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, with the superb Borders scenery, culture and heritage all on the doorstep. The rural tranquillity 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. Glenheurie is 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. 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. Alternatively, 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.
Postcode: ML12 6QN
Damage Deposit £150.
Short breaks (minimum of 5 nights) are welcome throughout the year
Dogs stay free
Accommodation for 7 over two floors. Ground Floor: Living room; Dining area; Kitchen: Twin bedroom: Bathroom with over bath shower. First Floor: 1 Double bedroom, 1 Twin bedroom (with sofa bed); Bathroom with over bath shower.
Services: Hydropower electric & central heating included* Electric cooker * Microwave * BBQ * Natural water supply from spring * Washing machine and tumble dryer (located in shared laundry room) * Dishwasher * Fridge with small freezer box plus communal freezer in laundry room * Free Sat 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 * Maximum of 2 dogs stay free.
Extras: Use of shared bowling alley available with prior arrangement and extra cost
NOTE: The cottage is located on a working estate. Dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times. Stream and two ponds in grounds
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