Middletoun Cottages - Holly Tree Cottage ref: CC538055

Fountainhall, near Stow, Scottish Borders

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
6
Sleeps
bedrooms
4
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
2
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
Any
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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Games Room 
  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 

Description

Beautifully located on a working farm in Gala Water, and accessed by a farm track, this property sits in a row with two similar properties and boasts glorious outlooks over rolling hills. Holly Tree Cottage is the largest of the three cottages and enjoys an open plan living area and a useful second living room. The bedrooms each have a good outlook and are tastefully decorated and furnished.
The property is within easy reach of Edinburgh, just 40 minutes by train from Stow, or take advantage of the convenient park and ride, just 17 miles away. Hill climbers and mountain bike enthusiasts will appreciate the nearby hills which can be accessed from the doorstep, with a waymarked route on an old railway line, and a Pictish settlement to explore nearby. Mountain biking and GoApe at Glen Tress are just 24 miles away, and there is also golf at Torwoodlee. A tennis court located near the owners farmhouse is available for use by guests free of charge, just a 5-minute walk from the cottage. Hire of the court is by the hour, and bookings must be made by prior arrangement with the owner. Appropriate flat footwear with no treads must be worn, and racquets and tennis balls are also available to hire at a small fee should you require them. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant 11 miles.
Holly Cottage can be booked together with Rowan Tree Cottage (CC538056), Beech Tree Cottage (CC538051) and Pine Tree Cottage (UK5515) to accommodate up to 18 guests. There is also a detached property nearby called South Lodge (30464) which can accommodate another 4 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner and 42" Freeview TV.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Living room: With Smart TV.
Utility room/cloakroom: With washing machine and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request) and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and Freeview TV.
Bedroom 4: With single bed and Freeview TV.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included, remainder at £3.50 per basket. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Two fitted stairgates. Welcome pack. Shared games room with table tennis, small playhouse, wooden role play kitchen area and ride on wheelybugs and bopsters.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed patio with garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a borehole.
  • Nearest town
    Galashiels
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    11 miles
  • Restaurant
    11 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Stow
  • Pub
    11 miles
  • Railway station distance
    4.0 miles
  • Lake
    NA

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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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