No 9 Galabank

Self Catering

9 Galabank Cottages, Stow, Nr Galashiels, Selkirkshire, TD1 2RP

    Welcome to No 9 Galabank - a warm, comfortable one bedroomed cottage with views of the rolling Scottish Border's countryside and with its own back garden giving access to the hills. An ideal base to reach Edinburgh and tour the Borders

    Welcome to No9 Galabank, recently renovated to a high standard. This listed 18th century cottage adjoins what was once the old drover's inn at Galabank - now our home (where Robert Burns wrote the first verse of the Braw Lads of Galawater on a window pane). Its position at the north of the Scottish Borders makes it an ideal touring base for all of S.E. Scotland, there is very easy access to Edinburgh 1/2 an hour away by car or a bus stops at the door. It is also very easy to reach the rest of the Scottish borders being centrally placed.The Scottish Borders offer a great variety of things to do and see - walking, cycling,mountain biking, visiting the Border Abbeys, castles and Peel towers, historic and Stately homes, golfing, fishing, horse riding or just relaxing. No 9 is one of the cottages forming the B listed group of buildings called Galabank and has its own parking, front garden, with french doors to the rear garden with decked area, barbeque and a style giving acces to the hills behind. No9 has a fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons. Throughout the ground level is a lovely oak floor. There is central heating throughout plus a woodburning stove in the living space. Locked storage for bikes to the rear
    It lies half a mile north of the village of Stow on the A7 and is 25miles south of Edinburgh.
    Stow is a very old village located on the Galawater, with St. Mary's Well; the Bishop's Palace; the old pack horse bridge and the old Stow Kirk (15th century) being places of interest.
    Stow has a Post Office/genaral store which is open seven days, and the Cloud House cafe/gallery. 
    Five miles to the east of Stow lies Lauder with Restaurants, pubs, shops and a bank. Here lies too Thirlestane Castle where horse trials are held in August. Recently opened is a new railway from Edinburgh to the village, giving comfortable easy access to Edinburgh
    10 miles south of Galabank lies Melrose famous for its Abbey and rugby.It has excellent restaurants and shops and lies beside the river Tweed.
    To the west of Galabank lie Innerleithen and Peebles with excellent mountain biking and cycling at Glentress.
    Edinburgh lies 25miles to the north of Galabank. We are very fortunate to have a half hourly bus service to the centre of Edinburgh and the same returning, with a stop at Galabank - no parking problems. Alternatively there is a park and ride system. 

    4 Self Catering
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    available for short breaks, weeks or longer, any start day of week if available

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Galabank Cottage
    £350.00 per unit per week

    price range from £300 to £400 per week according to season. Short breaks, minimum 3 nights, from £50 to £60 per night.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday short breaks, weeks, any start date


    • Children Welcome children are welcome but there is only a king sized bed in the bedroom (or twin beds) plus sofa bed in living area
    • Cot Available on previous request


    • No Smoking Permitted

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • Cash Cash or direct bank transfer
    • Cheque Happy to take cheques paid in advance
    • No credit cards accepted we are too small a business to afford a credit card machine. direct bank transfer is acceptable
    • Traveler's Cheques


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking On-Site Parking is provided off road
    • On Public Transport Route on a service bus route and a railway service available
    • Private Car Space own allocated space
    • Private Parking


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles local cafe/gallery during the day
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop post office general store newspapers


    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property oil central heating and constant hot water
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen fully fitted kitchen in cottage
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire log burning stove in living area
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Outdoor Drying Facility washing line in back garden
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shower shower over bath
    • Towels Provided
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking very basic


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers This is a non smoking cottage and always has been

    Road Directions

    very easily reached by road.

    Public Transport Directions

    reached by own transport or regular bus service

    Transport within Scotland

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    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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