For very lovely country living right on the banks of the River Tweed, Dryburgh Farmhouse is certain to put a little spring back in your step.
Enjoy the simple pleasures of country life
Sitting at the end of a no-through road, this farmhouse is a versatile space, with generous accommodation sleeping up to ten guests; perfect for sharing, or simply a tranquil spot to retreat, relax and enjoy the view. Dryburgh Farmhouse is a pretty red sandstone property overlooking a large lawned south-facing garden. Here you can cosy up in front of a roaring fire or head outdoors and enjoy the simple pleasures of country life. Inside, the interior is designed to ensure maximum guest comfort with a rich, warming scheme that combines a mix of both contemporary and traditional styling features.
The sitting room is well proportioned with deep generous sofas for a little lounge time while a separate dining room with warming oak and tweedy chairs offer a more formal entertaining space. The kitchen is sleek and modern with high-quality granite work surfaces, a range cooker with five burner hob and separate dining space for six.
Outside, guests can enjoy a large lawned garden, pick apples from the fruit trees in autumn, or take a short wander to the neo-classical pavilion with its fantastic Temple of the Muses sculpture; the mighty Wallace Monument; the spectacular ruins of Dryburgh Abbey and the Dryburgh Suspension Bridge which offers a leisurely walk into the village of St. Boswells for a leisurely lunch.
For guests looking for a shorter stay at Dryburgh Farmhouse, short breaks may be considered on request during low season. Please contact us to discuss.
Access leading into a large hallway.
Sitting room with generous sofas and armchairs provides plenty of seating space. French doors lead into the garden. Wood burning stove with logs supplied. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. A selection of books, games and DVDs are provided.
Open plan kitchen/dining area fully equipped with range cooker with double oven and grill, five burner hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine (pod type) and wine fridge. CD player/radio, wall mounted flat screen TV. Dining area with large marble-topped rectangular table seating 10-12 guests. Please note the dining table has been changed from the circular one shown in current images.
Lounge with two large sofas, wood burner with logs supplied, TV with Freeview.
Separate dining room with dining table which seats six but can extend to seat 8.
Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, chest of drawers, fitted wardrobes with storage and hanging space, flat screen TV.
En-suite shower room with large shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with fixed 6’ super king bed, side tables, armchairs, chest of drawers, dressing table, two large wardrobes, flat screen TV. Large glazed doors with Juliet balcony with views over the garden and river.
En-suite bathroom with large shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe with storage and hanging space, flat screen TV.
En-suite bathroom with large shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom four with fixed 6’ super king bed, side tables, sofa, chest of drawers, large double wardrobe with storage and hanging space, flat screen TV.
En-suite bathroom with bath, large corner shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom five with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, chest of drawers, double wardrobe with storage and hanging space, flat screen TV. Side views of the river.
En-suite bathroom with bath, large shower with rainforest head and separate handheld unit, heated towel rail, double vanity unit with two basins, and WC.
There is a large south-facing lawned garden with outside furniture which is fully enclosed. The property benefits from two gas barbecues.
The farmhouse has its own private access drive with ample private parking.
The property sits adjacent to the Dryburgh Steading properties - marketed as Dryburgh Steading One, Dryburgh Steading Two, Dryburgh Steading Three and Dryburgh Steading Four which sit in the same ownership and are also available as holiday lets.
The Dryburgh properties sit directly opposite the River Tweed at the end of a no-through road.
There is ample private parking at the front of the property. There are two three-pin 3kW outdoor sockets available for all guests staying in Dryburgh properties to charge electric vehicles, found next to the sheltered communal parking area. Please note that these are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Two dogs are welcome. Please ensure dogs are clean and dry before entering the property and are kept downstairs and off the furniture.
High quality bed linen and luxurious towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Bath robes are supplied.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available but guests should be aware that speeds can be variable. There is good mobile coverage on most networks and a 4G signal.
Central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with logs supplied.
Dryburgh Farmhouse is just a five minute walk to the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel where guests are welcome to use the bar and AA rosette restaurant and bistro, and is just three miles from St Boswells which boasts the fabulous, award-winning Mainstreet Trading bookshop, café, deli and antiques shop and the excellent Blue Coo Bistro at the Buccleuch Arms. There is also a good butchers, small Co-op supermarket and the Borders Gunroom.
Nearby Melrose (7 miles) is one of the most picturesque in the Borders and has an excellent range of independent shops selling fine quality food and drink including The Country Kitchen for deli produce, cheeses, whole foods and fresh coffees; Dalgetty’s Bakery, makers of the original Selkirk Bannock; or Baird’s Butchers for locally sourced produce as well as freshly prepared homemade meals which are perfect for holiday stays. You will also find a quality fishmongers, a fresh fruit and veg shop as well as two small convenience stores.
For coffee and cake, pop into Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino and a delicious butter cream sponge, or for evening dining, the Town House, Provender, Burts or Marmions all come highly recommended. A short drive will also take you to the pretty conservation village of Gattonside ( 6 miles) for excellent food at Seasons or the Hoebridge Restaurant.
Dryburgh is an excellent base for exploring the local area. The evocative ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott, sit just a five minute walk away, upheld as the most beautiful of the Border Abbeys with remarkably complete ruins set in stunning grounds. Also on the doorstep is the mighty red sandstone monument of Sir William Wallace, and nearby Scott’s View offering panoramic views over superb Borders countryside.
For outdoor pursuits, there are excellent walks from the cottage along the river and several major walking and cycling routes nearby including the picturesque Four Abbeys Cycle Route and famous St Cuthbert's Way which charts the historic trail of this revered seventh century Saint on a 62 mile walk between Melrose Abbey where he started his religious life and his eventual resting place on the sublime Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
It is also an ideal base for fishing parties with notable middle Tweed beats including Dryburgh, Tweedswood, Bemersyde and Lower Pavilion offering some excellent value fishing. Shooting, be it clays or game is also available locally, including Bisley at Braidwood where you can pay and play, sharpen up your eye with a few shooting lessons, or perhaps try the first full-bore pipe rifle shooting range in Scotland.
For golf fans, the 9 hole Melrose golf club sits in the shadow of the Eildon Hills, or head to the stunning championship course at the Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso for a leisurely afternoon.
For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a short half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
For short breaks, our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for friendly get-togethers where you can enjoy National Hunt Racing at Kelso Racecourse, local Antique Fairs and Auctions, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, Point-to-Point Meets, the Borders Book Festival, Walking Festival and Common Ridings.......to name just a few!
You can reach the wonderful heritage coastline in less than an hour with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, or hop onto a train from Tweedbank (9 miles) for a day visit to the cultural city of Edinburgh where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply take some time to explore the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city
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- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Sunday, but alternative arrival days and short breaks may be considered on request during low season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Cooking and baking in the sleek kitchen using fresh apples picked from the garden is a real treat."Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree