Crailing West Lodge
A far cry from city life, this cosy gate lodge benefits from a country location mid-way between the charming market towns of Kelso and Jedburgh.
A cosy gate lodge for two in the heart of the Scottish Borders
In the nearby estate you will find gentle country walks leading down to the riverside for peaceful summer picnics under the trees, while those seeking something a little more high-energy can join the Jubilee Path for a glorious 12 mile circular walk taking in the woodland and riverside trails of this picturesque area.
Perfect for couples, the interior is understated and serene, soothed by a carefully selected colour scheme, classic furnishings and soft linens. Unusually for a property of this size, the lodge benefits from a separate dining room which means friends can visit for supper or it can double-up as a place to work or study when those emails can’t wait.
The sitting room is a wonderfully cosy spot for cradling a creamy cappuccino in front of a roaring log burner, while the high-backed armchairs from OKA are perfect for enjoying a good read from the books on offer here or perhaps just an afternoon nap!
The bedroom sits to the rear with views across the fields and farmland, and the bed can either be configured to a super king or twin beds as preferred. The bed linen is 600 thread count for a touch of luxury.
Outside is a pretty cottage garden with picnic bench and charcoal barbecue, and there’s the addition of a lockable shed for outdoor gear and bikes too.
The accommodation is all on the ground floor and therefore may be suitable for less mobile guests. Please note there is one step up from the inner hall to the kitchen.
Sitting room with two-seater sofa, two armchairs, log burner (with initial supply of logs provided), wall-mounted TV with Freeview, bookcase with a good selection of books.
Kitchen with four-ring ceramic hob, electric oven and grill, small fridge with ice box, microwave, washing machine. Please note there is no dishwasher.
Dining room with dining table seating four, writing bureau sideboard, side table and dual aspect windows.
Bedroom with zip and link beds, which can be configured as a super king double or twin beds, as preferred. Side tables, hanging rail and shelf, ottoman.
Bathroom with bath with electric shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Outside there is a enclosed cottage garden with picnic bench, patio area and lawn. This looks over the fields beyond. The cottage is detached and is the gate lodge to the wider estate. The lodge sits just off the A698 therefore traffic noise will be evident when outside in the garden.
There is private parking for two cars to the front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
Babies and children are welcome and a travel cot and high chair can be provided on request. The garden area is enclosed but please note the location of the lodge just off the A698.
Sorry, dogs are not permitted.
The bed linen is luxury 600 thread count. Towels are provided along with a hairdryer. Hand soaps and bath/shower wash are provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good.
Oil fired heating which is thermostatically controlled. Log burner in the sitting room (with initial supply of logs).
The cottage is detached. This is the gate lodge to the wider estate therefore cars will use this gate to access three other properties beyond this point. The area around the lodge is farmland therefore this access will also be used by occasional farm vehicles.
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 West Lodge 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 crisscrosses the Borders on its way to Holy Island. For keen riders, there is a riding stable 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.
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- Sorry, dogs are not permitted.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The wider grounds lead to a forest trail down to the riverside for absolute peace and tranquility."Nigel and Natalie, owners of Crailing West Lodge