Scottish Borders cottages Scottish Borders
Scottish Borders cottages - luxury famhouse and cottage with beautiful views
|Weekly season prices - house||Low £720||Mid £880-£960||High £1,200||Festive £1,400|
|Weekly season prices - cottage||Low £495||Mid £545-£645||High £775||Festive £825|
|Short break prices - please ask||Up to two dogs £25 each|
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|Vernon's review of Scottish Borders cottages|
Howford Farm Scottish Borders cottages sleeps 6 and 8 (14 in total when booked together)
|Further details about this accommodation|
Howford Farmhouse and Laundry Cottage are completely separate and private and each is accessed from its own drive and entry, but they are close enough to be booked together for large parties.
Howford Farmhouse sleeps 8.
If you have extra children, please email as depending on ages and numbers we may be able to accommodate them. If you have a large party, the farmhouse together with Laundry Cottage can sleep 16 people comfortably in beds.
Elegant drawing room with wonderful views from the large bay window - a comfortable spot to unwind on the two large sofas set around a super open fireplace.
Formal dining room with antique furnishings and rich heritage shades, perfect for atmospheric dinner parties.
Bright open-plan kitchen and breakfast room with flagstone floor and Aga - just right for more relaxed entertaining.
Comfortable snug, ideal for games, reading and watching television.
Four good sized bedrooms (two doubles, one superking / twin and one twin.
Two bathrooms with fabulous roll top baths.
The house is set within a courtyard of traditional, not-in-use buildings: the old granary, dairy, cart house and barn. The pretty barn makes an excellent games room with ping pong table provided and can also be used for entertaining large groups of people and special family occasions – trestle tables, chairs, linen, cutlery, etc can be provided.
Laundry Cottage sleeps 6
Large open plan and full height kitchen living area
2 king size double bedrooms, one ensuite
1 twin bedroom
The cottage is decorated in a traditional yet contemporary feel with light bright rooms, painted wooden beams, solid oak flooring, period style shutters and a Morso Squirrel wood burning stove. Laundry Cottage is south facing with terrace and amazing views towards Howford Hill. The perfect spot to sit back and relax!
Duck feather and down duvets and pillows, Egyptian cotton linen and all mod cons are provided for a comfortable stay.
We allow up to 2 dogs at £25 each. Dogs are not allowed beyond the kitchen and boot room into the rest of the house. Our prices include all heating and hot water, electricity and WiFi. All linen is provided. There is a charge of £50 perweek if the sofa bed is required.
|Our top 5 reasons why you would choose to stay at Scottish Borders cottages|
|There is a wide variety of walking options, from local town walks (leaflets available), to ranger-led forest walks (all year) and long distance hikes including the Border Abbeys Way, a 64 mile circular route linking Kelso, Jedburh, Denholm, Selkirk, Melrose and Hawick and taking in four 12th century abbeys; St Cuthbert's Way from Melrose to Lindisfarne and the Southern Upland Way. A six mile walk near Selkirk takes you past the Three Brethren 16th century cairns.|
|The 4 Abbeys Cycle Route is a 55 mile circular route taking in the same four abbeys at Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh. Tourist Information Centres stock an excellent, comprehensive guide which gives includes simple but detailed information about the route with maps and photographs as well as background historical information. The route can be broken into shorter stages if you prefer not to do it all at once.
|Bowhill House and Country Estate is less than 2 miles away - the country home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, with and adventure playground, soft play, the historic house and cafe. Traquair House and Brewery was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland and has extensive grounds, a maze, craft workshops, events and the delicious 1745 Restaurant.
|The BHS approved Ian Stark Equestrian Centre is a short drive and offers lessons, hacking and trekking 7 days a week along with regular fixtures, competitions and training for all equestrian disciplines. Nearby, the Bowhill Riding Stables offer lead-rein, hacking and livery, if required. There are also numerous bridle paths in the area, one of which passes over Howford Hill.
|The local Cross Keys is a five minute walk away and does decent pub grub, while the Ancrum Cross Keys has an exceptional dining menu - please book to avoid disappointment. The Mainstreet Trading Company has a bookshop, cafe, delicatessen and home store all in one and is a great place to pass the time with a coffee and book.