The kitchen in Grooms Cottage, Scottish Borders. A pretty vintage-inspired cottage.Grooms Cottage offers an open fire for relaxing in front of the television, reading or candle-lit dinners.
Groom's Cottage - Historic heaven

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1 bedroom

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Romantic, vintage-inspired cottage in the Georgian stables at Wedderburn Castle and offers traditional style with modern comforts including free Wi-fi

Perfect for a country break for two - dog friendly as well

The space

Groom's Cottage is a self-catering cottage in the Scottish Borders. This charming vintage-inspired holiday rental is set in the Georgian stables at Wedderburn Castle and offers traditional style with modern comforts. It is located in the countryside, but is just over a mile from the pretty village of Duns.

Downstairs there is a sitting/kitchen/dining area with open fireplace, flat-screen television, DVD player and a pine dining table. The kitchen has a hob, oven, microwave and washing machine. The stunning tiles on the floor were salvaged from the old dairy at nearby Paxton House and the space is full of character. Upstairs there is a comfortable double bedroom with adjoining bathroom with a romantic roll-top bath. The cosy cottage has 24-hour oil central heating and hot water.

The cottage has a garden outside as well as parking. It is surrounded by the grounds of Wedderburn Castle and you are welcome to walk around the glorious parkland and woodland on the estate.

Groom's Cottage is a great base to explore the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland. To the East there are dramatic coastal walks at Coldingham and St Abbs as well as beaches and soem great diving. To the West there are country houses, ruined abbeys and hills. To the North you can find Edinburgh (just an hour's drive away) and East Lothian, while to the South you can visit Berwick-upon-Tweed, Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and the sights of Northumberland.

There are a large number of walks close to the cottage and it is also well located for Borders cycle routes. There is a golf course within two miles and lots of others within an easy drive. There is also a golf driving range within walking distance.

Groom's Cottage is a cosy country retreat in a unique location.

We welcome well-behaved dogs.

Guest access

Guests have access to Grooms Cottage and the surrounding garden. They are welcome to walk in the grounds and around the estate of Wedderburn Castle. We would only ask that they do not use the lawns or drives immediately around the castle if there is a wedding or event taking place.

Interaction with guests

We like to leave our guests to enjoy their holiday in peace. Check-in is any time after 4pm and we leave the key in a safe place for you to pick up at any time that suits your travel plans. We send you extensive information about the local area in advance of your stay and answer any questions in advance. You may see us around the castle grounds but we tend not to wish to interrupt your precious relaxation time.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: 181
Weekly Discount: 49%
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House Rules

Please leave the house clean and tidy on departure. Please clean up after your dog in the gardens and in the castle grounds.

Please put rubbish in the wheelie bin in the bin shed - this is the first door on the right as you approach the cottage

No smoking inside but you are welcome to smoke outside - please remove cigarette butts from outside

Dogs allowed by prior arrangement - no other pets without written confirmation.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

2 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
June 2016
Spent a very comfortable and relaxing couple of days ay Groom's Cottage. Beautiful setting and very quiet but accessible to lots of sites of interest: Holy Island, Alnwick and wild windswept beaches etc. Cottage is well equipped and cosy. We had our dogs who loved the open grassland surrounding the cottage. Key pick up was straightforward. Recommend. Owner on hand by phone.

Rebecca User Profile
January 2016
We had a wonderful time at Grooms Cottage! Very welcoming and homely. The cottage was clean and comfortable and we loved the open fire! The location was perfect for exploring the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. The setting was beautiful and we loved the surrounding area.

Neil User Profile
December 2015
Grooms cottage was the perfect place to Spend Christmas. Communication with Cat great and she provided clear directions and instructions. She even very kindly left us a bottle of wine. The cottage itself is lovely, with everything you'd need for a relaxing stay.

Jo User Profile
October 2015
A wonderful treat to stay at Groom's Cottage - fantastic cottage in beautiful grounds. A perfect place to hideaway for the weekend. Thank you
Cat User ProfileCat is a superhost.
Response from Cat:
Thank you for your review! It was lovely to meet you and we hope you will come back to explore the area a bit more some time in the future. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy state as well!
October 2015

Una User Profile
August 2015
We booked at very short notice and were greeted by Debbie who gave us a very thoughtful 'goodie bag'

Robbie & User Profile
January 2014
Beautiful little cottage in lovely castle grounds. We had a wonderful stay without any hassle - the ready built fire and welcome box of coffee & croissants was very much appreciated!

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We have been providing guests with great holidays for a number of years and can offer holiday cottages, lodges, a large holiday house and a castle around Berwickshire in the romantic Scottish Borders. If you are looking for seaside or countryside holidays in Scotland check out our luxurious properties. Many have recently been renovated and are all furnished and equipped to a high standard. Cleanliness is also a high priority and overseen by our excellent housekeeping team. We provide extensive information on the local area in advance of your stay and can also help with child-friendly holidays, providing travel cots, high chairs, changing mats and baby baths. Come to stay with us and then go wherever your wellies take you to discover battlefields, beaches, abbeys and country houses in the surrounding area.

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