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3 bedroom South Facing Stone Built Cottage In 1/2 acre gardens near Jedburgh

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom Cottage in 1/2 acre gardens nr Jedburgh,Scottish Borders. Golf courses, great fishing rivers & quiet country lanes

Shorter breaks available - please enquire!

Exactly one mile from the centre of Jed (as Jedburgh is locally known), this is a beautifully refurbished 3 bedroom semi-detached cottage with 1/2 acre of garden overlooking open countryside, perched above the Royal Burgh of Jedburgh. Tastefully renovated and decorated throughout, this Jedburgh cottage is an ideal base for relaxing in the spacious south facing garden, or exploring this historic and unspoilt holiday haven. Hop on the train at Tweedbank a mere 16 miles away for a direct link to the magnificent festival city of Edinburgh. The cottage is surrounded by golf courses and some of the finest stretches of river fishing in Britain. It's also great for walking and cycling along the quiet country lanes that are a throwback to a bygone rural age.


Owner
Mark Porter
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Russian, Turkish
Calendar last updated:
25 July, 2017

About Mark Porter

My work means that I am away a lot and I invite you to share my house in this lovely, unspoilt idyll. Please dip into the books and enjoy my passion for this old-fashioned corner of Britain.

Mark Porter purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Mark Porter chose Scottish Borders

I brought up a family in the Borders before returning to London for work reasons. But London only increased my keenness to return, so I bought Primrose Cottage in 1998. The Borders is a vast and tranquil area, off the beaten track, yet only an hour from Edinburgh. I think you will agree that it is a hidden gem, unaffected by fad and change. Quiet country lanes, rolling landscape, hills, rivers and glens all help to evoke something unique and just as beautiful as the Highlands. The sandscapes of Northumberland are only an hour away, so you have a bit of everything here. It is great walking and cycling country and the Borderers are friendly and helpful; true to themselves and their beloved heritage.

What makes this cottage unique

Winter or summer, Primrose is a cosy and spacious retreat. Whether you are snuggled in front of the fire or sunbathing in the south-facing garden, it is a great retreat in the middle of the historic Borders, handy for the ruined abbeys, the excellent pubs and restaurants and - for golfers and fishermen - heaven on earth. A direct train link to the beautiful city of Edinburgh is a mere 16 miles away.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Jedburgh in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with tiled floor and free standing cast iron bath, plus shower. There's an en-suite shower and toilet adjoining bedroom 1 and a downstairs cloakroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , with ensuite shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 doubles and 1 twin. Bedroom 1 has a double bed and en-suite toilet and shower. Bedroom 2 has a double bed. Bedroom 3 is a large twin room with a spacious bathroom next door.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Oil-fired central heating controls are in the study. There is a keysafe next to the back door The large and stylish farmhouse-style country kitchen of this Jedburgh cottage leads out to an acre of garden at the rear, with a patio and large lawn on which you can relax and soak up the tranquil atmosphere. Pets welcome, though there is an additional fee of £20 per dog to cover cleaning. Outside: Large lawn surrounded by trees with a small stream running across the bottom. There is an acre of field surrounding the property as well as a patio area with barbecue and bench seating for six. The cottage is in open countryside and there are pathways into the woods and down to the town. Ideal dog walking country. Parking is at the front of the house and there is space for four cars. Utility Room: There is a sturdy shed adjoining the study in which fishing tackle or dirty boots can be kept. There's also a dryer there for wet gear. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Cleaner will come in after 1 week if you are staying for a fortnight or longer. Other: There's a study beyond the kitchen, with a separate entrance. Great collection of travel books. Good place to retreat if you need to get on with any work!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

3 bedroom South Facing Stone Built Cottage In 1/2 acre gardens near Jedburgh
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

fab cottage in a fab location

  • 5 of 5

spacious country-side cottage, with beautiful sunny garden and amazing variety of birds, also a fabulous shower in the main bathroom. only 2 minutes walk to a lovely wood on the way to waterside walks and jedburgh centre, 10 minutes walk to meringues, a lovely dog friendly cafe, specialising in desserts and ice creams who are happy to do your furry friend a small cone, and15 minutes walk to the centre of jedburgh for shops, and the starting point for many walking pathways! we did not need to get in the car all week! us and the dog have returned fully content!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beware of the meringue shop. The walk back can be hard.
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5

It was a lovely home and we really enjoyed our stay here.

  • 5 of 5

The home had everything we needed and we slept very comfortably and enjoyed the countryside views and cool temperatures. Jedburgh was a lovely town with great restaurants, a large grocery store nearby, and a beautiful Abbey. It was the perfect location to stay and explore the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. All was easily accessible by car. Very affordable and good value. We would recommend this to any of our friends and future travelers to this area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted you had such a good time. I couldn't have expressed it better. I sometimes have to apologise for the weather, though!
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5

Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Big garden, large yet homely house. Beautiful region.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and homely

  • 5 of 5

Well this was a lovely well thought out home from home. The kitchen is fantastic and has everything you need. The living room is very cosy and the library is just wonderful. The garden was lovely and big which our dogs loved running around in it. The next door neighbour was very helpful and kind. This is a lovely family holiday home. Home from home.. Can't wait to go back

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We did not want to go home.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely country house had everything we needed , the kitchen was superbly well equipped , and we felt at home the minute we stepped in the door . The neighbours were very nice , and helpful , and we couldn't hear any noise from next door , which i think was because of the thick stone walls . We stayed at the house for Christmas and New Year , and could not have enjoyed ourselves more in this marvellous picturesque part of the world . Jedburgh town centre was a short distance away , and the local people were friendly and welcoming . If anyone wants a peaceful holiday in a lovely house surrounded by beautiful countryside , this is the place to go , we really did not want to go home .

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely, quirky house to stay in with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house was cosy and comfortable which was perfect for our relaxing, home from home, break. The house was clean and tidy and well equipped for cooking meals. The large garden out the back was great for the dog too. There were lots of nice walks to town, short or long depending on which way you went. The neighbours were all friendly and welcoming. Mark (the owner) was very helpful and quick to respond if we needed to call. We would recommend this to our friends and family as we would return.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it and you are most welcome to come back!
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Location

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Tweedbank direct link to Edinburgh

Special interest holidays:

Arguably the greatest fishing river in Britain - The Tweed - is nearby and its tributary - The Teviot - is on the doorstep (not literally!) The Junction Pool at Kelso is 9 miles away. Great for cycling - there are lots of waysigned routes and the owner has himself written a cycle guidebook to the area (available at the house). Great also for walking - St Cuthbert's way passes the very road the house is on. Many designated trails nearby.

Coast/Beach:

It is just over 30 miles to the great sandy beaches of Northumberland - Seahouses, Beadnell, Bamburgh. Great places for the kids to play and for dog walking. About an hour's drive along wonderful quiet old roads. Watch out for cyclists!

Travel:

Edinburgh Airport: 55 miles

Newcastle Airport: 54 miles

Berwick rail station: 34 miles

Royal Quays Ferry Terminal, North Shields (Newcastle): 65 miles.

Car essential.

Distances:

Edinburgh: 45 miles, Glasgow: 95 miles, London: 335 miles.

Nearby towns: Kelso: 9 miles. Melrose: 12 miles. Hawick: 10 miles. Galashiels: 15 miles.

Dryburgh Abbey: 7 miles. Melrose Abbey 12: miles. Junction Pool of the Tweed: 9 miles. Berwick: 34 miles. Traquair House: 25 miles.

Further Details:

Range of local antiques shops nearby, plus good restaurants on the doorstep. The nearest one is in the Good Food Guide. Fine pubs in Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Ancrum. Supermarket in Jedburgh with bigger outlets in Hawick and Galashiels. Scott's View near St Boswells proved an inspiration to Sir Walter Scott, who lived nearby. The area is crammed with history, museums and pockets of culture.

The Borders town of Jedburgh, with its dominant 12th century Augustinian abbey, is an ideal place to spend time and discover its historical connections with Bonnie Prince Charlie or Mary Queen of Scots. The countryside around this Jedburgh cottage is famed for its beauty and there are many walks and drives that allow you to explore the area. The nearby towns of Melrose and Peebles are charming and you can easily spend a day discovering the shops, restaurants and cafes. With Scotland’s capital Edinburgh only just over an hour’s drive, or you can take the train from Tweedbank approx 16 miles away for a direct link to this magnificent city.There really is something for everyone here.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Jedburgh, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
£360
for 4 nights
From
£90
£630
 
 
Late summer/autumn
3 Sep 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 
 
Xmas & New Year
19 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£500
for 5 nights
From
£100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£575
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings minimum 1 week during busy times. Long weekends considered out of season. 50% deposit required on booking, remainder 4 weeks before visit. Payments via BACS or by cheque.
Changeover day: Fridays preferred (flexibility possible dependent upon other bookings). Payments and deposits non-refundable if cancelled within three weeks of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day normally Friday.

Notes on prices:
Preferred changeover is Friday but we can be flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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