Phaup Cottage

Near Hawick, Scottish Borders

ER6
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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.

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 of which have zip-link beds that can convert to become either doubles or twins. 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).


Video Walkthrough

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.

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 with en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom (ziplink) with en suite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

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

Available Extras

Pet
£15.00

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.

Availability

The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

2016

2017

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 20% - May Half Term From 28/05/2016 to 03/06/2016
Save 15% w/c 04 Jun 16 From 04/06/2016 to 10/06/2016
Save 10% w/c 11 Jun 16 From 11/06/2016 to 17/06/2016
Save 5% w/c 18 Jun 16 From 18/06/2016 to 24/06/2016

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
28 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016 £695.00
04 Jun 2016 - 01 Jul 2016 £595.00
02 Jul 2016 - 26 Aug 2016 £695.00
27 Aug 2016 - 16 Sep 2016 £595.00
17 Sep 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 £495.00
15 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016 £595.00
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £395.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £695.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £695.00
06 Jan 2017 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 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

 (Supplied Independently through Feefo)

Date
Rating
Comment
29-Apr-2016
## Excellent

The cottage was excellent, very clean and spacious, beautiful setting. The caretaker & owner were very helpful. Wou...

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18-Mar-2016
## Excellent

Our fourth stay and we've just booked our fifth! We absolutely love it here and call it our home from home. Fantastic l...

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23-Feb-2016
## Excellent

Another lovely week at Phaup. Always nice & clean thanks to Jan the caretaker.

14-Jan-2016
## Excellent

Truly lovely cottage , beautifully equipped & very well cared for.

18-Nov-2015
## Excellent

So good, I don't want to let the secret out.

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