|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Crossing the bridge over the tumbling Ettrick Water, you arrive at ‘Brigend’. This charming and cosy traditional stone cottage has been lovingly restored and offers an ideal holiday haven for a couple or a small family. Small but perfectly formed, Brigend has everything; a fully fitted kitchen, multi-fuel stove in the cosy lounge area, a dining area, one double bedroom, a second bedroom with full size bunk beds, a shower room and a delightful ‘sit-ooterie’ leading off the kitchen to the rear of the cottage with wrought iron garden furniture. The cottage is fully equipped with freeview TV, DVD, music centre and radio. The modernised kitchen has all mod cons including a washing machine, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave. In addition to excellent fishing on your doorstep, activities include golf, walking, cycling, horse riding…or just relaxing! The Scottish Borders is full of history with many castles, abbeys, stately homes, country estates and other visitor attractions. Edinburgh is just a day trip away. Brigend cottage offers all you need for a perfect self-catering holiday in the south of Scotland.
Ettrickbridge and surrounding area: The Scottish Borders in southern Scotland and offers beautiful countryside, tranquility, a variety of activities and a warm Scottish welcome. Many people pass through the Borders to go further north and do not realise that the area is a hidden gem. Brigend can also offer an ideal place to get away from it all and relax - or take a romantic break. Tourist attractions include the Borders abbeys, castles, country houses, gardens, museums and other historical sites. Edinburgh is within easy reach for a day trip and offers numerous tourist attractions - its magnificent castle, Holyrood House, the Scottish Parliament and of course its famous festival in August each year. The cities of Newcastle and Glasgow are about 2 hours drive. The 'Cross Keys Inn' at Ettrickbridge is just a 200m walk from the cottage, offering a varied menu at lunchtime and evenings and nearby Selkirk has takeaways and places to eat. Brigend offers all you need for a perfect self-catering holiday in the south of Scotland
Activities in the local area: This self-catering cottage in Scotland offers many activities. There is excellent fishing on the Ettrick Water, right on your doorstep and world class fishing within easy reach on the famous River Tweed. You can walk from the front door of the cottage and there are many routes in the surrounding hills and forests. Cycling is a good way to explore the area and there are excellent trails for mountain biking at Glentress, Innerleithen, Yair and Craik Forest. Golfers can purchase a 'freedom of the fairways' pass which offer access to up to 21 (including two championship) courses. A tennis court is just across the road and children can enjoy the small village play area or the adventure playground at nearby 'Bowhill'. Wilton Park in Hawick (30 mins) offers putting, crazy golf, croquet, bowling and tennis. Dryden riding stables (15 mins)has an indoor and outdoor arena as well as opportunities for hill riding. The area has several museums and Selkirk has a town trail.
Green tourism: At Brigend cottage we are working towards environmentally friendly living. We are helping to support the environment through energy efficiency, recycling and using products which cause as little harm to the environment as possible. We use energy efficient light bulbs and spotlights throughout the cottage and are replacing all of the white goods with energy and water efficient models. Cleaning and washing products are provided that are derived from plant based materials and we supply plenty of recycled toilet paper and kitchen towel. The cottage is well insulated and there is an energy saving kettle. We help you to recycle what you use during your stay with containers provided. The nearby town of Selkirk became Scotland’s first plastic bag free town in April 2008. Many shops are taking part in this initiative and we have provided re-usable shopping bags for you to use during your holiday. We are helping to keep self catering in Scotland as green as possible!
We have spent many holidays in self-catering accommodation and provide all the things that we have appreciated from our best experiences of self-catering. Our aim is to offer good quality accommodation at very reasonable prices - including many of those little extras which just make your stay more enjoyable.
Barbara Harrison purchased this cottage in 2008
We chose to live in the Ettrick Valley, which is west of Selkirk, because of its beautiful scenery and its peace and tranquility. One of Scotland's best kept secrets, it's a great area for walking, wildlife, cycling, fishing - and much more. Ettrickbridge is very friendly village, with a welcoming pub within easy walking distance of the cottage. 'Brigend' is well placed for visiting the many historic attractions of the Scottish Borders as well as the famous city of Edinburgh.
A very warm welcome to a lovely cottage. Thank you very much for a wonderful holiday. A fantastic area (pub food excellent) and an ideal base for exploring the Borders.
We had lovely 5 night stay in this cosey cottage. We really enjoyed the views all around and loved exploring it. We had a wonderful welcome pack and a small Christmas tree with a small gift placed underneath it for everyone who stayed which was a lovely thought and really topped it off. The fire was amazing and warmedo the cottage up quickly. We would love to stay again.
We had a lovely time at Ettrickbridge
The cottage was warm and very cosy
Just 3 mins walk to the lovely cross keys pub excellent meals and friendly staff
Great for visiting the borders area
We stayed in this lovely cottage for four nights and we had a fantastic time. The location is excellent, beautiful little village with amazing country side around, we got very lucky with our weather and it made the whole experience even better.
The cottage was warm and cosy and had fantastic services and equipment available for use. The owners had made a fantastic effort in getting the house in such a way that it was very pleasant to stay. We greatly appreciated them reaching out to us before hand to ask what kind of bread/wine we wanted for when we arrived, we enjoyed them very much!
Would stay again, fantastic part of the country to visit.
We had a lovely welcome pack on our arrival which was very much appreciated, the cottage was very well equipped and extremely cosy - so much to do in the area and lovely walks unfortunately we could not fit it all in - so we are planning a return visit and we will be booking into Bridgend cottage again 😊
Spent our Anniversary here & it was very cosy and warm. Good walks for our dog, and a lovely welcome pack with wine, bread, home made cakes - even a treat for our dog! Loved the eco-friendliness of the place too :-) Would definitely recommend - have booked for next year too! Barbara couldn't be more helpful x
This is a cosy, well equipped cottage in a quiet country location. The location is central and convenient to the many 'Borders' attractions. The local pub was closed while we were there, so there is nowhere to eat in the village. Because of this we cooked dinner each night. This was not a problem as the cottage is well set up for self catering. My only complaint would be that the cottage was not clean.
This charming and cosy traditional stone cottage is set amidst the beautiful, tranquil scenery of the Ettrick and Yarrow valleys in the very pretty and quiet village of Ettrickbridge. This cottage is in a wonderful location with world class fishing available on the River Tweed and its tributaries, including the local Ettrick Water. Cyclists and walkers are well catered for with numerous trails close by. There are many historic castles, abbeys, stately homes and gardens within easy reach and the area offers golfers a variety of interesting courses. Alternatively, take a day trip to Edinburgh with its magnificent castle, Holyrood Palace, visitor attractions, shops and famous summer festival. Ettrickbridge has a small play park and tennis court and there is a larger adventure playground at nearby Bowhill House and Country Park. The village pub is 200m from the cottage and offers good home cooked meals (open 7 days a week) while the nearby town of Selkirk has a range of local amenities including shops and restaurants.
Other Activities: If you have your own equipment you can sail, canoe or wind-surf on nearby St Mary's Loch or white water canoe on the Ettrick Water
Golf: Golf is a national sport in Scotland and Scottish Borders is no exception offering excellent opportunities for golfers across the whole region. The 'Freedom of the Fairways' pass gives access to up to 21 golf courses, including two championship courses. Several courses offers year round golf - although this is weather dependent. The cost of golf in the Borders is very reasonable and many courses are are very welcoming of visitors offering a turn up and pay approach.
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Jan 5 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
All rentals include hot water, heating, starter logs and coal, toiletries, welcome food and beverage pack, bedlinen, towels, kitchen towels and cloths, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, cleaning materials as well as toilet paper and kitchen paper. Well behaved pets are welcome at Brigend Cottage, but are strictly not allowed on furniture or in bedrooms.