In the Tweed Valley, just six miles from the pretty Borders town of Peebles (all facilities) lies the little village of Innerleithen (shops, pubs and hotel).
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
It is here you will find St James, a stunning conversion of an old, stone-built school hall. Retaining its original vaulted ceiling and arched, leaded windows, it is now a light, airy and extremely spacious holiday home.
The open plan living area has polished wood floors, an open fire and an island kitchen area which has been fitted and equipped to an extremely high standard using oak which was a storm casualty on the nearby Stobo Estate.
Having the shell of a building like this to work in gives lots of scope for style and imagination and the conversion has this in spades. The different roofing effects are a case in point, with original high vaulting in the main area and the lower, modern beams in the kitchen under the gallery.
Here nothing has been forgotten that could contribute to guests’ comfort. The open fire in its cast iron surround provides a warming and welcoming focal point to the living area and even the bathroom with its slate floor and exposed stone wall is stylish, spacious and practical.
A spiral staircase leads up to the romantic galleried double bedroom where dark wood rafters cocoon you so it is possible to imagine that you are floating off to sleep in space!
With two convenient storage areas, one at the main entrance and another larger one at the side, there is plenty room to store cases, coats, shoes and equipment well out of the way. Outside, there is a small, enclosed, grassed garden with a pretty decking area.
This is an excellent area for sportsmen. There is good walking round about (the Southern Upland way runs close by) and there is a golf course on the edge of the village and several more within a 10 miles radius.
There is riding at Peebles, where there is also a swimming pool and leisure centre. Also on the edge of the village is a mountain biking centre, while Glentress, one of the foremost mountain biking venues in the country, is within a five minute drive. The cottage even provides secure storage for bikes. The nearby stretch of the Tweed is one of the best parts of the river for canoeing and of course the river is a fisherman's paradise.
Within a couple of miles of the village is Traquair House, reputedly the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, where it is said 'the Bear Gates will remain closed until a Stuart king once more ascends the throne'. Just beyond Peebles is the imposing stronghold of Neidpath Castle and the area is full of interesting stately homes and castles to visit.
Garden enthusiasts too will find much to interest them at Dawyck and Kailzie. The bustling capital city of Edinburgh is just over an hour's drive away and the 'short cut' through the lonely hills to Heriot is well worth taking for the scenery. If you prefer to take the train, Edinburgh can also be easily accessed in 50 minutes from Galashiels (12 miles).
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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.
Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with open fire, TV/DVD, HiFi, piano, sofa bed, large gas cooker, dishwasher, fridge, microwave, etc
Utility room with washing machine/tumble dryer and deep-freeze
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.
(by spiral staircase) galleried double bedroom (king-size).
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £15 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (first £15 INCLUDED with any additional payable at the end of your stay) and open fire (1 bag of logs INCLUDED). 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 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)
- Book now - Christmas 2017! From 20/12/2017 to 23/12/2017
- Book now - New Year! From 27/12/2017 to 30/12/2017
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 2|
|28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017||£295.00|
|21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017||£485.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£485.00|
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|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
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|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.
'Thank you so much for an enjoyable week staying at St James! We loved it and had a great time exploring the local area and further afield. Even took a trip up to Fort William! '