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Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large barn with lots of space for large families
  • Surrounded by farmland
  • Fantastic local walking trails
  • Fishing nearby on the River Tweed
  • Catering available
  • Fantastic views from the spacious garden
Property code: CA382

A beautiful converted stone barn in Borders country, surrounded by outstanding walking.

Enjoy a stay in this charming, original stone cottage on the Scottish borders. Ensuring a warm welcome throughout, the property boasts plenty of space for eight guests and an optional sofa bed sleeping two additional guests. You’ll find a second spacious property on the estate, creating an ideal situation for two large families to meet up and enjoy a holiday together.

Whilst maintaining a countryside feel throughout, the home has been thoroughly modernised and offers a minimalistic yet luxurious style. Enjoy small celebrations of Scottish culture throughout, such as tartan print soft furnishings and heavy curtains, and the farmhouse-style elements such as an electric range cooker and contemporary wood burner. The neutral colour scheme and occasional splashes of deep red or earthy green contribute to the property's warm and cosy nature.

The impressive living room boasts a double-height ceiling and mezzanine level snug. Enjoy time together as a family, watching a DVD or sitting down to a good book in front of the warming wood burner, or head up to the cosy mezzanine level above where you can also enjoy watching TV of an evening. Back on the ground floor you’ll find the well thought out kitchen, a spacious farmhouse-style space with electric range cooker and generous American-style fridge. A hearty wooden table in the kitchen is the perfect space to enjoy dinner as a family or group of friends.

The first of four bedrooms is a spacious ground floor room with zip-and-link beds that can be set up as either a twin or double, with a spacious and easily accessible en-suite wet room. On your way up to the bedrooms you’ll pass through the cosy mezzanine, which offers a double sofa bed for two overflow guests. Three further bedrooms are all well equipped with memory foam mattresses and quality bed linens, promising a wonderful night’s sleep. Two of these bedrooms contain zip-and-link beds that can be made up as twins or doubles, and the fourth bedroom is a spacious master double with a warm and cosy feel.

The cottage is surrounded by an abundance of rolling fields, ensuring you have plenty of outdoor space to relax. You’ll find an enclosed garden with space for children to play, and garden furniture offers a comfortable space for you to enjoy outdoor drinks or dine alfresco. The luxury property is completed by a private hot tub for relaxing under the dark Scottish skies.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 double, 3 that can be set up as either double or twin plus 1 sofabed
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 accessible wet room, 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Range cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, tumble dryer and washing machine
  • 3 TVs with DVD players
  • Wood burner with starter 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
  • Pub 2 miles, shops 6 miles

 

Plenty of fishing can be enjoyed locally, including a small loch on the estate teeming with trout and the nearby River Tweed (2 miles) for fresh salmon. You'll also find plenty of golf courses in the local area. With three courses within a 10-mile radius, the keen golfers among you will be truly spoilt for choice. For walking and biking, travel 15 miles to the stunning Moorfoot Hills, where you can enjoy wonderful views from the Blackhope Scar.

Once you've enjoyed some sport in the local area, be sure to treat yourself to a trip to one of Scotland's local whisky distilleries for both tours and tastings. An extremely popular distillery can be found 20 miles away, towards the English border. Those who prefer gin to whisky can also explore a gin distillery around 19 miles away.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy whiling away the afternoon in the local border town of Galashiels, found just 5 miles from the cottage. You'll find a selection of shops, country pubs and popular restaurants in this area. Wander a little further down to the village of Tweedbank (9 miles) and visit the house and gardens of Abbotsford (7.5 miles), the former home of Sir Walter Scott.

This property is personally managed by Carol.

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Location

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From the isolated and peaceful Shetland Islands in the north to the thriving border towns and cities in the south, across wild mountains and serene lochs, and encompassing over 700 islands, Scotland’s rich and dramatic landscape simply must be seen to be appreciated. Scotland is home to the ten highest mountains in the UK – including Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak – and is bordered by three seas, offering epic scenery unlike any other you may have seen.

Whether you choose to explore the Highlands, lowlands or islands, lovers of the great outdoors will be thrilled by the stunning Scottish landscapes where some of the rarest UK wildlife can be glimpsed, including golden eagles, dolphins and whales. Take a road trip on the North Coast 500, Scotland’s version of Route 66, to experience the sheer beauty of the land’s wilderness or, as Scotland is the home of golf, either tee off at one of the 550 courses across parkland, heathland and links courses.

Scotland is also a land of unique culture where the people are renowned for their incredible warmth and hospitality. Experience the peaceful Isle of Lewis where Scots Gaelic is widely spoken, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen which are vibrant with thriving arts scenes, delicious restaurants and bustling nightlife. And no trip to Scotland is complete without exploring the castles and distilleries: learn about clan rivalries or bloody battles amongst 13th-century battlements or try a taste of Scotland itself during a tour of one of the 120 whisky distilleries. Pure Scottish culture in a glass.

With so many beautiful places to visit and things to experience, a break to Scotland should not be missed. Our fantastic Scottish holiday cottages will ensure a truly memorable getaway. Whether it’s a dog-friendly countryside cottage for two, or a vast and resplendent castle for the entire clan on a tranquil island, we have a holiday in Scotland to suit everyone.

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