Friday, 4 March 2016

Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottages Recommendations Innerleithen


Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendations near Innerleithen, Scottish Borders, Scotland.

The Old Railway Station is located beside the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, midway between Peebles and Galashiels, 2 miles East of Innerleithen. The house lies in a quiet valley with superb views, interesting walks by the river and through the various neighbouring forests and secluded gardens where visitors can relax, enjoy the birdsongs and sunsets. The house comes with free wifi and iphone playing/charging facilities as well as a DVD player and a large 42” flat screen TV. The kitchen is a large space equipped with all the usual amenities including a Kenwood Chef for those wishing to do some farmhouse baking during their stay. Adjacent to the Southern Upland Way, the Old Railway Station is ideally placed for touring the historic towns and abbeys of the Border country, the plethora of antique and collectors' shops, and for walking, cycling, riding, canoeing, mountain biking, golf, fishing, permits available locally, or visiting the capital city of Edinburgh, only 45 mins drive away. The immediate surrounding area is extremely dog-friendly providing interesting walks along the banks of the River Tweed, famous for its Salmon and Trout fishing, or behind the house in Plora Wood, linked to the 7 stanes Innerleithen Mountain Biking circuit and connected to the southern Upland Way.

River View is a delightful self catering three bedroom holiday home on the edge of Innerleithen in the beautiful Scottish Borders. We have a flexible approach to occupancy and will adjust our rates for 2, 4 or 6 guests. Free WiFi * 42″ television with satellite TV with Sports. Off road parking. 2 shower rooms. All linen and towels included. Lockable bike/equipment store. Complimentary Welcome Pack, includes milk, bread/rolls, butter, eggs, tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets and washing powder. Overlooking the River Tweed and the hills of the Southern Upland Way, River View is perfectly situated to take advantage of the many leisure and cultural activities available in and around the town. All rooms and deck have great views of the surrounding hills. Just a five minute walk to local shops, bars and restaurants, the house makes a great base for walkers, mountain bikers, golfers, anglers and history and art lovers. As well as being surrounded by beautiful countryside, grand historic houses, stunning gardens and a wide variety of sporting facilities, River View is only 29 miles from the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland's magnificent capital city. The area occupied by the town of Innerleithen has been inhabited since pre Roman times. The remains of an Iron-Age hill fort are visible atop Caerlee Hill, in the form of defensive ditchworks. The town is said to have been founded by an itinerant pilgrim monk called St. Ronan in A.D.737, who came to Innerleithen via the River Tweed in a coracle. Monks would certainly have travelled the natural route of the Clyde and Tweed valleys on their way between the religious centres of Iona and Holy Island. Tourist attractions within the town include Robert Smail's Printing Works and St. Ronans Wells, and nearby Traquair House.

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