The Loading Bay Self Catering Holidays (Sleeps 4)
Luxuriously converted former Railway Station Building
Hassendean Station Denholm near Jedburgh in Roxburghshire Scottish Borders TD9 8PX
In the heart of the lovely Scottish Borders Countryside, only an hour away from Edinburgh/Carlisle/Newcastle, lies Hassendean Railway Station on the famous Waverley Route. The Station axed by Dr Beeching, abandoned and derelict but now saved and carefully restored by architectural designer Tom Pyemont and his wife Anne Marie.
The Loading Bay is separated from the Pyemont’s home – Hassendean Station building, by the only surviving Victorian Timber Footbridge. The Loading Bay has its own gravelled driveway, where an imaginative cycle shed has been built from railway sleepers with a grass roof, and three secure gardens one of which is the lawned over former railway track.
Things to do: locally there are many places of interest, Abbeys of Jedburgh, Melrose, Dryburgh and Kelso – Historic houses of Mellerstain, Floors Castle, Abbotsford and Bowhill, Mary Queen of Scots at Jedburgh.
Golf courses abound right across The Borders in every Town. Only a mile away in the local village of Minto there is an 18 hole Golf Course and Antiques Showroom. In the other nearby village of Denholm, there is another Antiques Showroom, an Italian Bistro, Coffee Shop, 2 Pubs, Village Shop-Post Office, Butcher, Hairdresser and a Garage with Petrol.
Cyclists and walkers are well catered for with the close by Cheviot + Eildon Hills, Southern Upland + Abbey Ways, Scott’s View, with good walking from the front door to the Minto Hills and Rubers Law.
Salmon + Trout Fishing can be had on the nearby rivers Tweed + Teviot. Additionally there are local lochs and the Fly Fishery at Lilliesleaf for brown/rainbow trout.
The Rugby Sevens in the Spring and the Common Ridings, Edinburgh Festival + Tattoo throughout the summer.
Horse Riding/Archery/Music Festivals/Theatres.
The newly-reopened Edinburgh to (Tweedbank) Galashiels Border Railway makes train trips to Edinburgh a possibility.
The clever arrangement of Bedrooms at “Goods Yard” ground floor level, with the Sitting Room, Dining + Kitchen on the first floor at Platform level, not only fill the cottage with light but provide stunning views over the open countryside. A mix of antiques, railway artefacts and contemporary furniture provide a relaxing atmosphere and lots of interest.
Accommodation at Platform Level – First Floor:
A really exciting light filled space, carefully arranged to take advantage of the open views at day and the star filled night skies– no light pollution here!
Contemporary open plan Sitting Room with Juliet balcony, “Freeview” television and DVD “Wi-Fi” – step down to Dining Area and fully fitted and equipped Kitchen.
Cloakroom – Utility off the Kitchen fitted with Washing Machine + Dryer.
Access onto the platform and lawned over the old railway track.
Accommodation at Goods Yard Level – Ground Floor
Principal Bedroom with king size bed, antique “gentleman’s” wardrobe + mirrored dressing table.
Twin Bedroom has two 3ft beds and an Art Deco wardrobe.
Large Shower room with underfloor heating, classic heated towel rail – walk in shower, loo, wash hand basin and a Victorian Wash Stand.
Entrance Hall, with Art Deco Hallstand + Victorian Dresser – stairs to the First Floor, is the access from the gravelled driveway/parking area.
All linen is provided and beds have the addition of patchwork quilts and luxury over blankets.
Complimentary welcome pack.
We welcome children, stair gate, high chair, travel cot and temporary bed are available.
“Freeview” Television with DVD.
Use of our own Beach Hut available at Coldingham Bay – 1 hour away.
Regrettably no pets at The Loading Bay
Additional and separate pet friendly, holiday accommodation close by at “Signalman’s Cottage”, discounted rates if you combine your holiday with Family and Friends. Short breaks available.
CONTACT Anne Marie Pyemont at Hassendean Station Telephone