Tucked away amidst glorious scenery in a completely private setting, Pathhead Farmhouse has all the right ingredients for a peaceful, rural getaway.
Amidst glorious scenery in a completely private setting
Located on the superb Hoscote Estate in the Southern Uplands, this is the perfect retreat to put a busy week behind you and spend some quality time with friends and family.
The cottage is set in a wonderfully tranquil area where you can unwind and soak up the fresh country air and spot the abundant wildlife on the wider estate. The accommodation sits on two floors with a light open plan living area which is just perfect for relaxed socialising in front of the wood burning stove after a busy day exploring the stunning Borders countryside.
Beautifully presented, the property has been carefully designed to ensure maximum guest comfort sleeping up to six guests in three bedrooms which all benefit from outstanding views across open countryside.
With sumptuous beds and crisp fresh linens, the cottage benefits from a large ground floor bedroom with en suite bathroom and two first floor bedrooms with a luxurious shared ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom suite.
The property sits in an elevated position high on the Hoscote Estate with wonderful walks and wildlife to be enjoyed across 450 acres of estate grounds. Dedicated trails have been created for guests to explore the area on foot or on two wheels, and mountain bikes are available for loan from the estate office.
For families and parties looking to holiday together, Pathhead Farmhouse can be let in conjunction with nearby Gardener’s Cottage (sleeps 6) offering both privacy and flexibility for larger groups.
Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area. The living space features a large double sofa and and three generous armchairs set around a cosy wood burning stove (initial supply of logs supplied). There is a flat screen TV with Freeview and DVD player.
The kitchen is well-equipped and includes an electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. The dining area has a table and seating for six guests.
Bedroom one with zip and link beds which can be set up as 6'2" super king or 3'1" twin beds as required. Large double wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside tables. Views across rolling Borders farmland.
En-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower unit, basin, WC, heated towel rail, shaving point.
Cloakroom with WC, basin and shelved storage.
Bedroom two with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king or twin beds as required. Two side tables, chest of drawers, large storage cupboard with hanging rail. Views across rolling Borders farmland.
Bedroom three with zip and link beds which can be set up as a super king or twin beds as required. Two side tables, chest of drawers, large storage cupboard with hanging rail. Views across rolling Borders farmland.
En-suite Jack and Jill Bathroom which is shared between bedrooms two and three with large bath, separate shower unit, double basins, WC, heated towel rail and shaving point.
The property is detached and sits in an open unfenced garden with a small lawned area and bench seating to the side and rear. The property enjoys open views across farmland to the hills beyond.
Important - please note the section on 'General Estate Information' below.
There is private parking for up to three cars to the side and front of the property.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair are available on request.
A maximum of two well-behaved dogs are welcome. They must be kept to the ground floor uncarpeted areas of the property and are not permitted in the bedrooms or on the furniture.
Important - Hoscote have a number of active Conservation Projects in progress. It is therefore essential that dogs are kept on leads at all times while on the estate, both to protect the estate’s conservation measures, the farm’s livestock and your dogs. The estate would be pleased to advise on alternative local walks to enjoy with your dogs.
Bed linen and towels are supplied. Duck and down duvets and pillows are provided. Hairdryers are available for guest use.
Bicycles for adults and children are available on loan free of charge, subject to availability.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
Wi-Fi is available but speed can be slow as a result of the rural location . Mobile signal is poor across most networks. A landline is available for reasonable use by guests.
Central heating throughout with a wood burner in the living room. The initial supply of logs is provided.
General Estate Information
It is important to note that Hoscote Estate is a working and shooting estate; as such there may be some farm and estate traffic around the grounds during your stay. As it is a shooting estate with breeding pens, walking is, by necessity, restricted to the tarmac roads of the estate only.
We would ask that guests adhere to the guidelines provided by the estate on arrival. Nearby Craik Forest (2 miles) offers extensive trails for dog walking and biking.
For guests looking to holiday together this cottage can be booked alongside Gardener's Cottage, sleeping 6. Both properties are located on the Hoscote Estate and are a short distance away from each other.
The nearby town of Hawick (9 miles) provides plenty of local amenities, with 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 Mansfield House Hotel, the excellent Cross Keys Inn in nearby Denholm or the Italian bistro restaurant at the Denholm Meet.
Home to the finest quality Scottish cashmere and knitwear, 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 or maybe even tracing your Scottish ancestry, 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.
In addition to walking and cycling on the estate, Hoscote is only a couple of miles from 10,000 acre 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.
The peaceful, road-free 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 11 courses in the immediate area including the well-regarded courses at Hawick and the sublime Roxburghe championship course near Kelso. Clay pigeon shooting and archery can be arranged at Hoscote and there is excellent shooting and stalking available on neighbouring estates. Salmon and trout fishing are available on the nearby River Teviot.
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 Duke and Duchess 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.
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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!Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Local food and drink
Our region is a delectable foodie heaven! From quality local producers to fine dining experiences, there is an outstanding array of choice on offer and everything in between.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
For sheer variety alone Northumberland and the Scottish Borders are irresistible to any gun.Find Out More
Classes at your holiday home
Enjoy art, cookery, photography, flower or chocolate classes or whisky tasting in the comfort of your own holiday home...Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Cooks and Chefs
Our region is a natural larder so it’s really no surprise that we are fortunate to have such a wonderful choice of first class chefs and cooks on hand.Find Out More
Award yourself a real break and let us provide a pair (or more) of helping hands.Find Out More
Our experienced dog sitters will look after your furry friends whilst you are out exploring.Find Out More
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.Find Out More
Fresh cut flowers delivered to your holiday home.Find Out More
Beauty and spa treatments
Everyone needs some pampering, whatever the occasion.Find Out More
Family holidays, reunions and honeymoons kindle priceless moments that deserve preserving.Find Out More
Crabtree & Crabtree have teamed up with Corney & Barrow one of the longest established independent Wine Merchants in the UK to offer a bespoke service.Find Out More
"There is only praise for the the property and the setting. Please pass on our thanks to the housekeeper who was pleasant, available if required and not intrusive. Finally, thanks to Crabtree & Crabtree, I will be booking in the near future."Sloan family
"Just to say we really enjoyed our stay at Pathhead Farmhouse, it was a gorgeous house and very comfortable and clean, it had everything we could need and the bathrooms were fabulous."Forryan family
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pathhead Farmhouse. The house was exceptional and the setting was marvellous. Please thank owners/housekeeper and husband for a delightful experience."Anderson family
"Thank you for another amazing week spent at the Hoscote Estate at Pathhead Farmhouse. The housekeepers were amazing hosts and really looked after us all week including a recommendation for lunch in Edinburgh which was fabulous. It was our 10th wedding anniversary on the Thursday we were there and they remembered and bought us a bottle Prosecco. Thank you for all of your help and we are now looking forward to our visit for Christmas."Forryan family
"Pathhead Farmhouse was set in the most stunning location with spectacular views, so much space and extremely comfortable and well equipped. We loved our stay there and truly didn’t want to leave. Great place to explore Scotland and the weather was very kind to us. It was an exceptional place, in an exceptional location!"Malone family
"It was a fab house and location. We loved it and would go again."Middleton family
"We had a lovely stay at Pathhead farmhouse, the house was spotless and well equipped with every comfort you'd need. We were made to feel very welcome, soft white towels and spotless beds that were so comfy nobody wanted to get up in the morning! The estate is so tranquil with lovely views and brilliant wildlife outside your window! The peaceful surroundings are just what any person needs to unwind after a hectic day to day life! The area is so unspoilt in general with the local towns having free parking (unheard of where we are from) an many historic buildings with free or cheap entry. Definitely would stay again, very impressed."Mrs Stygall & family
"We has a wonderful time at Pathhead Farmhouse. The cottage is beautifully clean, modern and we literally sunk into the clean comfortable beds. The area is beautiful and Hawick is a must for the Cashmere factories and outlets. Would definitely recommend and go back again."Mr & Mrs Nash
"We had a fab time at Pathhead Farmhouse, our first time visiting the borders and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The farmhouse was one of the nicest and most comfortable properties we have stayed in in the UK. If you could pass our thanks to the house manager that would be appreciated. We will certainly consider coming back in the future."Brockbank family
- A maximum of two dogs are welcome.
- Typical arrival day: Flexible during low season. Saturday during high season.
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 10am
"Relaxing in front of the wood burning stove after a busy day exploring the stunning Borders countryside."Lynn, Crabtree & Crabtree