Peebles, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
Tucked among the Border hills, on the banks of the river Tweed, is the charming and picturesque little town of Peebles.
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
Despite being only 30 miles from Edinburgh, it is surrounded by some of the most peaceful and beautiful countryside that Scotland has to offer and has long been a favourite holiday destination.
In a quiet lane just a few hundred yards from the High Street, Biggiesknowe Cottage is a quaint, distinctive and delightful holiday home, in which character and comfort are happily combined.
Going down the steps from the little street to the front door, it is already evident that Biggiesknowe is going to be something different, and once inside, it lives up to its promise. The cottage is built on the ‘upside down’ principle, with the living accommodation upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs (a split level bedroom and bathroom add to the interest).
Downstairs are the attractive double bedroom and a smart split-level twin room. The bathroom is equally quirky, also being on various levels.
Heading upstairs the staircase comes up right in the centre of the living area which is remarkably spacious and very bright with its several windows and light wood flooring. The central staircase provides clear definition of the various areas while conferring a very expansive feel on the whole. To one side there is the excellent and comprehensively equipped kitchen, with a dining table at one end. On the other side is the sitting room where the warm colour of the furnishings confers a very cosy ambience.
Outside, a path runs down the side of the house to an open grass area on the banks of the river, where tenants are welcome to take seats out and sit of an evening watching the ducks.
The area has long been a mecca for fishermen, walkers and golfers. You can even walk out into the surrounding hills straight from the door.
Lately it has also become a prime centre for mountain bikers, who come to enjoy the dedicated trails in the nearby Glentress Forest. Whilst there, wildlife enthusiasts can watch the ospreys who nest in the nearby woods.
Peebles has a leisure centre, tennis courts, a lively Arts Centre and riding stables at the Hydro, as well as many interesting shops and excellent places to eat. Garden lovers will find their passion catered for at the Kailzie and Dawyck Botanic Gardens, both just a few miles away.
Those interested in history can visit Neidpath Castle on the outskirts of the town, or Traquair, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, where the Bear gates will remain closed until a Stuart once more ascends the British throne. The Southern Upland Way also passes through Traquair, so you can join it there and head off either east or west.
The cottage is easily accessible by public transport with buses running regularly to both Glasgow and Edinburgh and the train from Galashiels (18.5 miles) getting you into Edinburgh in under an hour. One thing is for sure, at Biggiesknowe Cottage you should never be bored!
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.
Bathroom with bath/shower, WC and wash basin.
Open plan sitting room/dining/kitchen with TV/DVD (Sky), mini hi-fi, electric cooker, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (INCLUDED). Wifi INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
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).
- 2 Week Discount (£25)
- Save 5% - Half Term 2017 From 11/02/2017 to 17/02/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
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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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The cottage was well equipped and comfortable.
However it perhaps indictate on advert that it wouldn't be suit...
We’re glad to hear that you liked the cottage. The internal layout is based on the ‘upside down’ design and is described...Read More
the kitchen utensils etc weren't as clean as they usually are, we had to wash a few things before we could use them.
Excellent accommodation. Very handy for Edinburgh. Parking interesting, but car park just down the road is free overni...Read More
handy for absolutely everything. Superb.
We have stayed here 4 times in 2 years. Need I say no more !