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Stable Cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Stable Cottage is set within rolling countryside in the conservation village of Minto. The cottage was converted from original stone steadings dating back to the early 1800s, and is surrounded by gardens and fields beyond.

The property overlooks Minto golf course and enjoys views of Minto Hill and Ruberslaw.

The tranquillity and the comfort of the cottages ensures that guests enjoy a relaxing holiday, surrounded by numerous opportunities for leisure activities, including walking, cycling, golf and fishing. A wealth of historic towns and places of interest are within a short drive including the abbey towns of Melrose, Jedburgh and Kelso.

Edinburgh is just over an hour away, providing many opportunities for sight seeing and visiting the festival.

Pubs, restaurant and shops just over a mile away.

Stable Cottage has been converted and furnished to a high standard with double bedroom, en-suite bathroom, sitting room and kitchen area.

Stable Cottage is at ground floor level. The cottage was primarily designed for couples but a sofa bed in the sitting room provides extra accommodation for up to two.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach 60
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newcastle 80 km, Nearest railway: Berwick upon Tweed 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 Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Scottish Borders region

The Scottish Borders offers beautiful unspoilt rolling countryside, steeped in history with a wide variety of events, attractions and activities.

There are many castles, stately homes, abbeys and gardens to visit in the region and nearby Lothians and Northumberland. Many of which are owned by Historic Scotland or the National Trust for Scotland and include Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Holyrood Abbeys, Smailholm Tower, Greenknowe Tower, Hermitage Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Linlithgow Palace,Tantallon Castle, and Hailes Castle. Other famous attractions including Floors Castle, Abbotsford House and Traquair House are well worth the visit.

The region has excellent walking and cycling routes including the Borders Abbey Way, St. Cuthberts Way, John Buchan Way and the Southern Uplands Way. Off road forest cycling and mountain biking is available in many forest areas and European cylcle ways are designated throughout the area.

The area has some of the best golf courses to be found, with 21 courses in the region, most within a thirty minute drive of Minto.

There are upland areas, moors, lochs, forests, rivers and beautiful long beaches on the east coast.

The area also offers many festivals and sporting events throughout the year. Highlights include the Edinburgh Festival and Tatoo, The Common Ridings in the towns of Hawick, Selkirk, Langholm and Galashiels which have become international festivals celebrating the history of Borders riding clans. The Melrose Book Festival, Borders Walking Festival and the Rugby Sevens in Melrose, Hawick and Selkirk are all major events, attracting visitors throughout the UK and from further afield.

Minto

Stable Cottage is located in the village of Minto about 7 miles from Hawick, 10 miles from Melrose and 6 miles from Jedburgh.

Minto is a conservation village built by the Earl of Minto in the early 19th century. There is hill and river walking from the cottage. The Minto Golf course immediately in front of the cottage offers an excellent 18 hole golf course with a friendly club offering good facilities, food and drink. The village of Denholm with a few shops, two pubs, a restaurant and an attractive village green is just over a mile away. The town of Hawick with good shops, supermarkets and woolen factory shops is a further six miles. The neighbouring towns of Melrose and Jedburgh also offer an excellent selection of restaurants, pubs, shops and tourist attaractions.

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Review 1-3 of 3

23 Sep 2013

5/5

"Perfect centre for visiting the Scottish Borders"

Sheila and Kevan met us when we arrived, and welcomed us with tea and scones, a very nice touch. This is a very attractive cottage, perfect for two and a dog; it is warm and comfortable, well equipped, and the garden for visitors' use was immaculate and delightful. We were able to visit many of the lovely places within easy reach of Minto, such as Abbotsford, Hermitage Castle, Little Sparta, Monteviot Gardens, and the Abbey towns of Melrose, Kelso and Selkirk, which still leaves lots to see and do next time. The Auld Cross Keys pub at Denholm deserves special mention for a terrific atmosphere, and the food at Burts Hotel in Melrose was very good.

15 Sep 2013

5/5

"Superb base for the Borders and visiting Edinburgh"

Coming back for an eighth year probably says it all. Whether playing golf , which we do, or visiting the area - including Edinburgh less than an hour's drive - Stable Cottage has all the comfort needed for a holiday. The Borders is a hidden gem and staying in this accommodation completes a perfect week.

20 Aug 2013

5/5

"Excellent cottage in beautiful setting"

Our fourth (but certainly not our last) stay in Stable Cottage,opposite the golf course in the conservation village of Minto. Always a warm welcome from the owners and perfect hosts Kevan and Sheila (including home made cakes) at this well appointed very comfortable property which has a beautiful enclosed courtyard to relax in at any time, especially at the end of enjoyable days exploring the surrounding countryside. Ideally situated for long or short walks by rivers, over hills and in forests, or for exploring nearby villages and attractions. Only 1 mile from Denholm with its local butcher, shop, pubs and village green, and only 7 miles from the larger towns of Hawick and Jedburgh for major shopping and tourist facilities. Nearby attractions include Melrose Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey, Dryburgh Abbey, The Eildon Hills, The Waterloo Monument, Floors Castle, Smailholme Tower, Abbotsford, Bowhill, the small, picturesque Fatlips Castle and many more to find and enjoy. For those wanting to go further afield, Edinburgh and the East coast, including Lindisfarne are within easy reach. Whether you want an active walking holiday, a more leasurely drive or stroll around the nearby little villages, churches and abbeys, a golfing holiday, or just to relax and unwind, this area has it all, and this cottage is the perfect place to do it from. How ever long you stay, it will never be long enough!

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