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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Deloraineshiel is a secluded shepherd's cottage on a working sheep farm, located in the heart of the Scottish Borders. This is The Ettrick Shepherd country, famously portrayed in the works of James Hogg, in which Deloraineshiel is mentioned.

Deloraineshiel is the ideal place to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Scottish Borders and is a perfect location to see all that the Borders has to offer.

A traditional, local stone, white and black cottage located on the hillside, away from the road and neighbouring properties, Deloraineshiel has magnificent open views of the rugged, scenic landscape.

The cottage is close to Hawick, Selkirk, Peebles, Innerleithen, Melrose and Kelso, as well as other Borders towns. Edinburgh is a scenic 1 hour drive away. St. Mary's Loch and the Grey Mare's Tail are also a short drive away.

There is a large deck and BBQ area with outdoor seating and ample space to sit back and relax both inside and out. Wifi and Freesat are available. Linens, towels, electricity, fuel and a starter kit of essentials (milk, sugar, tea) are included in the price.

Access is via a track from the B711 which is accessible with care (4 wheel drive not essential). Be sure to close the gate behind you, so we don't lose any sheep! Parking for up to 4 cars is available.

Although remote, major supermarkets will deliver. Contact us for our postal code to arrange.

You will be welcomed by an English/Lowland Scots speaking local who will be on hand to ensure your stay is comfortable and memorable.

Local sight seeing, walking, cycling, riding, star gazing and more. We can help you make the most of your visit to the Scottish Borders, Scotland's best kept tourist secret!

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Coldingham Beach 100 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 20 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Edinburgh International 84 km, Nearest railway: Edinburgh Waverley 78 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The Scottish Borders region

The Scottish Borders are the ideal location to enjoy beautiful scenic views, rugged landscapes and a wealth of Scottish history, while being only a 1 hour drive away from the bustling Scottish captial city, Edinburgh.


Enjoy the best of all Scotland has to offer, in the often over looked area of natural beauty. We can arrange shooting on the estate or fishing on the rivers and lochs. Many golf courses are within a short drive, extensive walking and cycling routes lead from the house or are close by. We can suggest itineraries for you, perhaps a drive to Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway for shopping, stopping off at the Grey Mare's Tail on the way. A wander around the gardens and house at Bowhill. A cycle to Innerleithen for the world famous mountain biking trails. So many options, but if you just want to relax, just hang out at the house and enjoy the view and bird life.

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12 Aug 2014


"Absolutely brilliant"

I highly recommend this cottage. The house looks fantastic, has everything you need. We felt like home away from home. Beds are really comfortable, the kitchen was big and modern, and I personally lov… More

30 Jul 2014


"A very good place for workstressed people"

The house is spacious and still cosy. Many extra points for the conservatory with many glass windows, and the big deck. The view on the Scottish hills is fabulous. For shopping you have to do some rid… More

Thanks for your feeback, we are glad you enjoyed the fresh air and views! Unfortunately British Telecom have not been very helpful and they won't invest in upgrading our internet line. We are currently investigating satellite broadband internet as an alternative and will let you know the result of that. We know that even those of us who want to get away from it all still expect reliable, always on wifi. Also, we got a new frying pan for your sausages next time you visit! :)

15 Jul 2014


"Perfect break!"

I wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and this is the best place to unwind. The cottage is very cosy and it offers you a breathtaking view of the hills and the plains when the su… More

2 Jun 2014


"I can't get over how much I loved it here"

Our trip to Deloraineshiel and the Scottish Borders exceeded all our expectations. The cottage is immaculate and every detail had been considered. It has obviously been recently and sympathetically … More

3 Jan 2014


"Wow - what a place!!! Cannot recommend highly enough"

This place is fantastic. Form the beginning we were greeted warmly by the owners who took us to the property, extremely thoughtful. The house is exquisitely decorated and finished. Beautiful antique… More

Wow to you too! We worked so hard to make the cottage the type of place we would like to stay, make it interesting and yet honour it's history as a shepherd's cottage. It's great to know you enjoyed your stay and appreciate our work.

31 Dec 2013


"Just Perfect !"

A beautiful cottage away from it all - We stayed for 3 nights between Christmas and New Year on our way back home from spending Christmas with family in the south. Lots of thought has gone into the f… More

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! I hope we can welcome you back again! Thanks for your feedback and suggestions you gave us, we will be implementing your idea of more side tables in the living room for drinks!

29 Dec 2013


"Excellent place for an escape from the city!"

I stayed at the cottage for 4 nights and I was more than impressed with what this cottage could provide. The host kindly provided me with the visitors book when I arrived for the guide around the cott… More

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! I hope we can welcome you back again! Thanks for your feedback and suggestions you gave us!

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