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Mossbrae Cottage

Near Ettrickbridge, Selkirkshire

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Mossbrae Cottage is a detached cottage standing on rising ground at the side of small glen lined with fir trees, where the Dodhead Burn tumbles down to join the Ettrick Water.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (3)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Two miles south of the village of Ettrickbridge (with pub/bar meals) bordering the B7009 which runs through the lovely Ettrick Valley from Selkirk (9 miles) in the central Borders down to Langholm (38 miles) in Dumfriesshire.

In the immediate surroundings, in addition to the wooded glen to the front, from the back and side of the cottage there are magnificent views down the valley. The north west facing garden is just perfect for sitting out on a fine summer evening and watching the sun go down behind the hills. The caretakers' cottage is its only neighbour.

Inside, Mossbrae has been comprehensively and charmingly refurbished by its owners and is bright, cosy and most comfortable, with oil central heating.

This is a very genuine cottage that is very well presented and maintained by its experienced caretakers. The sitting room is comfortably furnished with a stone fireplace and open fire at its heart. The smart, well-equipped kitchen is open plan to a light and bright dining room that is a lovely spot to gather for evening meals.

All on one level there are three spacious bedrooms, a double room and two twin rooms. The double room faces the forest at the front while the twin looks over the fields at the back.

Outside, there is parking at the door and a large enclosed gravelled and paved area to the side (with furniture). The low wall round the garden encloses it but will present no barrier to determined dogs, so with sheep very often grazing in the field beyond, some care is required.

Map & Local

This is wonderful hill country, with superb walking available in all directions.

Quiet roads take you easily through spectacular scenery to all the small Border towns and many places of interest. The nearest of these, the historic burgh of Selkirk (8 miles) has all facilities including a swimming pool.

There is riding at Ashkirk (8 miles) while lonely and beautiful St Mary's Loch (12 miles) offers excellent facilities for sailing and wind surfing, or just for relaxing with a picnic and watching the children enjoy themselves in the burn.

Mountain biking enthusiasts will find that they are only 17 miles from Cardrona, which is rapidly emerging as one of the foremost centres in the country for dedicated hill and forest trails. Salmon/trout fishing (fly only) on the River Ettrick and in stocked lochs can usually be arranged with the owner. Birds and and other wildlife abound, so don't go far without your binoculars!

If you fancy a day trip to the capital Edinburgh, it is easily reachable by car in around an hour, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (14.5 miles). There is a plethora of shops, museums, galleries and restaurants in the city, as well as the chance to take in historic sights such as Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace.

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.



Single Storey

Sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD
Open plan kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fire FUEL INCLUDED. WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 3 medium or 3 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 6
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 POA
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 POA
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 POA
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 POA
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 POA
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 POA
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 POA
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 POA
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 POA
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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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Refundable House Holder's deposit required