The Bothy

A relaxing retreat for two, The Bothy is our very popular romantic cottage with hot tub. Set privately beside the farmhouse, you can be assured of a peaceful countryside escape.

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A relaxing retreat for two, The Bothy is our very popular romantic cottage with hot tub. Set privately beside the farmhouse, you can be assured of a peaceful countryside escape.

The Bothy is only a short five minute drive from Kelso and is the perfect base to explore the best of our beautiful Scottish Borders. As romantic cottages with hot tubs go- we think you will just love it! Enjoy cosy days by the log burning stove reading books from the in-built library, or breath-taking walks down by the riverside which are just a short stroll from the farm. There are plenty of lovely restaurants, cafes and coffee shops to tantalise your taste buds, and also some top notch takeaways for those nights where you just want to batten down the hatches.

Whether you plan to stay for your honeymoon, a birthday treat or perhaps to pop the question, we are here to make your stay magical. We even have the perfect wedding venue just a few miles away at Runningburn, if you also want to get married in Scotland!

Why not pack up the picnic hamper that is provided, and head out into the countryside to take in the stunning views and crisp fresh air?

For those looking for a more adventurous break, we have compiled a list of the best walks, cycle routes and sporting days right here.. Perhaps you love to golf and would enjoy nothing more than tee-ing up on the championship Schloss Roxburghe course which is a short ten minute drive away, or prefer the thrills and spills of mountain biking and would like to take on the trails at 7Stanes. If keeping your feet firmly on the ground is more your bag, then why not tackle some, or all, of the Borders Abbey Way which runs through the farm and takes in some of the most awe-inspiring scenery?

Whatever takes your fancy, we can’t wait to welcome you to The Bothy.

Happy Customers

Absolutely loved the feel of the place. A proper little hideaway..
Would highly recommend this cosy bolthole...
This place is fantastic! The perfect escape from everyday life...
Stargazing from the hot tub was the highlight of our stay. What a gorgeous place...
We spent our honeymoon here and could not have wished for a more beautiful hideaway...

Kingsize bed, bedside tables with lamps. Large chest of drawers. Walk in cupboard with hanging space. Long mirror. Hairdryer. Iron & ironing board. Luggage stand. Towels, bath robes and slippers provided.


En-suite to the bedroom with WC, large vanity unit and basin. Large massage shower. Loo roll and towels provided.


Two-seater sofa, large armchair and occasional chair with footstool. Coffee table. Log burning stove. In-built library shelving stacked with books and DVDs. Flat screen smart TV and DVD player.


Fitted kitchen with electric oven & hob. Fridge with small internal freezer. Microwave. Washing machine. Fully stocked with crockery, cutlery, glassware. Large dining table & chairs. Lounge seating with coffee table.


Patio seating area with wooden garden chairs leading out to decking with private hot tub. Lounge chairs. BBQ stand for disposable BBQs.


Free wi-fi.


Sorry The Bothy is a pet-free property. Please have a look at The Lodge for our pet-friendly option.


The Bothy is a couples-only property but both The Lodge and The Townhouse are family friendly.


Bed linen, towels, bath robes and slippers, loo roll, first basket of logs & kindling, welcome pack of tea, coffee and biscuits.

Some little extras

Movie Night Package

Cosy in with our luxury movie night box for two. Each hamper includes snuggle blankets, luxury popcorn, handmade crisps, sweets and a bottle of red wine. The perfect partner to a movie marathon! Simply select the Movie Night package on the booking page and let us set the scene!

Breakfast Basket Deliveries for Kersmains Cottages Guests

Butcher's Breakfast Pack

Make the mornings easy with our local produce breakfast baskets. Hand-picked with the most seasonal, fresh and local produce to start your day the right way. Simply add 'Breakfast Hamper' from the optional extras upon booking and we'll do the rest! Includes local sausages, bacon, free range eggs, bread and butter.


  • Location3 miles from Kelso
  • Perfect forCouples
  • DogsSorry dogs are not allowed but please check out The Lodge.
  • Check in4:00 pm
  • Check out10:00 am