Peaceful, remote woodland setting - quiet walks, wonderful views and wildlife
Mrs Daniele Friell
- english, french
About Mrs Daniele Friell
Daniele and Bill have run Meadshaw Farm, a smallholding with a flock of rare breed hebridean sheep, for over 10 years. They are keen to let you enjoy the peace and quiet of Curlew Cottage which is approx 15 metres from the farmhouse. They are happy to advise walkers, cyclists and horse riders on routes to take, and personal cycle guiding and horse guiding (for those who bring their own horse) can be offered if required. Children are welcome and there is plenty to do provided they do not want super fast broadband. There are acres of woodland, ponds, river, canoes, zip wire and trampoline.
Mrs Daniele Friell purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Mrs Daniele Friell chose Hawick
Wonderful off-the-beaten-track location, with very little noise or light pollution. Here you will see more trees, sheep and stars than people! However the local town of Hawick is only 20 minutes by car and there you can find plenty of restaurants, a cinema and a good sports centre, with good sized pool and recently refurbished flume.
What makes this Cottage unique
Lots of sky, space, views, fresh air. You will have the place to yourself!
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A Wonderful Stay
This is a lovely little find in a lovely location. The shepherd's hut is a lovely feature. Lovely walks from the door and welcoming helpful hosts. Would love to return.
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
Would highly recommend this property, it’s in a beautiful location, very clean and quirky, and everything you could need is catered for.
Thanks for your 5* review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here, and would love to welcome you back again one day. Best wishes for October. Daniele and Bill
Peace and Tranquility at its Loveliest
A little gem of a cottage in the most tranquil of settings and one that we will return to I’m sure. The accommodation was cosy and warm and the shepherd bothy that is included was an adventure for our 11 year old granddaughter who felt she had her own independent holiday and loved sleeping in it.
The surrounding bird life was lovely and we had a constant display of beautiful birds on the feeding station right outside the window. Forest walks were right on the doorstep and provided a wonderfully safe activity for our dogs who loved exploring them. Even a week of Scottish rain didn’t spoil our enjoyment of this lovely place and it’s delightful and charming hosts, Danielle and Bill who helped to make our stay just perfect.
Thank you for taking the time to write such an inspiring review for Curlew Cottage, Meadshaw Farm. We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday, the cottage and the surrounding walks and wildlife, and would love to welcome you back again for another break. Best wishes, Daniele and Bill
A fantastic break everything I had hoped it would be and more
Bill and Daniele made me feel so welcome they are a lovely couple and their two dogs Tarka and Tilly are very nice. I was really needing a break and wanted somewhere I could take my puppy. The cottage appealed to me as it was far enough away from the town but close enough if you wanted to go to the shops or eat out.
I was not disappointed at all we had wonderful walks on our doorstep and the views and cottage were perfect.
We also had the added bonus of the shepherds hut with it’s lovely wood burning stove. I spent the late afternoon chilling with a book and a glass of wine snuggled up in the hut.
First class break and I will be back again, Bill and Daniele are such genuine people.
If you are looking for a quiet time to chill and enjoy the outdoors this is the place to go
Thank you both xxx
Jackie, thanks for your great review for Curlew Cottage. We really enjoyed meeting you and your lovely dog, Ruby. So glad you felt welcome, and had a relaxing stay. Best wishes, Daniele and Bill
Lovely, cosy cottage in the beautiful borders countryside
We booked Curlew Cottage for our first holiday with our new baby, somewhere we were hoping for peace and relaxation, it didn’t disappoint. Daniele was fantastic in the run up to our stay and very helpfully had a travel cot, which was one less thing for us to pack and worry about. From walks outdoors with Daniele’s dogs Tarka and Tilly, to visiting some lovely places close by - the distillery and glass blowing centre were highlights, we had a fab time and would recommend staying here to anyone. Thank you again for being such a brilliant host, the cottage was like a home from home and super toasty at night with the underfloor heating. Such a treat to walk around with no socks or shoes on! The cottage was just what we needed, perfect for us and we hope to be back when Iona is a bit older so she can enjoy more walks, sleep out in the shepherds hut and play on the trampoline.
Thanks for your fantastic review Kerry. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the Curlew Cottage comfortable and cosy. You would be most welcome back, any time.
Best wishes, Daniele
Cycling - Mountain bike and trail riding in Craik Forest is on the doorstep (see firstname.lastname@example.org) and Glentress (Peebles) Innerliethen and Newcastleton are all within 35 miles (see 7stanes Mountain Biking)
Equestrian - The Ian Stark Equestrian Centre is 35 minutes away, near Selkirk and hosts an array of equestrian events and competitions, as well as offering pony trecking and riding lessons for all abilities. Nearby Stable Life also offers riding lessons. Local Common Ridings are a major equestrian attraction, which you can join in for free, either with your own horse or by pre-booking a horse for the day. These "ride-outs" take place during the summer months at most of the Border towns.
Walking - As well as waymarked local walks from the door, there are a number of long distance footpaths such as the Reivers Route, Borders Abbeys Way and the Southern Upland Way. In Scotland there is a "right to roam", entitling walkers, cyclists and horse-riders to explore the countryside (subject to sensible rules) without having to keep to marked footpaths.
Gardeners - There are a number of excellent local gardens and nurseries to visit, such as the newly refurbished Wilton Park Walled Garden in Hawick, and further afield, Dawyck, Kailzie and Monteviot Gardens, to name a few.
Children - Trampoline and small kids zip-wire available on site. Playpark and zip wire available at 5* attraction, Bowhill House, Selkirk. Go Ape, Rock UK and Ryze trampolining are all available within a 10 - 40 miles radius.
Castles, Country Houses and ruined Abbeys (Melrose,Jedburgh, Kelso, Dryburgh) are plentiful - Traquair, Bowhill, Mellerstain, Mary Queen of Scots Tower House and Floors.
Golfing - Hawick, Minto by Hawick and Ashkirk are all accessible.
Cities - Edinburgh, Carlisle and Newcastle are all accessible by car (or train/bus and taxi) in under 2 hours.