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ATTRACTIVE BYRE CONVERSION IN A SERENELY PEACEFUL WOODLAND SETTING

Ruth Simpson

Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Ruth Simpson

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ATTRACTIVE BYRE CONVERSION IN A SERENELY PEACEFUL WOODLAND SETTING

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Hawick Barn Rental Photos and Description

Self-catering accommodation, one bedroom, sleeps 2, garden and grounds

The Byre at Ropelawshiel is uniquely sited in a remote and peaceful location. The farmstead, set within a 15 acre clearing, is 3½ miles into the forest from Craik village and is accessed from there by a well maintained track. A four wheel drive is not a requirement (except following snow) but appropriate care is.The byre adjoining the farm cottage, (where the owners, Ruth and Ian, live) has been converted to a comfortable dwelling. It has a bathroom, gallery bedroom and a sunny and spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area; it is heated by a wood burning stove augmented, if necessary, with a central heating system. South-facing French doors provide access to a terrace, the garden and grounds where there is a sizeable vegetable garden, a small young orchard, a large pond and water garden, all edged by the trout-bearing Rankle Burn, frequented by salmon during the spawning season. Livestock is kept, including chickens and honey bees (the latter some distance from the farmstead) and visitors are very welcome to participate in any husbandry involved. As a practitioner and teacher of Tai Chi you may see Ian practicing in the garden. Tai Chi is an ancient exercise and it is purported that focusing the mind solely on the movements of the form can help to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. Besides general health benefits and stress management. Ian is happy to offer complimentary instruction to anyone interested.

Craik Forest offers a wide variety of outside interests. In the forest itself there are many wildlife watching opportunities: Badgers, otters, red squirrels and roe deer can be seen by the patient observer, and birds of prey - buzzards, sparrow hawks and goshawks - often visit the area and, on rare occasions an osprey is noted.

Forestry Commission leaflets are available containing details of woodland walks and trails; these give access to historic sites including prehistoric settlements, a Roman and Drove roads and medieval farmsteads.a place where you can experience peace and tranquillity whether bird watching, studying the wide variety of plant life, picnicking, walking or cycling.

=Travel Directions:

A7, 2 miles south of Hawick turn west on to the B711 signposted Roberton 4 miles. At Roberton. after the Primary School, take left turn to Craik, 7 miles. Final details of forest route to the property will be given at time of booking.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ruth Simpson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Call Owner
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Speaks english

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Attractive byre conversion in a serenely peaceful woodland setting
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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Attractive byre conversion in a serenely peaceful woodland setting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448917
+44 -(0)1750 62352
Hawick Scottish Borders
5

A wonderful place to stay , peace and quiet

  • 5 of 5
Ropelawshiel was fantastic, a very good property and in a wonderfully quiet position. If you wish to hear the wind in the trees,the sound of running water and birdsong then this is the place for you. No cars and hardly any people this is a real hideaway, you really can leave the busy world behind.Ruth and Ian lived next door and were fantastic hosts giving us local information on walks etc
This was the first place we have been to and did not want to leave.I almost forgot to mention the fresh eggs and wonderful honey.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Attractive byre conversion in a serenely peaceful woodland setting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448917
+44 -(0)1750 62352
Hawick Scottish Borders
5

Lovely Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5
We spent a lovely relaxing week at Ropelawshiel. The property was spotless, well maintained and exceeded our expectations. Ian and Ruth were very helpful and all credit to them for such a wonderful conversion. The facilities were excellent, all mod cons were included, (we loved the wood stove) and it was a nice touch that we could still recycle whilst on holiday. If you want a break away from the hustle and bustle and with perfect walking, wildlife and photographic opportunities we can definitely recommend Ropelawshiel.
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Attractive byre conversion in a serenely peaceful woodland setting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448917
+44 -(0)1750 62352
Hawick Scottish Borders
5

Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5
This has now been my fourth visit to Ropelawshiel and have not yet tired of the peace and tranquillity that both the property and area provide.
Staying at Ropelawshiel is like you've dropped 'off the grid' - days and time just don't seem to matter; you can truly relax and wind down. You won't want to leave...and when you do you'll want to return!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Attractive byre conversion in a serenely peaceful woodland setting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448917
+44 -(0)1750 62352
Hawick Scottish Borders
5

Peaceful Setting and Lovely Hosts

  • 5 of 5
The pictures on the website don't quite do justice to the good quality and space inside the property. It was nicer than we expected, obviously a lovely surprise. Wonderful value for money.

An extremely peaceful place, with a wonderful garden. The hosts who live next door were really nice people, and we hardly noticed they were so close to us - they did not interfere with our holiday at all, but were always on hand if we needed anything.

The property is about a 50 minute drive away from anything (like shops or petrol), but that remote setting was perfect for us. Also the directions the hosts sent us beforehand were extremely helpful.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Attractive byre conversion in a serenely peaceful woodland setting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448917
+44 -(0)1750 62352
Hawick Scottish Borders
Kirkby In Ashfield
5

Pure Bliss!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a wonderful week in this cottage. It was the relaxing holiday that we needed, a complete get away from everything. Our hosts, Ruth and Ian, made us feel very welcome and the cottage had everything that we needed. We very much look forward to visiting again.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Attractive byre conversion in a serenely peaceful woodland setting
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p448917
+44 -(0)1750 62352
Hawick Scottish Borders
5

Wonderful retreat hosted by lovely people!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were looking for somewhere out of the way to celebrate our 1st year anniversary. The Byre was far more than we could have ever anticipated. Not only were we surrounded by astonishing landscapes but the accommodation was nothing short of pure luxury, whilst Ian and Ruth were just lovely. Our stay was made that much more memorable by their genuine hospitality. If you are looking for somewhere to escape and explore and aren't afraid to get a little lost along the way, this is the perfect place to do it!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Edinburgh
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Tushielaw
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Leith
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Hawick
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Lockerbie
Nearest Motorway
26 Miles
A74(M) J17
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
Hawick
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Eyemouth
Car: necessary

Ropelawshiel is situated at the heart of Craik Forest, a 16 square mile watershed area with high hills, steep valleys and fish-spawning streams. Within the forest, felling and replanting are currently producing an environment with many ages of trees, broad-leaved woodland and open spaces, a suitable habitat for wild life such as birds of prey, deer, badgers, red squirrel and otters. There are woodland walks and cycle trails giving access to historic sites including prehistoric settlements, a Roman road and medieval farmsteads. Sixteen miles away lies Hawick, one of the historic Scottish Border towns.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From £43 Per night

Hawick Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
twelve monthly
Jan 2 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
£43
From
£48
Fri,Sat,Sun
£210
 

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Amenities

Amenities

Hawick Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking

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