The Laurels enjoys an idyllic rural location, yet close to the very pretty market towns of Kelso and Jedburgh. Step outdoors and you will find wonderful walking, fishing and golfing nearby, as well as an award winning restaurant right on the doorstep.
Ideal for sightseeing or more active pursuits with generous space for rest and relaxation too
Finished in a gentle colour scheme of cool greys and soothing neutrals with just a dash of Provençal style, this is an incredibly welcoming space for rest and relaxation.
The generous accommodation sits on one floor and comprises a large open plan living space and doors leading out to the patio where you can enjoy wonderful views over the paddock and fields beyond.
The kitchen features a Rayburn range cooker when you want to rustle up a winning casserole, and the dining area has plenty of space to accommodate one or two extra dinner guests for a little socialising over supper.
The bedroom is a calming space for long lazy lie-ins, or alternatively head outdoors for breakfast on the patio and some fresh country air.
There's a second bedroom with twin beds at an additional charge for guests looking for a little more flexibility, yet ideally suited for families too. Not forgetting the four-legged member of the party, The Laurels welcomes one dog with plenty of scope for exercise in the adjoining field which extends into some lovely scenic walking trails.
A short 2.6 mile drive will take you to Harestanes Visitor Centre which features a busy events programme, art exhibitions, a craft centre and coffee shop, as well as lovely selection of woodland walks and cycling trails.
There are four walks which start and finish at Harestanes 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.
Alternatively for amazing panoramic vistas across the Border heartlands, take a hike to Penielheugh, a 150 foot tower built between 1817 and 1824 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo, finished off by a much deserved lunch at the highly renowned Caddy Mann which sits just a few hundred yards from the cottage.
The property sits on ground floor level.
Large open plan kitchen/dining area with Rayburn oil-fired range cooker, fridge/freezer, small dishwasher, wine fridge. A washing machine is enclosed in a separate storage cupboard off the main hallway. Large dining space with seating for four.
Sitting room with a large sofa and two armchairs, window seat overlooking the rear garden, and french doors leading out to the patio area and garden. TV with Freeview. Large feature fireplace with a living flame gas fire.
Bedroom one with king size bed, large built-in double wardrobe with generous hanging and storage space, dressing table and side tables.
Bathroom with spa bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a second bedroom available for use for a charge of £50, with double bed, side tables and built-in wardrobe.
There is a patio area and large garden to the rear and side of the property. This can be accessed via the french doors from the sitting room. The property enjoys open views across the paddock and open countryside towards the Penielheugh monument beyond.
Private parking for two cars is available directly to the front and side of the cottage.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
One dog is welcome with a charge of £15. The cottage sits in a large lawned garden which extends into the adjoining owner property. The garden is divided by a fence but this is not fully enclosed. There’s an adjoining field which can be used for exercising your dog which leads onto the railway line and walking trails.
High quality bed linen and towels are supplied. A hairdryer is provided.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is provided. Mobile reception is generally good.
Central heating throughout. Living flame gas fire in the sitting room.
The cottage adjoins the owner's property, separated by an inner-connecting door from the entrance hall which is locked and sound-proofed. The property is set within a large private garden. The owners are respectful of guest privacy but on-hand to help with any questions if required.
The historic market town of Jedburgh with its magnificent 12th century abbey ruins, sits just 3 miles from the cottage which has a small selection of shops and supermarkets for essential provisions, or 9 miles will take you to the thriving town of Kelso with its super array of friendly independent shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
For eating out, the Caddy Mann Restaurant sits just a few hundred yards from the property, renowned for serving excellent local fayre and warm ambient surroundings.
Alternativey the Schloss Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course sits a few miles from the property with both fine dining options as well as more relaxed lunches and afternoon teas.
A short 2.6 mile drive will take you to Harestanes Visitor Centre which features a busy events programme, art exhibitions, a craft centre and coffee shop, as well as 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 Wellington Monument built to commemorate the Duke of Wellington and the battle of Waterloo. An internal spiral staircase gives access to a wonderful viewing platform.
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 just metres from the property or the sublime Roxburghe Championship Course sits just 7 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 (13 miles).
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
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
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
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.Find Out More
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.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
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
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
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
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
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.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
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.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
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.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
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
"I just wanted to send a wee note to say that our stay in the Laurels was just lovely. We have visited Scotland many times and just love it. The Laurels is so beautiful and so peaceful. Our arrival parcel was a surprise and enjoyed by all. Please pass on my thanks to the owner – everything was thought of. The kids especially enjoyed the white fluffy robes!!!!!!"Lynn family
"Brilliant! The Laurels is an oasis of light, and big rooms! Very quiet! Beautifully decorated. Could easily live here full-time!!! Highly recommend them."
Ms Smith Clark
"It was a fantastic stay for a newly engaged couple. Beautiful peaceful place to stay."Mr Bell
"We had a really lovely holiday and loved the peace and quiet of the Borders. The Laurels was so well equipped and beautifully decorated and furnished which made for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The owner couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. We had booked our summer holiday at the last minute for various reasons so we weren't too sure how it would work out but it was just great!! We would definitely look to come back to The Laurels or to try one of your other properties.
Many thanks again!"
"Thank you for making us so welcome at The Laurels. We had a wonderful short break in a relaxed, quiet and spacious "home from home"."Mr & Mrs Montgomery
"We were delighted with The Laurels and enjoyed our stay immensely. The quality of the property, its furnishings, linens etc is outstanding and we felt so comfortable it was like home from home! The owner is charming and thoughtful and we would certainly recommend The Laurels."Mrs & Mr Newport
"We would like to thank your company for yet again a wonderful holiday spent in the Scottish Borders. As you will know from your records this I think is our fifth visit. We were very happy indeed with our choice of The Laurels. The owners were wonderfully welcoming but also respected ours and their privacy. The Laurels was absolutely perfect and would love to return. I was a little worried about the Rayburn oven before booking but I now have a new best friend! It is an absolute gem of a place and so comfortable. We loved our holiday and have never felt so relaxed in a long time. Yourselves and the owners have made our holiday very memorable. Can’t wait to return."Mr Dyce
- One dog welcome with a charge of £15.
- Typical arrival day: Friday
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Lazy afternoons in the garden enjoying the view towards Waterloo Monument."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree