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Crofters Cottage set in the Borders Highlands, at the top of the Teviot Valley

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 120 year old stone built cottage with Moorland views.

Traditional Crofters Cottage with modern amenities, double glazed throughout, solid fuel central heating, power shower. Upstairs, Two double bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with three singles. Downstairs Bathroom. Double Sofa-Bed in the lounge, so can sleep seven. Separate Dining room which can seat eight adults. Stocked log-store and starter pack of coal provided. Idyllic setting for getting away from it all. The remote setting means that there is no TV, however, there is a DVD player with a good selection of Movies, or bring your own! Wonderful views from the cottage looking down the valley. Lovely forest walks, lots of wildlife, including deer, pheasants, otters, grouse etc. Headwaters of river Teviot, next to the cottage, where you can see Salmon spawning in the winter. Teviot Stone, marking the source of the river Teviot within walking distance. Moorland walks across the heather, among the Red Grouse. Spring Lambing on your doorstep. Ideal location for Countryside pursuits, please enquire when booking. Fifteen minutes from either Hawick or Langholm. Close to the Celtic Goldsmith and Steve Hislops Cairn. Good base for Borders Festivals and Ride-outs. Access is up a short unpaved forest road.

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Why The Owner chose Hawick

This cottage is so restful, even after a weekend there you feel so relaxed. It is so different to the busy lives everyone leads nowadays that it provides a real tonic for the soul. A great opportunity for family or friends to spend some prime time together.

What makes this cottage unique

Merrylaw is set in upper Teviotdale and the cottage enjoys wonderful views down the valley as well as across the hills. The stream running below the cottage plays its own restful music, chattering over the rocks on its way to join the mighty Tweed. Sometimes you can see otters looking for a meal, or, in the winter, the salmon are there at the end of their epic journey, to spawn and create the next generation of salmon parr. In late spring, usually May, the sheep are lambing out on the hill and you see the young lambs gambolling about with their comical antics. All through the year there are pheasants strutting about and calling to each other. Merrylaw Cottage is good for the soul and gives us a reality check when we are so close to nature.


Hawick Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Crofters Cottage set in the Borders Highlands, at the top of the Teviot Valley
average rating of 4.6875 based on 32 reviews

Idyllic, stunning views, cosy cottage and a warm welcome from the owners

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Merrylaw. We have a had a truly magical Christmas. We enjoyed long walks and returning to the warmth of the fire. There is no sound, it’s perfect. A relaxing hideaway from busy life. I would truly recommend this place to anyone it’s been our best Christmas by far

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely warm and cosy cottage in fantastic surroundings. Ian was really helpful and kind. If you want to get away from it all in remote surroundings - this is it. Everything you needed in the kitchen , lovely lounge and big dining room. Bedrooms lots of room - even had electric blankets. Birthday surprise made really special. Will definitely love to go again.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stoke on Trent

Perfect setting for peace, tranquillity and endless views!

  • 4 of 5

We wanted good quality family time and our stay at this cottage provided just that. We felt like we had the world to ourselves, no traffic, no noise, no internet, perfect for us to get away from it all and enjoy our time together. Endless walks along the river, up the hills, in the forests, the cottage is perfectly located for all of this and more. The cottage had plenty of games, books and DVD's to help relax and unwind and Ian and Tony provided, great communication throughout. We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for two nights with our under 5 child and dog. Foolproof instructions given on how to find the cottage that although remote is not far from lots of places to visit. Amazing views and at night the only thing to hear were the owls. We can't wait to come back. A real break away from the rat race.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Uninterrupted vista!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and its location were perfect!

Had a fantastic stay and have booked a return trip in the Spring.

My three dogs loved the walks - straight from the front door, no traffic, doggie heaven!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A very relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is in an extremely quiet location, with lovely views of the hills. Plenty of walking straight from the door, a good shopping centre in Hawick some twenty minutes away and very quiet roads to explore the area. We shall definitely be returning as it's the perfect spot to relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.