“A delightful cottage, warm, welcoming and stylishly refurbished.”
Very conveniently situated for access to Edinburgh.
Very conveniently situated for access to Edinburgh.
“The cottage has been thoughtfully converted & modernised whilst retaining a homely cottage feel.”
The heating was extremely effective - electric plus wood-burner - needed because we had snow in the week after Easter. Stow is a pretty friendly village with a shop - open 6am to 6pm weekdays & 8am - noon on Sunday - for basic needs including newspapers, firewood, plus some gifts. The nearby Cloudhouse Café & gallery was excellent for daytime food with occasional special nights too. Lauder, a scenic 5 miles drive away, has a Coop supermarket, butchers, bakers & another café & gallery etc. Galashiels is a central hub with larger stores & transport interchange with bus services to many nearby towns - see www.borderbuses.co.uk/timetables. Stow itself has good transport links & it would be possible to enjoy a holiday at the Yellow House without a car. Stow is on the new Waverley railway line which links Edinburgh with Galashiels & Tweedbank. Stow also is well served by the X95 Edinburgh to Carlisle bus service, via Galashiels & Hawick. We made use of both the rail & bus links. The cottage is very well placed to visit the many pretty surrounding towns & villages &, in season, some of the large country houses such as Thirlestane Castle at Lauder. Abbotsford visitor centre, near Tweedbank, is open all year, though the house & gardens close from Dec to end of Feb. Walking from the house does involve some hills & parking on the hill outside the house might challenge some drivers. Off the main A7 road, which passes through the village but well away from the cottage which is very quiet, there are some quiet B roads which make for scenic drives or would be suitable for cycling - such as the B709 to Innerleithen. This cottage is suitable for an enjoyable holiday in all seasons.
“We had a great holiday and the Yellow House exceeded our expectations.”
It was even nicer than it appeared in the photographs.
“Lovely cosy cottage, warm and comfortable.”
Beautifully decorated, immaculately clean and has all the amenities you will need for a comfortable stay. Surrounding countryside is stunning. Really enjoyed our stay, and will definitely return.
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
The Yellow House is a cosy stone cottage situated in the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders, a stunning landscape of woods, fields and winding trails, offering lots of opportunities for rambling walks, scenic hikes and colourful wildlife explorations.
The cottage, with its village location and spacious accommodation over three floors, is ideal for couples, groups of friends, and families looking for a relaxing break in a fascinating part of the country with easy transport links to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, as well as the main Border towns and attractions.
Walk into this charming cottage and settle into its warm sitting room with its comfortable sofas and delightful wood burning stove.
Recently refurbished from top to bottom, the house benefits from modern conveniences tastefully integrated into the bucolic countryside atmosphere.
The well-equipped kitchen is a spacious extension to the rear of the property, a bright, high-ceilinged space with several sky lights, which gives access to a beautiful, private back garden with dry stone walls, copious flower beds and an inviting patio area with ample seating and a BBQ. With further views of the great outdoors, both double bedrooms are furnished in a tasteful country style with large beds (one of them a super king which converts to twin beds) and plenty of storage space for clothes and bags to guarantee the general atmosphere of relaxed comfort.
The only thing that has no room here is stress.
The cottage has two toilets, one in the spacious family bathroom with its contemporary design including a large bath and a separate shower, the other tucked away off the downstairs hallway.
Comfort, convenience, culture, you'll find it all here.
Welcome to The Yellow House, a cosy cottage in a stunning location that can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor super-king size double (zip/link, can be two singles on request), 1 x second floor double. First floor bathroom with separate shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
- Electric heating with woodburning stove
- Electric double oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Cloakroom for boots and coats
- Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
- Roadside parking in front of property and additional parking nearby
- Two well behaved pets welcome
- Shop 3 minute walk, pub 5 miles.
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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:
- Last minute
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