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Branxholm Knowe House – Home 168622 Farmhouse

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Branxholm Knowe House – Home 168622

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 41 reviews

  • Farmhouse
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 10 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Farmhouse / 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Branxholm Knowe House is a large detached period property which is set in two acres of well tendered private gardens. The house is furnished to a high standard and is ideal for entertaining and features a fabulous garden room which is perfect for alfresco summer evenings as well as cosy winter evenings with the log burner glowing.

The property benefits from five large double bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate ten adults or two families. Four large bedrooms are located around a galleried landing with two modern bathrooms (one en suite) serving the bedrooms. Downstairs the sitting room and garden room, which is over 40 sq metres, ensure there is plenty of space for all to enjoy. The dining room provides a great setting for more formal dinner parties (table seats 12-14) and benefits from an open fire. There is also a twin bedroom downstairs which is served by a bathroom.

All the bathrooms feature high quality hotel style fittings (Makti, Hans Grohe) and have all

Branxholm Knowe House is a large detached period property which is set in two acres of well tendered private gardens. The house is furnished to a high standard and is ideal for entertaining and features a fabulous garden room which is perfect for alfresco summer evenings as well as cosy winter evenings with the log burner glowing.

The property benefits from five large double bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate ten adults or two families. Four large bedrooms are located around a galleried landing with two modern bathrooms (one en suite) serving the bedrooms. Downstairs the sitting room and garden room, which is over 40 sq metres, ensure there is plenty of space for all to enjoy. The dining room provides a great setting for more formal dinner parties (table seats 12-14) and benefits from an open fire. There is also a twin bedroom downstairs which is served by a bathroom.

All the bathrooms feature high quality hotel style fittings (Makti, Hans Grohe) and have all been newly fitted. The fully fitted kitchen was newly installed in 2009.

Outside there is a private six person hot tub, Finnish grillkota bbq hut, two tables and benches, a pond (fenced) with cascading runs, large gardens and woodland for children to explore.

Further details outdoors

Outside there is a six person hot tub, Finnish BBQ hut, two tables and benches, pond (fenced) with cascading runs, large gardens and woodland.

Location description from owner

The Scotland region

Often described as a 'Hidden Gem' the Scottish Borders has a landscape and terrain to rival anywhere in Britain. A walkers paradise the area offers a huge range of walks to suit all abilities. From the Borders Abbey Walk to the Souther Upland Way walkers are assured of peace and tranquillity away from the maddening crowds. Golfers are very well catered for with 21 courses in the area all offering super value for money.

Fishing is available on the world famous River Tweed and local tributaries and also on the many local lochs in the area (permits available locally). Mountain bikers will love the open spaces and tracks of nearby Craik and Glentrees Forest which have a great number of well marked routes. Other outdoor pursuits such as horse riding are available locally.

The Borders is packed full of history and offers many splendid houses such as Bowhill (home of the famous Scott clan), Floors Castle (Duke of Roxburgh), Abbotsford (Sir Walter Scott) and Traquair to mention a few. The Border abbey towns such as Melrose and Kelso have many shops and eateries with character and individuality and are within 30 minutes drive from Branxholm Knowe. Further afield Edinburgh (75 mins) is easily reachable and offers notably attractions such as the Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Royal Mile, the Military Tattoo and famous Festival held in August each year.

Teviothead

Hawick is famous for the production of quality wool and cashmere and still has a number of producing mills today. Within Hawick itself Wilton Park. situated in 100 acres along a river bank, offers walks, a childrens playground, tennis, bowls and a well stocked walled garden.

The recently opened Heritage Hub offers cinema, theatre and musical events as well as hosting the tourism board, and can be found in the town centre. The town also offers a large recreational centre with a child friendly swimming pool.

Further afield near Newcastletwon there is an excellent outdoor adventure centre (Rock) providing canoeing, sailing, rock climbing and many other pursuits.

Hawick hosts its annual common riding in early June each year which is a celebration of the towns history and independence and involves ride outs to many local historical sites along the town boundaries and further afield. Hawick also hosts an annual music festival, a weekly market and a number of high quality cashmere retail outlets.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 4 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

Whilst dogs are welcome please ensure they are restrained to the conservatory and kitchen area in the house and not upstairs.
The fires are cleaned ready for your use, please could you leave them the same way. Similarly with the BBQ hut, if you use the BBQ then please clean it afterwards.

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About the owner

Ian D
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
28 Sep 2016
Years listed:
5
Based in:
United Kingdom

Languages spoken: English


This Farmhouse has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 10. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Jun 2011. Located in Hawick, it has 41 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1100 to £2400.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 28 Sep 2016.

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“Perfect house for our celebration weekend.”

Reviewed 7 Mar 2016

Branxholm house was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday weekend away with friends. The house is even bigger than the pictures suggest. We had 11 guests altogether plus a dog and we still all felt like we had plenty of space to ourselves. Thankfully we had good weather all weekend and made the most of the hot tub! Even late into the night it was still lovely to sit in and enjoy the night sky. We didn't venture out much, as we had very limited time, but still enjoyed the surroundings. The abandoned castle just up the road gave us the perfect grounds to host a small archery tournament! Ian and his mother were very helpful and prompt in answering any of our questions. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others. Thanks again for a lovely stay. Next time we hope to stay longer!

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you enjoyed your weekend and found the size of the house exceeded your expectations! We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back at our house in the near future! Kind regards, Ian Dowling

“Lovely house in beautiful surroundings”

Reviewed 4 Nov 2015

We are a group of 10 adults (5 couples) who spent a long weekend at Branxholm Knowe House during October 2015. The house was lovely and big enough to give us all our own space, if needed. We spent the majority of our time in the kitchen and conservatory, as well as enjoying the outdoor area, particularly the hot tub and BBQ hut. Ian was very helpful in making the arrangements for our booking and Isabel visited us during our stay to ensure all was well. Whilst we spent most of our time enjoying the house and garden area, the 5 men in the company were made very welcome at Minto Golf Club where they played their annual golf competition - in very colourful dress! On the Saturday our party were welcomed by Hawick Rugby Club, where we watched their 2nd team have a very convincing win, before watching the World Cup Final in the clubhouse and receiving great hospitality during our time there. All in all, a lovely weekend in a beautiful house, which we would be happy to recommend to others.

“Wonderful House in idllyic setting”

Reviewed 5 Jun 2015

We had a lovely holiday, six adults, four children and there was plenty of room for everyone. The house is well equipped and the children's toys went down well. Everywhere was so homely and comfortable and we were lucky with the weather - we only needed the log burner one night - but it was very welcome. We were surprised to find that the trees surrounding the property had been cut down so the posted picture looked very different in real life but this didn't detract from the lovely grounds and meant that there were wonderful views which might otherwise have been missed. The property was very clean and everything worked and we would (indeed have) recommend this property to friends. The hot tub was much appreciated and we had a BBQ in the quaint purpose-built cabin on the first evening as the weather was so good. We went to Edinburgh Zoo as the youngest grandson is mad on Pandas - be advised, you have to book a Panda viewing slot beforehand to be sure of getting in. We also visited Edinburgh Castle and were taught how to ride broomsticks al la Harry Potter. It was Hawick's Rideout that week and 200+ horses and riders rode into town to a brass band, very unusual. We didn't eat out at all what with early bed times etc but rustled up our own meals easily enough. Most days out we took a picnic, as snacks, drinks and sandwiches can get really expensive for 10. Many thanks to Ian and Isobel for providing such a great holiday home it was just what we wanted and very good value.

“Amazing house”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2015

We stayed in April 2015 at Branxholm Knowe and had an amazing time! Each bedroom was beautiful and unique. There was a comfy small lounge and a massive conservatory lounge both with fires which we loved! The garden was fab with amazing hot tub and BBQ hut which enabled us to have a BBQ even when it wasn't sunny outside. The kitchen was fantastically clean and a good size, with plenty space for all of our food etc! 2 fridge freezers was a definitite plus. We also liked how close it was to Hawick town centre with plenty of shops and supermarkets. All in all we had an absolutely wonderful time and loved the house :)

Thank you for your kind review of our house. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday and all that Branxholm Knowe has to offer. We do enjoy evenings in the conservatory with the fire going - must book another trip for our family soon! We do hope you will come back. Kind regards, Ian & Sally

“Fantastic house”

Reviewed 18 Nov 2014

Dear Ian Thank you for your note dated 31st October regarding our stay at Branxholm Knowe House. I am delighted to confirm that our family group had a superb stay in your lovely house and enjoyed the large garden area and woodland walks. The house is well appointed throughout and we found the conservatory great and excellent for watching the many species of bird life. Isabelle mentioned that you plan to install a jacuzzi and a BBQ house in the garden which should prove an excellent addition for your future guests. We hope to return in the near future to Branxholm Knowe and would certainly recommend the facility to all our friends. Kind regards Bill Borland

Thank you for your kind review - I am pleased you all had a super week at Branxholm Knowe. The conservatory is indeed a very special place and it is all too easy to while away the afternoon relaxing on one of the sofas next to the fire! We have indeed just completed the installation of the hot tub and BBQ house which both look very inviting - you will have to come back and sample them both! Kind regards, Ian, Sally & Isobel

“Wonderful escape”

Reviewed 10 Oct 2014

My family and I celebrated my husbands birthday in this lovely house. Despite some wet weather our stay was just perfect due to the spacious and comfortable accommodation set in beautiful grounds. It had everything we needed to enjoy the experience. The kitchen was well equipped and we even managed to bake a birthday cake! My granddaughter especially enjoyed searching all the rooms to find us however we spent a great deal of time in the lovely sun room with wood burning stove. The booking was made easy with the friendly and informative communication with the owner and his mother Isobel. A welcoming fire provided a great start to our stay and the whole family were happy to stay around the house and garden, relaxing and having fun. I will certainly return to this lovely spot but next time for at least a week. I would highly recommend Branxholm Knowe House.

I am delighted you all had a lovely week at Branxholm Knowe. We too enjoy disappearing to the various rooms in the house but our children always seem to locate us far too quickly! We hope you manage to make it back for longer next time! Kind regards, Ian & Sally Dowling

“Superb house and grounds for all ages.”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2014

The house exceeded our expectations. The rooms were large, well furnished and the garden room with log burner lovely for relaxing in at any time of the day. The kitchen was very well equipped with plenty of everything even with a house full. The large garden, with bbq area, was safe for young children, plenty of car parking and the dogs enjoyed the paddock and wooded areas. The house is accessible from the north and south and the surrounding border countryside lovely to explore. Tesco delivery is easy to arrange. All in all to be recommended and we hope to return for a longer stay.

Thank for your glowing review. Great to hear you all had a lovely week at Branxholm Knowe. We think the house is a special place and love the gardens and space! Our new outdoor hot tub and Finnish grillkota BBQ house will be up and running for 2015 - a great excuse to come back and visit! Kind regards, Ian & Sally.

“Lovely spacious house and garden ideal for family get-together”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2014

Our group of five adults, one teenager and a dog thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely house although the weather was not good enough to allow us so spend a lot of time in the amazing garden. We did the next best thing though and really enjoyed spending time together in the fantastic conservatory, watching the constant to and fro of the birds on the feeders. The house had everything we needed and more and was handy for the facilities of Hawick and at the same time had great places for walks not too far away. There was loads of space for everyone to do their own thing or to be sociable which is how we like it. Thank you very much to Ian and family. Would very much like to return in the future.

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am pleased you enjoyed your week albeit with a little bit of Scottish rain! We do hope you return! Kind regards, Ian and Sally Dowling

“You couldn't wish for more, absolutely fabulous!”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2014

We stayed in Aug 2014 with a family of 9 ranging from19yr olds to 74yr olds. The house is so homely and comfortable with all the facilities you could wish for. Many hours were spent in the conservatory enjoying the variety of local birds feeding off the nuts on the tree which is a foot away from the window, including a very nervous woodpecker! I cannot fault the accommodation and the setting it stands in. It was ideally located for us as we were going to a family wedding in Gretna. Overall I would highly recommend this property , you won't be disappointed.

Thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to hear you had a lovely family holiday at our holiday home. Indeed, the conservatory is a great spot to sit and watch the birds in the garden area feeding so close to the house. We do hope you can return one day! Kind regards, Ian and Sally

“Fantastic week in the Scottish Boarders”

Reviewed 2 Nov 2013

We stayed for a week at Branxholm Knowe during October half term 2013. The week was intended as a celebration for my parents who both turned 60 this year and we had a range of family and friends in our group aged between 1 and 67. The house we all firmly agreed right from the start was absolutely amazing. It contained literally everything you could ever want or need during your stay there, providing fantastically for children and adults alike. It was the wide range of thoughtful touches such as small plastic toy fish placed on the edge of the bath for the kids bath time and the full array of cooking spices, condiments and ingredients in the kitchen that truly made Branxholm a home from home. We spent the majority of our time in the conservatory, heated by a wonderful log burner. After exploring the surrounding woods and doing a couple of good walks around Hawik, we were ready to come back and get cosy around the fire. Our two dogs enjoyed themselves immensely too. It gave me peace of mind that the area around the house was secure and I could let both of them roam freely. I simply can't recommend Branxholm highly enough and I know that I also speak for the other members in our group. We really didn't want to leave at the end of our stay and I do hope to be back soon for another idyllic, peaceful and regenerating week in this adorable home.

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Branxholm Knowe. I am delighted you all had a great week and found our house to 'tick all the boxes' for your family celebration. Please do come back - we'd love to host you again! Kind regards, Ian Dowling, owner.

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