The Capercaillie is situated in a small wood where ponies are kept and the name Capercaillie means "horse in the wood". The Capercaillie bird makes a sound like a horse.
Amongst the heather strewn hills of the Scottish lowlands nestles the pretty village of Oxton. Located just off the A68 the village is surrounded by farmland and looked over by the moors. Once you have driven through the village the road begins to narrow and climb. Follow this untill the top of the hill where the views behind you to the Lammimuirs are already breathtaking. To your right is the farm road, snaking its way through fields that change with the seasons. Sometimes a seemingly endless meadow of grasses and flowers waiting to be made into hay and home to hares and bees, and sometimes grassland nourishing sheep before the harsher winter months come. Follow the unfenced road until it passes beneath ancient trees and heads down to the farm. Watch out here for the family of deer that live in the woodland beside the road, and the buzzards that fly and perch overhead.
Once you start to near the farm, the fields change from the moorland into a tamer landscape. Look out for the alpacas and Toffee the lama as you turn left to your holiday house. You have arrived at your holiday home and the only sounds you will hear are the birds, possibly a faint mooing from a cow calling her calf, and the rustling of the leaves on the trees.
When you enter this lovely house, to the right of the hallway is the cloakroom and utility room and to the left is the kitchen.Straight on you will see a lovely curving Ash Stair Case. To the left is the dining room and to the right is the Garden Room/Snug. Further on from the dining room is the beautiful living room with patio doors onto a raised decking. Going through the Garden Room, which also has patio doors onto a raised decking with the hot tub, there is the downstairs bedroom. This has a dressing area and a bathroom with a wet room shower and deep lovely bath.
Upstairs, there is a gallery landing and view to the skies through the windows in the roof. Four further bedrooms, two with dressing areas and their own bathrooms and two, which can be split into twin rooms, either side of the family bathroom.
Peep outside you will see the BBQ hut, looking a little like a Hobbit House amongst the trees and a fairy circle of chairs made from the stumps of felled trees. Have a look in more detail here.
Our Summer season runs from 2nd April until 31st October each year:
Our Winter season runs from 1st November until 1st April each year:
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5 Self Catering "5 Star" Luxury Lodges each with their own Hot Tub in Scotland, close to Edinburgh in the Scottish Borders offering you peace, tranquillity and a place to escape to in the heart of beautiful Scotland.