Berwickshire - Coldstream
Coldstream is a
small town in the Borders district of Scotland. It lies on the north
bank of the River Tweed in Berwickshire, while Northumberland in
England lies to the south bank, with Cornhill-on-Tweed the nearest
village. A former burgh, Coldstream is the home of the Coldstream
Guards, a regiment in the British Army, and is the location where
Edward I of England invaded Scotland in 1296.
In February 1316 during
the Wars of Scottish Independence, Sir James Douglas defeated a
numerically superior force of Gascon soldiery led by Edmond de
Caillou at the Skaithmuir to the north of the town.
In the 18th and 19th
centuries, Coldstream was a popular centre for runaway marriages,
much like Gretna Green, as it lay on a major road (now the A697).
Notable buildings in the town include the toll house where marriages
were conducted, and The Hirsel, which is the family seat of the
Earls of Home.
Little Swinton Cottages
Relax in the verdant tranquility of the Scottish Borders at Little
Swinton Holiday Cottages. Surrounded by the rolling Scottish
countryside, these delightful period stone, single storey farm
cottages are the perfect base from which to discover the magic and
mystery of the Borders region.
Situated in a very peaceful location far from the stresses and
strains of modern life, Little Swinton Holiday Cottages comprise of
three charming and spacious self-catering holiday cottages; each
with it’s own character and essential home comforts for you to enjoy
during your stay.
Choose from Cotoneaster, Honeysuckle, or The Courtyard Cottages
which sleep 7,4, or 3 people on a working farm which is equidistant
from Coldstream and Duns in lovely open countryside. An ideal base
for touring the beautiful, historic border country.
Cotoneaster and The Courtyard are fully adapted for wheelchair
users, all are very well equipped and comfortable with double
glazing, central heating, coal fires, wifi, parking at the doors and
a large garden to play in. Linen and towels , coal and logs
Your hostess Sue Brewis is on hand to welcome you and advise on
activities etc which can include, golf, riding, walking, fishing and
Edinburgh and Newcastle are only 1 hour away, and lovely beaches
Tel: 01890 882124
Located at Fireburn Mill, Meg’s and Nellie’s are two delightful
self-catering country cottages with heaps of charm; just as
delightful is their owner Sheila, who has been running Meg’s and
Nellie’s for over 30 years. Renowned for being a wonderfully
accommodating and helpful hostess, Sheila makes all her guests at
the cottages feel welcomed and relaxed, right from the word go.
Situated just a mile from the town of Coldstream, the cottages are
in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Surrounded by lush green
rolling farmland, they offer serenity far from the madding crowd and
hustle and bustle of city life; yet are close enough to Coldstream
for shopping, watching the world go by at a café, or indulging in a
restaurant or bar in the evening. Being just a mile from the town,
makes it easy to walk or cycle there if you don’t want to take your
car; and there’s always a taxi for hire in Coldstream, should you
need a ride back.
These two pretty period stone cottages are semi detached and open
all year round, so make an ideal holiday location for two families
wishing to holiday together, or a large group of friends. Both have
excellent facilities, and include everything you require for a first
rate fun filled holiday.
Only 14 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed and about an hours drive from
Edinburgh, the cottages are in a great central location from which
to tour North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
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