Newhouse Cottage

Near Lilliesleaf, Scottish Borders

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In a charmingly peaceful and rural situation in the heart of the Scottish Borders, some 4 miles from Selkirk, lies the picturesque Newhouse Cottage.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Dating from the 1830s, this most attractive, spacious and comfortable traditional holiday home is full of character and has been beautifully modernised and refurbished to a high standard.

Inside, there is an ingenious and well-fitted galley kitchen, which for its size has plenty of storage and appliances, even down to a good Scots ‘pulley’ (a rack hanging from the ceiling for drying clothes). A few steps down take you to a spacious living room, which has a wood-burning stove to keep the place toasty and a dining area conveniently sited near the kitchen. With windows on three sides of the room it is bright and sunny all day long.

All on one level at the other end of the house are the two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both of which are very prettily decorated and furnished. The double bedroom is very large indeed and well able to cope with the king-size bed which it contains. Nor need occupants of the twin necessarily feel at any disadvantage, for this is a ziplink arrangement which can be converted to a super king size double on request. A family bathroom with bath and shower over completes the accommodation.

Many guests comment favourably on how spacious the cottage is for its apparent size and even with a ‘full house’, there will be no chance of guests feeling cramped.

Outside the cottage has a sunny and quite private situation and it will be very tempting at every opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine in the pretty enclosed gravelled garden (with furniture). There is also is plenty of parking right at the door.

Map & Local

There are lovely walks to be enjoyed straight from the door in the surrounding countryside.

Here, you are also in the very centre of the lovely Border country, where there is far more to see and do than could possibly be achieved in the average holiday.

There is riding and an excellent golf course (one of many in the area), about 3 miles away at Ashkirk. The Southern Upland Way can be joined just north of Selkirk, while the world-class mountain biking centre at Glentress is within half an hour's drive. Selkirk also has a swimming pool and there is a leisure centre 10 miles away at Hawick.

The Border towns are full of charm and character and most have excellent eating places and interesting shops. Be sure to visit some of the local mill shops, for this area is the home of good knitwear and in particular cashmere.

There are lots of castles, keeps, ruined abbeys and stately homes in the local area, including Sir Walter Scott's own house at Abbotsford and in just over an hour you reach the Berwickshire coast with its lovely sandy beaches. Edinburgh is reachable for a day trip in just over an hour's drive, or 55 minutes by train from Tweedbank (11 miles). Buses also run regularly from Selkirk if the driver in the party fancies a day off.

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.



Single Storey

Sitting/dining room with wood-burner and TV/DVD (three steps down)
Kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc.
Double bedroom (king size)
Twin bedroom (zip-link: can be converted to super king-size)
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

What's included


Available Extras

Linen (Double bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are available to hire. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-buring stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED, subject to provider. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

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)
  • Save 15% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
  • Save 10% - March 2017 From 11/03/2017 to 31/03/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £295.00 £345.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £395.00 £465.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £295.00 £345.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £395.00 £465.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £525.00 £550.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £395.00 £465.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £525.00 £550.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £395.00 £465.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £295.00 £345.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £395.00 £465.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £285.00 £295.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £525.00 £550.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £525.00 £550.00
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


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Great comfortable cottage and in a lovely location. Very friendly owners, Will be back again in the future.


Superb cottage, beautifully maintained and presented. I have no hesitation in recommending this property and have plans ...

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There was one of everything we needed.


Lovely cottage and very helpful neighbours


Lovely cottage. Fully equipped with everything needed for a holiday break.

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