This stunning architect designed house was built in 2009 to an exceptionally high standard with most of the rooms taking full advantage of the absolutely wonderful, panoramic views across the River Yarrow to the rolling countryside and hills beyond. The stylish contemporary interior has unique design features to offer a beautiful, generously proportioned and very unique holiday home. There are landscaped gardens and patio areas with garden furniture to sit out and enjoy the surroundings and a barbecue for al-fresco dining. Driveway parking is provided for 4 cars.
The house is on three levels: The upper level of the house comprises: Master bedroom with king-size and single bed, en-suite shower room and French doors opening onto a Juliet balcony, a family room with king-size and single bed, en-suite shower room and French doors opening onto glazed panel above the sitting room, a library/play area with TV, DVD and Wii games console.
On the ground level is a single bedroom, separate wc, stunning lounge with cathedral ceiling, superb wood burning stove, extra large corner suite with 'cuddle chair', 50 in. plasma TV and double picture windows and bi-fold doors which open the full width of the room to reveal a decked roof terrace to enjoy the panoramic views of the Yarrow Valley. There is also a snooker/pool table in the main lounge.
The lower level (or garden level) comprises a twin bedroom with French doors to the patio, bathroom, bedroom with king-size bed, en suite shower-room and French door to the patio, large open plan living/dining area (seating 8/12) with patio doors to the garden and fabulous modern kitchen with breakfast bar. Cooking by electricity, oil-fired central heating plus wood burning stove. Additional hot water by solar panels. Fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, 2 Freeview televisions, DVD, CD player, Broadband, Wi-Fi, cot and high chair provided. Bed linen and towels provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 3 en suites|
|Nearest beach||Berwick upon Tweed 65 km|
|Nearest Amenities||15 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh 69 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh 69 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Single Beds (5), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
With snow-capped peaks in winter, abundant flora and fauna in the spring and summer, and spectacular autumnal leaf displays, the Scottish Borders is stunning at any time of the year. Explore the gateway to Scotland, where miles of woodlands, hills and coastline can be found. You are sure to be astounded by the region's natual heritage. Discover a walker's paradise, from the rolling hills and moorland in the west to the rocky Berwickshire coastline in the east. Visit the Tweed Valley Forest Park, which has a variety of waymarked trails which are fantastic for walking and horse riding. Enjoy 17 waymarked walks for all abilities, spread across seven diverse forests with snowdrops in February and pretty bluebells in May. Spot flying fish as the wild salmon battle the currents of the River Ettrick or see St Mary's Loch, southern Scotland's largest body of water.The Scottish borders has a rich history and heritage to explore with it's stately homes, Abbeys and battle grounds. During your stay in the Scottish Borders why not check out the wide range of heritage and outdoor events that are taking place? Enjoy a ghost tour, browse some delicious local food and drink at a farmers' market or head to a vintage rally.The Scottish Borders is known as the traditional heartland of rugby in Scotland. In April, make your way to historic Melrose to watch one of Scotland's premier sporting events, the Melrose Sevens. The very first Rugby Sevens tournament was held here in 1883 in the Greenyards, Melrose's rugby ground, and today this intense competition still attracts teams and spectators from around the world. At Tweedlove you can take advantage of free guided rides along quiet country roads and discover amazing scenery and routes favoured by friendly locals at informal ride outs. Discover the charming history of the Scottish Borders by experiencing one of the many Common Riding events which take place in each town throughout the summer. From Selkirk to Hawick, these magnificent ride outs involve hundreds of horses, traditional sports and plenty of community spirit. In September you can explore over 1,800 exhibitors alongside a fantastic pipe band performance at the Selkirk Vintage Car Rally. Don't miss the Tweed Valley Forest Festival in October, with highlights including the Scottish Conker Championships and the wood market.
Hartfell House is beautifully positioned within in the small hamlet of Yarrow Feus, 10 miles from the market town of Selkirk in the largely undiscovered Yarrow Valley, which boasts some of the most wonderful scenery in the Borders. It is a short drive from St Mary's Loch with its sailing club, fishing and historic 'Tibbie Shiels Inn'. The nearest hotel is the Gordon Arms (1 mile) which serves excellent home cooked meals and provides regular live music featuring folk groups from far and wide. Only a short drive away is Bowhill Country House and Estate, the home of the Duke of Buccleugh – with house tours, adventure park, theatre and coffee shop. Also nearby is Glentress Forest with its highly acclaimed Seven Stanes mountainbike trail and Go Ape high ropes adventure park. Hartfell House is perfectly positioned to explore the many attractions in this part of the Scottish Borders.