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Netherraw

Newcastleton near Hawick, Scottish Borders (Ref. 1079570)

4.7

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a unique and well equipped holiday home."

    We really enjoyed our stay in the Borders and would happily return to this property. We could not use the hot tub as it was broken, through no fault of the owner. Although disappointed, we were happy with how this was dealt with. We loved visiting the surrounding area and found everyone to be friendly and hospitable. We will book again.

    Reviewed by KennyJul 2022

  • "We found Netherraw to be a clean and spacious cottage which stands alone four miles north of Newcastleton."

    The ideal place to get away from it all, or as a base to explore the attractions of the borders region.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2022

  • "Lovely and homely, well equipped."

    Fantastic location and outlook. Owners quick to respond to queries.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay very cosy for us all snuggling up in evening , 1 of our ..."

    We had a fantastic stay very cosy for us all snuggling up in evening , 1 of our kids just had an operation and had cast on right up to his thigh so was on able to put 1 leg in hot tub but wants to come back so he can experience it better

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2022

  • "A wonderful retreat in a perfectly peaceful spot ideal for recharging the batteries!"

    Owners were very considerate in checking all was well during a storm.

    Reviewed by JaneFeb 2022

  • "Had a fantastic time at netherraw Amazing quiet location the hot tub was fantastic and our pampered pooch, Bailey loved the field to roam about in."

    Highly recommend Thanks jo and rob

    Reviewed by VicJan 2022

  • "We had an amazing new year staying at Netherraw cottage."

    There's plenty of hikes in the surrounding area and the cottage itself is cosy and beautiful, with a fab hot tub. The owner is lovely, really good at getting back to you and very helpful.

    Reviewed by LiziDec 2021

  • "We had a brilliant stay over Christmas, we didn’t want to leave."

    Cottage was absolutely spotless. Hot tub was a real hit too. Couldn’t fault the place at all. Photos don’t do it justice.

    Reviewed by JoanneDec 2021

  • "A remote cottage with lovely countryside views ideal location for walking and site seeing."

    Didn't make use of the hot tub as its winter. Lovely butchers in village just a few minutes drive away. Comfy beds and snuggly duvets. Relaxing stay catching up with family and friends who live locally.

    Reviewed by SheilaNov 2021

  • "Second time to this property and not disappointed had a great stay home from home"

    Reviewed by RaneeNov 2021

  • "Unfortunately we had double car trouble causing us to arrive a day late and leave a day earlier than planned BUT its a lovely cottage, very homely & peaceful."

    Lovely to relax in the hot tub. Bed soooo comfy. When we did contact the owner, they always tried to help as much as possible. Definately one to go back to!

    Reviewed by MerylOct 2021

  • "The cottage is very well kept, facilities within the cottage are ideal, all necessities were readily available, all we had to do was do a food shop."

    The hot tub was brilliant, well maintained. The closest village is Newcastleton where you will find a well stocked spar and there is a couple do hotels that do food and a lovely Cafe. Your nearest bigger town is a half hour drive to Hawick. If your looking for somewhere remote and to just chill out and enjoy your own company it’s perfect.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "We have visited Netherraw for three years running however, sadly this will be the last time."

    As a positive if you want isolation and great night skies and walks on your doorstep, Netherraw is perfect. There is hardly any noise, so you can hear the wildlife all around you. The upstairs bedrooms now have hangers for your clothes and ample drawer space. Sadly, the negatives we found were numerous. The shower basin easily flooded and water spilled over on to the floor. The only way to avoid this was to turn the shower on get wet, turn the shower off, lather up and then rinse off. Which isn't what you expect to do. This was raised last year when we came, but nothing has been done, in fact it is worse. The extractor fan isn't strong enough to cope with the steam in the shower room, so we had to leave the door open for it to escape. Not ideal but thankfully there was only the two of us. The toilet seat in the shower room, the laminate is cracked underneath and looks like it would soon start to peel off. The hot tube was part of the attraction of going to Netherraw, especially after long walks. On the second day we removed the hot tubs cover only to find that the headrests were damaged through wear and tear, their coverings were cracked and in some places none existent exposing the foam/cushioning underneath - so we decided not to use it. The overall feeling for us was that through usage the cottage just needs a bit of TLC.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2021

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size, 2 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Rear gravelled garden with hot tub, furniture and barbecue, plus front lawned garden and shared use of owner's field
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: There is restricted head height in the two first floor twin bedrooms
  • Note: The staircase at Netherraw is original and is narrow and steep
  • Note: This property does request a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
  • Note: This property only accepts Friday to Friday for weekly bookings
  • Note: On occasion hot tub may not be up to temperature on first evening

The property

Newcastleton 4 miles.

This superb detached cottage with a hot tub rests near the village of Newcastleton in a rural location with beautiful open Borders countryside all around.

Fully refurbished and finished to an excellent standard, this lovely traditional stone cottage offers the perfect country getaway for family and friends.

Stepping inside, discover the splendid lounge, appointed with two sofas so you can curl up after a long day of exploring, plus a lovely woodburning stove to keep you toasty during the winter months.

Move through to the refined kitchen/diner, boasting attractive units and an array of quality appliances, including a Belfast sink, electric oven, dishwasher and even a washer/dryer, ensuring you are fully catered for.

Take the evening outside to the rear garden where a barbecue and set of table and chairs await, providing a great opportunity for alfresco dining amidst the tranquil countryside.

Pour yourself a glass of prosecco and head for the alluring hot tub, perfect for a bubbly soak under the stars.

When it comes to catching some sleep, there are three homely bedrooms to choose from; on the ground-floor lies a king-size, whilst upstairs there are two twins, each presented in neutral colour tones with fresh white bed linen.

Serving the bedrooms is a sumptuous bathroom with a roll-top bath, perfect for a lazy soak at the end of your day, along with an additional shower room.

An ideal base for exploring this historic and beautiful region, Netherraw is perfect for walkers and cyclists with tracks leading off from the door.

Along the Liddesdale Valley is the village of Newcastleton with its array of hotels, pubs and shops, as well as the Copshaw Common Riding, a scenic golf course and the traditional music festival held in early July.

Visit spectacular Hermitage Castle and explore its dramatic and romantic history when Mary Queen of Scots secretly visited her lover here.

There is an abundance of walking, fishing and mountain biking nearby with the superb Kielder Forest Park, as well as the 7stanes trails.

Just under half an hours drive away lies the borough of Landgholm, described as ‘The Beautiful Gateway to Scotland’, it is set in the unspoilt country area with the Eskdale Prehistoric Trail within easy reach, along with many nearby sites of interest.

Wherever you choose to explore, Netherraw provides a sumptuous base to return to each evening.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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