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  • £495  to  £925

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£795 Fri, 28 Jun 2024
7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Shankend

Shankend accommodates six guests and is located within the beautiful Scottish borders region. Situated seven miles from Hawick (the largest town in the Scottish Borders), Shankend is an ideal holiday home to relax amongst picturesque countryside, with plenty to offer families within its one hundred acres of grounds, including a lake for fishing and kayaking (or simply relaxing beside the water!).

This exceptionally comfy three bedroom self-catering cottage forms part of an impressive Edwardian former Hunting Lodge and occupies its north wing. Carefully renovated, the cottage is presented in an inviting country style and is ideal all year round with beautiful grounds for guests to enjoy, along with central heating, double glazing and a wood burning stove for cosy nights in - making it every bit as enjoyable for a winter break as a summer holiday.

The local area offers numerous outdoor activities including walking, cycling (on and off road), fishing, golf, horse riding and an abundance of wildlife amongst beautiful scenery. Whilst outdoor pursuits are a major attraction, the area is also rich in heritage and culture and Shankend provides an ideal base from which to explore the Border towns and villages nearby, offering a great choice of cafes, shops and eating establishments.

For those who want to discover the many attractions of the wider area, a little further afield, but still within easy reach for a day trip are Edinburgh, Carlisle, Newcastle and also the beautiful Northumbrian coast with its stunning beaches.

Shankend affords a private enclosed garden which has spectacular views over the Shankend Viaduct - an impressive bridge on the Waverley line (disused) with its fifteen magnificent arches. The views take in the beautiful rolling countryside dotted with grazing sheep and a "burn" as it winds its way along the valley.

The nearby Border towns of Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso and Melrose offer a good range of independent shops specialising in local produce and famous knitwear (including cashmere, wonderful woollens and the finest of Scottish tweed), along with attractions including beautiful parks, historic castles, ancient abbeys and stately homes with magnificent gardens to visit.

A golfers paradise, the Scottish Borders offer some twenty courses to choose from, along with superb opportunities for trout and salmon fishing both on the lochs and rivers nearby.

Pets are made welcome at Shankend. With plenty of tracks and trails to explore from the front door, the area is great for walkers and cyclists (superb world-class mountain biking with the Seven Stanes just twenty minutes away by car).

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Evelyn Chelley joined Independent Cottages in May 2010

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green

Location (Scottish Borders)

Accommodation comprises:

  • Two flexible bedrooms which have zip and link beds so can be made up as twin rooms with two single beds in each or kings - please notify the owner prior to arrival (all bedrooms are on the first floor).
  • Double master bedroom.
  • Bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and hand-basin.
  • Kitchen well-equipped with with dishwasher, washing machine, cooker, fridge, freezer, and microwave.
  • There is also a dining area in the kitchen with space for six to enjoy supper together.
  • Lounge with satellite television, DVD and a real fire for relaxing at the end of the day!

Outside: There is a garden for enjoying the sunshine with outdoor furniture.

Additional information: Short breaks available (three night minimum). Special rates for couples may apply. Unfortunately Shankend is not suitable for wheelchair users. Sorry no smoking. Pets are welcome, providing they are well-behaved, by arrangement at the point of booking with the owner (they must be kept under control as there is livestock kept in the adjoining fields). Central heating, electricity, house linen and towels provided at no extra cost. Logs are provided for the wood burning stove in the lounge.

Shankend Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King & 2 Twins/Kings)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £495
To £925
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1450 370222 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Evelyn Chelley
Member Since May 2010

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Shankend Noticeboard


We accommodate Saturday - Saturday only, maximum strictly 6 people
WiFi at Shankend and new Nespresso coffee maker.
Beautiful private wild swimming paradise!

Last Minute Offers

Fri, 28 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £795
Fri, 5 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £795
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £795

Shankend 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 24th May 2024
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