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St James

Innerleithen, Peeblesshire

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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).

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: SLL000110
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

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.

Map & Local

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).

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.




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).

What's included

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

Available Extras

Travel Cot (excluding linen)


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). WiFi is 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 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: Fri

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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: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £625.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £575.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £495.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £575.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £450.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £595.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £595.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £450.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £495.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £575.00
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30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
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28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 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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