Near Ashkirk, RoxburghshireGuest Rating
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.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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
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Sitting room with multi-fuel stove and TV/DVD.
Kitchen with fridge-freezer, washing-machine, dishwasher, electric oven/hob, microwave, etc.
Twin bed room.
Double bed room.
Bathroom with bath, WC, wash basin and separate shower.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED)and multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED).Water is from a private source which 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. 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 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 15% May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 27/05/2019
- Save 15% w/c 18 May 19 From 18/05/2019 to 20/05/2019
- Save 10% w/c 01 Jun 19 From 01/06/2019 to 03/06/2019
- Save 10% w/c 08 Jun 19 From 08/06/2019 to 10/06/2019
- Save 10% w/c 15 Jun 19 From 15/06/2019 to 17/06/2019
- Save 10% w/c 22 Jun 19 From 22/06/2019 to 24/06/2019
- Save 10% w/c 29 Jun 19 From 29/06/2019 to 01/07/2019
- 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 01/11/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2||Sleeps 4|
|11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019||£395.00||£425.00|
|25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019||£495.00||£525.00|
|01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019||£395.00||£425.00|
|29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019||£495.00||£525.00|
|31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019||£395.00||£425.00|
|21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019||£295.00||£325.00|
|12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019||£395.00||£425.00|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||£285.00||£295.00|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||£495.00||£525.00|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||£495.00||£525.00|
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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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Hardly a need to leave the cottage, ideal to sit in the garden or conservatory, listen to the river and watch the wildli...Read More
Very cosy, well equipped cottage. perfect location for a quiet holiday.
well maintained and equipt in a nice peaceful location, handily placed for Edinburgh and even Northumberland.
In need of re-decorating. Grass in garden was very long. A long list of things you were NOT to do.
Thanks for the review. The cottage owners have started a programme of redecoration that they are fitting around their gu...Read More
Good value for a lovely location
'Very well equipped cottage, just feels like home - nothing has been missed. One of our most relaxing holidays.'
'Had a lovely stay in your cottage. Very peaceful.'
'Stunning location and cosy, comfortable cottage - ideal for a quiet getaway.' This is a 5 star cottage - maybe a two week stay next time!'
'Cute little cottage in lovely surroundings. Had everything we needed and more!'
'Very cosy well equipped cottage. Location is very peaceful and pretty. Will go away with some nice memories to cherish.'