This delightful whinstone house lies in a glorious setting, and is only 33 miles from the beautiful city of Edinburgh. Standing detached, it benefits from an enclosed landscaped garden, and grounds which include several lawns, an orchard, and horse paddocks. The garden enjoys a wide open outlook on to the horizon over Lauderdale and makes the perfect place in which to relax after a hard day touring the surrounding area. The welcoming hall has a cosy open fire and comfortable sofas, which leads to an elegant living room with a vast stone fireplace. The large kitchen has a locally crafted dining table, perfect for wonderful, memorable meals.
Lauder, 7 miles, has a good selection of local shops and pubs as well as a golf course. Fishing and shooting can be arranged and horse riding is available locally. Excellent hill walking can be found on the Lammermuirs or Cheviot Hills. Thirlstane Castle, 6 miles has an historic toy collection and a Border life exhibition, whilst nearby Mellerstain House and Floors Castle are just two of the many grand houses to visit.
Edinburgh is a must for a day trip. This historic and magical city evokes the imagination of all ages. Dominated by the imposing castle, there are excellent tours of the city and castle as well as wonderful shopping, pubs, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The Royal Yacht Britannia is permanently docked in the historic medieval port of Leith, and can be boarded for an interesting insight into how the Royal Family lived whilst at sea. Shops 7 miles.
Entrance hall with open fire. Spacious living room. Large well-equipped modern kitchen/dining room. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, two with shared en-suite bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
- Open fire - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
- Elec and full oil CH £50 pw (Winter £100 pw)
- Bed linen and towels inc
- Large garden with patio and furniture
- 3 acres of grounds
- Grass tennis court (summer only)
- Parking (for 6 cars)
- External games barn with table tennis
- Cycle store
- No smoking
- NB: Unfenced pond in garden
Customer Reviews of Oldfield, nr Lauder - Sleeps 12
1st comment: A very well equipped property. Ideal for a large family holiday. April 2012.
2nd comment: Ab fab. Couldn’t fault it. Even the distance from Edinburgh (32miles) didn’t seem so far by the end of the week. Aug 2011.
3rd comment: Great for children barn had table tennis basketball net and goal post they also had fun on the tennis court plenty of boxed games inside in case of bad weather. Lots information around house of places to visit and a very central location. May 2011.
4th comment: Plenty of space, king size beds, plenty of books, well equipped in the kitchen. Oct 2010.
5th comment: The size of the property was very good as was the layout of the house. It’s location was also very good - in the country yet walking distance from a small pub/restaurant. Dec 2009.
6th comment: This was a fantastic house in the most beautiful surrounding gardens and views. Everything was there for a great family holiday. Worth mentioning - 14 mile round trip to nearest shop if you have forgotten anything!!! However, I would most strongly recommend it - comments in visiting book uphold my views. Thank you to the owner for everything that was provided. Oct 2009.
7th comment: An outstanding property; welcoming, spacious, and equipped with everything you could need from cutlery to croquet set! I can’t recommend it highly enough. Aug 2008.
8th comment: We are already planning a return trip. The accommodation had enough space for all 12 of us who travelled and the dogs. Would highly recommend the cottage and its facilities. March 2007.