White Cottage

Near Glentress, Peebles, Scottish Borders

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Near to Traquair House, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, lies the White Cottage which appeared on a map dated 1755.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 5 Bedrooms: 3
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Situated on a quiet back road 6 miles south of Peebles, looking across the Tweed valley to the hills beyond, this historic cottage is reckoned to have been the original ford-keeper's cottage in the olden days when cattle were driven across the River Tweed to market at Peebles and Edinburgh.

The interior of the cottage has been substantially upgraded and now has energy efficient electric central heating to supplement the wood-burning stove which provides a warm welcome in the comfortably furnished sitting room.

The kitchen too has been thoroughly modernised and provides plenty of room both to cook and to dine. The downstairs twin bedroom is also very spacious and, with the bathroom nearby, is very handy for those of more limited mobility.

Upstairs are a double bedroom and a single room which, with its coombed ceiling, wood panelling, exposed stone end wall and Velux window, is a most attractive retreat.

With all ‘mod cons’, including internet and satellite television, White Cottage combines traditional character with practicality and comfort.

Map & Local

The cottage is ideally placed for a variety of outdoor pursuits. The River Tweed, located just 100 yards from the cottage, is internationally famed for its salmon and sea trout fishing (fishing permits are available locally).

The area is particularly well-known for mountain biking; the dedicated forest trails at Glentress and the downhill trail at Innerleithen, well-known to enthusiasts, are both within a couple of miles of the house. There is also riding at Peebles Hydro (5 miles).

Backing onto the Cardrona Forest, the cottage provides many opportunities for long and short forest walks. The Southern Upland Way, a long distance footpath which passes through the village of Traquair, is only a short distance away.

The Cardrona Country Club Hotel with its championship golf course, luxury spa and health club, is less than half a mile away and welcomes visitors.

This comfortable and spacious cottage, set amidst the peaceful Scottish Borders countryside, with its excellent walks, scenery, historic towns and villages, has several abbeys, museums, historic houses and gardens within easy driving distance. It is easy to forget that you're just 40 minutes' drive outside of Edinburgh, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (16 miles), and only 90 minutes' drive from Glasgow.

Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV/DVD and radio.
Kitchen/Dining with microwave, washer/drier, electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, etc
Twin bedroom. 
Shower, WC and basin.


Double bedroom.
Single bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras

Travel Cot


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric central heating and wood-burning stove (two bags of logs are INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 2 medium, 2 small).If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do.  No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

Booked Available

Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

  • Save 15% - May 2017 From 06/05/2017 to 26/05/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 POA
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 POA
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 POA
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 POA
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 POA
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 POA
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 POA
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 POA
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 POA
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 POA
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 POA
07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018 POA
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018 POA
24 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018 POA
03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018 POA
31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018 POA
14 Apr 2018 - 04 May 2018 POA
05 May 2018 - 25 May 2018 POA
26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018 POA
02 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018 POA
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 POA
01 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018 POA
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018 POA
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018 POA
27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 POA
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018 POA
28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required