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Burnfoot Cottage

Near Ashkirk, Roxburghshire

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Nestling in the quiet Ale Valley among the green hills of the Scottish Borders and right alongside the Alewater, is Burnfoot Cottage, a charming, semi-detached holiday home which has been converted from a former farm worker's cottage.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

It stands in its own secluded, fenced garden and perhaps its most delightful feature is its conservatory dining room which overlooks the river behind and from where you can enjoy the delightful surroundings whatever the weather.

With Burnfoot you get all you would expect from such a charming wee cottage and even more besides, for it is full of character. With its multi-fuel stove (that supplements the oil-fired central heating), exposed rough stone fireplace and comfortable furnishings, the cosy sitting room will be a pleasure to return to after an active day.

The layout of the practical, modern kitchen ensures you will have everything to hand, while the dining conservatory makes a very memorable place to enjoy lazy meals.

There is one light, bright double bedroom downstairs and one upstairs with coombed ceilings. They have both been cleverly designed to make the utmost of the space available. Also upstairs is the family bathroom with bath and separate shower.

Map & Local

Despite being in such a peaceful and secluded situation, Burnfoot Cottage is remarkably well-placed to take advantage of all the surrounding area has to offer.

The nearest pub is just half a mile away at the Woll golf course, with another 2 miles away miles away at Ashkirk where there are also riding stables.

Shops, hotels and a swimming pool can be found at Selkirk (6 miles). Fishing is available by arrangement in the Ale water itself, or in the many stocked lochs or other rivers round about. If you have a boat or wind surfer, you can take it up to St Mary's Loch that sits lonely and serene among the hills.

There is wonderful walking country in all directions and many stretches of the River Tweed are ideal for canoeing. In addition, there are lots of castles, stately homes and ruined abbeys to visit. If you are looking for still more, Edinburgh is just over an hour's drive away or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (13.5 miles), arriving right in the heart of the city at Waverley station.

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 multi-fuel stove and TV/DVD
Kitchen with fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven/hob, microwave, etc
Conservatory/dining room
Twin bedroom.


Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. Water is from a private source which UV filtered and regularly tested. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 POA
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 POA
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 POA
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 POA
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 POA
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 POA
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £365.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £395.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £495.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 POA
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 POA
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 POA
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 POA
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 POA
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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Property was in very quiet location with nice garden. It was comfortable, warm and had everything needed for our stay an...

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Location brilliant. very comfortable, good walks nearby. was very naughty and ate some (many) ripe plums


Great spot by the beck but dated inside. Need to make more secure to keep dog from escaping but enjoyed staying there


Lovely cottage - very well equipped with everything you need to make 'home' for the duration of your stay. Perfectly sit...

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As I said we have been going to the border for over 20 years and burnfoot on multiple occasions and is always lovely

Guest Comments


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