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Self catering house, Open Fire, Genuinely Stunning Hill Top Views, Playroom.

The House:
This C.17th farmhouse, nestled on the South side of its steadings (barns) development, provides light and comfortable accommodation in four bedrooms. It is airy, spacious and relaxing, with an open fire and a rumpus playroom where children can be themselves. Three of the four bedrooms are 'main' double bedrooms with ample hanging space and the children's room has twin beds. Two of the double bedrooms share a family bath and shower room while the other two share a shower room and loo ensuite, which was installed in 2009.

The Area:
Golf, cycling and walks abound in the area but, at the end of your day, chill out in the sitting room and let your eyes relax as you lose yourself in the commanding Southerly views. This is classic 'Reiver' territory, famed for being lawless and at the mercy of footpads and thieves. The spot you are in could well have been a look-out spot, used to watch for advancing English soldiers. If the history interests you little then the views alone are some of the best you will see from the comfort of a chair in the Borders area. The playroom and two of the bedrooms share this same stunning aspect. If you just want to stay in, there is a playroom for the children, with a quarter-sized billiard table or, almost an acre of field to play in. The large, eat-in kitchen is well equipped, with an oven, roasting micro-wave, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dish-washer and the usual extensive range of cooking utensils. There are three large. The cot can easily be moved between the rooms.

Recent Review, Submitted: January 19, 2010 Date of Stay: December 2009:

We spent 4 days in the property over New Year and would suggest to any family or group of friends to take advantage of this brilliantly placed accommodation. Easy to get to from the A1 as we found from Newcastle, the property is set with stunning views across the countryside and 20 minutes walk from a most accommodating town of Earlston (most notably the pubs) . The rooms are very spacious and provide more than sufficient warmth and light to make the stay extremely relaxing. The kitchen has all amenities required and the games room allows children/the gents to be kept entertained. I would thoroughly recommend staying here for 3-4 days up to a week as the cost is extremely reasonable, with the allowance of pets as well. The owner was very helpful throughout on directions and setting the property up in a clean and efficient manner. This is a 'must' holiday cottage for those looking for a break in the beautiful countryside of Scotland whilst enjoying the locality of a very friendly town - would definitely recommend!!
Recommended for: Age 55&, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Property Location:

Earlston is 33 miles South of Edinburgh and 72 miles North of Newcastle on the A68, running up between the A1 and the A7 and one of the four largest roads through the Scottish Borders.

At Earlston, about 50 metres North of the turning into Earlston High Street and ignoring Westfield Road turn into Huntshaw Road.

Go straight on up the hill, ignoring the road veering right which becomes Gun Place and ignoring the road veering left which becomes Leaderdale Crescent.

About half a mile straight on up that track, just before you reach Huntshaw House (painted yellow) on the left, Turn right

Huntshaw Mains is immediately on the left through the wooden gate set in the post and rail fence.

Rates For Whole Single Weeks:

20 February 2010 - 26 March 2010 475
27 March 2010 - 09 April 2010 650
10 April 2010 - 30 April 2010 525
01 May 2010 - 07 May 2010 650
08 May 2010 - 28 May 2010 525
29 May 2010 - 05 June 2010 650
06 June 2010 - 26 June 2010 525
27 June 2010 - 2 September 2010 650
3 September 2010 - 14 October 2010 475
15 October 2010 - 28 October 2010
29 October 2010 - 16 December 2010 475
17 December 2010 - 06 January 2011 650
07 January 2011 - 10 February 2011 275
11 February 2011 - 17 February 2011 725
18 February 2011 - 24 March 2011 525
25 March 2011 - 14 April 2011 650
15 April 2011 - 05 May 2011 725
06 May 2011 - 26 May 2011 650
27 May 2011 - 02 June 2011 725
03 June 2011 - 23 June 2011 650
24 June 2011 - 01 September 2011 725

Further Information About Rental Rates:

Lettings are Saturday to Saturday each week
20% Deposit reserve your booking
Balance due 3 months prior to entry.
15 charge per small (or as agreed) dog
Reduced Breaks, which are charged as a proportion of the full seven night rate quoted are:
2 nights = 60%;
3 nights = 70%;
4 nights = 80%;
5 nights = 90%.
Winter Sale (much reduced) rates by negotiation only applies for lettings of 21-30 days else the Low Season Rate applies
15 Winter Surplus heating charge

Contact Details

Address: Huntshaw Mains

N.B. No postal contact accepted
Telephone 07946290721

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This page was last updated: 01 July 2011

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