Sitting just two miles from the charming village of Denholm, Brodie’s Burn has all the right ingredients for a peaceful rural getaway.
Enjoy fresh country air with a pretty village close-by
Bounded by scenic Border countryside and the sound of trickling water from the nearby Hassendean Burn, this warm and inviting three bedroom cottage is a super base to put a busy week behind you and take a break whatever the season.
Brodie’s Burn sits at the end of a small terrace of cottages in a tiny farm hamlet and enjoys a tranquil setting at the foot of the Minto Hills where you can unwind and soak up the peace, quiet and fresh country air on long walks with your four-legged friend.
Inside, this pretty cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The accommodation sits on one floor with a cosy sitting room, three bedrooms, and a well equipped kitchen where you can relax after a busy day exploring the beautiful Borders countryside.
The side of the property leads onto a grassy stretch backed by woodland which leads down to the Hassendean Burn and is a super spot where children can leap into their wellies and delight in a simple game of pooh sticks or perhaps dabble for minnows in the summer months.
The property benefits from Wifi for when you feel the need to connect to the outside world and entertainment includes a flat-screen TV, Blu-ray DVD, books and a games console for lazy nights in or wet-weather days.
Porch and hallway leading into a small cosy sitting room with two sofas and high backed wing chair. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview, Blu-ray DVD player and Xbox console. Books, board games and a selection of DVDs are also provided.
The kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and integrated microwave. Dining table with seating for six.
Family bathroom with corner bath and shower over, basin, shaving point and WC.
Bedroom one with 3’ twin beds, storage/hanging space, console table, side table.
Bedroom two with single 3’ bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers, and side table. There is a super telescope which guests are very welcome to use.
Bedroom three with 4’6” fixed double bed, wardrobe, two side tables, and chest of drawers.
En-suite with shower unit, basin, shaving point, and WC.
There is a lawned garden to the front and rear of the house. This area includes a raised decked patio with garden furniture and seating for four. Please note that the garden is fenced but not fully enclosed. The garden extends down onto the Hassendean Burn and children may require supervision in this area.
There is a shed to the rear of the property but this is not currently available for guest use. Please enquire if you have any requirements for storage for bikes and outdoor gear and the owners will endeavour to accommodate any requests.
There is private parking to the rear of the cottage for two/three cars.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
One large dog or two small dogs are welcome at the property but are not permitted in the bedrooms. Guest should ensure their pets are clean before they enter the property and an outside tap is provided. It is essential that owners clean up after their pets.
A hairdryer is supplied in the master bedroom. Bath sheets and hand towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile coverage is poor on most networks but this improves in the garden area directly outside the cottage.
Central heating throughout the property.
Brodie’s Burn sits at the end of a small terrace of cottages in the small, peaceful farm hamlet of Hassendean. The property is not overlooked.
Despite its rural location, the cottage has good amenities close by and is an ideal base for exploring the picturesque towns and attractions of the wider area. The village of Denholm sits just 2 miles from the cottage where you will find an excellent butcher, post office, two pubs serving quality food using fresh local produce (dogs welcome in the bar), a coffee shop and the charming Denholm Meet with a cafe/bistro on the ground floor and an excellent antiques and interiors shop upstairs.
Non-members are welcome in the lounge bar at the nearby Minto Golf Course which has a great reputation for its friendly atmosphere and good home-cooking, or the town of Hawick sits a little further afield (6 miles) where you will find a more extensive range of amenities including a number of large supermarkets.
The rural location of means that it is perfectly placed for walking, cycling and exploring the great outdoors. There are thirteen designated walks around this area from short 2 mile stretches to more demanding 8 mile hill hikes taking in beautiful countryside and rolling border hills. You can follow the Ruberslaw Circular Route, a 5 mile hike where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views to the Cheviots, or the 6 mile Minto Hills route which starts and finishes at Denholm Village Green - a perfect spot to enjoy tea and cake after the day’s exertions!
Similarly, for cycling and mountain biking there is everything from family friendly leisure routes to more challenging hill terrain including the NCN Route 1, Four Abbeys Cycleway, Tweed Cycleway, and Borderloop tour. Local trails includes the Denholm Circular (14 miles), Cavers & Stobs (19 miles), and Vertish Hill Loop (7 miles). For dedicated mountain biking trails, The 7Stanes centre at Newcastleton is 25 miles away, and the Kielder Forest Park is approximately 30 miles.
The nearby town of Hawick provides plenty of local amenities, with several supermarkets and a good selection of independent shops. Home to the finest quality Scottish cashmere and knitwear, guests can follow the Textile Trail which includes visitor centres and museums as well as factory and retail outlets, where you can buy everything from finest quality cashmere, unique sample pieces or perhaps just some rather natty woolly socks!
For a little bit of history or maybe even tracing your Scottish ancestry, head to the Heart of Hawick, a superb new arts and heritage project which includes the Textile Towerhouse Museum, as well as the Scottish Archive whose registrar and genealogy services can help you on the path of re-connecting with your Scottish roots. For wet-weather fun, the Teviotdale Leisure Centre has a pool and other activities to keep children happy and entertained, and the Tower Mill Hub has a cinema, theatre and cafe.
A short drive will take you to ‘Born in the Borders’, a super new visitor centre with shop, cafe/ restaurant, riverside walks and micro-brewery bringing together the very best of all things produced and created here. Next explore the pretty Border towns of Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh where you will find an excellent range of independent shopping, the magnificent ruins of Border Abbeys, the elegance of Floors Castle, and the grand stately homes and gardens of Abbotsford, Mellerstain, Manderston and Bowhill. The outstanding cultural city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip - just over an hour by car from the property.
Not to be missed are some of the events and festivals running during the course of the year - our historic Common Ridings and Cavalcades, Border Rugby Sevens, National Hunt Racing at Kelso, the epic Borders Book Festival as well as Food Festivals, Music Festivals and Walking Festivals.
For golfing, 18 hole Minto course lies approximately 2 miles north from the property, a gem of a parkland course with wide challenging holes and the very aptly named Everest at the 12th. Across the wider area, you have a vast choice from stunning parkland tracts to PGA courses, including the Roxburghe Championship course at Kelso. There is clay shooting at Bisley at Braidwood and fishing and shooting days can all be arranged nearby.
Cycling & mountain biking
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From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Local food and drink
Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
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If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
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Ancestral history research
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Spas and beauty treatments
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If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.Find Out More
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Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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Beauty and spa treatments
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"We enjoyed a lovely long weekend at Brodie’s Burn. The cottage was perfect for us, a group of friends, and definitely up to your usual high standard. The main purpose of the trip was a visit to the Kielder Observatory on the Friday night in bitterly cold conditions but perfect visibility. It was truly memorable and Brodie’s Burn was perfect to return to at 4.30 in the morning - lovely and cosy despite the -6 degrees outside. We are already planning our next trip to the borders. With thanks"Mrs Morrow
"We loved our stay at Brodie's Burn, it is a lovely cosy cottage with everything you could possibly need, so comfortable and homely. Loved the country setting. A great location for touring the area. We would definitely recommend Brodie's Burn and would love to return ourselves , beautiful cottage in a gorgeous part of the world."Henderson family
"We loved the cottage so much and instantly felt at home that we were smitten with the area. If ever we were to move to the Borders then Brodie's Burn would be the perfect home, it is a lovely little cottage. We hope to return sometime soon."George family
"Thank you and the owners for a wonderful stay at Brodies Burn. The cottage was very well equipped and comfortable. We loved sitting outside by the burn listening to the sheep and birds. A really lovely week. Hope to be back soon!"Scott family
"We have stayed in many self catering accommodations but this cottage surpasses them all. It was so well equipped even down to the cuddly teddy we came across in the cupboard. The weather was excellent and this added to our enjoyment of the outdoor picnic table. We hope to use Crabtree & Crabtree in the future and will recommend to family and friends."Meechan family
"I have just returned from a weekend break staying in Brodie's Burn and just wanted to express how wonderful a break we had. The accommodation looked exactly like the brochure and was stunning and in an ideal location for exploring the area. The house was so clean and the welcome basket and flowers was a very nice homely touch. I would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone and to use Crabtree & Crabtree for bookings. I hope to return to this area soon and will definitely use your company again. Thank you for a wonderful break."McGlashan family
"We enjoyed our stay very much and could not fault the property at all. The house is very well equipped and stocked, exceeding our expectations by a large margin. I don’t know if I could think of anything that is lacking or could be improved, to be honest. This is one of the best (if not the best) cottages my family have stayed in over many years. And it must be fantastic in the summer when you can sit outside or go for walks along the burn. Very nice!"Orr family
"Lovely property, great holiday enjoyed by us all including Anita the tortoise. I would give 10 out of 10 and happily stop again."Ellis family
"We had a wonderful time at Brodie's Burn. We cannot fault it as there was everything you could possibly need. We loved the little wood and stream. We hope to return in the future. Thank you once again."Mr and Mrs Farnaby
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"The cosy little finishing touches added in by the owner."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree