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The Whiteside Bothy

Greenlaw, Scottish Borders

A 'bothy' is a traditional basic shelter. Whiteside could not be more different with the sumptuous sofas, cosy fabrics and enormous beds that await guests here. 

The Whiteside Bothy

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Overview

A 'bothy' is a traditional basic shelter. Whiteside could not be more different with the sumptuous sofas, cosy fabrics and enormous beds that await guests here.

Fabulous views to the Cheviot Hills

This superb, no-expense-spared redevelopment of a former farm steading includes stained wooden floors throughout, a cosy mezzanine level snug and a vast, open-plan living area with a distinctive beamed ceiling giving a nod to the building’s former life. To the rear of the property is a sheltered, patio garden with fabulous views across open countryside to the Cheviot Hills beyond.

The owner’s eye for detail has bought together a fascinating selection of family heirlooms, unusual objets d’art, artwork and painstakingly-sourced reclaimed materials. All this is combined with top of the range items from modern designers such as Ralph Lauren. The effect is seamless, one of understated luxury and supreme comfort.

Property details

Accommodation

Bedrooms
The accommodation comprises three bedrooms; two large doubles with superking beds, and one large twin with two 2'6" beds. All have fabulous views over open countryside. The bedrooms are decorated to the highest standard and comfort throughout. All have storage space provided by a wardrobe and/or chest of drawers. An additional small double room with queen size bed and en-suite facilities on the first floor can also be made available to accommodate larger parties on request.

Bath and shower rooms
All of the bedrooms are en-suite. The two larger doubles and twin bedroom have en-suite bathrooms with a bath with handheld shower, basin and WC. There is a ground floor guest cloakroom.

Open plan living area
The superb open plan living area comprises the kitchen leading to a dining area and seating area. The fully-equipped kitchen is decorated in traditional Shaker style. It is fully equipped with a stainless steel electric oven and hob, small dishwasher, refrigerator and storage space. Please note that there is currently no freezer provision in the property. A washing machine and dryer are available in the laundry area on the first floor. Guests receive a complimentary welcome hamper of local goodies on arrival. The kitchen leads directly to the dining area (for up to 8 guests) and cosy seating area with log burner.

Snug
The first-floor galleried snug / TV from has a large flatscreen TV with Sky television, DVD player and computer with broadband internet connection.

Drying / boot room
There is a drying room accessed directly from the front door. Wader racks and a gun cabinet are also available.

Outside

To the rear of the property is a sheltered, courtyard garden with superb views across open countryside to the hills beyond.

Parking

There is ample parking to the front of the property.

Children & Babies

Regrettably the property is not suitable for children under the age of 16, however babies of up to twelve months can be accommodated and a travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Sorry, dogs are not allowed.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are provided.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is not provided. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Heating

There is central heating throughout.

Location

The charming market town of Duns nearby is well worth a visit and includes a museum dedicated to local motor racing legend Jim Clark. Also close is Manderston, said to be the perfect example of an Edwardian country house and home to the only silver-staircase in the world, extensive "downstairs" domestic quarters, 56 acres of formal gardens with magnificent stables and a stunning marble dairy.

A wee bit further down the road Kelso remains one of the most attractive and unspoilt towns in the Borders, famous for the majestic Floors Castle and its Flemish-style cobbled square which plays host to a monthly farmer’s market. The town is home to a fine selection of local shops and galleries and excellent pubs and restaurants. You can enjoy another good choice of eateries in the beguiling town of Melrose, as well as narrow streets with unusual boutiques, traditional food shops and the evocative ruins of Melrose Abbey.

Activities

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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Services

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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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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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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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

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

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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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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

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

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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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Location Rural - less than a mile from Greenlaw.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible during low season.
  • Arrival time: 3pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The owner’s eye for detail has brought together a fascinating selection of family heirlooms, unusual objets d’art, artwork and painstakingly-sourced reclaimed materials. The little things we love...
"The owner’s eye for detail has brought together a fascinating selection of family heirlooms, unusual objets d’art, artwork and painstakingly-sourced reclaimed materials."
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree
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