West Bold Cottage
Near Innerleithen, PeeblesshireGuest Rating
Sitting down a quiet country lane just half a mile from the little village of Walkerburn is West Bold Cottage, near Peebles in the Scottish Borders countryside.
|Sleeps: 6||Bedrooms: 3|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: Yes (1)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 2|
Inside the cottage has been fully refurbished throughout and is now chic and contemporary whilst still retaining the inviting charm of a traditional country cottage.
The main living area is light, airy and open plan with separate areas for relaxing in comfort by the wood-burning stove, cooking up a storm in the modern kitchen area with its useful central island and dining in style by the French doors that lead out to the garden.
There are three bedrooms in total that are laid out all on the one level with two attractive double bedrooms (one en suite) that both have king-size beds and a pretty twin bedroom with zip link beds that can be converted into a super king-size bed if required. The modern bathroom has a double ended bath with a hand shower over it.
Private offroad parking is through the gates to the side of the house and to the rear is an enclosed garden with a raised decked terrace with seating and steps leading down to a sloping grassed garden. In the field beyond the garden are a family of Highland cows that are fascinating to sit and watch.
Salmon fishing is available in season by arrangement on the owners’ own beat of the River Tweed just quarter of a mile away from the cottage. In recent years a whopper of 25lb was even caught there!
The village of Walkerburn itself is an easy 10 minute walk away where there is a basic grocery shop and an excellent little café to enjoy lunch or a scone/cake at. The hotel bar/restaurant in the village is ideal for nights off from cooking and has wonderful views of the River Tweed to enjoy whilst dining.
Walkerburn is right in the midst of the Tweed Valley Forest Park that is made up of 7 different forests that have lots of interesting walks and wonderful scenery to take in along the way.
Mountain bikers will be in their element as the cottage in easy reach of not one, but two renowned mountain biking centres at Innerleithen (2 miles) and Glentress (8 miles) where there is also an exhilarating Go Ape aerial adventure course. Secure storage and washing facilities are available at the cottage for bikes, or they can be hired at the Innerleithen centre which is only a short ride away. Innerleithen itself also has a range of interesting shops and a well-stocked supermarket.
The Southern Upland Way coast to coast walking route passes nearby at Traquair (2.5 miles) and can be followed in either direction, heading south west to beautiful St Mary’s Loch or north east up to the pretty Borders town of Melrose that is known for its historic 12th century Abbey.
It is worth taking the time to stop off at the beautiful Kailzie Gardens (7.5 miles) for a peaceful stroll amongst some gorgeous surroundings. At the right times of year the ground is carpeted with snowdrops and bluebells and it is a particular riot of colour in the spring when everything bursts into life. Also only half an hour’s drive away is Dawyk Botanic Garden where there are more wonderful plants and trees to admire.
Peebles (9 miles) is very well-served in terms of shops, cafés and restaurants. It also has a lovely chocolate shop for picking up sweet treats or perhaps even trying a fun afternoon’s chocolate making or pastry workshop.
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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 living area with wood-burning stove, TV, electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, etc
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Double bedroom (king-size)
Twin bedroom (zip-link can be converted to super king-size)
Bathroom with bath and hand shower, WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by gas central heating (first £20 INCLUDED) and wood burning stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED, subject to a fair usage policy. A maximum of 1 dog is welcome (1 large, 1 medium or 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).
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 6|
|06 Jan 2021 - 04 Feb 2021||£450.00|
|05 Feb 2021 - 01 Apr 2021||£495.00|
|02 Apr 2021 - 22 Apr 2021||£595.00|
|23 Apr 2021 - 06 May 2021||£495.00|
|07 May 2021 - 20 May 2021||£595.00|
|21 May 2021 - 03 Jun 2021||£795.00|
|04 Jun 2021 - 24 Jun 2021||£635.00|
|25 Jun 2021 - 26 Aug 2021||POA|
|27 Aug 2021 - 16 Sep 2021||POA|
|17 Sep 2021 - 07 Oct 2021||POA|
|08 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021||POA|
|29 Oct 2021 - 16 Dec 2021||POA|
|17 Dec 2021 - 27 Dec 2021||POA|
|28 Dec 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA|
|06 Jan 2023 - 05 Jan 2024||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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Amazing holiday,Cottage very comfortable and warm. Very well equipped. Helpful and friendly housekeeper.so many things t...Read More
Just loved the cottage so peaceful and great views .highland cattle in the field behind the cottage were a great talking...Read More
Lovely setting, lovely cottage but lacked any hanging space in two out of three bedrooms.
Thank you for your constructive comment - the owner let us know that they have added additional hangers to help with thi...Read More
Location was stunning could not have been bettered. Cottage layout and decor was home from home with a wonderful atmosph...Read More
West Bold is a very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location,well positioned for exploring the stunning Scottish Bord...Read More
'Cottage is superb and everyone is so friendly here. Lovely walks along the river to the Traquair Arms for a pint! Golf at Cardrona is good and we had nice food at the Tontine Hotel in Peebles. We'd definitely like to return.'
'We loved the quiet location and the cottage was perfect - we're thinking of asking to move in full-time! First visit to the Borders (which we love) and a visit to Dawyck Gardens is highly recommended.'
'We had a lovely stay. The location is perfect, nice and quiet with stunning views. The cottage is beautiful and was immaculate when we arrived. We will definitely return.'
'This is an excellent well equipped cottage - very peaceful with good views across the valley. A lot of hard work has gone into it's renovation and no expense has been spared. There is nothing to fault and we'd love to come back.'
'This cottage is perfect and we have enjoyed staying here and catching up with family in Peebles. My children love it here - it has everything you could possibly need.'
'We had an amazing holiday. The cottage has been done to a fabulous standard and has everything we needed for a great stay. We loved waking up to the views and the highland cows!'
'Stayed at this beautiful cottage for a family reunion - very well laid out with comfortable beds and wonderful shower. The views are simply stunning and all three family generations were impressed!'
'What a hidden gem! The best of both worlds, peace and quiet along with access to so much - Edinburgh and Pebbles close by. Decorated to a high standard with all mod cons and great en-suite shower, everything has been though of in this very special cottage. Sad to leave ...!'