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LOVELY, SPACIOUS FARMHOUSE NEAR EDINBURGH. BEAUTIFUL LOCATION.

Deborah Benson

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Deborah Benson

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LOVELY, SPACIOUS FARMHOUSE NEAR EDINBURGH. BEAUTIFUL LOCATION.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Scottish Borders Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

3 lrg bedrooms, upstairs study/bed, 2 bath. Sleeps up to 8

SUMMARY: 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.

Kirkhouse Farmhouse offers the space of a large house and the charm of a country cottage, set in a beautiful natural environment.

The location is ideal for visiting many historic and tourist attractions, the Boarders and as far as Perth and St. Andrews all within a day trip's drive.

MORE DETAIL: 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 6 adults (or 8, including children in the up-stairs study area) and there is a family bathroom up-stairs and a shower-room/toilet downstairs. (Discounts are available for couples or small groups, out of peak season)

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, Perth and St Andrews.

Peace & quiet: Whilst we are a working farm, we primarily produce sheep, so its a quiet environment to relax and un-wind from the stresses of work and normal life.

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.

Falconry: Rhuallan Raptors can provide your personal bird of prey display on Kirkhouse Farm. www.rhuallanraptors.com/ 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 PLUS 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, 2 Bathrooms

This is the main farmhouse PLUS an annexe. The shepherd's croft is accessed direct from the main farmhouse, providing an extra, bright and very large double bedroom with the en-suite shower-room/toilet on the ground floor. The annexe is not self contained and is rented out only with the farmhouse, allowing the property to accommodate 7 (using the larger futon in the study area) or 8 (using 2 single futons instead).
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah Benson (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Deborah Benson

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

Why Deborah Benson chose Scottish Borders

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.

What makes this farmhouse unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'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'
Nov 2007
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
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Lovely, spacious farmhouse near Edinburgh. Beautiful location.
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Lovely, spacious farmhouse near Edinburgh. Beautiful location.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
+44 -(0)1968 682674
Scottish Borders Scotland
5

Idyllisches Farmhaus in zentraler Lage

  • 5 of 5
Das Farmhaus liegt zentral südlich von Glasgow und Edinburgh, so dass man Tagesausflüge zu zahlreichen Sehenswürdigkeiten machen kann. Das Farmhaus selber ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, sauber und bietet alle Annehmlichkeiten, die man sich wünscht. Die Vermieter, der Hund und die dreihundert Schafe sind alle sehr freundlich! Ein Urlaubsdomizil in Schottland wie man es sich vorstellt.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Lovely, spacious farmhouse near Edinburgh. Beautiful location.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
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Scottish Borders Scotland
5

A great week in Scotland

  • 5 of 5
We had not intended to have a Scottish holiday, but it just happened! The house was spacious, and there was plenty of space for us, our older daughter and her partner and our younger daughter. We were very comfortable and I enjoyed cooking in the well-appointed kitchen. In general the property was more than we expected, and had a number of features that we do not normally expect in a rented house.

The nearby town of Biggar had everything we needed for food shopping, a great bookshop and a fascinating hardware store which provided the men with a happy hour of browsing.

We enjoyed climbing the hills behind the house and meeting Deborah's horses. She was very welcoming and made sure that had everything we needed.

We will be in Scotland again next year and very much hope to visit Kirkhouse again then.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Lovely, spacious farmhouse near Edinburgh. Beautiful location.
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Scottish Borders Scotland
5

Beautiful setting, total relaxation + Edinburgh!

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
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Lovely, spacious farmhouse near Edinburgh. Beautiful location.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
+44 -(0)1968 682674
Scottish Borders Scotland
5

Comfortable cottage holiday in the Borders

  • 5 of 5
We were delighted to bring in the New Year (quietly) in this very comfortable rural "get-away". We have returned here on several occasions during recent years. The farmhouse is as comfortable and the owners as welcoming as ever. This was the first time we had also used the extra downstairs bedroom, with en suite toilet and shower, and the extra space was much appreciated. We have already booked our next visit!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Lovely, spacious farmhouse near Edinburgh. Beautiful location.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
+44 -(0)1968 682674
Scottish Borders Scotland
5

Fabulous Farmhouse in great Location

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of 7 staying at the Kirkhouse Farmhouse over New Year and would highly recommend visiting this lovely farmhouse!
The owners Deberah and Sam were extremely helpful from our initial booking enquiries right through to our stay, providing us with lots of information regarding local ammenities and walks which allowed us to make the most of our stay!
The Farmhouse itself is very spacious and extremely well maintained, with everything you would be looking for in a rental property such as dvd player, dishwasher etc. The location is perfect and we particularly enjoyed going for walks and taking in the magnificant scenery on the farmhouse's doorstep.
It was the perfect way to bring in 2012!
  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Lovely, spacious farmhouse near Edinburgh. Beautiful location.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p65325
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Scottish Borders Scotland
McKinney, Texas, U.S.A.
5

Pleasant Week in the Scottish countryside

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

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

From £129 Per night

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
 
Xmas
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
£900
 
 
NewYear
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
£900
 
 
Spring
Jan 6 2015 - May 1 2015
4 night minimum stay
£160
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
Summer
May 2 2015 - Sep 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
£160
From
£160
Fri,Sat,Sun
£800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes We are entirely flexible on handover days.

We are happy to discuss shorter and longer rental 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:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large shower
  • The family bathroom is upstairs in the main farmhouse. The Shepherd's croft (attached) offers an additional shower-room/en-suite.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Cot - Cot available
    Master Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Ground floor Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Large downstairs bed-room, double bed.
    Study/bed-room 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Large futon for one adult or OR single futons for kids
  • The farmhouse PLUS is the main farmhouse plus the Shepherd's Croft annexe. It offers two large doubles, a twin and futons in the upstairs study area. It also benefit from the extra shower-room in the Shepherd's croft. The croft and farmhouse are joined and form one house, providing a great venue for family holidays, friends gathering for Christmas and suchlike holidays.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Notes:
A great location for walking with wonderful hilly scenery. The ground floor bedroom with en-suite in the croft is suitable for the elderly but as there are a few low steps, the home is not suitable for wheelchair users. Horses and dogs by arrangement with owners. Local salon provides hair styling, massage therapies and beauty treatments. Good local restaurants. Please book salon or restaurants in advance through the farmhouse owners.

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