Springfield is an excellent and beautifully appointed modern house which stands quite alone in its own large garden among the fields of a peaceful country estate between Kelso and Morebattle in the lovely Scottish Borders.
Reached by an estate road and track (some care required), it has extensive views through 360 degrees and the only passing traffic will be the birds and the occasional hedgehog, so it is ideal for children. There is ample parking for several vehicles at the door and secure storage for sporting equipment (not that the hedgehogs would get very far on a bike!)
Inside the house is spacious and full of character, with a large open plan living area with French doors to the patio (furniture, barbecue), beamed ceiling, wood burning stove and a gallery, now used as a games or reading area. Also downstairs are a double bedroom with en suite shower, a twin bedroom and a bathroom. Open tread stairs lead up to two further twin bedrooms and another bathroom. Springfield Cottage really is an ideal place for get-togethers of families or friends who would appreciate a quiet location together with all modern comforts.
For all its tranquillity, Springfield is quite central for both touring and for sporting activities. Kelso is a pretty market town on the river Tweed, with excellent facilities, an ice rink, a racecourse, leisure centre and riding close by. The Berwickshire coast with its dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches is just over a half-hour drive from the cottage. Walkers will find that they can join St Cuthberts Way from Melrose to Lindisfarne just over the hill at the charming village of Morebattle (2m pub, shop). The northern end of the Pennine Way is just a few miles further on at Yetholm. There is good scope for fishing in the Tweed or in the many lochans and other lesser rivers in the area. Golfers have a choice of numerous good courses in the area, including the Championship Roxburghe course which is less than 5 miles away.
Bed linen and towels, electricity and £20 of oil CH are all INCLUDED in the rental. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome by arrangement. Sorry, smoking is not permitted within the house. Water is from a private source. Wi-Fi is available, subject to provider.