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Dryburgh Farmhouse One

St. Boswells, Scottish Borders

Sitting at the end of a no-through road, this former farmhouse is a versatile space, with generous accommodation separated by an east and west wing which can be let as a whole or as two separate units.

Dryburgh Farmhouse One

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Overview

For very lovely country living right on the banks of the River Tweed, Dryburgh Farmhouse is certain to put a little spring back in your step. 

Tranquil spot to retreat, relax and enjoy the view

Sitting at the end of a no-through road, this farmhouse is a versatile space, with generous accommodation separated by an east and west wing which can be let as a whole or as two separate units - perfect for sharing or simply a tranquil spot to retreat, relax and enjoy the view. Dryburgh Farmhouse One enjoys plenty of light with a three-bay facade looking out over a large south facing garden. The sitting room has plenty of space for entertaining, combining every home comfort and plenty of indulgent detailing.

The high quality kitchen is spacious and well equipped and the dining area seats six guests comfortably. The addition of a sofa and flat screen TV offers additional lounge space for a little catch-up time along with that first morning coffee and a fresh croissant.

Upstairs are two very smart bedrooms with en-suite facilities - one with charming Juliet balcony has the best seat in the house overlooking the river and historic chain bridge. Outside guests can enjoy a large lawned garden, perfect for sunshine entertaining or relaxed picnics on the lawn.

Step across the road and you have direct access onto the river and some fantastic woodland trails, while a five minute walk will take you to the spectacular ruins of Dryburgh Abbey and the nearby hotel for dining-out or drinks at the end of a lovely day.

Property details

Ground floor

Access leading into a large hallway.

Sitting room with generous sofas and armchairs provide plenty of seating space. French doors lead into the garden. Wood burning stove with logs supplied. Technology includes a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player. A selection of books, games and DVDs are provided.

Kitchen/dining is fully equipped with electric oven, ceramic hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, and wine fridge. There is a dining space with seating for 6. Double sofa and wall-mounted flat screen TV.

Cloakroom - with WC, basin and heated towel rail.

Rear hall leads into Dryburgh Farmhouse Two for parties taking the whole property, otherwise the two properties are locked-off and separated by two double doors.

First floor

Bedroom one with fixed 6’ super king bed, side tables, armchairs, chest of drawers, dressing table, two large wardrobes, flat screen TV. Large glazed doors with Juliet balcony with views over the garden and river.

En-suite bathroom with large shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be configured to 6’ super king or 3’ twin as required, side tables, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe with storage and hanging space, flat screen TV.

En-suite bathroom with large shower with rainforest head, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

Outside

There is a large south facing lawned garden with outside furniture. The garden is not fully enclosed but the property sits at the end of a no-through road with limited traffic. The garden space is shared with Dryburgh Farmhouse Two.

Parking

There is ample private parking to the front of the property.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

Dryburgh Steads East is not suitable for dogs.

Guest amenities

High quality bed linen and luxurious towels are provided for guests along with hand soaps and toiletries. A hairdryer is provided in each bedroom. Bath robes are supplied.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is available. There is good mobile coverage on most networks.

Heating

Central heating throughout the property. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with logs supplied.

Guest privacy

Dryburgh Farmhouse One is a semi-detached property. This adjoins Dryburgh Farmhouse Two which is ideal for parties of up to 8 who wish to holiday together. Let as individual units, they are separated by two lockable interconnecting doors from the inner hall.

Additional Accommodation

For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside Dryburgh Farmhouse Two sleeping 4, Dryburgh Stirling One sleeping 4 and Dryburgh Stirling Two sleeping 4.

Dryburgh Farmhouse One and Two are adjoining with a connecting door. Dryburgh Stirling One and Two are a short distance away. 

Location

Dryburgh Farmhouse is just a five minute walk to the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel where guests are welcome to use the bar and AA rosette restaurant and bistro, and is just three miles from St Boswells which boasts the fabulous, award-winning Mainstreet Trading bookshop, café, deli and antiques shop and the excellent Blue Coo Bistro at the Buccleuch Arms. There is also a good butchers, small Co-op supermarket and the Borders Gunroom.

Nearby Melrose (7 miles) is one of the most picturesque in the Borders and has an excellent range of independent shops selling fine quality food and drink including The Country Kitchen for deli produce, cheeses, whole foods and fresh coffees; Dalgetty’s Bakery, makers of the original Selkirk Bannock; or Baird’s Butchers for locally sourced produce as well as freshly prepared homemade meals which are perfect for holiday stays. You will also find a quality fishmongers, a fresh fruit and veg shop as well as two small convenience stores.

For coffee and cake, pop into Apples for Jam for a steaming cappuccino and a delicious butter cream sponge, or for evening dining, the Town House, Burts or Marmions all come highly recommended. A short drive will also take you to the pretty conservation village of Gattonside ( 6 miles) for excellent food at Seasons or the Hoebridge Restaurant.

Activities

Dryburgh is an excellent base for exploring the local area. The evocative ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott, sit just a five minute walk away, upheld as the most beautiful of the Border Abbeys with remarkably complete ruins set in stunning grounds. Also on the doorstep is the mighty red sandstone monument of Sir William Wallace, and nearby Scott’s View offering panoramic views over superb Borders countryside.

For outdoor pursuits, there are excellent walks from the cottage along the river and several major walking and cycling routes nearby including the picturesque Four Abbeys Cycle Route and famous St Cuthbert's Way which charts the historic trail of this revered seventh century Saint on a 62 mile walk between Melrose Abbey where he started his religious life and his eventual resting place on the sublime Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

It is also an ideal base for fishing parties with notable middle Tweed beats including Dryburgh, Tweedswood, Bemersyde and Lower Pavilion offering some excellent value fishing. Shooting, be it clays or game is also available locally, including Bisley at Braidwood where you can pay and play, sharpen up your eye with a few shooting lessons, or perhaps try the first full-bore pipe rifle shooting range in Scotland.

For golf fans, the 9 hole Melrose golf club sits in the shadow of the Eildon Hills, or head to the stunning championship course at the Roxburghe Hotel near Kelso for a leisurely afternoon.

For sightseeing, the grand stately homes and castles of Floors, Mellerstain, Manderston, Abbotsford and Thirlestane are all within a short half hour drive where the beautiful artworks, rich architectural detailing and scenic grounds and gardens are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

For short breaks, our local events and festivals provide the perfect excuse for friendly get-togethers where you can enjoy National Hunt Racing at Kelso Racecourse, local Antique Fairs and Auctions, the Floors Castle Horse Trials, Point-to-Point Meets, the Borders Book Festival, Walking Festival and Common Ridings.......to name just a few!

You can reach the wonderful heritage coastline in less than an hour with miles of deserted golden sands perfect for rest or play, or hop onto a train from Tweedbank (9 miles) for a day visit to the cultural city of Edinburgh where you can take advantage of events such as the vibrant Edinburgh Fringe Festival, exceptional Jazz and Blues Festival, or simply take some time to explore the exquisite historical architecture of this beautiful city

 

Historic houses and castles

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.

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Fishing

Fishing

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.

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Children and families

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.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Golf

Golf

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.

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Walking

Walking

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.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

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.

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Local food and drink

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.

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Gardens

Gardens

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.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

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!

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Shopping, arts and crafts

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.

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Museums, galleries and culture

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.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

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.

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

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.

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

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.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Reviews

"We would just like to say what a wonderful stay we had at Dryburgh Farmhouse One. The house was immaculate and lovely and warm. It was equipped with everything we could possibly need to make our holiday feel relaxed and special. We did not want to leave! The food welcome pack (as the one we had last year whilst staying at Farmhouse Two) was again the best we have ever received. We feel it would be hard to find anywhere that surpasses our experience of Dryburgh Farmhouses. With such lovely accommodation, setting and welcome pack we hope to return again next year. We could not fault Dryburgh Farmhouses, or our experience using Crabtree & Crabtree in any way, and have already recommended them to family. Please continue letting Dryburgh Farmhouses so we have somewhere to look forward to for our holidays."

Mr & Mrs Conlon

"Enjoyed our holiday thanks.  Farmhouse 1 where we stayed was excellent and we would recommend it without reserve."

Mr & Mrs Clark

"The house was one of the best that we have ever rented and we have rented quite a number over the past 35 years! Beautifully finished and very well equipped. We’ll be in touch once we have got dates for next year sorted."

Tombs family

"I can’t begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at this let. The farmhouse was a joy- so spacious and bright- the usual standard of your properties. Everything we needed was there - the welcome pack was enormous and the earplugs made us chuckle! The setting was perfection and I even managed an apple crumble from the garden windfall! We have used your agency several times in the past and I am already selecting our next property from your list. Also thank you for understanding my booking error and arranging the “extra” night for us - super service!"

Ms Wilson

"We had the most relaxing and happy time at the farmhouse. Everything was beautifully appointed and thoughtfully considered, from the stunning welcome pack to the careful touches in the bathrooms. Comfortable, homely decor and immaculate presentation all designed to enable you to settle instantly and feel at peace. We loved the outside space and spent lots of time reading in the garden under the trees. A return visit by us is guaranteed."

Mr & Mrs Butchard

"We had a wonderful break at Dryburgh Farmhouse One. The property is 5 star, quality, luxury accommodation, cosy, spacious and beautifully decorated. It is in a perfectly tranquil setting with lovely views of the Tweed & the Suspension bridge and the surrounding hills. The bed was perhaps the most comfortable and luxurious that we have ever slept in with linen of the finest quality. The welcome pack was very generous and sensible as it included enough produce to prepare a meal on arrival if you had arrived late. I have to say that I do appreciate the efficient, “no fuss”, paperless booking arrangements that Crabtree & Crabtree offers. A special mention for the housekeeper who is a little gem - she takes a real interest in what she does and takes great pride in the properties that she tends & has a real warmth for those she works for. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet her and we look forward to seeing her again."

Turner family

"Thank you for the recommendation for Dryburgh Farmhouse; it was perfect and we had a wonderful holiday, we loved the area."

Kirkby family

"We had the pleasure of being the first guests to stay in Dryburgh Farmhouse, what a stunning house in a stunning setting! The house is absolutely beautiful, the quality of finish and attention to detail is second to none, 5* accommodation at a minimum. From the beautifully equipped modern kitchen, to the wonderful appointed bedrooms, this place is a must to stay. The welcome pack was the best, the housekeeper and owner were so helpful and attentive. The river Tweed just a stones throw away, with fantastic walks, surrounding areas with attractions, all within easy reach. My wife & I, and our twin grandsons absolutely loved our stay here, and will be definitely be back in the future."

Franklin family

"I just want to say that we have had the best stay in Dryburgh Farmhouse One. The standards were impeccable and the finishing touches went such a long way to enhancing our stay. Thank you so much for everything, this was by far and away the best house we have stayed in, from the wonderful welcome pack, to the bathrobes and toiletries and of course, the cleanliness of the house overall and the comfort of the beds.  The house couldn't be situated in a better spot, with the river just a stones throw away and so much to see and do, we will definitely be coming back and I would highly recommend this property. If I were rating this property I would give it a 5* plus rating. Also, thank you to the owner for the gorgeous anniversary cake, so kind and thoughtful of you, our friends were blown away when they saw it."

Ms Land

"We had the most wonderful time at Dryburgh Farmhouse One. The house was spacious, well equipped and the most comfortable holiday house we have stayed in. The housekeeper was so very helpful and made sure that we had everything we needed during our extended stay. In addition the house is in a unique and very special location, it was perfect for us. We will return!"

Ms Jarvis

"We had a wonderful stay at Dryburgh Farmhouse One last week. The house is just beautiful - both in terms of its space, comforts and decor; and there are so many great touches which elevate the house to the top rank of holiday cottages. The welcome pack is the best we have ever received and was much appreciated. The provision of toiletries was a real bonus. There was just my husband and myself and we really enjoyed having so much space. We were lucky with the weather and were able to walk along the Tweed to St Boswells and in the opposite direction as well. Dryburgh Abbey, Floors Castle,  Abbotsford are very handy. But the setting at Dryburgh is the real bonus. Absolutely perfect. We will be back!!"

Mr & Mrs Allan
Location By the River Tweed at Dryburgh.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Friday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The view of the river and historic chain bridge from the Juliet balcony is amazing. Definitely the best seat in the house! The little things we love...
"The view of the river and historic chain bridge from the Juliet balcony is amazing. Definitely the best seat in the house!"
Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree