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Signalman's Cottage

Near Denholm, Scottish Borders

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Signalman’s Cottage is a detached cottage set in a pretty enclosed garden in a small cluster of houses that are part of the former Hassendean Railway Station, just 5 miles from Hawick in the Scottish Borders.

Quick Info

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

The cottage dates right back to 1850 and is where the signalman used to live when the railway was still in operation. It has been lovingly restored to its former glory and retains lots of original character and some reclaimed pine beams that actually came from the Titanic dry dock.

The cosy sitting room is light and bright with a wood-burning stove at its heart with seating around it to curl up on, and a dining area alongside that looks out over the garden to Rubers Law beyond. It is partly open to the kitchen that is well-equipped and has a traditional Belfast sink, with a handy storage area alongside for coats, boots, etc. All on one level the charming double bedroom and neat single room share a modern family bathroom with a lovely art deco mirror and splashback.

Outside there is parking in the gated driveway or in the garage which also provides secure storage for bikes, etc. The private garden (with furniture) is fully enclosed so it is ideal for children and pets.

Additional holiday accommodation is available close by at Signalman’s Cottage’s sister cottage ‘The Loading Bay’ within the station grounds.

Map & Local

The cottage is set in the heart of the rolling Scottish Borders countryside and walkers and cyclists will find plenty to keep them busy with the Minto hills and Rubers Law to tackle nearby, the 4 Abbeys Cycle Route to try and mountain biking trails in Craik Forest (17.5 miles). Salmon and trout fishing is available on the Rivers Tweed and Teviot and in some of the local lochs.

Denholm (2 miles) has a grocery shop, cafes and a petrol station and Hawick (5 miles) is the best place to stock up on supermarket supplies. Born in the Borders (6 miles) is worth a visit with its gift shop, real ale microbrewery and café/restaurant that has a live video feed of the Ospreys that nest on the estate.

Jedburgh (8 miles) has a swimming pool and supermarket, as well as lots of independent little shops and historical points of interest including Mary Queen of Scots House and the ruined abbey.

There is horse riding at the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (7.5 miles) near Selkirk (10 miles), which is known for its speciality - a rich fruit bread called the Selkirk Bannock. Just outside Selkirk is Bowhill House (13.5 miles), which is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. You can tour the house or explore the walking routes in the grounds and children are sure to love the adventure playground and soft play area.

The beautiful east coast is reachable in an hour’s drive and there is a delightful long sandy beach at Coldingham Bay where a beach hut is available for guests use (by arrangement).

The cottage is also just an hour’s drive from the capital of Edinburgh and the city is also easily accessible by train from Tweedbank (13.5 miles) or Galashiels (14 miles). If you visit the city during the month of August you can witness the spectacular Edinburgh Festival that draws visitors and performers from all over the world for a whole month of comedy, theatre, music and street performances.

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.



Single storey

Sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD
Kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, electric hob and oven, fridge/freezer, etc
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED) and wood-burning stove (fuel INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 3
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 £595.00
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 £650.00
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £525.00
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 £475.00
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 £525.00
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 £425.00
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 £595.00
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 £595.00
06 Jan 2023 - 03 Feb 2023 POA
04 Feb 2023 - 31 Mar 2023 POA
01 Apr 2023 - 21 Apr 2023 POA
22 Apr 2023 - 05 May 2023 POA
06 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 POA
27 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023 POA
03 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 POA
24 Jun 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 POA
22 Jul 2023 - 25 Aug 2023 POA
26 Aug 2023 - 15 Sep 2023 POA
16 Sep 2023 - 06 Oct 2023 POA
07 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 POA
28 Oct 2023 - 17 Dec 2023 POA
18 Dec 2023 - 27 Dec 2023 POA
28 Dec 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 POA
06 Jan 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 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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