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  • At a Glance
  • Facilities
  • Accommodation

    • Sleeps 18 (16 adults + 2 children)
    • 9 bedrooms
    • 5 bath / shower rooms

    Your holiday home

    • £2,100 - £2,100 per week
    • Security Deposit £500 (refundable)
    • Friday changeover
    • 6:00 PM check in
    • 10:00 AM check out
    • 2 pets welcome (Pets go free)
    • No smoking
    • Property rating: 4
    • Facilities

      • Dishwasher
      • Washing machine
      • Central heating
      • Wifi
      • Microwave
      • Garden furniture
      • BBQ
      • TV (freeview)
      • Ground floor bath/shower room
      • Wheelchair friendly
    • Features

      • Ground floor bed
      • Fire/woodburner
      • Welcome basket
      • Grand piano
      • Four poster bed


For a fun-filled family holiday for a week or for a short break with a large group of friends, this holiday house south of Edinburgh in the Scottish Borders, ticks all the boxes.

On offer is this elegant Georgian country house, which is set above a sloped lawn, surrounded by trees, with an open view across the Tweed valley. With a formal appearance from the outside and a relaxed air within, this holiday house was renovated and refurbished in 2016. When entering by the front door, it opens out to a grand hall which presents a mix of antique furniture and modern art, and this eclectic theme carries on throughout the whole house. The two front rooms are the main reception rooms, with an L-shaped drawing room and a classic dining room. To the rear is the country style kitchen and utility room, which can be accessed by a side door, making it more convenient for kitchen access with food shopping.

With ramp access to the side of the house, there is a wheel chair friendly ground floor bedroom, with nearby accessible shower room. The rest of the accommodation is markedly distinct. On the first floor to the front of the house are the 4 main bedrooms; to the rear on the first floor are bedrooms that are classified as the 2 maid’s bedrooms; and on the second floor are the two attic bedrooms, which make a good family suite. This is a pet friendly holiday house and dogs are allowed access at ground floor level. The private grounds make a great space to relax in, whilst facilities are made available at nearby Traquair House for all residents.  This is a holiday house that is ideal for family holidays, get-togethers and weekends away, to enjoy the Scottish Borders, as well as taking advantage of being only 26 miles from Edinburgh.

  • Living
  • Beds & Baths
  • Grounds
  • Please note
  • Reception Rooms
    The drawing room, with an open fire and views to the front, is a large expansive L-shaped room, with a selection of comfortable sofas and chairs for your group to relax in. Split into two areas, with a formal section to the front and a more relaxed sitting room style section to the rear. The drawing room section has more traditional pictures of family portraits whilst the sitting room has modern art on show. Where better than the drawing room to enjoy the local Traquair Ale in comfort and style. Within the sitting room there is also a baby grand piano for those who wish to tinkle away at the ivories, as well as a TV with Freeview connection. A cloakroom is off the main hall.

    Kitchen & Dining
    The front facing dining room, adorned with bold modern art pictures, houses a dining table that seats 12 people around it. For those with larger numbers to seat, then an additional table can be added at the side of the room to house a further 4 people, allowing for 16 people to be seated in the dining room. The kitchen is located to the rear of the house and is an unmodernised rustic country style kitchen, with original flagstone flooring, a dresser and a pine table and chairs, which seats 8 people. An oil-fired AGA and a traditional electric oven are available to cater for the group. Next door is the practical utility room with dishwasher and washing machine, with access to a small garden to the rear.

  • Accommodation is provided for a group of 16 adults and 2 children in 9 bedrooms, with 3 bathrooms and 2 shower room, as follows:

    • 4 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Twin Bedroom/s With Shared Bathroom
    • 2 King Size Double Bedroom With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Four Poster Double Bedroom With Shared Bathroom
    • 1 Twin Bedroom for 2 Children Only
    Ground Floor 
    King size double, with en-suite w.c, shared shower room, with easy access shower unit, w.c and wash hand basin. (An external ramp to a separate door to this area of the house allows easy access).

    First Floor
    Four Poster double and front view; shared bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin 

    Noble bedroom, super king size double or twin-with front view 

    Yellow bedroom, king size double; shared shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin 

    Traquair bedroom, super king size twin room, with shared access to the bathroom next door, via steps; shared bathroom, with bath only, separate shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin, with doors to 

    Traquair bedroom and Maid’s landing -  

    Maids 1 super king size twin room, with adjoining door to bedroom next door -

    Maids 2 , super king size twin room, with en-suite w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin, adjoining door to bedroom next door, and separate stair access to floor below.

    Second floor
    Attic 1 twin room with a TV

    Attic 2 twin room with two smaller single beds for children; shared bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • Situated within 2 acres of private grounds in a rural location accessed by a drive, surrounded by woodlands and a nearby farm, makes this a fabulous rural base when staying in the Scottish Borders. The grounds include a sloped lawn and an open view across the Tweed valley. A discount package is available for nearby Traquair House.  Free entry and access to it's grounds.

    Located 30 miles south of Edinburgh airport, this is an ideal venue to enjoy the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh. Innerleithen is a few miles away offering some general stores and shops. For supermarkets, then nearby Peebles or Galashiels have major supermarkets who deliver. There are many golf courses in the locality, including Innerleithen, Cardrona and at Melrose. Fishing is available on the river Tweed. Glentress Forest offers a mountain biking centre. For sight-seeing, the historical Abbotsford House and Melrose Abbey are both well worth a visit.

    Discount packages available for entry into Traquair House, along with free entry into the grounds.

    Unlimited use, with best coverage available at ground floor level. Mobile phone coverage is limited.

    Please note that whilst wedding parties are allowed, no actual weddings or ceremonies are allowed to take place at the holiday house. Nearby Traquair House is available for those looking for a wedding venue.

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Southern Scotland
Nearest shop
4 miles
Nearest supermarket
4 miles
Nearest pub
4 miles
Train Stations
Nearest Train Station
Stow 11 miles
Galashiels 12 miles
Tweedbank 13 miles


This holiday home is the perfect base to explore the Scottish Borders
Impressive country house sleeping 16 adults and 2 children
Step inside this beautiful holiday home...
Spacious drawing room with open fire
The drawing room also houses a TV and piano
Relax and enjoy the local Traquair Ale
The unmodernised rustic country kitchen is full of character
The Traquair House connection is all around
Host a more formal dinner in the beautiful dining room
The \'Noble\' room has a zip-and-link bed on first floor
The \'Four Poster\' room is a stylish bedroom on the first floor
Shared bathroom on the first floor
The \'Yellow\' room is a double bedded room
Shared shower room on the first floor
The \'Traquair\' room has a zip-and-link bed
Spacious en-suite bathroom for \'Traquair\' room, that can be shared by \'Maids 1\' bedroom
\'Maids 2\' bedroom is accessed via its own stairs or adjoins to \'Maids 1\' bedroom
\'Maids 1\' room is a spacious room with zip-and-link beds
\'Attic1\' bedroom on the second floor
\'Attic 2\' bedroom on the second floor is for children only
\'Ground\' bedroom has wheel chair access
The house is filled with modern and colourful artwork
The shower room allocated to \'Ground\' bedroom has wheel chair access
A few extras for guests to enjoy
Trust us, you\'ll never want to leave...
The main entrance into this Georgian Country Mansion
The grounds and countryside views beyond are just stunning
The view from the road overlooking Innerleithen and the Tweed Valley
Traquair House is the main visitor attraction nearby
A trip to Scott\'s View on a good day is always worthwhile
St Mary\'s Abbey in Melrose is worth a visit
Discover Rosslyn Chapel at Roslin in Midlothian


01 June 2019
Rated 5 out of 5

We loved the house, it is a little rickety in places but it is an older, atmospheric property. Rooms and beds lovely, large aga and comfy kitchen, and lovely lounge with coal fire. Dog friendly and large and lovely garden especially if you get good weather.

Accessible and helpful host, we had a couple of glitches to begin with which were dealt with and fixed promptly. This is a lovely big house which we felt was homely and comfortable, and great for a large group. Definitely recommend as good value, warm and comfortable large house.

Delighted to hear you had a great time. It's one of our best selling 'value for money' large holiday homes, a firm favourite with groups of families looking for somewhere homely and comfortable. We do hope we can welcome you back another year.

We have booked several times with Scotts Castles and I have always found staff friendly and helpful. I am very happy with the personal service I get from this company.

We are a large group of friends travelling with a number of dogs and the staff have always done their best to help us find the right property.

So pleased to hear you had another good holiday. Looking forward to helping you with your next one!

07 January 2018
Rated 5 out of 5

Good property, in need of some repair in certain rooms but a very good experience based on room availability and property location

Many thanks for your feedback, glad that you had a great time overall and a good experience! We will certainly pass your comments on for improvements where possible and hope to be of help again in the future. 

Very clear booking options, team were very responsive to phone or email questions.

Many thanks for your feedback, so pleased to hear your comments and we hope we can help again in the future.

22 October 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

Amazing house, great facilities, very helpful housekeeper

Wow, it sounds like you all had an amazing time overall at this fantastic country house. If we can tempt you back in the future we would be happy to help, also we offer a loyalty discount to our Scotts guests. T&Cs apply. Thank you very much once again for your review.

Yes I would recommend and book again with Scott's Castle Holidays. Very prompt and helpful service

Thank you so much for your review, and it’s great to hear you would recommend us and book through Scotts again.

21 September 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

Beautiful location, somewhat tired accommodation, but badly let down by kitchen which, although warm and capacious, is in serious need of an upgrade.

Thank you for your comments, it is great to hear you found the house warm and capacious. All of our properties are let as advertised on our website but any feedback is greatly appreciated and we’ll certainly pass this on for review and improvements where possible. Thank you again for taking the time to leave this review.

Fast, courteous and efficient

Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted to hear you found our service fast, courteous and efficient. If we can help you again in the future, just let us know. Oh and don’t forget we offer a loyalty discount to our Scotts guests. T&Cs apply

28 July 2017
Rated 5 out of 5

House was just perfect for large family. Weather a bit disappointing but staying in house was no problem with plenty of fun things to do. House is well equipped with plenty of bathrooms and showers. Would definitely go back

Thank you for your feedback, although the weather wasn't so great it sounds like you had a perfect stay at this large holiday house, making the most out your stay with fun and games inside! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. 

Excelllent helped us to agree extra child place with no fuss

Thanks so much for your comments, always happy to help facilitate extra things where possible. Please don't hesitate to contact us again in the future.

16 March 2017
Rated 4 out of 5

Perfect comfortable house extremely well equipped
What you see is what you get

Sounds like you all had a perfect stay, great to hear you found the house comfortable and well equipped.

Easy website with good contacts if necessary

Fab to hear! We hope to help again in the future...

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