Near West Linton, Scottish Borders
Maybe it sounds too good to be true - a beautiful house tucked away among the hills without another house in sight from its front windows and yet within a half-hour drive of Edinburgh.
|Sleeps: 4/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
True it is though at Wakefield House, this most desirable of holiday homes. It is situated just 2 miles (within walking distance for the energetic) out of the pretty conservation village of West Linton (with shops, pubs and restaurants). A gracious country house, it sits in its own large garden at the centre of a large country estate with a little stream down the slope to the side (care to be taken with children) and lovely views across the valley to the hills beyond.
Inside, the owners have combined elegance and comfort with a wonderful sense of light and space. On the ground floor are two charming sitting rooms that are quite different in character, so you can vary your choice according to your mood. One of the sitting rooms has a TV and cosy wood-burning stove and is definitely a place to lounge around. The other sitting room is rather beautiful, very comfortable and perhaps more formal, with an open fire in an impressive fireplace.
The newly fitted kitchen is very spacious with a breakfast bar and separate dining area, as well as a door to that leads out to a terrace (with furniture), where you can breakfast out in the sunshine. Also on this level is a single bedroom (with pull-out bed underneath) and a bath/shower room.
On the mezzanine is a magnificent dining area, with a door leading out to a charming balcony (with furniture) that is perfect for pre-dinner drinks.
Upstairs are two double bedrooms, a twin bedroom and a bathroom with bath and separate shower. The double bedrooms are both very spacious and beautifully furnished. The master room forms what could be a small separate suite with a dressing area and the upstairs bathroom adjacent, though this is also perfectly accessible from the other bedrooms without encroaching on anyone’s privacy.
The housekeeper for the property lives next door in the adjoining cottage behind Wakefield House. Privacy is totally assured but meals can be provided by separate arrangement for those wanting to be catered for or even just to have a lazy Sunday breakfast!
There are lovely hill and river walks to be enjoyed right from the door and where the road ends there is a reservoir. It may also be possible to arrange shooting and fishing in season on the estate.
The Edinburgh dry ski slope is within a 20 minute drive and West Linton Golf Course is just over a mile from the house.
Should you decide to visit Scotland's lovely capital city Edinburgh during your stay, yet avoid any traffic and parking problems, then buses pass regularly through the village. On the way, you can make a small diversion to view Roslin Chapel, that was well worth a visit even before it shot to fame courtesy of Dan Brown in 'The Da Vinci Code'.
To the south, you have all the Scottish Borders to explore, with more opportunities for wonderful walking, for world class mountain biking, riding and exploring a host of old Scottish keeps and castles. Another must see over to the west is The World Heritage Site at New Lanark, together with the spectacular falls of Clyde. Glasgow, of course, has all the shops, restaurants, and theatre you could wish for and is always well worth a visit.
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.
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and microwave.
Sitting room with open fire.
Sitting room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD.
Single bedroom with pull out bed under (to make second single bed)
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.
Dining area with doors to balcony.
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED), open fire and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, no pets. 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 23/05/2020 to 25/05/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 8|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||£695.00||£750.00|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||£595.00||£650.00|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||£695.00||£750.00|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||£950.00||£995.00|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||£695.00||£750.00|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||£950.00||£995.00|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||£695.00||£750.00|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||£595.00||£650.00|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||£695.00||£750.00|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||£550.00||£595.00|
|19 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£950.00||£995.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£950.00||£995.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Feb 2021||POA||POA|
|06 Feb 2021 - 02 Apr 2021||POA||POA|
|03 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021||POA||POA|
|24 Apr 2021 - 07 May 2021||POA||POA|
|08 May 2021 - 28 May 2021||POA||POA|
|29 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||POA||POA|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||POA||POA|
|26 Jun 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For Wakefield House, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms only being made available.
'Another perfect stay - with a 50th Birthday thrown in for good measure! Very reluctanct to go home.'
'We have loved this house and all the walks and easy access to Edinburgh. Great place!'
'This house is just as fantastic as it was three years ago. Thank you!'
'Very comfortable and relaxing time at Wakefield House. Lovely to see stoats racing around the garden!'
'We've all had a lovely week, beautiful scenery and great house for playing hide and seek with the kids! Very cosy and warm, beds so relaxing ....'