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Howpasley Farm - North Cottage

Newly Listed

Sleeps: 4


Pets: 0


Bedrooms: 2

Key Features of this property

  • Car parking on site
  • Garden / Patio
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove

All Features of this property

  • Garden / Patio
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access
  • Parking - On Site

Accommodation description

Ground Floor:
Living room: With wood burner, Smart TV, DVD player and selection of DVDs.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included.

Garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced river in the grounds, 50 metres from the property.

Situated at the head of the Borthwick Water valley, North Cottage at Howpasley Farm Cottages offers a rural retreat for those wishing to step back from the bustle of modern life. Here, the pace of life is slow, and the predominant sounds are those of birdsong, the wind in the trees and water tumbling over rocks in Howpasley Burn.
North Cottage is most likely to appeal to naturalists, birdwatchers, walkers and cyclists and those wishing to explore the wild, open and unpopulated landscapes of the western regions of the Scottish Borders. There is direct access from Howpasley Farm to marked walking trails in Craik Forest, and for cyclists, to many miles of forest roads through the surrounding plantations.

The nearest shops and facilities are in the town of Hawick, some 12 miles from Howpasley; the nearest cities are Carlisle, 1 hour drive south, and Edinburgh is under 2 hours’ drive north.
North Cottage has the traditional layout of farmworkers’ cottages in this region: two decent-sized bedrooms on the first floor and bathroom, kitchen/dining room and living room on the ground floor. The cottage has recently been upgraded and redecorated in 2021 and offers simple but comfortable accommodation for up to four people. For those wanting to relax, it has a TV and DVD player and a small selection of books, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles and board games. An oil-fired boiler provides heating and hot water, and the living room has a wood burner.

North Cottage has its own garden with a picnic table and there is ample, dedicated car parking; storage space for bikes is available in an adjoining shed. Internet access via broadband is provide but please note that the area has no mobile phone signal.
Once a sizeable sheep farm, Howpasley Farm steadily reduced in size during the 20th century as more and more of its hill grazing was sold off for commercial forestry; farming activities are now focused on grazing the fields at lower levels and on the creation and management of conservation woodland. Visitors are welcome to walk the farm tracks alongside Howpasley Burn and explore those fields where sheep are not currently grazing.
North Cottage can be booked together with South Cottage (ref UK35715) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Guest reviews of this property

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 15/10/2021
    The cottage was extremely comfortable, and well equipped to a high standard, including a very good broadband connection. The host lives onsite and was most welcoming and attentive without intruding. Howpasley is a lovely, quiet and peaceful spot with walks and wildlife on the doorstep. The only thing to be aware of is that it's 12 miles from facilities of any sort and from the main road (A7) so not ideally situated for exploring further afield. This is the only reason I would hesitate to rebook.

10.0 out of 10 – based on 1 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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"1.These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions. 2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2020 and 2021 which are booked between 10th January and 20th January 2020 3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £20. 4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more. 5. The difference between the £20 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 10 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately. 6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure. 7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn."


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