Corbet Tower Cottage
Corbet Tower Cottage is a former coach house which has been converted into a stylish and spacious home occupying a beautiful and tranquil setting in the grounds of Corbet Tower, just 55 miles south of Edinburgh and 8 miles from the attractive town of Kelso in the Scottish Borders.
The cottage has its own fenced garden at the back from which you can enjoy superb views over the valley of the Kale Water to the distant hills. It makes a very good base for a relaxing family holiday. A short stroll will take you to the village of Morebattle (pub, shops). If, however, you wish to have a more energetic walk then you have a choice between the Southern Upland Way which passes over the hill in front of the cottage and the the Pennine Way which ends at the 'gipsy village' of Kirk Yetholm (5m).
The owners have taken great care in the refurbishment of the cottage. The kitchen/diner is roomy and well-equipped and there is a separate laundry room. The main attraction, however, is the wonderful upstairs sitting room where a wood burning stove adds a colourful touch to the electric storage heating. The double bedroom has an en suite bathroom; there are two twin bedrooms and a second bathroom with separate shower. Parking for several vehicles is available at the door and secure storage can be made available.
The owners live about 400 yards away down through the trees and they allow visitors to use the tennis court by arrangement. The Morebattle Angling Association handles fishing rights for the Kale and Beaumont Waters. The area has some first class cycle routes, in fact, for the serious rider a trip over to Glentress at Cardrona (40m) will bring you to one of the most important mountain biking centres in Europe with miles of dedicated forest tracks.
You may well wish to stay where you are and enjoy the cottage's beautiful surroundings but there are many attractions within easy striking distance. Kelso has all facilities, a swimming pool, ice rink, racecourse and golf course. The home of the Duke of Roxburghe, Floors Castle, (and the setting for the film Greystoke), is well worth a visit. Golfers are spoilt for choice between playing on the celebrated local course at Sunlaws or making a day of it by driving across to Luffness and/or Muirfield on the coast. At Corbet Tower Cottage you are only about 30 miles from the sea. Coldingham has a fine beach; there is a seabird reserve on the cliffs at St Abbs and the oft disputed town of Berwick on Tweed is just down the road, with Lindisfarne (30m) only a little further beyond. If the city calls then Edinburgh is only 55 miles to the north and, time permitting, the route there over the Lammermuir hills is highly recommended.
Heating is by electricity (first £20 included) and wood burning stove. Bed linen is included and towels may be hired. Sorry, no pets and smoking is not permitted within the cottage.
Accommodation (Sleeps 6/8. 2 additional Z beds are available at an extra charge):
- Kitchen/Dining room with electric oven and hob, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, etc.
- Utility room with washing machine, tumble-drier and microwave.
- WC and wash basin.
- Sitting room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD.
- Double bedroom with ensuite room with bath, shower over, WC and basin.
- WC and basin.
- Twin bedroom.
- Twin bedroom.
- Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and basin.