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Pumpkin Cottage

Near Glentress, Peebles

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Pumpkin Cottage is an excellent cottage offering very bright and cosy, easily-managed accommodation for two people.

Quick Info

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

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.

Map & Local

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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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 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).

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Sets of towels

Available Extras



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 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).

  • Save 15% - Easter 2019 From 20/04/2019 to 26/04/2019
  • Save 10% May Half Term 2019 From 25/05/2019 to 31/05/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 27 Apr 19 From 27/04/2019 to 03/05/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 04 May 19 From 04/05/2019 to 10/05/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 11 May 19 From 11/05/2019 to 17/05/2019
  • Save 10% w/c 18 May 19 From 18/05/2019 to 24/05/2019
  • Christmas 2019 From 21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019
  • New Year 2019 From 28/12/2019 to 03/01/2020
  • October Half Term 2019 From 12/10/2019 to 01/11/2019

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
06 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019 POA
27 Apr 2019 - 10 May 2019 POA
11 May 2019 - 24 May 2019 POA
25 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 POA
01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019 POA
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Aug 2019 POA
31 Aug 2019 - 20 Sep 2019 POA
21 Sep 2019 - 11 Oct 2019 POA
12 Oct 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 POA
02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 POA
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 POA
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 POA
06 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 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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