Crailing Coach House
This superb old coach-house puts couples or families in a gloriously central Borders location.
A well presented, and deceptively spacious, base for exploring the Scottish Borders
Just about midway between two of the best Borders market towns, Jedburgh and Kelso, this handsome ex-coach house is as convenient as it is classy.
Behind a patchwork stone facade, recent renovations have wrought airy, light-filled interiors which somehow manage to simultaneously be spacious and cosy.
The highlight downstairs is the convivial, open-plan living area – a restful mix of calming neutral tones punctuated by eye-catching artworks and interesting original pieces. Look out for the charming Victorian dresser and salvaged antique chairs in inviting fabrics. There’s also a log-burner in the old fireplace for chillier evenings.
To one side is the kitchen, full of amenities and vanilla-coloured cabinetry. Floral blinds open up to reveal garden views, and the circular wooden dining table seats four. This floor also contains a large utility room.
An unusual glass-sided staircase leads to the first floor, where two well presented en-suite sleeping quarters await. The yellow-walled main bedroom boasts a claw-foot soaking tub inside its bathroom; the second chamber is a twin room designed for children or friends. Both have lovely garden views.
That same pretty garden’s lawned area, enclosed by hedges, lets energetic youngsters play with abandon. The adjacent terrace enables outdoor dining during warmer months, too, enhanced by lovely views across the wider Crailing Estate and arable fields beyond.
A gorgeous example of rolling parkland within the Teviot Valley, the estate is crossed by the Oxnam Water and thus provides excellent riverside walks.
You’re just five miles from Jedburgh, an attractive and genuinely-bustling town whose independent shops and quality eats complement the magnificent remains of a 12th-century Augustinian abbey, Scotland’s lone castle jail and Mary Queen of Scots’ former home, now a museum. Seven miles in the other direction is elegant Kelso, home to another glorious abbey, a famous racecourse and Scotland’s largest market square.
The Borders Abbeys Way footpath mazily connects to two more ravishing religious ruins at Melrose and Dryburgh, while marked bicycle trails and the St Cuthbert’s Way long-distance also pass very close by. Golfers can choose from 22 courses within a 30-mile radius while anglers are close to prime Middle Tweed or more affordable Teviot beats, with fun trout fishing possible too on the Oxnam Water.
Open-plan living area comprising:
Cosy seating area with wood burning stove, TV with Freeview.
Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven with 4 ring hob, dishwasher, large fridge / freezer. Good quality crockery, glasses and cookware.
Dining area (seats 6).
Large walk in pantry / store.
Utility room adjacent to the kitchen with washing machine, plenty of storage space and microwave.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Bedroom one with double bed, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and TV with Freeview.
En-suite bathroom with bath with handheld shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be made up as a super king double or twins as preferred, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers and TV with Freeview.
En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Crailing Coach House sits in a pretty, enclosed garden with a lawned area and terrace with outside furniture and a Weber charcoal barbecue. There is private parking for two cars within the enclosed garden area. Guests are welcome to walk around the wider estate. The courtyard area to the rear is not available to guests. Storage for outdoor kit and bikes is available in a lockable shed in the rear courtyard.
There is ample parking available next to the property or parking for two cars within the enclosed garden area.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair is available on request. The garden is fully enclosed for children to play.
Regretfully the cottage is not suitable for dogs.
Both bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage space. The beds are made up with high quality bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and duck down and hollowfibre pillows. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Hand soaps and shower wash are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
There is Fibre Wi-Fi at the cottage with good speeds of around 27MB. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
Crailing Coach House has biomass (woodchip) central heating, which can be thermostatically controlled, in addition to the wood burning stove in the living area. A generous initial supply of logs and kindling is provided.
For guests looking to holiday together, this cottage can be booked alongside Crailing Cottage, sleeping 5, which sits next door to Crailing Coach House, and Crailing West Lodge, sleeping 2, which is the gate lodge situated at the entrance of the Crailing Estate.
Crailing is five miles from the attractive, bustling market town of Jedburgh, home to a good selection of independent shops, galleries, pubs and cafes. Steeped in history, Jedburgh boasts the magnificent remains of a 12th century Augustinian Abbey, the imposing Castle Jail, the only existing example of its kind in Scotland and the 16thCentury home of Mary Queen of Scots, a visit to which reveals the fascinating but tragic story of her life.
Seven miles in the other direction is the picturesque town of Kelso described by Sir Walter Scott as "the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland." Today it retains much of its original charm with an interesting range of independent shops including an excellent deli, butchers and fishmonger, a monthly farmer's market and a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants. Floors Castle, the majestic home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe is well worth a visit. Kelso plays host to a number of events throughout the year including regular National Hunt race meets at the famous race course, the ancient custom of the Common Ridings of the town boundaries on horseback, and the famous Borders Rugby 7s games.
The beguiling town of Melrose is 14 miles away from the house tucked between the Tweed and the gorse-backed Eildon Hills. As well as offering a good range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants, this picturesque town is home of rugby 7s, the fantastic Border's Book Festival, and the evocative ruins of Melrose Abbey. Stop off on route at Main Street Trading in St Boswells to visit the award-winning bookshop and deli.
For day trips slightly further afield, the cashmere mills at Hawick and Selkirk are nearby, the stunning Northumberland coast is an hour's drive away with miles of rocky coves punctuated by a chain of imposing castles including Alnwick and Bamburgh and miles of pristine sandy beaches for walking, riding, kite-surfing and sandcastle-building. The Georgian splendour of Edinburgh is only 48 miles away and is an easy day trip by car.
Part of the attractive former stable courtyard at the Crailing Estate, Crailing Coach House sits amidst beautiful rolling parkland in the Teviot Valley. The Oxnam Water flows through the Crailing Estate on route to joining the River Teviot providing excellent riverside walks from the doorstep. Children can cycle safely around the park and for more extensive cycling and walking there are a number of marked routes around Kelso including the Borders Abbey Way and the popular 64-mile St Cuthbert's Way which passes close to the house as it criss-crosses the Borders on its way to Holy Island. For keen riders, there is a riding stables nearby and the option of beach rides further afield.
For fishing parties, Crailing Coach House is incredibly convenient for the prime Middle Tweed beats around Kelso in addition to reasonably priced fishing on the Teviot close to the house and fun trout fishing on the Oxnam Water which flows through the estate.
The area is also a golfer's paradise with 22 courses within a 30 mile radius ranging from challenging PGA Championship courses, to picturesque links and parkland courses to suit all standards including the Roxburghe Championship course and well-regarded courses at Jedburgh and Melrose just a pitch and putt away.
Children and families
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Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
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If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
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Spas and beauty treatments
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Cooks and chefs
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Nannies and babysitters
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring a fully qualified registered and experienced nanny or babysitter to come to your house.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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"I had the most relaxing stay at the Coach House. It was so cosy and in such a lovely location. The snow made it even prettier and the log burner was lovely to return to after a long walk. I will definitely be returning as it was everything I was hoping for."Ms Sandford
"We have just returned from a wonderful week staying in Crailing Coach House, near Kelso. This was our first time away as a family in nearly two years due to Covid restrictions and geographical difference. We could not have made a better choice, both in choosing The Coach House or Crabtree & Crabtree. The Coach House was so beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming. Its location provided space and privacy with lovely walks around the Crailing House estate. The owner made a courtesy call on our first day to ensure we had everything we needed. The interior and garden of the house has been designed with guests comfort in mind and the kitchen provided everything we needed for cooking family evening meals shared around the lovely table. We all had a wonderful time."Oliver Family
"We had a really fab time. The house was lovely."Mrs Coupland & family
"We had a wonderful stay at the Crailing Coach House - very comfortable and well-appointed. Greatly enjoyed the quiet and greenery with the ready access to so many sites. Our compliments to the housekeeper. The house is in immaculate condition and the housekeeper was most solicitous and available."Mr Kadlec
"We really enjoyed our stay at the Coach House, everything was of good taste and perfect: the cleaning and the nice Christmas decorations. The house had everything you can need above all a lot of space. We had a wonderful experience in the Borders. We should come again! Compliments for the choice of the houses you offer!"Meleri family
"We had a lovely stay at the Coach House,Crailing. The property was clean, cosy, furnished and equipped to a high standard. The property is very private and quiet. Despite being semi detached the property doesn't actually have adjoining walls due to the coach house arch,thus making it very quiet. Walks through the estate were enjoyed and we knew exactly where to go due to the useful map provided by the housekeeper."Taylor family
"Wonderful week at a wonderful cottage. Our two young boys loved all the animals in the surrounding fields. The perfect getaway and homely feeling cottage. We will be back!"Anderson family
"We had a really lovely stay at Crailing Coach House. Very comfortable, enjoyed the log burner and warmth on the rainy days. Boys could bike around the estate in safety and delightful river walks."Hollins family
"All was good, lovely cottage and immaculate and we had a lovely stay. The housekeeper and the farmers are all very friendly and welcoming and the housekeeper was especially accommodating with our arrival and departure."Heddle family
"We had a most enjoyable stay in the Borders. The house was very comfortable and immaculately prepared. The housekeeper is a gem - we hope that the owners really appreciate her!"Pocock family
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Crailing Coach House. The accommodation is very superior. The welcome pack was more than generous."Herbert family
"Just to say that we thought that the coach house was fab. Extremely well equipped. And very homely. Will certainly use Crabtree & Crabtree again."Musco family
"Crailing Coach House has been beautifully renovated with tasteful furnishings which complement the surrounding countryside. Nothing has been omitted to create comfort from the lovely bedrooms and beds to a fully equipped kitchen. We had an extremely restful week in the house and would recommend it to anyone wanting to getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The house was in immaculate condition thanks to the housekeeper and the welcome pack was superb. All in all one of the best accommodations we have been to."Cox family
"We very much enjoyed our stay at Crailing Coach House. The decor and the finish of the property is fantastic! The roll top bath is just divine! The housekeeper was also extremely friendly and helpful during our stay. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Crabtree & Crabtree or Crailing Coach House."Savage family
"We had a great time at the Crailing Coach House - very stylish, comfortable and well-equipped - I think it's the best quality Crabtree cottage we've stayed at so far. Really nice to have the lights on and heating turned up on arrival. It's extremely good value for money. The family friendly garden and the extensive riverside walks in the grounds are a real bonus for children."Kierstan family
"We absolutely loved our 3 weeks in the Crailing Coach House. Our thoughtful and friendly hosts looked after us beautifully, which made for a stand-out, delightful experience. The estate was peaceful. The living space was very well designed and comfortable. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. Excellent bedding and comfortable beds. We’ve been missing all these aspects, and would love to return one day. Thank you so much!"Mrs Comish
"I would just like to say my wife and I had a fantastic break with our 3 month old son at Crailing Coach House. It was the ideal location for us to explore the Scottish Borders and a relaxing first family holiday. The Crailing Coach House is very well decorated and maintained, our thanks go to the housekeeper for making our stay as comfortable as possible. We would happily recommend this to anyone seeking a tranquil retreat."McKeown family
"We had a lovely time, thank you. Welcome pack was appreciated and the cottages very clean and comfortable."Mr Ellis
"We were extremely satisfied with our stay and with the comfort and amenities of the Coach House. The housekeeper took the trouble to meet us and we went to the Crailing coffee morning. The area is beautiful and quiet. We fully expect to go back and we are telling friends and relatives how good our holiday was. Thanks to the owner and yourselves."Mr & Mrs Dowlen
"We had a great stay at Crailing Coach House - lovely property and location and very helpful housekeeper - wouldn’t change a thing."Mr Hopkins
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible during low season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The carefully selected artworks and fabrics throughout, including calming shades of green."Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree