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Babingtons Cottage is 2 miles from Coldstream in the Glorious Scottish Borders

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage near Coldstream, Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland - The Cottage With Stunning Views Is A 10 Minute Walk From The River Tweed Or Salmon & Trout Fishing

Babingtons Cottage with its wonderful scenery and the River Tweed near by is the ideal location to spend a vacation. Coldstream, Kelso & the historic town of Berwick-upon-Tweed are a short distance. Day trips to Edinburgh, the Coast, Holy Island & the Farne Islands are a must. Golf, Horse Riding & Fishing are all close by. Floors Castle, Manderston & Paxton House are wonderful to visit. The Castle and Gardens of Alnwick are world famous. It is also an ideal place for Walking and Bicycling. For those interested in Wildlife, the River Tweed and countryside provide a wealth of Birds, Animals and Fish.

Pauline Gasken
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
3 December, 2017

About Pauline Gasken

Babingtons Cottage is owned by Maggie Babington. This peaceful & tranquil holiday Cottage with stunning views has recently been upgraded and reflects Maggies passion for Art, Interior Design, History, Geology & Health. Born in Kelso Maggie spent many years in the Art world and running her own business. Her family over the centuries have had a rich history including some notable forbears. Originally from France the de Babingtons settled in Northumberland in the 12th Century. William Babington 1756 - 1833 an eminent Physician was President of the Geological Soceity in London. Babingtonite the stone was named after him. After a serious illness Maggie trained as an Energy Field Therapist, Chrystal Therapist, Animal healer & U.K Silva Method lecturer here and America. She practises in London and the Scottish Borders.

Pauline Gasken purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Pauline Gasken chose Coldstream

Babingtons Cottage has stunning views over the Cheviot and Lammermuir Hills. With the River Tweed a 10 minute walk at Tweed Mill and Coldstream 2.5 miles it is a superb location. The historic town of Berwick-on-Tweed and the Coast is 20 minutes with main line trains to London and Edinburgh. With Fishing, Golf, Riding, Walking and trips to the Farne Island it is the perfect place to spend a vacation.

The Scottish Borders which is stepped in History is a fascinating place to explore Stately Homes, Gardens, and the local Historic Towns. Day trips to Edinburgh are a must and exploring the Coast line and Holy Island are exciting days out.

What makes this cottage unique

Babingtons Cottage is a spacious and cosy Cottage. Lunches on the Patio looking out to the Cheviot Hills and the garden are extremely relaxing. The log fires in the evenings are the perfect end to wonderful days out. Double glazed throughout and a warm Kitchen with an Everhot Range Cooker, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer and Microwave make the Cottage the perfect holiday place. Logs, Coal, Linen, Wired and Wireless Broadband and Oil Fired Central Heating are all provided. Ample parking is provided and well behaved pets are welcome.

The Cottage can either be rented for 2-4 people +sofa bed or 8 people + sofa bed.

Short Breaks can be arranged if available.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have greatly enjoyed staying the the comfort and tranquillity of your charming well-appointed Cottage "Babingtons" with its touches of luxury and breathtaking views. We hope to stay there again.

Lt-Commander & Mrs. Ford

A stay at Babingtons Cottage is the most pleasant, relaxing and spiritually uplifting experience.

Dr. Angela Watkins

I spent a wonderful Easter weekend at Babingtons. It is a charming place to relax and enjoy the comfort of the beautifully decorated Cottage, well-equipped for all requirements and tastes. The garden and surrounding landscape offer such rural peace. Everyone who has a holiday there could only leave feeling refreshed and restored.

Jane Vandeveld
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coldstream in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 wet walled white Bathrooms with 3 Baths and 3 Electric Showers. Each with Basin and Toilet. 3 Hot Towel Rails and 3 Electric Heaters.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2-4 (2 bedrooms) or 2-8 (4 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 bedrooms, 1 double & 3 twins OR 2 bedrooms, 1 double & 1 twin Also a Sofa bed in the hall. Babingtons can be converted into 2 bedroom cottage with lounge, kitchen, dining room & 2 bathrooms. Please phone or email for the 2 bedroom cottage rates.
  • limited accessibility
Notes on accommodation: The Cottage is all on one level with 3 small steps at the far end. Outside: Pretty front garden with an orchard and parking. Beautiful back garden with a patio & table & 2 benches leading from the sitting room, it is the ideal place for lunches or dinners. With breathtaking views over the Cheviot Hills and watching the bird and animal life it is extremely peaceful and relaxing. Facing South the views are uninterrupted towards Flodden and Coldstream. Sunsets on Lennelhill are truly amazing. Ample parking. Utility Room: 2 Airing Cupboards. Hoover, Iron, Ironing Board, Hairdryer, Carpet Sweeper, Torches, Dustpan & Brush, Kitchen Stores, Deck Chairs, Croquet Set, Coal, Logs, Linen, Dog Towels, Maps, Books, Indoor Games, Bridge Table & Cards, Videos, DVDs, 2 Televisions. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels & linen are provided and changed weekly. the cottage is cleaned weekly. Other: Dining room seating 10 with hostess trolley, plate heater & wine rack, spacious hall with single sofa bed which could make into another bedroom.


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Babingtons Cottage is 2 miles from Coldstream in the Glorious Scottish Borders
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Babington cottage is perfect holiday home. Clean, exceptionally well equipped, home from home really

  • 5 of 5

A great weekend with my children and small grandchildren and not forgetting the family dog. Lots of areas of interest to visit. The cottage is just perfect so cosy and comfortable you feel relaxed as soon as you go through the door. Definitely no hesitation in recommending this property

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Babingtons Cottage and found it cosy and comfortable. I love the views from the cottage and garden to the Cheviot and Lammerview Hills, it all helps towards the relaxing atmosphere you experienced. Thank you for your review and we maybe see you or your family again.
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Amazing and peacfull

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed for one month which was great time to spend in the nice border countryside and simple villages life.

The cottage was nice and big enough for families and children with a big space of garden.

I would recommend it for those who are looking for nature and quietness.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive review of Babingtons Cottage. We are pleased that the cottage and the surrounding area suited you and your family. I love the space in the garden too and the beautiful views. Best wishes
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Corte Madera, California, USA

Lovely cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice week at Babington's cottage. We had three generations, two kids/adults/grandparents, and the size and layout was perfect, and was particularly convenient for the less mobile grandparents. it was a great location, and we enjoyed day trips to Edinburgh, Alnwick Castle, Berwick, Floors Castle, and a particular favourite, Chillingham Castle. Lots of nice pubs around, and particularly enjoyed the breakfast special deal from the local butcher, which fed the whole family. Cottage was lovely and clean, and had fantastic views. Would love to visit again, and would definitely recommend to friends.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay at Babingtons Cottage and your trips to local landmarks. The cottage is in an idyllic rural location and still close enough for many day trips as you have done. I did not realise the local butcher did a 'special breakfast deal' and I will certainly recommend this to future guests. Thank you for your great review and hopefully you may return. Best wishes.
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Berwick-upon-Tweed is 20 minutes by car. Holy Island is 35 minutes & The Farne Islands 40 minutes by car


Edinburgh Airport 1 Hour driving

Newcastle Airport 1 Hour driving


Coldstream 2.5 Miles

Kelso 15 minutes Drive

Berwick-on-Tweed 20 minutes Drive

Edinburgh I Hours Drive

Further Details:

Coldstream is 2 miles which has the Bank of Scotland, Petrol Station, Garage, Art Gallery, Newsagent, Butcher, Vetinary Practice, Chemist, Pet Shop, Antique Shop, Hardware Shop, Hairdressers, Massage Practice, Health Centre, Dentist, Pubs, Cooperative Store, Grocery Store, Vegetable Shop & an Insurance Company,


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Coldstream, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
Contact Pauline Gasken through email or phone.
Deposit 30% on Booking - Balance one month before commencement of the Holiday - see Terms & Conditions

Changeover Day:
Change Over Day is Saturday. Arrive 4pm. Depart 10.am on Leaving Day.
Short Breaks are Available.
Booking Flexible if Available
Prices 2-5 People / 6-9 People

Notes on prices:
N.B Prices:
Cottage with 2-4 People + (2 bedrooms plus Sofa Bed in Hall) £437 - £765
Cottage with 6-8 People + (4 bedrooms plus Sofa Bed in Hall) £710 - £1,255

Short Breaks from 3 nights available. Please phone 07745 129664 for a quote.

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.
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