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Satchells Cottage

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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Visitors are delighted when they discover the quality of the accommodation they have booked at Satchell's Cottage, a charming, detached and now most beautifully refurbished farm cottage between Selkirk and Melrose in the Scottish Borders.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4/6 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

The approach to the cottage is very promising too, situated as it is in the heart of the lovely Borders countryside, a half mile by a good track from the nearest country road, with breathtaking views away to the Eildon Hills to the east and surrounded by its own enclosed grass garden with decking area (with furniture). Yet it is only 10 minutes from the A7 north of Hawick in one direction and 20 minutes from Melrose in the other. As the icing on this delectable cake, there is even a delightful country golf course at the bottom of the track!

Inside, the attentive owner has tried to think of everything that will make your stay as enjoyable as possible and has furnished the cottage with great flair and style. The dining kitchen is spacious and very well equipped and the large sitting room has a cosy corner with wood burning stove and patio doors opening to the decking area, with the principal seating organised so that you can admire the views whatever the weather. Downstairs too, are a twin and two single bedrooms and an excellent shower room.

Upstairs, off the landing area is an enormous and beautifully light double bedroom with coombed ceilings and Velux windows, where you can lie in bed and admire the views! The accommodation is not only extremely comfortable but versatile too.

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Map & Local

For all the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings (Satchells is a working sheep farm, but most of the activity takes place well short of the cottage), here you are very much at the centre of things.

There is a golf course within walking distance and the village of Lilliesleaf (2.5 miles) has two pubs and a cafe. Ian Stark’s Equestrian Centre (4.5 miles) offers horse riding lessons, hacking and trekking and is open 7 days a week. It is also home to a wide range of equestrian events throughout the year.

A short drive will bring you to a number of the historic border towns, including Hawick, Selkirk and Melrose, all of which have excellent facilities. The former two have a leisure centre or swimming pool and there is riding at Ashkirk.

The area's many historic houses, Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford, Floors Castle, Bowhill, Thirlestane Castle, to name but a few, are all well worth a visit, nor should the Border Abbeys be missed. The Berwickshire coast with all its lovely sandy beaches can be reached in just over an hour for day trips. The capital Edinburgh, with all its attractons, is also just over an hour's drive away, or you can take the hourly bus service from Galashiels, or jump on the train at Tweedbank (12.5 miles) and be in the city centre in under an hour.

For the energetic there is not only golf and riding, but superb walking in all directions, world class mountain biking trails at Glentress and Innerleithen, as well as fishing and canoeing. All sporting tastes truly are well catered for here!

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Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD.
Dining kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge-freezer, etc.
Twin bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom.
WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 POA POA
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 POA POA
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 POA POA
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 POA POA
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 POA POA
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 POA POA
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 POA POA
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 POA POA
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 POA POA
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

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