White Cottage

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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
Overview

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.

Facilities

Accommodation

Downstairs

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.

Upstairs

Double bedroom.
Single bedroom.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Free
Highchair
Free
Linen (Single Bed)
Free
Sets of towels
Free
WiFi
Free

Available Extras

Pet
£20.00
Travel Cot
£10.00

Services

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.

Availability

Availability

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
2016
Price

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% - Christmas 2016 From 19/12/2016 to 27/12/2016
  • Save 10% - New Year! From 27/12/2016 to 03/01/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 5
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016 £385.00
20 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016 £565.00
28 Dec 2016 - 05 Jan 2017 £565.00
05 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017 POA
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017 POA
18 Feb 2017 - 03 Mar 2017 POA
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 POA
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 POA
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 - 05 Jan 2018 POA
06 Jan 2018 - 05 Jan 2019 POA
06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 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.

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