House | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 14
Perfect for family and friends get-togethers.
Ettrick View is a beautiful stone-built house that will very comfortably accommodate 14 people with room to spare. Newly converted to a high standard, this traditional 19thC farm steading is the ideal place for family and friends to meet up and relax in the tranquil rural setting of the River Ettrick and rolling Border Hills.
The house is extremely spacious, and is tastefully and comfortably furnished, with polished floors downstairs and luxurious fitted carpets everywhere else. With its 6 large bedrooms and big social spaces, it is just the right size to easily accommodate three generations of one family, making Ettrick View a perfect venue for family celebrations.
The large lounge has picture windows with amazing views down the Ettrick Valley and, along with well sized kitchen and dining areas, allows plenty of space for everyone to spend time together without falling over each other. There is also a pool table, ping pong, DVDs, books and games as well as a trampoline outside.
For disabled access, we have wide hallways and double doorways as well as a downstairs twin or super king size bedroom and toilet/shower room with hand rails, and also a ramp to the house for wheelchairs.
The front door opens onto a private enclosed garden with gas BBQ, tables and chairs for alfresco dining, and 4 acres of land slope down towards the River Ettrick with paths, picnic benches and fabulous views.
Spend time paddling and messing about in the private stream, or explore the Scottish Borders with it's many Historic Houses, Castles, towns and miles of very scenic, unspoilt countryside.
Plenty of places of interest in the area, such as Abbotsford House ( the home of Sir Walter Scott) and Traquair, outdoor activities such as cycling and Go-Ape, and only 75mins from the delights of Edinburgh.
Surrounded by rolling hills and winding rivers, Ettrick View is a luxurious rural getaway.
|Size||Sleeps up to 14, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Eyemouth 91 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||20 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 79 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, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Scottish Borders region
This part of the Borders was the hunting grounds of the Scottish kings of old, and home to Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford House. William Wallace, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and Mary Queen of Scott's have all contributed to the rich cultural heritage of the area.
Take a drive or cycle through some gorgeous countryside and visit castles, abbeys, stately homes and museums as well as some pretty towns full of character and history such as Melrose, Kelso, and Peebles.
However, it is probably the miles and miles of unspoilt countryside, still wild and inspiring, which makes the Ettrick valley so special for walkers, cyclists, anglers, wildlife enthusiasts and anyone in search of a little tranquillity.
The area offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Fishing, cycling, walking, and bird watching can all be based from the house, with boating, kayaking, horse riding and several golf courses within about 30 mins, as well as the excellent mountain biking centres of Glentress and Innerleithen. The nearby Buccleuch Estate offers some of the best fishing and shooting in Scotland.
The Ettrick River is famous for it's salmon fishing and is only a 5 minute walk from the house. Permits can be bought locally or arranged in advance. Local tuition is also available by arrangement. There are Lochs and Reservoirs around the area where shore and/or boat fishing is available.
The quiet rolling country roads around Ettrick View are perfect for cyclists, and six national walking routes wend their way through the Scottish Borders including The Southern Upland Way, The Borders Abbey Way and St. Cuthbert's Walk. There are also many woodland, hill, river and village walks nearby. The stunning settings of St Mary's Loch and the Grey Mare's Tail waterfall are a short drive away.
The Tweed Valley offers a plentiful choice of family friendly days out, with play parks, shopping and plenty of historical interest, as well as summer festivities such as local towns' summer common riding festivities, rugby sevens tournaments, and Traquair's Medieval and Summer Fairs.
Selkirk, our closest town has a variety of shops, pubs, and restaurants, a golf course, swimming pool, some lovely walks, and a new 5 star Lochcarron textile visitor centre with tours around a working mill.
There are stunning Historic Abbeys and houses close by including Bowhill, Abbotsford, Traquair House and Floors Castle. These all have amazing collections as well as fantastic gardens and woodland/river walks. There is a great adventure playground at Bowhill, and the Salmon Viewing Centre at Philiphaugh is also well worth a day out.
For even more inspiration and inner peace, visit the Samyeling Tibetan Buddist Temple and Peace gardens.
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24 Oct 2014
"Very relaxing weekend with beautiful countryside views"
Ettrick View is a beautifully presented home with wonderful countryside scenery to make you feel like you're truly on holiday. The beds are extremely comfortable making for a relaxing and recuper… More
5 Sep 2014
"Wonderful special birthday weekend"
We were a large family group, 12 of us in age from 8 to 70 plus and Ettrick View ticked all the boxes in terms of quality and the right accommodation. The whole house was really spacious and the bedr… More
2 Jul 2014
"Family holiday enjoyed by 4 generations."
The drive to Ettrick View felt soooo long as we had been on the road for 5 hours but we we're so happy when we finally got there. Nic greeted us and showed us around. Everything was spotlessly cl… More
Thank you very much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the space inside and out as well as your family time together. How great to get 4 generations all together in one house for a week.
The yurts are almost ready now - just finishing off the shop and shower block.
It was a pleasure to meet you all and we would love to welcome back sometime.
Many thanks for your custom, Helen and Nic.
3 Jun 2014
"Amazing location for walks and biking in a beautiful, well-equiped bright and spacious home suitable for all ages"
This house is well designed and has every facility required for family groups. Location is one of outstanding beauty and is highly suitable for those who enjoy outdoor walks and cycling. The owners we… More
3 Jun 2014
"Modern, clean property in the most beautiful setting."
We had a large family holiday (14) and this property was perfect for us all. Ample space in all area's. Very clean and modernised. Perfect setting for walking and cycling straight out of the door… More
29 Sep 2013
"High quality spacious accommodation in a nice, quiet environment"
Our group of 14 (family, including young children) visited Scotland and made this property our base to look around local and other areas. We even managed days out in Edinburgh (~1 hr drive), Glasgow (… More
23 Jun 2013
"Spacious home comfort, set in the beautiful Borders countryside."
The property had been newly equipped as a holiday let and so was in excellent condition, very clean and tidy. The master bedroom is very spacious with a correspondingly large en-suite bathroom, and h… More
Thank you so much Mathew, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay in the Ettrick Valley. Love to see you again sometime.
Wishing you all the best,
Nic and Helen
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