About the home
Crossing the bridge over the tumbling Ettrick Water, you arrive at ‘Brigend’. This charming and cosy traditional stone cottage has been lovingly restored by its owners 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’ with wrought iron furniture leading off the kitchen to the rear of the cottage. 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! Edinburgh is just a day trip away. The cottage offers all you need for a perfect self-catering holiday in the south of Scotland.
Brigend Cottage is set amidst the beautiful, tranquil scenery of the Yarrow and Ettrick 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 also 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. The Ettrick Valley has very varied wildlife, with great opportunities for spotting deer, badgers, otters, buzzards, curlews, lapwings .. among other birds and animals. 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. The village pub is 200m from the cottage and offers good home cooked meals while the nearby town of Selkirk has a range of local amenities including shops and restaurants.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Coldingham bay|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Further details outdoors:
On street parking is available
The Scottish Borders region
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.
The Selkirk / Ettrick Valley area
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. Nature lovers will find a wide variety of fauna and flora with opportunities to spot badgers, otters, deer, buzzards and other birds of prey. 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.
How to get there
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If you are not driving, you can fly or get the train to either Edinburgh or Newcastle. This is a rural village property so it is recommended that you have a car.
Activities near Selkirk
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Apr 2013
We stayed here October 2012 and had a very nice holiday. The cottage is just right for 2 and is equipped with all you could want for a self catering break.
The cottage is well maintained and very eco friendly. It is bright and full of character and most importantly, very clean.
Our hosts Barbara and her partner are available should you require anything and the welcome pack they provide is second to none...thanks!!!
Ettrickbridge is a very relaxing and quiet place with a pub (serves food but only has seasonal opening times), a phone box and a few houses. The cottage does not get mobile signals and there is no internet but you will not be bored as there are lots of books, games, CDs and DVDs. It really is somewhere to go to get away from it all!!
I would thoroughly recommend Brigend Cottage and we will be back!!
25 Mar 2013
Very well equipped cottage, clean and tidy. The service recieved from the owner of the cottage was excellent and all the locals were very friendly and welcoming. Scenery is beautiful, good dog... more
15 Jan 2013
We stayed in Bridgend Cottage for Christmas and had an amazing few days. The cottage is perfect for snuggling up and keeping cosy with its wood burning stove and homely feel. It had every thing we... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
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|Easter||31 Mar 12||14 Apr 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||14 Apr 12||30 Jun 12||£ 325||£ 48||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Peak season||30 Jun 12||1 Sep 12||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||1 Sep 12||15 Sep 12||£ 350||£ 50||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Mid season||15 Sep 12||20 Oct 12||£ 325||£ 48||£ 65||3 Nights|
|High season||20 Oct 12||27 Oct 12||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||27 Oct 12||17 Nov 12||£ 295||£ 42||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Discount season||17 Nov 12||19 Dec 12||£ 275||£ 40||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Festive season||19 Dec 12||5 Jan 13||£ 395||£ 85||£ 85||4 Nights|
|Discount season||5 Jan 13||16 Feb 13||£ 275||£ 40||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Low season||16 Feb 13||23 Mar 13||£ 295||£ 42||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Easter||23 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||13 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 325||£ 48||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Spring Bank week||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 350||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 325||£ 48||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Peak season||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 375||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||31 Aug 13||14 Sep 13||£ 350||£ 50||£ 70||3 Nights|
|Mid season||14 Sep 13||2 Nov 13||£ 325||£ 48||£ 65||3 Nights|
|Low season||2 Nov 13||16 Nov 13||£ 295||£ 42||£ 60||3 Nights|
|Discount season||16 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 275||£ 40||£ 55||3 Nights|
|Festive season||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 395||£ 85||£ 85||4 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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