Perfect for couples, this stylish cottage is a place to unwind and enjoy some precious together time in an idyllic rural setting close to the pretty market towns of Kelso and Jedburgh. Award winning restaurant right on the doorstep.
Finished in a gentle colour scheme of cool greys and soothing neutrals with a dash of provencal style, this is an incredibly welcoming space for rest and relaxation.
The spacious accommodation sits on one floor and comprises a large open plan living space with a cosy living-flame gas stove and doors leading out to the patio area where you can enjoy wonderful views over paddocks and fields beyond. The kitchen features a Rayburn electric range cooker combining old-school looks with hi-spec technology when you want to rustle up that special something, and the dining area has plenty of space to accommodate extra dinner guests if desired.
The bedroom with its charming sleigh bed is perfect for long lazy lie-ins or alternatively head outdoors to enjoy breakfast in the very pretty summerhouse - a perfect spot for relaxation, a crisp prosecco and a good book!
The historic market town of Jedburgh with its magnificent 12th century abbey ruins, sits just 3 miles from the cottage which has a small selection of shops and supermarkets for essential provisions, or 9 miles will take you to the thriving town of Kelso with its super array of friendly independent shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
For eating out, the Caddy Mann Restaurant sits just a few hundred yards from the property, renowned for serving excellent local fayre and warm ambient surroundings. A little further down the road will take you to the Roxburghe Hotel where you can experience a little bit of food heaven in the newly established Roux restaurant.
Activities & attractions
A short 2.6 mile drive will take you to Harestanes Visitor Centre which features a busy events programme, art exhibitions, a craft centre and coffee shop, and a lovely selection of woodland walks and cycling trails from relaxed ambles to more energetic climbs. There are four walks which start and finish at the centre including access to St Cuthbert's Way, the stunning long-distance walking route which follows the legend of St. Cuthbert on his journey from Melrose to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne; or for amazing panoramic vistas across the Border heartlands, walkers can take a hike to Penielheugh, a 150 foot tower built between 1817 and 1824 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo.
A little further along the road, the grounds and gardens of Monteviot House sit on the banks of the River Teviot where gardening enthusiasts will delight at the arboretum, rose garden, herbaceous shrub borders and water garden. The Woodside Garden Centre sits nearby which has a demonstration and kitchen garden; a super RSPB wildlife garden; as well as a shop and cafe for a coffee and cake stop.
For outdoor sports, the area is synonymous with fishing, sitting on the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot, and is a much loved destination for salmon anglers who come to experience world-class fishing on the prolific Middle Tweed salmon beats around this area. The Kale Water runs close to the cottage and trout fishing is available by arrangement.
For golfing, there is a golf range a few hundred yards from the property or the sublime Roxburghe Championship Course sits just 6 miles away - recently voted 6th best course in Scotland by readers of the country’s best selling golf title. There is a pro-shop and PGA golf academy here for those who are new to the game or wish to refine their swing, and if you’re feeling particularly energetic you may decide to finish off your day popping a few clays at the nearby shooting school.
For sightseeing, twelve miles and ten miles will take you to two of the most picturesque towns in the Scottish Borders - Kelso, home to Floors Castle the majestic residence of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe; or Melrose which sits tucked between the Tweed and the gorse-backed Eildon Hills with its charming array of independent shops, pubs and restaurants and the evocative remains of Melrose Abbey as the stunning backdrop.
For day trips slightly further afield, the cashmere mills at Hawick and Selkirk offer a good day out and the stunning Northumberland coast is an hour's drive away with miles of rocky coves punctuated by a chain of imposing castles including Alnwick and Bamburgh and miles of pristine sandy beaches for walking, riding, kite-surfing and sandcastle-building. The Georgian splendour of Edinburgh is an easy day trip by car.
The property sits on one level and comprises:-
Large open plan kitchen/dining/living area, well equipped with Rayburn electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, and a small dishwasher. A washing machine is enclosed in a separate storage cupboard off the main hallway.
Large dining space with seating for four.
Sitting room with two large sofas set around a fireplace with living flame gas stove, window seat overlooking the rear garden, and french doors leading out to the patio area.
Bedroom - double bedroom with fixed king bed, large in-built double wardrobe, dressing table and side tables.
Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC, heated towel rail and shaving point.
TV with Freeview - sitting room.
Wifi and mobile coverage
Free Wifi is provided. Mobile reception is good to variable depending on the network.
Bed linen and towels supplied.
Hair drier supplied.
Guest Toiletries provided.
The property is centrally heated throughout.
Living flame gas stove to the sitting room.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
The property can be taken on a purely self-catered basis, or part or fully catered options are available including a homemade meal and wine delivery service.
Regrettably the property is not suitable for dogs.
Private parking for two cars is available directly to the side of the cottage.
Garden and grounds
There is a patio area and large open garden to the rear of the property with summerhouse and barbecue. This can be accessed via the french doors from the sitting room area. The property enjoys open views across paddocks and fields to the Penielheugh monument beyond.
Please note that the cottage adjoins the owner's property and is set within a large private garden which is not overlooked. While the owners are on-hand and are pleased to assist guests with any aspect of their stay, they are very respectful of guest privacy.
The property is strictly no-smoking.
|Mulberry Steads||£420 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.