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Shepherds Rest

Hownam, near Kelso, Scottish Borders

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: SB00115F
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Nestled within the rolling countryside of southern Scotland amongst the Cheviot Hills, with a bright, contemporary interior encased in a traditional build cottage, Shepherd's Rest provides just that: an opportunity to indulge in peaceful respite away from the stresses and strains of everyday life.

Upon entering the cottage, there is a charming vestibule area with a table and chairs, perfect for sitting with little more than the sun's warmth and personal thoughts. From the vestibule, a stream of natural light entices you into the main reception room, with its rustic charm centred around the focal point wood-burning stove. The bright and airy dining kitchen at the rear of the property is well-equipped with all that is needed for preparing everything from light packed lunches to take on country walks to delicious meals to be enjoyed while sitting around the dining table. The property also boasts a utility room to give that 'always handy' extra space.

On the ground floor, there is a bright double bedroom with a charming view of the front garden. This is an inviting space for a good night's rest with the added bonus of a pleasant view. The ground floor also features a family bathroom, ensuring that the property offers the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.

On climbing the stairs, illuminated with light from a skylight window, there is the option to turn to the left, leading onto a cosy double bedroom with a charming window nook that offers a delightful vista to the open countryside. Taking a right turn on the stairs leads to a spacious twin bedroom that can be converted into a third double, this versatility is ideal for accommodating guests or tailoring the sleeping arrangements to your preference. To enhance the convenience and comfort of the upper level, there is a second family bathroom.

The enclosed garden includes a grass area and a raised decking, with a table and chairs for alfresco dining and a BBQ nearby for convenient cooking. Set within the working farm of Upper Chatto, the cottage is located up a single-track road beyond the farmhouse. Be sure to look out for the stunning sculpture outside the farmhouse when passing by.

Map & Local

With so much countryside all around and the Cheviot foothills rising from the garden, it is easy to get out exploring. Nearby Hownam Law (2 miles) is sure to be one of the first on the list of hills to try with wonderful views from the summit.

For more of a challenge, the wild and remote Cheviots stretch down into Northumberland and the Pennine Way marks the boundary with England high along the border ridge.

For something a bit different visit Beirhope Alpacas (2 miles) where there is the chance to feed and even walk these amazing animals, a lasting childhood memory to be sure! The village of Morebattle (4 miles) has a village shop and a hotel bar restaurant that offers a handy takeaway option.

Kelso (10 miles) is a bustling and prosperous market town with a selection of interesting independent shops to peruse as well as supermarkets and an excellent choice of eating and drinking venues. The imposing 12th century abbey within the town is one of four in the local area, which are linked by the 68 mile long Borders Abbeys Way.

On the edge of Kelso is the glorious Floors Castle that is well worth a visit, particularly for history enthusiasts. The quiet country roads are great for cyclists while mountain bikers may prefer the impressive graded downhill trails at Innerleithen (40 miles) where one of the famous 7stanes centres is based.

The Border towns of Jedburgh (10 miles), Hawick (20 miles), Melrose (23 miles) and Galashiels (28 miles) are all easily accessible to head to for trips out. The Berwickshire and Northumberland coastline only an hour’s drive away offers miles and miles of lovely sandy beaches, which are frequently rated among Britain’s best. A day spent up in the capital Edinburgh, by jumping on the train at Tweedbank (25 miles), is an absolute ‘must do’.

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 wood-burning stove and TV
Kitchen/dining room with electric oven, ceramic hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave etc.
Utility room with fridge/freezer and tumble dryer
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom
Twin bedroom (can be converted to a double bed)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs available to puchase at £8 per bag). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 large dogs, 2 medium dogs, 2 small dogs or 2 cats).



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Changeover Day: Sat

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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 6
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £895.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £995.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £595.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £995.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £995.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £595.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £695.00
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. This allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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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