Lime Tree Cottage
The little village of Nenthorn is situated in the heart of the beautiful Scottish Border countryside, a mile or two north of Kelso on the way to Edinburgh. Lime Tree Cottage is just outside the village, standing on its own in a peaceful setting at the end of a long drive lined with, yes you've guessed it, lime trees, and, in springtime, with daffodils. The front of the house has a pleasant view over fields where horses graze quietly. The garden (furniture) is enclosed and there are lawns and a patio, also storage for bikes in a garage. As there is no traffic passing the cottage this is a perfect place for children and pets to play in safety. (However, parents should note that there is a small loch in the valley behind the fields.)
The inside of the cottage has been lovingly equipped and furnished with double glazing and central heating providing a warm and cosy environment. In addition, it has been sensitively modified to be of particular ease for less able visitors. It is completely wheelchair friendly, with pull-out work surfaces and appliances in the kitchen. There is even an intercom from the sitting room to open the front door.
Whether your idea of a holiday is to go sightseeing, play sports or just unwind, there are not many locations which meet all these requirements so well as here. Edinburgh is less than an hour away; the historic town of Berwick on Tweed and the east coast are only 24 miles distant. Should you choose to go to the seaside, Coldingham has a fine sandy beach and the RSPB sanctuary on the dramatic cliff-top at St Abbs is well worth a visit (also the diving school, which has some of Europe's best diving conditions). Alternatively, you can cross the border to explore Holy Island and Lindisfarne.
Closer to home there is Floors Castle (2m), home to the Duke of Roxburghe, as well as other stately homes such as Mellerstain, Manderston and Paxton House to the east. Golfers will have difficulty choosing which of the many excellent local courses to play, but may be tempted by the Duke's course at Sunlaws with the added attraction of dining afterwards in the hotel adjoining the course. Walking enthusiasts have the choice between joining St Cuthbert's Way near Morebattle (13m) or the Pennine Way at Yetholm (11m) or, in fact, just going west to the Border hills. This part of the Borders is famous for the ruined abbeys of Melrose, Dryburgh and Jedburgh, Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott and many other castles and stately homes.
Riders will find a centre in Nenthorn itself and there is fishing locally as well as in the famous river Tweed. Kelso has a skating rink, leisure centre and racecourse not to mention plenty of quaint shops and eateries. This area is also ideal for cyclists.
Bed linen, towels, electricity and a starter pack of fuel are included in the rental. Up to two well behaved pets are welcome under strict control (stock in the adjoining fields). Smoking is not permitted within the cottage.
Accommodation (sleeps 4):
- Sitting room /dining room with TV/V and open fire
- Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave etc.
- Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath/hand shower, WC and wash basin.
- Twin bedroom
- WC with wash basin.