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Briar Cottage

Peebles, Scottish Borders

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Set down a quiet lane just 10 minutes’ walk from Peebles town centre in the Scottish Borders is Briar Cottage. Built in 1890, this delightful holiday home offers spacious accommodation in convenient reach of local amenities and with easy access to the picturesque capital Edinburgh.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2/7 Bedrooms: 4
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 3
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

At the heart of the house is the inviting sitting room with a wood-burning stove that draws you in to sit and relax in front of it after busy days spent out and about exploring.

The bright, modern kitchen with its huge gas range cooker and handy central island is set up perfectly as a great social space for preparing tasty meals to be served in the adjoining dining room. It also features a glass door out to the pretty garden. Further seating to spread out into can be found in the dining room where the warming effects of another wood-burning stove can be enjoyed.

An attractive double bedroom has been laid out downstairs with views out over the garden along with a family bathroom with a bath tub that is ideal for a nice, relaxing soak.

The other three bedrooms are upstairs – a spacious master double room with an en suite bathroom that has the option of a bath or shower, a beautifully presented twin room and a versatile single bedroom that both make use of a third bathroom.

Off street parking for two cars is provided right by the front door and behind the house is an enclosed garden that is laid mainly to grass with a patio area for sitting out and taking in some sun. The garden also features side access and a facility for secure equipment storage so is perfect for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits.

Map & Local

A short stroll brings you into the town where there are lots of small, independent shops to browse around, as well as several cafés, pubs and restaurants for meals out. Those with a sweet tooth will definitely want to sample the treats on offer at the Cocoa Black Chocolate Shop.

The River Tweed flows through Peebles and there are lovely riverside walks to be had on either side of it with plenty of places to stop and admire the view. The river is renowned for its fishing and day permits for trout and grayling fishing are available from several places in Peebles and can also be bought online.

Golfers can play a round or two on the town’s 18 hole course that is situated just minutes from the cottage. Visitors are welcome and there is buggy hire available.

Mountain bikers should head out to the excellent 7stanes mountain biking centre at Glentress Forest (3.5 miles). There are 6 different trails of varying difficulty and everything has been thought of with bike washing facilities, showers, a bike shop and a skills area to practise on. There is also an aerial assault course nearby to try out.

At Kailzie Gardens (3 miles) there are gorgeous gardens to walk around that are particularly impressive in the spring when the snowdrops and then bluebells burst into bloom. As part of the Tweed Valley Osprey Project there is the chance to see fascinating live footage of a pair of ospreys that return to their nest each year to breed.

From Peebles it is only a half hour drive to the park and ride at Straiton (17.5 miles) from where a bus service runs into the centre of Edinburgh. Once there visitors are spoilt for choice for places to visit with museums, galleries, historical landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle and the Scott Monument to name but a few.

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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.




Sitting room with wood-burning stove and smart TV
Sitting/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, range cooker, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, Nespresso machine, washing machine, etc
Double bedroom
Bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.


Master double bedroom with en suite bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)
Sets of towels (per person)
Travel Cot (excluding linen)


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 (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay). WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted. No smoking.

Please note: For Briar Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.



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

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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: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 7
25 May 2024 - 31 May 2024 £795.00 £795.00
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £650.00 £695.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £795.00 £795.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £875.00 £875.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £650.00 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £550.00 £595.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £650.00 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £450.00 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £875.00 £875.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £875.00 £875.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £450.00 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £550.00 £595.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £650.00 £695.00
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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 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 Briar Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on only one bedroom being made available.


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Positive points: Nice gîte. Well organized. A bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor. Parking in front of the house. V...

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Always beautifully presented and had excellent communication with the owners, secure back garden, convenient for centre ...

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Comfortable and well equipped. Good location.


Spacious, clean, responsive owners, helpful information, fair price.

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Thanks so much for leaving your review and hope to welcome you back again soon.


We really enjoyed our week at Briar Cotrage. Comfortable clean accommodation (extra cost for more than 2 people) everyth...

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We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay - Briar Cottage is perfectly suited for a biking holiday.

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