Self-catering rental

3 Self-catering rental cottages near Duns
South of Edinburgh, Scottish Borders,
Berwick-upon-Tweed 6 miles.
Visitscotland **** Sleeping 2,4,4

Groom's and Gardener's Cottages Map of Scotland

Allanbank Cottages:
The Coachhouse
and Groom's Cottage
Gardener's Cottage

near Duns
Southern Scotland

A perfect country retreat, these two cottages offer the highest standards of self-catering accommodation, in a country setting well located for exploring the Lammermuir Hills, the valley of the River Tweed and north Northumberland.

Surrounded by rolling cornfields and woodland grounds, these three Allanbank Cottages, The Coachhouse, Groom's Cottage, Gardener's Cottage, are near the conservation village of Allanton, just 6 miles from Berwick upon Tweed and the border with England. Within an easy drive there are wonderful seascapes (Lindisfarne, Holy Island, Farne Islands, Eyemouth), nature reserves, charming market towns and fishing villages, and of course the great variety of castles, abbeys and country houses which all played their part in shaping the fascinating and romantic history of this relatively undiscovered part of Scotland. The cottages are also just 5 minutes from Channel 4's Edwardian Country House, Manderston House.

The Coachhouse has been excellently restored and nestling in the wooded grounds the Groom's Cottage and Gardener's Cottage have been built to the highest standards carefully complimenting the 18th century buildings of nearby Allanbank Courtyard where owners Liz and Mike Hardy live.

The Coachhouse is a lovely cottage just for two and Groom's Cottage and Gardener's Cottage are identical in layout each providing stylish and comfortable accommodation for four.

Accommodation (sleeping 4 each):

Cottage Plans

The Groom's and Gardener's cottages are identical in layout and are both well furnished and equipped providing stylish and comfortable accommodation for four people.

Living room


  • Comfortable living room with a living-flame cast-iron stove and a recessed dining area.
  • Luxury fitted kitchen with built in appliances.


  • Master double/twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and wc.
  • Double/twin bedroom.
  • Bathroom and wc.
Bathroom Bedroom
  • Electricity and night storage heating.
  • Living flame stove.
  • Colour TV, video, CD system, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer.
Bathroom Bedroom
  • High chair available.
  • Private patio with barbecue and furniture.
  • Duvets, linen and towels.
  • Sorry no smoking.
  • One dog per cottage (but ring to discuss for more than one dog).


For the tariff for all three Allanbank Cottages, The Coachhouse (2), Groom's Cottage (4) and Gardener's Cottage (4), please enquire directly.

To enquire or to book:

How to get to Allanbank Cottages:
Served by two important routes connecting Scotland and England, the A1 and the A697, it is only just over an hour from Edinburgh or Newcastle. There is a main line train station at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Allanbank Cottages are located near Allanton, a pretty conservation village with a pub, that is only six miles from Berwick and the English border.

Please contact:
Liz and Mike Hardy

Allanbank Courtyard
Duns, TD11 3PY
Scotland, UK

Tel: 01890 818 460
or, 01890 818 459
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1890 818 460
or, 44 1890 818 459

Please tell Liz and Mike you found their cottages through About Scotland!

Map of the location of Allanbank Cottages:

Map of the area

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