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Restful rural riverside retreat with woodburner

Entire cottage
hosted by Mike
  1. 4 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 1 bath
Dedicated workspace
A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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The Honey House is a 200 year old Category C listed stone cottage in the picture-postcard village of Longformacus in the Scottish Borders, with a seamless blend of the traditional and contemporary. It sits in a quiet lane overlooking the Dye Water. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, and a break from the hustle and bustle of normal daily living, then you need look no further!

The space
The accommodation is upside-down, which will endear it to the children! Downstairs off the entrance hall sit two bedrooms and the bathroom. The first bedroom is a double, at the front of the house, and waking there to the gentle burbling of the Dye Water is a sheer delight. The second bedroom has a truckle bed, providing versatility to make it up as a single or as a twin. There is a folding desk, and WiFi throughout the property means it is possible to work and holiday at the same time! The bathroom has a large electric shower and a towel radiator.

Upstairs, the open-plan living area is bright and airy thanks to the full-width window and Juliet balcony, which overlook the back garden. The wood-burning stove and feature sandstone wall make this a cosy romantic space. We know there has been at least one marriage proposal in this room! There is comfortable seating for four, with a 2-seater settee and two armchairs. There is Freesat tv, a DVD player with a small selection of films, and a bluetooth speaker. Maps and leisure guides are provided. The dining table can seat four. The kitchen has a 2-ring halogen hob supplemented by an oven/grill and microwave, and is well-equipped with a good selection of cooking equipment.

The back garden is fully enclosed. There is a patio area at the top of the garden (although we do put some of the furniture away over the winter).

What this place offers

Garden view
River view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
32" TV with standard cable
Washer

Where you’ll be

Longformacus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The cottage sits in a quiet no-through lane. The village is very peaceful. The nearest towns are Duns 6 miles to the south, and Gifford 12 miles to the north.

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5.0 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

Hosted by Mike

Joined in November 2021
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I'm fairly recently retired from a desk job, now trying to enjoy life to the full. I enjoy the outdoors life, in particular tennis, cycling and walking. Nothing beats a walk on the fells or across open moorland. Decent weather certainly helps, and Alfred Wainwright wasn’t entirely right in saying “There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”!
I'm fairly recently retired from a desk job, now trying to enjoy life to the full. I enjoy the outdoors life, in particular tennis, cycling and walking. Nothing beats a walk on t…

During your stay

I unfortunately won't be present in person as I don't live locally. I will be available by telephone and email, and in the event of anything more pressing needing some face to face contact, our fantastic housekeeper Michelle lives about a 20 minute drive away. Please contact me in the first instance however (contact details are in the guest information booklet).
I unfortunately won't be present in person as I don't live locally. I will be available by telephone and email, and in the event of anything more pressing needing some face to fac…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.