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1 Blinkbonny Cottages

St Boswells, Scottish Borders (Ref. 922709)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was as stated and very comfortable."

    Locally it was wonderful with lots of very friendly people. Thankyou

    Reviewed by MalcolmApr 2022

  • "Well located in this quiet village."

    Comfortable, bigger than it looks in the images, clean and with everything you need for a very enjoyable stay. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Doing everything and more to make sure our stay was perfect."

    I think it would be helpful list the slow cooker as a facility as it would have changed how I planned meals before setting off

    Thank you and I have an entry on the website mentioning the slow cooker. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "As always, cosy clean cottage, everything you need."

    Lovely village, locals very friendly. Brilliant book shop and butchers. Lovely walks around the tweed we will be back as usual

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect, home from home."

    Brilliant location for walking and every amenity in village you needed.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay"

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "Comfortable Cottage in good location for exploring the borders."

    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    We enjoyed a very relaxing break here. Friendly village with everything you need for you and your dog nearby.

    Reviewed by AvrilMay 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage thanks"

    Reviewed by MurrayMay 2021

  • "Great self catering holiday experience ."

    The cottage was perfect in every respect , clean , ideally situated and well equipped with everything we needed.It was also good that unlike some other lettings there was no extra charge for our small dog.

    Reviewed by MaggieMay 2021

  • "The cottage was in an ideal location for us visiting our relatives in St Boswells and walking our dogs."

    It was very comfortable clean and cozy. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CarolynOct 2020

  • "Excellent location for Borders Clean and comfortable cottage Would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2020

  • "Parking can be a little tricky as the cottage is on a main road which can get busy but overall a very nice place."

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2020

  • "Great location for doing the St Cuthbert's Way, easy to get a bus to Melrose then walk back to the cottage for the first section then walk from the cottage and get the bus back from Jedburgh for the 2nd section."

    Stunning walks even if not doing the St Cuthbert's Way.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2019

  • "The cottage was quieter than expected being on the main thoroughfare thtough the village."

    Well double glazed and much less traffic than expected. We explored many of the smaller roads in the area and the scenery was stunning as were the historical ruins.

    Reviewed by NealeSep 2019

  • "The cottage was very well presented and in a great location, the village having very good facilities ie shop, takeaway, restaurant and pub etc."

    Also the surrounding area has many attractions very close at hand without the need to travel any great distance.

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2019

  • "I have recommended this property to several people over the course of my time there."

    The little extra welcoming touches made it even better. A good base for seeing the Borders.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "We love this cottage."

    it has every comfort you will need while enjoying your holiday. This was our 4th stay at this lovely location. I think that says it all.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2019

  • "Nice cottage."

    Clean and very comfortable. Good facilities within easy walking distance. Couldn’t have asked for better.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in convenient location, ideal as a centre to visit the Scottish Borders."

    Local shops a real plus.

    Reviewed by Margaret And AndrewMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Really enjoyed my stay here.

    Reviewed by DerekFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was everything you could ask for - great location lovely little house and very cosy with a really super open fire."

    The kitchen was very well fitted out and the bedroom had a view over the village rooftops to the countryside beyond. The beds were very comfortable too. My only comment would be a reminder that there are stairs- the bathroom is upstairs and there is a rather high step to the kitchen! Personal plea to ALL holiday cottages - please provide higher chairs.

    Reviewed by AOct 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage, well presented and very comfortable."

    I can highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by TinaSep 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our holiday at Blinkbonny Cottage , St Boswells."

    The cottage was spottlessly clean and comfortable , with a lovely sitting area in the back garden and although on Main Street it was quiet and sheltered . St Boswells is a lovely place to stay, a quiet village that had a good deli and book shop and we had enjoyable meals at both the local restaurant and hotel restaurant.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "This is our 3rd stay at blinkbonny cottage."

    It is home from home. Lovely friendly village, lovely walks around the tweed for our dog. Golf on your back door. Lots of places to visit. Central for everywhere without being in the town.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2018

  • "A lovely little cottage in a lovely village."

    Quiet! All spotlessly clean. Well equipped. Near to beautiful scenery. Ideal for the two of us.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2018

  • "This is a lovely little cottage right in the heart of St Boswells and is an ideal location for seeing the Border area."

    We booked Blinkbonny cottage as we had a wedding to attend in the local church a short walk away. We were very impressed with the presentation of the cottage which was very very clean and although small had been very well done.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2018

  • "Cottage was better than we expected."

    I could quite happily live there. Had everything you need for a relaxing weekend away.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage which is spotlessly clean and modern but still felt quaint and cosy."

    Shops and pub in easy walking distance. We had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2017

  • "Very pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by RobJul 2017

  • "This is our second time in blinkbonny cottage."

    To us it was home from home. Very comfortable. Your a short walk from the tweed.a lovely village which has everything you may need. Excellant walks for our dog. She just loves it here.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2017

  • "Really enjoyed our weekend."

    Lovey cottage in an ideal location for the local pub and walks along the Tweed.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2017

  • "Very comfortable, pleasant cottage in an ideal location for exploring the Borders area."

    Beautiful view from the front of the cottage? Great riverside walks for our dog- appropriate footwear required! Wonderful restaurant within a 5 minute walk, dog friendly pub about 7 min walk.

    Mar 2017

  • "Perfect location for ameneties."

    immaculately clean and very well equipped. excellent quality furnishings. Beware the stairs are very slippery and there is no handrail

    Reviewed by LSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, advise if you wish beds to be made up to 2'6" twins), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, slow cooker,TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One dedicated roadside parking space alongside cottage with additional roadside parking nearby
  • Lockable bike storage for 2 bikes
  • Private patio garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and River Tweed 2 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be variable in this property
  • Note: Care should be taken on the polished wooden stairs
  • Note: The rear patio is up 4 steps and has a steep drop of 3 feet down to the back door level
  • Note: No children under 5 years of age
  • Note: The washing machine has been disconnected and is not available for guests' use.

The property

This delightful mid 19th century end-terrace cottage is situated in the charming town of St Boswells in the Scottish Borders.

This beautifully styled cottage which accommodates up to three people is a couple of minutes walk from the centre of the village.

The entrance leads into a spacious sitting room centred on a lovely open fireplace and the entrance to the kitchen is at the rear of the sitting room up one step.

Looking out over the rear patio area, the kitchen has a charming cottage feel and a dining area which will seat four.

Upstairs is a comfy king-size double bedroom which can be a 2'6" twin room on request.

There is also a single bedroom as well as a comfortable bathroom.

The rear patio is up four steps and has a couple of seating areas where you can sit and relax with a refreshing drink after a busy day exploring the area.

There is the added advantage of a lockable shed, which is ideal for storing bikes or fishing gear.

A short stroll brings you into the centre of St Boswells, an attractive town with the River Tweed flowing past it and with lovely walks along its banks.

This is an ideal location from which to explore the historic Scottish Borders, from its dramatic Reivers past to its status today as an excellent area for walking, cycling, fishing and touring castles, historic Abbeys and viewing wildlife.

You can also catch the train to Edinburgh from Tweedbank station which is a 15 minute drive away.

A lovely comfortable cottage offering an attractive break whatever the 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.

Note: No children under 5 years of age.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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