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Eco House (large) in the Scottish Borders.


Casa/apto. entero

10 huéspedes

5 habitaciones

6 camas


Casa/apto. entero

10 huéspedes

5 habitaciones

6 camas

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Información sobre este anuncio

Self built from scratch! Triple glazed, solar electric and water, heat pump, and a log fire, all producing a negative energy bill. Walking, riding, fishing, swimming, cycling, sailing, golfing, kayaking, climbing, and exploration. Lovely pubs and restaurants, all located in a picturesque and historic landscape. So far used for - family birthdays, reunions, baby showers, corporate business planning, surprises, retreats, the Fringe, overseas visitors and a half-way house for Scottish/English!

El alojamiento

A friend once said that the Scottish Borders is a land for fairy tales. Our house is right in the middle of a quite magical landscape.

The house is old and new, it looks old on the outside, but new on the inside. It can be as quiet as putting your head under a pillow, you feel your stress leaving in minutes.

The dark skies at night show you galaxies and shooting stars. Lying on the lawn looking up at night is best.

The deer are often seen in the field next door, with badgers, foxes, and many hare. Bats and house martins are busy catching the insects and keep the place remarkably clear. There are lots of pheasant and partridge too, and yes, we have two pear trees. We actively encourage the house martins as there is nothing better than sitting out with a glass of wine in the evening having them swoop over your head as they feed their young in their nests under the rafters. We have placed catch trays for droppings under the nests, but while you are there from time to time the birds may miss! We are in the country. Their cleanliness we can't always guarantee.

The supermarkets are open till ten and are only a couple of miles away, a perfect combination of town and country.

Buy your eggs from the neighbours, 100% fresh. And there are real farmers markets for great food.

Family gatherings: Over the last few years the house has often been used for large family gatherings and events. Birthdays have been celebrated here from 30 to 80 years old. We use it for the same purpose. Open access, downstairs ensuite bedroom, huge kitchen and dining area where people sit chatting to the early hours. And in the summer, the same activity just moves to the patio.

Self Builders - If you are thinking of self-build I am more than happy to explain the process. Yes, it was hard, but the end result is fantastic as you will find.

Servicios y zonas comunes

Four double bedrooms all with double or king sized beds. Two of which have en-suite bathrooms. There is a large family bathroom with both shower and a deep roll-top bath. The fifth bedroom is also a games room and has a foldout double sofa bed and a single bed. You have to walk though this bedroom (games room) to get to one of the bedrooms.

The open plan tiled oak kitchen, with under floor heating is finished with granite worktops. All appliances are available including induction hob, oven and microwave oven and a walk-in fridge (thats quite cool). An open plan living room with a wood burning stove, large sofas and ceiling to floor south facing triple glazed window makes for a comfortable family area. The living room, dining room, kitchen and patio are all open connected spaces.

The large screen TV is supported by a Bose sound system, Freeveiw, Apple TV (for Airplay and Netflix), and a Playstation, which is good for the 3D movies.

Upstairs there is a games room with a running and rowing machines. More relaxing is the table football, great for both adults and kids.

The house is wheelchair accessible. There is one large double bedroom downstairs on the ground level, with a very large en-suite bathroom with wide access shower. Air mattresses can be made available for downstairs.

The cottage is the perfect retreat, centrally located in the Scottish Borders, just over an hour from either Edinburgh and Newcastle. Free WIFI, bed linen, towels and firewood included in the price. Extra people can be accommodated on an airbeds, or on the sofa, or the single bed.

The kids can camp in the lawn!

Within a 2 mile radius there are top class restaurants, one of which, the Cross Keys in Ancrum sells its own locally brewed Ale.

We recommend a car and do bring your bikes too, we have worked out a couple of great cycle routes.

Atención a los huéspedes

We will be there to meet and greet and hand over the keys to this detached house. I am based close by should you need help and always have my phone available for texts. After living in the area for 25 years we can give some guidance about the places to go.

One neighbour acts as a local walking guide and is hired on a daily basis. Good fun and great stories. His knowledge of the region is phenomenal.

Otros aspectos destacables

Sainsbury's, Tescos and Asda will deliver. So you can order online and have the delivery arrive the same afternoon as you do. A few people have done that already.

Ironing! We have been using our house with Airbnb from the last 12 months. The reviews tell it all. But I have calculated that we have ironed sheets and duvet covers for about 120 hours, over the last 12 months. 15 working days! I noticed the other day that cotton is all fluffy in the fields. Society"s normal rule that it has to be flattened with a hot iron just seems a bit strange. We have decided to let nature take its course. So.....a compromise. All our sheets and duvet covets and towels are 100% cotton. They are always dried in the open country air, so smell fantastic.

No complaints so far, and lots of energy saved! It's my only Faulty Towers, John Cleese fault, honestly!

(However, if you have a need for ultra flat sheets just ask.)


Viajes de negocios
   Este alojamiento dispone de los servicios básicos para viajes de negocios. 

El alojamiento
Baños: 3.5
Dormitorios: 5
Camas: 6
Llegada: 17:00 a 20:00
Salida: 11:00
Tipo de habitación: Casa/apto. entero

Servicios

Precios
Personas adicionales: 24€ / noche más de 4 huéspedes
Gastos de limpieza: 89€
Depósito de seguridad: 119€
Descuento por semana: 10%
Precio por fin de semana: 179€ / noche
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Normas de la casa
Prohibido fumar
No se admiten mascotas
No se admiten fiestas o eventos
Horario de llegada: de las 17:00 a las 20:00.

Payment: Only through Airbnb. (No cash please)

Extra people. Bookings are made by you on a head count basis. Normally booked in advance for a fixed number of people. If extra people turn up to the house we will assume that they are staying over. Security cameras record entry and exit to the house. If more people turn up than expected we will modify the bill through the Airbnb website.

Floors: there are wooden floors throughout, Scandinavian style. Please don't wear outdoor shoes in the house.

Dogs: We are quite precious about the wooden floors, and at the same time have found that dogs, including the neighbour's Labrador, do not like walking on the tiles or the wooden floors. We would prefer that dogs are not brought into the house.

Rubbish: Please bag up your rubbish and place in the outdoor bins provided.

Cleanliness: After you leave we will give the house a thorough clean, but if you have a spill there are cleaning products in the utility room and there is a built-in vacuum throughout the house with attachments stored in the cupboard in the hall.

Towels, Sheets and Douvet Covers
Clean cotton sheets, duvets, duvet covers are already on the beds when you arrive, with some back-up in the cupboards. We don't generally supply bath and hand towels, but have some as back-up. As winter comes along we have tougher time drying 8+ towels. Your help is appreciated here.

Bicycles: Many of our guests come with their bikes. Bikes are not allowed in the house. Please ask and we can provide storage or covers.


Cancelaciones

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Puedes cancelar hasta 5 días antes del viaje y recibir un reembolso completo, incluidas las tarifas de servicio.


Funciones de seguridad
Detector de humo
Detector de monóxido de carbono
Botiquín
Extintor de incendios

Disponibilidad
Estancia mínima de 2 noches

84 evaluaciones


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Perfil de usuario de Rafael
Agosto de 2016
La casa es increíble, el lugar aún más bonito de lo que se ve en las fotos, y Mike es muy amable, siempre dispuesto a ayudar. Llevó a los niños de la familia al huerto a sacar patatas, alcachofas y frutos rojos. Muchas gracias.

Perfil de usuario de Amy
Mayo de 2017
Mike was a fantastic host from when making the booking to welcoming us into his home. Due to our group travelling from different locations, we all arrived at different times and quite late on a Friday evening, but Mike was very laid back and happy to meet whenever suited us best. He also sent us a very detailed map in advance to help us find the location. The house was immaculate, in a beautiful setting and was the perfect size for our group of 8, with plenty of room for a few more people if required. When we arrived, he gave us a tour, told us a bit about himself and the house, and provided plenty of information about places nearby to visit and where was best to eat and drink. Mike was very helpful and always just a text away if we needed anything, but also left us to do our own thing. I would highly recommend his place to anyone! Thanks Mike!

Perfil de usuario de Laura
Mayo de 2017
Great house, contemporary, lots of space, clean, remote, perfect for our girls weekend away

Perfil de usuario de Scott
Mayo de 2017
What an amazing house. 5 of us stayed and the house is so huge and so well furnished that it never felt crammed or busy. Everything was spotless and excellent tasteful decor makes the Eco house well worth a stay especially for bigger groups. We golfed at Jedburgh and Roxburgh and enjoyed the bars and restaurants in Jedburgh, Kelso and Hawick. The House is very well priced and very luxurious. Well worth a stay.
Perfil de usuario de MikeMike es Superhost.
Respuesta de Mike:
Nice meeting you all. Glad you had a great weekend. All the best, Mike, Oh and thanks for leaving everything so spotless.
Mayo de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Clare
Abril de 2017
This house was all that we had wanted and way more. We were incredibly lucky with the weather so sat outside a lot watching the house martins going in and out of their nests. We had some lovely walks and spent time in Jedburgh, which is only a short drive away- the jail was a great place to visit. The house is so comfortable with all you could need for a family or large group- plenty of space for all of us. Mike has clearly put a lot of love into this house and it really shows. I hope that we'll be back one day!
Perfil de usuario de MikeMike es Superhost.
Respuesta de Mike:
You are very welcome Clare!
Abril de 2017

Perfil de usuario de Felicity
Abril de 2017
We were looking for a quiet, relaxed house to call home for a few days away from the hectic city life and this country living eco house ticked all the boxes. Great spot to base yourself for walking and driving across stunning scenes. Mike was a great host and gave us some recommendations on things to do. We made use of the two walking guide books available to borrow. As other reviews say the house itself is fantastic.

Perfil de usuario de Olivia
Abril de 2017
Mike's house is beautiful and set in a gorgeous location with scenic views in all directions. Mike himself was super accommodating and full of advice on the best places to walk and visit in the area. We had a great weekend and would love to return.

Escocia, Reino Unido · Se registró en Marzo de 2014
Perfil de usuario de MikeMike es Superhost.

I am committed to Eco living and enjoying the challenge, now retired. I have built the new Eco house, which is on Airbnb, and get a kick out of letting people stay in an energy positive house of the future. I enjoy explaining how it works. (Just stop me if I go on too long!)

I am now trying to convert a traditional 150-year-old Scottish cottage to Eco standards and document it. A tougher job than I first thought. Underfloor heating, wood burning stove, air source heat pump, solar panels, heat recovery, Internal wall insulation, and changes of windows and doors. All within walls which are 2 feet thick.

I am more than happy to talk about it if you have your own project.

This one should be complete in 2017.

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