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Cottage On Country Estate In The Heart Of The Borders



Updated: 03-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Beauty And Peace In A Place Full Of Interest

Stable Cottage faces west over the River Teviot to the Minto Crags and Fatlips Castle. The cottage is on one level with three steps leading to the main door. The accommodation includes a living room/dining area, kitchen, a double bedroom and single/twin bedroom and bathroom. The large garden is ideal for sitting out, dining, listening to the birds or just playing games. You are very welcome to enjoy the fields, woods and riverside.

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About the Owner

Marjorie Carr
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
3 January, 2017

About Marjorie Carr

At Menslaws we farm sheep, grow fruit and vegetables in the walled garden and enjoy having guests. Originally I'm from West of Scotland, but have lived in various parts of England. I studied at Edinburgh University and have three, grown up children of whom I am very proud.

10 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)


Cosy peaceful cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a quiet relaxing week and that is absolutely what we got. The cottage was really cosy and we enjoyed having a real fire - although it took us a little while to get back into dealing with a coal fire. The cottage is perfectly located for visiting all the border towns with only short distances to travel to all of them.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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pleasant and neat in a calming and quiet location

  • 4 of 5

Overall, we had an enjoyable time exploring the area. We visited picturesque towns and the countryside

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage in rural location.

  • 5 of 5

Our three night stay was to visit and be visited by family members including young children. The cottage provided all the essentials for a short stay. It's location near to the A68 was one of the reasons for booking. The garden provided space for young children to run around, and the peaceful location and comfortable beds allowed the grandparents a good nights sleep. There are a lot of attractions in the Border area within easy driving distance. We visited the Teviot Water Gardens near Kelso which the adults and children enjoyed and it was free!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property on stunning land

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a stay here with my partner and 3 children and what a wonderful time we had. Marjorie is a lovely host, showed us around and kindly told us we were welcome to wander round the walled garden and through her land. We loved seeing all the wildlife around and saw rabbits in the garden everyday. Really wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend at Stable cottage. Marjorie was helpful in responding to emails and was there to welcome us, both to the cottage and to the fields and woods and the walled garden. We had a great time exploring. The cottage was clean and comfortable, it had everything we needed, including a coal fire for a cold June day! It is so peaceful and quiet, with lots of singing birds and a few rabbits on the lawn in front the cottage. We even saw a fox on our walk. .Stable cottage is a lovely place to stay and we would have been happy to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful characterful cottage set on a farm

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is well equipped, with beautiful character features. Plenty of books and board games, lovely enclosed garden with gates but our three year old soon opened them.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh or Newcastle at 50 Miles Nearest Train : Tweedbank at 10 Miles Car: necessary


Jedburgh - 4.5 miles

Denholm - 2.5 miles

St Boswells - 8 miles

Melrose - 10 miles

Kelso - 15 miles

Further Details:

Denholm village has a Post Office and shop. Jedburgh has a Co-op supermarket, banks and independent shops.

The Buccleuch Arms in St Boswells has a Bistro and Restaurant and was named as 'Scottish Inn of the Year' in 2013. The Denholm Meet is an Italian Restaurant which has a strong local following.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A Deposit of £100 at time of booking with the balance payable 3 weeks prior to arrival date.
Payment by cheque or bank transfer (details provided at time of booking)

Changeover Day:
We will try and accommodate your hiring requirements; just ask. Arrival and departure times are flexible, however it would be helpful if you could vacate the cottage by 10am on the day of departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 03-Jan-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main Bedroom has double bed with plenty of room for a cot. Bedroom 2 is L shaped and has a single bed. If required a second single bed can be added.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • Notes on accommodation: Stable Cottage was built in the 19th Century and sits next to the Victorian stables (currently not in use). It is in an idyllic setting; a wonderful place particularly for those who love birdsong, trees and wildlife. You are welcome to walk around the walled-garden, through the woodland and along the river banks. You can even fish from our banks in the Teviot or Rule. Find time also to explore the surrounding area with its four Border Abbeys, Floors Castle, Walter Scotts' country and many other places and towns of interest, not forgetting that Edinburgh, is only 48 miles away. To round of your day there are some excellent local restaurants and inns in the area if you fancy eating out. Outside: There is a large lawn surrounded by flowerbeds at the front of the house. The patio area is ideal for sitting out for a meal or drink and the grassed area is perfect for playing games. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and the property is cleaned weekly.

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