Ettrick Valley holiday cottage rental with private pool, internet access, balcony/terrace and walking

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  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Feel Safe. Get away from it all to a wonderful comfortable Cottage (all mod cons) on our working hill sheep farm. Green Business Gold Award. New for 2021: 17 new Solar Panels to join the Solar Thermal Tubes on Elspinhope Cottage. Wheelchair Access. Ancestral Tourism member. Walkers & Cyclists Welcome Scheme. Fast WiFi. Dark Sky - No Light Pollution. Linen included. Towels if needed. Couple Discount at owners discretion.

Comfort in a stunning location on our 1,400 acre farm. A wonderfully secluded position with privacy and beautiful views. Easy car access to the door, large parking area, garden & grounds including 3-acres of woodland and paths by the Cossarshill Burn with rocky pools & waterfall.

Mammals recorded locally include Otters, Red Squirrels, Badgers, Foxes, Brown Hares, & Deer. There are species of rare butterflies (Scotch Argus), moths, and a huge range of birds including Osprey, Golden Eagle, Black Grouse, Barn Owls, Dippers, Lapwings and Peregrine. We are close to "The Ettrick Marshes Project" & Parts of both "The Nature of Britain" and "Autumn Watch 2007" were filmed by Ettrick Water, on our farm close to Elspinhope Cottage.

An excellent base for hillwalking, fishing, golf, riding, mountain biking (Glentress & Innerleithen), cycling and many other activities including Go Ape.

The area is steeped in History, visit some of the Borders Stately Homes & Gardens, Abbeys, Churches, & Keep Towers. Follow the Borders Woollen Trail or explore Eskadalemuir Forest, Ancient Standing Stones and Samye Ling Tibetan Centre which are within easy reach, as well as St. Mary's Loch, The Grey Mare's Tail and Moffat. The James Hogg Exhibition (celebrated Scottish writer) is a walk away. Edinburgh (45 miles) is an easy journey for a day out.

Sadly many visitor attractions are closed or have restricted opening times due to Covid 19.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite

Families

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

Covid 19. Only 2 bedrooms are available at this time. We are making every effort to follow all Government Advise & recommended Cleaning Protocols during this difficult time. We want guests to feel safe & relaxed during their stay. Although we need to keep our distance we are always available to help make your holiday special if we can. I have shut off the 3rd bedroom in order to make visitor changeovers more manageable. You can arrange a grocery delivery for your arrival & you need never leave the Ettrick Valley.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 17:00 Check out: 09:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

Free Fast WiFi

No wild parties please, this is a very peaceful location.

This is a working sheep farm so please follow the Country Code & you will have a wonderful stay.
For your own safety & our peace of mind please do not touch farm machinery.

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About the owner

Daphne J.
Average reply time:
1 hour 11 minutes

Calendar updated:
25 Sep 2021

Years listed:
7

Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Apr 2014. Located in Selkirk, it has 6 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £1203.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Sep 2021.

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Get away from it all in the Borders
May 2021

My partner and I, and the dog, spent a brilliant weekend here. The cottage is very comfortable with all the amenities you could need, but it us the location that is the unique feature. The immediate l… More 

Reviewed 13 May 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you for your kind comments, we always enjoy meeting our visitors. I'm pleased that you enjoyed the cottage, our very special location & look forward to meeting you again.
Hampden78

Fantastic
Aug 2020

Just spent four nights here. Fantastic hosts. Daphne and Ogg are brilliant. They really care about their guests and nothing is too much trouble for them. The cottage was lovely and clean and very well… More 

Reviewed 2 Sep 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much, we enjoyed meeting you all & are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Elspinhope Cottage.
Pikka72
Leicester, United Kingdom

Superb cottage, great location and welcoming hosts
Aug 2020

We started here for one night while walking The Southern Upland Way. We booked last minute and the owners were incredibly accommodating and kind. The cottage has everything you need, spotlessly clean … More 

Reviewed 22 Aug 2020

Owner's reply:
Thank you, we enjoyed meeting you both & are very pleased that you were comfortable in Elspinhope Cottage. Hope you completed the Southern Upland Way.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

remote feel, without the travelling!
Jul 2019

the cottage had everything you could want and more, with a drying room for after a walk in the valley, a bathroom heater that made you feel toastie, and a massive tv so you could appreciate watching b… More 

Reviewed 21 Jul 2019

HarryH699
Corby, United Kingdom

All Round Excellence
Jun 2016

We stayed at Elspinhope for a week in June, 2016. The location on Ettrick Water is tranquil and beautiful. It is an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area which is scenic and full o… More 

Reviewed 7 Sep 2016

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Daphne (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Daphne (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Daphne the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Daphne (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Daphne (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Daphne (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Daphne (the owner) a message.

If Daphne (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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/night