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Riddell House

Near Lilliesleaf, Scottish Borders

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Riddell House is a magnificent mid-19th century heritage house in a wonderful country setting near the village of Lilliesleaf (2 miles) amidst the stunning scenery of the picturesque Scottish Borders.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5
Changeover Day: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 5
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi
Overview

The house has been extended and modernised to create a spacious and chic holiday home. Guests are welcomed into a delightful hallway that hints at the elegance yet to come. An open fire crackles away enticingly at the heart of the grand drawing room. Double doors lead into the adjacent dining room which provides space for everyone to savour meals together. Doors from the dining room open out into the garden and outdoor seating on a pretty terrace.

A cosy TV room provides a further hideaway leading onto a south-facing terrace. In the kitchen the huge electric range is a joy to cook on and there is a useful island with seating. The attractive downstairs twin bedroom, with its large feature window, TV and tea making facilities is ideal for people with mobility issues. This room leads into a spacious en suite wet room with luxurious underfloor heating.

Each of the four delightful double bedrooms upstairs has been presented with its own stylish colour scheme with the added benefit of their own TVs and deluxe en suite bathrooms. A range of additional services from cleaning, laundry and catering are available on request.

The south-facing garden is enclosed by hedges with an archway that leads through to a full-size tennis court that guests are welcome to use. A heated drying room is provided outside which is great for drying wet coats and jackets, wellies, etc after days spent out exploring. The dark skies also allow for the amazing stars above to be admired.

Map & Local

Conservation is of particular importance to the Riddell Estate. Over 50 acres of special habitat have been created to help the resident wildlife thrive. On travels around the estate the Riddell Tower (the General’s Tower) can be seen standing at an impressive 82 feet high. Parts of it date right back to the 14th century and it has undergone extensive renovations over the years.

As the estate is situated at the heart of the Ale Water Valley there are numerous lovely walking and cycling routes crossing the area with miles of hills and woodland to explore. In addition there are many outdoor activities available in the valley.

The Clerklands Fishery just a mile along the road has a huge 4 acre loch for fly fishing against a beautiful backdrop. If horse riding is on the agenda the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (2 miles) is just the place with tuition and scenic hacking on offer or, have a go at clay pigeon shooting at nearby Bisley at Braidwood (4 miles).

18 holes of golf can be played at the Woll Golf Course (4.5 miles) where the excellent restaurant can be tried out for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Melrose (9.5 miles) is a pretty town centred around a historic 12th century abbey with lots to attract visitors. As well as having all the shops you could need there are some good pubs and eateries too. The town has a rich history with the fascinating Trimontium Museum showcasing Roman artefacts and the site of a Roman fort visible just outside the town.

In St Boswells (8 miles) there are a couple of places to head for a meal and, during the day, its café/bookshop has a nice deli with some delicious treats to pick up. Further afield the train station at Tweedbank (10 miles) links up to Edinburgh so the centre of the city can be reached in under an hour.

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

Drawing room with open fire
Dining room with seating for 10, an open fire and French doors to patio area and garden
Snug with TV and French doors to second patio area and garden
Kitchen with breakfast bar, electric range cooker, microwave, dishwashwer and fridge, etc
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, etc
King-size double or twin bedroom with en suite wet room, WC and wash basin
External boot/drying room with sink.

Upstairs

King-size double or twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
King-size double or twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin
King-size double or twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
King-size double or twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and open fires (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). Please note that dogs are allowed in the snug, boot/drying room and garden only. 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: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Booked Available
2020
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).

Changeover Day: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 10
07 Feb 2020 - 02 Apr 2020 £1,495.00
03 Apr 2020 - 23 Apr 2020 £1,695.00
24 Apr 2020 - 07 May 2020 £1,495.00
08 May 2020 - 21 May 2020 £1,695.00
22 May 2020 - 28 May 2020 £1,895.00
29 May 2020 - 25 Jun 2020 £1,695.00
26 Jun 2020 - 27 Aug 2020 £1,895.00
28 Aug 2020 - 17 Sep 2020 £1,695.00
18 Sep 2020 - 08 Oct 2020 £1,495.00
09 Oct 2020 - 29 Oct 2020 £1,695.00
30 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020 £1,395.00
18 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 POA
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
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.

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