Rating Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pets Yes 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 Swallow Cottage, a Gold Award-winning cottage, is the smallest of these three Newcastleton holiday homes, offering a quaint retreat with a ground floor double bedroom and a first floor twin reached by a wooden stepladder; a perfect, compact hideaway for children. The open plan accommodation at this Newcastleton self-catering cottage includes a kitchen, dining area and sitting area, all placed to enjoy the warming woodburner. Note: This property is next to Refs. 903701 and 903702, together they sleep 15. Features Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room Accommodation Mostly ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x first floor twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area (seats 2) with woodburner. Shared, external games room with table tennis and snooker table. Amenities 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 patio with 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 Note: Steep, ladder stairs to first floor twin, which has a low ceiling and restricted head height Calculate your drive time Submit About the location NEWCASTLETON 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.