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Belses Mill

Ancrum, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Secluded spot down winding country lanes
  • Unwind away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities
  • Walking, cycling, fishing and golf available in the local area
  • Traditional farmhouse with accommodation
  • Large private garden with a river running through


Property code: CA035

Rural country spot just 20 miles from the English/Scottish border, offering the ideal location for outdoor families to get together with room for the dogs to come along as well.

Serene and snug, this abode welcomes you to escape on a cosy rural retreat with family and friends. Explore the surrounding beauty as you while away time on the Scottish border and spend mornings down by the river where you may be able to spot a resident trout or two! Find glorious moments of peace and quiet at this idyllic abode or step out into the summer heat and sip a tipple in the private garden as you raise a glass to making magical memories with loved ones.

Brimming with creature comforts and cosy corners, this really is a home from home where you can relax and unwind with ease. Countryside charm and fresh tones create a calming ambience which flows from room to room, upstairs to downstairs. Make a brew in the farmhouse-style kitchen which is well-equipped for all of your culinary needs. Rustle up a quick picnic, throw together a tasty lunch or cook up a hearty storm on the AGA as you experiment with flavour or stick to family favourites. After dinner, put your feet up in the inviting lounge; the open fire promises to keep you warm throughout your stay and throws out plenty of heat once you get it roaring. For the competitive amongst you, head through into the TV/games area where you can challenge fellow guests or lose yourself in a film. The utility and boot rooms are handy additions to this home and mean you can throw off muddy wellies, soggy coats or crumb covered picnic blankets with ease and continue with your afternoon.

Climb stairs to the first floor and discover the four bedrooms which all have an abundance of classic charm. Rest your heads and drift off to dream in these restful spaces before waking up feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Freshen up in the family bathroom and enjoy a long tranquil soak in the bath or a quick shower to start the day.

In summer months make the most of the bright Scottish sunshine and spend hours whiling away your time in the private garden. Take care on the steps up to the lawn and keep an eye on younger guests who are free to wander down to the water and splash in the River Alewater.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 zip-and-link double/twin, 1 double, 2 twins (one bed narrow and ideal for a child)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 ground floor shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Aga, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
  • 1 dog welcome 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Private garden with adjacent paddocks
  • Ample off road parking
  • Pub and shops 3 miles, local town 7.5 miles
  • Care must be taken due to River in the garden

Golfing guests unite and take your pick of the local courses where you can get competitive or enjoy a gentle day on the green. Jedburgh Golf Club is 10 miles from home, Minto Golf Club is a 5-mile trip and Hawick, an 11-mile journey, leaving you with plenty of choices so make sure you pack your handicap and your clubs or look into hiring.

Slip into the Scottish lifestyle and try your hand at a spot of fishing. Recognised as one of the great Atlantic salmon rivers, the River Tweed is 11 miles from your door and is where many practices, styles and flies used when fly fishing originate from. Explore this glorious winding stretch of water and dip your toe in for a refreshing paddle as you meander its banks and relish in the fresh air.

Make the most of your wonderful location and visit some of the famed Scottish border towns. Hawick is a 10-mile journey and well worth a visit to wander its quirky streets which are dotted with traditional shops, a historic Scotch whisky distillery should you fancy a tipple, and the majestic Horse which tells tales of years gone by and commemorates local victory from 1514. Wilton Lodge Park is home to 107 acres of wonderful walks which wind their way through walled gardens, around rivers and through beautiful tree-lined paths.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Mr Oswald July 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Belses Mill. On arrival we got welcomed with a delicoious homemade cake, a salad fresh from the garden and a bottle of wine. The house is spacious and provides all you can ask for. The beds are good and the kitchen with the AGA cosy and warm. Its location with the stream right beside it, is beautiful and makes it aRead more great place to stay for families (including dogs). Hide

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