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Bellspool Cottage

Dawyck, Between Broughton & Peebles

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Bellspool Cottage sits in a charming little row of houses in a quiet, rural spot just 8 miles from Peebles in the Scottish Borders countryside.

Quick Info

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

The River Tweed flows closeby and the cottage takes its name from the Bell’s Pool that lies just off it. Inside, the open plan living area is light and bright with an open fire at its heart that heats an adjoining oven (although there is an electric oven also), comfy seating to curl up on and a neat dining area.

The kitchen area is supplemented by a utility room that houses the laundry facilities and provides useful additional storage.

The cottage is laid out on one level with two bedrooms, a spacious double and a twin room, that share a modern bathroom with the option of a bath or shower over.

Outside to the rear the attractive, enclosed garden has a patio seating area and lawn that is ideal for children and pets to run around in and secure storage is provided for bikes, etc. There is also a seating area to the front with great views out across the surrounding fields and countryside and parking just opposite.

Map & Local

The wonderful Dawyck Botanic Gardens (open Feb to Nov) are just along the road and are easily reachable on foot. They are a joy to wander around with guided walks available and a café to stop off at along the way. The gardens are particularly picturesque at Easter when swathes of daffodils carpet the ground and in autumn when the leaves on the trees start to turn.

The pretty town of Peebles (8 miles) straddles the River Tweed with lovely walks to be enjoyed on either side of the river. There are plenty of shops to peruse, as well as supermarkets and an 18 hole golf course that welcomes visitors. You can obtain permits for fishing on the River Tweed from the Tourist Information Centre in Peebles.

Mountain bikers will of course want to check out the well known 7stanes mountain biking centres at Glentress Forest (12 miles) and Innerleithen (15 miles). There is also a Go Ape course up in the trees at Glentress with obstables, zip wires and rope ladders to negotiate - all whilst up at 160 feet!

If a spot of pampering is in order the Stobo Castle Health Spa (2.5 miles) has full and half day packages with spa treatments on offer including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, mud wraps and Indian head massages.

The local Tweed Valley Osprey Project was established to encourage these magnificent birds to breed in the area and live video feeds of the nests were set up so that visitors could observe them up close (from Easter to the end of August) whilst protecting the safety of the birds and their chicks. One of the viewing stations is at Kailzie Gardens (11 miles) where the beautiful gardens just beg to be explored and a range of other wildlife can be spotted including red squirrels, herons, kingfishers and oyster catchers. The gardens are also home to a tree that was planted way back in 1725 and is thought to be the oldest larch in Scotland.

If a day in the city beckons it is just over an hour’s drive to the centre of Edinburgh for a day’s shopping or a cultured day spent visiting galleries and museums or taking in the city’s many historical sites including the imposing Edinburgh Castle that dominates the skyline.

Local Events and Attractions


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

Open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen with open fire, TV/DVD, electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, etc
Utility room with dishwasher, washing machine and small freezer
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and basin.

What's included

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


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by oil central heating (INCLUDED). WiFi is 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. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome (1 large, 2 medium, 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).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 4
07 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 POA
28 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022 POA
04 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022 POA
25 Jun 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 POA
23 Jul 2022 - 26 Aug 2022 POA
27 Aug 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 POA
17 Sep 2022 - 07 Oct 2022 POA
08 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022 POA
29 Oct 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 POA
18 Dec 2022 - 27 Dec 2022 POA
28 Dec 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 POA
06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024 POA
06 Jan 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 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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