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Harebell Cottage

Birgham, Scottish Borders

Blending Scandi style with cosy country charm, Harebell Cottage sits on the edge of the pretty village of Birgham, close to the River Tweed and mid-way between the market towns of Kelso and Coldstream.

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Harebell Cottage

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Overview

Blending Scandi style with cosy country charm, Harebell Cottage sits on the edge of the pretty village of Birgham, close to the River Tweed and mid-way between the market towns of Kelso and Coldstream.

Bask in the sunroom with a rich morning espresso or hunker down in front of the Morsø wood burner

Sitting in a small and exclusive development built in 2018, Harebell Cottage is characterised by a lovely timber clad sun room leading onto a south-facing garden.

The open plan dining room/kitchen has a chic, contemporary feel where white walls and a double height ceiling add light and sunshine to this space. Contrast this with wrap around windows and doors in charcoal grey, warmed by soft furnishings which add a gentle hint of country.

The kitchen has sleek modern lines with high quality integrated appliances and kitchenware, and a super impressive high speed induction hob for those who enjoy cooking and socialising together.

A key feature of the sitting room is the Morsø wood burning stove from the leading Danish brand who happen to know a thing or two about stoves and great design. With two plush leather reclining sofas, a Smart TV and an unlimited supply of logs, this is a perfect spot to cosy-up or hunker down.

The two bedrooms feature Egyptian cotton linen with contrasting headboards and throws adding a lovely pop of colour. There's a large shower room with underfloor heating immediately accessible.

The enclosed south-facing garden has plenty of space for all the family to enjoy, not forgetting playtime for the furry members of the party of course!

Property details

Ground Floor

Access into a large open plan sun room with dining and seating for six. Kitchen with high speed five burner AEG induction hob, AEG grill and separate oven, De'longi espresso machine, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer. There's a washing machine/dryer in a separate cupboard off the hallway.

Sitting room with two large reclining sofas, high quality Swedish Morsø wood burning stove, Smart TV with a separate Blu ray DVD player, selection of books and DVDs. Sliding doors onto the rear garden and patio.

Large hallway with small porch with hanging space.

Bedroom one with zip and link bed which can be converted to a 6' super king or 3' twin beds, side tables, chest of drawers, large wardrobe with hanging and storage space.

Bedroom two with 5'2" king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, wardrobe with hanging space and separate drawer.

Bathroom with large shower unit with rainforest head, hand held unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Underfloor heating.

Outside

Large lawned rear garden with patio area which is fully enclosed. High quality garden furniture.

Parking

There is designated private parking for two vehicles to the rear of the property.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and high chair are provided.

Dogs

Two dogs are permitted. Others will be considered on request. Dogs should be kept to the open plan dining room/kitchen until clean and dry and must be kept out of the bedrooms.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is available in each of the bedrooms.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Fibre broadband is available. Mobile reception is generally good.

Heating

Central heating throughout which is thermostatically controlled. Morsø wood burner in the sitting room. Underfloor heating in the bathroom.

Guest privacy - Important

The property sits in an exclusive development of six properties in the village of Birgham. The front of the property sits on the roadside, while the sun room with open plan dining kitchen sits to the rear leading out to the lawned garden. The garden is fully enclosed by a tall, closed wooden fence.

Important - further construction work is currently taking place on a second development phase of six properties which sits on the opposite side of the road, to the left of Harebell Cottage. Please contact us for further details if you have any questions or concerns.

Location

Coldstream (3.5 miles) is a quaint but bustling little town sitting on the north side of the River Tweed right on the Scottish/English Border. It has an incredibly rich past, giving its name to The Coldstream Guards, the oldest serving regiment in British military history, and sits close to Flodden Field, site of the infamous battle of 1513.

Surrounded by superb countryside with wonderful views, yet with Coldstream’s shops, pubs and cafes right on the doorstep, guests to this area get to experience the best of both worlds. The shopping here is small and friendly with a good mix of independent outlets running the length of the High Street.

For eating out, you will receive a cheery welcome at The Besom Inn on the High Street for traditional pub fayre, or The Collingwood Arms at Cornhill is an elegant setting for lingering lunches or fine evening dining. A little further afield, the Allanton Inn at Allanton or the Wheatsheaf at Swinton are both renowned for serving dishes full of fresh local flavours amidst relaxed, convivial surroundings.

The Coldstream Gallery is a lovely spot to browse art, ceramics and jewellery by local artists and designers, or pop into Calico Interiors for lifestyle gifts and accessories before coffee and cake at the charmingly named ‘Mad Hatter’ nearby. There is a family butchers, bakery and small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions, or head to the Cornhill Village Shop (4.5 miles) for scrummy picnic lunches, hampers, local produce and home baking. More extensive shopping and amenities can be found in the picturesque town of Kelso (5 miles) which is also home to the 12th Century Abbey, Floors Castle, the Roxburghe Championship Golf Course and National Hunt Racing.

Activities

For general recreation and walking, The Hirsel Estate and Country Park at Coldstream is a gem of a spot sitting just on the edge of Coldstream with artisan workshops, a small museum, cosy tearoom and lovely waymarked walks around the lake and through estate parkland. In springtime, acres of snowdrops and daffodils blanket the grounds, and The Dundock Path is particularly stunning in late May or early June when the rhododendrons and azaleas burst into glorious colour. The woodland and riverside trails are wonderful in all seasons with an abundance of bird-watching and wildlife spotting opportunities including otters, kingfisher and over 170 different bird species.

For sightseeing, the property is an ideal base for exploring the wider area with its magnificent countryside steeped in a turbulent and romantic history, punctuated by imposing castles, including Floors, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh, Thirlestane and Alnwick; the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh; and the grand stately homes and gardens of nearby Paxton, Manderston and Mellerstain.

The stunning heritage coastline is just a short twenty minute drive with miles of pristine sandy beaches, jolly pubs serving the freshest fish and chips, and picture postcard coastal villages with charming galleries and gift shops.

Birdwatchers, walkers and photographers will delight in the stunning cliffs and coves of the Berwickshire coastline where you will spot thousands of seabirds and seals around the St. Abbs Nature Reserve or cross the causeway at low tide to the very beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Experience the exhilarating thrill of kitesurfing at Bamburgh, coasteering at Beadnell or perhaps just the simple pleasures of a picnic and a game of beach cricket on sands which remain almost deserted even in the summer months.

 

Walking

Walking

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Children and families

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.

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Historic houses and castles

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.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Cycling & mountain biking

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Spas and beauty treatments

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.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Ancestral history research

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.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Reviews

"We had a fantastic time at the cottage. Beautiful cottage and ideally situated. Lovely and warm and really quiet. We went to Kelso races which was only 10 mins away. We went up to Edinburgh for the day which again isn't that far. Went for afternoon tea at the Balmoral. Probably the best we have ever had. Thanks very much for the welcome pack. It was a very nice touch."

Watson family

"We’ve just returned from the most wonderful week in Harebell Cottage in Birgham, we can’t praise the cottage enough ! Absolutely sumptuous interior design everything of the highest quality, very modern beautifully designed house, and the welcome was the most generous we’ve ever had. 100% to the owners for creating such a fab home from home, and as always Crabtree & Crabtree a delight, so helpful and knowledgeable."

Mr & Mrs Tait
Location In the village of Birgham.
Dogs
  • Two dogs are welcome. Others will be considered on request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible during low season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The warmth and light of the sun room immediately lifts the spirits. The Little things we love....
"The warmth and light of the sun room immediately lifts the spirits."
Rachael, owner of Harebell Cottage