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Tucked away amidst glorious scenery, Garden Cottage has all the right ingredients for a peaceful, rural getaway. Located on the superb Teviot Bank Estate, just over one mile from the charming village of Denholm, this two bedroom cottage is the perfect cottage whatever the season.
The cottage is set in the hidden gem of the River Teviot valley. It is a wonderfully tranquil setting where you can unwind and soak up the peace and quiet, fresh country air spotting the array of bird and wildlife on the estate.
The traditional white hailed stone cottage leads to a recently refurbished interior with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The accommodation sits on two floors with a light, bright open plan kitchen/dining/living room with a wood burning stove. There is also a cosy, separate sitting room with an open fire, two deep sofas, TV with dvd with thick designer curtains sitting room for relaxing in after a busy day exploring the beautiful countryside.
The fully equipped kitchen has all the essentials required of holiday living and features high quality Siemens appliances, a dining space for four and garden views on three aspects.
The pretty bedrooms upstairs (one double, one twin) are crisp and fresh with combed ceilings and scenic views out towards Ruberslaw Hill. They have thick upholstered headboards, deep mattresses, with goose down duvets and pillows with bedding from The White Company and Cologne & Cotton. The owner's have used traditionally made fabric from Perthshire based Inchyra as well as their wonderful Scottish woven blankets at the ends of the beds.
The front of the property looks over over arable land leading to the River Teviot and the rear of the property features a lovely secluded garden where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine over long lazy lunches with friends and family.
Though rural, the cottage has good amenities close by and is an ideal base for exploring the picturesque towns and attractions of the wider area. The village of Denholm sits just over 1 mile (20 minutes walk along the river) from the cottage where you will find an excellent butcher, Post Office, two pubs serving food, two cafes, and the charming ‘Denholm Meet’ with a café/bistro on the ground floor and antiques and interiors shop upstairs.
The town of Hawick sits a little further afield (around 6 miles) where you will find a more extensive range of amenities including a number of large supermarkets (Sainsburys and Morrisons).
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- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 4, 2017
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Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Garden Cottage is perfectly placed for walking, cycling and exploring the great outdoors. There are thirteen designated walks around this area from short 2 miles stretches to more demanding 8 mile hill hikes taking in the beautiful countryside and rolling border hills, among them neighbouring Minto and Ruberslaw Hill.
The Borders Abbey Way is a circular walk which takes in the spectacular monastic ruins of Melrose, Jedburgh, Kelso and Dryburgh Abbey. The route follows along the small single track road on the other side of the field from the cottage and meanders along the banks of the River Teviot which form part of the estate. The route ends at the historically significant Horse Memorial in Hawick which celebrates the ‘caliants’ victory in the 1514 Battle of Hornshole.
You can also follow the Ruberslaw Circular Route, a 5 mile hike from where you will be rewarded with breath-taking views to the Cheviots, or the 6 mile Minto Hills route which starts and finishes at Denholm Village Green where there are two villages pubs, a restaurant and a cafe/bakery.
Similarly, there is some fanstastic cycling and mountain biking to be had from family friendly leisure routes to more challenging hill terrain including the NCN Route 1, Four Abbeys Cycleway, Tweed Cycleway, and Borderloop tour. Local trails include the Denholm Circular (14 iles), Cavers and Stobs (19 miles), and Vertish Hill Loop (7 miles). For dedicated mountain biking trails, the 7Stanes centre at Newcastleton is 25 miles away, and the Kielder Forest Park is approximately 23 miles. Not for the faint-hearted is the mountain bike Mecca of Glentress Forest Mountain Biking near Peebles.
The nearby town of Hawick provides plenty of local amenities, with several supermarkets and a good selection of independent shops. Home to the finest quality Scottish cashmere, knitwear and tweed, guests can follow the Textile Trail which includes visitor centres and museums, as well as factory and retail outlets.
For a little bit of history, you can head to Heart of Hawick, a superb new arts and heritage project which includes the Textile Towerhouse Museum, as well as the Scottish Archive whose registrar and genealogy services can help you on the path or re-connecting with your Scottish roots.
For wet-weather fun, the Teviotdale Leisure Centre has a pool, gym, squash courts and other activities, and the Tower Mill Hub has a cinema, theatre and café.
A short drive will take you to ‘Born in the Borders’, with a shop, delicatessen, café/restaurant, riverside walks and award winning micro-brewery bringing together the very best of all things produced and created here. There is a wonderful pub, The Cross Keys (booking essential), with fabulous food in Ancrum, a short drive away. On route you will pass Fatlips Castle perched on the top of a small outcrop and well worth the walk up for the spectacular views. Next explore the pretty Border towns of Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh where you will find an excellent range of independent shopping, the magnificent ruins of Border Abbeys, the elegance of Floors Castle, and the grand stately homes and gardens of Abbotsford, Mellerstain, Manderston and Bowhill.
The outstanding cultural city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip – just over an hour by car from the property or 50 minutes from nearby Tweedbank station to Edinburgh Waverley.
Not to be missed are some of the events and festivals running during the course of the year – the historic Common Ridings and Cavalcades, Borders Rugby Sevens (including the world renowned Melrose 7s), National Hunt Racing at Kelso, Point to Point at Friarshaugh and Mosshouses, the epic Borders Book Festival as well as Food Festivals, Music Festival and Walking Festivals.
For golf, 18 hole Minto course lies approximately 2 miles east from the cottage. A parkland course with challenging holes and the very aptly named ‘Everest’ at the 12th. Across the wider area, you have a vast choice from stunning parkland tracts to PGA courses, including the Roxburghe Championship course at Kelso. There is clay shooting at Bisley at Braidwood and shooting days can call be arranged nearby.
Fishing is available, not only on the owner's 1 1/2 mile stretch of the River Teviot, where reportedly the largest salmon was caught on the Teviot, but also the owner's can provide you with fishing permits on the wider areas overseen by the Hawick Angling Club which covers over 100 miles of river fishing and 2 lochs.