Just across the tree-lined green from a renowned gastropub in a picturesque village setting, Shiloh Cottage oozes charm and character.
A wonderful base for walking and sightseeing with the delights of village life on the doorstep.
The traditional period exterior of Shiloh Cottage belies the contemporary style you’ll find within, its flexible accommodation and outside space making it a brilliant option for couples, families or friends.
The spacious living room has a wood burning stove and is furnished with mid-century style sofas, sheepskin rugs and colourful textured fabrics, with french doors leading straight on to the patio and enclosed multi-level garden which benefits from sunshine for most of the day.
Next door is a stylish kitchen with Lacanche range cooker and dining table for six, leading into a boot room and utility with plenty of space for outdoor gear, wellies and walking boots.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, both with king size double beds, one of which has an extra 3’ single bed and separate 3’ truckle bed, offering extra sleeping capacity if needed. The bedrooms are separated by a bathroom with a large walk-in shower.
The Cross Keys pub just across the green has bags of character and serves excellent food. Shiloh Cottage guests can enjoy a free pint of local beer when dining here. You will also find a well-stocked village shop and Post Office just a couple of minutes’ stroll from the cottage.
Located amidst the beautiful Borders countryside, there is excellent walking, fishing, golfing and cycling on the doorstep; nearby Harestanes Visitor Centre has plenty of family friendly activities and Edinburgh is just one hour's drive north on the A68.
Access into a hallway with hanging rail and bench seating.
Sitting room with one large sofa and one small sofa, wood burning stove with initial supply of logs. Smart TV (no DVD player). Double doors lead to a private patio and enclosed terraced garden.
Kitchen with Lacanche range cooker and five burner hob, microwave, large fridge/freezer with water machine, dishwasher. Dining area with seating for six. This leads into a large boot room/utility room with a washer/dryer, sink and a side door into the garden.
Small cloakroom with WC.
Bedroom one with 5’2” king size bed, single 3' bed and separate 3' truckle bed, side tables, large in-built wardrobe with hanging and storage space.
Bedroom two with 5’2” king size bed, side tables, chest of drawers, large in-built wardrobe with hanging and storage space.
Bathroom with large shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC. Underfloor heating.
Large enclosed garden to the rear of the property with double doors from the sitting room. This benefits from sunshine for most of the day and enjoys wonderful views from the top terrace. A gate to the rear of the garden gives direct access onto a private lane.
The garden is multi-level comprising a patio area, terrace and lawn. Summerhouse and trampoline.
Street parking directly to the front of the cottage.
Babies & children
A travel cot and high chair can be provided on request. The rear garden is fully enclosed but guests should note that there is a gate to the rear of the lawned garden which gives access to a private lane.
One dog is welcome at a charge of £20. Your dog should be kept to the large utility/boot room until clean and dry, and thereafter must be kept to the ground floor of the property only, and not permitted on the furniture.
There is an outside tap to the front and also the rear of the property for cleaning. A side access allows direct entry into the boot room/utility area.
Wifi & Mobile Coverage
Fibre broadband is available. Mobile reception is generally good.
Bed linen and towels are provided along with guest toiletries.
Central heating throughout. Wood burning stove in the sitting room with initial supply of logs. Underfloor heating in the bathroom.
The property sits on a terrace on the village green in the pretty village of Ancrum. The garden to the rear is private.
Ancrum has a village pub and a local shop and post office for the main essentials, while the historic market town of Jedburgh with its magnificent 12th Century abbey ruins sits just 4.5 miles from the cottage. Jedburgh has a small selection of independent shops, a Co-op supermarket, one or two restaurants and cafes as well as a leisure pool, fitness centre, small dry ski slope and an 18 hole golf course.
A short 1.5 mile drive will take you to Harestanes Visitor Centre which has a busy events programme, art exhibitions, a craft centre and coffee shop, countryside and woodland walks, cycling trails, as well as a super adventure playground for children.
There are four walks which start and finish at the centre including access to St Cuthbert's Way, the stunning long-distance walking route which follows the legend of St. Cuthbert on his journey from Melrose to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. For more leisurely routes the Cricket Park Walk is a 1.5 km walk through the forest around Harestanes; the 6km River Teviot Walk to the viewpoint at Nisbet Mill Cauld; or for amazing panoramic vistas across the Border heartlands, walkers can take a hike to Penelheugh, a 150 foot tower built between 1817 and 1824 to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo.
A little further down the road, the grounds and gardens of Monteviot House sit on the banks of the River Teviot where gardening enthusiasts will delight at the arboretum, rose garden, herbaceous shrub borders and water garden. The Woodside Garden Centre sits nearby which has a demonstration and kitchen garden, a super RSPB wildlife garden, as well as a shop and cafe for a coffee and cake stop.
The Kielder Water and Forest Park is an easy drive south (28 miles) and is home to the largest man-made lake in northern Europe. There is something for everyone here including water sports enthusiasts, cyclists, walkers, naturalists, artists, families and photographers. A highlight is the star gazing treat at the Kielder Observatory where you can view the outstanding dark skies of the Northumberland National Park using powerful telescopes and may even be lucky enough to see passing comets or a stunning meteor shower.
Alternatively, a half-hour drive from the property will take you to Newcastleton, home to the outstanding 7Stanes mountain biking centre and Rock UK outdoor centre where you can experience a vast range of cycling trails, family adventure days, canoeing, climbing, zip rides, abseiling, walking and fishing.
Twelve miles and ten miles will take you to two of the most picturesque towns in the Scottish Borders - Kelso, home to Floors Castle the majestic residence of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe; or Melrose which sits tucked between the Tweed and the gorse-backed Eildon Hills with its charming array of independent shops, pubs and restaurants and the evocative remains of Melrose Abbey as the stunning backdrop.
For day trips slightly further afield, the cashmere mills at Hawick and Selkirk offer a good day out, while a drive of 45 minutes will take you to Berwick upon Tweed and the stunning Northumberland coast where rocky coves are punctuated by a chain of imposing castles including Lindisfarne and Bamburgh and miles of pristine sandy beaches for walking, riding, kite-surfing and sandcastle-building.
The Georgian splendour of Edinburgh is an easy day trip by car on the A.68 or by train from Tweedbank (12 miles).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ancestral history research
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For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
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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
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
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
Beauty and spa treatments
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Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.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
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"Great stay, fantastic cottage and lovely village. We enjoyed the pub, play park and Harestanes. The kids had so much fun. Garden was great and trampoline/summer house area was well used by us."Winney Family
"Lovely cottage in a great village. Excellent dogs walks straight from the door. Liked it so much we have already booked our next stay."Wilson Family
- One dog is permitted at a charge of £20.
- Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible during low season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"From its pretty setting overlooking the village green, a short stroll takes you to the convivial Cross Keys Inn where you’ll find plenty of friendly chat and fine craft ales."Sue, Crabtree & Crabtree