2 (all year)
Eden Hideaway is a peaceful piece of heaven. Tucked away on an organic farm just two miles from Kelso, the contemporary chalet has been built to make the most of the beautiful views over the Eden Valley towards the Cheviot Hills. The cottage can accommodate four people in two bedrooms, with its high-spec finish making it a favourite with couples and families who appreciate the combination of 21st Century luxuries in a timeless landscape. Eden Hideaway is one of three stunning chalets on the farm, each boasting a private wood-fired hot tub that is heated with logs from the farm's own woodland.
Guests can drive from Eden Hideaway to Kelso in around five minutes but, at just two miles away, the vibrant market town is easy to reach by bicycle or on foot as well. Kelso is a fantastic base for exploring the Scottish Borders, as it is close to favourite attractions such as Floors Castle and Roxburgh Castle, as well as beautiful scenery, miles of cycle routes and wonderful walks. The town was built where the Tweed and Teviot Rivers meet and boasts the ruins of an ancient abbey, Scotland's largest market square and a bridge built by the same architect who designed the world-famous London Bridge. There is also a wealth of independent shops, cafes and pubs.
Although the farm feels peaceful and remote, it is just over an hour by car from Edinburgh, and close enough to Northumberland that you can enjoy a day discovering Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle and the stunning Northumberland coast. There is plenty for everyone to enjoy whether you like the great outdoors, exploring historic houses, shopping, eating, or being active.
Each of the three chalets is completely private, enjoying wonderful views of the surrounding fields and woodland. They can be booked on their own or, depending on availability, together to accommodate several families or groups of friends. The owner's website has more information.
Maggie Stewart joined Independent Cottages in December 2012
Eden Hideaway and its sister chalets were designed and specifically positioned to make the most of the beautiful views and to afford guests peace and privacy. Accommodation is all on one level, and the property is furnished to a high standard to ensure guests' comfort.
Outside: A wooden deck spans an entire side of the chalet, reached via the sliding doors from either the living room or the bedroom. There is garden furniture so you can enjoy every moment of the view, eating outdoors during the long, lazy summer days when the sun does not set until almost 10 pm. Soaking under the stars in the log-fired outdoor hot-tub is a wonderful treat at any time of the year. Guests have reserved parking.
Additional Information: All utilities, linen and towels are included. There are laundry facilities in a communal utility room that is shared with other guests. Dogs are not permitted in any of the chalets, but the owner has other self-catering accommodation on the farm that is dog-friendly. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. No smoking.
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