Perfect for two, this quaint, cosy cottage is a warm, restful haven for those seeking a relaxing change of pace.
Warm, restful haven for two
Its rural setting mid way between Kelso and Melrose will be an ideal choice for those looking to explore those picturesque towns and the wonderful attractions of the wider area.
Small but perfectly formed, Woodman’s has all the essentials required of holiday living. The open plan sitting room/kitchen is a studio style space - warm and functional with comfortable furnishings and finishes. The kitchen is well equipped with a dining space for two, and a rear door leads into a large open garden where you can watch the comings and goings of the abundant wildlife.
A pretty bedroom sits on the first floor with wrought iron bed and characterful coombed ceiling, along with the bathroom on this level.
Access leading directly into the sitting room.
Sitting room with double sofa and armchair, flat screen TV and DVD player, door leading out to the patio area and garden.
Kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave. Dining table with seating for two. Washing and drying facilities are provided in an external laundry which is shared with two other cottages. A freezer is available for use in an external outbuilding.
Bedroom one with fixed 5’ king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging rail and storage space.
Bathroom with bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a large open garden with outside furniture to the rear of the property which is shared with the adjoining Wheel House (sleeps 4).
A shared charcoal barbecue can be provided on a first come first served basis.
There is a shared games room which is available for guest use. This has a table tennis table, football table, Nintendo Wii and a selection of indoor and garden games.
A shared laundry facility has two washing machines and two tumble dryers as well as a Belfast sink.
Secure private storage for outdoor gear and bikes is available on request. Rod rack facilities are provided for fishing parties. A freezer is also available for guest use.
Private parking to the front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
One well-behaved dog is welcome at a charge of £25. Your dog must be clean and dry before access into the property, kept to the ground floor area only and not permitted on the furniture or in the bedroom.
High quality bed linen and luxurious towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is variable on most networks. EE offers the best coverage indoors, otherwise reception improves in the outside courtyard or garden.
There is central heating throughout the property.
The steading comprises three small cottages in an L shape configuration which all sit in the same ownership and are available for use as holiday lets, either individually or together. The owner's property is immediately adjacent and while they are on hand to help guests with any aspect of their stay, they are completely respectful of their privacy.
You will find excellent local amenities in the thriving market town of Kelso (5 miles) set around a charming cobbled square. The town is home to a super range of independent shops where you can indulge in a little retail therapy, or purchase fresh local produce and holiday provisions from quality traders.
There are some excellent pubs and restaurants for dining out or for light lunches you will find plenty of tempting treats in the many cafes in the town - including Cafe U, the Hoot ‘n Cat or the Terrace Cafe at Floors Castle.
The cottage is also 5 miles from St Boswells which boasts the fabulous, award-winning Mainstreet Trading bookshop, café, deli and antiques shop and the excellent Blue Coo Bistro at the Buccleuch Arms. There is also a good butchers, small Co-op supermarket and the Borders Gunroom. The incredibly picturesque town of Melrose is also just a short 12 mile drive.
For walking, guests here are spoilt for choice with lovely peaceful country rambles taking in woodland and riverside paths directly from the doorstep, including a few hidden gems which will charm and delight. A leisurely 3 mile walk will take you to Smailholm Tower, the first home of Sir Walter Scott with fantastic views across the Cheviot Hills beyond.
The Borders Abbeys Way passes through this area and you can walk a lovely section along country roads all the way down to Floors Castle and Kelso, or if you’re feeling particularly energetic you may wish to walk the full route taking in the exceptional remnants of the four 12th century Abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose.
Similarly, the area has cycling trails for everyone from the family friendly routes at Bowmont Forest and Harestanes, to the scenic waymarked trails of the Bordeloop4, Coast & Castles Route & Tweed Cycle Way. If you prefer to swap two wheels for four hooves, the Nenthorn Equestrian Centre is a well-established school offering riding for all ages and abilities and is based just a few minutes from the property.
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 - Rutherford, Makerstoun, Upper and Lower Floors, Junction and Hendersyde are all within a few miles of the property. Fishing can be booked through FishTweed, while Orvis and Fin and Game are both based in the centre of town offering a wealth of advice on river levels, latest catches, permits, tackle and all things fishing and country.
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, or perhaps sharpen up your eye popping a few clays at the nearby shooting school.
For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are 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, Common Ridings and Melrose Rugby Sevens.......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. Alternatively hop on the train from Tweedbank (14 miles) and enjoy a wonderful trip through scenic Border scenery which will take you right into the heart of the city.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.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
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
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.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
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
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
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
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
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
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.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
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.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
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
"Warm welcome with wine and scones. Wonderful weather. Will be recommending Woodman's cottage to family and friends."Mr & Mrs Knowles
"Woodman’s looked just what we were looking for and it was important to us that it was dog friendly. The owners were lovely, nothing was too much trouble and we knew from the outset that it really was a dog friendly establishment. They gave us some local knowledge of the area which we appreciated – we also appreciated the surprise chocolate cake, cookies and bottle of wine. Woodman’s was exactly as advertised, modern, bright and clean and it was a sufficient size for two or us and our dog for a week. Facilities offered by the owners were great. We loved the fact that we could leave the back door open and our dog could roam outside if he wanted to without coming to any harm. Even our neighbours commented on his behaviour and how they simply had to take a photo of him because his tail never stopped wagging! We had a lovely week and will be booking again next year because there is still so much we want to explore and Woodman’s gives us a central base in which to do so. We felt Crabtree & Crabtree service was also of very high standard."Tremain family
"Enjoyed our stay at the Woodmans Cottage, very peaceful and comfortable. Weather great, beautiful scenery as always in the borders, around Kelso and Melrose. The owners helpful and kind, left us some great scones and jam and wine."Mr & Mrs Pringle
"We had lovely holiday at this cottage. We couldn’t fault it in any way. It was very comfortable, well maintained and a perfect base for exploring the area.
Our first experience of the Crabtree & Crabtree service has been a positive one and we will be booking another holiday with you later in the year."Ms Clitheroe
"Such a lovely stay again. Thank you to the owners for making us so welcome. We will be back!"Mr & Mrs Reed
- One dog is welcome with a charge of £25.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Upon arrival, the lovely owners welcome guests with freshly baked goodies - the brownies are our favourite!"Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree