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The Byre At Brothershiels

Edinburgh (15mls NW), Scottish Borders
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wonderful wood burner after an epic day out
  • Within easy reach of the elegant city of Edinburgh and the beautiful Scottish Borders
  • Fantastic area to enjoy all outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, fishing and golfing
Property code: 74310

Stylish byre with wood burner perfect for cosy nights in, benefitting from splendid valley and countryside views, within easy reach of the wonderful city of Edinburgh.

Situated in a tranquil spot in the Lammermuir Hills, this stylishly converted byre makes a lovely holiday retreat for a couple or a family looking to enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful part of the Scottish countryside. With ample space for four guests, this delightful cottage also makes a perfect bolthole for anyone wanting to spend time in the vibrant city of Edinburgh.

 

This is a lovely warm property to relax in, with a traditional wood burner in the lounge, and a spacious sheltered hot tub with Bluetooth speakers and spectacular views across the valley. This stylishly designed period cottage has been imaginatively updated, beautifully furnished and decorated in a variety of eye-catching ways. Adjoined to the owner’s house, your privacy is assured.

 

After arriving at this pretty cottage, you will find the beautiful lounge which features a vaulted ceiling, wood burner and plenty of comfortable seating so you can snuggle up together and catch up with a favourite TV show or a good book. The lovely dining area is perfect for a family meal or a romantic dinner for two which you can prepare in the elegantly designed and fully equipped kitchen. The ground floor also features a spacious and attractive bathroom.

 

Heading upstairs there are two spacious and airy bedrooms – a delightful king-size room with a TV, and a bright and cheerful twin zip-and-link which can be made up as a super-king-size on request.

 

Stepping outside, you can unwind in the enclosed garden which has a charming seating area where you can share al fresco meals, enjoy a glass of wine in the evening, or spend the night stargazing.

 

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer 
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Use of Hot Tub is subject to signature of a disclaimer.
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in king-size bedroom
  • Please note that the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • Please note that the hot tub will be out of use between 11th November 2023 to 23rd March 2024.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The property enjoys an idyllic location close to the Scottish Borders and is surrounded by beautiful countryside and farmland. The immediate area is a haven for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers to discover, with numerous country tracks and forest trails to explore. It's also a good area for anglers with the River Tweed and a number of trout fisheries nearby. You can head to Hillend which is the home of the popular Midlothian Snowsports Centre (16 miles) with opportunities for dry-slope skiing and snowboarding. The thriving town of Lauder (14 miles) has a variety of great restaurants, shops and pubs and is home to the magnificent 16th century Thirlestane Castle which plays host to a variety of major events including the Vintage Motor Extravaganza, the Scottish Championship Horse Trials and the Tour de Lauder. Heading north you will reach the vibrant Scottish capital of Edinburgh (16.5 miles). With its immense range of shops, eateries, pubs, museums, monuments and parks, the city has something for everyone. Among the many highlights in the city are the Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Park, Portobello Beach, Edinburgh Zoo, Craigmillar Castle, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, Dean Village and Murrayfield Stadium.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 3rd November 2023

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A fantastic gem of a cottage. Very clean with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Owners on hand and very helpful. Great hot tub.

Reviewed by Natalie 27th October 2023

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We had a lovely holiday at Brothershields Byre, the owners were very welcoming and kind. The setting was beautiful and tranquil with lots to do in surrounding areas and Edinburgh easily accessible by car or train from Gorebridge Station. Thank you to our hosts for a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Trevor 23rd October 2023

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This is a wonderful place to stay, so peaceful. It's perfect for visiting Edinburgh and the surrounding area. The cottage is great, we found everything we needed was provided. We didn't use the hot tub (may be next time we visit). A little bit too cold... We will will be back next year

Reviewed by Ryan 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine 22nd September 2023

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A lovely, restful and enriching short stay at The Byre. Amazing location, beautiful views, and we loved the unique qualities and beautiful artistry that are everywhere in evidence in the cottage - so much thought, love and skill involved! The hot tub was a special treat, complete with fluffy bathrobes; the wine and delicious shortbread were also muRead morech appreciated. A wonderful escape from the pressures of life! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by ANNE 15th September 2023

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Lovely clean and well equipped property. Photos didn't do the property justice. Lovely large lounge and good size bedrooms. It was a real treat having the use of the hot tub. Ideal doggy holiday. Plenty of places to visit (beaches, country parks and of course so near to Edinburgh.)

Reviewed by Jo 18th August 2023

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Beautiful peaceful location, ideal for getting to Edinburgh, 10 minute drive to Gorebridge train station then 30 minutes on train. Cottage has amazing views and beds were so very comfortable, we all slept so well our entire holiday. Thank you to Noreen and Ali for being so welcoming. We had a fabulous holiday.

Reviewed by Joanna 4th August 2023

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Just returned from a super stay at the Bryer. We really enjoyed staying in this cottage. Its a very peaceful and private location and easy access to the main roads once you have passed over the three cattle grids. There arent any foot paths from the cottage but the main drive is all you need-the views are beautiful and its good underfoot! We parkedRead more at Gorebridge (free parking) and got the train into Edinburgh, which took about 25 minutes off right in the centre of Edinburgh. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Steve 7th July 2023

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Thoroughly enjoyed the stay in July

Reviewed by Michelle 15th June 2023

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Great holiday cottage, set amongst farmland and beautiful countryside. Owners live in the adjoining house. Owners very friendly and helpful, left a bottle of wine and shortbread for us. Hot tub lovely feature and nice is inside a wooden room, with lovely views. Ideal base for visiting Edinburgh, would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Kathryn 3rd April 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage with everything provided that you might need. The large enclosed hot tub was fabulous with a great view. The cottage is a considerable distance from civilisation,so stock up well with food before you arrive. If you want a quiet stay, this is the place for you. Its a great base for travelling and visiting places around theRead more area, but there are no walks, other that on the road, from the cottage. Gore Glen - 5 miles north on the A7 is a great place for dog walking. Hide

Reviewed by Shireen 24th March 2023

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Fantastic sized property, has everything you could need. Peaceful location for those looking to get away for quiet time. Hot tub was amazing! Nearest shop for food is about 10/15 mins in car. Train Station is also about 10/15 mins away with train to Edinburgh every 30 mins.

Reviewed by Catherine 24th February 2023

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Reviewed by Donna 17th February 2023

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Highly recommend for a lovely break! Owners are very friendly and accommodating but also give you privacy. The cottage is lovely and has everything you need. You do need a car to get about but its ideally situated to explore nice walks and not far away from attractions and Edinburgh city centre.

Reviewed by Samantha 14th November 2022

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We loved our stay and would go back again, lots of wee villages to visit and walks to go on

Reviewed by Simon 26th October 2022

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Reviewed by John 21st October 2022

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Thank you Noreen and Ali, we had such an amazing holiday. The location is stunning and The Byre is of a very high standard. We would recommend it to any of our friends and family. Best wishes John and Babs.

Reviewed by Keith 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anne 23rd September 2022

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Thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Byre. Lovely relaxing time in pleasant surroundings

Reviewed by Dean 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Jonathan 5th August 2022

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Lovely well equipped beautiful cottage, had everything and more you could need for a very comfortable a lot of thought had gone into this lovely little home. Quite and stunning location just the place to recharge the batteries. Owners & Neighbours were friendly and helpful with suggesting places to visit. Fresh eggs form the chickens. Useful for trRead moreavelling into Edinburgh as train stations near with free parking, train tickets cheap. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 15th July 2022

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Lovely peaceful retreat with great views. Close to Edinburgh and beaches. Clean and spacious cottage with everything you need. Owners friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sarah 1st July 2022

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Home from home. Comfortable accommodation. Suited for days out but also for quiet days in. Own garden space and hot tub with views over the valley. The owners very welcoming.

Reviewed by Phil 24th June 2022

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A great location for easy access to Edinburg and the Scottish Boarders but also quiet enough to escape from it all. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the hot tub was great after a day out exploring the countryside

Reviewed by Juliet 10th June 2022

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The cottage is very clean, beautifully presented with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. The hot tub, with views over the fields & hills is a real treat. It was lovely to watch the chickens having a dust bath, the rabbits running around and the horses, sheep & cows in the fields. A really fabulous place to stay. Wonderful warm fRead morerom the hosts, Ali & Noreen. Hide

Reviewed by Ally 30th May 2022

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Fantastic location, little out of the way but also close enough to get places, just what we wanted. House is a good size, we had 2 adults 2 kids and 2 dogs. The outside area is good for the dogs and the hot tubs was a nice addition. Robes and towels supplied along with the bedding which is great when trying to travel light.

Reviewed by Sally 6th May 2022

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Lovely cottage , amazing views in peaceful location .

Reviewed by Jayna 3rd April 2022

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Cottage was clean, charmingly decorated and very well equipped, made cosy by a log burner (though you have to buy your own wood). Hot tub is lovely place to unwind with stunning views of the hills to look upon. The cottage is attached to the welcoming owners' house but they grant guests plenty of privacy. The location is lovely & remote on a farm bRead moreut a supermarket only a 15 mins drive away. The cottage has board games & books (one of which I enjoyed!) and only a short drive from a train station Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 11th March 2022

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Awe no words can describe how incredible the cottage is a little peice of heaven

Reviewed by Monika 18th February 2022

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