Lapwing Cottage

Newcastleton near Hawick, Scottish Borders (Ref. 903701)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Binks

    “The peace and quiet. Totally ...”

    The peace and quiet. Totally relaxing break. And owners very welcoming.

    The peace and quiet. Totally relaxing break. And owners very welcoming.


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

Skylark Cottages

Newcastleton 6 miles. Situated at the end of a quiet farm track, six miles south of Newcastleton in Cumbria and close to the Scottish Borders, these three homely holiday cottages are located on a family-run arable farm, surrounded by sweeping greenery and bordered by Kershope Forest, abounding with wildlife. These individually-styled cottages near Newcastleton have been lovingly converted from original farm byres and retain traditional character with each offering exposed stone walls, beams and warming woodburners. Situated opposite the owner’s farmyard and home, these Newcastleton cottages all come complete with private, enclosed, rear patio gardens, so guests can relax outside together on warm evenings after a day spent exploring the beautiful Cumbrian and Borders countryside, and watch the wildlife hurry by. With swallows, swifts and martins soaring between the cottages, and curlews and lapwings frequenting a nearby bird sanctuary, these cottages are perfect for enjoying the varied bird life. With a variety of accommodation across these three Newcastleton cottages, which can be booked separately or together to sleep up to fifteen people, there’s plenty of flexibility for many groups wishing to discover this delightful area. As well the communal games room, which offers snooker and table tennis, guests can enjoy walking and cycling in the fields and woodlands surrounding these Borders cottages. Why not venture a little further and explore Kielder Forest, spend a day in Carlisle, discover the beautiful Solway Coast or enjoy an exhilarating experience at the Rock UK Adventure Centre in Newcastleton, just a short drive away? There are many attractions to choose from, from fascinating historic sites to interesting towns and forest parks, and these Newcastleton cottages provide a charming country getaway for all the family.

The property

This charming mid-terrace Newcastleton cottage accommodates four people in one cosy double and one bunk bedroom, each with a traditional sandstone wall, which adds colour and character to the property.

The ground floor of this Borders cottage comprises a comfortable sitting room with dining area, warmed by a welcoming woodburner, along with a separate, well-equipped fitted kitchen.

Note: This property is attached to Refs. 903680 and 903702, together they sleep 15.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Shared, external games room with table tennis and snooker table.


  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared use of additional fridge and freezer in games room, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private enclosed garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Mobile phone signal is variable at this property
  • Note: Stabling and grazing available by arrangement with owner

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About the location


Hawick 21 miles; Carlisle 24 miles.

The village of Newcastleton, sits just a few miles from the border of Scotland with England, in the Liddesdale Valley. It was founded in 1793 by the Duke of Buccleuch ('Buckloo’) and is also known as Copshaw Holm, or The Holm. Founded to create a centre for the weaving trade in the area, over time, Newcastleton attracted other trades including farmers, carpenters and shoe makers. Further development occurred with the arrival of the railway in the late 1800s, when the famous Waverley Line journeyed from Edinburgh to Carlisle. Historically a region of strife dating from the arrival of the Romans in the 1st century, the subsequent Norman invasion and the cross border battles between English and Scots, Liddesdale is at the centre of what was known as The Debatable Lands. The village today is little changed, and is famous for the nearby Hermitage Castle, where Mary Queen of Scots met her secret lover the 4th Earl of Boswell, and the ruin offers an imposing and spectacular sight filled with intrigue. The village is also popular with tourists due to its range of outdoor activities, which include mountain biking on the 7stanes trails, fishing, walking, wildlife watching, and an outdoor adventure centre. A vibrant and exciting holiday destination for all the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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