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

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Owner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2017

Why The Owner chose Dumfries & Galloway

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.

22 Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect place to get away

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect for anyone who wants peace, quiet and solitude although the large town of Hawick is only a 20 minute drive with supermarkets, fast food & restaurants. Cottage was nice and clean with everything you would need for your stay. Sitting outside on the picnic table was fantastic. All you can hear are the birds and pheasants in the surrounding woodland. We saw one logging truck pass by in the four days we were there.

There is lots to do in the area whether it`s driving round the quiet roads or visiting the many stately homes. We will be booking again but for longer next time!

I can`t recommend this cottage enough. Ian was a huge help explaining everything about the cottage and even waited to meet us after we were delayed. Nothing was a problem for him.

The cottage thoroughly deserves its 5 stars!!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there over the Easter break & had a fantastic time. A highly recommendable place. We literally spend most of the time exploring the estate and spotting the game birds! A huge thanks to Ian for his hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely wee cottage if u want to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay was nice to get some peace and quiet

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Anglesey North Wales
5

Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage was a hidden gem and our stay was amazing! Lots of walks to explore the area. Our 3 yr old son had never seen snow before and it snowed on our second day and made the trip to Merrylaw Cottage even more special. Will definitely be returning! Pleasant communication from the owners. Definitely recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newcastle
3

Perfect location

  • 3 of 5

What a beautiful location! The cottage is rustic and peaceful. Lovely walks from the doorstep. The peace and quiet was rejuvenating for us.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I recently spent a great week at Merrylaw. The cottage is ideal for its location. We enjoyed walking and running in the forest and at other nearby areas. It was great to be able to bring our dog. Hawick, whilst sadly a shadow of its former self, has all the facilities that you need. The cottage is in a fairly remote location and if there is any danger of snow/ice I would say that a 4x4 is required. Ian and Julie couldn't have been more welcoming and the joining instructions were very clear. Mobile phones (Vodaphone) do work and mobile internet is good enough for basic use.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£120
for 2 nights
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£280
£1,000
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Jun-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only