Garden Cottage, Teviot Bank
A quintessential country cottage, this very lovely property rests gently on the edge of the original walled garden on the Teviot Bank Estate amidst glorious scenery.
A quintessential country cottage
For those craving a little of the good life, this pretty cottage will hit the right note for fishing, walking, and cycling pursuits along tranquil river valleys or simply cosying-up with a good book in front of the dancing flames of a real fire. When a lazy lunch beckons, the charming village pub is just a mile from the door.
The beauty of this cottage is the peaceful country setting yet is ideal for sightseeing and exploring the wonderful attractions of the area. Warm and inviting, the cottage benefits from an open plan sitting room with wood burner and dining space leading to a bright, sunny kitchen, while a separate sitting room adds a dash of Nordic elegance for relaxed socialising or just a little time-out.
The bathroom on the ground floor has a plentiful supply of hot water whilst upstairs, two double bedrooms (one double, one twin) have delightful combed ceilings and scenic views out towards Ruberslaw Hill. Crisp linens from the White Company, gorgeous furnishing fabrics from Scottish design company Inchyra, along with sumptuous goose down duvets and pillows should help to ease you into a restful sleep.
The front of the cottage looks out over arable land leading down to the River Teviot while a pretty garden to the rear is an idyllic spot for sunshine days watching the comings and goings of wandering wildlife passing on by.
Small front porch with bench seating and hanging space.
Open-plan living/dining/kitchen with double sofa and armchairs, wood burning stove, and dining space for 4. The kitchen is well equipped with oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, 3/4 dishwasher, and microwave. Please note that there is a step down from the living area to the kitchen which may be a consideration for guests with restricted mobility. There is a washing machine and dryer in a storage cupboard to the rear of the property.
Sitting room with two large sofas, Smart TV, DVD player. Selection of books, games and DVDs.
Bathroom with bath with shower over and a separate handheld shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Rear hall with hanging space with door leading to a patio garden.
Bedroom one with 5‘ king size bed, side tables and chest of drawers.
Bedroom two with twin beds and two small chest of drawers.
There is storage space with hanging rail on the landing between the bedrooms.
There is a small garden to the front of the property and a large lawned area to the side aspect. A pretty patio sits to the rear with garden furniture and barbecue overlooking mature planting and woodland. The rear garden is fully enclosed.
There is private parking for two cars to the front of the cottage.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
Dogs are not permitted at the cottage.
High quality White Company linen, along with Goose down duvets and pillows. Hairdryers are supplied. Bath towels are provided along with luxury guest toiletries from the Sedbergh Soap Company.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available. Mobile reception is generally good.
Electric heating throughout the property which is thermostatically controlled.
Wood burning stove in the sitting room/dining space. Open fire in the formal sitting room. Logs are provided.
Fishing on site
Fishing for salmon, trout and grayling can be arranged directly with the owner, within season, on Teviot Bank's own 1.5 mile stretch of river just minutes from the cottage. Please note that fishing on the Teviot Bank stretch is strictly private and subject to owner permission and with the appropriate permit in place. Permits are also available on behalf of Hawick Angling Club, providing access to an extensive fishing area on the River Teviot and its tributaries, including 3 lochs at Williestruther, Ackerknowe and Barnes.
The cottage is detached and benefits from a private location on the Teviot Bank Estate and is not overlooked.
The picturesque village of Denholm sits just 1 mile from the cottage where you will find an excellent butcher, post office, two pubs serving good food, two cafes and the charming ‘Denholm Meet’ with a cafe/bistro on the ground floor and antiques and interiors shop upstairs. A little further afield will take you to Ancrum (8.5 miles) for superb gastro pub dining at the Cross Key Inn along with a fine craft ale from multi-award winning microbrewery 'Born in the Borders'.
You will find a more extensive range of amenities in Hawick (5 miles) including a deli, butchers shops and a number of large supermarkets for stocking up on those everyday essentials.
The location of Garden Cottage means that it is perfectly placed for walking, cycling and exploring the great outdoors. There are thirteen designated walks around this area from short 2 mile stretches to more demanding 8 mile hill hikes taking in beautiful countryside and rolling border hills. The Borders Abbeys Way is a circular walk which takes in the spectacular remnants of four 12th century abbeys and the route passes nearby - a pretty stretch which follows the course of the River Teviot and ends at the historically significant Horse Memorial in Hawick which celebrates the ‘callants’ victory in the 1514 Battle of Hornshole. You can also follow the Ruberslaw Circular Route, a 5 mile hike where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views to the Cheviots, or the 6 mile Minto Hills route which starts and finishes at Denholm Village Green - a perfect spot to enjoy tea and cake after the day’s exertions!
Similarly, there is some fantastic cycling and mountain biking to be had here from family friendly leisure routes to more challenging hill terrain including the NCN Route 1, Four Abbeys Cycleway, Tweed Cycleway, and Borderloop tour. Local trails includes the Denholm Circular (14 miles), Cavers & Stobs (19 miles), and Vertish Hill Loop (7 miles). For dedicated mountain biking trails, The 7Stanes centre at Newcastleton is 25 miles away, and the Kielder Forest Park is 23 miles.
The nearby town of Hawick is home to the finest quality Scottish cashmere and knitwear, where guests can follow the Textile Trail which includes visitor centres and museums as well as factory and retail outlets, with everything from finest quality cashmere, unique sample pieces or perhaps just some rather natty woolly socks!
For a little bit of history or maybe even tracing your Scottish ancestry, head to the Heart of Hawick, a superb new arts and heritage project which includes the Textile Towerhouse Museum, as well as the Scottish Archive whose registrar and genealogy services can help you on the path of re-connecting with your Scottish roots. For wet-weather fun, the Teviotdale Leisure Centre has a pool and other activities to keep children happy and entertained, and the Tower Mill Hub has a cinema, theatre and cafe.
A short drive will take you to ‘Born in the Borders’, a super new visitor centre with shop, cafe/ restaurant, riverside walks and micro-brewery bringing together the very best of all things produced and created here. Next explore the pretty Border towns of Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh where you will find an excellent range of independent shopping, the magnificent ruins of Border Abbeys, the elegance of Floors Castle, and the grand stately homes and gardens of Abbotsford, Mellerstain, Manderston and Bowhill. The outstanding cultural city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip - just over an hour by car from the property.
Not to be missed are some of the events and festivals running during the course of the year - our historic Common Ridings and Cavalcades, Border Rugby Sevens, National Hunt Racing at Kelso, the epic Borders Book Festival as well as Food Festivals, Music Festivals and Walking Festivals.
For golfing, the 18 hole Minto course lies approximately1.1 miles north of the property, a gem of a parkland course with wide challenging holes and the very aptly named ‘Everest’ at the 12th. Across the wider area, you have a vast choice from stunning parkland tracts to PGA courses, including the Roxburghe Championship course at Kelso. There is clay shooting at Braidwood and fishing and shooting days can all be arranged nearby.
For riding, the area has rich historical connection dating back to the Border Reivers in the 13th and 14th century and the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre and Broomhill Riding Centre both have an illustrious reputation for training those new to the sport through to advanced riders looking to refine their technique and skill set.
Cycling & mountain biking
Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.Find Out More
From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.Find Out More
Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.Find Out More
Shopping, arts and crafts
We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.Find Out More
There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.Find Out More
Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!Find Out More
Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.Find Out More
Children and families
Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.Find Out More
Historic houses and castles
With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.Find Out More
Local food and drink
Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.Find Out More
Museums, galleries and culture
Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.Find Out More
If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.Find Out More
If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Ancestral history research
Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.Find Out More
Spas and beauty treatments
Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Babysitting and Nannies
Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
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"We enjoyed the river walks and Harestanes. Golf was enjoyed at Roxburgh. And of course on those rainy afternoons, the sitting room was the best place to be. Cup of tea and the best of biscuits. Thank you for a lovely stay."Budge family
"We had a lovely time at Garden Cottage, thank you. The location is wonderful and so relaxing. It was lovely, cosy and we had a very relaxing time there, the welcome pack was great too as we arrived quite late on the Monday. We will definitely continue to use Crabtree & Crabtree as we do like unique high quality properties."Gaunt family
"Garden Cottage was a great little cottage for our stay in the Scottish Borders. It was exactly as the photos had shown and had a luxurious yet homely feel. The surrounding area was beautiful with plenty of safe grounds for our children to play. It was a nice touch to find freshly picked flowers and essentials such as bread and milk and toiletries provided. The beds and linens were very comfy and the cottage was clean and cosy at night with the added bonus of two real fires/ wood burners. We all had a great time there so thank you."Bolton family
"We have been coming back down to earth gently after our amazing trip. I just wanted to say how beautiful the cottage was and how much we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to a beautiful part of the country. I also must say a thank you to you also for all the information that we were sent and which was all received in a timly manner, meaning that we were never left wondering how we would get in or where the cottage was. We would not hesitate in using your company again and would indeed recommend you to our friends."Daley family
"We have had a fabulous few days here in this lovely wee cottage. So beautifully furnished and the most comfortable pillows I have experienced ever, away from home!"Roberts family
"We had a wonderful time. The weather was very kind. All in all, a very restful and pleasant stay."Douglas family
"We have had a lovely relaxing stay in this gorgeous wee cottage, had everything we needed for a cosy and comfortable time. Thank you so much for the provisions which were much appreciated. We've done a fair few walks around the cottage!"McLellan family
"Very comfortable cottage with gardens that are a haven for wildlife. Willow warbler, goldcrest, bullfinches spotted amongst the usual suspects. Also had a stoat visiting the patio one morning."Ms Shrimpton
"Our second visit to Garden Cottage! Lovely and comfortable."Ms Nicholson-Page
"Beautiful cottage, very relaxing and homely and an excellent location. We loved watching the hares box right outside the window. Many thanks for the flowers and thoughtful welcome pack on arrival. The biscuits were enjoyed with tea on those squashy sofas - it became our default position on returning to our home from home after exploring. Hope to be back!"Toon family
"Lovely cottage. Very warm and comfortable. Excellent area to discover. Will certainly return."Mr Rowley
"We spent a very comfortable and most enjoyable week in The Garden Cottage at Teviot Bank."Mr & Mrs Saunders
"Our second stay in Garden Cottage and just as enjoyable as the first. We love this cosy and comfortable cottage as it is in such a peaceful and beautiful location, privately situated but at the same time conveniently placed for local amenities. The surrounding countryside is lovely and once again we spent our days exploring the border towns and walking the hills. Wildlife is plentiful and we delighted in spotting the local deer and on one memorable occasion we were astonished and extremely fortunate to watch an otter make its way down a stream into the Teviot. The cottage is beautifully presented and prepared with quality linens, extremely comfortable beds, a modern kitchen, a great shower and those little personal touches, which all make for a wonderful stay. We really appreciate the peace of mind knowing that when we book a Crabtree & Crabtree property, we can have complete trust in the quality of accommodation and service. Garden Cottage is a great example of this. We hope to return! Many thanks and a big thank you to the owner."Mr & Mrs Benjamin
- Sorry, dogs are not allowed.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Friday or Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"This cottage rests gently on the edge of the original walled garden amidst glorious scenery. The perfect setting for a relaxed break."Angie, Crabtree & Crabtree