoyed this break. Kay and Dave shepherd

by Ms Botcherby on June 9th 2013

The cottage is peaceful and small gestures made it much more pleasurable, like the handmade honey, oat soap and wine/homemade bread on arrival.

by Mr Shepherd on May 30th 2013

We needed a quiet, no hassle retreat for a week and this was just the ticket. The cottage was homely and comfortable. On arrival there was a vase of flowers, a bottle of red wine and a loaf of home made bread, lovely touch and much enjoyed. Bailey the dog enjoyed his holiday too!

by Mr Huggins on October 7th 2012

Location and setting. Traffic-free and interesting places to visit.

by Mr Coates on October 3rd 2012

The cottage was very comfortable, warm with two large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Situated in quiet grounds with plenty of walks for the dog. There are lots of places to visit in the area with lovely walks. We will definitely return in the future.

by Mrs Sweetman on September 10th 2012

The cottage was a lovely home from home. The biggest bed I've ever slept in and very comfy. Well equipped kitchen and very friendly owner.

Absolutely fabulous for us and our pooch. by Mandy on September 8th 2012

The cottage and grounds are lovely and Liz the owner is so friendly and helpful we had a great time despite it being rainy. The area has so much to offer walks on the numerous beaches all within a 20 minute drive, golf, shops, castles so much to see and the scenery amazing. Our little dog loved wandering around the grounds and also the beaches. A wonderful time and hope to go back soon. Would recommend to anyone.

by Mrs Fryer on July 26th 2012

A well maintained, clean cottage in a good location. The owner was friendly, checked that everything was OK and even provided a cake!

by Mrs Preston on July 25th 2012

The cottage was very cosy and we felt very much at home. The beaches were just 10 minutes away in several directions. All in all we liked everything, even the awful weather was enjoyable because of the surroundings! The owner was very friendly, and we enjoyed the surrounding woods and gardens - there were great places close by for walking the dogs.

by Mrs Maddison on November 12th 2011

A lovely, courtyard setting and garden. Very warm and cosy. Felt 'at home' straight away. Owner left flowers and wine and came over to welcome us and left us alone then. Great shower for main bedroom.

lovely welcome by A FlipKey verified reviewer on September 15th 2011

A lovely couple of weeks in a wonderful location. The resident owners had thought of everything and were most welcoming. Would highly recommend this lovely accomodation which was peaceful and relaxing

by Mrs Szejner on August 30th 2011

Lovely property, lovely location and a really peaceful setting for a relaxing break. The children were able to play out with out any worry of traffic in the garden. The cottage was well equipped like home from home and having two bathrooms was brilliant with having the children.

by Mrs Whitehead on August 1st 2011

Good location and quiet. Would recommend cottage to a friend.

by Mrs Snelson on July 1st 2011

Extremely peaceful location, very relaxing, which is just what we wanted.

by Mrs Anderson on June 13th 2011

Great quiet location, perfect for walks with a dog. All arranged at very short notice and very smoothly done.

by Mr Gibson on May 2nd 2011

Lovely cottage in splendid surroundings. An ideal base for exploring Northumberland and Scotland. Lovely well maintained grounds and friendly owners. The perfect break to re-charge the batteries. Plenty of rabbits, hares and pheasants to keep the dog entertained!

by Mr Dawson on April 4th 2011

Excellent roomy cottage. Good heating and facilities. Good parking. Would definitely use the cottage again if we are in the area.

by Mrs Finch on November 11th 2010

The location was lovely, combined with peace and quiet, it was a superb cottage. It made for a perfect short break and we will definitely go again!

by Mr Williams on October 6th 2010

Good location for access to Berwick, various villages and Northumberland places of interest.

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Cottage added 5th March 2018

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