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Front of Swinton Vicarage
Downstairs bedroom at Swinton Vicarage
Kitchen at Swinton Vicarage
Living room at Swinton Vicarage
Kitchen with large wooden dining table with extending leaves
Large multi purpose room at Swinton Vicarage
Living room at Swinton Vicarage
Side of Swinton Vicarage
Trampoline at Swinton Vicarage
View from the end of the garden
Four poster hand carved Indonesian bed
Downstairs bedroom, one of two
Large bedroom with Chinese bed at Swinton Vicarage
Chinese bedroom at Swinton Vicarage
Single bedroom at Swinton Vicarage
Triple single bedroom at Swinton Vicarage
Small bedroom at Swinton Vicarage
Barbecue area at Swinton Vicarage
Outdoor seating area at Swinton Vicarage
May flowers at Swinton Vicarage
Looking north over the fields
June in Bloom
Field next door with horse
Downstairs bedroom at Swinton Vicarage
Kitchen at Swinton Vicarage
Living room at Swinton Vicarage
Kitchen with large wooden dining table with extending leaves

Swinton Vicarage, nr Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders

Sleeps 8 - 19 8 Bedrooms 16 Dining

Dog friendly holiday house near Duns sleeping 19 for family get togethers and retreats in the Scottish Borders

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Swinton Vicarage, nr Duns, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, sleeps 8 - 19 in 8 bedrooms.

Swinton Vicarage lies right at the easterly end of the small village of Swinton. Built around 1770 with sections added later, Swinton Vicarage is a spacious country dwelling sleeping 18 guests, with a large elegant living room, a kitchen diner able to seat 16 together, and attractive bedrooms. Toilet or bathroom on each floor with bedrooms.

Ideal for family groups and friends away together for the weekend, this spacious holiday house near Berwick-upon-Tweed is also suitable for reunions and special occasions, with plenty of space for the whole group to get together, inside and out, and pets welcome too. Yoga and other special interest groups are also most welcome to use Swinton Vicarage as a setting for their retreat.

A tall ancient wall with buttress supports separates the grassy area in front of the house into 2 and acts as a wind break for both lawns there. Both lawns are great for socializing although please respect any nesting birds in the fruit trees. Beyond a smaller wall at the front lies the vegetable garden, and then a field which is also part of the property. To the rear is a private driveway with a discreet gate leading to the Church whose steeple bell was famously rung in 1513, after the battle of Flodden. Tall beech and oak trees, home to wood pigeons and thrushes, add shelter and beauty to this rural holiday home. Rolling fields and ancient farmland lie to the north of the property, and beyond that the romantic Lammermuir Hills.

Further afield, there's plenty for guests to enjoy too. A couple of golf courses are nearby, along with fishing opportunities. And Kelso is within easy reach for horse racing and several other attractions. There's lots of local history to explore too.



EE WiFi.

Disabled Facilities

There are 2 downstairs bedrooms and a shower room.

Dog Friendly

There is a large utility room where pets can sleep overnight. £20 per dog.


Large kitchen with long dining table overlooking mature garden. Beko fridge/freezer, large Beko cooker with splash back, microwave and new dishwasher.

Dining Room

Long dining table in the kitchen.

Sitting Room

Lovely big living room with wooden floors and rugs. 2 large couches and some easy chairs. TV and DVD player. Large antique gilt mirror over fireplace.

TV and Music Facilities

TV with DVD player.

Games Room

There is no games room.

Heating and Open Fires

Because of safety concerns, please do not light fires in any of the fires.


8 bedrooms over 2 floors. Kings, doubles and singles - some rooms have extra single bed, most have bare floorboards with Persian carpets.


All bed linen included.


Upstairs bathroom has a long traditional bath with shower. Toilet and wash hand basin to rear. Downstairs shower room also has a toilet.

Children's Facilities

Large trampoline outside, wonderful mature garden for playing hide and seek.


Lush mature garden with a working vegetable patch. Please respect all the plants growing here. Barbecue area with stone seating.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool, but the local swimming pool in Duns is excellent. Also swimming on the Tweed river near Norham Bridge.


Plenty of space for 5 or 6 cars at the back of the house, all off road. Do not park under the branches.


Smoking outside the house only please.

Booking Information

Sample prices above – please enquire for your dates. 2 night minimum stay. £300 deposit secures booking, balance 8 weeks prior to stay. Damage deposit £300.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

Swinton Manse

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Weekly Price
From £1200
2 Night Weekend
From £720
3 Night Weekend
From £850


Right at the eastern end of Swinton beside the Church. Proceed up a short driveway flanked by steep walls and mature trees. On the right is the Church and graveyard. Don’t trust the Sat Nav!

  • A bus service operates through the village connecting Swinton with Berwick. Bus stop about 400 yards from the house.
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed is the nearest railway station. Excellent connections with London and Edinburgh.
  • While the property is on the edge of Swinton, the nearest towns are Duns and Coldstream, both 6 miles away. Berwick-upon-Tweed is about 12 miles distant.
  • The nearest shop is in Norham, England about 3 miles away, just over an ancient stone bridge traversing the Tweed river.
  • The Wheatsheaf Hotel about 500 yards from the house is right in the village. This serves excellent food and has its own bar too.
  • Edinburgh Airport is about 1.25 hours from the property.

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