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Greenknowe Cottage

St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Visit Scotland - 4 star
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Close to the picturesque village of St Boswells and wonderful towns of Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh
  • Golfers will be delighted with an array of local courses and the championship Roxburgh course
  • Enjoy a short train ride from the nearby Tweed bank station to the fantastic City of Edinburgh
Property code: 78774

This charming stylish detached cottage with wood burner perfect for cosy nights in, is located amid beautiful countryside in the pretty hamlet of Longnewton, within easy reach of great local amenities

Set in a picturesque hamlet just south of St Boswells, this pretty cottage makes a lovely holiday home for a family or a couple looking to explore this wonderful part of the Scottish Borders. This attractive cottage has been brightly decorated and comfortably furnished, providing ample space for up to four guests across two delightful bedrooms. The area offers plenty of great outdoor activities, with several local golf courses, some excellent bike routes and the famous Kelso Racecourse all within easy reach. The property is set on a smallholding: guests are welcome to help collect the chickens’ eggs or visit the resident ponies.

 

Entering this bright, colourful and vibrantly decorated cottage you will find a charming lounge with Smart TV, comfortable seating and a wood burner, making this a great space to unwind at the end of an exhilarating day. Exploring further, the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner makes a relaxing central living space with plenty of seating, a Smart TV, an inviting dining area and fully-equipped kitchen so you can cook your favourite meals. The ground floor also features a twin bedroom which can be made into a super-king-size on request, as well as a shower room with a level access shower cubicle and WC. A quirky spiral staircase leads from the kitchen/diner up into the light and airy first-floor master bedroom. This cosy and spacious double bedroom features exposed ceiling beams and window seating offering glorious rural views. There’s also an en-suite bathroom with double-ended bath and WC.

 

French doors open out from the dining area onto the enclosed patio, which has a  spacious four person hot tub, BBQ and outside furniture so you can dine alfresco. Please note that the private hot tub is charged at £135 per week or £90 for a short break, payable directly to the owner.  There’s also an enclosed garden to the side of the cottage. Secure bike storage is available, and there’s off-road parking for two cars.

 

  • Private Hot Tub - charged at £135 per week or £90 for a short break, payable locally with the owners
  • Please note that there is a hot tub disclaimer that is required to be signed in advance
  • 2 separate sitting areas with TV's in each room
  • Smart TV in the snug and TV with DVD player in the open plan/lounge/kitchen
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 twin zip-and-link that can be made into a super king-size on request and 1 double
  • 1 shower room and 1 en-suite bathroom
  • Zappy Electric Car Point.  Fast/Full charge is charged at £10.00 per car
  • Electric oven with induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Enclosed patio with seating area and fully enclosed garden
  • Tassimo Coffee machine provided
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Shower chair available on request
  • Welcome pack with seasonal fruit and veg included
  • Dog sitting is available with the owner
  • Dogs must be well behaved
  • Small holding farm activities guest are welcome to help pick the chickens eggs and visit the horses and sheep
  • Shops, pub, and restaurants 3 miles
  • Private on site parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage available
  • Fast Fibre Broadband provided
  • EPC rating : C
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The bustling village of St Boswells (3 miles) has several shops, a hotel, cafe, golf course and the remains of Dryburgh Abbey. St Boswells makes a great base for walkers and cyclists exploring both the Borders Abbey Way and St Cuthbert’s Way. A little to the north is Scott’s View (8 miles) – a favourite spot of the novelist Walter Scott, which offers a stunning view of Eildon Hill. The historic town of Melrose (9.5 miles) features the ruins of Melrose Abbey, the Priorwood orchard and the walled Harmony Gardens. The home of rugby sevens, Melrose is also host of the Melrose Sevens tournament. In the popular town of Kelso (11.5 miles) you will find numerous attractions and historic landmarks including the glorious Floors Castle, the 12th century Kelso Abbey, the Borders Events Centre, Kelso Racecourse and a range of shops and great places to eat and drink. Local activities include salmon and trout fishing in the River Tweed, ice skating and curling. The championship golf course at Roxburghe is also nearby (14 miles). Other local attractions include Walter Scott’s home of Abbotsford, Smailholm Tower, Mertoun Estate Gardens, the Scottish Borders Donkey Sanctuary and Born in the Borders (all within 10 miles) which offers a great day out with grass sledging, osprey spotting, a distillery and brewery. Slightly further afield are Hume Castle and Mellerstain House and Gardens (both within 15 miles). For guests with dogs, the owner is usually able to offer a dog-sitting service if you fancy a dog-free day.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Erika 20th December 2023

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We had an amazing stay at Greenknowe cottage over Xmas. We were nervous initially choosing to go away at the time of year but we need not have been! The cottage surpassed our expectations being fully decorated and Karen provided everything we needed for a beautiful family Xmas. It was clean and homely and we enjoyed the wonderful hot tub too. The lRead moreevel of detail Karen puts into all the amenities provided demonstrates her care for her guests. We would definitely recommend a stay here!! Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 2nd October 2023

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This little home from home was beautiful, had everything we needed and more. Dogs loved it too. Would definitely book again as it was everything we expected and more. Our host was amazingly friendly.

Reviewed by Jeremy 2nd September 2023

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The cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely well presented with everything you can think of. The hot tub was the icing on the cake. Superb and worth the little extra. The hosts were very friendly and helpful providing some fresh eggs and milk as well as a large supply of coffee pods. The location is fantastic in east reach of Melrose, Jedburgh, Read moreKelso and other local towns and attractions. Beds were very comfy and the shower really powerful. Overall a fantastic holiday cottage Hide

Reviewed by Steve 19th August 2023

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We had a lovely stay at Greenknowe Cottage. The cottage is very cosy with more than enough space for a family of 4. Having 2 sitting rooms was great for when people needed their own space. The hot tub was a brilliant way to relax at the end of the day. We visited Edinburgh and the Falkirk Wheel whilst we were there and also got to the Beach at ColdRead moreingham Bay. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and will be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 12th August 2023

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Cottage clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owner was pleasant, polite and helpful.

Reviewed by Tom 17th June 2023

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Lovely cottage. Well equipped. Friendly welcome. Helpful host. We have booked for a return stay.

Reviewed by Margaret 13th May 2023

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Reviewed by David 30th April 2023

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Outstanding property, could not find fault with anything!

Reviewed by Peter 25th March 2023

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Just returned home after a great holiday at Greenknowe Cottage. Lovely quiet location and so so cosy. No matter how hard I try, I cant fault the accommodated or owner Karen. Was nicely stocked on our arrival (milk, eggs, biscuits, bowl of fruit, etc etc). We will DEFINITELY be coming back - going as far as saying this year

Reviewed by Brenda 18th March 2023

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Great cottage had everything we needed and more and with a very nice and helpfull owner.

Reviewed by Stacey 25th February 2023

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Reviewed by Lorraine 20th November 2022

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Clean and comfortable with nice touches to make it very homely. Slept really well in comfy bed. 5 star accommodation.

Reviewed by Helen 15th October 2022

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Reviewed by Tom 17th September 2022

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Very enjoyable and relaxing stay at Greenknowe Cottage. We'll situated for days out around the Scottish Borders. Plenty to see and do. The cottage itself is well equipped and comfortable.

Reviewed by Jeanette 27th August 2022

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Had a wonderful week at Greenknowe Cottage. Karen, the Owner was very helpful and had made everything very welcoming and perfect for our arrival. The Cottage was immaculate. We were celebrating my 60th Birthday and Karen kindly gave me a bottle of bubbly. Hot tub was gorgeous at the end of a busy day with use of the dressing gowns provided. We usedRead more Karens kind offer of dog sitting whilst we went into Edinburgh - our pet thoroughly enjoyed his day. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 20th August 2022

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We enjoyed a wonderful week in Greenknowe; the cottage is perfect and the location is stunning. We visited 16 different places including Stirling and Edinburgh, all within a comfortable driving distance. Many thanks indeed to our host Karen who made us feel very welcome. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone.

Reviewed by Laura 13th August 2022

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A real home from home. We travelled with a 14 year old and a 6 month old. The cottage was very well equipped and had everything we needed. Karen provided a highchair and 2 travel cots, one for sleeping and one to use as a play pen. We found Karen to be extremely accommodating but not intrusive, without asking she changed the swing in the garden to Read morea seat suitable for the baby. On one night Karen invited us to feed the horse and sheep which we really enjoyed. Very clean. Highly recommend!!! Hide

Reviewed by Alison 6th August 2022

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A lovely, homely holiday cottage. Very clean, well-equipped and comfortable. The inside and outside spaces were ideal. The enclosed garden was great for the dog. The layout of the cottage with a seperate snug gave us all plenty of space to relax in. The hot-tub was a great hit! Our host was friendly, helpful and full of information to help us make Read morethe most of our stay. We hope to visit again and would highly recommend Greenknowe to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Matthew 23rd July 2022

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Superb little cottage, I say little but its very roomy with everything you could possibly need for a couple of weeks stay! Hot tub lovely and the garden for the dogs & kids perfect. Lovely part of the world with lots to see & do. Dogs loved it, teenagers happy for the great wifi connection

Reviewed by Michael 25th June 2022

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Lots of little touches, fresh flowers, milk, eggs, Selkirk bannock, butter, jams all were very welcomed and much appreciated and unexpected. Karen was a very friendly host and had time to have a little chat if we met but was not intrusive. Highly recommend and we had a lovely week visiting lots of places.

Reviewed by Craig 18th June 2022

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 16th April 2022

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Fantastic place. The owner is so friendly but not intrusive. the cottage has everything you could possibly need. Spotlessly clean and so comfortable. Best self catering we have been to and we will be returning

Reviewed by Lesley 25th March 2022

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Comfy cottage in great location. We had amazing weather for March and chilled out in the hot tub and garden. Loved the very fresh eggs from the hens next door and the large range of coffee pods. Lots to do in the local area .

Reviewed by Joan 12th March 2022

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Very well appointed cottage, with little extra touches. & hot tub perfect end to a days walking etc Perfect spot to explore around the Borders

Reviewed by Cath 21st February 2022

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I wish I could give this cottage six stars. Comfortable, warm, clean and very very welcoming. We booked last minute due to a family emergency and this place has been a really tranquil haven for us and our dog. Karen Is a wonderful owner and has thought of so many lovely touches to make both humans and dogs welcome. I really hope we can come back anRead mored enjoy relaxing holiday here in the future. Hide

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