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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


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.

Mark Porter
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian, Turkish
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

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 Jedburgh

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.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 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 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!


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3 bedroom South Facing Stone Built Cottage In 1/2 acre gardens near Jedburgh
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Miserden, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Primrose Cottage proved to be perfect for a break away from it all. It was such a lovely property in a beautiful location, and for us it was ideal for spending a few special days with old friends. Spacious, comfortable and very well equipped we were well situated for the delights of Jedburgh itself as well as being surrounded by lovely open country for bracing walks. One small suggestion would be to have more obvious information about the property services such as heating controls, lighting the stove etc., and about local emergency and convenience services. But overall absolutely delightful.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Alan. I will address the issues you are good enough to overlook in your scoring!
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All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained and ideally positioned for peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of town life. Great secure rear garden ideal for children and pets, the garden has a small stream at the bottom which I think adds character to the garden.

For those of us who unfortunately have to keep in touch with work whilst on holiday the property has a good WIFI system available in all rooms.

Parking off the road at the front of the property.

Mark the owner is very helpful and friendly.

Phil & Bev Sherratt

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well equipped and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is well equipped, the bed was comfortable, good shower in the bathroom, well situated, excellent kitchen, peaceful. No complaints!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully presented cottage in a lovely area

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely cottage between 28 Aug - 1 Sept 2017. We wanted to explore Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, as we'd never visited the area before and this cottage was ideally located. We did lots, including; Bamburgh Castle, Lindisfarne and Berwick-upon-Tweed on the East Coast, walking in Kielder Park, visited Jedburgh and other local towns/villages and even a trip to Edinburgh. The cottage was beautifully presented throughout and a cosy place to go back to at the end of the day. Our family of four included 2 teenage lads, plus our dog (Buddy) and we had a great break!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear this. Many thanks.
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Fantastic place, real character top location

  • 5 of 5

Ace place, host was fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect setting on the outskirts of Jedburgh. A wonderful property with lots of character.

  • 5 of 5

We've just come back from a wonderful break in Jedburgh for 4 days and then travelled on to Bridlington for 3 days. This cottage was the highlight for us set in the countryside a mile away from Jedburgh. There was plenty of space all around the property for my wife and I, two children and my wife's parents. And not forgetting Monty our 8 month old whippet. The garden was perfect for him to run around in with it being enclosed. We couldn't fault the property at all and our only regret is that we didn't stay a little longer. We ate mostly at the cottage but did venture to the Cross Keys pub in Ancrum for a meal which was lovely along with the locally brewed ale. Harestanes was a nice walk with the dog and we also ventured across to the east coast in Northumberland and spent time at a great beach at Cocklawburn. We've not been to the Scottish Borders before but will certainly be heading back again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
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.


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!


Edinburgh Airport: 55 miles

Newcastle Airport: 54 miles

Berwick rail station: 34 miles

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

Car essential.


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.


Prices & Availability

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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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.