At Burnbrae we have 3 one bedroomed spacious cottages. All on one level. This is what some of our guests have said about us.
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We really enjoyed our week at Burnbrae and appreciate the things like the welcome tray, the excellent wood- burner with wood supplied, the sunny conservatory and the good quality towels etc! Being keen recyclers and compost makers ourselves its been great to stay somewhere the residents are as keen as us! We've had some lovely walks, including to St Abb's Head and from Kirk Yetholm up into the Cheviots and have also enjoyed exploring Kelso, Melrose and a few hours in Edinburgh using the train from Tweedbank. We think the Borders area is lovely and well worth exploring. Thairn cottage Mr & Mrs N. March 2017
Always a great welcome and we are made to feel right at home. It's warm, comfortable and quiet with a good degree of privacy if you want it. The conservatory provides great views over the fields and as far as the Cheviots on a good day. A grand place to watch the weather. The sun warms the conservatory, which is in keeping with Burnbrae's Green ethos. On a wet day the French doors open and the heat from the living room will warm the area if needed. The light is always good in there...perfect for stitching, reading or sketching. Comfy beds, a log fire and now, excellent wifi. We will be there again next year...if not before. Mrs N Begrum cottage Feb 2018
We have stayed in over twenty self-catering cottages since 2001, and this was the one where we were made to feel most welcome. Yvette is an excellent hostess, and she really takes an interest in her guests. The cottage was clean and welcoming, and we were very happy there. The area has plenty to offer, and certainly found plenty to do and see, including a trip to Edinburgh on the Borders Railway which is most worthwhile. We don't normally return to the same cottage because we like to ring the changes in the area we choose. That said, we would definitely consider returning to Burnbrae because Yvette believes in maintaining communication with her guests and we had a lovely email from her on our return home. Perfect. Mr T Begrum cottage June 2017
Every cottage, hotel room, home has its own atmosphere, regardless of the current occupants. The atmosphere in Burnbrae is probably the most welcoming of any we have stayed in. ~ The equipment is all in good/ excellent condition and there are no obvious omissions in what is provided.~ A wonderful place to stay. Mr A Thairn cottage May 2017
We stayed for the Christmas week with our two German shepherds , beautiful views and fantastic walks for the dogs and a nice warm log fire to warm us up in the evenings . Very comfy bed and sitting room . Would recommend for anyone wanting to stay in the borders with dogs and will definitely be booking again. Mr W Begrum Cottage December 2016
A lovely, well appointed cottage. I had a nice welcome from Yvette who had provided afternoon tea and was very helpful with my questions about the local area. I really liked the sunroom over looking the very pretty garden and the bird feeders. The cottage was very nicely decorated and had just about every thing I could have wanted. Begrum cottage April 2017
We've enjoyed staying at Burnbrae very much and we were delighted that one of the cottages (Begrum) allows dogs. Thankyou for the 'welcome' tray of afternoon tea - the scones and jam were delicious - a lovely touch. The cottage is well designed to give plenty of 'practical' space i.e. for coats/ boots et. Its such a comfortable feel - so relaxing to sit in the conservatory and have breakfast looking out to the garden and fields. It's even so cosy that we didn't even light the log burner - even although we love them! Mr & Mrs R Begrum cottage May 2018
This is a lovely cottage, with really pretty garden and outlook. Plenty to do here in the Borders, a beautiful area
We would definitely stay here again. Begrum cottage Mrs D June 2018
The accommodation is much larger than expected - especially the bedroom which has loads of built in storage giving good circulation space. It is cleaned to high standard and has been very nicely decorated and maintained. Towels and the bedding are good quality and the bathroom is nicely appointed with a really good over the bath shower and plenty of hot water. The central heating system is really efficient and kept the cottage nice and warm. The conservatory is a real bonus and leads out to a nice area in which to sit when the weather permits. Crockery, glasses, pots and pans and the kitchen utensils were 'as new'. The landscaping and gardens to the front and rear are beautifully planted and well maintained. All in all we have no adverse comments to make and fully recommend the cottage to anyone looking for good quality accommodation. Mrs M Mungo's Well Cottage May 2017
We have had many holidays in the north of the UK and this was by far the best self catering accommodation we have stayed in. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Beautiful views and very quiet. The welcoming scones and butter were a lovely touch, after a long journey from the south coast. Parking was safe and away from the road. There was always plenty of hot water for showers, and the WiFi was fast. Yvette was very helpful and friendly, and there was lots of information and leaflets provided about things to do in the area. We would definitely stay here again. Mungo's Well July 2016
We were back at Burnbrae in Nenthorn at the end of August for another week in one of our favourite parts of Scotland. This time we were in Thairn, having holidayed in all three cottages more than once over the past 18 years or so. All cottages have always been tremendous value in terms of location, condition of the accommodation, the provision of all household utensils, and so on with Thairn being slightly bigger than the other two. I would comment particularly on the service provided by Yvette (and by Sam and Pat before her) with her charming manner. I have not the slightest doubt that we will be back at Burnbrae again ere long. Mr& Mrs M Thairn cottage August 2016
A poem written by a guest as she departed from Burnbrae autumn 2015.
I came along to Scotland two weeks ago today
And Mungo's Well at Burnbrae was the place that I did stay
Yvette works hard, she makes you feel at home
with jam and tea and scones, a wood burning fire
and maps and information to help you plan your days
you can even do an art workshop in the studio down the block.
For many an hour I could sit and look out
at the fields and the trees in their Autumn shades
and watching tiny birds as they go about their day
singing and picking as they moved through the trees that swayed
And the sky a glance of heaven above as the
clouds moved and twisted to form pictures of horses, clowns and bubbles and dogs and baby faces that disappeared so suddenly leaving no traces.
Until the darkness comes bringing night time in
with a light show of stars so brilliant and bright
you can almost see past Mars and the Milkyway
because there's no light pollution to get in the way.
The flowers in the garden are beautiful to be hold
Yvette cares for them one and all so I have been told
From Holly trees to Fuscia, Daffodils and Roses all
carefully tended by Yvette's own hands
And not just to be pretty but for wildlife to visit
with Honey bees, butterflies, squirrels, hedgehogs and foxes
some pheasants along the way
All taking time at Burnbrae to spend many happy days.
So next time I'm in Scotland whenever that might be
I'll find the road that leads to Burnbrae
Its the perfect place for me