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Gamekeepers Lodge near Duns - Sleeps 6

Former gatekeepers lodge 6 miles north of Duns between Preston and Ellemford on Souther Upland Way. Sleeps six people in three bedrooms.

Whitchester Gamekeeper Lodge is a Grade B listed former gatekeepers lodge which was the gatehouse for Whitchester House on the minor B6355 about 6 miles north of Duns on the east end of the Southern Upland Way.

The lodge sleeps six people in three bedrooms: ground floor double, a double and a single room. There is also a shower room, a ground floor basin and WC, a kitchen, a walk-in pantry, a utility, a sitting room with a woodburning stove and a sun room with a dining area.

Outside there is a lawned garden and off road parking for three cars. 


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with woodburning stove, 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen. Walk-in pantry. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Sun room with dining area (seats 6).


  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stoves.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher,
  • Smart TV with Freeview,
  • WiFi, landline phone (for emergency use only),
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent.
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.
  • Highchair and baby bath on request.
  • Off road parking for 2 cars.
  • Enclosed lawned garden to rear with furniture.


  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome.
  • No smoking. Shop, pub and restaurant 6 miles.
  • There is a stream in the adjacent paddock, children and pets to be supervised.
  • Children over 6 years only.
  • Check-in 4pm.
  • No mobile signal at this property.
  • This property is supplied by a private water supply and is tested in accordance with current legislation by Scottish Borders Council planning and regulatory services on a yearly basis.

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Customer Reviews of Gamekeepers Lodge near Duns - Sleeps 6

“The cottage was beautifully ...”

The cottage was beautifully presented and extremely well equipped. Cakes and drinks were provided on arrival and communication with the owner was exceptional. - March 2017

“Could not have been better ...”

Could not have been better - April 2017

“One word - fabulous!”

Wow. We have run out of superlatives to describe this gem of a house - everything about it, from the warm and inviting log fire glowing on our arrival, to the impressively thorough attention to detail (even hot water bottles if needed!) enabled us to have a truly fabulous holiday over New Year. This is our 14th year of self catering new year trips, and without doubt, our best ever. The warmth, luxury and comfort of the gorgeous gatehouse (mirroring the warmth of the lovely owner, Andrea) were a treat for the body and soul. It is private, yet comfortably close to all amenities, and is a fantastic base for exploring the lovely Scottish Borders and Northumberland. We cannot recommend the house highly enough, would come back in a heartbeat, and will look back on a truly magical new year. Thank you, Andrea, you have an amazing house, and are a lovely host. - January 2017

More Property Details

  • Property Reference: 946704
  • HMG Ref: 349
  • Property Type: Detached Historic
  • Number of Bedrooms: 3
  • Sleeps Suit: 6
  • Features:
  • Facilities: TV, Wifi, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Telephone
  • Location Features: Rural
  • Sleeps: 5
  • Week rental Starts: Friday
  • Parking: For 2 Cars
  • Pets: 2
  • Local Visitors Attractions

    Nearby Castle

    • Manderston House

      Manderston is the supreme country house of Edwardian Scotland; the swan-song of its era.

    • Duns Castle

      Massive norman and victorian Border Pele or Peel that dates back to 1320 with later C19 baronial additions by Graham. Still inhabited by the same family since C17 and not open to public.

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