Self catering rental accommodation
in the valley of the Tweed near Kelso
in the Scottish Borders, Scotland.
Sleeping 2, 4 and 4/6.

Plumbraes Location map

Plumbraes Barn
Cliftonhill Organic Farm
near Kelso


Maggie and Archie Stewart have converted this long barn on their organic 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.

Deck chairs

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.

View from Plumbraes

All 3 cottages have:

  • Free access to the tennis court
  • Private garden area, Car parking
  • Large screen 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.

star In the autumn of 2014 Maggie and Archie put in a wood-fed biomass boiler in the farm shed which heats the farmhouse and Cockle Kitty Cottage, Garden Bank Cottage and Plum Tree Cottage keeping the cottages really warm all winter long.


Plum Tree

Plum Tree Cottage

BedroomPlum Tree

This is a small and very charming cottage sleeping 2, with wonderful south facing views.

The double bedroom (right) with French Doors and a small balcony is reached by spiral stairs. It has a small sitting room with wifi, a large screen TV (with Sky), wood-burning stove, and patio windows facing south.

View from the bedroom window bathroom


View from the double bed through the balcony windows.

Living room Kitchen

Galley kitchen with cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

Sitting room and stairs to the bedroom.

Plum Tree Cottage has original beams.

Garden bank

Garden Bank Cottage

bedroom View from Garden Bank

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.

bedroom showershower

Garden Bank is on ground level and has 2 bedrooms, one double and one twin, and a double sofa bed in the sitting room. The two shower-room are both en suite. There is a small kitchen fitted which is open plan with the sitting room. Wood burning stove and French Doors which lead onto the patio with garden furniture and charcoal barbeque.

living room Living room

The Kitchen area is to the left of the French Doors.
Wood burning stove in the sitting room.

Cockle Kitty

Cockle Kitty Cottage

Living Room

Cockle Kitty Cottage is on the east side of the barn, with 2 bedrooms and one bathroom (with shower over the bath), again on the ground floor and with lovely south facing views.

The sitting room and dining area has French Doors which open onto a deck. It has a wood burning stove and a sofa bed.

Livingroom Living room

The kitchen has a cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

Bathroom view

View of Plumbraes.

Double bedroom


Tennis court

Availablity, Booking and prices for these cottages can be found on Maggie and Archie's own wesite:

Plum Braes Barn, Self-catering holidays in the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh (The link opens a new window or tab)

Week starts Saturday unless otherwise requested.

The rates are inclusive of: beds prepared, towels, electricity, central 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.

To enquire or to book:

Plum Braes Barn, Self-catering holidays in the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh

Edmonston House

The Stewarts also have another self catering house sleeping up to 10, a few hundred yards away,
see Edmonston House

40 Drummond House

And also two self catering apartments in Edinburgh. One sleeping 2 to 6,
see 40 Drummond House

Porteous' Pend

The other sleeping 2 to 4,
see Porteous' Pend

Online booking and availability:

Maggie and Archie Stewart,

Cliftonhill Farm,
Roxburghshire, TD5 7QE
Scotland, UK

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.

Map of the area:

Map of Southern Scotland

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