Luckenburn ref: CC538027

Upper Hindhope near Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Ground Floor Facilities 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Open Fire 
  • Rural Location 
  • Wheelchair Access 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Ground Floor Wet Room 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Nestled in its very own valley deep within the Cheviot Hills in the Scottish Borders, Luckenburn is a former forester’s cottage in a truly wild and unspoilt setting. A bird watcher’s, naturalist’s and walker’s dream, this remote location is simply breathtaking! Surrounded by mile after mile of beautiful rural vistas where the sight and sound of a car is a rarity and there is no TV/broadband reception; Luckenburn will most certainly appeal to those yearning to escape from it all!  The peace and tranquillity is a haven in which to unwind and refresh; grazing sheep, an abundance of wild-life, including deer, badgers and birds of prey providing their own form of magical entertainment.
Yet Luckenburn snuggles in a unique location easily accessible at only 10 miles east of the A68 (within the historic Jedburgh - Hawick - Kelso area), just over the panoramic border into Scotland. Access to it is on a good single track road with the final approach being via a half mile farm track.
This traditional single-level detached cottage oozes style with much care and attention to the finer details and comfort such as under-floor heating and original artwork. The accommodation offers a lovely blend of traditional character with a contemporary twist and careful restoration has ensured many original features have been thoughtfully retained.  These include a superb feature range with open fire, the focal point in the lounge area – idyllic to gaze into watching flames dance after a day exploring the hills. French doors from every room enhance its bright and airy ambience and lead to a raised decked area which stretches the full length of the cottage, providing the perfect relaxing spot to dine alfresco and watch the sun go down over Leithope forest or for young children to play.
Luckenburn provides an idyllic retreat for those seeking sheer seclusion yet is well placed to explore the scenic beauty, fine houses traditions and interesting attractions offered by the border ‘toons’ right across the picture postcard of the Scottish Borders.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

The accommodation is all on ground floor level has under-floor heating and electric heaters and comprises:
Lounge:  with open fire situated within a stunning feature range, monitor for DVD use with a selection of DVDs, games, radio and sofa bed for occasional extra guest use (additional small charge when booking).
Kitchen /Diner:  with electric oven and hob, larder fridge, freezer, microwave and feature double Belfast sink
Bedroom 1:  with king-size zip n link bed that can be split into two singles if preferred (please request on booking) and en-suite wet room with shower, WC and wash basin
Bedroom 2:  with king-size zip n link bed that can be split into two singles if preferred (Please request on booking)
Bedroom 3:  with two single beds that can zip n link together to provide king-size if preferred (please request on booking)
Bathroom:  wet room style with cast iron free-standing bath, WC and wash basin
Laundry Link:  with full washing and extensive drying facilities for families or hill walking guests.  Freezer with dedicated ice drawer
Welly Hoos:  covered area with plenty of racks/hooks for fishing gear, mountain bikes and walking boots

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All cottage electricity included - small extra charge (honesty mug) for use of Laundry Link appliances.  Bed linen and towels provided.  Travel cot and highchair available.  Landline telephone for incoming calls (honesty mug for outgoing calls). Initial supply of logs provided (more available to purchase).


Decked area with patio furniture, barbecue and stunning views. Clear spring water.  Burn close by which supervised youngsters will enjoy.  Access to property via 1/2 mile of track through working farm; waterproof footwear essential for gate opening moments. Off road parking for 4 cars. Ground floor facilities.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    15 Miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Berwick Upon Tweed
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    35 Miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The border towns of Jedburgh and Hawick offer many facilities 15 and 20 miles away including fresh supplies of logs and bottled water.  Teviotdale Leisure Centre, Drumlanrig Tower, Wilton Lodge Park, ‘Hissy’ Museum and cashmere/tweed mills in Hawick are well worth a visit.  Jedburgh is a particularly attractive ‘toon’ renowned for its 12th century Red Stone abbey and where the Castle Jail Museum and Mary Queen of Scots House are interesting visitor attractions.  The bustling market town of Kelso, 17 miles, with its quaint French style cobbled market square is home to one of the four Borders’ Abbeys and offers a wide array of facilities including horse-racing indoor swimming, many charming tea rooms, a lovely Italian restaurant, pubs and an ice-rink, 17  miles.  Golfers will enjoy the prestigious Roxburghe course and Springwood Park showground hosts many international horse-riding events throughout the year. The salmon rich Rivers Tweed and Teviot will delight those who enjoy fishing and Floors Castle (which is softly illuminated at night and was recently voted number one in the top five attractions in the Borders) is home to the Duke of Roxburghe.   Walkers, horse-riders and cyclists will absorb the wild and lonely beauty along the many miles of bridleways and foot paths – Roman Dere Street is close by as is the end of the Southern Upland Way’s challenging route.  Europe’s largest man-made lake of Keilder Water affords outdoor and water sports activities for all.  The surrounding area is steeped in Borders’ folklore and tradition.  Being situated so close to what was once a fiercely disputed national border line, it was often used as a refuge for those fleeing from one country to the other.  In the hills above the village of Kirk Yetholm a ‘Common Gate’ still exists where you can literally step through England to Scotland and back.  This disputed land was particularly suited to travellers and Kirk Yetholm itself was the site of the crowning of the last gypsy King and Queen – Charles and Esther Faa Blythe.  Dine in the unique Treehouse Restaurant at Alnwick Castle or head south to vibrant Newcastle’s shops or Northumberland’s wild coastline.  Take a trip to the world-famous castle of Scotland’s cultural city of Edinburgh, each little over an hour’s drive away. 

Things to do nearby

Smailholm Tower

Smailholm Tower is set in some amazing scenery, once the centre of a thriving settlement it is now all that remains of the 15th century village.

Jedforest Deer and Farm Park

With amazing types of deer to take in, a falconry show and a large variety of cattle and other animals to view the Jedforest Deer and Farm Park certainly is a great way to experience the Scottish Borders.

Jedburgh Abbey

Constructed in the 1100's this church has remained largely in tact and provides some fascinating heritage to explore.

Monteviot House Gardens

Set right on the River Teviot the Monteviot House and its gardens enjoy beautiful views the whole year round.

Floors Castle

Floors Castle makes for an amazing day out, as the largest inhabited castle in Scotland there is still plenty of life to the place which makes it unlike any other visit.

Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve
Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve

The centrepiece of this site is the dramatic waterfall cascading into the Moffat Water Valley. The area is a paradise for walkers, botanists and wildlife enthusiasts who come to admire the rare upland plants and wildlife.

Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum

Built in the early nineteenth century, Jedburgh Castle Jail is long since out of use and now serves to give visitors an idea of just what life was like in a prison in the 1820's.

Traquair House

Complete with maze, craft workshop and restaurant Traquair House will entertain and impress as you explore the grandeur and stature of the house itself.

Thirlestane Castle

Fully restored to its former splendour, Thirlestane Castle's house and grounds are now open for visitors to come and admire for a fantastic day out.

Glentress Fortress

Described as the gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park, Glentress Fortress has breathtaking views as well as plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

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