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Cosy Cottage With Open Fires Situated In A Small Hamlet Overlooking Open Scenery



Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Cottage in Eckford Nr Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Peaceful Location Ideal For Walking, Cycling, Golf And Country Pursuits

Rose Cottage is a cosy 3 bedroom property set in a stunning rural location. It overlooks roaming fields and has a beautiful loch less than 250 metres away. The property has a spacious lounge with exposed stone wall and wood burning stove. The kitchen is modern and well equipped with all of the appliances you need. It has an open fire and, with it's breakfast bar and fireside chairs, offers holiday makers an alternative communal area while meals are being prepared. The adjacent Sun room is set out as a pleasant dining room. Externally there is off road parking for 2 cars at the front of the property. At the rear there is a fully enclosed cottage garden with a small lawn and a patio area with a garden bench, table and chairs. The cottage also now includes free internet access via Broadband wi-fi. Rose Cottage is a great base for exploring the Borders or taking part in many activities. There is salmon fishing in nearby Rivers Tweed and Teviot. There are 21 golf courses in the Borders with the famous championship course on the Roxburghe estate only 3 miles away.

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About the Owner

Terry Langstaff
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

17 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


Perfect family cottage

  • 5 of 5

All that we could've hoped for, quite simply a perfect family cottage. I would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Break Away

  • 5 of 5

A truly beautiful cottage, the owners have made it very homely and have thought of everything to make anyone staying there feel welcome and at home. The cottage is situated in an ideal location for days out around the surrounding area or to just stay local and take in the beautiful scenery, we felt we could just relax and enjoy our time there. previous visitors had left brilliant information of the area so went off their knowledge and it really helped, I couldn't recommend this cottage enough. Well done for the owners getting this perfect, we can't wait to go back..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Summer break in the Scottish borders

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage, located near the rural village of Eckford. A very cosy and homely feel to the cottage, which has been well stocked with eveyrthing you'll need for a visit. Also has a nice enclosed garden at the back for bbqs and somewhere for the kids to play.

If you're into your history it is perfectly located for exploring Jedburgh, Melrose, Kelso and Dryburgh amongst others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A home away from home 5*

  • 5 of 5

Having recently visited we very much hope to be back. The cottage is cosy, well equipped, spacious and I think very special. Terry, the owner, was very communicative and helpful. It is set in the most beautiful area, very quiet, tranquil and preaceful. I cannot recommend highly enough. If you want some quiet time away from the rigours of everyday life this is your place. It makes a great central base to visit lots of boarder towns and is also close enough to Edinburgh for a day trip, as well as a being close enough to the coast for another day trip exploring. Most highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Fiona, Thank you for such a lovely review, we are pleased you had such a nice time. We would be very pleased if you did return and we could class you as one of our growing group of regulars. Regards, Terry and Trisha
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Excellent cottage

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a lovely part of the world. We really enjoyed our stay at Rose Cottage, particularly the open fire and the wood burner.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
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A wonderful stay in a wonderful cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Rose Cottage is a beautiful cottage set in the idyllic Scottish Borders countryside situated between two the gorgeous towns of Jedburgh and Kelso. The cottage is very well maintained and immaculately kept providing a truly home from home experience with no expense spared in making your stay very comfortable. The cottage provided us with an ideal base to tour the Scottish Borders and neighbouring coastline and allowing us to return to extremely comfortable accommodation. From setting a roaring log fire in the lounge to the well equipped kitchen with integrated appliances, eye level cooker, fridge, dish washer and washing machine. The conservatory is set out for family dining which allowed us to eat in comfort. My family and I spent the Easter weekend at Rose Cottage and even though there were 5 adults, 2 six year old grandchildren and our 8 week old grandson, there was plenty of space and we never felt we were on top of each other. I would certainly recommend Rose Cottage to family and friends and look forward to booking another stay here in the future. 10/10 to Terry and Trisha for the excellent service provided. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we are really pleased you had such a great time. We look forward to having you back in the future. Regards, Terry and Trisha
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Activity and Interests


Berwick-on-Tweed (30 miles). The unspoilt beach at Coldingham Bay, the divers playground at St Abbs harbour and the seals at Eyemouth are all approx 40 miles away.


Edinburgh and Newcastle airports both approx 60 miles from property.

Car recommended to get to nearest general stores/newsagents and public house in Morebattle (4 miles). Supermarkets and banks in Kelso and Jedburgh (6 miles).


The market town of Kelso (6 miles) with the added attractions of Floors Castle, salmon and trout fishing on the River Tweed and National Hunt horse racing (jumping) at the friendly Kelso Race Course.

Jedburgh (6 miles), with the ruins of Jedburgh Abbey, Mary Queen of Scots' House and Jedburgh Castle jail.

Melrose - home of Rugby 7's (15 miles)

Bamburgh castle on the miles of unspoilt beach (45 miles)

Edinburgh 50 miles.

Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter) 60 miles

Further Details:

The Scottish Borders is excellent for walking/cycling enthusiasts with the circular Borders Abbey Way (64 miles in total) which takes in the spectacular ruins of Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh Abbeys. Also, the Pennine Way ends at the Border Inn at Kirk Yetholm (10 miles from property) just inside the Scottish Border. Kirk Yetholm is a lovely village at the base of the Cheviot Hills.

The Roxburghe Estate (8 miles) houses the Fly Fishing Centre of Excellence where you can book into some of the best Salmon and Trout fishing in the Borders.

The Caddy Mann Restaurant (2011 Which Good Food Guide) is only 3 miles from Rose Cottage

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn/Winter 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings by telephone or e-mail. Deposit of £100 to be paid by at time of booking. Remaining balance to be paid at least 4 weeks prior to holiday start date.
Flexible changeover day.
Accommodation available from 3:00pm on day of arrival (unless by prior agreement).
Property to be vacated by 10:00am on day of departure (unless by prior agreement).

Notes on prices:
Price for min 3 night stay (2015) = £220 with extra £60 for each subsequent night.
Price per night (19/12/15-01/01/16) = £100 for a minimum of 4 nights.
Price for min 3 night stay (2016) = £240 with extra £70 for each subsequent night,

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with shower, WC, hand basin, heated towel rail and airing cupboard.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, Includes fold away single bed if required. Flat screen TV.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and folding single bed (if required). Bedroom 2 with twin single beds. Bedroom 3 (off bedroom 1), with single bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: Heating provided by log burning stove, open fire and storage heaters down stairs and electric wall heaters upstairs. Electric, coal and logs all included in price. Non smoking. Free internet access via Wi-Fi Broadband Dogs allowed for small extra cost. Outside: The front of the property has a pebbled parking area suitable for 2 cars. At the rear there is a fully enclosed cottage style garden (ideal for children and dogs) with small lawn and fully stocked borders. Patio area with wrought iron table and chairs, chimnea and garden bench. Shed at the rear of the property. Also includes wood store and coal bunker. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Other: Delightful, bright Sun room overlooking the rear garden, with exposed stone wall and dining table and 6 chairs. Also includes large unit with portable CD player/Radio (also plays i-Player/MP3). Understairs cupboard includes freezer, iron, ironing board.

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