Adorable Biggar Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests
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 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. 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.
Postcode: ML12 6QN
Damage Deposit £150
A discount of £16 per night will automatically be applied for parties of 2 or less on bookings for full weeks. The same discount applies to short breaks but will be applied manually after booking.
Dogs stay free (maximum of 2)
Short breaks welcome throughout the year.
Accommodation for 4 over two floors: Ground Floor: Open plan sitting/dining room; Kitchen. First Floor: 1 Double bedroom; 1 Twin bedroom; Bathroom with over bath shower.
Services: Hydropower electric central heating & electricity included * Electric cooker * Microwave * BBQ * Natural water supply from spring * Washing machine and tumble dryer (located in shared laundry room) * Dishwasher * Fridge * Chest freezer located in communal 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 * Pricing is based on 2 people, additional charge of £7.50 pp/nt per additional guest (max of 2).
Note: Manyleith is located on a working estate. Dogs must be kept on a lead and under control at all times. Stream and two ponds in ground
Alternative accommodation available at -
Glenheurie Cottage Sleeps 7 (Property ref GL01BO)
Lategillan Cottage Sleeps 8 (Property ref LA02BO)
Mathieside Cairn Cottage Sleeps 4 (Property ref MA04BO)
Damage Deposit for care of property
All holiday-makers booking a holiday are required to pay either a Refundable Damage Deposit, £150 or as noted in the property listing details, or Damage Deposit waiver of £18, whichever is selected is required to be paid with the balance payment of the holiday. Where selected the Damage Deposit will be held by Discover Scotland to be applied against the reasonable costs of repairs, replacement or additional cleaning of furnishings, kitchen equipment, crockery, glass, bedding and towels damaged or soiled other than by normal wear and tear during the holiday. The Damage Deposit, less any reasonable charges, will be returned within 14 days of the departure date. Where any costs exceed the Damage Deposit the holiday-maker will pay such excess as notified to them by Discover Scotland within 14 days of notification. Where the holiday-maker has agreed to pay the Damage Deposit Waiver the Damage Deposit is not payable. This amount is non-refundable. If the cost of any damage or breakages exceeds the applicable Damage Deposit value for the property, then the holiday-maker will be liable for any additional costs. Any such excess will be notified to them by Discover Scotland and due for payment within 14 days of notification.