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Burnbrae Holidays. Burnbrae Mill, Nenthorn, Kelso, TD5. Cottage in Scottish Borders. Sleeps 2. MyCH Ref No.1709.

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Burnbrae Holidays , Burnbrae Mill , Nenthorn , Kelso , Scottish Borders , TD5

 

Description of the self catering property
Three peaceful, four star, non-smoking cottages within long stone barn at the heart of the Scottish Borders, just 3 miles from Kelso.
Light, airy, each generously equipped, comfortable accommodation for two.
Extra beds.
Log fire. Heating throughout.
Level access to all rooms - and from car park close to cottages.
Each cottage has living room, separate kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, conservatory and superb view over large garden & fields to Cheviot hills.

 

Best Features
Relax in the south facing conservatory or in loungers on the patio with views over well stocked garden, the Eden Water, Tweed valley to Cheviot Hills.

Nestle before a log fire in the peace of Burnbrae. 12ha. river margin, pasture, large pond, trees, wildlife. Walks from site. Peaceful location yet within 40 minutes drive of Edinburgh, the east coast harbours & sea cliffs and easy reach of abbeys & castles, gardens & historic houses and Ettrick hills.

Textile art and embroidery workshops held in our studio at Burnbrae – programme on our website. Golf, fishing, riding, cycling, walks all nearby. A variety of good restaurants and individual shops in Kelso

Dogs allowed in Begrum by arrangement. Thairn and Mungo's Well are kept pet free.
Sleeps: from 0 to 2
Pets: No
Web address: Visit the property website

 

Contact Details
Contact Name: Pat Lewis
Telephone: 01573 225570
E-mail: Send E-mail

Reviews



Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2014
Cottage Review:   Excellent cottage with beautiful views and lovely garden. Yvette made us very welcome and was there all week if needed. We stayed in Begrum with our 2 dogs. There was plenty of room and the cottage has everything you need. Breakfast in the conservatory watching the birds on the feeders outside. Perfect location for all the border towns. Love Kelso, an unspoiled market town. Lovely meal at The Contented Vine.
Make up of party:  Couple with 2 large dogs
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Review Added by:flowers Review Added: 23.06.2014
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2014
Cottage Review:   Just back from our 7th visit to Thairn cottage. The weather this week was glorious so we made more use of the conservatory rather than the log fire this year. Everything as great as usual in the cottage. It really has become a home from home now. We did a lot of walking this visit - downloaded some really good walks in the area (think from the Visit Scotland website) which offered a variety of walks from 2 miles on pavements to 13 miles hill climbing walks. We did several of 5-8 miles circular walks taking in the River Tweed and using old railway routes, which kept us off roads. It is a beautiful area and the cottage is well placed by being quiet and in the country, but central for visiting lots of places in the area. I highly recommend it. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]
Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by:mych editor Review Added: 20.04.2014
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2014
Cottage Review:   stayed in Mungo's well cottage for 4 nights, and it was a lovely place to stay. The location is great for seeing the Scottish borders and Northumberland. Views from the cottage are stunning. The furnishings are good quality, with a big comfy bed and comfortable suite. The booking process was very straight forward, I booked last minute and there was no hassle involved. On arrival there were fresh baked scones and jam which was a nice touch. I can thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a relaxing break.
Make up of party:  holidaying alone
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Review Added by:tricia52 Review Added: 26.04.2014
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3 of 6 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 01/2014
Cottage Review:   We had a lovely stay. Cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. We could think of nothing extra needed. It is very well situated for exploring the St. Cuthbert's Way. We felt comfortable dealing with the owner and she was very helpful at all times.
Make up of party:  Couple in 60s
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Review Added by:johnchapman Review Added: 04.02.2014
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2 of 7 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2013
Cottage Review:   Wonderful cottage, good place to visit Historic's Scotland. We appreciate the eco friendly cottages,welcoming, and the view from the conversatory. All was perfect.
Make up of party:  couple from France
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Review Added by:chvaud Review Added: 23.08.2013
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2013
Cottage Review:   Very comfortable, well equipped cottage in an attractive and tranquil location
Make up of party:  single with dog
Cleanliness: good Location: good
Facilities: good Views: good
Value: good Overall rating:
Review Added by:Ian Review Added: 08.07.2013
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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2013
Cottage Review:   We stayed here whilst competing in the Jim Clark Rally, Yvette could not have been more accommodating. The cottage was spotless and so comfortable. We especially enjoyed the scones and Jam which were laid out for arrival. Fantastic, we will be back
Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by:Helen Review Added: 11.06.2013
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2013
Cottage Review:   We stayed in Mungo's Well Cottage & we were very satisfied with all aspects there. Although it was warm it was lovely to have a wood burning stove for the cooler evenings. Sitting in the conservatory was a real bonus to have the views & the wild life.
Make up of party:  married couple
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Review Added by:Jean Whitaker Review Added: 28.05.2013
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4 of 9 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2013
Cottage Review:   Lovely, peaceful, comfortable, clean, welcoming, views. . . . lots to say but you need to be there to appreciate it. A tranquil setting, lovely views and a wood burning stove, all the creature comforts you need including a huge bed. Could not recommend enough. We stayed in Mongos View which looks nice on the internet but is much better in reality. This exceeded our expectations which is just what we needed. Thank you.
Make up of party:  Couple from down south using this as a base for visiting relatives. Perfect.
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Review Added by:adywas12 Review Added: 17.04.2013
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6 of 11 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2013
Cottage Review:   An excellent short stay despite v cold weather. The cottage was so warm, clean and cosy and we hope to return in better weather to explore the local countryside.
Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by:Wyn Review Added: 26.03.2013
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6 of 9 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2012
Cottage Review:   Beautiful, quiet, warm, cozy holiday cottage. Fabulous for quiet weekend away with great facilities. Local area fabulous. Kelso lovely. Lots of walks & sights locally. Will definitely come back.
Make up of party:  Couples
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
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Review Added by:CroftyJen Review Added: 31.10.2012
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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 10/2012
Cottage Review:   Our recent stay was the 16th time we have visited since 2000. As on every visit the property was in excellent condition and very welcoming. Location and environment are exactly what we love - quiet and peaceful but close to all local amenities and easy to access. We have over the years have stayed in all 3 cottages and they are all in an excellent state of repair. Thairn has the walk in shower that we now need due to age and poor mobility but has a drawback of little or no internet access due to distance from the router. Apart from that we have had no complaints over the years and keep coming back for more rest and relaxation.
Make up of party:  Married couple
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Review Added by:Snawbaw Review Added: 14.10.2012
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7 of 14 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2012
Cottage Review:   Just returned from a week at Burnbrae staying in Begrum cottage. We have been several times and are always delighted with the peaceful surroundings, gorgeous views and warm welcome. The cottage is comfortable, warm with everything you need to cater for yourselves.
Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
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Review Added by:marysleigh Review Added: 23.09.2012
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7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 09/2012
Cottage Review:   My husband and I stayed in Thairn Cottage and couldn't have been happier. It had everything we could possibly need and the location made it convenient for day trips further afield. Yvette and Chris are wonderful hosts (even a tea tray with fresh scones on arrival). We would love to return and stay longer.
Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by:Mission Review Added: 07.10.2012
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9 of 11 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2012
Cottage Review:   We spent five nights in Mungos Well cottage and were exceptionally pleased with everything. The cottage was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. There was plenty of space and the sun lounge was an added bonus offering great views. We were made very welcome and the scones on arrival were a nice touch. We would definitely recommend and hope to return before too long. VP
Make up of party:  Married couple.
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Review Added by:vparry Review Added: 24.08.2012
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2012
Cottage Review:   Beautiful cottage with stunning views in a peaceful location. The homemade afternoon tea on arrival was most thoughtful and appreciated. Friendly and helpful proprietors. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]
Make up of party:  Lady on her own.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
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Review Added by:mych editor Review Added: 29.08.2012
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8 of 12 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2012
Cottage Review:   Extremely well equipped, clean and comfortable with lots of attention to detail, even including a hairdryer, basic cleaning products and laundry available for use. Fabulous location, very peaceful and great to be able to walk in the fields directly from the cottage. Well situated, a few moments drive from Kelso, with good shops and restaurants.
Make up of party:  We (husband, teenage daughter and myself) had one cottage and my parents had the one next door.
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Review Added by:LindsayB Review Added: 23.04.2012
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Owner response:
Thankyou Lindsay for taking the time to review our cottages. Sorry that it has taken me so long to reply, I\'ve only just learnt how to. It was lovely seeing you again and sharing with you the beautiful Borders countryside. We know we are very lucky to live here.
Yvette

5 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2012
Cottage Review:   This was our 5th time of returning, which says it all really. We usually go around Easter, as we did this year, but we've been in August too. It's good in all weathers because when it's cold you have the delights of the log burning stove. When it's warmer you have a great conservatory to sit in. The cottages are made from a converted barn so the walls are feet thick - this makes it solid and cosy and very quiet. The only sound you tend to hear is the horses at the stable next door. The height of the ceiling is wonderful; all clad in pinewood it is really high so makes the living/dining room feel really spacious. The kitchen is well equipped and has soap and washing up liquid and good pots and pans and equipment. Electric oven and hob, and a fridge with freezer. Bed is comfortable, shower has great pressure, there's a huge bath. Lots of storage space and nice touches like tissues in the bedroom. The conservatory is a big bonus and the gardens are beautifully kept and there are bird feeders outside your window to see sparrows and other small birds. The windows overlook rolling coutryside with cows in the distant fields. There are lovely walks in the area (detailed in the information book in the cottage). The nearby town of Kelso has some lovely original shops (ie it's not like every other shopping centre in the UK). The supermarket in the town has unfortunately recently closed down because a large Sainsbury's has opened on the outskirts of town, but it means it's possible to get everything you need for self catering. There's a health food store and some nice bakeries in the town for day-to-day stuff. Overall I would highly recommend it. It is our oasis of peace and calm to escape to from our busy jobs. And I like the fact that it has its Green Tourism gold award - our journey is offset by some tree planting and we get to do a bit of recycling like we do at home as a wee compost bin is provided and places for cardboard etc. It is lovely to see a holiday company adopt such a policy of social responsiblity. If you look at the visitors book in the cottage you'll see people saying they've returned for their 11th time! Once you've found this cottage you will just want to keep going back.
Make up of party:  My husband and I together in Thairn cottage
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by:ShunaMarr Review Added: 30.04.2012
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Owner response:
Thankyou Shuna for taking to time to review our cottage. Sorry that it has taken me so long to reply, due to a technical error.
We also enjoy watching the birds at the feeders, while we eat our meals in our conservatory. I watched a woodpecker attacking a fat ball from our kitchen window yesterday.
Yvette

7 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2011
Cottage Review:   The cottage is perfect in all aspects, clean, very comfortable,modern and the views are to die for. We had a wonderful time and we will back later in the year. Sam&Pat gave us a warm welcome and are both thoughtful and helpfull
Make up of party:  couple
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Review Added by:pbasten Review Added: 11.05.2011
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2011
Cottage Review:   A really, really enjoyable short break, made possible by Sam and Pat's attention to detail and thoughtfulness. Tea/coffee and scones on arrival was really appreciated as was the wood burning stove just waiting to be lit, the cracking conservatory with views across the Borders countryside, the decent sized telly (even though I don't watch much!) & DVD player and hi-fi for tuning in to Radio 3 over breakfast. So glad that a cafetiere was provided!Great to see that high standards of hospitality in Scotland can actually be achieved!Alison and John, Fife.
Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by:John Honeyman Review Added: 18.04.2011
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Owner response:
Thanks for adding this. Sam and I enjoyed chatting with you and hope you will return - maybe when you can enjoy eating and relaxing in the conservatory enjoying the view.
Pat

3 of 8 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2011
Cottage Review:   This modern, imaginative conversion of a farm building is so considered and inside everything you could need is there. It is warm and comfortable and great for visiting wonderful gardens and houses and cycling in the beautiful Borders!Our second visit and I hope will not be the last!
Make up of party:  a couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
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Review Added by:Jane Tod Review Added: 03.05.2011
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Owner response:
Thanks for spending the time to add this Jane. We enjoyed meeting you again - and hope you will return.
Pat

3 of 9 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 08/2010
Cottage Review:   Our holiday at Burnbrae was one to remember. On arrival, our cottage was clean and tidy and left in fantastic condition. I certainly have no complaints and would reccomend this holiday to anyone. The surrounding area was very tranquil and picturesque.
Make up of party:  Family of 3.
Cleanliness: good Location: good
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Review Added by:Susan Review Added: 30.08.2010
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2010
Cottage Review:   Superb accomodation - very clean and tidy. Well appointed and fitted out. Particularly well located - very quiet with peaceful gardens to the rear and views to the distant hills. Off the hallway is a large heated cupboard which easily took all our golf equipment on the one day we got it all wet. Anyone who plays golf, or walks, will really appreciate this. This is the first time we have had such a facilty which is unusual to find in holiday accomodation. Like everything in the cottage, the owners have given a great deal of thought to their client's needs. This is a great base from which to play golf in the Borders with a choice of many excellent courses within a short driving distance. Most courses accept golf tokens and the 'Freedom of the Fairways' allows for relatively inexpensive golf. There are many golf courses, houses and castles which we did not visit and we intend to return - this is a brilliant area for a holiday.
Make up of party:  Husband and wife.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
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Review Added by:david houghton Review Added: 25.07.2010
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Owner response:
Thanks for your comments. We hope you will return to play the courses you didn't manage to fit in this year!

5 of 8 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2010
Cottage Review:   We chose Burnbrae Mill from the Visit Scotland, The Scottish Borders brochure, because of its description and being ideal for a couple. The cottage more than exceeded our expectations. The borders setting, the accommodation, the views from the conservatory (we lived in there) are exceptional. For me, the farm setting brought back memories of my childhood summer holidays on my grandparents farm in Denmark. All in all a wonderful place for a holiday. We'll be back.
Make up of party:  Husband and wife
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Review Added by:volvo Review Added: 20.08.2010
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Owner response:
Thanks for taking the time to add your comments. We are delighted that you have booked for next year - look forward to meeting you again.

8 of 12 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 07/2010
Cottage Review:   We chose Burnbrae Mill from the Visit Scotland, The Scottish Borders, brochure because of its description and being ideal for a couple. The cottage more than exceeded our expectations. The borders setting, the accommodation, the views from the conservatory (we lived in there) are exceptional. For me, the farm setting brought back memories of my childhood summer holidays on my grandparents farm in Denmark. All in all a wonderful place for a holiday. We'll be back.
Make up of party:  Husband and wife
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Review Added by:volvo Review Added: 20.08.2010
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5 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2010
Cottage Review:   So quiet and blessed with magnificent views from your own conservatory. Surrounded by varied wildlife. Everything you could possibly want is provided in your cottage. Handy for Kelso, Melrose and even the coast. Best cottage holiday we have ever had and we intend to return.
Make up of party:  Married couple.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by:not your email addressnot your email address Review Added: 24.06.2010
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Owner response:
We are delighted that you shared our love of Burnbrae. We look forward to welcoming you here again soon.

7 of 12 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2010
Cottage Review:   We have just enjoyed our sixth visit to these comfortable and well equipped cottages, which in itself tells of how much we enjoy our visits. The cottage surroundings are peaceful with abundant wildlife to watch while relaxing in the conservatory. The Borders area has lots to see and do, our family have appreciated the very good local golf courses and the opportunity to delve into our local family history (Hub Centre in Hawick and Borders Family History Soc centre in Galashiels)
Make up of party:  2 couples + toddler sharing adjoining cottages
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Review Added by:arennie Review Added: 21.05.2010
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Owner response:
Thank you for your comments, it is always a pleasure to see you again. Thank you also for stripping the beds and leaving everything tidy - a big help to me!

5 of 11 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 12/2009
Cottage Review:   We have used these cottages for six years, which in itself tells how much we enjoy the area and how comfortable we find them. The owners have made sure that they are equipped with everything you could want for a self catering holiday, including the nice touch of a welcome tray with home baked scones and fresh flowers in the livingroom. [Added at Editor's discretion since it appears to be a helpful review and the reviewer has been authenticated]
Make up of party:  Family using two cottages, 4 adults and 1 toddler
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Review Added by:mych editor Review Added: 19.05.2010
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6 of 9 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2009
Cottage Review:   This was by far the best cottage holiday we have ever had. It was so peaceful and yet only a short distance from Kelso with all its amenities. Since we shared interests in history and gardening with Sam and Pat, our holiday was further enhanced. The accommodation was exceptional and miles above the "basic". It was wonderful to think that such a haven was only a 90 minute drive from our home. We shall be back.
Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by:sandyjo Review Added: 11.07.2009
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2009
Cottage Review:   We found the accomodation at Burnbrae to be exceedingly clean and comfortable. One of three units, our house (Thairn) was well-appointed and in a very central location for exploring the many delights of the Scottish Borders. While the garden was a blaze of colour during our visit in July, at any time of year Burnbrae would be a very cosy house for a weekend break or a longer holiday.
Make up of party:  Couple
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by:vruddy Review Added: 09.08.2009
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5 of 9 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 06/2009
Cottage Review:   Situated five miles from Kelso town centre on a quiet road just 5 minutes from a really good branch of Somerfield. Super modern, clean and well equipped stone built self accommodation. Its all there ready. WOW
Make up of party:  Two single beds plus camper bed for third person. Suit two to three people. Take youre breakfast in the conservatory looking out over the Hills, Fabulous.
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Review Added by:mych editor Review Added: 14.08.2009
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6 of 10 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2009
Cottage Review:   A very well appointed cottage surrounded by beautiful shrubs and roses, and well placed for visiting lots of interesting places. We loved having our meals in the conservatory watching the birds and enjoying the view. We were made to feel most welcome - enjoyed the excellent scones on arrival - and we were very impressed by the recycling facilities which were tucked away behind a door surrounded by roses. We would definitely recommend staying at Burnbrae.
Make up of party:  Husband and wife.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: exceptional
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Review Added by:mrs. t. brown Review Added: 14.07.2009
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6 of 12 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2009
Cottage Review:   Very well equipped cottage. Very peaceful and quiet. Nice area. Owners very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Plenty of nature on the doorstep.
Make up of party:  Couple.
Cleanliness: exceptional Location: good
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Review Added by:gowler Review Added: 16.07.2009
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5 of 9 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 05/2009
Cottage Review:   We have stayed at Burnbrae now at least 4 times, since it first opened until this year. We have never been disappointed. The cottages are very comfortable, well stocked with everything you need for self catering, they are always found clean and tidy. The location is great, just outside Kelso which has shops/places to eat and in easy distance of many historic houses/gardens etc. The coast at Berwick is not much more than 1hr away. The view from the rear of the cottages in the conservatory is lovely and peaceful. Whilst the cottages may look near to the road if you google the location, we have never been bothered by any road noise as they are well sheltered. Pat and Sam are always very helpful and friendly and we are always sad to leave. We would fully recommend Burnbrae.
Make up of party:  Couple
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Review Added by:denise Review Added: 23.07.2009
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6 of 13 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2009
Cottage Review:   We were the very first visitors to Burnbrae and have visited nearly every year since. We now have 2 children and they love their trips to Kelso. We love the tranquility and beautiful surroundings. The cottages are perfect - well furnished, extremely well maintained and very comfortable. We have always found plenty to do in the area for all our party (ranging from aged 6 - 74!) and would have no hesitation in recommending Burnbrae to anyone.
Make up of party:  myself and two children - we come with my parents and have adjoining cottages.
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Review Added by:sarah lancaster Review Added: 26.07.2009
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4 of 8 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 04/2009
Cottage Review:   Our visit to Burnbrae has become an annual delight since the year Pat and Sam opened the cottages. The cottages are extremely comfortable and well equipped,and always in tip top condition. The surroundings are beautiful,with delightful views from the cottages down to the Eden river. The Scottish Borders make an ideal area for holidays,with superb countryside and a wide range of places to visit. If you do not kbnow the area,Pat and Sam will give you a great welcome and any information you require.
Make up of party:  Couple plus daughter and grandchildren in two cottages
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Review Added by:t.lanc Review Added: 13.08.2009
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7 of 11 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  Definitely Date of visit: 03/2009
Cottage Review:   What a peaceful haven this is, with friendly, welcoming hosts. Pat's delicious scones on arrival were a lovely surprise. The cottage was even better than our impression gained from the website. Very comfortable, cosy and well equipped, with lots of local information including walks from the site. Although the cottages are attached we were never conscious of our neighbours. We ate all our meals in the conservatory enjoying the fantastic views. Before arriving we were not aware of the Green Tourism scheme and were impressed by Burnbrae's Gold Award and Sam's offer to plant trees at no cost to us to offset the carbon emission of our holiday. We never realised there was such a variety of places to visit and things to do in the Borders. We will certainly return to Burnbrae.
Make up of party:  2 adults
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Review Added by:cswaffs Review Added: 29.06.2009
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Guest's Initials: JR Date of visit: 10/2011
Cottage Review: The accommodation is first class. All the facilities we have needed were present. As always everything is scrupulously clean and the welcome tray with drinks and home-made scones sets the tone right at the beginning of the holiday. We are both more than pleased to pass on your details to our friends with a first class recommendation.
We love the Scottish Borders and find plenty to do.
We thank you very much for your care and attention to detail. We look forward to further visits to Burnbrae

Guest's Initials: DR Date of visit: 09/2011
Cottage Review: Couldn't find fault with anything. Cottage was lovely everything we could wish for. Ideal situation, very peaceful & relaxing. Scottish Borders beautiful. Thanks for the home-made scones on arrival-excellent

Guest's Initials: M&T. P Date of visit: 04/2010
Cottage Review: 1st class cottage, with all mod. cons. Nice atmosphere and idyllic setting. Only a short break this time. Would definitely recommend to others, enjoyed wood stove and small touches, tea & scones on arrival and lovely fresh flowers in sitting room. Plenty to do and visit in the surrounding area, beautiful calming countryside, enjoyed watching the birds and the small lambs in the fields etc. Hope to return.

Guest's Initials: J & G Date of visit: 03/2010
Cottage Review: The week not long enough. Super cottage. Loved the woodstove. Perfect day at St. Abbs. Really enjoyed Abbotsford and don't miss Paxton House - brilliant. Very impressed with the Borders - all very tidy and well cared for.

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