Ground floor Accommodation The accommodation is all on ground floor level has under-floor heating and electric heaters and comprises:
Lounge: with open fire situated within a stunning feature range, monitor for DVD use with a selection of DVDs, games, radio and sofa bed for flexible sleeping arrangements.
Kitchen / diner: with electric oven and hob, larder fridge and feature double butler sink
Laundry Room: With washing machine and drying facilities
Bedroom 1: with king-size zip n link bed that can be split into two singles if preferred (please request on booking) with en-suite wet room with shower, toilet and wash basin
Bedroom 2: with king-size zip n link bed that can be split into two singles if preferred (Please request on booking)
Bedroom 3: with two single beds that can zip n link together if preferred (please request on booking)
Bathroom: with cast iron free-standing bath, toilet and wash basin
Nestled in its very own valley deep within the Cheviot Hills in the Scottish Borders, Luckenburn is a former foresters cottage in a truly wild and unspoilt setting. 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, Luckenburn will most certainly appeal to those yearning to escape from it all. With no TV reception available, the peace and tranquillity is a haven in which to unwind and refresh; 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, just over the border into Scotland. Access to it is on a good single track road with the final approach being via a half mile farm track so waterproof footwear in wet weather is recommended for gate-opening moments. This traditional detached cottage has recently undergone a total makeover and now oozes style with much thought, care and attention to the finer details. The accommodation offers a lovely blend of traditional character with a modern twist to provide a modern but homely feel throughout. The 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 at the rear providing the perfect relaxing spot to dine alfresco and watch the sun go down over Leithope forest.
Luckenburn provides an idyllic retreat for those seeking sheer seclusion yet is well placed to explore the scenic beauty, fine houses and border toons right across the picture postcard of the Scottish Borders.
The border towns of Jedburgh and Hawick offer many facilities 15 and 20 miles away including fresh supplies of logs and bottled water. Drumlanrig Tower, Wilton Lodge Park, Hissy Museum and woollen mills in Hawick are well worth a visit. Jedburgh is a particularly attractive toon renowned for its 12th century Red Stone abbey and where the Castle Jail Museum and Mary Queen of Scots House are interesting visitor attractions. The bustling market town of Kelso, 17 miles, with its quaint French style cobbled market square is home to one of the four Borders Abbeys and offers a wide array of facilities including indoor swimming, many charming tea rooms, a lovely Italian restaurant, pubs and an ice-rink, 17 miles. Golfers will enjoy the prestigious Roxburghe course and Springwood Park showground hosts many international horse-riding events throughout the year. The salmon rich Rivers Tweed and Teviot will delight those who enjoy fishing and Floors Castle (which is softly illuminated at night and was recently voted number one in the top five attractions in the Borders) is home to the Duke of Roxburghe. Walkers, horse-riders and cyclists will absorb the wild and lonely beauty along the many miles of bridleways and foot paths the challenging route of the Southern Upland Way ends close by as does roman Dere Street. Visit Yetholm 14 miles east, which actually consists of two villages Kirk Yetholm and Town Yetholm straddling the River Bowmont only a mile from the England / Scotland border. The word Yetholm derives from the old Scots tongue Yett being a gateway or entrance and Holm being a small park or field. The surrounding area is steeped in Borders folklore and tradition. Being situated so close to what was once a fiercely disputed national border line, it was often used as a refuge for those fleeing from one country to the other. In the hills above the village a Common Gate still exists where you can literally step through England to Scotland and back. This disputed land was particularly suited to travellers and Kirk Yetholm itself was the site of the crowning of the last gypsy King and Queen Charles and Esther Faa Blythe.
Take a trip to Scotlands cultural city of Edinburgh or head south to vibrant Netoiletastles shops or Northumberlands wild coastline, each just over an hours drive.