With its elevated position just over the Border on the south bank of the River Tweed, this pretty three bedroom cottage is ideally positioned for country pursuits or simply indulging in a little relaxation time.
Ideally positioned for country pursuits
Lower Tweed fishing beats sit just minutes from the door for those looking to cast their line amidst the scenic heartland, yet perfectly placed for taking in all the sightseeing attractions both north and south of the Border.
On the ground floor, the kitchen has a relaxed country vibe with nature inspired accents from Lewis and Wood giving a nod to the rich fly fishing history of the area. The country theme continues into the three guest bedrooms, accessorised by warming tweeds and beautifully rich wool throws and cushions from the design house of Anta.
On the first floor, the sitting room enjoys views over the garden to the river beyond and features a large sofa and two wing back chairs using finest Moon wools from the mills of Yorkshire accented by sumptuous Mulberry velvets and plaids. Add the blissful beauty of a real fire for a perfect end to the day, along with a wee dram perhaps!
The cottage benefits from a large sun-trapped lawned garden to the rear, ideal for dogs and children and for taking advantage of those golden alfresco moments with friends and family.
Kitchen with electric oven and grill, ceramic hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, freezer, selection of cookbooks. Dining table with seating for six.
Small utility room with small Belfast sink, washer/dryer, space for outdoor shoes and boots.
Bedroom one with fixed 5‘ king size bed, side tables, small dressing table, hanging space, French doors to the rear garden.
En-suite bathroom with bath with shower over with rainforest head and separate handheld unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with zip and link system which can be configured to twin beds or super king as required, side tables, chest of drawers, hanging rail.
Bedroom three with zip and link system which can be configured to twin beds or super king as required, side tables, small chest of drawers, hanging rail.
Family bathroom with bath, large unit with rainforest head and separate handheld unit, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Sitting room with large sofa, two high backed armchairs, wood burning stove. Technology includes a flat screen TV with DVD player, and an iDock. Views over the rear garden.
There is a gravelled area to the front of the property extending into a large lawned garden to the rear which is fully enclosed. The rear garden is multi-level with both steps and a ramped section with handrail to the lawned area. There is limited overlooking of the garden. Garden furniture with seating for eight.
There is a small store for outdoor gear to the rear.
There is designated private parking for three to four vehicles directly to the front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
Two dogs are welcome but must be kept to the ground floor, uncarpeted area of the property. They are not permitted in the bedrooms.
High quality linen along with towels. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Guest toiletries are supplied.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good.
Central heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with logs supplied.
The cottage sits just 1.5 miles from Cornhill-on-Tweed which has an excellent village shop selling a super selection of fresh local produce, including picnic hampers and home baking. It is also home to the highly regarded Collingwood Arms which has a pub as well as a super restaurant for lingering lunches or fine evening dining.
A more extensive range of shops, pubs and cafes can be found in the quaint market town of Coldstream (4.5 miles) where the shopping is small and friendly with a good mix of independent outlets running the length of the High Street, including a family butchers, a bakery and a small Co-op supermarket for holiday provisions.
For more extensive amenities, a number of larger supermarkets can be found in the very picturesque town of Kelso (7.5 miles) which has an excellent selection of independent shops set around a Flemish style market square.
This area is a much loved destination for salmon anglers who come to experience fishing on the famous Tweed system, and you will find Middle and Lower Tweed salmon beats - Hendersyde, Sprouston Birgham, Carham and Wark - all within a short drive of the property. Fishing can be booked through FishTweed, while Orvis, Fin and Game and Tweedside Tackle are all based in Kelso 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 (8.5miles). 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 you can 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.
Local events and festivals also 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!
It is also exceptionally well placed for exploring the wider Northumberland area. A 14 mile drive will take you to the edge of the Northumberland National Park, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty with over 400 square miles of stunning landscapes, criss-crossed by over 700 miles of walking, biking and riding trails which follow the routes of ancient cattle drovers, taking in Iron Age stone fortifications and traces of Bronze Age hillforts amidst the tranquil and rugged landscape.
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 Berwick upon Tweed (15 miles) or from Tweedbank (24 miles) for a scenic trip which will take you right into the heart of the city.
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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
Historic houses and castles
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Children and families
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Local food and drink
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Shopping, arts and crafts
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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
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Classes at your holiday home
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Ancestral history research
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Spas and beauty treatments
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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
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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
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Beauty and spa treatments
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"We just wanted to say what a fantastic stay we had at Orchard Cottage. From the moment we arrived we felt at home and had everything we needed. The welcome basket was a lovely surprise and we very much enjoyed sampling the local wares. So much so that we visited the mill and bought some more museli! The cottage was clean, comfortable and very well equipped. In a peaceful spot with very comfy beds we all slept extremely well. The location was ideal for visiting the coast and borders. We’ll back again one day for sure. Thank you and keep up the excellent standard – we have been spoilt for our first dog friendly holiday experience!"Warner family
"We had a wonderful time at Orchard Cottage. The cottage was furnished beautifully - we loved the Scottish touches with tartan/checked curtains and cushions. The beds, bed linen and towels were of the highest quality. The cottage was clean on arrival (believe me some cottages are not!!) and the extensive welcome package was a lovely surprise. The cottage garden was huge which was fantastic for our little dog. The garden was also a sun-trap and it was lovely sitting outside listening to the birds and the sheep over the wall. We would highly recommend this cottage and would return in a second. Thank you."Cocozza family
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible in low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Snuggling up under the beautifully rich wool throws and cushions from the design house of Anta after a day of wandering along the banks of the River Tweed."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree