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The Byre At Brothershiels

Edinburgh (15mls NW), Scottish Borders
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing on site / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wonderful wood burner after an epic day out
  • Within easy reach of the elegant city of Edinburgh and the beautiful Scottish Borders
  • Fantastic area to enjoy all outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, fishing and golfing
Property code: 74310

Stylish byre with wood burner perfect for cosy nights in, benefitting from splendid valley and countryside views, within easy reach of the wonderful city of Edinburgh.

Set among the rolling Lammermuir Hills (boundary of Lothians and Borders), near the Scottish Borders, this period cottage, set on a working farm, also extends an invite to your two faithful hounds. Sleeping four across two bedrooms and ideal for pups, romantics and families, it’s attached to the owner’s house though privacy is assured. Ample off-road parking is available for guests.

Step into the spacious hallway of this stylish property and towards the well-equipped kitchen and utility area, where the owners have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The welcoming lounge has wonderful vaulted ceilings, a TV and DVD player, plus a cosy wood burner where Sam and Mutley can recharge after long dog walks, and a dining area for mealtimes. From the hall you’ll also find the stylish and spacious bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC, while bedrooms are upstairs.
 

Outside, there’s an enclosed courtyard with a seating area, great for unwinding after hill hikes.

Head to glorious Edinburgh (17 miles) for its culture, shopping and festivals (Fringe, Tattoo and Hogmanay), plus museums, castles, theatres and heritage sites to explore. From your doorstep, it’s a dog-walking paradise, or grab a set of wheels and explore the cycle and forest mountain bike trails throughout the region. There’s also fishing along the River Tweed within walking distance, or, further afield, discover Hillend Dry Ski Slope (16.5 miles) to train for your next winter holiday with skiing and snowboarding fun.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size on request)
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer 
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Use of Hot Tub is subject to signature of a disclaimer.
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 4 miles
  • TV/DVD in lounge and TV in king-size bedroom
  • Please note that the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • Please note that the hot tub will be out of use between 11th November 2024 to 23rd March 2025.
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gill 12th May 2024

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Reviewed by Brian 26th April 2024

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Quiet location. Many farm animals nearby which was wonderful to see. Also baby rabbits everywhere you looked. Accommodation was cozy and comfy. Lots of extras in kitchen and Welcome basket a nice touch. Great views across valley. Several miles from nearest shop so glad we brought everything with us.

Reviewed by Ian 19th April 2024

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Well equipped cottage in quiet location. Lovely views from the enclosed hot tub so can be used even if there's a downpour without fear of your wine getting diluted. A good base to explore the borders or Edinburgh (return train journey from Gorebridge cost 7:60 at the time of this review).

Reviewed by Suzanne 12th April 2024

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A lovely cottage and really well equipped. Lots of cooking basics supplied too, which was really appreciated. The hot tub being inside the summerhouse is brilliant. Very comfortable and cosy cottage. Highly recommended. The welcome gifts were an appreciated and thoughtful touch.

Reviewed by Angela 22nd March 2024

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A beautiful warm home with wonderful hosts. If weathers wet, take your wellies as theres lovely walks to the moors and other places from the house. Lots of lovely places to visit nearby. You do need a car toget around. Any dogs visiting should be kept on a lead as theres farm animals very close by. A super holiday for those looking for tranquility Read moreand being close to nature. Hide

Reviewed by Taher 12th February 2024

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Brothershiels Byre is located off the beaten path, it's quiet and a great place for a getaway from city life. Hosts are friendly. House is comfortable, could have been a tad cleaner. Beds are great, sheets were clean and welcome hamper was very thoughtful. Great selection of books available in the lounge. Water pressure and hot water in the bathrooRead morems are really great. Kitchen was well equipped with condiments also available. Cosy cottage altogether. Would stay again if hot tub is available. Hide

Reviewed by Christopher 3rd November 2023

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A fantastic gem of a cottage. Very clean with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Owners on hand and very helpful. Great hot tub.

Reviewed by Natalie 27th October 2023

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We had a lovely holiday at Brothershields Byre, the owners were very welcoming and kind. The setting was beautiful and tranquil with lots to do in surrounding areas and Edinburgh easily accessible by car or train from Gorebridge Station. Thank you to our hosts for a wonderful holiday.

Reviewed by Trevor 23rd October 2023

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This is a wonderful place to stay, so peaceful. It's perfect for visiting Edinburgh and the surrounding area. The cottage is great, we found everything we needed was provided. We didn't use the hot tub (may be next time we visit). A little bit too cold... We will will be back next year

Reviewed by Ryan 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine 22nd September 2023

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A lovely, restful and enriching short stay at The Byre. Amazing location, beautiful views, and we loved the unique qualities and beautiful artistry that are everywhere in evidence in the cottage - so much thought, love and skill involved! The hot tub was a special treat, complete with fluffy bathrobes; the wine and delicious shortbread were also muRead morech appreciated. A wonderful escape from the pressures of life! Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by ANNE 15th September 2023

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Lovely clean and well equipped property. Photos didn't do the property justice. Lovely large lounge and good size bedrooms. It was a real treat having the use of the hot tub. Ideal doggy holiday. Plenty of places to visit (beaches, country parks and of course so near to Edinburgh.)

Reviewed by Jo 18th August 2023

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Beautiful peaceful location, ideal for getting to Edinburgh, 10 minute drive to Gorebridge train station then 30 minutes on train. Cottage has amazing views and beds were so very comfortable, we all slept so well our entire holiday. Thank you to Noreen and Ali for being so welcoming. We had a fabulous holiday.

Reviewed by Joanna 4th August 2023

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Just returned from a super stay at the Bryer. We really enjoyed staying in this cottage. Its a very peaceful and private location and easy access to the main roads once you have passed over the three cattle grids. There arent any foot paths from the cottage but the main drive is all you need-the views are beautiful and its good underfoot! We parkedRead more at Gorebridge (free parking) and got the train into Edinburgh, which took about 25 minutes off right in the centre of Edinburgh. Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Steve 7th July 2023

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Thoroughly enjoyed the stay in July

Reviewed by Michelle 15th June 2023

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Great holiday cottage, set amongst farmland and beautiful countryside. Owners live in the adjoining house. Owners very friendly and helpful, left a bottle of wine and shortbread for us. Hot tub lovely feature and nice is inside a wooden room, with lovely views. Ideal base for visiting Edinburgh, would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by Kathryn 3rd April 2023

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Lovely comfortable cottage with everything provided that you might need. The large enclosed hot tub was fabulous with a great view. The cottage is a considerable distance from civilisation,so stock up well with food before you arrive. If you want a quiet stay, this is the place for you. Its a great base for travelling and visiting places around theRead more area, but there are no walks, other that on the road, from the cottage. Gore Glen - 5 miles north on the A7 is a great place for dog walking. Hide

Reviewed by Shireen 24th March 2023

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Fantastic sized property, has everything you could need. Peaceful location for those looking to get away for quiet time. Hot tub was amazing! Nearest shop for food is about 10/15 mins in car. Train Station is also about 10/15 mins away with train to Edinburgh every 30 mins.

Reviewed by Catherine 24th February 2023

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Reviewed by Donna 17th February 2023

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Highly recommend for a lovely break! Owners are very friendly and accommodating but also give you privacy. The cottage is lovely and has everything you need. You do need a car to get about but its ideally situated to explore nice walks and not far away from attractions and Edinburgh city centre.

Reviewed by Samantha 14th November 2022

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We loved our stay and would go back again, lots of wee villages to visit and walks to go on

Reviewed by Simon 26th October 2022

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Reviewed by John 21st October 2022

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Thank you Noreen and Ali, we had such an amazing holiday. The location is stunning and The Byre is of a very high standard. We would recommend it to any of our friends and family. Best wishes John and Babs.

Reviewed by Keith 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Anne 23rd September 2022

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Thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Byre. Lovely relaxing time in pleasant surroundings

Reviewed by Dean 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Jonathan 5th August 2022

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Lovely well equipped beautiful cottage, had everything and more you could need for a very comfortable a lot of thought had gone into this lovely little home. Quite and stunning location just the place to recharge the batteries. Owners & Neighbours were friendly and helpful with suggesting places to visit. Fresh eggs form the chickens. Useful for trRead moreavelling into Edinburgh as train stations near with free parking, train tickets cheap. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 15th July 2022

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Lovely peaceful retreat with great views. Close to Edinburgh and beaches. Clean and spacious cottage with everything you need. Owners friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sarah 1st July 2022

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Home from home. Comfortable accommodation. Suited for days out but also for quiet days in. Own garden space and hot tub with views over the valley. The owners very welcoming.

Reviewed by Phil 24th June 2022

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A great location for easy access to Edinburg and the Scottish Boarders but also quiet enough to escape from it all. The owners were very friendly and helpful and the hot tub was great after a day out exploring the countryside

Reviewed by Juliet 10th June 2022

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The cottage is very clean, beautifully presented with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. The hot tub, with views over the fields & hills is a real treat. It was lovely to watch the chickens having a dust bath, the rabbits running around and the horses, sheep & cows in the fields. A really fabulous place to stay. Wonderful warm fRead morerom the hosts, Ali & Noreen. Hide

Reviewed by Ally 30th May 2022

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Fantastic location, little out of the way but also close enough to get places, just what we wanted. House is a good size, we had 2 adults 2 kids and 2 dogs. The outside area is good for the dogs and the hot tubs was a nice addition. Robes and towels supplied along with the bedding which is great when trying to travel light.

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