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The Bothy

Lauder, Scottish Borders

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Those looking for a charming pied à terre in the Borders within easy driving (or bus) distance of Edinburgh, need look no further than The Bothy at Lauder.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: SB00043F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • WiFi

This delightful little house is tucked away at the north end of the village, un-overlooked and in its own enclosed garden, it is sunny, secluded and very peaceful. The interior has been most comfortably and attractively appointed to make a perfect haven for two people.

There is a large, bright and open plan living space with plenty of comfortable seating around the very chic, wall-mounted living flame gas fire that provides extra warmth to an already snug little house. There are also French doors out to a lovely little decked area (with furniture) and with these open you feel like you are really ‘bringing the outdoors in’.

The stylish kitchen area, with its feature black and white tiling, is modern and well-equipped with the dining area handily situated right alongside. With three normal windows and three roof windows, the whole living area is flooded with light, further enhanced by the light décor and wood flooring.

The double bedroom is elegant and well-furnished with all that guests will need in terms of comfort and storage. The adjoining bathroom is modern and stylishly appointed with a shower over the bath. There is also a sofa bed in the sitting room, if guests would like separate sleeping accommodation.

Outside there is off-road parking just beside the house and being all on one level, it is also an excellent choice for those of limited mobility.

Map & Local

The village of Lauder makes a most convenient base, with shops, a popular craft shop/cafe and several good pubs and eating places within walking distance. It also has its own golf course.

The bus to Edinburgh passes the road end, so a car-free day in the capital is very much on the cards. If you do decide to drive it is reachable in around a 45 minute drive or you can get there by train in 40 minutes from Stow (5.5 miles). Just outside the village is Thirlestane Castle, which is open to the public.

Here, you are very much midway between the lovely countryside of the Borders, with superb walking, biking, riding and fishing. To the north east, less than an hour will bring you to the East Lothian coast, with sandy beaches, surfing and, of course, the famous golf courses at Luffness, Gullane and Muirfield. If you wish to explore even further afield, there are good road connections to the west and north. This really is one of the places where you can have it all.

However, there is really no need to travel far to find plenty to see and do. The Borders have a rich history which has left its legacy in a great selection of stately homes, picturesque ruined abbeys, peel towers and castles and fine gardens. There are also such scenic delights as St Mary’s Loch, ideal for sailing, wind surfing and picnics, the excellent sandy beach at Coldingham and the spectacular seabird colonies on the cliffs at St Abbs.

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

Open plan living area with TV/DVD, gas living flame fire and sofa bed, gas hob, electric oven, washing machine and microwave etc.
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

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

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and living flame gas fire. WiFi is INCLUDED. 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 2
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £495.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £525.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £425.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £395.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £425.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £350.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £525.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £525.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £350.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £395.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £425.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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Super location, lovely friendly local people, marvellous walks on the doorstep. Great pubs for food.


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