The Study at Minto
Minto, near Denholm, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
A true ‘one of a kind’ retreat set up perfectly just for two, The Study is set right in the heart of the little village of Minto in the picturesque Scottish Borders.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 0|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The Study was originally the school for the village and has since been refurbished whilst maintaining plenty of character and original features. The vast, open plan living area is double height and is kept light and bright by its many traditional Lancet windows. With antiques and charming pieces throughout there is something new to discover every day, from the 1920s working gramophone to the vintage signage and wall hangings.
There is plenty of sumptuous seating to snuggle up on and an unusual wooden bar cleverly houses the neat kitchen area. Steps lead up to the dining area that has lovely views out over the garden. The intricately carved Tudor four poster bed makes for rather a grand place to sleep and there is a wood-burning stove that ensures cosiness throughout. The quirky shower room has a corner shower and lots of interesting memorabilia.
Outside to the rear is a delightful raised patio area (BBQ) with seating that has expansive views of the surrounding countryside. Parking is in the gravelled area to the front of the house and secure storage is available.
The Study is right by the 18-hole Minto Golf Course where welcomes visitors are welcome to play a round or make use of the bar and restaurant.
There is plenty of walking in the surrounding hills and just 5 minutes’ drive away is Fatlips Castle, a 16th century pele tower that was extensively restored in 2013. It takes about half an hour to walk up to and there are some amazing views out over the River Teviot and the Minto hills. The views are even more impressive from the parapet walkway that runs around the top of the tower (key available from garage in Denholm).
Denholm (1.5 miles) village has a bakery, butcher, restaurant, café, two pubs and a petrol station. Hawick (6.5 miles) is the place to stock up on supermarket supplies and there is a cinema and theatre with live shows at Tower Mill. On the edge of the town the charming Wilton Lodge Park is the perfect spot for a picnic with pretty woodland walks, floral displays, a beautiful waterfall and a museum charting local history.
There is riding at the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (9 miles) and excellent trout and salmon fishing on stretches of the River Teviot. The Born in the Borders visitor centre (5.5 miles) on the banks of the river has a café to try for lunch or afternoon tea, a shop with gifts and local textiles and a microbrewery (making real ale) that you can tour around.
The quiet roads in the area are ideal for exploring by bike and the 4 Abbeys cycle route (that takes in the historic ruined abbeys at Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh) can be picked up at Ancrum (9 miles). Jedburgh (7 miles) is a pretty market town with plenty of shops, eateries and pubs. History enthusiasts will enjoy visiting its Castle Jail and Museum (free admission) and the Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre.
The bustling capital Edinburgh is reachable in under an hour by train from Tweedbank (17 miles) or Galashiels (22 miles) and the sandy beaches of the Berwickshire coastline are also easily accessible for day trips.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Open plan living area with Smart TV, radio, electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine and four poster bed
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric central heating, oil central heating (INCLUDED) and multi-fuel stove (fuel INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£100)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£450.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£495.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£450.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£495.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£595.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£495.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£595.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£695.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£595.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£695.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£595.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£495.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£595.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£450.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.
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Nothing worth complaining about
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