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Tastefully Refurbished Farm Cottage With Breathtaking Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Coldstream, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Secluded Rural Location Surrounded By Fields And Farm Tracks; It Is Safe For Children And Pets

Bartlehill farm cottage has been tastefully refurbished to the highest standard with the aim of comfort and relaxation. It is set in an ideal location

Matthew aplin
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 May, 2017

About Matthew aplin

I live with my husband and three children in a cottage just down the track from Bartlehill Cottage. We have a smallholding and keep ponies, dogs, sheep, pigs, chickens and rabbits. On request (if you have children), you may visit the animals, which in spring time means bottle feeding baby lambs!

Where possible, we provide a basket of home produce to our guests, for example, free-range eggs and our own bacon, as well as other locally sourced goodies.

I work as a dentist and my husband works as a podiatrist in the nearby town of Kelso. We absolutely love this area and hence knew it would be a perfect place from which to base a holiday cottage.

Matthew aplin purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Matthew aplin chose Scottish Borders

We live in this area and consider it to be one of the best kept secrets in the UK. It truly has something for every pursuit.

Whether you enjoy natural heritage, there is the magnificent Floors Castle, Abbotsford (the home of Sir Walter Scott) and the Borders Heritage trail.

For the family, there is Harestanes Country Park, The Hirsel, The Hay Farm with its heavy horses, Ford and Etal mini-railway and of course the beach (all within 30 minute drive). Kelso Races is also a rather special day out.

For the more active minded, you can walk and cycle numerous routes direct from the front door. There is also tennis, golf courses and swimming (15 minutes drive). Finally, Saint Foin stables (5 min drive), offers hacks or even hire of a horse for the famous (or infamous) Common Ridi

What makes this cottage unique

Bartlehill Cottage is down a disused farm track and being surrounded by fields and farm tracks, is perfect and safe for children and pets.

It has been stylishly refurbished to the highest standard with the aim of comfort and relaxation in mind. It also has the added benefit of breath taking views overlooking the Cheviots from an elevated position.

In summary, it is the perfect base from which to enjoy and explore the delightful Scottish Borders.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage. Our only problem was having to pack up and leave!
Dec 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Coldstream in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs luxury shower room with wc/ sink Downstairs luxury bathroom with bath/ shower over, wc/ sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king-sized bed; Bedroom 2 with twin beds; Additional single sofa bed; Cot on request.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Outside: Spacious enclosed garden with patio area. Outdoor table and chairs for relaxing during summer evenings. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer and fully equipped to launder clothes. Retractable washing line in garden. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. All cleaning and linen change is done weekly (additional towels can be provided on request). Other: There is a telephone which can accept incoming calls only.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


What a lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The property was equipped with everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable holiday and when we arrived we realised that it was as good as the description on owner's direct website. We took a wrong turning on the way there using our satnav - the neighbour seemed to think this is probably a normal occurrence - luckily we realised what we had done and 'retraced our steps' then went a little further on to find the correct place to turn off! Matt had sent us old directions through the farmyard which had actually changed so we did struggle a bit to get the last few yards - when we arrived at the cottage and linked into the WiFi we found that he had sent us an email that morning to tell us the new directions through the farmyard - we had left home before the email was sent and don't have internet whilst out and about! The property was very clean and extremely well maintained - the best one we have ever stayed at. Everything in it is good quality and very tastefully put together. We would recommend this property to anyone! One downside is the fact that there is nowhere to walk from the actual cottage except out the way we drove in - this seems to be because it is surrounded by farmland. There is a lane opposite which is on one of the photos on the website and we had assumed that we would be able to go for evening walks along it but it is actually private and we found that slightly disappointing. In Kelso we used a coffee shop called the Hoot and Cat which we really liked - friendly staff and nice food and not too expensive. The Chain Bridge Honey Farm is one of our old favourites and it didn't let us down again - there is lots of interesting stuff about honey and bees and also the local area. They serve lovely home baked cakes and scones from the double decker bus cafe. A bit further afield there are Berwick upon Tweed and Holy Island to explore - to avoid disappointment make sure you check the tide tables before setting off for Holy Island. We can recommend Neptune Fish Restaurant in Seahouses for a good fish and chip meal - if you want a take away and have small appetites they are willing to split one meal onto 2 trays. There are lovely beaches around Bamburgh for walks or family days out!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just what you need

  • 5 of 5

A very well restored and surprisingly spacious and practical house. Just what you need when on holiday. Very clean property, fresh flowers on display, welcome pack. Stunning views and rural location but not too far from anywhere. Very good indeed. We'd stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bartlehill Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. The beds are very comfortable. Very clean and the cottage has been renovated to a very high standard.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bartlehill Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was really nice and welcoming. Everything u could need was provided and we had a lovely time. The neighbours were very friendly

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Newcastle Upon Tyne

Fantastic Holiday

  • 5 of 5

The views on the web-site do not do this Holiday Cottage the justice it deserves. Recently modernised in 2015, this Cottage has everything anyone would require for a Holiday. It felt like "Home from Home" during our stay,June11-18/2016.As soon as we walked through the front door we knew that we had made a great selection in picking this Cottage.Downstairs has been fully modernised with a open plan design and a log burning stove as well as central heating,the Kitchen had everything you could need.The Bedrooms upstairs are decorated beautifully and the beds were very comfortable.

The whole Cottage was spotless, the Owners were great and the Welcome pack was greatly appreciated especially the delicious farm eggs.

Views from all the front windows are brilliant, very nice neighbours at number 4.

The Location is ideal to visit the Scottish Borders,We visited Melrose (beautiful National Trust Gardens) Kelso/Coldstream/ Robsons Honey Farm (excellent attraction) and Hersel Gardens and Shops(found the Parking charge excessive if you were only visiting the Shops).We had a fantastic meal at the Collingwood Arms at Cornhill (Highly Recommended).

We shall be returning to this Cottage,hopefully later this year and have already recommended to our friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Moon Township

Beautiful country cottage with an amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to find not only a lovely cosy cottage with absolutely amazing views of the countryside but a lovely welcome basket and a fire already prepared ready for us to light, which was a lovely touch. The cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our family of 5. We had a lovely week visiting family nearby and we also took a couple of trips into Edinburgh and Kelso and would recommend Harestanes Visitors Centre for anyone with children. We will definitely be returning and will be recommending this lovely cottage to our family and friends too. If there were 6 stars I would have given it 6. Spot on Matt and Amber. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
2 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
28 May 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
3 Sep 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover
Arrival from 16:00
Departure by 10:00
NB/ The changeover day will vary if have requested a short break.

Notes on prices:
We will consider short breaks on request during the low season or for last minute bookings (in the event that the cottage is available).

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