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Scottish Borders Self Catering cottage, Groom's Cottage, Chirnside, sleeps 4

Areas: Scottish Borders

Groom's Cottage

Groom's Cottage, Chirnside, Borders

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £296.00

This semi-detached cottage is in a courtyard location in the hamlet of Allanton just outside Chirnside in the Scottish Borders and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

Groom's Cottage is a semi-detached cottage is in a courtyard location with woodland views in the hamlet of Allanton just outside Chirnside in the Scottish Borders. With one double and one twin bedroom (with ensuite facilities) and a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep four people. The cottage also contains an open plan living area with a small fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting room with electric fire.

Outside the cottage is off road parking for two cars, a small, enclosed patio with garden furniture and access to shared woodland grounds. With the addition of two further cottages in the grounds, Groom's Cottage can sleep a total of ten people in this beautiful region of Southern Scotland.


Didn't live up to expectations
When I booked Grooms cottage, the pictures made it look like a quaint cozy cottage with a vintage feel. Unfortunately the reality was quite different. The cottage is listed as pet friendly, and I maybe should have taken heed of that as when we opened the cottage door a strong smell of dog hit us! We immediately purchased fabreeze, as the smell was making my partner feel quite ill. But maybe if we had dogs we wouldn't have minded. The cottage was clean and tidy, but the towels provided were stained and had long hairs on them. They were also very small. We went out and purchased a large bath towel each. The bed was an odd set up, with being two singles pushed together, the mattresses in all the beds were so hard. After a week sleeping there, both our backs were in agony. The bathrooms were clean, and the shower pressure was good. However all the hot water taps need warning labels on them, as the hot water goes straight from cold to scalding. I scalded my hand on the first day. If you had children, it would have been extremely dangerous. The kitchen was well equipped, the dishwasher and washer/dryer worked very well. But the oven was another story, looked quite old and the hobs either did not get hot enough to even warm the food or went so hot all the food was burnt! The hot tap again was scalding, and the taps were badly cracked and flaking. There is a piece of wood that runs under the kitchen cabinets, which on our first day fell down on my foot bruising it. I had only touched the dishwasher and it fell down. Plenty of plates, cups and bowls are provided which is nice. The living room was comfortable, very small television and set far away from the sofa so I struggled to see. Also be warned that there are dogs on the site, and pets are allowed to stay there as we were woken a few times in the night by dogs barking which unfortunately ruined the lovely peaceful countryside. The owner was very friendly which is a huge plus, and the cottage has so much potential but needs modernising. We enjoyed our week away, but would not return to this holiday cottage.

The surroundings and cottage were lovely, and the owner was friendly and very helpful. Many thanks for our enjoyable stay, we would definitely recommend this cottage to others.
Mrs Latuskie

Very cosy cottage in a lovely location.
Mrs Lough

The location of Grooms cottage was in a lovely quiet area beside a beautiful courtyard. The grounds were superb with a Tarzan swing, two beautiful giraffe sculptures and other activities for children. It was very safe for us to let the dogs out without worrying if they would run into a road.
Mrs Cairns

The location was superb. The silence, and the sky at night contributed to a spectacularly relaxing break. An ideal base for splendid deserted beaches. The dog enjoyed it too!
Mrs Temperley



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Night storage heaters with electric fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
All fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot and highchair
Off road parking for 2 cars
Small, enclosed patio with furniture, access to shared grounds
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop less than 2 miles, pub 1 mile
Note: WiFi can be intermittent
Christmas is quickly approaching and Grooms Cottage is a wonderful, warm and welcoming cosy space in which to plan your Christmas Shopping
Edinburgh and Newcastle are easily accessible by car and train and both host wonderful Christmas shopping experiences
Local towns such as Duns, Kelso, Newton St Boswells, also have hidden gems of boutiques and galleries, perfect for unique gifts
You can have the best of both worlds, venture out into the bright lights for the day, and then return to the tranquil peace of the cottage for a relaxing evening
Shopping not your thing? Then escape to Grooms Cottage for a quiet retreat before the Christmas madness begins!

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Edrom Aisle - 1.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Manderston House - 2.6 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Foulden Tithe Barn - 4.9 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Paxton House - 5.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Norham, St Cuthbert's Church - 5.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Union Chain Bridge - 5.5 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Ladykirk, St Mary's Church - 5.5 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Norham Castle - 5.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Edin's Hall Broch - 6.1 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Ayton Castle - 6.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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