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Sleeps 16 adults
+ 2 children
Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms 5 Pets 2 Welcome Region Peebleshire Town/village Peebles

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Classic Country House, Peebles

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.

Step inside this beautiful holiday home...Spacious drawing room with open fireRelax and enjoy the local Traquair AleThe drawing room also houses a TV and pianoThe unmodernised rustic country kitchen is full of characterThe Traquair House connection is all aroundHost a more formal dinner in the beautiful dining room

Living Space

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, ground floor
  • Aga
  • BBQ
  • Bed, Four Poster
  • Board Games
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Garden Furniture
  • Hairdryers in all bedrooms
  • Heating, Central
  • Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Open Fire
  • Oven, double, hob, electric
  • Piano, baby grand
  • TV, Freeview channels
  • Walking, hill
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room
The Four Poster room is a stylish bedroom on the first floorThe Noble room has a zip-and-link bed on first floorShared bathroom on the first floorShared shower room on the first floorThe Traquair room has a zip-and-link bedSpacious en-suite bathroom for Traquair room, that can be shared by Maids 1 bedroomMaids 1 room is a spacious room with zip-and-link bedsMaids 2 bedroom is accessed via its own stairs or adjoins to Maids 1 bedroomAttic1 bedroom on the second floorAttic2 bedroom on the second floor is for children onlyGround bedroom has wheel chair accessThe shower room allocated to Ground bedroom has wheel chair accessA few extras for guests to enjoyThe house is filled with modern and colourful artwork

Bedrooms & Bathrooms - Sleeps 16 + 2

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

Ground Floor – “Ground” bedroom, with king size double bed, with en-suite w.c, with w.c and wash hand basin; 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” bedroom, with four poster double bed and front view; shared bathroom, with bath with shower over, w.c and wash hand basin; “Noble” bedroom, is a zip-and-link super king size double or twin-bedded room with front view; “Yellow” bedroom, with king size double bed; shared shower room, with shower cabinet, w.c and wash hand basin; “Traquair” bedroom, is a zip-and-link super king size double or twin-bedded 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” bedroom, is a zip-and-link super king size double or twin-bedded room, with adjoining foor to bedroom next door; “Maids 2” bedroom, is a zip-and-link super king size double or twin-bedded 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” bedroom, is a twin-bedded room with two single beds for adults, with a TV; “Attic 2” bedroom, is a twin-bedded room with two smaller single beds for children; shared bathroom, with bath only, w.c and wash hand basin.

  • 4 Double Or 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
  • Twin Bedroom For 2 Children Only
Impressive Georgian Country House sleeping 16 adults and 2 childrenThe main entrance into this Georgian Country MansionThis holiday home is the perfect base to explore the Scottish BordersThe grounds and countryside views beyond are just stunning

Grounds & Surrounds

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. Traquair House is nearby and a complimentary package to the house and use of the grounds is available as part of the booking. 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.


Security Bond

The owner requires a fully refundable security bond to be paid within 7 days of the holiday start date.
This owner has chosen to use our secure online payment service to collect this bond from guests.

Check in / Check out

Guests are welcome to arrive from 4:00pm and are asked to depart by 10:00am on the day of departure.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of 2 pets are welcome at this property. Typically pet charges apply but please contact the office for details.

Cancellation Policy - Strict

Included in the rental

Linen, towels, electricity and heating are included within the rental, with an initial supply of logs available for the open fire.

A complimentary pass to Traquair House and grounds is provided as part of the booking.

Notes & Warnings

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.

INTERNET ACCESS |Unlimited use, with best coverage available at ground floor level.

Whilst this property can supply a cot & highchair, please make sure you submit a note on your booking form to the bookings team requesting these items so these are put one out for you on arrival.

Mobile phone coverage is limited.


Peebles is a thriving market town in the Scottish Borders set within the Tweed Valley. With a central market place and a traditional High Street, there is a quaint old-fashioned air about the own which is timeless. Coffee shops, restaurants, banks, fuels stations, village stores and a selection of supermarkets are available in Peebles. The Tweeddale Museum and Gallery are worth a visit, as well as Neidpath Castle and Traquair House, which is one of the oldest inhabited houses in Scotland dating back over 900 years. The river Tweed is known around the world as a great salmon river, whilst other attractions include mountain biking in Glentress Forest and walking in the Southern Upland Way.


Set in the traditional Scottish borders countryside, the old county of Peebleshire enjoys the rolling hills, beautiful valleys, and lush forests that are typical of this region. The lands are rich with activities for walkers, golfers, cyclists, horse riders and mountain bikers. The famous 7stanes Mountain Biking has routes nearby at Glentress and Innerleithen. The genteel and attractive town of Peebles is located on the River Tweed and is a beautiful day out. Nearby Traquair House is a fun filled family day out. The beautiful house is brimming with history, and the kids will love the expansive grounds, that include a playground and maze.  Innerleithen, found in a beautiful valley location and is home to the subject of Sir Walter Scotts novel, St Ronan Well. The town is also famous for being the location of the annual Border Games.  For activities for the older kids, (and adults too!) try Go Ape at Glentress, or for more demure activities the Dawyck Botanical Gardens are a beautiful setting for a gentle stroll,  showcasing an abundance of wildlife and impressive botany. 

Scottish Borders

Popular as a short break destination, the Scottish Borders offer peace and tranquillity in the beautiful landscapes, and traditional towns and villages. Behind the scenes, the Borders tell of a turbulent history; there is much to learn of the Scottish wars from this area. Fishing, golf, walking and cycling can be found in abundance, so make sure you see the best of the region!

Southern Scotland

Stretching across the border with England, and reaching up to the central belt from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the Southern Scotland region is a popular location for short break holidays. Although you may not find the monumental mountain ranges of the Highlands, don’t think that this region lacks the traditional Scottish landscapes. The famous 7Stanes mountain biking routes can be found across the Border counties and Dumfries and Galloway, as there is an abundance of hills, glens and forests to challenge even experienced bikers. The region has plenty of fishing opportunities too, most popular perhaps is the River Tweed, well known for its salmon, and miles of coastline, ideal for walking and bird spotting. Golf can be found in abundance in this area too. For gentler activities, visit the Four Borders Abbeys, magnificent tributes to the religious history of the area, at Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh and Melrose.   

Area Peebleshire Type of location Countryside Nearest shop 4 miles Nearest supermarket 4 miles Nearest pub 4 miles
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh 30 miles
Nearest Train Station
Edinburgh 28 miles
The view from the road overlooking Innerleithen and the Tweed ValleyA complimentary pass is provided with the booking to Traquair House and groundsA trip to Scott's View on a good day is always worthwhileSt Mary's Abbey in Melrose is worth a visit


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