Kirkton Cottage was the perfect base for our five week stay in the Borders region. My wife and I explored the Borders, the north of England and a small section of the west coast, and to Edinburgh and beyond - everyday it was a pleasure to return to the comfort of the cottage. Angie cave us a warm welcome and was helpful throughout our stay.
The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard, with incredible attention to detail, every comfort and need has been thought of! The welcome basket was full of delicious homemade and local products.
Excellent WiFi, plenty of hot water with good pressure. We cooked most meals in, the kitchen had all the equipment we needed, including the fresh growing herbs in the garden. The bed was comfortable with quality linens, and the soft robes were appreciated. The weekly cleaning and linen change came with more homemade treats and other goodies.
We were content to spend some days just enjoying the cottage with a nice fire providing even more atmosphere.
Just returned from our stay at Kirkton cottage with my wife and 2 children.
Possibly one of the nicest cottages I have ever stayed in.
Attention to detail second to none. Cannot fault in anyway, we will definitely be back
We have stayed in Bowden in the past so know the area quite well. Kirkton Cottage is without doubt the best self catering accomodation - and we have stayed in many - that we have encountered. It is equipped and maintained to the highest level. everything that you could think of and more is provided. The welcome pack with Champagne etc. wonderful! The fixtures and fittings are clean, immaculate, and of the highest quality. Angie and Robin were very friendly and helpful. All in all we had an excellent week - new attractions since our last visit were the railway connection to Edinburgh at Tweedbank and the Main Street Coffee and bookshop in St Boswells. We hope to visit Kirkton Cottage again.
Excellent accommodation. Super welcome pack. Perfect for a quiet escape away. Attention to detail first class.
Angie was the perfect host,she was at the cottage on our
arrival to show us round this perfect village cottage.There was a lovely welcome pack with all the essentials milk,cake and champagne.The cottage was immaculately presented inside and out.We will definitely stay again.
We spent a week in this cottage.
We've stayed in three other cottages in the surrounding area over the last few years, one of which we returned to once.
This one was the best in terms of décor, location, equipment, and cleanliness and privacy.
Easter weekend break with Family (two older teen daughters came too) and had to get straight onto TripAdvisor… this rental is simply 5-STAR! The cottage is beautiful, set in a lovely location, easy short drive to Melrose and the surrounding area and a relatively short train ride to Edinburgh too. Rooms are stunning and the outdoor suntrap patio is lovely. Facilities are top rate including superb internet connectivity. We’ve stayed in some really gorgeous rentals in the UK and USA over the years but this is something special. The Hosts, Robin and Angie, make what is a very good rental into an amazing experience. Their attention to detain is simply superb. The welcome pack inc. chocolates, cakes and champagne, tons of logs for the fire, magazines and books to read, DVD’s to watch… the list is endless. All facilities are sharp, and in tip top condition, no worn out novels and guide books here, all is perfect. If you have stayed in 5-star rentals before come to Kirkton Cottage in Bowdon near Melrose and see what 5-star really looks like!