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Branxholm Knowe House


Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

Private driveway approaching the house

Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Branxholm Knowe House is a large detached period property which is set in two acres of well tendered private gardens. The house is furnished to a high standard and is ideal for entertaining and features a fabulous garden room which is perfect for alfresco summer evenings as well as cosy winter evenings with the log burner glowing.

The property benefits from five large double bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate ten adults or two families. Four large bedrooms are located around a galleried landing with two modern bathrooms (one en suite) serving the bedrooms. Downstairs the sitting room and garden room, which is over 40 sq metres, ensure there is plenty of space for all to enjoy. The dining room provides a great setting for more formal dinner parties (table seats 12-14) and benefits from an open fire. There is also a twin bedroom downstairs which is served by a bathroom.

All the bathrooms feature high quality hotel style fittings (Makti, Hans Grohe) and have all been newly fitted. The fully fitted kitchen was newly installed in 2009.

Outside there are two tables and benches, BBQ, a pond (fenced) with cascading runs, large gardens and woodland.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Eyemouth area 60 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh 90 km, Nearest railway: Carlisle 60 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

- Over 300 sq meters of internal floor space.

- Furnished to a high standard.

Further details outdoors

Outside there are two tables and benches, BBQ, a pond (fenced) with cascading runs, large gardens and woodland.

The Scottish Borders region

Often described as a 'Hidden Gem' the Scottish Borders has a landscape and terrain to rival anywhere in Britain. A walkers paradise the area offers a huge range of walks to suit all abilities. From the Borders Abbey Walk to the Souther Upland Way walkers are assured of peace and tranquillity away from the maddening crowds. Golfers are very well catered for with 21 courses in the area all offering super value for money.

Fishing is available on the world famous River Tweed and local tributaries and also on the many local lochs in the area (permits available locally). Mountain bikers will love the open spaces and tracks of nearby Craik and Glentrees Forest which have a great number of well marked routes. Other outdoor pursuits such as horse riding are available locally.

The Borders is packed full of history and offers many splendid houses such as Bowhill (home of the famous Scott clan), Floors Castle (Duke of Roxburgh), Abbotsford (Sir Walter Scott) and Traquair to mention a few. The Border abbey towns such as Melrose and Kelso have many shops and eateries with character and individuality and are within 30 minutes drive from Branxholm Knowe. Further afield Edinburgh (75 mins) is easily reachable and offers notably attractions such as the Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile, the Military Tattoo and famous Festival held in August each year.


Hawick is famous for the production of quality wool and cashmere and still has a number of producing mills today. Within Hawick itself Wilton Park. situated in 100 acres along a river bank, offers walks, a childrens playground, tennis, bowls and a well stocked walled garden.

The recently opened Heritage Hub offers cinema, theatre and musical events as well as hosting the tourism board, and can be found in the town centre. The town also offers a large recreational centre with a child friendly swimming pool.

Further afield near Newcastletwon there is an excellent outdoor adventure centre (Rock) providing canoeing, sailing, rock climbing and many other pursuits.

Hawick hosts its annual common riding in early June each year which is a celebration of the towns history and independence and involves ride outs to many local historical sites along the town boundaries and further afield. Hawick also hosts an annual music festival, a weekly market and a number of high quality cashmere retail outlets.

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Review 1-10 of 23

10 Oct 2014


"Wonderful escape"

My family and I celebrated my husbands birthday in this lovely house. Despite some wet weather our stay was just perfect due to the spacious and comfortable accommodation set in beautiful grounds. It had everything we needed to enjoy the experience. The kitchen was well equipped and we even managed to bake a birthday cake! My granddaughter especially enjoyed searching all the rooms to find us however we spent a great deal of time in the lovely sun room with wood burning stove. The booking was made easy with the friendly and informative communication with the owner and his mother Isobel. A welcoming fire provided a great start to our stay and the whole family were happy to stay around the house and garden, relaxing and having fun. I will certainly return to this lovely spot but next time for at least a week. I would highly recommend Branxholm Knowe House.

18 Sep 2014


"Superb house and grounds for all ages."

The house exceeded our expectations. The rooms were large, well furnished and the garden room with log burner lovely for relaxing in at any time of the day. The kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of everything even with a house full. The large garden, with bbq area, was safe for young children, plenty of car parking and the dogs enjoyed the paddock and wooded areas. The house is accessible from the north and south and the surrounding border countryside lovely to explore. Tesco delivery is easy to arrange. All in all to be recommended and we hope to return for a longer stay.

12 Sep 2014


"Lovely spacious house and garden ideal for family get-together"

Our group of five adults, one teenager and a dog thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely house although the weather was not good enough to allow us so spend a lot of time in the amazing garden. We did the next best thing though and really enjoyed spending time together in the fantastic conservatory, watching the constant to and fro of the birds on the feeders. The house had everything we needed and more and was handy for the facilities of Hawick and at the same time had great places for walks not too far away. There was loads of space for everyone to do their own thing or to be sociable which is how we like it. Thank you very much to Ian and family. Would very much like to return in the future.

2 Sep 2014


"You couldn't wish for more, absolutely fabulous!"

We stayed in Aug 2014 with a family of 9 ranging from19yr olds to 74yr olds. The house is so homely and comfortable with all the facilities you could wish for. Many hours were spent in the conservatory enjoying the variety of local birds feeding off the nuts on the tree which is a foot away from the window, including a very nervous woodpecker!
I cannot fault the accommodation and the setting it stands in. It was ideally located for us as we were going to a family wedding in Gretna.

Overall I would highly recommend this property , you won't be disappointed.

Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to hear you had a lovely family holiday at our holiday home. Indeed, the conservatory is a great spot to sit and watch the birds in the garden area feeding so close to the house. We do hope you can return one day! Kind regards, Ian and Sally

25 Aug 2014


"Brilliant, couldn't of wished for better."

Family of nine had a great week. Weather was fabulous the whole week.Beautiful house, garden and local area. A real gem. House and garden large enough to get away from each other. This is a not just a… More

I am delighted you enjoyed your week at our holiday home and thank you for your kind review. We do try to make Branxholm Knowe as much like a home as possible rather than simply another 'holiday let', which is why we probably get a lot of repeat visitors such as yourself. On that note, we look forward to welcoming you back for two weeks in 2015! Kind regards, Ian & Sally.

23 Jun 2014


"Absolutely fantastic!"

We were 8 people all together and we really enjoyed our holiday week in Branxholm Knowe and Scotland - scottish people are just so nice - polite and helpful. We drove around about 2000 km and saw so … More

Many thanks for your kind review. I am so pleased you all enjoyed your stay at our holiday home, Branxholm Knowe. It really is a lovely house for family gatherings! We do hope you can make it back one day! Kind regards, Ian & Sally

4 Jun 2014


"A beautiful house in a very pretty location."

It is a beautiful area, and great for exploring…we did Hadrian's Wall, and a good few local walks.The house was fantastic, and even better than the great photos promised. We were very comfortab… More

Thank you do much for taking the time to review Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you had a wonderful time and enjoyed everything about Branxholm Knowe. We hope you return one day! Kind regards, Ian Dowling.

19 May 2014


"Fantastic Property for Birthday Celebration"

We have just returned from celebrating my 60th birthday with extended family (8 in total ) plus 2 dogs. The house itself is amazing. It is like borrowing someone's home for the weekend. Branxho… More

Many thanks for taking the time to review Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you had a memorable weekend surrounded by family and friends and found Branxholm Knowe to be the ideal spot to celebrate. It is indeed a great house for entertaining with the large garden room providing a lovely setting for all to congregate. Thank you again. Kind regards, Ian Dowling

2 Mar 2014


"Very enjoyable weekend stay"

Our party of 7 adults and 2 children had a great weekend at Branxholm Knowe. The house is large and comfortable and the extensive grounds were an added bonus for the children to explore. The house is … More

3 Nov 2013


"Fantastic week in the Scottish Boarders"

We stayed for a week at Branxholm Knowe during October half term 2013.
The week was intended as a celebration for my parents who both turned 60 this year and we had a range of family and friends in our group aged between 1 and 67.
The house we all firmly agreed right from the start was absolutely amazing. It contained literally everything you could ever want or need during your stay there, providing fantastically for children and adults alike.
It was the wide range of thoughtful touches such as small plastic toy fish placed on the edge of the bath for the kids bath time and the full array of cooking spices, condiments and ingredients in the kitchen that truly made Branxholm a home from home.
We spent the majority of our time in the conservatory, heated by a wonderful log burner. After exploring the surrounding woods and doing a couple of good walks around Hawik, we were ready to come back and get cosy around the fire.
Our two dogs enjoyed themselves immensely too. It gave me peace of mind that the area around the house was secure and I could let both of them roam freely.

I simply can't recommend Branxholm highly enough and I know that I also speak for the other members in our group. We really didn't want to leave at the end of our stay and I do hope to be back soon for another idyllic, peaceful and regenerating week in this adorable home.

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you all had a great week and found our house to 'tick all the boxes' for your family celebration. Please do come back - we'd love to host you again! Kind regards, Ian Dowling, owner.

Review 1-10 of 23

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