Traditional Crofters Cottage with modern amenities, double glazed throughout, solid fuel central heating, power shower. Upstairs, Two double bedrooms, one with a double bed, the other with three singles. Downstairs Bathroom. Double Sofa-Bed in the lounge, so can sleep seven. Separate Dining room which can seat eight adults. Stocked log-store and starter pack of coal provided. Idyllic setting for getting away from it all. The remote setting means that there is no TV, however, there is a DVD player with a good selection of Movies, or bring your own! Wonderful views from the cottage looking down the valley. Lovely forest walks, lots of wildlife, including deer, pheasants, otters, grouse etc. Headwaters of river Teviot, next to the cottage, where you can see Salmon spawning in the winter. Teviot Stone, marking the source of the river Teviot within walking distance. Moorland walks across the heather, among the Red Grouse. Spring Lambing on your doorstep. Ideal location for Countryside pursuits, please enquire when booking. Fifteen minutes from either Hawick or Langholm. Close to the Celtic Goldsmith and Steve Hislops Cairn. Good base for Borders Festivals and Ride-outs. Access is up a short unpaved forest road.
2 Bedroom, 120 year old stone built cottage with Moorland views.
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Feb. 2019
Why Owner chose Hawick
This cottage is so restful, even after a weekend there you feel so relaxed. It is so different to the busy lives everyone leads nowadays that it provides a real tonic for the soul. A great opportunity for family or friends to spend some prime time together.
What makes this Cottage unique
Merrylaw is set in upper Teviotdale and the cottage enjoys wonderful views down the valley as well as across the hills. The stream running below the cottage plays its own restful music, chattering over the rocks on its way to join the mighty Tweed. Sometimes you can see otters looking for a meal, or, in the winter, the salmon are there at the end of their epic journey, to spawn and create the next generation of salmon parr. In late spring, usually May, the sheep are lambing out on the hill and you see the young lambs gambolling about with their comical antics. All through the year there are pheasants strutting about and calling to each other. Merrylaw Cottage is good for the soul and gives us a reality check when we are so close to nature.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Peace and quiet
What a fab way to see in the new year! The cottage is like stepping back in time no TV reception, log burner and amazing views and walks-perfect. Would totally recommend.
Wonderful stay - perfect for Christmas!
We had a wonderful week at Crofters Cottage over Christmas 2018. Fantastic location, with only a distant view of one other cottage on the other side of the valley. We spent lots of time rambling with the dog and sitting in front of the fire. Would definitely recommend and would love to go back in future.
Lovely and cosy
Very relaxing stay in beautiful surroundings
Get away from it all
This was our second stay at Merrylaw and we are going to book a third next year. Stunning views, total peace and quiet but also a good base to explore further. Not a street light to be seen and such a relaxing place to visit. We can't wait for our next holiday. Many thanks to Ian and co for having us.
Wow what a amazing cottage! So lovely out completely on your own away from the roads such a quiet and peaceful place and the views where just breathtaking, we enjoyed our stay so much we where so sad to leave but will definitely be back to stay again!
Very peaceful, lovely location
Lovely little cottage in a beautiful location, like taking a step back in time. Love the coal fire and the fact water is straight from the spring. Would visit again.