A traditional three bedroom Borders farmhouse set in a superb position amidst the ruggedly beautiful countryside of the Southern Uplands with fabulous uninterrupted views over the hills. Mountain bikes available free of charge. Excellent wildlife.
Pathhead Farmhouse sleeps up to six guests in three bedrooms. The cosy interior is welcoming whatever the weather and outside there is ample space for sitting and enjoying the views and for children to play (please note that the garden is unfenced). Guests also have use of the wider estate which extends to some 450 acres. Dedicated trails have been created for guests to enjoy the stunning countryside on foot or on mountain bikes which are available on loan from the Estate office. Pack up a picnic and head to the hills or take a camera and spot the local wildlife including rare butterflies, peregrine falcons and the enchanting red squirrels that have recently been re-introduced to the area.
For larger groups, Pathhead Farmhouse is one of four properties available to let on the Hoscote Estate. For further details please see Hoscote House (sleeps 20), Sycamore Lodge (sleeps 5 +1) and Gardener's Cottage (sleeps 2).
Activities & Attractions
In addition to the walking and cycling on the doorstep, Hoscote is only a couple of miles from the 10,000 acre Craik Forest, offering fabulous walks and dedicated mountain biking trails. The peaceful, road-free countryside is also perfect for riding and a local stables offers hacks for all levels. Salmon and trout fishing are available on the Teviot nearby.
Golf enthusiasts are also well catered for with 11 courses in the immediate area including the well-regarded courses at Hawick and the Roxburghe. Clay pigeon shooting and archery can be arranged at Hoscote and there is excellent shooting and stalking available on neighbouring estates.
Hoscote is well-positioned for exploring the wider Borders area. Discover a land with a turbulent and rich history, punctuated by imposing castles including Floors, the majestic home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe. Explore the evocative ruins of abbeys at Kelso, Melrose and Dryburgh and stately mansions including 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.
Sitting room with open fire, television with DVD player.
Fully-equipped kitchen with dining area (seats 6), electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave.
Bedroom 3 with king size bed.
Bathroom with bath, WC and basin and separate walk-in shower.
Cloakroom with WC and basin.
Bedroom 1 with king size bed.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds.
Garden and grounds
There is an unfenced seating area to the side of the house. There is a gravelled area to the front of the house with ample parking.
Bed linen and towels are provided.
A homemade meal delivery service is available.
Hoscote offer a pre-arrival delivery service for wine, champagne and port. The wine will be delivered prior to guest's arrival and stored as appropriate. Empty bottles will be recycled on guest's behalf.
Daily housekeeping and linen changes can be pre-booked at additional cost.
A travel cot and high chair are available on request.
Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at Pathhead Farmhouse, kept to the downstairs, uncarpeted areas. Dogs must be kept under control when walking on the Estate.
Bicycles for adults and children are available on loan free of charge, subject to availability.