Hermitage Farm House

Hawick, Scottish Borders, TD9 0LY

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  • Dogs
  • Scenic views
  • Waterside stays

Why stay here ...

I would like to introduce you to our Certificated Location caravan site set in the gorgeous peace and tranquillity of The Scottish Borders. We have 2.5 acres so lots of room for you to spread out in and point in any direction of your choice.

From the field you have great views of Hermitage Castle known in history as the guard house of the bloodiest valley in Britain. The site itself sits next to the Whitrope Burn, a fresh water stream which attracts the odd heron. And all in between you have hills and rolling fields.

At the end of the track there is a working farm for sheep, cows and a couple of bulls. We would appreciate all gates being kept closed and if you are accompanied by a 4 legged friend we would request that they be kept in close proximity of your van or on a leash at all times and we ask that you please clean up after them.

We have an array of local wildlife with frequent sightings of Roe, Fallow and Sika deer, tawny owls, bats, buzzards, osprey and small birds of prey, partridge, pheasant so for all you bird watchers out there we have a great selection for you to spy on.

The site itself is ideally located for pitching up and going off each day and exploring if that's what you wish. Hermitage Castle is within a 10 minute walk. Kielder Water & Forest Park is 16 miles away where you have the sky at night observatory, water sports galore along with mountain biking, treks and horse riding to name all but a few.

There is a challenging 9 hole golf course, with spectacular views of the surrounding areas, which is 6 miles away in the village of Newcastleton. There is also a walk in medical centre, a few cafes, a craft shop, 3 watering holes along with a post office and the Bank of Scotland.

About 15 odd miles up the road you have the town of Hawick the home of cashmere and the first Borders Distillery since 1837, Dryburgh, Melrose and Jedburgh Abbeys along with the Mary Queen of Scots visitor centre.

A bit further afield you have Gretna Green which is 25 miles away. Carlisle is 30 miles away taking approximately 45 minutes and Edinburgh 68 miles, Glasgow 108 miles and Newcastle 68 miles, all roughly reached within 2 hours drive.

For more information on the area close by please go to: Visit Scotland - Scotland's National Tourist Organisation. Or visit Tourist attractions near Newcastleton.

Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Dog walk from site
  • Recycling facilities
  • TV reception: variable

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Latest arrival time: 10:00 PM

Latest departure time: 12:00 PM

2.5 acres

Levelling blocks required

Lawned site

Recycling Facilities

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Postcode:
TD9 0LY
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GPS:
Lat 55.2531952 / Lon -2.7813257
OS field ref:
NY504957
OS map ref:
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Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Newcastleton, Hawick, Selkirk and Borders General Hospital
  • Daily public transport within 1 mile

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A site to return to time and again

Hermitage Farm House
This was our second visit, and will not be our last, as the site excels in every way. Emma is ever helpful, and so friendly, and even remembered our dogs name from last time. The site is the last word in a get away from it all stay, although the surrounding area also has so much to offer. Mountain biking (7 stanes) in Newcastleton, road biking on some amazing single track roads, direct from the site, and walks for all abilities from the square in Newcastleton. A short walk from the site across the fields takes you to the dramatic Hermitage castle, especially stunning in the evening sun.

Dave Parkin

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Reviewed on 02/07/2021 20:33

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A Field with a View.

Hermitage Farm House
Emma was there within minutes of us arriving to ensure we had all we needed. The field itself is quite uneven and we have a large heavy motorhome which she advised us to park on a slightly higher part due to the previous day's rainfall (and consequently slightly damp ground) although we had no problems. The grey water, chemical toilet and fresh water were easy to access, no electricity but we knew this before we arrived. The Hermitage castle is within sight of the field. This is really the place to go if you want to be away from it all. We couldn't get a phone signal, even when we drove into Hawick (lovely town incidentally) the signal was intermittent. Newcastleton is 6 miles away - and despite being a small village did have a good phone signal. We visited in June and so had the midges which appeared in the late afternoon in the sunshine to contend with. Other than that, a peaceful rural location.

mossypossy

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Reviewed on 27/06/2021 16:41

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Absolute corker of a site!

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Thank you Emma for a wonderful stay on your site in August. We (and our husky) had the whole site to ourselves and it is such a beautiful spot. Evening strolls to Hermitage Castle and daytime bike rides round Kielder Forest. We will definitely be back and would thoroughly recommend this site. A real corker!

Chris Ruston

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Reviewed on 19/10/2020 19:23

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A peaceful and beautiful escape from it all

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What a lovely place to stay! Peace and tranquility in a beautiful part of the Scottish Borders, Hermitage Farm really is the best place to be if you want to escape for a few days. Emma the owner was lovely, very helpful and friendly and we will definitely be going back.

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Reviewed on 07/09/2020 16:16

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Super- a real hidden gem!

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Hidden gem might be a bit of an overworked expression, but Hermitage Farm House certainly deserves this description. A large grass CL in totally unspoilt countryside, seemily miles away from human habitation - so tranquil. My welcome was unusual, I overshot the farmhouse but the local postman directed me and assured me I'd get a warm welcome from Emma and a big soppy Great Dane called Luna. He was right. Emma spared no effort to make me welcome and provide local information and the best viewpoint on the field. There's a lovely little walk to Hermitage Castle and Chapel ruins with the added benefit of a refreshing dip in the burn near the Chapel. This is a fairly new CL, and still relatively quiet, but I can't see it staying like that as it gets better known. Will return, next time with my wife.

Salvanning

Reviewed on 24/08/2020 20:17

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