Staffin is a located in the heart of the village of Newcastleton, supposedly voted the friendliest village in Scotland! The village is famous for its annual traditional music festival and an "alternative" Common Riding, both of which take place in early July. It is also only a few kilometres from the world renowned 7stanes mountain biking trails. As Newcastleton lies so close to the English border it is ideally positioned for exploring the English Lake District and the beautiful county of Northumberland. Closer to home, Hermitage Castle and Kielder Reservoir are well worth a visit. The village has happily retained its local shops including an excellent butchers and a bakery. There are also 2 excellent tea room/bistros and two fantastic restaurants.
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Jane D'Souza purchased this bungalow in 2004
I grew up in Newcastleton so it is great now to own a holiday home in the village so that we can still keep in touch with family and friends. It is in a beautiful area surrounded by rolling hills so there are lots of opportunities for walking and other outdoor pursuits. We love to go there just to relax and unwind.
Staffin is in an excellent location for visiting Edinburgh and Glasgow (both under 2 hours drive), the English Lake District, Northumbria (beautiful beaches, Alnwick Castle), Kielder Reservoir (numerous activities incl. water sports), and of course the famous abbeys of the Scottish Borders. Newcastleton is famous for its annual traditional music festival and its alternative "Common Riding" (both held in first weekend of July). There is also a world-famous mountain biking course in the forest just behind the village, with tracks to suit all abilities.
This was our 2nd visit to Staffin. lovely bungalow in newcastleton , beautiful village, friendly people & we visit here as we have friends in the village.
Well maintained by the owners who are very helpful at all times & a pleasure to make contact with.
We will be making visits here in the future whenever we can!
Newcastleton is approximately 40 minutes from the M6 motorway and less than 2 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh airports. A car is essential in order to fully appreciate the area.
Glasgow or Edinburgh 2 hours. Carlisle 40 minutes. Kielder Reservoir 40 minutes. Alnwick 2 hours. Newcastle 1 hour 40 mins.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Short breaks are possible but please contact owner for pricing details.
Minimum stay 3 nights at 70% of weekly rental.
Changeover is Saturday with entry after 3pm and you should vacate by 11am.
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