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Overview of Bartlehill Cottage, pet friendly cottage in the beautiful Scottish Borders

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Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, table football
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, table football
Smart TV, fireplace, DVD player, table football

Bartlehill Cottage, pet friendly cottage in the beautiful Scottish Borders

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

Explore the area

    Popular LocationKelso Racecourse11 min drive
    Popular LocationKelso Abbey14 min drive
    Popular LocationFloors Castle19 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
1087 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Bartlehill Cottage, pet friendly cottage in the beautiful Scottish Borders

Family-friendly cottage in Coldstream
No.4 Bartlehill is a delightful, traditional, stone built semi-detached cottage situated in beautiful rural countryside in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

Overlooking the Cheviot Hills, the cottage sits in a quiet, elevated position and affords stunning views over the surrounding rolling countryside. Set between the lovely Border towns of Kelso and Coldstream, Bartlehill is located along a private road and is the perfect haven to visit with family, friends and/or pets and explore all the borders has to offer.

The cottage, which can sleep up to six guests, has been completely renovated & furnished to a very high standard, and is exceptionally well equipped to ensure our guests have all they need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
The living area downstairs is open plan but retains its features and cosiness with its the log burning stove (logs supplied), and ample comfortable seating; there is a 39" Smart TV and DVD player and free Wi-Fi; a large DVD library suitable for all ages, and a selection of board games, books and local maps to plan trips and walks.
The kitchen has also been tastefully refurbished with its ample cupboard space and marble worktops and (hopefully) has everything you could possibly need, featuring a large table and chairs from which you can enjoy the beautiful scenery whilst dining, a dishwasher, washing machine and all you would expect in a kitchen.
Also, downstairs is the first bedroom with a small double bed and an ensuite with full facilities.
Upstairs there are two good sized bedrooms which are light, and airy. Both can be made up either with two single beds or a super king size bed in each room. There is a large bathroom, again with full facilities. Central heating throughout.

The garden, set mainly to lawn with shrubs and its lovely plum tree is secure and the perfect spot to relax, if the weather is good enjoy some al fresco dining (barbeque available), and ideal for children and dogs.
There are wonderful walks straight from the door, the closest being along the path cut through the small woodland immediately behind the cottage. We happily accept dogs and there is no additional charge for bringing them. There is off road parking with enough space for several cars, and we have converted the garage into a games rooms with a table football and ping pong - perfect for letting off a bit of steam. There is a tennis court and a full-sized cricket net which are both available upon request.
In nearby Leitholm, is the popular village pub ‘The Plough’ which is cosy, serves good food and allows dogs.

Coldstream on the bank of the River Tweed and the bustling market town of Kelso, both just 10 minutes away have shops to browse, restaurants, cafes and pubs, golf courses, race course and historic houses. From culture and heritage to outdoor pursuits, the local area offers endless opportunities including walking; golf; fishing; cycling; riding ( Saint Foin Stables are just down the road); historic houses and castles such as Floors Castle in Kelso, Alnwick Castle (Harry Potter), Bamburgh Castle on the beach, Lindisfarne with its causeway and historic priory, and Manderston with its silver staircase; the stunning coastline with the pretty harbour at St Abbs (sea fishing trips can be organised), and the lovely beach at Coldingham with its surfing and great facilities, including lifeguards, toilets and cafe, the charming town of Melrose with its great shopping and restaurants, St Boswells with its award winning Bookshop and restaurant, and Yetholm at the foot of the Cheviot Hills offering wonderful scenic walks and a good beer in the Border Hotel afterwards (dogs allowed) as well as locally based quad biking, sailing, canoeing, and clay pigeon shooting etc.

Trains either from Berwick- upon-Tweed or Tweedbank (near Melrose) can get you easily into the centre of Edinburgh in under an hour.
Fishing for salmon either on the Tweed or the Whiteadder can be arranged in advance of your visit.

Travel cot & linen, and high chair available on request
Heating, logs for the stove, all bed linen and towels are included.
Hairdryers in all rooms
No smoking inside the cottage

Untethered EV Electric Car Charger
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager


Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • Stair gate
  • Travel cot
  • Children's games
  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Paper towels
  • Spices


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Table football
  • Ping pong table
  • Games room
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Ice skating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1087 sq ft (101 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Delightful Stone Built set Beautiful Rural Scottish Borders
Delightful Stone Built set Beautiful Rural Scottish Borders

About this area


Located in Coldstream, this cottage is in a rural area. Flodden Battlefield and Norham Castle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Kelso Racecourse and Borders Abbeys Way. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and mountain biking.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kelso Racecourse - 11 min drive
  • Kelso Abbey - 14 min drive
  • Floors Castle - 19 min drive
  • Flodden Battlefield - 21 min drive
  • Mellerstain House - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Tweedbank Station - 24 min drive


  • Castle Hotel - 6 min drive
  • Newcastle Arms - 7 min drive
  • Besom Inn - 7 min drive
  • Collingwood Arms - 9 min drive
  • China Town - 9 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Lovely stay in a perfect cottage
Everything was perfect. The cottage is lovely in a peaceful location. The brilliant welcome pack meant we could relax when we arrived. Everything you might need was provided and the garden and games room were great. Couldn't ask for more.

5/5 Excellent

A beautiful and peaceful getaway
This is a wonderfully situated property, very peaceful and with a lovely view from the front. It was lovely to be able to step out of the cottage to either a well-kept, secure back garden, a woodland, or a quiet lane bordered by fields. The cottage is well equipped and very clean and we had plenty of space for 6 of us. Our teenage boys spent a lot of time in the garage/playroom, enjoying the table tennis and table football. Lowri is an excellent host-great communication and had clearly gone to extra lengths to ensure the cottage is Covid safe. We'd love to come back for a return visit!

5/5 Excellent

Lovely holiday
We had a lovely break in this beautiful cottage. Our children 16 and 14 were kept entertained with table tennis, tennis and wi fi access. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very comfortable - a real home from home. Things quieter locally as a result of the pandemic so access to local ratings places, pubs and horse riding etc were compromised but I believe things are slowly but surely opening up again. Lowri always in hand if we had any questions. Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

Much appreciated!
Lovely cottage. Large rooms, comfy couch and beds. Log fire added to the homely atmosphere. Very helpful host. Very well prepared for covid. Beautiful views from cottage over fields.

5/5 Excellent

Lovely cosy, comfortable cottage with fabulous, open views.
The cottage was well equipped and homely and the welcome pack was excellent. The decor was lovely, bright and modern but with character. It was a great place to relax and we were very fortunate to have beautiful weather in which to enjoy stunning Borders autumn colour. The location suited us very well.