View towards the property
Cosy woodburner
Nearby Berwick harbour at sundown
Floors Castle
Alnwick Castle
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Merse Cottage

Berwick-upon-Tweed (7mls W), Scottish Borders
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Shop nearby
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. 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.

  • 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, small fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Wood Burner in the lounge with first basket of logs included
  • TV/DVD/CD, Freeview and board games in the lounge
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Parking and he front and to the rear of the house
  • 2 well behaved dog welcome
  • Location -beach 7 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles
  • Property is close to a working farm
  • Welcome Pack on arrival
  • Farm shop located adjacent to property that stock eggs
  • Jim Clark Rally in May of each year
  • Borders Book Festival in June of each year
  • For larger or joint parties the adjacent property, Castle Barns Cottage, can also be booked
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Gavin Grant

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nikki, 22nd September 2023

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Merse Cottage is in a great geographical location. Not far from Berwick-upon-Tweed and Paxton House and the recent restored Union Chain Bridge are well worth visiting. Walks along the river Tweed and local walk to river Whiteadder all close by.

Reviewed by Linda, 15th September 2023

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Cottage was generally comfortable - mattresses are quite soft. Generally well equipped Clean and warm Minor issue rectified immediately by owners Rather remote- quiet, sleepy part of the world.

Reviewed by Julie, 18th August 2023

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Lovely cottage in good location. Very quiet and only a short drive to locations we wanted to visit Nice clean and homely cottage.

Reviewed by Frederique, 28th July 2023

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Lovely cottage and very nice owners who pop round just to check if everything was ok- we had a really great time at Mersey cottage-

Reviewed by Susan, 9th July 2023

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The cottage was clean and well equipped. The owners were helpful but not intrusive and a minor issue was rectified Immediately. It is well located for both coast and Borders although in quite a rural location.

Reviewed by Jeanette, 19th May 2023

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Very clean and comfortable cottage, although a little bit far out for us. We enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by julia, 1st April 2023

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A lovely little cottage in a quiet location. Plenty of room for parking. Cottage was clean, cosy and very comfortable If we went back to the area we would have no problem staying here. Owners helpful and friendly but not intrusive. Found plenty to do over two weeks without driving too far

Reviewed by Beverley, 16th September 2022

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Just returned from a 1week break in this lovely cottage, I can not express just how much we loved it. Such a fantastic spot and the cottage had everything we needed. We loved the wood burner and had some cozy nights Infront of it. We arrived to milk in the fridge, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Also a wee biscuit to go with. Can't thank Helen enougRead moreh for popping round to give us extra towels when we had an additional 2 grandchildren for 2 nights. They had a great time as well. ­­­­­5 stars Hide

Reviewed by Jennine, 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Laura-Ann, 20th August 2022

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We enjoyed our stay at Merse Cottage. Location was lovely and peaceful. You definitely need a car but theres so much to do in the surrounding area. Weather was kind to us which always helps. Berwick is about a 10 min drive and the beautiful Paxton House and grounds is only a few minutes drive away.

Reviewed by Gavin, 12th August 2022

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Pleasant stay, very comfortable with everything that we needed.

Reviewed by Kathryn, 5th August 2022

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A lovely cottage. Everything was clean and comfortable!! The owners were super helpful.

Reviewed by Raymond, 15th July 2022

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Outstanding stay at the cottage very quiet area helps with totally unwinding and chilling out

Reviewed by Rachel, 8th July 2022

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A great cottage with a well equipped kitchen. A super, quiet location with lots of good days out -Jedburgh castle, Jim Clark museum, lots of river paddling/swimming, Coldingham beach etc.

Reviewed by Marcus, 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Deb, 24th June 2022

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The cottage is in the perfect location to visit attractions in both Scotland and England. The owners are close enough to contact should you need to (we didn't) but didn't bother us at all. Fabulous enclosed garden ideal for our dog. The quirky layout makes the cottage a bit different, and I loved seeing the pictures and reading about the history ofRead more the building. A very comfortable base for our week away. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley, 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Philippa, 27th May 2022

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A perfect tranquil setting with a secure garden for our dog. Within easy reach of the coast & other sites. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Amanda, 20th May 2022

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Lovely clean and well equipped cottage in quiet location yet within easy reach of lots of destinations and activities very dog friendly with quiet lanes from your doorstep and dog friendly beaches within 15 mins lovely owners on hand but not intrusive

Reviewed by Peter, 13th May 2022

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Lovely cottage and exceptionally clean Will certainly rebook in the future

Reviewed by David, 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Annette, 8th April 2022

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A cosy, comfortable, clean cottage which was perfect for our stay. We loved buying eggs across the road, walking our dog in the surrounding countryside and visiting Berwick.

Reviewed by Marjorie, 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Linda, 4th March 2022

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