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Belses Mill

Ancrum, Scottish Borders
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Walking, cycling, fishing and golf available in the local area
  • Traditional farmhouse with accommodation
  • Large private garden with a river running through

 

Property code: CA035

Rural country spot just 20 miles from the English/Scottish border, offering the ideal location for outdoor families to get together with room for the dogs to come along as well. Please note that there is a 10% discount offered for smaller parties between November and March each year,

This stunning farmhouse near Jedburgh is set in a secluded spot surrounded by acres of countryside perfect for long walks with your four-legged friend. Inside, it is beautifully furnished in a traditional style and has a fabulously large garden with a river nearby – ideal for fishing or paddling on warm days. Sleeping eight guests across four bedrooms, this is a truly idyllic place for a group of friends or a family and their canine companion to relax and enjoy the varied attractions of the Scottish Borders.

Inside, this picturesque farmhouse is just as you would expect, with relaxed decor in tasteful, neutral tones interspersed with splashes of colour. On your arrival, you will be welcomed by a bottle of wine and perhaps some local eggs or a cake from the thoughtful owner. The spacious, traditional kitchen with its large dining table is a wonderful place to sit and socialise, and your four-pawed pal will soon make the warm Aga his favourite spot for a snooze. In the evening, retreat to the large lounge, which, with its open fire and comfy sofas, will soon have everyone dozing off after a day out in the fresh air.

As well as plenty of lovely walks straight from the door, the farmhouse is well-placed to visit some of the many local historic towns and sights. Just 20 minutes' drive away are the impressive ruins of Jedburgh Abbey (8 miles). Enjoy a stroll around the abbey before heading into Jedburgh for lunch. Slightly further afield is the lovely town of Kelso (17 miles), home to the stunning Floors Castle and Gardens. Your canine companion will love a frolic around the extensive grounds and gardens of this elegant estate. Or, for a great family day out, nearby Harestanes Countryside Visitor Centre (5 miles) offers scenic walks, a play area for children, and a doggy-friendly cafe.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 zip-and-link double/twin, 1 double, 2 twins (one room has narrow, suitable for children)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 ground floor shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with bath, shower and WC
  • Aga, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
  • 2 dogs welcome 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Private garden with adjacent paddocks
  • Ample off road parking
  • Pub and shops 2 miles, local town 7.5 miles
  • Care must be taken due to River in the garden
  • Regret no stag or hen parties allowed
  • Please note that the Gardener may be present once a week during the summer months
  • Sleeps 6+2 - one of the twin rooms is only suitable for children

Gavin Grant

This property is personally managed by Gavin.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Liz 4th November 2021

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Our second stay this year. Peaceful, spacious and perfect. We hope to return next year and enjoy Belses again. So close to wonderful walks and things to see. The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay plus an Aga. Just perfect.

Reviewed by Rudolf 17th October 2021

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Reviewed by Gaynor 8th October 2021

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Reviewed by Deirdre 25th September 2021

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We had another great week in Belses Mill Cottage. We had everything we needed. The cottage was so comfortable, thoroughly cleaned, Covid compliant & we had a really warm welcome. Perfect for our dog as well with a lovely big garden to run round & endless great walks in the fields & countryside round about. We'll be back next year!

Reviewed by Anna 10th September 2021

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We went as group of 6 and had a great time. Very comfortable and clean house and lovely garden. We actually just stayed around the house as the weather was lovely too. Great weekend with friends eating, drinking and laughing, couldnt have been better.

Reviewed by LESLEY 3rd September 2021

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A lovely setting - lots of room - welcoming touches of flowers. Cake, wine. Very obliging host who arranged extra bedding for a changeover of visiting guests. We had an electric car and were able to plug in for an overnight charge. Would highly recommend this holiday property.

Reviewed by Ewen 25th June 2021

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We have had an amazing week at Belses Mill, the farmhouse is spacious and has a fantastic, peaceful location with beautiful countryside views. All the rooms are so comfortable. Owners ensured we were settled with everything we needed. Lots of lovely places to walk and visit, recommend The Eildon Hills, Abbotsford, walks along The Tweed and Melrose Read more... Our cocker spaniel enjoyed roaming the grounds with a splash in the river. We will definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by David 28th May 2021

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Great peaceful location with lovely gardens and access to river and surrounding walks. Everything you need within property and fresh goods such as milk egg and cake on arrival was a lovely touch. Had queried if bbq available and owner was happy to get charcoal also for my arrival. Couldnt fault it overall and definitely recommend !!

Reviewed by Liz 7th May 2021

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We had a fabulous week at Belses Mill, our dog Broc loved the freedom to be off lead all the time and absolutely adored his river swims. We adored the whole place, especially the Aga. Antoinette was so friendly and helpful too. We really didn't want to leave, Broc stuck his head on the boot window ledge of the car as we drove away looking wistfullyRead more woeful .... Hide

Reviewed by Deirdre 27th April 2021

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Lovely well equipped cottage in quiet rural setting. Warm & cosy, clean & welcoming. Great walks in the area, perfect for the dog.

Reviewed by Duarte 25th October 2020

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Lovely, quaint property with very friendly hosts. We would ordinarily stay with family but due to COVID, we decided to stay here instead. My other half and kids loved it and there are plenty of nice walks nearby. The owners were lovely and it's somewhere we will definitely book again, comfortable, clean and welcoming home away from home.

Reviewed by Sarah 17th October 2020

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Well maintained. Gorgeous peaceful surroundings.

Reviewed by Christine 26th September 2020

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Comfortable, spacious cottage in great location for Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose area. Lots of good walks in the area.

Reviewed by Catherine 19th September 2020

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Belses Mill has a lovely warm, welcoming atmosphere and we felt at home immediately. Its a spacious property and set in a fabulous location if peace, quiet and countryside are what you want. Wildlife aplenty, including an otter in the river one morning. The owner is very helpful and generous. The AGA kept the house toasty and we enjoyed cooking in Read moreit- dont be put off if you have never used one before- its straightforward. Great place- we will be back. Hide

Reviewed by Deirdre 12th September 2020

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We had a lovely week in this beautiful farmhouse. Everything was perfect. Thoroughly Covid cleaned ready for our arrival. The AGA in the kitchen was great & the bed & sofas really comfortable. Our weather was really hot & sunny so we sat in the garden every evening with a glass of wine. Golf at St Boswells was excellent, pre-booking required - loveRead morely setting beside the river Tweed. Excellent walks throughout the area. We'll be back. Hide

Reviewed by Barry 5th September 2020

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Nice cosy cottage in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Gary 29th August 2020

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A lovely house in a beautiful part of the country. Very cosy and comfortable with all modern requirements. Our family had a lovely week here.

Reviewed by Vikki 14th August 2020

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We had a fantastic holiday - it was our 4th visit! We keep coming back because of the lovely house and charming hosts who are always helpful. The area is super - lots of great walks in the area and delicious food in the local pubs.

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