Self catering rental accommodation
in the valley of the Tweed near Kelso
in the Scottish Borders, Scotland.
Sleeping 2, 4 and 4/6.
Maggie and Archie Stewart have converted this long barn on their farm above the River Eden in the valley of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. It now comprises three self catering holiday cottages, each with south facing views across beautiful rolling Border countryside.
You are welcome to play on the tennis court in the field below, and across the field is the River Eden, a tributary of the Tweed which it meets 2 miles away. The Eden is fenced off to encourage wildlife and is a haven to otters, kingfishers, deer and a myriad wild flowers.
This is a beautiful area, very central for exploring the old abbeys and castles of the Borders, or for taking children out on expeditions. Maggie and Archie know the Borders well and are always happy to advise on where to go and what to do.
All 3 cottages have:
- Free access to the tennis court
- Private garden area, Car parking
- TV, VCR and CD player.
- Breakfast and dinner sometimes available from the farmhouse.
- Guests' laundry with washing machine, dryer, iron and board.
- Garden Bank Cottage is wheel-chair friendly.
- Free range eggs, herb and tomatoes for sale in season.
- Strawberry and raspberry farm next door.
- Fishing on the river.
Right; View from Plumbraes Barn.
Plum Tree Cottage
This is a small and very charming cottage sleeping 2. The double bedroom (right) with french windows and a small balcony is reached by spiral stairs. It has a sitting room with wood-burning stove, and patio windows facing south.
Small bathroom and fitted kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
View from the double bed through the balcony windows.
Sitting room and stairs to the bedroom.
Plum Tree Cottage has original beams.
Garden Bank Cottage
This cottage sleeps 4 people, and is in the center of Plumbraes Barn and like the other cottages has lovely views.
View from Garden Bank.
It has 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin, and a double sofa bed in the sitting room. It also has two bathrooms, one en suite. Both are on ground level. There is a small kitchen fitted which is open plan with the sitting room. Wood burning stove and south facing patio.
The Kitchen area is to the left of the French Doors.
Wood burning stove in the sitting room.
Cockle Kitty Cottage
Cockle Kitty Cottage is on the east side of the barn, and sleeps 4 to 6. The sitting room and dining area has french windows which open onto a deck. It has a wood burning stove and a sofa bed.
The kitchen has a cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
There is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, and bathroom with shower.
View of Plumbraes.
Prices are in £ per week.
Week starts Saturday unless otherwise requested.
The rates are inclusive of: beds prepared, towels, electricity, c/heating, logs, sky TV, secure car parking, internet access, travel cot and high chair. Each cottage has cleaning materials, jeye cloths, tea towels, dish washer powder, soap powder, loo roll, tissues and fairy liquid.
Please enquire about short and last minute availability. Please phone or e-mail.
Short break prices exclude Easter, Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year, July and August. To make a reservation Maggie requires a booking form which is on her home page.
To enquire or to book:
This is a link to Maggie's pdf and .doc Booking Forms
The Stewarts also have another self catering house sleeping up to 10, a few hundred yards away,
see Edmonston House
And also two self catering apartments in Edinburgh. One sleeping 2 to 6,
see 40 Drummond House
The other sleeping 2 to 4,
see Porteous' Pend
Maggie and Archie Stewart,
Roxburghshire, TD5 7QE
Tel: 01573 225028
Mobile: 07789 220 468
or from outside the UK:
Tel: 44 1573 225028
Mobile: 44 7789 220 468
Please tell the Stewarts you found Plumbraes Barn in About Scotland!
Thanks to Maggie for several of the photographs.