We stayed at Elspinhope for a week in June, 2016. The location on Ettrick Water is tranquil and beautiful. It is an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding area which is scenic and full of historic interest. There are many superb walks.
The cottage itself is large, comfortable and well appointed. Waking to watch the martins flying and feeding in large numbers around the property was a delight. Sitting by the burn was another treat. Daphne herself is most friendly and helpful and has a great knowledge of the region and its history.
This is a 'get away from it all in comfort' sort of place. Idyllic and highly recommended.