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Self Catering Accommodation

If you are looking for holiday cottages in Scotland we present the Duns Castle group, ideal for couples, families, larger groups, walkers, birdwatchers, fishermen and golfers.

Duns Castle is in 1200 acres of its own tranquil parkland and forest in the county of Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders. It has six peaceful holiday cottages within its grounds.

An imposing authentic14th century tower, Duns Castle is situated on the outskirts of the small market town of Duns in South Scotland. This dramatically beautiful castle has been the Hay family home since 1696, and they offer timeless country accommodation in an exclusive private venue with a lake and stunning surroundings.

Duns Castle is the perfect venue for breaks away, weddings, private parties or corporate events, And its unique accommodation is available all year round in the castle itself, see www.dunscastle.co.uk , or in one of the six cottages around it which may be hired either on a self-catering basis, or as part of a castle group.

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Duns Castle Cottages are in a prime location, ideal for sporting, fishing, walking and sightseeing holidays, and with excellent transport links. See map. Edinburgh 1 hour,  Berwick-upon-Tweed 25 minutes, Newcastle 75 minutes.

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As a wildlife reserve Duns Castle is a happy haven for squirrels, roe deer, hares, mallard, coot and many other species.

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The six holiday cottage properties consist of ;  The Pavilion Lodge for 2 – a unique round stone lodge with open fire built onto a grand archway, The Coach House for 2/3 – a cosy period cottage. The White House for 6 – the old gardener’s residence with a south-facing garden and open fires. Azalea Cottage for 4 – a secluded abode above the lake. Carriage Mews for 5 – a substantial stone mews flat near the Castle, and Cedar Cottage for 8 – meadow outlook, light., warm and on one level.

All properties; central heating (timed), good parking, one tennis court, gardens, bed linen. Cots/high chairs available. No pets. Non-smoking.

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Latest Reviews

Carriage Mews

"Lovely place I couldn't have chosen better"

Dulce - Hazlemere

5.0
2014-11-10T10:01:26+00:00

Dulce - Hazlemere

“Lovely place I couldn’t have chosen better”

Carriage Mews

"Excellent location with ease of access to the Borders and Northumbrian attractions. Castle grounds lovely to walk around. Owner and staff friendly & welcoming"

Icev - Bedale

5.0
2014-11-10T10:07:07+00:00

Icev - Bedale

“Excellent location with ease of access to the Borders and Northumbrian attractions. Castle grounds lovely to walk around. Owner and staff friendly & welcoming”

Carriage Mews

"A great location for exploring the Borders, South East, Scotland and North East England and visiting the City of Edinburgh. Apartment warm and comfortable, estate is lovely with very enjoyable walks and lots of wild life to see"

Claire - Preston

5.0
2014-11-10T10:11:45+00:00

Claire - Preston

“A great location for exploring the Borders, South East, Scotland and North East England and visiting the City of Edinburgh. Apartment warm and comfortable, estate is lovely with very enjoyable walks and lots of wild life to see”

Azalea Cottage

"Staying at Azalea always feels like coming home. If you love peace and quiet then this is the place for you. Wonderful for watching wildlife, birds, deer stoats and rabbits. Plenty of woodlands & lakeside walks from the doorstep"

Helen - Oldham

5.0
2014-11-10T10:15:42+00:00

Helen - Oldham

“Staying at Azalea always feels like coming home. If you love peace and quiet then this is the place for you. Wonderful for watching wildlife, birds, deer stoats and rabbits. Plenty of woodlands & lakeside walks from the doorstep”

Azalea Cottage

"Extremely happy with the property, superb location. Castle grounds very well kept and the walks are excellent. Owners are very welcoming and accommodating"

Patricia - Hexham

5.0
2014-11-10T10:19:13+00:00

Patricia - Hexham

“Extremely happy with the property, superb location. Castle grounds very well kept and the walks are excellent. Owners are very welcoming and accommodating”

Cedar Cottage

"Lovely big cattage in a beautiful setting. Vast area of nice countryside to explore with plenty of wildlife"

Nicola - Fishcross

5.0
2014-11-10T10:22:26+00:00

Nicola - Fishcross

“Lovely big cattage in a beautiful setting. Vast area of nice countryside to explore with plenty of wildlife”

Cedar Cottage

"Superb location, excellent cottage for families. Grounds are brilliant for walking and exploring. Town of duns is a nice place to spend a few hours. Overall I would happily return to the cottage and I would definitely recommend to others"

Fraser - Dundee

5.0
2014-11-10T10:26:08+00:00

Fraser - Dundee

“Superb location, excellent cottage for families. Grounds are brilliant for walking and exploring. Town of duns is a nice place to spend a few hours. Overall I would happily return to the cottage and I would definitely recommend to others”

The White House

"Very pleasant, lovely location and garden"

Mathew - Ashburton

5.0
2014-11-10T10:27:15+00:00

Mathew - Ashburton

“Very pleasant, lovely location and garden”

The White House

"Lovely cottage and garden with visiting wildlife. Cottage comfortable and warm. Good position for exploring the Borders. Relaxing holiday in pleasant surroundings"

Margaret - West Midlands

5.0
2014-11-10T10:28:44+00:00

Margaret - West Midlands

“Lovely cottage and garden with visiting wildlife. Cottage comfortable and warm. Good position for exploring the Borders. Relaxing holiday in pleasant surroundings”

Coach House

"The Coach House is situated in a idyllic setting, really beautiful quiet and tranquil. Accommodation facilities very good value for money. Lots of internal space in teh cottage. Decor lovely and comfortable. A very nice place to stay and would recommend highly to others"

Stacey - Hull

5.0
2014-11-10T10:30:40+00:00

Stacey - Hull

“The Coach House is situated in a idyllic setting, really beautiful quiet and tranquil. Accommodation facilities very good value for money. Lots of internal space in teh cottage. Decor lovely and comfortable. A very nice place to stay and would recommend highly to others”

Coach House

"Fab location and house very comfortable"

Tracty - Accrington

5.0
2014-11-10T10:31:41+00:00

Tracty - Accrington

“Fab location and house very comfortable”

Pavillion Lodge

"Superbly set within the estate. Stunning walks in the grounds of the estate with plenty of wildlife to see. Step back in time with a dinner in the castle dining room which you can arrange before your stay... Activities to suit all ages in local area and lots to explore"

Mr Smith - Falkirk

5.0
2014-11-10T10:33:59+00:00

Mr Smith - Falkirk

“Superbly set within the estate. Stunning walks in the grounds of the estate with plenty of wildlife to see. Step back in time with a dinner in the castle dining room which you can arrange before your stay… Activities to suit all ages in local area and lots to explore”

Pavillion Lodge

"Superb location and lovely cosy accommodation set in beautiful grounds"

Mr Jones - Northampton

5.0
2014-11-10T10:37:40+00:00

Mr Jones - Northampton

“Superb location and lovely cosy accommodation set in beautiful grounds”
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