Meadowhead Barn

Near Dolphinton, Peeblesshire

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Barn it may be called, it was once stacked floor to ceiling with hay after all, but it's now like no barn you've ever seen!

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/4 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

On the edge of the village of Dolphinton on the Peeblesshire-Lanarkshire border, within a half hour drive of Edinburgh and an hour of Glasgow, Meadowhead is an imposing sandstone country house. It stands in 11 acres of gardens with fine views across a valley, where an old walled garden has been carefully restored, to the hills and woods on the other side.

Meadowhead Barn adjoins the house, but is quite private and self-contained, with its own sun trap parterre garden (with furniture). Its privacy is ensured by a wall and high yew hedge on two sides and to the front there is your own slice of that lovely view.

Perhaps the most breathtaking feature of Meadowhead Barn is the light and space that is found within. The erstwhile hayshed is now the main sitting room - about 40 ft long and light and airy with its Velux windows and a French door to the garden. Its wood burning stove (more efficient than an open fire and just as atmospheric) and oil-fired central heating keep the whole place warm and cosy.

At the far end of the room there are two daybeds and the overall size of the place means that two extra tenants can be accommodated with ease (at a small additional charge).

The well-fitted and equipped kitchen-diner certainly lives up to the average farmhouse in terms of space. It too faces south, as does the large double bedroom. The bathroom has a separate shower. Being all on one level, Meadowhead Barn is a good choice for those of limited mobility.

Map & Local

Two of the primary mountain biking centres in the world, offering trails of all grades, are close by at Glentress and Innerleithen.

West Linton (4 miles) has a restaurant, shops and two pubs. It is also the site of the nearest golf course. The nearest town of any size is Biggar (8 miles, all facilities and trout fishery).

There is excellent walking nearby, either in the Pentland Hills to the north, or in Tweeddale to the south and riding is also available locally. While in the area, a visit to Robert Owen's New Lanark (18 miles), now a UNESCO World Heritage Site beside the Falls of Clyde, is a must and is guaranteed to keep the whole family happy on a wet day.

Those wishing to roam further afield will find the lovely Border country beyond Peebles, with its stately homes and castles, or the Fife coast across the Forth from Edinburgh, within easy reach for a day out. Meadowhead Barn is also a perfect base to return to if you are visiting Edinburgh or Glasgow for business or pleasure.

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.



Single Storey

Sitting room with French door to garden, TV/DVD, wood-burning stove and two single day beds
Kitchen-diner with electric cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash basin

What's included

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

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and wood-burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 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).

  • 2 Week Discount (£25)
  • Save 15% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
  • Save 15% - May 2017 From 06/05/2017 to 26/05/2017
  • Save £75 w/c 27 May 17 (CE8)* From 27/05/2017 to 02/06/2017
  • Save £50 - April 2017 (CE8) From 01/04/2017 to 14/04/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 3 Sleeps 4
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £345.00 £375.00 £395.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £425.00 £450.00 £475.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £495.00 £525.00 £550.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £425.00 £450.00 £475.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £495.00 £525.00 £550.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £425.00 £450.00 £475.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £345.00 £375.00 £395.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £425.00 £450.00 £475.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £325.00 £345.00 £365.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £495.00 £525.00 £550.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £495.00 £525.00 £550.00
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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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A wonderful place. Very unique! Everything you need. Spacious. In a delightful setting.


Beautiful place, a real pleasure to stay there and have the privilege of sharing their grounds


Perfect location, well appointed and comfortable. Great area for touring and sight seeing


We loved the location and the layout of the cottage. It was the peaceful and restful holiday that we needed.


Meadowhead barn was amazing....loved it!!


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