Enviably positioned on the edge of the stunning Bughtrig Estate, this pretty stone cottage combines tranquil rural charm with artful interiors.
Enjoy exclusive access to the stunning formal gardens and tennis courts at nearby Bughtrig Estate while you stay in this charming village cottage.
Built from traditional stone, and enviably positioned in the village of Leitholm, on the edge of the stunning Bughtrig Estate - from which the cottage borrows its name - Bughtrig Cottage, is a delightful romantic hideaway.
Following a top-to-toe renovation at the hands of the Estate’s owners, Will and Natasha Ramsay – a name that will be instantly familiar to those with an interest in art – the cottage has been decked out with original artwork, designer wallpapers and a chic palette of Farrow & Ball paint colours that reflect the soft pinks and earthy hues of the surrounding floral gardens.
An open plan sitting room / kitchen with an inviting fireplace and plush velvet sofas generously strewn with Oka cushions forms the heart of this homely holiday cottage. The small kitchen, which is tucked away behind the stairs and a dining room table for four, is well equipped and features Bert & May tiles that artfully mirror the patterned rug in the living area.
With no detail too small, the house is exquisitely decorated throughout. A capacious tiled boot room painted in vibrant teal provides ample space for your four-legged friend and walking attire, while the stylish family bathroom features warm honey-hued tiles, seashell wallpaper and claw-foot bathtub – perfect for a rejuvenating soak after a long yomp with the dog.
Set within a pretty garden, the highlight for many will be the small summer house complete with a handcrafted bar where you can mix up evening drinks to enjoy while admiring the view to the Cheviot Hills.
The cottage also boasts access to nearby estate walks and gardens which guests are free to explore. Open to the public as part of Scotland's Open Garden Scheme, Bughtrig Gardens comprise intimate hedged gardens, beautifully restored greenhouses with clambering roses and the 246-foot-long Grass Walk - a lush carpet of lawn flanked by colourful herbaceous borders. Dotted amongst the gardens, there is also a diverse array of sculptures and statues, including a bronze of Vice-Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who masterminded the naval force's contribution to the Dunkirk evacuation and D-Day landings during World War 2.
In addition to access to the formal gardens, guests staying at Bughtrig Cottage can also use the tennis court and summer gardens by prior arrangement with the owners.
A good village pub is within walking distance and more extensive amenities can be found in the historic town of Coldstream, which is just a ten-minute drive from the cottage.
Access through the rear of the property into a conservatory with table and chairs.
Open plan living area comprising:
Kitchen with four-ring electric hob, electric oven, microwave, half-size dishwasher, fridge with icebox, Tassimo coffee machine and washer / dryer.
Dining table to seat four guests.
Sitting room with two 2-seater sofas, armchair, open fire (supply of logs provided), Smart TV. Front access door leading to front garden area.
Bathroom with claw-foot bath and overhead shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom one with 5'4" European king size bed, side tables, dressing table, cupboard with space for hanging.
En suite shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 2'6" twin beds, console table, cupboard with space for hanging and additional shelving.
The cottage sits in a fully enclosed garden with an outside dining table and chairs. The garden is over two levels and comprises a small area of lawn and gravelled areas. A barbecue is provided (guests must supply their own charcoal).
An attractive summer house on the upper level of the garden offers views of the Cheviot Hills and is a perfect spot for an evening drink.
There is private off-street parking for two cars to the side of the property.
BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request. Please note that the property has relatively steep stairs and children should be supervised when using them.
One well-behaved dog is welcome. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor and are not allowed on the furniture.
An outside tap is due to be installed shortly, which will allow dogs to be cleaned before entering the property. If this is necessary for your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The beds feature high-quality linen and feather and down duvets and pillows. Towels are provided along with a hairdryer in each bedroom and a selection of guest toiletries.
WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
The house has fibre broadband. Mobile reception is good on most networks.
There is oil heating throughout the property, heated towel rails in the bathrooms and an open fire in the sitting room (supply of logs provided).
Bughtrig Cottage sits on the edge Leitholm village. The house sits slightly back off the main road leading through the village with associated road noise. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
There is high-level fencing to the side and rear of the cottage, offering guests more privacy when using the garden.
USE OF FORMAL GARDENS
Guests are welcome to enjoy the owners' stunning formal gardens in the Bughtrig Estate (situated just a ten-minute walk from the property) during the day. Please note that the gardens are open to the public from 1 June to 1 September. Please click here for further details.
Guests have use of the owner’s tennis court, which is just a short ten-minute walk from the cottage, between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 11am at weekends. Guests must bring their own balls and rackets. Guests can pre-book court time by signing up on the rota on the court gate.
Transport and Parking
|£650 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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