Canvas Lodge with Private Outdoor Shower (1 at Chesters Estate)
The Owner Says
We believe in simplicity, but rest assured you will not be sacrificing luxury when staying in our canvas lodges. At 45m2, our spacious lodges are placed in stunning locations and will meet your need for modern comfort and craving to be close to nature. The Canvas Lodge is suitable for 6 people, 5 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old. Our interior features a fully equipped kitchen with a wood-stove, a living/dining area, outdoor area with BBQ, and three sleeping areas with high-quality mattresses, pillows, bedding and fluffy duvets!
We are all about getting back to the simpler times away from technology and to reconnect with nature and therefore do not have electricity and wi-fi in any of our farms.
Imagine having your own private outdoor shower
If you’re a nature lover, there is nothing quite sensational as showering in the midst of nature. Located right next to your tent is where you will find our wooden, rustic private outdoor shower. The illuminated oil lamps and the sky view from the top opening will make your shower much more magical and capture the essence of what we call the “feather down feeling”. Grab your towels and recharge yourself with a warm shower and truly be one with nature. Whether it’s in the morning or after a long day of adventure, this will surely be an experience you will never forget.
Our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee
Book with complete confidence at Chesters Estate with the Cool Camping Coronavirus Booking Guarantee. We guarantee the following clear policy for your booking:
- A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
- Balance not due until 30 days before your holiday, in case of late changes to Coronavirus guidance
- Complete flexibility to move bookings up to the end of 2021 in the event of Coronavirus restrictions
- In the event of a lack of 2021 availability, switch your dates to 2022
- Due to low deposit and late balance payment, no refunds are offered
About Chesters Estate
Glampers only; kids, couples, families, well-behaved dogs on leads (max two per tent) – yes. Campervans, caravans, tents – no.
Exploring on site includes the opportunity to take a bracing dip in the River Teviot (ask Ellie for tips before taking the plunge), or to go for a row (a boat can be hired on-site). Fly fishing enthusiasts can try their luck for salmon and trout. Day tickets are £10 and John and Ellie can suggest a local gillie who can provide a lesson. Off site, but just a 10-minute ride away, is Monteviot Gardens (01835 830380). It has an arboretum of ancient trees and is placed conveniently for a tea-and-cake stop in nearby Woodside Nursery and Walled Garden (01835 830315). Harestanes, three miles up the road, is a great place for the whole family with beautiful walks in the Teviot Valley, a cafe and an extensive play park. In nearby Jedburgh you can visit the Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre (01835 863 331) or Jedburgh Abbey and perhaps set out for a walk on part of the 65-mile Borders Abbey Way that links to three other ruined abbeys in Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh. There's more history at Floors Castle & Gardens (01573 223333) 15 miles from site. Other countryside pursuits available in the area include horseriding at Langlee Stables (01835 862560), archery (01450 870008) and golf at the Minto Golf Club (01450 870220), 15 miles from site. If you're from south of the border and/or haven't been before, a day trip to Edinburgh is well within a day trip's distance; an hour-and-a-quarter away by road or an hour on the train from Tweedbank.
Food & Drink
There's an honesty shop on the estate selling basic supplies. For more, head to Jedburgh, the nearest town for shopping. Fantastic local meats can be picked up from A J Learmonth (01835 869593), and there are plenty of cafes to choose from, including recommended The Caddy Mann (01835 850787). Local pub, The Canon (01835 863243), is one of the better pubs in the area, serving a great selection of local ales (including John and Ellie's 'Foxy Blonde'). Better still, buy straight from their Jedburgh-based brewery at Born in the Borders Lanton Mill. There's also a shop (part of their Born In Scotland brand) which is the perfect place to pick up Scottish staples and souvenirs, a cafe, gin distillery and a place for kids to try the exciting activity of grass-sledging. Born in the Borders is actually incredibly close to the Chesters Estate, but separated by the river. Enthusiastic guests have been known to wade across; otherwise it's five miles by road. Closer to home (by road), two miles away at Ancrum, is The Cross Keys (01835 830242); a characterful inn serving superb modern British dishes, a strong selection of wines and, of course, Born in the Borders brews.
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Chesters Estate is located at Roxburghshire, Jedburgh, Scottish Borders TD8 6UL
Use postcode TD8 6UL if using SatNav. Take the A1 (if coming from Newcastle or Berwick-upon-Tweed) until you reach the A68, heading towards Jedburgh. Cross the River Teviot and then take a left towards Ancrum. Fork left just as you reach the village and continue for one-and-a-half miles until you come to a lodge on the left. Go down the drive, turn left at the crossroads and park at the stables.
The closest railway station is Tweedbank, 13 miles from the Chesters Estate. From there you could take the number 68 Jedburgh bus and get off at Ancrum, two miles from Chesters. Alternatively, take a taxi from Tweedbanks direct to site.