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Cosy Cottage plus free Shepherd's Hut

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, WiFi
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, WiFi

Overview of Cosy Cottage plus free Shepherd's Hut

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Cosy Cottage plus free Shepherd's Hut

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cottage

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Follows industry sanitisation guidelines
Hawick, SCT

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery12 min drive
  • Popular LocationDrumlanrigs Tower12 min drive
  • Popular LocationHermitage Castle29 min drive
  • AirportCarlisle (CAX)81 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
700 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Cosy Cottage plus free Shepherd's Hut

Family-friendly cottage in Hawick
The cottage and Shepherd's Hut sleep 4 people. Use of the shepherd's hut and some logs for your stove) comes for free when you book Curlew Cottage, situated at Meadshaw Farm, Roberton, Hawick in the Scottish Borders. One small well behaved dog is permitted on request for which a small charge of £5.00 per night is payable to your host on arrival at the cottage. The cottage is 2 minutes up a good forest track, amidst some of the most beautiful and peaceful countryside in the Scottish Borders.
Forest Walks - Although Meadshaw is a working forest, and some of the nearby forest has been felled recently, you will still find plenty of walks from your door and at nearby Craik Forest.
Remote and peaceful - Curlew Cottage and Shepherd's Hut is a real "get away from it all."
Curlew Cottage: There is a double bedroom with double doors out to a small patio, a single bed, shower room, utility room with washing machine and dishwasher, and a wonderfully light and airy kitchen/dining room with mezzanine above. The kitchen is well equipped with all mod cons (including remote controlled blinds for the Velux windows). It has a dining area and comfy seating area with freeview TV, DVD, CD and internet connection. There is no mobile phone connection in the immediate area. Throughout the cottage, the natural stone floors are cosy and warm underfoot, heated by an external log burning boiler which also heats the nearby farmhouse, and provides as much hot water as you want.
The Shepherd's Hut: The hut is next to the cottage, and provides a unique extra space, for relaxing or even to spend the night in the large single convertible bed. With the wood-burning stove lit, it is toasty warm. Logs and kindling are supplied. It is simply furnished, and accessed by wooden steps.
Outside: There is a paved sitting area with lovely views of the hills and the river. There is also an area in the old hay barn opposite the cottage, which can be used for boots, bikes etc if the weather is wet. There is parking outside the cottage.
The owners live 15 metres away in Meadshaw Farmhouse, and are on hand to give advice if required, but are equally happy to leave you to enjoy the peace and quiet, this being one of those rare places where you will hear no traffic noise and see only the stars at night.
Surrounding Area: Immediately from the door there are miles of waymarked tracks and paths which are perfect for walking, cycling and horse riding. The surrounding hills are also on your doorstep, and provide lovely walks to the nearby hill lochs - Broadlea and Branxholme Easter and Wester Lochs. The river below the cottage has several pebbly "beach" areas and pools where you can enjoy a paddle or wild swim in the summer months!
Depending on the season, you may well be rewarded with sightings of the abundant wildlife around the cottage, from the native red squirrel, otter and salmon, to local woodland birds such as the siskin and woodpecker. There are also osprey and gosshawk in the area, and in the Springtime, you will hear the skylark, oyster-catcher and curlew from the cottage.
Livestock is kept at the farm, including rare-breed hebridean sheep, chickens and ducks. We also have 2 little dogs and a cat.
Cyclists may store their bikes in one of the barns, and grazing and stabling (at an extra charge) is available for horse riders bringing their own horses.
Activities in the Area: For cyclists and walkers, Meadshaw Forest joins up with nearby 10,000 acre Craik Forest and there are miles of forest tracks to explore from your door. Further afield, more mountain biking is available at Innerliethen, Glentress (Peebles), Newcastleton and Keilder Water. Horse riding and golf are available at Ashkirk (7 miles) where there is also a pub and restaurant.
Hawick, the local woollen mill town is 10 miles away. It has restaurants, supermarkets and shops, a leisure centre and a lovely cinema, cafe and heritage centre. Hawick is known for its' cashmere shops, its' tradition of rugby and the annual Common Riding Festival. For a day out, you can visit one of the beautiful Border Abbey towns, such as Jedburgh or Melrose, or take the scenic 1.5 hour drive to Edinburgh by car. The new Borders railway will get you to Edinburgh in under an hour from Galashiels.
Green Tourism: At Meadshaw Farm we are working towards environmentally friendly living. All white goods at the cottage are A rated or better, heating/hot water is fuelled by local, sustainably managed woodland and the garden and farm are managed without commercial fertilisers.
Provided for you: All linen/towels, heating, electricity and logs for the shepherd's hut are included. One small well-behaved dog is welcome downstairs at a small charge of £5.00 per night payable on arrival at the cottage. Smoking is not permitted within the cottage.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Mrs Daniele Friell
Speaks English, French
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe)


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Pool


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • Babysitting service available
  • Travel cot


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Spices
  • Toaster


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hunting nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 700 sq ft (65 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

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About this area


In a rural area and in the mountains, this cottage is in an area with great shopping. Local landmarks include Drumlanrigs Tower and Halliwell's House Museum, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Hawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery. Sailing and fishing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with horse riding and mountain biking nearby. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Hawick Museum & Scott Art Gallery - 12 min drive
  • Drumlanrigs Tower - 12 min drive
  • Hermitage Castle - 29 min drive
  • Bowhill House - 40 min drive
  • St Mary's Loch - 54 min drive

Getting around

  • Tweedbank Station - 29 min drive
  • Carlisle (CAX) - 81 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 77 out of 80 reviews
5 - Excellent 96%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 80 reviews
4 - Good 4%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 80 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 80 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 80 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous cottage.
Absolutely beautiful cottage set in stunning countryside. Lovely hosts who were extremely friendly and helpful with any queries we had. Would definitely recommend and hope to return

5/5 Excellent

Excellent stay again
This was our 2nd time staying at Curlew cottage and shepards hut. Well equipped and clean cottage. Hosts are friendly and have a great knowledge of the area. My daughter loved feeding the chickens and made friends with the dogs. Hope to be back again😍

5/5 Excellent

Brilliant base for the Borders
Daniele is a very welcoming, generous and helpful host - and the cottage is really well appointed throughout. Is an excellent base for exploring the Borders

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic stay
A lovely cottage and shepherds hut. Well equipped. Peace and quiet. Hosts are lovely and provide help and information if required. Lots of lovely nearby walks. Kids loved all the animals on the farm. Would definitely return 😊

5/5 Excellent

A quiet cottage in beautiful surroundings
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage, everything was so peaceful and the views are amazing, especially at night when the skies are clear. Finding the cottage was not as difficult as I expected, if you use google street view you can follow the route practically to the end of the driveway. Daniele and Bill are excellent hosts, very friendly and approachable and they gave us some excellent advice on the local area and pointed us in the direction of some very nice walks, which you can start right from the doorstep of the cottage. The cottage itself is ideal for those looking for a quiet respite from the busy world, and it's still easy to get to the nearest town if you need to grab some supplies. We found everything inside the cottage to be of an excellent standard. The shepherds hut outside is a fantastic addition and we where in there a lot, with the log burner keeping us nice and toasty. I would highly recommend this cottage and we will definitely be visiting again in the future.