Morebattle, Scottish Borders
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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 beamed ceiling, feature fire and wall-mounted flat screen TV and blu-ray CD/DVD player. Free WiFi, full central heating, excellent insulation and double glazing ensure that Benfield cottage is warm and cosy. Ideal for an out of season break
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.
The large airy bathroom is fully tiled and has attractive designer radiators and heated towel rail. The electric shower is located over the full sized bath. Organic hand made soap made for Border Holiday Homes by local artisan soap maker Shona from Purity Soaps of Berwick, hand and bath towels are included in the tariff.
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:
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.
- 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