Phaup Cottage

Near Hawick, Scottish Borders

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There are some people who just have the knack of putting together a really first-class holiday cottage and the owners of Phaup Cottage certainly fall into that category.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (3)
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
Overview

Situated midway between Langholm and Hawick, in the heart of the hills of the central Borders, it stands quite alone in a wooded valley, reached by about a mile of good private track and without another house in sight. There has been a dwelling here for over 100 years, but the superb cottage which has emerged from the chrysalis of its predecessor would be unrecognisable to the original inhabitants, combining as it does style, character, space and every modern comfort.

Phaup Cottage is a delight and no effort has been spared in its furnishing and equipment. Downstairs is a bright conservatory from which you can look out at the surrounding woodland and all the birds that come and go. From there French doors lead through to the spacious dining room, from which a few steps lead down to the enormous, bright sitting room with windows on three sides and the wood burning stove as the perfect focal point for cosy evenings.

The kitchen is large and very well-equipped and there is a further utility area and a shower room.

Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double and a twin. Both bedrooms have luxurious en suite facilities.

A decking area is accessed from the upstairs landing and overlooks the pond. For peace and quiet and total seclusion you could not be better situated. Outside, there is plenty of parking and beneath the cottage is a charming pond (care required with young children).


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Map & Local

You can walk out from the door along the forest paths into the surrounding hills and walk all day without seeing another soul. Mountain biking is another option, either in the immediate vicinity or on the trails at Craik Forest (10 miles).

Hawick (9 miles) has a leisure centre with swimming pool, woollen and cashmere outlets and all facilities. Langholm, also with shops, hotels and eating places is about the same distance in the other direction.

Gretna and the Solway coast are easily accessible from the cottage. The brooding Hermitage Castle is well worth a visit or, for something completely different, you could visit the Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery at Eskdalemuir.

You can be in Edinburgh in less than two hours with buses passing the end of the track, or you can get there in 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (27.5 miles). You can reach Carlisle in about an hour and then on to the Lake District, perhaps. Kielder Water is also less than an hour's drive away and has a wide range of outdoor activities including mountain biking, watersports and horse riding. It is even home to rare breeding pairs of Ospreys in season.

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

Conservatory
Dining room with stairs to bedrooms
Sitting room with wood burner, TV/DVD
Kitchen with electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave etc.
Utility area with washing machine, tumble drier and small freezer
Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin

Upstairs

Double bedroom (super king-size) with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00

Services

Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £20 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). 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 may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge. If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. Smoking is only permitted in the conservatory.

Please note: Timber operations are expected to take place at times between late March and November 2017. During this period guests are asked to take care when walking in the forest and adhere to any warning signage which has been put in place.

Availability

Availability

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
2017
Price

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% - Whit Week 2017 From 27/05/2017 to 02/06/2017
  • Save 15% June 17 From 03/06/2017 to 16/06/2017
  • Save 10% June 17 From 17/06/2017 to 30/06/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £725.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £625.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £725.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £625.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £525.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £625.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £425.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £725.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £725.00
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 - 14 Sep 2018 POA
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018 POA
13 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 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 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.

Reviews

Reviews
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Excellent
14-Apr-2017

We've been to Phaup 7 times & have always had a lovely time. We insist on a clean cottage wherever we go & Phaup never d...

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Excellent
28-Feb-2017

Fantastic isolated cottage. You can walk for miles from the cottage door.

A lovely warm lounge with fire on you...

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Excellent
28-Nov-2016

1st class cottage. Always spotless. Caretaker Jan is lovely, helpful with nothing being too much trouble for her. A p...

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Excellent
29-Oct-2016

the best cottage we have visited and would like to return to; truly unique.

Excellent
28-Oct-2016

Fabulous cottage.very well equipped

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