Easter Harden Cottage
Near Hawick, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
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!
|Sleeps: 5||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
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.
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.
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 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
Bathroom with bath (and hand shower), WC, wash basin, washing machine and tumble dryer.
WC with wash basin.
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. WiFi is available via a 4G EE router (subject to a fair usage policy), at a charge of £10 per week. 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.
Please note: Due to the cleaning requirements around COVID-19 sheets, duvet covers (king size or single), pillows, pillow cases, towels, tea towels and bath mats are not currently being provided so please ensure you bring your own along with you. Please leave all windows wide open on departure.
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 5|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||£450.00|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||£525.00|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||£625.00|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||£525.00|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£625.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£750.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£625.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£750.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£625.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£525.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£625.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£450.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£750.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£750.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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The cottage was extremely comfortable, despite having had things removed due to Covid rules. We had the unique experienc...Read More
We had a wonderful,happy holiday. The warm,friendly welcome given by the delightful owner was a good sign and it just ke...Read More
Cottage is spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and stands within spectacular countryside - views from lounge and kit...
Thank you for your review – it is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the cottage’s gorgeous views. ...Read More
Great location very peaceful just what we needed. After our neighbourhood is like a construction site.
The cottage was very comfortable with wonderful views. The birds in the garden were a joy once we bought some food for t...Read More
'Thank you for your kindness and letting us stay in your immaculate cottage in its idyllic setting.'
'Such a lovely holiday in a beautiful cottage with such fabulous surroundings/views. Great base for visiting the area. We had nice meals out. A fabulous week.'
'We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay where we have felt very much at home in this lovely comfortable cottage. Great to be able to walk from the door straight on to the hills.'
'Very enjoyable, relaxing stay. Clean, comfortable cottage, great views and walks. Perfect for all of us especially the dogs.'
'Easter Harden is a wonderful cottage, but the views stun you into silence. We wish we were staying longer.'
'Thank you for a comfortable, tranquil stay. We loved the fresh air and natural light. Apart from the delightful bird song, it's so quiet here. We just wish we were staying longer.'
'Peace, quiet and stunning views. The cottage is lovely and the fact that you can walk straight from the door, without restriction, made this holiday.'
'A wonderful break in an idyllic cottage. Lots to do, great walking and mountain biking. Sorry to be heading home - wish we could take the breathtaking views with us.'
'We have had a wonderful week and feel sad it has gone so quickly. This cottage is amazing - thank you for letting us stay.'
'The best 60th birthday ever. Beautiful cottage, beautiful setting, comfortable beds. Thoroughly enjoyed being spoiled in a lovely cottage.'