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The Bothy at Swinton Hill

Swinton, Scottish Borders

A very pretty stone cottage set in a peaceful location with far-reaching views over farmland to the hills beyond.

The Bothy at Swinton Hill

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Overview

A very pretty stone cottage set in a peaceful location with far-reaching views over farmland to the hills beyond.

Perfect couples' retreat in a super location

The perfect couples' retreat, the cottage offers well-presented, spacious accommodation in a super location at the end of a private road on the Swinton Hill Estate.

Here you can unwind and listen to the gentle sounds of nature taking in fresh country air or head out and explore the stunning Northumberland coast or the rolling Border heartlands. Alternatively for those who prefer their leisure time on two wheels, two complimentary bikes are available for guest use on request.

Inside, the sunny open-plan living space is the convivial heart of the house. On warm days, French doors let the fresh Borders air in, or simply relax mind, body and soul in front of the dancing flames of the wood burning stove for those lazy days or cosy evenings when the seasons change and the days grow shorter.

The smart kitchen is well equipped with plenty of thoughtful extras which make this a real home-from-home. The bedroom is warm and comfortable with crisp linens and pretty cottage detailing to ease you into a lovely sleep after a day in the great outdoors.

Outside the seating area is a super spot for an evening drink watching the sun set over the distant hills with little to interrupt the moment and an overall sense of peace-perfect-peace.

Property details

Ground floor

Well equipped kitchen with oven and 4 ring hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine and small television. Please note there is no dishwasher. Glazed doors lead to the open-plan living area.

Spacious sitting / dining room with French doors to the garden. Cosy seating area with log burner with logs provided, two double sofas, TV with Freeview and DVD player, iDock, books and games. Dining table for 6 guests.

Bedroom with 5' king size bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Outside

To the front of the property is a small seating area that is part lawn and part terrace with lovely views across open farmland to the hills beyond. Rod racks are provided. A charcoal kettle barbecue is available for guest use.

Parking

There is private parking for two cars to the side of the cottage but under cover parking is available if desired.

Babies & Children

Babies and children are welcome but a travel cot and highchair are not provided.

Dogs

Two dogs are welcome at The Bothy. Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms or on the furniture.

Guest amenities

Excellent quality bed linen and luxurious towels are provided for all guests. Two bicycles are available for guest use on request.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

High speed fibre optic broadband is provided. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Heating

There is central heating throughout.

Guest privacy

The cottage is detached and is not overlooked. The owners property sits at the end of the lane. The owners are respectful of guest privacy and on hand to help with guest queries.

Location

Local amenities are provided in Norham (4 miles) which has a village store, bakery and gunsmith as well as the celebrated Foreman’s Butchers where you will find a fantastic selection of quality produce including locally-sourced meats, pies, cheeses, fine wines and even fishing tackle! There are two pubs in Norham, including the dog-friendly and cycle-friendly Mason’s Arms serving real ales and pub grub.

The charming towns of Duns, Kelso are both within a 20 minute drive and provide excellent amenities in addition to a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shopping. Alternatively the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is 12 miles and includes 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 (1 mile) or the Inn at Allanton (6 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 (8 miles) is developing a super reputation for its excellent local menu and friendly atmosphere, or why not try the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill (10 miles) which is an elegant setting for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.

Activities

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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Fishing

Fishing

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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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Walking

Walking

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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Wildlife

Wildlife

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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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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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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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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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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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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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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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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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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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Golf

Golf

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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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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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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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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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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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"This cottage is in excellent condition and very comfortable. We were made to feel very welcome. A great place to stay to explore the unspoilt Berwickshire (and beyond) countryside. If you are looking for a comfortable quiet spotless cottage to stay in you are going to be hard pushed to find anything better."

Maxwell family

"We popped into the Crabtree & Crabtree office and I expressed how fabulous the whole experience was at The Bothy. Absolutely nothing could be improved. All so thoughtfully done with extras and delightful hosts. A perfect experience."

McColgan family

"We had a great time, lovely cottage, great location and very friendly thoughtful owners. Looking forward to booking our next cottage."

Brown family

"We have just returned from a stay at The Bothy at Swinton Hill. The cottage is fab and the location tranquil. The hosts are friendly and helpful. The gifts on arrival of butter, jams, milk and bread plus tea and coffee was appreciated. Open aspects and a fine location to tour the likes of Kelso, Duns and Coldstream et al."

Lees family

"Really lovely place and owners couldn't have been more helpful. Would fully recommend both them and Crabtree & Crabtree who were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient."

Griffiths family

"We had a lovely week at The Bothy. The owners were very helpful and welcoming. The cottage is beautifully clean and comfortable and no problems at all. Crabtree & Crabtree is a delight to deal with. I have no doubt we will book again with you and very possibly The Bothy sometime in the future."

Bennett family

"I enjoyed a lovely few days at The Bothy. It's a lovely light & cosy cottage. Especially cosy on the night & day of storm Angus ! Also great for managing the dogs inside. Really appreciated being able to walk the dogs off lead on field margins. All together a fab cottage."

Robertson family

"We would like to say how much we enjoyed our stay at the Bothy at Swinton Hill. We could not have wished for anywhere nicer, lovely location and cottage beautifully restored and very well equipped. Will definitely recommend to any friends or family thinking of travelling up to the Scottish Borders."

Walter family

"Had a lovely week in the Bothy, thank you. The owner was most helpful. My daughter & grandson had a lovely couple of days with us. The weather was mixed, but we had a super time exploring the area. It really is beautiful."

Keeling family

"Just a short note to say what a lovely, warm and cosy new year break we had at The Bothy, Swinton Hill. The cottage was modern, but cosy, with lots of character. The owners were very welcoming, and very helpful. The welcome tray that was left was beautiful with homemade bread, marmalade and chutney, yum. Our two doggies also enjoyed the walking in the area and along the sandy beaches nearby, with a visit to the dog friendly pub on the way home. Another fab time was had."

Nash family
Location Rural - 1 mile from Swinton.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 3pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The garden is the perfect place to sit and admire the lovely views across open farmland to the hills beyond. The little things we love...
"The garden is the perfect place to sit and admire the lovely views across open farmland to the hills beyond."
Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree

McColgan family

"We popped into the Crabtree & Crabtree office and I expressed how fabulous the whole experience was at The Bothy. Absolutely nothing could be improved. All so thoughtfully done with extras and delightful hosts. A perfect experience."

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