Offering the best of both worlds, Millsyde nestles amongst rolling farmland in a peaceful, secluded position, yet is only three miles from the charming market town of Kelso.
With views over rolling farmland, this country cottage offers peace and tranquility away from the madding crowd
Inside, the accommodation is light, spacious and beautifully presented, in a relaxed country style. The superb, Shaker-style kitchen is a cook's delight, well-equipped with all the latest kitchen wizardry. There is ample entertaining space, with a more formal drawing room, in addition to the delightful, convivial open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area.
The pretty bedrooms offer lovely views over farmland, with top quality mattresses and sumptuous feather duvet and pillows for a restful night's sleep.
Comfortable and cosy throughout the year, the house is tucked up in deep layers of wool loft insulation, keeping in the warmth from the under-floor and central heating. Solar panels help to heat the water.
Large entrance hall.
Fabulous open-plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area comprising:
Kitchen with range cooker with 5 ring induction hob, two ovens, heating drawer and grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, docking station and walk-in pantry.
Dining area (seats 6) and sitting area with TV, DVD player and board games .
Drawing room with wood burning stove, TV and DVD player.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer, pulley, microwave and ample storage.
Bedroom one with 5' king size bed.
En-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as preferred.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be set up as a 6' super king double or 3' twins as preferred.
Family bathroom with double ended bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Millsyde sits within a large, private garden, which wraps round the house, but is not fully enclosed. The entrance hall leads to a terrace with outside dining space for 6 guests. A barbecue is not provided. There is a small secluded evening sitting area to the rear of the house which faces west for the last of the day's sun.
Accessed separately from the house is a boot room ideal for storing outdoor kit and double garage with table tennis.
Guests are welcome to walk round the surrounding farmland which belongs to the owners.
There is ample private parking to the side of the house.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are not available.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Millsyde for a fee of £25 per dog.
Dogs must stay in the tiled kitchen and scullery. They are not permitted on any furniture.
As Hendersyde is a working livestock farm, which encourages wildlife, owners must keep their dogs under control at all times, making sure they clear up behind them both inside and out, so no trace remains. The garden is not fully enclosed.
All guests are provided with sumptuous feather pillows and duvets, top quality bed linen and towels.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Fibre Wi-Fi is provided. There is adequate mobile reception on most networks. A landline telephone is provided and guests are asked to contribute to the cost of any calls via the honesty box.
Millsyde has oil central heating in addition to the underfloor heating and wood burner in the lounge. Millsyde also benefits from solar panels.
There is no provision for EV charging at the property. The nearest charging point can be found in Kelso (2 miles).
A map of public electric charging points in the area can be found here.
The house sits in a remarkably peaceful position on the owner's farm at Hendersyde, where one can spot a host of wildlife including deer, barn owls and otter. There are fabulous walks across the farm, between the woods and by the waterside. The murmur of the Eden Water can sometimes be heard from the house, as it makes its way to join the River Tweed downstream from Kelso.
The historic town of Kelso lying at the junction of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot was 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, a monthly farmer's market and a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants. A vibrant range of events can also be enjoyed at Floors Castle, The Border Union Show Ground and Kelso National Hunt Race Course.
Kelso sits right on the confluence of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot and is a much loved destination for salmon anglers who come to experience world-class fishing on the prolific Middle Tweed salmon beats around this area - Hendersyde, Rutherford, Makerstoun, Upper and Lower Floors, Junction and Hendersyde are all within east reach of the property. Fishing can be booked through FishTweed, while Fin and Game based in the centre of Kelso offers a wealth of advice on river levels, latest catches, permits, tackle and all things fishing and country. The day’s catches can be smoked locally at the nearby Teviot Smokery, or for a little relaxation after the day’s endeavours you will find plenty of congenial fisher chat at Ednam House where you can celebrate......or perhaps commiserate over a wee dram in this renowned fishing establishment!
For golf enthusiasts, Kelso Golf Club is an attractive parkland course resting on the edge of the town, or you can experience a fantastic day-out playing the Roxburghe Championship Course (5 miles), recently voted 6th best course in Scotland by readers of the country’s best selling golf title. There is a pro-shop and PGA golf academy here for those who are new to the game or wish to refine their swing, and if you’re feeling particularly energetic you may decide to finish off your day popping a few clays at the nearby shooting school.
For walking, there are lots of lovely peaceful country walks taking in parkland, woodland and riverside paths right across the area from easy rambles to more extensive hikes in the Cheviot Hills which can be accessed from Yetholm (10 miles). You can join the long-distance walking routes of The Pennine Way and St. Cuthbert’s Way from this point, or alternatively experience some fantastic scenery along the route of the Borders Abbey’s Way, taking in the exceptional remnants of the four 12th century Abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose.
For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestaneare all within a short half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
Our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for short breaks or friendly get togethers where you can enjoy National Hunt Racing at Kelso Racecourse, local Antique Fairs and Auctions, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, Point-to-Point Meets, the Borders Book Festival, Walking Festival and Common Ridings.......to name just a few!
A half-hour will take you to the wonderful heritage coastline with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, while the cultural city of Edinburgh is just an hour’s drive where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply a day-out exploring the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.
Children and families
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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
Cycling & mountain biking
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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
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Classes at your holiday home
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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
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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"We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Millsyde - the cottage was immaculate and the owner has thought of everything that you would need. The welcome we received from the owner was warm and friendly and set the tone for a great start to the holiday. On entering Millsyde the table was set for tea, the kettle was on and the home made biscuits were delightful! The welcome continued with a bowl of fresh raspberries & strawberries and cream found in the fridge. The weather was also perfect and took full advantage of the outside space. For future guests information we visited a variety of eating establishments. The Allanton Inn, The Plough Inn at Leitholm and the Deli next Door restaurant in Kelso (the food here was excellent) and we bought from the deli and butcher (Hunters) for our own use too - and would thoroughly recommend. The choice of things to do and see in the area is fantastic and we took full advantage - a truly great area to have a holiday. We will definitely be looking to stay and Millsyde in the future."Mr Strathie
"We are regular visitors to the Borders, and Millsyde is the best holiday property we’ve stayed at. The location is fantastic, in beautiful, tranquil countryside, with wonderful walks all around, but within easy reach of Kelso for all facilities. The house is very comfortable and well equipped, with good beds and bathrooms. The owners were really friendly and helpful, but not intrusive, and sorted out a couple of minor problems very quickly. We wouldn’t hesitate to go back."The Stephens Family
"We had a great stay at Millsyde! The house is perfect and offers everything you could ever need. The position of the house was fabulous for us for walking the dogs and so quiet and peaceful.
We had such a lovely welcome from the owner and she even came to say goodbye which we have never experienced before.
We went out daily exploring the area and the local towns and villages. Everyone was welcoming and most happy to have the dogs in shops and pubs/restaurants."Mr & Mrs Barnes
"We all enjoyed another fabulous holiday in the borders. Once again your company provided excellent service. Millsyde is definitely the best yet of the cottages we've booked with you, everything we could possibly need and more, with very friendly welcome from the owner. Being surrounded by fields was fantastic with the dogs and for the peace and quiet. We will definitely be booking with you again as soon as we can!"Mrs Hepworth-Smith
"My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Millsyde. The cottage is spacious and comfortable in an idyllic setting and everything about it oozes taste and the very best quality. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything that one could possibly need. The “Welcome Pack” was very generous with the essentials of tea, coffee, milk etc and a bottle of wine and huge quantity of fruit. The owner greeted us very warmly and had thoughtfully boiled the kettle to enable us to make a drink on arrival and had made us the most delicious rock cakes. We hope to return to Millsyde at some time in the future but appreciate that we would have to book well in advance to secure this wonderful property. We can only add that if it was for sale we would buy it!"Turner family
"Millsyde was amazing. We had such a good time and would highly recommend. The cottage is of such a high standard and has everything you could need, very well equipped and extremely cosy. The owner is just lovely and very accommodating. The layout works so well and the kitchen is amazing, such a brilliant space to sit and chat and all be together. Great weekend!"Forster family
"An absolutely beautiful cottage in stunning surroundings. The cottage is finished to a very high standard and is faultless. We stayed with two of our grandchildren who absolutely loved the cottage and the gardens which are lovely. It is a great base for exploring the borders region and a very relaxing place after a hard days walk. The owner was very attentive and the welcome pack she left was excellent (especially the gorgeous rock cakes!), a truly 5* experience all round."Franklin family
- Two dogs are welcome with a charge of £25 per dog.
- Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Taking time to cook and socialise together in the spacious, well equipped kitchen area."Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree