The BothyGuest Rating
Those looking for a charming pied à terre in the Borders within easy driving (or bus) distance of Edinburgh, need look no further than The Bothy at Lauder.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This delightful little house is tucked away at the north end of the village, un-overlooked and in its own enclosed garden, it is sunny, secluded and very peaceful. The interior has been most comfortably and attractively appointed to make a perfect haven for two people.
There is a large, bright and open plan living space with plenty of comfortable seating around the very chic, wall-mounted living flame gas fire that provides extra warmth to an already snug little house. There are also French doors out to a lovely little decked area (with furniture) and with these open you feel like you are really ‘bringing the outdoors in’.
The stylish kitchen area, with its feature black and white tiling, is modern and well-equipped with the dining area handily situated right alongside. With three normal windows and three roof windows, the whole living area is flooded with light, further enhanced by the light décor and wood flooring.
The double bedroom is elegant and well-furnished with all that guests will need in terms of comfort and storage. The adjoining bathroom is modern and stylishly appointed with a shower over the bath. There is also a sofa bed in the sitting room, if guests would like separate sleeping accommodation.
Outside there is off-road parking just beside the house and being all on one level, it is also an excellent choice for those of limited mobility.
The village of Lauder makes a most convenient base, with shops, a popular craft shop/cafe and several good pubs and eating places within walking distance. It also has its own golf course.
The bus to Edinburgh passes the road end, so a car-free day in the capital is very much on the cards. If you do decide to drive it is reachable in around a 45 minute drive or you can get there by train in 40 minutes from Stow (5.5 miles). Just outside the village is Thirlestane Castle, which is open to the public.
Here, you are very much midway between the lovely countryside of the Borders, with superb walking, biking, riding and fishing. To the north east, less than an hour will bring you to the East Lothian coast, with sandy beaches, surfing and, of course, the famous golf courses at Luffness, Gullane and Muirfield. If you wish to explore even further afield, there are good road connections to the west and north. This really is one of the places where you can have it all.
However, there is really no need to travel far to find plenty to see and do. The Borders have a rich history which has left its legacy in a great selection of stately homes, picturesque ruined abbeys, peel towers and castles and fine gardens. There are also such scenic delights as St Mary’s Loch, ideal for sailing, wind surfing and picnics, the excellent sandy beach at Coldingham and the spectacular seabird colonies on the cliffs at St Abbs.
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.
Open plan living area with TV/DVD, gas living flame fire and sofa bed, gas hob, electric oven, washing machine and microwave etc.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and living flame gas 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% - 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 2|
|29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016||£265.00|
|20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016||£395.00|
|28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017||£395.00|
|05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017||£265.00|
|11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017||£285.00|
|18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017||£265.00|
|04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017||£285.00|
|08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017||£325.00|
|22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017||£285.00|
|06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017||£325.00|
|27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017||£395.00|
|03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017||£325.00|
|01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017||£395.00|
|02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017||£325.00|
|23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017||£285.00|
|14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017||£325.00|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£265.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£395.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 05 Jan 2018||£395.00|
|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.
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This was our 3rd time at The Bothy and will not be our last, its always been clean and warm, as usual. It has everythin...Read More
Welcoming and well equipped, Great location for local amenities and such a friendly town.
It would have been useful to have a welcome pack with details of cottage - appliances/heating/recycling etc plus local a...Read More
I have stayed in the Bothy for five years now for the Scottish Small Bore Rifle Shoot, held in Thirlestane Castle in Lau...Read More
Great location and lovely for a couple...more comfortable sofa would be great and a dvd player, though not that importan...Read More