View of the Pentlands from Damside

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Guestbook Comments


‘Lovely scenic spot, ideal spot for touring the Borders. Nice cottage’ 
Visitors from Yorkshire

‘It was a pleasant stay at Damside Cottage with glorious landscaping and nice sunny days with the blessing of the good weather.   The cottage is well equipped with every need, and we were lucky to have a BBQ too. Mrs Margaret and Mr David were so kind and helpful all the time by giving us valuable information in where to visit etc. Cottage is located in a good area, which gave us easy access to every nice location around Edinburgh.’
Visitors from Italy


'A very enjoyable stay in an ideal cottage with a very warm welcome... Lovely walking countryside'
Visitors from Oxfordshire

'Thanks for the two weeks in the gorgeous landscape of Scotland, a fortnight in this marvellous house of David and Margaret... We are leaving with tears in our eyes and the promise to come back'
Visitors from Germany


'A lovely place with a friendly welcome. Ideal for visiting major places – Edinburgh, Stirling, and Rosslyn (Da Vinci Code!) Chapel'
Visitors from Yorkshire, July '14

'Very nice and clean cottage. Warm welcome!'
Visitors from the Netherlands, July '14

'Warm welcome, spacious cottage for our needs and well presented and clean. Had a lovely holiday'
Visitors from Somerset, Aug' 14

'Lovely cottage. Lovely stay.'
Visitors from Lincolnshire, Aug '14

'Very nice cottage. Children enjoyed playing with chickens. Warm welcome, cosy and comfortable'
Visitors from Berkshire, Aug '14


'Lovely cottage in a very peaceful location. Had all we needed!'
Visitor from Essex

'Lovely cottage in a lovely location! Easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Peaceful and quiet.'
Visitor from Southampton

'Thanks for being so fabulous during our stay – we've had a great week!'
Visitor from Worthing

'Had a really lovely week, weather stayed mostly fine. Cottage very comfortable.'
Visitor from Cambs.

'Charming cottage. Had a lovely stay!'
Visitor from London


'A very nice, well-equipped cottage. Five adults and the dog were very comfortable here. A  great walking area.'
(visitor from Surrey)

'Very nice place to stay, and accessible in the wheelchair'
(visitor from Lincs)

'Accomodation tres bien situe et tres confortable'
(visitor from France)

'Excellent. Cosy. All we needed'
(visitor from Wigan)

'Lovely cottage in a beautiful area, and a great base to explore'
(carer from Glasgow)


'I loved the house: it is LOVELY. This place is wonderful. You have everything you need. Margaret and David make you feel like in your own home. I recommend for visitors the abbeys of Melrose, Dryburgh,& Jedburgh, Edinburgh, Peebles…everything in this land is wonderful. My husband, my daughters and I go from here having spent a very happy week.'
(visitor from Spain)

'Thank-you for a lovely place to stay and wrap up our visit to Scotland!
(visitor from Canada)

'The cottage is great because it has a real wet-room, and its really good because they never run out of hot water.'
(7 year old visitor from Kent)

'Great holiday in the countryside'
(visitor from Dublin)

'Lovely setting and friendly owners'
(visitor from Lincs)


'Lovely cottage in beautiful area. Margaret and David very friendly. The cottage is very wheelchair-friendly'
Carer from Glasgow, May '10

'Beautiful setting. Very comfortable and clean cottage. Warm and friendly hosts.'
Visitor from Ipswich, June '10

'Great cottage in very quiet beautiful area. Margaret and David so welcoming and friendly'
Carer from Glasgow, July '10

'We had a lovely stay. Beautiful scenery, and such a friendly welcome! We wish we could stay a little bit longer.'
Visitor from Wales, Aug' 10

'Warm, welcoming hosts. Lovely cottage, set in a beautiful, picturesque area. We were even lucky with the weather - mostly sunshine.'
Visitor from London, Aug' 10

'Cosy cottage with lovely hosts and dogs! Ideally situated - wander into the fields with a meandering river - the song of the blackbird, exquisite butterflies and wild flowers - walk locally and explore - wonderful, tranquil.'
Visitor from London, Aug' 10