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Late Deals! Lovely, Spacious Farmhouse Near Edinburgh - Kirkhouse Farmhouse

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Last updated: 06/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Biggar farmhouse description

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.

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 5 adults (or 6, including children) and there is a family bathroom up-stairs and a shower-room/toilet downstairs.

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 and St Andrews.

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. *Full groom's service also available*.

Falconry: 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.

Kirkhouse Farmhouse: Biggar Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 65325ha

This is the original farmhouse, with the huge family kitchen, large lounge and a twin bedroom, double bedroom and study area up-stairs, with the main bathroom.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 150 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

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

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Cot available: 1 baby crib

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          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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

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

          • All beds have cozy double-sized duvets. Kids futons are single duvets....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • 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. Access to washing machine and tumble drier 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

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Flat screen TV with satellite channels...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                i pod dock provided too...moreless

              • Games:

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

              • Music Library:

                Modest selection of CDs...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Games For Kids
              • Stereo
              • Books For Adults
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Books For Kids
              • Books:

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

              • Toys:

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

              • Video Library:

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

              Theme

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

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Autumn Foliage

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Rural
              • Village

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    The lounge dining room has a more formal dining table, ideal for evening dinners....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Fireplace:

                    Fireplace with log burning stove...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Large charming living room with 3 sofas...moreless

                  • Baby Gate
                  • Parking:

                    Ample off-road parking on property...moreless

                  • Linens Provided:

                    Warm double duvets...moreless

                  • Tiled Stove
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Wood Stove:

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

                  • Washing Machine:

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

                  • Clothes Dryer:

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

                  • Heating:

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

                  • Towels Provided:

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

                  Kitchen

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster
                  • Stove
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Wide selection of equipment for family cooking...moreless

                  • Kitchen:

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

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Wide range of crockery, glasses, etc....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Caftiere style coffee pot. ...moreless

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Furniture
                  • Tennis:

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

                  • Golf:

                    Several golf clubs within the area....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

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

                  property descriptor

                      • Detached
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer
                      Jul 24 - Sep 30, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      £130 £130
                      Fri, Sat, Sun
                      £650
                      Autumn
                      Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      £150
                      £600
                      Xmas
                      Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      £750
                      New Year
                      Dec 29 - Jan 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      £750

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Taxes Not included

                      Notes:

                      We are entirely flexible on handover day.

                      We are happy to discuss longer rental periods.

                      Discounts available for smaller groups at non peak 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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                      Last updated: 06/21/2014
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                      21 Unavailable
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                      Location

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

                      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

                       

                      Photos

                      • Kirkhouse Farmhouse

                        Kirkhouse Farmhouse

                      • Shepherd's Croft bedroom

                        Shepherd's Croft bedroom

                      • Double bedroom

                        Double bedroom

                      • Farmhouse kitchen

                        Farmhouse kitchen

                      • Our hill from the farmhouse garden

                        Our hill from the farmhouse garden

                      • Landscape view

                        Landscape view

                      • Formal dining area

                        Formal dining area

                      • Shepherd's Croft bedroom

                        Shepherd's Croft bedroom

                      • View from half way up the hill

                        View from half way up the hill

                      • A couple of young friends

                        A couple of young friends

                      • Shedherd's croft to left

                        Shedherd's croft to left

                      • The stream in Spring

                        The stream in Spring

                      • Garden view

                        Garden view

                      • Private garden to estate

                        Private garden to estate

                      • Sitting room

                        Sitting room

                      • Farmhouse front door

                        Farmhouse front door

                      • KIRKHOUSE FARMHOUSE

                        KIRKHOUSE FARMHOUSE

                      • Hillside  track on White Hill

                        Hillside track on White Hill

                      £107 - £150 per night (GBP)
                      9

                      2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 06/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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