Colislinn is a unique house full of character, particularly suited to families with young children. 3 public rooms and a games room with table tennis and table football provide space for all ages. Furnishings are simple but comfortable. The house has a wonderful woodland garden with paddocks and south-facing lawns. Hardwood tables, benches and chairs, BBQ, trampoline, croquet, badminton and a large paddling pool (summer only) are provided for outdoor activities. The Slitrig Water runs through the grounds. The surrounding hills offer miles of undisturbed walking/cycling/riding opportunities. Fishing is available in the Tweed, Teviot and Border Esk but also fishing lochs at 5 mins drive. There is a myriad of Golf courses available within an hour's distance. A perfect base from which to explore the Borders, Edinburgh and the Northumberland Coast.
- Castle2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Liddesdale - Lots Of Things To See And Do
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- English, French, German, Dutch
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 13, 2018
About Charlotte Encombe
Colislinn is owned by a brother and sister and their families.
Why Charlotte Encombe chose Scottish Borders
We saw Colislinn for the first time on a bright morning in February. The sides of the drive were covered in snowdrops and the river along it sparkling in the sunlight. By the time we turned the corner and saw the house, we realised it would be the most wonderful place to bring our families together. We have been coming here for 22 years with our kids and enjoyed the clean air, the quiet and freedom of life in the country side. It's a magical place for children to be outside, play games, and an opportunity for adults to relax and to really get away from the pressures of modern living. Some of our best and fondest memories come from being there.
What makes this Castle unique
A haven for wildlife: the unique combination of the absence of traffic noise replaced with sometimes deafening bird song. There are also badgers, foxes, weasels, stoats and sometimes an otter. It is really possible to wander around the moorlands above the house for hours and not see anyone. Hawick is the home of cashmere: there are bargains to be found at the factory shops of Johnston of Elgin, Pringle, Hawick Cashmere etc
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
ReviewsThis property doesn't have any reviews yet.
Special interest holidays: Colislinn is ideal for walking, cycling, fishing, golf and taking it easy! There are many places of interest, historic houses, gardens and borders towns to visit. Coast/Beach: The beautiful and unspoilt East Coast Northumberland beaches are around 1-1.5 hours drive away: North-Berwick, Bamburgh, Alnmouth, Holy Island, Seahouses etc, etc Travel: Colislinn is easiest reached by car: Edinburgh 1.5hr; Carlisle 1,5hr; Kelso, Selkirk, Melrose around 30 min. Train stations Carlisle, Newcastle and Berick on Tweed 1.5hr by car. Airports: Edinburgh and Newcastle, also 1.5hr by car. Regular half-hourly bus between Hawick and the centre of Edinburgh takes 2 hours Distances: Colislinn is 2.5 miles south of Hawick