Easter Harden Cottage

Near Hawick, Scottish Borders

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Situated in a lovely secluded position high in the green and purple Border hills some 10 miles south of Selkirk (with all facilities) and with views to die for over the unspoilt Borthwick valley is Easter Harden Cottage - there is not another house in sight!

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

Reached by a private drive the cottage is a delightful and comfortable holiday retreat from the cares of the world. Inside, the rather imposing entrance hall provides an enticing foretaste of more good things to come. The cottage is south-facing, bright and sunny and is kept really warm in all seasons with its open fire, electric heating and double-glazed windows.

The cottage is most elegantly and comfortably furnished and is situated so that that there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the lovely views from many of the rooms. The bright and cosy sitting room in particular has windows aplenty, and of course the doors to the garden offer instant access when you can’t wait a moment longer to get out there and enjoy.

The dining kitchen is modern and well-equipped with the table right by the window, so you don’t miss a thing. It is made particularly warm by the electric Aga (full instructions given for non-Aga experts).

Being all on one level makes Easter Harden a cottage for all age groups and levels of mobility. The three excellent bedrooms, two doubles and a single, are all spacious and charmingly furnished, and the master bedroom boasts both a king size bed and en suite bathroom. A third separate WC is another useful feature.

Outside, the cottage stands in its own enclosed garden grounds (with summer house and furniture). Children can play far from traffic and adults can relax and unwind in glorious surroundings. The cottage also has a small barn housing a table tennis table for visitors' use.

Map & Local

There is superb walking in the hills around, straight from the doorstep. This is traditional riding country - visitors can bring their own horse by arrangement, or mounts can be hired nearby.

Loch fishing is available on the Estate, where visitors can also enjoy bird-watching and mountain biking. Craik Forest, reputedly the largest man-made forest in Europe, is close by, with many woodland trails to explore by foot or on two wheels.

Cyclists are spoilt for choice in this area, with the famous 7 Stanes trails at Glentress near Peebles and an excellent downhill trail at Innerleithen. The local roads are both beautifully quiet and beautifully scenic. A particularly lovely drive is from the cottage over the hill to the Tushielaw Inn and on to St Mary’s Loch, which offers sailing, windsurfing and idyllic picnic places. Just a little further towards Moffat is the spectacular waterfall known as the Grey Mare’s Tail.

Hawick (5 miles), the 'home of cashmere', is the nearest place for shopping and it also has pubs, restaurants and a swimming pool. The many stately homes, gardens and country houses for which the Borders are famous are also within an easy distance.

Further afield, Edinburgh can be reached in an hour and a half's drive, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (17.5 miles), and you are almost equidistant between the beaches of the Berwickshire coast to the east and the Solway coast to the west.

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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

WC and basin.
Sitting room with open-fire, TV/DVD and patio doors onto garden.
Single-bed room.
Bathroom with bath, WC, basin, hand shower with washing machine and tumble drier.
Kitchen/Dining with dishwasher, fridge, deep-freeze, electric Aga and microwave etc.
Double-bed room.
Double-bed room with King size bed and en suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00
Cot
£10.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and open fire. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 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.

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
2017
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% - w/c 22 Jul 17 From 22/07/2017 to 28/07/2017
  • Save 10% - w/c 29 Jul 17 From 29/07/2017 to 04/08/2017
  • Save 10% - w/c 05 Aug 17 From 05/08/2017 to 11/08/2017
  • Save 10% - w/c 12 Aug 17 From 12/08/2017 to 18/08/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £625.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £525.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £425.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £525.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £395.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £650.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £650.00
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 POA
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 POA
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 POA
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 POA
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 POA
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 POA
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 POA
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 POA
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 POA
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 POA
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 POA
22 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018 POA
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 POA
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 POA
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Poor
22-Jul-2017

Generally good. It would be nice to see the 2nd bedroom upgraded to the standard of the master bedroom. We loved the vie...

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Excellent
02-Jun-2017

Wonderful piece and quiet, perfect for rest and relaxation and even though you are in the middle of lovely countryside t...

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Excellent
27-Mar-2017

Lovely cottage in superb location for those wanting to get away from it all.

Excellent
28-Feb-2017

Heaven on earth, beautiful

Excellent
28-Nov-2016

Excellent

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