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Country Cottage Situated on a Private Scottish Estate

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TV, DVD player
2 bedrooms, WiFi

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Country Cottage Situated on a Private Scottish Estate

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMarket Square10 min drive
  • Popular LocationSir Walter Scott's Courtroom12 min drive
  • Popular LocationThree Brethren25 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
850 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 king bed
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Country Cottage Situated on a Private Scottish Estate

Cottage in Galashiels with kitchen
No. 1 Braefoot Cottage is located on the picturesque and private Yair Estate, which is situated on the banks of the River Tweed, in the heart of the Scottish Borders, approximately 35 miles south of Edinburgh, 6 miles from Galashiels, 5 miles from Selkirk and 7 miles from Melrose. The Yair is the perfect base from which to explore that this part of Scotland has to offer and is ideally suited to those looking to enjoy the outdoors.

A traditional grade 'B' listed stone cottage forming part of the Stable Block, No. 1 Braefoot Cottage comprises of a large kitchen/diner and sitting room (with wood burning stove!) on the ground floor, one large bedroom (that can be configured as either a twin rom or a double) a further double bedroom and a bathroom (with a shower over the bath) on the first floor.

The front door opens out onto a large, private and enclosed garden.

There is also use of an old stable, where guests can store bikes, walking equipment, fishing rods etc. It is here where guests will also find logs and kindling for the wood burning stove.

The property is let as a whole and guests will also have access to a Tennis Court (shared with guests staying in the other properties on the estate). The property also comes with a permit to fish for trout on the Tweed and guests will have access to the private stretch of water at The Yair. Simon Fishing may be available, at additional cost, during the months of August though to November.

Nestled in the Tweed Valley The Yair is perfectly located for visitors to enjoy a range of exciting country activities. From the tennis court, fishing and walking on the estate itself to the near by mountain biking trails, golf courses, spa treatments, boundless hiking routes and adventure centres, there really is something for everyone.

The Southern Way (Scotland's coast to coast walking and cycle route) quite literally brushes the walls of the property!

Rental is fully inclusive of linen, towels, logs etc and the cottage comes fully equipped with all white goods (dishwasher tablets and washing powder provided), TV, DVD player and wifi.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers DVD players. This accommodation has kitchens with dishwashers. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Oliver Thyne

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Dishwasher


  • 2 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Hiking nearby


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 850 sq ft (79 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

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About this area


Located in Galashiels, this cottage is in a rural area. Halliwell's House Museum and Old Gala House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Torwoodlee Golf Club and Saint Cuthbert's Way. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby fishing, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling, mountain biking and hiking.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Old Gala House - 7 min drive
  • Halliwell's House Museum - 10 min drive
  • Market Square - 10 min drive
  • Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom - 12 min drive
  • Three Brethren - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Tweedbank Station - 13 min drive


  • The Coffee Tree - 7 min drive
  • Ochiltree's Restaurant - 7 min drive
  • Taste Of Spice - 7 min drive
  • T-4-2 - 7 min drive
  • Hunters Hall - 7 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Thank you!
A stunning location - really enjoyed walks from the cottage along the Tweed and in the gardens.

5/5 Excellent

Very good

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic location
We feel we have found a gem of a place/area should really keep it a secret. Loved this border area.The Yair was a wonderful place to stay very welcoming would love to return.

5/5 Excellent

Great Cottage!
A wonderful stay! This is a charming cottage right on the Tweed. Cozy, inviting, and well managed; This is a vacation spot we would recommend to anyone!

5/5 Excellent

Lovely comfy cottage
Just had a lovely week in this cottage. Delightful surroundings and Oliver made us very welcome. Exactly as advertised, everything you need to make your stay comfortable. Lovely local walks, and great for touring the borders. Would definitely recommend.