COMFY COTTAGE ON QUIET FARM, 25 MILES FROM EDINBURGH, PRIVATE AND COSY

Wendy Salvesen

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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COMFY COTTAGE ON QUIET FARM, 25 MILES FROM EDINBURGH, PRIVATE AND COSY

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3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 cloakroom, sleeps 6-7.

Clachan Cottage is a self-catering cottage located in the beautiful, scenic Scottish Borders. It is located on a quiet farm surrounded by dramatic hills, with a burn flowing through the garden. The cottage has lovely views and is completely private. It is a 5 minute, 1/2 mile walk to the village of Stow down a private drive. Stow has a post office/general store and a coffee shop/cafe/gallery. Stow is 25 miles from Edinburgh, and a bus can be taken straight into the city from here. Galashiels, Lauder, Selkirk, Melrose and other picturesque towns all within 5-15 miles. There are many castles & places of historic interest nearby, as well as good beaches; just over an hour's drive. This is the ultimate place for ramblers, mountain bikers, or those who wish to take some good walks with excellent views! You can walk straight from the cottage to numerous trails, short or long. excellent Mountain Biking park 17 miles away at Glentress, best in the UK. Come relax & unwind! Great for families.

Golfing and Fishing nearby: The Torwoodlee Golf course is a 5 mile drive from Clachan Cottage. The Club welcomes visitors. There are numerous walks in the Scottish Borders, many of which can begin directly from the Cottage! Fishing can be arranged for you or independently.

The Tweed boasts many salmon pools and there are hundreds of locations to fish in locally. We can prearrange fishing for you if you wish, or can put you on to some local beats where you can arrange your own fishing!

Historical Sites : Within a 10 - 30 minute drive from Clachan Cottage are historical sites such as: Melrose Abbey in Melrose, Thirlestane Castle in Lauder, Gala Aisle and Gala House in Galashiels, Floors Castle in Kelso, Jedburgh Abbey, Crichton Castle near Pathhead, and many others. Find a Borders Guide book in the cottage upon your arrival to get some ideas of where to go and what to see.

The village of Stow is a half a mile walk down a private driveway. In the village is a new Coffee shop/Cafe/Art Gallery, which has a small play area for children. There is also a post office/grocery store/newspaper shop in the village. You can also take a bus from the village into Edinburgh, which takes approx. 1 hour.

Mountain Biking and Walks: The Glentress Forest, located 17 miles away, (near Peebles) is a haven for mountain biking enthusiasts. It is meant to be the best center in the UK for mountain biking, and potentially the best in Europe. It has an excellent cafe and bike shop which has bike rentals, demonstrations, lessons, events. The paths are designated for bikers or hikers, which makes life easier for everyone. Walkers would also find this place beautiful. The landscape is stunning and it is well worth a trip. The drive down the road from Stow to Thornylee up towards Peebles is one of the prettiest drives in the Borders.

Plentiful and stunning walks in the region. You can also have some great walks on the farm -- but stick to the paths to avoid the odd bull or two that we have on the farm!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Wendy Salvesen

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2003
Speaks french, english
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

Comfy Cottage on quiet farm, 25 miles from Edinburgh, private and cosy
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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Comfy Cottage on quiet farm, 25 miles from Edinburgh, private and cosy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10874
+44 01578 730221
Stow Scottish Borders
Lansing, MI
5

Beautiful country location and a nice break from the bustle in Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5
Six of us (including two children - ages 9 and 10) stayed at the cottage while visiting Edinburgh for the Tattoo and visiting the North Sea. The cottage is as advertised (a little confused by the shower operation but we figured it out), very homelike and well-kept. The kids really enjoyed the pony and looking at the sheep. A good value all around. The town of Stow is very close and has a great café for brunch. The only recommendation we would make to the owner would be to put distances (mileage) in the directions...we arrived after dark and missed some of the clues!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Hello Annette and Grace -- thank you for the lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed staying at the Cottage. I will put the mileage in the directions as you rightly point out -- thank you! Wendy
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Comfy Cottage on quiet farm, 25 miles from Edinburgh, private and cosy
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p10874
+44 01578 730221
Stow Scottish Borders
City
5

Clachan Cottage - what an experience

  • 5 of 5
We're just about to visit Clachan Cottage for the 4th time, and I would urge anyone who wants to enjoy the countryside in all its splendour to visit. We have 3 young boys, and it's an ideal retreat for them, somewhere they can play safely, enjoy seeing the animals, ride their bikes to their hearts content and enjoy fresh Scottish air - in fact our boys have again chosen 2 weeks in Scotland as opposed to 2 weeks abroad!!
Iver and Wendy always make us feel welcome, and make everything very easy to enjoy.
If you're still in doubt..............try it, it's fantastic
  • Submitted: May 19, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Edinburgh Airport
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Edinburgh or Berwick upon Tweed
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Edinburgh Ring Road
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Coldingham Bay
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Lauder
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Glenshee
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Torwoodlee
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Cloud House Cafe
Car: recommended

Clachan Cottage is located just outside of Stow, a small village nestled in a valley, 25 miles from Edinburgh. It is a rural hill farming area with great access to Edinburgh up the A7 road. Many towns of historical interest are nearby. The valley is surrounded by dramatic green hills and has amazing views. It is extremely quiet and peaceful -- one can hear the burn outside flowing from inside the cottage. It is a great getaway for families or couples as it is so relaxing, though there are numerous things to do nearby -- historical sightseeing, visits to Edinburgh, visits to the beach or to a nearby spa, etc. One half mile walk down the drive brings you into the village, which has an excellent coffee shop/gallery and a post office/small grocery store. The main artery road to Edinburgh is just a stone's throw from the post office and one can take a bus to Edinburgh from here (1 hour). There is something to do for every age in this lovely area.

Other Activities: Book to stay in August and experience the awesome Edinburgh Festival!!!

Golf: Local Golf Courses:

Torwoodlee 4 miles extract from their website 'with over 100 years of history, Torwoodlee is a picturesque 18-hole 6,021 yard, par 69 golf course. Flanked by the River Gala and set amongst a mix of mature woodland and rolling parkland, it is one of the most challenging golf courses in the Scottish Border. Torwoodlee is a must on any golfing holiday itinerary for societies or golfing enthusiasts.

Individuals, golf societies and visitors will find great hospitality and the warmest of Border welcomes.

Lauder which is 5 miles away has a nine hole golf course, it has its own website.

Ski: There is an artificial ski slope located 20 miles away, in the Pentland Hills, just on the Edinburgh ring road. Very popular with the kids and first-time skiers!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Stow Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
7 night minimum stay
£680
 
 
autumn
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 11 2014
2 night minimum stay
£150
£450
 
 
October half term
Oct 12 2014 - Oct 24 2014
2 night minimum stay
£150
£525
 
 
winter
Oct 25 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
£150
£425
 
 
Festive season
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 3 2015
6 night minimum stay
£650
 
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Amenities

Amenities

Stow Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • Downstairs is a WC and hand basin. Upstairs is a large bathtub with shower, WC, and hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Downstairs Bedroom has two brand new single beds which can be put together to make a double. Upstairs Bedroom 1 has an antique French double bed. Upstairs Bedroom 2 has a modern bunk with a double bed on the bottom, and a single bed on top. We have a travel cot available, with linens if required.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
The cottage also has a mudroom/side door which is also a laundry room. This room is ideal for muddy boots and dogs, if you have one. Parking suitable for 2-3 cars. Good cotton linens and cotton towels included. Child's highchair and cot available. Children's videos and toys available Firewood for wood burning stove provided. Please note: dogs must be walked around the farm on leads, as there are nesting birds and young animals on the farm, year round. Local Farm Food We are very happy to supply you with meat from the farm for every night of your stay, if you wish. We can provide oven ready pheasants, partridges, duck, highland beef, venison, or lamb. We also make our own delicious sausages from pheasant and pork meat -- flavors include chorizo, tomato and basil, pork and apple, chili and coriander, and more. We can also provide you with freezer food -- ready made and left in the cottage for you. Please inquire about this delicious service, and prices.
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