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Little Gem Lodge

Charlesfield near St Boswells, Scottish Borders (Ref. 937596)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Very cosy and well equipped home"

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2022

  • "Little Gem really is a 'Little Gem'."

    Everything you could possibly need is there. Val and George are the perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble; even gave me a lift too and from the local pub. The lodge is perfectly situated for exploring all the border region. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2022

  • "Needs more baking trays and oven tins"

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday plenty to do & see little gem was very clean & comfortable would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by LorraineMar 2022

  • "Little Gem is a beautiful property."

    Brilliant location to see the rest of the Scottish Borders, the property is modern, clean, comfortable and fantastically equipped. Val is a wonderful host, friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2021

  • "Another lovely week at Little Gem Lodge, perfect for two with everything you need, and an ideal base for exploring the beauty of the Scottish Borders."

    Thanks again to Val & George for their hospitality and look forward to our next stay.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "We had a fantastic weeks."

    The lodge was lovely , comfortable, clean, everything we could ask for. A wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2021

  • "Very good for small dogs no chance of escaping, lovely lodge."

    Reviewed by AlexanderJul 2021

  • "We were simply delighted to be staying at Little Gem."

    We received the warmest of welcomes from the owner to this lovely accommodation which immediately felt homely and was very easy to live in. We would certainly like to return to this fascinating and very beautiful part of the country and wouldn’t hesitate to stay at Little Gem again. Our only fear is that companies will increase the cost of accommodation so disproportionately, cashing in on the popularity of home stays following Covid, that we simply won’t be able to afford it. We hope sincerely that this won’t happen as it has been just wonderful to have such a restorative holiday in the UK.

    Reviewed by MaggieJul 2021

  • "Lovely little lodge, didn't want for anything."

    Val & George were great hosts and should be proud of their little gem.

    Reviewed by StevenMay 2021

  • "This cottage is just the best."

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2021

  • "This lodge is as described a Little Gem."

    it has everything you need for a comfy stay. Val the owner is friendly and informative. It is a good location for visiting the borders area.

    Reviewed by FrederickOct 2020

  • "This was one of our most relaxing holidays in years."

    The cottage was warm and comfortable with everything we needed. Then, masses of really stunning scenery and lots of places to visit notwithstanding Covid restrictions. We particularly loved the Ford and Etal estate. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by GilbertOct 2020

  • "Excellent holiday me and my family really enjoyed our time"

    Reviewed by TrudiOct 2020

  • "Owners on hand to deal with minor problems and queries and very helpful."

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "Very comfortable and warm property."

    Plenty of eateries in the area and lots of things to see even in these odd times.More museums and Houses are opening in next few weeks. We like walking and there are plenty of walks in the area.

    Reviewed by PamelaAug 2020

  • "Little gem was a fantastic lodge it was spotlessly clean and extremely well ..."

    Little gem was a fantastic lodge it was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped val and george were excellent hosts and i would recommend this for anyone wanting to tour the borders

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2020

  • "Absolutely lovely little lodge and the friendliest of hosts!"

    It was out of the way enough from the hustle and bustle of life whilst still close enough to do all sorts of activities in the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "Fabulous accommodation, everything you could need was provided, a warm and cosy ..."

    Fabulous accommodation, everything you could need was provided, a warm and cosy lodge ideal for exploring this beautiful part of the country or simply relaxing in the lodge-friendly but unobtrusive hosts, thoroughly recommended

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2019

  • "Only one complaint about Little Gem!"

    There is so much to do and see in the area that a week's visit only scrapes at the area. From the minute I saw Little Gem on Syke 's website I was excited looking forward to our stay and it never disappointed. Above all impressed with the clean lines and attention to detail, and layout! A lovely property. One we would go back to. Val & George very friendly and welcoming without being obtrusive. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2019

  • "Really enjoyed the holiday and the stay in little gems."

    I would recommend to everyone. Val was a good host met us at arrival and showed us around the lodge and any problems she was there to help.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "This place was truly outstanding, it had everything there and more."

    It was beautiful watching the birds and the rabbits every day as well. It was such a comfortable stay and we would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by TracyMay 2019

  • "This LittleGem is indeed a little gem ."

    Would high recommend it to anyone wanting to explore the Borders.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "Great place to base yourself from for exploring the Borders."

    However if the weather is good and the sun is shining stay put and enjoy the comfort of the decking around the Lodge. Lovely local walks for the dogs and finish the walk off with a nice coffee at the cafe nearby. Really enjoyed the week would do it again.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2019

  • "Amazing lodge."

    All the facilities you could ask for and more. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with Everything you needed and more ."

    Fabulous location too.Will definitely recommend and will visit again in the future

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2019

  • "Brilliant Lodge and surroundings."

    Val and George fantastic hosts. I recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "Clean! Oh the deaminess of clean!"

    So lovely! Lovely welcome basket which was a treat after a long drive. I was a bit worried because of where it initially was but being able to leave the dog out for a pee and a paddock out the back, just made this so much less stress with the hound. Really central and the best gluten free pizzas just up the road in St Boswell’s. Warm, cosy, and the best shower in the world! Thank you!

    Reviewed by KimFeb 2019

  • "Owners very welcoming."

    Lodge was very well equipped, had everything needed and more. Comfortable beds, brilliant shower and so many extras. Would recommend to all for a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by ElmaNov 2018

  • "The property was compact but very comfortable and very well equipped in a fascinating and lovely part of the U."

    K. There is loads to see and do in the area. We were lucky enough to see owls,hares and otters in or by the magnificent Tweed. The owners live in the adjoining property and were friendly and welcoming. Should point that the ensuite bathroom is the one with the walk in shower and not as described on the website.

    Reviewed by CampbellOct 2018

  • "Everything was in this accomodation that you could possibly need and the owners were extremely pleasant and helpful."

    The location is ideal for touring the beautiful Scottish Borders. I would definitely recommend Little Gem Lodge to anyone wanting to visit this area..

    Reviewed by JoanAug 2018

  • "Welcoming & friendly hosts"

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2018

  • "It's a beautiful place, lovely and clean with so many nice little touches that other places don't offer."

    The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. There are gorgeous places nearby to visit. What more could you want from a holiday? You won't regret booking here!

    Reviewed by MoiraAug 2018

  • "Cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    . The position was also extremely good as it was very central for visiting villages and towns.

    Reviewed by MoragJun 2018

  • "The whole holiday was amazing, lodge lovely, spotless, much more than a normal holiday, everything you could possibly want and more!"

    !! Hosts were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Very helpful with information We will definitely be back and would be happy to recommend this to anyone, little gem is a perfect name for the lodge.

    Reviewed by JuneJun 2018

  • "Very nice"

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent as all Sykes cottages have been."

    Mrs Tait was very helpful recommending places to visit etc. The cottage was situated very handy for visiting attractions. We will re-book The Little Gem again.

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2018

  • "Brilliant place to stay."

    Everything you could possibly need is in there. People who own it are really lovely and helpful. It just felt like Home with the lovely ornaments in it. We would go back again as really loved it.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2018

  • "Couldn't have asked for more."

    Great accommodation. Able to take our dogs. Owners were lovely. And the accommodation is in a very picturesque part of Scotland. A great base from which to explore.

    Reviewed by RobFeb 2018

  • "Excellent property."

    Very clean home from home. Nice to arrive and see the owner had left little extras i.e. small amount of toiletries, bottle of wine, teabags, etc. Lodge was nicely laid out plenty of room, very comfortable and very warm. Plenty to do in the surrounding areas would definitely stay there again and would recommend to all my family and friends.

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2018

  • "An absolute gem of a place."

    Very clean, well presented, warm, cosy and homely place. Great location for exploring the Borders and lovely peaceful setting. Top marks!

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2017

  • "This was a fanatastic lodge ."

    . it was luxury. It was amazing being in suxh a well cared for and about lodge and there was literally nothing missing ive already told family and friends for a recommendations. Thank you for your welcome basket i could not fault this place at all.

    Reviewed by SelinaNov 2017

  • "The little gem was just that a real Gem of a place everything you could possibly want or need to have a great holiday."

    Val and George were brilliant and the hospitality basket was great much appreciated.

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2017

  • "Val and George were very good hosts and were there when needed."

    Thier dogs and ours got on really well. This lodge is not a lodge it is a a gem of a home from home

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2017

  • "Just that there were rather a lot of lovely ornaments that made you quite nervous of touching or moving them to put your own things in place."

    Other than that the lodge is a splendid holiday destination

    Reviewed by BerylApr 2017

  • "Wonderful little 'gem' of a lodge, had everything anyone could need for a relaxing stay in the beautiful Scottish Borders, thank you!"

    Reviewed by NigelFeb 2017

  • "A fabulous luxury lodge first time we have rented I imagine it would be hard act to follow."

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2016

  • "Had a great week at little gem lodge, it was just like a home from home and would definitely recommend to friends"

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2016

  • "Hosts were fantastic."

    Lovely cottage which felt homely and comfortable. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Zeenat YasmeenOct 2016

  • "It was a relaxing and enjoyable holiday and the owners were very helpful and friendly."


    Reviewed by JohnSep 2016

  • "Excellent lodge where the owners had ensured the property had everything to ensure comfort."

    Lodge is is in an excellent place to explore the Borders. Lodge is at back of owners bungalow - whilst they gave us a warm welcome and a couple of visits to give necessary info during our week, they kept their distance. Lodge definitely worth a visit

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2016

  • "The lodge is in an ideal location to explore this part of the Scottish Borders."

    It is equipped to a high standard, with a lovely homely finish. The hosts are very friendly, available if needed and their welcoming pack exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed, front veranda with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, bar in hotel 1 mile
  • Tea room 10 mins walk.

The property

St Boswells 1.5 miles.

This attractive chalet bungalow is situated next to the owner’s home in the village of Charlesfield, in the Scottish Borders.

A perfect base for a family or a small group of friends, this bungalow is beautifully-presented and is the ideal location for exploring the Borders.

The light and bright open plan living area offers guests a sociable place to gather, with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

There are also two bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities, providing a restful night's sleep for any weary traveller.

The enclosed veranda to the front of this delightful bungalow is a great place to relax with a glass of wine to unwind and plan the next day's exciting activities.

With easy access to great scenery for walking, golfing, cycling and fishing, as well as the historic abbeys of Dryburgh, Melrose and Jedburgh, this lovely bungalow is an ideal destination at any time of year.

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About the location


Melrose 5 miles; Kelso 10 miles.

St Boswells sits on the south of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. There is much evidence of Roman occupation, dating from almost two thousand years ago. Today, St Boswells is known for being on the route of St Cuthbert’s Way, the long distance path from Melrose Abbey to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The village boasts a hotel, café, several shops, post office, butcher and a garage. As well as spectacular salmon and brown trout fishing on the River Tweed, the local riverside walks take in attractive scenery. An ideal venue for walkers and cyclists, St Boswells is surrounded by the gorgeous Borders landscape. If you want to venture further afield, Edinburgh is approximately an hour away, as is the Berwickshire coast.