This cosy country cottage offers deceptively spacious accommodation overlooking rolling Borders farmland in the shadow of the Eildon Hills.
Overlooking rolling Borders farmland
The cottage is ideally placed for relaxation or outdoor pursuits, yet close to the picturesque villages of St. Boswells and Melrose where charming country pubs offer plenty of opportunity for long lazy lunches and a fine craft ale. Sitting in a private courtyard, this pretty white-washed cottage benefits from three bedrooms and three bathrooms, offering good flexibility for families or couples looking to holiday together.
On the ground floor is a warm and comfortable sitting room with open fire for lazy days with a good book, along with a ground floor bedroom, separate shower room and a smart shaker-style kitchen with dining space for six.
Upstairs are two well proportioned double bedrooms along with a family bathroom and a separate shower room.
Outside there’s a large shared courtyard with ornamental pond, while a garden to the side of the cottage offers privacy and a wonderful open outlook over grazing farmland.
Sitting room with large three-seater sofa, one two-seater and armchair. Flat screen TV with Freeview with DVD player. Open fire with initial supply of logs provided.
Kitchen/dining room with ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer. Dining area with seating for six.
Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6‘ king size or twin as required, side tables, dressing table, chest of drawers.
Bathroom one with shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Small porch to the rear with hanging rail and door leading into the side garden.
Upper landing with large cupboard with hanging rail and storage.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6‘ king size or twin as required, side tables, dressing table, chest of drawers.
Bathroom two with bath with handheld shower mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6‘ king size or twin as required, side tables, dressing table, chest of drawers.
Bathroom three with shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a large shared courtyard with lawned area and an ornamental pond to the front of the cottage. A small lawned garden to the side offers guest privacy. The gate to the main courtyard area must be closed at all times. Guests can walk on the drive outside the courtyard but cannot walk in the surrounding fields with livestock.
There is secure storage available for fishing and outdoor kit in an adjacent steading.
There is ample private parking to the front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A highchair is available on request. Please note that a travel cot is not provided.
There is a large ornamental pond on the lawn in the courtyard area which has been covered by wire mesh. It is recommended that children are closely supervised in this area.
Two dogs are permitted but must be clean and dry before access into the property and thereafter kept to the kitchen area only.
Elliston is a working farm with livestock in the adjoining fields and it is imperative that dogs are kept under control and on leads whilst outwith the main courtyard when walking in the immediate area. Guests can walk on the drive outside the courtyard but cannot walk in the surrounding fields with livestock.
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available but please note that speeds can be slower due to its rural location. Mobile reception is generally good.
Central heating throughout the property. Open fire in the sitting room with logs provided.
The courtyard is shared with Coachman’s Cottage which sits nearby.
Just three miles from St Boswells, this pretty village boasts the fabulous, award-winning Mainstreet Trading bookshop, café, deli and antiques shop and the excellent Blue Coo Bistro at the Buccleuch Arms Hotel for eating out. There is also a good butchers, small Co-op supermarket and the highly regarded Border Gunroom for those essential country supplies.
Nearby Melrose (8 miles) is one of the most picturesque in the Borders with an excellent range of independent shops selling fine quality food and drink including The Country Kitchen for deli produce, cheeses, whole foods and fresh coffees; Dalgetty’s Bakery, makers of the original Selkirk Bannock; or Baird’s Butchers for locally sourced produce as well as freshly prepared homemade meals which are perfect for holiday stays.
You will also find a quality fishmongers, a fresh fruit and veg shop as well as two small convenience stores. For coffee and cake, pop into Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino and a delicious butter cream sponge, or for evening dining, the Town House, Burts or Marmions all come highly recommended.
This is an excellent base for exploring the local area. A drive of 6 miles will take you to the evocative ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott and arguably one of the most beautiful of the Border Abbeys with remarkably complete ruins set in stunning grounds. Nearby Scott’s View offers panoramic views over superb Border countryside.
For outdoor pursuits, there is excellent walking in this area with several major walking and cycling routes nearby including the picturesque Four Abbeys Cycle Route and famous St Cuthbert's Way which charts the historic trail of the revered seventh century Saint on a 62 mile walk between Melrose Abbey where he started his religious life and his eventual resting place on the sublime Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
It is also an ideal base for fishing parties with notable middle Tweed beats including Dryburgh, Tweedswood, Bemersyde and Lower Pavilion offering some excellent value fishing. Shooting, be it clays or game is available locally, including Bisley at Braidwood where you can pay and play, sharpen up your eye with a few shooting lessons, or perhaps try the first full-bore pipe rifle shooting range in Scotland.
For golf fans, the 9 hole Melrose golf club sits in the shadow of the Eildon Hills, or head to the stunning championship course at the Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso for a leisurely afternoon followed perhaps by an evening meal at the highly regarded Roux restaurant.
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.
For short breaks, our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for 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 and Common Ridings.......to name just a few!
You can reach the wonderful heritage coastline in less than an hour with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, or hop onto a train from Tweedbank (7 miles) for a day visit to the cultural city of Edinburgh where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply take some time to explore the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
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
Local food and drink
Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
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
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
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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
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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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"Byreman's Cottage was absolutely the perfect place! The inside renovation was beautiful and we so enjoyed cooking in that lovely kitchen, while gazing at the sheep. We also greatly appreciated the starter groceries left for us. Also, the bed was excellent. A sincere thank you to Crabtree & Crabtree, who helped us with this booking, at the very last minute. Byreman's is truly a special property. A perfect vacation."Nelson family
"We had a fabulous stay at Byreman's cottage. There was absolutely everything we needed and more besides. Loved the interiors and the generous room sizes. The location was also ideal. We came home feeling very relaxed. We would definitely return there. Missing those views already."Parker family
"Once again we've enjoy a fabulous week in the Borders with our two dogs. The cottage was lovely and definitely came up to the Crabtree & Crabtree standards inside, where it was well appointed and beautifully furnished."Goring family
"I have just returned from my forays North of the river and wish to express my appreciation of Byremans Cottage and the service you have given in suiting my dates. My party of five all agree it was our best find over the years and we hope to book again next October. We were pleased too to have met the owner."Squirrell family
"I had a lovely time at this beautiful cottage. I was very impressed and it was very clean just what I was looking for."Ms Easton
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Byreman's Cottage. The cottage was immaculate throughout and had everything we needed. Lovely peaceful setting."Yapp family
"We have had a lovely weekend at Byreman’s and Coachman’s, and met the charming owner on Sunday morning. The cottages were in a really lovely location, a beautiful quiet setting. The cottages were both beautifully decorated, wonderfully comfortable beds and great showers etc."Macmullen family
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Enjoying a breakfast of local produce in the bright, sunny kitchen."Avril, Crabtree & Crabtree