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Kirk Cottage

Hownam near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders (Ref. 918851)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine

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55 Customer Review(s)

  • “We were disappointed that the cottage was in an area with no 4G telephone signal for our mobiles and that there was no internet access for us either.”

    Otherwise we had an enjoyable and peaceful break.

    - Mrs Black, October 2021

The property

A cosy, end-terrace cottage situated in the quiet hamlet of Hownam, nine miles from the town of Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders.

Comfortably furnished, Kirk Cottage makes an ideal peaceful retreat for two, where you can make a lovely cooked meal in the kitchen before enjoying it in the dining area, and then relax with a glass of wine in front of the woodburning stove in the sitting room.

Outside, there’s an enclosed decked area, a perfect place to sit and unwind with a good book or dine alfresco after a day’s walking, cycling or round of golf, with the nearest course just ten miles away.

There is also very limited light pollution here, so on crisp nights, why not settle to stargaze beneath the night's sky, before heading back inside to cosy up beside the fire?

Situated on the edge of the Cheviot Hills, this wonderful cottage is a great base as there’s plenty of walking and cycling in the area, along with fishing on the nearby River Tweed, by local permit.

The lovely Border towns of Jedburgh and Kelso are close by and are well worth a visit, plus there are a number of other excellent villages and towns to visit in the area, and Edinburgh is just over an hour’s drive away.

This superb Borders cottage promises to be an ideal romantic break at any time of the year.


  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Calor gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and 2-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed, side decked garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles.

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About the location


Morebattle 4 miles; Yetholm 7 miles; Jedburgh 9 miles; Kelso 11 miles.

The hamlet of Hownam, close to both Jedburgh and Kelso, is thought to have been named after the Humas, which were an early tribe believed to have constructed a number of hill forts in the area, as well as the Five Stanes stone circle that can be found nearby. Hownam has a church, and walking routes are available in abundance in the area, along with a golf course at the Roxburgh Hotel, just over ten miles away. The village of Morebattle is only a few miles away, with a shop, Post Office, butcher and pub serving food and real ale, while Yetholm is just a little further and comes with the same facilities. The town of Jedburgh boasts charming shops, pubs and award-winning family-run restaurants, along with the Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre and an imposing abbey. Kelso is located a little further away and offers guests further amenities, as well as a cobbled town square and streets and an array of wonderful Georgian buildings. The towns of Coldstream and Wooler are also a short drive away, and further afield are Newcastle and Edinburgh. Hownam provides an ideal base for discovering all that the Scottish Borders has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas