GATESHAW HOUSE - MOREBATTLE - KELSO - SCOTTISH BORDERS
Booked New Year 2013/14
Great family friendly Scottish Country House in the Borders
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Lower Ground Floor
Small exercise room
Large utility room
Midway between the lower ground floor and the ground floor is a cloakroom with toilet and hand basin
Large sitting room with unique butler's bar room
Spacious dining/party room - seats 16
Spacious, newly appointed, breakfast kitchen/family room with working servants' bells and a combination Aga
Shower room on half landing
King-size bedroom with dressing room and en suite bath/shower room.
King-size bedroom with en suite bath/shower room
Large twin bedroom with en suite bath/shower room
Twin bedroom with en suite bath/shower room
Small bathroom with shower on half landing
Large king-size bedroom with en suite bathroom (no shower)
Children's twin bedroom (loft room with small doorway)
Looking for a family-friendly, spacious and stylish house for that special holiday or get-together? Gateshaw House is perfect! A fine, 19th-century country house set in approximately two acres of mature gardens amid the Cheviot Hills of the Scottish Borders and within easy travelling distance of all locations north, south and west!
This is the perfect place for those needing to accommodate a diverse family group, as there is something to please everyone. Hold that special family gathering or house party at Gateshaw and experience 'big house' living at its best.
The games room ensures entertainment, whatever the weather, with pool, table football, table tennis, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation.
Gateshaw was recently refurbished throughout with the emphasis on family living. There is a superb, hugely spacious living room/kitchen, which becomes the central focus for all parties and in which it is a delight to cook. Alternatively, why not allocate a bedroom for a resident cook to cater for your entire shopping and catering requirements: we can recommend cooks in the area, or who can travel to Gateshaw.
All the principal rooms are well proportioned, beautifully furnished and warm, and on the ground floor each has its own fireplace. The flagstone entrance hall leads through an arch into a stunning reception hall, and from here steps lead up to the formal dining room, which makes this ideal for special event dinners.
The main gardens feature extensive lawns with borders and a rockery, along with a number of mature trees for shelter - and 'hide-and-seek'! There is also an attractive walled garden - the perfect setting for barbecues, or just relaxing and drinking in the peace and quiet of this tranquil glen.
Only a few miles away are the famous market towns of Kelso and Jedburgh with their cashmere boutiques and historic abbeys. The Roxburghe Championship Golf Course, Kelso Racecourse and world-renowned fishing on the River Tweed are major attractions in this area. There are plenty of outdoor pursuits to be enjoyed, including horse riding, fishing, shooting, National Hunt Racing, and walking or cycling in the nearby Cheviot Hills. The pretty village of Morebattle, a mile away, has a well-stocked shop, and there is a good butcher in Yetholm (3 miles) which delivers. Also nearby is the Teviot Smokery with its extensive delicatessen and tempting restaurant.
Good area for birdwatching.
Family-friendly house - children welcome.
A resident cook can be arranged if booked early. A bedroom will be required.
Fishing & Stalking
Fishing and stalking can be arranged in season and with enough notice.
Games room with pool table on lower ground floor.
Beautiful old walled garden to the rear of the house.
Roxburghe Championship Course nearby.
Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda all deliver.
Extensive walking in the low-lying hills of the Scottish Borders.
Of Historic or Architectural Interest
Many original features retained in this property.
Ideal for a mature gathering of family and friends. Not available for stag, hen or 21st parties.
Two well-behaved dogs allowed but restricted to lower ground floor only.
Very peacefully located.
Would be ideal for a small, informal wedding reception.