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Mill Dowrie

Gordon, Scottish Borders

Certain to be a favourite with friends and families, Mill Dowrie is a generously proportioned 19th century byre conversion sympathetically restored to embrace the tranquility of the country.

Mill Dowrie

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Overview

Certain to be a favourite with friends and families, Mill Dowrie is a generously proportioned 19th century byre conversion sympathetically restored to embrace the tranquility of the country.

Embrace the tranquility of the country

The property has a wonderfully open feel, with glass and wood offering the perfect contrast between light, natural living and relaxed, cosy comfort.

The open plan aspect is a versatile space providing plenty of flexibility for socialising or relaxation. Vast feature windows have dramatic impact looking across miles of open Borders countryside offering both privacy and plenty of opportunities for walking and cycling or simply leisurely wanders in the great outdoors along with your four-legged friend.

The large double sided wood burner positioned in the centre of the room helps to separate and define the space, but with a layout designed to suit a modern lifestyle where guests can spend some together-time or take a little time-out.

The sitting room with deep comfortable sofas and floor to ceiling window is designed to flood the living space with light, with french doors leading out to the fully enclosed lawned garden for a leisurely summer brunch on the patio, with plenty of open play space for children and dogs too! The dining area seats up to 10 and the cooks in the party will feel right at home in the spacious well appointed kitchen with its large Rangemaster oven.

Property details

Ground floor

Access door leading into a porch/boot room with bench seat and hanging space.

Large open-plan sitting room/dining/kitchen comprising:

Sitting room is a spacious open plan area with three generous double sofas, Smart TV, Blu-ray DVD player, and sound bar. French doors lead to the lawned garden and patio. Double-sided wood burning stove with generous initial supply of logs provided. Selection of books, DVDs and board games.

Dining area with large dining table with seating for 8-10.

Kitchen is well equipped with breakfast bar area and four bar stools. Island unit for food preparation. Rangemaster oven with 5 burner hob and hot plate, integrated microwave/grill, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer. Round breakfasting table with two chairs. CD/radio player.

Laundry room with washer and dryer.

Bedroom one with 5’ king size brass bed with orthopaedic mattress, side tables and chest of drawers.

Family bathroom with large corner shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

The ground floor shower room and bedroom may be suitable for guests with restricted mobility, however it should be noted that there are two small steps up to the ground floor bedroom, and a small lip into the corner shower.

First Floor

Bedroom two is the master bedroom with floor to ceiling feature window, 5’ king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, large cupboard with storage and hanging space, sofa.

Bedroom three with 5’ king size bed, side table, chest of drawers, large cupboard with storage and hanging space. Juliet balcony.

En-suite bathroom with large bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom four with 3’ twin beds which can be configured to a double on request, side tables, dressing table, chest of drawers, wardrobe and small flat screen TV. There is an additional chair bed which can also be converted to a single bed if required.

Family bathroom with large corner shower, bath, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

Mill Dowrie sits is surrounded by a large open lawned garden which is not overlooked. Garden furniture with seating for 8 is provided. A country lane sits to the side aspect of the property which is used predominantly by farm traffic. The garden is fully enclosed when the access gate is closed. A barbecue is available on request.

Parking

There is ample private parking in the courtyard to the front of the property.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request. A stair gate for the top of the stairs is available on request.

Dogs

Strictly one well behaved dog only at a charge of £20. Your dog must be clean and dry before access into the property and thereafter must be kept to the ground floor uncarpeted areas of the property and not permitted in the bedrooms. The garden is fully enclosed.

Guest amenities

High quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, bath sheets and hand towels are provided along with luxury guest toiletries. A hairdryer is supplied in each of the four bedrooms.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is good to reasonable depending on the network.

Heating

There is oil fired central heating throughout the property with a large double-sided wood burning stove in the open plan sitting room/dining room. Generous initial supply of logs provided.

Other

Location

The nearest village is Gordon (1 mile) which has a friendly village pub as well as a small shop and Cafe Obrigado for a lovely coffee and cake stop.

For more extensive amenities, head to Kelso (9 miles) which is a thriving market town set around a charming cobbled square with rich historical features and architecture including the outstanding Abbey ruins, and the grandeur of Floors Castle.

You will find excellent local amenities here and the town is home to a super range of independent shops where you can indulge in a little retail therapy, or purchase fresh local produce and holiday provisions from quality independent traders. For dining-out, The Cobbles and Oscars Restaurant are both well regarded for their friendly atmosphere and excellent food, or for light lunches you will find plenty of tempting treats in the many cafes in the town. Alternatively why not enjoy a little bit of food heaven at the Roux Restaurant in the lovely parkland setting of the Roxburghe Hotel.

Activities

Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Local food and drink

Local food and drink

Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We have had such a lovely stay at Mill Dowrie. Please pass on our thanks to the owners for all the little touches that made the holiday extra special. The welcome tray with such lovely goodies and the detailed holiday house folder were very welcome. Firstly the house is absolutely fabulous, well thought out, gorgeous furnishings, tonnes of space and a beautiful view we never tired of! We had a wonderful stay and we will definitely be coming back. We could not recommend it highly enough. They have created a beautiful well appointed holiday home and it's been so lovely staying there."

Monk family

"What a beautiful house to spend a relaxing weekend! Absolutely stunning! Memories to treasure."

Welsh family

"What a super house. Well appointed, but cosy at the same time. The area offers a wide variety of excursions - walking, cycling in the countryside, exploring the coast or taking a trip to Edinburgh. The perfect location to explore the Borders."

Whitehead family

"Have had an amazing weekend in your beautiful holiday let. Very well equipped and spacious. Woke up to some great sunrises. Great area, would love to return!"

Fairfield family

"We had a lovely break at Mill Dowrie and to be honest I cannot think of anything that was an issue. Our arrival and departure were easy. We loved the house,it was very well furnished. The beds were very comfortable and warm. The en-suite bathrooms were more than adequate with nice extras. The kitchen was well equipped, great oven loved the size, and a good layout."

Douthwaite family

"We loved Mill Dowrie - the house is lovely and in a beautiful setting. The owner was really helpful and came to the house to explain a few things to us. It is extremely well equipped with just about every kitchen utensil you could think of. We had a great weekend and thank you very much for another great house."

Southcott family

"We had a fantastic time at Mill Dowrie. The house was beautiful - couldn't improve it. The owner was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend and we hope to return." 

Dickens family

"Our visit to Mill Dowrie was very enjoyable. It is a beautiful and very well presented property and perfect for a family gathering. The welcome pack was very much appreciated as was the visit from the owner to welcome us to the property. The area is lovely for walking and the owners brother who owns the nearby farm, was kind enough to show us round his animals and let my grandson feed the lambs. I would have no hesitation in booking Mill Dowrie again in the future, and would happily recommend it to others."

Mackay family

"Just to say we had an absolutely lovely time at the beautiful Mill Dowrie in Gordon. The house surpassed our expectations and was an ideal place for a family get together. Everything was there for you and the lovely owners left a lovely welcome pack and a vase of flowers. We would not hesitate to return soon and are looking into this with the family. Thank you for your excellent service, we will definitely book with Crabtree & Crabtree again."

Mclean family

"We had a marvellous stay. The house is stunning and very high spec. We all agreed it is the best property we have stayed in and we've been renting houses now for 10 years. We would definitely recommend Mill Dowrie to everyone."

Bottomley family

"We had a wonderful stay, a very spacious, comfortable and quiet property, finished to a superb standard and spotlessly clean. The best place we have stayed, and we have stayed at a few over the years! Plenty of room for the 6 of us, and excellent views, we would love to return one day. An ideal location from which to explore the area.The owners were very pleasant and left us a welcome pack of goodies, really we could not ask for anything better, highly recommended."

Martin family

"Fantastic house! Loved everything about the location and facilities."

Bushby family

"A fabulous cottage in a wonderful location. We have all enjoyed your stay here. Many thanks for the welcome hamper. We will love to come back again."

Bill family

"Wonderful holiday! Perfect house, amazing location, great walks, fab tour of the farm. Thanks to the owners for everything. We will be back."

Thompson family

"We had a lovely holiday. The house is absolutely gorgeous. Very bright warm and comfortable. Fab location."

Mackintosh family

"We had a great weekend. The house is very nice and well stocked with everything from logs to kitchen utensils! We are already talking about booking for next December..."

Mr Cox & Party
Location Rural - 1 mile from Gordon village.
Dogs
  • Strictly one dog only.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Friday during high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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Waking up in the large sunny master bedroom to fantastic panoramic views across rolling Border farmland to the Cheviot Hills beyond. The little things we love...
"Waking up in the large sunny master bedroom to fantastic panoramic views across rolling Border farmland to the Cheviot Hills beyond."
Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree
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