Peebles, Scottish BordersGuest Rating
Parliament Square is a beautifully presented, lovingly renovated house set in the heart of the pretty Borders town of Peebles which straddles the wonderful River Tweed.
|Sleeps: 4/8||Bedrooms: 4|
|Changeover Day: Fri||Pets Allowed: No|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 3|
This Grade B listed building is over 500 years old and has an interesting history as its courtyard is said to be where the Scottish parliament met for an emergency meeting in 1346. The front door opens into a beautifully light and spacious upper hall, which showcases the mixture of period and modern decoration very well.
The heart of the house is the extensive sitting room with its comfy L-shaped seating, formal dining area and fascinating artwork on the barrel arched ceiling that dates all the way back to the early 20th century. French doors lead out to a delightful cobbled terrace with seating from which to admire the sparkling water of the river. A blacksmith forged staircase leads from the terrace down to the landscaped walled garden.
The handmade kitchen is designed with the keenest of cooks in mind and is well-equipped with two ovens, a central island with hob, a traditional Belfast sink and an informal breakfasting area. It is supplemented by an additional handy utility room with a shower and laundry facilities.
Put together with the outdoors in mind, all of the communal areas have luxury hard flooring throughout. The lower hall in particular, with its external access, was designed so that bikes could be stored safely and securely so is ideal for those wishing to try the excellent mountain biking trails nearby.
Upstairs are the well-appointed bedrooms, which lie off a spacious central landing. These all have wool carpets and luxury soft furnishings. The spacious master double bedroom is attractive and well dressed with great views of the river. There is also a second double bedroom and two large twin bedrooms. These all have use of either the modern shower room with walk-in shower or the bright bathroom with contemporary double-ended bath.
Outside is a private walled suntrap garden (where there is further secure storage for outdoor equipment) with a door that leads straight out to the path down to the river and scenic walks to be had on either side. There is street parking on the road that runs alongside the river approximately 25 metres away.
Parliament Square is ideal for families or groups of friends and makes a great base for exploring the wonderful countryside of the Scottish Borders whether by car, bike or on foot.
A quick cut through the wynd brings you to the bustling high street that has lots of interesting little shops to explore, as well as several different eateries that ensure everyone’s tastes are catered for.
There is an excellent chocolate shop just a couple of minutes’ walk away which has a café where you can sample some delicious chocolates and cakes and perhaps take some treats home with you.
If you fancy a round of golf then the Peebles Golf Club is only a 10 minute walk away. This 18 hole course welcomes visitors with day passes available and some picturesque views to take in as you play.
Kailzie Gardens (3 miles) is a great place to spend a relaxed afternoon with beautiful walled gardens to wander around, a wonderful array of plants and flowers, a fishing loch and some lovely picnic spots. There is even an osprey viewing centre with live video feeds that allow you to see these fascinating birds up close in their nest in the Tweed Valley.
Dawyck Botanic Gardens (8 miles) is well worth a visit and is particularly nice in spring when a blanket of snowdrops and daffodils bring a riot of colour and autumn when the leaves start to turn.
Mountain bikers will want to head straight to the excellent mountain biking centre in Glentress forest. One of the well known 7stanes sites, it has single track trails of all grades that cater for beginners right up to challenging trails for more experienced riders. Bike hire is available and there is also a café and bike washing station.
From Peebles it is an easy hour’s drive up to Edinburgh with park and ride facilities on the outskirts of the city. If you prefer to leave the car behind, a bus service runs up regularly and it takes about an hour to reach the city centre. Edinburgh has all the shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants you could wish for as well as the imposing Edinburgh Castle to visit and several theatres, galleries and museums – it really does have something for everyone.
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.
Sitting room/dining room with TV/DVD
Kitchen with gas hob and electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, etc
Utility/shower room with WC, wash basin and washing machine/tumble dryer.
Master double bedroom
Shower room with WC and wash basin.
Bathroom with WC and wash basin.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £25 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by gas central heating (the first £25 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay). Wi-fi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.
Please note: For Parliament Square, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms and two bathrooms being made available.
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).
From 07/03/2020 to 09/03/2020
From 14/03/2020 to 16/03/2020
From 21/03/2020 to 23/03/2020
From 29/02/2020 to 02/03/2020
From 04/04/2020 to 06/04/2020
From 11/04/2020 to 13/04/2020
From 23/05/2020 to 25/05/2020
Changeover Day: Fri
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4||Sleeps 8|
|07 Feb 2020 - 02 Apr 2020||£595.00||£695.00|
|03 Apr 2020 - 23 Apr 2020||£695.00||£795.00|
|24 Apr 2020 - 07 May 2020||£595.00||£695.00|
|08 May 2020 - 21 May 2020||£695.00||£795.00|
|22 May 2020 - 28 May 2020||£995.00||£995.00|
|29 May 2020 - 25 Jun 2020||£695.00||£795.00|
|26 Jun 2020 - 27 Aug 2020||£995.00||£995.00|
|28 Aug 2020 - 17 Sep 2020||£695.00||£795.00|
|18 Sep 2020 - 08 Oct 2020||£695.00||£795.00|
|09 Oct 2020 - 29 Oct 2020||£695.00||£795.00|
|30 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020||£495.00||£595.00|
|18 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020||£995.00||£995.00|
|28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021||£995.00||£995.00|
|06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022||POA||POA|
|06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023||POA||POA|
Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This is allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. 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.
For Parliament Square, the tariff for 4 persons is based on two bedrooms and two bathrooms being made available.
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Comfortable and stylish accommodation.
We like this spacious house, great for the needs of a family group. This was our second visit,we also enjoyed staying in...Read More
Very interesting property in a lovely town, plenty of space for our party of seven, excellent cooking facilities etc.
Cottage had anything you could want.