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

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Last updated: 10/21/2014
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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


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


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

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          • 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

          • All beds have cozy double-sized duvets. 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. 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


              • 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
              • 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....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...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 pot. ...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                Wide selection of equipment for family cooking...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Kitchen:

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

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • 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
                  Oct 1 - Dec 18, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2014
                  7 night min stay

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

                  Jan 6 - May 1, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  £130 £130
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  May 2 - Sep 27, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  £130 £130
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included


                  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: 10/21/2014
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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

                  • 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)

                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  View calendar: Updated 10/21/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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                  Member since: 2006
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 10/21/2014
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