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Lovely, Spacious Farmhouse Near Edinburgh. Beautiful Location.

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Simple elegance in a traditional farmhouse.

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Last updated: 11/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Biggar farmhouse description

SUMMARY: This lovely stone-built farmhouse dates from the 19th Century and forms part of a working farm, built on the site of a Roman encampment.
Kirkhouse Farmhouse offers the space of a large house and the charm of a country cottage, set in a beautiful natural environment.
The location is ideal for visiting many historic and tourist attractions, the Boarders and as far as Perth and St. Andrews all within a day trip's drive.

MORE DETAIL: The two storey, fully centrally heated property has large rooms providing comfortable, spacious accommodation. The big farmhouse kitchen is well equipped for large family dinners and the dining area provides a more formal setting. The lounge has a log burning stove for extra cosiness in the evenings and three sofas for relaxing. Satellite TV is included.

The charming, good sized rooms easily accommodate 6 adults (or 8, including children in the up-stairs study area) and there is a family bathroom up-stairs and a shower-room/toilet downstairs. (Discounts are available for couples or small groups, out of peak season)

Kirkhouse Farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful Scottish countryside only 30 miles from Edinburgh on the edge of the hamlet of Dolphinton - between West Linton, one of the most beautiful villages in Scotland - and Biggar, a small market town full of history and character. A large private garden leads directly onto the estate, which offers 300 acres of mixed woodland, heather hillside, wildlife habitat, picturesque streams and farmland grazing - a miniature of the Scottish Borders landscape.

The location is ideal for visiting central Scotland and guests day-trip to the Borders, the Dumfries coast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and up to Stirling, Perth and St Andrews.

Peace & quiet: Whilst we are a working farm, we primarily produce sheep, so its a quiet environment to relax and un-wind from the stresses of work and normal life.
Carbon Offsetting: White Hill Estate contains a wide variety of woodland and we are happy to discuss dedicated tree planting to offset the impact of our guests' travel.

Horse Accommodation: White Hill is home to several horses, and those wishing to bring their own horse with them to enjoy quality hacking with spectacular views are very welcome. 20 x 40 m outdoor, all weather arena. Please contact us to discuss grazing and loose box arrangements.

Falconry: Rhuallan Raptors can provide your personal bird of prey display on Kirkhouse Farm. www.rhuallanraptors.com/ For those with their own hawk or falcon, the estate provides a rich and varied hunting landscape. Please contact us to discuss your specific requirements.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 170 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Horses or dogs by arrangement with owners. Deposit required for dogs...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Cot

            Cot available...moreless

          • Master Bedroom 1: 1 double

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          • Twin Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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          • Ground floor Bedroom 3: 1 double

            Large downstairs bed-room, double bed....moreless

          • Study/bed-room 4: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Large futon for one adult or OR single futons for kids...moreless

          • The farmhouse PLUS is the main farmhouse plus the Shepherd's Croft annexe. It offers two large doubles, a twin and futons in the upstairs study area. It also benefit from the extra shower-room in the Shepherd's croft. The croft and farmhouse are joined and form one house, providing a great venue for family holidays, friends gathering for Christmas and suchlike holidays....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            large shower...moreless

          • The family bathroom is upstairs in the main farmhouse. The Shepherd's croft (attached) offers an additional shower-room/en-suite....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • A great location for walking with wonderful hilly scenery. The ground floor bedroom with en-suite in the croft is suitable for the elderly but as there are a few low steps, the home is not suitable for wheelchair users. Horses and dogs by arrangement with owners. Local salon provides hair styling, massage therapies and beauty treatments. Good local restaurants. Please book salon or restaurants in advance through the farmhouse owners....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                Many books for guests to read and swop...moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                i pod dock too...moreless

              • Games:

                Indoor and outdoor games for children and adults badminton racquets and kids' rackets...moreless

              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library:

                Modest selection of CDs...moreless

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television:

                Flat screen TV with satellite...moreless

              • Toys:

                Indoor and outdoor toys for children...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Modest selection of child and adult DVDs...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Farm Holidays
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Rustic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Autumn Foliage
              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Dining:

                More formal table in main lounge/dining area is ideal for evening dinners....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 7 people

              General

              • Activities Guide
              • Baby Gate
              • Basic Soaps
              • Clothes Dryer:

                2 tumble driers plus outdoor drying line available for guest use. ...moreless

              • Filtered Water
              • Fireplace:

                Fireplace with log burner...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating:

                Full central heating, with individual thermostats on all radiators...moreless

              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided:

                Cosy double duvets for all adults, single duvets for kids' futons...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Large living room with 3 sofas...moreless

              • Local Maps
              • Local Restaurant Guide
              • Parking:

                Ample off-road parking within property...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Tiled Stove
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided:

                Bath and hand towels provided plus tea towels and towel in kitchen...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                2 washing machines available for guest use...moreless

              • Wood Stove:

                Traditional log-burner in lounge for extra coziness. Fuel provided from our own sustainable woodlands....moreless

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Caftiere provided for coffee making...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Well equipped for family cooking...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Ample crockery, glasses etc provided...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

                Traditional farmhouse kitchen with wooden table ideal for informal family meals...moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven

              Outside

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Large fenced garden exclusively for guests. Stunning views of our own hills....moreless

              • Outdoor Furniture
              • Tennis:

                Tennis club in local village of West Linton...moreless

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Xmas
                  Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  £900
                  NewYear
                  Dec 29 - Jan 5, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  £900
                  Spring
                  Jan 6 - May 1, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  £160 £160
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £700
                  Summer
                  May 2 - Sep 27, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  £160 £160
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  We are entirely flexible on handover days.

                  We are happy to discuss shorter and longer rental periods.

                  Heating/utilities and cleaning are included in price.

                  No additional taxes.

                  50% in advance, as deposit, to secure booking. Balance of payment required on arrival.

                  Dogs or horses by separate agreement - please contact owners for details.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 11/10/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: We are both business people and have also become farmers. We keep and train horses and we love living in such a wonderful rural setting, but with very easy access to the city for work and getting a 'cultural fix' every now and then.

                  Why the Owner Chose Biggar:
                  We first visited this farm on one of the worst winter's days in ages. We walked up the hill in a strong wind and horizontal sleet - we came back down the hill totally exhilarated and in awe of the beautiful setting. Since we fell in love with the place in the worst of weathers, we realized that it would be amazing in good weather and it is. There is something special about White Hill. Guests call it 'magical'. Being here is relaxing, calming and fun. Many of our guests come back again and again and think of it as their special retreat to unwind from busy lives.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
                  We do not allow pesticide on our land, so there is abundant wild-life. Its an ideal location for nature lovers, ecologists and for children to explore and learn about the natural world.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • Simple elegance in a traditional farmhouse.

                    Simple elegance in a traditional farmhouse.

                  • Shedherd's croft to left

                    Shedherd's croft to left

                  • Our hill from the farmhouse garden

                    Our hill from the farmhouse garden

                  • Landscape view

                    Landscape view

                  • Formal dining area

                    Formal dining area

                  • Farmhouse front door

                    Farmhouse front door

                  • KIRKHOUSE FARMHOUSE

                    KIRKHOUSE FARMHOUSE

                  • Hillside  track on White Hill

                    Hillside track on White Hill

                  • Kirkhouse Farmhouse

                    Kirkhouse Farmhouse

                  • The stream in Spring

                    The stream in Spring

                  • Garden view

                    Garden view

                  • Private garden to estate

                    Private garden to estate

                  • Sitting room

                    Sitting room

                  • View from half way up the hill

                    View from half way up the hill

                  • A couple of young friends

                    A couple of young friends

                  £129 - £160 per night (GBP)
                  12

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 11/10/14
                  Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 11/10/2014
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                  +44 (0)1968 682674

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