A stunning, period farmhouse set in captivating Borders countryside and meticulously renovated to an exceptionally high standard, Halliburton provides an outstanding setting for memorable family get-togethers, house parties and sporting lets.
Meticulously renovated to an exceptionally high standard
For those seeking a much needed escape from it all, the far reaching views and peace and quiet will be a much needed draw.
Sitting less than an hour from Edinburgh, it is also perfectly placed for enjoying a short break - why not bring family or friends for a weekend of outdoor adventures! - 4 x 4 driving, clay shooting and fishing can all be easily arranged nearby.
Presented in a traditional country house style, the spacious accommodation features a number of interesting pieces sourced by the owners including a blend of antique furniture punctuated by delightful objets d’art, offset against soft, earthy colours and muted tweeds in keeping with the surroundings.
Downstairs there’s an elegant drawing room and a separate cosy sitting room both with magnificent, uninterrupted views over rolling Borders countryside. The large farmhouse kitchen and dining area provide the perfect setting for convivial cooking and long, atmospheric meals. A large boot room / drying room provides plenty of space for outdoor kit and dogs.
Upstairs the overall look is timeless. The charming bedrooms offer complete flexibility with a winning combination of calming, neutral colours, interesting antique pieces and wonderfully inviting beds with feather duvets and pillows and Egyptian cotton bed linen topped with cosy wool blankets.
Halliburton is set in a wonderfully tranquil setting, with an attractive, fully-enclosed garden and breathtaking views over open countryside. A sheltered outside dining area is the perfect spot to sit and watch the sun set over the hills.
Entrance hall and guest cloakroom with WC and basin.
Drawing room with two large sofas and armchairs, large wood burner.
Sitting room with TV with Sky, DVD player and a good selection of games. Please note the fire is decorative only.
Farmhouse kitchen with range cooker with 3 ovens and warming drawer and 5 ring hob, dishwasher, microwave, plenty of utensils and excellent quality china and glasses. Dining area seating eight.
Utility room/pantry with large fridge / freezer, separate fridge.
Boot room / drying room with washing machine and dryer. This room is ideal for storing outdoor kit and for dogs with direct access to the garden.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Back entrance hall with gun cabinet.
Bedroom one is classed as the master bedroom with zip and link beds which can be super king or twin as preferred, large wardrobe, chest of drawers and cupboard.
En-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, WC and basin.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be king or twin as preferred, chest of drawers.
En-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower with rainforest head, WC and basin.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be twin or king size as preferred, chest of drawers.
Bedroom four with zip and link beds which can be twin or super king as preferred, chest of drawers.
Additional hanging space is provided in a wardrobe in the hall.
Family bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC.
Halliburton is set within an attractive, fully enclosed garden. A patio area with outside furniture and barbecue provides a sheltered spot for outside dining.
There is ample private parking in front of the house.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Dogs & Other Pets
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Halliburton. Owners are requested to keep their dogs downstairs and not beyond the kitchen.
Grazing and stabling is available for guests wishing to bring their own horse or pony. There is a charge of £25 per night, per stable and £5 per day for grazing. Guests must have their own public liability insurance and are asked to supply their own feed, hay and bedding. There is fabulous riding in the area on marked bridle paths as well as on the quiet country roads which surround the house.
All the bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage space. The beds are made up with high quality Egyptian cotton bed linen, feather and duck down duvets and pillows. Hypoallergenic duvets and pillows are available on request. A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom. Luxurious bath sheets and hand towels are provided for all guests. Guest soap is also provided.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. There is adequate mobile coverage on most networks. A landline is available for emergency calls, incoming calls and the considerate use of guests.
Halliburton has oil central heating. There is a log burner in the drawing room with logs provided.
Despite the peaceful, rural location, Halliburton is remarkably accessible, just 3 miles from Greenlaw which has a pub that offers light lunches to evening meals, a butchers shop and one or two shops for local provisions. For a greater choice, the attractive, historic town of Kelso is about 10 miles from the house and offers a diverse mix of independent shops, a good selection of lively pubs and restaurants, and is host to regular National Hunt race meetings for a great day out.
Alternatively, 10 miles to the east, the charming market town of Duns offers a good range of small town shopping including a butchers, bakery, country and fishing store, a small co-op supermarket as well as a small selection of local gift and coffee shops. The Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns has been recently revamped and is dedicated to the life and career of racing driver Jim Clark. The museum includes a unique collection of 100 trophies and memorabilia.
There is excellent walking, cycling and riding in the area from gentle ambles to more challenging routes, including tracks across the Greenlaw Moor which are suitable for off-road bikes, or the Borderloop Cycling Route which passes close-by and is a stunning long-distance journey taking in wonderful scenery and attractions all the way down to the coast. Alternatively join the route for a shorter stretch, taking in quiet roads and a variety of terrain which can be matched to your cycling skills and experience.
The final stretch of The Southern Upland Way runs from Lauder to Cockburnspath, and walkers can join this section at Longformacus (20 mins drive) for a short walk, or enjoy a full day’s trekking through the rolling scenery of the Lammermuir Hills, taking in the excellent viewpoints of the Twin Law Cairns all the way down to the spectacular cliff-top scenery of the heritage coastline.
There are a number of sites nearby which offer a diverse variety of birdlife and wildlife. Hule Moss on Greenlaw Moor offers extensive views and rewarding bird spotting opportunities on loch, marsh and heather moorland while sites at nearby Westruther Moor, Gordon Moss and Duns Castle Estate all provide fantastic opportunities for walking, birdwatching and photography amidst peaceful and scenic surroundings.
For country sports, Halliburton is well-equipped for sporting parties with a large drying / boot room and gun cabinet, and excellent shooting can be found on Charterhall Estate near Duns who have a long established reputation for field sports, offering pheasant shooting (driven or walked up), pigeon flighting, roe stalking and driven hare.
Trout fishing is available on approximately 8 miles of the Blackadder Water, a tributary of the Whiteadder, through the Greenlaw Angling Association, a small club which dates back to 1880. The season is from 1 April to 6 October for brown trout only, but with easy access and at only £4 for a day visitor pass, it can offer some super sport when river conditions are right. Salmon fishing is available on the legendary River Tweed just a few miles away, while the Watch Reservoir sits a little further afield for those seeking sport in a still water venue.
For golf enthusiasts, Duns Golf Club is a scenic upland course situated at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills, just a ten minute drive from the property. A further 16 courses are within a 30 mile radius, including the renowned Roxburghe Championship course near Kelso and the very pretty Hirsel course at Coldstream.
A half hour’s drive will take you to the stunning beaches of the heritage coastline, including Bamburgh, Holy Island and St. Abbs Head. Along the way, perhaps take time to soak in the rich history of the area by following the chain of castles and historic buildings that punctuate the landscape here - Thirlestane, Floors, Manderston and Mellerstain are all just a short drive away. The magnificent city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip by car or 45 minutes on the train from Berwick.
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.Find Out More
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
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
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
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
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.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
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
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
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
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
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
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
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
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"We had a fantastic time, the house was beautiful and immaculate. We felt really at home because of all the personal touches and we will definitely be back."Allison family
"We had a fantastic stay at Halliburton. The house was stunning and extremely well equipped. The welcome pack was also generous and very much appreciated. The high standard of your houses is definitely encouraging us to stick with Crabtree & Crabtree for our short breaks."Mackay family
"Wonderful house. We had a fantastic time. Really peaceful. Very well equipped. Lovely welcome goodies and provisions. We will definitely be returning."McLaggan family
"I have nothing but positive comments about Halliburton. The house was fantastic in a lovely setting and the welcome basket amazing. We were all very impressed and would goes as far as to say it is the best property and experience we have had as a group. As we have been going away twice a year for the last 6yrs this is quite a statement. Everything we needed had been thought of and supplied. The housekeeper was lovely. There is a good possibility we will return."Roseburgh family
"Our stay at Halliburton was absolutely fabulous. The house was beautiful, both in how it was presented and how it is maintained. The location was perfect and the surroundings were gorgeous. The welcome pack was a much appreciated and enjoyed little surprise upon arrival. I speak on behalf of all 8 of us when I say we would stay there again in a heartbeat! Our stay was just amazing, and we are dying to get back out to Halliburton sometime in the near future."Anglesey family
"We loved our stay at Halliburton thank you so much for recommending it to us, we will be booking again. The house was amazing & so well equipped, we really appreciated the tray of nibbles & essentials we found on our arrival for us & the dog. We love cooking & it was wonderful to have such a good kitchen with every appliance & baking tin you would ever need, we even cooked drop scones on the wood stove in the living room. Thank you to Crabtree & Crabtree and thank you to the owners for providing us with such a wonderful base for our holiday which was better than we imagined."Moffat family
"We had a wonderful time at Halliburton. Will book with you again as always good standard of house and service from your company. Thanks again"Graham Family
"We felt that the house offered exceptional comfort, space and tranquillity.
The location provided a new area for us to explore (we normally head up to the North West), and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting nearby St. Abbs, Melrose and Kelso.
That said, the lovely garden and unspoilt views provided a great reason not to head anywhere in particular.
The kitchen was especially well equipped and we loved the beautiful furniture, very comfortable beds and general elegant homeliness."Moss Family
"I would like to say on behalf of my wife and our two sons and families that Halliburton well exceeded our expectations both as a holiday home and location and we were extremely happy to be able to extend our stay there. I should also say that our two dalmatians loved the holiday. This was our second year holidaying in The Borders at one of your residences and we thought it would be a hard act to follow the previous, but Halliburton certainly rose to the challenge and had a slight edge over the former. The weather, apart from one day added to the pleasure of being in the rolling hills around Greenlaw and seeing all the animals on the quiet country lane up to Halliburton. Many thanks for your excellent services."Christian Family
"We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Halliburton. Your service was excellent and will certainly be using you again and recommending to friends and family. The welcoming package was very nice, lovely bread! The linen, toiletries, towels were a very high standard."Ms Gibbons
"We had a wonderful stay at Halliburton. The house is one of the best we have ever stayed in. Very well equipped; easy to use heating; comfy beds; lovely bath and shower; beautiful surroundings."Miss Stephenson
"Thank you, we had a great stay at Halliburton. We thought the setting was beautiful and the house really well furnished and equipped. We were very happy."Kail-Dyke family
- Two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"There is a skillful blend of antique furniture punctuated by delightful objets d’art, offset against soft, earthy colours and muted tweeds."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree