Benfield Cottage

Morebattle, Scottish Borders

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This comfortable character self-catering cottage is located in the heart of the attractive conservation village of Morebattle (near Kelso), which nestles between the Tweed valley and the romantic Cheviot Hills.

Footpaths to suit all abilities abound and quiet roads make cycling a pleasure. Kelso, the county town, is only seven miles away. A visit to Kelso Abbey or Floors Castle makes a great day out. Explore the quiet hills around and look out for the rare Cheviot Goats

You will find a welcoming lounge with smart new leather furniture and feature electric fire. The designer radiators add character to the room along with the beamed ceiling and the character  spiral staircase. Guests can enjoy the 42inch wall mounted Smart Tv provided so that they can watch catch up programmes while away. The cottage has good WiFi,  full central heating and double glazing so that it ideal for an out of season or Festive break as well as in the summer months.

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The separate kitchen is fully equipped with all modern appliances including all crockery and cutlery, microwave, washing machine and full oven and hob. Tea towels are provided together with starter supplies of tea, ground coffee, sugar, milk and local farm organic eggs. Items such as foil, cling film and washing up liquid are also to be included.

We also include a ‘Welcome Basket’ for you which typically includes a selection of Border specialities such as home made jam or chutney, Berwick ‘Cockles’ (sweeties), shortbread, our local beer,  from Hetton Law Brewery and more. The kitchen leads out into a small courtyard which is a Summer sun trap.

From the lounge/dining area the attractive spiral staircase goes up to the airy  bedroom with king size bed. A second flat screen TV with Freeview is provided. You have the option of duvet or cotton sheets and blankets. Hairdryer, clock radio and tea making facilities are to be found in the bright bedroom which overlooks the old village school and garden.

Across from the bedroom guests will find a smart airy bathroom that has been redsigned to offer a large walk in shower This boasts a designer shower unit with  modern  rain heads and body jets for a luxury experience. The unusual circular heated towel rail keeps the fluffy towels warm, and ready for use.

There is off road parking for one car. One well behaved dog is most welcome at no charge. There is a small one off charge of £30 for a second small pet. The cottage is easily found as it is next door but one to the useful village shop and there is an award winning butcher only 50 yards away. Visit the Templehall Hotel, our local pub which serves meals and real ale three minutes walk away.

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On the edge of Northumberland and only one hour to Edinburgh this cottage is ideal for exploring both sides of the Border See pictures of the seasons in the Borders and Northumberland on this stunning video:

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Busy day in the Cheviots
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Morebattle – Scotland’s “Welsh” village.
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Hoselaw Chapel is close to Benfield Cottage and is one of Britain’s smallest churches. With the apple blossom showing in May, it is a very beautiful place in the hills.
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Yetholm is the next village east of Benfield Cottage. Christine is sitting on the village green sheltering Tess from the June sunshine.

The lovely home of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford is about 20 minutes drive away and Scotts View should not be missed.

St Cuthbert’s Way (the long distance footpath from Melrose to Holy Island) passes the door. We provide a range of maps and local walks but more information can be found on the St Cuthbert’s Way website.

For lovers of racing Kelso provides good programme of race meeting through the season. More details are available on the Kelso Races website.

More Ideas

  • Lindisfarne (Holy Island): tide tables provided
  • Bamburgh Castle
  • Alnwick Gardens
  • Eyemouth and Coldingham beaches and cliff walks
  • Paxton House (part of the National gallery of Scotland)
  • Manderston (television’s ‘Edwardian Country House’ and Balmoral in the film ‘Mrs. Brown’)
  • Cragside (home of Armstrong, shipbuilder and arms manufacturer )
  • Jim Clark Trophy Room, Duns

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