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Welcome to Violet Cottage
Something you will always be at Violet Cottage....
Cottage Kitchen
Lounge
Woodburning stove and plenty of logs to burn......
Front Bedroom Violet Cottage
Quality bed linen
Violet Cottage large rear garden
Garden seating
Front of Cottage
4 star quality
Shaded seating in the garden
Ancrum Village green and pub from Violet Cottage
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Jedburgh, Borders, Scotland

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Cak74
1 review
“Amazing escape”
Reviewed 15 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015

Violet cottage is truly amazing. We can't fault it. This is the second time we have stayed in a year. The cottage is in a beautiful sleepy village setting and boasts a beautiful garden and beautiful views. The cottage supplies everything you may need. even beautiful fresh flowers for our arrival.The cottage is immaculate bed linen top notch and an amazing log burning stove. This is a real comfortable home from home place to stay. My children and my dog just love it . We will definitely be returning.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Feb 2015
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Violet Cottage. We hope to see you again sometime. Thank you for such a positive review
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GolfguyVi...
South Pasadena, California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Dream Home Sweet Home”
Reviewed 21 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014

We stayed around 6 weeks in the beautiful Violet Cottage. It is a dream location for anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city, yet centrally located in the sleepy little village of Ancrum ideally located between Kelso and Jedburgh. Meg & Peter the owners kept us stocked with a ready supply of firewood to keep us warm on chilly fall evenings. The kitchen is to die for, especially the gas stove with 8 burners... again, that's EIGHT burners! I was in absolute heaven and hosted an American Thanksgiving dinner for a dozen people. I cannot say enough good things about the cottage. All told, we have stayed in 3 of the 4 properties they own and are never disappointed. We rent houses all over the world but rarely do we find such well fitted, good quality furnishings as those by Meg & Peter. Just note that all 3 bedrooms are upstairs so not ideal for anyone with mobility challenges.

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Liked best: The kitchen stove and the living room fireplace.
Liked least: Nothing...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Mar 2015
Thank you for a positive review. We hope to be able to welcome you to the borders sometime in the future.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MinLynSte...
Windsor, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Perfect, cozy and relaxing!”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

My husband and I booked the violet cottage for only two nights and wish we would have booked for longer. It was so cozy we had a hard time getting ready to go out, and it is very charming with a relaxing landscaped back yard. The kitchen is very well stocked with everything you could possibly need and all the rooms are very spacious. We are looking forward to coming back here one day to spend a week where we can spend more time enjoying the beautifully quaint towns of Ancrum and Jedburgh.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Hilary H
1 review
“Delightful cottage in a lovely village setting.”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Our experience of Violet Cottage was very positive. The cottage was very clean and stylishly furnished.The garden was lovely and had plenty of garden furniture.There were nice welcoming touches such as fresh flowers and real coffee.Ancrum is a pretty village and we knew Jedburgh well. A downstairs toilet would be an asset.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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BrianT422
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Comfort and old world charm”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This charming cottage dating back to 1741 has been sympathetically renovated to provide modern day comforts. We immediately felt at home on arrival, with flowers, wine and a warm well lit house to welcome us.
Everything in the house was squeaky clean, very comfortable beds with crisp white linen and fluffy white towels.
The garden was well maintained and a joy to be in.
The owners, Meg and Peter, are to be commended for preparing this property as a "home" rather than a simple "rental".
The village of Ancrum is very friendly and the village shop and pub/restaurant are a bonus.
The Border towns of Kelso, Jedburgh, Hawick Melrose etc are all easily reached from this central location.
The whole holiday process was easy and efficiently managed - we will certainly return

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Liked best: The complete package
Liked least: Returning home again - back to reallity
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Ann C
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Another great stay at Violet Cottage”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

This was our third stay at Violet Cottage, which has all the comforts of home, including now a dog proof fence in the lovely garden. A great addition for us as we can now relax without worrying what pooch is up to! If you are looking for a comfortable and convenient base for a holiday in the Borders look no further. The village has a greatly improved pub serving real ales and decent food, a well stocked shop and post office, lovely local walks and easy access to many local attractions.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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