Near St Boswells, Roxburghshire
Horsemill Cottage is a lovely barn conversion just outside the pretty village of St Boswells (with shops, a pub and a hotel) in the beautiful and historic Borderland about 10 miles north of Jedburgh.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
It is tranquilly situated, surrounded by woods and fields at the end of a short track. Just one mile from the main A68 Newcastle to Edinburgh trunk road there is easy access to Edinburgh, the Berwickshire coast and north Northumberland, all within an hour's drive.
The cottage has been fitted and furnished to a very high standard. The stunning hexagonal sitting room is surely the house’s pièce de résistance, being glazed on almost all sides. These windows which provide such marvellous light also have window seats, so you can follow the sun round even if it is not warm enough to be out on the terrace. The oil stove gives warmth and ambience without involving any fire setting or cleaning and the room is beautifully furnished.
The glazed French doors leading through to the dining room can be closed to keep the place snug in the evening and the well-fitted and spacious galley kitchen is functional, with everything to hand. Also on this level are the neat twin bedroom and a shower room that is ideal for those with limited mobility.
Upstairs there is another bathroom (with bath) and an imaginatively designed gallery that leads through to a cosy double bedroom.
Outside, the extensive patio (with furniture) is ideal for sunbathing, whilst for the slightly more energetic there are walks along the River Tweed to the ruined Dryburgh Abbey where there is a hotel for refreshments.
Fishing, golf, riding, tennis and canoeing are all available locally for sporty types.
St Boswells is within walking distance of the cottage and is a pretty village with, in addition to shops and a pub, a village green, riverside golf course and an excellent café/bookshop.
Buses run regularly from the village up to Edinburgh, which is much easier than taking the car, or you can jump on the train at Tweedbank (7 miles) and be right in the city centre in under an hour.
St Cuthbert’s Way from Melrose to Lindisfarne passes through the village and follows the old Roman road, Dere Street, south to Jedburgh. Some of the ancient Roman paving is still visible on the track, which adds a whole historical dimension to a pleasant walk. Just to the north, the Southern Upland Way gives more walking opportunities.
Salmon fishing in the Tweed is always going to be expensive, but there are plenty of other rivers and lochans in the area and fishing permits are available locally. There are riding stables just to the north of St Boswells at Cowdenknowes and this is a great way to explore the lovely Borders countryside.
For those interested in history nearby Melrose, with the Eildon Hills (Trimontium), was once the site of a Roman camp, while medieval Melrose Abbey is a place of great beauty. In terms of stately homes, Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford is just along the road, while Manderston, Mellerstain, Thirlestane Castle and Traquair are all within easy driving distance. Jedburgh has a range of little shops and also boasts a ruined abbey, jail and Mary Queen of Scots’ House.
For shoppers there are all the woollen mill and craft shops to visit in the small and attractive Border towns nearby. There are literally scores of attractions, both historic and scenic, to visit within a 50 mile radius.
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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.
Open-plan hall/dining area.
Large hexagonal sitting room with TV/DVD, oil stove, patio doors onto the garden.
Kitchen with gas cooker, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine etc.
Room with shower, WC and basin.
Bathroom with bath, WC, and basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and oil stove. 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).
From 28/05/2022 to 30/05/2022
From 10/06/2022 to 13/06/2022
From 04/06/2022 to 06/06/2022
From 20/05/2022 to 23/05/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£550.00||£595.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£695.00||£695.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£550.00||£595.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£695.00||£695.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£750.00||£750.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£550.00||£595.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£495.00||£550.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£550.00||£595.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£450.00||£495.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£695.00||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£750.00||£750.00|
|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.