We stayed at Larkhall Burn over the Easter break for two nights. Thankfully the weather was fab , sunny and warm which made the weekend just perfect.
We arrived around 2pm on good friday, 6 of us in a two bedroomed cottage. Two of us had to sleep in the lounge. Never done that before when we have been away before and probably wouldn't do it again but it didn't spoil the weekend
Ample free parking and we were in number one cottage. Very spacious and very clean. The sofa bed was more than comfortable and because the kitchen and bathroom are one floor up and then the two bedrooms another floor up there is no real need for you to be disturbed when the others get up.
The front balcony gets the sun for the majority of the day and has a lovely view over Jedburgh.The kitchen has ample crockery / cooking utensils etc and a dishwasher. The bathroom is spacious with a great powerful shower and the towels were clean. The bedrooms are clean and have good views however wardrobe space is limited. The full mirror in the twin room is a bonus.
We used the place purely as a base as we travelled to Kelso on saturday (9 miles away ) and Floors Castle on Sunday (10 miles away ). But it was lovely to return from Kelso and have the balcony to sit on with enough wooden chairs for all of us. There is a pagoda to the side of the property but there wasn'y much sun under there so didn't really use it however it will probably be a lovely haven in the summer.
The heating seemed to work fine and we were warm enough. The cottages are a four minute walk into town with pubs / restaurants all really handy. It is a bit steep however having over 75's with us didn't mean any problems, the height affords the fab views. The t.v has a built in dvd player and there is a music system
There is not a load to do in jedburgh but it you want to use Larkhall for a base its great. We had a great time and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. We probably wouldn't return as a group of six as one bathroom between 6 and living out of a weekend bag when you sleep in the lounge is not really our thing. However did the job for the weekend.
Wouldn't really recommend Petes taxis that is advertised in the welcome pack. Cost us £30 for what was basically an 8 seater taxi that took us about two miles to the Caddyman restaurant and two miles back. Not good, however no fault of Larkhall Burn , unless they are related!!!
Haven't downloaded my photos yet but once i have be sure there will be pics of the view from the balcony.....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Larkhall Burn is a cluster of purpose built luxury cottages situated on a hillside overlooking the historic conservation border town of Jedburgh. Each cottage offers living/dining room, fully fitted kitchen and bathrooms and twin and double bedrooms. On-site parking and a minute walk to all the facilities of the town which include shops, supermarket, pubs and eating places as well as a 25m swimming pool and fitness centre. A great place to base your holiday. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Larkhall Burn Jedburgh, Scotland