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Thairn cottage luxury semi rural cottage near Kelso

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Spacious south facing conservatory overlooking the cottage garden.
Wood burning stove with plenty of homegrown wood for you to help yourself to.
Dining area and comfy seating for 3. There is WiFii throughout Thairn cottage

Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
Thairn cottage is ideally located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, quiet and peaceful yet only 3 miles from the historical town of Kelso with its majestic abbey, delicious restaurants, large cobbled square. Thairn has private, south-facing conservatory and patio overlooking, the cottage garden with views to Cheviot Hills. Log burning stove. Free super-fast Wi-Fi throughout your cottage. Thairn cottage is all on one level, light and airy with plenty of space, (ideal for 2, extra bed available, please ask,) generously equip for 1, 2 or 3. There is room in the bedroom for an extra bed or travel cot. Or the extra bed can be in the large living room. Thairn cottage has one bedroom with an extra-long king-size bed. There is central heating throughout & log burner in the living room. All...Thairn cottage is ideally located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, quiet and peaceful yet only 3 miles from the historical town of Kelso with its majestic abbey, delicious restaurants, large cobbled square. Thairn has private, south-facing conservatory and patio overlooking, the cottage garden with views to Cheviot Hills. Log burning stove. Free super-fast Wi-Fi throughout your cottage. Thairn cottage is all on one level, light and airy with plenty of space, (ideal for 2, extra bed available, please ask,) generously equip for 1, 2 or 3. There is room in the bedroom for an extra bed or travel cot. Or the extra bed can be in the large living room. Thairn cottage has one bedroom with an extra-long king-size bed. There is central heating throughout & log burner in the living room. All of the rooms are on the same level, with level access from the large, private car park. Cars can approach close to the main entrance of Thairn cottage for loading. Relax in your private south-facing conservatory, or in a recliner on the patio, watching the wildlife, admire the garden, walk-in our fields and along the riverside, or snuggle up in front of your cosy log-burning stove. Thairn cottage has a light & airy living room with ample space for comfortable seating and also dining. The separate kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, fridge freezer, hob and microwave oven & conventional oven and grill. The bathroom has a bath and a separate shower. On-site there is a lockable cycle shed that can also store your golfing or fishing equipment and a separate laundry with a washing machine and tumble drier for the use of guests. Each cottage has a heated drying cupboard. We have always scored 100% (5 star excellent) for cleanliness and management when inspected by Visit Scotland. Coronavirus~ We are continuing to take precautions to minimise the risk of the spread of coronavirus. I will leave your cottage unlocked for your arrival and you can phone me with any questions. We will leave instructions for the equipment in the cottage for you. I have purchased extra duvets and pillows so we can change duvets, pillows, mattress protectors (as well as bed linen and towels) between guests. We will carry out extra cleaning as per the very detailed protocol from the Scottish Government. I have completed the recommended cleaning/ disinfection training as recommended for holiday cottage cleaners. Thairn Cottage is located within 50 minutes drive of Edinburgh, from the east coast beaches with superb coastal scenery, Border towns, Cheviot and Ettrick hills. Ideal for visiting the many abbeys, gardens and stately homes which are found nearby (Floors Castle and Mellerstain House are just a few minutes away). Thairn cottage is only 3 miles from Kelso with its splendid square, majestic abbey ruins, racecourse, individual shops, and a wide selection of places to eat. The quiet country roads are a joy for motorists and cyclists alike. More adventurous mountain bikers can test their nerves on the Glentress trails. For the less daring, the Borders offers a wide variety of golf courses, fishing, horse-riding, (riding stables next door), walking - from strenuous hikes up the Cheviot to peaceful strolls amongst the splendid Borders scenery - or admiring the textiles, pottery, woodwork and paintings on show in the numerous studios and galleries to be found within the area.....and you can return to relax in the peace of Burnbrae.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Max of 3 guests to stay at any one time. No pets allowed in Thairn cottage We can provide a travel cot, high chair, and booster seat upon request. Smoking is not allowed inside any building at Burnbrae Holidays. Guests who smoke outside are asked to dispose of cigarette butts directly into wheelie bins in the refuse area.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Twin
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Yvette L
Hosting since August 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsMy family and I live on-site, we enjoy helping guests with information and advice.

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Reviews (6)
Paradise00322998254
Paradise00322998254
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
Beautiful cottage; beautiful rural setting; in beautiful Scottish Borders.
Arriving at this accommodation was a genuine delight. Everything was clean and sparkling. Set in lovely gardens, looking out over the beautiful Scottish Borders countryside. The conservatory, with its views and the bird feeders outside, proved to be a favourite place to sit at any time of the day. All our needs for a week's break "away from it all" were here in this accommodation. Ten minutes drive into Kelso, but also brilliantly placed to visit lots of rural and heritage attractions. In addition, there were lovely walks to be had directly from the front door. The owner was around and always on hand to answer any queries or to offer helpful information, but never intruded. A great folder of information was available, together with useful books and other guides. This accommodation, in a genuinely very rural setting, was excellent.
Visited July 2023
Written July 19, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

DayTrip42207271172
DayTrip42207271172
1 contribution
Very comfortable, well sited with its conservatory views, and well located.
It was just right for us and the type of break we wanted with good walking and the town of Kelso nearby. We enjoyed 3 full days of being out all day in our short break. In the evening we were able to prepare our meal in the well equipped kitchen and then relax in great comfort. All in all an excellent place that we will plan to visit again. We have already recommended it to friends.
Visited May 2019
Written May 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

shell
shell
1 contribution
Spring holiday
We stayed for a week and had a wonderful time. The cottage is in a beautiful setting, the gardens are lovely and we enjoyed being able to sit in the conservatory and enjoy the spring sunshine. There is so much to do in the local area and it is only a short distance into Kelso, with lots of local shops, large supermarkets and very good restaurants. We managed a day trip into Edinburgh, using the train station nearby, as well as heading to the coast and hills for lots of beautiful walks.
Visited April 2019
Written April 14, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Yvette-at-Burnbrae
Yvette-at-Burnbrae
Thankyou for taking the time to review Burnbrae Holidays for other guests. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. We also enjoy the convenience of using the scenic Borders railway when visiting Edinburgh. We hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Yvette
Written April 17, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Angela J
Angela J
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom8 contributions
great place to stay
Our 9th stay in Thairn cottage, the cottage was beautifully clean as usual and it was lovely to see Yvette again as she is so welcoming. Thairn cottage at Nenthorne nr Kelso is a beautiful place to stay, there are lovely views of the countryside and many interesting places to visit and explore, Eyemouth, Jedburgh and Born in the Borders can be recommended One visit is definately not enough, Kelso is one of my favourite places to go.
Visited March 2019
Written April 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Yvette-at-Burnbrae
Yvette-at-Burnbrae
Lovely to see you again, I am really pleased that you again enjoyed your stay at Burnbrae Holidays. We'd love to be able to welcome you back.
Written April 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wander61443909839
Wander61443909839
1 contribution
Another great week at Burnbrae
Great rural location with views from the conservatory to Eden Water, only two miles from the historic abbey town of Kelso, well worth taking the time to explore, and with easy driving to many other Border villages and towns. The cottage itself couldn't be better equipped or more comfortable, Yvette having thought of everything to make it relaxed and welcoming.
Visited March 2019
Written March 25, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Yvette-at-Burnbrae
Yvette-at-Burnbrae
I am really pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. We ask our guests if there is anything that would improve their holiday experience and do what we can to include the suggestion for future guests. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Burnbrae Holidays.
Written April 15, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shuna M
Shuna M
16 contributions
Fabulous place for a relaxing holiday
This Easter marks our 8th visit to Thairn Cottage. It is our little oasis of peace and calm. Situated just outside Kelso the cottage is one of three converted from an old barn. The views are of a beautifully kept garden and beyond to fields. We enjoy walking and there are some great circular walks in the area ranging from 2 miles to 15 miles and they are all well signposted. The little town of Kelso about 4 miles away is delightful with small independent shops to a large Sainsburys. The cottage has every amenity including a log stove which we sometimes prefer to use than the central heating :-) Overall a great trip and highly recommended.
Visited April 2015
Written April 10, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Yvette-at-Burnbrae
Yvette-at-Burnbrae
Great to see you again. We are really please that you enjoyed some of the local walks in the beautiful Borders countryside. Hope to see you again next year. Yvette
Written April 11, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Parking
  • Parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace

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About the neighborhood
Burnbrae is located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, 3 miles from the picturesque, abbey town of Kelso. Kelso is regarded as one of the most charming and beautiful towns in the Scottish Borders complete with cobbled streets, large market square, elegant Georgian buildings and of course the River Tweed and Teviot which are well known for their spectacular fishing. Kelso has many fantastic restaurants and a farmers market. The farmers market and musical events are held in the square.The local area has many golf courses including Kelso, the Roxburgh and the Hiersel. The Kelso Race course is between Burnbrae and Kelso, near Floors Castle.The Border Show Ground in Kelso has many different types of events. Kelso Civic Week is held in July each year.
Getting around
Ideally located for exploring the Borders area by foot, walking or car. Kelso with its many restaurants is only 3 miles away, a short taxi ride about £ £10 - £15.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Burnbrae is located in Nenthorn, 3 miles northwest of Kelso in the Scottish Borders. We will send you detailed directions to Burnbrae on receipt of your booking. We have an EV charger free to use onsite for those who arrive by EV.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilities

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

Notes from owner
Price quoted is for 2 people in one cottage and includes super fast Wi-Fi, electricity, central heating, wood for wood burner, bed linen & towels. There is plenty of space for an extra bed either in the living room or bedroom. We charge £10 per night per extra person.

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