House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
The Whiteside Bothy is a superb redevelopment of a former steading, which has been furnished and equipped to an exceptionally high standard throughout. The house provides spacious and extremely comfortable accommodation for up to eight guests in four en-suite bedrooms. Reduced rates are available for parties who do not require all four bedrooms.
The Bothy oozes charm and character with many period features and an appealing combination of rustic, earthy tones, cosy fabrics and natural wood and stone finishes. A particular highlight is the large, convivial, open-plan living area incorporating the kitchen, dining area and cosy seating area. To the rear of the property is a sheltered, patio garden with fabulous views across open countryside to the hills beyond.
With the rivers Tweed and Blackadder just a few minute's drive from the house, it provides an ideal base for fishing parties. Similarly, there is some excellent and challenging shooting available within easy reach of the house. A gun cabinet and boot / drying room are provided.
The local area offers unrivalled walking, cycling and riding in miles of untouched countryside ranging from gentle river valleys, the rugged beauty of the Cheviot hills to the 25 miles of protected golden sands and secluded rocky coves that make up the Heritage coastline. The region is also a golfer's paradise with 16 courses within a 30 mile radius.
The Whiteside Bothy is just outside Greenlaw which offers an excellent village shop and pub. The attractive Border towns of Duns, Coldstream, Kelso and Melrose are all within easy driving distance and offer a good selection of pubs, cafes and local shops. Edinburgh is an easy day trip by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The accommodation comprises four bedrooms; three doubles (two with superking beds and one with a queen size bed) and one twin (with two 3' beds). All have fabulous views over open countryside. The bedrooms are decorated to the highest standard and comfort throughout. All have plenty of storage space with a wardrobe and/or chest of drawers.
Bath and shower rooms
All of the bedrooms are en-suite. The two larger doubles and twin bedroom have en-suite bathrooms with a bath with handheld shower, basin and WC. The smaller double has an en-suite shower room with large walk-in shower, basin and WC. There is a ground floor guest cloakroom.
Open plan living area
The superb open plan living area comprises the kitchen leading to a dining area and seating area. The fully-equipped kitchen is decorated in traditional Shaker style. It is fully equipped with a stainless steel electric oven and hob, dishwasher, refrigerator and plenty of storage space. There is a deep freeze in the adjoining pantry. A washing machine and dryer are available in the laundry area on the first floor. The kitchen leads directly to the dining area (for up to 8 guests) and cosy seating area with log burner.
The first-floor galleried snug / TV from has a large flatscreen TV with Sky television, DVD player and computer with broadband internet connection.
Drying / boot room
There is a drying room accessed directly from the front door. Wader racks and a gun cabinet are also available.
Facilities for babies
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
|Further details outdoors|
Garden and grounds
To the rear of the property is a sheltered, courtyard garden with superb views across open countryside to the hills beyond. There is ample parking to the front of the property.
Catering and housekeeping
We can provide a range of catering options including homemade meals delivered to the house, a food-shopping, picnic hamper and wine delivery service or the services of a full or part-time cook. Facilities are available for additional cleaning or linen changes throughout guest's stay at additional cost.
The Scottish Borders region
The Border Country, comprising North Northumberland and the Southern Scottish Borders is a place of magnificent wide sky scenery, with vast expanses of untouched countryside ranging from rolling hills and rugged, windswept moorland, to gentle valleys and the 25 miles of protected golden sands and secluded rocky coves that make up the Heritage coastline. Even in the summer months, the sparkling clean beaches remain almost deserted.
Offshore, there is a thriving water sports scene, with excellent sailing and some of the UK’s best windsurfing and surfing at stunning spots such as Coldingham and Beadnell Bay. Dotted along the coast are picturesque fishing villages such as St Abbs, Alnmouth, Beadnell, and Craster offering wonderful seafood including smoked kippers, crab sandwiches and supremely fresh fish and chips. From the pretty village of Seahouses take a boat to the Farne Islands, home to a large colony of grey seals and 21 species of birds, including puffins.
For outdoor sports enthusiasts the region offers an unrivalled diversity of thousands of miles of dedicated footpaths, cycle routes and bridleways. The routes, anything from one hour to several days, take in some of the area’s most magnificent countryside including the heritage coast, Cheviot, Lammermuir and Eildon Hills and Kielder Forest, which encompasses the vast Kielder Water, Europe’s largest man-made lake with an impressive 27 mile shoreline. Famous routes include the fabulous 63-mile long St Cutherbert’s Way following the trail of early Christianity from Melrose to Holy Island, The Pennine Way, The Southern Upland Way and Border Abbey Way.
In addition to the spectacular scenery is the rich, often bloody, history of the region. The Romans and early Christians, the later border wars between the English and the Scots and the two World Wars have all left their imprints on the region, giving rise to a plethora of fascinating ancient and historical sites and buildings. Some of the most spectacular are the magnificent chain of castles, including dramatic Bamburgh, perched high on its rocky outcrop, the vast, romantic ruins of Dunstanburgh, the palatial splendour of Floors, impressive Thirlestane "one of the seven great houses of Scotland" and foreboding Alnwick, made famous as the location for Hogwart’s School in the Harry Potter films.
The region also boasts a number of important houses including Traquair, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott, Manderston, the location for Channel 4’s ‘The Edwardian Country House’ and award-winning Paxton, reputed to be the finest example of an eighteenth-century Palladian country house in Scotland.
At low tide, drive across the causeway to the famous religious retreat of Holy Island, or Lindisfarne. This tiny, picturesque island is home to the evocative remains of a ruined eleventh-century priory, a beautifully restored castle and the infamous Lindisfarne Mead. Similarly impressive ecclesiastical splendours are the majestic abbey ruins at Jedburgh and at Dryborough, which is the burial place of Sir Walter Scott.
For further information see: www.visitnorthumbria.com and www.visitscottishborders.com
The River Tweed has a deserved reputation as one of the world's finest salmon rivers and produces more fish caught to the fly than any other river in Britain. The property is ideally located for anyone fishing the lower and middle Tweed beats between Coldstream and Melrose.
For further details and advice about fishing on Tweed including availability and booking, please contact us or the following agencies:
FishTweed Tel: 01573 470612
Sale & Partners Tel: 01668 280803
We have an arrangement to offer guests shooting for a variety of game at the nearby Ayton Estate, one of the most outstanding arable shoots in the Scottish Borders. The shoot encompasses some 4,000 acres of arable land and 600 acres of woodland with a release plan of 7,000 pheasants and 2,000 partridge.
Driven pheasants - Renowned for its high pheasants, the shoot produces 100 to 400 bird days with an average price of £24 per bird depending upon the season and total bag.
Duck flighting - The estate offers four flight ponds with plenty of wild duck coming in from the North Sea. An evening’s duck flighting can be arranged for 2 to 10 guns and can be combined with a day’s driven pheasant or rough shooting. Prices vary depending upon the season and number of guns.
Rough shooting - A day’s rough shooting will present challenging shots for woodcock as well as pheasant, partridge, duck, snipe, wood pigeon and ground game. A day can be arranged for 2 to 8 guns. The average price is £140 per gun depending upon the number of guns and whether dogs are required.
Stalking - The Ayton Estate produces some excellent trophy bucks. The prices per beast for roe bucks are £300 up to a bronze, bronze £400, silver £520 and gold £620.
Please contact us for further information, availability and prices.
Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are a golfer’s paradise boasting over 100 courses from challenging PGA Championship courses, to picturesque links and parkland courses to suit all standards. We can offer discounted green fees at a number of courses within an hour’s drive of our houses. Please contact us for further information.