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Wyndhead Cottage

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Lauder, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (12)
  • lovely (9)
  • welcome (8)
  • great (6)
  • well (6)
  • comfortable (5)

13 Customer Reviews

  • "I would like to say thank you to Mary and Brian there cottage was really cosy and comfortable and nothing was to much trouble they are great hosts."

    And thank you for the welcome package the scones were lovely.We had a fantastic holiday and did plenty of sight seeing and saw some amazing castles and went to see the kelpies the weather was really kind to us.We went to see the pandas at Edinburgh zoo what an amazing week lovely views thanks again

    Thank you, Amanda and Mark, for your kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you and having you stay at Wyndhead, and are glad to hear you got to see and enjoy so much of the country. Best regards, Brian and Mary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2023

  • "Can’t fault the cottage."

    Great place to stay, comfortable and homely. Had everything you could ask for, including a lovely welcome pack. Great communication with the owners who were very helpful. Ideal location for walking and sightseeing.

    Thank you for the feedback. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and had everything you needed. It was lovely to have you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Notably spacious, very comfortable and well-equipped. Great location for exploring the Scottish Borders/East Lothian. Only about 50 yards from the main A68 yet very quiet. Nice garden for sitting out. Veery helpful owners. Top-class property.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We are delighted to hear that that the cottage was such a good base for your holiday. We enjoyed having you stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our first visit to Wyndhead cottage, and we weren't disappointed."

    It was spotlessly clean, bright and roomy. Having Netflix on the smart TV was an extra bonus as we didn't go out in the evenings. We also ate in every night and the lovely modern kitchen contained everything we needed. Although the weather wasn't conducive to sitting in the garden, it is bigger than we expected, and we loved watching the antics of the birds flying in and out. I would highly recommend this lovely cottage, we are planning on returning next year. Many thanks to Mary and Brian for the very generous welcome pack - and particularly the scones - they were delicious.

    Thanks Moyra and Brian. It means a lot to us that you enjoyed the cottage, it's facilities and the resident wildlife! We look forward to welcoming you back sometime. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Moyra5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with a lovely garden and very well equiped."

    There was a lovely welcome basket with fresh scones, biscuits etc which was much appreciated. Ideally situated to visit all the lovely towns in the Scottish Borders. Lots of walks in the area and within easy reach of Stow where you can get a train to Edinburgh. It is worth a drive to Stow just for the beautiful scenery. We have stayed in several cottages over the last few years and this one has gone to the top of our list

    Delighted to receive your wonderful feedback, this means a lot to us. Nice to know you both enjoyed your break in the Borders. Thanks for staying with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Superb cottage."

    ..very welcoming owners...great place to stay for exploring the Southern Uplands, Edinburgh and the coast.

    Thanks for your very nice comments. It's good to know you got to see and appreciate so much of the Borders area and beyond. Thanks for choosing to stay at Wyndhead. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely clean cottage in a beautiful part of Scotland, It had everything we needed and the owners provided some lovely extras on our arrival."

    We would recommend this cottage.

    Really pleased that the cottage met all your needs, and that you liked our lovely Borders so much. Many thanks for your great feedback. Kind regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "A very homely comfortable cottage which is well equipped."

    We really appreciated the welcome hamper and homemade scones. A great base to explore the area. There is much to see and do and wonderful walks from Lauder too. It is easy to catch the train to Edinburgh for the day from nearby Stow or the bus from Lauder. We hope to stay again in the future.

    Pleased to hear you enjoyed the cottage and saw so much of the Borders and surrounding area. You're welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Perfect location for viewing the Borders. Cottage had lovely little extras with welcome basket etc. Comfy beds and cosy log fire

    Delighted you had such a good time at the cottage and enjoyed exploring The Borders. Thanks for choosing us, and your kind feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful break."

    The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped. A little welcome pack of wine fresh scones milk was very much appreciated along with cleaning products etc available. We would highly recommend

    Glad to hear you had a comfortable stay at the cottage and enjoyed your break in the Scottish Borders. Thanks for the positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "A nice clean cottage, well equipped."

    Also a much appreciated welcome pack. If dining out in Lauder ensure you book. Everyone we met in the town was friendly. A great base for exploring the borders area.

    Thank you for your very welcome feedback both here and at the cottage. Glad you both enjoyed your visit to the Borders. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "A lovely well equipped and spotlessly clean cottage close the centre of the town."

    The owners were very helpful and accommodating. The Black Bull Hotel good for food and drink. William Wallace statue close by.

    Thank you for your positive feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and the town's facilities. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely holiday home, very well equipped and excellent WiFi."

    Thank you very much for your lovely comments. We really appreciate your feedback. It was lovely having you stay as our first guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove - starter pack included
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent - no EV charging at the property please
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am
  • Note: This property only accepts bookings starting on a Monday or Friday and for a minimum of 3 nights.

The property

Nestled at the edge of the Royal Burgh of Lauder, adjacent to the Southern Upland Way and the estate of Thirlestane Castle is this 1884 traditional stone cottage, Wyndhead Cottage.

Set over two floors, this cottage is a charming escape for families and friends seeking a base in the picturesque Scottish Borders.

After finding the off-road parking, take a moment to appreciate the fresh Scottish air before getting to know your new home-from-home.

A homely sitting room will welcome your return after a long day, complete with plush sofa and smart tv, so you can easily catch up on your favourite shows.

Allow the house chef to become acquainted with a fully-equipped kitchen appointed with all the essentials for a week away; set the dining table for a tasteful feast, toasting to a much-needed break with your nearest and dearest.

As you look to unwind there is a king and twin bedroom to choose from, both neutrally presented and featuring ample storage space.

If you can tear yourself away, the market town of Lauder is filled with an impressive range of tasteful eateries, pubs and grocers, along with a delicatessen, award-winning butchers, Artisan bakery, pharmacy, gallery coffee shop and Leisure Centre so all your needs are catered for.

One of the best ways to explore the town is to follow the 1.25-mile Lauder Trail, crossing through the historical attractions and amenities.

History buffs should visit the turreted Scots Baronial Thirlestane Castle, one of the oldest inhabited houses in Scotland, or see the Soutra Aisle, the remains of the House of the Holy Trinity and one of the most important institutions in medieval Scotland.

If you happen to visit in August, join the celebrations for the Common Riding summer festival with events displaying the beauty of the town’s rich history.

Keen walkers can join the Southern Upland Way virtually on your doorstep, with many other local walks helping you enjoy the beautiful Scottish Borders.

It’s not news to us, but now Lonely Planet has officially named the Scottish Borders as one of the best destinations to visit in 2023 reflecting its rich history and fascinating literary connections.

However you choose to spend your Scottish retreat, a holiday at Wyndhead Cottage guaranteed to be one you won’t forget.

EPC Rating: Band C.

EPC Rating: Band C

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Edinburgh 26.7 miles; Glasgow 70.3 miles.

The market town of Lauder sits on the Leader Water, on the western edge of the Lammermuir Hills, 22 miles southeast of Edinburgh. Situated within the Scottish Borders, Lauder is a popular town with lots to do for tourists. Exploring the Lauder Town Trail is one of the greatest ways to get to know the area and its history; It takes around an hour to traverse the 2 km (1.25 miles) long intriguing town trail. Close by sits the turreted and towered Scots Baronial Thirlestane Castle, one of the seven ‘Great Houses in Scotland’, perfect for an afternoon adventure as it contains unrivalled 17th century plasterwork ceilings, fine furnishings and a collection of Edwardian toys. Every August, the town holds a popular summer festival, including the Annual Election of the Cornet, the Kirking of the Cornet, and the ‘Night afore the Morn’ Concert’.

Note: This property only accepts bookings starting on a Monday or Friday and for a minimum of 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas