1 Bridge Street, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HT
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We are delighted that The Cottage is featured in the August 2013 edition of Condé Nast Traveller amongst their Top Picks of British Houses for 2013. Please click here to read the full article.
Set in the pretty village of Branxton, this enchanting cottage is the epitome of a romantic, rural retreat, complete with white picket fence, pretty cottage garden, cosy sitting room with fire and a charming summer house.
The cottage exudes character, with a predominance of warm, earthy tones, plaids and tweeds in the sitting room and fresh, cottage-style florals in the bedroom. The dining room is reminiscent of a scaled-down version of what you might find in a grand, country house with ‘book-lined' walls, elegant lighting and attractive, panelled doors.
The pretty, sheltered, south-facing garden has fabulous, uninterrupted views over Flodden Field, site of the infamous battle of 1513 between the Scots and the English. To the rear of the garden is a secluded patio area with table and chairs and a barbecue. There is an additional garden area to the front of the house which provides a perfect spot to watch the sunset over the Cheviot Hills.
Branxton itself is a quiet spot, perfect for a rural idyll with hardly any passing traffic. The newly-opened Blue Bell Inn which offers excellent food is about 1.5 miles outside of the village, and The Red Lion at Milfield just down the road is also well worth a visit. Nearby Cornhill-on-Tweed offers a superb village store and coffee shop in addition to the popular Collingwood Arms bar and restaurant. Just over the River Tweed in Scotland is the historic town of Coldstream which has a good selection of pubs, cafes and local shops, including a butcher, baker and grocer. The charming, ancient towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso are also nearby.
There are excellent walks leading from the cottage, including routes across Flodden field and the Cheviot Hills. Just a few minute's drive from the cottage, the beautiful Tweed river valley also offers a network of beautiful walks and dedicated cycle paths. Or take a short trip to the coast and enjoy an invigorating walk or exhilarating horse ride along the 25 miles of stunning sandy beaches.
For golfers there are 16 courses within a 30 mile radius, including the famous Roxburghe course set amidst 200 acres of beautiful, rolling parkland and the links course at Berwick-upon-Tweed, recently selected as a British Open qualifying course.
Alternatively, for those wanting complete relaxation, with its delightful garden and summerhouse for outdoor living and its enchanting, cosy interior, this is the perfect hideaway at any time of the year.
The charming sitting room has a double sofa, two armchairs and a woodburning stove (logs supplied). There is a TV with Freeview and integrated DVD player, CD/digital radio, and a selection of DVDs, CDs, books and magazines.
Leading from the sitting room is a superb ‘book-lined' dining room which seats four.
The fully-equipped kitchen is decorated in traditional Shaker style and is equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, double oven with 4 ring hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. There is ample cooking equipment, cutlery and crockery provided.
One double bedroom with 5' bed, fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers.
Adjacent to the bedroom is a bathroom with bath with electric shower over, WC and basin.
Garden and grounds
To the rear of the property is a delightful, sheltered, south-facing garden with superb, uninterrupted views across Flodden Field to the hills beyond. At the end of the garden is a patio area with table and chairs and a barbecue. There is ample parking to the front of the property.
Situated toward the end of the garden is a charming summerhouse with patio doors, table and chairs.
Drying / boot room
There is a drying room to the rear of the property which also houses the tumble dryer.
Wi-Fi is available at The Cottage.
TV with Freeview and integrated DVD with a selection of DVDs.
Digital Radio/CD Player with a selection of CDs.
Bluetooth docking station.
Catering and housekeeping
The Cottage can be let on a purely self-catering basis or treat yourselves to a proper rest and book a cook (either full time or for the occasional, special meal) or homemade meals delivered daily to the house. Alternatively, we offer a food-shopping and wine delivery service. Daily housekeeping is also available. Please contact us for further details.
Facilities for babies
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Two small dogs or one larger dog are welcome at The Cottage. There is a charge of £20 per pet. We ask that dogs are kept off the furniture and out of the bedroom.
We had a lovely holiday at The Cottage which is very well fitted out with a really secluded and attractive garden." - Nicholson
"We had a very enjoyable few days at the cottage. We found that it had everything we needed and was just as it looked on the website. Ted (the dog) enjoyed his treats and the garden!" - Houghton Tallamy
"I just wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful stay at The Cottage. It was the perfect place for a relaxing, quiet and cosy getaway. I loved everything about the cottage and the location. I had been wanting to stay at this particular cottage ever since I read about it in CN Traveller magazine but didn't have the opportunity until now. I was delighted see that it was a C&C property having previously rented with yourselves and knowing what high standard properties you have. Please pass on my thanks and compliments to the owners. The Cottage was lacking for nothing and the welcome basket was extremely thoughtful right down to the doggy treats! Please let them know that I thought the garden looked wonderful, even at this time of year! It was great having access to a drying room for muddy boots and dog. The log burner was marvellous to use at this chilly time of year. It worked so efficiently I didn't need to have the central heating on out with the timed settings. The only downside was that I found it very hard to leave the cosy comforts of the living room to venture further afield! All in all, a perfect stay. 10 out of 10 from me. Whenever the opportunity arises I always recommend C&C to family and friends. Apart from the outstanding quality of the accommodations on offer and their locations, I particularly love the fact that, apart from peak holiday times, there is generally no specific arrival day so for short breaks you can more or less choose what day you arrive and leave. That is quite rare for rental properties. It just makes planning a break so much easier. It is also marvellous that if you want to bring your dog you have a good choice of dog friendly properties which is another good reason for recommending your company. I'm looking forward to the next opportunity I get to take a break - and trying out another C&C property!" - Silver
"We had a fabulous holiday - The Cottage was just perfect. Can't recommend Crabtree & Crabtree highly enough. We have stayed in Northumberland many times, but this was by far the best holiday, accommodation and service we have encountered." - Calladene
"Thank you, we had a fantastic holiday. The Cottage was nice and the weather great, what more could we ask for? You might see us back looking for next year." - Moore
"We enjoyed our stay at The Cottage so much. Everything was made with love. The interior, the little welcome basket, the very good information, the very good tasting sherry :-) and so much more. Thank you very much for all this. When we come to the Scottish Borders again we will book with Crabtree & Crabtee again. Your service is excellent and the team are very, very friendly." - Bachstein