Luckenburn, Upper Hindhope near Jedburgh
Bright and airy living room with open fire | Luckenburn, Upper Hindhope near Jedburgh
  • Cottage
  • Upper Hindhope near Jedburgh
  • CC538027



out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 2

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Garden / Patio
Ground Floor Facilities

Nestled in its own valley deep within the Cheviot Hills, Luckenburn is an idyllic choice to escape from it all

Ground Floor:
Living room: With open fire, DVD player with monitor for DVD use and a selection of DVDs, radio, single sofa bed for occasional extra guest use (additional small charge when booking).
Kitchen /Dining area: With electric cooker, electric hob, microwave, larder fridge and freezer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize zip and link bed and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With king-size zip n link bed.
Bedroom 3: With zip and link twin beds (can be kingsize on request).
Bathroom: Wet room with cast iron free-standing bath and toilet.
Welly Hoos: Covered area with racks/hooks for fishing gear, mountain bikes and walking boots.

Electrcity, bed linen and towels provided. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Utiltiy room with washing machine and drying facilities ( honesty box) and freezer.

Sitting out area with garden furniture and BBQ. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking. Please note: Burn close by

Luckenburn is a former forester’s cottage in a truly wild and unspoilt setting. A bird watcher’s, naturalist’s and walker’s dream, this remote location is simply breathtaking! Surrounded by mile after mile of beautiful rural vistas where the sight and sound of a car is a rarity and there is no TV/broadband reception; Luckenburn will most certainly appeal to those yearning to escape from it all!  The peace and tranquillity is a haven in which to unwind and refresh; spectacular dark skies, grazing sheep, an abundance of wild-life, including deer, badgers and birds of prey providing their own form of magical entertainment.
Yet Luckenburn snuggles in a unique location easily accessible at only 10 miles east of the A68 (within the historic Jedburgh - Hawick - Kelso area), just over the panoramic border into Scotland. Access to it is on a good single track road with the final approach being via a half mile farm track. Inside, the cottage is entirely wheelchair accessible, but the path from the car parking area is grass and gravel.
This traditional single-level detached cottage oozes style with much care and attention to the finer details and comfort such as under-floor heating and original artwork. The accommodation offers a lovely blend of traditional character with a contemporary twist and careful restoration has ensured many original features have been thoughtfully retained.  These include a superb feature range with open fire, the focal point in the lounge area – idyllic to gaze into watching flames dance after a day exploring the hills. French doors from every room enhance its bright and airy ambience and lead to a raised decked area which stretches the full length of the cottage, providing the perfect relaxing spot to dine alfresco and watch the sun go down over Leithope forest or for young children to play.
Luckenburn provides an idyllic retreat for those seeking sheer seclusion yet is well placed to explore the scenic beauty, grand houses and gardens and interesting attractions offered by the border ‘toons’ right across the picture postcard of the Scottish Borders.


Accessible – Ground Floor Wet Room


Cot Available - Cot

Cycle Store

Detached Property

Garden or Patio

Ground floor facilities

Highchair Available

Open Fire


Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Electricity
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 10 reviews


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Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating


  • Glasgow

  • Family


out of 10

The cottage has been fitted out to a very high standard and with care. It was very clean. The weather was very hot whilst we were there, so we appreciated the decking and being able to have all the french windows open. We paddled in the burn until the horseflies found us. The location is blissfully quiet and private, and also remote - it took us 30 minutes to drive to the main road, and longer when we caught up with a farmer rounding up sheep or a timber lorry. The road through the farm was slow in our car, with rough ground. The range of possible short walks direct from the cottage was a little disappointing. We got mobile coverage 15 minutes walk up the hill from the cottage. We had a power cut during our stay and the owner was very helpful. The picture and description of the cottage is incorrect as it is not detached but is one of a pair of cottages with a "laundry link" utlility room joining the 2 cottages together. The other cottage was empty whilst we were there (and looked like it needed work doing on it) but our quiet, private week would have been quite different if it had been occupied.

23 Jul 2022


  • South Yorkshire


out of 10

Ideal if you want secluded holiday SUV car if possible to get to location

22 Oct 2021



  • Family


out of 10

Sofas gloriously comfortable, kitchen fantastically well equipped with some gorgeous plates specially for children and any glassware you could need, toys and games in the chest can while away hours for children (I loved the Fisher Price crocodile!), beds a little firm for my taste, whole place spotlessly clean and sanitised, a lovely and most welcome pack of provisions from owner on arrival. Location: genuinely spectacular views, really out of the rat race, 10 miles along a working farm track with cattle grids and fords, so be careful of tractors, quad bikes, large black Galloway cattle (who sometimes won't move) and Cheviot sheep (who have a habit of diving in front of the car and racing ahead of you when they'd have been perfectly safe if they'd stayed where they were so please drive carefully). We couldn't get any mobile phone signal other than back on the main road (the old Roman road, Dere Street I think) so don't go thinking you can walk a few yards from the cottage to get a signal, it's probably not going to happen as it's in a valley surrounded by high hills, however there is a perfectly good landline at the cottage. Local amenities was a difficult one to answer because if you're expecting night life, mobile signal and long walks, you may be disappointed as the farm track is the only real walk on foot from the cottage, however if you are looking for solitude, birds and other wildlife, a real 'get away from it all' feeling (like I was) then it's perfect. The only sounds most of the time are birdsong and the sound of the burn (stream) with the fluttering of the aspen tree at the top of the steep sloped garden in the slightest breeze. Note: Hawkwillow, the neighbouring (usually empty) cottage is not the one on google maps, that's the farm cottages, Hawkwillow and Luckenburn are further along the track, past one of the farm entrances. The entrance to Luckenburn is via the slate path past Hawkwillow. The Welly Hoos and Laundry Link which join the cottages provide washing and drying facilities and storage for wet clothes and wellingtons with a sink and tap for hosing off muddy wellingtons (another thoughtful touch). If you're looking for peace and quiet, the chance to get away from everyday life and spend time together as a family, want to watch wildlife and birds (we saw many birds including robin, wren, blue tit, coal tit, jay, buzzards flying over ahead, deer on three occasions and rabbits many a time) it's perfect. Also ideal if you're an author and looking for a restful place to write or if you want to medidate or enjoy nature. We visited in September when the nights were drawing in and the skies were cloudy but on lighter, warmer nights there'd be nothing better than watching the Sun go down, enjoying a meal and a drink on the decking. As it was, we snuggled up inside after a day listening to the burn and the birdsong. Bliss!!!

5 Oct 2021

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