Set in the heart of the historic Hirsel Estate just 18 miles from the coast at Berwick-upon-Tweed and adjacent to 18-hole golf courese, these two charming holiday cottages (Lakeview, ref SQQH and Ray Bells, ref SUUY) are beautifully furnished and decorated. Close to the Hirsel Lake which is nationally renowned for its otters, swans and wildfowl, there are way marked walks through the estate and especially around Dundock Wood, famous for its rhododendrons and azaleas, full of wonderful colour and scent May to June. In the Homestead courtyard nearby there are fascinating craft workshops, a countryside museum, a tea room serving delicious lunches and home baking and a children’s play area. Edinburgh is just an hour away, while the wide sandy beaches of the Northumbrian coast are only 30 minutes’ drive. Shop and pub 1 mile.
- Wood-burning stove - fuel inc
- Elec, bed linen and towels inc
- Shared sitting-out area with picnic benches
- Shared access to farm and woodland walks
- Parking (for 2 cars)
- No smoking
- NB: Unfenced lake in grounds, 550 yds
Living/dining room with wood-burning stove in feature stone fireplace. Three steps down to kitchen. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds, can be 6ft double) with TV. Three steps down to wet room with drenching shower and toilet.
- Full elec CH (underfloor in kitchen and bathroom) inc
- Two Freeview TVs
Customer Reviews of Lakeview Cottage, Hirsel Estate, Scottish Borders - Sleeps 4
1st comment: Lovely cottage, well equipped. Fantastic location. Would definitely recommend.good value for money. Nov 2011.
2nd comment: The accommodation was an extremely comfortable cottage, for cold autumnal weather with the log fire and an all round well provided facility. Everything appeared new and we wanted for nothing. Based on an estate and in the middle of other facilities you might imagine that this would be slightly intrusive but his was not the case. An ideal base for walks, seeing the Borders and travelling to Edinburgh. A very good cottage in a lovely part of our country. Oct 2011.
3rd comment: Fantasic location especially if you are a nature lover. We were lucky enough to see an owl, a stoat and even an otter as well as several different birds. The cottage was perfect for what we wanted. Loads of different walks around the estate. We will be returning next year. April 2011.
4th comment: A fantastic property, beautifully presented with high quality finish. We enjoyed walking and exploring the locality - and especially enjoyed the hospitality at the "Besan Arms" in the village! April 2011.
5th comment: The cottage was brilliant - we loved it. Oct 2010.
6th comment: Log burning fire made the cottage very cosy. Had modern shower room and kitchen, but still kept it’s country cottage feel. Oct 2010.
7th comment: Obviously recently refurbished to a high standard, which was excellent, very clean and well appointed. Sept 2010.
8th comment: Absolutely spotless, good standard of equipment, really comfortable beds, great location for country walking from the property. Aug 2010.