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Jedburgh 20.5 miles; Peebles 22 miles.
The historic town of Selkirk, a Royal Burgh, stands on a hillside overlooking the River Ettrick, itself a tributary of the famous River Tweed. One of the oldest Royal Burghs and one of the earliest settlements in what is now the Scottish Borders, Selkirk has many attractions to offer visitors. Apart from the glorious scenery that surrounds the town, there is much to suit both energetic and less energetic visitors. Fishing is well catered for, being so close to the Tweed, and cycling in the renowned Glentress Forest, which is only a short drive away. The beautiful valleys of Ettrick and Yarrow provide a stunning backdrop to an enjoyable day’s walking and there are plenty of routes that can be followed. Less energetic but no less rewarding is to explore the Sir Walter Scott connections with the town, visit Halliwells’ House and museum, one of the oldest dwellings in the town, or the Bowhill Estate, home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, and its magnificent collection paintings and artworks. In June of each year, the Selkirk Common Riding takes place and is an amazing collection of horses and riders taking place in an ancient tradition.
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Selkirk 7 miles. A charming end-terraced cottage, delightfully located in the quiet village of Ettrickbridge, seven miles from Selkirk in the middle of the beautiful Scottish Borders. Providing comfortable, contemporary accommodation, this Ettrickbridge cottage is ideal for a family wishing to enjoy the Borders countryside and attractions. The first floor has a shower room and two bedrooms with views of the surrounding hills. The ground floor of this Ettrickbridge cottage is given over to open plan living accommodation, with a fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with French doors opening onto a shared secluded seating area at the front. To the rear of this Ettrickbridge cottage is an enclosed gravelled garden, a pleasant place to sit and plan the day’s activities. A delightful pub offering meals is a short walk away and there is easy access to the hills surrounding the village for walking, cycling or fishing. The historic Borders town of Selkirk is only seven miles way and is well worth a visit, as are the many golf courses in the area. A charming Ettrickbridge cottage, to be enjoyed at any time of the year.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and seating area. Utility.
Electric central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 1 car with additional parking nearby. Shared front seating area. Rear gravelled garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 7 miles, pub 1 min walk. Note: No mobile phone reception at this property.
Previous visitors' comments about Blacknowe Cottage:
The cottage was of a very good standard and was as described. It is a lovely area to visit with beautiful scenery and places to walk the dog. The people that we met were all friendly and helpful.
Ms Smart, Telford, March 2013
The peacefulness. Easy access to other places. The box of complementary food parcel was very welcome. The local pub served very good food. People were very friendly.
Mr Jackson, Millom, September 2012