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Castlebrae

(Ref. 1077832)

Jedburgh, Scottish Borders Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • no (11)
  • great (11)
  • kitchen (11)
  • garden (10)
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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay in this lovely holiday home!"

    Great welcome pack to greet us & accommodation was clean & cosy. There was an issue with a water leak affecting the kitchen floor when we arrived but the local point of contact Mandy was an absolute star & the home owner very quickly got on the case to sort the problem. I think the mattress on the smaller bed in the downstairs bedroom has probably past it’s best but other than that everything was great.

    Reviewed by Nicky4.7Nov 2023

  • "Hallway internal light not working."

    Assume bulb gone. Could not find spare. Was going to buy and replace but did not get around to it Difficulty getting into property. Lock very unyielding. Back 2 exits same. Used WD40 which we always carry. Better now. Water coming thru floorboards in kitchen at boiler end. Not reassuring. Thought it was us bringing in water but no. Greenhouse down very unkempt garden with panes standing not fixed. Don’t think broken but still a safety hazard. We had our Westie with us and had to be careful.

    Reviewed by Valerie3.4Oct 2023

  • "The place was fine and met our needs without any issues of note."

    The location is good if you want to be in town, the garden is pretty and everything worked. Even the on-street parking turned out to be no problem at all, and there wasn't much street noise at night as we feared there might be. My only niggles are (1) the bathtub is free standing with no curtains or enclosure, so it's impossible to shower in it without getting water on the floor (the downstairs shower is great, however); and (2) instructions for the oven and the heating system would be nice. (Sorry, we're Americans, and the symbols on the oven were Greek to us.) And our third person found one of the twin mattresses too thin. But all in all it was quite satisfactory.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great stay in a very well equiped and comfortable house."

    The enclosed garden was great for our dogs.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Oct 2023

  • "I'm being fussy but I used to look after holiday lets in the past!"

    I think inside the kettle needs descaling or a new kettle

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is very modern and comfortable with everything you need for a short stay."

    It is in a great location in Jedburgh with all of the local amenities nearby. We will definitely stay there again the next time we are in the area.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful and comfortable holiday home."

    We had a brilliant stay. Loads of space to be together and to have our own space. Kitchen had everything we needed. Location really convenient and easy parking too. Really great stay.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Suited our family and dogs perfectly, kitchen well equipped with a gorgeous kitchen diner. It has a lovely established garden that was great to relax in. All rooms had comfy beds and the bathrooms were clean and tidy. Great location in the centre of everything with the fantastic history and places to visit. There’s a fabulous pub with food 3 minutes away. Butchers in town which do amazing Scotch pies for lunch and haggis sausage for breakfast. I’d stay here again in a heart beat.

    Reviewed by Leanne4.4Jul 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable holiday accommodation We enjoyed it so much we’ve booked it again!"

    The house is bright and one of the most comfortable we’ve ever stayed at. The garden is great too for the dogs & to sit out in the sun with a cuppa . Great position in the town for walks or a wander down to the shops. I only marked the cleanness down cos the fridge in the utility room needed cleaned before I could use it & two of the kitchen drawer handles were sticky but other than that it was spotless. A well maintained & equipped holiday home which I’ve already recommended to friends!

    Many thanks for your positive feedback., we are very pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. We have taken notice of your comments and will act upon them. Kind regards Michael and Joanna Hardy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky4.7May 2023

  • "I would have no problem in recommending Castlebrae."

    Excellent location in Jedburgh. Very clean, comfortable, spacious, warm and well equipped accomodation. Lovely garden with views over the town. So much to do and see locally. Perfect for all ages and dogs.

    Thank you very much for your kind review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great spacious clean apartment with very comfortable beds and pillows also."

    We had a slight issue working the heating system first night the kitchen seating area got quite cold when heating went off but there is a wee electric heater In the corner that made it very cosy, would recommend the house but Jedburgh itself wasnt the most dog friendly as I hoped and the places that were dog friendly were not child friendly, there's a great butchers and the abbey chipshop was amazing near by though and we just spent bit quality family time in the house which was lovely.

    Reviewed by Michele4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Loved staying there. Everything was top notch.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2023

  • "We come to Jedburgh regular to visit family, this time was a little sooner than planned due to a bereavement."

    The cottage is lovely and well equipped (could do with clothes Airer as nowhere to dry clothes other than on radiators), beds made lovely and helped having bread, milk and biscuits on arrival. The big down side is the cleanliness, like I say the beds made great but it was like that’s where it stopped. There was mess on floors, dirty tissues in bottom of bin, filthy sponge beside a dirty sink, dog paw prints on patio doors and spillage marks down kitchen cupboards. Upstairs bathroom doesn’t lock as it’s broken and the tiles in front porch got very slippy coming in with our snow boots. Maybe I’m picky as I own my own cleaning company but the stand of cleanliness was for sure below par and all the guests said the same as we had to freshen up as we got there. We would stay again due to great layout and where it is etc for family but I would come more prepared to do a freshen up it up before we stayed again.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Jan 2023

  • "When we arrived the keysafe wouldn't open."

    We called Sykes who weren't able to help as they could only tell us the code - which we already had. Fortunately a neighbour knew where the cleaner lived. In the end I managed to get the safe open with my car key, just as the owner called to make sure we were ok. Castlebrae is generally an attractive, comfortable and well maintained cottage, but our booking in December was marred by the kitchen and dining area being far too cold to sit in. The fully-glazed dining area (which has a very pleasant aspect over an attractive garden) has one radiator, which works, but is not at all adequate to heat the space in cold weather. We had to eat off our knees in the sitting room. This was extremely disappointing as I'd asked Sykes before booking if the cottage was fully warm as we intended to stay in a lot. I'm sure the cold in the dining room wouldn't be a problem in better weather, although we note that other guests have also made the same comment, so there was awareness of the problem. The location of the cottage was incorrect on Sykes website, although I understand this has been addressed. We would recommend Castlebrae for warmer months but until the heating issue has been addressed definitely not for winter months. At the very least there needs to be an extra plug in heater. The cleaner was super helpful and the cottage was spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Karen2.5Dec 2022

  • "Overall excellent and a lovely place to stay."

    A couple of minor points, downstairs toilet seat very loose requires adjustment or replacing, 3 of the kitchen lights were not working (didn't cause us a problem but think the owner may want to know). Cooker hood wasn't working - again not a problem for us but think the owner may want to know. It is a very well positioned property, we will definitely stay again and have already recommended it to a few friends and relatives looking to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Mary4.4Nov 2022

  • "Lovely house centrally located in Jedburgh."

    Well appointed and comfortable, lovely back garden, on street parking. Great base to explore the towns, abbeys and hills of the borders.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Thank you for maintaining this beautiful home, so that we got the chance to enjoy it."

    Amazing garden love the views and atmosphere. Dining area located perfectly, didn't even get a chance to use the living room as everyone was just so happy relaxing in the dining area. Very spacious and well equipt, perfect for a family of five adults and a large Siberian Husky. Thank you for the welcome pack also, perfect for a cuppa and toast after an exhausting journey. A few suggestions: Lights needed in the back garden for taking the dog out at night. Indoor clothing airer (for rainy days). Good quality mop.

    Reviewed by Ekta4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely clean comfortable house."

    Perfect in every way. Tv packed up when we were there, it was replaced within a couple of hours. You couldn’t ask for more. The only criticism I have is the gardener coming in when we are not there. If something gets broken or goes missing they are open to accusations. The gardener did come when we were out and didn’t lock the gate at the bottom of the garden. Luckily my wife spotted this before letting the dog out. A very minor criticism but on the whole we had a perfect holiday. Thank you

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2022

  • "The house was lovely, clean and in a great location."

    The heating was difficult to figure out and set on the thermostat and we also had to change the setting on the boiler itself to ‘heat’. The radiator in the kitchen did not work at all so that area was too cold to sit in at night. An improvement would be to have shampoo, soap and basic kitchen condiments available as we forgot to bring oil and pepper. Otherwise we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Dear Guests We are sorry to hear of the problem you had with the heating. We called the plumber out to check the radiators and he said they were all working perfectly. We have taken your other suggestions on board!! Best wishes, The Owners Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely lovely visit."

    Gorgeous house, plenty space, dogs were very happy. Would definitely recommend

    Thank you for your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the house and the local area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Fantastic location. Everything we needed.

    Thank you for your kind comments, so glad that you enjoyed your stay, Michael and Joanna. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Feb 2022

  • "We were surprised at the lack of provisions such as toilet rolls, half rolls in toilets, no replacements."

    No dishwasher tablets. In other holiday accomodations we have always had a good supply of essentials. The welcome pack was disappointing, cheap packet of biscuits, a smaller pack of local biscuits such as shortbread would have been more thoughtful. The bed linen was very poor, looked like it had the life of it washed and dried out of it. The kitchen was very cold, not able to comfortably eat in it. However, it was a very cold week when we stayed. The rest of the house was lovely and warm.

    Reviewed by Pb4.1Nov 2021

  • "Lovely stone terrace with lots of space ."

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful place, pristine throughout."

    We will definitely return & highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Oct 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Check in time is 4pm, with check out time being 10am
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

This delightful, mid-terrace cottage lies just below the old Jedburgh Jail, in the historic town of Jedburgh, close to the Scotland and England border.

Ideal for families or groups of friends, Castlebrae is a charming treat, providing a lovely base to call home while exploring South Scotland.

After finding a roadside parking space, step into the entrance hallway before discovering the sitting room, presented with two plush sofas and a Smart TV, so you can enjoy cosy movie nights after a long day.

Move into the bright and airy kitchen/diner, uplifted by natural light with windows on all sides, this is a delightful space for some home-cooking.

Serve the fruits of your labour at the dining table, before popping open a bottle of wine and toasting to a long-awaited getaway with loved ones.

Take the evening outside to the large, enclosed garden, where you can sit at the garden bench and enjoy the last of day’s sun, admiring the wild shrubbery and rural views.

As you begin to tire, there are three well-presented bedrooms to choose from, including two doubles and a twin, each with neutral furnishings and plenty of storage space.

Prepare for the day in either the shower room or quirky bathroom, before venturing into the town centre in search of local attractions.

Pick your pick from a selection of restaurants, pubs and cafés for something to eat, or browse the shops in the colourful renovated buildings in the Market Place and Canongate.

Overlooking the town is the wonderful 12th century Jedburgh Abbey, with many artefacts and archaeological finds, it offers an insight into life before the abbey.

Explore a little further afield and take a trip to the Ale Water Valley, which is nestled between Selkirk, Hawick and Jedburgh; it offers a plethora of outdoor activities such as cycling, horse riding, golf and more.

The historical capital of Edinburgh is 50 miles away, offering a city skyline, cobbled streets and wonderful attractions, it would make a great day trip.

Consider Castlebrae for a memorable getaway with loved ones.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band D

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

JEDBURGH

Kelso 12 miles; Melrose 13 miles; Peebles 37 miles.

The historic town of Jedburgh is a small, quiet town lying 10 miles inside the Scottish Border, situated halfway between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh. Set amidst the stunning countryside of the Borders, Jedburgh has much to offer visitors. There are charming shops, pubs and award-winning, family-run restaurants to enjoy nearby, as well as historic attractions such as the fascinating Jedburgh Castle Jail, Mary Queen of Scots House and the imposing abbey, which towers over the town and dates back to 1138. Great fishing can be enjoyed on the Teviot, Tweed and Jed Rivers and there are 21 excellent golf courses to choose from. The Borders also offer some superb walking and cycling over breathtaking hillsides or amongst the enchanting Border Forests, and along St Cuthbert's Way, a 62 mile trail between Melrose and Lindisfarne, which passes Harestanes Countryside Visistor Centre. The towns of Melrose, Kelso and Peebles are just a short drive away and are a joy to explore at leisure.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas