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Delightful, pet friendly cottage in the beautiful Scottish Borders
Greenloaning is a delightful traditional pet friendly cottage situated on the edge of the peaceful conservation village of Allanton. Comfortable and cosy with a large enclosed garden and wonderful views over the surrounding countryside it has been completely renovated and is traditionally furnished to a high standard. It is well equipped and offers full central heating as well a log burning stove.
The cottage is perfectly located to enjoy all that the area has to offer including walking; golf; fishing; cycling; riding; the local historic houses and castles such as Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter), Bamburgh Castle on the beach, Floors Castle and Manderston with its silver staircase; the stunning coastline with the pretty harbour at St Abbs, and the lovely beach at Coldingham with its surfing facilities, as well as locally based quad biking, sailing, canoeing, and clay pigeon shooting etc. In the village itself, and a short walk away, is one of the best local pubs/restaurants in the area serving real ales and wonderful food (and voted in the Times newspaper as one of the top 50 pubs for alfresco dining).
Bedroom 1 is a light and spacious double room with a king size bed, ensuite loo and wash basin, and a large window with lovely views over the garden
The en-suite to bedroom 1 has a WC and wash hand basin
Bedroom 2 is a good size room with twin beds and views over the garden
The main bathroom is downstairs with bath/shower over, WC and basin, electric shaver socket and heated towel rail
We loved Greenloaning as soon as we saw it despite the fact that it was pretty run down. We completely refurbished the cottage, new floors, new windows, complete plumbing, central heating, electrics and we found an original stone fireplace behind the modern brick one. It is now lovely and cosy with the log burning stove making it very snug. The garden has almost doubled in size since we cut back the overgrown shrubs. Perfect to relax and enjoy the sun and the many songbirds, as well as a perfect place for the children and dogs to let off steam. We even discovered an old well (made safe by a new wall surround and grill).
Allanton is a lovely village and perfectly located to enjoy all the Borders has to offer, whether it be the beaches, golf courses, or country homes and gardens etc. the village pub is fantastic and offers some of the best food and refreshments in the area. Despite being located off the middle of the village, Greenloaning is very peaceful and is edged by fields on one side. There is a small children’s playpark along the lane and the children can go there safely without having to cross a road.
Fishing for salmon or sea trout is available close by on the Whiteadder Water through Bluestone Fishing.