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Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 32 reviews


Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 20km

*********TRIPADVISOR 2014 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER********** SLEEPS 2 -12 GUESTS A perfect location for outdoor pursuits, sightseeing , or just totally relaxing holiday with family or friends get together or celebration . Beautiful large converted barn in a quiet village setting, furnished to a high standard. THE OWNERS LIVE DISAETELY ON SITE IN A SEPARATE DETACHED COTTAGE WHERE YOU CAN RENT ONE MORE LARGE DOUBLE BEDROOM WITH KINGSIZE BED AND BATHROOM ( wc, bath with overhead shower ) THE BARN has a huge kitchen with flagstone flooring , wooden dining table and very comfortable chairs to seat up to 14 guests SPACIOUS BEDROOMS DOWNSTAIRS AND UPSTAIRS quality beds and bedding . ( UPSTAIRS 2 Double bedrooms with en-suites & superking size beds ( zipLinked) DOWNSTAIRS 2 twin bedrooms 1 en-suite) family bathroom with walk-in-shower. living room with double sofe bed Additionally there are available 2 z- beds on request.which can be set up in any of the rooms. Large charcoal barbeque on terrace. The kitchen leads to the outdoor terrace through glass doors these are a great feature as they give the room a real indoor/outdoor feel with wonderful views towards the cheviot hills Stichill Mains is ideal location for walking,cycling Fishing on the River Tweed and Teviot, Fishing & Casting instruction available ,clay pigeon Shooting & shooting instruction , there are also several Golf courses including the Roxburgh Championship course, curling, swimming etc

There are also many attractions in the Scottish Borders including nearby floors castle, Kelso and Jedburgh abbeys, Roxburghe & Hume Castles, many historical battle sites,

The Border Union Showground Hold many events throughout the year including events for all the Family.



Size Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Berwick 20 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 50 km, Nearest railway: Berwick - upon - tweed 20 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 Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details outdoors

Sheltered & private parking for in excess of 10 to 15 cars + large lock-up storage for cycles etc. Enclosed back terrace

The Scottish Borders region

Home to the salmon-rich River Tweed, the Borders is known for excellent fishing, while other country pursuits such as Walking, shooting and stalking are equally well catered for. Renowned for rolling hills, wild moorlands and superb Heritage coastline, the Scottish Borders region boasts vast areas of unspoilt countryside perfect for a self catering holiday in Scotland.


There are picturesque golf courses for all abilities, and adrenaline junkies can try numerous watersports, such as surfing and sailing, at Coldingham. Rent a cottage in charming Melrose or Peebles, or a Georgian townhouse in Berwick upon Tweed or Kelso, for the ideal base for exploring the region's many castles and abbeys, glorious sandy beaches, and miles of hiking routes. Floors Castle 2 miles away and Kelso Town complete with cobbled streets , pubs restaurants.

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Review 1-10 of 32

2 Jul 2014



This is our first visit to both Stichill Mains and the Scottish Borders but I am sure it will not be the last. The wonderful countryside only surpassed by the House itself. Stichill Mains is exemplary… More

21 Jun 2014


"superbly appointed house"

Stichill mains is a short drive outside Kelso but the rural setting allows for a very large property with excellent sun terrace outside. This is easily the best equipped property I've rented - n… More

26 May 2014


"Home from home"

What a pleasant surprise when we arrived at this wonderful gem. It modern, clean and furnished to a very high standard. We were greeted by both Susan and Arthur who were friendly and answered any quer… More

11 May 2014


"Absolutely wonderful!"

This really is a spectacular house. It was our first visit and I hope it won't be our last. Susan and Arthur really have thought of everything. The bedrooms are comfortable and beautifully appoi… More

10 May 2014


"This home is a truly superb, immaculate and spacious home of great quality."

My wife and I and other members (7) of our extended family stayed for a family gathering at the end of June.This home is a truly superb, immaculate and spacious accommodation of great quality with eve… More

9 May 2014


"exceeded my expecations in every respect"

this property is exceptional - finished to very high standard way and above what I would have expected for a rental property- the owners have made a considerable investment to ensure you have a very … More

16 Apr 2014


"Amazing, beautiful, just loved the place."

This is my second stay here and won't be my last. 1st class property and hosts. Susan & Arthur have thought of everything. Set in idyllic surrounds yet a fantastic springboard for traveling aroun… More

31 Mar 2014


"Fabulous Five Star accommodation"

Stayed 21st March 2014 for long weekend. This property has everything you need for a family holiday. It is of excellent standard. The views from the rear of the building were wonderful all you could s… More

25 Mar 2014


"Another Amazing Stay - The Allanettes"

What can I say. We stayed at Stichill Mains last year for the first time and were absolutuely bowled over by the property and it's wonderful hosts Susan and Arthur so had no hesitation in booking… More

22 Feb 2014



From start to finish our stay at Stichill Mains was perfect! We visited the beautiful barn conversion with our extended family to celebrate my Mum's 60th. First and foremost the assistance from … More

Review 1-10 of 32

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