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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

You won't have to worry about disturbing the neighbours with this secluded spot down winding country lanes, where you can truly unwind away from the hustle and bustle of towns and cities. Visit the local village of Ancrum, just 3 miles away, to find a local pub or general stores at Newton St Boswells, 6 miles north. Local attractions include the beautiful 12th-century ruins of Dryburgh Abbey and the regal Abbotsford mansion. For those looking for a more active break, find a golf club within 6 miles from the property or head to the local town of Jedburgh (7.5 miles) for fishing.

At the heart of the house, the well thought out farmhouse kitchen is warmed throughout by a traditional Aga. Large windows flood this room with light, and the room offers a delightful space to enjoy an early morning breakfast or family dinner. A utility room with a washing machine can be found on this floor, as well as a handy boot room with space to dry off mucky coats and boots. The lounge which leads through to a TV/games area also offers a bright space thanks to large original windows, and an abundance of sofas and armchairs circle an open fire and TV. Completing this floor is a handy WC and shower room. Upstairs you'll find four generous bedrooms, all of which offer remarkable views of the surrounding garden and hills. A master bedroom offers a zip-and-link bed, creating the versatile option of double or twin beds. A further double and full-sized twin both offer generous spaces to unwind, whilst a second twin offers one full-sized bed and one narrow bed, perfect for a child. Finally, you'll find a family bathroom with bath, WC and separate shower cubicle.

The property is surrounded by a seemingly endless garden, ideal for kids and pets to have a run around whilst you prepare dinner or catch up with a good book. The bustling River Alewater runs through the bottom of the garden, an exciting spot for older kids to fish for trout.

 

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 10 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Mr Oswald July 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Belses Mill. On arrival we got welcomed with a delicoious homemade cake, a salad fresh from the garden and a bottle of wine. The house is spacious and provides all you can ask for. The beds are good and the kitchen with the AGA cosy and warm. Its location with the stream right beside it, is beautiful and makes it aRead more great place to stay for families (including dogs). Hide

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