A rural retreat in the heart of the Borders


The Summerhouse is a newly renovated cottage on a Scottish Borders estate, combining traditional rural charm with twenty-first century luxury. It has an idyllic lakeside location with glorious walks from the doorstep out into the hills or along woodland trails.

Everything is provided for your comfort, from crisp linen and super-comfy beds, luxury bathrooms, a contemporary fitted kitchen, unlimited wifi and effective heating in every room. It has a delightful and secluded garden overlooking the lake, a private access road and parking immediately outside. A perfect retreat with total peace and tranquillity!

The Borders town of Hawick is ten miles away and offers all amenities, while further afield are the beautiful Border Abbey towns of Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh.

COVID-19.  Please be assured that we observe Covid-19 cleaning protocols to ensure that the house is both cleaned and disinfected for your safety. Please contact us if there is anything you would like to discuss.


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Tel: 01289 331876
Mob: 07800 638935

Email: kmtiernan@gmail.com


      An old gardener's cottage extended and tastefully renovated in a quiet location which feels 'off the grid'

    thumb Helen

      This house is fantastic for a quiet, relaxing weekend away. It is set in the most beautiful location, it was spotless, it had everything we needed and the views over the lake (whilst having your morning coffee) just really topped it off!

    Katharine, the host, was great from start to finish. She responded promptly and even kindly kept us in the loop when covid restrictions changed throughout our booking.

    If you want a break away that is surrounded by nature and hills, to walk for miles, then this is the perfect place to come back to and enjoy a red wine in front of the log fire.

    We can’t wait to return in the future.

    Thanks for a fabulous stay!

    thumb Louise

      Cannot recommend The Summer House enough. it's set in a wonderfully quiet and relaxed location with the enclosed garden looking over the late. when we stayed in the last 2 weeks of August this year (2021) there were a family of swans residing on the lake which was just wonderful. It's a good central location for visiting the Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh and Lothian and beyond. The Summer House provides everything that one might need for a perfect holiday. Super clean, spacious, modern without thinking you're still in the city and the beds are super comfy! Can't recommend The Summer House enough.

    thumb Emily