About Abbotshaw House B&B
Abbotshaw House dates back to the 15th Century. It lies within the attractive Liddesdale Valley of the Scottish Borders, just South of the village of Newcastleton. Situated only 21 miles from the M6 motorway and only 17 miles from Kielder Water and Forest Park, this unspoilt area of the Scottish Borders boasts truely spectacular scenery. Liddesdale was once a valley of Border Raiders where the sword and the lance were in use most days - now it is a quiet land where birds, wild orchids and red squirrels flourish. Its Dark Skies make it ideal for star- gazing.
The farmhouse stands in a very secluded position within 363 acres of private farmland and woodland with a mile stretch of private river (fishing is free for guests). There is ample parking, a garden for guests to relax in and a telescope for star gazing. It is an ideal base for those wanting peace and tranquillity or a holiday exploring history, culture and wildlife. Hadrian’s Wall, Carlisle, Gretna Green (with its outlet shopping centre), the North Lakes and Northumberland’s famous attractions are all within easy driving distance.
All bedrooms are ensuite with spectacular views. Each bedroom has a superking or kingsize bed, Free Wifi, a 40” Freeview TV and DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities with a generous hospitality tray, hair dryer, bath robes and complimentary toiletries. An iron/ironing board is available on request and each room has a mini-fridge on the landing with complimentary bottled water. Board games and DVDs are available for guests use. The large ensuite bathrooms have a spacious power shower, large bath, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Abbotshaw House is famous for its generous 4-course Scottish breakfasts with a varied choice that includes a full traditional, smoked salmon, kippers or pancakes. Vegetarian, vegan or gluten free available on request.
Cyclists and Walkers Welcome – Abbotshaw House is just off Route 10 of the Reivers Trail and is an ideal stopover for the Southern Borders Loop or the C2C. There is a washroom and secure storage.
B&B for horses is offered with stabling, turnout, a near Olympic size all-weather arena and lovely farm/forest rides - what better place to bring your horse for a riding holiday than to the farm that was home to the legendary Lenamore for over 10 years.
The village of Newcastleton (also known as Copshaw Holm) was designed and built by the Duke of Buccleugh in 1792 and now is a thriving community with 2 hotels with restaurants, coffee shop, tea room/bistro, gift shop, bank, 2 convenience stores and Post Office (within the Spar) and a petrol station with electric charge point.
Whithaugh Park (run by Rock UK) on the outskirts of Newcastleton has a range of outdoor activities including abseiling, archery, canoeing, climbing, zip wire, kayaking, mountain biking, an indoor swimming pool and bike hire.
Contact: Pam Atkinson
Opening Hours: Open all year