Wifi/Internet


Wifi via satellite broadband is now available. Please note that although this is fast, there is a lag time due to the distance from the cottage to and from the satellite and base station. As a result, this facility is not recommended for video conferencing, live streaming or gaming. We limit usage to 5GB of data per stay, this is due to the high cost of providing the service. That’s more than enough data allowance for browsing, social media and email. If you require additional data there is a small charge, just let us know.



Telephone


You can receive incoming calls on 01450 880 760. If you need to dial internationally, you should probably use a calling card. We can supply these if required. Alternatively, e-mail the person you want to speak to and ask them to call you back, otherwise, we have an honesty box beside the phone. Large use of the telephone line will be charged at check out.



Cyclists & Bikers


There is a secured lean-to of ample size for storing your bike and gear and there is a sink in the utility room for washing out and drying clothing. Access is from the back of the house. There is an outside water tap/hose so you can wash down your bike.



Toiletries


We supply some basic toiletries. If you are short of anything, perhaps forgotten your toothpaste? just ask.



Linens & Towels


We supply one hand towel and one bath towel for each guest. Please leave them behind for laundering. Bed linen is also supplied. We use hotel grade quality towels and linen.



Supermarkets


A 25 minute drive to Hawick is your closest supermarket choice. Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and a large selection of local shops can be found in Hawick. Alternatively, Innerleithen is 40 minutes away and has a Co-Op. Peebles is about 50 minutes away and has a Tesco and a Sainsbury’s. Asda and Tesco Extra are in Galashiels. Most supermarkets will deliver to the cottage.



Garages


The best place for fuel is Asda in Galashiels, Sainsbury’s or Morrisons in Hawick or Esso in Peebles. Most also sell logs, coal and BBQ gas.



BBQ Gas


If you need more BBQ gas, go to Homebase in Hawick. They will exchange our bottle for you for a full one.



Fire Pit


Great for a night time toasted mash-mallow and keeps the midges away! We encourage you to use fallen logs, branches and wood from the woods next to the cottage, please do not use logs intended for the stoves.



Taxi


If you need a taxi, call A2B on 07724 779893 - Smart, friendly and polite!



Books


We have a selection of book available for you to read and enjoy during your stay.



Toys


We have a small selection of toys for your kids to enjoy during their stay. Please leave these behind for others to enjoy.



Games


We have a selection of indoor and outdoor games for you and your kids to enjoy during your stay. We have swing ball and fishing nets too. Please leave these behind for other to enjoy.



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