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Hallburn House

Near Lilliesleaf, Scottish Borders

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Hallburn House is a delightful retreat in a large, pretty garden set on the picturesque Riddell Estate, in the rolling Scottish Borders countryside near the village of Lilliesleaf (2 miles).

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6/8 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Inside, large windows in the sitting room flood the room with light while an open fire crackles away at its heart creating a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. The kitchen has everything required for creating some tasty delights that can be served up in the formal dining room where another open fire makes it the just the place to linger over evening meals.

The little entrance hall provides useful storage and even has a piano and there is also a handy WC on this level. Ramps lead right up to the front door and those with mobility issues will find the downstairs double bedroom ideal as it is all on one level and has an adjacent wet room.

Upstairs are three further attractive bedrooms and a family bathroom with the choice of a chic rolltop bath or separate, modern shower. The spacious master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a bath and shower over and, as all of the bedrooms have zip-link beds, they can be configured as double or twin as required.

In the enclosed garden outside the vast lawn is great for pets and children alike to play and run off some steam. There is a patio seating area and lots of mature shrubs and trees that give a nice private feeling, as well as a summerhouse and connected garage/games room that provides secure storage space (available from April 2021).

Map & Local

Fishing, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting are all available nearby and, with miles of countryside to explore all around, walkers and cyclists will certainly find plenty to keep them occupied. Selkirk (5 miles) is the place to head to for supermarket shopping or one of the local delicacies – a Selkirk Bannock.

Melrose (9.5 miles) is a charming town that is very well catered for in terms of good quality shops, eateries and historical sites such as Melrose Abbey and the Trimontium Museum Trust that houses interesting artefacts related to the area’s Roman history.

Melrose sits at the foot of the wonderful Eildon hills that dominate the surrounding landscape. They can be seen for miles around drawing in hill climbers to ascend one, two, or all three of the peaks with amazing, panoramic views to be admired from the summits.

History enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Jedburgh (12.5 miles) to see Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum and Mary Queen of Scots’ House. At the castle the museum shows why it was known by some as ‘the most comfortable jail in Scotland’! The Mary Queen of Scots’ Visitor Centre tells the tale of the queen’s fascinating life and even has her ‘death mask’ that was cast from her severed head.

A trip to Edinburgh is an absolute must and the train service from Tweedbank (11 miles) runs right into the town centre in under an hour, so it is ideal for a day trip to the beautiful capital.

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 and TV/DVD
Dining room
Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Double bedroom (king-size, zip-link converts to twin)
Wetroom with WC and wash basin
Entrance hall/boot room
Utility room with WC and wash basin, washing machine and tumble dryer.


Double bedroom (king-size, zip-link converts to twin) with en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom (zip-link converts to king-size)
Twin bedroom (zip-link converts to king-size)
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. 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.



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: Fri

Booked Available

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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 8
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 POA
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 POA
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 POA
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 POA
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 POA
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 POA
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 POA
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 POA
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 POA
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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 all had a great stay at Hallburn House. The house suited us perfectly and the owners couldn't have been more helpful....

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