Easter Harden Cottage

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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

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.

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.



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

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

Available Extras



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.



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

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 08 Oct 16 From 08/10/2016 to 14/10/2016
  • Save 20% w/c 01 Oct 16 From 01/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 15/10/2016 to 21/10/2016
  • Half Term Availability! From 22/10/2016 to 28/10/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £410.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £510.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £385.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £610.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 POA
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 £385.00
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 £410.00
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 £385.00
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £410.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £510.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £410.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £510.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £610.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £510.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £610.00
02 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017 £510.00
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £410.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £510.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £385.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £610.00
28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
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.


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We had the most amazing time at Easter Harden Cottage. The views were breath taking, the cottage was lovely (especially ...

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Comfortable, well appointed cottage in a beautiful location. Everyone on the Harden Estate was very friendly without bei...

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firewood way to exspensive

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Thanks for your comment. The wood that can be bought from the owner is seasoned hard wood that is designed to burn bette...

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This Pastoral idyllic location has endeared us to regard our time spent here at Easter Harden,to be of immense satisfact...

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