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Remote traditional shepherds cottage, a rural retreat on working livestock farm

People7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage

Overview

About the property

A spacious detached cottage with great views, two bedrooms,sleeps five/seven.

Girnwood Holiday Cottage is a peaceful and relaxing self catering cottage ten miles from the Borders Woollen Mill town of Hawick.

The extensive views from the property are of unspoilt border hills but you are close to the farmhouse where the owners live and work should you require any assistance.

The garden is full of birds and wildlife. Red Squirrels,roe deer,foxes badgers and buzzards can be seen regularly in the woodlands nearby.

The cottage accommodates five people with a double and a family bedroom upstairs with 2 folding single beds to use for any extra guests. Let us know if you need these on booking and we will prepare them in which ever room you want. All bed linen and towels are provided.

The spacious sitting room is warm and comfortable with a large corner sofa, dining area and log burning stove. Recently we have installed an American log boiler which will provide all the central heating and hot water .All fuel is included in the price.

TV with freeview channels,DVD CD player and radio and large library of DVDs Books and games and Lego.

There is no wi-fi and very variable mobile phone connection in the cottage. Please come to the farmhouse if you need internet connection.

Outside games kit is kept in the under the stairs cupboard..

The bright kitchen has cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge freezer, washing machine separate clothes drying machine and dishwasher.

The bathroom has a large bath and separate electric shower.

The large garden has a picnic table for al fresco dining and space to have a BBQ if required.Small BBQ in log store and charcoal in cupboard in the kitchen.

Girnwood Farm is a working farm with 550 Cheviot sheep and 50 Aberdeen Angus cattle so at certain times of year there will be lambs and calves to see and haymaking in the summer.

Pets are welcome but would ask that dogs are on a lead at all times.

Scotland promotes Access for all to the countryside so you are free to walk cycle or ride anywhere.Stroll down to the river or head out to the hills and walk the extensive forest roads and tracks watching the wildlife. Use the countryside code and protect the great outdoors.

A peaceful relaxing cosy country cottage awaits.

Enjoy the abundance of nature right outside your door while you relax unwind and reconnect with family or friends and take life at a slower pace.

Local amenities are to be found in Hawick (10miles) with shops and supermarkets. Famous for its Knitwear, Rugby and Common Riding Festival there is Heritage Hub for history or just enjoy the cafe and cinema or live music on offer.

There are lots of places of interest nearby including Castles, Museums,Galleries,Gardens and Leisure centres.

We now have a facebook page ......Girnwood Holiday Cottage.We would love our guests to post favourite photos of your visit on the cottage or my facebook (jennifer warwick) page.

More Details

Owner
jennifer warwick
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

About jennifer warwick

We live in the farmhouse, 150 mtrs from the cottage and have run the cottage as a holiday home on and off for 30 years. My husband grew up with his family in the cottage.

jennifer warwick purchased this cottage in 1947

What makes this cottage unique

It is the remote rural situation that makes this cottage unique. The open views can be enjoyed from the comfort of the sofa in the sitting room. Secluded and private but at the same time the farmhouse is a stones throw through a small wood should you require us.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Selkirk in Scottish Borders

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , child beds and cot can be put in either room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveller reviews)

Remote traditional shepherds cottage, a rural retreat on working livestock farm
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing

  • 5 of 5

We spent the most relaxing days ever. The cottage is spacious, clean, warm and it's got everything what you need f.ex: dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, towels etc.

Views are stunning. Jennifer took our children to feed the animals and she told them a lots of unknown facts about farm animals.I'd recommend the cottage to anybody who wants to relax and loves animals and long walks.Thank you Jennifer.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
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5

Great place to stay loved it

  • 5 of 5

Very pleasant welcome, bed was comfy,red squirrel was a joy to see

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Cosy, warm, clean and peace and quite.

  • 3 of 5

Cosy, warm, clean and peace and quite. Overall perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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5

Fantastic stay with wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jennifer's cosy and charming cottage for 1 night in December and had a lovely time. It was a break away from the city for our family (including two children). Jennifer and David were wonderful hosts, the cottage had a lovely Christmas feel with the Christmas tree and even Christmas crackers on the table. Jennifer kept the cottage warm inside, beds were very comfy and there were plenty of toys for our children. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (particularly spending time with Jennifer and her farm animals) and hope to be back in Spring:-).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful cosy comfortable warm and relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Another amazing week of relaxation, tranquility and amazing views. Once again Jennifer was the perfect welcoming host. The cottage is so warm and relaxing and a perfect retreat from our hectic working lives. The walks and scenery are amazing and the wildlife can be seen in abundance, red squirrels, kestrels, sheep/cattle/horses, pheasants, rabbits, many variety of birds and bats. Even the rain does not detract from this wonderful peaceful place

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely long weekend at Girnwood in September 2016. Jennifer was very welcoming and the cottage had everything we needed. Was great having a fenced garden so we could let our two greyhounds have a bit of a sprint too. Great location and stunning views. Would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We really enjoyed having you stay and loved your super dogs! J
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Location

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Hawick
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Newcastle
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ashkirk
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Tweedbank
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
M6
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ashkirk
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Berwick
Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Selkirk, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Spring 2017
25 Mar 2017 - 19 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
£55
for 1 night
From
£55
From
£60
Fri,Sat
£385
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
20 May 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
£65
for 1 night
From
£65
From
£75
Fri,Sat
£455
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
£60
for 1 night
From
£60
From
£65
Fri,Sat
£420
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£55
for 1 night
From
£55
From
£60
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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