View towards the property
Comfortable lounge with woodburner
Cosy woodburner
Kitchen overlooking the garden
Dining Room
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath
Bright spacious triple room
Garden area
Alnwick Castle
Nearby Berwick harbour at sundown
Floors Castle
1 / 13  View towards the property
2 / 13  Comfortable lounge with woodburner
3 / 13  Cosy woodburner
4 / 13  Kitchen overlooking the garden
5 / 13  Dining Room
6 / 13  King-size bedroom
7 / 13  King-size bedroom
8 / 13  Bathroom with shower over bath
9 / 13  Bright spacious triple room
10 / 13  Garden area
11 / 13  Alnwick Castle
12 / 13  Nearby Berwick harbour at sundown
13 / 13  Floors Castle

Merse Cottage

Berwick-upon-Tweed (7mls W), Scottish Borders
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Surrounded by beautiful countryside to walk or bike
  • Enclosed garden ideal for children and your family pet
  • Lots of history and castles within a short drive to explore and enjoy

 

Property code: MERSC

This beautiful south-facing, stone built property dates back to the late 1800's. It is set in a lovely rural location easily accessible to all local amenities, they city of Edinburgh and the coast.  Located near to the sleepy village of Hutton, situated off a quiet country lane, this is a fantastic base to explore the unspoilt countryside of the Scottish/English border.

This beautiful south-facing, stone built property dates back to the late 1800's. It is set in a lovely rural location easily accessible to all local amenities, they city of Edinburgh and the coast.  Located near to the sleepy village of Hutton, situated off a quiet country lane, this is a fantastic base to explore the unspoilt countryside of the Scottish/English border. Close by Chirnside, Allanton and the medieval town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and many beautiful sandy beaches including Spittal and Coldingham. There are many local attractions within a short drive away including Floors Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Thirlstaine Castle, Tantallon Castle, Manderston House, Mellerstain House, Abbotsford, Traquair House, Jedburgh Deer Park, Harestanes, Farne Islands and East Links family park are to name a few.  Paxton House is less than 4 miles away and has a lovely tea room and adventure play park, there are activities on at certain times of the year here which are very popular with families, there are some lovely walks around the estate, boat trips and fishing are a few of the activities on offer here.  Edinburgh is easily accessible by car or train, the Berwick upon Tweed railway station is just 8 miles away and there is a regular train service which takes just over an hour. 

Entering the house you will walk through from the lobby into the cosy lounge, enjoy an evening in front of the log burner, the kitchen is accessed from the lounge and is well equipped with access out into the garden.  You will also find a dining room with feature fire place a great place to catch up after a day exploring.  The bathroom is also on the ground floor with a shower over bath and WC.  On the first floor there are two large bright bedrooms.

There is an enclosed private mature garden with furniture and BBQ.  Local free range eggs can be purchased across the road from the house. There is ample parking at the front of the house.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Bedrooms - 1 king-size bedroom and one triple bedroom with 3 x single beds
  • Bathroom - Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Kitchen - Well equipped with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine
  • Wood Burner in the lounge with first basket of logs included
  • TV/DVD/CD, Freeview and board games in the lounge
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included with Fibre broadband
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Parking to the rear of the house
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome
  • Location -beach 6 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles
  • Welcome Pack on arrival

Gavin Grant

This property joined our collection in 2013 and is managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris, 4th September 2020

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It's a lovely cottage in beautiful countryside about 15mins drive from Berwick. The owners could not be more accommodating. We would thoroughly recommend if you want a quiet getaway.

Reviewed by June, 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Fiona, 15th October 2019

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Merse Cottage is just lovely. It has absolutely everything we needed as a family of 4. We used it as a base to visit the local area and what lovely place to come back to after a busy day of adventuring! Thanks to Helen and Richard who own the cottage and wanted to make sure we were happy.

Reviewed by George, 6th September 2019

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The cottage was very clean and well looked after with everything that you could wish for when on holiday. We were told that the internet was a little slow in that area as it is out in the country but we never had any problems. Mobile 'phone signal was a bit hit and miss but the property was brilliant.

Reviewed by Ken, 30th August 2019

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Reviewed by Geoff, 16th August 2019

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Nice little cottage very well equipped for its type, everything works! Friendly and approachable owners are very local which is handy as it's a fair distance from any amenities. If you want rural quiet with walking and take your dog it's perfect.

Reviewed by Petra, 12th July 2019

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Merse Cottage is a lovely, comfortable cottage, very clean and functionally equipped. You absolutely need a car to stay there, but we had one and used our cottage as a base for our trips into Scotland and England: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Holy Island, Alnwick Castle, many other castles and splendid beaches are mostly a oneRead more hour (or less) drive away. The landlady Helen is very nice and gave us a lot of helpful tips for what to do and see or where to do your groceries. Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 28th June 2019

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I chose this cottage because we like peace and quiet and it was only a 40min drive away from all the homes and castles we wanted to see.

Reviewed by Stella, 19th April 2019

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Fantastic cottage, spotlessly clean, well equiped and very cosy. Need to be stocked up with supplies as shops/supermarkets are a bit out of the way. But a really good base for exploring the Scottish Borders.

Reviewed by linda, 10th April 2019

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Reviewed by Claire, 27th December 2018

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Reviewed by Joanna, 21st November 2018

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comfortable cottage and great to have a wood burning fire

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View towards the property
Comfortable lounge with woodburner
Cosy woodburner
Kitchen overlooking the garden
Dining Room
King-size bedroom
King-size bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath
Bright spacious triple room
Garden area
Alnwick Castle
Show 1 moreNearby Berwick harbour at sundown

Location

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