Having arrived at the property and found in excess of 10 dogs piles of excremet on the footpath leading to front door and front lawned garden we were quite concerned about the cleanliness of the place. On making complaint to owners this dogs dirt was removed quite quickly, although it proves the area gone un checked prior to our arrival!.
We were not impressed nor dissapointed with the cottage but would say that although it was very clean, it is in need of a bit TLC to the building internally itself.
We found that the cottage was very very cold and the owners had pad locked the room to where the central heating controls were located therefore you could not adjust the heating which wnet off during the evening meaning you were waking up in a very cold cottage. The radiators in all the rooms are totally undersized to produce the correct BTUs required for the size of the rooms therefore even when the heating is on full, the radiators can not correctly heat the rooms.
Bathroom is terrible. Its like a fridge, totally freezing and certainly no good if you have children. The shower is also very bad, trickles out with no pressure and very loud and would wake anyone up if sleeping.
You are attatched to another cottage and to the otherside there is another cottage therefore your not alone and its certainly not secluded.
The surrounding fields are full of sheep and therefore if you have a dog, they need to be on a lead at all times.
Our main concern to this cotage is that the main A68 busy Jedburgh road runs past at the bottom of entrance which is only 100 metres from the cottage. This is very busy road with fast moving cars and HGV therefore not suitable for children or pets to play un supervised. Unfortunately for us, the fact the road was so near took away the feeling of the country side.
Thats the bad parts done.
The owners are very nice helpful people who i am sure enjoy making peoples holidays great. They have a great CCTV looking at wild life located within their own barns, great for the kids.
Once you get over that terrible busy road, there are some lovelly walks and a four mile drive will take you into some good forrest walks.
FINAL BAD POINT.
The nearest pub is the Redesdale Arms which is approximately 10 mile drive on a horrible road which actually takes around 20 minutes to get, a total of 40 minute round trip.
The nearest shop is around 15 miles in Otterburn, again a terrible drive.
Bedrooms very nice with very comfortable beds.