Millsyde at Hendersyde Farm, Kelso, in The Scottish Borders
The Scottish Tourist Board has graded Millsyde at the top end of 4 Star Standard - excellent!
Millsyde, a new conversion completed in 2012, is a very special addition for Hendersyde!
'The cottage' offers soothing space for six - with a little luxury and a touch of country style!
Throughout the caring creation of Millsyde we’ve watched the wildlife, delighted in the birdsong & been soothed by the peace of the place! We love it & hope you will too!
Snuggling into a blissfully peaceful corner of the farm above the Eden Water, this is the most idyllic spot to escape the rest of the world!
Relaxed & homely, with lots of living space for six people, we hope we have managed to create a feeling of understated luxury in a flowing, cosy, energy efficient home!
I hope the photo gallery will give you an idea of the look and feel of the whole of Millsyde. As a little background the original part of the house (including the sitting room, hall, twin bed rooms) has central heating, the rest is warmed by under floor heating. Solar panels help to heat the water, and the whole house is tucked up in a cosy blanket of wool insulation.
The level entry hall leads to the heart of the house, the very spacious sitting, dining, cooking, kitchen, with pantry! Sociable and very well equipped the kitchen has more than enough room for every-one to gather! The Range Master cooker has a five ring induction hob, two ovens, a grill and warming drawer, so there's lots of scope for enthusiastic cooks - backed up by the dishwasher!
The light, bright sitting room offers more comfortable space and room to escape in peace, maybe sitting by the wood burner in winter!
We have tried to make the bed rooms as flexible as possible with two super-king (or twin) bed rooms, sharing a bath room that has a double ended bath and double headed shower!
At the far end of the corridor the master bed room has a king-sized bed, and its own en-suite shower room.
The practical scullery, with space for a dog's bed, has a washing machine, tumble drier and pulley, it leads to the cloakroom and back door lobby.
Across the enclosed back yard, the boot room and double garage are handy, secure storage areas, perhaps for your fishing rods, bikes, golf clubs or just putting vehicles under-cover!
Outside there's space to relax and savour the tranquillity on the ‘sitooterie’( patio to non-Scots! ) or tucked away in the sheltered spot down by the garden shed, perfect for catching the evening sun!
For a little gentle activity, the sloping lawn gives 'crooked croquet' an extra dimension! The table-tennis table lives in the double garage and can be wheeled outside.
The very young garden was created out of what was a field in 2011! There's scope for lots more to come! Gardeners might be inspired to sketch a design or two! I have mine in my head – but am always open to new ideas!
Millsyde is featured on the 100 BEST GUIDE to luxury holiday home Scottish Borders
"Where the three existing cottages are traditional, the new "cottage" is super modern.... but I know Sue's final touches will ensure this new "cottage" will be just as comfortable and welcoming. Well done guys - what a amazing job you have done "
'We have stayed at Hendersyde many times. Our latest stay, now at Millsyde, tops the list. Millsyde is in a league of its own: "home-from-home accomodation" that can be positioned in the one-of-a-kind category. Clean & well-proportioned rooms, superb hospitality, a dream of Kitchen. It all comes highly recommended.We will undoubtedly be back.
'This really is a super house - "cottage" doesn't begin to describe it. Spacious, warm, comfortable and well-equipped; we had a most enjoyable stay there and wished it could have been longer. It is well away from roads and hence quiet and private, with attractive countryside views. Wi-fi included, which is so important these days, and the price is reasonable for the quality and extent of the accommodation. We have stayed in two of the other cottages on the farm and are firm Hendersyde fans.'
" One word - Brilliant! "