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Ian Dowling

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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COUNTRY HOUSE SET IN OWN GROUNDS

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chateau / country house in Hawick - Branxholm Knowe House

5 large bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen

Branxholm Knowe House is a large detached period property which is set in two acres of well tendered private gardens(recently featured by Holiday Rentals in Top 10 holiday homes with 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 evenings as well as fresh 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 bedrooms are located around a galleried landing with two modern bathrooms (one en suite). 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 dinner parties (seats 12) and benefits from an open fire. There is also a twin bedroom downstairs with access to a bathroom.

Outside there are tables and benches, BBQ, a pond (fenced) and woodland to explore.

Catering: Branxholm Knowe is a very well equipped property which is particularly suited to families. On request we can provide a fully catered traditional evening meal which comprises a starter, main course and desert using locally sourced high quality locally sourced produce.. We can also assist in arranging outdoor pursuits such as shooting, fishing and horse riding should guests wish as well as suggesting some excellent walking routes in the local area. During the rugby season we are also help to assist guests in obtaining match tickets for international matches at Murrayfield in Edinburgh (notice required).

We also provide a welcome pack for guests.

The property has a number of out buildings which can be used for the storage of bicycles.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ian Dowling (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a great week at Branxholm Knowe. The house is fantastic for a family holiday and our three young children loved exploring the grounds surrounding the house. The size of the property ensured that we all had plenty of space and we particularly enjoyed the garden room where we seemed to spend the week! An added bonus was the weather. We will be back.
Jun 2010
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

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Country House set in own grounds
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 19 reviews
business
Country House set in own grounds
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p462954
-+44 01584781145
Hawick Scottish Borders
5

A beautiful house, in a stunning location!

  • 5 out of 5
It is a beautiful area, and great for exploring…we did Hadrian’s Wall, and a good few local walks.
The house was fantastic, and even better than the great photos promised. We were very comfortable, and it was no great hardship to have to stay in all day on the one day of torrential rain. We found ourselves in the conservatory for the duration, enjoying the log burner and views! All in all, couldn’t have been better, and we particularly liked the grounds, and the proximity to the woods. It was a really nice touch for Isabelle to leave welcoming biscuits, and it was nice to speak to her about the area, and things to do. It is a lovely house, furnished to a high standard, and a credit to you.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Country House set in own grounds
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p462954
-+44 01584781145
Hawick Scottish Borders
5

Great weeks holiday

  • 5 out of 5
What a perfect property for exploring the Scottish Borders from. Seven of us, two adults and five children, had a great week staying at the cottage. The weather was mixed, rain in the morning with the sun out before lunch time, giving us plenty of time to explore the area.
The cottage had everything you could possibly think of, very well stocked with all the equipment you could possibly need in the kitchen. All 5 of the bedrooms are a good size and very comfortable and the en-suite bathroom is enormous.
Whilst there is a formal dining room within the property we used the more comfortable table in the conservatory which is much closer to the kitchen. We spent loads of time in this area of the house, a great place to sit as a family playing cards and for the kids to sit quietly on their DSs. Of an evening we used the smaller, cosier living room watching DVDs with a roaring fire going.
The property has a huge garden, regularly called the forest by our youngest niece, which was constantly buzzing with birds using the bird feeders which we kept filled including a couple of woodpeckers. There are areas to sit within the garden and a BBQ is provided for anyone wishing to dine alfresco.
We had a great time, loved the cottage and it's location and would recommend it to anyone. There are plenty of places to visit without spending too long in the car including Northumberland, the scenery on the journeys in all directions is simply stunning.
The cottage is in perfect condition, very clean and, as said earlier, very well equipped. The family who own it are very lucky indeed and were helpful from the initial 'phone call to enquire about availability and cost to the very last day of our holiday as we waved goodbye.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Country House set in own grounds
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p462954
-+44 01584781145
Hawick Scottish Borders
5

Perfect in every way

  • 5 out of 5
I booked this property to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday and I am so pleased I did. Big enough for 10 adults to be together or find their own space and beautiful grounds to explore - perfect for 2 small visitors who arrived for the day. The secret castle was a great hit as was the adventure playground at Bowhill house not far away. A perfectly relaxing time was had by all and so much better than staying in a hotel. Brilliant!!!
  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you all had a great time at Branxholm Knowe. It's always lovely to hear that a large family party enjoyed the house and felt they had plenty of space. Our two children (aged 7 and 5) also love the grounds and spend hours messing around in the woods reluctantly returning when dinner is ready! Thanks for your kind comments and we hope you choose to return. Ian and Sally Dowling
business
Country House set in own grounds
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p462954
-+44 01584781145
Hawick Scottish Borders
5

Fab week despite weather

  • 5 out of 5
Despite a pretty wet week, we were very comfortable in the house; lots of space for people to spread (conservatory the favourite), very comfy beds, plenty of towels, good showers and a well supplied kitchen. More like a home than a holiday rental. sheltered from road by trees, very private, while the partly wooded grounds were great for kids and OAPs to explore.
The surrounding area was much more interesting than we expected, Hawick itself (lovely butcher's!) and places nearby. Huge park to wander round. Can thoroughly recommend Branxholm Howe.
  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great week at Branxholm Knowe. It is amazing how many people are surprised at the natural beauty of the Borders and in particular, the area surrounding Hawick. There really is plenty to do and see, making it an ideal family destination.
Hope to see you again! Ian and Sally Dowling
business
Country House set in own grounds
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p462954
-+44 01584781145
Hawick Scottish Borders
4

a week to always remember

  • 4 out of 5
on arrival isobel was there to meet us and show us around, we found the property very spacious and just what we needed as me and my husband were celebrating our 25th (silver wedding anniversary) with all the family, we spent most of our time in the conservatory and in the gardens which was beutifull we also had a lovely family barbecue which although the weather was rainy at times we managed as the area is undercover. the house was nice and clean and so were the beds, i would recommend this property to a freind, some us went bowling in hawick and found the people on the bowling green so freindly, some of us went horse riding at dryden riding school, a lovely place to stay and also i recommend a trip to the johnny armstrong gold and silver smiths where we had our new wedding rings made also we had a lovely chinese at jjs in hawick we had to pick it up as they could not find the house, but was really nice and good value for money i left a menu in the house. many thanks to ian whom allowed us to bring our 3 dogs. a week i will always remember, and thank you to isobel who is very sweet.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you all enjoyed Branxholm Knowe and had a good holiday in the Scottish Borders. Thanks for your comments on the garden - our gardener and Isobel will be pleased! They put a lot of effort into the garden and surrounding woodland area.
We hope to see you return to Branxholm soon! Ian
business
Country House set in own grounds
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p462954
-+44 01584781145
Hawick Scottish Borders
Durham, Durham
5

Al's 40th Birthday retreat

Al's 40th Birthday retreat
  • 5 out of 5
We had a wonderful week staying at Branxholme Knowe. The house had everything we needed and the grounds were beautiful. My one year old son loved exploring the gardens and as the main areas were gravel, he was out in all types of weather. Apart from sleeping, we lived in the kitchen and huge conservatory. The house was equiped to a high standard and a cot and childrens toys were a bonus. Even though there were ten of us staying, we never felt crowded. We would recommend this property to anyone to stay in.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind comments and we are glad you enjoyed your week at Branxholm Knowe. We have our first wedding (we have a civil ceremony licence) next month which is taking place in the much favoured conservatory so we eagerly await feedback!
We hope to see you again at Branxholm Knowe!

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Newmills
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Newcastle/Edinburgh
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hawick
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Carlisle
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
M6 - Carlisle
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Hawick
Nearest Ski
130 Miles
Aviemore
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Berwick
Car: necessary

Branxholm Knowe is located 3 miles south of Hawick. Hawick is world famous for cashmere production and is home to the famous Pringle brand. Attractions in the town include the Heritage Hub, the Borders textile museum and the 100 acre Wilton Park with riverside walks, walled gardens and children playground.The Borders is great location for outdoor pursuits such as world famous salmon fishing on the River Tweed and its tributaries, superb hill walking (Southern Upland Way and Borders Abbey Walk), mountain biking (Craik, Yair and Glentrees), golf (21 courses!) as well as shooting, sailing (St Marys Loch) and first class horse riding. The picturesque market towns of Kelso, Melrose and Selkirk are within 30 mins drive whilst historical Edinburgh is an easy 1 hour drive away.

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Branxholme Knowe is easily reached from Edinburgh Airport (75 mins) and Newcastle Airport (90 mins). Driving from England the property is 2.5 hrs drive from Manchester and 4 hrs from Birmingham.

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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday chateau / country house in Hawick, Scottish Borders

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Half term
10 Oct 2014 - 6 Nov 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,095
for 7 nights
£1,095
 
 
Low
7 Nov 2014 - 18 Dec 2014
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
£895
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 7 nights
£1,895
 
 
Low
4 Jan 2015 - 2 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
From
£232
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£895
 
 
Easter
3 Apr 2015 - 9 Apr 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Mid
10 Apr 2015 - 4 Jun 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£407
for 3 nights
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Common riding
5 Jun 2015 - 11 Jun 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 7 nights
£1,250
 
 
Mid
12 Jun 2015 - 9 Jul 2015
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£275
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,050
 
 
Summer
10 Jul 2015 - 3 Sep 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,395
for 7 nights
£1,395
 
 
Mid
4 Sep 2015 - 1 Oct 2015
3 night minimum stay
£426
for 3 nights
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
 
 
Half term
2 Oct 2015 - 5 Nov 2015
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
Mid
6 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
£426
for 3 nights
From
£250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£995
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2015 - 28 Dec 2015
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2015 - 4 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
for 7 nights
£2,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes All rentals require a 250 pound deposit (Christmas and New Year 500 pounds).

The above prices are based on occupancy of 10. For smaller parties we can often offer a discount (not in high season). Please email or call for further details.

We are very happy to consider long weekend / mid-breaks. Thurs -Sun etc. Again please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Hawick in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 320 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs in utility room
  • Both upstairs bathrooms have been completely reinstalled in 2009 and 2011. The ensuite bathroom has a traditional slipper bath, hotel standard Grohe shower and Matki 900 x 900 shower encloser and full underfloor heating. The downstairs bathroom also has a hotel standard Grohe shower and Matki 900 x 900 shower enclosure.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • All 5 bedrooms are a good size ( three doubles are 5 mtrs x 4.5 mtrs approx and two twin rooms are 5 mtr x 3 mtr and 4 x 2.7 mtr). The cot is a full sized cot which can be used as a small bed for a 3 yr old. All bedrooms have good quality wardrobes and chests of drawers.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Conservatory
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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