Ettrick Valley, Scottish Borders

Sleeps 1-5
£500 - £750


Elspinhope is a self catering holiday cottage that sleeps 5 people and is situated in one of the most beautiful locations within the Scottish Borders. The holiday cottage is an ideal base for those who are looking for a get away from it all break and to enjoy the fresh air, peace and quiet of the unspoiled upper reaches of The Ettrick Valley.

About Elspinhope

Our cottage is on our Cossarshill Farm which is a 1,400 acre hill sheep farm lying on the route of the Southern Upland Way (long distance walk). Guests have freedom of access to our land with many lovely walks on the hills & by the river. We are keen conservationists and are constantly involved in projects around the farm - dry stane dyking, planting native woodland and many others. Cossarshill is in an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA), wildlife seen by visitors on the farm which includes badgers, bats, brown hare, deer, foxes & otters. There are also many species of birds - large & small.

Outside the cottage, a post n' rail fence secures the garden area with picnic table etc. A path & steps lead down to the Cossarshill Burn where there are seats by the rocky pools & waterfall.

Our aim is to provide guests with a place to stay that feels like a home from home. Every window has an enviable view so that you can sit and enjoy the scenery & birds outside without leaving your chair or bed! The cottage is thoughtfully furnished and decorated with your comfort in mind. Cottage amenities include:

Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom with en suite facilities.
Single bedroom.
Bathroom with shower over.
Well-equipped kitchen.
Large sitting/dining room with 42" flat screen HD TV & Blu-ray DVD player.
Utility room with washing machine, dryer, ironing facilities and an area for clothes drying.
From the dining area sliding French windows open out to a garden area with views down to the Cossarshill Burn and a large expanse of open rolling hills beyond.

All bed linen is included within the room rate. Towels are available for hire, please advise when booking if you would like these provided.

The woodland by Elspinhope has a mass of wildflowers & rare butterflies, a lovely place to be. Atlantic salmon also come into the pool below the cottage in autumn and it makes a great place to swim in summer. Step out of the door and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the unspoiled Ettrick landscape or visit some of the historic border towns and places of interest and great beauty.

Visiting Ettrick Valley & Exploring the Scottish Borders

The Ettrick Valley is one of the most ecologically interesting areas identified in Scotland. Mammals recorded locally include otters, badgers, foxes, deer and red squirrels. There are species of rare butterflies and moths and a huge range of birds including Osprey, Black Grouse, Barn Owls, Lapwings and Peregrine.

We are an excellent base for hillwalking. Fishing is available locally as is golf, riding, mountain biking and many other activities.

Visit some of the Borders Historical Houses and Gardens or follow the Borders Woollen Trail. Eskadalemuir Forest and Samye Ling Tibetan Centre are within easy reach, as well as St. Mary's Loch, The Grey Mare's Tail and Moffat.

For more information please visit our website.

Rates: From 500 to 750 per week depending on season.
Maximum of 5 people.
Children are welcome.
One well-behaved pet is welcome by arrangement.
Disabled facilities - please enquire for details. The cottage was designed for Assisted Wheelchair Access.
Off street parking.
Wi-Fi/internet access.
Fishing & golf nearby.
Gold Award for Green Tourism Business.

Please note that map locations may be approximate.

Some of the Amenities available are:

Disabled Facilities
Wireless Broadband Available
Off Street Parking

More Information

Visit the accommodation owner's website.
Elspinhope Website
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