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Lime Tree Cottage

Near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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In the midst of the lovely Border country, just a couple of miles north of Kelso towards Edinburgh, is the little village of Nenthorn. Lime Tree Cottage is to be found on the edge of this pretty village.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove

The cottage stands detached in a quiet situation on a long drive lined with, you guessed it, lime trees and also with daffodils in spring. It has a fine open outlook to the front across fields where horses graze peacefully.

Inside the cottage is double-glazed and centrally heated and most beautifully furnished and appointed to provide all creature comforts. Furthermore, it has been discreetly adapted to make it particularly suited to less able visitors. It is wheelchair friendly throughout, with pull-out work surfaces and appliances in the kitchen. It even has an intercom from the sitting room which opens the front door.

Quite apart from being so ‘user-friendly’, Lime Tree is a lovely cottage in itself. The sitting room, with its wall-mounted open fire and large windows is bright, elegant and very inviting.

The kitchen is very spacious, with a door out to the garden. It has a dining section as well, though there is the equally beautifully furnished dining room through the arch for more formal occasions.

All on one level, there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both of which have plenty of space. The double room has an en suite with plenty of style and there is also a separate WC.

Outside there is a large enclosed garden (with furniture), with lawns and a patio area, as well as storage for bikes in the garage. With no passing traffic it is ideal for children and pets, however, parents should be aware that there is a lochan in the valley beyond the fields.

Map & Local

Whether you want to see the sights, indulge in your favourite sports or simply relax, you would be hard put to find a better centre for a holiday.

You can be in Edinburgh in less than an hour's drive, or in 55 minutes by train from Tweedbank (14 miles) and historic Berwick-upon-Tweed is only 24 miles away. If the coast beckons, be sure to visit the quiet beach at Coldingham, the RSPB sanctuary on the spectacular cliffs at St Abbs, (where there is a diving school and some of the best diving conditions in Europe) or even cross the Border into England to visit Lindisfarne and Holy Island.

Closer to the cottage, the Duke of Roxburghe's home Floors Castle (2 miles) is well worth a visit, as are the other nearby stately homes of Mellerstain, Manderston and Paxton House to the east. Golfers will be spoiled for choice, with many excellent courses in the area and for a special treat, why not try the Duke's course at Sunlaws, with a meal in the adjoining hotel afterwards?

Walkers can join St Cuthbert's Way near Morebattle (13 miles) or the Pennine Way at Yetholm (11 miles) or head west towards the Border hills. While you are over there you can visit the historic abbeys of Melrose, Dryburgh and Jedburgh, visit Sir Walter Scott's home of Abbotsford or the many other castles and fine houses for which the area is justly famous.

Nenthorn has a riding centre and there is fishing nearby, not least in the famous Tweed itself. Kelso has a skating rink, leisure centre and racecourse, as well as lots of interesting shops and eating places. The area is also excellent for cycling.

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.



Single Storey

Sitting room /dining room with TV/DVD and open fire
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave etc.
Double bedroom with ensuite bath with hand shower, WC and basin.
Twin bedroom
WC with wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). 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 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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 05 Oct 19 From 05/10/2019 to 07/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
  • Save 15% Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 21 Sep 19 From 21/09/2019 to 23/09/2019
  • Save 15% w/c 28 Sep 19 From 28/09/2019 to 30/09/2019
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £395.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £475.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £325.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020 £325.00
08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020 £365.00
04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020 £475.00
25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020 £395.00
09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020 £475.00
23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020 £550.00
30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020 £475.00
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020 £550.00
29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020 £475.00
19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020 £395.00
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £475.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £325.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 POA
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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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Of all the cottages we have stayed in in the Kelso area, this has been the best in terms of location, peace and quiet an...

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Fantastic location very quiet and superb cottage


Perfect in every way a peaceful way to spend the first week of 2019


Very enjoyable. Weather was good, after a very wet start. It would be nice if the cottage had WiFi.


A very roomy and well equipped cottage.


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