Tue 20th November 2012
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Tidy well equipped little Cottage

First Class tidy little cottage, well equipped, the owner could not have been more helpful, leaving us a pint of milk and 2 ready meals for arrival, although we got held up with roadworks she (Mrs Orr) kept in touch by phone and was there to greet us at 9.30 in the evening to show us round the cottage, explaining the workings of the appliances etc, a pleasant change for Sykes Cottages. We will definately be back in the summer

Fri 14th June 2013
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well furnished and stocked cottage

Stayed here for 4 nights with my husband and dog. The owner was very pleasant and met us at the cottage and explained everything and gave us information about happenings in the area. We found the cottage to be well decorated, it looks new, well stocked with equipment in the kitchen which all worked well. All was comfy and pleasant. All rooms are downstairs except the actual bedroom. This was comfy and there were plenty of towels and pillows provided. The bathroom is downstairs and was new and clean with a nice big shower. Place very dog friendly, with large lawned back yard and the owner provided dog bowls, towel, poo bags and some biscuits. Lovely to see. The only disappointment was that the cottage is on the main road of the village, so although the village is small and quiet all traffic goes past your front door. I wish this was advertised for all cottages, because if you are not used to being so close to the road it can be off putting. There is also no parking, we parked across the road on a side street which although safe, isn't perfect. There is no shop in the village but the pub is 2 doors down and provides a good feed on Friday - Sundays. If not you need to drive about 5 miles to Forth. There is no wifi although we bought 5 days use of BT which worked ok at most times. Phone coverage is also a bit iffy.

Graham P
Sun 16th June 2013
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Great cottage,well equipped with large rooms and garden, welcomi

Welcomed by Fiona the owner who gave detailed information about this lovely cottage and had kindly offered to get milk for arrival. Property is well equipped with large comfortable rooms and excellent shower, large enclosed garden with table and chairs, I ate outside on 3 occasions in a week. Weather was great. Pub 2 doors down does great meals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and a very welcoming pub during the week, I also had a great steak and chips etc with all trimmings to take away. Great area for walks try Winnyknowe woodland within a mile of braehead, deer, birds flora etc. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and recommend to anyone looking for a quiet holiday with access to Edinburgh and Glasgow and Central Scotland

Fri 18th October 2013
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Home from home

Service was excellent was met and explained every thing in house.lovely compact cottage.good for Edinburgh and Glasgow lovely walks and people very friendly . The pub next door did lovely food if you want to eat out. Loved everything .

Mon 5th May 2014
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Perfect romantic getaway! Excellent

I booked the cottage as a surprise romantic birthday getaway for my husband. It was perfect. Peaceful, relaxing, clean, modern, blissful. I had requested some rose petals and a couple of candles to add effect for when we arrived, they were so willing to accommodate. I would highly recommend this place.

Fri 12th September 2014
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Cozy cottage - home from home

Warm welcome by Fiona owner of the cottage who has excellent local knowledge of village and surrounding area. Decorated to a high standard and very clean. Enclosed garden with seating. Brilliant for my black labrador - no worries of him escaping. Lovely local country walks. Village pub serves good food at weekends - Frank and Jan excellent landlords. All in all a very pleasant and relaxing cottage. Loved everything about it and would recommend it to anyone wishing to visit the Scottish Borders. I shall hopefully stay again soon.