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Greenhill Lodge & Cottage

(Ref. 1110711)

Hownam near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 20 Guests

  • 11 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great 5 days in the lodge and cottage for my dad's 80th birthday , 4 generations in the house ranging from 9 months to 89 years."

    Loads of room for all. Very well equipped, very comfortable. Gardens lovely, specially in the morning watching the pheasants, and hares . Scenery fabulous. Lovely walks and plenty of castles and Country parks to see. House keeper very helpful. There was 20 adults and 6 children under 4 in our party we fitted in no problem at all so thankful we managed to get together from all over Britain.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Greenhill."

    Our party consisted of Scottish and American families with an age range between 12 to 78 years and everyone had a great experience. The house is lovely and well equipped. The setting is superb with good walking from the door. We loved watching the hares in the garden in the early morning. We had Lucy from Wilsons farm doing the catering which was a joy. Everyone went home happy with wonderful memories.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Jul 2022

  • "A group of 16 of us stayed here for a long weekend away."

    We had a great time in the house (hardly left it the whole time!) and the facilities were great. The dining room was particularly appreciated, since we could all fit around the square table and see each other - much more sociable than a long table. The kitchen area is lovely and the cooking facilities were about right for 16 people. We used the pool room a lot and spent time chilling out in the back living room - good to have a TV in there to watch the rugby! The bedrooms are all really nice, some are smaller than others (as stated on the website), but there are plenty of bathrooms available for those rooms without an en suite. As expected from a very remote house, there was no sign of any phone signal or 3G, and while the house has wifi, it only works in some of the rooms. The housekeeper was very friendly and helpful, we were allowed to arrive earlier than the original check-in time, and she even brought us more toilet roll when we ran out! Perhaps it should be emphasised that guests should bring their own toilet roll and handwash etc. - some self catering holiday homes provide these things, so it would be best to clarify this before arriving. We were provided with some toilet roll but ran out after a few days, and the house is very remote, so we would have struggled to go to a shop to get more as it was snowing while we were there. Our only other comments would be that we feel that there should be a warning on the website about the hunting decor. While you can see some of this in the photos, it is quite prominent when you are in the house and definitely not to everyone's taste - we were quite shocked by a few of the photos. Other than that, we had a great time! Great place to come to get away from it all and spend time with friends and family.

    Bethany LittleNov 2018

  • "We had a lovely New Year for 2014, Greenhill Lodge is in the middle of all the scenery & very lovely walks, the house Decor is very glamorous and expensive and everything you need is available for a perfect stay."

    Maxine BarhamNov 2018

  • "What an amazing house."

    We had a group of 22, using the house, cottage, and the bothy cottage. All of the rooms were spectacular, with nobody getting a raw deal. The setting is wonderful, with gorgeous walks into the hills from the doorstep. Great local catering options exist that can serve the house (Orde Food Co. were absolutely excellent), and with a little ingenuity we were well able to get 22 round the dining table. Greenhill Lodge is the perfect venue for a weekend get-together for a large group. Facilities were superb, with Janice the extremely friendly and helpful housekeeper on hand to help with anything we needed. Interior decor is amazing- it felt like a private boutique hotel for 22. We'd heartily recommend it, as it was absolutely perfect for our weekend. It would be difficult to think of anything about the house that could have been better.

    Jonathan SNov 2018

  • "STAFF RECOMMENDATION: A number of the LHH staff has stayed at this property for a personal holiday and recommend for large family gatherings."

    Wynne ShillandNov 2018

  • "August 2012 week at Greenhill with a party of adults and children ranging from 4-13."

    Fabulous house with the highest quality rooms we've come across over 8 years of big house holidays. Great walled garden, BBQ area and surrounding countryside for walks and cycling. Very helpful housekeeper. The African big game hunting photos may not be to everyone's taste! We survived those and the midges!!

    L Katlan McGarrityNov 2018

  • "Stayed here in July 2005 and can't describe how fabulous the whole place is."

    Every room is different but equally beautiful - this is the first time we have stayed in a house where all bedrooms are of an equivalent standard. It is hard to believe that the owners would be so generous as to share this with others -please thank them for us.

    C & G BrookeNov 2018

  • "We stayed at Greenhill Lodge Christmas 05, it was a very memorable time."

    The house was decorated when we arrived and looked very festive. The house and surroundings are very beautiful. It is quite a walk to the nearest village so a car would be adviseable although the walk is lovely. We attended the local carol service on Christmas eve, which everybody enjoyed and the local people were very friendly and welcoming. The pool table was a hit with my 13 year old son and the videos and games kept my other two children amused. The walks around the grounds were enjoyed by all, we had a fantastic family christmas and feel privileged to have spent time at this very special place.

    The Clan McmarshallNov 2018

  • "Just returned yesterday from fabulous stay (14 April)."

    Second visit - yet again felt so comfortable and at home in this beautiful place that surrounds you with calm. So well equipped and kept to the highest of standards. The area is outstanding also. Thank you again.

    Mrs Norma CrownshawNov 2018

  • "Just returned from a short break at Greenhill."

    Probably the best and most fabulous place we have ever stayed. Never have I seen a place where each room is of equal standard to all the others. The local scenery is stunning and we all felt very welcome and comfortable. We have stayed in many such places like Greenhills but we all agreed, this one is by far the most superior. Thank you for letting us share your home.

    Steve BellNov 2018

  • "My family and I have just spent a marvellous week at Greenhill."

    We have stayed here before a few years ago and my youngest daughter and her fiance got married here last week. What a lovely setting for a wedding ,although the weather was not brilliant ,we didn't let it spoil the day. Anna and Jimmy were married inside the house but we managed to have photographs outside and show off the lovely grounds. The owners had arranged for the gardener to come and make sure everyhting was in order the previous Monday so everything looked beautiful. The house is everything you could wish for, Rooms large enough for everyone to be together but also enough rooms if you need to escape and have peace and quiet. A truly memorable place which will always hold such happy memories. I hope to return with all my family in the not too distant future. My grandchildren 2 two year olds, 3 year old, 4 year old and 5 year old had a wonderful time playing in the gasrden and enjoying the open space and surrounding countryside. Thankyou

    Josie GreenNov 2018

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Summary

  • Set over two properties
  • The House: Three-storey
  • Nine bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor twin room with two king-size, 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 3 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with seating for 10 and woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with log fire
  • Games room
  • Snug with TV and library. Cottage: 1 x super-king-size with zip-link (can be set up as twin on request) with en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with zip-link (can be set up as twin on request) with en-suite bathroom with bath, with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining area
  • Electric central heating with two open fires and woodburning stove
  • Electric and gas oven, electric and gas hob, microwave, 2 fridge/freezers, 2 washing machines, 2 tumble dryers, 2 dishwashers
  • TV, DVD player, iPod docking station, CD player, WiFi, pool table, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires and woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 9 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs allowed at £20 each; please enquire for other types of pets or for more than two
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8.6 miles, pub 5.2 miles
  • Note: Bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Jedburgh 10.6 miles.

A huge countryside house with accompanying cottage emerging from the picturesque countryside of Hownam, near Jedburgh, Scotland.

Perfect for large family holidays or groups of adults, sleeping sixteen in the main building and four in the adjoining cottage, Greenhill Lodge and Cottage offers a simply stunning base for you to begin your highland adventure.

Parking in the ample spaces available, you will travel towards this magnificent property and marvel at the beautiful Georgian architecture, as well as the 700 acres of surrounding heather-clad hills and beautiful garden.

With stone floors and airy hallways decorated with vintage furniture and artwork, each intriguing decoration leading you further into this magnificent house with the feel of stepping back in time, you are encouraged to recline in a traditional style sitting room with an open fire, where the amazing traditional décor adds a sense of both opulence and country atmosphere, relax with a coffee and plan the day ahead of you in one of the three chairs provided, and from here you are led to a spacious kitchen/diner with a breakfast table seating ten people, equipped with all of the essential amenities to make cooking a masterpiece for such a large group convenient, and this is a space that is light and homely despite the size of the house, where plants, paintings and vintage furniture really add a feel of the countryside to the space, and if you are catering for a larger group, why not present your meal in the separate dining room, sporting bold décor and seating for twenty?

For a more private space to relax, you can find a seat in the snug, where there is a TV and a selection of books in a library available, or you can head over to the games room to test your skills at pool.

Within the house itself there are many rooms to chose from, when the night draws in, and each one is magnificent, beginning with a king-size room with a blue-green theme, sporting large windows letting natural light pour into the space, where a plush carpet, traditional curtains, a fireplace and beautifully renovated décor keep to the feel of a traditional house, combining to make a sleeping space that is simply beautiful, and in terms of refreshment, you can relax amongst the bubbles in the en-suite bathroom, fitted with contemporary white furniture and marble-look tiles.

Next, a second-floor twin room offers two king-size rooms, with calming blue décor, large windows allowing a view to the garden, a stunning king-size room decorated in shades of gold, with seating and vintage furniture to create an amalgamation of contemporary and traditional, along with an en-suite shower room, a king-size with a splash of purple, sporting traditional curtains, furniture and an en-suite, a double room with homely patchwork décor, a double with amazing intricate wallpaper, a TV, with a mixture of burgundy and gold adding opulence to the space, a spacious double with blue décor with an enclosed fireplace, a double with an amazing carved headboard and brown tartan furnishing, as well as two singles, both with vintage furniture, one decorated in floral shades of green and one in a homely brown, along with a bathroom and a shower room to make sure that no guests are waiting to freshen up at the end of a long day.

With such a great amount of rooms, there is plenty to chose from in the main house, however, you will also be renting the adjoining cottage as part of this property, offering a second kitchen, dining and dining space, perfect for a family breakfast, as well as more contemporary rooms; a double with fresh, white walls, simple décor and grey tartan blankets, and a twin room with two double beds, decorated with an eye-catching blue tartan and pale blue walls, including seating area, perfect for morning coffee.

Trees line stone paths throughout the garden, with a sprinkling of lush shrubs and a huge lawn area, there is no shortage of space to play games or picnic, or you can relax with your party in the evening, enjoying the last of the sun with a glass of your favourite beverage in hand whilst you utilise the wonderful outdoor seating area available, with a backdrop of the garden and the beautiful stone rear of the cottage. With such a rich history and a feel of history and heritage within the property itself, you will be encouraged to explore the historical sites of the local area further, visiting Floors Castle, Cessford Castle, Kelso Abbey and the interesting Jedburgh Castle Jail, exploring the past with each trip, as well as the beautiful surrounding area.

Closer to home, there is the opportunity to embark on fishing and golfing trips, or you can enjoy a walk through the woodlands and hills, taking in the wildlife and landscape.

The nearby town of Jedburgh will allow you to restock on any essentials, as well as give you the opportunity to have a hot meal brought to you in one of the cafes, bars, and restaurants, or you can visit the Mary Queen of Scot’s visitors centre or local bakery.

Rich in history and shrouded in heritage, Greenhill Lodge and Cottage will make the perfect base for large groups looking for a step into the history of the highlands.

EPC Rating: Band F

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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.

Note: Bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Electricity is included in the rent. No EV charging available at this property.
Note: Request for bed configurations must be made 4 weeks before arrival date

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter