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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
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed

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

Available Extras



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. 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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 £265.00
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £395.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £395.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 £265.00
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 £285.00
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 £325.00
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 £285.00
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 £325.00
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 £395.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £325.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £395.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £325.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £285.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £325.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £265.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £395.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £395.00
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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Lovely cottage and suroundings well equipe only thing may i surgest perhaps having wi-fi but had great time


There is no phone signal from my provider and there is no WiFi so cut off for the holiday.
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Clean tidy cottage that is pet friendly


Beautiful cottage, clean and easy to find.


We enjoyed a great stay in The Bothy, which was just right for us and our two collies.


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