Near Ettrick Bridge,
2 Cottages: Old Hyndhope and Mossbrae, sleeping 6 each
Hyndhope Estate lies about 2 miles south of the village of Ettrick Bridge (pub/bar meals) along the B7009 which runs through the beautiful Ettrick Valley from Selkirk (9m) in the central Borders down to Langholm(38m) in Dumfriesshire.
The countryside here is one of gently rolling hills crossed with quiet roads which lead you through a wonderful landscape to a string of small Border towns with many points of interest. The two cottages offered here are of a very high standard and regularly attract back contented visitors year after year. Each cottage is charmingly decorated and furnished and very comfortable. It is usually possible to arrange salmon fishing on the River Ettrick with the owner or The Buccleuch Estates, and trout fishing (fly only) in stocked lochs with the owner.
Oil central heating included. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Up to 2 dogs are welcome if kept under strict control. No smoking is allowed in the cottages
Accommodation (2 cottages):
Old Hyndhope must surely enjoy one of the most beautiful settings in the Scottish Borders as it has magnificent panoramic views of the whole Ettrick Valley which can also be enjoyed from the stunning new sunroom. The area round the cottage has now been beautifully landscaped with a terrace and seating area.
As the cottage stands high (car access to door) you can walk out in all directions right from the door. This is the place for total peace and quiet, with the only passers-by likely to be sheep, birds and the occasional deer.
Taller guests should be aware the ceiling in the upstairs double bedroom is very low.
- Sitting room/Dining with open fire, TV/DVD player and French windows onto patio and doors to conservatory/dining room
- Conservatory/dining room
- Kitchen with electric-cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and dishwasher.
- (Deep-freeze in an outhouse)
- Double bedroom.
- Single bedroom
- Twin bedroom.
- Double bedroom
Mossbrae Cottage stands detached on a hillside at the side of a small fir-tree lined glen where the Dodhead burn rushes down to meet the Ettrick Water. It looks out over grassy fields through trees (you can smell the pine) to bracken-clad hills where, if you are lucky, you may glimpse deer and the occasional red squirrel. There is a huge variety of birds and plenty of wonderful walks in all directions.
The views from the cottage include not only the wooded glen to the front but from the back and sides you can admire the wonderful sweep of the valley. The garden faces north-west and makes a perfect spot to while away a summer evening watching the setting sun. The caretakers' cottage is the sole neighbour.
Inside, the owners have completely and delightfully refurbished the cottage. It is light, warm and very comfortable with efficient oil central heating and an open fire in the sitting room.
- Sitting room/Dining with open fire and TV/DVD player.
- Kitchen/utility room with deep freeze, electric-cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble drier.
- Double bedroom.
- 2 Twin bedrooms.
- Bathroom with bath, shower, WC and basin.