Stables Cottage at Borthwickshiels
Near Hawick, Scottish Borders
Tucked away along a private, tree-lined drive is Stables Cottage, a charming detached cottage that enjoys a tranquil rural setting within the beautiful Borthwickshiels Estate. It sits in a lovely woodland clearing at the head of the beautiful Borthwick valley, near Hawick in the Scottish Borders.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
The cottage dates all the way back to the early 1700s and, as its name suggests, originally housed horses downstairs with their hay being kept above. Inside it has been transformed into comfortable and inviting holiday accommodation that is pet friendly. The seating in the pretty sitting room is placed around the wood-burning stove at its heart and the well-equipped kitchen also houses the dining table which is great for enjoying meals together.
A twin bedroom with an electric flame effect stove is downstairs along with an elegant bathroom with a bath and shower over and it is all kept cosy by oil central heating. Upstairs are two attractive double bedrooms – the master double that has a super king-size bed and handy dressing table and a second pretty double room that shares a modern family bathroom.
An enclosed grassed garden lies to the front of the cottage and a seating area with a little fire pit is laid out opposite that is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the sound of birds singing in the trees above. The single-track roads surrounding the house are ideal for cycling and bike storage is provided. Kenneling is available for guests’ use.
Stabling and grazing can be arranged for anyone wishing to bring their horse along and there is plenty of amazing hacking nearby. The owners’ family have lived in the house behind the cottage for over 100 years - they are available for queries but are happy to leave guests to enjoy the wonderful peaceful setting.
The pretty country estate extends to over 2,500 acres with walks out into the forest and rolling hills straight from the door and a delightful riot of colour in season as the rhododendrons burst into bloom. Wildlife can be seen all around with cheeky red squirrels, deer and hares just some of what can be spotted.
As well as road cycling nearby, there are walking routes and mountain biking trails in Craik Forest (8.5 miles). The two excellent mountain biking centres at Innerleithen (25 miles) and Glentress (29 miles) are both in easy reach, offering a variety of trails to suit different ages and abilities.
Hawick (6 miles) is the nearest place for shopping and eating out and it is very well catered for in terms of shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants. It is also home to The Borders Distillery that makes whisky, gin and vodka and offers interesting tours explaining the distillation process followed by a tasting session. They even provide the nominated driver with a wee dram to take home with them.
On the edge of the town at Wilton Lodge Park there are beautiful walks to be had along the riverside. If a trip a bit further afield is on the agenda, then it takes less than an hour by train from Galashiels (17 miles) to get up to the centre of the bustling capital city Edinburgh.
History enthusiasts will enjoy a trip out to Hermitage Castle (21 miles), a 13th century stronghold that even in semi-ruin is still very impressive and can be seen for miles around. A drive out to the very picturesque St Mary’s Loch (22.5 miles) is well worthwhile and further on is the Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve (30 miles) that has a wonderful waterfall at its heart.
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 and TV (Netflix included)
Kitchen/dining room with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine and sink
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom (super king-size)
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels (per person)
- Travel Cot
The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by oil central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove. WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 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 6|
|08 May 2021 - 21 May 2021||£695.00|
|22 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021||£795.00|
|05 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021||£695.00|
|26 Jun 2021 - 23 Jul 2021||£795.00|
|24 Jul 2021 - 27 Aug 2021||£875.00|
|28 Aug 2021 - 17 Sep 2021||£695.00|
|18 Sep 2021 - 08 Oct 2021||£595.00|
|09 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021||£695.00|
|30 Oct 2021 - 17 Dec 2021||£495.00|
|18 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||£795.00|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||£795.00|
|06 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022||POA|
|05 Feb 2022 - 01 Apr 2022||POA|
|02 Apr 2022 - 22 Apr 2022||POA|
|23 Apr 2022 - 06 May 2022||POA|
|07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022||POA|
|28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022||POA|
|04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022||POA|
|25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022||POA|
|23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022||POA|
|27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022||POA|
|17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022||POA|
|08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022||POA|
|29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022||POA|
|18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022||POA|
|28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|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.