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West Cottage

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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West Cottage is a delightful 'roses around the door' modernised semi-detached old stone cottage in a tiny hamlet of houses hidden away between the villages of Lilliesleaf and Midlem.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 3 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Near to Melrose in the lovely Scottish Border countryside, it stands on a quiet and private farm road with an attractive enclosed garden (with furniture) to the side.

This is just the place for those who are looking for a cosy, unpretentious holiday home in a peaceful rural setting with next to no passing traffic.

The cottage faces south so is bright and sunny inside. The sitting room with its welcoming open fire (which supplements the electric heating) and original slatted door is comfortably furnished in a suitably cottagey style. The spacious dining kitchen is well-equipped with all the necessary appliances and is very bright, with windows to the side and rear.

The house is all on one level and in the double bedroom (which also faces the front), the old cast iron fireplace has been retained as an attractive original feature. The single bedroom is quite large, with room for a standard cot as well as the bed and other furniture.

Outside the front garden affords ample parking and has plenty of shelter provided by the trees at the side.

Map & Local

West Cottage is not far from Hawick, Selkirk or Jedburgh and is well placed for guests to explore all of the lovely surrounding countryside.

You can explore all the way from the sandy beaches of the Northumberland and Berwickshire coasts to the sheep-dotted green hills and valleys of the central Borders area.

This is lovely walking country, from riverside and woodland strolls to the Southern Upland and St Cuthbert's Ways, both of which may be joined at nearby Melrose. The quiet country roads provide excellent scope for cyclists. For those looking for greater challenges, the world-class hill and forest mountain biking trails at Innerleithen and Cardrona are accessible within half an hour's drive.

It is prime horse country round here, with the nearest riding stables at Ashkirk (5 miles). There is also a golf course there, one of the very many good courses in the surrounding area.

The Borders towns all have their own particular charm, as well as interesting shops, good eating places and leisure centres and the woollen and cashmere outlets for which the region is rightly famous. There is also a rich selection of country houses, castles, towers, ruined abbeys and beautiful gardens to be visited.

If a day in the capital Edinburgh appeals, it is reachable in just over an hour's drive, or you can hop on the train at Tweedbank (8 miles) and be in the city centre within the hour.

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 with open-fire, TV/Video/DVD and Hi-fi.
Kitchen/Dining with electric-cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine and tumble-drier etc.
Bathroom with bath, WC and basin.
Double bedroom.
Single bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)

Available Extras

Towels (per person)


Bed linen is INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. 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 convector heaters and open fire (starter pack 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 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 3
10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020 £395.00
31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020 £325.00
19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 £465.00
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 £465.00
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021 £325.00
06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021 £365.00
03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021 £395.00
24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021 £365.00
08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021 £395.00
22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021 £465.00
05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021 £395.00
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021 POA
28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021 POA
18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021 POA
09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021 POA
30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021 POA
18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021 POA
28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 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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The kitchen needs a lot of decluttering and updating.
Would book again but not in winter because of the inefficient...

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Cottage was lovely and in a quiet location. Too much equipment in the kitchen. Ie. Blender,perculator,duplicate items. P...

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Thanks for your comments and suggestions. We have passed them on to the cottage owner for their consideration.

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Cottage location and environment was wonderful


Clean, well equipped cottage


Good accommodation and pet friendly


Refundable House Holder's deposit required