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Luxurious Bungalow in Village Location

Overview

Property

Updated: 31-Jan-2016
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided

About the property

Bungalow in Newcastleton, Scottish Borders, Scotland - Close To Village Amenities, Excellent Location For Touring Scottish Borders And North England

Staffin is a located in the heart of the village of Newcastleton, supposedly voted the friendliest village in Scotland! The village is famous for its annual traditional music festival and an "alternative" Common Riding, both of which take place in early July. It is also only a few kilometres from the world renowned 7stanes mountain biking trails. As Newcastleton lies so close to the English border it is ideally positioned for exploring the English Lake District and the beautiful county of Northumberland. Closer to home, Hermitage Castle and Kielder Reservoir are well worth a visit. The village has happily retained its local shops including an excellent butchers and a bakery. There are also 2 excellent tea room/bistros and two fantastic restaurants.

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About the Owner

Jane D'Souza
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
31 January, 2016

About Jane D'Souza

I live in England, just north of London, with my husband and two teenage children. We have our own business in Geographic Information Systems which takes us all over the world.

Jane D'Souza purchased this bungalow in 2004

Why Jane D'Souza chose Scottish Borders

I grew up in Newcastleton so it is great now to own a holiday home in the village so that we can still keep in touch with family and friends. It is in a beautiful area surrounded by rolling hills so there are lots of opportunities for walking and other outdoor pursuits. We love to go there just to relax and unwind.

What makes this bungalow unique

Staffin is in an excellent location for visiting Edinburgh and Glasgow (both under 2 hours drive), the English Lake District, Northumbria (beautiful beaches, Alnwick Castle), Kielder Reservoir (numerous activities incl. water sports), and of course the famous abbeys of the Scottish Borders. Newcastleton is famous for its annual traditional music festival and its alternative "Common Riding" (both held in first weekend of July). There is also a world-famous mountain biking course in the forest just behind the village, with tracks to suit all abilities.

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(1 traveller reviews)

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the best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd visit to Staffin. lovely bungalow in newcastleton , beautiful village, friendly people & we visit here as we have friends in the village.

Well maintained by the owners who are very helpful at all times & a pleasure to make contact with.

We will be making visits here in the future whenever we can!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

I grew up in Newcastleton so it is great now to own a holiday home in the village so that we can still keep in touch with family and friends. It is in a beautiful area surrounded by rolling hills so there are lots of opportunities for walking and other outdoor pursuits. We love to go there just to relax and unwind.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Restaurant : Copshaw Kitchen at 100 Metres Car: recommended

Travel:

Newcastleton is approximately 40 minutes from the M6 motorway and less than 2 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh airports. A car is essential in order to fully appreciate the area.

Distances:

Glasgow or Edinburgh 2 hours. Carlisle 40 minutes. Kielder Reservoir 40 minutes. Alnwick 2 hours. Newcastle 1 hour 40 mins.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Short breaks are possible but please contact owner for pricing details.
Minimum stay 3 nights at 70% of weekly rental.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is Saturday with entry after 3pm and you should vacate by 11am.

Please look at our website for payment information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Staffin is in an excellent location for visiting Edinburgh and Glasgow (both under 2 hours drive), the English Lake District, Northumbria (beautiful beaches, Alnwick Castle), Kielder Reservoir (numerous activities incl. water sports), and of course the famous abbeys of the Scottish Borders. Newcastleton is famous for its annual traditional music festival and its alternative "Common Riding" (both held in first weekend of July). There is also a world-famous mountain biking course in the forest just behind the village, with tracks to suit all abilities.

Property Type

  • bungalow

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • river
  • village

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Large spacious family bathroom with bath. En-suite shower room to bedroom 1.

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king size bed with en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 has a queen size double bed. Bedroom 3 has two twin beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: As the house has no stairs it is particularly suited to those with mobility problems. The garden is not enclosed so care should be taken with small children. There is private parking for two cars to the rear of the property plus parking at the front on the street. Bedroom 1 is spacious enough to accommodate a travel cot. No smokers and no pets. Outside: There is a patio (with table and chairs) to the rear of the house and a small gravelled garden. The garden is not enclosed as there is a parking area accessible from the side lane. There is a rotary clothes drier. Utility Room: Has a washing machine and a hanging rail to dry clothes etc. Large cupboard with ironing board/iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. For stays of more than a week, linen and towels may be changed for a small fee.

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