Pretty and peaceful organic farmhouse cottage


Farm stay hosted by Alexa

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bathroom
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Recently featured in the 'Scotland on Sunday', this comfortable and peaceful one-bedroom cottage is the perfect retreat for a couple. Situated in the pretty conservation village of Gavinton, a few miles outside Duns, the property sits on a 50-acre 'Millar Organics' farm. The cottage is spacious and relaxing, the ideal romantic isolation rural escape.
Edinburgh is just 50 mins away and there much to see in the Borders.

The space
We are located on the edge of and part of a small village called Gavinton of 300 inhabitants. We have 50 acres of farmland that you can walk around and look at the animals and hear the wildlife, without seeing another soul. Isolated beauty spots, hill walking, quiet beaches and river walks and lots of cycling can also be found around and about our property, again without having to come into close contact with another human.
The farm cottage is self-contained with private parking and its own separate entrance and therefore is ideal for escaping social contact without feeling too isolated from life and human habitation.
The cottage is deep cleaned thoroughly after every visit using alcohol and hydrogen peroxide products. This includes cleaning of all door handles and hard surfaces in addition to all kitchen equipment being re-washed after every guest visit.
In nearby Duns (less than five minutes by car) there is a superb fresh fish and delicatessen shop, award winning butcher, small Co-op supermarket, pharmacy, newsagents and wine store/ice cream parlour.

Our farmhouse cottage has been newly renovated to a high standard. With underfloor heating throughout, Egyptian Cotton bedding and Hungarian goose down pillows, in a tranquil rural environment, we are sure you will sleep well and enjoy your retreat here.
We provide guests with complimentary organic free-range eggs, cake, tea/coffee, and milk on arrival.
We have bookshelves filled with a selection of books and a number of board games to play. Our living room has an Aromatherapy Humidifier with lavender oil that guests can use throughout their stay.
The farmhouse cottage offers a new kitchen with combi oven/grill/microwave, dishwasher, super speed Wifi, and outdoor seating area. Guests can enjoy the beautiful sunrises from the kitchen window (as shown in the photos). The living area has a Smart TV and a cosy wood burning stove with unlimited supply of wood.
The bathroom has a powerful shower and bath and we provide soft, white, fluffy towels and lavender and geranium 'Faith in Nature' Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash.
We provide maps, local tourist information and a walking route map of our farm.
Guests have private off road parking right outside the accommodation.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Free parking on premises
Free washer – In building
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Scottish Borders, Scotland, United Kingdom

Private relaxation/restorative or Flow yoga lessons are available upon request (75 mins- £50 or 90 mins- £55). Gavinton has a number of beautiful walks and cycle routes nearby and is within walking distance (30 mins) of Duns, which is a lovely walk through the hills. The nearby River Tweed has excellent fishing and there are many horse riding stables nearby. In Duns there are a number of boutique coffee shops, pubs, takeaways, community cinema and restaurants. There is a lovely swimming pool with a sauna and fitness classes. In Duns there is plenty to do including a walk around and visit to the 14th Century Duns Castle, the Jim Clark Museum and the nearby Manderston and Paxton House. You can also visit the seaside town of Berwick-upon-Tweed which is a 25 min drive and has a train line to Edinburgh, Dunbar and Newcastle. Or simply relax and enjoy the slower pace of life.

Hosted by Alexa

Joined in October 2012
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Our family relocated to the Scottish Borders in December 2018. We have two young children and traded in the city life for a piece of 'the good life'; a small organic farm near Duns in Berwickshire. Andrew now spends most of his time farming and all that it entails and Alexa is a Primary School and Yoga teacher. We love having people come to visit and share in our experiences and we are delighted to now be able to offer our self contained one bedroom flat to guests.
Our family relocated to the Scottish Borders in December 2018. We have two young children and traded in the city life for a piece of 'the good life'; a small organic farm near Duns…

During your stay

We live in the main house and we will be available throughout your stay should you have any questions.

Alexa is a Superhost

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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