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Braehead Cottage

Near Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders

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Braehead Cottage is a traditional shepherd's cottage which stands quite alone among the Border hills, just off the A7 Carlisle to Edinburgh road, 10 miles north of Langholm and about 11 miles south of Hawick.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

With a stand of trees behind and lovely views across, up and down the valley on its other three sides, it is an ideal spot for a relaxing family holiday.

Traditional though its external appearance may be, inside it has received a complete makeover from its proud owners and is as smart and comfortable as can be, with every modern convenience. The cottage is kept snug and warm by double glazing, oil central heating and a wood-burning stove.

The welcoming owners have tried to think of everything that would make your stay a pleasant one. Great care has gone into furnishing the cottage, from the bright sitting room with its wood-burning stove and views across the valley, to the kitchen which is very well-equipped. The dining area is out of the way at one end and there is a door to the rear which provides a useful alternative to the front door if you are coming in off the hill with muddy boots.

The double bedroom, with its elegant brass-knobbed bedstead, also faces the front so you can wake up to the sunshine and views, while the two twin bedrooms are also very well furnished and have plenty of space. The family bathroom is both modern and elegant, again with a stylish décor and polished wood flooring.

Map & Local

As far as activities are concerned walkers can head off into the hills directly from the house, right over to romantic Hermitage Castle if you wish, and there are also excellent forest walks with picnic spots at Old Northhouse. Fishing is available nearby and permits are available through the Hawick Angling Club.

If you want to bring your bikes, there is secure storage at the cottage, with the nearest dedicated trails being at Craik Forest near Hawick (11 miles). Riding is available 17 miles away at Dryden on the way to Selkirk (23 miles). There is also sailing and wind surfing at lovely St Mary's Loch (24 miles).

The nearest shops are in Hawick which also has a leisure centre. The cottage has the rare advantage too that it is on a bus route, with the Carlisle Raillink bus passing the end of the drive.

At Braehead, you are right in the middle of the country, giving fantastic opportunities for exploring in all directions. Kielder Water, with all its potential for sporting activities (including watersports) is about an hour's drive away. You can be in Carlisle or Gretna or on the Solway Coast in an hour, while the east coast and, in the other direction, the Lake District, can be reached in about an hour and a half. The capital of Edinburgh with all its attractions is also easily reachable in an hour and a half's drive, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (29 miles).

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 room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD.
Kitchen/dining room with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, etc.
Twin bedroom.
Bathroom with bath (shower over), WC and basin.
(washer drier in hall cupboard)


Double bedroom.
Twin bedroom.

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove. 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 may therefore 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). 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

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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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £345.00 £375.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £595.00 £595.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £595.00 £595.00
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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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