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Tweedsmuir School House

Tweedsmuir, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Rural riverside location in the pretty Scottish Borders
  • Cosy wood burner for evenings in
  • Visit the walker-friendly town of Moffat - 15 miles
Property code: CA393

Escape to the peaceful beauty of the Scottish Borders where this former schoolmaster''s house has been beautifully refurbished to offer stylish and spacious living in a rural setting.

Bordering the banks of the River Tweed, this charming country house blends original features with contemporary style. With three bedrooms and extensive gardens this is the ideal property for families seeking a comfortable base to return to after a day of activities in the Scottish Borders. The picturesque village of Tweedsmuir is an excellent location for walkers, cyclists and wildlife watching to explore the landscape that inspired Robert Burns. This former schoolmaster’s house is a lovely property, full of original features dating back to its former life as the schoolmaster’s home with original wooden shutters, high ceilings and stone fireplaces.

The River Tweed runs along the bottom of the large garden and the sound of its gentle babbling can be heard from the sound creating a soothing environment. Step into the front hall with its wonderful period hat and umbrella stand, stripped wooden floor and intriguing artwork. Relax in the spacious living room with large bay window overlooking the gardens. On cooler evenings snuggle up on one of the inviting sofas in front of the wood burner. Prepare family meals in the contemporary kitchen/diner and breakfast at the kitchen table. Share leisurely meals at the elegant table in the formal dining room.

Take the stairs to the first floor where you will find the three well-appointed bedrooms, all with inviting beds dressed in crisp linens and co-ordinating soft furnishings. The spacious king-size master bedroom has an en-suite shower room. There is a pretty double and twin bedroom and indulgent family bathroom with claw-foot bath. Heading back down the stairs to the basement level you will find a handy utility room. For quieter moments, curl up in the snug/library with a good read and the logs blazing in the wood burner. The house is set in large gardens with plenty of space for games on the lawn or an alfresco picnic lunch. Enjoy a peaceful moment on the riverbank seating area. In the evening dine al fresco at the garden table and enjoy the pretty views. There is private parking.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king; 1 double; 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath and separate shower; 1 shower room; plus 1 separate WC
  • Electric induction hob, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Oil central heating (included)
  • Wood burner - all logs provided
  • Highchair, standing cot plus travel cot available
  • TV with FreeSat
  • 4G reception
  • Enclosed garden
  • BBQ patio
  • Private parking
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no WiFi
  • Shop 8 miles
  • Pub within walking distance
  • River within the grounds - children to be supervised at all times

There are plenty of walks on offer from the village of Tweedsmuir including the challenging but rewarding Hammer Head of Trehenna Hill (8 miles), spot the standing stones on the way to Fruid Reservoir (3.5 miles). Hop in the saddle for a pedal across drovers' tracks and forestry roads through the Tweedsmuir Hills or slightly further afield follow the trails through Glentress Forest (32 miles) where you will find routes to suit all abilities, including one route that was voted the best trail in Britain.

Explore the historic market town of Biggar (13.5 miles). Retaining its original medieval layout, stroll the high street with its century's old buildings and 16th century Kirk, watch a show in the Victorian puppet theatre, and uncover the history of the area in one of the town's three museums. Play a round at the scenic Biggar Park Golf Course (13 miles) or sample some craft beers on a tour of Broughton Ales (8 miles). Spend the day discovering the ancient city of Edinburgh (39 miles), tour the hilltop castle, walk the Royal Mile and see the exotic animals at Edinburgh Zoo. Slightly further afield but still within easy access is the vibrant city of Glasgow (66 miles) where you will find over 20 museums and art galleries to explore, browse the designer boutiques along Style Mile or dine in one of the cities award-winning restaurants.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by declan 29th May 2021

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Wonderful house in idyllic location. The owner has thought of everything. Very well furnished and appointed. You could not ask for better!

Reviewed by Julian 24th October 2020

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The cottage is very well kept, in a beautiful surrounding area, there is everything you need to live day to day, including condiments in the cupboards, wood to keep the fires alight, towels, bed linen, and everything else youd need to normally take or buy on arrival. The cottage is very comfortable and the furnishings of the highest quality. This iRead mores an excellent cottage and owned by 2 great people. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 12th October 2020

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The old school house at Tweedsmuir is a beautiful and thoughtfully decorated home in a pretty setting within a remote hamlet in the Borders - close enough to Peebles, Moffat, Biggar for all activities! Plenty of local walks too. We enjoyed reading about the history in the area and were very comfortable during our stay with a very well stocked houseRead more, a warm welcome from our hosts Maria and Tom who provided snacks and drinks on arrival. A lovely place to unwind and have some family time x Hide

Reviewed by Philip 5th September 2020

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This is a lovely holiday home in a beautiful location. We were particularly impressed with the amount of equipment utensils etc, better than any other property we have stayed in. The owners are also very helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by David 22nd August 2020

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The very friendly and helpful owners were there to greet us on arrival and to show us around the house. The level of equipment in the house was outstanding and included suggestions for days out. We could easily and happily spent a further week there.

Reviewed by Dominic 8th August 2020

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This is without a doubt the best holiday property that my family has stayed at, ever. Mr and Mrs Watson have put a lot of love and hard work into making this a true home from home, and were very friendly and welcoming on our arrival (from a distance of course!). Even with children around, there's usually a relaxing room you can find some solitude iRead moren for reading a book, but to be fair if you're not out walking and exploring the stunning local area you are doing yourself a real dis-service. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 18th July 2020

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Beautiful traditional Victorian property in prime location for accessing the River Tweed and surrounding hills. The house has been lovingly restored and sympathetically decorated throughout. A home from home such that we felt displaced when arriving back home from holiday.

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Location

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