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Country cottage situated on a private Scottish Estate

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 - fishing, walking, mountain biking, golfing, sight seeing

No. 1 Braefoot Cottage is located on the picturesque and private Yair Estate, which is situated on the banks of the River Tweed, in the heart of the Scottish Borders, approximately 35 miles south of Edinburgh, 6 miles from Galashiels, 5 miles from Selkirk and 7 miles from Melrose. The Yair is the perfect base from which to explore that this part of Scotland has to offer and is ideally suited to those looking to enjoy the outdoors.

A traditional grade 'B' listed stone cottage forming part of the Stable Block, No. 1 Braefoot Cottage comprises of a large kitchen/diner and sitting room (with wood burning stove!) on the ground floor, one large bedroom (that can be configured as either a twin rom or a double) a further double bedroom and a bathroom (with a shower over the bath) on the first floor.

The front door opens out onto a large, private and enclosed garden.

There is also use of an old stable, where guests can store bikes, walking equipment, fishing rods etc. It is here where guests will also find logs and kindling for the wood burning stove.

The property is let as a whole and guests will also have access to a Tennis Court (shared with guests staying in the other properties on the estate). The property also comes with a permit to fish for trout on the Tweed and guests will have access to the private stretch of water at The Yair. Simon Fishing may be available, at additional cost, during the months of August though to November.

Nestled in the Tweed Valley The Yair is perfectly located for visitors to enjoy a range of exciting country activities. From the tennis court, fishing and walking on the estate itself to the near by mountain biking trails, golf courses, spa treatments, boundless hiking routes and adventure centres, there really is something for everyone.

The Southern Way (Scotland's coast to coast walking and cycle route) quite literally brushes the walls of the property!

Rental is fully inclusive of linen, towels, logs etc and the cottage comes fully equipped with all white goods (dishwasher tablets and washing powder provided), TV, DVD player and wifi.

More Details

Oliver Thyne
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 August, 2018

About Oliver Thyne

The Yair is a private family run estate and there is always someone on hand to help

Why Oliver Thyne chose Galashiels

Located ON the Southern Upland Walk and Cycle Route, Mountain biking trails on the doorstep, Fishing a stones throw from the property, Many local golf courses. Lots of visitor attractions.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , WC, Basin, Bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , Can be configured as a twin bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Limited storage for clothes
  • Bedrooms can be configured as either 1 twin and 1 double or 1 King and 1 double. Bedroom 2 has a small set of drawers but there is shelving in the airing cupboard accessed from the landing.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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Country cottage situated on a private Scottish Estate
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Hengelo, Netherlands

great spot, great cottage

  • 5 of 5

Exquisite spot for walking, and great for discovering the Scottish Borders. The Yair estate is beautiful, and the owners very friendly. The cottage was well-equipped, well cared for and very clean. Recommended wholeheartedly!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
41 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Clovenfords Hotel
Nearest Golf
5.7 Miles
Nearest Train
5.8 Miles
Car: necessary

No. 1 Braefoot Cottage is located within the stable block on the beautiful and private Yair Estate, which is situated on the banks of the River Tweed in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Enjoy walks around the estate and take in the beauty of the walled garden, mature woodlands, glens and the river. The southern upland walk and cycle route passes through and there are many mountain biking trails on the doorstep. Guests are permitted to fish for trout (seasonal) on the private stretch of the river and make use the tennis court. There are plenty of golf courses within a short drive from the Estate and a train station is just ten minutes with trains to the centre of Edinburgh leaving every half hour.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Galashiels, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
20 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Sep 2018 - 25 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Oct 2018 - 29 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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