Sitting right on the path of St. Cuthbert’s Way amidst the rich rolling landscape and valleys of the western Cheviots, this contemporary barn conversion sitting just outside the charming village of Morebattle is an idyllic holiday retreat.
Perfect for walking, country pursuits or simply rest and relaxation, its position just half-a-mile from the charming village of Morebattle means that it is ideally placed for local provisions or an easy walk to the Templehall Inn for a hearty evening meal and a fine craft ale.
Designed to take advantage of the light and the views, the main living space sits on the first floor and has a wonderful open plan feel with wooden floors, coombed ceilings and velux windows which flood the space with warmth and sunlight.
Deep, comfortable sofas and cosy throws provide ample space for couples’ or families to lounge and enjoy some together time, extending into the bright modern kitchen with dining space which is well equipped with all the essentials for holiday living. The cottage also benefits from high speed fibre broadband offering fast internet connectivity.
Downstairs, access is via a glass door into a bright hallway leading to a contemporary bathroom and two restful ground floor bedrooms (one double, one twin). French doors from the master bedroom open up into the garden area, perfect for enjoying a morning coffee watching the changing light across the hillside.
Granary cottage sits just a half mile from the village of Morebattle which has a rich history and a lovely sense of community, including the very charmingly named ‘Teapot Street’! Here you will find a post office, a village store and an excellent butchers shop, as well as the Templehall Inn which is a welcoming stopping point for walkers following the path of St. Cuthbert’s Way which comes through the village en route to the island of Lindisfarne on the coast.
Four miles will take you to the thriving village of Town Yetholm which has two excellent country pubs - The Plough Hotel on the Main Street, or the Border Hotel in neighbouring Kirk Yetholm where you can be assured a warm welcome, cosy open fires and a menu serving the best of local ingredients.
A little further afield guests can enjoy all the amenities of the bustling market town of Kelso (7 miles) with its pretty Flemish style square and rich Georgian and Victorian architecture. You will find plenty of restaurants, pubs and coffee stops to choose from here as well as a fine range of independent shops and a number of large supermarkets.
Activities and attractions
This is a fantastic area for walking and biking amidst the dramatic and very beautiful landscape of the Cheviot Hills. Morebattle sits right on the path of St. Cuthbert’s Way for those looking to join its 62 mile journey from Melrose to the sublime Holy Island of Lindisfarne with some amazing panoramic views along the way.
You can enjoy perfect walking here right from the doorstep or across the surrounding area from family friendly forest trails and paths, or hours walking or mountain biking in perfect solitude in the Bowmont Valley and in the surrounding hills.
For wildlife watching, Yetholm Loch is a Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve which sits in near to Yetholm at the foot of the Cheviot Hills. It is an important site for breeding and wintering wildfowl and a good site for observing otter. Noteable other species include osprey, kingfisher, reed bunting, gadwall, shelduck and blue tailed damselfly. There is a hide on the western side of the loch which offers excellent bird watching opportunities and some golden photographic moments.
As well as outdoor pursuits, Morebattle offers an ideal base for exploring the wider Scottish Borders and north Northumberland.
For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a short half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.
For short breaks, our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for friendly get-togethers where you can enjoy National Hunt Racing at Kelso Racecourse, local Antique Fairs and Auctions, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, Point-to-Point Meets, the Borders Book Festival, Walking Festival and Common Ridings.......to name just a few!
A half-hour will take you to the wonderful heritage coastline with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, while the cultural city of Edinburgh is just an hour’s drive where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply a day-out exploring the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city.
The main living accommodation sits on the first floor with the bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor.
Entrance hall with generous cupboard space for outdoor clothing and kit.
Family bathroom - bath with shower over, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom one - master bedroom with 4’6 double bed, wardrobe, side tables, chest of drawers. French doors open up into the courtyard and garden.
Bedroom two - with 3’ twin beds, side tables, chest of drawers and a large cupboard with hanging space.
Please note that the stairs to the first floor are quite steep. A stair gate is provided for the safety of young children.
Open plan living/kitchen/dining space comprising
Sitting room - with two double sofas providing ample seating, Smart 40” TV, bluetooth speaker system, and a selection of games, books and DVDs.
Kitchen/dining - with electric oven, ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, integrated dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Dining space with seating for four.
Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with guest toiletries. Hypoallergenic pillows and duvets are used in both bedrooms. Hairdryers are supplied.
A small welcome pack awaits guests on arrival.
Wi-Fi and mobile coverage
The property benefits from high speed fibre broadband offering fast internet connectivity. Mobile reception can be variable depending on the network.
Babies and children
A travel cot and high chair are available on request. A full size cot can also be provided. There is a chute and wendy house in the garden for small children to play. Please note that the garden is not fully enclosed at this time.
Dogs are not permitted at this property.
Garden and grounds
There is a lawned garden with facilities for small children, garden furniture and a charcoal barbecue. An outside shed provides secure storage for outdoor kit and bikes. There is private parking for two cars.
It is important to note that Granary Cottage sits as an adjoining annexe to the owners' property as part of the wider barn conversion, however while the owners are on-hand to assist guests get the best from their stay, they are extremely respectful of guests’ privacy. There are two other properties nearby.
|Granary Cottage||£410 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.