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Deborah Benson

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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KIRKHOUSE FARMHOUSE

Scottish Borders Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

2 lrg bedrooms, upstairs study/bed, 2 bath. Sleeps 5

This lovely stone-built farmhouse dates from the 19th Century and forms part of a working farm, built on the site of a Roman encampment.

The two storey, fully centrally heated property has large rooms providing comfortable, spacious accommodation. The big farmhouse kitchen is well equipped for large family dinners and the dining area provides a more formal setting. The lounge has a log burning stove for extra cosiness in the evenings and three sofas for relaxing. Satellite TV is included.

The charming, good sized rooms easily accommodate 5 adults and there is a family bathroom up-stairs and a shower-room/toilet downstairs.

Kirkhouse Farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful Scottish countryside only 30 miles from Edinburgh on the edge of the hamlet of Dolphinton - between West Linton, one of the most beautiful villages in Scotland - and Biggar, a small market town full of history and character. A large private garden leads directly onto the estate, which offers 300 acres of mixed woodland, heather hillside, wildlife habitat, picturesque streams and farmland grazing - a miniature of the Scottish Borders landscape.

The location is ideal for visiting central Scotland and guests day-trip to the Borders, the Dumfries coast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and up to Stirling and St Andrews.

Carbon Offsetting: White Hill Estate contains a wide variety of woodland and we are happy to discuss dedicated tree planting to offset the impact of our guests' travel.

Horse Accommodation: White Hill is home to several horses, and those wishing to bring their own horse with them to enjoy quality hacking with spectacular views are very welcome. 20 x 40 m outdoor, all weather arena. Please contact us to discuss grazing and loose box arrangements. *Full groom's service also available*.

Falconry: For those with their own hawk or falcon, the estate provides a rich and varied hunting landscape. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

More Details

Details for Kirkhouse Farmhouse 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms

This is the original farmhouse, with the huge family kitchen, large lounge and a twin bedroom, double bedroom and study area up-stairs, with the main bathroom.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Deborah Benson

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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We are both business people and have also become farmers. We keep and train horses and we love living in such a wonderful rural setting, but with very easy access to the city for work and getting a 'cultural fix' every now and then.

Deborah Benson purchased this farmhouse in 2004

We first visited this farm on one of the worst winter's days in ages. We walked up the hill in a strong wind and horizontal sleet - we came back down the hill totally exhilarated and in awe of the beautiful setting. Since we fell in love with the place in the worst of weathers, we realized that it would be amazing in good weather and it is.

There is something special about White Hill. Guests call it 'magical'. Being here is relaxing, calming and fun. Many of our guests come back again and again and think of it as their special retreat to unwind from busy lives.

We do not allow pesticide on our land, so there is abundant wild-life. Its an ideal location for nature lovers, ecologists and for children to explore and learn about the natural world.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

Property Reviews

Kirkhouse Farmhouse
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Kirkhouse Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
+44 (0)1968 682674
Scottish Borders Scotland
HR GuestBook
5

Comments from Owner Guestbook

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
'We have greatly enjoyed our stay here. An ideal location for attending functions in both Edinburgh and Glasgow. We have especially enjoyed our walks up White Hill, and coming back to an open fire.'

'Kirkhouse is very comfortable and spacious . . and we are sorry to be going home'

'Our thanks for this happy and tranquil week at the lovely Kirkhouse Farmhouse. We wish all visitors as happy and comfortable a stay as we have enjoyed'
Helpful votes: 10/10
business
Kirkhouse Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
+44 (0)1968 682674
Scottish Borders Scotland
5

Beautiful setting, total relaxation + Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We have now stayed 3 times in this fantastic farmhouse. It is so peaceful and relaxing that we find it the perfect place to de-stress.

The farmhouse itself is very spacious, there is a wonderful log burning stove in the comfortable and tasteful lounge (lots of interesting books to dip into) its huge – there are 3 full size sofas around the fire, and even with the big formal dining table at the other end of the room there is still loads of room to spare. The bedrooms are large and very comfortable. One of the best features is the kitchen which has a big chunky kitchen table so it’s great to open a bottle of wine and do a bit of cooking together.

We enjoy hanging around the farm (built on a Roman camp), watching the horses and sheep. The views all around are stunning onto hills and big skies – lots of birdlife to see. On a clear night the stars are fantastic. The kids love paddling in their wellies in the stream. There are some lovely walks around the farm estate. There is even a challenging walk followed by a scramble up onto White Hill (owned by the farm). At the summit there is a 360 degree stunning view (and you can understand why the Romans chose this location).

There is a town (Biggar) close by with a good supermarket, pubs and restaurants and interesting shops and galleries.

The owners are a pleasure to deal with. We will be going again. Thoroughly recommended.
business
Kirkhouse Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
+44 (0)1968 682674
Scottish Borders Scotland
McKinney, Texas, U.S.A.
5

Pleasant Week in the Scottish countryside

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
The old farmhouse lies in a beautiful setting among the hills and pastureland of the Scottish countryside. The owners have done a terrific job of restoring and modernizing. The house is clean and comfortable with a large farmhouse kitchen. The living area has two sofas, a dining room table and a nice fireplace that we enjoyed on a cool rainy day there. A nice touch on our arrival was finding a bottle of wine and some snack crackers on the kitchen table.
Located about 30 minutes from Edinburgh the farmhouse is a good location for using as a base for touring the area, walking or just relaxing. We enjoyed our visits with the owners Sam and Deborah. They are a go od source of information about dining choices and also about the surrounding area.
We enjoyed our holiday there and highly recommend it. We live in Texas so I don’t know if we will be back in this area again but if we are we will certainly want to stay here.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Kirkhouse Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
+44 (0)1968 682674
Scottish Borders Scotland
McKinney, Texas, U.S.A.
5

Pleasant Week in the Scottish countryside

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
The old farmhouse lies in a beautiful setting among the hills and pastureland of the Scottish countryside. The owners have done a terrific job of restoring and modernizing. The house is clean and comfortable with a large farmhouse kitchen. The living area has two sofas, a dining room table and a nice fireplace that we enjoyed on a cool rainy day there. A nice touch on our arrival was finding a bottle of wine and some snack crackers on the kitchen table.
Located about 30 minutes from Edinburgh the farmhouse is a good location for using as a base for touring the area, walking or just relaxing. We enjoyed our visits with the owners Sam and Deborah. They are a go od source of information about dining choices and also about the surrounding area.
We enjoyed our holiday there and highly recommend it. We live in Texas so I don’t know if we will be back in this area again but if we are we will certainly want to stay here.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Kirkhouse Farmhouse
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
+44 (0)1968 682674
Scottish Borders Scotland
Choppington
5

Randall/ Davison Family Northumberland. Aug 2010

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
Absolutey amazing holiday! Perfect location, house extremely homely and comfortable. Huge garden, ideal for young children as my children were never out of it!

We only spent £40 all week as did not need to venture far . . .the estate itself offers enough for an ideal holiday if you like the countryside, walking and outdoor activity. We took our childrens pony and we were pleased we did, the hacking is fabulous and every day we walked for miles, enjoying the breathtaking scenery, wildlife (we seen deer, many birds of prey and other birds, squirrels etc). So peaceful! We also took oor mountain bikes and biked for miles along the remote country roads and through little villages.

Local towns biggar and west Linton were lovely and have good play areas for children. The people are friendly.

Deb and Sam were great hosts and could not have been more welcoming and helpful, especially given that we took our pony. Nothing was a problem.

Our dog tess came with us too and she had a great time and had a fantastic time, ideal for dog walkers.

Would recommend to anyone who enjoys the countyside and outdoors, it is like a different world. We will definitely be going back very soon!!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M74 (Junction 13)
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
East Lothian
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
West Linton
Nearest Ski
23 Kilometres
Edinburgh [dry slope]
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Biggar
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
West Linton
Car: necessary

Dolphinton is only 30 minutes from Scotland's historic festival city, Edinburgh and only 60 minutes drive from Scotland's largest and liveliest city, Glasgow.

The farmhouse is on the edge of the Scottish Borders with easy access to the region's picturesque towns, villages, and sights - including Rosslyn Chapel. The nearby village of West Linton and the town of Biggar are just 10 minutes drive away and offer a full range of local amenities including some excellent restaurants.

Scotland's two arterial motorways, the M74 and the M8 are both less than 30 minutes away, and Kirkhouse provides a quiet base from which to explore the many attractions of central and southern Scotland.

Other Activities: Guests' horses accepted, by separate agreement. Bikes not provided for cycling activities.

Golf: Visits to local golf courses by prior arrangement.

Ski: Dry ski slope c. 30 mins drive away.

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Availability & Rates

Scottish Borders Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Spring
Mar 1 2014 - May 31 2014
£130
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£600
4 nights
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
£130
£130
Fri,Sat,Sun
£650
4 nights
 
 
Autumn
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 18 2014
£150
£600
3 nights
 
 
Xmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
£750
7 nights
 
 
New Year
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 5 2015
£750
7 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes We are entirely flexible on handover day.

We are happy to discuss longer rental periods.
Discounts available for smaller groups at non peak periods.
Heating/utilities and cleaning are included in price.
No additional taxes.
50% in advance, as deposit, to secure booking. Balance of payment required on arrival.

Dogs or horses by separate agreement - please contact owners for details.
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Amenities

Scottish Borders Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 150 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Farm Holidays
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Tiled Stove
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Filtered Water
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
Kitchen:
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Family bathroom upstairs has a bath with shower-over. Downstairs is an additional shower-room with a double size walk-in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Cot available - 1 baby crib
    Upstairs Study/bed area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , large futon turns study to bed area for 5th guest.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • All beds have cozy double-sized duvets.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books for Adults
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • golf
  • fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Fantastic walking on our own hills and locally. Wonderful scenery. Access to washing machine and tumble drier available within separate farm utility room. Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower-room is suitable for elderly, but not wheel chair users as there are some steps. Super local salon provides varied massage treatments, hair styling and beauty therapies - please book in advance [owners will book for you]. Popular local restaurants - please book in advance [owners will book for you].
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