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Groom's Cottage, Berwickshire
Sleeps 4

Groom's Cottage, Berwickshire

Groom'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 woodland grounds.

Accommodation 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.


* 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 two 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. Several 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.

A short drive away lies the picturesque coastal town of Berwick, boasting quaint, narrow streets enclosed within Elizabethan walls, excellent shopping and dining facilities and an exciting arts centre.

The area around Chirnside offers superb fishing, golf, walking and riding opportunities, and the nearby resorts of Eyemouth, Coldingham, and Spittal offer soft, sandy beaches, ideal for a relaxing afternoon.

Chirnside is a great holiday location all year round. Groom's cottage is also well-placed for exploring historic Edinburgh, the stunning Northumberland coastline, and the attractions of Holy Island, Paxton House, Manderson, Bamburgh and Alnwick Castle.

To enquire or book Groom'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.




lovely welcome

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

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Absolutely fabulous for us and our pooch.

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.


very nice break

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

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Great quiet location - with noisy floorboards!

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 ;-)

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Isolated, peaceful and comfortable

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.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Didn't live up to expectations

When I booked Grooms cottage, the pictures made it look like a quaint cozy cottage with a vintage feel. Unfortunately the reality was quite different. The cottage is listed as pet friendly, and I maybe should have taken heed of that as when we opened the cottage door a strong smell of dog hit us! We immediately purchased fabreeze, as the smell was making my partner feel quite ill. But maybe if we had dogs we wouldn't have minded. The cottage was clean and tidy, but the towels provided were stained and had long hairs on them. They were also very small. We went out and purchased a large bath towel each. The bed was an odd set up, with being two singles pushed together, the mattresses in all the beds were so hard. After a week sleeping there, both our backs were in agony. The bathrooms were clean, and the shower pressure was good. However all the hot water taps need warning labels on them, as the hot water goes straight from cold to scalding. I scalded my hand on the first day. If you had children, it would have been extremely dangerous. The kitchen was well equipped, the dishwasher and washer/dryer worked very well. But the oven was another story, looked quite old and the hobs either did not get hot enough to even warm the food or went so hot all the food was burnt! The hot tap again was scalding, and the taps were badly cracked and flaking. There is a piece of wood that runs under the kitchen cabinets, which on our first day fell down on my foot bruising it. I had only touched the dishwasher and it fell down. Plenty of plates, cups and bowls are provided which is nice. The living room was comfortable, very small television and set far away from the sofa so I struggled to see. Also be warned that there are dogs on the site, and pets are allowed to stay there as we were woken a few times in the night by dogs barking which unfortunately ruined the lovely peaceful countryside. The owner was very friendly which is a huge plus, and the cottage has so much potential but needs modernising. We enjoyed our week away, but would not return to this holiday cottage.


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

Mr Williams

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!

Mrs Finch

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

Mr Dawson

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!

Mr Gibson

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

Mrs Anderson

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

Mrs Snelson

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

Mrs Whitehead

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.

Mrs Szejner

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.

Mrs Maddison

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.

Mrs Preston

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

Mrs Fryer

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.

Mrs Sweetman

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.

Mr Coates

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

Mr Huggins

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!

Mr Shepherd

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

Ms Botcherby

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

Mr Fallows

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

Mr Newlove

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

Mrs De Klerk

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.

Mr Newlove

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.

Mrs Underwood

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.

Mrs Sanderson

The location was superb. The silence, and the sky at night contributed to a spectacularly relaxing break. An ideal base for splendid deserted beaches. The dog enjoyed it too!

Mrs Temperley

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.

Mrs Cairns

Very cosy cottage in a lovely location.

Mrs Lough

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.

Mrs Latuskie