The Cottage

The Summerhouse is situated in the grounds of Chisholme House, an eighteenth century shooting lodge now used as a Retreat Centre. The Summerhouse enjoys a private and secluded location with beautiful views over the nearby lake. You are welcome to walk in the woodland surrounding the estate. Please be aware that the cottage is in a remote location, with the nearest amenities ten miles distant in Hawick. The farm road which accesses the cottage is unsealed and rough in places, and the path to the entrance is uneven. People with mobility problems may find it difficult. 

The accommodation comprises four bedrooms, two double and two single, sleeping 6 / 7 people. There is a walk-in shower room and a bathroom with bath and separate shower. Downstairs comprises a very spacious living area and kitchen/diner, with French windows leading out into the patio and garden overlooking the lake, plus a small conservatory which provides additional private space. There is a large utility room with space for coats and boots.

Entrance and ground floor
There is a front door and a back door, both accessed from the drive. The back door leads into the ground floor utility room, while the front door opens into the mezzanine floor.

Utility Room: sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes dryer, storage for coats and boots.

Living area: an open-plan living space with lounge, dining area and kitchen.

Lounge: sofas, armchairs and footstool, open fire, 60” television with dvd player. French windows to garden.

Dining area: dining table and chairs

Kitchen: fully fitted kitchen with integrated gas hob, electric oven and microwave oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Door to garden.

Conservatory: desk, chair and books.

Mezzanine floor
Master bedroom: king-size bed, fitted wardrobes, wall-mounted television
Shower room with walk-in shower, toilet and hand basin.

First floor
Double bedroom: king-size bed, wardrobe and storage space
Single bedroom: single bed with truckle beneath if an additional bed is needed. Wardrobe, chest of drawers
Single bedroom: small room with single bed and wardrobe
Bathroom: free-standing bath, separate shower, toilet and hand basin.

Dogs
Up to two well-behaved dogs may be brought by prior arrangement, however they must be kept on leash at all times, both on the estate and on the surrounding sheep-farming countryside. Inside the house, dogs are allowed on the uncarpeted ground floor, but are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture.