|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The Mill House is a beautiful stone house set in its own spacious garden in the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders. Located 45 minutes from Edinburgh (25 miles from the ring road) and next to the village of Stow, with coffee shop/gallery & post office. Plenty of parking, but also served by the new Borders Railway, Edinburgh is only 45 minutes away by train from the Stow station, a ten minute walk from the house. The house is up a .5 mile track, nestled in a quiet valley.
We are near to Melrose & Galashiels for browsing and supermarkets, with Lauder and more local pubs and restaurants 5 minutes away, this is the ideal country get away both in high season and for weekend breaks.
The top floor has a large open plan kitchen with (seasonal) AGA, dining & sitting area with a huge glass wall & doors leading to the enclosed garden. It has four spacious bedrooms, 3 on the main sleeping level sharing 2 bathrooms, & a further bedroom on the main living level with its own en suite shower. The two kids' bedrooms with twin beds and bunks are joined, so are great for family holidays.The property is recently converted & has an AGA as well as separate electric oven and hob, a mud room, utility area. We accept dogs! TV, DVD collection, books, stereo.
The heating in this property is supplied by our Biomass boiler on the farm -- and by solar panels as well as small wind turbines.
On our farm we have Highland cows and sheep, as well as pheasants and the odd partridge, ducks and geese.
If you are thinking of going out fishing, or booking local fishing through us you may wish to consider a daily hamper being made up for you and delivered each morning.
B&B catering can be arranged this way should you wish.
Please ring for details and prices! We can help with organising golf or fishing trips locally.
Catered Parties: We have a lovely, panelled and candlelit dining room to use for a private dinner function if you are celebrating a family birthday or anniversary. we have an excellent local caterer who will be happy to quote for your function -- easy and affordable, and a few hundred metres from your door.
Walking, Golfing and Cycling: This area is brilliant for any of the above activities. You can walk out your door and link into numerous regional walks. There are fishing areas nearby, we can arrange fishing for you if you wish. There are numerous golf courses nearby as well. Please give us a ring for further information.
Wow,What a memorable week with family,The House was Clean and very warm, with plenty of space for everyone. The Working Farm just suited or Grandson with Farmer George what a legend, the farm is Ideally located for all Attractions and with the local Railway only a 15min walk away what more could you want.Vincent and Julie
As a family we had a lovely few days here. Everyone enjoyed it and felt relaxed by it. There was plenty to look at and do. We managed to keep everyone happy which isn't always easy when ages range from 5 to 81.
Everything you you needed was available in the house.
My only criticism is nothing to do with the house but it appears in Scotland satnav's are useless as the postcode and place don't match very often.
Spent a lovely long weekend at the Millhouse with friends. The house was well equipped, (although we couldn't find a teapot!) comfortable and clean. The area was beautiful - part of Scotland we weren't familiar with but somewhere we would love to visit again.
Being on a working farm was fun - especially for the kids in our party - and we really appreciated the farm staff who let us see the lambs.
Thanks for a great short break.
We stayed at The Mill House for a week holiday and family gathering at the weekend. The house is set in a farm so there is always somebody passing by. If you are looking to get away from everything maybe this is not your place. However is good for children as they are entertained by all the farm animals you can see around.
The house is very spacious, warm and with plenty room for two families with children. Our only negative comment would be the cleanliness as we thought the standards were quite basic for such a lovely house. The rug upstairs were covered in animal hairs and we needed to hoover it as soon as we arrived. The bathrooms didn't seem very clean and we found a really dirty toilet brush in the upstairs toilet that we had to put away. Some of the fittings around the house needed repair as the taps in the family bathroom and en suit shower. No tv remote. The dogs around the farm were also using the garden as a toilet and was soon covered by dog poo which is not ideal if you have children running around it.
We felt that for the price we paid and comparing the house to others we have stayed in the past all these details should be taken care of.
We have just come back from a week away at Muirhouse Farm. 9 of us in total, 2 families with 5 children ( boys 10-17) and a dog. This was a perfect holiday home. Lots of space for us all to move around and a great location. The view from the lounge and downstairs double is amazing, seeing the sheep and cattle on the hillside from your bed whilst having a lazy morning was great. This property is actually in the farmyard so be prepared for some mud and countryside smells and the shock of a peacock in full plumage strutting his stuff on the lawn! Stow had nothing to offer - the local pub is being renovated - so we ventured out and fell in love with Melrose and the River Tweed 20 mins drive away. Great for eating out, walking, stunning scenery especially walking the river banks. We also enjoyed the Aga - when you haven't got one at home it's an interesting experience.
Wendy and Iver provided a warm welcome and live in the adjacent farmhouse but don't interfere with your stay. The sheep were brought in and sheared during our stay, a nice touch for the 'townies'! The property is isolated but being on the farm means the farm workers are regularly outside the garden - this didn't bother us but any dogs/children need to be kept under control.
We all loved the house, setting, and surrounding area. The house is rennovated to a good standard and was immaculate on our arrival. If we could improve anything we would have had more lounge seating. Not enough sofa space for 9 but this wasn't something we needed often.
We would love to go back, this was my first time in Scotland and the Borders area is a joy, beautiful. The driving is also a treat, good roads and no traffic.
This is a great property. You won't be disappointed.
My friends and I had a wonderful weekend at the Mill House, Stow in October this year.
The downstairs bedrooms with crisp linen and towels aplenty were the first rooms we saw, entering the cosy hallway and stepping onto the wonderfully warm flooring (a gift on an autumn morning!). The open staircase took us upstairs to feel the invisible arms of a warm(not only from the Aga) welcome into the kitchen/livingroom. The kitchen table was the perfect size for our games, 'family' meals and chatting over many cups of tea (from the whistling kettle). The kitchen cupboards are well stocked with crockery, glasses, cutlery and cooking utensils, and the dishwasher was well used by our group. The fridge/freezer accommodated all our drinks and food. Comfy sofas, which also fold down into beds, surround the tv and dvd player. The patio doors opened onto a lovely garden space, with seating and a bbq (perfect for a return visit in the summer!). Although it was late autumn, we woke up to sunshine streaming into the House, and we were able to enjoy walks into the village. I would definitely recommend the Mill House for a complete break - no need to pack linen or towels, just take yourselves
Stow is located in the picturesque, rural and quiet area of the Scottish Borders. The Mill House is located up a private 1/2 mile drive at Muirhouse Farm. The farm has beautiful Highland Cows and sheep. The centre of Stow which has amenities is a 1/2 mile walk from the house. Melrose, a picturesque town with a rich history, is a 20 minute drive from Stow. Lauder, a lovely town with several restaurants and one of the 7 great castle of Scotland :- Thirlestane Castle, is a 5 minute drive. Galashiels has major shopping centres and is a 12 minute drive from Stow. Stow is 25 miles from Edinburgh.
There are many places to walk on the farm, and the Southern Upland way goes right past its eastern boundary. area. Mountain bikers can cycle at Glen Tress, Innerleithen which has one of the most famous mountain biking areas in the UK. There are numerous playgrounds in and around Stow for families with young children. There is something for every age in the area.
Other Activities: Field sports
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Jan 8 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.