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Cosy Cottage plus free Shepherd's Hut

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Hawick, SCT, United Kingdom
9.8.Exceptional.
  • Lovely location, wonderful cottage, Daniele and Bill were so welcoming and friendly,…

    Jun 9, 2019

  • It’s such a lovely, warm, clean cottage in a beautiful location with the kindest host. My…

    Nov 4, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • On-site parking
  • Non-smoking
  • In a rural location
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

What’s around

  • Hawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Drumlanrigs Tower - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Cross Borders Drove Road - 9.5 mi / 15.3 km
  • Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • Market Square - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • Halliwell's House Museum - 15.8 mi / 25.4 km

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 Double Bed

Bedroom 2

1 Single Bed

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Guests

About this cottage

The cottage and Shepherd's Hut sleep 4 people. Use of the shepherd's hut and some logs for your stove) comes for free when you book Curlew Cottage, situated at Meadshaw Farm, Roberton, Hawick in the Scottish Borders. One small well behaved dog is permitted on request for which a small charge of £5.00 per night is payable to your host on arrival at the cottage. The cottage is 2 minutes up a good forest track, amidst some of the most beautiful and peaceful countryside in the Scottish Borders.
Forest Walks - Although Meadshaw is a working forest, and some of the nearby forest has been felled recently, you will still find plenty of walks from your door and at nearby Craik Forest.

Remote and peaceful - Curlew Cottage and Shepherd's Hut is a real "get away from it all."

Curlew Cottage: There is a double bedroom with double doors out to a small patio, a single bed, shower room, utility room with washing machine and dishwasher, and a wonderfully light and airy kitchen/dining room with mezzanine above. The kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons (including remote controlled blinds for the Velux windows). It has a dining area and comfy seating area with freeview TV, DVD, CD and internet connection. There is no mobile phone connection in the immediate area. Throughout the cottage, the natural stone floors are cosy and warm underfoot, heated by an external log burning boiler which also heats the nearby farmhouse, and provides as much hot water as you want.

The Shepherd's Hut: The hut is next to the cottage, and provides a unique extra space, for relaxing or even to spend the night in the large single convertible bed. With the wood-burning stove lit, it is toasty warm. Logs and kindling are supplied. It is simply furnished, and accessed by wooden steps.

Outside: There is a paved sitting area with lovely views of the hills and the river. There is also an area in the old hay barn opposite the cottage, which can be used for boots, bikes etc if the weather is wet. There is parking outside the cottage.

The owners live 15 metres away in Meadshaw Farmhouse, and are on hand to give advice if required, but are equally happy to leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet, this being one of those rare places where you will hear no traffic noise and see only the stars at night.

Surrounding Area: Immediately from the door there are miles of waymarked tracks and paths which are perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. The surrounding hills are also on your doorstep, and provide lovely walks to the nearby hill lochs - Broadlea and Branxholme Easter and Wester Lochs. The river below the cottage has several pebbly "beach" areas and pools where you can enjoy a paddle or wild swim in the summer months!

Depending on the season, you may well be rewarded with sightings of the abundant wildlife around the cottage, from the native red squirrel, otter and salmon, to local woodland birds such as the siskin and woodpecker. There are also osprey and gosshawk in the area, and in the Springtime, you will hear the skylark, oyster-catcher and curlew from the cottage.

Livestock is kept at the farm, including rare-breed hebridean sheep, chickens and ducks. We also have 2 little dogs and a cat.

Cyclists may store their bikes in one of the barns, and grazing and stabling (at an extra charge) is available for horse riders bringing their own horses.

Activities in the Area: For cyclists and walkers, Meadshaw Forest joins up with nearby

10,000 acre Craik Forest and there are miles of forest tracks to explore from your door. Further afield, more mountain biking is available at Innerliethen, Glentress (Peebles), Newcastleton and Keilder Water. Horse riding and golf are available at Ashkirk (7 miles) where there is also a pub and restaurant.
Hawick, the local woollen mill town is 10 miles away. It has restaurants, supermarkets and shops, a leisure centre and a lovely cinema, cafe and heritage centre. Hawick is known for its' cashmere shops, its' tradition of rugby and the annual Common Riding Festival. For a day out, you can visit one of the beautiful Border Abbey towns, such as Jedburgh or Melrose, or take the scenic 1.5 hour drive to Edinburgh by car. The new Borders railway will get you to Edinburgh in under an hour from Galashiels.

Green Tourism: At Meadshaw Farm we are working towards environmentally friendly living. All white goods at the cottage are A rated or better, heating/hot water is fuelled by local, sustainably managed woodland and the garden and farm are managed without commercial fertilisers.

Provided for you: All linen/towels, heating, electricity and logs for the shepherd's hut are included. One small well-behaved dog is welcome downstairs at a small charge of £5.00 per night payable on arrival at the cottage. Smoking is not permitted within the cottage.

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Hawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Drumlanrigs Tower - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Cross Borders Drove Road - 9.5 mi / 15.3 km
  • Sir Walter Scott's Courtroom - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • Market Square - 15.7 mi / 25.3 km
  • Halliwell's House Museum - 15.8 mi / 25.4 km
  • Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum - 21.3 mi / 34.2 km
  • Jedburgh Abbey - 22 mi / 35.4 km
  • Bank Street Gardens - 22 mi / 35.4 km
  • Mary Queen of Scots House - 22.2 mi / 35.8 km

Getting around

  • Carlisle (CAX) 83-min drive
  • Tweedbank Station 29-min drive
  • Galashiels Station 30-min drive
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The manager

Mrs Daniele Friell

Speaks: English, French

The cottage

Key facts

  • Cottage (65 sq m)
  • On-site parking
  • WiFi
  • Car required
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
  • Washing machine
  • Pets allowed
  • Designated smoking areas

Bedrooms

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom one - 1 single bed
  • Bedroom two - 1 double bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Bathrooms

  • 1 bathroom
  • Full bathroom - 1 shower and 1 toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper

Kitchen

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices

Dining

  • Dining table

Entertainment and recreation

  • Televisions
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Hiking nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Outlet shopping nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hunting nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Pool/spa

  • Access to pool

Outside

  • BBQ
  • Garden
  • Patio

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace
  • Travel cot
  • Childcare services available

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4
  • Minimum check-in age: 18

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 3:00 PM
  • Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

The property is provided by our partners at Vrbo, an Expedia Group company. You’ll receive a confirmation email from Vrbo once you’ve completed your booking.

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

  • Babysitting/childcare
  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply*

Policies

  • This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business.

    For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

    On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Contactless check-in is available.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe).

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Host

  • Private host
  • This property is managed by a private host. Private hosts offer properties for booking not as a trade, business, or profession.

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's a pool.
  • Yes, pets are welcome.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless social distancing is available.
  • Have fun with activities such as cycling, fishing and hiking, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching and hunting. Cosy Cottage plus free Shepherd's Hut also has a garden.
9.8.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabulous cottage.

    Absolutely beautiful cottage set in stunning countryside. Lovely hosts who were extremely friendly and helpful with any queries we had. Would definitely recommend and hope to return

    Fiona D., Other trip, Aug 25, 2021

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely cottage in a fantastic location

    We had a fantastic 4 day break in the new year. The weather was very cold but the cottage and shepherd’s hut were cosy and there were some excellent walks right on our doorstep. The children loved playing with Tilly and Tarka, the 2 dogs and Danielle and her family were excellent hosts. One place we would recommend visiting was Born in the Borders - a micro brewery and gin distillery. The lunch there was delicious and the kids had an amazing time grass sledging whilst we sampled the gin!

    Nicki H., Other trip, Jan 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Absolutely stunning little gem

    I stayed here for new year, had such a lovely time, Daniele were such a lovely lady, couldn’t do enough for you, and the cottage was beautiful with all you need and finished to a high standard, very peaceful and relaxing, the Shepard’s hut were a lovely touch, which I used for a few hours to watch a spooky film with the log burner on it were lovely and cosy, I loved the Christmas tree and lights in the barn it was a lovely touch. And with nice walks on your doorstep what more do you need. I will definitely be returning. Thank you so much x

    cheryl p., Other trip, Jan 1, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Forest walks and cosy evenings

    This was our second visit to Curlew Cottage, we love it here as there are beautiful walks in the forest, right on your doorstep. The cottage is cosy and the shepherds hut is a bonus to play games in in the evening. Thanks to Daniele and Bill (as well as Tilly and Tarka), for being such welcoming hosts. We will be back!

    Nicki H., Other trip, Jan 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely cottage

    Would highly recommend this property, it’s in a beautiful location, very clean and quirky, and everything you could need is catered for.

    Sara M., Other trip, Jun 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Romantic break

    What can I say? The location is gorgeous. Pretty much no one around which made our stay exactly what we needed. The walks in the local area are pretty awesome, I recommend heading up to the Loch. Danielle and Bill themselves are lovely people, their property is fantastic. There was even some cookies and shortbread on arrival which we happily ate. We were both a big fan of their two dogs as well. All in all, a fantastic holiday.

    Elise D., Other trip, Sep 23, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 8.0.Very good

    Curlew Cottage

    Lovely cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location. The owners couldn’t have been more accommodating and friendly. Lovely comfy beds and all amenities. The only slight improvement would have been a sofa in the living area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay though, thank you.

    James G., Other trip, Aug 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful Rural Cottage

    Everything you need is supplied in Curlew Cottage, it's clean and neat and tastefully furnished. Excellent caring hosts. We will come back again which really says it all.

    rosie n., Other trip, Sep 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a beautiful spot for a beautiful cottage

    Everything about this property is lovely. It's miles away from anywhere with no phone signal and very limited intermittent WiFi. A great place to be away from it all. The owners are lovely. Their dogs are lovely. The views are lovely. Will hopefully visit again

    cheryl s., Other trip, Jul 2, 2019

    Verified Vrbo guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic stay

    A lovely cottage and shepherds hut. Well equipped. Peace and quiet. Hosts are lovely and provide help and information if required. Lots of lovely nearby walks. Kids loved all the animals on the farm. Would definitely return 😊

    Other trip, Oct 16, 2020

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