Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottages Recommendations Hawick

Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendations near Hawick, Scottish Borders, Scotland.

Deloraineshiel is a secluded shepherd's cottage on a working sheep farm, located in the heart of the Scottish Borders. This is The Ettrick Shepherd country, famously portrayed in the works of James Hogg, in which Deloraineshiel is mentioned. Deloraineshiel is the ideal place to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Scottish Borders and is a perfect location to see all that the Borders has to offer.A traditional, local stone, white and black cottage located on the hillside, away from the road and neighbouring properties, Deloraineshiel has magnificent open views of the rugged, scenic landscape. The cottage is close to Hawick, Selkirk, Peebles, Innerleithen, Melrose and Kelso, as well as other Borders towns. Edinburgh is a scenic 1 hour drive away or you can park the car at Tweedbank Station fpor the day and take the train. St. Mary's Loch and the Grey Mare's Tail are also a short drive away. There is a large deck and BBQ area with outdoor seating and ample space to sit back and relax both inside and out. Wifi and Freesat are available. Linens, towels, electricity, fuel and a starter kit of essentials (milk, sugar, tea, bread) are included in the price. Access is via a track from the B711 which is accessible with care, 4 wheel drive not essential. Be sure to close the gate behind you, so we don't lose any sheep. Parking for up to 4 cars is available. Although remote, major supermarkets will deliver. Local sight seeing, walking, cycling, riding, star gazing and more.

Martinshouse Holiday Cottage is on its own in beautiful Border countryside. Quiet and peaceful, yet only a short drive to historic towns of Hawick, Melrose, Jedburgh and Kelso for all amenities including shopping, swimming pool, golf, horse riding, walking, cycling many excellent restaurants for eating out. Hawick is world renowned as the centre of the Scottish Cashmere industry. The cottage is very cosy and comfortable with views of open countryside from every window. Open the door and walk in the country. One bedroom has a premium kingsize double and the other has a double and a single - ideal for families and couples. All the amenities including Sky tv and FREE Wi-fi.

Mosspaul is situated in an idyllic location on the A7 Edinburgh to Carlisle road in the Scottish Borders. It is set in an area renowned for its opportunities for walking, fishing, shooting, stalking, cycling, motorcycling and other country pursuits. It is ideal either as a base for families or groups looking for a rural retreat or an active holiday. To the north lie the Border towns of Hawick, Selkirk and Jedburgh while to the south within easy travelling distance, lie Carlisle, Langholm, Gretna, Annan and Dumfries, Keilder Water etc.Mosspaul Inn was a Stage on the Coach from Edinburgh to London and was first mentioned in the early 17th Century Charters of the Earl of Home. Even earlier, there was a chapel welcoming pilgrims and families for marriage and christening ceremonies on the site. Visitors have included William Wordsworth, en route to a visit with Walter Scott, and William Ewart Gladstone. The site is steeped in history and Border Tradition and still plays a part in the local Common Riding today. The building as it stands today was rebuilt in 1901 and up until recently was a small hotel with a bar and restaurant. The house now provides families and groups with excellent and flexible accommodation, including a bar with a pool table, games room with table tennis, darts, cinema and giant Wii, iPod docking station and sound system, as well as a comfortable sitting room with log burner.

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