Easter Harden CottageGuest Rating
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!
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
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.
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.
WC and basin.
Sitting room with open-fire, TV/DVD and patio doors onto garden.
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 with King size bed and en suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.
- Sets of towels
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
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 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 have had a very comfortable, peaceful and relaxing week. The weather has been very kind. Many thanks for the welcome, much appreciated. We all agree we would like to come back, so hopefully next year.'
'Thank you for lovely stay over New Year at Easter Harden. We were very comfortable and warm and I loved the Aga.'
New Year party
'Lovely peaceful location. Enjoyed the walks and lovely log fire. Very relaxing looking over the hills and fields.'
'Variable weather but it did not stop us exploring the area by car and bikes. Quiet lanes for cycling and great views. We found the cottage comfortable and really peaceful.'
'Great location, lovely views, nice weather, good walking - what's not to like?'
'Had a lovely sunny week at this delightful cottage. Enjoyed visiting Hermitage Castle and sitting in the garden watching the birds. Very peaceful location and good for the soul.'
'Really enjoyable visit. Lovely cottage. Very clean and tidy. Absolutely peaceful.'
'Third visit here and enjoyed once again very much. Longer drives this time to Dumfries House, Drumlanrig and even the Yorkshire Dales - all lovely. Thanks for another great stay.'