Near Selkirk, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
Visitors are delighted when they discover the quality of the accommodation they have booked at Satchell's Cottage, a charming, detached and now most beautifully refurbished farm cottage between Selkirk and Melrose in the Scottish Borders.
|Sleeps: 4/6||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
The approach to the cottage is very promising too, situated as it is in the heart of the lovely Borders countryside, a half mile by a good track from the nearest country road, with breathtaking views away to the Eildon Hills to the east and surrounded by its own enclosed grass garden with decking area (with furniture). Yet it is only 10 minutes from the A7 north of Hawick in one direction and 20 minutes from Melrose in the other. As the icing on this delectable cake, there is even a delightful country golf course at the bottom of the track!
Inside, the attentive owner has tried to think of everything that will make your stay as enjoyable as possible and has furnished the cottage with great flair and style. The dining kitchen is spacious and very well equipped and the large sitting room has a cosy corner with wood burning stove and patio doors opening to the decking area, with the principal seating organised so that you can admire the views whatever the weather. Downstairs too, are a twin and two single bedrooms and an excellent shower room.
Upstairs, off the landing area is an enormous and beautifully light double bedroom with coombed ceilings and Velux windows, where you can lie in bed and admire the views! The accommodation is not only extremely comfortable but versatile too.
For all the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings (Satchells is a working sheep farm, but most of the activity takes place well short of the cottage), here you are very much at the centre of things.
There is a golf course within walking distance and the village of Lilliesleaf (2.5 miles) has two pubs and a cafe. Ian Stark’s Equestrian Centre (4.5 miles) offers horse riding lessons, hacking and trekking and is open 7 days a week. It is also home to a wide range of equestrian events throughout the year.
A short drive will bring you to a number of the historic border towns, including Hawick, Selkirk and Melrose, all of which have excellent facilities. The former two have a leisure centre or swimming pool and there is riding at Ashkirk.
The area's many historic houses, Sir Walter Scott's Abbotsford, Floors Castle, Bowhill, Thirlestane Castle, to name but a few, are all well worth a visit, nor should the Border Abbeys be missed. The Berwickshire coast with all its lovely sandy beaches can be reached in just over an hour for day trips. The capital Edinburgh, with all its attractons, is also just over an hour's drive away, or you can take the hourly bus service from Galashiels, or jump on the train at Tweedbank (12.5 miles) and be in the city centre in under an hour.
For the energetic there is not only golf and riding, but superb walking in all directions, world class mountain biking trails at Glentress and Innerleithen, as well as fishing and canoeing. All sporting tastes truly are well catered for here!
Local Events and Attractions
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.
Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD.
Dining kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge-freezer, etc.
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 6|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||£575.00||£625.00|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||£475.00||£525.00|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||£575.00||£625.00|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||£395.00||£450.00|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||£695.00||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||£695.00||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019||£395.00||£450.00|
|09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019||£475.00||£525.00|
|06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019||£575.00||£625.00|
|27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019||£475.00||£525.00|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£575.00||£625.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£695.00||£695.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£575.00||£625.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£695.00||£695.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£575.00||£625.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£475.00||£525.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£575.00||£625.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£395.00||£450.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£695.00||£695.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£695.00||£695.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||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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great location and overall very good. Could have done with more towels. Ask landlord but they never appeared. washing...Read More
Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location
Everything dealt with efficiently and hassle free.
The cottage itself is lovely. However, the water filter was quite choked with no apparent tool left to work on it. The r...Read More
friendly/welcoming owners, clean and well presented accomodation
'Fab cottage - our best yet! Our boys loved the hot tub as did we - perfect way to celebrate the New Year! Will definately be back.'
'Cottage is really cosy and we've had a wonderful, relaxing time. Enjoyed being on a working farm and loved the hot tub! Borders railway to to Edinburgh is a must.'
'Brillant cottage, really quiet and peaceful. The shortbread and oatcakes were a nice touch and really appreciated.'
'Our 6th trip and counting .... Just love it here! The kids loved the trip on the quad bike to see the sheep up close and the hot tub. Until next time ...!'
'Thoroughly enjoyed our week back in the Borders. Cottage was very comfortable, in a peaceful location and the views from the hot tub are amazing!! Many thanks for all the extras.'
'We've had a delightful week at Satchells with everything we need to hand and more including the hot tub. Have thoroughly enjoyed the new lambs appearing daily! We just love all that the Scottish Borders has to offer.'