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Westruther Mains
Gordon
(8 reviews)
From £1,300 per week
Sleeps 10
5 bedrooms
3 doubles, 2 twins

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Weekly Rates

From DateTo DateWeekly RateDeposit
Sat 07 Sep 2019Fri 20 Sep 2019£1,550£465
Sat 21 Sep 2019Fri 04 Oct 2019£1,400£420
Sat 05 Oct 2019Fri 25 Oct 2019£1,550£465
Sat 26 Oct 2019Fri 08 Nov 2019£1,300£390
Sat 09 Nov 2019Fri 20 Dec 2019£1,300£390
Sat 21 Dec 2019Fri 27 Dec 2019£1,950£585
Sat 28 Dec 2019Fri 03 Jan 2020£1,950£585
Sat 04 Jan 2020Fri 07 Feb 2020£1,300£390
Sat 08 Feb 2020Fri 03 Apr 2020£1,300£390
Sat 04 Apr 2020Fri 24 Apr 2020£1,700£510
Sat 25 Apr 2020Fri 22 May 2020£1,400£420
Sat 23 May 2020Fri 29 May 2020£1,550£465
Sat 30 May 2020Fri 19 Jun 2020£1,550£465
Sat 20 Jun 2020Fri 04 Sep 2020£1,700£510
Sat 05 Sep 2020Fri 25 Sep 2020£1,550£465
Sat 26 Sep 2020Fri 02 Oct 2020£1,400£420
Sat 03 Oct 2020Fri 23 Oct 2020£1,550£465
Sat 24 Oct 2020Fri 06 Nov 2020£1,300£390
Sat 07 Nov 2020Sun 20 Dec 2020£1,300£390
Mon 21 Dec 2020Sun 27 Dec 2020£1,950£585
Mon 28 Dec 2020Sun 03 Jan 2021£1,950£585

Description

Westruther Mains is a delightful farmhouse perfectly positioned for spending a relaxing and comfortable self-catering break in the beautiful Scottish Borders. Set on a working farm and surrounded by rolling Berwickshire countryside, this traditional stone-built house is centrally located and ideally placed for the many activities and attractions The Borders has to offer.

Offering very comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests with plenty of space, Westruther Mains is a fantastically welcoming home for all. The snug sitting room has a cosy open fire and enjoys views over the sunny south-facing garden. The wonderful large dining kitchen creates the heart of the ground floor and provides a charming backdrop for holiday meals. This welcoming, homely room is kept warm by the inviting four-oven AGA and French doors open into the garden making it easy to enjoy summer time al-fresco dining. Each of the five well-proportioned first floor bedrooms are attractively decorated and well furnished. The master bedroom and a further double bedroom benefit from en-suite bathrooms.

Westruther Mains is perfect for all ages. Young children will delight at the many toys and extensive outside play area with a swing and football goals, and all the family will enjoy the tremendous garden games room with its table tennis and mini-football.

The peaceful hamlet of Westruther is within close walking distance and has a traditional pub serving bar meals. Gordon Community Woodland is a lovely place to go for a walk and a picnic, with lots of other walking routes in the area for both beginners and the advanced, including Lammermuirs or the Cheviot Hills. For those interested in history, Thirlestane Castle and Roxburgh Castle are worth a visit. There are many excellent attractions within a short drive and both Edinburgh and Newcastle are easily accessible.

PROPERTY CODE: A954

Layout

Ground floor:

Hall (with coat hanging & storage), cloakroom (WC & WHB), drawing room, snug/playroom (with open fire & piano), large open plan kitchen (with 4 door AGA) and dining area (table seats up to 10) with French doors leading to garden; utility room.

First floor:

Master king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath with hand held shower attachment, WC & WHB), double bedroom with en-suite bathroom (bath, WC & WHB), a further double bedroom, two twin bedrooms, family bathroom (bath with shower over, WC & WHB).

Outside:

There is a wooden games room in the garden with table tennis, mini football and gym boxing torso. Garden and grounds. Gravel parking area and large enclosed garden (when entrance gate is closed). There are various outdoor children’s toys including a swing and football goals which guests are welcome to use at their own risk.

Facilities

  • Westruther (1 mile) - traditional village pub serving bar meals
  • Lauder (8 miles) - general store, various pubs & restaurants, art gallery, café
  • Duns (10 miles), Kelso (16 miles), Melrose (20 miles) - all offer a good selection of shops
  • Berwick-upon-tweed (25 miles) - mainline railway station
  • Edinburgh (33 miles) - airport
  • Additional TV's in kitchen and drawing room
  • AGA with 4 ovens
  • Chest freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD player
  • Electric hob
  • Electric oven
  • Enclosed private garden
  • Flat screen TV with BT Vision
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Garden furniture
  • High chair
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Microwave
  • Oil and electricity included
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Private parking
  • Travel cot
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi
  • 2 Pets only - £20.00 charge per Week per Pet
  • Reviews

    (8 reviews)
    Westruther Mains reviews
    ideal sized house for families and also welcomes dogs. Kitchen/dining area is super for relaxing in. Spacious garden with play facilities for children. House itself could do with being upgraded especially the bathrooms. Disappointed that dishwasher was not working and were only informed day prior to our booking. Contacted booking agency re possibility of discount who forwarded our email to the owner who responded and gave a small discount for any inconvenience caused.
    Mr Connell - September 2017
    Perfect house, very comfortable, fabulous games hut and garden for the kids to play and explore. Good location in the Borders accessible to many attractions.
    Mrs Laidlaw - July 2017
    We (six adults, 4 children and a dog) visited Westruther Mains for joint 60th birthday celebration. When we first arrived we instantly fell in love with the kitchen and set about bedding ourselves in and cooking for that evening. The Aga was amazing to use and not too tricky to get the hang of - the information book left for guests was very well informed which helped. The kitchen itself was stocked with everything that you would have at home and nothing was lacking - including kids crockery. The rest of the house followed a similar theme - comfortable, cosy and homely with everything that you would want or need for a family get away. The playroom was incredibly well stocked with a range of toys - we had a 9 year old girl and 4.5, 1.5 and 1 year old boys with us and all of them were catered for. The beds were all very comfy with lovely feather duvets - for that added bit of luxury! And the bathrooms were spotless and looked brand new. The living room was wonderfully cosy, especially with the fire on latterly, and it really did feel homely - tidy and clean, but no-one worried about keeping it totally spotless while we were enjoying it...we just made ourselves at home! As with all old houses, there were some minor areas that might need a touch up or patch at the end of the season, but absolutely nothing of concern or that detracted from the overall feel of the place. The garden was an absolute joy and we spent hours sitting outside, playing table-tennis, hide and seek (perfect space for it!) and generally just having a wonderful time. Although the grounds are large, the kids were able to run free as they were safely enclosed. My wee one, in particular, loved the local cows and sheep and was constantly asking to go visit them again. We were only there for a long weekend and would certainly go back for longer. In fact, I think we all said that we wished we could just move in permanently!
    Mr And Mrs Hopkins - May 2016
    We had a lovely weekend at Westruther Mains. With 5 adults and 5 children we need a house with lots of rooms and this fitted the bill. It was well equipped for children, lots of games inside and lots to do outside. The house has everything you need with good size bedrooms and comfortable beds. Thank you for the wine and chocolates, that was a nice touch The heavy snow fall was an added extra and the children thought we might be snowed in!! The one and only downside is the road up to the house which has lots of potholes and one of these potholes dislodged the exhaust heat shield from one of our cars
    Mrs Graham - February 2016
    Westruther is a great place to take the family, however, some aspects are requiring attention. It has a 'tired' feel. The only shower room has serious flaked paint round the whole window and the tiling could at least be re-grouted to give a cleaner feel. Perhaps the ensuites could be upgraded to incorporate standing showers as we found that the entire party were waiting to use the only shower, which we felt was not adequate for the money it cost to stay there. There is a redundant extractor fan in one ensuite which makes a very loud banging noise when there is wind, this disrupted sleep on two nights of the stay. Those points aside, the location is lovely and the house has a cosy feel. The Thistle Inn was very welcoming and we had superb steaks there.
    Owners Response: "Many thanks for your review and feedback. So pleased to hear you loved the property and location in the main and that all went well ! We always re decorate at the end of the year and appreciate the bathroom needs a recoat and regrout which will be done shortly. The extractor fan will also be fixed before next guests arrive – we hadn’t appreciated this was making a noise when windy. You’ll be pleased to hear we are also doing some major works in the garden with a timber deck to be installed for outdoor eating and a general spruce up of the outdoor games room and enclosed orchard. Hopefully you will return next year to see some of the improvements !"
    Dr Miller - October 2015
    Lovely old house. Felt right at home as soon as we arrived and the bottle of wine and chocolates were a lovely touch. Children loved it - lots for them to do. Lovely area.
    Mrs Downey - May 2015
    House was lovely, warm and comfortable. Plenty of hot water and a large garden for the dogs and children to play in. Having not used an Aga before we could have done with a few instructions on how long things take to cook and which oven to use (ie. roast chicken). It was a bit hit and miss but we got used to it by the end of the week.
    Mrs Cunningham - February 2014
    This was everything we as a family could have hoped for. It was like walking into your own home - everything, especially in the kitchen, was immediately to hand. The huge kitchen/diner and open fireplace were the best features. Many interesting books on the shelves and plenty of places to hide away to read them too. Great opportunity for walks and fun the garden with children. We'll definitely return.
    Mr Middlemiss - November 2013