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Duns

Situated in the Scottish Borders, the market town of Duns has a history that stretches back over 1000 years and today offers a warm and friendly welcome to all visitors.

This rural town has a large market square and a centuries old castle as well as historic houses of much grandeur. Duns Castle dates back to the early 14th century, but most of which stands today was built at the beginning of the 1800s. In addition to the castle itself, visitors can enjoy the stunning parkland that surrounds it. Just outside the town sits the truly grand Manderston House, which contains the only silver staircase in the world and a vast collection of Huntley and Palmers biscuit tins!

One of the greatest motor racing drivers in history, Jim Clark, was raised near the town and today, visitors can look back on his life and career at the museum dedicated to him, the Jim Clark Room. This fascinating little museum is open between March and October and is crammed full of memorabilia and trophies from Clark’s career.

As a comfortable base for enjoying the historic county of Berwickshire, Duns is ideal and you will find plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs in the town. The dramatic Borders coastline lies to the east and provides lovely days out.

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  • Oldfield

    Westruther, nr. Lauder

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    Ref: SAAZ

    This delightful whinstone house lies in a glorious setting in the village of Westruther, which gained an award made by the Scottish Borders Council, ‘Scotland’s Floral Gateway Best Wee Village’ in 2012. Just 33 miles from the beautiful city of Edinburgh, it stands detached and benefits from an enclosed landscaped garden and grounds which include several lawns, an orchard, and horse paddocks. The garden enjoys a wide open outlook on to the horizon over Lauderdale and makes the perfect place in which to relax after a hard day touring the beautiful Scottish Borders. The welcoming hall has a cosy open fire and comfortable sofas, which leads to an elegant living room with a vast stone fireplace. The large kitchen has a locally crafted dining table, perfect for wonderful, memorable meals or try the local inn a short walk away in the village.
    Lauder, 8 miles, has a good selection of local shops and pubs as well as a golf course. Fishing and shooting can be arranged and horse riding is available locally. Excellent hill walking can be found on the Lammermuirs or Cheviot Hills and on the nearby Southern Upland Way, 2 miles. Thirlstane Castle, Mellerstain House and Floors Castle are just three of the many grand houses to visit nearby.
    Edinburgh is a must for a day trip. This historic and magical city evokes the imagination of all ages. Dominated by the imposing castle, there are excellent tours of the city and castle as well as wonderful shopping, pubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently docked in the historic medieval port of Leith, and can be boarded for an interesting insight into how the Royal Family lived whilst at sea. Shops and pubs 8 miles.

    Entrance hall with open fire. Spacious living room. Large well-equipped modern kitchen/dining room. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, two with shared en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity and full oil central heating £50 per week (Winter £100 per week)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD/iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large garden with patio and furniture
    • 3 acres of grounds
    • Grass tennis court (summer only)
    • Parking (for 6 cars)
    • External games barn with table tennis
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in garden

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