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Lauder Courtyard Cottage

Lauder, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Period cottage with beautiful walled garden
  • Light the BBQ and dine alfresco in the enclosed courtyard
  • Visit the magnificent Thirlestane Castle nearby that hosts an array of annual events
Property code: 83459

This charming period cottage with characterful exposed stone walls boasts an enclosed courtyard with al fresco dining areas and a matured walled garden to enjoy.

Retreat to this gorgeous cottage in the market town of Lauder, set on the western edge of the Lammermuir Hills, 22 miles from Edinburgh. Sleeping two guests, and also welcoming one very delighted dog, this exquisite stone cottage benefits from a simply stunning, and very sizable, shared walled garden. A perfect hideaway for a couple, it makes a great base for anyone seeking all the colourful shops and varied eateries of a market town, together with access to the spectacular countryside of the Scottish borders. You could even plan a day trip into the vibrant city of Edinburgh while you are here.

Open the front door on to this charming, two-storey property and leave your shoes, bags and coats in the hall. Make your way on into the inviting, open-plan kitchen/diner, with its exposed stone walls and exquisite, farmhouse-style decor. Whip up delicious dinner for two in here then lay the table for a romantic night in together. After dinner, linger at the table for a while and perhaps find a film to watch together on the Smart TV.

Make your way up the staircase at the end of each wonderful day to watch another Smart TV in bed for a while, perhaps as a special holiday treat. Enjoy a good night’s sleep in the sumptuous king-size bed. Wake up to enjoy a hot shower before heading down to breakfast.

Take breakfast out into the delightful cottage courtyard on sunny mornings. Light the BBQ out here too on warm evenings. Pour yourselves a glass of wine as the sun goes down and stroll down the beautiful garden, which is also enjoyed by the owners of this truly individual holiday home. Parking for the cottage is on the street, on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also car parks close by.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric range oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine
  • Smart TV in the dining room and bedroom
  • Enclosed shared courtyard with private seating areas, gas BBQ and enclosed, shared garden
  • 1 small/medium-size dog welcome
  • Roadside parking and public car parks within a short walk (subject to availability)
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Discover more about Lauder by following the town trail, which is less than 1.5 miles long. Head just 1 mile out of town to see Thirlestane Castle, built originally as a defensive fort in the 13th century, but re-built in the 16th century. Take a guided tour of the stately home then have afternoon tea before heading back to the cottage.

Visit the picturesque town of Melrose, 11.5 miles away. Climb the triple peaks of the impressive Eildon Hills here; see the ruins of Melrose Abbey, somewhere so loved by Robert the Bruce that he chose to make it his final resting place.

Spend an afternoon at Abbotsford, 11.5 miles away. This19th-century country house was built as the home of novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott. Stroll in the beautiful gardens here that are carefully landscaped to offer three distinct and special outdoor spaces.

Drive 12.5 miles to Mellerstain House, another Scottish stately home. This one was designed by renowned architect Robert Adam in the 18th century. Explore the splendid house and explore 100 acres of parkland, featuring Italianate terraces and a scenic lake. Floors Castle, 18 miles away, is also worth visiting and is a beautiful place to walk.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Ronald 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by John 25th March 2022

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Lovely cottage and helpful owners.

Reviewed by Caroline 4th March 2022

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Homely warm and welcoming. Loved the welcoming personal touches such as the milk in the fridge and tea and coffee with shortbread Folder with cottage information and local amenities very helpful. Provision of doggie supplies lovely touch too. Plenty to see and do in and around Lauder with lovely walks to enjoy with access to all that we needed for Read moreour stay in Lauder. Looking forward to making plans to stay again in the summer. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 29th October 2021

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Owners were lovely and very accommodating. We arrived a day late and were offered another night at the end, as no one was coming in. We loved the quirky kitchen and dining area. We really appreciated having the heating on from first thing til late, as weather was chilly. There were fan heaters as well, which we used. Lovely garden at back, which woRead moreuld be a bonus in the Summer. No off road parking, but were able to park close by in public car park. Property would benefit from double glazing. Hide

Reviewed by bill 18th September 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Matthew 16th July 2021

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Fantastic location, wonderful hosts, amenities great,good pubs and food,can't go wrong

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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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