Single holiday let sleeping up to 2 guestsSurrounded by the spectacular countryside of the Scottish Borders, The Bothy at Orchard Walls is a delightful country hideaway for two.
Dating from the early 1800s, this beautifully renovated property provides 4 star self catering accommodation. The cottage overlooks Quair Water - a tributary of the Tweed, and is situated on a quiet lane that leads up to the baronial splendour of Glen House.
This beautiful glen offers welcome respite from urban hustle. It boasts a truly fabulous landscape with woodland, heather clad moor, rolling lowland pasture and sparkling burns. The walking is of course superb. Attempt the famous Dun Rig Horseshoe or walk part of the Southern Upland Way. The 12 miles from St Mary's Loch to Traquair is just one part of the stunning 212 mile route from the south west coast to the eastern seaboard. The area is also a haven for cyclists, the nearby Tweed Valley Forest Park offers 100 kms of world-class mountain biking trails.
The cottage itself is light, bright and enjoys a southerly outlook. The owners have provided plenty of homely touches and guests are greeted with a welcome pack including provisions, flowers and complimentary bottle of wine. Bathrobes and slippers are provided and Molton Brown toiletries are in the bathroom.
The accommodation consists of
• lounge/dining room with magnificent stone fireplace and woodburner
• fully equipped kitchen
• a double bedroom (opt for a comfy king-size or twin beds)
• bathroom with bath & power shower
For rainy day entertainment there is a television (Freeview 20+ channels), video, DVD & Hi-Fi. The cottage enjoys full central heating
Outside there is a private patio with fabulous views along the Glen. A gas fired barbecue is available on request.
The village of Traquair is just a mile and a half away. Its historic house dates from 1107 and claims to be Scotland’s oldest inhabited domestic dwelling. A former royal hunting lodge, it passed to the Stewarts in the late C15th and enjoyed a heady period at the centre of political power. Don’t miss the colourful Medieval Fair with its living history displays and stalls.
Nearby Innerleithen is framed by hills and is known for its antiquarian book shops and antique dealers.The town is 3 miles from the cottage and offers the nearest shops and restaurants. Home to a vibrant community, it hosts an annual music festival and the unique St Ronans Border Games and Cleikum Ceremonies – a ten day celebration that has been held in the town since 1827.
The Borders host many summer festivals – join the Border townspeople in the Ridings - summer commemorations of the annual boundary marches during the turbulent middle ages, when the Border families rode their boundaries to prevent encroachment by neighbouring landlords .
"We have enjoyed the incredible views from the cottage and the great attention to detail within it."
"A beautiful house in a stunning location."
"So quiet here with only the wind, water and owls in the night."
"All the little extras made our stay all the more special."
"The Glen is a treasure teeming with wildlife."
"We would love to stay here forever."