Front of CottageSteam train on our recently reopened railway towards Galabank
A lovely comfortable refurbished country cottage
A lovely comfortable refurbished country cottage

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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My place is close to public transport. You’ll love the cottage because of the outdoors space and the ambiance. The cottage is ideal for couples.
The Scottish tourist board rate our cottage as four star standard.
You are in the heart of the country but only 40 minutes from Edinburgh and most of the Scottish borders towns. Rolling hills, lots of walking, interesting places to see historical, cultural and modern.

The space

The cottage is warm and comfortable with views of the rolling borders countryside and direct access to the hills around. Recently renovated to a high standard this is a listed 18th century cottage next door to our house which used to an inn with a Robert Burns connection. The cottage has a garden with a decked area and barbeque and its own parking space. The living space has a log burner as well as central heating. The kitchen is fully fitted with Fridge freezer, cooker, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. The bedroom has a Superking sized bed but can be set up as two singles on request.
No9 is ideally suited to sightsee in the Scottish Borders but is also very convenient for Edinburgh with very easy access.

Guest access

Guests have the complete space in the cottage and gardens to themselves

Interaction with guests

We are usually nearby - we live next door and are only too happy to help with advice and information.

Other things to note

We are conveniently situated beside the A7 road so are very easy to find.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat

Free parking on premise
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 3 nights.

7 Reviews

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Gareth User Profile
September 2017
A lovely, cosy cottage with the right balance between modern and traditional, set in beautiful countryside. My recommendation is to stock up in Galashiels (a short drive away), light that log burner and forget the rat-race. John and Allwin were great, quick to respond, lovely and helpful with it. We would happily stay again.

Jennie User Profile
August 2017
Brilliant little cottage, provided the ideal mix of countryside and relaxation (the bed is really comfy). The owners have provided some helpful instructions so that you can go on lots of walks without having to rely on an os map. The cottage is really close to Edinburgh which was perfect as we were able to make a day trip to the festival. I would definitely like to come back in the winter so we can try out the log burner.

Richard User Profile
August 2017
Galabank is a great place to stay. John is a great host. The cottage is equipped with everything you need. It is immaculately clean, warm and cosy. The views are tranquil. The trains run frequently into Edinburgh from Stow. It was nice to see them going past across the fields in the distance from the lounge window. There is a bus stop right outside the front of the property. The only downside is that you need to beware of the A7 which runs at the front of the cottages. We would definitely like to stay again when we next visit the area.

Andy User Profile
August 2017
Superb place. Everything is high quality, so clean and so fresh. Even had a washing machine and a dishwasher! John and Allwin are a lovely couple. Would definitely stay here again.

Liam User Profile
July 2017
The cottage was absolutely beautiful and surrounded by rolling hills in all directions. The property was incredibly well stocked with everything we needed. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and we thoroughly our enjoyed our first trip to the Borders. John was very hospitable and helpful, full of advice regarding the local area, including some pre-made routes of local walks. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Gary User Profile
January 2017
This cottage is fantastic. Its location to Edinburgh is perfect - a 25 minute drive to the park and ride, you can take the train from Stow - about 45 minutes direct to Waverley or the X95 from the front door. The scenery is just amazing every direction you look in, hills all littered with animals and wildlife. To the rear of the property direct from the garden there are miles of unspoilt open land for you to walk and enjoy. The interior is of good keeping, has every thing you need for a relaxing break with a very well equiped kitchen, comfy sitting area with a wood burner for comfort. Upstairs is a nice bathroom with shower and a big comfy bedroom. There is a vast array of leaflets maps menus collected by John. We visited for the new year and enjoyed Hogmanay in Edinburgh, without issue we arrived back at the cottage at 2am. Having travelled lots we have disliking to Hotels so this place was just perfect. John was very welcoming and prompt in his replies during the booking process. Knowing we were travelling for Hogmanay he kindly helped by sending local transport information - ahead of booking. Overall we couldnt fault no 9 Galabank, it ticked every box and we hope to visit again in the near future.
John User Profile
Response from John:
Just so glad that you enjoyed the cottage, we do like to think that we try as hard as we can to get it right.
January 2017

Jun User Profile
July 2017
A really great surprise for me that the cottage is facilitated so nice and there are everything we need even the dish washer. it's so clean and very suitable for a family here for several days leisure time with great view even just stay here. Thanks John for your great preparation and hope to be here again.

Stow, United KingdomJoined in August 2016
John User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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