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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second visit to Tiore, and it lived up to everything we remembered from our first stay."

    A comfortable, homely bungalow with all the facilities you could want, plus a delightful garden to sit and while away the time. The owners aren't intrusive, but are only next door if you need anything. Whether, walking, cycling or touring in the car a lovely area to explor.e

    Thank you - glad you enjoyed Tiore once again. As we say - your satisfaction is our reward Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2024

  • "Tiore is a wonderful, peaceful base for exploring the region."

    The cottage was absolutely spotless and contained everything we needed for our 6 day stay. The owners were there to greet us, had the heating on ready and even a delicious lemon drizzle cake waiting for us. Delicious and thoughtful! We enjoyed watching the deer and birds from the window and at night there is absolutely no light pollution! We didn't experience any disturbance from the saw mill opposite and the parking was more than adequate. A lovely stay, will definitely return!

    Thank you very much for your kind words, we do appreciate them and we are happy you enjoyed your stay at Tiore. As to previous guests, we now say to you - your satisfaction is our reward. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was beautiful as soon as you entered you could see how clean it was."

    The owners lived next door but were never intrusive. christine had baked a cake for our arrival which was a lovely touch. we had a great stay the location was great for getting to places. my sister and I would highly recommend staying here.

    Thank you very much for your kind words - your satisfaction is our reward Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2024

  • "There was loud machinery outside property at 7."

    30am and we always sleep with window open. Parking was a concern on the tight corner with van's and trailers passing our car. Could hear noise in loft area most mornings about 1am, sounds like vermin in loft so reccomend you have it checked as it might be squirrels. Inner door not locking my partner didnt like as she is security conscious.

    We are sorry that your experience has been so negative and saddened that you did not address the issues with us directly as we would then have been able to give you an explanation as well as to apologise in person. Your comments came as a harsh contrast to the words put in our visitors book and with the interaction we had with your partner on our doorstep. In order to defend our excellent reputation we feel it necessary to address each of the issues you raise: Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, there was occasional loud machinery due to Sawmill and Forestry workers having to deal with the aftermath of storm damage. The stock fence in the field was also being replaced that week and the extra traffic was to a house in the process of being renovated. The excess noise was not the norm and we are sorry that it coincided with your stay. On your arrival you were advised the best place to park your vehicle. We were pleased to note that you followed this advice, thank you. To park in the marked area leaves ample space for other residents, deliveries and in this case the contractors working on the renovation. The cottages were built in 1914 and to have mice in the loft of a country house is often the case. Dont expect there are any squirrels but there could be bats. In the twenty years we have been here there has never been a mouse or anything else coming from the loft to the inside the property. There was more possibility of something to come in through your open window than from the loft. As for the security aspect of the inner door, the lock was removed years ago after someone was trapped in the porch without a key for either door. Recently, due to health and safety regulations and advice from the Fire Officer both the front and back doors were replaced with keyless exit locks. To replace the inner door lock would not add to the security of the property and would go against both the fire officers instructions and our licence requirements for safe and easy exit in emergency. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris2.8Feb 2024

  • "Lovely quiet cottage in a beautiful location ."

    Very clean and has well equipped kitchen. Excellent communication from the owners who live next door but do not intrude. Will definitely use again

    Thank you - your satisfaction is our reward Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was comfortable and clean, the bonus for us was to be able to sit outside just from the kitchen and take in the beautiful scenery."

    The only issue we found was the mattress in main bedroom allowed the central bed frame to be felt. The single beds were comfortable. The owners were very welcoming on arrival.

    We are very sorry that the comfort of your stay was compromised by the feel of the mattress. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will remedy the situation when we do the next changeover on Friday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally-ann4.4Aug 2023

  • "Our family had a lovely time in Tiore."

    Beautiful, quiet location yet very handy for exploring some of the towns in the borders. A welcoming and cosy cottage with an ideal amount of facilities to meet the needs of our small family.

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Jul 2023

  • "A well equipped and comfortable cottage with good views."

    Lovely owners. Another week’s stay would have been perfection.

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Jun 2023

  • "It is a great cottage to stay in."

    .. well situated, very well provided and in a most relaxing environment. And the owners are most kind kind and helpfull. We will always remember them

    Reviewed by Betsy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable, well equipped cottage situated a mile or so outside the lovely Market Town of kelso."

    A beautiful wildlife friendly garden to sit outside and enjoy an evening drink. Excellent base for sightseeing and walking in the Scottish Borders. John and Chris.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Tiore was very comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    The cottage was very well equipped. It was very peaceful and quiet. Bowmont Forest right outside the doorway was very beautiful with only the sounds of the birds. The owners live next door and there if we needed anything but were not intrusive. There are lots of good walking routes within a short distance. The towns of Kelso and Jedburgh close by are well worth a visit. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "A friendly welcome greets you at Tiore."

    The cottage is comfortable, clean and has everything you need. The scenery is beautiful and walks in the forest are a must. Tiore is an ideal location to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Michael Anthony5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in a beautiful, quiet setting."

    Easy access to borders attractions.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Aug 2022

  • "This was our second visit to Tiore and, although the weather wasn't brilliant, we enjoyed the opportunity to relax in a beautiful, well-equipped cottage with very friendly and helpful hosts."

    We are very fond of the Scottish Borders and although this cottage is a little way outside Kelso, it is ideally situated to explore the region.

    Reviewed by John David5.0Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Tiore."

    The cottage was comfortable and felt welcoming, and it is clearly being lovingly maintained both inside and out. The views across open country from the front windows are beautiful, especially in the fine, warm weather we had for our stay.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2022

  • "My daughter, granddaughter and me had a lovely stay."

    The cottage is fabulous, very homely and cosy and nicely furnished and lots of nice pictures and ornaments lovely comfy beds and a fabulous cake left for us from the owners who are really lovely and they live next door. The garden was big and my granddaughter loved playing in it. We would love to go again .

    Reviewed by P5.0Apr 2022

  • "Enjoyed staying at Tiore."

    The owners were lovely, helpful and welcoming. The cottage was spotless and well equipped ,in a peaceful location well placed to explore Scottish borders Castles and Abbeys. Hope to return later in the year when more attractions will be open.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in very quiet location."

    Great for long walks. The fresh eggs supplied by the hens next door were excellent. The owners, Peter and Christine are very friendly and approachable should you wish any help. Peters’ woodwork is excellent and anyone visiting should look at his amazing creations. Easy access to local attractions by car.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2022

  • "A delightfully rural and tranquil setting with immediate access for walks with great views."

    The accommodation was a warm, spacious and modernised 2-bedroomed cottage that suited our short break needs, at a very reasonable rate and the owners were handily available if required.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage was recommended to us by friends who had stayed there and it lived up to their very positive comments."

    Reviewed by John David5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful week at Tiore - the cottage is spacious, clean, well equipped and in the most beautiful setting."

    We had breakfast and dinner on the decking and we loved watched the swallows darting about. If you’re after peace and quiet then Tiore is the place to be. Christine and Peter are perfect hosts. Home made coffee cake was waiting for us and Christine made gluten free biscuits especially for me. They let us collect the chickens eggs and Peter showed us his wood working studio. We would definitely return! 5*

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The owners have provided everything to make for a truly comfortable and enjoyable relaxing holiday. They were most helpful though not intrusive. We would highly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very good cottage in excellent and quiet location."

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2021

  • "The peacefulness the cleanliness and the friendliness of the owners."

    Such great views. Very well equipped accomodation

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0May 2021

  • "Our hosts Peter & Christine were very accommodating Kelso was only 4 miles away parking was easy and restaurants very nice a really relaxing and enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2021

  • "The most well thought out and considerate accommodation!"

    I was totally blown away by the property having everything we needed any more; from condiments in the cupboard, spare baby shampoo and bubble bath in the bathroom to nightlights across the house. Plus the brownie cake left for us on arrival was amazing and a lovely surprise! We felt totally at home and so so comfortable. The house is wonderful and everything we needed for our week away with our toddler. The garden and space around the house is fantastic! The only thing we can suggest, and this is really a small thing and doesn’t take away from our stay- the knives were rather blunt so we struggled to cut meat and veg. So in love with our stay and absolutely would book again in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin with an additional 2ft6 pull out bed
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, separate shower room, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Fully-equipped laundry room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden and decking area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles
  • Pub 4 miles
  • Note: Though the rooms are all on one floor, there are steps leading down into the garden, and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: This property accepts short breaks from a minimum of 3 nights

The property

Kelso 4 miles.

Nestled on the outskirts of the bustling town of Kelso, on the Scottish Borders, is this superb ground-floor cottage.

Boasting stunning rural views surrounding this property, it is well-placed for those who are seeking a peaceful and tranquil base.

Entering the property, you will step into a porch area where you can kick off your boots and take off your coats before entering this contemporary dwelling.

To the right of the porch is a convenient fully-equipped laundry room so you don't have to bring your whole wardrobe with you.

Discover a spacious sitting room where you can curl up with your loved ones in the evening, catching up with your favourite shows, whilst the warming electric fire provides that extra bit of warmth.

The open-plan kitchen/diner is an excellent space for gathering for a family meal, cooked to perfection in the well-equipped and contemporary kitchen.

Retire to one of the two bedrooms, comprising of a king-size and twin, both of which have a range of fabulous furniture for storage purposes and benefit from a family bathroom with an elegant bath so you can enjoy a warm soak at the end of a tiring day.

Resting on the outskirts of Kelso, enter into the centre to experience its cobbled town square and streets, with an array of Georgian buildings.

Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside, you can easily join the nearby trails for some walking and cycling.

For an example of nearby stunning architecture, Floors Castle is the largest inhabited castle in Scotland, built in 1721 and home to the Duke of Roxburghe.

Kelso Abbey and Kelso Races are also nearby.

Discover fishing at the Teviot, Tweed and Jed rivers, and an array of other watersporting activities available.

Kelso also provides some traditional pubs and restaurants serving fine food and offering real Scottish ale.

Tiore is an excellent choice for a countryside break to Scotland.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

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About the location


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 Kelso, 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.

Note: This property accepts short breaks from a minimum of 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas