A charming, period cottage in a peaceful situation on a private estate, Crailing Cottage is ideal for families and couples and is well-positioned in a central Borders location close to Jedburgh and Kelso.
A peaceful country retreat mid way between two charming market towns
This well-presented cottage is light and bright and furnished in a contemporary cottage style. Downstairs there’s a well-equipped kitchen, shower room and charming sitting room with a log burner for the cooler months and French doors to the garden for summer living.
Upstairs are two good-sized bedrooms – a double and twin – and a smaller single room along with a pretty family bathroom.
Outside is a delightful, fully-enclosed garden. A terrace with outside furniture provides a sheltered spot for dining al fresco in the warmer months.
Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV with Freeview, French doors to the garden.
Fully equipped, eat in kitchen with electric oven with 4 ring hob, dishwasher, large fridge / freezer, washing machine. Good quality crockery, glasses and cookware. Dining table and chairs for 6.
Shower room with walk in shower, WC and basin.
Bedroom one with king size bed and TV with Freeview.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 3’ twin beds and TV with Freeview.
Bedroom three with single bed.
Crailing Cottage sits in a pretty, fully enclosed garden with a lawned area and terrace with outside furniture and a Weber charcoal barbecue. There is private parking for several cars in the courtyard at the rear of the cottage. Guests are welcome to walk around the wider estate. Storage for outdoor kit and bikes is available in a lockable shed in the rear courtyard.
There is parking for two cars in the courtyard.
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.
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 Cottage 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.
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 16th Century 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 bustling market 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 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 annual 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.
Crailing Cottage sits amidst beautiful rolling parkland in the Teviot Valley. The Oxnam Water flows through the Crailing Estate on route to joining the River Teviotproviding 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 RoxburgheChampionship course and well-regarded courses at Jedburgh and Melrose just a pitch and putt away.
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.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
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
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
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
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.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
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
Cooks and chefs
Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cookFind Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Babysitting and nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters 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
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
"Fabulous. Accommodation cosy and clean. Beds comfy and we enjoyed the log burner. Easy access to Jedburgh, Kelso and Berwick by car. We all had a relaxing time. All in all home from home. Loved it."Ms Brown
"Crailing Cottage was a really relaxing, lovely, private and comfortable cottage. I was concerned that neighbouring cottage would be overlooking, but was not the case as each cottage has a separate vehicular access and as such you don't see other occupiers. Lovely goodies on arrival and very attentive housekeeper and owner. Will return for sure, lovely area generally."Williams family
"Had the most lovely stay – thank you. Enjoyed the cottage very much and very much hope to return – will definitely recommend both the venue and your service – 2nd to none!"Nicholls family
"We had a really lovely stay and everything was very well organised. It was a lovely property and just perfect for the break we wanted."Deveney family
"We were delighted with Crailing Cottage, it was warm and cosy, very clean and welcoming. It was very nice to find a basket of treats waiting for us also when we arrived. The setting was very nice, we would have enjoyed seeing the lambs if we had been visiting a few weeks later. All round it was a good experience and we will recommend Crabtree & Crabtree to anyone visiting that area looking for accommodation."Fish family
"We are more than happy to inform you that once more, we have us the perfect holiday in one of your selected properties. Crailing Cottage was wonderful and the housekeeper was lovely, just as you said. Thanks must go to the staff at Crabtree & Crabtree once more for their help, assistance, guidance and patience! We have informed a great amount of our friends about Crabtree & Crabtree and will be booking with you again very soon. Thank you again."Blackaby family
"Lovely cottage, beautiful area. Loved watching the wildlife especially the rabbits. Friendly host and welcoming. Enjoyed walks to the river. Plenty of places to visit."Brown family
"We were a group of 4 & we all loved our stay. Everything was first class will definitely book again."Mrs Steel
"My two girlfriends and I stayed at Crailing Cottage. We loved it and, were we to come to the area again, we would want to stay there. It’s a lovely house, homey, very clean and comfortable, and in a beautiful setting. The lady who looked after it was very responsive (not intrusive) and helpful. My friends and I have stayed in many cottages over the years, and Crailing is one of our favourites."Ms Simmons & friends
"We had a lovely time, thank you. Welcome pack was appreciated and the cottages very clean and comfortable."Mr Ellis
"We had a lovely holiday and the cottage was perfect."Mr & Mrs Gibson
"We had a wonderful time at Crailing Cottage. It was warm, cosy, very clean. Lovely bedrooms. The housekeeper left us some goodies which was kind. She was very friendly."Dickinson family
"We had a fantastic time thanks. Beautiful cottage. Lovely short break and would definitely stay with C&C again and will recommend to friends."Young family
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Surrounded by rolling parkland on a private estate, families can safely explore the countryside on two feet or two wheels."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree