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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Kirknowe is an outstanding property."

    Extremely comfortable and well equipped it is the perfect place to relax and rest. Warm, very well furnished and equipped it is the best property we have stayed in over many years. The location is private but yet there is a pub 10 minutes walk away. This former Monk's retreat is highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2024

  • "Had an absolutely fantastic week at Kirknowe."

    There was nothing to fault. The dogs had a great time too. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kat5.0Mar 2024

  • "We loved our stay at Kirknowe."

    Its is much better than shown on the website and is a very large property. The scones and beautiful tulips were a very lovely welcome as was the milk in the fridge. The beds are super comfy and the lounge - well what can I say its majestic. My favourite place of all was the window seat in the kitchen where I seem to have spent most of my time..... wonderful view and so very snuggly. Wood was there when we arrived, unfortunately the lighter was out of gas but we bought some matches so all good (we have left them for the next guest). Wood is available at a very good price and we partook of this twice. House was lovely and warm as was the hot water when we figured out how to turn it up (might be worth having an info sheet in the welcome pack). All in all a wonderful relaxing and chilled week and we cannot wait to return! Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful location and well maintained property."

    Our family enjoyed the stay . Highly recommended , definitely going to visit again in summer .

    Reviewed by Purna5.0Dec 2023

  • "Just got back from a wonderful week in our home from home cottage."

    The location was perfect, with the owners allowing us to roam across the farm fields (our dogs are very good at not trying to interact with farm animals) but had a secure area for them to explore. Happy pups! The accommodation was beautiful, cosy and so well equipped for all our needs and more! Hot scones delivered as a treat on day one was a lovely touch and plenty of wood was available after the welcome fire pack ran out, plus it was such a good price, we loved the fire on especially due to the weather. All in all, we cannot wait to go back...this gem of a cottage was truly a wonderful week!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Kirknowe."

    Home from home comforts. Beds are ridiculously comfy!! Very tempted to snaffle one and bring it home!! The cheese scones, milk and flowers were greatly appreciated!! The under floor heating was a god send on the cold rainy days!! There were a few things that we felt let the property down. The WiFi is horrendous, it only reaches half of the property. A booster would be beneficial we think. Also the cleanliness of the place was slightly lacking. Lots of dust and cobwebs. Understand its a rural place and some cobwebs are acceptable, especially on the high rafters but easy to reach ones weren't acceptable. Overall a lovely stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.4Oct 2023

  • "Kirknowe is a unique property overlooking the hamlet of Hobkirk, in the Scottish Borders."

    Please note, it is in Roxburghshire, not Northumberland. It has all you need for a self-catering holiday, and there are wonderful views all around. The Scottish Borders is a great area for it's rich history and towns, scenery and walking trails.

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful property in wonderful surroundings."

    Let down slightly on arrival as the cleaning service had left areas of the kitchen dirty. We may have misinterpreted the description but had expected the garden to be secure for dogs and fenced without having to accompany them all the time as the cows were right on the doorstep. We really appreciated the milk, flowers, honey and scones on arrival, also the underfloor heating. The bed was very comfy, the shower was great and the property had all other facilities we needed for a very enjoyable stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Sep 2023

  • "Its the best holiday home we have ever stayed in."

    Really comfortable. Our dog loved it playing outside in the gardens and our girls too.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful surroundings, peace and quiet."

    Clean and comfortable beds. Plenty of space to play and relax. Hawick is a short drive away with a good selection of shops. We have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2023

  • "Everything we could possibly need was in the house."

    Scones much appreciated when we arrived. Beautiful setting enjoyed watching the swifts while I ate breakfast. Thanks for making it special

    Reviewed by Pamela Yvonne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Loved it here, even more things than in the description."

    The extra toilet, a smart TV, dryer and the piano were very welcome extras. Personally I loved seeing the barn owls and bats on an evening. A perfect holiday home.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a positive experience- especially the response from Emma when we had a problem with the hot water, she was very prompt in resolving this."

    The cottage was well equipped and as listed, so we enjoyed our stay. However it was nowhere near as clean as we would have liked - lots of cobwebs and pet hair made it feel either neglected or like it hadn’t had a deep clean in a while.

    Reviewed by Rebekah3.8Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our week there."

    Fantastic location, excellent accommodation, lovely scenery.

    Reviewed by Dean4.4May 2023

  • "Kirknowe is a fantastic and unique and comfortable property in a great location."

    The views from which are fantastic, and it is very quiet and relaxing. Everything you need for your stay is provided and the very friendly owners are very accommodating. The Scottish Borders area is a great place for walking and for towns rich in history. Our dogs loved the garden and fields and the variety of walks. We can't wait to return later in the year.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you for a most relaxing stay."

    Kirknowe is clean, cosy. calm and comfortable (especially the beds) with amazing views all round. Very well equipped and the owners are just up the hill if you need them - flowers and scones were very much appreciated. Didn't want to leave ☹️ worth saying that wifi is poor in 2 twin bedrooms but great everywhere else.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely house, comfy, clean, well equipped and lovely owners"

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Kirknowe is a quiet beauty!"

    She has warmth, spaciousness and drama. The owners are super helpful and generous too.

    Dec 2021

  • "Kirknowe is a gem!"

    From the moment we entered the property we could feel ourselves start to unwind. Evenings spent in front of the fire watching TV, reading and playing cards was so relaxing. Having a separate "wing" for our son was a bonus. It was a great base for exploring sites and there were so many walks just outside the door and a short driving distance away. We didn't want to leave and if it was available, we would have immediately extended our stay. We will most definitely be back!

    Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful house - real home from home - in a beautiful setting and stunning part of the country."

    Extremely well equipped and very spacious, easily and comfortably able to accommodate six people. Lovely hosts who provided everything you could need; welcome “pack” of cake, pasties, milk and flowers was much appreciated. Very highly recommended.

    Aug 2021

  • "Fabulous, well equipped character property on the owners working farm in idyllic surroundings."

    A perfect spot from which to explore the Scottish Borders and to recharge batteries. The owner was extremely welcoming. A special place!

    Aug 2021

  • "We had a lovely week in Kirknowe."

    The house was lovely and warm and cosy and very well equipped. The owner went out of their way to make us feel welcome! Lots to do nearby and beautiful countryside.

    May 2019

  • "A relaxing and comfortable place set in beautiful surroundings."

    Well equipped and large enough for six people to have plenty of space to relax.

    Dec 2018

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a lovely spot."

    Can't wait to return.

    Oct 2018

  • "Plenty of space both in and outdoors."

    House is on its own overlooking Hobkirk church so you don't feel isolated. Excellent holiday.

    Sep 2018

  • "Kirknowe is a characterful property in a beautiful location."

    The views are stunning and the accommodation is roomy, comfortable and well equipped.

    Aug 2018

  • "Such a beautiful property in a lovely location."

    We will definitely come back!

    Aug 2018

  • "Plenty of room, quirky but it a good way."

    Welcome pack much appreciated. Delightful setting. On a farm but only adds to its charm.

    Jun 2018

  • "Very comfortable and great location - peace and quiet - would recommend to anyone."

    Jun 2018

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This property is part of the Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages collection.
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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x gallery super-king, 2 x twin
  • Gallery bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off-road ample parking
  • Extensive enclosed garden with furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 miles, pub 7.9 miles
  • Note: Lockable barn for bikes

The property

Jedburgh 8.6 miles.

Settled into the countryside of the Scottish boarders, in the rural area of Hobkirk, near Jedburgh, Scotland, Kirknowe is a lovely stone-built 18th century house that was previously a monk’s retreat and is now the ideal getaway for a family or group of adults.

Pass through beautiful countryside to reach the property, parking off-road and unpacking with ease into a stunning living area where large arched windows and a sweeping staircase complement tartan décor and green and brown sofas resting beside the welcoming glow of a woodburning stove.

Behind the sitting area you will find a dining table, ideal for meals and family games nights, and from her you will discover an amply fitted kitchen with large windows and a second dining table.

Kirknowe has two ground-floor bedrooms which are both twins, one yellow and one blue with an ornamental fireplace, accompanied by a bathroom with blue panelled walls.

Ascend the stairs to the gallery where an elegant super-king rests beneath a traditional wall hanging, and here there is a bathroom where you can enjoy a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles.

This historic property is accompanied by a wonderful garden, extensive and ideal for your four-legged family members.

Kirknowe rests within an isolated rural area a short drive from Bonchester Bridge.

Travel to the town of Jedburgh where you will be able to stock up on essentials at the local convenience store as well as enjoy browsing shops selling local produce and tasty eateries.

Here you can explore the history of the local area with Mary Queen Of Scots’ Museum, Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum and the impressive Jedburgh Abbey, or travel a little further to find the impressive Cessford Castle.

Countryside walks can be found at the beautiful Northumberland National Park.

Make a rural getaway to remember with a stay at the characterful Kirknowe.

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About the location


Kelso 12 miles; Melrose 13 miles; Peebles 37 miles.

The historic town of Jedburgh is a small, quiet town lying 10 miles inside the Scottish Border, situated halfway between Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh. Set amidst the stunning countryside of the Borders, Jedburgh has much to offer visitors. There are charming shops, pubs and award-winning, family-run restaurants to enjoy nearby, as well as historic attractions such as the fascinating Jedburgh Castle Jail, Mary Queen of Scots House and the imposing abbey, which towers over the town and dates back to 1138. Great fishing can be enjoyed on the Teviot, Tweed and Jed Rivers and there are 21 excellent golf courses to choose from. The Borders also offer some superb walking and cycling over breathtaking hillsides or amongst the enchanting Border Forests, and along St Cuthbert's Way, a 62 mile trail between Melrose and Lindisfarne, which passes Harestanes Countryside Visistor Centre. The towns of Melrose, Kelso and Peebles are just a short drive away and are a joy to explore at leisure.

Owner can only accommodate SATURDAY changeovers

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter