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Colterscleuch Cottage

(Ref. 995949)

Teviothead near Hawick, Scottish Borders Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable stay - thanks"

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Apr 2024

  • "We found the owners to be very friendly, the cottage was nice, clean and quiet."

    The sofa was too low for us, we found it difficult to get up, the shower drainage is very slow and is near flooding when you use it. The exit from the driveway is far too steep and is quite a worry when exiting onto the A7, with fast traffic.

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Apr 2024

  • "Clean, comfortable and warm accommodation everything provided for a excellent holiday in a lovely part of Scotland, as a Photographer I had a wonderful week, and we would both stay again, the owners are very sociable and nothing is to much trouble, It’s a very quiet area with all the facilities in Hawick a few miles away."

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and clean and very comfortable."

    Everything was great in the kitchen, except the constant humming of the water pump. This was not an issue when we closed the kitchen door. It was much closer to other buildings than on the website photos, although we did not see other people possibly because we were out a lot. The drive onto the main road was very very steep - hard to navigate through the gears whilst watching out for fast oncoming traffic turning the corner. The mirror on the opposite side of the road was a godsend. Very central location for all the places we wanted to visit whilst staying in The Borders.

    Reviewed by Kristina4.7Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in your Well equiped Cottage."

    A good base to explore The Borders.

    Reviewed by Luc4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was just lovely, bigger than expected."

    I don't think the photos do it justice. The enclosed garden is perfect for us as we have a dog, although it should be noted that it is not immediately outside the cottage. Not a problem though. Having the acces to the river was wonderful. We enjoyed watching the birds at the feeders. The cottage is about 8 miles outside Hawick so very rural but it is immediately off the A7 so the road links are excellent - best of both worlds. The cottage is clean, comfortable, just perfect. We were provided with everything we needed including milk, tea, washing up liquid - it's good after a long journey to just have these things there and not need to dig through bags of things we had brought with us. Gina popped down to say hello and could not have been more friendly and welcoming. I wish we had been able to stay longer and I thoroughly recommend this cottage to everyone.

    Reviewed by Julia4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, beds very comfortable and the shower was hot."

    It was lovely to sit on the patio in the sunshine as it’s a lovely sun trap, plenty of places to visit from the cottage there were a few negatives 1) we think the garden furniture could do with a lick of paint also they were covered in cobwebs, I had to dust them all off before sitting on them and there were no cushions. 2) the welcome pack in our eyes wasn’t a welcome pack, toilet roll, washing liquid, milk, & 4 biscuits, we have stayed in quiet a few now and the welcome packs we received were beautiful, let’s say a bit of food from there area, we have had flowers, cake, chocolate, wine, etc at the other cottages that we stayed in. 3) the bedrooms it felt like our clothes were damp, not sure if it’s because there is no daylight in there because there are really big trees right outside the windows and the bedrooms were always cold even though we have had a fantastic week with the sunshine. Apart from those few negative remarks we have throughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage but no proper nearby dog walks."

    It is possible to walk 400 yards along a small footpath adjacent to the busy A7 single carriageway road to a gravel track which leads to an uneven farmers field, but not somewhere you could properly exercise your dog. You are able to use the gardens attached to the cottage but when your dog needs longer walks it is not really suitable nor is it secure, As a plus 7 miles away, towards Hawick centre, there is a lovely park which is well tended & ideal for the dog walks but you need to commute. I suppose the six million dollar question is would we go back & the answer has to be yes!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in."

    Very scenic location. We had an everything we needed and the hosts, Gina and Dean were great. Highly recommend this cottage and would definitely book again

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, could do with a lamp on the dressing table to use the mirror and more comfortable seating outside by the river to enjoy the views."

    I would definitely recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by Frances4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautifully presented cottage."

    Lovely personal welcome gift when we arrived off Gina and she contacted us straight away, to see if we needed anything. Fab shower and the beds were so comfortable. Excellent standard of fixture and fittings. Even a Christmas tree up in the lounge! Only note, if taking dogs the garden is not enclosed and there is access to the road. Thanks for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Nice peaceful stay"

    Reviewed by Maree4.7Sep 2022

  • "Exceptional cottage, excellent stay."

    Too warm to drive around with the dogs though.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Jul 2022

  • "Excellent cottage everything was spotless well equipped had lovely chilled, comfortable and relaxing stay."

    first holiday in 2 years well worth the wait would stay again.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "I feel very badly about writing a bad ‘crit’ for this property because the owners are so friendly and helpful, but really it was not an enjoyable stay – felt somewhat like being in prison because whilst there are lots of good places to go to, it is necessary to take the car (or a bike if you had it there and had an extensive enough cycling range!"

    ) to get anywhere, and the entrance (or more particularly, exit) is appallingly dangerous, even for a younger and quicker driver than I. I was also puzzled as to why, when I reached home, some 250 miles away, I found an email telling me that I must empty the bins at the cottage and make sure I left it clean and tidy. By that time, presumably, the next residents had discovered the mess and muck you seem to assume I would leave a property. Too late to go back to check/remedy, so why add insult to what was a worrying stay?

    We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and your acknowledgment of the helpful and welcoming environment we offer. We were pleased to hear that you found the list of recommended places to visit very useful, you had the opportunity to experience the variety the local area has to offer, its scenic beauty and you enjoyed sitting in the garden and the local wildlife. We were however saddened to read that you did not enjoy your stay and that none of your issues were raised with us when we met with you or anytime during your stay. The cottage is set in a beautiful, rural location and not within walking distance of amenities. This is clear in our listing and is a perfect base for exploring the surrounding historic Scottish Border towns and English Borderlands. We also have a map on our listing showing the location of the property. With regards to the exit, there is a traffic mirror placed at the top of the driveway to assist. Regarding the email that you are unhappy with: This is an automated email sent out by Sykes to all guests a day before they depart from a property and certainly not a personally directed message indicating you had caused any concerns. It is unfortunate that there was a delay in you reading the email, but the information provided is sent ahead of departure to try and ensure the changeover at properties is as smooth as possible so there is no delay for the incoming guests. As a regular Sykes customer, you would have been sent this email on your previous visits to other Sykes properties. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeanne3.4May 2022

  • "This delightful cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished and very well equipped."

    The log fire is a great bonus and the place is very warm and comfortable. There is a small fenced area overlooking the River Teviot for the dog to exercise. A great base for exploring the Scottish Borders. The owners are very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0May 2022

  • "Clean and comfortable cottage but it was a bit chilly at times, especially the double bedroom which had quite a small radiator for the size of the room."

    Apart from that the cottage was well equipped and in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by Edna4.7Apr 2022

  • "A very comfortable, clean, nicely decorated with all the necessities one needs for a relaxing vacation."

    Hawick is 7 miles away with supermarkets and restaurants. Not far to go are a plethora of walks to explore. Dogs are welcome with a small enclosed area overlooking the river for them to roam in.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely clean, spacious cottage."

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely spotless cottage and extremely comfortable and homely"

    Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased that you had a comfortable and homely stay. Best wishes for 2022. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roisin5.0Dec 2021

  • "Friendly owners, with a well appointed cottage in the heart if the Borders."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Nov 2021

  • "The owners were very helpful, sending very clear directions and information about places of interest well before our arrival date."

    There were issues with the spring water and the owners very quickly sorted it and provided us with bottles spring water until the issue was solved. Another lovely holiday with Sykes.

    Reviewed by Sarah C4.4Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Colterscleuch Cottage."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and was really well appointed. Communication with Gina and Dean was brilliant and they went out of their way to ensure we had a comfortable stay. The cottage is in a secluded spot but not too far away from the lovely Scottish borders towns and various attractions. The river on the doorstep and the visiting birds to the garden are an added bonus!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jul 2021

  • "The The cottage cottage was lovely, set in a lovely tranquil position just Like a real home from home"

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage superseded our expectations."

    It was immaculate. Clean and spacious throughout. We had everything and more for a family of 5 and a dog. The surroundings of the cottage were beautiful with the river at the back making a wonderful added scenic bonus. We visited Wilton Lodge Park, Craik Forest, Longholm Country park, Hawick, Jedburgh and Harestanes visitor centre (all within 30 minutes drive). Lots to do for all the family. Absolutely recommend to anyone. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Linsey5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautifully furnished, very well equipped, would book again in an instant."

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a wonderful property it was beautiful."

    We had a great time with our two dogs. Lovely rural location not too far from the nearest town. Simply beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Verity5.0Oct 2020

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Clean and well furnished. Will be going again

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is an absolute rural retreat and the setting really helped us relax."

    The owners were so very helpful and we have booked again.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2020

  • "Probably providing couple of table fans would be a good idea to use on a extremely hot day."

    During our stay the temp went up to 30 deg C ( I guess this is not common)

    Reviewed by Reyny5.0Jul 2020

  • "Only small comment that perhaps a second toilet would be handy for families with children"

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2020

  • "An excellent cottage in a lovely location."

    The cottage was well equipped, cosy, clean and even though we were close to the A7, the road noise was minimal. It was an ideal base for visiting the nearby towns of Hawick, Melrose and Jedburgh.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Mar 2020

  • "Very cosy, comfortable cottage but the lack of an enclosed garden for my 2 dogs let it down as, at the top of the driveway was the busy A7 road, which made it feel stressful for me incase they ran in that direction."

    On the website photo it looked like there was a field nearby to take my dogs into, but the field belonged to a neighbour I think. We managed to find a forest walk to take the dogs instead.

    Reviewed by Morag4.4Mar 2020

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x triple with 3 x single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, TV with Blu-ray/DVD, and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Patio area with table and chairs
  • Garden with lawn and seating
  • Firepit area with seating and picnic bench and table
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Private water supply
  • Shop within 7.7 miles, pub within 7.6 miles
  • There is a pet supplement of £25.00 per pet

The property

Colterscleuch Cottage is a fine stone cottage, formerly an old farm building, that has been converted into a spacious, bright and airy two-bedroom cottage.

Whilst still maintaining the traditional cottage feel with tone walls and wood burner, it has an inviting and warm homely feel. Set amidst rural farmland in the beautiful Scottish Borders' Teviot Valley, it provides a perfect base for exploring the surrounding historic Scottish border towns and English Borderlands.

There is an abundance of wildlife surrounding the cottage and it’s easy to spend an hour or so just watching the many birds come and go, including pheasants. Colterscleuch Cottage is a delightful property suited for a family or group of five but also not too big for couples looking for a quiet retreat.

The cottage enjoys a fairly secluded spot but is only a short drive away from amenities. Step into this all ground floor home and come to the kitchen/diner where an exposed stone wall features on one side, blending well with the soft cream and grey hues throughout the room, home to a fabulous range of appliances including an electric oven and hob, so you can get creative in the kitchen and produce some tasty meals to serve at the dining table. Take three steps up into the sitting room where you can sink into one of the two comfy sofas after lighting the woodburning stove and feeling the warmth on a winter evening, then browse the selection of games, books and DVDs and decide what the evening will hold; watch a film on the TV or curl up with a good book on the sofa. Open up the patio doors in summer which lead out from this room and delight in sitting on the patio with a refreshing drink out in the sun on the table and chairs. Step out beyond the patio to a secluded area, ‘The River Garden’, where you can sit and enjoy the views of the farmlands and listen to the babbling river and birdsong from the extensive wild bird population or venture further down for a dip in the River Teviot that runs at the bottom of the garden. During the long warm summer evenings you can enjoy a campfire, sitting round the firepit and watch the sunset over the farm fields with a view and sound of the river below.

Or for a late afternoon or evening retreat, why not have a BBQ over the firepit which has a large BBQ grill fitted and a picnic bench and table to enjoy your meal in the outdoors under the trees. Continue on when evening falls and find two bedrooms where you can rest your head, choosing from the king-size bedroom, or the triple room which holds three single beds, with quality furnishings for storage and pleasant, thoughtful decor creating a tranquil spot to wind down in. Completing the interior is the vibrant bathroom with teal painted walls, home to a bath as well as a separate walk-in shower. Golfers can enjoy exploring the variety of scenic golf courses in the surrounding Border towns each unique and providing spectacular views. Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy salmon, trout and grayling fishing in the various lochs in and around Hawick and further afield along the River Teviot and the River Tweed. Mountain bikers and cyclists can experience wonderful cycle routes, including the Southern Borders Loop (choosing between either 50 mile circuit or 75 mile loop on virtually traffic free roads through some of the wildest countryside to Newcastleton and Hawick); the Abbey Cycle Route (55 miles passing through 4 historic towns with wonderful Abbeys or local cycling trails around Hawick and Jedburgh and best of all for off roaders) and the Justice Trail (over 40 miles of great cycling in the hills around nearby Jedburgh). Those wanting to get back to nature can revel in the nearby Forestry at Craik in the heart of the Southern Uplands.

There are walks and cycle routes to suit all abilities and naturalists will love spotting red squirrel from the hides. Newcastleton Forest area is steeped in the history of the Rivers and cross-border raiding, crossing the border into England where it meets with Kielder Forest, making it part of the largest forest in Britain.

The 7 Stanes cycle route runs through here, and this vast forest is used by walkers, cyclists and horses. Travel up North to discover the historic town of Hawick, internationally known for its fine quality cashmere and knitwear as well as being rich in history, you will love browsing the great selection of outlets with quality knitwear, maybe even making a few purchases along the way to add to your wardrobe.

There are working mills in Hawick and Selkirk producing the best quality cashmere and knitwear in the world.

As well as outlets and museums, mill tours are also available to discover the rich and fascinating history of the Border towns. Over in Jedburgh, learn of the town's position as a frontier town in the midst of many a battle, and visit the house where Mary Queen of Scots stayed in 1566 learning of her tragic history. Colterscleuch Cottage is a fabulous retreat, perfect for making everlasting memories in the Scottish Borders.

EPC Rating: Band F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £225.

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About the location


Jedburgh 10.6 miles; Selkirk 11.1 miles; Gretna Green 37.9 miles.

One of the Scottish Border towns and winner of many national floral awards, Hawick is a wonderful location for enjoying a break. Along with the rich history of the town and area which dates back to the 12th century, the town is internationally famous for its fine quality knitwear, and is home to a fantastic collection of shops selling both knitwear and cashmere. It is part of the TextileTrail thanks to the Borders Textile Townhouse where you can learn all about the industry within a restored 16th century tower house. Over in the Hawick Museum and Scott Gallery, you can wander around the exhibits detailing the town's history and marvel at the art, before taking a stroll through Wilton Lodge Park which rests on the banks of the River Teviot and providing 107-acres of grounds to roam. Within the town you can find a leisure centre, pubs, shops and a great selection of restaurants, from fine dining to cheap and cheerful. Hawick is a fantastic base from which to explore other neighbouring towns, such as Jedburgh, Selkirk, and Tweedbank.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas