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Roxburghe Estates is an exceptionally diverse business. Aside from the commercial enterprises such as the Roxburghe Hotel and Terrace Café, there are many activities that are carried out ‘behind the scenes’. Some, like the installation of a biomass boiler and windfarm, are to improve the longevity of the estate and surrounding environment. The conservation activities of the farmers and gamekeepers look to protect native species such as the red squirrel and black grouse.

The Estate is also a vital player in the local community – a fact that is quite often forgotten. It directly employees 170 staff, provides 250 affordable houses and makes available land and buildings for community uses and activities. 

Roxburghe Estates family heritage and its long term investment in the management of the Estate aims to safeguard its future for generations to come. 

Property - Cottages

Property - Cottages
Rent a cottage There are over 170 residential properties on the Estate from delightful farm cottages to town centre houses and flats. Cottages to let

Property Maintenance

Property Maintenance
Report a fault If you live in an Estate property and need to report a problem, please click here. Report a fault


Work for us There are various job roles on the Estate and occasionally, opportunities do arise. Job Vacancies

Bowmont Forest

Bowmont Forest
Our sawmill The Bowmont Forest Sawmill produces commercial fencing supplies as well as garden furniture and sheds. See offers
Application Form for
General Conditions of Let

Tenancy: The tenancy will be a Short Assured Tenancy under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1988. The Lease may be renewed at the end of the prescribed term of let but applicants should be aware that possession of the property can be recovered by the proprietor at the expiry of the Lease if required.

Entry and Duration: Entry shall be at such date as may be agreed. The duration of the Lease shall be for an initial period of not less than six months.

Rent: The rent shall be payable monthly in advance by Standing Order on the 1st of each month with a proportionate amount payable on entry.

Repairs: The proprietor shall maintain the premises wind and water tight and keep in repair the structure and exterior of the house (including drains, gutters and external pipes), the installations in the house for the supply of water and electricity and for sanitation (including basins, sinks, baths and sanitary conveniences) and installations for space heating and water heating with the exception of any repairs occasioned by any act, omission or negligence of the tenant. Internal decoration shall be the tenant’s responsibility.

Painting: The proprietor shall carry out external painting.

Deposit: A deposit of two months rent will be payable on entry. This will be repaid to the tenant on termination of the lease, provided all obligations of the lease are fulfilled and the property left in a satisfactory condition.

References: The Estate will require the applicant, in the event of them finding a property that they wish to rent, to complete a Credit Check before granting them a tenancy.

Other Conditions: All the other customary Roxburghe Estates conditions of let shall apply and a copy of the pro forma Lease can be inspected at the Estate Office by bona fide intending applicants.

Viewing: Arrangements to view the property may be made by contacting Victoria Roddie, Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso (Telephone 01573 223333)

Tenancy Application: Applications for the tenancy should be submitted on the accompanying form and delivered to Edward Johnson MRICS, Assistant Factor, at the address below.

Roxburghe Estates Office, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 7SF