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Log burner
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Utility room
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The Fishing hut and Summer house. Taken from other side of the river
Looking down river from outside the fishing hut
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Galashiels, Scottish Borders, Scotland

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Trond L
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage in a perfect setting”
Reviewed March 20, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
5
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This was without a doubt one of the best stays we have had, Olly was very helpful the cottage is as everyone else agrees 5*
The location on Yair estate is brilliant lovely walks through the grounds right on the Tweed,walks on to the upland way right out the front door.
The cottage has been converted from one of the stable buildings and has been done to a very hi spec, massive bed in main bedroom very comfy,lovely on suite.
Great lounge room to relax in after long walks with the dog with log burner although we did have trouble keeping it alight, fully fitted out kitchen with all that you need for self catering.
Will be going back if they'll have us

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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TMac1343
Windsor, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A really special place to stay”
Reviewed January 2, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
3
people found this review helpful

this is a really special place to stay. We were looking for somewhere in the borders to stay with our 4 boys before visiting friends for new year. This cottage has a fantastic setting, there were some great walks right out of the front door. Olly (the host) was really friendly and was there to welcome us, and also popped in to check everything was ok before we left. We'll definitely be calling to stay again to use this as a base for future visits.

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peteschu
Dusseldorf, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic, love to return!”
Reviewed September 25, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
5
people found this review helpful

After having stayed at Braefoot Cottage for three weeks in September we can only recommend this fantastic Cottage in the former stable block of a big estate. We loved the very elegant interior decoration in all the rooms, beds were very good, wifi was excellent and everything was provided for. You can park your car in the courtyard of the stable block, so there are no long distances to carry your luggage. The location of the cottage near the Tweed and within the Estate of The Yair with park and walled garden is wonderful. You just step out of the cottage and you can do a lot of walks in beautiful scenery. Shopping for meals is easy with supermarkets in Galashiels, which is just about a 10 minutes’ drive away and there are such a lot of sights very close by. We do not want to forget the very friendly and helpful hosts. Thank you very much for everything.

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Liked best: location and interior decoration, very friendly hosts
Liked least: having to leave after three weeks
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Namur
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“AMAZING”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Amazing Cottage !!! Superb house, totally renewed. With a lot of comfort: kitchen is super modern; rooms are very nice; 2 bathrooms fully functional; comfortable living room (modern TV and DVD player). Everything is perfect.
Moreover, Oliver is very great. Mr Duncan has showing us how to fish. Wonderfull stay in this cottage. We recommend totally !!!

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Liked best: Immaculate condition !!!
Liked least: Nothing !
Traveling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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425DaveH
Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage.”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This cottage was finished to a very high standard with a high level of equipment in a lovely setting. Could not ask for anything more.

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Liked best: Pretty much everything
Liked least: slow internet (I know it can't be helped though) the mattress(personal preference to my own bed)
Traveling group: Large Group
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anne w
Leyland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A return visit to a well known cottage”
Reviewed May 9, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
3
people found this review helpful

But what a transformation!!!! Refurbished to a high standard but without losing the character of the place. Everything you need for a cosy stay..loved the log burner in the living room. Very comfy beds and tasteful décor.
The weather was kind enough for lovely walks and some trout fishing. The river at Yair never disappoints.
Thanks Oliver...we will be back and will certainly recommend.

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Liked best: The log fire...very cosy
Liked least: nothing to comlain about.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Rochbury
Cupar, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic cottage with wonderful walks nearby, very well equipped and extremely comfortable and clean.”
Reviewed April 12, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed here for an Easter holiday break and had a lovely relaxing stay. Oliver was very helpful and attentive and the Ghillie helped us get started with some fishing. We would definitely recommend and would go back. The cottage has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and is a fabulous home from home.

Traveling group: Teenagers
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