Guestbook

Read comments and reviews left by our guests

We have welcomed guests from across the UK and Europe as well as overseas visitors from Australia, New Zealand and Canada.  Here’s what they had to say about the Green House:

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Yet another amazing week! Lovely to see some snow! See you soon.  L & N, Cheshire

February 2017 10/03/2017

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Lovely short stay – great house. Ed enjoyed watching the sheep. We’ll be back again, thank you! F, T & E, West Lothian

February 2017 10/03/2017

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What an amazing house. Made all the more magical with snow all around. Loved everything about the place. All the little extra thoughts like the welcome gifts, info and instructions for everything made relaxation even easier. Thank you very much! K, D, K & J, Glasgow

January 2017 10/03/2017

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Thanks for a perfect stay, we had a completely relaxing New Year made all the better by the beautiful surroundings of The Green House and Ettrickbridge. We enjoyed some great local walks from the booklet and also thanks for the welcome gifts – helped make our stay really special! The S Family, Edinburgh

New Year 2016/17 10/03/2017

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Second visit even more amazing than the first. Our best Christmas ever! Thank you for all the festive treats and gestures our daughter just loves the space and we all enjoyed the local walks. We so hope to be back! The L Family Ripon

Christmas 2016 10/03/2017

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A lovely stay in a cosy house. Thanks for the sloe gin & lemon cake. Hope to come back sometime. A & G Edinburgh

November 2016 10/03/2017

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A lovely, comfortable, peaceful stay. Did not go out much but did manage a very nice 30 mile cycle ride to Tushielaw and back via the B711/Ashkirk – practically traffic free. Really appreciate the homemade gifts. M&D Edinburgh

November 2016 10/03/2017

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Simply fabulous! We’ve had a brilliant time here in this amazing house. Recommend pub suppers both here at The Cross Keys and further afield at The Plough Inn in Lilliesleaf. The walks from the house have been wonderful with the autumn colours and the blue skies every day. M&T London

November 2016 10/03/2017

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We’ve thoroughly loved our stay at The Green House and our holiday in the Scottish Borders. The house is excellent – relaxing, comfortable & welcoming. The gifts on arrival were perfect (& delicious!) Thanks for all the things to make holidaying with a 7 yr old and a 6 mth old easier. The H Family, York

October 2016 10/03/2017

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Beautiful, much loved house and a wonderful part of the world – we had a lovely week! The F Family Glasgow

October 2016 10/03/2017

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Amazingly it’s our first holiday to the Borders and we had a lovely time. The Green House was a fab place to stay. Thank you for all your hospitality and attention to detail. Loved it! L&G Glasgow

October 2016 10/03/2017

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Thanks for another fantastic stay, still wish we could take The Green House home with us! R&L York

September 2016 10/03/2017

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A wonderful relaxing break in the beautiful Green House. We have really enjoyed staying in this special place and spotting the animals – the chickens were a definite favourite! Thank you for providing us with toys etc for Olivia. The H Family, Leicestershire

September 2016 10/03/2017

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We love The Green House, we’ve had a wonderful few days and loved our short time here. Thanks you so much, we’ll be back. The P Family, Cambridge

August 2016 10/03/2017

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Just love this place! We must be on visit number 6 at least! A fabulous fortnight with some brilliant walking, running, cycling and fishing. Can’t praise our hosts, Verity & Mark, enough. They always make us feel so welcome and at home. Thank you both so much, the rack of lamb was just amazing! See you soon! L&N Cheshire

August 2016 10/03/2017

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We regularly visit the Borders as my mum is a resident in a care home in Jedburgh. This is most definitely the best accommodation we’ve had. Big fans of the eco set up 10/10. Hopefully be back next year. The B Family, Netherlands

August 2016 10/03/2017

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What at treat reviewing “The Green House” for Scottish Field Magazine. A beautiful countryside retreat, many thanks. A&S Edinburgh

August 2016 10/03/2017

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Best holiday accommodation we have had. The views - including the night sky - are amazing. You can buy lovely smoked salmon from the smokehouse just over the bridge. Perfect! The B Family, Bushey

August 2016 10/03/2017

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A lovely comfortable home with a window to a wonderful world of nature. Loved the cake and eggs – a lovely personal touch! For families we would recommend Bowhill House and Traquair House. Melrose and Hawick worth a visit too. The Borders Textile Towerhouse is free to visit in Hawick . We really enjoyed the peaceful location and hope to return soon and would recommend to family and friends! The H Family, Glasgow

July 2016 10/03/2017

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We have had the most wonderful, relaxing week here at The Green House, away from all the noise and bustle of city life. The house itself is superb and we are so impressed with what you’ve achieved here. Ettrick is beautiful and the view from the hill well worth the climb! Thank you for everything, your friendly welcome, the jam, eggs & cake (mmm…!)  The P-M Family, Glasgow

July 2016 10/03/2017

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What a fantastic house, well equipped and really clean. Brilliant welcome cake, eggs & jam! Verity & Mark very friendly. We had great days out – Alnwick Castle definitely worth a visit – and nice to come home, have dinner and watch sheep, chickens & wildlife. No hesitation in booking again & recommending to friends. Thanks for a great holiday. The M Family, Aberdeen

July 2016 10/03/2017

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What a wonderful week in this beautiful setting. Angus has had a fabulous time, loving the chickens and the sheep and zooming round the garden. Trips to Floors Castle, Bowhill, Selkirk, Melsore, Kelso, Edinburgh Zoo and seeing Jedburgh Common Riding – what a sight! Love the Kids Bookshop in Selkirk and the Main Street Trading Company in St Boswells – Wow! We will be back, thank you. H, K & A, Aberdeenshire

July 2016 10/03/2017

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Been very comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the welcome pack, the eggs were lovely and the scones and fresh flowers. The finishing touches were appreciated. Really well equipped and thought out.  The P Family, Hampshire

June 2016 10/03/2017

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This is a lovely, comfortable, happy house. The new Borders Railway from Tweedbank (free parking all day) took us to Edinburgh, bus 27 to the Botanic Garden (amazing/lovely lunch) cost £1.60 each way per person from Waverley station. Melrose and Kelso are lovely towns. The countryside is so unspoilt, people considerate; we shall be back. Thanks for the delicious eggs and cake. Cheers! J&D, Cornwall

June 2016 10/03/2017

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Fantastic sunny week! The Green House has everything including brilliantly equipped kitchen. Great walking & cycling including local cycle through Bowhill Estate and up over hills, St Mary’s Loch, Three Brethren Walk and Southern Upland Way. We will miss the acrobatic fly catcher, window views, sheep & lambs, birdlife and just the general peace. Beautiful plum jam, cake, eggs and flowers on arrival – great holiday!  M & S, York

June 2016 23/02/2017

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Thank you for a lovely relaxing week, just what we needed. Dad explored the local area on foot almost every day – which he enjoyed. I loved sitting in the chair by the window, I had planned to read more but watching the birds and the lambs was fantastic! A wonderful week and location. Eggs & cake on arrival – fab!  The R Family, Darlington & Cheltenham

May 2016 23/02/2017

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Lovely quiet & peaceful 4 days in beautiful house, thank you.  D & H, Dundee

May 2016 23/02/2017

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Wonderful location for a family catch up. Beautiful surroundings and what a fabulous retreat. Thank you!  L & A, Lancs & Inverness

May 2016 23/02/2017

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Many thanks for another relaxing stay at The Green House. Highlights this time included the very young lambs, meeting the pigs and family tennis! Off today to find the Ettrickbridge Geocaches! Looking forward to coming back in September!  The B Family, Aberdeen

April 2016 23/02/2017

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A fabulous place to celebrate a birthday! First time at Melrose 7s. So love the peace and the birds here. Thank you for sharing this oasis. Restored!  The cycling has been amazing – top of the world!  Wee black lambs a definite highlight.  The M Family, Bearsden

April 2016 23/02/2017

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We have all loved our 4 nights at The Green House and really enjoyed being so close to nature. Walks in the rain, watching the rabbits jumping about in the field, visiting the lambs, pigs & hens. Walked up the hill behind the house, explored the graveyard filled with snowdrops and daffodils, visited Bowhill soft play, trip to Innerleithen – great ice cream! – Cross Keys for tea, game of tennis on fantastic court, kids enjoyed local playpark, playing in the garden. We loved the scones, jam & eggs and peace and tranquillity. Wonderful place, thank you v much!  P.S. It feels like a very healthy house! Loved being eco!  The G Family, Linlithgow

April 2016 23/02/2017

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Had a lovely, relaxing time in this beautiful house. Very cosy with everything we needed. Loved the wee cakes on arrival, the wonderful eggs and delicious honey. Thank you so much.  L, D & I, Edinburgh

March 2016 23/02/2017

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Thanks so much for a lovely stay in this amazing place. So relaxing, loved the sheep! Will definitely be back.  A & Family, Northumberland

March 2016 23/02/2017

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We couldn’t have enjoyed our 3rd stay in The Green House more… Occasionally the weather was a bit too windy so we watched the birds from inside and all the other wildlife too. You have created an outstanding place, thank you so much. As we are leaving now, we think already about our next visit. M & S, Switzerland

February 2016 19/02/2017

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"A short but lovely stay this weekend whilst attending my nephew's wedding at Aikwood Tower. We were very impressed by the attention to detail - even down to an absolutely delicious home-made cake! We couldn't have been made to feel more welcome, and for that many, many thanks. This place is top notch."

13/09/2016

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"We stayed for five nights in August. The Green House is an absolutely fantastic property and we wholeheartedly recommend a stay. It is very relaxing, very clean and well equipped."

13/09/2016

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"Wonderful accommodation. Cannot speak too highly of everything associated with the Green House. Lovely place, lovely hosts-Everything spotless, every detail thought of, every comfort provided.No hesitation in recommending this excellent cottage to anyone travelling in the area. Would love to return."

13/09/2016

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"The house is in a beautiful location, especially if you are looking to get away from it all. The house is exceptionally well appointed, and spotlessly clean. The hamper on arrival was just what we needed after a long journey, and much appreciated. The owners are very helpful, and nothing seems too much trouble if asking for help. Though at the same time, they did not disturb us, and left us to our privacy. There are hills behind the house that provide beautiful scenery and walking. A delightful stay in a very high quality holiday rental." N&J, Essex

13/09/2016

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"We were really excited to visit The Green House after finding it online and it didn't disappoint! Wow! Fantastic concept that's been so beautifully designed with every detail considered. We found it incredibly homely and relaxing so much so that we don't want to leave. We will definitely be back!" May 2014

13/09/2016

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"I cannot praise The Green House highly enough- it is one of the loveliest holiday homes we have stayed in. The cake, jam, smoked salmon and wonderful eggs made for a lovely welcome. The house is very child-friendly and the toys and books were very welcome. If I were to point out everything we loved about our stay, I would need a whole book. We will be recommending The Green House to friends and we are already planning a return!"

May 2014 13/09/2016

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Fruit and Vegetable Harvest

2016 has seen another good crop of both fruit and vegetables, although some have fared better than others.  The tomatoes weren’t so good, possible because we kept forgetting to water them, but the grapevines seemed to thrive on this neglect and we have a bumper...
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Walking in The Ettrick Valley

The Green House is situated in some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland and is ideal for walking. Guests are able to set off on a variety of walks right from the doorstep, from short easy routes through to more challenging hill climbs. Clearly visible from...
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Chickens, Eggs & Cake

We first started keeping poultry back in 2009 with ten mixed pekin bantams. We wanted a breed that was easy to handle with a good nature and as child-friendly as possible, these girls fitted the bill perfectly. Only one small problem - their ping pong ball sized eggs....
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African visitors

The first swallows arrived back in the first week of May.  It’s always such a heartening sight and sound reminding us that spring has well and truly sprung.  For the past couple of years we’ve had swallows nesting in the porch of The Green House.  Lovely you might...
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Lambing Time

April is a busy month all round.  Not only do the lambs start arriving but The Green House is always full with guests taking short breaks over the Easter holidays. The weather was not kind at the start of the month which has not made for an easy lambing.  Sadly this...
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