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The Hirsel - Lakeview


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Coldstream, The Scottish Borders
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Pets 0
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This property is part of our Scottish Country Cottages collection

An inspiring collection of properties chosen for their character, luxury and heritage, all graded 4 star and above.


This property is located close to the Hirsel Lake and Dundock Wood, which is nationally renowned for its variety of wildlife.

Set in the heart of the historic Hirsel Estate just 18 miles from the coast at Berwick-upon-Tweed and adjacent to an 18-hole golf course, these two charming holiday cottages (Lakeview, ref SQQH and Ray Bells, ref SUUY) are beautifully furnished and decorated. Close to the Hirsel Lake which is nationally renowned for its otters, swans and wildfowl, there are waymarked walks through the estate and especially around Dundock Wood, famous for its rhododendrons and azaleas, full of wonderful colour and scent May to June. In the Homestead courtyard nearby there are fascinating craft workshops, a countryside museum, a tea room serving delicious lunches and home baking and a children’s play area. Edinburgh is just an hour away, while the wide sandy beaches of the Northumbrian coast are only 30 minutes’ drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove in feature stone fireplace. Three steps down to kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds, can be 6ft double) with TV. Three steps down to wet room with drenching shower and toilet.

  • Full electric central heating (underfloor in kitchen and bathroom) included
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared sitting-out area with picnic benches
  • Shared access to farm and woodland walks
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced lake in grounds, 550 yards

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • WiFi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2018
    Great holiday Cottage, we visited with our 5 year old twin boys and they loved it! Collecting conkers on the estate grounds and hunting for sticks, their imaginations ran wild! Nice cafe across the courtyard and lovely little play ground! We enjoyed walking around the grounds, several trails to take your pick. Cottage was spotless and had everything we needed, the wood burner was great to come back to! Will definitely have a return visit!

  • 1

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2018
    Error made in checking in. Cottage had not been made ready (cleaned), whilst our money was happily refunded it did put us in a position of trying to find something else at the end of the day after a long drive. Also, even had the cottage been prepared, it is really well past needing a good spring clean.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Unfortunately, an error was made by who act as our booking agent for our holiday cottages. We do not accept bookings of fewer than three nights and should not have accepted this one-night booking for our property. This guest arrived shortly after previous guests had checked out and before our cleaner had been in, meaning that the cottage was found as it had been left by the previous occupants. We always ensure that our cottages are well presented and you will see from other review comments that other guests have found the cottage to be ‘immaculately clean’. We can only apologise that we were unable to accommodate this customer due to the booking error. We have discussed this with who have assured us that this situation will not be repeated.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/09/2018
    We just had one problem with midges getting into the main bedroom. So we had to hoover the room and window sill and frame

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    A beautiful little cottage and another fabulous stay here. I came for my 50th and aswell as my teenage daughter, the party also included my adult daughter and significant other, an 18mth and 3 mth baby (there was plenty of room to bring our cots and equipment) The cottage is ALWAYS clean and cosy with a handy welcome hamper of essentials. The estate has a lovely lake and some short walks to enjoy and a well maintained play area for any younger visitors as well as galleries and gift shops. The visitor cafe serves lovely cakes. From around 5pm the visitors are gone and the estate is a peaceful place to relax for the eve....wonderful!! A good base also to visit the many attractions of the borders both Scotland and England...

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/04/2018
    This was our second visit to Lakeview. We love it for its peace and quiet, particularly in the evening when wandering around the lake hearing nothing but bird song is a delight. If you want that, you accept that the shops are a mile or so away but the proximity of the cafe means one can always get breakfast! There are some downsides. The property is managed from the Douglas estate office in Lanarkshire. The local cleaner is excellent and the state of the property cannot be faulted but perhaps it is not her job to check on equipment. On this occasion we could not find paring or other kitchen knives, an irritant but not insuperable. The main problem is still the bathroom. I agree that the previous wetroom always smelt dank and it was difficult to reach the toilet without walking through the wet floor, once someone had showered. My husbsnd joins those who have complained about the lack of a shaving mirror. I found the aperture to the toilet in the alcove too narrow, squeezing between the basin and the heated towel rail. Perhaps a smaller shower to create more room for the basin would have been better and the shower itself had no grab rail and was slippery but these irritants did not detract from our trip and we look forward to returning.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2018
    Lovely cottage, wonderful setting.

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8.2 out of 10 – based on 9 reviews collected by Reevoo
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