Near Lauder, Berwickshire
This delightful detached cottage, newly built and full of character, is situated just a mile outside the town of Lauder (all facilities) in the lovely countryside of the Scottish Borders.
|Sleeps: 2/6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Standing quite high and south facing, it has a stunning panoramic outlook to the front across its large, enclosed grass garden (with furniture) to the hills beyond. It comes well equipped, too, with large windows, patio doors, decking areas and even balconies from which to enjoy the views.
Its owner is a professional designer and inside the cottage is light and airy and, as you would expect, most charmingly furnished and appointed to the highest standards and decorated in plain, cool colours. The spacious, open plan living area has as its focal point a most efficient wood-burning stove. Elderly or less able guests will appreciate the downstairs double bedroom suite, with wet room shower/bathroom. The sides of which can fold in to give even more room for a wheelchair if required.
A utility room completes the downstairs accommodation while upstairs there are two further bedrooms and an additional bathroom. One of these bedrooms opens on to a small balcony (with additional external stairs) that is ideal for enjoying an early morning cup of tea in the sun and feeling that you are indeed 'monarch of all you survey.'
The Lauder golf course is a short walk down the road and the village itself, a mile and a quarter from the house, stands on the A68 trunk route which will take you up to the likes of Muirfield and Luffness.
The capital of Edinburgh, with its wide range of attractions, is easily accessible in around 45 minutes by car or 40 minutes by train from Stow (7 miles).
Larkhill Farm is on the Southern Upland Way and the farm also offers extensive woodland walks. Riding and fishing are other popular pastimes in the area, while the world class mountain biking trails at Glentress are within a short drive of the cottage.
There are also plenty of historic castles, stately homes and ruined abbeys to visit. The nearest of these is Thirlestane Castle in Lauder itself. The coast at Coldingham, with its sandy beach and St Abbs, with its dramatic cliffs, is just an hour away.
With its excellent road connections to north and south, Lauder is well placed for touring, and there is much to see in this part of Scotland. The east lothian coast can be reached in well under an hour and, in addition to its famous golf courses, offers such varied attractions as Tantallon and Dirleton Castles, the Museum of Flight at East Fortune and go-karting at Gladsmuir, Tranent.
North Berwick is a popular holiday town and the summit of Berwick Law, the volcanic plug behind the town, affords fantastic views over the Firth of Forth. Just offshore is the Bass Rock, which hosts one of Europe’s biggest seabird colonies. The Scottish National Seabird Centre in the town has screens which relay live feeds of the nesting birds, or there are boat trips out to the rock where you can experience it all at first hand.
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.
Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen with TV/DVD, wood burning stove, dishwasher etc.
Utility room with deep freeze and washing machine
Wet room with bath, shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with balcony
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
- Travel Cot
Bed linen is INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by air source pump and heat recovery system and wood-burning stove. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium or 1 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. 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||Sleeps 6|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||£345.00||£395.00|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||£450.00||£495.00|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£550.00||£595.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£450.00||£495.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£550.00||£595.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£650.00||£650.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£550.00||£595.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£650.00||£650.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£550.00||£595.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£450.00||£495.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£550.00||£595.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£345.00||£395.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£650.00||£650.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£650.00||£650.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||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’ve had a really good time here. We enjoyed watching the birds especially the sparrows. The cottage is in a lovely setting and is comfortable and well equipped.'
'We have enjoyed a lovely week here at Larkhill cottage. We had a day in Edinburgh and visited the castle. We also hired bikes at Glentress, the boys loved the trails!'
'Enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. Had a wonderful week.'
'We’ve had an amazing time here visiting some great tourist attractions such as Peebles, Melrose and more. The cottage is beautiful with amazing views and good walks. Great for the dog too. We loved lounging around and playing swing ball.'
'We have had a lovely stay - it is very quaint and has stunning views. In the good weather we have been able to use the garden which is very nice. The beds are extremely comfy and we all slept well.'
'We had a very nice relaxing time at this cottage and loved all the country walks nearby and lovely views, especially North Berwick at sunset. We would definitely recommend coming at Christmas time - thank you very much!'
'We have had a very nice relaxing time in this comfortable cosy cottage which has fabulous views. Loved watching the hens, went on fantastic walks and explored great local places.'
'Definitely in the tick box for next year. Excellent facilities for humans and dogs!'
'We have had a lovely week in this wonderful cottage with amazing views. This is a very beautiful area to explore - our favourite places are Peebles, Melrose, Kelso and St Abbs. Abbotsford House is well worth a visit too. Thank you!'