Southsyde Self Catering near Kelso

Southsyde holiday cottage snuggles in the middle of the trio of traditional farm cottages at Hendersyde Farm, near Kelso, in The Scottish Borders. Offering family run, 4 Star, Self Catering accommodation.


Southsyde was completely refreshed, with new carpets, curtains and decoration in 2018.

The porch leads into a well equipped kitchen, the cooker has a ceramic hob and double oven, microwave and washing machine.

The cosy sitting room has an open fire.

The downstairs bath room has a power shower over the bath.

Upstairs the two double bed rooms have a super-king, or twin beds.  Just let me know how you would like them prepared!

A warm welcome waits, with tea on a tray when you arrive!

The following are provided…

Coal, kindling, paper and matches for the open fire.

All fuel, electricity and Wi-Fi.

Linen, towels, tea-towels, bath mat, oven gloves.

Feather pillows & duvets.

Hair dryers, Radios, Colour TV, CD/DVD player, i-pod docking station.

Iron & board, washing machine and drying line.

Kitchen & loo roll, cling film & baking foil. Washing & cleaning products. Salt, pepper, herbs & spices.

If only one of the bed rooms is used there is a Couple’s Discount on all bookings.

We do not permit smoking in any of the cottages.


You can relax in the small secluded garden, sheltered by West and East Cottages it can be a real suntrap!

Looking over the Fox Covert hear heron nesting in the tree tops. Wander between woods, you might meet the Roe deer.

Store fishing rods, golf clubs, bikes in the out-house opposite the back door.

Lovely, peaceful location

We have just spent a week at Hendersyde, staying in the Southsyde with our children (4 and 6) and we had a great time. Sue is very welcoming, and the cottage very comfortable, with everything you could possibly want provided. It’s a lovely, peaceful location on the farm, and there are some great day trips too – we went to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Floors Castle, Harestanes, as well as going on a beastie hunt on the river Tweed on the doorstep. Thanks Sue!

Atmospheric stay

It was atmospheric staying at Southsyde; really lovely autumnal colours, sights and sounds. We saw deer, badger, a hare and so many different kinds of birds. Then inside there was the coal fire to be lit after wonderful days spent exploring the likes of Melrose, Berwick and Peebles. The bed was gorgeously comfortable and waking up to the surrounding fields was a joy. We would heartily recommend Hendersyde Farm cottages to you, whatever the time of year. We were not ready to leave and are indeed missing the whole experience still.

A glorious few days

We had a glorious few days at this very well equipped and charming cottage next to the farm. We had the added bonus of seeing all the lambs. I had not been to Kelso before and it is a lovely town with lots of nice restaurants, interesting shops and the Abbey.

Highly recommend

We spent a month in the Borders researching family history. Hendersyde cottages were by far the best equipped and most comfortable self-catering accommodation we have used in several trips to Scotland from Australia. We would highly recommend this location and cottages to anyone visiting the area. Beautifully decorated and well-equipped cottage with magnificent views in a perfect environment.

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