The Old Carriage House
The Old Carriage House is a delightful small house hidden off a country lane near the hamlet of cottages known as Edrom in Berwickshire just a couple of miles east of Duns and 14 miles west of Berwick-upon-Tweed and the fast A1. It stands detached in its own large enclosed garden (furniture), a most peaceful place to relax on a sunny afternoon.
It is hard to believe now, given its comfort and charm, that the cottage was originally built in the early 1800's as a barn to house the local Minister's horse and carriage, for it has now been completely redesigned and refurbished to create this very attractive, solid stone, bright and airy house. The cosy sitting room has an open fire and there is a very spacious and well equipped dining kitchen. All the rooms have been furnished to a high standard in terms of both quality and style.
At the Old Carriage House you are very well placed for exploring this attractive area of Scotland. To the west are the Border Hills, which offer great walking and mountain biking, as well as a whole list of keeps, castles, stately homes and ruined abbeys to visit, while to the east you are within a half hour drive of the coast, the sandy beach at Coldingham, and the magnificent cliffs at St Abbs, with their amazing seabird colonies. To the south, you can dive down into England, visit Lindisfarne and Holy island, Bamburgh and Alnwick, while to the north, you can explore the coast of Lothian with its superb golf courses, including famous Muirfield, as well as Tantallon Castle, and North Berwick, where you can take a boat trip to see more seabirds on the Bass Rock.
And of course a day in Edinburgh is not to be missed. Perhaps the most relaxing way to get there is to leave the car and take the train from Berwick.
Heating is by electric night-store heaters (included) and open-fire (some wood included). Bed-linen and towels are included. Pets are welcome under control. Smoking is not allowed inside the house.
Accommodation (sleeps 4):
- Kitchen/Dining room with microwave, electric-cooker, fridge, freezer, washing-machine, etc.
- Sitting room with open-fire and TV/VCR, DVD.
- Twin-bed room.
- Double-bed room.
- Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.