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Pyatshaw Burn Cottage

Near Lauder, Scottish Borders

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Pyatshaw Burn Cottage is a cosy detached cottage nestled amongst trees and overlooking a pretty little burn, just 3.5 miles from Lauder in the Scottish Borders.

Quick Info

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

This warm and inviting cottage makes the ideal romantic retreat as it has been set up perfectly just for two. The main living area is open plan with a modern wood-burning stove with feature flue at its heart and comfy seating to curl up and admire it from. It is very light and bright due to the large French doors that lead out to the balcony and can be fully opened up to really ‘bring the outdoors in’.

The neat kitchen area is very well-equipped and even has a dishwasher so there is no washing up to worry about after relaxed evening meals at the little dining area. The cottage is all on one level with an attractive double bedroom with king-size bed and a very smart, contemporary wet room.

The peaceful and secluded balcony that wraps round the cottage is an idyllic place to sit and take in the view out over Pyatshaw Burn that runs by the garden (care to be taken). A little pathway leads from the parking area by the owner’s house right down to the cottage, with wonderful views out over the rolling countryside that can be appreciated even as you approach.

Map & Local

On the way to the cottage you drive under the Pyatshaw Archway, a Gothic stone archway which, along with its counterpart at Bruntaburn, is actually registered as a listed structure. The pair of arches originally marked the entrance to Spottiswoode House, which is unfortunately no longer standing.

The market town of Lauder (3.5 miles) has a golf course, grocery shop and PO, as well a supermarket/petrol station and a range of smaller independent shops. The Firebrick Brasserie offers a fine dining experience and there are also a couple of bar/restaurants that serve meals. Following the Lauder Town Trail will allow you to explore the town fully and find out about some of its past.

The impressive Thirlestane Castle (4 miles) is a grand, turreted castle dating all the way back to the 13th century that has been carefully and sympathetically restored to its former glory. It is steeped in history and guided tours are available of its fine furnishings, art and other treasures of the Maitland family who still live there to this day.

There is horse riding at Nenthorn (10.5 miles), a swimming pool and ice skating rink at Kelso (14 miles) and excellent mountain biking trails at the 7stanes centres at Innerleithen (24.5 miles) and Glentress (30 miles).

On the east coast near Eyemouth (28.5 miles) are several sandy beaches, with the long stretch of sand at Coldingham Bay (30 miles) being particularly picturesque.

The bustling capital city of Edinburgh (30 miles) is easily reachable in under an hour’s drive or you can take the train from Galashiels (13.5 miles) and arrive right into the heart of the city. There are many iconic sights to discover across the city from the imposing Edinburgh Castle to the Queen’s official Scottish residence Holyrood Palace, not to mention the plethora of shops, pubs and eateries on offer.

A mile from the city centre the Royal Botanic Gardens has over 70 acres to explore with an extensive array of rare plant life and knowledgeable guides that lead expert tours. There is skiing, snowboarding and tubing on the dry ski slope at the Midlothian Snow Sports Centre (30 miles).

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/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, dishwasher, microwave, electric two ring hob and oven, fridge, freezer, etc
Utility cupboard with washing machine
Double bedroom (king size)
Wet room with shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen 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 and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (speed approximately 3MB download and 0.5MB upload) for email checking and general web browsing and should not be used for large downloads or high bandwidth applications (such as Skype, YouTube, Netflix, iPlayer/video streaming, etc). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £650.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £525.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £450.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £525.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £395.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £595.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £650.00
06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023 POA
04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 POA
01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 POA
22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023 POA
06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 POA
27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023 POA
03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 POA
24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 POA
22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 POA
26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 POA
16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023 POA
07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 POA
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 POA
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 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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Wonderful holiday, great location and really nice property which was spotlessly clean.


Very peaceful with beautiful sunsets and a great base for exploring the borders.


Peaceful, tranquil, relaxing


the cottage was set in an idylic spot and the area (local town) was convenient. Perfect for relaxation.


Great place to stay would highly recommend.


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