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Marl Moss Cottage


Nr Selkirk, Scottish Borders

Marl Moss Cottage
Marl Moss Cottage
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Scotland is well known for its beautiful countryside and its abundance of wildlife, and there are few better places for a couple to experience what's on offer than by staying at Marl Moss Cottage on the Whitmuir Estate.  As well as being an ideal base for which to hike out and explore the area, it is also a great place to just sit back and watch the world go by.  This traditional Scottish steading has been imaginatively converted into 3 properties, the smallest of which is Marl Moss Cottage, which share a quiet courtyard well away from busy roads and exposes you to a much more peaceful, relaxed pace of life.

Considering this beautifully renovated cottage only sleeps two, it is far more spacious than you would expect!  While still being kept warm and cosy by the under floor heating, which can be complemented by the open fire for cuddling up in front of at night, this cottage feels light and airy throughout.  With extensive floor and worktop space in the kitchen you could cook for an army if you wished, but I doubt you'll want to when this is the ideal place for just the two of you to escape any pressures!  And let's not forget the romantic touches which make Marl Moss that wee bit special, the fabulous four poster super-king size bed, the table for two with views across the road to Whitmuir Loch and the secluded little seating area just a few hundred yards away in the woods which is exclusively yours for the length of your stay and offers amazing views across the Borders countryside.

And when it comes to the beautiful Borders countryside, Whitmuir Estate is slap bang in the midst of some of the best.  And what's more, with the Estate owners commitment to conservation, those who choose to explore the lands surrounding Marl Moss Cottage will find ponds, wooded areas, hedgerows and fields which have been specifically set aside for native fauna and flora to thrive.  Wild flowers flourish and butterflies, ladybirds and various other animals are in their element, as no doubt you will be when staying in Marl Moss.

The charming Whitmuir Loch which you can see from the sitting room of the cottage was where peat was dug from over 300 years ago to heat the nearby town of Selkirk (all facilities), and carried the 4 miles from the estate by horse and cart.  Nowadays it will take you only a few minutes by car to get to the pretty market town in the middle of the Borders, within easy reach of the other Borders towns such as Melrose, Peebles, Galashiels (cinema, 24 hour supermarket) and Jedburgh, each with its own unique character and history.  Edinburgh is just an hour up the road, perfect for a day trip to discover Scotland's capital - this is if you can bring yourself to leave this pretty little cottage and the impressive estate on which it is situated and where there is just so much nature to see.

Heating by oil-fired central heating, electricity and a starter pack of fuel for the open fire are INCLUDED. Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Sorry, no smokers or pets. Wireless Broadband is available, subject to provider.  (Note: There is an error in the printed 2013 brochure which references "french doors to the courtyard" which are not doors but is instead a large floor to ceiling window). 

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Also on the Whitmuir Estate

Whitmuir Steading (sleeps 4)
Knowpark Cottage (sleeps 5)

Guest Comment

Akeroyd party, Lincolnshire 27/04/2013

What a super "cottage" more like a mansion! Had a great holiday to celebrate my birthday. Hospitality couldn't be beaten - loved it.

Marl Moss Cottage - Guest Comments

Kirby/Liddle party, North Yorkshire 12/05/2012

We really enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage - it was a pleasure to come back to every day after our days out in the Borders. The log fire cheered up a wet Friday evening!

Sumner party, Cheshire 02/06/2012

Beautiful house, loved the interior design. Very comfortable.

Walker party, Manchester 09/06/2012

First class accommodation in the most beautiful setting.

Medcalf party, Worcester 15/06/2012

Wonderful cottage, spacious & comfortable. Great setting. Proved this weekend that it is weather-proof!

Tyson party, Cumbria 15/09/2012

Blissful, beautiful, amazing cottage - we will be back.

Dunn party, Tyne & Wear 13/10/2012

Cottage gets 4 "Wows" when you come in!

Prime party, Edinburgh 06/11/2012

We would very much like to return some time for a longer stay. Very comfortable & peaceful. Ideal!

Lynda and Daniel, Cheshire 08/02/2014

Fabulous cottage in a stunning location. Enjoyed our "close encounters" with the wildlife & birds on the estate. Would definitely return & recommend.

Weekly Price 2014

  • Sleeps:2*,
    Bedrooms: 1
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • Two week discount
  • Wi-fi Internet (FREE)

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Single Storey
  • Sitting/dining room with open-fire, TV/DVD and mini hi-fi.
  • Kitchen/dining room with electric oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier and microwave, etc.
  • Large bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
  • Double bedroom with super-king size four poster bed.