Near Hawick, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
There are some people who just have the knack of putting together a really first-class holiday cottage and the owners of Phaup Cottage certainly fall into that category.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (3)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
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 from which you can look out at the surrounding woodland and all the birds that come and go. From there French doors lead through to the spacious dining room, from which a few steps lead down to the enormous, bright sitting room with windows on three sides and the wood burning stove as the perfect focal point for cosy evenings.
The kitchen is large and very well-equipped and there is a further utility area and a shower room.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, a double and a twin. Both bedrooms have luxurious en suite facilities.
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 on the trails at Craik Forest (10 miles).
Hawick (9 miles) 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.
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 with buses passing the end of the track, or you can get there in 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (27.5 miles). You can reach Carlisle in about an hour and then on to the Lake District, perhaps. Kielder Water is also less than an hour's drive away and has a wide range of outdoor activities including mountain biking, watersports and horse riding. It is even home to rare breeding pairs of Ospreys in season.
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.
Dining room with stairs to bedrooms
Sitting room with wood burner, TV/DVD
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 (super king-size) with TV and en suite bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £30 of electricity is INCLUDED (for domestic use only, not inclusive of electric car charging) with any additional payable at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £24 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED with additional logs charged at £3 per bag). 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 3 dogs are welcome at an additional charge. If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking or vaping.
Please note: Timber operations and associated works are an annual ongoing occurrence. Felling operations and re-planting will be taking place from January to October 2022. During this period guests are asked to take care when walking in the forest and adhere to any warning signage which has been put in place by the forestry management company.
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).
From 28/05/2022 to 30/05/2022
From 04/06/2022 to 06/06/2022
From 20/05/2022 to 23/05/2022
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||£750.00|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||£850.00|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||£750.00|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||£850.00|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||£950.00|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||£750.00|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||£650.00|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||£750.00|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||£550.00|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||£850.00|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||£850.00|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||POA|
|06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025||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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The cottage was spotless. The location was magical. The wild life was in the garden so close to the cottage and the dark...Read More
Lovely location and great wildlife. Shame there is no phone signal or internet connection
Lovely cottage, very peaceful, very private location, great wildlife.
Downside - poor mobile signal and no broadban...
On arrival, we felt that we were being well looked after by very caring, considerate and thoughtful hosts. From the vase...Read More
Excellent accommodation. Details were accurate and housekeeping monies were promptly paid back.