There is an enormous amount to do in the Scottish Borders. A huge range of activities are packed into this small and accessible region. Local activities include walking (the Southern Upland Way, the John Buchan Way), mountain biking (the Glentress Centre), fishing (some of the best fishing in Scotland on the Tweed), golf, pony trekking and much more besides. The nearest towns and villages are West Linton, Biggar and Peebles, which are amongst the prettiest and most picturesque in Scotland.
Whatever time of year you choose to visit, the Scottish Borders is awake and alive with attractions. The area has a turbulent and romantic history and is punctuated by imposing castles, stately mansions, dramatic ruins and historic abbeys. The place names reflect various waves of invaders from Celtic to Norman and there are ancient fortifications, battle-fields, standing stones and ruined abbeys, which all provide the backdrop of the region. All of these ancient and historical sites are as potent to the imagination now as they were to Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, nearly 200 years ago.
A wide range of activities are available for anyone wishing to enjoy the great outdoors. As well as local opportunities for walking, fishing, cycling, golf and pony trekking there are also sporting centres throughout the region. You will find swimming pools and leisure centres, clay pigeon shooting, off road driving, birds of prey, a marine centre on the east coast and many more. Alternatively you may want to just switch off and relax, in which case Scotstoun Farmhouse is the ideal location.
- Sleeps - 6 (or 5 adults, 2 children)
- Bedrooms 4 - 2 double (or twin), 1 single
and 1 bedroom with 2 small singles
or 1 queen size bed
- Bathrooms - 3
- Dishwasher and microwave
- Washing machine/dryer
- Nespresso machine
- Wood burning stove
- TV, DVD
- Access to adjacent stunning
- Barbeque, outdoor seating
- Travel cot available
- Pets welcome
- Short breaks available off peak
- West Linton - 5 miles
- Edinburgh - 18 miles,
Glasgow - 44 miles
- Edinburgh Airport - 26 miles
- Pubs/restaurants - Old Bakehouse (5 miles)
Gordon Arms (5 miles),
Alan Ramsay (7 miles),
Horseshoe Inn (12 miles)
- Golf - 2 courses within 6 miles,
many others within a half hour drive
- Fishing, walking and hiking
- Pony trekking - 8 miles
- Mountain biking - 15 miles
- Stately homes, castles, gardens
Scotstoun Farmhouse is set in a very pretty steading at the heart of the 125 acre grounds of Scotstoun House. You enter through a porch into the main living/dining area which is open plan and has a galleried TV/study area. The living room has a wood burning stove and beautiful views to the fields and the courtyard.
The house accommodates comfortably 6 adults in 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom is located downstairs and has an en suite bathroom. The room can be used as a double or a twin room. The second bedroom is also downstairs and has either twin beds suitable for children or a queen size double bed. There is an adjacent shower room. The two upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom. One bedroom is a double or twin room and the other is a single room.
The garden surrounding the cottage is open to the landscape and can be used for sitting out. Adjacent to the cottage is a stunning walled garden to which the cottage has access. It is suitable for barbecues and picnics and a fantastic place for children to play.
Scotstoun Farmhouse is located just off the A701 between Blyth Bridge and Mountain Cross. Turn off the A701 by Entryhead Cottage (on your right if travelling north) and follow the tree lined drive. Turn left before Scotstoun House, passing in front of it at the bottom of the lawn. The arched entrance to the steading can be seen 100 yards later.
All heating is included in the rental price. One basket of logs is provided on arrival - more can be bought on site. Quality bed linen and towels are provided.
Cost and availability:
The farmhouse is rented out all year.
Change over day is Friday. Check in is after 4pm, check out is before 10am.
Short breaks - available mainly at off peak times.
To book this charming, secluded farmhouse near West Linton, click the enquiry button below and see availability and rental rates.
direct to the owner
Scotstoun Farmhouse, West Linton, Scottish Borders EH46 7DF Scotland.