Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh International Airport 80 km, Nearest railway: Berwick-upon-tweed|
|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, 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 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|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.
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.
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15 May 2014
Great little cottage.Barbara, the owner, has thought of everything. Lovely little welcome pack to greet us.We will be back.… More
25 Apr 2014
"A perfect little home from home"
This cottage really is lovely - warm, clean and inviting . What makes this cottage worthy of the five stars in my opinion though is that the owners have gone that extra mile to provide all those ext… More
16 Apr 2014
"Little Gem in a quiet hideaway"
A quaint little cottage which is extremely well equipped and provides you with all home comforts. Barbara could not have done more for us, even providing 2 travel cots and 2 high chairs for our 10 mo… More
24 May 2013
Cosy cottage, Bunk beds an interseting experience for 2 wrinklies! Pretty village, beautiful countryside. Good dog-walking and good pub, when open. When closed, the drive over the hill to the one a… More
2 Apr 2013
"A Haven of Peace and Quiet :)"
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
"Lovely, warm and cosy Cottage - excellent welcome pack"
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 walking… More
15 Jan 2013
"Fantastic cosy getaway!"
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 nee… More
12 Jan 2013
"A fabulous cottage for a real get away"
We stayed at Brigend Cottage in Dec 12 with our 2 14 year olds. We all fell in love with it, though I must advise anyone considering going that there is no wifi or mobile signal for some way. This s… More
20 Nov 2012
"Best equipped cottage we've been in!"
We stay in cottages at least 5 times a year, and this is the best equipped cottage that we've stayed in. The welcome pack was very generous (bottle of wine, bread, milk, coffee, tea, home-made ja… More
11 Oct 2012
"Perfect!! Cosy, homely cottage"
Just back from a brilliant stay in Brigend cottage. We had 4 nights in the cottage and can't rate it highly enough. You can tell as soon as you walk in that the owners really care about what they do as the cottage is furnished and equipped to an exceptional standard. We arrived to a lovely welcome pack consisting of homemade jam, a homemade cake, a bottle of wine and some milk, butter and fresh bread, and the log fire was all set up ready to go! The cottage was perfect for us (we were travelling as a couple with our Jack Russell) but the cottage has two bedrooms so would be ideal for families too.
The surrounding countryside is just beautiful. The owners have stocked the cottage with lots of information about the surrounding area and local attractions. We visited St Mary's Loch and the Grey Mare's Tail, both of which are within 20 miles of the cottage and well worth a visit - both trips were stunning!
I would recommend this cottage to anyone looking for a relaxing, peaceful break in beautiful surroundings. Definitely worth a visit!!!
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