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Belses Mill

Ancrum, Scottish Borders

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 1
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Walking, cycling, fishing and golf available in the local area
  • Traditional farmhouse with accommodation
  • Large private garden with a river running through

 

Property code: CA035

Rural country spot just 20 miles from the English/Scottish border, offering the ideal location for outdoor families to get together with room for the dogs to come along as well.  There is a 20% discount for parties of 2 or 4 people.

Enjoy a traditional stay in the heart of rural Scotland, completely undisturbed by neighbours and boasting a generous selection of walking routes right on your very doorstep. Surrounded by gardens set to lawn and with the River Alewater flowing right by, this remarkable property is ideally suited to folk looking to explore the great outdoors. Sleeping eight guests and one canine companion, this unique holiday home promises to impress from day one. Crack into the generous welcome pack after your journey, before making yourselves at home and making plans for the days ahead.

Maintained in a remarkable country style throughout, this property boasts vintage furniture, authentic Scottish decor and original features throughout. Step inside and drop off shoes and coats in the boot room before making a beeline to the farmhouse kitchen. This generous room is kept bright and cheery with large windows and is warm and cosy through an authentic Aga. The dining table right here in the kitchen makes serving meals a doddle, and lazy breakfasts can be enjoyed by the warming Aga. Step into the lounge to discover an equally cosy spot, where an open fire, TV and a selection of games offers the ideal location for a night in. When it’s time to retire, find four spacious bedrooms on the first floor. A delight to wake up to each and every morning, all four bedrooms offer views out to the surrounding garden and fields. Younger visitors will enjoy a sleepover in the twin room, whilst a versatile makeup of guests will benefit from the master bedroom with a zip-and-link bed. Completing the property is an abundance of garden space that surrounds the house, with a lawn for children to play on and a river for fishing.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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  • 4 bedrooms - 1 zip-and-link double/twin, 1 double, 2 twins (one bed narrow and ideal for a child)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 ground floor shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Aga, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
  • 1 dog welcome 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Private garden with adjacent paddocks
  • Ample off road parking
  • Pub and shops 3 miles, local town 7.5 miles
  • Care must be taken due to River in the garden

Head outside and set off exploring, instantly finding miles of rural Scotland to be explored by foot. Make a beeline to Ancrum (3.5 miles) to visit your local country pub, stopping off for a wee dram before heading home. Discover the Scottish/English border 20 miles away, enjoying a day trip to the Whitelee Moor Nature Reserve to soak up some glorious scenery. Local history can be discovered at the nearby Dryburgh Abbey (6 miles) or Abbotsford House (11 miles), whilst an independent cinema and selection of eateries can be found in Galashiels (12 miles). Those after a more laid-back retreat will find four golf courses within 10 miles of home, and spots for fishing at Clerklands Loch (7.5 miles), along the River Tweet (5 miles) or on the River Alewater, right on your backdoor.

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Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Anna 10th September 2021

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We went as group of 6 and had a great time. Very comfortable and clean house and lovely garden. We actually just stayed around the house as the weather was lovely too. Great weekend with friends eating, drinking and laughing, couldnt have been better.

Reviewed by LESLEY 3rd September 2021

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A lovely setting - lots of room - welcoming touches of flowers. Cake, wine. Very obliging host who arranged extra bedding for a changeover of visiting guests. We had an electric car and were able to plug in for an overnight charge. Would highly recommend this holiday property.

Reviewed by Ewen 25th June 2021

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We have had an amazing week at Belses Mill, the farmhouse is spacious and has a fantastic, peaceful location with beautiful countryside views. All the rooms are so comfortable. Owners ensured we were settled with everything we needed. Lots of lovely places to walk and visit, recommend The Eildon Hills, Abbotsford, walks along The Tweed and Melrose Read more... Our cocker spaniel enjoyed roaming the grounds with a splash in the river. We will definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by David 28th May 2021

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Great peaceful location with lovely gardens and access to river and surrounding walks. Everything you need within property and fresh goods such as milk egg and cake on arrival was a lovely touch. Had queried if bbq available and owner was happy to get charcoal also for my arrival. Couldnt fault it overall and definitely recommend !!

Reviewed by Liz 7th May 2021

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We had a fabulous week at Belses Mill, our dog Broc loved the freedom to be off lead all the time and absolutely adored his river swims. We adored the whole place, especially the Aga. Antoinette was so friendly and helpful too. We really didn't want to leave, Broc stuck his head on the boot window ledge of the car as we drove away looking wistfullyRead more woeful .... Hide

Reviewed by Deirdre 27th April 2021

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Lovely well equipped cottage in quiet rural setting. Warm & cosy, clean & welcoming. Great walks in the area, perfect for the dog.

Reviewed by Duarte 25th October 2020

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Lovely, quaint property with very friendly hosts. We would ordinarily stay with family but due to COVID, we decided to stay here instead. My other half and kids loved it and there are plenty of nice walks nearby. The owners were lovely and it's somewhere we will definitely book again, comfortable, clean and welcoming home away from home.

Reviewed by Sarah 17th October 2020

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Well maintained. Gorgeous peaceful surroundings.

Reviewed by Christine 26th September 2020

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Comfortable, spacious cottage in great location for Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose area. Lots of good walks in the area.

Reviewed by Catherine 19th September 2020

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Belses Mill has a lovely warm, welcoming atmosphere and we felt at home immediately. Its a spacious property and set in a fabulous location if peace, quiet and countryside are what you want. Wildlife aplenty, including an otter in the river one morning. The owner is very helpful and generous. The AGA kept the house toasty and we enjoyed cooking in Read moreit- dont be put off if you have never used one before- its straightforward. Great place- we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Deirdre 12th September 2020

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We had a lovely week in this beautiful farmhouse. Everything was perfect. Thoroughly Covid cleaned ready for our arrival. The AGA in the kitchen was great & the bed & sofas really comfortable. Our weather was really hot & sunny so we sat in the garden every evening with a glass of wine. Golf at St Boswells was excellent, pre-booking required - loveRead morely setting beside the river Tweed. Excellent walks throughout the area. We'll be back. Hide

Reviewed by Barry 5th September 2020

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Nice cosy cottage in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Gary 29th August 2020

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A lovely house in a beautiful part of the country. Very cosy and comfortable with all modern requirements. Our family had a lovely week here.

Reviewed by Vikki 14th August 2020

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We had a fantastic holiday - it was our 4th visit! We keep coming back because of the lovely house and charming hosts who are always helpful. The area is super - lots of great walks in the area and delicious food in the local pubs.

Reviewed by Rudolf 27th October 2019

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