Pumpkin Cottage

Near Glentress, Peebles

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Pumpkin Cottage is an excellent cottage offering very bright and cosy, easily-managed accommodation for two people.

Quick Info

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

It stands detached, in its own ground (with garden furniture and barbecue), just 100 yards from the River Tweed (fishing available locally by permit) in lovely hilly Peeblesshire, about 40 minutes drive south of Edinburgh.

Inside, there is a comfortable and well-appointed open plan living area which is partly double height, giving a tremendous feeling of light and space. At its very heart is the wood-burning stove – it would be a pleasure to return to such a snug environment after a day spent in the open air.

The dining area of the room is alongside the window, so the views can be enjoyed while eating and at the opposite side of the room is the kitchen area. The modern shower room is also on this level.

The attractive open tread staircase leads upwards from the back of the sitting area to the charming galleried double bedroom, where the wood panelled ceiling (though coombed) still gives plenty of headroom. The room has been kitted out with everything you will need and is a most atmospheric and restful area.

In its wooded setting and surrounded by its charming garden, Pumpkin Cottage will delight honeymooners and indeed anyone looking for a peaceful retreat in beautiful surroundings.

Map & Local

The cottage is backed by the Cardrona Forest and sits above the quiet secondary road which links the shops, hotels and pubs of the much-loved small town of Peebles (5 miles north of the cottage) to the large village of Innerleithen (3 miles south).

Historic Traquair House, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, whose 'Bear Gates will never again be opened until a Stuart once more sits on the British throne' is an enjoyable one mile walk away. This whole area abounds in castles, stately homes, peel towers and abbeys, in addition to which there is all the glorious surrounding Border countryside just waiting to be explored.

Nearby Glentress now has one of the most prestigious mountain-bike complexes in the world, with miles of forest trails. Cycles can be hired at the Hub there. There are also screens where, in season, you can watch the osprey who nest in the neighbouring forests. There is fishing nearby, kayaking in the Tweed and riding at Peebles. The Southern Upland Way passes through Traquair, so the walking is superb in all directions.

With Edinburgh under an hour's drive away, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (16 miles), you are brilliantly placed for exploring both the city and the countryside. On the way, take in Roslin Chapel, made universally famous through its starring role in 'The Da Vinci Code', but well worth a visit in its own right.

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 with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD player.
Kitchen area with electric-cooker, microwave, fridge, etc.
Room with shower, WC and basin.


Double-bed room with CD player (on a gallery from which you can look down into the sitting room).

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by multi-fuel stove (fuel INCLUDED). Sorry, pets are not accepted. 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% - Easter 2017 From 08/04/2017 to 21/04/2017
  • Save 10% - March 2017 From 11/03/2017 to 31/03/2017

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
04 Mar 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 £345.00
08 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017 £395.00
22 Apr 2017 - 05 May 2017 £345.00
06 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 £395.00
27 May 2017 - 02 Jun 2017 £465.00
03 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 £395.00
01 Jul 2017 - 01 Sep 2017 £465.00
02 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017 £395.00
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017 £345.00
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017 £395.00
28 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017 £295.00
21 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017 £465.00
28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 £465.00
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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