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The Clockhouse


Nr Earlston, Scottish Borders

The Clockhouse
The Clockhouse
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This unusual and enchanting little cottage has a most peaceful situation on a 45 acre country estate between the villages of Earlston and Redpath, near Melrose in the beautiful Scottish Borderland.

Standing quite alone at the end of one of the drives to the Big House, it would have been the coach house and coachman's quarters in previous times.  Nowadays, the lower part is used simply for estate storage so tenants will have the building all to themselves. 

The accommodation is snug and full of character, beautifully and stylishly furnished and equipped.  On the ground floor is a dining kitchen with an electric Esse range (looks like and Aga but is a conventional cooker.  Upstairs is a charming sitting room with electric stove, a twin bedroom, double bedroom, and a bathroom. 

The immediate surroundings of the Clockhouse are just as attractive as its interior.  Just across the track is a new tennis court, complete with an attractive summer house/pavilion, both of which guests are welcome to use.  The summerhouse is ideal for picnics and barbecues and there are numerous other excellent picnic spots in the woods.  On another part of the estate, a short walk through the grounds, there is a riding school.  The Estate has fishing rights on the river Leader and golf at any number of good local courses, the nearest of which is probably Melrose.  The Southern Upland Way can be joined at Melrose, which also marks the start of the St Cuthbert Way to Lindisfarne, so walkers are well catered for.  If a day on the beach appeals, you can be on the Berwickshire coast in just under an hour.  Historic Berwick itself, the dramatic cliffs and seabird colonies at St Abbs, and the beach at Coldingham are all well worth a visit.

Earlston (2m) has pubs and shops, while Melrose (6m) is a popular tourist destination at the foot of the famous Eildon Hills and has an excellent selection of shops and eating places.  At Earlston, too, you are on the A68, which will take you up to Edinburgh in under an hour and is also on a bus route to the capital if you would prefer to leave the car at home (recommended!)

Bed linen, towels and electricity are all INCLUDED in the rental.  Sorry pets are not accepted and smoking is not permitted within the property.

Guest Comment

King party, Fife 19/02/2011

The Clockhouse was a wonderful place to stay and was exactly what we wanted, peace and quiet, very well equipped and looked after and the owner made us feel very welcome on arrival. The tennis court and summer house are fantastic and very accessible.

The Clockhouse - Guest Comments

Salter party, West Sussex 10/07/2010

The Clockhouse provides a high standard of self-catering accommodation and is in a really great location for exploring the numerous places of interest in The Borders, even further afield, as Edinburgh proved an easy drive. Also the owners were extremely welcoming and helpful.

Prrfiri party, Greece 16/07/2011

The Clockhouse was perfect for my family's needs. A treat to return to each evening, for a peaceful sleep. It is very comfortable and clean.It was a great base for exploring the Border country, we travelled to Ford and Etal and Alnwick on day, Leadburn for trout fishing, JedForest Deer and Farm Park, Nearby Harestanes. Managed to see the commmon riding in Kelso. My son is already planning next years trip.

Draycott party, South Yorkshire 27/10/2012

We have had a fabulous holiday, many thanks to the owner. The Clockhouse was PERFECT- we will be back!

Weekly Price 2014

  • Sleeps:4*,
    Bedrooms: 2
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Short Breaks available
  • Two week discount

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* - babies are not included in the stated maximum for each property

  • Dining kitchen with electric Esse, dishwasher, washing machine,tumble drier, microwave etc.
  • Sitting room with electric stove and TV/Video/DVD
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

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