Lategillan Cottage - Tweedsmuir, Biggar

Code: LA02BO

Holiday property description

One of four unique and charming cottages, all with great character and graded 3 star by Visit Scotland, which have been converted from the former courtyard stables and coach houses for Hearthstanes House.  Set at the head of the picturesque Tweed Valley, close to where this famous river rises before it starts the long journey to the sea, the superb Borders scenery, culture and heritage is all on the doorstep. The rural tranquility of the area can be fully enjoyed but if you want to sample the bustle of Edinburgh's famous Princes Street it is less than an hour's drive away. A holiday at Hearthstanes really does give you the chance of enjoying Scotland at its best with access to Estate footpaths and tracks from which to enjoy the lovely valley or venture to the top of Broad Law Hill which at 2,756ft gives a panoramic view of all the area.
A dramatic and scenic drive over the hill, past Talla Reservoir, takes you into the Ettrick Valley beside St Mary's Loch and then onto the famous Borders Towns of Selkirk, Galashiels, Hawick and Melrose.  The Border Towns all have Common Riding events through the summer recalling the days of Border Reivers and it is well worth taking the opportunity to see the horse cavalcades if you have the chance.  Alternately for day trips take your pick of Abbeys at Melrose, Jedburgh or Dryburgh , Houses such as Abbotsford or Traquair House (with an added attraction of the Brewery) or Gardens such as Dawyck which has a fabulous collection of Azaleas.
The Hearthstanes itself is mostly a Site of Special Scientific Interest so the local wildlife abounds.  The ethos of sustainability has been championed and promoted by the Estate with a private hydro scheme, installed about 30 years ago, providing all electricity for the Estate cottages, houses and farms.
Outdoor entertainment is boundless but if the weather is poor then there is a fully computerised ten pin bowling alley in the steading as well, available by arrangement & at extra cost.
Guest Comments
'We had a very nice holiday. The home was very wonderful and the host very welcoming and friendly. We had beautiful walks in the mountains and saw lots of animals. We and the dog loved it!' The Valvekens, Belgium. Aug 2016
'Great place to stay. Clean, tidy and comfortable. Lovely views, walks and friendly owners who are always there to help. Loved it here!' Mr and Mrs Varley. Sept 2016
'Yet again, a nice stay in this beautiful little cottage. Had a great game of bowls last night. Will be back!' The Reynolds, Sutton-on-Sea. Sept 2016
Postcode - ML12 6QN
Security Deposit £150.
Short breaks welcome throughout the year.

Dogs stay free (maximum of 2)

Accommodation for 6 + 2 over two floors. Ground Floor: Open plan living/dining room with Double sofabed, kitchen, cloakroom, Shower room with WC, wash basin and walk-in shower. First Floor: 1 Double bedrooms & 2 Twins all with ensuite bathrooms with shower attachment to bath.
Services: Hydropower electric central heating * Electricity * Electric cooker * Microwave * BBQ * Natural water supply from spring * Washing machine and tumble dryer (located in shared laundry room) * Dishwasher * Fridge and box freezer plus communal freezer in laundry room* Free Sat colour TV * DVD and CD player * Wifi * Parking (within shared courtyard, max 2 cars) * Cycle store * Cot and highchair available * Bed linen and towels provided * NO SMOKING * Trout fishing available on request * Maximim of 2 dogs stay free
Extras: Use of shared bowling alley available with prior arrangement and extra cost * Stream and two ponds in ground *
Pricing is based on 6 people, there is an extra charge of £15 per additional person per night (max 2). Lategillan is located on a working estate. Dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times.
Alternative accommodation available at -
Glenheurie Cottage, Sleeps 8 from (Property Ref Gl01BO)
Manyleith Rig Cottage, Sleeps 4 from (Property Ref MA03BO)

Mathiesdie Cairn Cottage Sleeps 2 2 (Property Ref MA04BO)

How to find us

Lategillan Cottage
Steading No. 3
Tweedsmuir, Biggar
ML12 6QN

Lategillan Cottage - Tweedsmuir, Biggar

Code: LA02BO

Please note that the above map is used to indicate the general location of the holiday property. As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

External Features

Sea View

Water view

Walk to Pub

Walk to Shops

Mountain View

Beach walk




Bicycle Storage



Garden Furniture

Garden Enclosed



Wheelchair Access

Internal Features

Open fire


High Chair


CD Player

DVD Player

Colour TV






Wash Machine

Bed Linen Cost Incl

Heating Cost Incl

Tumble Dryer

Sky TV



Sofa Beds 0

Single Beds 6

Double Beds 3

Showers 0

Bathrooms 3



Lategillan Cottage Reviews

5 star review

unkomplizierte Buchung, gute Bebilderung de Angebotes.
What a fantastic review! - We had a wonderful autumn holiday on this family run estate in Tweedsmuir. The apartments are lovingly and thoughtfully decorated. Each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped. You can play table tennis, bowling and table football on the former horse farm. The hosts are very friendly and helpful in planning outings and hikes.
9 months ago
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