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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Babingtons is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday in the Scottish Borders. Originally three Cottages, the accommodation is all on one level with cosy log fires, double glazing throughout and a new Howdens modern kitchen with Electric Everhot Range Cooker. A patio from one sittingroom with its amazing views over the garden and Cheviot Hills is ideal for lunches or dinners. The white bathrooms have baths & showers with electric heaters & the diningroom has a hostess trolley. Pets are welcome by arrangement. It is ideal for 2-4 people (+sofa bed) in a spacious hall or for larger parties 2-8 people (+sofa bed) in a spacious hall. Either divided or as one Babingtons Cottage is very comfortable, peaceful and has a lovely atmosphere.
The Cottage is located in a peaceful rural location close the historic town of Coldstream right on the Scottish Border. It is surrounded by a spacious gardens with wonderful bird life and open aspects and ample parking,
It is a great location for all outdoor pursuits. There is salmon and trout fishing in the famous River Tweed within a couple of miles. There is also sea fishing from the coast at Berwick, Eyemouth and Coldingham and many boat trips to the Farne Islands.
Historic Houses, Gardens, Riding & Golf Courses are also close by. A visit to Holy Island should not be missed. Day trips to Edinburgh by car or rail are within reach.
Ideal base for either country or coastal walking and cycling.
It is equally suited for those who are looking for tranquillity and relaxation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Berwick upon Tweed 22 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 100 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (6), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The Cottage is suitable for Couples, Families or Small Groups. It can either be booked for 2 - 8 people ( + Sofa bed). Rates accordingly
Babingtons has two Lounges with open fires and excellent views of the Gardens and rural aspect beyond to the Cheviot Hills. The River Tweed is a 10 minute walk. One Lounge has patio doors leading onto paved patio equipped with table and chairs.
Dining Room has a Table that comfortably seats 10 people.
The Kitchen is modern and fully equipped with an Electric Everhot Range Cooker, Washing Machine, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer & Microwave.
There are 4 comfortable Bedrooms, 3 twin Rooms & 1 Double. The 3 Bathrooms are equipped with both Baths and Showers and Electric Hair dryers
Hall with Sofa bed.
The Cottage is fully double glazed
There is Oil-fired Central Heating throughout.
Wader Racks and Drying Facilities
Wired & Wireless Broadband available
Logs, Coal & Linen are provided
Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement.
Our housekeeper, Jen can provide the luxury service of preparing delicious home cooking if required or if you prefer to eat out there is a selection of restaurants and pubs in Coldstream.
|Further details outdoors|
Babingtons has generous and well laid out gardens to the front and rear of the cottage with beautiful views. The gardens to the rear are ideal for relaxing and entertaining. It also has large gravelled driveway that accomodate guests parking.
About this location
The Scottish Borders region
Although Babingtons Cottage is rurally located it is close to a good road network to Edinburgh and Newcastle upon Tyne.
Some local places of interest are:
Well preserved 16th Century Tower with an exhibition of Walter Scott-themed tapestries and costume dolls.
A vast eerie Fortress at the heart of many of the bloodiest events in the history of the Borders.
Jedforest Deer and Farm Park:
Magnificent deer herds and rare breeds. Birds of prey display.
Robert Smails Printing Works:
Step back in time to the beginning of the century. Try typesetting by hand and watch the printer at work.
Jim Clark Room:
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Jim Clarks death, in 1993 Berwickshire District Council refurbished the ‘Room’ to provide a Museum. The World Motor Racing Champion was killed on April 7th 1968 in an unimportant F2 race at Hockenheim, Germany.
Chain Bridge Honey Farm:
Visitors Centre with information in every aspect of bees, honey and beekeeping. Stroll to
The Union Chain Bridge:
Completed in 1820 the Bridge was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. It remains the oldest and is still open to traffic.
Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary:
This sanctuary provides a caring home for donkeys and mules in need of love and attention.
Places worth visiting whilst staying at Babingtons are:
The historic houses with fine collections includes: Floors Castle, Paxton House, Mellerstain House, Traquair, Abbotsford and Manderston.
The Northumberland coast: Holy Island with Lindisfarne Priory and Castle, Bamburgh Castle.
Berwickshire fishing villages: St Abbs, Coldingham, Eyemouth & Burnmouth.
The famous Jim Clark Rally takes place annually in May on the local roads and is quite an attraction for locals and rally enthusiasts.
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7 Jan 2015
"Lovely cottage in lovely place"
Eight of us, family and friends spent a week in this lovely cottage. Very comfortable and cosy once the fires are lit and the heating is running. Well equipped and in a great location just 10 minutes… More
Thank you for your complementary review of Babingtons Cottage and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay.
4 Nov 2014
"Lovely Cottage in the Perfect Location"
I spent a lovely few days at Babingtons cottage this September. The weather was wonderfully sunny and warm, perfect for sightseeing. I also took the opportunity to visit Kimmerston Riding Centre (only… More
29 Oct 2014
"Exceptional and exceeding every anticipated comfort."
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16 May 2014
"Pure and beautiful luxury!"
This cottage was the perfect place to stay for our wedding! It sleeps 8 people very comfortably! It is beautiful, amazingly equipped and just plain perfect! I really cannot wait to return to Babingt… More
I am pleased that Babingtons Cottage met your expectations and we look forward to your next visit.
19 Sep 2013
"Excellent Holiday Accommodaion"
I have recently enjoyed my 5th holiday at Babingtons Cottage in the Scottish Borders. I highly recommend it as it is quiet and peaceful and has stunning views to the Cheviot Hills with lovely gardens… More
28 Nov 2012
"Thoroughly pleasant and enjoyable"
A very clean, tidy, spacious but cosy cottage with beautiful views to the cheviot hills and within easy walking distance to the River Tweed. We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I recommend it… More
I am really pleased you had such an enjoyable holiday at Babingtons Cottage and I look forward to meeting you again next year.
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