Burnbrae Holidays

Holiday Cottages in the Scottish Borders

Offering three warm, spacious one bedroom self catering holiday cottages and set in an idyllic countryside location, Burnbrae Holidays is located just 3 miles from the Scottish Borders town of Kelso, perfect for self isolating or exploring both sides of the Scotland / England border.


Due to the temporary COVID-19 lockdown we are currently closed to guests. We aim to be open from July 9th as per Scottish government advice. We are presently taking bookings for stays after 9th July 2020. If you would like to discuss a booking, please contact me via email or phone. Or if you prefer you can book online.

Thankyou for the support from our guests during this unusual time, we hope to see you again soon.

Burnbrae Holiday cottages are ideal for social isolating, as we are on the edge of the hamlet of Nenthorn. We are taking extra precautions to prevent the spread of the virus including allowing a day between bookings, a change of duvets & pillows, (as well as bed linen) between guests and extra cleaning as per advice. If you prefer we can leave the cottage unlocked for your arrival. There are many local walks and cycle routes where you are unlikely to meet anyone due to the low population density, or relax and sit while admiring the wonderful rural views.

Burnbrae Holiday cottages are 3 miles from Kelso with its abbey, cobbled market square and streets. Kelso is noted for its abundance of unique independent shops, delicious restaurants and cafes and pubs (including Scotland first Micropub). Kelso lies at the confluence of the rivers Tweed and Teviot, the Tweed is of course famous globally for salmon & trout fishing.

During your stay at Burnbrae, you can enjoy many activities including walking or cycling in the beautiful countryside, either from your cottage or nearby; visit the numerous historic sites including Kelso Abbey, Floors Castle and Mellerstain house, all within 5 miles; enjoy stunning views whilst cycling on the quiet Border roads or go fishing on one of the greatest salmon rivers in Britain. After enjoying a great day out in the Borders, return to peaceful Burnbrae and relax in front of your cosy wood burner stove. Or, you could just admire the views from your south facing conservatory watching the many birds including wood peckers, sparrow hawk, buzzards, house and tree sparrows, heron, tits, robins and finches. You may be lucky and see the deer or badgers in our fields or otters in the Eden Water within 500m from the cottages.

At Burnbrae Holidays each cottage has a wood burning stove
Each cottage has a south facing conservatory overlooking the cottage garden.
Level path from the car park into each cottage.
Each cottage is ideal for 1 or 2 guests

Our Self Catering Holiday Cottages

Incorporating south facing conservatories, each light and airy holiday cottage affords magnificent views over the cottage garden, Eden Water to the Cheviot Hills in the distance. From the patio or conservatory wonder at the big night sky.

Come and enjoy Burnbrae Holidays all year round
Relax or ding in Burnbrae Holiday cottage garden
private south facing conservatory overlooking cottage garden
Spacious living room lovely views over cottage garden

3 Luxury One Bedroom Cottages in a Stunning Rural Location Thairn Cottage, Begrum Cottage and Mungo's Well cottage.

  • Spacious living rooms with wood burning stoves (wood included).
  • South facing conservatories over looking cottage garden.
  • Lockable store ideal for bicycles, fishing, golfing gear etc.
  • All cottages are on one level from carpark and within the cottages.
  • Car park Free EV charging point. 7kW Type 2
  • Super fast Wi-Fi via fibre is provided in all 3 cottages free of charge.
  • Wonderful rural views from all 3 cottages. Peaceful yet only 3 miles from Kelso.
  • Open all year.

Whether you choose Mungos Well, Begrum or Thairn, you can be sure of a warm welcome at Burnbrae. Living on-site, we can also provide practical help and information you need to ensure you make the most of your holiday.

Burnbrae Studio

Converted from part of the former mill building, Burnbrae Studio is a workshop/studio which is available for hire by the half day, full day, evening, week or part thereof. Many artistic & creative guests find the studio perfect for developing their own projects; harnessing the peace and tranquility, wonderful views of the location to provide inspiration for writing, painting, sewing and numerous other arts & crafts.

  • A light and airy room with large movable tables for meetings or workshops
  • Plenty of power sockets and excellent lighting for dull days
  • Wi-Fi included in all bookings
  • Kitchen worktop, sink & draining board with hot & cold water.
  • Peaceful and quiet without distractions so you can concentrate on your own project.
  • Homemade lunch and refreshments can be provided, or not , you choose.

Why not hire the Studio for your group, or invite a few friends to make up your own group? The studio can be hired whether staying in one (or more) cottages or not.

Burnbrae studio ideal for workshops
The tables in the studio can be arranged to suit your group.
burnbrae studio 3
studio for hire inspiration all around Burnbrae