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Easter Harden Cottage

Near Hawick, Scottish Borders

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Situated in a lovely secluded position high in the green and purple Border hills some 10 miles south of Selkirk (with all facilities) and with views to die for over the unspoilt Borthwick valley is Easter Harden Cottage - there is not another house in sight!

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

Reached by a private drive the cottage is a delightful and comfortable holiday retreat from the cares of the world. Inside, the rather imposing entrance hall provides an enticing foretaste of more good things to come. The cottage is south-facing, bright and sunny and is kept really warm in all seasons with its open fire, electric heating and double-glazed windows.

The cottage is most elegantly and comfortably furnished and is situated so that that there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the lovely views from many of the rooms. The bright and cosy sitting room in particular has windows aplenty, and of course the doors to the garden offer instant access when you can’t wait a moment longer to get out there and enjoy.

The dining kitchen is modern and well-equipped with the table right by the window, so you don’t miss a thing. It is made particularly warm by the electric Aga (full instructions given for non-Aga experts).

Being all on one level makes Easter Harden a cottage for all age groups and levels of mobility. The three excellent bedrooms, two doubles and a single, are all spacious and charmingly furnished, and the master bedroom boasts both a king size bed and en suite bathroom. A third separate WC is another useful feature.

Outside, the cottage stands in its own enclosed garden grounds (with summer house and furniture). Children can play far from traffic and adults can relax and unwind in glorious surroundings. The cottage also has a small barn housing a table tennis table for visitors' use.

Map & Local

There is superb walking in the hills around, straight from the doorstep. This is traditional riding country - visitors can bring their own horse by arrangement, or mounts can be hired nearby.

Loch fishing is available on the Estate, where visitors can also enjoy bird-watching and mountain biking. Craik Forest, reputedly the largest man-made forest in Europe, is close by, with many woodland trails to explore by foot or on two wheels.

Cyclists are spoilt for choice in this area, with the famous 7 Stanes trails at Glentress near Peebles and an excellent downhill trail at Innerleithen. The local roads are both beautifully quiet and beautifully scenic. A particularly lovely drive is from the cottage over the hill to the Tushielaw Inn and on to St Mary’s Loch, which offers sailing, windsurfing and idyllic picnic places. Just a little further towards Moffat is the spectacular waterfall known as the Grey Mare’s Tail.

Hawick (5 miles), the 'home of cashmere', is the nearest place for shopping and it also has pubs, restaurants and a swimming pool. The many stately homes, gardens and country houses for which the Borders are famous are also within an easy distance.

Further afield, Edinburgh can be reached in an hour and a half's drive, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (17.5 miles), and you are almost equidistant between the beaches of the Berwickshire coast to the east and the Solway coast to the west.

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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

Single Storey

Sitting room with open fire, TV/DVD and patio doors to garden
Kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, fridge, deep-freeze, electric Aga and microwave, etc
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash basin
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath (and hand shower), WC, wash basin, washing machine and tumble dryer.
WC with wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00
Cot
£10.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and open fire. 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.

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% - August 18 From 18/08/2018 to 24/08/2018
  • Save 15% - August 18 From 25/08/2018 to 31/08/2018

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 £650.00
01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018 £550.00
22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018 £450.00
06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 £550.00
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 £395.00
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 £650.00
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 £650.00
06 Jan 2019 - 08 Feb 2019 POA
09 Feb 2019 - 05 Apr 2019 POA
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
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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03-May-2018

Electricity should be included in cost.

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05-Oct-2017

A wonderful cottage in an exceptionally beautiful setting. This was our second visit to Easter Harden and it was as blis...

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07-Aug-2017

Another peaceful and relaxing stay at Easter Harden. Beautifully peaceful, perfect opportunity to hide away from the ou...

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24-Jul-2017

Excellent accommodation with the most wonderful views from most Windows.Large relaxing garden ideal for pets,very safe.<...

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22-Jul-2017

Generally good. It would be nice to see the 2nd bedroom upgraded to the standard of the master bedroom. We loved the vie...

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Thanks for your comments. It is good to hear that you enjoyed Easter Harden’s exceptional views. The second bedroom has ...

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