Thirlestane Cottage ref: UK5962

Thirlestane, near Lauder, Scottish Borders

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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Sleeps
4
Sleeps
bedrooms
2
Bedrooms
Bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
Pets
1
Pets allowed
Changover day
FRI,MON
Changeover day
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Working Farm 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This delightful, bright and cosy cottage, situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, is on a large upland livestock farm, only 28 miles south of Edinburgh and 2½ miles from Lauder which has a good range of good local shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as an art gallery which serves great coffee and cakes. This mid-terrace cottage is south facing with lovely open views and and an enclosed garden to the rear. The living room is very comfortable and welcoming, and the kitchen is well-equipped. Bedrooms are on the first floor, again with super views, and the bathroom is very spacious with both a bath and separate shower. The Southern Upland Way passes through the farm on its way to the coast and there are many lovely walks in the area. There are several glorious historic houses and gardens to discover, nearby at Thirlestane Castle, and at Floors Castle, Mellerstain, Bowhill and Traquair. Enjoy browsing the shops and galleries in Kelso and Melrose, where there is a book festival each June, or explore along the Northumbrian or East Lothian coast, just a scenic 45 minutes’ drive away. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Living room: With wood burner and 32" Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request).
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. 1 small dog welcome. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Lauder
  • Shops
    3 miles
  • Distance
    2.5 miles
  • Restaurant
    3 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Stow
  • Pub
    3 miles
  • Railway station distance
    8.5 miles
  • Lake
    29 miles (reservoir)

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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