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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.

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Little Swinton Cottages

Tel: 01890 882173

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 included.

Your hostess Sue Brewis is on hand to welcome you and advise on activities etc which can include, golf, riding, walking, fishing and many more.

Edinburgh and Newcastle are only 1 hour away, and lovely beaches only 30mins.

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Meg's & Nellie's Cottages

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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