The house is on three floors, a sitting room with log burning stove, wifi. In summer the enclosed garden with small wildlife pond is full of flowers with an eating area and BBQ. Ideal for a any age of family holiday, with all facilities including a bread maker! The house is comfortably furnished with antiques and contemporary art.
House in Duns, Scottish Borders, Scotland - A Taste Of Village Life, Surrounded By Rolling Border Hills, Close To Beaches, Historic Houses
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 15, 2019
About Anne Roberts
Anne is a great cook, so you will find a well equipped kitchen in her house! She loves animals and the outdoor life.
Anne Roberts purchased this House in 1997
Why Anne Roberts chose Duns
Hidden in the heart of a village, close to pubs and wild life reserve. Perfect for her hobby of carriage driving. One hour to Edinburgh and only Three and a half hours to train station and London, even getting to Paris by Eurostar for dinner! The beaches are great too, as is golf and diving.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Felt slightly uncomfortable staying in someone's house rather than a holiday home
Very quaint and qwerty regards the layout .. didn't realise we were staying in someone's house rather than a holiday home. .. little bit uncomfortable being being surrounded by personal belongings ... Otherwise it was spotlessly clean and had all the amenities that we required
Owners Direct became Home Away and The Secret House has been rented through their website for fifteen years, and so I'm sorry that the location left the impression you were staying I'm my home. All previous guests have found it charming!
Charming Georgian house, with all the comforts of home!
Walking weekend in Duns
Duns is a charming village within Scottish Borders region. Easy driving distance to East Lothian which provides transport links to Edinburgh.
On booking 'Secret House' owner Anne provided excellent communication leading up to our weekend visit.
Accommodation provides secure parking which is within a gated courtyard leading to 3 level Townhouse. Townhouse provides 3 comfortable bedrooms and 2 bathrooms spread across bottom (1) and top floors (2). A charming living/dining room sits on the 2nd floor with a wood burner for cosy evenings in. WIFI is provided which was a must for our 14 year old - who like most teenagers is never off his tablet/phone.
Duns has everything you would need - we particualrly enjoyed Hugo's a small cafe situated within marketplace.
Overall we enjoyed our stay within Secret house and would recommend for those with dogs as our wee Westie had a ball.
Delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Secret House
Charming house in a charming village
Great location and planty of space. Half a block from the town square. Castle is a short walk
Beautiful & spacious house, Parking spaces for 2-3 cars, caring owner
We stayed here with 2 families including kids. We had a great time. Price is very reasonable as compare to others. Co-operative store and pub are very close to this house.I would highly recommend.
A lovely, comfortable and welcoming house, ideal for visiting The Scottish Borders and Edinburgh.
Special interest holidays:
If you would like a cookery course, the owner had a cooking school in Paris, and is delighted to organize tailor-made lessons, where all guests can dine.
Anne also has Shetland ponies, which can be ridden or carriage driven. If you would like to go on a picnic, or organize another special occasion, that can be done.
Beaches are twenty to thirty minutes by car. St Abbs Head is a special National Trust reserve, where you can also dive. Fishing trips can be organized from Coldingham. Berwick Swans can be seen at Tweedmouth. The Farne islands and the Bass Rock have wonderful trips for bird watchers.
Edinburgh and Newcastle airports are almost equidistant, roughly 1 1/2 drive. Berwick-upon-Tweed has a very good East Coast train service, and there is a connecting bus service to Duns. Car hire is available from all these destinations.
Edinburgh is 43 miles, Kelso is 18 miles, Berwick is 18 miles. There are lots of historic houses, including Manderston, Mellerstain, Abbotsford all within thirty minutes drive.
Duns Market Square has a Fish n Fine foods, a game dealer, banks, chemist, a couple of bistros, lots of charming boutiques. There are five very ancient pubs in the village, some of them as hidden as the Secret House.
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Booking Notes: Please email to book or with an enquiry, firstname.lastname@example.org For a calendar and deposit details Please see www.thesecrethouse.com or telephone 07740067798 Changeover Day: Saturday, departure by 10am, arrival at 4 pm. Notes on prices: Low seasons £595per week, High season £770