Ashieburn Cottage

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In earlier days Beatrix Potter loved to stay at Ashieburn (the home of her brother) because there she could watch Peter Rabbit and his friends frolicking in the pretty garden and Jemima Puddleduck enjoying the nearby stream.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

The countryside has changed little since her day. The 'burn' still flows into the Ale Water and eventually the River Teviot (where fishing is available). The safe, fenced garden is still a place of delight and enchantment, where you can sit on the raised terrace looking out over the sloping lawns to the spacious green landscape beyond. The sun-porch on the front of this south-facing cottage provides the opportunity to enjoy the lovely surroundings, even in colder weather.

A private woodland walk takes you from the cottage down to a lochan and the owners can offer free ad-hoc trout fishing on their stretch of the river. In addition to Peter and Jemima, the garden is visited by a wealth of other birds and you may also see badgers and even otters while you are here.

In fact, in its lovely setting the cottage itself could have come right out of a storybook, and this impression is by no means diminished when you go inside, for it really is the dearest little place. The south-facing sitting room is bright and welcoming, with the choice of either an open fire or instant heat from a smart electric stove. The dining table is next to the window so you needn’t miss a single winged or four-legged visitor.

Everything is fresh, bright, comfortable, spotless and beautifully presented. The modern and well-equipped kitchen faces the back of the house, which is screened from the drive by a hedge, and is neat and practical, with the back door opening right into it.

There are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both of which are a good size, prettily decorated, and charmingly furnished. The light and airy bathroom has a shower over the bath and having all the accommodation on one level (with very few external steps), makes the cottage an excellent choice for guests who have limited mobility.

Map & Local

The cottage is just over a mile from the village of Ancrum which clusters round its green and where an organic food shop offers coffee and home baking.

It is 6 miles from Jedburgh which has excellent shops, a supermarket and eating places and about 12 miles from both Kelso and Hawick.

Families may enjoy a visit to the Harestanes Visitor Centre just beyond Ancrum, where in addition to woodland walks there is a wood school, adventure playground and a long room full of puzzles which children and adults alike will enjoy. Woodside Gardens, just a little further, offers more of the same.

Jedburgh also has a swimming pool and there are any number of excellent golf courses within a short drive of the cottage. The beautiful capital Edinburgh, with all its attractions, is reachable in just over an hour's drive or you can get there in 55 minutes by train from Tweedbank (13 miles).

There is excellent walking both in the Cheviots to the South or along the Southern Upland Way and St Cuthbert's Ways to the north. You can be at the coast in just over an hour - why not visit historic Lindisfarne, after checking the tides or you may be there for longer than you bargained for! At Ashieburn, you are well placed for exploring both sides of the border.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Single Storey

Sitting/Dining room with open-fire (or electric fire) TV/DVD and mini-Hifi.
Kitchen with microwave, electric-cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine etc.
Double-bed room.
Twin-bed room.
Bathroom with bath/shower + WC and basin.
All the beds have electric-blankets, and there is a telephone for incoming calls.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free

Available Extras

Camp-bed
£10.00
Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric storage heaters and electric fire or open fire (logs INCLUDED). A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at an additional charge (2 large dogs, 2 medium dogs, 2 small dogs, 2 cats). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Availability

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available
2016
Price

Weekly Prices

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 (£25)
  • Save 15% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
  • Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £295.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £550.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £550.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £325.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £385.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £325.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £385.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £485.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £385.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £485.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £565.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £485.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £565.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £485.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £385.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £485.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £325.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £565.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 £565.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
14-Nov-2016

This is a very well appointed cottage set in beautiful grounds. Very peaceful with everything you need.

Excellent
28-Oct-2016

very peaceful great place to relax

Excellent
29-Sep-2016

A very nice cottage and a good holiday.

Excellent
19-Sep-2016

Very good but would like to point out fireside carpet had bad doggy smell when sun warmed the room.We were also unable t...

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Good
19-Aug-2016

We were very happy with the cottage and the lovely welcome from the owners, Our one disappointment was that we were una...

Our response:

Thanks for your comments. The cottage actually has the option of either the open fire or an electric stove in the sittin...

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