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Springhill Cottage - Birgham

Kelso, Scottish Borders
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Luxurious, detached cottage enjoying a beautiful setting on the edge of the village of Birgham
  • Go fishing on the River Tweed, with the Birgham Dub within walking distance
  • Visit the magnificent Floors Castle, enjoy a day out at Kelso Races or try ice skating at the local rink
Property code: 86452

Wonderful period cottage with wood burner and fully enclosed garden. Located in a peaceful position within a short walk to the village, with its friendly inn and the splendid River Tweed.

Situated just off the border of Northumberland and southern Scotland, this beautifully presented property provides a fantastic base for an outdoor adventure in this fantastic pocket of the world. With the Scottish town of Kelso within effortless reach and the northernmost brink of the Northumberland National Park just a short distance away, you’ll never be short of activities to fill your days when staying here. This luxurious choice of accommodation has been lovingly updated to host four guests, complete with spacious rooms, contemporary fittings and a wide array of eclectic original features.

Whilst maintaining the traditional aesthetics of a rural cottage, this property has been updated to ensure everything is of the highest standards for your hard-earned getaway. Traditional textures and antique-style furnishings can be found in each and every spacious room, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in this country stay. Wake up each morning in a sprawling bedroom with a feature fireplace and an en-suite bathroom before wandering along to the kitchen to start the day. The breakfast table right here offers space for preparing picnics and morning coffee as well as your evening meal, whilst the mature gardens just outside offer al fresco meal space. See the night away with a bottle of wine on this pretty patio or step inside to watch the Smart TV by the flickering wood burner.

With the River Tweed less than 0.5 miles from home, it’s clear that this area is a hotspot for keen fishermen - discover a popular fishing beat just 2 miles away. Continue along to Coldstream (4 miles), the nearby town with a golf club, pubs and eateries, or head to the slightly more populated town of Kelso (5 miles). Cross the border to venture into the Northumberland National Park (11.5 miles), a northern beauty spot with fantastic walks in the Cheviot Hills (22 miles) and extremely dark skies for amazing nights of stargazing.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 super king-size zip-and-link (which can be made into a twin on request) and 1 double
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms with baths, separate shower cubicles and WCs
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Enclosed garden with seating area
  • Ample off road private parking
  • Pub and restaurant within walking distance, shops 4 miles
  • No Infants allowed
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Beverley 2nd February 2024

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If you are looking for a squeaky clean, comfortable, quality linen and towels, look no further. This cottage is one of the best. Beautifully furnished and decorated. A large range of cooking utensils, although we couldnt find a cherry stoner , made making meals easy. Lovely welcome pack and fresh flowers. We are sure to put this property on our retRead moreurn to list. Plus no hesitation in recommending. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 1st December 2023

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The owners have taken great care and attention to detail in equipping and decorating the cottage. We found it warm and comfortable in some very cold December weather. The welcome pack was well thought out and much appreciated. We found a number of interesting places to visit in this area, still open despite the time of year. We had a very enjoyableRead more pre-Christmas break at Springhill Cottage. Hide

Reviewed by June 17th November 2023

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The cottage is such a perfect holiday home in every way. The quality furnishings and tasteful decor combined with the location made this a perfect recipe for a relaxing week away. We also appreciated the generous and thoughtful welcome pack, will definitely make a return visit. next year.

Reviewed by Alan 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 22nd September 2023

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This is an outstanding property in every way - location, grounds, room sizes, quality, taste and Comfort! It is near a road, but noise insulation is very good. We would be very happy to return (or even live there!!).

Reviewed by Neil 15th September 2023

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Lovely cottage and helpful owners

Reviewed by Susan 8th September 2023

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Property is lovely and well equipped . Great location and will definately return

Reviewed by Christine 1st September 2023

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Great cottage in a central location. We felt very comfortable, and Springhill Cottage was a real home from home.

Reviewed by Karen 25th August 2023

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Wonderful cottage in a perfect location for visiting the borders and Northumberland. Would definitely recommend this property

Reviewed by Helen 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Sharon 11th August 2023

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Lovely cottage, very clean, everything there that you need, perfect location!

Reviewed by Vivienne 4th August 2023

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Second visit to this lovely cottage. Exactly the same standard as previous, nothing had deteriorated. The bedding and towels were still white and very good quality, the towels were soft and fluffy. The location of the cottage is ideal for visiting the area and if you want a quiet & relaxing holiday this is the place. The local pub is within walkingRead more distance but it is not always open but there are plenty of pubs/restaurants within a short driving distance. Hide

Reviewed by Martin 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Morag 7th July 2023

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This cottage was so lovely, extremely clean and had every comfort that you could wish for. The grounds were lovely for strolling round and cottage close to loads of things to see and do. Helen and Julian are perfect hosts and so kind with the welcome basket.

Reviewed by Marcus 23rd June 2023

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Stayed for two weeks in this superb cottage which was a good base from which to explore the Borders. The owners live nearby and are friendly and helpful should you need them. Supermarket is 12 minutes away in Kelso as are a few decent eateries. Cafe and walks in the nearby Hirsel Estate are worth a visit too. If you prefer to eat in the kitchen is Read morevery well equipped. All in all we had a refreshing fortnight with Gardeners Cottage as our base and we would highly recommend it to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Jeff 9th June 2023

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Very clean and superbly equipped cottage. Lots of places to visit all within 1/2 hr drive, and Kelso or Coldstream only a few minutes away for shopping, bars and cafes. Had a really relaxing holiday, in a beautiful area. Great hosts who responded quickly to any queries we had. Very happy to recommend.

Reviewed by Joy 12th May 2023

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As Mary Poppins would say practically perfect in every way. Simply delightful in every aspect. Set in a stunning location, within easy access to lots of historic places. Tastefully and thoughtfully furnished throughout. Helen and Julian really have considered everything needed for a luxurious stay. Thank you.

Reviewed by Gillian 22nd April 2023

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We loved our stay at Springhill Cottage. Every comfort and practicality was catered for and the cottage was a cosy home from home in a perfect location to explore the Borders. We had a very warm welcome from the owners (including a welcome pack with delicious chocolate brownies and other essentials), who otherwise left us in privacy to enjoy our hoRead moreliday. We would definitely return to stay here again one day, 10/10. Thank you :-) Hide

Reviewed by Roger 14th April 2023

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I would definitely recommend Springhill cottage to anyone looking for a comfortable cottage in the Scottish borders. It had everything we needed and more.

Reviewed by Jane 4th April 2023

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Reviewed by Len 24th March 2023

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Springhill Cottage is an exceptionally spacious cottage, well and extensively appointed, delightfully comfortable and elegantly furnished. It is immaculately presented and offers an ideal base from which to explore the Scottish Borders and The Northumbria National Park. Owners Julian and Helen offer a warm welcome and then stay out of your hair butRead more always available on mobile should their guests need advice or assistance. Will highly recommend this holiday accommodation to friends and family. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy 17th March 2023

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The cottage has been finished to a very high standard and is equipped with everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Annette 3rd March 2023

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Our second visit which was every bit as good as the first, a brilliant cottage with great hosts. The cottage is well situated to enjoy the Borders and north Northumberland. A thoroughly enjoyable time spent at the cottage and its location.

Reviewed by Lynn 24th February 2023

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A superb cottage with every luxury - from the welcome pack, to the pictures on the walls, to the sumptuous furnishings. The kitchen has everything you need & more. It was warm & cosy inside with a large patio for summer nights. Its position was perfect for exploring & sightseeing - we particularly enjoyed Kelso with its individual shops & farmers mRead morearket. Of the abbeys we visited, we loved Dryburgh - off the beaten track but so worth the drive. Julian & Helen were most welcoming. Do book! Hide

Reviewed by Becky 11th February 2023

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Reviewed by Mike 2nd December 2022

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We had a lovely stay in this tastefully restored, cosy cottage. Everything was spotlessly clean on arrival and we were warmly welcomed by our host. The accommodation is definitely worth it's 5 star rating and is located perfectly for exploring the border area. We would definitely recommend this cottage to other potential guests. Mike and Margaret.

Reviewed by Vivienne 18th November 2022

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The cottage is situated in the grounds of the Dower House, a lovely location between Coldstream and Kelso. Very private with plenty of garden and parking. The cottage has everything you could need and the rooms are all of a good size and nicely furnished with comfortable beds, quality bedding and towels. The bathrooms are spacious with instant hot Read morewater. The WiFi is good speed. Kelso is good for shopping and has a variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants. The village pub is ok. Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 29th October 2022

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Beautiful, well equipped cottage in lovely surroundings. Friendly welcoming owners.

Reviewed by Julie 22nd October 2022

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A real home away from home: a lovely, comfortable cottage. We were made to feel very welcome and really appreciated the milk, bread and of course the great brownies! The linens and furnishings are excellent quality, and the characterful cottage has been restored to a high standard. There is ample parking and Kelso is a short drive away for shoppingRead more. Hide

Reviewed by John 12th October 2022

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An excellent, well equipped and comfortable cottage. We chose this cottage because we were going to a wedding near Duns and the location was suitable for this and for sightseeing in the few days afterwards. Our hosts were very helpful, and their welcome pack was much appreciated. We would be happy to recommend this cottage and would hope to go backRead more again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Teresa 1st October 2022

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We would like to go back, but at a different time of the year. The cottage is central to so many places to go and Helen and Julian will help you by giving good advice on the area. The Cottage was wonderful, clean, well equipped, the beds were extremely comfortable. We were there in October the heating was good and we were provided with logs for theRead more log burner and told that if we needed more to let them know. Food at the Fishermans Arms is very good & lived up to the review on its own website. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 24th September 2022

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Great cottage with a great location. Well equipped and very comfortable with a cosy atmosphere, especially with the log burner roaring a way.

Reviewed by Kathryn 16th September 2022

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this first class cottage. The quality of the decor and the amenities were of a high standard which made for a very comfortable break. The owners are very friendly and were available to render assistance or proffer advice regarding the area. It made a perfect base to explore the surrounding area where there are so mRead moreany interesting places to visit, all within short driving distances. Hide

Reviewed by Lin 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by Erica 29th July 2022

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We loved our stay in this perfect cottage. Everything was provided, the beds very comfy as were the sofas. We had a super welcome pack of milk, cake, butter and wine! The location was gorgeous with an outlook over a mature arboretum and a pretty garden by the cottage door. There was plenty of off road, hidden away, parking for our classic cars. TheRead more owners are very friendly and lived on site so were on hand for any questions. The local pub was only a short walk away. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 8th July 2022

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Springhill Cottage is a lovely place and we thoroughly recommend staying here if you are visiting the area. Two large bedrooms both with en-suites, large kitchen diner and big comfortable living room all finished off to a very high standard. We were welcomed to explore the well tended grounds of Springhill House by our hosts Helen and Julian who loRead moreoked after us so well and made us feel at home. The best recommendation we can give is that we would not hesitate to stay again! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by John 17th June 2022

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Super peaceful place to stay. Lovely walks by the river Tweed. Thanks to the owners Julian, Helen and not forgetting Ted the terrier for making our stay memorable. Great food at the Fishermans Arms , just a short walk away.

Reviewed by Mary 3rd June 2022

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We could not recommend a better cottage. The facilities are all there. The area has enough sightseeing available within driving distance, from 20 mins to 1 hour depending on your choice. Friendly welcome and great restful atmosphere.

Reviewed by Kim 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Janet 6th May 2022

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Cottage very comfortable everything you need very peaceful lovely decorated kit Chen and bathrooms amazing situated near many villages need a main sign outside property owners very helpfuull and near hand would go back again

Reviewed by David 25th March 2022

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