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Phaup Cottage


Teviothead, Nr Hawick, Scottish Borders

Phaup Cottage
Phaup Cottage
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There are some people who just have the happy 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, with French doors to the dining room, from which a few steps lead down to the enormous sitting room, with wood-burner, and stairs lead up to the two upstairs bedrooms, both with luxurious en suite facilities.  The kitchen is very well equipped, there is a further utility area and yet another shower room (ideal if additional guests wish to make use of the sofa bed in the sitting room (extra charge).  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).  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 in the trails at Craik Forest (10m).

Hawick (9m) 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.  Nearer is the Riverside Inn at Newmills (6m), which serves bar meals.

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 (buses pass the end of the track) and in Carlisle in about half that - then on to the Lake District, perhaps.  Kielder Water too, with its many sporting opportunities is less than an hour away.

Heating is by oil-CH (first 20 INCLUDED) and wood-burner.  Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED.  Up to two well-behaved pets are welcome by arrangement.  Smoking must be confined to the conservatory (NOT outside because of the fire risk in this forestry area.)  Water is from a private spring.

Other self catering holiday cottages in this area -

Braehead Cottage (Sleeps 6)
Broomhills Cottage (Sleeps 4)

Guest Comment

Dan and Claire, Dorset 12/10/2013

Our first visit.....hopefully not our last! What an exquisite cottage in a stunning location. Perfect place to escape to and recharge the batteries, situated with easy access to forest or main road to explore further afield. The cottage itself has a lovely inviting atmosphere and is obviously well loved and cared for! The personal touches provided by Jan were thoughtful and much appreciated....felt like home. Thank you.

Phaup Cottage - Guest Comments

Jon, Jo and Jack, Staffordshire 23/02/2013

Phaup Cottage is perfect. Forced to unwind and relax! Amazing stars and total pitch black at night was fab. Thank you.

Anne and Dave, Leicestershire 06/04/2013

We have had a fantastic week (eat, sleep and drink and the odd walk)!! This is our second visit - still the best cottage we have visited anywhere. Thanks Jan for being there if we needed you. We will try on our next visit to make the summer months, but even in this cold spell, the cottage is so warm and cosy and very, very clean.

Barry and Valerie, Cleveland 07/09/2013

Third visit. Cottage as ever, lovely and clean and well prepared. The gardens are maturing and look very attractive. This is by far the most delightful cottage we have holidayed in, and we have been coming to Scotland for over 30 years. Please don't change anything.

Irene and Mike, Lancashire 02/11/2013

We've had another fabulous week here at Phaup. We love it!! Jan, you are a star!

Jayne and Martyn, Merseyside 09/11/2013

Our second visit to Phaup and even better than the first time. Perfect place to get away from it all. We can't wait to come back next year. We love it here. Thank you for the warm welcome.

Morag and Mike, East Lothian 30/11/2013

Cottage is fab and location is amazing. Peace and quiet with fabulous woodland walks. Perfect week. We will be back.

Rowe party, Merseyside 29/12/2013

This is our second visit to Phaup Cottage. Had a wonderful and relaxing time. Thank you Jan for looking after us so well. We hope to be back again.

Chris and Kim, Derbyshire 17/01/2014

Our first visit to Phaup Cottage and it was perfect. Enjoyed a very quiet week "recharging", watching the greedy birds eating the nuts. Beautiful house and the best dog-friendly cottage we have found. Look forward to a return visit in the future.

Lynda and Phil, Lancashire 25/01/2014

Our third visit to this amazing cottage. Just wish we'd booked for 2 weeks. Every visit gets better. Many thanks to Jan for cleanliness and welcome. Really hope to be back soon.

Weekly Price 2014

  • Sleeps:4 (6) *,
    Bedrooms: 2
  • Short Breaks available
  • Smoking sunroom only
  • Pet Friendly
  • Two week discount

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* - babies are not included in the stated maximum for each property

  • Conservatory
  • Dining room with stairs to bedrooms
  • Sitting room with wood burner, TV/DVD and double bed-settee (charge)
  • 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
  • Double bedroom (ziplink) 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