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Chesters Collection

Roxburghshire, Jedburgh, TD8 6UL

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A child's fantasy of a secret garden becomes reality at Chesters.
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  • playground area
  • panoramic views
  • relax in a hot tub

The magical myth of a secret garden becomes a reality at Chesters. Children will love the vast and extraordinary tree house right by the tents, as well as the mini beastie-safari, fort with slides, and climbing nets at Born in the Borders just over the river. It’s all part of Chesters. Adults will love the location of the tents, positioned as if embedded in nature. To take advantage of the inherent adventure of camping, each tent has its own Discovery Tent with campbeds, lights, table, chairs and paints and a small library of books on nature/adventure. Then there are activities including den building and following streams to the river to fish and go boating. From both Edinburgh and Newcastle, this glorious Grade One listed Georgian mansion and Country Estate in Scotland is just an hour and a half’s drive.

Chesters is full of delightful nooks and crannies, with the magical old walled garden an enticing centrepiece. The estate is home to cattle, roe deer, pheasants, partridges, ospreys and buzzards, and has a garden on the banks of the sparkling River Teviot with a run of salmon and brown trout to fish for, as an extra. Alternatively, order the fish served by the Gordon Ramsay-trained chef at Born in the Borders or the local Ancrum Cross Keys pub, 2 miles away. You can also cook up a delicious slow-cooked meal on the wood burning stove at your tent, with everyone pitching in for the most fulfilling result. There is a little shop on site for the essentials, and local shops are to be found nearby. Chesters even has its own real ale microbrewery.

On your arrival at Chesters you will be greeted at the Stables by Ellie, load up your luggage (wheelbarrows supplied) and be taken on a 7 minute walk  to your tent – along magical paths, past your honesty shop and through the walled garden with pick-your-own fruit and veg (seasonal).  Wellies recommended!

The Channel 4 programme Country House Rescue documented John and Ellie’s efforts to rejuvenate the house and grounds. They view their ownership of Chesters as an enormous privilege, doing all they can to make sure the estate is viable and can be shared with as many people as possible. Born in the Borders has a beautifully renovated visitor centre, with a cafe and restaurant set in one of the estate’s old farm buildings. It is devoted to local produce in all its forms – everything from cashmere to cheese and beer, and even boutique accessories. The prime attraction though is nature itself, which makes for a  wonderful glamping holiday in this absolutely stunning spot in the Scottish Borders.

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Accommodation(s) Chesters Collection


Canvas Frills Lodge separate shower with hot tub

Utilities

Double bed (2m x 1.80m)
Bunk bed (two times 2m x 0.90m)
Cupboard bed (2m x 1.3m) for 1 adult or 2 children
Running water
Flushing toilet
Separate shower
Hot tub
Windows with a beautiful view You can open the windows from within or from the outside, depending on the accommodation.
Wooden terrace, deckchairs and extended canopy
Picnic table

Essentials

Bedlinen
Towels
Wood for heating and cooking
Starter pack candles and lamp oil
Kitchen linen package

Also included

Eggs (you can grab these yourselves from the chicken coop, when the hens are happy)
Beds are made upon arrival
Outdoor cooker
Farm Tour given by the farmer
Parking
Cleaning

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Select your date and click on the price to make a reservation. If you want to stay longer than a week, reserve many tents, or if you wish to arrive today, please contact us by phone on 01420 80804.

Please note that as this is a Collection location there won't be a guided tour (Farm Tour) or Pizza Night. There is no chicken coop for egg collecting at this location, but there is a well stocked honesty shop with delicious local produce.

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Customer rating

Chesters Collection, Customer reviews

    John & Ellie

    We are John and Ellie, and our project to fully rejuvenate the house and grounds was recently documented by the Channel 4 programme Country House Rescue. We will be your hosts throughout your stay, ably assisted by our daughter Lily and son Thomas.

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    Roxburghshire, Jedburgh, TD8 6UL

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