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Kirkgate Cottage

Morebattle, Near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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Kirkgate Cottage is a traditional cottage that offers guests a real taste of rural village life as it is set down a lane in the heart of Morebattle, near Kelso in the Scottish Borders countryside.

Quick Info

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

This charming cottage may look small from the outside but it is deceptive and actually offers very spacious accommodation with plenty of room to spread out into. There is a choice of places to sit and relax: the sitting room with its toasty open fire or the inviting sunroom with its wood-burning stove, further comfy seating and doors leading out to the pretty garden. As there is a TV in both rooms all viewing tastes can be catered for and there are dining areas in both the sunroom and kitchen.

The well-equipped kitchen is light and bright and off it is a handy utility area and modern wet room. There is also an attractive double bedroom with a decorative fireplace on this level.

A winding spiral staircase leads from the sitting room upstairs to the family bathroom and twin bedroom that has coombed ceilings and roof windows. In between the two rooms a door leads out to a delightful balcony that has been created to make the most of the lovely view out across the garden to the hills beyond. It is a great spot to enjoy an al fresco breakfast whilst listening to the birds singing around you.

There is parking right by the front door and at the rear of the cottage the large, enclosed garden is full of mature plants and trees that give a peaceful, secluded feeling.

Please note: Due to the nature of the cottage’s layout it is not suitable for children under 10 years of age.

Map & Local

The village shop/PO is just round the corner and there is an excellent butcher just a few doors further along the road. A 5 minute stroll in the other direction takes you to the Templehall Inn that serves excellent meals, with dogs allowed in the bar and a beer garden out the back to make use of in good weather.

The region is known as good ‘walking country’ with lots of hills to climb and quiet roads that are ideal for both walking and cycling. St Cuthbert’s Way is a most picturesque walking route that starts in Melrose (20 miles) and runs all the way over to Holy Island off the east coast. You can join part of the route from Morebattle and head up over Wideopen Hill which, as its name suggests, has wonderful expansive views of the surrounding countryside.

The route then carries on to Kirk Yetholm which is the end point for the Pennine Way. The pub there is a perfect pitstop as they are used to welcoming many walkers that are weary from their travels.

Kelso (8 miles) is the nearest place for stocking up on supermarket supplies and it is very well catered for with shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants. It also has a swimming pool, ice rink and horse racing ground. There is an 18 hole golf course on the outskirts of the town or just outside the village of Heiton (6.5 miles) is the famous Roxburghe Golf Course that is set in 200 acres of beautiful parkland by the River Teviot.

If a day of shopping and sightseeing in the city beckons then you can get the train from Tweedbank (21.5 miles) and be up in the centre of Edinburgh in under an hour.

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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 open fire and TV/DVD
Sunroom/dining room with wood-burning stove and TV
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, tumble dryer, microwave, etc
Double bedroom
Utility area with washing machine
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen INCLUDED and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters (INCLUDED), open fire (1 bag of logs INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (1 bag of logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking. No infants. No children under 10.



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

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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).

  • Save 20% - July 2018 From 14/07/2018 to 20/07/2018
  • Save 15% - July 2018 From 21/07/2018 to 27/07/2018
  • Save 15% - July 2018 From 28/07/2018 to 03/08/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 POA POA
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 POA POA
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 POA POA
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 POA POA
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 POA POA
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 POA POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA
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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