Near Earlston, Scottish Borders
This unusual and enchanting little cottage has a most peaceful situation on a 45 acre country estate between the villages of Earlston and Redpath, near Melrose in the beautiful Scottish border land.
Standing quite alone at the end of one of the drives to the big house, The Clockhouse would have been the coach house and coachman's quarters in previous times. Nowadays, the lower part is just used for estate storage so tenants have the building all to themselves.
With all the care and attention that has gone into its presentation it would be very hard not to be delighted by The Clockhouse. Its sylvan setting is instantly appealing and the accommodation is snug and full of character, as well as being beautifully and stylishly furnished.
On the ground floor is a smart dining kitchen with an electric Esse range (looks like an Aga but is a conventional cooker), quarry tiled floor, traditional Belfast sink and attractive dining corner.
From the end of the kitchen the stairs lead up to the sitting room that has comfortable seating around its electric stove and some good antique pieces thrown in for good measure. Off this are the two bedrooms, a double and a twin, that are both warm and inviting. Even the bathroom is full of character, with a roll-top bath with shower over and smart checkerboard flooring.
The immediate surroundings are just as attractive as the cottage's interior. Just across the track is a new tennis court, complete with an attractive summer house/pavilion, both of which guests are welcome to use.
The summerhouse is ideal for picnics and barbecues and there are numerous other excellent picnic spots in the woods. On another part of the estate, a short walk through the grounds, there is a riding school. The Estate has fishing rights on the river Leader and golf at any number of good local courses, the nearest of which is Melrose.
The Southern Upland Way can be joined at Melrose, which also marks the start of the St Cuthbert Way to Lindisfarne, so walkers are well catered for. If a day on the beach appeals, you can be on the Berwickshire coast in just under an hour. Historic Berwick-upon-Tweed itself, the dramatic cliffs and seabird colonies at St Abbs and the beach at Coldingham are all well worth a visit.
Earlston (2 miles) has pubs and shops, while Melrose (6 miles) is a popular tourist destination at the foot of the famous Eildon Hills and has an excellent selection of shops and eating places. At Earlston you are on the A68, which will take you up to Edinburgh in under an hour and is also on a bus route to the capital if you would prefer to leave the car at home.
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.
Dining kitchen with electric Esse, dishwasher, washing machine,tumble drier, microwave etc.
Sitting room with electric stove and TV/Video/DVD
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters and electric stove. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|01 Nov 2014 - 19 Dec 2014||£295.00|
|20 Dec 2014 - 26 Dec 2014||£495.00|
|27 Dec 2014 - 05 Jan 2015||£495.00|
|06 Jan 2015 - 04 Jan 2016||POA|