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Galabank Cottage

Galashiels, Scottish Borders (Ref. 972397)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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  • “This cottage is just in a great place with plenty of hill walks in the locality plus a good train link into Edinburgh.”

    Also the Tweed valley is fairly nearby with even more walks along and around the river Tweed. Just great.

    Also the Tweed valley is fairly nearby with even more walks along and around the river Tweed. Just great.

    - Mr Marley, October 2021

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The property

Galabank Cottage is a converted 18th century cottage with a welcoming wood burning stove for chilly evenings and a rear garden for warm sunny evenings.

Edinburgh is 25 miles north and Stow has easy access to the majority of the Border towns making it an ideal base from which to explore the Scottish Borders at any time of year.

The village of Stow is on a direct route to Edinburgh only 25 miles north and is an ideal base from which to tour the Scottish Borders with easy access to Melrose and other Border towns.With something for everyone the Borders offer a variety of interests including walking, cycling, mountain biking, golfing, fishing, horse riding, abbeys, castles, historic and stately homes.The nearby towns all have a wealth of restaurants, pubs and shops.

Galabank Cottage is a converted 18th century cottage adjoining what was the old Drovers Inn, now the owners home, located; mile north of Stow.

From the garden, a stile over a drystone; gives access to the hills behind and the Galawater Valley where numerous walks can be taken.

The cosy wood burning stove is a welcoming place to cuddle up in front of on a chilly evening whilst the garden with fells beyond is a haven for relaxation on a summers night after a days exploring.


  • Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with solid oak floor, TV and wood burning stove
  • Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave
  • First floor:Double bedroom with king size bed (please advise at the time of booking if twin beds required as bed is zip linked) view over the rear garden and velux window gives views to the nearby fells
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
  • All oil, electric, logs, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and Wi-Fi available
  • Private parking
  • Small garden to the front of the property with view to Gala Water and rear garden with decking, garden furniture, bbq and access to the hills beyond.

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About the location


Galashiels 7 miles, Edinburgh 25 miles

The village is located in a beautiful valley leading from the Scottish Borders area up to Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. The area is steeped in history with the main Borders towns of Galashiels, Melrose and Peebles within easy reach. Here you can enjoy a wide range of pretty cafes, fine restaurants, and art galleries, plus easy access to the many historic castles, stately homes, and fine gardens for which the area is famed. The cottage is ideal for walkers and nature lovers whether you wish to explore the Southern Upland Way or amble along the local streams and trails: walks through woods and over hills start from the front door. The recently opened Borders train line stops at Stow, providing a beautifully scenic route south to Tweedbank or north to Edinburgh, offering the opportunity to enjoy the sites and cultural highlights of Scotland's historic capital city. Edinburgh is a year round attraction with its international festivals of the arts, film and jazz scene, as well as its renowned Royal Tattoo, its German Christmas Market and traditionally Scottish Hogmanay celebration to welcome in the New Year. For those more interested in village life and quiet retreats, Stow offers the best of both worlds: extended hiking and cycling paths, scenic routes to small towns along the river Tweed. In Stow itself, the village shop also acts as the Post Office, adjacent to the wonderful, dog-friendly Cloud Cafe Gallery which provides fresh coffee, tea, delicious home made cakes and snacks, either to sit in or take away.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas