The Whitmuir Estate
The Whitmuir Estate lies between Melrose and Selkirk (all facilities, swimming pool) in the heart of Sir Walter Scott's romantic border country. Though tucked away at the end of a quiet country road it is just a few minutes drive from both of these towns.
Whitmuir Estate Self Catering Cottages
So Much to See and Do
There are plenty of activities in the surrounding area. Golfers can choose to buy a 'Freedom of the Fairways' ticket to play on up to 20 courses locally. Fairways here are relatively quiet with reasonably priced green fees and there are several excellent courses within 10 miles of the cottage. As well as golf, there are swimming pools in Selkirk (4 miles, all facilities) and Galashiels (8 miles), riding at Ashkirk (10 miles), a leisure centre at Hawick (15 miles) and then Edinburgh itself is only about an hour away by car.
This area is wonderful walking country whether for a simple stroll or a more energetic tramp such as part of the Southern Upland Way which can be joined at Fairnilee (7 miles) or St Cuthbert's Way which runs from Melrose (6 miles) to Lindisfarne.
History lovers will be interested in visiting the many reminders of the Borders' violent past. There are the ruined abbeys at Melrose, Kelso, Dryburgh and Jedburgh as well as a plethora of country houses, castles and keeps. Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott, is only a few miles away as is Bowhill, the impressive residence of the Duke of Buccleuch with an exciting adventure playground in the grounds.
Parents of young children are advised that Whitmuir is a working farm with farm vehicles and machinery.