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7 Nights  

  • £425  to  £620

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Short Breaks From

  • £298 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £434 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About Southsyde

Southsyde is one of four fantastic 4-star self-catering holiday cottages on Hendersyde Farm. With room for four people to stay in two bedrooms, the cottage enjoys far reaching views of the Cheviot Hills and is less than 3 miles from Kelso. Southsyde is ideal for couples friends and families who want a peaceful location which is still within easy reach of the best of the Scottish Borders. A holiday here is a genuine pleasure at any time of year.

Hendersyde is a mixed farm with fields of rapeseed, barley and wheat as well as grey-faced ewes and a small herd of cows. The owners are keen to maintain the natural habitat around the farm, and the result is a haven for larks, owls and herons. A walk around the farm could reveal deer in the woods and salmon and otter in the River Tweed. Staying at Hendersyde is such a relaxing experience that you could easily spend your stay here, happily doing very little but sitting in the cottage garden listening to the birds, or stretched out on the sofa with a good book in front of the open fire.

If you do choose to explore - and with great attractions so nearby it would be a shame if you did not - then Kelso is a short drive or bike ride away. The beautiful market town has flourished at the junction of the rivers Tweed and Teviot for centuries and is a lovely blend of narrow lanes that converge on a cobbled market square, locally owned businesses, a thriving monthly farmers’ market and plenty of excellent places to eat and drink. Kelso enjoys a full calendar of events thanks in part to its racecourse and showground, while history buffs can get their fill at places like Floors Castle, Kelso Abbey and Smailholm Tower.

It is easy to see how the magnificence of the landscape around Hendersyde has inspired artists and writers such as Sir Walter Scott, who loved Kelso and called it “the most beautiful, if not the most romantic town in Scotland.” One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of the area is on foot, and there are numerous footpaths around the area to suit all abilities. Alternatively, explore by bike along routes such as Four Abbeys, Tweed, Coast to Castle or Border Loop cycling routes. Horse riding is another fun option, while anglers and golfers will find ample opportunities to indulge in their favourite hobby in a stunning setting. A day out could also involve a visit to the vibrant Scottish capital, Edinburgh, or a peaceful walk along a deserted Northumberland beach.

Whether you are a couple enjoying a romantic escape or planning a family holiday, you will find everything you need to enjoy a memorable self-catering holiday in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

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Owner details:

Sue Beck joined Independent Cottages in September 2016

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Eco / Green

Location (Scottish Borders)

Accommodation Comprises:

Southsyde is a traditional farm cottage that has been freshly redecorated to provide a stylish and comfortable place where guests can quickly settle and relax. The farm is at the end of a lane with no passing traffic to disturb the peace of the countryside.


  • The sitting room has a large sofa and two upholstered armchairs that face an open fire. There is a flat screen television with a DVD player and Freeview channels, and the cottage also has WiFi.
  • Fitted kitchen which is well equipped with an electric stove and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, and a good range of utensils and equipment so that you can cook your favourite meals, and there is ample cupboard space so you can unpack your groceries and feel at home. The owner has thoughtfully provided essentials such as spices and seasoning, baking foil, plastic wrap and cleaning products.
  • A wooden dining table is in the kitchen, seating four guests with ease.
  • There is a washing machine, drying line, iron and ironing board in the cottage.
  • Family bathroom with a full-sized bath and power shower above, WC and handbasin.


  • Both bedrooms are upstairs. Each is light and spacious with a zip-link bed and that can be configured either as a super-kingsized bed or two standard single beds, depending on your needs.
  • The owner offers a couples' discount to guests using only one bedroom.

Outside: There is a sunny, south-facing garden at the front of the cottage. Bikes, golf clubs and fishing rods can be stored under cover in the outhouse at the rear of the cottage. There is off-street parking for two cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, linen, towels and WiFi are included in the hire cost. Short breaks and a flexible start day are possible, depending on availability and the time of the year. Pets are not allowed in Southsyde cottage - please see Millsyde or West Cottage at Hendersyde Farm if you would like to bring your dog on holiday. No smoking.

Star Rating: 4 Star

Southsyde Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (2 Flexible Twins/Super-Kings)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £425
To £620
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1573 223495 before paying by bank transfer.
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Sue Beck
Member Since September 2016

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* Calendar last updated: 5th July 2022

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