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Large Country House with Outdoor Hot Tub and Bbq House and Lovely Gardens.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Chateau / Country House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

5 large bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, fully fitted kitchen

Branxholm Knowe House is a large detached period property which is set in two acres of well tendered private gardens (recently featured by Holiday Rentals in Top 10 holiday homes with gardens). The house is furnished to a high standard and is ideal for entertaining and features a fabulous garden room which is perfect for alfresco evenings as well as fresh winter evenings with the log burner glowing.

The property benefits from five large double bedrooms and can comfortably accommodate ten adults or two families. Four bedrooms are located around a galleried landing with two modern bathrooms (one en suite). Downstairs the sitting room and garden room, which is over 40 sq metres, ensure there is plenty of space for all to enjoy. The dining room provides a great setting for dinner parties (seats 12) and benefits from an open fire. There is also a twin bedroom downstairs with access to a bathroom.

Outside there is a six person hot tub, Finnish BBQ hut, two tables and benches, a pond (fenced) and woodland to explore.

Catering: Branxholm Knowe is a very well equipped property which is particularly suited to families. On request we can provide a fully catered traditional evening meal which comprises a starter, main course and desert using locally sourced high quality locally sourced produce.. We can also assist in arranging outdoor pursuits such as shooting, fishing and horse riding should guests wish as well as suggesting some excellent walking routes in the local area. During the rugby season we are also help to assist guests in obtaining match tickets for international matches at Murrayfield in Edinburgh (notice required).

We also provide a welcome pack for guests.

The property has a number of out buildings which can be used for the storage of bicycles.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House
  • 320 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 baby crib


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 1 double


  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


  • All 5 bedrooms are a good size ( three doubles are 5 mtrs x 4.5 mtrs approx and two twin rooms are 5 mtr x 3 mtr and 4 x 2.7 mtr). The cot is a full sized cot which can be used as a small bed for a 3 yr old. All bedrooms have good quality wardrobes and chests of drawers....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Downstairs in utility room...moreless

  • Both upstairs bathrooms have been completely reinstalled in 2009 and 2011. The ensuite bathroom has a traditional slipper bath, hotel standard Grohe shower and Matki 900 x 900 shower encloser and full underfloor heating. The downstairs bathroom also has a hotel standard Grohe shower and Matki 900 x 900 shower enclosure....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


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


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Over 2 acres of well tendered gardens and several acres of woodland surrounding he house...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New for 2015 a 10 person Finnish style Grillkota BBQ hut. Great for grilling when the nights are a bit cooler. Kids and adults alike will love this!...moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Six person hot tub in the garden. The Borders has some of the best star gazing in the UK... view the stars from your own hot tub!...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.8
from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 6 - Apr 13, 2017
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Apr 14 - Apr 20, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Apr 21 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Jun 30 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Sep 1 - Nov 2, 2017
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Nov 3 - Dec 21, 2017
3 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2017
7 night min stay

New Year
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2018
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $312.26
  • Pet Fee $24.98


All rentals require a 250 pound deposit (Christmas and New Year 500 pounds).

The above prices are based on occupancy of 10. For smaller parties we can often offer a discount (not in high season). Please email or call for further details.

We are very happy to consider long weekend / mid-breaks. Thurs -Sun etc. Again please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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60 Miles
Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
70 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
M6 - Carlisle
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
130 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Branxholm Knowe is located three miles from the historic town of Hawick. Hawick is world famous for cashmere production and is home to the famous Pringle brand. Attractions in the town include the Heritage Hub, the Borders textile museum and the 100 acre Wilton Park with riverside walks, walled gardens and children playground.The Borders is a wonderful location for outdoor pursuits such as salmon fishing on the river Tweed, superb hill walking (Southern Upland Way and Borders Abbey Walk), mountain biking (Craik, Yair and Glentrees), golf (21 courses!) as well as shooting, sailing (St Marys Loch) and first class horse riding. The picturesque market towns of Kelso, Melrose and Selkirk are within 20 mins drive whilst historical Edinburgh is an easy one hour drive away.

Branxholme Knowe is easily reached from Edinburgh Airport (75 mins) and Newcastle Airport (90 mins). Driving from England the property is 2.5 hrs drive from Manchester, 4 hrs from Birmingham and one hour from both Carlisle and Newcastle.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: My family have owned Branxholm Knowe since 2001 and have been letting the property to holiday guests for 16 years now. Career wise we are involved in financial services and property investment where we own additional holiday lets, hotels and commercial property. We currently live in Worcestershire with our two children.

Why the Owner Chose Selkirk, UK:
We have always loved Branxholm Knowe. A traditional and comforting house, it has a lovely homely feel about it. Growing up in the Scottish Borders and Northumberland I have always loved the area and I am delighted to see many people exploring this 'hidden' gem of an area nowadays!

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
Quite simply the delightful garden room which connects the house to nature and is flooded with light! We love this room on a crisp winter day with the log burner roaring!

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Branxholm Knowe house and driveway

    Branxholm Knowe house and driveway

  • Elevated view of the house (rear)

    Elevated view of the house (rear)

  • Interior of garden room

    Interior of garden room

  • Garden room

    Garden room

  • Kitchen opening through to garden room

    Kitchen opening through to garden room

  • Drawing room with open fire

    Drawing room with open fire

  • Staircase and Gallery

    Staircase and Gallery

  • Bathroom


  • En suite Double bedroom

    En suite Double bedroom

  • Bathroom


  • lawned garden looking from the house

    lawned garden looking from the house

  • private driveway

    private driveway

  • Garden room and side view of the house

    Garden room and side view of the house

  • Garden room from the patio area

    Garden room from the patio area

  • Conservatory / Garden room

    Conservatory / Garden room

  • Fully fitted kitchen

    Fully fitted kitchen

  • Open fire in drawing room

    Open fire in drawing room

  • Dining room with open fire

    Dining room with open fire

  • Double bedroom (with cot)

    Double bedroom (with cot)

  • Double room with full size cot/bed

    Double room with full size cot/bed

  • En suite Bathroom

    En suite Bathroom

  • Lawned garden looking towards house

    Lawned garden looking towards house

  • Waterfall in the garden

    Waterfall in the garden

  • Pond and surrounding area

    Pond and surrounding area

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