The Byres is a stylishly converted 19th century farmhouse steading next to the River Ettrick and surrounded by the scenic Scottish Borders countryside. Six large bedrooms.
This beautifully developed and furnished 19th Century Farmhouse Steading offers comfortable and stylish accommodation for 14, that is light, warm, cosy and spacious.
We have six bedrooms, a large kitchen area, dining room (that really does seat 14), games room, extensive lounge, a private garden, courtyard and 4 acres of land with a private stream - plenty of space for up to fourteen guests.
New from 2013 another similar house is also available close by. This also sleeps 14 and both houses can be booked together for groups of up to 28 people.
Also coming soon will be one or two luxury mongolian yurts by the stream - perfect if you have up to 6 extra guests to accommodate.
Behind the house the land slopes gently down to the Ettrick River- a tributary of the Tweed and famous for it's salmon fishing. Surrounded by open countryside, with quiet roads and abundant wildlife, the area offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Fishing, walking, cycling, kayaking and bird watching can all be based from the house. Boating on lakes, horse riding, and several golf courses are all close by; as well as the excellent mountain biking centres of Glentress and Innerliethen.
Edinburgh is easily accessible for a day trip, and the pretty Borders town of Melrose, Kelso and Peebles are not far, with many other tourist attractions in the area such as Abbotsford House - the home of Walter Scott, St Mary's Loch, Melrose Abbey, Traquair House, and Bowhill House and Country Estate. Unwind in the evening at home in comfort with food, games and chat (board games, cards TV, DVDs and pool table provided), or take a trip to the local Pub in Ettrick Bridge. Traditional and welcoming, they run a thriving restaurant and serve several Scottish ales and an impressive selection of whisky. They also do a meal delivery service.
Slightly further afield is a diverse selection of excellent places to eat out.
This is a fabulous place for family groups to meet up, share the costs of a luxurious holiday, unwind and have fun - a nice place to chill out by the river.
6 bedrooms, sleeps up to 14 people; First floor has 1 family room with en-suite bath/shower, 1 double room with en-suite bath/shower, 3 double rooms and a family toilet/shower room. There is a further twin bedroom and a toilet/shower room on the ground floor. Please check out our reviews on Trip Advisor.
Fishing permits and lessons available - 5 minutes stroll to Ettrick River. Children and dogs welcome. Lockable storage for bikes, golfing or fishing gear on request. Plenty of parking space. Disabled access. Tesco groceries delivery. Local Pubs. Welcome tea/coffee/biscuits. Pool table/table tennis table, WiFi access, DVD player, CD player, Satellite TV, Telephone. Central heating Washing machine, tumble dryer, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, cutlery and cooking equipment Iron, hairdryer Cot, highchair and stair gates available. Bed linen and towels provided. Maps and local information. Dog basket, blanket + old towels available. No smoking.
We no longer have contact details for this property, but here are 3 other large properties in the Borders:
Yarrow Feus Luxury Holiday Home nr Selkirk - Sleeps 11
Woodend Mill, Jedburgh - Sleeps 8-12
Pinewood House, nr Kelso - Sleeps 16