Near St Boswells, RoxburghshireGuest Rating
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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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
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).
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£450.00||£525.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£525.00||£625.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£450.00||£525.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£395.00||£425.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£450.00||£525.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£335.00||£395.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£595.00||£625.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£595.00||£625.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£335.00||£395.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£395.00||£425.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£450.00||£525.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£395.00||£425.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£450.00||£525.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£525.00||£625.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£450.00||£525.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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This was our third visit to this superb cottage, it has got everything that we want. Privacy, peace and seclusion, warm ...Read More
Excellent perfect for exploring the borders towns.
It would be lovely to have a welcome pack forum arrival. One toilet needed cleaning before use. Otherwise a lovely stay....Read More
Very restful, with lovely walks all round and excellent access to all the Border towns
Still an above average cottage that has obviously been a much loved family home. It is only let down by its' popularity,...
Thank you for your kind comments. The owner has replaced the kitchen worktops, sofas, etc and the paintwork will be impr...Read More