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Craggs Cottage

(Ref. 972508)

Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely quiet cottage on a farm."

    Very well equipped and furnished. The owner was welcoming and helpful. Very comfortable and warm. We had a very good week, and even the weather behaved.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2024

  • "We never had such a beautiful holiday home and if we ever go to Scotland again, we will come back for sure!"

    It was very nice having you from Property Owner

    Reviewed by Silke5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a fantastic stay in a perfect holiday home."

    Very clean and warm property, had everything we needed and more and cakes were nice touch on arrival. Owner very friendly and helpful and great to hear and see some of the day to day workings on the farm.

    It was lovely meeting you from Germany Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very friendly host and received a great welcome, even made a cake for us to enjoy."

    Cottage has everything you need to relax. Very clean and warm but with cozy living room and is situated on a lovely farm with great views. Cottage is close to a lot of lovely small towns and there is loads to explore in the Borders/England. I would definitely be looking for this cottage again when exploring the same area in future years.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Crags cottage is a home from home."

    It was spotlessly clean, warm and cosy and very comfortable. Everything was catered for and it was equipped to a high standard. We felt very welcome on the farm which is quiet and peaceful with beautiful scenery. We had a lovely holiday and the welcome cake was gorgeous . Thank you Kirsty.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our stay at Craggs Cottage was second to none!"

    The cottage was well appointed with all the amenities and had everything we needed for an enjoyable week. We loved the fact it was a working farm. We enjoyed watching the sheep and cows and seeing the farm. We also appreciated the conversations we had with the family about the operations and animals. Being able to see the prize rams up close was a particular highlight.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Clean, well equipped and comfortable cottage situated in a very quiet and peaceful part of the Scottish Borders where there is plenty to see and do."

    It is also a good walking area with several waymarked paths. The owners were very friendly, helpful and were also very informative about the farm.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage on a working farm which is very convenient for exploring the Scottish Borders."

    Edinburgh easily accessible for day visits. Kitchen very well equipped and numerous eateries in nearby Kelso. Pets welcome!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had an amazing time, cottage was well equipped and homely."

    Surrounding area was great, lots to do nearby. Would recommend, and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "Such a great cottage and warm welcoming we absolutely adored the place and hope to visit again soon."

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jul 2023

  • "1. Please include directions to this property for those visitors who might come from the north too."

    Please don't assume that everyone comes from the south. 2. The cottage was extremely professionally kitted out and it was a pleasure to stay in. 3. The host family were most helpful throughout.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage!"

    We really enjoyed our week’s stay at Craggs Cottage. We really appreciated the ease of check in after a long drive up. The cottages were also signposted from the road so easy to find. Upon arrival there was a freshly baked fruit cake waiting for us, which was very much appreciated! The cottage had its charm but was also very well furnished and had everything you could think of. The underfloor heating in the bathroom was lovely and the beds and sofas were so comfortable. Lovely views over the farm’s fields both from the front and back of the property. Another plus for us was a freestanding fridge freezer with plenty of space. We left a day early due to a late night event in Northumberland and we were sad to leave! The property is genuinely the best we’ve stayed out and we would happily return. Thank you to Kirsty for being such a great host!

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a fabulous week at Craggs Cottage."

    Very relaxing. It’s a beautiful cottage, home from home with everything you need. The owners are attentive, you couldn’t ask for anything more. Wonderful farm with plenty to see. Great location for exploring the local area, Edinburgh and the East Coast. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear of how much you enjoyed your stay. Owner Relations - Lakes Cottage Holidays Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2023

  • "This was our second time at the cottage and we had a lovely relaxing time."

    The cottage was lovely and had been renovated since our last time. There . Great place to relax, surrounded by beautiful scenery and plenty of farm animals. The owners were so friendly and helpful especially when our car wouldn’t start. Can’t praise the cottage or the owners enough. Hopefully back again soon

    Reviewed by Sarah Ann5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need and all appliances worked well."

    Very clean and comfortable. Owners very welcoming and friendly. Honestly couldn’t rate it highly enough. Would definitely recommend. Amazing location with lots of lovely walks - perfect getaway! Thank you Kirsty and Alan. We hope to be back one day.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2023

  • "Alan and Kirsty are the most welcoming couple."

    I also met Alan's brother and was shown all of the cattle and sheep. It was an amazing welcome!

    Reviewed by John Anthony5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    Clean and very well equipped. Our only problem was discovering that the bathroom is 17 stairs down from the 2 main bedrooms! This isn’t made clear in the description of the cottage. Apart from this, a lovely holiday setting on a well kept farm.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Craggs Cottage."

    One small suggestion: a cafetiere in the kitchen would have been welcome.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in an awesome location!"

    We had a great week at Craggs Cottage, nestled on the farm in beautiful countryside, perfect for a 2 and 6 year old who loved the animals on their doorstep! The cottage is well presented, has very comfy beds and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable. The garden was great and with the excellent weather we were able to eat out each night. Fantastic location for Kelso, Floors castle, even a trip up to the kelpies, and didn't feel touristy at all. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely Stay."

    Nice house, Nice family at the farm and most of all is it a verry dog friendly house!

    Reviewed by Nicol5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage on a farm, equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable holiday."

    Loved the king sized bed slept

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    If you are wanting peace and quite this is the place to go. Ideally situated so you can travel around the area. Would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable base for where we wanted to be to explore Borders and coastline."

    Enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2022

  • "We were delighted by Craggs cottage, the hospitable welcome we received and the comfort and cosiness we experienced."

    Thankyou Kirstie for the extra help. It was so quiet and peaceful and an absolutely fabulous bed and amazing big fluffy towels. Kitchen was VERY well equipped and should we be back in the area we would be sure to book again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Visiting local towns,villages and attractions was a delight."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is comfortable and very well equipped, and Kirsty and Alan are brilliant hosts."

    Our little boy is mad about tractors and so they gave us a tour of the farm and even allowed us to sit in the cab of the combine harvester. Beautiful location and lots to explore in the Tweed valley.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage Cosy kitchen Friendly and helpful owners went out of their ..."

    Lovely cottage Cosy kitchen Friendly and helpful owners went out of their way to make sure I was happy Lovely home made cake on arrival

    Reviewed by Raj4.7Dec 2020

  • "The cottage was great, lovely and cosy."

    Open fire was lovely and to come home in the evening and sit down to an open fire was bliss.

    Reviewed by Sarah Ann5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had such a cosy and fun week at Craggs Cottage."

    My kids loved a wee taste of life on the farm and the owners went out of their way to make it nice for us, with even a fruit loaf to welcome us. We have never been to the Borders and loved exploring the local area, will definitely be back to see some more of it. Beautiful area!

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful, peaceful spot, is super comfy and our dog loved the fields surrounding plus the large enclosed garden."

    Wonderful, welcoming host who provided all we needed and more. Lots to see and do locally with scope to strike out further also into the Scottish lowlands which we did on a day trip. Have returned home chilled and rested. Thankyou!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2020

  • "Craggs cottage was the best cottage we have ever stayed in."

    It was so comfortable and spotlessly clean. The beds provided ultimate comfort and the bedding and towels were like new. The garden was perfect too, well maintained and ideal for our dog. The views from the windows and the garden were stunning and we enjoyed watching the sheep. Kirsty welcomed us as we settled in, she was so kind and helpful, such a lovely lady, she had baked us a delicious fruit cake which we enjoyed with our first cup of tea, she certainly is a very good cake baker. I would highly recommend Craggs cottage, it is perfect.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful surroundings very peaceful lovely walks."

    Great hosts

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Cosy, and just what our family needed after a hectic year"

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic location, spacious and homely cottage, lovely hosts, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return, and recommend this cottage to others wishing to explore the Scottish borders."

    5 stars!

    Reviewed by Sadie5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic location Cottage met all our needs and on arrival Kirsty had made us a lovely chocolate cake to welcome us."


    Reviewed by Rose5.0May 2019

  • "A very friendly host and family who love to show you the farm and give suggestions of things to do."

    The only downside is the WiFi is temperamental which could be a negative to some. I do not think the photos do justice of how lovely and big the cottage is and how pretty the surrounding area is. Would highly recommend and go back in future.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Dec 2018

  • "The owners were extremely friendly and helpful,we enjoyed being on their farm they always made time to chat to us when they met us although it was harvest time for them."

    Most enjoyable for our grandson,highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1x king size bed (can be made a twin upon request at booking), 1x twin and 1x single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen and dining area
  • Lounge.
  • Oil central heating
  • Raeburn cooker, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Freeview, DVD, player
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Towels inc in rent
  • Off street parking
  • Enclosed garden
  • Cot and highchair available
  • 2 pets welcome - must be kept on a lead whilst outdoors due to farm animals
  • No smoking allowed
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants and cinema 5.8 miles.

The property

A charming farm cottage surrounded by idyllic Scottish Borders countryside.

Craggs Cottage is located on a working farm, on the estate of Mellerstain House and is is comfortably furnished over two floors.

There is one ground floor bedroom with a single bed and two first floor bedrooms 1 double bedroom with king side bed that can be made into a twin upon request at booking and 1 twin bedroom.

Bathroom with a shower over the bath, basin and WC.

On the ground floor is a fabulous farmhouse kitchen with a range and is fully equipped for modern day living.

The sitting room has a fabulous open fire where you can unwind after a days exploring.

Outside there is a lovely lawned garden in which you can unwind and where your pets can play.

EPC Rating: Band F

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About the location


Jedburgh 14 miles; Wooler 16 miles.

Kelso is a lovely tranquil Borders town at the meeting point of the Tweed and Teviot rivers, with a cobbled town square and streets, and an array of stunning Georgian buildings, and a wealth of gorgeous countryside around it. Take time out to visit Floors Castle, a very prominent Stately Home with restaurants and gardens, designed by William Adam. Also close by are Mellerstain House, Kelso Abbey and the Kelso races. Mellerstain House is a stunning example of Georgian architecture at its finest. Designed by the architect William Adam and his son Robert in 1725, it is the residence of the 13th Earl of Haddington. The house is located within 80 acres of luscious rolling parkland and is in walking distance of Smailholm Tower, the ancestral home of Sir Walter Scott. Great fishing can be enjoyed on the Teviot, Tweed and Jed rivers and there are many excellent golf courses to choose from. Watch the spectacular and historic Common Ridings, held at Kelso, Hawick, Selkirk, Langholm, Lauder and others, with long histories. The Borders also offer some superb walking and cycling, be it on the coast, over the breathtaking hillsides or amongst the enchanting Border forests. The towns of Coldstream, Jedburgh, Kirk Yetholm and Wooler 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