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Rose Cottage

Lilliesleaf, Scottish Borders (Ref. 927233)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Idyllic! A lovely cottage with everything you will need."

    Fantastic location in a lovely quiet rural setting. Many places nearby to visit. Lovely walks all around. We had a great time.

    Many thanks for lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2022

  • "Rose Cottage was situated in lovely peaceful surroundings, which we really enjoyed."

    The Fire was nice and comforting to come home to at night after our trips. The cottage is ideally placed for all the Historic places to go to. All the Family made us feel really welcome which was a nice touch indeed. Everything you need to enjoy your break is supplied in the home and I loved the walks and the pets. Only thing wrong was our break was far too short for us, a month would have been perfect. All I can say is a big thank you all round for everything and I mean everything. Kind Regards, Chsrlie@Fiona.

    thankyou so much for your lovley comments it was a pleasure to have you for your holidays. thankyou also for leaving cottage so clean and tidy, hope to see you back in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlesJul 2022

  • "Lovely welocming clean cottage."

    The fire was lit and the house was wamr and ready for our arrival. The beds are conforatble. We stayed 3 nihts and went for walks in the area in the woodland. The gardens are attractive with interesting animal decorations placed around the area.

    Thankyou for kind feedback we are glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2022

  • "Lovely place and helpful hosts, we were happily cocooned there while storm Arwen raged around us, with all local roads blocked by fallen trees, cleared within a day or so."

    Best to keep the fire going in cold weather for a warm house. We found the double bed a little soft but it didn't detract from our stay. Would book again.

    thankyou also lovely thankyou leaving cottage so clean on departure hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Rose Cottage."

    It's set in beautiful grounds with very well kept gardens. The house was clean and tidy. The only downside was that there was no WiFi at all and limited phone signal. The family who own it are lovely and the horses very friendly

    Thankyou for lovley comments, apologies with regards to wifi we have contacted our server to have this looked into Property Owner

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2021

  • "The cottage was perfectly located in beautiful countryside."

    All essentials were stocked and in good condition. No shower unfortunately. We were troubled with a lot of insects , as the weather was so hot , windows had to be open .

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was, as always, wonderful as were the people who own it."

    Sykes need to be careful not to word things such as the arrival time amendment, so it looks like they have requested that we arrive a week later than originally planned rather than just half an hour later. Please see your correspondence with us for details!

    Reviewed by RaineJul 2021

  • "I had a great time but was a little chilly as there seemed to be no obvious way to turn the central heating on, and the upstairs storage heater didn’t appear to be working."

    I should have asked the owner next door, but I really hate disturbing people so didn’t like to! Luckily I had brought my quilt with me to curl up in.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "The cottage was like a real home from home and on the doorstep of many places to visit."

    We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "The cottage is spacious and very quaint."

    It really feels like home from home, with the lovely coal fire to give that cosy feel on a night. There are also electric heaters and radiators, so its lovely and warm when you need it. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could need for a break and we were even greeted with a lovely treat when we arrived! The bedrooms are large with lovely skylights. The setting is beautiful and the chickens that roam freely were an added bonus for our little one. The grounds are lovely and George the gardener was very helpful with advise on the local sites to visit! You are situated perfectly to visit many of the local castles, sites and houses in the area. Although the houses and castles are closed at the moment due to Covid 19, it didn't stop us from enjoying the lovely gardens and walks that are now open. We even managed a trip to the coast to have a walk along the cliff and enjoy the view and then finish the day off with a coffee and shop in Edinburgh. All in all, a lovely cottage, and Julie was a very friendly host. Great for just chilling out away from it all or visiting the many attractions near by. We will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2020

  • "Pretty cottage, inside and out, in a beautiful and peaceful location."

    Cottage had everything we needed and the wine and milk were appreciated. The towns of Selkirk and Melrose weren't far away for a good choice of food supplies, cafes, pubs/restaurants and shops. Plenty of walking/cycling/sightseeing close by and further afield. Definitely recommend Rose Cottage and the area.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful, sparkling clean and very homely."

    There were also lots of little touches that made the arrival even nicer. The surroundings are stunning and there are lots of little villages within easy reach making this an amazing place to switch off and relax. It is clear the owner takes pride in their property and offers a fantastic service. We will certainly be back and look forward to it!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2020

  • "Fantastic place, clean and well equipped, would happily recommend, looking forward to returning at some point"

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2020

  • "We had a fab holiday with added extras of dogs, horses and Mini cars to view in the barns next door."

    Lovely friendly family who are only too happy to please. A beautiful cottage with lovely homely touches such as fresh flowers, biscuits, wine, milk, fresh orange and dog biscuits. Gorgeous location set in lovely grounds with plenty of local attractions to visit. Would definitely recommend and we will be back

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2019

  • "All little extras on arrival i."

    E dog bowls with treat's wine cake milk juice jam. Very central location easy to get to activities and walks. Staff very friendly and lot's of other animals/dogs Only bad comment at start of driveway big pot hole needing filled

    Reviewed by William & ClareSep 2019

  • "Best place to stay on Scottish borders, very peaceful and neat cottage, owners were very friendly."

    .. I love to stay again

    Reviewed by MajidAug 2019

  • "Could do with a shower fitted if possible and stairs a bit narrow with no hand ..."

    Could do with a shower fitted if possible and stairs a bit narrow with no hand rail elderly people could struggle coming down

    Reviewed by MelvinJul 2019

  • "It would have been good to have a shower, however, there was plenty of hot water for the bath."

    The bed was really comfortable, usually don't sleep well when I am away but I did this time.

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 2019

  • "Te cottage could benefit from having a shower"

    Reviewed by MikeMar 2019

  • "Loved it! Every little detail was thought of- the owners left th way fire in for us and some lights as we got stuck in traffic and didn’t arrive until home midnight, with two young children!"

    Was absolutely perfect, nice quiet and tranquil! Definitely would stay again!

    Reviewed by CatrionaFeb 2019

  • "Fabulous location for a get away from it all experience."

    Really frienday and supportive host family who really went out of their way to help us when I had a problem with the car. BEAUTIFUL riverside walks if you don't mind climbing a few fences

    Reviewed by ChandraFeb 2019

  • "It was lovely accommodation in a delightful area."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CameronAug 2018

  • "A lovely little cottage, off the beaten track and perfect as a base for the Borders and anyone wanting to experience peace and tranquility."

    We loved our time here and would come back.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2018

  • "So peaceful !"

    A really beautiful Location, the cottage was spotless,we'll equipped and very comfortable. Lovely welcome pack of essentials,and a bottle if nice wine and chocolate cake waiting for us. We can highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by RosemaryMay 2018

  • "The peace and quiet,the access to some beautiful towns and villages and the cottage was lovely."

    Reviewed by JeanieApr 2018

  • "Loved the cottage, just what we needed to unwind."

    Lovely long walks with the dogs. Nice to see how the owners saved this old building and have brought it back to life.

    Reviewed by AmmyMar 2018

  • "We were made to feel very welcome."

    Mrs Purves was very kind and her father had made a wonderfully warm fire ready for our arrival. The woodland setting was ideal and we really enjoyed our holiday, despite the cold weather.

    Reviewed by AnneMar 2018

  • "Rose Cottage was a lovely well equipped cottage owned by people who went out of their way to be friendly."

    It was centrally located and easily accessible to many small towns. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2017

  • "The owners were very welcoming."

    The location and the cottage was excellent. What else can I say?

    Reviewed by EveJul 2017

  • "A brilliant location in the Borders with the most friendly hosts that you could wish to meet, an idyllic holiday where nothing was any trouble to them , I have never experienced such hospitality."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "Couldn't have met nicer owners."

    Julie and her husband made us very welcome. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2017

  • "Terrific place, people were super helpful and friendly."

    The cottage was trrific. Only problem was that they only had a bath no shower. Which was a bit hard for my 85 year old dad. Loved the grounds which were great for walking the dogs. The extra bonus was watching the mini pony from the kitchen window. Highly recommend snd will go back again.

    Reviewed by KathleenOct 2016

  • "All aspects of the holiday accommodation were fully up to expectations and the perfect 'isolated' situation ensured a very peaceful and pleasant two weeks spent in outstanding countryside."

    Many thanks. Mike & Eileen Stapleton (Poole, Dorset)

    Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Partial electric central heating from back boiler, night storage heaters and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Gravelled patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Please note that a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond applies to this property.

The property

Lilliesleaf 1 mile.

Full of character and located in glorious woodland, you will love this cottage from the minute you step through the door.

Set just one mile from the village of Lilliesleaf, this cottage has two bedrooms and a family bathroom with shower to the first floor and downstairs offering a comfortable and cosy sitting room with an open fire and a separate dining room, perfect for games of monopoly or enjoying a heartwarming supper.

Outside Rose Cottage there is a delightful area with table and chairs, just perfect for sipping a cool glass of wine, whilst listening to the chorus of wildlife as they prepare for night.

The small, pretty village of Lilliesleaf, just a 10 minute stroll away, has a lovely pub, a gallery café and a golf course.

A short drive will take you to Ancrum which boasts a village pub, shop and Post Office.

With access to great scenery for walking, cycling and fishing, as well as the historic abbeys of Dryburgh, Melrose and Jedburgh, Rose Cottage is the perfect destination at any time of year.

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

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About the location


Melrose 7 miles; Hawick 7 miles; Selkirk 7 miles; Jedburgh 11 miles.

The small village of Lilliesleaf sits in Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders. The village has had a church since the 11th century and there have been Bronze Age settlements discovered alongside. Today, Lilliesleaf boasts two village pubs and a gallery café with the nearby towns of Galashiels, Hawick, Melrose, Selkirk, Jedburgh and Kelso providing the shops. Ideally located for touring these famous Scottish Border towns, the village is also a superb base for exploring both Edinburgh and the Northumberland National Park which are about an hour’s drive away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas