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Baronial Splendour In The Scottish Borders; A Wonderful House To Relax

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Half Baths2
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Liddesdale - Lots Of Things To See And Do

Colislinn is a unique house full of character, particularly suited to families with young children. 3 public rooms and a games room with table tennis and table football provide space for all ages. Furnishings are simple but comfortable. The house has a wonderful woodland garden with paddocks and south-facing lawns. Hardwood tables, benches and chairs, BBQ, trampoline, croquet, badminton and a large paddling pool (summer only) are provided for outdoor activities. The Slitrig Water runs through the grounds. The surrounding hills offer miles of undisturbed walking/cycling/riding opportunities. Fishing is available in the Tweed, Teviot and Border Esk but also fishing lochs at 5 mins drive. There is a myriad of Golf courses available within an hour's distance. A perfect base from which to explore the Borders, Edinburgh and the Northumberland Coast.


Owner
Charlotte Encombe
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, german, dutch
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Charlotte Encombe

Colislinn is owned by a brother and sister and their families.

Why Charlotte Encombe chose Scottish Borders

We saw Colislinn for the first time on a bright morning in February. The sides of the drive were covered in snowdrops and the river along it sparkling in the sunlight. By the time we turned the corner and saw the house, we realised it would be the most wonderful place to bring our families together. We have been coming here for 22 years with our kids and enjoyed the clean air, the quiet and freedom of life in the country side. It's a magical place for children to be outside, play games, and an opportunity for adults to relax and to really get away from the pressures of modern living. Some of our best and fondest memories come from being there.

What makes this castle unique

A haven for wildlife: the unique combination of the absence of traffic noise replaced with sometimes deafening bird song. There are also badgers, foxes, weasels, stoats and sometimes an otter. It is really possible to wander around the moorlands above the house for hours and not see anyone.

Hawick is the home of cashmere: there are bargains to be found at the factory shops of Johnston of Elgin, Pringle, Hawick Cashmere etc

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time, the weather was good, the house is beautiful. In fact, we go as a family every year and this was the best holiday we've had for sometime. Jeanette M



Fab holiday great to be with all the family. Everyone has enjoyed themselves from the little kids to the big ones. Great memories, Thanks Peter R, Nicky R & family



What a delightful house and grounds. We have all had a splendid time here in this very comfortable, spacious and well-equipped place. Pat has been very helpful. Thanks, Derek O'C.



We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. It was comfortable, spacious and very welcoming. We stayed for a weekend with family & friends. It was great! the Fisher family



Back Again! What began as a surprise for Tony (a quiet week away) ended with all the family being snowed in for 9 days!! Couldn't be better. Recreated our wedding photos in the snow! Been looking in estate agents' windows - want to live here! We will return! Tony and Paula
May 2012
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday castle rental in Selkirk, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
  • Ground Floor: bathroom1 Separate wc/wash basin. First Floor: bathroom2 en-suite to master bedroom: bath/shower, wc, wash basin; bathroom3: wood-panelled with large bath and wash basin; bathroom4: separate wc. Second Floor: bathroom5: bath, wash basin, wc
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 12 (6 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: First Floor: master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, 1 double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms all with wash basin. Second Floor: 1 simple bedroom with 1 double and 1 single; 1 simple bedroom with 3 singles. 1 simple bunk bedroom (sleeps 4) available on request
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes:
Outside: Tables, benches and seating for outdoor dining, BBQ, trampoline, croquet, badminton, 5m dia outsize paddling pool (summer only, please enquire) Utility Room: Large laundry in basement with washing, drying machine, ironing board, iron, additional fridge and separate freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, 3 hours maid service and welcome hamper included. Anything else; catering, ready meals, child care, etc. just ask. Other: Entrance porch with cloak room and separate wc; large games room in basement with table tennis and table football. Baby paraphernalia available on request

Reviews

Map

Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Colislinn is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, golf and taking it easy! There are many places of interest, historic houses, gardens and borders towns to visit.

Coast/Beach:

The beautiful and unspoilt East Coast Northumberland beaches are around 1-1.5 hours drive away: North-Berwick, Bamburgh, Alnmouth, Holy Island, Seahouses etc, etc

Travel:

Colislinn is easiest reached by car: Edinburgh 1.5hr; Carlisle 1,5hr; Kelso, Selkirk, Melrose around 30 min.

Train stations Carlisle, Newcastle and Berick on Tweed 1.5hr by car.

Airports: Edinburgh and Newcastle, also 1.5hr by car.

Regular half-hourly bus between Hawick and the centre of Edinburgh takes 2 hours

Distances:

Colislinn is 2.5 miles south of Hawick

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday castle in Selkirk, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 5
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,674
 
 
Rate 6
3 Jun 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$3,023
 
 
Rate 7
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,674
 
 
Rate 8
4 Nov 2017 - 2 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$2,343
 
 
Christmas/New Year
18 Dec 2017 - 1 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
A$3,747
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit A$692.24

Booking Notes:
Please check online availability, email for confirmation and terms & conditions. 25% deposit required to secure dates. Remainder and (returnable) damage deposit of £400 are due 4 weeks before booking. Short breaks and weekends available at 75% of weekly price (not during June, July, August or Christmas/New Year). For further information please check www.colislinn.co.uk or email reservations@colislinn.co.uk

Changeover Day:
Changeover day flexible but Saturdays preferred. Arrival 4pm, departure 10am but times can be flexible if available.

Notes on prices:
The price for a weekend or short break of up to 4 days is 75% of the weekly price. We regret we are unable to offer short breaks during June, July, August, Christmas and New Year when the minimum rental period is 7 days.

Electricity, logs and oil will be charged extra at cost.

Damage/breakage deposit of £400 is payable with the balance of rent and will be returned as appropriate shortly after departure.

Well-behaved pets very welcome.

Regrettably Colislinn is not suitable for stag, hen and student parties.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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