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Scotland 101 near Jedburgh, Roxburghshire
2 bedrooms - Sleeps 4. Beatrix Potter, in earlier days, loved to stay in this cottage, which was the home of her brother, because here she could watch Peter Rabbit and his friends frolicking in the pretty garden, and Jemima Puddleduck and birds enjoying the nearby stream. The countryside has changed little since her day - the 'burn' still flows into the Ale Water and eventually into the River Teviot (where fishing is available). The sun-porch on the front of this very comfortable south-facing cottage provides extra windows over a safe fenced garden (with furniture) and the spacious green landscape that surrounds it. As it is just over a mile from the village of Ancrum (where there is a shop and a pub), 6 miles from Jedburgh, and about 12 miles from both Kelso and Hawick, there is a choice of shops, golf-courses and restaurants within easy reach. The cottage is an excellent location for visiting all of 'The Borders', as well as Edinburgh and beyond. The cottage has a sitting/dining room with open-fire (or electric fire), TV/video, and mini-HiFi. In the kitchen there is an electric cooker, microwave, and washing machine. There are two bedrooms (one double bed room and one twin bed room). All the beds have electric blankets. The bathroom has a bathtub, WC and basin. There is a telephone for incoming calls. Heating is by open-fire and electricity (logs and electricity included). Price Code B
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Scotland 102 Corshill, near Thornhill, Stirlingshire
1 bedroom. Sleeps 2. This semi-detached cottage in Stirlingshire lies just about a mile from the village of Thornhill where there is a pub, shop, and post office. It has been sympathetically converted from a former blacksmith's smiddy into a cottage of high standard. Situated at the foot of a large attractive garden it offers a comfortable, well-equipped, centrally-heated accommodation for any time of the year. It is an excellent base in central Scotland for exploring the Stirling (8 miles), Callander (7 miles), the Lake of Menteith and Aberfoyle (9miles) countryside and the lovely Trossachs area. Road connections to Glencoe, Fort William, Loch Lomond and Oban are excellent. Glasgow and Edinburgh are both about an hour’s drive away. Heating is by gas and electricity. Smoking is not allowed inside the cottage. The accommodation consists of an open plan sitting/dining room with TV and electric-fire. The kitchen area has an electric-cooker, fridge, and microwave. Washing-machine and tumble-drier are in the adjacent laundry room. Upstairs is a double-bed room. Downstairs is a shower room, WC and basin. Price Code B
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Scotland 103 near Dunblane, Perthshire
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 6. Cleverly designed about 10 years ago within the attractive stone walls and arches of a former Victorian coach-house, this house is part of a rather grand farm-steading . It stands one mile up the Tamano farm road (some potholes) off the B8033 just 7 miles north of Dunblane in Perthshire and 3 miles south of Braco.It is easily reached via the Edinburgh-Stirling-Perth Motorway. Inside the arched entrance, the house gives the impression of an almost Scandinavian open-plan gallery with its delicate colours, pale woodwork, and clean-cut spacious interior. It faces across a peaceful wooded countryside towards the Ochil Hills. There are pleasant un-taxing walks and foxes and deer are occasionally seen. It is absolutely ideal for visitors to Scotland since it is so very central for exploring all of Perthshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, The Trossachs, and most of the famous Lochs. There are shops and plenty of restaurants within easy driving distance. Heating is by wood-burning stove and background central-heating. Downstairs the accommodation consists of: a sitting room with wood burning stove, TV and French windows which open onto a small patio with furniture and a large open-plan kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, and washing machine. There is a separate dining area. Upstairs there is 1 double bed room and 2 twin bedded rooms. The bathroom has a bath, shower, WC and basin. Price Code C
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Scotland 104 Near Melrose, Roxburghshire
2 bedrooms. Sleeps 3. This is a cosy, delightful 'roses around the door' modernised old stone cottage in a tiny hamlet of houses hidden away between the villages of Lilliesleaf and Midlem, near Melrose, in the lovely Scottish Border Country. The cottage is located 40 easy miles south of Edinburgh and is not far from either Hawick, Selkirk or Jedburgh. It sits in its own large grass garden (with furniture) at the side of a private and quiet farm road. Visitors can relax, bird-watch, walk or tour by car through a stunning uncrowded countryside with pubs and hotels nearby. The cottage has 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single). There is a bathroom with bathtub, WC and basin. The sitting room has an open-fire, TV and hi-fi. There is an electric cooker in the kitchen, along with a microwave, washing machine and tumble drier. Heating is by electricity and open-fire. Price Code C
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Scotland 105 near Hawick, Roxburghshire
9 bedrooms. Sleeps 17. Set in the heart of Border Country, six miles south of Hawick, this house enjoys magnificent views over open moorland. This 19th century country house, built in 1858, is situated within its own 600 acre estate and is a wonderful location for a family holiday. Furnished with antiques, it has been recently refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. The front entrance hall opens onto a hallway from which you can access all the reception rooms. The dining room is to the front of the house and has a mahogany dining table with seating for 18. A pantry goes into the large kitchen which has an Aga, electric oven, and a microwave. A pine kitchen table seats 12 plus there's a wood burning stove. The utility room has a deep freezer and a washing machine. At the front of the house is a small sitting room, with a TV/video and Sky connection. Next door is the drawing room with 2 large 3-seater sofas in front of the open fire. There is also a grand piano in this room as well as a stereo system. Along the hallway there is more seating space, a small office with fax/phone/internet access, and finally a conservatory. The games room has a pool table. Halfway up the stairs is the 1st bedroom, with a zip-and-link double bed, a dressing room and a bathroom en-suite. At the top of the stairs there are 4 further double rooms, all with zip-and-link double beds and en-suite bathrooms. Three have front views. On the 2nd floor there are 3 twin rooms, 1 single room and 2 bathrooms. Some of the rooms have coombed ceilings. Price Code G+
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Scotland 106 Newtonmore, near Aviemore, Scottish Highlands
3 bedrooms. Sleeps 5. This 100 year old detached stone cottage is situated in the Highland village of Newtonmore - a beautiful area recognisable from the BBC television series 'Monarch of the Glen'. Newtonmore is the walking capital of Scotland. Here the 7.5 mile Wildcat Trail, an orbital path that includes Glen Banchor, and the Calder falls, tracks into the Monadhliath mountains. The river Spey runs by the village and is an easy 10 minute stroll from the cottage. If you enjoy the outdoors, just about every sporting activity you can imagine is available on the doorstep. There are forest tracks for mountain biking; tennis courts and bowling green are within a 10 minute walk. Nearby are 2 ski areas, sailing, trout and salmon fishing, horse riding, shooting and 4 x 4 driving. In addition to the 18 hole course in the village, golfers can play a different course every day of the week all within a 30 minute drive. A host of visitor attractions include forest adventure parks, living museums, malt whisky distilleries, wildlife centres and sheepdog demonstrations. Newtonmore is a 2 hour drive from Edinburgh. Inverness Airport is 1 hour away. Newtonmore has a choice of good restaurants. There are 3 welcoming hotel bars offering entertainment. Traditional Scottish Ceilidh nights occur in the summer months in nearby Aviemore. The cottage has a hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, downstairs shower room with WC, and utility room. Stairs lead up to 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom and 1 small single bedroom with full pull out bed for an extra guest. There is also a bathroom with corner bath with spray attachment and WC. The house has oil central heating, a woodburning stove in the sitting room, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV & video, CD player, private enclosed lawned garden to the front and side and parking to the rear. Price Code E
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