Tucked away at the end of a tree lined drive, you’ll be instantly taken by the setting of this country house with vast gardens which lead your eye towards the river Tweed and expose the spectacular views beyond.
Mossfennan House, 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. Ideal for large gatherings and celebrations, 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 four 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.GROUND FLOOR
Impressive entrance hall with original boxed seating and decorative fire place.
Dining room with seating for 12, decorative fire place and superb views. Doors lead out to the terrace.
Snug with two huge comfortable sofas with open fire, TV with Freeview, games and books.
Kitchen with electric double oven, oil fired Stanley stove with oven, warming oven and two hot plates, large fridge / freezer, dishwasher, kitchen table (seats 6) and door to garden.
Rear entrance hall with hanging space for coats.
Cloakroom with WC and basin and washing machine.FIRST FLOOR
Spacious drawing room with ample seating, open fire and superb far reaching views, games / drinks table and desk.
Bedroom one 5’ king size four poster bed and chest of drawers.
Jack and Jill shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 5’ king size bed, chest of drawers and fitted shelves.
Bedroom three with 3’ twin beds, desk and wardrobe.
Bedroom four with 3’ twin beds and chest of drawers.
Bathroom with bath, WC and basin.
All bedrooms have hooks on the back of the bedroom doors and hangers, in addition to access to a shared built in wardrobe on the landing. The fire places in the bedrooms are decorative only.
Mossfennan House is set well back from the road in just under 6 acres of grounds. An expanse of lawned garden runs around the front of the house and down to the paddock which drops away beyond. To the right of the property is a woodland garden and parents with young children should be aware that this includes a gully with a small burn running down towards the Tweed. This is lined with mature trees which screen the house from the working farm. Accessed from the kitchen is a terrace with outside dining table and chairs (seats 8) and barbecue.PARKING
There is a spacious parking area to the front of the property.BABIES & CHILDREN
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
Guests with young children should be aware that a burn runs down the side of the garden. Please see above for more details.DOGS
Two well behaved dogs are welcome at a fee of £25 per dog. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor and are not allowed on the furniture.GUEST AMENITIES
Luxurious bed linen and towels are provided. Hairdryers are provided in bedrooms one and two. Hand soap is provided.WIFI & MOBILE COVERAGE
Wi-Fi is provided. The speed is fine for standard use but not suitable for streaming. Mobile reception is patchy on some networks. Vodafone offers the best coverage.HEATING
There is oil central heating throughout.GUEST PRIVACY
Owners retain the adjacent annexe for their own use on rare occasions. Please contact us if you have any concerns as the owners can be flexible with regard to using the annexe. Immediately to the rear of the property are stone steadings which are not for guest use. Beyond the steadings is a range of barns used for storage rather than livestock, which do not belong to the owner and are not available for guest use.
|Mossfennan House||£895 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.