Gateside Cottage, Castle Mains, Duns

1 Bed Cottage 

Under Offer

Offers Over £240,000

  • 2 public
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bath

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01573 225999


About the property

A real hidden gem – occupying its own private grounds of approximately 1/3 acre this detached cottage has no immediate neighbours and offers a great opportunity for ‘the good life’. The garden incorporates woodland, a running burn as well as vegetable plots – and all located on the edge of Duns Castle Estate. The timber cabin in the gardens provides great opportunities for home working or as self contained accommodation.

Positioned within its own private, woodland grounds, Gateside Cottage boasts a remarkable location, accessed via a lengthy private drive and with no immediate neighbours, for those in search of peace and tranquillity, you don’t get much better than this. The grounds extend to around 1/3 acre and incorporate woodland, neat lawns, a vegetable plot not to mention the burn that runs through the foot of the gardens – all with the fantastic backdrop of a small waterfall that lies beyond. Gateside Cottage certainly offers ‘the good life’ and has options to suit those that work from home or that need to cater for extended family with the detached timber lodge within the garden grounds – serviced with water and drainage this is a great space and currently used as sleeping accommodation for guests. The cottage itself is charming and characterful with some lovely period features and accommodation of good proportions. All rooms enjoy open outlooks over the garden grounds or surrounding farmland whilst the garden room to the rear takes full advantage of the garden vista. Due to the space on offer outside, there are also various options to further extend the cottage if desired (subject to permissions).


Duns has good educational and recreational facilities including primary and secondary schools, swimming pool, tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, library, various speciality shops and walks and nature reserve within the grounds of Duns Castle and is home to the classical Edwardian Mansion at Manderston. Edinburgh is 45 miles away with the main East Coast rail line at Berwick upon Tweed some 15 miles distant.


Travelling from Duns on the A6112 ‘Grantshouse’ road, continue for approximately 1 mile before turning left on to the B6365 ‘Cranshaws’ road. Continue for around another mile before turning left onto the unnamed drive signposted ‘Castlemains’. Travel along this private drive until ‘Gateside Cottage’ is signposted to your right.

The cottage is located towards the edge of Duns Castle Estate with easy access on to the estate grounds for lovely woodland and countryside walks.

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Accommodation Summary

Garden Room, Dining Kitchen, Lounge, Double Bedroom and Shower Room. Double Timber Garage. Ample Parking. Grounds of approx. 1/3 acre.


The garden room is a fantastic addition to the original cottage and due to its slightly elevated position it commands fabulous outlooks over the grounds and to the woodland. Generous in proportions, it provides options for dining and entertaining with direct access from the garden grounds. Overlooking the vegetable plot to the side with the waterfall in the distance the kitchen has been finished in tasteful farmhouse style with some lovely features including the exposed stone wall and arched doorway. The lounge features a large multi fuel stove which is set into an impressive stone fireplace, windows to the front overlooking the open farmland and an internal window at the rear in the garden room. The well-proportioned double room has traditional ceiling beams and windows on two sides not to mention extensive built in storage whilst the shower room has been very nicely finished with antique style fittings, fully tiled walls and complimentary tiled flooring.


Lounge 4.76m x 4.16m
Kitchen 4.18m x 3.00m
Double Bedroom 4.75m x 2.93m
Shower Room 2.72m x 1.44m

Cabin/ Studio

Positioned within the garden grounds towards the rear of the cottage, this timber cabin offers endless possibilities. Serviced with drainage, private water, a WC and a sink the cabin is extremely well appointed and is currently used as sleeping accommodation for guests. For those that work from home and require a dedicated work space, this would be ideal but equally, with a little more work, could provide a completely self-contained unit – ideal for letting or Airbnb

Garden Grounds

Extending on all sides of the cottage, the gardens are unique, fabulous and provide a real hidden haven of woodland and wildlife. They have been landscaped to great effect including the addition of a wildlife pond and for those that enjoy gardening and the outdoors, this space is perfect. They extend down to a burn that runs through the woodland at the foot of the gardens with the sound of running water within earshot. The private drive opens to provide ample space for parking with a detached double timber garage complete with light and power as well as an adjoining garden store/shed. .


Private water and drainage. Mains electric. Double glazing. Oil central heating.

Council Tax

Band C

Energy Rating

Rating D

Price & Marketing Policy

Offers are invited and should be submitted to the Selling Agents, Hastings Property Shop, 28 The Square, Kelso, TD5 7HH, 01573 225999, Fax 01573 229888. The seller reserves the right to sell at any time and interested parties will be expected to provide the Selling Agents with advice on the source of funds with suitable confirmation of their ability to finance the purchase.

All measurements are approximate and are taken at the widest point. Whilst these particulars have been carefully prepared, no guarantee is given as to their accuracy and they shall not form part of any contract to follow hereon.


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