Near Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Meadowside is tucked away in the Ale Water valley’s beautiful rolling countryside on the Whitmuir Estate between Selkirk (4 miles) and Melrose (7.5 miles).
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The cottage is a perfect bolthole for couples to escape to and enjoy relaxing in peaceful surroundings whilst being centrally located for exploring the delights of the Scottish Borders.
Offering very generous accommodation throughout, this traditional cottage has been lovingly modernised with a cosy sitting room with open fire at its heart, an incredibly spacious and well-equipped dining kitchen and a modern shower room downstairs.
Upstairs the attractive double bedroom has plenty of storage and the added advantage of a huge en suite bathroom that is ideal for enjoying a long soak after days spent out exploring.
A shared courtyard sits behind the cottage and to the front is a parking area and secluded garden with patio seating to sit and listen to the birds singing from.
The cottage has secure storage for bikes alongside it which is handy for exploring the quiet surrounding roads on two wheels or trying one of the many different mountain biking routes that run off into the countryside all around.
The Estate’s owners are passionate about conservation and have set aside specific areas of their land for nature to take over, drawing in over 170 different species of animal in the last 10 years.
Some pretty nature walks lead around the estate with lots of beautiful flora and fauna and roe deer, hares, pheasants, owls and butterflies amongst just some of the wildlife to look out for along the way.
Nature lovers will also enjoy visiting nearby Lindean Loch (3 miles) that has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest with its mixed landscape of woodland, pasture and grassland that attracts wildfowl and songbirds as well as goldfinches, skylarks and even greater spotted woodpeckers.
For something a bit different, try a clay pigeon shooting lesson at Bisley at Braidwood in Midlem (1.5 miles) where there are wonderful views of the Eildon hills to admire and a little café to recharge in afterwards.
When passing through Lilliesleaf (4 miles) it is worth stopping off at the Jammy Coo café to sample their excellent cakes and see the artwork by local artists that they display.
The 4 acre loch at Clerklands Fly Fishery (6 miles) is stocked with trout and is a very peaceful spot to while away an afternoon or two fishing, with boat hire available for heading further out onto the loch. Golfers are spoilt for choice with a driving range to practise on at Synton Mains (6.5 miles) and golf courses to try at Selkirk (4 miles), Woll (7.5 miles), Melrose (7.5 miles) and Minto (8 miles) to name but a few.
Selkirk is the place to head to for stocking up on essentials or sampling a local specialty, the Selkirk Bannock. The town also has plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants and is home to the Lochcarron Visitor Centre that is a great place to pick up some high quality knitwear, cashmere and even traditional kilts.
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 TV/DVD and open fire
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.
- 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).
From 01/02/2020 to 03/02/2020
From 08/02/2020 to 10/02/2020
From 15/02/2020 to 17/02/2020
From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|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.
'We had a wonderful week staying in this lovely cottage. Exploring the Borders in fine weather has been great and coming back to the comfort and elegance of Meadowside each night has made the holiday.'