Ruberslaw View ref: CC538046

near Hawick, Scottish Borders

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Customer’s Choice 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Romantic Collection 
  • Rural Location 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • No Pets Allowed 

Description

This lovely, cosy and well appointed holiday cottage lies in the heart of the Scottish Borders between Denholm and Ancrum. The wood burning stove offers the perfect companion for snuggling up with a good book as you sip a glass or two of wine. The area offers so much whether you love stunning scenery, culture, heritage, shopping with a difference or just want to take in the sights and sounds. The area will soon have you enchanted by its beauty and enthralling history. Here you will see a gentler pace of life amidst the sweeping valleys, verdant forests and heather clad moorlands. With excellent local food and drink, a range of outdoor pursuits and flourishing cultural scene, the Scottish Borders will soon hold you in its spell. The nearby town of Hawick offers a rich cultural and historical heritage, which can be seen in such events as the Reivers Festival and the Common Riding. The town centre offers interesting walks each revealing the secrets of its past. Walkers also have quiet country byways to explore, whilst the rolling hills offer more challenging walking. Golfers are well catered for with courses at Hawick, Lilliesleaf, Minto and The Woll which all welcome day visitors. The ruins of the four great abbeys of the Scottish Borders, Dryburgh, Jedburgh, Melrose and Kelso have inspired painters, poets and writers throughout the centuries and their foundation marked the beginning of Border history as we know it. The principal Border towns are Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh and Melrose, Selkirk and Peebles. Nowhere in the Border country are visitors far from the sound of water. The River Tweed often called the queen of the salmon rivers passes dignified mansions and luxuriously wooded banks. It was the monks who first established Border wool as an important export fetching high prices on the continent. The quality of the wool, the softness of the water for washing it and the skill of the weavers all came together to make the famous ‘Tweed’ cloth and Hawick is the centre for cashmere and fine woolens. Abbotsford in Melrose is the home of Sir Walter Scott and located on the banks of the Tweed it evokes the power of the romantic past like nowhere else. Sitting at the heart of the most stunning landscapes it is easy to see how Sir Walter Scott was so inspired to write. The 7Stanes venues at Glentress and Innerleithen offer some of the best mountain biking in the UK and further afield. Glentress, as one of the best centres in the UK, has won several acclaimed awards. Innerleithen has the tag of providing awesome downhill and free-ride trails as well as the red graded XC route. This wonderful area caters for all tastes and interests. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ Miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living Room: with wood burner and 42” LCD Sky TV.
Sitting room: with 36” Sky TV, X-Box and a selection of board games.
Dining Room
Kitchen: with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and washing machine
Bathroom: with shower over bath and toilet

First floor

Bedroom 1: with king sized bed
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner included.

Miscellaneous

Private garden with patio area, complete with wooden table and chairs, sun parasol and BBQ.  Off road parking for 3 cars.  Wi-fi internet connection available.
  • Nearest town
    Hawick
  • Shops
    2.5 Miles
  • Distance
    7.5 Miles
  • Restaurant
    2.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Berwick Upon Tweed
  • Pub
    2.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    36 Miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The main gateway to Scotland from the south and a lovely holiday destination in its own right the Scottish Borders covers some eighteen hundred square miles of rolling hills and moorland, gentle valleys, rich agricultural plains, and rugged coastline.

Discover ancient towns and friendly villages, castles, abbeys, stately homes and fascinating museums that tell the story of the exciting and often bloody history of this area. In a place so rich in natural assets its no surprise that this is a favourite with hillwalkers, cyclists and anglers who come to fish the River Tweed and its many tributaries.

The western borders have the scenic valleys and rounded green hills that characterise the lowland landscape and contains the source of the mighty River Tweed. In the scenic Tweed Valley on the River Tweed lies the royal burgh of Peebles. This ancient town has many fine old buildings, open parkland and pleasant riverside walks; there are also a series of footpaths and trails that snake through the surrounding hills. Close by are golf courses, fishing and mountain biking, with the Tweeddale Forest and Southern Upland Way within easy reach.

The Tweed Valley is littered with ruined castles and keeps, reminders of the turbulent 16th and 17th centuries when it was fought over by the English and the Scots, and subjected to seemingly endless clan warfare and Reiver's raids. Famous historic sights here include ruined 12th century abbeys at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose. Other attractions include Abbotsford, former home of Sir Walter Scott and grand stately homes such as Floors Castle and Paxton House.

The eastern borders landscape consists of low-lying hills, extensive moors, and dramatic coastline and of course the ever present River Tweed as it makes its way to the sea. Bordering the Lothian's to the north is the low Lammermuir Hills, with extensive grouse moors and wooded valleys; here there is excellent walking along the Southern Upland Way. The coastline is relatively short but extremely dramatic; a rugged coastal landscape of cliff top paths, towering red cliffs and rocky outcrops. Of particular note is St. Abb's Head National Nature Reserve comprising 200 acres of spectacular coastline and sheer seabird-nesting cliffs rising 300 feet above the water.

Things to do nearby

Monteviot House Gardens

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

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.

Jedburgh Abbey

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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