Description(Reference number: 301957)
Galabank Cottage is a converted 18th century cottage wood burning stove. Edinburgh is 25 miles north and Stow has easy access to the majority of the Border towns making it an ideal base from which to explore the Scottish Borders at any time of year.The nearby towns all have restaurants, pubs and shops. From the garden, a stile over a drystone wall gives access to the hills behind and the Galawater Valley where numerous walks can be taken. The wood burning stove is lovely to cuddle up in front of on a chilly.Open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with solid oak floor, TV and wood burning stove. Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. First floor:Double bedroom with king size bed (please advise at the time of booking if twin beds required as bed is zip linked) view over the rear garden and velux window gives views to the nearby fells. Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
The village is located in a beautiful valley leading from the Scottish Borders area up to Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. The main Border towns of Galashiels, Melrose and Peebles are within easy reach. Here you can enjoy a wide range of pretty cafes, fine restaurants, and art galleries, plus easy access to the many historic castles, stately homes, and fine gardens. The cottage is ideal for walkers and nature lovers whether you wish to explore the Southern Upland Way or amble along the local streams and trails: walks through woods and over hills start from the front door. The recently opened Borders train line stops at Stow, providing a beautifully scenic route south to Tweedbank or north to Edinburgh, offering the opportunity to enjoy the sites and cultural highlights of Scotland's historic capital city.For those more interested in village life and quiet retreats, Stow offers the best of both worlds: extended hiking and cycling paths, scenic routes to small towns along the river Tweed. In Stow itself, the village shop also acts as the Post Office, adjacent to the wonderful, dog-friendly Cloud Cafe Gallery which provides fresh coffee, tea, delicious home made cakes and snacks.
All oil, electric, logs, bed linen and towels included. Cot and Wi-Fi available. Private parking. Small garden to the front of the property with view to Gala Water and rear garden with decking, garden furniture, bbq and access to the hills beyond..