Near Glentress, Peebles
Pumpkin Cottage is an excellent cottage offering very bright and cosy, easily-managed accommodation for two people.
|Sleeps: 2||Bedrooms: 1|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
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.
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.
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Open plan sitting/dining room with wood-burning stove and TV/DVD player
Kitchen area with electric-cooker, microwave, fridge, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Double bedroom with CD player (on a gallery from which you can look down into the sitting room).
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by multi-fuel stove (fuel INCLUDED). Water is from a private source which is UV filtered and regularly tested; however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests may therefore prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome at an additional charge (1 large, 1 medium, 1 small). 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).
- 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||£465.00|
|28 Dec 2017 - 06 Jan 2018||£465.00|
|07 Jan 2018 - 09 Feb 2018||POA|
|10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018||POA|
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|03 Mar 2018 - 30 Mar 2018||POA|
|31 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018||POA|
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|26 May 2018 - 01 Jun 2018||POA|
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|01 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018||POA|
|22 Sep 2018 - 05 Oct 2018||POA|
|06 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018||POA|
|27 Oct 2018 - 20 Dec 2018||POA|
|21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018||POA|
|28 Dec 2018 - 05 Jan 2019||POA|
|06 Jan 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|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.
'What a magical place Pumpkin Cottage is! Our first stay and I’m sure we will come back. The log burner was wonderful to snuggle up to after a long day out!'
'The trails of Glentress were fantastic, made all the better to have Pumpkin to return to! We had some lovely drives to the local surroundings as everything is so close to this beautiful cottage.'
'Second stay in the much under-rated Scottish Borders and this cosy cottage made a great base to return to after our long walks in the surrounding hills.'
'A fantastic place to stay and explore the Tweed Valley. We have had a relaxing week and truly unwound.'
Stanley and Cairns party
'Thank you for a brilliant stay at Pumpkin Cottage. We have had an amazing weekend experiencing some of the best mountain biking in the country.'
'Our first stay at Pumpkin Cottage and a great stay it has been. Great to get away from the pollution and actually have some fresh air.'