Secluded rural retreat in the Scottish Borders near Hawick

Bedrooms: 2 Sleeps: 4 Bathroom: 1 Pets welcome

Eco friendly luxury cottage in a stunning setting offering peace, privacy and seclusion - huge windows provide stunning views into the countryside and its wildlife. Ebikes are available to explore the popular historic market town of Hawick just 2 miles away.

Fiddle Hill Holiday Cottage

Fiddle Hill Cottage
by Hawick, Scottish Borders

The Borders is a wonderful area of rolling hills, perfect for walking, cycling, mountain biking, bird watching and it’s loaded with history. Close to home on the Croft itself there’s an abundance of wild birds, with regular sightings including goldcrest, ramblings, woodpeckers, swifts and owls, plus herons and moorhens on our ponds.

Badgers can be seen in the evening up on Fiddle Hill and there is good wild swimming in a lochan just 4 minutes walk away. Whether it's wildflowers in the spring or frost on a winters morning the landscape speaks for itself.

Further afield, and for the more energetic, the roads all around the cottage are superb for road/hill cycling and the Borders Abbey Way circular walk is only a quarter of a mile from the croft.

For convenience and leisure, the town of Hawick is just 2 miles away. The town is internationally famous for its fine quality knitwear and cashmere. Visits to the Borders Textile Towerhouse and top-class mill outlets are to be found in the town. Alternatively, enjoy the town's excellent leisure facilities, including the beautiful Wilton Lodge Park, the Borders distillery, and an array of eateries.

This area is a fantastic base to explore the Scottish Borders with its historic country houses and towns, and abundance of golf courses. Within easy touring distance of Melrose (19 miles) and Berwick-upon-Tweed (45 miles).

Fiddle Hill Cottage, Hawick.
  • Peace, privacy and seclusion
  • Sleeps - 4 plus cot
  • Bedrooms - 2 (1 super king, 1 bunks)

  • Mezzanine with super king-sized log framed bed
    Twin bunk room downstairs
  • Bathrooms - 1

  • Roll top bath and walk in shower
  • Well equipped kitchen with granite worktop
  • Utility space, including washing machine
  • Burley Wood burning stove, logs and kindling included
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wifi, Bose Bluetooth speaker, Netflix and DVD player
  • Eco Dishwasher tablets, loo paper, handmade local soaps
  • Barbecue and fire pit on large wrap-around decking
  • Fenced garden area around the cottage; perfect for well-behaved dogs who are welcome.
  • Walks straight into nature from the deck
  • Long weekend and short breaks
  • Car charging point
  • Pet friendly - dogs welcome
  • Hawick - 2 miles
  • Edinburgh airport - 56 miles
  • Melrose - 19 miles
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed - 45 miles
  • Hawick town centre for shopping & leisure just 2 miles away
  • Pubs and restaurants - good choice in Hawick
  • Walking from the doorstep
  • Borders Abbey Way - 1/4 mile
  • Golf course - 2 miles
  • Fishing on River Teviot and local lochs
  • Mountain biking at Glentress and Newcastleton
  • Great bird and wildlife on doorstep
  • Border Abbeys
  • Stately homes and historic houses
  • Tweedbank station for train to Edinburgh,
    18 miles
  • Common Riding and Hawick Reivers Festival
  • Mill tours and Cashmere Visitors Centre
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large sitting room with real fire wood burner
five star scottish borders cottage sittingroom for 4


Fiddle Hill cottage is a beautiful, rural haven on a small Scottish Croft immersed in nature. The cottage is fully fitted inside to provide the highest levels of comfort, whilst the huge windows provide stunning views into the countryside and its wildlife. The cottage was constructed by a local Borders company using local trees to build this sustainable home. Lengths of Douglas fir have been used to form the sturdy frame of the cottage, and the use of natural logs, rather than machined wood helps create a relaxing, rural retreat. The house is highly insulated and powered by renewable energy. Electricity is provided by solar panels and water is supplied from a natural spring source. Waste water is treated in natural filtration systems.

The dramatic open-plan living space is light and furnished by a mixture of old and new. The kitchen is simple, yet equipped for some serious cooking. The cottage boasts south facing floor to ceiling glazing, a British-made woodburning stove with local hardwood logs supplied and it has underfloor heating to ensure comfort at all times of the year. The bookcase is full, meeting a wide variety of interests, together with board games for relaxation inside. Fiddle Hill Cottage is ideal for a couple (perfect for a honeymoon) and has a bunk room downstairs, making it family-friendly too.

On the Croft, there is an abundance of wildflowers and grasses around the ponds that attract a huge variety of wild birds that can be seen from inside the cottage. There are also a large variety of fruit trees, fruit bushes and vegetables grown in the gardens. The resident chickens will usually provide fresh eggs for breakfast.

Fiddle Hill cottage is indeed a most beautiful place, amongst the fabulous scenery of the Scottish Borders.


From the South take the A7 north from Hawick. A mile past the Galalaw Roundabout roundabout take the single track road on the left signposted East and West Boonraw.

From the north, take the A7 and 7-8 miles south of Selkirk take the single track road to the right signposted East and West Boonraw. Go along this road for about 2 miles straight on at the slightly wiggly cross roads past a farm on your left and down a very steep hill. The driveway is just after the bottom of the hill on the right and just before the grassy triangle and road junction.

What's included:

Heating and logs for the fire.

Bed linen and towels.

Welcome pack, (for people and dogs).

Car charging


Cost and availability:

Changeover day can be Friday or Monday. Check out 10am, Check in 4pm

Long weekend and short breaks are available.

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Fiddle Hill Cottage, Priestrig Croft, by Hawick, Roxburghshire TD9 7NT Scotland.

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Eco friendly rural retreat

A stunning sustainable holiday house near Hawick is perfect for a short break or longer holiday. The Scottish Borders are a wonderful area for walking, cycling, mountain biking, bird watching, fishing and history and the cottage is ideally placed to explore this beautiful part of Scotland. It is in an idyllic spot with birds and wildlife all around - if you want to explore the area then the Borders Abbeys, cycling, fishing, castles and cashmere shops are all nearby. Perfect for a honeymoon too!

Hawick is well known for its mills and cashmere shops, rugby and the annual Common Riding Festival. It also has good restaurants, shops, pubs with live music and a cinema and heritage centre. Easily reached are the Border Abbey towns, castles and historic houses and gardens or take the Borders Railway to explore Edinburgh and all the attractions of the capital city. However, many people won't want to venture far from this idyllic rural retreat!