Closed Road Sportive

09.08.15

Local Information – accommodation and services

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ETTRICK & YARROW VALLEY 

The event route travels through the beautiful scenery and quite roads of the Ettrick and Yarrow Valley, why not visit the facilities en route in the weeks and months running up to the event.  There are a large variety of cafes, bed and breakfasts and other businesses that are particularly well geared up to welcome cyclists.

HOTELS 

The Cross Keys Inn, Ettrickbridge

The Gordon Arms, Yarrow Valley

Philipburn Country House Hotel

Tibbieshiels Inn

B&Bs

Hartleap Bed & Breakfast: For a nice, very cycle friendly B&B that’s actually on the route, try here.

Capperkirk Bed & Breakfast, St Marys Loch

St Marys Loch Bed & Breakfast

SELF CATERING

Why not try Broadmeadows House  a late Georgian country mansion that offers luxurious self-catering in the Yarrow Valley.

The Green House, Ettrickbridge

The Half House Holiday Cottage, St Marys Loch

CAMPING

Ettrick Valley Yurts, Kirkhope 

Honey Cottage Caravan Park, Hopehouse

Angecroft Caravans, Ettrick

CAFES AND FOOD STOPS

The Gordon Arms, Yarrow Valley

Glen Cafe, St Marys Loch

The Waterwheel Restaurant, Selkirk

The Cross Keys Inn, Ettrickbridge

Minstrel Tearoom, Bowhill Estate

Philipburn Country House Hotel

Tibbieshiels Inn

GENERAL 

Ettrick & Yarrow Valley

LOCAL AMENITIES & ATTRACTIONS

Bowhill House, near Selkirk

Smiddy Inn, Woll


THE TWEED VALLEY 

The event start in Peebles, in the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders is easily accessible, only 23 miles from Edinburgh, with a wide variety of accommodation within the main towns of Peebles, Innerleithen and surrounding area.  Many of these hotels, guest houses and B&Bs pride themselves on their ‘cycle-friendly’ service.

Here’s a selection of good places to stay:

HOTELS

The Tontine Hotel http://www.tontinehotel.com/cycling-break-scotland

Peebles Hydro Hotel http://www.peebleshydro.co.uk/short-breaks/mountain-biking.html

McDonald Cardrona Hotel http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/macdonald-cardrona-hotel-golf-spa/

B&Bs

Craiguart House http://www.craiguart.co.uk/

For a list of other B&B’s in the area check out this website http://www.bestoftheborders.co.uk/peebles/peebles_accommodation.htm

Traquair House Bed & Breakfast

SELF CATERING

Glentress Forest Lodges http://www.glentressforestlodges.co.uk/

The Bike House, Innerleithen http://www.thebikehouse.co.uk/

Tweedsmuir Cottage http://tweedsmuir-cottage.co.uk/

Kailzie Bunkhouse http://www.bunk-house.co.uk/

The Bike Lodge, Innerleithen

Cosaig Self Catering, Innerleithen www.cosaigselfcatering.co.uk

CAMPING

Glentress Forest Lodges http://www.glentressforestlodges.co.uk/directions-c46.html

Rosetta Caravan Park http://www.rosettaholidaypark.com/

Crossburn Caravan Park http://www.crossburn-caravans.com/

GENERAL

http://www.visittweedvalley.co.uk/peebles-accommodation-hotel-self-catering-bandb

LOCAL AMENITIES & ATTRACTIONS

Kailzie Gardens

Traquair House

Dawyck Gardens

Kailzie Equestrian

Pony Trekking

 

Photo credit: Kevin Maclean