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Swinton, Scottish Borders

Presented in a classic traditional style, this immaculate cottage sits in a peaceful farm hamlet with open views across rolling Borders countryside.

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Presented in a classic traditional style, this immaculate cottage sits in a peaceful farm hamlet with open views across rolling Borders countryside

'Thus far and no further'

Charmingly named after Runglee Rungliot meaning ‘thus far and no further’, this journey’s end promises comfort and contentment amidst the gentle quiet of the country. You can hop into walking boots or wellies and enjoy lovely country rambles directly from the doorstep.

Set out over one floor, the property offers well proportioned space for two or four with comfortable furnishings set against a calming colour scheme. The sitting room and sunny conservatory offer plenty of space for a little leisure time, while the dining kitchen with separate dining room offer complete flexibility for relaxed brunches or more formal dining.

There is a spacious king-size bedroom with walk-in dressing room and en-suite facilities as well as a pretty twin room, each featuring high quality mattresses and crisp linens with views over the garden to open countryside beyond.

Property details

Ground Floor

Entrance hall providing useful space for outdoor clothing.

Sitting room with three seater sofa and armchair, electric real flame effect stove, TV with Freeview and DVD player.

Dining room with seating for six guests.

Conservatory/sun room with small TV with Freeview, two seater sofa and two armchairs and door to the terrace and garden.

Kitchen with double oven, 4 ring ceramic hob, microwave, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, CD player with radio. The kitchen is well-equipped with plenty of good quality china, glasses, cookware and cookery books. There is a dining table (seats four) for informal breakfast dining.

Utility room with washing machine, dryer, bread maker and access to the garden.

Bedroom one with 5’ bed, side tables, chest of drawers and walk-in dressing room with plenty of storage and hanging space.

En-suite bathroom with corner bath with handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with 3’ single beds, fitted wardrobe and dressing table.

Family bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC.


The cottage sits in a pretty, mature lawned garden which is fully enclosed once the gate is shut. There is a patio terrace to the rear of the cottage with outside dining space and a gas barbecue.

An outside shed provides storage for outdoor kit and bikes. 


There is ample parking for two cars.

Electric Vehicle Charging

For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

Children & Babies

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.


Dogs are not permitted at this property.

Guest Amenities

Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries.

Wifi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good but tends to be limited on the EE network.


Thermostatically controlled underfloor heating throughout the property. Electric stove in the sitting room.

Guest Privacy

The patio and garden looks out over lovely open countryside, however the owner's property sits to the right of the rear garden and is clearly visible from the cottage - see image 5. The owners are on hand to assist guests get the best from their stay but are very respectful of guests’ privacy.


Scottish short-term lets licence number: Pending

The current EPC rating for this property will be available soon.


The charming market town of Duns is just 5 miles from the property offering a good range of small town shopping including a butchers, bakery, country and fishing store, a small co-op supermarket as well as a small selection of local gift and coffee shops. The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns has been recently revamped and is dedicated to the life and career of racing driver Jim Clark. The museum includes a unique collection of 100 trophies and memorabilia.

The historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is 14 miles away including a Marks & Spencers food outlet, and a good selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants, including the very popular Maltings Kitchen with adjoining arts and theatre venue. Head to the quayside and you can purchase lobster, scallops or wild Scottish salmon fresh from the day’s catches from the Berwick Shellfish Company or order direct to have a perfect seafood platter delivered to your holiday home.

For eating out, the Wheatsheaf at Swinton (2 miles) or the Inn at Allanton (5 miles) are both renowned for serving dishes full of fresh local flavours amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings. Alternatively for a perfect pint and lovely ambient surroundings, the newly refurbished Cross Inn at Paxton is developing a super reputation for its excellent local menu and friendly atmosphere. A little further afield, the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill (10 miles) is an elegant setting for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.


For sightseeing, the property is an ideal base for exploring the wider area with its magnificent countryside steeped in a turbulent and romantic history, punctuated by imposing castles, including Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, and Thirlestane; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.

The stunning heritage coastline is just a short twenty minute drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops.

Birdwatchers, walkers and photographers will delight in the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve or cross the causeway at low tide to the very beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne where you will experience nature at its very best.

There are some wonderful walks around the area, and more serious walkers and cyclists can link into a number of long distance routes including the Berwickshire Coastal Path, or St.Cuthberts Way which take in the spectacular scenery and rich wildlife of the area but which all have easier stretches and shorter routes for those seeking a more leisurely pace.

Walk for miles on the stunning sandy beaches around Bamburgh or simply enjoy the simple pleasures of a picnic watching kite surfers soar across the bay on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.


C&C experiences

C&C experiences

We invite you to enjoy the most coveted and exclusive local experiences available in the North of England and the South of Scotland on your next Crabtree & Crabtree adventure.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Additional housekeeping

Additional housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Dog sitting

Dog sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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"We were very comfortable at Runglee. It was a lovely home from home and we will most likely book to stay there again. The property was very spacious, more so than we had anticipated. Thank you to the staff at Crabtree for so efficiently sorting our transfer to Runglee."

Mr & Mrs Frier

"We had a most enjoyable stay at Runglee and were sad to leave. The house is nicely situated with lovely views of the fields and the Cheviot Hills in the distance under the ever changing sky. The sitting areas and the kitchen all look that direction, as does the outside seating. The layout of the house is excellent, with good separation between bedrooms and the main living spaces. The large kitchen is very well designed, with plenty of work space. It’s nice having a separate room for laundry too. We were very impressed with the quality of food offered by the local restaurants - we had excellent meals at the Wheatsheaf in Swinton, the Cross Inn in Paxton, and the Allanton Inn in Allanton.  So amazing to be in the middle of the countryside and find high quality restaurants. The Wheatsheaf in particular was quite sophisticated. We would love to come back."

Ms Myers

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Runglee. It was the perfect base to help celebrate my partner's 40th birthday. The property was spotlessly clean and decorated to a high standard. We particularly enjoyed spending time in the sun room with a coffee, wildlife spotting! The location was ideal for exploring the Borders, Edinburgh and north Northumberland. All in all, we can't wait to return!"

Mrs Sheldon

"We just want to say that we really enjoyed our stay at Runglee. The bungalow was an ideal base for visiting the area, it was nice to come back to and relax in the sunroom watching the House Martins swooping down and around. We would certainly think of returning to Runglee again for another holiday the bungalow was clean and a delight to stay in."

Mr & Mrs Frost

"Lovely bungalow, well equipped and easy to locate. Bright and airy house with a lot of storage space. Excellent washer and dryer. Bed lovely and comfy and fantastic corner bath. Decent price for the size! Excellent communication from Crabtree and Crabtree. Will hopefully use again."

Ms Holder

"We have just spent a wonderful week at Runglee near Swinton. Cannot speak too highly of the merits of this property.  As it was built for a retirement home for the owner's parents in 2009, it was very homely and had everything required to make our holiday so enjoyable. Runglee has a lovely open position which gives a very calming atmosphere. It is very spacious and was excellent when our son & daughter-in-law came for a few nights. We also appreciated the bottle of prosecco and welcome basket left for us and the cleanliness of this property. We would definitely like to return and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others."

Mr & Mrs Irving

"We just wanted to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed our few days at Runglee.  It is one of the best properties we have stayed in, very comfortable and well appointed. It was peaceful and just what we needed. We had even been left a few goodies to eat which we very much enjoyed. It was like home from home and hopefully we will be able to return sometime."

Mr & Mrs Flanagan

"Thanks for your email. We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Runglee. The cottage was exactly as described and exceptionally well equipped. We were joined part way through the stay by my elderly parents. They were also delighted with the cottage and they found the large bed very comfortable indeed. This for two arthritic persons is an achievement! They spent many a pleasant hour in the sun room watching the light and clouds over the Cheviot Hills. We had a good time exploring the local area and further afield but were glad to get back to the peace of the cottage after a busy day in Edinburgh. It was an added bonus that there are two really good pub restaurants within striking distance. We had some excellent food at both. We were made to feel very welcome by the hosts. This was our second year in a cottage that we have booked through Crabtree & Crabtree. We have recommended you to friends and should we plan another trip to the border country, then we shall not hesitate to use you again."

Mcgill family

"We had a wonderful break. The cottage, although only two bedrooms, has wonderful proportions and layout. My 94 years old mother loved the sunroom and I could have lived in the kitchen. The furnishings and fittings were excellent. Lovely location and handy for Berwick and Eyemouth. First time I've used Crabtree & Crabtree but it won't be the last. Five stars all round."

Kelly family

"I am very very pleased to stay in the marvellous Runglee cottage as well as with the booking. Everything is great. It is like a dream holiday. We do like the cottage very much, like the quiet area, like communication with the Crabtree & Crabtree team and the owner. Just happy with everything. I have recommended holidays with Crabtree & Crabtree to some friends and colleagues. Definitely we will be back again and look forward to next holiday in Northumberland."

Ye family

"We had a wonderful stay at Runglee Cottage and found it to be very well equipped. We would certainly look at booking with Crabtree & Crabtree in the future."

Bridge family

"We really enjoyed our recent stay at Runglee. The property has lovely far reaching views of the Cheviots and is a very well equipped, comfortable, warm, modern property with traditional touches and embraces modern technology. We appreciated the generous Border themed “Welcome” basket which provided the opportunity to sample local fare. Whilst the owners were “on site” they were not intrusive and were respectful of our privacy and so we had the quiet, peaceful, relaxing break that we sought."

Turner family

"Another lovely holiday cottage. Runglee is the third cottage we have booked with Crabtree & Crabtree, all of them have been wonderful. Walking into Runglee after a long flight we immediately felt relaxed, the cottage was lovely and clean, well equipped and cosy warm. The fresh flowers and welcome basket are lovely, first time we'd tried Selkirk Bannock, loved it and bought a couple back to the Middle East with us.Keep up the good work and high standards."

Allison family

"I would like to say that my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our week there, it was truly a lovely bungalow in a quiet and peaceful setting. We would have no hesitation in recommending it to any of our friends and family. This is the second time we have stayed at one of your properties and on both occasions we have been delighted with the standard of accommodation. I would say that my dealings with you (Angie in particular) have been very good. Many thanks for your help."

Bate family

"My wife and I had a fantastic week staying in Runglee. First thoughts on arrival was wow! It was just as in the photo’s on your web site, if not better. We felt at home straight away and really appreciated the welcome pack. The bungalow is very comfortable, warm and clean. It is very well maintained and has everything that you could possibly need for your stay. We really enjoyed the views and coming “home” after a day / morning out. In fact we enjoyed our stay so much we really did not want to leave and still talk about it yet. Thank you for making it so easy to book and for your email instructions. Runglee is by far the best holiday accommodation we have stayed in to date!"

Mr & Mrs Mclean

"C&C`s service was as efficient and helpful as one could wish. Runglee was probably the most comfortable and well-equipped (and certainly the most spacious) holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. The owners provide a friendly atmosphere and gave useful advice as needed."

Mr Holmes

"Super property. Really comfortable, welcoming, friendly and relaxing. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it and would certainly go back."

Mrs & Mr Simmonds-Short

"We had a lovely time at Runglee. The property is peaceful, comfortable, spacious, very clean and well equipped."

Ms Dickins

"We had a wonderful stay at Runglee, and even avoided the rain for most of the week, getting chance to enjoy some of the local beaches, which our 4 year old boy loved! You do feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, with just a handful of neighbours and far reaching views, but it's a great base for exploring abit further afield. We enjoyed days in Edinburgh, Alnwick Castle, the Museum of Flight as well as staying local at Spittal Beach and Lindisfarne. The property itself is like a 'home from home' and would be suitable for all. The little welcome basket was a nice touch, especially the card and bottle of bubbly for our Anniversary! As always, Crabtree & Crabtree were fantastic to deal with, even going to the trouble of sending me a list of suitable properties available for the week we were looking at, making funding Runglee so much easier. We have recommended you to a number of friends, especially as the quality of your properties is so high."

Dews family


Location Rural - 2 miles from Swinton village.
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday arrival only.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The beautiful garden and planting at Runglee cottage near Swinton
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"Hop into walking boots or wellies and enjoy lovely country rambles directly from the doorstep."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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