A stylish two bedroom barn conversion in an idyllic location ideally placed for relaxation, sightseeing and outdoor pursuits.
Stylish two bedroom barn conversion
Set high on the hillside above the very picturesque villages of Gattonside and Melrose, the Stables is a beautifully presented property where you can enjoy the tranquil beauty of the countryside but with plenty of local amenities on the doorstep.
The property sits on one floor and has been carefully redeveloped to create a bright contemporary living space professionally designed by local interiors expert Michael Vee. The attention to detail is evident throughout with high quality furnishings and sumptuous throws set against a light-filled backdrop.
The open plan living area features a comfortable chaise sofa and vintage leather armchair with a modern bioethanol fire. The fully equipped kitchen includes a dining space for four guests, and large bi-folding doors open out to a small garden with decking area which is fully enclosed for the safety of children and dogs. The two sophisticated bedrooms (one en-suite) are finished with high quality linens and luxury finishes for a perfect night’s sleep.
Open-plan sitting room/dining kitchen:
The sitting room area features elegant furnishings from Michael Vee Interiors including a chaise sofa, large wing armchair and leather chair with footstool. Bio-ethanol fire. Technology includes a wall mounted flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. Books, board games and a selection of DVDs are provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with electric cooker, ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher and microwave. Dining space with seating for four.
A utility room is accessed from the main door of the property and includes a sink, storage area, and washing machine with dryer.
Bedroom one has a super king bed, with side tables, console, and fitted wardrobe with shelving and hanging space.
Family bathroom with separate shower unit with rainforest head, large bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Bedroom two features zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king or twin as preferred. Side tables, console, and storage cupboard with hanging space.
En-suite with large walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
There is a small lawned garden to the front of the house which can be accessed through large bi-folding doors from the living space. This area includes a raised decked patio with garden furniture and seating for four. The garden is enclosed for the safety of children and dogs.
A charcoal barbecue is available for guest use. A £20 deposit must be paid to the owners – this will be refunded if the barbecue is returned in the same clean condition in which it was provided.
There is an outside store for the secure storage of outdoor kit such as bikes, fishing gear and golf clubs.
There is private parking for two cars.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
DOGS & OTHER PETS
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome but they must be kept to the uncarpeted areas of the property and are not permitted in the bedrooms. There is a charge of £20 per dog. It is essential that owners clean-up after their pets and respect the access requirements of the estate. The area surrounding the barn is farmland and dogs must be kept under control at all times, and particularly when there is livestock in the adjacent fields.
Grazing and stabling are available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. A field next to Stables can be made available on request, or there are paddocks and stables available just a 10 minute walk from the property. There is a charge of £25 per horse for stays up to seven nights. Please enquire for a price for longer stays. The location of Stables on seven hundred acres of unspoilt estate land means that it is perfectly placed for exploring, and horseback guided tours of the local area can be arranged upon request.
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian Cotton bed linen, and a hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.
Bio-ethanol fire with living flame. Initial supply of fuel provided, thereafter nominal charge will apply. Heating throughout the property, with underfloor heating in all the main living areas.
FISHING ON SITE
Fishing is available on the Middle Pavilion beat on the River Tweed. There are eight named pools and a boat. The beat has picturesque views of the Eildons and the beautiful surrounding countryside. The riverbanks are regularly maintained to ensure ease of access and casting. Please email us for more details.
The Stables is a semi-detached property and sits within a small, peaceful development of three other converted properties which sit in a U configuration. These belong to the same owner and are also available for holiday let. It is important to note that the decking area and garden ground of Stables overlook the access and parking areas of the adjoining Smiddy and Granary. If you have any concerns, please call us to discuss. There are open fields to the front and rear of the development, however the views are predominantly to the side aspect of the property.
For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside the Granary sleeping 8, Byre sleeping 4 and Smiddy sleeping 4. The properties are located next door to each other.