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Springhill Cottage - Birgham

Kelso, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Luxurious, detached cottage enjoying a beautiful setting on the edge of the village of Birgham
  • Go fishing on the River Tweed, with the Birgham Dub within walking distance
  • Visit the magnificent Floors Castle, enjoy a day out at Kelso Races or try ice skating at the local rink
Property code: 86452

Wonderful period cottage with wood burner and fully enclosed garden. Located in a peaceful position within a short walk to the village, with its friendly inn and the splendid River Tweed.

This stunning property enjoys an idyllic, rural setting in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The area is awash with fascinating walking routes, through historic villages and past ancient monuments and ruins. Enjoy day trips to Melrose or Kelso (within 20 miles), to potter around the wee shops and visit the 12th-century abbeys. Sleeping four guests, the property is perfect for a small family holiday or couples’ retreat. Spend relaxing evenings snuggled next to the wood burner or enjoy memorable mealtimes in peaceful surroundings on the patio.

The luxurious property oozes opulence and elegance. Each room has been carefully decorated and furnished to complement the property’s period style and features antique furniture and plush soft furnishings. Grand windows frame fabulous countryside views in many of the property’s rooms.

Enter the impressive period property into the bespoke and spacious kitchen/diner. This fantastic space is perfect for entertaining, with a stylish kitchen and large dining table to seat everyone. French doors lead directly onto the patio area, so you can dine alfresco in summer months. From here, venture into the light and bright lounge. This inviting space has vibrant sofas to relax on and a roaring wood burner for those chilly winter’s evenings. There’s also a Smart TV so you can catch up on all your favourite programmes. Along the hallway, you’ll reach a delightful double bedroom, complete with original ornamental fireplace and welcoming window seat. The second bedroom is a super-king-size, which can be made up as a twin on request. Both bedrooms have en-suite facilities.

Outside, discover an enclosed, mature garden. This tranquil haven is the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine in the evening, listening to the birds singing as the sun sets on another day. There is ample off-road parking next to the cottage.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 double
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with baths, separate shower cubicles and WCs
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Enclosed garden with seating area
  • Ample off road private parking
  • Pub and restaurant within walking distance, shops 4 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Lose yourself in the beauty of the Scottish Borders. Take long walks through remote landscapes, explore ruined abbeys and castles, or soak up the history at one of the region’s grand stately homes.

There are some truly spectacular walks to enjoy nearby, including the much-loved Borders Abbeys Way. The long-distance route takes you through historic towns and villages, linking four 12th-century ruined abbeys in Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose, and Dryburgh.

Floors Castle (6.5 miles) makes a great day out. The 18th-century family home is Scotland’s largest inhabited castle. Wander through its elegant rooms to explore the impressive art collections, before sharing a picnic in the grand grounds overlooking the River Tweed.

Another must for the itinerary is Abbotsford (21.5 miles). At the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott, you can peruse the poet’s former study and marvel at the magnificent library. Afterwards, take a peaceful stroll around the pretty walled gardens and extensive woodlands.

The picturesque ancient town of Melrose is 19 miles away. Set at the foot of the Eildon Hills, the pretty town has a great selection of cute cafes and restaurants, as well as two stunning National Trust for Scotland gardens.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

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Reviewed by John 17th June 2022

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Super peaceful place to stay. Lovely walks by the river Tweed. Thanks to the owners Julian, Helen and not forgetting Ted the terrier for making our stay memorable. Great food at the Fishermans Arms , just a short walk away.

Reviewed by Mary 3rd June 2022

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We could not recommend a better cottage. The facilities are all there. The area has enough sightseeing available within driving distance, from 20 mins to 1 hour depending on your choice. Friendly welcome and great restful atmosphere.

Reviewed by Kim 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 6th May 2022

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Cottage very comfortable everything you need very peaceful lovely decorated kit Chen and bathrooms amazing situated near many villages need a main sign outside property owners very helpfuull and near hand would go back again

Reviewed by David 25th March 2022

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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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