Near Lilliesleaf, Scottish Borders
In a charmingly peaceful and rural situation in the heart of the Scottish Borders, some 4 miles from Selkirk, lies the picturesque Newhouse Cottage.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Dating from the 1830s, this most attractive, spacious and comfortable traditional holiday home is full of character and has been beautifully modernised and refurbished to a high standard.
Inside, there is an ingenious and well-fitted galley kitchen, which for its size has plenty of storage and appliances, even down to a good Scots ‘pulley’ (a rack hanging from the ceiling for drying clothes). A few steps down take you to a spacious living room, which has a wood-burning stove to keep the place toasty and a dining area conveniently sited near the kitchen. With windows on three sides of the room it is bright and sunny all day long.
All on one level at the other end of the house are the two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both of which are very prettily decorated and furnished. The double bedroom is very large indeed and well able to cope with the king-size bed which it contains, the twin bedroom is light and bright and there is a family bathroom that completes the indoor accommodation.
Many guests comment favourably on how spacious the cottage is for its apparent size and even with a ‘full house’, there will be no chance of guests feeling cramped.
Outside the cottage has a sunny and quite private situation and it will be very tempting at every opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine in the pretty enclosed gravelled garden (with furniture). There is also is plenty of parking right at the door.
There are lovely walks to be enjoyed straight from the door in the surrounding countryside.
Here, you are also in the very centre of the lovely Border country, where there is far more to see and do than could possibly be achieved in the average holiday.
There is riding and an excellent golf course (one of many in the area), about 3 miles away at Ashkirk. The Southern Upland Way can be joined just north of Selkirk, while the world-class mountain biking centre at Glentress is within half an hour's drive. Selkirk also has a swimming pool and there is a leisure centre 10 miles away at Hawick.
The Border towns are full of charm and character and most have excellent eating places and interesting shops. Be sure to visit some of the local mill shops, for this area is the home of good knitwear and in particular cashmere.
There are lots of castles, keeps, ruined abbeys and stately homes in the local area, including Sir Walter Scott's own house at Abbotsford and in just over an hour you reach the Berwickshire coast with its lovely sandy beaches. Edinburgh is reachable for a day trip in just over an hour's drive, or 55 minutes by train from Tweedbank (11 miles). Buses also run regularly from Selkirk if the driver in the party fancies a day off.
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/dining room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD (three steps down)
Kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, etc
Double bedroom (king size)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Towels (per person)
Bed linen is INCLUDED and towels are available to hire. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED, subject to provider. 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 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 4|
|24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||POA||POA|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||£285.00||£295.00|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||£295.00||£345.00|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||£395.00||£465.00|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||£295.00||£345.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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.
'Cottage was very comfortable and welcoming. Enjoyed our stay and walks round about the cottage. Seeing lambs was a delight. Can recommend to our friends.'
'Had a fantastic time here with our dog. First UK holiday in years and enjoyed the walks and wildlife. We will definitely be returning to visit again.'
'Had a lovely time, one week is not enough! We highly recommend Pebbles, Selkirk, Galashiels. Wonderful comfortable cottage, will definitely come back!’
’Once again a lovely stay. Comfortable and warm cottage - local towns well worth a visit. Especially like Kelso for river walk for the dogs.'
'This cottage has provided us with a very comfortable and peaceful first visit to the Borders. Wonderful scenery - even more spectacular under the clear blue skies and bright sunshine.'
'A lovely holiday in a very well-equipped, comfy cottage. Enjoyed walks on the farm and friendly neighbours, as well as some excellent biking. Thank you.'