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Rennaldburn

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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The centrally heated farmhouse has been lovingly refurbished in an earth-friendly way, with many unique features inside, from stained glass to organic woodwork, original artworks and hand-printed prayerflags. Upstairs is the bathroom and two large bedrooms, each with a double and single bed in them. Both face West, towards the river Esk which winds through the valley, and the Loupin Stanes. This is one of many prehistoric sites in the area, including the Girdle Stanes, another ancient stone circle twenty minutes further downstream. Half-way up the stairs, there is a cosy single with a skylight to the stars and and its own secret 'Mousehole', also with a single bed in it. Downstairs is the sitting room, with an open fireplace. This holds an extensive library, specialising in books of a s...The centrally heated farmhouse has been lovingly refurbished in an earth-friendly way, with many unique features inside, from stained glass to organic woodwork, original artworks and hand-printed prayerflags. Upstairs is the bathroom and two large bedrooms, each with a double and single bed in them. Both face West, towards the river Esk which winds through the valley, and the Loupin Stanes. This is one of many prehistoric sites in the area, including the Girdle Stanes, another ancient stone circle twenty minutes further downstream. Half-way up the stairs, there is a cosy single with a skylight to the stars and and its own secret 'Mousehole', also with a single bed in it. Downstairs is the sitting room, with an open fireplace. This holds an extensive library, specialising in books of a spiritual and esoteric nature. This leads to the well-equipped kitchen, which also has a washer & dryer. There's also wifi, DVD player & DVDs and many instruments, including a harmonium, music from which features here :) (But be warned, there's no telly at Rennaldburn!) My cat, Tashi, and I live in the back of the house, but the holiday let side is completely self contained, with its own front door. It's child-friendly here, with cot, high chair and child safety gates available…& also pet-friendly, as long as any canine guests don’t chase Tashi or the surrounding sheep!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Shen C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2017
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Reviewed August 14, 2020

This historic house , built by Thomas Telford in his youth, is very remote in a beautiful valley. If you like birds there are clouds of them outside your bedroom window every morning. If you need rest, the beds guarantee good sleep. If you read,...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank Margaret B
Reviewed November 27, 2019

Rennauldburn is a really lovely house with beautiful artwork all over the house and lots of interesting and quirky touches throughout, and we were made to feel most welcome. It's easy to hide away and have the place to yourself but Shen is available and...More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Pathfinder770684
Reviewed April 15, 2019

This is my third stay with Shen and it was so lovely once again. I always enjoy having some time at Rennaldburn, just being there feels like I am on a mini retreat from my busy life! Its a very creatively inspiring place and has...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank sarahlouowen2015
Inspiration772414, VR Owner at Rennaldburn, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thanks so much for your stellar review, Sarah! So glad you both had a wonderful stay again ~ it was really lovely to see you and enjoy your relaxed and happy vibes! Look forward to seeing you again at Rennaldburn soon :)

Reviewed May 8, 2018

Shen is lovely, welcoming and easygoing, the house is a piece of art and the room and facilities are comfortable, clean and so cozy! Highly recommended!

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank els5362
Management response:Responded May 8, 2018

Thanks so much Els; really happy you enjoyed your stay at Rennaldburn! I look forward to seeing you here again :)

Reviewed June 11, 2017

My Mum and I stayed here for 2 nights recently while attending a workshop at Samye Ling.The location is very convenient if you have a car and need to stay outside the monastery. I just loved the place - the prior reviews are still relevant,...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank mangobluestar
ShenChokyi, Owner at Rennaldburn, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

So glad you both enjoyed your stay at Rennaldburn so much! It was lovely having you both, and I look forward to another visit :) All the best, Shen

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Reviewed August 7, 2016

We stayed with the family (two kids, 4 and 8) for three nights last week. Shen gave us a lovely welcome, and the place is magical. Quiet, in the middle of nature, and great to explore Eskdalemuir from. It's the best holiday let I have...More

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank a_biermann
ShenChokyi, Owner at Rennaldburn, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2016

I'm honoured by your accolade Andreas! It was really lovely having you and your family to stay ~ I'm so glad it was a magical home from home for you. Rennaldburn, Tashi and I will look forward to your next visit :) All the very...More

Reviewed September 29, 2015

I only stayed one night at Rennaldburn, and loved it so much I wish had been able to stay much longer - both for the wonderful and fantastic house and to explore more of the area. It's an old farmhouse with a touch of hobbithole...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank AyeWright
ShenChokyi, Owner at Rennaldburn, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2015

So glad you enjoyed your stay; it's great when guests really 'get' the special spirit here at Rennaldburn ! And many thanks for your original, tragic-history-steeped song in old Scottish ~ a memorable performance. I'll look forward to another visit :)

Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my husband and three little children stayed at Rennaldburn for a night after a visit to samye ling buddhist centre. Shen rented the whole side of the farm house to us for a very reasonable price. I cant describe just how tranquil and...More

Date of stay: July 2015
1  Thank jaynie-allison
ShenChokyi, Owner at Rennaldburn, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2015

Dear Jaynie, Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay so much :) I loved having you and your lovely family here, and look forward to hearing your music next time you visit the shire ;)

Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and 2 friends were visiting the Monastery at Samye Ling and looked for a place to stay nearby so we could explore the area a little. We immediately fell in love with the colourful farmhouse and booked accommodation for the night. The weather...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Skylark88
ShenChokyi, Owner at Rennaldburn, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2015

So glad you enjoyed your stay! It was great seeing you all having such a good visit despite the wild weather ~ hopefully next time you'll get some more sunshine :) All is lush and green here now. Really look forward to seeing you all...More

Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I travelled a long way from Wales on business and decided to book two nights accommodation at Rennalburn. We were delighted to find ourselves in a colourful and friendly old farmhouse with our kind and thoughtful host, Shen. Our 9 month old...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Lizsum
ShenChokyi, Owner at Rennaldburn, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2015

So glad you enjoyed your stay! It was lovely having you all here ~ and I think I've found the ideal audience age for my songs :) Looking forward to your visit next year, All the best, Shen

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
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