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Jocks Cottage

Kelso, Scottish Borders (Ref. 972510)

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    • “Very clean, warm and comfortable cottage situated in a quiet, rural area on a working farm, 6miles from Kelso and 8 miles from Melrose.”

    Mrs Blackett, September 2018

    • “Our holiday was excellent with friendly and helpful owners,and comfortable and warm accommodation. We hope to return again.”

    Mrs Greenfield, Cambridge, September 2018

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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The Property

Fine views and a welcoming atmosphere await you at Jocks Cottage with everything that you need for a fun filled family holiday in the Scottish Borders town of Kelso. Set on a working farm, the cottage has a cosy open fire for winter nights and gardens to enjoy in the summer months.
Situated six miles from the lovely Scottish Border market town of Kelso where the rivers Tweed and Teviot meet. It has a cobbled town square and streets and an array of stunning Georgian buildings as well as shops and restaurants to enjoy. Sir Walter Scott called Kelso “the most beautiful, if not the most romantic village in Scotland.” Kelso Racecourse is another popular attraction close by. There is a wealth of outdoor sports available nearby, including walking, shooting, golf as well as the opportunity to try your hand at salmon fishing down at the River Tweed. Not far from the cottage are Floors Castle and Kelso Abbey, both designed by the architect William Adam. Adam and his son also designed the prestigious Mellerstain House, which is home to the 13th Duke of Haddington.
Jocks Cottage is located on a working farm, along with Craggs Cottage, on the estate of Mellerstain House and is surrounded by stunning countryside providing a perfect hideaway for all your family.
The accommodation is central heated and comprises:

Homely dining kitchen with electric hob, oven, microwave oven, washer dryer, fridge freezer and CD player.
The lounge has an open fire for you to snuggle up in front of, TV with Sky, a DVD and VCR player, plus a selection of books, games and jigsaws to enjoy.

First floor: Family bedroom with double bed and and a single bed.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with shower over the bath, hand basin and WC.

Enclosed garden with lawn and garden furniture.
Ample private parking.
Cot and highchair available upon request.
All electric, gas and bed linen and towels provided.


Two first floor bedrooms: Family bedroom 1x double with single bed and 1x twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC. Ground floor: Open plan kitchen with dining area. Sitting area. Kitchen.


  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Freeview, DVD player
  • Wifi
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels inc in rent
  • Off street parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Cot and highchair available
  • 2 pets welcome - must be kept on a lead whilst outdoors due to farm animals
  • No Smoking Allowed
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants and cinema 5.8 miles drive.

Regional Information

KELSO Jedburgh 14 miles; Wooler 16 miles. Kelso is a lovely tranquil Borders town at the meeting point of the Tweed and Teviot rivers, with a cobbled town square and streets, and an array of stunning Georgian buildings, and a wealth of gorgeous countryside around it. Take time out to visit Floors Castle, a very prominent Stately Home with restaurants and gardens, designed by William Adam. Also close by are Mellerstain House, Kelso Abbey and the Kelso races. Mellerstain House is a stunning example of Georgian architecture at its finest. Designed by the architect William Adam and his son Robert in 1725, it is the residence of the 13th Earl of Haddington. The house is located within 80 acres of luscious rolling parkland and is in walking distance of Smailholm Tower, the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott. Great fishing can be enjoyed on the Teviot, Tweed and Jed rivers and there are many excellent golf courses to choose from. Watch the spectacular and historic Common Ridings, held at Hawick, Selkirk, Langholm, Lauder and others, with long histories. The Borders also offer some superb walking and cycling, be it on the coast, over the breathtaking hillsides or amongst the enchanting Border forests. The towns of Coldstream, Jedburgh, Kirk Yetholm and Wooler are just a short drive away and are a joy to explore at leisure.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas