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Greenknowe Cottage

St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Visit Scotland - 4 star
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
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. 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.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • Electric oven with induction hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV in lounge and in the open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
  • Enclosed patio with seating area and fully enclosed garden
  • Charcoal BBQ available with prior arrangement
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • 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 ponies
  • Shops, pub, and restaurants 3 miles
  • Private off-road parking available for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage available
  • Zappy Electric Car Point
  • Hot Tub installed

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.

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Reviewed by Susan 11th September 2021

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A lovely, comfortable and very well equipped cottage. Karen was very helpful and friendly, and made the stay very relaxed. Hot tub lovely, checked every day for cleanliness, and fluffy robes provided to use when climbing out! Lots to do and see in the area, and only an hour from the beautiful Northumberland coast. Rosie our dog enjoyed herself, andRead more had the private garden to wander in at will. Thanks Karen. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 21st August 2021

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Reviewed by Wendy 14th August 2021

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Cottage lovely cant fault it

Reviewed by Sarah 31st July 2021

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Karen (the owner) is a lovely lady, who takes the time to get to know you if she sees you. When I mentioned my daughter would be starting an animal management college course, she asked if she wanted to go and see/help with her horses. The cottage was very well presented, exactly like the photos. Theres was a lovely welcome food pack waiting on our Read morearrival and a good range of equipment supplied for our use. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be going back. Hide

Reviewed by Steve 24th July 2021

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The cottage was really well equipped and there were some lovely unexpected extra touches (plenty of coffee pods for the machine, a bowl full of fresh fruit, freshly laid eggs and a pint of milk in the fridge) - which we really appreciated.

Reviewed by Shona 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Fiona 3rd July 2021

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Lovely hosts, beautiful location and comfortable accommodation. Hot tub a fantastic treat, even in the rain! Very welcome tea, coffee and other goodies on arrival. Everything you need in a home away from home. Would highly recommend and would definitely return.

Reviewed by Innes 26th June 2021

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Reviewed by Anabel 19th June 2021

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Comfortable, attractive cottage. Friendly, helpful owner. Appreciated the extra touches such as fresh eggs and fruit.

Reviewed by Kathryn 29th May 2021

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Reviewed by Agnes 3rd November 2020

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This is a lovely little cottage with plenty of space for both of us and 2 dogs. It is warm and cosy with good central heating as well as a wood burner. The bed is very comfortable and so are the sofas and the rocking chair which makes it very relaxing. Karen prepared for us amazing selection of veggies from her garden, fresh eggs and variety of cofRead morefee pods for Tassimo coffee machine. We found lots of beautiful walks round near by. Bonfire Night was very quiet. We definitely will a revisit. Hide

Reviewed by Gabrielle 5th September 2020

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Beautiful homely cottage with everything you could need. Not too far away from neighbouring towns but a car is definitely required!

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Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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