Fairlaw Garden Cottage ref: SCCJ

Reston, Scottish Borders

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Rural Location 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Childrens Play Area 


Situated in an area with minimal light pollution and benefitting from starry night’s skies and peaceful surroundings, which you can enjoy from the lovely garden, Fairlaw Garden Cottage offers cosy, family accommodation with easy access to Northumberland, Berwick-upon-Tweed and an array of activities available throughout the Scottish Borders, Edinburgh and Lothian.
Alnwick Castle and Gardens is situated south of the property whilst Edinburgh is easily reached to the north, perfect for an action packed day out. Fairlaw Garden Cottage is also located just a few miles from the spectacular beaches and coastlines of south east Scotland, including Coldingham Bay and St Abb’s, offering spectacular surfing and bird watching. The surrounding countryside offers fabulous walking opportunities with Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert’s Way, to name few. For keen golfers, Eyemouth, Dunbar, Goswick and the courses of East Lothian are within easy striking distance.
Fairlaw Garden Cottage is situated next to a working farm surrounded by rolling countryside. This detached former dairy building has been converted into an excellent base for families or small groups seeking a peaceful haven for relaxing and unwinding. The cottage itself has been set out in an ‘upside-down’ style to take the full advantage of the views towards the Cheviot Hills and the coast. The large, beamed, open plan living area is a great space for the family to all be together and the second living room is perfect as an alternative space to relax later on in the evening. The first floor has a separate toilet to add to the practical nature of the upside-down house. The property boasts a private, enclosed garden with a barbecue and sitting-out area, there is also a play area with climbing frame and swing for the little ones. Guests are welcome to use the large adjoining paddock, perfect for football and letting off some steam! Comfortably sleeping six guests in three bedrooms on the ground floor, the generously-sized rooms are perfect, with two twin bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and an en-suite bathroom. Shop 1½ miles and pub 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed an en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Open plan living space: With beams.
Living area: With Freeview TV and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Living room 2: With Freeview TV and DVD player.
Separate toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair.


Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture, BBQ and play area. Grounds with woodland. Private parking for 4 cars. Bike store. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Berwick upon Tweed
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    11.8 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The main gateway to Scotland from the south and a lovely holiday destination in its own right the Scottish Borders covers some eighteen hundred square miles of rolling hills and moorland, gentle valleys, rich agricultural plains, and rugged coastline.

Discover ancient towns and friendly villages, castles, abbeys, stately homes and fascinating museums that tell the story of the exciting and often bloody history of this area. In a place so rich in natural assets its no surprise that this is a favourite with hillwalkers, cyclists and anglers who come to fish the River Tweed and its many tributaries.

The western borders have the scenic valleys and rounded green hills that characterise the lowland landscape and contains the source of the mighty River Tweed. In the scenic Tweed Valley on the River Tweed lies the royal burgh of Peebles. This ancient town has many fine old buildings, open parkland and pleasant riverside walks; there are also a series of footpaths and trails that snake through the surrounding hills. Close by are golf courses, fishing and mountain biking, with the Tweeddale Forest and Southern Upland Way within easy reach.

The Tweed Valley is littered with ruined castles and keeps, reminders of the turbulent 16th and 17th centuries when it was fought over by the English and the Scots, and subjected to seemingly endless clan warfare and Reiver's raids. Famous historic sights here include ruined 12th century abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose. Other attractions include Abbotsford, former home of Sir Walter Scott and grand stately homes such as Floors Castle and Paxton House.

The eastern borders landscape consists of low-lying hills, extensive moors, and dramatic coastline and of course the ever present River Tweed as it makes its way to the sea. Bordering the Lothian's to the north is the low Lammermuir Hills, with extensive grouse moors and wooded valleys; here there is excellent walking along the Southern Upland Way. The coastline is relatively short but extremely dramatic; a rugged coastal landscape of cliff top paths, towering red cliffs and rocky outcrops. Of particular note is St. Abb's Head National Nature Reserve comprising 200 acres of spectacular coastline and sheer seabird-nesting cliffs rising 300 feet above the water.

Things to do nearby

Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower is set in some amazing scenery, once the centre of a thriving settlement it is now all that remains of the 15th century village.

Jedforest Deer and Farm Park

With amazing types of deer to take in, a falconry show and a large variety of cattle and other animals to view the Jedforest Deer and Farm Park certainly is a great way to experience the Scottish Borders.

Jedburgh Abbey

Constructed in the 1100's this church has remained largely in tact and provides some fascinating heritage to explore.

Monteviot House Gardens

Set right on the River Teviot the Monteviot House and its gardens enjoy beautiful views the whole year round.

Floors Castle

Floors Castle makes for an amazing day out, as the largest inhabited castle in Scotland there is still plenty of life to the place which makes it unlike any other visit.

Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve
Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve

The centrepiece of this site is the dramatic waterfall cascading into the Moffat Water Valley. The area is a paradise for walkers, botanists and wildlife enthusiasts who come to admire the rare upland plants and wildlife.

Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

Built in the early nineteenth century, Jedburgh Castle Jail is long since out of use and now serves to give visitors an idea of just what life was like in a prison in the 1820's.

Traquair House

Complete with maze, craft workshop and restaurant Traquair House will entertain and impress as you explore the grandeur and stature of the house itself.

Thirlestane Castle

Fully restored to its former splendour, Thirlestane Castle's house and grounds are now open for visitors to come and admire for a fantastic day out.

Glentress Fortress

Described as the gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Glentress Fortress has breathtaking views as well as plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

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