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68 reviews
Private driveway approaching the house
Front of the house
Large garden room
Garden room with Gazebo / hot tub outside
Dining room from the hallway
Kitchen
Kitchen with door through to garden room
Rear of the house
Gardens looking back to the house
Double bedroom
Dining room
Garden room
Hallway
En suite bedroom
Bedroom
En suite bathroom
Bedroom with king size bed
Double bedroom
Sitting room with open fire
Dining room
Outdoor hot tub
Our BBQ 'Hobbit' house!
View to the house in winter
View from the ponds to Border countryside
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Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Hawick, Borders, Scotland

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bee f
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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“a great place to stay”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

arrived here with my partner, son and in laws what a lovely house away from it all, everything you need a home from home clean and spacious loved sitting in the garden area at night even in the cooler weather, the woods behind a great place to explore, definitely a great place to stay. lovely people who care from reading the guest book, left something expensive there an email to the owner and we received the items through the post with a lovely message thank you for a lovely week

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Liked best: the garden area and conservatory
Liked least: having to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
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JayAyles
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great... but! Comments from a Parent.”
Reviewed 15 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Firstly don't get me wrong, what a beautiful house in a lovely part of the UK.

Our group consisted of my parents now retired (who booked Branxholme) myself, my wife, our 18mth old daughter and my brother. The house is big enough for us all to have our own but of space but cosy enough for us all to come together an have family time during meals or evenings. Often found that the large Kitchen was the gathering place for the family, and spending daytime in the garden room/conservatory and then evenings in the smaller lounge to watch TV, careful of the single seater sofa, very soft base, you tend to loose yourself wen you first sit done :o)
Great to have full Wifi, although bear in mind signal is intermittent due to size of house and thickness of walls.

Lovely touch to have a big box of toys for kids (may be worth the owner checking these from time to time as some needed a bit of clean or just didn't work). The large cot in one of the double bedrooms if fab, just may want to take you own bedding for peace of mind, but nicely laid out with teddies to greet the young one who is sleeping in it.

My personal opinion comes as a parent of a small child. The sweeping stair case is beautiful but with no gate at the top we always had to be very careful of our daughter not tumbling down it as she is still unsteady on her feet. Also the exterior/outside space is a small stones covering. The grassed garden is tucked away across the drive and is a, free for all, of midges not pleasant for children to play! The garden room/conservatory would be perfectly situated for you to relax and watch any children play outside but this area, as I mentioned, has no grass only small stones and slabs. A compromise would be wood chippings if grass was not an option.

However... this house if perfectly situated for traveling and site seeing. Having secured a baby sitter (my brother) my wife and I easily drove to Edinburgh for a day (took around 1hr 30mins), got there early as the fringe and tattoo where both on, great day!
Also traveled to Cragside house and estate (national trust) and Alnwick Castle and Gardens (amazing for kids, great value if the weather is good) the gardens have amazing fountains the kids can play in (don't forget swimming costumes), also tip for lunch, go into town (only 10mins walk from entrance, much better value places to eat).

My parents are keen walkers with their dog, and Branxholme was a perfect base to get to some lovely walks. Me and mine even donned our walking boots for a couple of days out.

My brother a keen mountain biker had pick of some great roots.

Hawick has some nice shops, shame the economic times has seen some of the smaller more 'handmade' shops close, leaving way for the bigger chains to take over.
Some nice places to eat as well, and only 20mins from Branxholme Knowe in the car. Also plenty of free parking.

In closing Branxholme Knowe is an amazing house and full of character but if you have young children keep in mind the stairs and the garden/ stoned area outside the conservatory (plenty of scuffed knees and hands).

Hope you have as much fun as we all did if you stay at Branxholme.

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Liked best: The character
Liked least: Not so child friendly
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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Angela Y
Halifax, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“So lovely you don't want to leave”
Reviewed 15 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

Stayed at Branxholm Knowe for two weeks the house is beautiful, very peaceful location, ideal for a chill out holiday. Enjoyed watching deer in woods and rabbits in garden, lots of birds visited garden throughout the day. Our two year old granddaughter said she didn't want to leave at the end of holiday.Looking forward to returning in near future .

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Liked best: The en- suite bedroom
Liked least: Loved everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: Excellent facilities and great privacy
Liked least: Scottish weather a little dull compared with the heatwave at home that week!
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: The huge conservatory looking out over the grounds.
Travelling group: Large Group/Tour
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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