Benfield is a four star cottage situated in the centre of this delightful village of Morebattle,(7 miles from the Abbey town of Kelso)set on the border with the Northumberland National Park and Scotland. Pass through the newly built enclosed porch to the lounge/dining area with its beamed ceiling and spiral staircase which takes the guest up to the double bedroom. This comfortable lounge has new furniture, a feature wall mounted electric fire with a flat screen TV above, freeview available and a blu-ray DVD. Maps and details of local walks are provided
Naturally there is full central heating and full double glazing and free WiFi for our guests.
The kitchen is well equipped for two people with full oven and hob,microwave and washing machine. A small courtyard at the rear has a charcoal bbq and garden furniture provided. The unique feature of this cottage is its decorative spiral staircase which leads up to the airy fully tiled bathroom and the double bedroom. The bathroom has a full tub with shower over and a stylish heated towel rail for the organic Egyptian towels which are provided together with hand made soap. A shaver point is located on the illuminated mirror.
The bedroom has a double bed on a pine bedstead, tea making facilities, hair dryer and wall mounted flat screen TV and radio. Egyptian cotton sheets and duvet covers are included in the tariff with the option of duvet or blankets
The guest receives a Welcome Basket with a selection of Border specialities such as local honey, hand made chocolate, cookies and oatcakes, home made jam, and a bottle of local farm fruit juice. We provide tea, ground coffee, milk, sugar and free range eggs for your arrival.
Visitors can enjoy good walking in the Cheviot Hills with lots of footpaths and great for watching birds and wildlife. Morebattle is a conservation village with a thriving small shop just along from Benfield, an award winning butchers who makes delicious haggis and sausages and stocks meat from local farms. There is a good pub/hotel which serves real ale and food on most days. In Kelso there is a thriving micro brewery at The Cobbles with a first class reputation for its food and its beer, Many stately homes can be visited within a short drive such as Floors Castle, Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, Thirlstane and Manderston .Kelso, Melrose, Dryburgh and Jedburgh, the four Border Abbeys, are all close by.The bustling town of Kelso has all facilities, while Edinburgh is only an hour away. Visit Teviot Smokery (4 miles) where the variety of smoked foods on offer is without parallel and of superb quality. Most people will want to make the visit to Holy Island, the cradle of British Christianity where the monks inscribed the Bible over a millennium ago. The founder of the American National Parks, John Muir, came from Dunbar, just about 40 minutes from the cottage and this town is located just north of Europe's largest (though now exposed) coral reef at Barns Ness.
Golfers have a large choice of courses, both parkland and links, from municipal to Championship, and with some very moderate fees.
August is the time for the Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe Festival and the Tattoo. An easy drive of one hour takes you into the centre of Scotland's capital. You will find this a truly comfortable property in a magnificent location.
The area has many footpaths to explore including St. Cuthbert's Way and Scotlands National Trail. The Abbey Way path and the Pennine Way are also close by
The river Tweed and other fishing rivers pass through the Borders and fishing may be arranged
Many visitors come to the area to research their roots and the Border clans and Reiver families. Others come to find out about the birth of Christianity, St Cuthbert and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Whatever your reason for a visit our guests always enjoy the beautiful Cheviot hills and the coastlines of Berwickshire and Northumberland
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