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Thistle Doo

Ancrum near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders (Ref. 921097)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "A very peaceful location, with only the wildlife for company."

    An ideal place to chill. Well appointed with a very pleasant hostess on hand with fresh eggs. However the “what3words” given with the directions and the location map were incorrect. The correct “what3words” should be:- acids.jump.optimists

    Reviewed by John SebastianAug 2020

  • "We loved the location and the peacefulness with just the sounds of nature and horses."

    We will return!

    Reviewed by ChristopherAug 2020

  • "The location is perfect for peace and quiet but also easy to access nearby places of interest."

    The lodge is very comfortable and has everything needed to make you feel at home. Mary Ann is a lovely host, very thoughtful and kind. The surrounding area is beautiful and literally on your doorstep. Wonderfully relaxing just to stay and spend time at the lodge.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2020

  • "The accommodation was perfect for us."

    Comfortable and had everything you need. The view from the veranda is beautiful as were the sunsets. We had a very relaxing and peaceful holiday. Thank you to Sykes and the owner of the Lodge ..... this was an exceptionally good holiday for us given the current circumstances. My husband and I are key workers and didn’t expect to get away this year let alone to a beautiful, quiet and wonderful place like this to recharge our batteries so thank you to all who made it possible. The welcome gift of fresh eggs and shortbread was a lovely touch too. We hope to return one day soon

    Reviewed by DawnJul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed this short break in the Scottish borders."

    Thistle Do Lodge is the perfect place to stay. Hope to book again. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "We loved the tranquility of the lodge at Thistle Doo."

    The lodge is conveniently located near the border towns of Jedburgh and Melrose and near to the borders railway for a day trip to Edinburgh. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2019

  • "Lovely, quiet place, very nice and helpfull people"

    Reviewed by GeorgeJul 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage and holiday but being some distance from the main road was difficult to locate at first."

    Some of the roads to the cottage were narrow single track. Mrs Mary Ann Orourke and her father Jim very nice friendly people.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "Lovely lodge with everything in it what we needed."

    Reviewed by EddyApr 2019

  • "The lodge was so cosy and comfortable and had all we needed."

    Would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by GillianNov 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, faultless for confort, facilities and for the beautiful location, peace and quiet, and the lovely people."

    I look forward to staying here again!

    Reviewed by MattSep 2018

  • "Lovely place and lovely hosts."

    Lodge very clean and well equipped. So peaceful and quiet, with beautiful surroundings. Great location to explore Borders and Northumberland.

    Reviewed by MichalSep 2018

  • "Cottage was right out in the countryside with the owners the only neighbours."

    Lots of wildlife around, especially birds. Major Border towns were with 20 minutes drive.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2018

  • "Lodge was lovely."

    Had everything in that you would need. Welcome gift of eggs form the chickens that roam around were very tasty as were the biscuits! Lodge is so peaceful and the views especially at sunset were breathtaking! Lots of great walks locally and plenty of places to explore. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2018

  • "Beautiful location; the lodge was comfortable and well equipped."

    Owner was very friendly and helpful. Lots of lovely surrounding villages. Remote, but not too isolated, so if you want a haven of peace and quiet, this is the place for you!

    Reviewed by DianeJun 2018

  • "The owners of the lodge were very friendly and helpful,even recomending local shops an facilities, I travelled up by motorbike and they let me park it in their barn incase of bad weather and it was covered."

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2018

  • "The Acommadation ticked all the boxes for us as it was scenic, comfortable, well equipped and we had a friendly welcome."

    We would highly recommend this Holiday to anyone who wants Peace and Quiet with Beautiful Scenery all around yet live in a Lodge that is clean and provides all the luxuries you expect, yes we would love to come back again and we are sure our little Westie Dog would as well.

    Reviewed by RobinApr 2018

  • "The peace and quiet."

    The wonderful views and walks and the generous and kind hosts.

    Reviewed by AlexanderJan 2018

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in this excellent lodge."

    It was very clean all we wanted,surroundings where fantastic and .very relaxing.

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2017

  • "We had such a great time, Thistle Doo is really lovely, perfectly located, and we certainly recommend it."

    Hope we can return in the not too distant future ☺

    Reviewed by VivianneNov 2016

  • "Nice comfortable lodge."

    Enjoyed the scenery,the wildlife and the fresh eggs from the hens running around.

    Reviewed by BeverlyNov 2016

  • "The whole thing was,perfect from start to finish"

    Oct 2016

  • "THE PROPERTY WAS CONVENIENTLY PLACED FOR ALL THE ATTRACTIONS AND TOWNS FURTHER AFIELD ."

    IT'S IN A VERY QUIET AND PEACEFUL LOCATION . MARY ANN AND JIM ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE AND GAVE US IDEAS ON WHERE TO VISIT . IT IS VERY WARM AND COSY AND HAS ALL THE EQUIPMENT THAT YOU WOULD REQUIRE . IT IS A VERITABLE HOME FROM HOME . THE BED WAS SO COMFORTABLE THAT WE GOT THE MANIFACTURER'S NAME FROM JIM AND HAVE ONE ON ORDER . THE PETS WERE AN ADDED BONUS AS THEY PROVIDED MUCH AMUSEMENT WHILST WATCHING THEM IN THE PADDOCKS AND WHO COULD FORGET THE CHICKENS WHO PROVIDED US WITH EGGS .

    Reviewed by AnneSep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with folding bed on request
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Folding bed on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Decked area with furniture and access to owner’s adjoining field
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone signal can be variable
  • Note: Paddock and stabling available at £50 per week (including hay, bedding, indoor stable, arena, grazing and use of barn for vehicles
  • Please arrange this prior to arrival with the owner
  • Note: Property accessed via 7 steps
  • Note: Due to the farm location, please ensure dogs are kept on a lead when outside
  • Note: Maximum 2 Adults plus infant.(Babes in arms only)

The property

Ancrum 3 miles.

A charming single-storey, detached lodge situated alongside the owner’s property, on their working livestock farm, near Ancrum in the heart of the Scottish Borders.

Set along a short track from the owner’s home and accessed via seven steps, this welcoming lodge is surrounded by livestock farmland and is an ideal getaway for a couple seeking a quiet break surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Once inside this charming lodge you will find a double bedroom, a shower room and an open plan living area, whilst to the rear is a decked area, where you can sit and relax whilst admiring the uninterrupted views across fields and hills.

There is a paddock and stabling nearby should you wish to bring your horse, and walks and bike rides can be enjoyed around the surrounding countryside.

Enjoy some of the superb fishing to be found in this stunning part of Scotland, play one of the many golf courses or spend a day visiting some of the nearby towns such as Selkirk, Kelso or Hawick.

Alternatively cross the border and explore the spectacular Northumberland National Park.

A lovely retreat for a relaxing break.

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About the location

ANCRUM

St Boswells 5 miles; Jedburgh 7.5 miles.

Ancrum is a small village in the Scottish Borders, less than eight miles north west of Jedburgh. The village sits on the River Ale and was the location of the Battle of Ancrum Moor in 1545, when a Scottish victory temporarily halted English raids into the Borders and lowlands. A monument, one of two local landmarks, was erected on the site of the battle and was then replaced in the 19th century. The other landmark is the Timpendean Tower, which are the ruins of a 15th century tower house near Lanton. Ancrum offers a pub, a shop, a butcher and a Post Office, whilst nearby is the town of St Boswells, plus the larger towns of Jedburgh and Kelso are well worth visiting for a mixture of shops, cafes, restaurants and the famous Abbeys, and also within reach is the world renowned Common Riding in Hawick.

Note: Maximum 2 Adults plus infants.

Babes in arms only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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