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“Cosy cottage; great location!”
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Living room with beams, wood burner, and patio doors out to south facing deck
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Living room with beams, wood burner, and patio doors out to south facing deck
Deck to front of cottage
Cottage garden in full bloom
Side of cottage
Tea on the new deck
Front garden
Welcome to Number 4 Cottage and to the Scottish Borders
Large kitchen with fridge freezer, fan oven, hob, microwave and dishwasher
Large ground floor master bedroom
Large family bathroom, newly decorated (2018)
The gate on Number 4
4 star graded by VisitScotland
Walk to Kelso along the River Teviot
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Jedburgh, Scottish Borders, Scotland

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james_hal...
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cosy cottage; great location!”
Reviewed August 15, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

This is a great cottage, and perfect for us and our two kids (3 & 6); we had a great time there. The owners were really helpful; the eggs, milk and bottle of wine were very welcome when we arrived! Loads of space in the cottage; the garden was great for the kids to play in; really well kitted out and well decorated; the log burner and TV/Blu-ray were perfect for the colder afternoons. It's set back from the main road so the noise isn't a problem, and it was really easy to get to places. The large Sainsbury's at Kelso is 15mins away which is handy, Jedburgh about 10 is worth a visit. Nearby Harestanes Visitors Centre is brill (and free) with a great playground for the kids (and coffee for the adults!). Born In The Borders is also worth a visit, the kids can play in the pirate ship while you have a nosy in the brewery! Floors Castle is also worth looking into. We'd definitely recommend it.

Date of stay: August 2016
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Liked best: It was comfy and cosy in the lounge.
Liked least: Maybe the garden could have beed more enclosed.
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 15, 2016
Thank you so much for your review- great to hear that you were out and about at some of the great family-based attractions in the area- have spent many years visiting Harestanes (but alas, my son is not so keen now at 16!!). Sounds like you really made the most of the local area, including Kelso, but i'm sure there is still things you could explore on another visit to the beautiful Borders! Thanks again, Sarah
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salonen13
Tyne & Wear
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Relaxing with nice walks on the doorstep”
Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The cottage is as advertised. Smoke alarm very sensitive (opened the oven door and it went off).

Cottage is comfortable and everyone enjoyed our time there.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: location
Liked least: smoke alarm
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
Nov 3, 2015
Hi there, many thank for taking the time to review the cottage, and so glad you enjoyed the great walks right from the door. I'll get my husband to look at the smoke alarms immediately, guest safety is obviously a prime concern but so it the comfort of your ear drums!! So sorry for any inconvenience caused, kind regards, Sarah Watters
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Lynn D
Douglas, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The best holiday rental I have ever stayed in.”
Reviewed July 7, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This cottage is fabulous. Beautifully decorated, clean, well equipped and in a great location just outside Jedburgh. We only arrived home a couple of days ago and I'm already planning another trip. I can't speak highly enough of this place.

There was a major storm one night which took out the power for a couple of hours, but on each bedside table is a small torch provided in case of power cuts. I'm not even that organised at home - that is the level of provision in this place.

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2015
Hi there, thanks so much for doing a review so quickly! Sorry to hear about the power but, but yes, hence the torches! Doesn't happen too often but old power cables and high winds don't mix. So glad you were able to make use of the deck and the BBQ- you certainly hit a great week of weather. We would love to welcome you all back next year to explore the Borders again, and can be flexible with arrival/departure dates again. Next year, you'll be able to take a day trip to Edinburgh on our new train (from Sep 2015), with the station only a 15 minute drive from the cottage. Thanks again for your custom, kind regards, Sarah
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yoyoso2
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Perfect”
Reviewed May 14, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

What a perfect cottage. Everything Was great. We enjoyed our stay in the perfect place. The place is only 5 mn from jedburgh center.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 23, 2015
Thank you so much for posting a review and so glad you enjoyed the cottage, which, as you say, really is close to Jedburgh, hope you can return to the Borders for longer next time, kind regards, Sarah and Tom
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Ymcn110
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“thankyou for a lovely stay”
Reviewed March 22, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Stayed at No 4 cottage, warm welcome, beautifully presented well equipped cottage with everything we needed and more (wine, milk and extras) ,we had a very relaxed break went some walks from the cottage and to Kelso race's on the Saturday 'fab' ideal location.The weather was a little chilly , nice to come back to a roaring wood burner, definitely would go back

Date of stay: March 2015
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Liked best: location, warm welcome
Liked least: the cookers temperature , slippy shower
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 23, 2015
Thanks for posting such a lovely review. Glad you took advantage of the walks that you can do right from the door step. Kelso is also a lovely place with lots going on, and only 15mins by car, kind regards, Sarah and Tom
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K3732ABda...
Kent, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Lovely cottage in an perfect location to explore the Scottish Borders”
Reviewed September 30, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We recently stayed at Number 4 and would thoroughly recommend it. The cottage was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. When we arrived (it's easy to find with the clear instructions) we were tired after a 400 mile trip so were delighted to find some treats like wine in the fridge! (and essentials like milk, eggs and tea bags). The cottage is very well equipped and clearly a lot of thought has gone into ensuring you have everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. We had a couple of cool evenings during our week so it was lovely to light the log burning stove. Number 4 is in an ideal location with Kelso, Jedburgh and Melrose within 15-20 mins and only 1 hour from Edinburgh. We all really enjoyed our stay and should we visit the Borders again, we would definitely stay at Number 4.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: Very clean, very well equipped and beautifully presented
Liked least: Master bedroom mattress was a bit firm for us but that's all
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 2, 2014
Hi there, thanks so much for your kind review and delighted you enjoyed your time in the Borders, and found the cottage to be well located for exploring. Yes, love the wood burner too, and starting to really come into the season for it now! Hope we can welcome you and you family back some time soon, kind regards, Sarah
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PFamily20...
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed August 11, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Warm Welcome with little extra's ( milk, tea, wine etc ). Everything you could possibly need.
Large comfortable bedrooms. Well equipped kitchen. Patio furniture very useful on sunny evenings. Ideal location in the Borders...ideal for Edinburgh and Holy Island both within an hours drive. Would definitely return. Highly recommended.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: adults - beds....kids - wifi
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 18, 2014
Many thanks for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your time in the cottage and took full advantage of the central Borders location! I also hope we might tempt you all back some time soon, and that the free wifi is enough of a draw for the teenagers! Also hope some of the walks were a success, even if the weather was a bit mixed- always the cosy wood burner to come back to. Kind regards and thanks again for taking the time to post the review, Sarah and Tom
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