3 bedroom Cottage in 1/2 acre gardens nr Jedburgh,Scottish Borders. Golf courses, great fishing rivers & quiet country lanes
- english, french, spanish, russian, turkish
About Mark Porter
My work means that I am away a lot and I invite you to share my house in this lovely, unspoilt idyll. Please dip into the books and enjoy my passion for this old-fashioned corner of Britain.
Mark Porter purchased this Cottage in 1998
Why Mark Porter chose Jedburgh
I brought up a family in the Borders before returning to London for work reasons. But London only increased my keenness to return, so I bought Primrose Cottage in 1998. The Borders is a vast and tranquil area, off the beaten track, yet only an hour from Edinburgh. I think you will agree that it is a hidden gem, unaffected by fad and change. Quiet country lanes, rolling landscape, hills, rivers and glens all help to evoke something unique and just as beautiful as the Highlands. The sandscapes of Northumberland are only an hour away, so you have a bit of everything here. It is great walking and cycling country and the Borderers are friendly and helpful; true to themselves and their beloved heritage.
What makes this Cottage unique
Winter or summer, Primrose is a cosy and spacious retreat. Whether you are snuggled in front of the fire or sunbathing in the south-facing garden, it is a great retreat in the middle of the historic Borders, handy for the ruined abbeys, the excellent pubs and restaurants and - for golfers and fishermen - heaven on earth. A direct train link to the beautiful city of Edinburgh is a mere 16 miles away.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Good place to stay if one desires a nice and quiet place.
Cottage with character - brings back memories from the olden days.
Recommend if one wants a hideaway from the fast paced city life to a quiet place. Be prepared for what would be different between a country cottage and city modern life as well.
The cottage was just like home from home everything was fabulous loved the log burner as we have one at home will be booking again very soon xx
Glad you enjoyed it, Mary. It's yours again any time!
Wonderful cottage with an amazing garden.
Beds were really comfy, log burner made it so cosy.
Tranquil country cottage
We had a lovely 4 night break here from City living and it was just what we needed. Our dog, Juno, especially loved the large garden with stream running through it; it was so peaceful with fantastic countryside views. We enjoyed lovely walks directly from the cottage. The cottage was well catered and felt like you were home from home. The wood burning stove in the evening was lovely and the blankets were a great added touch. The shower was amazing too and the bath. We also slept very peacefully and the bed was very comfortable and cosy. We also loved the kitchen and dining area; there was so much space and loved how it opened out into the garden. We would love to come back again.
Quiet and away from it all
Great property well kitted out near enough to town but away from the main road. Large fenced off garden ideal for our 2 dogs who loved running around. Would highly recommend, just don't try sneaking around at night as the floorboards and doors are very squeaky lol
Cottage is situated close enough to Jed (5 mins by car) but far enough away to be very peaceful.
Beautiful garden and inside is lovely with a log burner and so many brilliant books from war and peace to the beano! For those with a musical touch there is a lovey piano too.
There were six of us and a baby & dog staying and at no point did we feel a lack of space.
Would come back for sure.
Owner is very personable too. Brilliant location and a lovely cottage. Sitting with a coffee on the back bench with a view to die for!
Special interest holidays:
Arguably the greatest fishing river in Britain - The Tweed - is nearby and its tributary - The Teviot - is on the doorstep (not literally!) The Junction Pool at Kelso is 9 miles away. Great for cycling - there are lots of waysigned routes and the owner has himself written a cycle guidebook to the area (available at the house). Great also for walking - St Cuthbert's way passes the very road the house is on. Many designated trails nearby.
It is just over 30 miles to the great sandy beaches of Northumberland - Seahouses, Beadnell, Bamburgh. Great places for the kids to play and for dog walking. About an hour's drive along wonderful quiet old roads. Watch out for cyclists!
Edinburgh Airport: 55 miles
Newcastle Airport: 54 miles
Berwick rail station: 34 miles
Royal Quays Ferry Terminal, North Shields (Newcastle): 65 miles.
Edinburgh: 45 miles, Glasgow: 95 miles, London: 335 miles.
Nearby towns: Kelso: 9 miles. Melrose: 12 miles. Hawick: 10 miles. Galashiels: 15 miles.
Dryburgh Abbey: 7 miles. Melrose Abbey 12: miles. Junction Pool of the Tweed: 9 miles. Berwick: 34 miles. Traquair House: 25 miles.
Range of local antiques shops nearby, plus good restaurants on the doorstep. The nearest one is in the Good Food Guide. Fine pubs in Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Ancrum. Supermarket in Jedburgh with bigger outlets in Hawick and Galashiels. Scott's View near St Boswells proved an inspiration to Sir Walter Scott, who lived nearby. The area is crammed with history, museums and pockets of culture.
The Borders town of Jedburgh, with its dominant 12th century Augustinian abbey, is an ideal place to spend time and discover its historical connections with Bonnie Prince Charlie or Mary Queen of Scots. The countryside around this Jedburgh cottage is famed for its beauty and there are many walks and drives that allow you to explore the area. The nearby towns of Melrose and Peebles are charming and you can easily spend a day discovering the shops, restaurants and cafes. With Scotland’s capital Edinburgh only just over an hour’s drive, or you can take the train from Tweedbank approx 16 miles away for a direct link to this magnificent city.There really is something for everyone here.