“Amazing!” We had a lovely week end at the The Old Smithy & River Cottages to celebrate my husband's 30th Birthday!
Both cottages are great and perfect for a big group (we were 11) because there is so much space outside and inside.
The rooms are per
We celebrated New Year at both the Old Smithy and River Cottage and found it was the perfect location. The cottages were both beautiful and provided a large area for everyone to spend time together in… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to know that out of all the cottages you have stayed at over the years,that you found ours to be the best. We hope that you will visit us again. Thanks
“wow I wanna go back The Tenas on Tour”
Reviewed 29 Sep 2015
Myself and 9 female friends spent 2 nights in these 2 beautiful cottages to celebrate my 50th..the owner Susan was very easy to keep in touch with and catered for our every need.on arrival we were blo… More
Thank you for your fantastic review. We are delighted that you had such a great time in the cottages, we are only too happy to help with guests particular wishes when we can. We are glad that you appreciated the lovely comfy beds and pillows and hope to see you back again soon.
“A fantastic stay in a beautiful cottage.” A lovely cosy cottage, full of everything you would even need. Perfect location for exploring Melrose and surrounds. Gorgeous fully enclosed garden, great for young children. The owner was incredible friendly
Just spend 4 nights at Lavender Blue cottage, it is a lovely place has everything you would need. Laura the owner has gone above and beyond to make sure that your stay is complete we arrived to find a… More
Lavander Blue is one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at and believe me we have stayed at a fair few over the years. On arriving there was halloween cupcakes for the kids, which went down a… More
Thank you for taking the time to send such a lovely review , it gives me so much pleasure to know that you've enjoyed your holiday. Look forward to seeing you again, Laura
“Perfect location and very good standard”
Reviewed 23 Aug 2016
Conveniently situated in a quiet lane but central and close to the Melrose shops, rugby pitch, Abbey and Priorwood Gardens, this gem of a cottage was cleverly and beautifully furnished, spacious, imma… More
“Perfect location.” Just returned from 1 week stay at Tweed Cottage and already missing Pebbles. Stayed with my wife and although the weather wasn't what we had hoped for, it certainly didn't spoil our stay. Cottage itself is cosy and fully equipped wi
My husband and I stopped for a week in this delightful, cosy and spotless cottage. We were greeted with a welcome basket of goodies, and milk in the fridge, just what was needed after the long drive u… More
Thanks for your lovely review . You had unusually cold weather that week but the frost did look beautiful as you said . It's back to a balmy 9 c in December once more . Look forward to you returning . Kind regards owner
“Lovely house with smashing surrounding” Very nice house to accomodate a family with three children and a friend. At a stone throw from a picturesque sandy beach with rock outcrops on both sides. The views from the cliff (one minute's walk from the hou
We had a fantastic holiday. St. Abbs is a nice little village.We could walk to the beautiful beach and My three boys(5,3 and 3) enjoyed Coldingham beach very much everyday!
The cottage was comfortabl… More
“Smart and stylish self catering accomodation.” We enjoyed this cottage, recently converted when we rented, and beautifully done out to a very high standard. The decor was a nice change from the usual 'folksy'style. We observed that it would not perhap
“200 Year old cottage with update facilities & interesting places to visit.”
Reviewed 6 Oct 2011
We loved the cosy atmosphere of HERON COTTAGE & the trendy decor made for a relaxing stay. The cottage was spotlessly clean & easy to live in as there is a well equipped kitchen, a bathroom with bath … More
“cute, cosy and quiet cottage”
Reviewed 3 Oct 2011
Loved our stay - delightful cottage, cute bedrooms with shutter windows, big lounge room with large flat screen tv, beautiful robes provided for baths, new bathroom, central accommodation in Newstead … More
“Excellent cottage - very clean”
Reviewed 15 Oct 2016
Very clean - comfortable - near to our friends who live around the corner and who recommended it - near to excellent fishing… More
Fabulous Views, south facing, Peaceful and relaxing, Outstanding natural beauty, Excellent cycling and walking routes, Great quality restaurants and cafes nearby, World famous salmon fishing close by, Historical attractions abound, Great place to unwind and de-stress. & …see more
“Excellent accomodation” Excellent flat to stay in ideal for Peebles, nicely presented,clean & comfortable. 10 mins walk from town centre with plenty of options for eating out.
We tend to camp when staying in Peebles but we have now found the ideal pl
Painstakingly restored by the owners who have had a love affair with this character stone built cottage for many years. With a delightful garden in a very peaceful setting just outside the Abbey town of Melrose. An ideal base to explore the Beautiful Scottish Borders w …see more
A recently-renovated large holiday house sleeping 8-10 in the Scottish Borders. Historic tower house – perfect for family and group holidays and exploring the Borders and North Northumberland …see more
“Fabulous break in lovely accommodation.” Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at 43 Eastgate. The flat is clean and tidy throughout. The beds are comfortable, and the two bathrooms are of very high standard. Wi-fi is included and the owners have provided plent
Fantastic find. Excellent central location. Would not hesitate to recommend this lovely apartment! Decorated to a very high standard. Very well equipped. We could not get the TVs services working and … More
“Excellent place to stay.”
Reviewed 31 Aug 2016
Excellent accommodation for 4 people in an excellent location with great local amenities. Very enjoyable stay.… More
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 26 Oct 2016
Central location with parking available close by, the 2 bathrooms are a great bonus. Recommended and will look yo book this again if available.… More
“Outstanding stay in a fabulous cottage and stunning location” Whitfield Bothy Cottage is in my opinion an outstanding property and well worth a trip. Emma's attention to detail is faultless, even down to a very considerate and generous welcome pack o
This cottage was absolutely stunning, great place to relax and forgot about everything. The hottub was great spent a few days in it. Everything you need is in the cottage all you need to take is yours… More
So glad you had a lovely time. It's a very special part of the country in my opinion. That pod of dolphins has stuck by the coast between st Abbs and coldingham for over a year and a half and are stunning. We saw them in the summer with juvenile's when out on the rib boat trip close up and it was amazing! Hopefully we. An welcome you back again. Bw's emma.
Reviewed 4 Jan 2015
I had the most relaxing xmas holiday ever it was what I planned and more . Location was great. Amenities are fantastic just bring your clothes.… More
Many thanks for your lovely review. So glad you had a lovely Xmas! Emma
Reviewed 18 Dec 2014
What a delightful few days we have had in this little gem. We had a lovely welcome from the owner who was very helpful. The cottage has been so tastefully decorated and very well appointed and it is v… More
Thank you for your lovely review we are very glad you enjoyed your time at the bothy. Hope to see you again in the future.
“Stylish and chic accommodation in mountain biking heaven.” Beautiful french, chic and boutique accommodation set in the heart of the Tweed Valley. The perfect location for a mountain biking holiday or a romantic break. With Lucy's local knowledge and
Just returned from Lee Penn. Lovely apartment in an ideal setting. We frequently holiday in the Peebles area and have no doubt we will return to Lee Penn in the future… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Bring your bikes next time and I can show you those routes we discussed!
“Good value for money, beautifully presented property, very clean”
Reviewed 30 Oct 2015
The photograph of the outside of the property is deceiving as the entrance to the rental property is at the rear, but once inside you will not be disappointed the owner has not held back on the qualit… More
Hi Hazel. Many thanks for taking the time to review Lee Penn. I am sorry you were disturbed by some neighbours during your stay as it is normally such a quiet place and I appreciate staying in accommodation which forms part of the main house is not to everyone's taste - we do try to make this clear in the Holiday Lettings entry. Anyway it was a pleasure to have you staying with us and I do appreciate your very positive comments regarding the interior. Thank you
“Perfect!” My family asked how I found Yethouse and the answer is lots of searching and comparing. It seemed just what we wanted and the previous reviews were faultless so I sent off my enquiry. Immediately Barbara responded and nothing was too much tr
The Yethouse is fantastic. Barbara made us feel so welcome. Everything you need is provided. The views from every window are amazing and the skies on a clear night were beautiful. We loved the silenc… More
Thank you for taking time to write a review for us, we really appreciate your comments and absolutely agree that a night at the Kielder Observatory is a must see event. The silence is something we take for granted, its nice to be reminded just how special Yethouse is, thank you for that. Best wishes to all B
“Six-time returners never disappointed, always something new”
Reviewed 19 Apr 2014
We have stayed at Yethouse several times at various times of year. For this most recent trip, with two university students (who enjoyed the village pubs!) and a 15-y-old, we were blessed with only on… More
Reviewed 13 Jan 2014
Another amazing stay at the yet house. The house is absolutely beautiful and is an absolute credit to the owners. Love the wood burner, quiet lounge and of course the library. Clean, comfortable and i… More
Thank you, high praise indeed. Yethouse can indeed feel like the middle of nowhere, yet the centre of everywhere! Your review describes it very well. Glad your family also enjoyed their stay. Best wishes to all B
“superb stay” The accommodation was first class, Louise has missed nothing out for an excellent stay. On arrival the heating was on and delicious scones and other treats was a nice touch. The bedrooms were very comfortable and easy walking distance to
“A super holiday flat” I stayed in this flat for 3 nights over Easter with my mother and my 2 1/2 year old. It was comfortable and warm. New kitchen and relatively new bathroom with a super shower - no bath though. Great location and ample on street p
I enjoyed staying in this warm, clean, and inviting apartment. It had many nice touches to make it feel more like home. The decorations and artwork were lovely and interesting, and many books and br… More
Thank you - we do try to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay in our apartment and are grateful when they appreciate the 'finishing touches'.
“Well equipped Cottage in a great location” This cottage provided us with a warm haven during a very windy and sometimes wet winter break. Plenty of local walks and interesting places to visit.
“Delightful cottage - perfect for a relaxing break”
Reviewed 22 Aug 2015
Delightful cottage with a lovely garden in a secluded setting. Equipped with everything needed and plenty of seating outside to relax in if the weather is good. Wish we could have stayed longer!… More
Thank you for your kind review which sums it up very well. We get a lot of repeat bookings so we are delighted that so many guests, like you, express the wish to return. Regards. Sally and Malcolm
Reviewed 22 Dec 2013
Lovely comfortable cottage situated in a beautiful secluded location but within walking distance of village. Owner gave good detailed instructions on how to find cottage and explanation of key acce… More
“Excellent holiday Cottage” The Old Smithy is a superb holiday cottage. As it is all on one level, it is ideal for less abled people. The kitchen is very well equipped, the sitting room is large and has deep leather sofas, the bedrooms are spacious and
Myself, my husband, our two young children and my mother and father stayed at The Old Smithy in August and had a fantastic time. It is an ideal location for getting out and about in Scotland. I couldn… More
Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased that you loved our cottage and it lived up to your expectations in our luxury accommodation, we look forward to your return.
Thank you, Susan
“Excellent location and property”
Reviewed 30 Apr 2014
The property is next to a small river in a small village but is also only a 5 minute drive from Kelso and Sainsburys.
The cottage is lovely with everything you could need. The living space is partic… More
Hi thank you for taking the time to review our cottages and we are please you enjoyed your stay and that you found that they were well equipped. We look forward to your return. Thank you
“Super cottage with all mod cons”
Reviewed 13 Aug 2013
Beautifully renovated cottage with great kitchen, nice furniture and big garden. Several golf courses nearby. Fine restaurants in nearby Kelso.… More
Thank you for your nice review of our cottage, we are very pleased that you liked the cottage and that you had a great time here in Kelso. Hope you will return again sometime. Thanks
1 Braefoot cottage is located on the picturesque and private Yair Estate, which is situated on the banks of the river tweed in the heart of the Scottish Borders, approximately 35 miles south of Edinburgh, 6 miles from Galashiels, 5 miles from Selkirk and 7 miles from Me …see more
“Good location and very clean and comfy property.” We are regular visitors to Peebles as our son and his family live there. There is plenty to do and we were able to have our grandchildren for a sleepover. A very good location for exploring Scotlan
We stayed in Monabri for a week whilst visiting family at Christmas. It is well equipped and the rooms are spacious with comfortable beds. It's location is perfect and within walking distance of all … More
I'm so glad you had a nice time in Peebles & Monabri was warm & comfortable, Hope to welcome you back soon!
“Comfortable house in ideal location”
Reviewed 8 Aug 2013
We had a great week here, despite less than brilliant weather. Ample space, comfy beds, everything you need for a holiday base. The town with all amenities is just a stumble down the road, so you don'… More
“Cracking value for money and offers the ideal place to stay for tired Bikers - 10/10”
Reviewed 22 Jul 2013
Myself and 3 friends stayed here in February on a 3 day trip to Glentress with our bikes. It is absolutely ideal for those wanting to go and work hard on the trails all day and have somewhere comforta… More
Glentress is Fabulous, glad you all had a great time!
Stables cottage is a stone built detached cottage with private parking, patio & gardens. Fully centrally heated, double glazed & pet friendly. Renovated from a Victorian stable block. A VS 4 Star cottage equipped & furnished to a very high standard 1/2 mile …see more
“Fantastic house” Dear Ian
Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House.
I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland w
We stayed at Branxholm Knowe for a week and had an amazing time.
We were welcomed by Isabel, who is such a lovely person. She took her time to show us around and was very sweet and helpful.
The … More
“A fantastic and beautifully upkept traditional house”
Reviewed 5 Oct 2011
We booked the house quite late and couldn't have been happier with it. It is a traditional old house set in own woods on the side of hill. Plenty of room both inside and out. The conservatory is a … More
“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”
Reviewed 7 Mar 2016
Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all fel… More
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling
A lovely old cottage with a contemporary feel. Inside is thoughtfully equipped and well laid out: uncluttered rooms, white walls, pops of bright colour, deep window sills, a wood burning stove and furnishings and paintings in an eclectic mix of styles. High quality bed …see more
“Idyllic cottage in beautiful setting” I stayed at Saddlery cottage for a week in July of this year with my daughter and her partner. The bedrooms were lovely and spacious, large homely kitchen which was great for family meals. There is a patio area
Clean, comfortable spacious cottage. Easy parking, garden , we have stayed at this cottage twice in 12 months. Very nice location with excellent facilities . Will stay again soon .… More
Reviewed 24 Oct 2016
Great cottage with everything you need for a relaxing break. Great outdoor space for our dog and 2 children. Owners were very helpful and even sourced a dog cage for us prior to arrival. Would recomme… More
Reviewed 6 Nov 2016
We have just spent three lovely nights at this cosy and spacious cottage. We have extended family in Melrose but there were too many family members visiting at the same time to all stay at their home … More
“Excellent holiday accommodation” Very well equipped modern relaxing accommodation. Quiet village, but with a very pleasant walk into Melrose town centre. Quaint garden with lovely sitting areas.
We had a lovely short break at Orchard Cottage which was very clean and comfortable with a spacious living area;ideal for socialising or to just spreading out and relax.
The cottage is in a really p… More
“Top class - 5 star cottage”
Reviewed 17 Feb 2013
This is a beautiful cottage to stay in. We received a warm welcome and found that every need was catered for in this lovely house.
The owners have thought of everything. Finished to a very high stand… More
“Stunning cottage in beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 18 Jan 2013
My family (2 adults and 2 kids) stayed in orchard cottage for new year and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The cottage is tastefully decorated throughout and definitely has the wow factor. Everything we … More
A fabulous, recently renovated stone cottage, situated on the private Yair Estate in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Ideal for fishing enthusiasts, golfers, walkers, mountain bikers or from where to see the many tourist attractions that the Borders has to offer. …see more
“Lovely house” We had a lovely stay... The house was perfect for us, plenty of room and everything we needed. The kids absolutely loved having the play area and tennis court in the doorstep...Margaret was lovely and very helpful. We will definitely be
“Super cottage in an amazing location” Myself and my daughter have stayed at Granary cottage on 3 separate occasions - each time we've had a super holiday. The cottage is in an amazing location, the facilities are excellent with little extras like home
These cottages are both lovely with fantastic views of Minto hill. The location is good for walking and not too far to walk to the nearest pub. The owners are a nice couple and very helpful. We loved … More
“Superb accommodation” Spent a weekend at Dunvegan to celebrate a family member's birthday. Our party was 9 adults and 1 child and the accommodation was spacious with a high quality finish. Everything was provided and we all had a great experience. Su
Myself and 10 friends stayed at Dunvegan House for a wedding in the local area. We were delighted by the modern, luxurious property and the stunning views. The house is very spacious and accommodated … More
“Absolutely perfect for family gathering”
Reviewed 7 Sep 2012
Beautiful, comfortable house perfect for family celebration. Stayed 3 nights Aug/Sep and apart from a couple of trips for a walk at St Abbs and Pease Bay, we spent our time relaxing around the house.… More
“Open plan kitchen was a great area to chat with friends”
Reviewed 8 Apr 2012
In any weather this property has great views and a large open plan middle floor for everyone to congregate and enjoy chatting. Good location just off A1 but little traffic noise. Clean, tidy, spacious… More
Sea Views, Large garden, Beach, Bars, restaurants and tea rooms, 1 hour from Edinburgh. Course fishing, fly fishing Ideal for walkers, Diving. St Abbs National Trust Nature Reserve, Coldingham sands, cliff top walks, countryside walks<br />Beautifully modernis …see more
My husband and I feel badly let down. When you get the call early hours of the morning the day you are about to travel that your mother ( My Husband's Mother) is dying and given the last rights and wh… More
Firstly I would like to say how sorry we are to hear of your loss. Having lost both of my own parents I understand how you will feel.
Regarding your booking for the cottage. You booked the cottage through Holiday Lettings/Tripadvisor so surely your concerns should have been directed at them.
When we have private bookings we can deal with customers directly but when the booking is made with a third party you are bound by their booking conditions. Holiday Lettings have strict cancellation policies and do not give refunds on bookings cancelled later than 4 weeks prior to arrival. Sadly this does not take into consideration your very sad circumstances. That is when travel insurance comes into play.
As I said before if it had been a private booking then we would have been able to help in some way.
Thank you to all our guests for a great summer season. We are currently updating the Cottage so look out for new picture.
Stylishly unique and extremely comfortable accommodation. The Cottage is immaculately presented and offers cosy, comfortable accommodation for u …see more
“Cosy, spacious, quiet and clean!” Stayed here for one night after a day of walking in the hills! We were welcomed warmly by the owners and were delighted with the wee place! Comfortable living area complete with fire! Fantastic power shower with beaut
We loved having so much space all to ourselves, and the wood-fired stove made it so cozy! Will definitely recommend it to our friends, and thanks again Ashley for the warm welcome :)… More
“Excellent welcoming cottage”
Reviewed 11 May 2014
The Bothy is unique. Lovely welcome from owners and luxurious accommodation, in lounge with roaring log burning stove and large leather settees and chairs to sink into, and in the bedroom and en-suite… More
Reviewed 11 May 2014
Really nice welcome by the hosts and really good accommodation. Having your own private lounge and conservatory makes the stay so much more relaxing and so much better than a traditional B&B. I would … More
“a cosy cottage in a beautiful location, great for families” This is a very comfortable cottage with everything you need for a stay in the Borders. The kitchen is particularly well-equipped. It is a picturesque15 minute walk into Melrose across an old
“Practical, peaceful and perfect!” Tweed Rig is an extremely well-equipped house. We were not short of anything. The house is comfortable, spacious and very pleasantly decorated. On arrival we found our accommodation to be clean and tidy. The location
“A Haven of Peace and Quiet :)” We stayed here October 2012 and had a very nice holiday. The cottage is just right for 2 and is equipped with all you could want for a self catering break.
The cottage is well maintained and very eco friendly. It is bri
Just back from a brilliant stay in Brigend cottage. We had 4 nights in the cottage and can't rate it highly enough. You can tell as soon as you walk in that the owners really care about what they do a… More
There are plenty of activities locally including golf, bird-watching, walking, fishing and diving, a wealth of local historic interest and north Northumberland and Edinburgh, are an easy scenicr drive. …see more
Gypsy Palace is situated right on the Pennine Way meaning numerous wonderful walks are accessible right from your doorstep. Its always quiet and peaceful and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. In fact most of our guests stay simply for the peace and quiet.<br /& …see more
“The cottage was beautiful, warm, clean and had everything we needed for a family of five.” I really recommend this cottage, modern and tastefully decorated, very clean and spacious, ideal for a family. It has a lovely patio where the sun shines until
Stayed on the weekend of the 23rd November 2013 with a group of six girls. The cottage is of an excellent standard. Three large comfortable bedrooms, bathroom and toilet and a great equipped kitchen … More
“Ideal Holiday Home from Home”
Reviewed 12 May 2013
We had a local family wedding during Easter fortnight and had quite a problem finding accommodation for just 3 days. (Most places asked for a 1 week booking), so thanks to Sarah's flexibility we were… More
Thanks so much for posting a review and for your kind words about our cottage, flexibility and the beautiful Borders. Hope you and the family will come back and explore again, with some warmer weather perhaps! Kind regards, Sarah
“Great place, wonderful host”
Reviewed 5 Jan 2013
Often photos on a website are rather better than the real thing. Here it is even better! Everything is well thought out for easy living and the location is rural and idyllic.… More
Many thanks for your kind comments, glad you think the photos do the cottage justice- often difficult to capture the country cottage feel but the beams, doors and features do give the place a gret feel.Hope you might consider celebrating New Year again with us next year! (with new kitchen knives provided!!) Kindest regards, Sarah