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Character Cottage with Beamed Ceiling, Free Wifi, Pet Friendly, Sleeps Two

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The new porch makes an ideal area for storage of walking boots

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

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

Keywords: Character, historic, romantic. pet friendly, couples, single occpancy, walking, dog friendly, free WiFi, pub, shop, four star, cycling

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome one well behaved dog at no charge and a second small dog at an additional charge...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The spiral staircase makes this cottage difficult for the less mobile...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1

    ...moreless

  • One Queen size Double Bed with pillow topper mattress, flat screen tv and radio, hairdryer, tea making facilities. Option of sheets and blankets or duvet (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom : toilet, combination tub/shower

    Designer radiator & heated towel rail. Egyptian cotton towel...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Feature cast-iron spiral staircase leads to the bedroom and bathroom. There is full central heating throughout the cottage and a feature electric fire in the lounge area....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    a range of maps and local walking guides provided...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    The Northumberland National Park and the Cheviot Hills are close by for walks and wildlife...moreless

  • Village:

    Conservation village with general store, post office, award winning butcher hotel and bar, churches, mobile fish and chip shop and regular buses to Kelso. Fabulous walks in Cheviots & National Park...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Heating:

    Full central heating and double glazing. Extra wall mounted electric feature fire in lounge...moreless

  • Internet:

    Free WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    Egyptian cotton bed linen with a choice of sheets and blankets or duvet...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    White Egyptian cotton Bath and hand towels and kitchen towels provided.Specially made Organic hand soap in bathroom...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the cottage....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cafetiere provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped for two guests with oven hob, microwave, toaster and all pots pans and crockery...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Cleaning items, foil, cling film, kitchen roll, tea towels are all provided, salt and pepper, dried herbs starter supplies of tea, ground coffee, sugar, and milk provided...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Notes:

There is no charge for WiFi, bedding, towels and a Welcome Basket of local specialities are included at no charge


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
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200 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Morebattle
65 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Newcastle
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kelso
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Galashiels
22 Miles
Nearest Motorway
A1
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Morebattle
25 Miles
Nearest Beach
Berwick-uponTweed

Car: Recommended

Though long-distance footpaths pass the door of the cottage, many people visit either to visit the thousand year old Cistercian abbeys in the area, or explore their Scottish roots or just to enjoy the fabulous scenery and relax in one of this un-spoilt village on the edge of the remote Cheviot Hills.There are many connections to the Border 'Reivers' in the area (cross border raiders and bandits) and it is a good base if you want to undertake family or ancestor research

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Christine and John have been involved in tourism in Scotland for 30 years, first as successful hotel owners (specialising in golf holidays) and then owning pubs including the little Halfway House in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town which was Scotland's champion pub 2005/6 and Edinburgh champion pub 2009. Now retired from that busy business, they have set up Border Holiday Homes, a little group of cottages and apartments dedicated to couples (some, like this one, also welcoming a dog) which give visitors the chance to explore the beautiful, dramatic, rugged and romantic country that is both sides of the Anglo-Scottish Border. Our two apartments in Berwick-upon-Tweed are suitable for the less mobile

Why the Owner Chose Jedburgh, UK:
We first saw Morebattle when we were students and fell in love with each other and the place. Over 40 years later we had the chance to buy Benfield and love staying there ourselves and getting into the beautiful Bowmont Valley, up past the Romany Kings Palace and just enjoying the peace of this wonderful area and this delightful cottage.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We've put some of our favourite pictures into Benfield so, when we are in the cottage, we enjoy them and we love the stairs! The bedroom and the bathroom are special, too - very comfy. The people in the village could not be friendlier or more welcoming. The chance to go to the neighbouring villages of Kirk and Town Yetholm is also very special - great inns and good company.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/14/2017

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Photos

  • The new porch makes an ideal area for storage of walking boots

    The new porch makes an ideal area for storage of walking boots

  • Benfield's retro cast-iron staircase

    Benfield's retro cast-iron staircase

  • Antique style double bed at Benfield

    Antique style double bed at Benfield

  • Autmn colours on St. Cuthbert's Way can be spectacular but

    Autmn colours on St. Cuthbert's Way can be spectacular but

  • Even in Winter, the Hills present beauty and invite walkers.

    Even in Winter, the Hills present beauty and invite walkers.

  • Scots view so beloved by Sir Walter Scott

    Scots view so beloved by Sir Walter Scott

  • The tiny harbour of St. Abbs on the Berwickshire Coast

    The tiny harbour of St. Abbs on the Berwickshire Coast

  • corner of the comfortable lounge

    corner of the comfortable lounge

  • Part of the neat fitted kitchen with its white stone walls & 'Welcome Basket'

    Part of the neat fitted kitchen with its white stone walls & 'Welcome Basket'

  • Benfield has a really spacious bathroom with full bath and shower over

    Benfield has a really spacious bathroom with full bath and shower over

  • in the Summer Morebattle village wins prizes for its floral displays!

    in the Summer Morebattle village wins prizes for its floral displays!

  • Four quality properties for two on bothe sides of the Border

    Four quality properties for two on bothe sides of the Border

  • Lederfoot viaduct - one of the railways great feats of architecture

    Lederfoot viaduct - one of the railways great feats of architecture

  • Looking across from the green to Benfield

    Looking across from the green to Benfield

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, February 19, 2017

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