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Overthickside Cottage

Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Soak in the rural views from this beautifully designed house in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

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Overthickside Cottage

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Overview

Soak in the rural views from this beautifully designed house in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

This spacious, dog-friendly home offers the perfect base for exploring

If you’re yearning for a peaceful rural escape in the Borders with scenic walks on the doorstep, and with a magazine-worthy interior designed for social living with family and friends, look no further than Overthickside. Located just over two miles from the historic market town of Jedburgh, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home has been extensively renovated and features a striking interior scheme by a renowned local designer.

This single storey house has a flowing layout that combines the practical zones you’d want from a rural home – including a bright wood-panelled access porch with ample space to offload coats and boots after a day’s adventures – alongside a wonderful open-plan living space with large windows that frame the far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

Featuring a mid-century-modern sideboard and a large L-shaped sofa for cosy evenings watching a movie together, the seating area also has an inset electric fire for instant warmth on chillier days. Sliding glazed doors open from the dining area onto a patio, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor flow, and the house sits within a large and enclosed lawned garden, making this ideal for families with younger children.

Cream Shaker-style cabinetry and timber worktops keep the mood airy and bright in the kitchen, and there’s a breakfast bar where you can perch with a morning cuppa and take in the views through the sliding doors.

The games room is a wonderful feature of this home. With casual seating and a wood-burning stove, this space is perfect for those days when you want to relax for a few hours playing pool.

Each of the four bedrooms is individual in its design. In two of the bedrooms, layered statement wallcoverings, lighting and textiles create an eclectic look, while the third bedroom pairs an antique bedstead with kilim-style bedside cabinets and a dreamy mountain-scape wallpaper. The fourth bedroom offers a more understated aesthetic with a subtle wallcovering and upholstered bed, but with punchy pink and orange accents in the cushions and contemporary artwork – all highlighting the individual feel as you move through this interior.

The bathroom and shower room are beautifully contemporary, and again these spaces offer pops of colour – as with the apple green double vanity unit in the bathroom – and accents in the different materials used, including matt black fittings partnered with warm wood finishes in the shower room and modern brass fittings with a textured tile finish in the bathroom.

Overthickside is perfectly placed for exploring the Borders. Jedburgh is only a short drive away and offers independent cafes and shops to browse within the historic Market Place and Canongate, and there’s a lovely riverside walk along the banks of the Jed Water, starting from Jedburgh Abbey, one of four great abbeys established in the Scottish Borders in the 12th century. If you feel like a bigger challenge, you’re also close to the St Cuthbert's Way, which is one of the most scenic and varied long-distance walking routes in the UK, so you can stride out for miles before returning for a hot bath and a relaxed evening back at Overthickside.

Property details

GROUND FLOOR

Access into porch/boot room with hanging rail.

To the left, off the central hallway, is a large open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen comprising:

Sitting room with corner sofa, wall-mounted Smart TV, electric fire.

Dining area with seating for eight. Double doors to the patio.

Kitchen with electric oven, four-burner electric hob, fridge/freezer (3 drawer), microwave. The utility room directly off the kitchen has a washer/dryer and sink.

Games room/snug with sofa, chair, pool table, wood burning stove. Door to the rear garden.

To the right, off the central hallway, leads to the ground floor bedrooms and bathrooms:

Bedroom one with king size bed, side tables, built-in wardrobe with hanging space and storage, wall-mounted Smart TV. Dressing room which may be ideal for a travel cot.

Bedroom two with double bed, side tables, built-in wardrobe with hanging space and storage.

Bedroom three with double bed, side tables, built-in wardrobe with hanging space and storage.

Bedroom four with 3' twin beds, with zip and link option which can be configured to a 6' super king.

Family bathroom - bath with shower over (rainforest head with separate mixer), heated towel rail, double basin, and WC. 

Family shower room - with shower (rainforest head), heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Please note due to the size limitations of the property, Overthickside Cottage is only felt suitable for a maximum of 6 adults with two additional children accepted.

OUTSIDE

Large enclosed garden comprising a wrap-around patio and lawn. This benefits from far reaching views across open Borders countryside. Outdoor furniture with extendable table and chairs, and a separate picnic bench. A brick barbecue is available (charcoal not supplied).

Secure storage for bikes and outdoor kit may be possible on request only.

PARKING

Ample private parking on the gravelled drive to the front of the property.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING

For safety reasons, we do not permit electric vehicle or hybrid car charging at this property. If you’re travelling by EV, discover your nearest electric vehicle charging point here.

BABIES & CHILDREN

A travel cot and high chair is provided on request.

DOGS

One dog is welcome at Overthickside Cottage at a cost of £20. A further dog may be considered on request, subject to details.

Dogs are not permitted on the furniture or in the bedrooms.

GUEST AMENITIES

All bed linens and towels are included. Duvets and pillows are duck down - alternative options may be available on request - please enquire. Hand soaps and shower/bath wash are provided. Hairdryers are available in each bedroom.

WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good.

HEATING

Gas (LPG) central heating throughout the property with radiators which are thermostatically controlled. Electric fire in the sitting room. Wood burning stove in the games room/snug (initial basket of logs supplied). Underfloor heating in the bathrooms along with heated towel rails.

GUEST PRIVACY

The property is detached and sits in a large garden. There is a large barn (occasional use) and a further property at the end of the drive off the main access road - both in separate ownership.

SHORT-TERM LETS LICENSING

Scottish short-term lets licence number: SB00406F

The current EPC rating for this property is band E, a copy of the certificate can be found here

Location

The historic market town of Jedburgh with its magnificent 12th century abbey ruins, sits just 2 miles from the property which has a small selection of independent shops and supermarkets for essential provisions, or 12 miles will take you to the thriving town of Kelso with its super array of friendly shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.

For eating out, there are a number of good options in the town of Jedburgh, including The Carters Rest and The Capon Tree, along with a number of takeaway options. The Caddy Mann Restaurant (3.5 miles) sits between Jedburgh and Kelso and is renowned for serving excellent local fayre amidst warm ambient surroundings (but do check the opening times on their website first). Alternatively the Schloss Roxburghe Hotel benefits serves everything from relaxed lunches to more formal evening dining.

For a coffee and cake stop, try Abbey Bridge Coffee House or Simply Scottish in Jedburgh, or travel to 'Out-There Artisan' coffee shop at nearby Harestanes Visitor Centre (5.7 miles) which also boasts a gallery space and lovely artisan workshops to browse around. Across the road from Harestanes, you can also enjoy the delights of the Woodside tea room based within a pretty walled garden where you can purchase fresh fruit, salads and vegetables for supper.

Activities

Close to Jedburgh you will find Harestanes Visitor Centre which features a busy events programme, a craft centre and coffee shop, and a lovely selection of woodland walks and cycling trails from relaxed ambles to more energetic climbs.

There are four walks which start and finish at the centre including access to St Cuthbert's Way, the stunning long-distance walking route which follows the legend of St. Cuthbert on his journey from Melrose to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne; or for amazing panoramic vistas across the Border heartlands, walkers can take a hike to Penielheugh to the fantastic 150 foot Waterloo Monument built to commemorate the battle of Waterloo. A key can be hired by contacting Lothian Estate Office prior to visiting which gives access to a wonderful viewing platform at the top.

For outdoor sports, the area is synonymous with fishing, sitting 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.

For golf fans, there is a golf range 3 miles from the property or the sublime Roxburghe Championship Course sits just 9 miles away - 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 sightseeing, twelve miles will take you to two of the most picturesque towns in the Scottish Borders - Kelso, home to Floors Castle the majestic residence of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe; or Melrose which sits tucked between the Tweed and the gorse-backed Eildon Hills with its charming array of independent shops, pubs and restaurants and the evocative remains of Melrose Abbey as the stunning backdrop. Alternatively the stately homes of Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

For day trips slightly further afield, the cashmere mills at Hawick and Selkirk offer a good day out and 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 can be easily reached in an hour by car or by train from Tweedback (16.6 miles).

C&C experiences

C&C experiences

We invite you to enjoy the most coveted and exclusive local experiences available in the North of England and the South of Scotland on your next Crabtree & Crabtree adventure.

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Children and families

Children and families

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

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Services

Cooks and chefs

Cooks and chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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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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Additional housekeeping

Additional housekeeping

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

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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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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Fresh flowers

Fresh flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

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Location Rural - 2 miles from Jedburgh.
DOGS
  • One dog is welcome at a charge of £20. A second dog may be considered upon request.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday with short breaks considered upon request.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The far reaching views over rolling Borders countryside at Overthickside Cottage, Jedburgh
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"Taking in the gorgeous countryside vistas over a morning cup of coffee."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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