A fittingly historic Borders setting
Superbly set within the 1,200 acre estate surrounding magnificent Duns Castle, and just 30 minutes’ drive from sandy beaches, these holiday cottages are perfectly positioned to make the most of a holiday in Scotland’s Border country. Providing comfortable accommodation, they each enjoy access to walks in the extensive grounds, which include deciduous woodland, hill vistas, a nature reserve and a splendid lake. At the heart of the Estate, Duns Castle is the owner’s home where generations of the Hay family have lived since 1696. Today it is a splendid Gothic Revival building which has evolved around a pele tower given in the 14th century by King Robert the Bruce to the Earl of Moray. Step back in time with dinner in the grand castle dining room, available by arrangement. The Castle is just under a mile from the quiet market town of Duns which has good local shops, pubs and restaurants along with a swimming pool, sports centre, tennis courts and 18-hole golf course. Enjoy peaceful lake and woodland walks from the doorstep, where the patient observer may spy roe deer, badger or red squirrel, and mute swans and numerous ducks take right of way on the lakeside road. Activities to suit all ages and tastes are nearby, with 7 golf courses within an hours’ drive; sandy beaches at Scemerston and Coldingham; visit ancient Holy Island; historic houses at Manderston, Floors Castle, Paxton House or slightly further afield at Bamburgh or Alnwick; shooting, salmon fishing and trout fishing, permits available locally or by prior arrangement; archery and clay pigeon shooting available by arrangement or simply savour the peace and quiet of this secluded setting. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
All properties: Gas CH (controlled by owner), elec and bed linen inc. Freeview TV. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. Shared use of tennis court. No smoking. NB: Unfenced lake in grounds.
Overlooking the castle grounds, this first floor property provides light comfortable accommodation with fine views and forms a wing of the courtyard just beyond the main castle building.
All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.
Towels for hire. D/washer. Freezer. Shared lawn with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. Friday to Friday.
Customer Reviews of Carriage Mews, Duns, sleeps 5
1st comment: Everyone was very helpful. The new kitchen was very well set out. The area that the property is in is wonderful for wildlife, birdwatching and for walking and somewhere quiet to relax. It was also very private and not overlooked. April 2011.
2nd comment: Very quiet and in a sheltered courtyard was ideal for the convalescence from an operation, of my son. Oct 2009.
3rd comment: Very good setting, quiet and relaxed. June 2007.
4th comment: Accommodation was first class. Thank you. Aug 2007.
5th comment: A wonderful setting, beautiful walks in the estate. Duns town is one of the best small towns in that part of Scotland. Everyone so friendly. Aug 2007.
6th comment: Absolutely breathtaking location; very warm and friendly welcome. Oct 2006.
7th comment: Homely, welcoming cottage, very comfortable beds. Ideal for our long weekend. Location perfect for walks in the castle grounds & Duns itself ideally placed for touring the beautiful Borders countryside. We loved it, a real home from home. Oct 2008.