Tucked away at the end of a tree-lined drive, the splendid setting of this large country house is sure to make an impression as your eye is drawn towards spectacular views beyond.
For blissful relaxation or active pursuits in the great outdoors.
Mossfennan House with Annexe, a Category B-listed residence harking back to the 18th Century, was originally built as a traditional farmhouse and subsequently extended and remodelled on a grander scale. It sits in glorious isolation high in the hills of Tweeddale, yet is easily accessible thanks to its good road links. With six bedrooms, it is ideal for large gatherings and celebrations, while the proximity of excellent mountain biking and walking in the undulating hills makes it a wonderful base from which to enjoy outdoor pursuits.
From the moment you step through the front door into the wood-panelled entrance hall, the feeling of space is apparent. An inviting snug with open fire, TV, games and books is accessed directly from the hall which then leads to a large kitchen with Rayburn range cooker.
The impressive dining room has a Victorian claw foot dining table able to seat 12 guests and a large bay window framing the magnificent panorama of the tree-strewn Tweed Valley. A glazed door provides direct access to the terrace outside, where the babbling burn running down the edge of the garden provides a charming soundtrack to leisurely alfresco breakfasts or lunches.
The corniced drawing room on the first floor is light and airy, equally well-suited to socialising or reclining in one of the deep, squishy armchairs with a good book. Whichever you choose, the tasteful blend of contemporary and antique furniture has been perfectly positioned to ensure that the rolling hills and lush forest are drawn into the room, while the open fire maintains a warm glow in the room long after the sun has gone down.
Each of the six bedrooms has its own character and charm, with the master notable for its four-poster bed and exquisite views, best enjoyed from the window seat.
If you venture beyond the extensive gardens, you’ll find exceptional hill walking right on the doorstep, with mountain biking and hire available at the world-class 7Stanes at Glentress Forest Park near Peebles. Trout fishing and shooting in the vicinity can be arranged while Stobo Castle Health Spa and Dawyck Botanic Garden are just a short drive away.
|Mossfennan House & Annexe||£1,600 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.