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Remote traditional shepherds cottage, a rural retreat on working livestock farm

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage



About the property

A spacious detached cottage with great views, two bedrooms,sleeps five/seven.

Girnwood Holiday Cottage is a peaceful and relaxing self catering cottage ten miles from the Borders Woollen Mill town of Hawick.

The extensive views from the property are of unspoilt border hills but you are close to the farmhouse where the owners live and work should you require any assistance.

The garden is full of birds and wildlife. Red Squirrels,roe deer,foxes badgers and buzzards can be seen regularly in the woodlands nearby.

The cottage accommodates five people with a double and a family bedroom upstairs with 2 folding single beds to use for any extra guests. Let us know if you need these on booking and we will prepare them in which ever room you want. All bed linen and towels are provided.

The spacious sitting room is warm and comfortable with a large corner sofa, dining area and log burning stove. Recently we have installed an American log boiler which will provide all the central heating and hot water .All fuel is included in the price.

TV with freeview channels,DVD CD player and radio and large library of DVDs Books and games and Lego.

There is no wi-fi and very variable mobile phone connection in the cottage. Please come to the farmhouse if you need internet connection.

Outside games kit is kept in the under the stairs cupboard..

The bright kitchen has cooker, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge freezer, washing machine separate clothes drying machine and dishwasher.

The bathroom has a large bath.

The large garden has a picnic table for al fresco dining and space to have a BBQ if required.Small BBQ in log store and charcoal in cupboard in the kitchen.

Girnwood Farm is a working farm with 550 Cheviot sheep and 50 Aberdeen Angus cattle so at certain times of year there will be lambs and calves to see and haymaking in the summer.

Pets are welcome but would ask that dogs are on a lead at all times.

Scotland promotes Access for all to the countryside so you are free to walk cycle or ride anywhere.Stroll down to the river or head out to the hills and walk the extensive forest roads and tracks watching the wildlife. Use the countryside code and protect the great outdoors.

A peaceful relaxing cosy country cottage awaits.

Enjoy the abundance of nature right outside your door while you relax unwind and reconnect with family or friends and take life at a slower pace.

Local amenities are to be found in Hawick (10miles) with shops and supermarkets. Famous for its Knitwear, Rugby and Common Riding Festival there is Heritage Hub for history or just enjoy the cafe and cinema or live music on offer.

There are lots of places of interest nearby including Castles, Museums,Galleries,Gardens and Leisure centres.

We now have a facebook page ......Girnwood Holiday Cottage.We would love our guests to post favourite photos of your visit on the cottage or my facebook (jennifer warwick) page.

More Details

jennifer warwick
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About jennifer warwick

We live in the farmhouse, 150 mtrs from the cottage and have run the cottage as a holiday home on and off for 30 years. My husband grew up with his family in the cottage.

jennifer warwick purchased this cottage in 1947

What makes this cottage unique

It is the remote rural situation that makes this cottage unique. The open views can be enjoyed from the comfort of the sofa in the sitting room. Secluded and private but at the same time the farmhouse is a stones throw through a small wood should you require us.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Remote traditional shepherds cottage, a rural retreat on working livestock farm
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews

Fantastic stay with wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Jennifer's cosy and charming cottage for 1 night in December and had a lovely time. It was a break away from the city for our family (including two children). Jennifer and David were wonderful hosts, the cottage had a lovely Christmas feel with the Christmas tree and even Christmas crackers on the table. Jennifer kept the cottage warm inside, beds were very comfy and there were plenty of toys for our children. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay (particularly spending time with Jennifer and her farm animals) and hope to be back in Spring:-).

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cosy comfortable warm and relaxing cottage

  • 5 of 5

Another amazing week of relaxation, tranquility and amazing views. Once again Jennifer was the perfect welcoming host. The cottage is so warm and relaxing and a perfect retreat from our hectic working lives. The walks and scenery are amazing and the wildlife can be seen in abundance, red squirrels, kestrels, sheep/cattle/horses, pheasants, rabbits, many variety of birds and bats. Even the rain does not detract from this wonderful peaceful place

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing break

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely long weekend at Girnwood in September 2016. Jennifer was very welcoming and the cottage had everything we needed. Was great having a fenced garden so we could let our two greyhounds have a bit of a sprint too. Great location and stunning views. Would definitely recommend

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! We really enjoyed having you stay and loved your super dogs! J
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Cosy and Private

  • 4 of 5

A nice secluded property with great views. Clean and comfortable, and Jennifer was a great host.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the opportunity to stay at Girnwood Cottage. Jennifer met us as soon as we arrived and showed us around the beautiful property. We loved the landscape and the wonderful views. Jennifer's hospitality was what my family will always remember, and my youngest daughter got the chance to help her feed the farm animals! If you are looking for a beautiful property out of the tourist areas, and the chance to meet an outstanding family, then I highly recommend Girnwood!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very secluded with beautiful views!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I spent 4 nights in Girnwood and had a relaxing time. The access road is in a bit of a state due to the logging trucks, which made for a bumpy ride. The cottage is lovely and cosy, and is well equipped although there were no egg cups so I couldn't have a dippy egg! The king-size bed was so high I had to climb onto it as I'm only 4'11", but it was very comfortable. The alarm on the radio in the kitchen had been set so went off at about 2am, which scared the pants off us! We thought there was a ghost! There isn't a manual so we couldn't turn it off and had to switch it off at the wall! The lambs and horses were very friendly, and came to say hello when we went for walks.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Selkirk in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 2 Child Bed , 1 Cot , child beds and cot can be put in either room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:

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