Set in the pretty village of Branxton, this enchanting one bedroom cottage is the epitome of a romantic, rural retreat, complete with white picket fence, pretty cottage garden, cosy sitting room with open fire and charming summer house.
The cottage exudes character, with warm, earthy tones, plaids and tweeds in the sitting room and fresh, cottage-style florals in the bedroom. The dining room is reminiscent of a scaled-down version of what you might find in a grand, country house with ‘book-lined' walls, elegant lighting and attractive, panelled doors.
The pretty, sheltered, south-facing garden has fabulous, uninterrupted views over Flodden Field, site of the infamous battle of 1513 between the Scots and the English. To the rear of the garden is a secluded patio area with table and chairs and a barbecue. There is an additional garden area to the front of the house which provides a perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Lammermuir Hills.
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Activities & Attractions
Branxton itself is a quiet spot, perfect for a rural idyll with hardly any passing traffic. The newly-opened Blue Bell Inn offering excellent food is about 1.5 miles outside of the village (about a 20 minute walk). The Red Lion at Milfield just down the road is also well worth a visit. Nearby Cornhill-on-Tweed offers a superb village store and coffee shop in addition to the popular Collingwood Arms bar and restaurant. Just over the River Tweed in Scotland is the historic town of Coldstream which has a good selection of pubs, cafes and local shops. The charming, ancient towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso are within easy driving distance.
There are excellent walks leading from the cottage, including routes across Flodden field and the Cheviot Hills. Just a few minute's drive from the cottage, the beautiful Tweed river valley also offers a network of beautiful paths and trails perfect for walking and cycling. Or take a short trip to the coast and enjoy an invigorating walk or exhilarating horse ride along the 25 miles of stunning sandy beaches.
For golfers there are 16 courses within a 30 mile radius, including the famous Roxburghe Championship golf course and the links course at Berwick-upon-Tweed. Alternatively, for those wanting complete relaxation, with its delightful garden and its enchanting, cosy interior, the cottage is the perfect hideaway at any time of the year.
The accommodation comprises one spacious double bedroom with 5' bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers. A double sofa bed in the sitting room provides accommodation for up to two additional guests if required (there is a small charge).
Adjacent to the bedroom is a bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and basin.
The charming sitting room has a double sofa and two arm chairs. There is a small TV with Freeview, DVD player and a selection of books and magazines.
Leading from the sitting room is a superb ‘book-lined' dining room which seats four.
The fully-equipped kitchen is decorated in traditional Shaker style and is equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, double oven with 4 ring hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is ample cooking equipment, cutlery and crockery provided.
Garden and grounds
To the rear of the property is a delightful, sheltered, south-facing garden with superb, uninterrupted views. At the end of the garden is a patio area with table and chairs and a barbecue. There is ample parking to the front of the property.
Situated toward the end of the garden is a charming summerhouse with patio doors, table and chairs and drinks fridge.
Drying / boot room
There is a drying room to the rear of the property which also houses the tumble dryer.
Catering and housekeeping
The Cottage can be let on a self-catering basis, or part of fully catered options can be arranged, including a homemade meals delivery service. Daily housekeeping is also available.
Facilities for babies
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Two small dogs or one larger dog are welcome at The Cottage. We would ask that owners adhere to the guidelines in the pre-arrival information with regard to dogs.
|The Cottage||£400 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.