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.
This unique, 2 storey stone built lodge, at the base of the high stone archway over the drive, has a cosy interior with an open fire and semi-circular rooms and is close to the lake and just ½ mile from the town.
Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom.
Open fire in living room (initial fuel inc). Towels for hire. Cots and h/chairs on request. F/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring.
Customer Reviews of Pavilion Lodge, Duns Castle - Sleeps 2
1st comment: In mid April we found the property cold and the open fire was an essential. When we arrived late on Friday afternoon we found that there was no shower curtain. We reported this and it was soon attended to. We even got a visit the following morning to make sure it had been attended to-excellent attention! April 2012.
2nd comment: Gorgeous little house, sweet & quirky! Dress warmly though, it gets a tad cold in the winter! Dec 2011.
3rd comment: Beautiful location and original accommodation. Feb 2011.
4th comment: A lovely peaceful location enjoyed log fires in an evening when the temperatures dropped the best cottage holiday we have had. May 2010.
5th comment: The rural location and the characteristics were great. Aug 2009.
6th comment: We had a lovely holiday, the setting was beatiful, perfect for a relaxing break. Sept 2008.