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Kippilaw Garden Cottage

Near Melrose, Scottish Borders

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Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: SB-00184-F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Kippilaw Garden Cottage is tucked away down 250 yards of hard track off a quiet B road in the beautiful rolling Scottish Borders countryside near the historic town of Melrose (5 miles).

This traditional, detached, stone built cottage sits alone in a peaceful secluded setting on Kippilaw Houses private country estate. The cottage has an unusual upside down layout with the main living accommodation being situated upstairs.

Downstairs the spacious double bedroom has original wooden floors and a very contemporary en suite shower room. There is also a twin bedroom with stylish, fully-tiled en suite bathroom and a handy utility room with an additional WC.

Upstairs the large open plan living area has traditional wooden beams and roof windows that allow the light to flood in. The comfortable seating is clustered around the wood-burning stove that keeps the room snug and there is a TV and DVD player to keep you entertained in less clement weather, as well as WiFi internet access. The kitchen area is smart and well-equipped and as it is positioned next to the dining area the nominated cook doesnt have to miss out on anything.

Outside there is plenty of parking for several cars. The pretty grassed, south facing, garden overlooks the surrounding countryside and has a paved patio area (with furniture) from which to admire it in peace and quiet. There is plenty of picturesque countryside to explore by foot or bicycle right on your doorstep.

Map & Local

St Boswells (4 miles) has some shops, a small supermarket, a petrol station and a PO. Just past the town is the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary - they run guided tours where you can feed the donkeys and even adopt one!

Also not far from St Boswells and worth a visit is the imposing William Wallace monument. This 31 foot high standstone statue stands in a dominant position looking out over the beautiful River Tweed. The river is widely renowned for its salmon fishing and permits are widely available.

Melrose (5 miles) has lots of little shops and is home to the famous Rugby 7s game. It is also the site of Melrose Abbey, one of the four famous 12th century Border Abbeys - the other abbeys are also in easy reach at Dryburgh (7 miles), Jedburgh (12 miles) and Kelso (14 miles). The Border Abbeys Way allows you to take them all in. The route is over 60 miles in total but there are also several smaller walks within it.

Kelso is a picturesque, traditional market town clustered around a cobbled square, with supermarkets, gift shops, pubs and eateries. Just outside the town Floors Castle, the home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe, is open to the public with guided tours of the castle and grounds available.

Selkirk (7 miles) has lots of shops and its famous Sir Walter Scotts courthouse depicts his life as sheriff back in the 1800s. Galashiels (9 miles) also has plenty of shops and supermarkets, as well as various pubs, eateries and a cinema.

Scotlands stunning capital Edinburgh is reachable in just over an hour's drive, or 55 minutes by train from Tweedbank (2 miles), and is well worth visiting for a day trip. It has all the shops, pubs and restaurants you could wish for as well as numerous galleries and museums and the famous Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace to explore.

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.




Double bedroom with en suite shower, WC and wash basin.
Utility room with washing machine, tumble-dryer, wash basin and WC.
Twin bedroom en suite bath, WC and wash basin.


Open-plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with gas cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, wood-burning stove and TV.

What's included

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


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (not suitable for large downloads or video/TV streaming i.e. YouTube, Netflix). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium, 2 small). 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: Fri

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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £850.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £695.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £650.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £695.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £595.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £850.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £850.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £595.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £650.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £695.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 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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This cottage is in a beautiful private quiet location on the edge of woods with an open sunny aspect. The cottage is com...

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Well maintained with full amenities


A truly unique place to stay! Wonderful tucked away tranquil location to completely recharge and relax! Superbly equippe...

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Brilliant holiday, lots of super walks. Area certainly to be recommended. The Main Street Trading Company in St Boswells...

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It was exactly as advertised and so quiet


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