Belses Muir Shepherd’s Cottage ref: UK5914

Ancrum, near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
3
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
2
Pets allowed
Changover day
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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Peacefully set on a private, no-through road, with badgers, deer and ponies for neighbours, this comfortable cottage is sitauted on a working farm and has good sized bedrooms, a compact kitchen and a bright living/dining room which opens onto a sunny patio. Homemade meals can be delivered to the cottage on request. Bicycles are available as well as a bike store, so try cycling on wonderfully quiet side roads or glorious walks on the Eildon Hills. The pretty village of Ancrum, 3 miles, has a shop and characterful pub serving local beer, whilst Harestanes Visitor Centre and Monteviot House are just nearby. The property is perfectly placed for exploring the nearby towns of Melrose, Jedburgh and Kelso, where there are ancient abbeys, excellent pubs, restaurants and independent shops. There are plenty of local walks, cycle routes and bridal paths in the area. Golf can be found at Minto and Jedburgh. The city of Edinburgh is just an hour by train from Tweedbank. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to entrance.
All on the ground floor.
Living/dining room: With open fire, Freesat TV and patio doors leading to patio.
2 steps down to to...
Kitchen: Galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Grazing and stabling for horses available on request. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Jedburgh
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Tweedbank
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    12.0 miles
  • Lake
    7 miles (loch)

About the local area

The main gateway to Scotland from the south and a lovely holiday destination in its own right the Scottish Borders covers some eighteen hundred square miles of rolling hills and moorland, gentle valleys, rich agricultural plains, and rugged coastline.

Discover ancient towns and friendly villages, castles, abbeys, stately homes and fascinating museums that tell the story of the exciting and often bloody history of this area. In a place so rich in natural assets its no surprise that this is a favourite with hillwalkers, cyclists and anglers who come to fish the River Tweed and its many tributaries.

The western borders have the scenic valleys and rounded green hills that characterise the lowland landscape and contains the source of the mighty River Tweed. In the scenic Tweed Valley on the River Tweed lies the royal burgh of Peebles. This ancient town has many fine old buildings, open parkland and pleasant riverside walks; there are also a series of footpaths and trails that snake through the surrounding hills. Close by are golf courses, fishing and mountain biking, with the Tweeddale Forest and Southern Upland Way within easy reach.

The Tweed Valley is littered with ruined castles and keeps, reminders of the turbulent 16th and 17th centuries when it was fought over by the English and the Scots, and subjected to seemingly endless clan warfare and Reiver's raids. Famous historic sights here include ruined 12th century abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose. Other attractions include Abbotsford, former home of Sir Walter Scott and grand stately homes such as Floors Castle and Paxton House.

The eastern borders landscape consists of low-lying hills, extensive moors, and dramatic coastline and of course the ever present River Tweed as it makes its way to the sea. Bordering the Lothian's to the north is the low Lammermuir Hills, with extensive grouse moors and wooded valleys; here there is excellent walking along the Southern Upland Way. The coastline is relatively short but extremely dramatic; a rugged coastal landscape of cliff top paths, towering red cliffs and rocky outcrops. Of particular note is St. Abb's Head National Nature Reserve comprising 200 acres of spectacular coastline and sheer seabird-nesting cliffs rising 300 feet above the water.

Things to do nearby

Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower is set in some amazing scenery, once the centre of a thriving settlement it is now all that remains of the 15th century village.

Jedforest Deer and Farm Park

With amazing types of deer to take in, a falconry show and a large variety of cattle and other animals to view the Jedforest Deer and Farm Park certainly is a great way to experience the Scottish Borders.

Jedburgh Abbey

Constructed in the 1100's this church has remained largely in tact and provides some fascinating heritage to explore.

Monteviot House Gardens

Set right on the River Teviot the Monteviot House and its gardens enjoy beautiful views the whole year round.

Floors Castle

Floors Castle makes for an amazing day out, as the largest inhabited castle in Scotland there is still plenty of life to the place which makes it unlike any other visit.

Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve
Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve

The centrepiece of this site is the dramatic waterfall cascading into the Moffat Water Valley. The area is a paradise for walkers, botanists and wildlife enthusiasts who come to admire the rare upland plants and wildlife.

Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

Built in the early nineteenth century, Jedburgh Castle Jail is long since out of use and now serves to give visitors an idea of just what life was like in a prison in the 1820's.

Traquair House

Complete with maze, craft workshop and restaurant Traquair House will entertain and impress as you explore the grandeur and stature of the house itself.

Thirlestane Castle

Fully restored to its former splendour, Thirlestane Castle's house and grounds are now open for visitors to come and admire for a fantastic day out.

Glentress Fortress

Described as the gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Glentress Fortress has breathtaking views as well as plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

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