Near Ettrickbridge, SelkirkshireGuest Rating
Mossbrae Cottage is a detached cottage standing on rising ground at the side of small glen lined with fir trees, where the Dodhead Burn tumbles down to join the Ettrick Water.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Two miles south of the village of Ettrickbridge (with pub/bar meals) bordering the B7009 which runs through the lovely Ettrick Valley from Selkirk (9 miles) in the central Borders down to Langholm (38 miles) in Dumfriesshire.
In the immediate surroundings, in addition to the wooded glen to the front, from the back and side of the cottage there are magnificent views down the valley. The north west facing garden is just perfect for sitting out on a fine summer evening and watching the sun go down behind the hills. The caretakers' cottage is its only neighbour.
Inside, Mossbrae has been comprehensively and charmingly refurbished by its owners and is bright, cosy and most comfortable, with oil central heating.
This is a very genuine cottage that is very well presented and maintained by its experienced caretakers. The sitting room is comfortably furnished with a stone fireplace and open fire at its heart. The smart, well-equipped kitchen is open plan to a light and bright dining room that is a lovely spot to gather for evening meals.
All on one level there are three spacious bedrooms, a double room and two twin rooms. The double room faces the forest at the front while the twin looks over the fields at the back.
Outside, there is parking at the door and a large enclosed gravelled and paved area to the side (with furniture). The low wall round the garden encloses it but will present no barrier to determined dogs, so with sheep very often grazing in the field beyond, some care is required.
This is wonderful hill country, with superb walking available in all directions.
Quiet roads take you easily through spectacular scenery to all the small Border towns and many places of interest. The nearest of these, the historic burgh of Selkirk (8 miles) has all facilities including a swimming pool.
There is riding at Ashkirk (8 miles) while lonely and beautiful St Mary's Loch (12 miles) offers excellent facilities for sailing and wind surfing, or just for relaxing with a picnic and watching the children enjoy themselves in the burn.
Mountain biking enthusiasts will find that they are only 17 miles from Cardrona, which is rapidly emerging as one of the foremost centres in the country for dedicated hill and forest trails. Salmon/trout fishing (fly only) on the River Ettrick and in stocked lochs can usually be arranged with the owner. Birds and and other wildlife abound, so don't go far without your binoculars!
If you fancy a day trip to the capital Edinburgh, it is easily reachable by car in around an hour, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (14.5 miles). There is a plethora of shops, museums, galleries and restaurants in the city, as well as the chance to take in historic sights such as Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.
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Sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD
Open plan kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire FUEL INCLUDED. A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 3 medium or 3 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).
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£595.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||£395.00|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||£450.00|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||£395.00|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||£450.00|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||£495.00|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||£450.00|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||£495.00|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||£595.00|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||£495.00|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||£595.00|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£495.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£450.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£495.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£395.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£595.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£595.00|
|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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As fuel was included this made the price value for money even with the higher hogmeney rate.
Great walks and the little walled garden was perfect for our dogs.
Best cottage and views in south scotland!
It was very clean but shabby. Someone obviously put a lot of care into setting it up a few years ago but hasn't given it...
Thanks for your comments. The cottage has been extensively refurbished over the winter months, so I do hope you choose t...Read More