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Whitmuir Steading Cottage

Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders

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At the end of a little country road between Melrose and Selkirk, in the heart of Walter Scott's romantic Border country, is Whitmuir Farm.

Quick Info

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

The American owners have painstakingly transformed one of the farm buildings into a luxury holiday cottage of great style and imagination. To the front, there is a lovely grassed courtyard with a sweeping drive round, while to the back there is a secure and secluded grassed garden area (with furniture).

Inside, the cottage is sublimely comfortable, full of character and beautifully furnished with traditional pieces. The large sitting room has an open fire, there is a separate dining room (also with open fire) and a very well-equipped kitchen and utility room. One set of stairs go up from the sitting room to an upstairs landing, off which there is a double bedroom and a further twin bedroom with bathroom between.

There is also a huge and quite amazing games room/additional sitting room, with pool table and a TV for computer games, accessible from the second bedroom. This can also be reached by a spiral staircase from the downstairs hallway. The cottage was once a granary and the old loading winch has been left to form a further interesting feature in the games room.

Map & Local

There is much to do in the surrounding area, with numerous excellent golf courses within a 10 mile radius that have quiet fairways and very reasonable green fees - in fact, buy a Freedom of the Fairways ticket and gain access to over 20 of them!

There are swimming pools at Selkirk (4 miles, with all facilities) and Galashiels (8 miles, with all facilities), riding at Ashkirk (10 miles) and a leisure centre at Hawick (15 miles). Edinburgh itself is just an hour's drive away, or you can jump on the train at Galashiels (8.5 miles) and be in the city centre in under an hour.

There are many lovely walks through the surrounding countryside, or you could join up with the Southern Upland Way at Fairnilee (7 miles) or St Cuthbert's Way, which runs from Melrose (6 miles) to Lindisfarne. The cottage also makes an ideal base for exploring the area by bike, with secure storage available and even a puncture repair kit!

There are also many fascinating reminders of this country's turbulent history. Visit the four ruined Border Abbeys of Melrose, Kelso, Dryburgh and Jedburgh, as well as numerous country houses and castles. Sir Walter Scott's own beloved home of Abbotsford is just a few miles away, as is the Duke of Buccleuch's imposing Bowhill, where there is an excellent adventure playground in the grounds.

Local Events and Attractions

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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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Sitting room withTV/DVD and open fire.
Dining room with open fire.
Kitchen with microwave, dishwasher and fridge-freezer, etc.
Utility room with washer/drier.
Cloakroom with WC.

Upstairs

Twin bedroom.
Double bedroom with TV.
Bathroom with separate shower.
Games room with pool table and TV.

What's included

Cot
Free
Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Services

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.

Availability

Availability

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
2018
Price

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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% Christmas 2018 From 20/12/2018 to 26/12/2018
  • Save 15% New Year 2018 From 29/12/2018 to 04/01/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
27 Oct 2018 - 19 Dec 2018 £395.00
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £595.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £595.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 £395.00
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 £450.00
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 £495.00
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 £450.00
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 £495.00
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 £595.00
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 £495.00
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 £595.00
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 £495.00
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 £450.00
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 £495.00
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £395.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £595.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £595.00
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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01-Dec-2018

Great facilities, lovely area and there’s always someone you can contact if you need anything.

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08-Aug-2018

Location de très grande qualité : équipement parfait, intérieur très soigné et cosy, grande salle de jeu avec pleins de ...

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02-Aug-2018

Lovely, clean and spacious cottage in a beautiful and peaceful location. Within easy access to Selkirk and Melrose.

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25-Sep-2017

Stunning location, lovely and large cottage with excellent features. Games room with pool table, comfortable beds, charm...

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18-Jun-2017

Very spacious, well equipped and comfortable cottage. Bonus was that the advertised double bed was in fact a 5ft bed an...

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