Knowpark Cottage is situated at Whitmuir, a private country estate which lies between the popular towns of Melrose and Selkirk in the heart of Sir Walter Scott's romantic Border Country. Though tucked away in an idyllic rural setting at the end of a quiet country road it is just a few minutes drive from both of these towns and from the main roads north to Edinburgh and south to England.
Originally one of the farm cottages, Knowpark stands looking out across an ancient sheep pasture of the same name, with wonderful open views to Rubislaw and the Cheviots. The cottage has been beautifully modernised and tastefully furnished to provide a bright and extremely comfortable holiday home with modern central heating and an open fire in the sitting room ensuring it also remains very cosy. It has its own very large enclosed grass garden which wraps around the cottage, providing a perfect play area for young children and there is also secure storage available for cycles etc. Indeed, once you are there, you may well find it hard to leave this little oasis of rural tranquillity.
This is a lovely part of the country for touring, walking or simply relaxing in its peace and tranquillity. Walkers can take advantage of both the Southern Upland and St Cuthbert's Ways, there is riding at nearby Ashkirk and many excellent golf courses within a 10 mile radius. Fishing enthusiasts can obtain permits for the many trout lochans in the area, or for salmon on the mighty Tweed itself.
The Scottish Borders is an area rich in history and there are plenty of ruined abbeys, castles, keeps and stately homes to visit, including Scott's Abbotsford itself, which is only a few miles from the cottage. Further afield, Scotland's historic capital, Edinburgh is just over an hour's drive away, offering many tourist attractions to enjoy.
Heating by oil-fired central heating (included) and open-fire (starter pack included). Bed linen, towels and electricity are all INCLUDED in the rental. Sorry, no pets and smoking is not permitted in the cottage. Wi-Fi included, subject to provider.
Parents of young children are advised that Whitmuir is a working farm, and farm vehicles do from time to time pass near the cottage.
Accommodation (sleeps 5):
- Sitting/Dining room with open fire, TV/DVD, Radio/CD Player.
- Kitchen/Dining room with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave etc.
- Boot/Utility room with washer/drier.
- Double bedroom with queen-size bed.
- Twin bedroom.
- Single bedroom.
- Bathroom with bath, shower, wc and wash basin.