Marl Moss Cottage
Near Selkirk, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
This traditional Scottish steading has been imaginatively converted into three 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 and feels light and airy throughout! The cottage is kept warm and cosy by the underfloor heating, which can be complemented by the open fire for cuddling up in front of at night. 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 to!
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. This is exclusively yours for the length of your stay and offers amazing views across the Borders countryside.
When it comes to the beautiful Borders countryside, Whitmuir Estate is right in the midst of some of the best. What's more, with the Estate owners' commitment to conservation, those who choose to explore the surrounding lands will find ponds, wooded areas, hedgerows and fields which have been specifically set aside for native fauna and flora to thrive.
Walkers are well catered for here with the Southern Upland and St Cuthbert's Way walking routes both passing nearby. It is also a good area for exploring by bike with its quiet roads and countryside paths.
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. These days 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.
If you fancy a day trip to discover Scotland's capital, Edinburgh is just an hour's drive away or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (8.5 miles). This is all if you can bring yourself to leave this pretty little cottage and the impressive estate on which it is situated where there is so much nature to see!
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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/dining room with open fire, TV/DVD and mini hi-fi
Kitchen/dining room with electric oven/hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/tumble dryer and microwave, etc
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom with super king-size four poster bed and TV/DVD.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). 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)
- Save 10% w/c 10 Aug 19 From 10/08/2019 to 12/08/2019
- Save 15% w/c 20 Jul 19 From 20/07/2019 to 22/07/2019
- Save 10% w/c 27 Jul 19 From 27/07/2019 to 29/07/2019
- Save 10% w/c 03 Aug 19 From 03/08/2019 to 05/08/2019
- Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019
- New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 03/01/2020
- October Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 14/10/2019
- October Half Term 2019 From 19/10/2019 to 21/10/2019
- October Half Term 2019 From 26/10/2019 to 28/10/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£465.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£395.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£325.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£395.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£295.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£465.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£465.00|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£295.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£325.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£395.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£325.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£395.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£465.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£395.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£465.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£395.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£325.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£395.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£295.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£465.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£465.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||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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Excellent accommodation very spacious, clean and well kitted out. Loved the quiet, scenic location and hope to return.
Well managed and painless booking experience .
An excellent base to explore the wonderful local scenery and facilit...
A delightful cottage in a beautiful location. Perfect.
We have been using Marl Moss for a number of years as our Border base and always found it to suit our needs.
Stayed here previously and was very happy to return. Great place to stay, everything you need and a quiet and spacious a...Read More
'Fabulous cottage in a stunning location. Enjoyed our 'close encounters' with the wildlife and birds on the estate. Would definitely return and recommend.'
'What a super cottage - more like a mansion! Had a great holiday - loved it.'
'We would very much like to return some time for a longer stay. Very comfortable and peaceful. Ideal!'
'Wonderful cottage - spacious and comfortable. Great setting.'
'First class accommodation in the most beautiful setting.'
'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.'