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Shepherds Cottage

Near Galashiels, Scottish Borders

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

Sitting in its own pretty garden is Shepherds Cottage, a traditional detached house set on a private estate bordering the Boleside beat of the wonderful River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. This peaceful rural idyll offers the best of both worlds as it is also in easy reach of the many amenities of Galashiels (1 mile).

Cosy comfort is the order of the day here and the fire that flickers away invitingly in the sitting room’s wood-burning stove simply invites guests to sit and relax in front of it. The modern kitchen is bright and airy with a charming outlook over the lush plants and shrubs in the cottage garden.

The spacious dining room is a great spot to linger over meals together and a family bathroom with a bath and shower over completes the downstairs accommodation.

This is an ideal spot for a romantic break with the relaxed double bedroom that takes up the whole of the upstairs having coombed ceilings, lots of storage space and lovely views out over open green fields from its roof windows. The stairs that lead upstairs have limited headroom in places so taller guests should take care.

Outside, a picnic table has been set up in the enclosed, sloping grassed garden looking out over the surrounding countryside and sheep wandering in the fields behind the house. Parking is just down the path from the house and there is a small stream that runs to the front of the garden. The cottage is set up quarter of a mile of farm track that is easily negotiable with care.

Map & Local

Trout or salmon fishing can be arranged on the Tweed, which is one of the best of Scotland's rivers, and there is plenty of walking straight off out into the surrounding hills and lanes.

Nearby Abbotsford House (1.75 miles) is sure to be first visit on the agenda. It was the home of Sir Walter Scott back in the early 1800s and today knowledgeable guides bring his memories back to life with fascinating tours. The house’s gorgeous gardens are set out in three ‘outdoor rooms’ that are enjoyable to wander around and admire the wonderful plants and flowers and there is a café to stop off at as well.

Galashiels (1 mile) has all the shops, pubs and eateries one could wish for with something to suit most tastes. The train link there allows for easy day trips up to the capital Edinburgh in under an hour’s journey, making it perfect for some shopping or sightseeing.

The Scottish Borders are dotted with interesting towns to visit including the market town of Kelso (17.5 miles) with its charming cobbled square and Jedburgh (16.5 miles) where the Castle Jail & Museum offers an interesting insight into life in jail in the 1800s.

Kelso and Jedburgh are also home to 12th century abbeys, two more of which can be found at Dryburgh and Melrose. History enthusiasts will love the walking and cycling routes that allow all four to be visited over a few days.

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.




Sitting room with TV and wood-burning stove
Kitchen with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, etc
Dining room (one step up)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). Wi-Fi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium, 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Please Note: The rental price of the cottage does not include any gas or electricity. The owner has reduced their rental prices for 2024 bookings to reflect the charges which may apply following your stay. If you have any questions regarding the charges please contact us.



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
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £650.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £550.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £495.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £550.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £450.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £650.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £650.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £450.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £495.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £550.00
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 and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. 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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