Middletoun Cottages - South Lodge ref: 30464

Fountainhall, near Stow, Scottish Borders

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
3
Bathrooms
No pets
No pets
Changover day
FRI
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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This beautifully styled contemporary detached holiday lodge, near Gala Water, is situated just off the A7 and 23 miles south of Edinburgh on a working farm. The original Lodge has been extensively extended creating a wonderful light and welcoming living area with stunning views and French doors opening to the enclosed garden. 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. Nearby are historic houses at Traquair and Thirlestane and the lovely Border towns of Melrose and Kelso, each with its ancient abbey. The market town of Peebles is also nearby and has fantastic mountain biking at Glentress, one of the 7 stanes. Hill walking, golf and fishing nearby. A tennis court is located 1½ miles away at the owners farmhouse. 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 and pub 4 miles, restaurant 11 miles.
South Lodge is very close to Beech Tree Cottage (CC538051), Holly Tree Cottage (CC538055), Rowan Tree Cottage (CC538056) and Pine Tree Cottage (UK5512) and can be booked together to accommodate up to 22 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

4 steps to entrance.
Living room: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs, and French doors leading to garden.
Dining room.
4 steps to...
Kitchen: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
Utility area.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair available.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with patio and garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars. Please note: The property has a natural water supply.
  • 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
    19.7 miles (Reservoir)

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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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