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Polwarth Rhodes Cottage

Duns, Scottish Borders

A tranquil country cottage surrounded by rolling Borders countryside. Benefits from a ground floor bedroom and bathroom, as well as being family and dog friendly too.

Polwarth Rhodes Cottage

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15% discount available on a 7 night stay and 10% discount available on 3 or 4 night short breaks over Christmas.

Polwarth Rhodes Cottage

10% discount available on remaining dates between now and December 13th 2019

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Overview

Set in the peaceful farming parish of Polwarth surrounded by idyllic Border countryside, this detached three bedroom cottage will suit those looking for the simple pleasures of rambling country walks, a cosy wood burner and a super comfy bed. 

Enjoy the gentle sound of bird song from the cottage garden.

This dog friendly property enjoys a bright, sunny outlook enhanced by pretty cottage detailing along with artisan rugs and a diverse range of lovely artworks. 

Access is directly into the open plan kitchen and dining area which is a good dropping off point for welly boots and outdoor gear, leading into the shaker style kitchen finished with high quality granite work surfaces.

The adjoining sitting room has a homely feel with reclaimed wood floor and linen sofas in soft grey, and the wood burner will bring warmth to those out of season days when staying-in sounds like a good plan.

The cottage theme continues into the two double bedrooms (one ground floor with en-suite shower room) each furnished with quality Barker and Stonehouse beds and deep mattresses which are sure to ease you gently into sleep.  

For the younger members of the party, the third bedroom has twin beds, with plenty of space for a travel cot, and additionally benefits from an adjoining snug/playroom for games or a spot of TV away from grown-up chat. 

Property details

Ground Floor

Access into the open plan kitchen/dining room with hanging rail and bench seat/storage.

Kitchen with electric oven and grill and ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Dining space with seating for six. An adjoining cupboard has a washing machine and is also a warm spot for drying any outdoor wear. 

Sitting room with two double sofas, Smart TV, wood burning stove, selection of books. 

Bedroom one with 5’2” king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, door hook with hangers.

En-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

First floor

Bedroom two with with 5’2” king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wall-lined cupboards with hanging space and storage.

Family bathroom with bath, basin and WC.

Bedroom three with 3’ twin beds, two small chest of drawers, door hook with hangers. Velux windows with blackout blinds. Space for a travel cot if required.

Snug/playroom with beanbags for small children, sofa, flatscreen TV with DVD player, selection of books, games and DVDs.

Outside

Private front facing lawned garden enclosed by beech hedging and five bar gate fencing. A shed is available for the storage of bikes, golf clubs and other sporting kit.

Parking

There is private parking for two cars in the private drive to the side of the property.

Babies & Children

A highchair and travel cot are available on request.

Dogs

One dog is permitted free of charge, with another dog considered on request at a fee of £20. Dogs must be clean before access into the property and thereafter must be kept off the furniture and out of the bedrooms.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. Duvets and pillows are hypoallergenic. A hairdryer is provided in the two main double bedrooms. 

Wi-Fi & mobile coverage

Wi-Fi is provided. Mobile reception can be patchy inside the cottage but this improves directly outside in the garden where there is 4G coverage.

Heating

Oil fired gas central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove with logs supplied.

Guest privacy

The cottage sits in a tiny hamlet of properties and bounds the owner property to the rear. There is no direct overlooking. While the owners are on hand to deal with any questions, they are equally respectful of guest privacy. 

Location

The charming market town of Duns is just 4 miles from the property offering a good range of small town shopping including a butchers, bakery, country and fishing store, a small co-op supermarket as well as a small selection of local gift and coffee shops. The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns has been recently revamped and is dedicated to the life and career of racing driver Jim Clark. The museum includes a unique collection of 100 trophies and memorabilia.

The larger, historic towns of Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed sit 13 miles and 18 miles respectively from the property where you can relax and watch the world go by in one of the many cafes and restaurants. There are also larger supermarkets in Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Activities

For sightseeing, the property is an ideal base for exploring the wider area with its magnificent countryside steeped in a turbulent and romantic history, punctuated by imposing castles, including Floors, BamburghDunstanburgh, and Thirlestane; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.

The stunning heritage coastline is just a short twenty minute drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops.

Birdwatchers, walkers and photographers will delight in the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve or cross the causeway at low tide to the very beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne where you will experience nature at its very best.

There are some wonderful walks around the area, and more serious walkers and cyclists can link into a number of long distance routes including the Berwickshire Coastal Path, or St.Cuthberts Way which take in the spectacular scenery and rich wildlife of the area but which all have easier stretches and shorter routes for those seeking a more leisurely pace.

Walk for miles on the stunning sandy beaches around Bamburgh or simply enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic watching kite surfers soar across the bay on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.

 

Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Reviews

"We just want to say the cottage at Polwarth is great for dog owners. We really enjoyed the walks along the tracks, enclosed garden and the beautiful location. It also works really well for two people staying, using the ground floor."

Mrs Hume

"I cannot thank you enough for an amazing time at Polwarth. The cottage was extremely comfortable and really beautifully kept. The owner was so helpful and his wife even made us Xmas cake and mince pies! Incredible! We loved it and would go back and most definitely recommend and use Crabtree & Crabtree again and again."

Mrs Barr

"We had a great time at Polwarth Rhodes Cottage, lovely cottage and a beautiful location."

Thorburn family

"Cottage was excellent fantastic location and very comfortable. Owners lovely. Already booked another week there in October it was so good."

Mr Brown

"We had a fabulous time in this beautiful cottage. It had everything we needed! A magical part of the country with so much to do! We are going home exhausted!"

Watt family

"Lovely welcome in a warm cottage - really cosy! Delicious apple cake and the children were delighted with their little gifts!! As was our dog with hers!! Great little cottage - thank you."

Lawson Johnston family

"We all enjoyed our holiday in the Cottage, we are looking forward to next year! The location was perfect it suited us down to the ground."

Nilsen Family
Location Rural location - 4 miles from Duns
Dogs
  • One dog welcome. An additional dog considered on request
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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