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Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Luxury and comfort in this spacious barn conversion
  • Popular Tweed Valley Forest Park just 13 miles
  • Warming wood burner in lounge
  • Acres of rolling hills surrounding the property
  • Traditional kitchen with slate floors and Range oven
  • Enjoy evening meals at a rustic dining table
Property code: CA101

Contemporary barn conversion on a vast country farm, with traditional farmhouse kitchen, cosy lounge and spacious bedrooms. Conveniently located to explore nearby Tweed Valley and less than 30 miles to Edinburgh.

Stay in this delightful Scottish barn conversion, which has been decorated to the highest standard and makes an ideal base for those looking for a local adventure. This luxurious property is spacious, well thought out and modern, and it offers the perfect holiday home come rain or shine. Comfortably sleeping eight guests and one dog, this home is well suited to a family with older children.

The home boasts a contemporary style and muted luxury, combining a minimalist style with small touches of traditional Scottish culture. Enjoy tartan fabrics draped over antique soft furnishings in a classic country decor. Plenty of windows throughout allow light to flood into the property and boast views of the surrounding 2,000 acres of countryside.

On the ground floor, you’ll find a sociable L-shaped living area, which creates a wonderful space for everyone to relax whilst also maintaining a cosy atmosphere. Enter straight into the spacious kitchen, which boasts a classic range oven that’ll come in handy when preparing dinner for eight. Enjoy a relaxed brunch or morning coffees on the breakfast table or take dinner into the dedicated dining area where you’ll find a spacious table. Around the corner, yet still making up one open-plan room, is a cosy lounge area. Cushy sofas and armchairs are the ideal place to curl up and watch a DVD. Throw some logs on the charming wood burner and enjoy the flickering flames on a winter's evening.

A second place to relax can be found on the mezzanine level of the property, in a light-filled music room. Here, you’ll find a generous corner sofa, piano and guitar. A large window and the elevated position of this home ensures an unforgettable view of the local area. On this floor, the master bedroom benefits from an opulent half-canopy bed. Before heading onto the first floor, be sure to throw open the French doors and head out onto the patio, a perfect spot for early evening drinks.

Three further bedrooms can be found upstairs, and their position at the top of the house leaves them with charming slightly-slanted ceilings. All bedrooms boast crisp linen sheets on memory foam mattresses, and guests are always impressed by their remarkable comfort. The rooms have been decorated with antique pieces of furniture, adding to the authentic feel of the farmhouse home, whilst maintaining a high luxury standard.

To the front of the home you’ll find an enclosed, grassy lawn. This private space is perfect for children or dogs to run around, and you can dine alfresco thanks to the garden furniture. Enjoy vast outdoor space that surrounds the home and enjoy the freedom of surrounding fields and farmland.

  • 5 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 king-size, 2 single, 1 twin/double
  • 4 bathrooms - 1 with shower and WC, 1 family bathroom with bath and shower, 2 en-suites with WC and showers
  • Range oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Wood burner - started pack of logs included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Towels included
  • Enclosed garden
  • Regret no dogs
  • Private hot tub
  • Regret no Wi-Fi access
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Bicycle storage available upon request
  • Pub 2 miles, shops 6 miles

Those on a sporting holiday will find plenty of appealing past times in and around this property. The home is set on a far-reaching estate with a loch, and you're more than welcome to fish for wild brown trout on this beat. Alternatively, you may prefer to wander 2 miles down to the bustling River Tweed and fish for native Scottish salmon. Those less keen on fishing may want to head to one of the two local golf courses, both around 6 miles away.

Walking and mountain biking can be enjoyed on multiple nearby peaks, including the Minch Moor (10.5 miles) and the Blackhope Scar (15.5 miles), both of which boast wonderful views from their summits. Those looking to explore the area with an expert guide can head to Biggar Adventure Centre (15 miles) for canoeing, abseiling and gorge walking, or older kids may want to visit the local Go Ape (13 miles).

Once you've successfully explored the surrounding hills, be sure to take a trip to the local border town of Galashiels (5.5 miles). Here you'll find plenty of country pubs, many offering family friendly meals. Be sure to make a day of it, discovering the local area then catching a film at the independent Pavilion Cinema.

This property is personally managed by Gavin.


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Reviewed by Maggie 21st December 2019

Spacious and beautifully decorated/equipped. The owners thought of everything. The welcome pack and mince pies were a lovely touch and the Christmas decorations were beautiful. My family also enjoyed the hot tub and our dog loved the walks. Would definitely recommend.

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