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Belses Mill
Ancrum
(36 reviews)
From £500 per week
Sleeps 8
4 bedrooms
1 double, 3 twins
PAYABLE
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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 10 Nov 2018Thu 20 Dec 2018£500£150
Fri 21 Dec 2018Thu 27 Dec 2018£800£240
Fri 28 Dec 2018Thu 03 Jan 2019£900£270
Fri 04 Jan 2019Fri 08 Feb 2019£535£165
Sat 09 Feb 2019Fri 05 Apr 2019£585£180
Sat 06 Apr 2019Fri 26 Apr 2019£635£195
Sat 27 Apr 2019Fri 24 May 2019£635£195
Sat 25 May 2019Fri 31 May 2019£695£210
Sat 01 Jun 2019Fri 21 Jun 2019£695£210
Sat 22 Jun 2019Fri 06 Sep 2019£735£225
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£695£210
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£635£195
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£635£195
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£585£180
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£535£165
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£835£255
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£935£285
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£555£170
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£605£185
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£655£200
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£655£200
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£715£215
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£715£215
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£755£230
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£715£215
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£655£200
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£655£200
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£605£185
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£555£170
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£855£260
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£955£290

Description

Belses Mill is a delightful holiday house situated in an idyllic rural location surrounded by fields and next to the River Alewater. This much loved family farmhouse has been charmingly furnished with antiques and traditional fabrics to provide excellent self catering holiday accommodation in the Scottish Borders. A cosy sitting room with open fire and tasteful décor, together with a sunny spacious kitchen/dining room with AGA and four charming bedrooms, make this an idyllic spot for relaxed family holidays. Children can spend hours of carefree pleasure in the garden or down by the river, perhaps even catching a trout. Unusually, with four loose boxes and a well-fenced paddock, the horses can come too! A supplement applies but feed and bedding can be supplied and this is a fantastic opportunity for riders to enjoy the numerous rides in the Jedburgh area.

With fishing on the River Tweed and many top golf courses in the area, those keen on sports will be spoilt for choice. Visit the historic Border towns, famous for their woollen mills, or simply make use of the garden furniture and enjoy the peace and quiet that engulfs this wonderful holiday house.

PROPERTY CODE: A589

Layout

Ground floor:

Spacious farmhouse style kitchen with dining table and Aga. Utility room. Rear porch, boot room with hanging space. Sitting room with open fire leading through to TV/Games area. Shower room with WC and WHB.

First floor:

Master bedroom with double/twin link beds. Double bedroom, twin bedroom, second twin suitable for children (1 bed narrow). Bathroom with separate shower, bath, WC and WHB.

EPC Rating - E

Facilities

  • Pub and shops 3 miles Ancrum
  • All facilities Jedburgh
  • AGA
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Flat screen TV with Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Heating and electricity included
  • High Chair
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Private Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • 1 Pet only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet. One dog only
  • Reviews

    (36 reviews)
    Belses Mill reviews
    We had an absolutely amazing week stay at Belses Mill. We could not fault anything. All our needs were catered for. There was even a washing machine and detergent which was fabulous as we have two young children. The area was secluded, peaceful and picturesque with the river running past the house. We would highly recommend a stay at Belses Mill to anyone. And we would love to stay there again. A huge thank you to the owners for making it so delightful.
    Miss Scott - November 2018
    Our third visit to this lovely house and it certainly won't be our last. The house is super, the garden great to sit in and enjoy the view. We saw deer, herons, hares etc from the house. We had lovely walks right from the door and also from the Harestanes centre a short drive away. As ever the owners were hospitable and delightful Absolutely perfect!
    Mrs Vincent - July 2018
    A spacious farmhouse at the end of a road with a garden around it and river behind it! We were a family of 8 with a baby and toddler and managed comfortably. The area is beautiful with any number of places to visit, scenic walks to go on etc. Antoinette replied promptly to emails and even called to see how we were getting on. A very enjoyable week!
    Mrs Van Kralingen - June 2018
    We stayed at Belses for 5 nights in early February & loved the house. With snow outside we enoyed the Aga in the kitchen & the log fire. It was lovely to return in June for a week when the weather was hot and sunny. We sat out in the large garden most evenings enjoying a glass of wine & the only sounds were the birds singing & the river in the distance, a great location to relax in. The new bigger TV & DVD player were great and the house was perfect, really comfortable with everything we needed. We were made very welcome & will be back next year. Being summer, everything was open for the season. Lots of country houses to visit & I would recommend joining Historic Houses Association if you plan to visit a few, good value. Dinner at the local pub in Ancrum was good & The Buccleugh Arms is a must!
    Mr Calderwood - June 2018
    This is a lovely place to stay. It is spacious enough to allow guests some privacy, yet it has that wonderful kitchen table where everyone wants to sit and socialise. The house is comfortable, clean and warm and the living room has enough seating for all the guests. The setting is idyllic; Borders countryside at its best.We always know we will enjoy our stay at Belses Mill.
    Mr Julian - May 2018
    Beautiful location for a very relaxing holiday. Mill has everything you need for a home from home. Owner couldn't have been more helpful in providing information on the area & ensuring all our needs were catered for. All the local towns and villages are worth a visit, Kelso is very pretty. Harestanes visitors centre has lovely walks, good cycling and nice cafe. For horse lovers, great hacking in the area; really made our daughters holiday being able to take along their horses too. Will definitely be back hopefully sometime soon.
    Mrs Duncan - April 2018
    Loved the hot bath, Aga and open fireplace with good supply of dried logs. Locally Melrose was a big attraction as well as climbing the Eildon Hills and visiting Bowhill Estate.
    Mr Wedderburn - March 2018
    The house is absolutely lovely. It was very cold in February but the heating was on, the Aga running well & a plentiful supply of logs for the fire so we were very cosy. The super king-size bed was really comfortable as were the living room sofas. The house was clean & fresh & had absolutely everything we needed. There are great walks around the house & our Labrador Bertie had a wonderful time, especially with his bed next the Aga! The owner gave us a very warm welcome & contacted us later in the week to make sure everything was fine. The brochure says the TV is small - it is adequate but a bit small for the size of room & a DVD player would be useful for winter evenings. Loads of places to visit locally but The mainstreet Trading Co. in St. Boswells is a must & great for coffee or lunch as is the Cafe at Abbotsford. Great pub food at The Buccleugh Arms. We have booked again for a week in June when the weather is better & everything is open for the summer & really looking forward to returning. Will try the local pub in Ancrum for a bar supper.
    Mr Calderwood - February 2018
    Immediately felt at home. Loved all the rooms, especially the kitchen/diner. An open fire is a must for us and this fire didn’t disappoint with plenty of logs provided. The whole house was very warm and cosy, the grounds were great with a good view of the river and plenty of space for children to play. It was a great winter break and I hope to return in the summer where we can appreciate the outside even more. Plenty of walks around and places to visit within easy driving distance.
    Mrs Fox - November 2017
    We stayed for a long weekend to celebrate a family birthday in September 2017. We all had a fantastic time in this lovely, comfy, old farmhouse. The welcome goodies were a lovely touch and the owner could not have been more helpful. Plenty of lovely walks from the doorstep and not far to all the Borders towns. We would love to stay again!
    Mrs Fallon - September 2017
    This was our second visit and it was just as fantastic as the first. A really super house, well furnished and cosy. We had great outings and fun with the aga. The owner was really welcoming and very hospitable. We shall certainly visit again
    Mrs Vincent - July 2017
    Having stayed a Belses Mill for a third consecutive year we found the same high standards have been maintained. There was plenty of space for the eight of us in the property with ample car parking for our three cars, trailer and a motorbike. There are many interesting and scenic places to visit in the area such as Lauder (the pies from the Butchers shop are a must), Thirlestane Castle, Galashiels, Jedburgh, Melrose (the Ship inn is good for a Pub lunch). There are many walks in the area and for the energetic walks in the Eildon Hills offer some great views. Edinburgh makes a good day trip by car using the park and ride or using the excellent train service from Tweedbank station with it's easy and free parking. Hopefully we will be able to stay at Belses Mill again next year.
    Mr Ralph - July 2017
    This was our second visit to Belses mill and again it didn't disappoint us , it felt like a home from home. If your looking for a quiet base with a homely feel that you can relax , Belses mill is perfect . We are looking forward to going back
    Ms Kennedy - December 2016
    If you are looking for relaxation, peace & tranquility, Belses Mill is the property for you. As you enter the house you feel the welcome .The place is very comfortable with everything you need for a restful stay. The bedrooms are spacious , the kitchen is warm inviting & well equipped.The owners are hospitable & very accomodating. It is a good base to visit the many stately homes in the area. We really enjoyed our stay at Belses Mill.
    Mr Pessagno - August 2016
    A wonderful cottage .... A peaceful, relaxing spot, well equipped and very comfortable inside. We were only there for a short time but wished we could have stayed longer. The owner may well be the most helpful and positive of any holiday cottage owner we've ever met ... A thoroughly good egg who couldn't have been more supportive when an issue arose. Highly recommended!
    Ms Roach - August 2016
    We had a marvellous holiday. The house was lovely (very well appointed) and the garden was a delight. The owner was charming and really extremely helpful. We are looking forward to our next holiday there eagerly.
    Mrs Vincent - August 2016
    We booked Belses Mill for a week to celebrate my father's 80th. The house was a fantastic location and we had a thoroughly enjoyable week. Nothing was to much trouble for the owner, who answered all the questions I had prior to the holiday, and has even posted back to us some items we left behind. Thanks Antoinette. The house has everything that four generations of family need, and lots of space to relax in. The gardens were great for a 20 month old to play in, and the dog loved the freedom and walks. Total relaxation!
    Mr Mclaughlin - July 2016
    This was our second visit to Belses Mill and the eight of us had another comfortable week in the well furnished property. Being in a quiet location surrounded by farmland and close to a river it was an ideal place to relax after attending a sporting event every day. The owner is very hospitable and accommodating and we look forward to returning in the future.
    Mr Ralph - July 2016
    Lovely spacious house in a beautiful setting. The fields, horses and stream really made our holiday. The children loved fishing in the stream and there were plenty of things to do nearby. Had a great week.
    Mr Wild - May 2016
    Tucked away in a delightful setting with unspoilt views. We loved the house and surroundings and would definitely recommend it.
    Mrs Myers - May 2016
    Really enjoyed the place. Agar cooking was a first, but easy. Large rooms, clean and relaxing. No real traffic so great for dog. TV channels limited so suggest take computer and stream Netfix or suchlike, if required. Owner helpful and friendly. All furnishings of quality. Recommend to anyone.
    Mr Blyth - April 2016
    We had a fantastic holiday at Belses Mill. The house is fantastic and the kids loved playing in the fields and at the river. They were covered in mud every day!
    Ms Hamilton - April 2016
    The cottage was perfect. Everything we needed and more. Beautifully furnished, clean and homely The arga was surprisingly easy to manage and a lovely heat in the kitchen. We went to celebrate my mams 80th birthday and we couldn't have wished for a better place
    Mrs Graham - March 2016
    This is a lovely family farmhouse. It's rustic in part and also extremely comfortable. The farm ambience is great. There were stabled horses on site plus sheep in the surrounding fields. Gathering around the large dining table with our friends and family, in the warmth of the Aga, was a really great time. This is not the Ritz! It's a Borders farmhouse. There is mud on some nearby tracks. There is ash from the log fire. But the house is clean and well-appointed. Tons of hot water means showers for all. (Been to France with cheap overnight electricity which equals limited hot water!) We loved it. Locally there are things to do, places to eat and beer to drink. We will be returning.
    Mr Julian - February 2016
    We loved our new year break at belses mill, it was a great price that was far enough away but not long a drive from Glasgow. Plenty of room for 8 adults but still had that homely feeling, loved the open fire and the aga. We loved it that much we have booked again for next year.
    Ms Kennedy - December 2015
    Great property. Lovely secluded location. Spacious property. Warm and well furnished. Only real downside for us was lack of technology however we were aware of this before we booked so no surprise. Booked online supermarket shop (tip from owner) to arrive just after we did which took the hassle out of packing etc. All in all a great relaxing few days in wonderful surroundings.
    Mrs Baird - October 2015
    The house is in a rural location and quite secluded and about 15 mins drive to Jedburgh. We loved the house which is spacious, very well equipped, clean and we arrived to some lovely treats as a welcome. The aga was interesting to cook on and a lovely real log fire in the living room. The owners extremely helpful and accommodating. We will be back in the future.
    Mrs Biggar - September 2015
    Wonderful farmhouse. Spotless clean , comfortable beds and bedding. Spacious and had everything we required. Owner had fantastic communication prior to visit and explained everything that we required to know. Peaceful and relaxing gardens. We had a fantastic time.
    Mr Hannaway - March 2015
    A great house in a very rural location, perfect for getting away from it all but close enough to lots of places to visit without having to travel vast distances. Much needed central heating for the chilly Scottish nights and an Aga to test the cooking skills. Only reason this property does not score 5* is that it needs a thorough clean in all the nooks and crannies - its as clean as my house but expect a less 'lived in' environment from a holiday rental.
    Mrs Ashley - November 2014
    I booked the house because my walking group wanted to do St Cuthbert's Way. It took 7 of us in comfort (a contrast to the hostels we used for the rest of the trip) and it was well placed for the start of the first 2 days. If anyone else has it in mind to do the same walk, I could thoroughly recommend Belses Mill
    Mrs Mulcahy - May 2014
    Wonderful house for a family get together. Superb accommodation - fantastic kitchen with brilliant Aga and lovely sitting room with splendid log fire (house wonderfully warm) - particularly welcome when we were there in late December.
    Mrs Bellis - December 2013
    Home from home! Ideal location, excellent facilities, couldn't have asked for more!
    Mrs Nichols - August 2013
    We stayed in Belses Mill the first week of August. We enjoyed the Aga in the Kitchen, the fireplace, the strawberries, the space around the hous and last but not least the house itself. When we arrived there was bread and Milk for the first day. The house is furitured with nice antiques which makes it a cosy place. It's about an hours drive to Edinburgh. The Ancrum Pantry nearby is a very nice shop for supplies. Very friendly people and delightful scones! E-mail conversations with the owner were always pleasant. We will definitely come back!
    Mr Gerritsen - July 2013
    Four couples had the most amazing week. The owners really care about their guests. The Mill is a lovely house to get lost in, we only ventured out to walk the dog (that's a great bonus) and occasionally visit the great Border towns. We highly recommend Belses Mill, but not this New Year because we're going back!!
    Mr Dudgeon - December 2011
    This is a lovely family, pet friendly cottage for a relaxing comfortable break. For those not seeking high tec gadgets such as sound systems and spa baths it is ideal, set in the most glorious countryside. The accomodation was perfect for three couples with two dogs. We particularly liked the farmhouse kitchen with Aga, although the kitchen equipment could be improved on. We enjoyed our visit tremendously, so much to see in the area.
    Mrs Mowat - April 2011
    We had a fabulous week... Belses Mill was delightful - much more spacious than I was expecting and very comfortable - very well-equipped, warm and well-maintained. The location was perfect, and my son and his girlfriend did take a dip in the river - but quite a brief one, I believe! We were using the house as a base to walk St Cuthbert's Way and though we were very lucky with the weather we did get a little wet on a couple of occasions, so the lovely warm Aga really helped dry us out and get cosy after a long walk each day. Many thanks - not least for the welcoming bottle of wine!
    Mr Harmsworth

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    This property is covered by our Holiday Protection Scheme.

    Holiday Protection Scheme

    Cottages & Castles Ltd. (acting as agents for property owners) provides a guarantee for tenants who have to cancel their holiday at a cottage.

    If it is necessary to cancel your holiday, for any of the reasons A 1-5 below, you may do so at any time up until the close of business on the last working day before your tenancy commences and we will refund your balance. Your deposit is not refundable. If you have made a late booking and paid in full you will receive your payment minus the normal deposit sum (usually 30%).

    There is no charge for this holiday protection – it is included in the cost of your holiday. Please note that the protection does not apply to holidays in our properties with codes beginning with P (usually castles, mansions and lodges).

    Deposits may be transferred to a different date for a holiday at the same property within 12 months of the original holiday date, subject to availability, but not, however, for a different property. If the new booking is at a higher rate the tenant must pay the extra cost. No refund will be made if the new date is at a lower rate.

    A:
    1. Death, accidental bodily injury, or illness (excluding pre-existing or chronic illness/conditions, or illness arising through epidemics or pandemics)
    a) the Proposer and/or persons with whom he/she has arranged to travel.
    b) any close relative or business associate of the Proposer or of any person with whom he/she has arranged to travel or arranged to meet at the specified holiday establishment. We will require appropriate documentary evidence of illness or bodily injury from a registered medical practitioner. This evidence must state that the Proposer is unfit to travel.

    2. Jury service, witness call or unemployment through redundancy of the Proposer after the date of booking and prior to the commencement date of the holiday.

    3. Fire or theft which is the subject of an insurance claim at the Insured’s main residence or business premises within seven days before commencement of the holiday.

    4. Occupational postings not contemplated at the time the holiday is booked.

    5. Cancellation or curtailment of scheduled transport services due to strikes, riots or civil commotion, but limited to the cost of alternative transport up to £50 per person for the outward journey only.

    But not, however:

    B:
    1. Disinclination to travel.

    2. Failure of public or private transport.

    3. Suicide, attempted suicide, insanity, the influence of intoxicating liquor or the effect of drugs not taken in accordance with treatment prescribed and directed by a qualified medical practitioner or booking a holiday which is or would be against the advice of a registered medical practitioner.

    4. Pregnancy unless problems occur which prevent the person travelling. A  verification must be signed by a registered medical practitioner to this effect

    5. Any loss which is otherwise insured.

    6. Holiday accommodation booked outside Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands