The Signalman’s Cottage Self Catering Holidays (Sleeps 3)
Spacious and luxurious with private gardens
Hassendean Station Denholm near Jedburgh in Roxburghshire Scottish Borders TD9 8PX
In the heart of the lovely Scottish Borders Countryside, only an hour away from Edinburgh/Carlisle/Newcastle lies the former home of The Signalman for Hassendean Railway Station on the famous Waverley Route. The Station axed by Dr Beeching, abandoned and derelict but now saved and carefully restored by architectural designer Tom Pyemont and his late wife Anne Marie. Recently awarded a Highly Commended Certificate for the Renovation of Hassendean Station by National Heritage Railway Awards.
Set in its own secure gardens The Signalman’s Cottage, built in 1850, has been cleverly renovated using reclaimed pitch pine beams from The Titanic dry dock with the floors finished in natural oak and Douglas fir planking. A mix of contemporary and traditional furniture grace all of the rooms and the cosy open plan, brightly lit, level layout has been carefully arranged to enjoy the views over Minto Hills and Rubers Law.
Accommodation: Exciting light filled spaces, carefully arranged to take advantage of the open views at day and the star filled night skies– no light pollution here!
The charming Sitting Room-Dining Room (with wood burning stove) leads through a beamed archway to the fully equipped modern Kitchen. There is a Principal Double Bedroom and a further Single bedroom, a generous sized modern bathroom with shower attachment over the bath, loo, basin with an Art Deco mirror and splash back.
Gardens at front and back are fully enclosed-child + dog secure – Log Cabin in the back garden.
Things to do: locally there are many places of interest, Abbeys of Jedburgh, Melrose, Dryburgh and Kelso – Historic houses of Mellerstain, Floors Castle, Abbotsford and Bowhill, Mary Queen of Scots at Jedburgh.
Golf courses abound right across The Borders in every Town. Only a mile away in the local village of Minto there is an 18 hole Golf Course. In the other nearby village of Denholm, there is an Antiques Showroom, an Italian Bistro, Coffee Shop, 2 Pubs, Village Shop-Post Office, Butcher, Hairdresser and a Garage with Petrol.
Cyclists and walkers are well catered for with the close by Cheviot + Eildon Hills, Southern Upland + Abbey Ways, Scott’s View, with good walking from the front door to the Minto Hills and Rubers Law.
Salmon + Trout Fishing can be had on the nearby rivers Tweed + Teviot. Additionally there are local lochs and the Fly Fishery at Lilliesleaf for brown/rainbow trout.
The Rugby Sevens in the Spring and the Common Ridings, Edinburgh Festival + Tattoo throughout the summer.
Horse Riding/Archery/Music Festivals/Theatres.
The newly-reopened Edinburgh to (Tweedbank) Galashiels Border Railway makes train trips to Edinburgh a possibility.
All linen is provided and beds have the addition of patchwork quilts and luxury over blankets.
Complimentary welcome pack.
Free Logs ready cut for the stove.
Child’s high chair, travel cot and temporary bed are available.
Dogs are welcome, well behaved please as we are surrounded by farmland with sheep and lambs in the fields.
Parking is within the gated driveway in front of the Log Cabin.
“Freeview” Television with DVD. Garden Furniture.
Use of our own Beach Hut available at Coldingham Bay – 1 Hour away.
Additional holiday accommodation close by at “The Loading Bay” adjacent to Hassendean Station.
Discounted rates if you combine your holiday with Family and Friends.
Short breaks available at certain times.
CONTACT Tom Pyemont at Hassendean Station
Telephone: 01450 870210 or 07887794632