The Old Tearoom is just 5 miles from the English border.
The generous living space, double bedroom, and kitchen are equipped with all you need for a great break. Walk, cycle, run, visit the abbey towns, or just relax by the fire.
At The Old Tearoom you'll enjoy a spacious living room with views over open fields and hills. As well as a dining table and chairs, and ample soft seating, one of the sofas folds out to provide a bed for one extra adult or two small children.
The kitchen has crockery and pans and utensils, a hob and oven, fridge and freezer. There are teas, coffee, sugar, a cafetiere, salt and pepper, cling film, washing-up liquid, kitchen roll and foil, dish towels and oven gloves.
A small utility room houses the washing machine (with wash liquid), central heating boiler and drying racks above. It leads out to a back porch with room to store wet weather gear, and access to the sheltered back garden.
The shower room is equipped with shampoo/shower gel, soap and hand lotion and all towels.
To the front is a wooden porch - a lovely warm place to enjoy a drink and watch the world go by.
You have sole use of the cottage. There's a back garden for you and a front porch too. If you arrive by motorbike or other precious transport we can usually provide you with secure (alarmed) garage space on site. Otherwise there is ample parking at the front of the cottage.
You do need to know there is no Wi-fi at the cottage as the whole village has very poor broadband speeds and even a booster can’t help.
We live next door. We will be on hand whenever you would like local knowledge or suggestions.
There's great walking from the door (and maps in the cottage). This area is known for its mountain biking and there are 7Stanes bike centres not too far away as well as local trails. We have guides in the cottage to help you decide where to explore.
Equally the built heritage is impressive. So many of the small border towns have magnificent ruined abbeys, old mill buildings and some fantastic textile shopping.
There are many local museums and galleries and a vibrant artist/artisan community. We'd be only too happy to talk about our talented friends and direct you to their workshops!
If you fancy travelling further afield it's a little over an hour to Edinburgh or Newcastle or Carlisle.