Set in an idyllic 363 acre country estate with a mile stretch of private river. Fantastic views, 40" TVs, Free WiFi, luxurious beds, delicious breakfasts. Ideal base for cycling, walking, sight-seeing or simply relaxing. A warm welcome awaits you.
Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast situated on a small private Scottish Country Estate, steeped in history, within the beautiful Liddesdale Valley - with 363 acres of farmland and woodland and a mile stretch of private river. Abbotshaw House is an ideal base for walking, cycling, fishing, horse-riding (stabling available and pony trekking nearby), sight-seeing, star-gazing or simply relaxing. The Reiver Suite is ideal for a romantic weekend.
panoramic views of some of the most spectacular scenery of the Scottish Border.
superior superking or king size beds with luxurious Egyptian cotton bedding.
40" flat screen Freeview TVs.
Spacious ensuite bathrooms with a large power shower, bath, basin and W.C.
Lawns and a paved BBQ area.
DVD player and selection of DVDs plus card/board games are available for guests use.
Guests are guaranteed a warm welcome and a hearty Scottish Breakfast in the dining room with a roaring log fire.
WALKING There are many river, forest and hill walks to suit walkers of all abilities. The dis-used Waverley railway line runs through the farm. An abundance of wildlife can be seen on the farm, sightings include: otters, owls, buzzards, curlews, lapwings, Canadian geese, oyster catchers, snipe, hares, squirrels and roe deer.
CYCLING and MOUNTAIN BIKING Abbotshaw House is the ideal place to stay for a mountain biking or cycling holiday or short break. The Newcastleton 7stanes Trail is one of the famous 7 which proves very popular with families and groups of varying levels of ability or you could ride over to Kielder to join up with the Bloody Bush and Lonesome Pine (red graded trails). The old Waverley Railway line actually runs through the farm and is just off Route 10 of The Reivers Cycle Trail. We have a washroom for hosing bikes down at the end of the day and also secure (alarmed) storage.
FISHING Abbotshaw House owns a mile of the Liddel Water, with three good pools. Guests are welcome to sit and fish (salmon and sea trout rights excluded) and enjoy the tranquility of Liddlesdale.
HORSE RIDING What better place to bring your horse for a riding holiday than to the farm that was home to the legendary Lenamore for over 10 years. Abbotshaw house provides stabling for your horse with 363 acres of private land and miles and miles of forest tracks to ride around whilst enjoy the spectacular view of the Scottish Borders. A near Olympic size all-weather arena is also available for guests to use. There is also pony-trekking nearby.
STAR-GAZING One of the darkest places in the UK, as mapped by Dark Sky Discovery, Abbotshaw House is an ideal location for astronomers and is only 17 miles from Kielder Observatory.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE:
Heriatge Castle - an awesome, eerie ruin, set in a lonely spot, Hermitage Castle has a history filled with intrigue, murders, trysts, torture and treason. This vast fortress saw many years of turbulence with the Border Reivers and was where Mary Queen of Scots snatched two hours rendezvous with her lover Bothwell.
Liddesdale Heritage Centre - gives you the full history of Liddesdale from rivers to the railway and weaving to farming and forestry. In the former Townfoot Kirk in Newcastleton, The Liddesdale Heritage Centre is a museum, that houses attractive displays portraying the history and culture of Liddesdale and its people. The Waverley Route, the churches, village shops and local trades, including farming, clogging, shoe making, weaving and joinery are all well represented.
Rock UK - Whithaugh Park - an adventure centre offering a variety of outdoor activities including kayaking, archery, climbing, orienteering and fencing. As well as offering an indoor swimming pool and bike hire. Rock UK Whithaugh Park Adventure Centre is nestled away in the beautiful landscape of Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders.
Holm Hill Golf Course - this challenging 9-hole golf course provides magnificent views over Newcastleton and the Liddesdale hills. Holm Hill Golf Course is somewhat famous for the size of its greens, which are fairly small. Putting, therefore, can be tricky at times and you have to have your short irons firing on all cylinders if you are to provide yourself with plenty of birdie opportunities.
7stanes Mountain Biking Facility - offers trails for all abilities with a Skills Area to help you decide which level is right for you. There is plenty of fun to be had here on routes shorter than at most of the other 7stanes.
Kielder Water and Forest Park - is a breathtaking area of natural beauty and the home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe covering 250 square miles and England's largest forest. Attractions at Kielder Water and Forest Park include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, minature golf course, children's play area, red sqirrel hide, wildlife garden and the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre. You can also board the Osprey Ferry to see Kielder Water in comfort, pleasure boats are also available to hire (seasonal).
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village - Big brands at fantastic outlet prices, Gretna Gateway Outlet Village has over 50 stores including Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Gap and M&S. It is open 7 days a week.