Little Larch Cottage
Near Selkirk, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
Little Larch Cottage is a contemporary cottage set in a cluster of houses on a quiet rural estate, just 4 miles from the county town of Selkirk in the beautiful Scottish Borders countryside.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
As it is based on the ‘upside down’ principle, the cottage’s main living area is upstairs and the sleeping accommodation is downstairs.
The open plan living area is very spacious and has a light and airy feeling due to its large roof windows. At one end is a comfortable seating area with a TV with built-in TV/movie streaming that you can while away the evenings in front of. At the other end is a modern kitchen area that is well-equipped and even has a dishwasher so you don’t have to worry about whose turn it is to wash up! There is a stylish dining area alongside and also a handy WC on this level.
Downstairs the lovely bright double bedroom is beautifully presented with French doors that open out to a little outdoor seating area. A modern tiled bathroom with bath and shower over completes the accommodation.
Outside there is parking in the gravelled area right by the door that is shared with the owner’s house that is situated opposite. There is also secure storage available for bikes/motorbikes.
With trains running up to Edinburgh from both Galashiels (11 miles) or Tweedbank (11 miles) the capital is easily accessible for a day trip.
The Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (1.75 miles) offers riding lessons and there is an excellent 18-hole golf course on the Woll Estate (3.5 miles) that welcomes visitors.
You can walk straight from the cottage off out into the surrounding countryside, or take advantage of the quiet single track roads and explore by bike. There is also a fishery just down the road where guests can try fly fishing on Clerklands Loch.
Selkirk (4 miles) is the nearest town for stocking up on groceries and it is also the home of the famous Selkirk Bannock, a local speciality fruit bread. A few miles out of the town is Bowhill House and Country Estate where you can tour the grand house itself or take a stroll around the attractive grounds and perhaps stop at the tearoom for refreshments.
Melrose (10 miles) is a pretty town with plenty of interesting little independent shops, as well as pubs, restaurants and an excellent delicatessen. Every April the town plays host to the famous Melrose Sevens rugby tournament that draws in visitors from all across the UK and in the summer it hosts the Borders Book Festival that features a host of well known authors. Melrose is also known for its medieval ruined Abbey that is one of four in the area, with the others at Dryburgh (13 miles), Kelso (19 miles) and Jedburgh (13.5 miles).
Kelso is a picturesque market town that is centred around a charming cobbled square with lots of interesting shops and a programme of different events that run at its racecourse and agricultural showground throughout the year. Jedburgh is famous for its Castle Jail and Mary Queen of Scots House, a late 16th century townhouse that has exhibits detailing her fascinating life.
In the other direction Galashiels (11 miles) has a wide range of shops and supermarkets, as well as cafés, restaurants and pubs. You can get the train from either Galashiels or Tweedbank (11 miles) and be up in Edinburgh in under an hour for a day trip spent enjoying the sights and sounds of the bustling capital city.
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.
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room with electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge (with ice box), etc
WC and wash basin
(Washer/dryer in external garden store).
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Heating is by Biomass (INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Electricity is INCLUDED. 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).
- 2 Week Discount (£50)
- Save 10% - February Half Term From 16/02/2019 to 22/02/2019
- Save 10% - Valentine's Week From 09/02/2019 to 15/02/2019
- Save 10% w/c 19 Jan 19 From 19/01/2019 to 24/01/2019
- Save 10% w/c 26 Jan 19 From 26/01/2019 to 31/01/2019
- Save 5% w/c 02 Feb 19 From 02/02/2019 to 08/02/2019
- Easter Break 2019 From 06/04/2019 to 11/04/2019
- Easter Break 2019 From 13/04/2019 to 19/04/2019
- May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|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.
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We loved Little Larch cottage and hope to visit again. The welcome hamper was a nice touch and much appreciated.
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