The Coach House at Roberton
Near Hawick, Scottish Borders
The Coach House at Roberton is a charming converted former coach house accessed through the Borthwickbrae Estate near Hawick (7 miles) in the rolling Scottish Borders countryside.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The house has been carefully modernised whilst retaining many original features including the colourful stable doors where two sets of French doors now flood the house with natural light. The main living area is spacious and open plan with seating to curl up on around the wood-burning stove at one end and a dining area at the other. There is even a piano if you fancy a musical interlude in the evening.
The traditional wood-panelled kitchen is laid out in what was the old tack room and you can still see the saddle racks and bridle hooks up on the wall. The large gas range makes cooking a pleasure and there is also a handy downstairs shower room.
Upstairs are two pleasant double bedrooms, a twin bedroom with lovely views out over the garden and a bathroom with bath and shower over.
Outside is an extensive grassed garden area with a beautiful outlook over the open countryside where you can relax and enjoy the peace and seclusion of this pretty spot. The adjoining house also belongs to the owners who use it occasionally for their own holidays, but it has its own separate garden, entrance and parking.
You can head out cycling straight from the house and there are mountain bike trails in the Craik Forest (8 miles), or for more serious mountain biking the superb 7stanes Centre at Newcastleton is just over an hour’s drive away. There are also outdoor activities including archery, kayaking, raft building and a 300 metre long zipwire on offer at the Rock UK Activity Centre a mile out of Newcastleton.
Hawick (7 miles) has plenty of shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants, as well as large supermarkets and a leisure centre with a swimming pool and soft play area for children. The town has a long history in the textile industry and it is still a great place to pick up quality cashmere and knitwear.
There is an 18-hole golf course on the outskirts of Hawick that is in an elevated position with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside or you can try the courses at Woll (8 miles) or Minto (13 miles). Horse riding is available from the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (12 miles).
Selkirk (13 miles) has a range of shops to explore and if you are still on the textile trail you will find more knitwear at the Lochcarron Visitor Centre where you can take an informative tour of the mill itself. Just outside Selkirk at the Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre is a picturesque riverside walk where, at the right time of year, you can see the salmon leaping in the river.
The area is steeped in history with lots of interesting sites to visit including Stobs Castle (11.5 miles), Fatlips Castle (13.5 miles) and Hermitage Castle (22.5 miles). The town of Jedburgh (17.5 miles) is home to a 12th century ruined abbey, as well as Mary Queen of Scots House and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum.
Born in the Borders (16 miles) has a gift shop and beer brewery, as well as a café with a live TV feed of a nearby osprey nest (in season). They have also teamed up with a local company to offer off road driving over challenging terrain with taster sessions and longer, more technical drives available to try.
Local Events and Attractions
Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.
Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, TV and piano
Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, gas range cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Snug with TV/DVD
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricty is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric panel heaters (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (logs INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests therefore may prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). No smoking.
The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||POA|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||POA|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||POA|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
|24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018||POA|
|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
|14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018||POA|
|05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018||POA|
|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
|02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018||POA|
|30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018||POA|
|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||POA|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||POA|