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Gardener's Cottage

Roberton, Scottish Borders

Nestled in the heart of the Southern Uplands, Gardener’s Cottage is set on the Hoscote Estate amidst spectacular rolling countryside. 

Gardener's Cottage

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Overview

Nestled in the heart of the Southern Uplands, Gardener’s Cottage is set on the stunning Hoscote Estate amidst spectacular rolling countryside with nothing but the tranquil sounds of nature to interrupt your day. 

Set amidst rolling hillsides for plenty of fresh country air

The idyllic setting is a perfect spot to soak up the peace and quiet while the local area offers plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities, from butterflies to red squirrels.

Tastefully styled using a gentle palette of soothing neutrals, there is a large open plan living area featuring a cosy wood burning stove which provides plenty of country charm. There is a sociable dining space for six guests and the kitchen is well appointed and equipped with an electric range cooker perfect for holiday living.

On sunny days French doors open out into the garden for those alfresco moments and the odd glass of wine set against set against a back drop of pretty woodland. The three double bedrooms are understated but elegant providing flexible accommodation for friends and families.

Whilst there is limited walking on the Estate due to livestock , conservation areas and gamebirds, guests can be advised of alternative walks and beautiful areas very close by to explore on foot within easy reach from the cottage itself.

Roberton Walks, a booklet produced by the local community group, provides information and maps of many local walks, from easy strolls to longer hikes. The booklet is available in the property.

Property details

Lower Ground floor

Open-plan living/dining/kitchen. The living area features two generous sofas set around a cosy wood burning stove with initial supply of logs supplied. French doors lead out to the garden area. Flat screen TV with DVD player.

The kitchen is well equipped and includes a fridge/freezer, small dishwasher, microwave, electric range cooker, toaster. The dining area has a table and seating for six guests.

There is a set of six steps between the lower-ground and upper-ground floor level.

Upper Ground Floor

There is a set of six steps between the lower-ground and upper-ground floor level.

Small utility with washer/dryer.

Bedroom one with super king bed, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom two with double bed with built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king double or twin as preferred, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Family bathroom with bath with handheld shower, separate shower unit, basin, WC, heated towel rail and shaving point.

Family bathroom with large separate shower unit with basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Outside

The property sits in an open unfenced garden with a small lawned area and bench seating to the side and rear.

Important - please note the section on 'General Estate Information' below.

Parking

There is private parking for up to three cars to the side of the property.

Dogs

A maximum of two well-behaved dogs are welcome from February to September.  Dogs must be kept to the ground floor uncarpeted areas of the property and are not permitted in the bedrooms or on the furniture. 

Important - Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and can only be allowed within the close vicinity of the holiday cottage. Hoscote Estate has a number of active Conservation Projects in progress, therefore walking is not feasible across the Estate so as to protect these projects and the Estate's livestock. 

The Estate would be pleased to advise on alternative local walks to enjoy with your dogs. Roberton Walks, a booklet produced by the local community group, provides information and maps of many local walks, from easy strolls to longer hikes. The booklet is available in the property.

Guest amenities

Bed linen and towels are supplied. Duck and down duvets and pillows are provided. Hairdryers are available for guest use.

Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage

Wi-Fi is not available. Mobile signal is poor. A landline is available for reasonable use by guests.

Heating

Central heating throughout. Wood burner in the living room with initial supply of logs provided.

General Estate Information

It is important to note that Hoscote Estate is a working farm and shooting estate, with livestock, conservation projects and gamebirds; as such there is limited walking on the Estate.  However, guests will be advised of alternative walks very close by and beautiful areas to explore on foot within easy reach of Gardener's Cottage itself.

Roberton Walks, a booklet produced by the local community group, provides information and maps of many local walks, from easy strolls to longer hikes. The booklet is available in the property.

Location

The nearby town of Hawick (9 miles) has several large supermarkets and a selection of independent shops, including the fantastic courtyard coffee shop at Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere. Other nearby dining options include the Mansefield House Hotel, the excellent Cross Keys Inn in nearby Denholm or the Italian bistro restaurant at the Denholm Meet.

Hawick is home to the finest quality Scottish cashmere and knitwear and guests can follow the Textile Trail which includes visitor centres and museums as well as factory and retail outlets where you can buy everything from finest quality cashmere, unique sample pieces or perhaps some natty woolly socks!

For a little bit of history, head to the Heart of Hawick, a superb new arts and heritage project which includes the Textile Towerhouse Museum, as well as the Scottish Archive whose registrar and genealogy services can help you on the path of re-connecting with your Scottish roots.

For wet-weather fun, the Teviotdale Leisure Centre has a pool and other activities to keep children happy and entertained, and the Tower Mill Hub has a cinema, theatre and cafe.

Activities

Hoscote is only a few miles from the more than 10,000 acres of Craik Forest, offering fabulous walks and panoramic vistas as well as mountain biking trails such as the

Wolfcleuch Loop and Criblaw. Naturalists and photographers will find the area enchanting with many wildlife spotting opportunities, including a hide on the Policy Wood Trail offering an opportunity to view the super birdlife of the area.

In addition, Roberton Walks, a booklet produced by the local community group, provides information and maps of many local walks, from easy strolls to longer hikes. The booklet is available in the property.

The peaceful countryside is also perfect for horse riding and a local stables offers hacks for all levels and abilities. Golf enthusiasts are also well catered for with a number of courses in the immediate area.

Hoscote is well-positioned for exploring the wider Borders area and guests will uncover a land with a turbulent and rich history, punctuated by imposing castles including Floors, the majestic home of the Dukes of Roxburgh. Explore the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh and the stately mansion of Abbotsford, the romantic home of Sir Walter Scott.

The magnificent city of Edinburgh is an easy day trip – about an hour and a half's pretty drive from Hoscote, or take the recently opened Borders Railway from Galashiels to Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Walking

Walking

From the lush green uplands to shimmering sea, the area boasts a hugely diverse and enticing landscape that is perfect for exploring on foot. From gentle rambles to long-distance hikes, there are a vast array of trails and waymarked routes for newbie walkers or experienced alike.

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Cycling & mountain biking

Cycling & mountain biking

Whether you ride fast or slow, on-road or off-road, there is something uniquely special about enjoying some outdoor time on two wheels. Here in the region we have something for everyone from high-energy mountain biking blasts to gentle forest paths the whole family can enjoy.

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Children and families

Children and families

Here at Crabtree & Crabtree, we like to think we’ve pulled together some rather nifty ideas to keep tots to teens happy and entertained during your stay.

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Wildlife

Wildlife

Our region is home to outstanding scenery which boasts emerald forests, pristine lochs and rivers, heathery hillsides, sweeping moorlands as well as a picture perfect coastline.

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Fishing

Fishing

Welcome to the realm of the king of fish, the mighty River Tweed. Every year thousands of Atlantic Salmon make their way up river, an annual odyssey that is one of nature's miracles.

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Horse riding

Horse riding

Horse riding is intrinsically linked to the history and heritage of the area and goes right back to the 13th and 14th centuries where townspeople would ride the clan’s boundaries to protect their common lands. Thankfully our riding pursuits today are not quite so dramatic!

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Historic houses and castles

Historic houses and castles

With more stately homes, castles and historic sites here than you can shake a proverbial stick at, visitors are quite simply spoilt for choice.

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Shopping, arts and crafts

Shopping, arts and crafts

We are extremely fortunate to have a region where independent shops are king, and to have an area flowing with creativity through its talents in arts, crafts and textiles.

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Golf

Golf

There are 40 golf courses in Northumberland, and another 21 in the Scottish Borders offering visitors an incredibly wide and varied range of golfing options.

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Museums, galleries and culture

Museums, galleries and culture

Our museums tell the story of Borders people and provide a unique insight into our region’s heritage and culture, such as the turbulent past of the Border Reivers or the tragic tale of exiled Mary Queen of Scots.

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Gardens

Gardens

If your passion is beautiful gardens a visit to our area will not disappoint. Spend a little time here and discover some spectacular gardens through the ever changing vista of the seasons.

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Shooting

Shooting

For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.

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Classes at your holiday home

Classes at your holiday home

Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...

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Ancestral history research

Ancestral history research

Crabtree & Crabtree know that tracing the history of your family can be a wonderful journey of discovery. Here are our top tips for starting your family tree.

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Spas and beauty treatments

Spas and beauty treatments

Everyone needs a little time-out to relax and for many that may involve a little pampering, the chance to experience new therapies, or simply some dedicated ‘me time’ to enjoy or practise disciplines which bring a sense of well-being and good health.

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Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

If you love a challenge or just crave a little excitement away from the day-to-day bustle of working life, we have lots to offer - whether it be watery pursuits, muddy blasts or thrill seeking, adrenaline-charged adventures.

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Services

Cooks and Chefs

Cooks and Chefs

Make your stay hassle-free with your own personal cook

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Additional Housekeeping

Additional Housekeeping

Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.

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Babysitting and Nannies

Babysitting and Nannies

Relax, explore the local area, enjoy a long lunch or a romantic evening out by hiring one of our fully qualified registered and experienced nannies or babysitters to come to your house.

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Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers

Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.

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Dog Sitting

Dog Sitting

Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.

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Beauty and spa treatments

Beauty and spa treatments

Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.

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Wine Delivery

Wine Delivery

Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.

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Holiday photography

Holiday photography

Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.

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Reviews

"Thank you for another lovely holiday - we all thoroughly enjoyed both cottages - they were done out beautifully. I would like to thank all at Crabtree & Crabtree for all your help in booking the cottages, I have found your company one of the best to use when booking cottages in Scotland. This is the third time we have booked a cottage with you and I have recommended you to all my friends & family."

Jones family

"Thank you for a truly wonderful week. We arrived to a beautifully clean cottage set within an amazing estate with breathtaking views. The children loved exploring in the woods and meeting all the farm animals. Although the property was secluded, it didn't take long to travel further afield to visit Scotland. We would thoroughly recommend Gardener's Cottage. Also, the whole booking process was made very easy and pleasant, thanks to the wonderful people at Crabtree and Crabtree Lettings. Thank you." 

Hague family

"The cottage was delightful, beautifully presented, very clean and well equipped. We arrived to a warm welcome from the estate manager, and a warmer welcome in the cottage itself. We received fresh eggs from the estate hens which was very pleasant. The estate has some lovely walks and views and the abundant nut boxes around the site encouraged many red squirrels and assorted birds. Ideal for photography. We look forward to returning at some point in the future. Thank you for the streamlined booking system and clear arrival instructions."

Dicken family

"Gardener's Cottage on the Hoscote Estate was wonderful. The cottage was perfect and the housekeepers couldn't have been more helpful. The kettle wasn't working when we arrived and they went into Hawick that evening and returned with a new one! They also let us use one of the fields for exercising our dog off lead which was fantastic. Comfortable beds and loads of hot water. Lovely walks around the estate and lots of wildlife to see. Probably the best thing from our point of view was that there was no phone signal or wi-fi - bliss."

Leeming family

"We had a lovely stay at Gardener's Cottage which started with a warm welcome and a nice surprise as a Christmas tree was provided to put us in the festive mood. The accommodation was clean, bright and modern and we instantly felt at home. It would be difficult to fault anything and we would consider staying again in the future as it is an area that we do not really know but we found it to be beautiful and we would like to have a chance to explore more in the better weather."

Mitchell family

"We absolutely loved spending the week at Gardener's Cottage. It was furnished to a high standard and felt like luxury. It was one of the best cottages we had stayed it! It was so nice and relaxing to be in the middle of nowhere and have no phone signal, perfect for relaxation and feeling refreshed. The owners were great and very friendly - went over and above in sorting the BBQ out for us. All in all is was excellent. Would definitely recommend and go again!"

Chandler family

"Just to let you know that my family and I had a wonderful week staying at Gardener's Cottage, which is delightful and in a beautiful setting. The owners and all the staff, that we met on the estate, could not me more helpful, especially Julie, who looks after the cottage so well​."

Neep family

"We had a lovely time at Gardener's Cottage. The cottage itself is beautifully refurbished and very clean. The location is stunning with wildlife right outside the windows. Walks around the estate and local area were wonderful. The housekeeper made us and our dog very welcome. Eggs from the estate were a lovely touch. We would love to return."

Dowling family

"We'd just like to say how fantastic our stay was at Gardener's Cottage - the location is perfect for those who want to escape mobile phones, iPads, WiFi and anything else that demands constant attention!! The cottage has all you could hope for and was beautifully clean and very well presented on our arrival - thanks very much for the eggs & milk - much appreciated. The area around Roberton is breathtaking with some wonderfully remote and beautiful 'side' roads leading into Hawick from either the North or the South and well worth an explore. We weren't able to delve into the woodland around the cottage as there were ground nesting birds but the area around the main paths gave many delightful sightings of red squirrels and hares - which was great. Many thanks indeed - we very much look forward to visiting Gardener's Cottage again sometime soon."

Mr & Mrs Player

"We had a fantastic time thank you and would strongly recommend both the Hoscote Estate and the Gardener's Cottage.  Beautiful, well appointed cottage in a fantastic setting. The Property Manager/Housekeeper was lovely."

Whitehead family

"We had another fantastic stay (our third) at Garden Cottage. We love the peace and quiet and feeling of being ‘away from it all’ but close enough to activities and facilities when desired. The local deer and hares put in a few appearances around the cottage, we watched as an owl swooped down on his breakfast, but unlike our last visit, the otter was a no show.The weather was a real bonus after the recent deluges and we easily managed to get out and about every day. We returned to some favourite walks, such as the Eildon Hills and the monument at Harestanes, but we also explored further afield and visited the delightful Berwick Upon Tweed and St Abb’s Head.

Garden Cottage is a lovely base for the beautiful Borders, there is still so much we haven’t yet seen and done in the area, we are sure we will want to return.

Fiona always makes us feel welcome and comfortably at ease and we thank her for her welcome gifts.

Thank you for making the whole process smooth and stress free.We have no hesitation in recommending both Garden Cottage and Crabtree and Crabtree.

Indeed, we already have recommended your company to friends, who have their first booking with you this coming June!"

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Location On the private Hoscote Estate - 9 miles from Hawick.
Dogs
  • Dogs (a maximum of two) are welcome from February to September only.
Arrival / Departure
  • Typical arrival day: Saturday during high season. Flexible out of high season.
  • Arrival time: 4pm
  • Departure time: 10am
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The sunny garden at Gardener's Cottage with steps to higher level. The little things we love...
"On sunny days in the garden, enjoy the odd glass of wine set against a backdrop of pretty woodland and big sky views."
Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree
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