Near Jedburgh, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
If you were looking for a perfect example to sell the idea of what a picture book holiday cottage should look like, Riverside Cottage, near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, would certainly fit the bill.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This mellow, traditional, detached, roses-round-the-door house stands on a quiet country lane, surrounded by fields, with its charming, terraced, grass garden running down to the sweet little river which flows in front of it.
Nor does its interior disappoint, for it is bright and surprisingly spacious, with a good size, well-equipped kitchen with folding doors to a separate dining room with wood-burning stove. On the other side of the hallway is a cosy sitting room with open fire. There is also a utility room and downstairs WC. Upstairs, there are three good-size bedrooms and a bathroom. All of the rooms are delightfully furnished.
The garden is surrounded by a hedge and enclosed, though there is access down to the river, so care may be required with children. There is off-road parking behind the house and secure storage for bikes and sports equipment.
The owners have the farm just up the hill and can offer stables and grazing, should you wish to bring your own horse. It's worth considering, for this is great riding country - you could even take part in one of the dramatic common ridings which are held throughout the summer.
The area offers plenty of opportunities for enthusiasts of many different sports. There is great mountain biking over at Glentress and Innerleithen, walking in the Cheviot and Border hills and fishing in many rivers from the famous River Tweed itself, to minor streams and lochans.
Jedburgh (3.5 miles) has a good range of pubs, eating places and independent shops, as well as a supermarket, bank and petrol station.
The surrounding area is famous not just for its lovely scenery, but for its romantic and often turbulent history. Jedburgh is the site of one of the four Border Abbeys and also has a reputedly haunted jail and Mary Queen of Scots' house, which has a fascinating visitor centre. Melrose, Kelso and Dryburgh and the other three Border abbeys, are all within a short drive and in addition to this there are numerous stately homes in the area which are open to the public.
There is golf available on numerous good courses, including the Jedburgh Golf Club and the prestigious Roxburghe course near Kelso. If you need to practise your swing there is a driving range at Mount Hooley (5 miles), where there is also an excellent restaurant.
For a good family day out, the Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre is a favourite destination with its range of woodland walks, exhibitions and an outdoor play area that children will just love.
Further afield, you can enjoy a day on the sandy beaches of the Berwickshire and Northumbrian coasts. Or how about a day up in Edinburgh taking in the sights of Scotland's elegant capital city? It is reached in an hour and a half's drive, in 55 minutes by train from Tweedbank (18 miles), or by a regular bus service from Jedburgh.
Local Events and Attractions
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 open fire and TV/DVD/SKY.
Dining room with wood burning stove.
Kitchen with electric hob and separate double oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and microwave, etc.
Utility Room with washing machine, wash basin.
WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (king size).
Twin bedroom with cot.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Stair Gate
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £10 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay), open fire and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy) for email checking and general web browsing and is not suitable for large downloads or high bandwidth applications (such as Skype, YouTube, Netflix, iPlayer/video streaming, etc). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 10% - February Half Term From 16/02/2019 to 22/02/2019
- Save 10% - Valentine's Week From 09/02/2019 to 15/02/2019
- Save 10% w/c 19 Jan 19 From 19/01/2019 to 24/01/2019
- Save 10% w/c 26 Jan 19 From 26/01/2019 to 31/01/2019
- Save 5% w/c 02 Feb 19 From 02/02/2019 to 08/02/2019
- Easter Break 2019 From 06/04/2019 to 11/04/2019
- Easter Break 2019 From 13/04/2019 to 19/04/2019
- May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 6|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£295.00||£350.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£345.00||£395.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£425.00||£495.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£345.00||£395.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£425.00||£495.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£595.00||£595.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£425.00||£495.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£595.00||£595.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£425.00||£495.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£345.00||£395.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£425.00||£495.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£295.00||£350.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£595.00||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£595.00||£595.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||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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The cottage itself was lovely and its location was perfect!! The down side was, it was so cold!! There was some really b...Read More
I would suggest that the welcome pack is improved. We are veterans of cottage holidays and would have expected milk, egg...Read More
Great cottage, very nice welcome. Thank you!
excellent cottage, well appointed and equipped, very quiet location, superb for that get away from it all break. will de...Read More
The property itself is great, nice location, very clean and plenty of space.
Only downside is that it’s advertised ...
'Lovely cottage in a lovely location. A peaceful and restful holiday. Some really nice touches in a wonderful cottage.'
'Great countryside, very relaxing. Plenty to do and see.'
'Very peaceful - just what we needed. Would definitely recommend!
'Absolutely perfect! We will be back soon.'
'We really appreciated this well thought out cottage, plus the passing wildlife and glorious weather!'
'Really lovely two weeks - cottage great with everything you could need. Would have loved to have stayed longer!'