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Mabonlaw Cottage

Near Hawick, Scottish Borders

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Sleeps: 2/5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
Licence No: SLL000029
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

All true country lovers will love this cottage just 5 miles from the main Carlisle/Edinburgh (A7) road and Hawick.

The cottage is 1,000 feet up in the Border Hills, at the end of a one-mile track - completely hidden from all except the skylarks and sparrow-hawks up above. It has an absolutely stupendous view stretching south west for some 60 miles (without a house in sight) to the distant hills that border England.

The old stone cottage was originally occupied by the Estate shepherd and has been carefully renovated in a pleasant country style with good central heating.

One of the most striking features of Mabonlaw is the space which the house affords. The sitting room, with its open fire and stripped pine door, is a bright and cosy room that has been tastefully furnished.

The dining kitchen will give it a run for its money as the place where guests will gather. It is a most spacious room, with the modern fitted kitchen area to the back and the dining area near the window so there is no need to miss a single visiting bird. There is even plenty of room for a comfy chair or two beside the wood-burning stove. Also on this level is a handy utility room with a shower.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single, which all have stripped pine floors and lots of space. In both the double and twin rooms the original (non-functional) fireplaces have been retained to add even more character. They are charmingly furnished and even the smaller single bedroom is rendered light and bright by its Velux window. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.

Outside, there is parking right at the door. The cottage is surrounded by fields, as well as its own pretty enclosed garden (with furniture), so this is a location where children can run wild in safety. There is also table tennis, darts and even a resident owl in the barn!

Map & Local

All the rich Border countryside is on your doorstep here and excellent fishing can be arranged on the Estate.

Golf courses of all levels are within easy reach, as are local restaurants and the knitwear and cashmere outlets for which Hawick is famous.

This is wonderful riding and walking country, starting straight from the door. Cycling enthusiasts will find the trails in nearby Craik Forest very much to their liking, or they can try those at Glentress (30 miles) and Innerleithen near Peebles.

A lovely drive through the quiet hills to St Mary’s Loch is to be recommended, where there are sailing and windsurfing possibilities. It is also a great place for a lochside picnic, with streams to be paddled in or gentle walks along the shore.

There is a bewildering choice of castles, stately homes and gardens to visit in this historic area - forbidding Hermitage Castle near Newcastleton, Sir Walter Scott’s home at Abbotsford, Traquair House near Peebles or the four Border abbeys at Melrose, Dryburgh, Kelso and Jedburgh. Garden lovers can choose between Kailzie Gardens, Dawyck Gardens or Priorwood Gardens in Melrose.

This is an area that is very well supplied with attractions to suit all tastes, and it is only an hour and a half's drive, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (17.5 miles), from the bustling capital of Edinburgh. For those wishing to range further afield the Solway coast, the Lake District and Northumbria are all within easy visiting distance.

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.




Large kitchen/dining/sitting room with wood-burning stove, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave, etc
Utility room with washer/drier, shower, WC and wash basin
Second sitting room with open fire and TV/DVD


Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

What's included

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

Available Extras

Cot (excluding linen)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating and wood-burning stove. The first £30 of fuel is INCLUDED (elctricity and oil) with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay. WiFi is INCLUDED. Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (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.

Please note: For Mabonlaw Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.



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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 5
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £950.00 £950.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £750.00 £795.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £650.00 £695.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £750.00 £795.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £550.00 £595.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £950.00 £950.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £950.00 £950.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £595.00 £650.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £695.00 £750.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £795.00 £850.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 £695.00 £750.00
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 £795.00 £850.00
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 £950.00 £950.00
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 £795.00 £850.00
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 £950.00 £950.00
19 Jul 2025 - 29 Aug 2025 £995.00 £995.00
30 Aug 2025 - 12 Sep 2025 £795.00 £850.00
13 Sep 2025 - 03 Oct 2025 £695.00 £750.00
04 Oct 2025 - 24 Oct 2025 £795.00 £850.00
25 Oct 2025 - 19 Dec 2025 £595.00 £650.00
20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 £995.00 £995.00
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 £995.00 £995.00
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA 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.

For Mabonlaw Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.


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Enjoyed the peaceful location and fabulous views in all directions. The cottage served our needs perfectly and was very ...

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Well presented and a fantastic location. At that time of year the fields are full of ewe,s and their lambs. Birds nestin...

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A very lovely cottage with a log burner in the kitchen and a working fireplace in the lounge. Along with the oil fired c...

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This cottage is worth the journey. It is warm and cosy with all you need. The position is completely unique with unprec...

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We are pleased that you have enjoyed your stay at Mabonlaw, and hope to welcome you back soon.

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Clean. Cosy. Fires. Great bedrooms. Idyllic location. Exceptional views.

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We appreciate your kind words and hope you choose to return soon.

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