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Lovely, Spacious Farmhouse Near Edinburgh. Beautiful Location.

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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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 [c 1700 sq ft] with 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. 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
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

    We can accept horses, but unfortunately not dogs....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The property is located on a hill and there are steps within the building so sadly we cannot offer level access....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Cot available: 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Upstairs Study/bed area: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    large futon for one adult OR 2 singles for kids...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Ground floor bedroom with en-suite...moreless

  • All beds have cozy double-sized duvets. Rooms are spacious. The up-stairs study area can be set up for 2 children or one adult, using 2 single or 1 double futon beds. Kids futons are single duvets....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Family bathroom upstairs has a bath with shower-over. Downstairs is an additional shower-room with a double size walk-in shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Fantastic walking on our own hills and locally. Wonderful scenery and a beautiful natural environment. Access to washing machines and tumble driers available within separate farm utility room. Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite shower-room is suitable for elderly, but not wheel chair users as there are some steps. Super local salon provides varied massage treatments, hair styling and beauty therapies - please book in advance [owners will book for you]. Popular local restaurants - please book in advance [owners will book for you]....moreless


  • Books:

    Many books are available for guests to read or swop....moreless

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

    i pod dock provided too...moreless

  • Games:

    Indoor and outdoor games equipment provided Badminton and childrens' racquets provided...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

    Modest selection of CDs...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    CD player and radio...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV with satellite channels...moreless

  • Toys:

    Selection of toys and games for smaller children...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Modest selection of DVD's for children and adults ...moreless


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

    The lounge dining room has a more formal dining table, ideal for evening dinners. Kitchen is large and great for informal family meals....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


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

    2 tumble driers or an outside drying line are available for guest use....moreless

  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace with log burning stove...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Full central heating, radiators in each room have own thermostat controls...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Warm double duvets and all bed linen is provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Large charming living room with 3 sofas...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Ample off-road parking on property...moreless

  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Large bath and smaller hand towels provided, plus tea towels and hand towel in kitchen. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    2 washing machines are available for guest use...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Traditional log burner adds atmosphere and extra warmth to the lounge. Wood provided from our own sustainable woodland....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Caftiere style coffee pots. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Wide selection of equipment for family cooking...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Wide range of crockery, glasses, etc. including traditional antique tea set for that extra special cup of tea. Loads of pots and pans etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen:

    Traditional large farmhouse style kitchen, with large wooden table, ideal for informal meals....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Large size fridge-freezer...moreless

  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large, fenced garden for exclusive use of guests, with stunning views to our own hills. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Tennis:

    Nearby village of West Linton offers a tennis club...moreless

Property Descriptor

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2 - Sep 30, 2015
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 5 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Oct 1 - Dec 17, 2015
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 5 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Dec 18 - Dec 27, 2015
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 6, 2016
7 night min stay


Rates are based on 6 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit £200
  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Included



We are entirely flexible on handover day.

We are unable to offer stays of less than 4 nights.

Rates shown are for 5 PEOPLE - ADD £100 per week per extra person.

Discounts available for smaller groups at non peak periods.

Heating/utilities and cleaning are included in price.

No additional taxes.

Horses or raptors by separate agreement - please contact owners for details.

Min of 50% at reservation, balance and 'damage deposit' of £200 on arrival.

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Last updated: 05/15/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
West Linton
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M74 (Junction 13)
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
West Linton
23 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
Edinburgh [dry slope]
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
East Lothian

Car: Necessary

Dolphinton is only 30 minutes from Scotland's historic festival city, Edinburgh and only 60 minutes drive from Scotland's largest and liveliest city, Glasgow.

The farmhouse is on the edge of the Scottish Borders with easy access to the region's picturesque towns, villages, and sights - including Rosslyn Chapel. The nearby village of West Linton and the town of Biggar are just 10 minutes drive away and offer a full range of local amenities including some excellent restaurants.

Scotland's two arterial motorways, the M74 and the M8 are both less than 30 minutes away, and Kirkhouse provides a quiet base from which to explore the many attractions of central and southern Scotland.

Other Activities: Guests' horses accepted, by separate agreement. Bikes not provided for cycling activities.

Golf: Visits to local golf courses by prior arrangement.

Ski: Dry ski slope c. 30 mins drive away.


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.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Kirkhouse Farmhouse

    Kirkhouse Farmhouse

  • Shedherd's croft to left

    Shedherd's croft to left

  • Master double bedroom

    Master double bedroom

  • Study area futon

    Study area futon

  • Kitchen


  • Lunge sitting area

    Lunge sitting area

  • Garden view

    Garden view

  • Private garden to rear

    Private garden to rear

  • Farmhouse front door

    Farmhouse front door

  • Kirkhouse Farmhouse

    Kirkhouse Farmhouse

  • Hillside  track on White Hill

    Hillside track on White Hill

  • Kirkhouse Farmhouse

    Kirkhouse Farmhouse

  • Ground floor double

    Ground floor double

  • Master bed

    Master bed

  • study area

    study area

  • Formal dining area

    Formal dining area

  • Lounge sitting area

    Lounge sitting area

  • Our hill from the farmhouse garden

    Our hill from the farmhouse garden

  • Back garden

    Back garden

  • The stream in Spring

    The stream in Spring

  • View from half way up the hill

    View from half way up the hill

  • A couple of young friends

    A couple of young friends

£86 - £129 per night (GBP)
Minimum stay: 4-7 nights
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