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The Green House

Ettrickbridge, Scottish Borders

The Green House artfully employs all the latest ecotechnology. A unique, eco-friendly holiday property with quality and comfort.

The Green House

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Overview

The Green House artfully employs all the latest ecotechnology including wooden cladding, a living sedum roof and state-of-the-art heat exchange system to create a unique, eco-friendly holiday property without compromising on quality and comfort.

A unique eco-friendly property

With a well-appointed, contemporary interior, sumptuous feather pillows and duvets, Sedbergh Organic toiletries and a welcome pack which includes delicious homemade goodies; this is eco-chic at its best!

The accommodation, which is all on one floor, comprises a large, open plan living space with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the hills. The fully-equipped kitchen adjoins a dining area and seating area with a log burner, TV and Freeview. Wi-Fi is also available. There is one double room and a twin room with zip and link beds which can be double or twin as required, a bathroom and cloakroom.

The Green House is ideal for children with a good-sized garden and facilities for children available on request including a cot and high chair, toys and games.

Property details

Ground Floor

Open-plan kitchen, dining area and seating area

Fully equipped kitchen with single oven, 4 ring electric hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge / freezer and washing machine. All the appliances are low energy.

Dining area seats 6.

Cosy seating area with state of the art wood burner, TV with Freeview, DVD player, iDock, radio and board games. 

Cloakroom with WC and basin.

Entrance hall ideal for the storage of outdoor clothing.

Bedroom one with 5' king size bed, wardrobe and dressing table.

Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king or twin beds as required, wardrobe.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, WC and basin.

Outside

The Green House is surrounded by a fully enclosed garden in addition to a decked seating area with outside furniture. A charcoal barbecue is provided - charcoal is not provided.

Guests should be aware that the owner's garden adjoins that of The Green House.

There is lockable storage available for bikes.

Parking

There is ample private parking to the side of the house for at least three cars.

Babies & Children

A travel cot and highchair are available on request.

Dogs

The Green House is unsuitable for pets.

Guest amenities

Feather pillows and duvets, bed linen and towels and organic toiletries are provided for all guests. Non-allergenic pillows and duvets are available on request. A hairdryer is provided per bedroom.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is also provided. Mobile coverage is good on most networks.

Heating

Heating is provided by a sophisticated heat exchange system in addition to the wood burner in the open-plan living area.

Guest privacy

Guests should be aware that the owner's garden adjoins that of The Green House. Owners are respectful of guest privacy but are also on hand to help with any guest queries.

Location

The pretty village of Ettrickbridge sits within spectacular scenery in the Ettrick Valley. There is a village pub and excellent walking and cycling from the house, good value fishing on the Ettrick Water described by Shooting Times & Country Magazine as, "one of the best-kept secrets in the fishing world" and a chance to see wild salmon leaping at the salmon viewing centre at nearby Philiphaugh. The magnificent Bowhill Estate is just down the road; both the Georgian mansion and extensive grounds are open to the public with beautiful woodland walks and an adventure playground. The Estate's own ‘Little Theatre' hosts excellent drama and music performances throughout the year. For keen riders, the Buccleuch Country Ride covers some 57 miles and there is a riding centre located next to Bowhill.

Activities

Just 30 minutes away is the 2,500 acre mountain biking Mecca of Glentress Forest - the UK's leading mountain biking centre – offering a wide variety of trails and challenging downhill runs. For golf fanatics, Selkirk's 9 hole course and ‘The Woll', the 18 hole course at Ashkirk, are just down the road and the fantastic championship golf courses of Roxburghe (woodland course) and Cardrona (woodland/parkland course) are both nearby whilst the famous links courses at Gullane, Muirfield and Dunbar are all within an easy day trip.

The Cross Keys in Ettrickbridge (within walking distance of the house) has just reopened and offers good pub food. Further afield The Woll in Ashkirk is as well regarded for its food as for its golf, the Waterwheel café at Philiphaugh and the Glen Café at St Mary's Loch are also well worth a visit.

The historic mill town of Selkirk is 7 miles away and provides excellent local amenities including a deli, baker, butcher as well as the mill shops which are a must-visit for lovers of cashmere and tweed. Selkirk is also a centre for glass, with a number of smaller glass workshops offering the chance to see skilled craftsmen at work. More extensive shopping can be found at Hawick (13 miles) and the delightful Border's towns of Melrose (14 miles), Peebles (22 miles) and Kelso (26 miles) are also nearby.

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shooting

Shooting

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

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Ancestral history research

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.

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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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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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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 had a great stay last week. Great property, well presented and friendly helpful hosts."

Searles family

"We had a wonderful holiday, The Green House is lovely!"

Simpson family
Location Within the village of Ettrickbridge - 7 miles from Selkirk.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Flexible
  • Arrival time: 3pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The living sedum roof and wooden cladding ensure this house is unique in our portfolio. A truly eco-chic hideaway! The little things we love...
"The living sedum roof and wooden cladding ensure this house is unique in our portfolio. A truly eco-chic hideaway!"
Emma, Crabtree & Crabtree