About the home
Take a holiday in the beautiful Borders. Walk in the glorious green hills and mountains walked by the Romans and the reivers, enjoy coming back to the delightful welcome offered by Benfield's modern leather arm-chairs and footstools. Enjoy the original artworks on the walls and luxuriate in the big (but modern) bath after a meal prepared in the well-equipped kitchen or sit outside and try the barbecue.
The border abbeys are all close by - Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh etc. but the roads are quiet and often narrow winding their way up remote valleys to tiny villages which still have lovely pubs and inns that demand a visit and offer good Border produce!
The grand houses of Abbotsford (Sir Walter Scott's home), Mellerstain, Floors, Paxton (home to part of the National Gallery) and others are easily reached and even Edinburgh is only about an hour away yet this is another world - one of great beauty and peace where your holiday home will be found to be comfortable, and convenient.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Coldingham, 30km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 10m
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
Very comfortable and spacious bedroom with a fitted wardrobe and wall-mounted television. The bathroom has an over-bath electric shower and is also extremely spacious with a good airing cupboard. Lounge has wall-mounted television and dvd/cd player.
Further details outdoors:
Off-road parking for one car by the front door. Small rear patio/terrace with a barbecue.
The Scottish Borders region
The Borders was the disputed area, to the north of the Cheviot Hills, which changed allegiance from Scotland to England and back constantly for hundreds of years. A rich, fertile area, it was settled in the middle ages by monks from the south who brought in sheep farming and wool weaving as an industry.
These monks have left the magnificent abbey ruins at Kelso, Melrose, Jedburgh, Sweetheart, Dryburgh and then there are the batlefield sites and the great houses at Abbotsford, Floors, Manderston, Mellerstain, and many others to explore to add to the dramatic beauty of the countryside, the pretty villages which characterise the region. The coast
The Kelso area
Kelso is a riverside town of charm with many fine Georgian buildings around the market square. The former Cistercian abbey ruins lie next to the river Tweed which sweeps in grand manner around the town centre.
The Duke's house, Floors, is just across the river and Morebattle village is 10 minutes drive south.
How to get there
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In the heart of this beautiful conservation village, just 10 minutes drive from the abbey town of Kelso and 5 minutes from the A698. About an hour from the airports of Edinburgh and Newcastle and just over half an hour from the main railway station at Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Activities near Kelso
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
15 Mar 2013
A 4 day stay in a charming little cottage in picturesque Morebattle. Very enjoyable welcome basket waiting in the well-stocked kitchen. Generous provision of toiletries, etc. Comfortable living room.... more
11 Sep 2012
WE stayed for one week and found that we could have stayed longer we were fortunate with the weather. The cottage was superb well furnished , clean and suited our needs perfectly which was to have a base to tour around the boarders. The people in the village were very friendly and the local pub was fine with a reasonable but basic menu but the food and the ale was very good.
We agree that the Scottish Borders are a great area for history and beautiful countryside. Thanks for the warm comments about our cottage. Glad that you enjoyed your stay Christine
09 Feb 2012
Benfield is a really well appointed cottage, the kitchen is very well equiped which is sometimes a problem in holiday cottages. John and Christine (the owners) did everything to make us feel welcome... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Early Spring||15 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 336||£ 63||-||3 Nights|
|Spring||23 Mar 13||4 May 13||£ 378||£ 69||£ 69||3 Nights|
|Early Summer||4 May 13||6 Jul 13||£ 389||£ 69||£ 69||1 Week|
|High Season||6 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 410||£ 69||-||1 Week|
|Early Autumn||1 Sep 13||20 Oct 13||£ 389||£ 74||-||3 Nights|
|Later Autumn||20 Oct 13||22 Dec 13||£ 378||£ 63||-||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
SPECIAL OFFER 1: Winter and late Autmn periods - SHORT BREAKS - book 3 nights and get an extra night FREE.
MAY-MID SEPTEMBER: 3-night break only available as a late booking, £210 -£230.
LONGER STAYS: SECOND WEEK - weekly rate is discounted by approximately 15%
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