Scottish Borders Holiday



Though the word “Ardgowan” can be found in several places around the UK, it originates from the Gaelic language. An adjective meaning high, promontory or tall, “Ard” often refers to something near the sea while “gowan” denotes a blacksmith.  So “Ardgowan” translates as “the hill of the blacksmith”.

Our holiday house Ardgowan is located just off the A698 in Heiton, a small village in Roxburghshire. As part of an exclusive development of family homes, Ardgowan sits adjacent to Roxburghe Golf Course in a quiet rural location.  With Heiton less than a 10 minutes’ drive from the historic Scottish Borders town of Kelso, our guests also enjoy easy access to a range of shops, restaurants and pubs.

Situated on the banks of the River Tweed at its junction with the Teviot, Kelso is an ideal place to use as a base for exploring the Borders, the Berwickshire Coast and North Northumberland. The cities of Glasgow (90 miles), Edinburgh (45 miles) and Newcastle (70 miles) are also all within easy reach.