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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property - extremely clean, very warm, and exceptionally well equipped."

    We're hoping to return in a few months time.

    Thank you for your kind comments which gives us a boost for the start of the season! Hope you come again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arlene5.0Feb 2024

  • "Cannot really say much more other than this was our 8th stay here, you have everything you need, lovely walks, lovely village with essential amenities including great book shop come cafe and deli, there's a golf course at the back, lovely tweed walks."

    Central for Galashiels, melrose etc.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable felt like home from home."

    the outside space was excellent

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely location to visit many historic monuments and gardens in the Borders."

    The local bookshop and cafe a real treat. Cottage immaculate, warm and cozy. Garden well kept. Easy to walk the dog on footpaths along the Tweed.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely stay in Blinkbonny Cottage starting with a welcoming note from the owner."

    Attractive decor and such a good feel to the house. Everything in good working order and spotlessly clean. The cottage is right in the heart of the friendly village. Direct access to St Cuthbert’s Way. We particularly appreciated the ease of contact with the owner when we weren’t sure how to put on the heating. Well placed for interest and visitor attractions including Dryburgh Abbey. Very good local shops and a restaurant within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jul 2023

  • "All in all a comfortable stay."

    The cottage was good. a good holiday all round.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a central location."

    Very clean and had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable and would definitely stay again.Nice touch was the welcoming box of biscuits and a treat for the dog

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Bright and airy. Well situated to explore the Scottish Borders. We had a great week.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed staying in the cottage which was very clean, comfortable and cosy."

    The village is very friendly and suitable for dog walks etc. The area is excellent for touring around and again great for walking. Highly recommend cottage and area.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2023

  • "Good cosy property"

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved staying at the property."

    It was exceptionally clean and tidy, super cosy and very welcoming. We were staying for a combination of work and leisure and suited us and our dog very well. Lots to explore from the front door. Would certainly recommend and will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in nice location."

    Great place to go with a dog, you can walk for miles on paths up the Tweed River, particularly beautiful decked in snowdrops during our stay. Good butchers and deli in the village if your like us and like to cater for yourself, the kitchen is very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Well equipped in every way . Ideal touring base in attractive village . Would thoroughly recommend. Great dog walks nearby .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Best we stayed in yet"

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2022

  • "Everything was as stated and very comfortable."

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

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 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 David5.0Mar 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 Karen5.0Oct 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 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 Julia5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2021

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

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 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 Avril Lorinda4.7May 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage thanks"

    Reviewed by Murray5.0May 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 Maggie5.0May 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 Carolyn5.0Oct 2020

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

    Reviewed by Louise4.4Aug 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 Sandra3.8Aug 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 Sandra4.4Sep 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 Neale5.0Sep 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 Stuart5.0Sep 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 Julia5.0Jun 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 Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Nice cottage."

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

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2019

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

    Local shops a real plus.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Really enjoyed my stay here.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Feb 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 A4.7Oct 2018

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

    I can highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 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 Christine5.0Jul 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 Chris5.0Jun 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 Julia4.7Jun 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 Peter4.7May 2018

  • "Cottage was better than we expected."

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

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 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 Diane4.6Dec 2017

  • "Very pleasant stay."

    Reviewed by Rob4.8Jul 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 Julia5.0Jun 2017

  • "Really enjoyed our weekend."

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

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 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.

    5.0Mar 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 Lorraine5.0Sep 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.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

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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