A superb property in an outstanding setting with superb views over rolling farmland to the Cheviot Hills beyond, Fernie provides an idyllic destination for families, larger groups and lovers of the great outdoors to get away from it all and explore the magnificent surrounding countryside.
An impressive conversion of a barn and former shepherd’s cottage, the accommodation at Fernie is wonderfully light and bright with fabulous views from every room. The open plan living areas are ideal for large groups with a spacious kitchen and mezzanine level sitting room, more formal drawing room and separate dining room. Original exposed beams, working fireplaces, unusual antique items and interesting artwork and objets d’art add charm and character.
Fernie’s extensive outside space offers a choice of places to relax and enjoy the views and for children to play. To the front of the house is a south facing courtyard garden with outside seating area, barbecue and fish pond; perfect for that morning cup of coffee or cocktails in the evening with stunning views of the Cheviot Hills. To the rear of the house is a secluded walled garden, planted in traditional cottage style with old fashioned roses and hardy perennials which provides an idyllic spot for relaxing with a good book under the damson trees. Accessed from the walled garden through a pergola adorned with rambling roses and clematis flowering throughout the summer, a large flat lawn provides the ideal setting for a game of football or croquet.
To the rear of the house are two paddocks perfect for guests wishing to bring their own ponies and horses. Surrounding the paddocks is a woodland margin walk, planted 15 years ago by the existing owners with a mixture of cherry trees, hazel copses, birch as well as old fashioned roses and briars, with a blaze of daffodils during the spring; ideal for the early morning walk with the dogs.GROUND FLOOR
Entrance hall with two cloakrooms.
Large farmhouse kitchen with stunning views of the hills and double French doors onto the south facing courtyard garden. The extensively equipped kitchen includes a 4 oven electric AGA, 2 gas hobs and an electric oven, a full size fridge, freezer, dishwasher, kitchen island and a large breakfast table. Leading from the kitchen is a large larder with plenty of space for storage of food.
Extensive back kitchens with ample storage space for outdoor kit, including a drying room, washing machine, chest freezer, Belfast sink plus a hanging area for coats and boots.
Drawing room with a large open fire, TV with Freeview and DVD, and built-in drinks cabinet complete with fridge.
Mezzanine level sitting room with seating.
Dining room comfortably seating 12 to 14 people with built-in cupboards for storage of the dinner service.
There are 5 principal bedrooms and an additional bedroom accessed through the master bedroom:
Bedroom one is classed as the master bedroom is set up as a super king size double (this room can be set up as a twin on request), walk-in wardrobe
En-suite bathroom with shower and bath.
Bedroom two has two 3' beds and access to the bathroom is via the master bedroom. Please note that access to the master bedroom is through bedroom two.
Bedroom three has two 3’ beds.
En-suite Jack and Jill bathroom shared between bedroom three and bedroom four.
Bedroom four has a 5’ bed and chest of drawers.
Bedroom five has two 3’ beds and built-in wardrobes.
Bedroom six has a 4’ 6” bed and chest of drawers.
Family shower room with WC and basin
Family bathroom with bath.OUTSIDE
Fernie’s extensive grounds include three interconnecting garden areas; a sunny south facing courtyard garden, a walled garden and a large flat lawn surrounded by paddocks and a woodland margin walk. Please note that the gardens are not completely enclosed. Guests are welcome to explore the wider estate which includes access to the Bowmont Water for fishing and picnic, superb walking, cycling and riding around pasture and woodland, bird watching on the moss.
There are various outbuildings providing ample storage of bicycles, rods, golf clubs and other outdoor kit.
A charcoal barbecue is available for guests' use.PARKING
There is a gravelled parking area to the side of the house for at least two cars and additional parking in front of the house.BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair are available on request. Guests with small children must be aware that there is a small, shallow fish pond in the courtyard garden at the front of the house.DOGS & OTHER PETS
Depending upon the breed, up to three well-behaved dogs are welcome at Fernie. Owners are requested to keep their dogs out of the carpeted areas. In the garden, there is a secure dog run with an indoor and outdoor area plus an old fashioned dog bed.
There may be some restrictions on walking dogs at certain times of the year on small areas of the estate to avoid disturbing nesting birds and during the shooting season.
Grazing and stables are available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony at additional cost. There is fabulous riding in the area on marked bridle paths and the quiet country roads which surround the estate.GUEST AMENITIES
The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen with feather duvets and pillows. Each bedroom has storage provided by a wardrobe or a chest of drawers with hanging space provided by door hooks with hangers. Bath and hand towels and guest soaps are provided. A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom.WI-FI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is provided. There is patchy mobile coverage on most networks. A landline is available for the considerate use of guests.HEATING
Fernie’s efficient heating and hot water system is generated by eco-friendly solar and wind power. Logs are provided for the open fire.FISHING ON SITE
There is fishing by arrangement through the owners for grayling, sea trout and brown trout on the pretty Bowmont Water which runs through the estate.
The cottage is only a ten minute drive from the River Till one of the area's best kept secrets with an impressive sea trout run each spring. The lower and bottom beats of the legendary River Tweed are also within easy driving distance.ACCESS - IMPORTANT
Fernie is situated in a fabulous secluded position accessed by a mile long farm track. Care should be taken as any adverse weather can leave the track rutted. Please drive slowly paying particular attention to the road surface at this time. Avoid low suspension vehicles if at all possible. Please contact us if you have any concerns.
|Fernie||£1,200 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.