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Old Howford Bothy

Near Innerleithen, Peeblesshire

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Old Howford Bothy is a romantic retreat that has been set up perfectly just for two. It sits in the hilly Peeblesshire countryside near the village of Innerleithen (3 miles) in the Scottish Borders countryside and is only 40 minutes’ drive from bustling Edinburgh.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
Licence No: SB00245F
  • No Smoking
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

This excellent cottage offers very bright and cosy accommodation set in its own garden just 100 yards from the wonderful River Tweed that is known for its salmon fishing (available locally by permit).

Inside, there is a comfortable and well-appointed open plan living area which is partly double height, giving it a tremendous feeling of light and space. At its very heart is the wood-burning stove that creates a snug atmosphere that is a real pleasure to return to after days spent out in the open air. The dining table has been set up alongside the window so that the views can be enjoyed while eating and the kitchen area is on the other side of the room. There is also a modern shower room on this level.

An open tread staircase leads up from the back of the sitting area to the charming galleried double bedroom, where the wood panelled ceiling, although coombed, still gives plenty of headroom.

The owners’ house adjoins the bothy so they are on hand for any queries but are happy to leave guests to enjoy the peaceful setting. With its wooded setting and being surrounded by a charming garden, The Bothy is sure to delight honeymooners and indeed anyone looking for a peaceful retreat amidst beautiful surroundings.

Map & Local

The bothy 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).

Innerleithen is home to one of the 7stanes mountain biking centres with challenging trails, some of which are now Enduro World Series tracks. The centre is only an easy cycle away along some quiet back roads or there is a regular bus shuttle service taking riders to the top of the trails.

Historic Traquair House, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, is an enjoyable 15 minute 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 discovered.

At nearby Glentress (3 miles) there is another of the 7stanes mountain bike centres, which is one of the most prestigious in the world with miles of forest tracks to explore and bike hire available. There are also TV screens where, in season, the osprey who nest in the neighbouring forests can be seen up close.

With Edinburgh under an hour's drive away, or 50 minutes by train from Galashiels (16 miles), the bothy is brilliantly placed for exploring both the city and the countryside. On the way take in Roslin Chapel that was made famous by its starring role in 'The Da Vinci Code' and is 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 multi-fuel stove and TV/DVD player
Kitchen area with electric-cooker, microwave, fridge, etc
Shower room with WC and wash basin.


Double bedroom (on a gallery from which you can look down into the sitting room).

What's included

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


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED) and gas central heating INCLUDED. WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, no pets. 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

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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
01 Jun 2024 - 21 Jun 2024 £495.00
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £595.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £595.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £495.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £450.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £495.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £395.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £595.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £595.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £395.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £450.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £495.00
26 Apr 2025 - 02 May 2025 POA
03 May 2025 - 23 May 2025 POA
24 May 2025 - 30 May 2025 POA
31 May 2025 - 27 Jun 2025 POA
28 Jun 2025 - 18 Jul 2025 POA
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20 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
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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Clean,comfortable perfect location


We had a very relaxing time at Old Howford Bothy. The bothy was clean, quiet, comfortable and well furnished with numer...

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The cottage was in a super location and was beautifully decorated and comfortable. Could have done with a bit more work ...

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Date of stay Sept. 09-16
This is a nice place to stay.
You will not be disappointed.
We have stayed in ma...

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Lovely newly furnished cottage in immaculate condition. All appliances easy to use with manuals available for all.


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