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A terraced cottage near Kelso with an enchanting garden designed for year-round pleasure Garden lovers will find plenty to admire about the garden at Cherrytrees, a delightful terraced cottage in the small hamlet of Heiton, just two miles west of Kelso. Both the cottage and garden have a fascinating past. Dating from the 1850s, the cottage was originally built to house Irish navvies brought over to help build the first Borders railway, after which it housed agricultural workers. Interestingly, it still has an old pigsty at the top of the garden, a quirky relic from a time when all the cottages in the terrace had their own pigsty to supplement family incomes and provide an additional source of food.
“ When my wife and I bought the cottage in 2002 it was entirely down to the garden. What we saw then was a beautiful garden with a cottage attached”